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Eminem Drops 1 to 4 While Christmas Albums Still Dominate

by VVN Music

Eminem has the biggest selling album by a veteran artist for the second week as Revival drops from 1 to 4 but for those that thought we were done with Christmas, the week's chart is going to be a bit of disappointment.

Of the top twenty albums by veteran artists this week, nine are still holiday sets including Michael Buble, Mariah Carey, Vince Guraldi, Nat King Cole and Frank Sinatra all holding spots in the top thirty.

There is two debuts by a veteran artists for the week, but they're both catalog and holiday, Gene Autrey's Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer and Other Christmas Classics at 157 and Perry Como's A Perry Como Christmas at 196.

Garth Brooks' The Anthology: Part 1, the First Five Years is the number 1 Country and Independent Album for the week. Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers are again at the top of the Bluegrass Albums. The Rolling Stones continue to rock the Blues Albums with Blue and Lonesome and Frank Sinatra is once again atop the Jazz Albums with Ultimate Christmas. Finally, Damien "Jr. Gong" Marley leads the Reggae Albums with Stony Hill.

The top twenty albums this week by veteran artists who have been recording twenty years or more (Billboard 200 position in parenthesis). Debuts are in blue:
  1. Revival - Eminem (4)
  2. Christmas - Michael Buble (12)
  3. The Anthology: Part 1, The First Five Years Garth Brooks (13)
  4. Merry Christmas - Mariah Carey (18)
  5. A Charlie Brown Christmas - Vince Guaraldi Trio (26)
  6. The Christmas Song - Nat King Cole (29)
  7. Ultimate Christmas - Frank Sinatra (30)
  8. You Make It Feel Like Christmas - Gwen Stefani (36)
  9. Red Pill Blues - Maroon 5 (43)
  10. White Christmas - Bing Crosby (45)
  11. Greatest Hits - Tom Petty & the Heartbrekers (46)
  12. Christmas Classics - Bing Crosby (49)
  13. Songs of Experience - U2 (50)
  14. It's Christmas Time - Elvis Presley (52)
  15. Curtain Call: The Hits - Eminem (57)
  16. Guardians of the Galaxy: Awesome Mix, Vol. 2 - Various Artists (58)
  17. Precious Memories Collection - Alan Jackson (64)
  18. The Rest of Our Life - Tim McGraw & Faith Hill (75)
  19. Diamonds - Elton John (76)
  20. Guardians of the Galaxy: Awesome Mix, Vol. 1 - Various Artists (80)
On the Singles side, holiday hits are starting to fall off:
  • All I Want For Christmas is You - Mariah Carey (#13)
  • Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree - Brenda Lee (#36)
  • It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year - Andy Williams (#38)
  • The Christmas Song - Nat King Cole (#42)
  • A Holly Jolly Christmas - Burl Ives (#46)
Lee's Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree is again the top Country Streaming Song while Beck holds the Alternative Songs crown with Up All Night