Singer Michael Bublé does not wear outlandish makeup onstage. Nor does he boast a notably large tongue (as far as I know, anyway). But that didn’t stop the singer besting Kiss in this week’s chart war. Bublé grabbed pole position on the Billboard 200 chart with his album Crazy Love, which sold 132,000 copies, despite the CD only being on sale for three days. (The collection’s release was pushed up to last Friday, in all likelihood to capitalize on his Oprah appearance.) But don’t cry, Kiss! That would make a dreadful mess. Also, your Sonic Boom did hit the No. 2 spot, by shifting 108,000 copies, which makes it the quartet’s highest charting album ever. Rounding out the top three was Toby Keith’s new opus American Ride, which sold 90,000 while the Backstreet Boys snagged their seventh consecutive top 10 album thanks to the 42,000 sales and No. 9 placing of This Is Us.
Are you a fan of Bublé? Or of Kiss? And if you’re a follower of both, we would really like to hear from you.
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