Buble's Christmas returns to #1
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Buble's Christmas returns to #1

December 31, 2016

The late George Michael re-enters the chart.

After missing out on the top spot last year, Michael Bublé has hit #1 on the ARIA Albums Chart for a fourteenth week with Christmas. The album spent five straight weeks at #1 on debut in 2011. It went on to spend four weeks at #1 in 2012, three weeks at #1 on 2013 and one week at #1 in 2014.

With the untimely passing of English singer, songwriter, producer and pop icon George Michael, sales of his music have experienced a spike. Two compilations, Twenty Five (#9 Mar. ’10) and Ladies & Gentlemen... The Best Of... (#2 Nov. ’98) have re-entered the top 50 at #11 and #14, respectively. In the second half of the top 50, Michael's debut solo album Faith has re-entered at #53 and live album Symphonica hits #83. Wham’s The Final has re-entered at #80.

After debuting at #42 last week, the soundtrack to Sing has jumped 21 spots to #21.

Flume’s ARIA Album Of The Year winner Skin is up eight spots to #23.

Cold Chisel’s The Best Of Cold Chisel – All For You re-enters at #27.

Debuts:

#42: Soundtrack ‘Moana’ – The soundtrack to new Disney animated film Moana features tracks composed by Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda, as well as composer Mark Mancina and Samoan singer-songwriter Opetaia Foa'i. The album features performances by Dwayne Johnson, Alessia Cara, Flight Of The Conchords’ Jemaine Clement and more.