Weekly Album Sales Chart

Sales Charts CS

Susan Boyle’s The Gift remains at #1 on the chart, adding another 323k, up 1% over last week’s total.

Jackie Evancho, the 10-year-old diva with the big operatic voice, debuts with a total of 239k for her four-song CD/five-song DVD O Holy Night.

Chart newcomers Def Jam/IDJ’s Rihanna (#3),Reprise’s Josh Groban (#4), Atlantic’s Kid Rock (#5), Big Machine’s Rascal Flatts (#6), Capitol Nashville’sKeith Urban (#7), Columbia’s Glee Cast Christmas Album (#8) and Universal Motown’s Nelly (#10) round out the leaders.

A Day to Remember’s What Separates Me from You, debuts at #12 with a hearty 55k.  Other notable debuts are; P!nk (#14), Columbia’s Bruce Springsteen (#16 with two-CD The Promise and #21 for the deluxe Darkness on the Edge of Town box set), 19/RCA/RMG’s Lee Dewyze (#17), Six Steps Records’ Chris Tomlin (#23), Blue Note/EMI’sNorah Jones (#27) and Decca’s Annie Lennox (#45).

Next week, Kanye West to debut at #1, with Nicki Minaj a lock for #2,  Other new releases include My Chemical Romance, Ne-Yo,  Jay-Zgreatest hits album, Alan Jackson,  Burlesque soundtrack (with Christina Aguilera and Cher), and Ke$ha deluxe edition.