Bieber Brings Christmas To The Top Of The U.S. Charts

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November 9, 2011 | 6:00pm EST

Christmas has come early for Justin Bieber – his festive album has rocketed to the top of the U.S. charts.
Under The Mistletoe has debuted at number one with 210,000 first-week sales.

It’s the first holiday song collection by a male artist to enter at number one in the 55-year history of the Billboard 200 chart, and only the eighth Christmas album to occupy the top spot.

The only other festive album to debut atop the countdown is Susan Boyle’s The Gift last year.

The other six holiday albums to top the Billboard 200 were Josh Groban’s Noel, Kenny G’s Miracles – the Holiday Album, Mitch Miller’s Holiday Sing Along With Mitch and Christmas Sing-Along With Mitch, Merry Christmas by Bing Crosby and Elvis Presley’s Elvis’ Christmas Album, which was the first holiday chart-topper in 1957.

Under The Mistletoe is Bieber’s third number one album, making him the first solo artist to land three releases at the top of the countdown before their 18th birthday.

The teenager tops a chart that is full of high new entries – rapper Wale debuts Ambition at two, country sweetheart Miranda Lambert’s Four the Record bows at three and Scottish singer Boyle scores a third successive top five hit with Someone to Watch Over Me at four.

Also debuting in the new U.S. top 10: Florence + the Machine’s Ceremonials at six and Tyrese’s Open Invitation at nine.

Meanwhile, Adele’s 21 slips a spot to five on the chart and last week’s number one, Coldplay’s Mylo Xyloto, falls to seven.