Sales: Buble beats Death Cab + Flaming Lips

BillboardThere are clearly more Michael Buble lovers out there than Death Cab and Flaming Lips fans combined. At least according to this week’s Billboard 200. The “New Moon” soundtrack (whch features Death Cab, Thom Yorke, Bon Iver, et al) actually had an abbreviated sales week since it was rush-released after leaking. But still.

1. Michael Bublé – “Crazy Love” – 203,000 copies sold (up 55%)

2. “The Twilight Saga: New Moon” soundtrack – 115,000 (debut)

3. Jay-Z – “The Blueprint 3” – 55,000 (down 15%)

4. Barbra Streisand – “Love Is the Answer” – 49,000 (down 34%)

5. Miley Cyrus – “The Time of Our Lives” EP – 40,000 (down 15%)

6. Black Eyed Peas – “The E.N.D.” – 40,000 (up 56%)

7. Taylor Swift – “Fearless” – 33,000 (up 7%)

8. Flaming Lips – “Embryonic” – 32,000 (debut)

9. Mario – “D.N.A.” – 32,000 (debut)

10. Mariah Carey – “Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel” – 31,000 (down 43%)

More sales data after the jump…


Further down:

11. Kiss – “Sonic Boom” – 30,000 (down 72%)

12. Toby Keith -“American Ride” (down 68%)

23. Bob Dylan – “Christmas In The Heart” – 20,000 (debut)

30. David Archuleta – “Christmas From The Heart” – 17,000 (debut)

35. “Where the Wild Things Are” soundtrack – 15,000

64. Backstreet Boys – “This Is Us” – 8,400 (down 80%)

89. Daryl Hall & John Oates – “Do What You Want, Be What You Are”

Notable YTD cumes from 2009 albums:

1. “Hannah Montana: The Movie” soundtrack – 1,586,000

2. Eminem – “Relapse” – 1,481,000

3. Black Eyed Peas – “The E.N.D.” – 1,235,000

4. Jay-Z – “The Blueprint 3” – 1,116,000

5. U2 – “No Line On The Horizon” – 1,026,000

6. Rascal Flatts – “Unstoppable” – 1,005,000

And of course:

• Michael Jackson – “Number Ones” – 24,000

Additional sales data via Yahoo and MTV.

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