Veteran Christian artist Chris Tomlin took the top spot in the weekly Top Albums by Veteran Artists chart as his Adore: Christmas Songs of Worship jumps 51 to 17 in its sixth week on the charts.
Tomlin leads a large group of previously released album including Christmas sets by Vince Guaraldi, Elvis Presley and Frank Sinatra in this week's top ten veteran albums.
As far as debuts, you have to get all the way to number 170 before the first by an older artist, another compilation of Christmas tracks from Elvis Presley, Elvis: Ultimate Christmas. Farther down at 181 is the first original studio set, the latest children's album from They Must Be Giants, Why? and, at 183, is the new Christmas original from Le Ann Rimes, Today is Christmas.
At the very bottom of this week's chart are two more veteran artist debuts, Kenny Rogers' Once Again It's Christmas at 197 and Danzig's Skeletons at 198.
The top five albums this week in the U.S.:
- 25 - Adele
- Purpose - Justin Bieber
- That's Christmas to Me - Pentatonix
- Made in the A.M. - One Direction
- 1989 - Taylor Swift
- Hello - Adele
- Sorry - Justin Bieber
- Hotline Bling - Drake
- What Do You Mean? - Justin Bieber
- The Hills - The Weeknd
- Blues Albums - Perfecamundo - Billy Gibbons and the BFG's
- Bluegrass Albums - So Familiar - Steve Martin & Edie Brickell
- Jazz Albums - Cheek to Cheek - Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga
- New Age Albums - Dark Sky Island - Enya
- Gospel Albums - Losing My Religion - Kirk Franklin
- Classical Albums - Cinema - Andrea Bocelli
- Holiday 100 - All I Want For Christmas is You - Mariah Carey
- Holiday Digital Songs - All I Want For Christmas is You - Mariah Carey
- Holiday Streaming Songs - All I Want For Christmas is You - Mariah Carey
- Holiday Airplay - All I Want For Christmas is You - Mariah Carey
- Hot Gospel Songs - Wanna Be Happy? - Kirk Franklin
- Gospel Digital Songs - Wanna Be Happy? - Kirk Franklin
- Latin Digital Songs - El Perdon - Nicky Jam & Enrique Iglesias
- Latin Streaming Songs - El Perdon - Nicky Jam & Enrique Iglesias