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Michael Buble tops the albums chart again; 'New Moon' soundtrack sees strong early sales

Is there any pop-culture entity that’s hotter right now than The Twilight Saga: New Moon? Ladies and gents, there is, and his name is Michael Bublé. The Canadian crooner topped the Billboard 200 albums chart last week with just three days’ sales. This week Bublé has done it again, extending his stay at No. 1 after shifting another 203,000 units in his first full week on shelves, according to Nielsen SoundScan.

That means a No. 2 finish for the New Moon soundtrack, which bows with 115,000 copies sold. But wait! To be fair, the soundtrack was was only on sale for three days of last week after its rush release. Selling 115,000 copies in that compressed period is actually pretty impressive — slightly less than the first Twilight soundtrack sold in its entire first week last year. I hope this heralds many more thousands of teen vampire fanatics who will be listening to Grizzly Bear and St. Vincent by Halloween. (Even so, Bublé sold 17,000 more copies than New Moon in his three-day frame the previous week. Just saying.)

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Michael Buble triumphs over Kiss army to top charts

Michael-Buble_lSinger 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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Michael Buble on 'Crazy Love,' '30 Rock,' and his shower song

Michael-Buble-interview_lOn Monday, the New York offices of Warner Bros. Records were decorated with the same yellow caution tape that graces the cover of Michael Bublé’s fourth studio album, Crazy Love (which just debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart). Perhaps because they knew he’d be stopping by to do some press — and to interrupt a meeting of the top brass.

“It’s quite amazing actually,” he says after crashing that conference room gathering next door. (We heard the applause through the wall.) “I walked into the office in L.A. seven years ago and I did the same thing, and they had no clue who I was. I’ve been told the first thing I said was, ‘Hello, I’m your bitch, Michael Bublé, and I’m going to work so hard for you.’ I’m sure I was like the 10,000th person who came in, and they were like [mumbling under his breath], ‘Alright, let’s see what you can do.’ It turned out pretty good.”

After the jump, the crooner who earned a Grammy for his last effort, 2007’s Call Me Irresponsible, shares the stories behind some of Crazy Love‘s memorable tracks, his 30 Rock vocal cameo, the song he considers his finest performance (which you still haven’t heard), and more. READ FULL STORY

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