Bocelli Family, Debbie Gibson, Crowder, Thomas Rhett & More Jingle Top Holiday Albums Chart

the Bocelli family, Debbie Gibson, Crowder and Thomas Rhett everyone continues to call in vacation season leading a parade of debuts on Billboard‘s Top holiday album chart (dated Nov. 5).

A family Christmas by Andrea Bocelli and his children Matteo and Virginia Bocelli join Top Holiday Albums at No. 2 with 6,000 equivalent album units earned in the US for the week ending in October. 27, according to Luminate. Andrea Bocelli spent eight weeks at the top of the chart during the 2009–10 holiday season with My Christmas. While Virginia Bocelli makes her Billboard chart arrival with the new set, Matteo logged 14 weeks at No. 1 in 2018-19 on the classical digital song sales chart with “Fall on Me” featuring his father.

The chart’s second highest debut of the week belongs to Gibson’s first seasonal collection, Winterliciousat No. 17. Says the pop singer-songwriter, “I thought a lot about making a universal album that includes non-denominational songs, Christmas songs and even an original Hanukkah song that highlights the strength and devotion of the Jewish community. “

The set also includes duets “with my two favorite Joes: Daddy Joe [Gibson’s father] on ‘White Christmas’ and Joey McIntyre on ‘Heartbreak Holiday.’ “

Gibson, who broke through with his debut single “Only in My Dreams” and album, Out of the bluein 1987, muses: “Getting a call to say I’ve made it in Billboard never grows old.”

Also bowing to the latest top holiday album: Crowder’s Milk & Cookies: A Merry Crowder Christmas (No. 21); Rhett’s Merry Christmas, I (No. 22); XTC lead singer Andy Partridge’s My Failed Christmas Career Volume 1 (No. 26); and the Joss Stones Merry Christmas, dear (No. 26).

Meanwhile, the soundtrack is on Tim Burton’s A Nightmare Before Christmas returning to the top of the chart for its 13th week at No. 1. It earned 9,000 units, up 23%, in the tracking week.

The Top Holiday Albums chart ranks the week’s 50 most popular seasonal albums in the United States based on multimetric consumption as measured in equivalent album units. The units include album sales, track equivalent albums (TEA) and streaming equivalent albums (SEA). Each unit equals one album sale or 10 individual tracks sold from an album, or 3,750 ad-supported or 1,250 paid/subscription on-demand official audio and video streams generated by songs from an album. For all chart news, follow @billboard and @billboardcharts on both Twitter and Instagram. The seasonal Top Holiday Albums returned for another festive season with October. 22-dated list and continues as part of Billboards weekly chart menu until it disappears in January 2023.

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