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Michael Buble and Adele continue domination on Billboard 200 chart

Michael Buble”s “Christmas” makes it four weeks at the top of The Billboard 200, as the holiday set moved 448,000 copies last week. That”s down 7% compared to the week prior; no matter, it”s still sold 1.96 million copies in the U.S., making it the third best-seller of the year so far, with two more sales weeks to go – one of those celebrating the week-after his “Saturday Night Live” appearance.
Adele”s “21” just crossed the 5 million mark, making her the year”s best-seller, but also the best-seller since 2004, when Usher moved eight million copies of “Confessions.” “21 sits tight at No. 2 with 277,000 this week, a 48% increase.
Justin Bieber”s “Under the Mistletoe” climbs No. 4 to No. 3 (171,000, +8%) and the Black Keys” “El Camino” dips No. 2 to No. 4 (85,000, -59%). Lady Antebellum”s “Own the Night” rockets up No. 15 to No. 5 (81,000, +60%), after the band performed on “Good Morning America” and “Live with Kelly” last week.
Nickelback”s “Here and Now” rebounds No. 8 to No. 6 (80,000, +22%), Drake”s “Take Care” stays at No. 7 (77, 000, +5%), Andrea Bocelli”s “Concerto: One Night in Cetnral Park” dips No. 6 to No. 8 (76,000, -3%), Scotty McCreery”s “Clear As Day” ascends No. 13 to No. 9 (67,000, +29%) and Amy Winehouse”s “Lioness: Hidden Treasures” falls No. 5 to No. 10 (65,000, -43%).
Anthony Hamilton”s “Back to Love” bows outside the top tier, at No. 12 with 63,000.
Album sales are up 15% over the previous week and are down 10% compared to the same sales week in 2010. Sales are up 1% compared to last year.
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