It looks like Mariah Carey will have the last laugh this Christmas. The diva’s new Holiday collection, ‘Merry Christmas II You’, has been experiencing increasing sales in the last 3 weeks and has rebounded to #14 with a 43% growth on the album charts. In fact, the record has sold over 60k copies this week, outselling the 56k that it sold when it debuted on the tally.
To date, ‘Merry Christmas II You’ has sold over 226k despite Carey only doing one live televised performance to promote the project. However, this recent success may be attributed to the record-breaking success of her ‘Oh Santa’ single which ascended to the #1 spot on the Adult Contemporary chart after only 2 weeks; the fastest rise of any song to top of that tally in history.
Things aren’t looking so ‘merry’ for Ne-Yo, though. After getting off to a surprisingly strong start on last week’s tally, the singer’s ‘Libra Scale’ LP has plummeted from #8 to #39, selling only a meager 29,209 copies (a 75% decrease from its initial 117k units sold).
Kanye West and Nicki Minaj also experienced a 2nd week slump was they both sold 106,003 (down 80%) and 102,395 (down 72%) copies respectively this week . Moreover, Rihanna’s ‘Loud’ barely hung onto the #10 position as it sold less than 70k units at retail outlets, bringing its total to an underwhelming 418k to date.
New albums on the lineup this week include Jazmine Sullivan’s ‘Love Me Back’ which enters at #15 with 57,325 sold and Chrisette Michele’s ‘Let Freedom Reign’ at the #24 spot with 43,874 in sales. Of course. Finally, the Black Eyed Peas ‘The Beginning’ had a disappointing debut with 117,066 copies sold, position it at #6.
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