Chart Updates

The "Christmas Duets" compilation sold 57,000 copies this week climbing to #17 on the Billboard Top 200 Album Charts. The album sold over 100,000 copies in the US. 
On the Hot Country Songs chart Elvis Presley's "Blue Christmas" duet with contemporary vocal overdubs from Martina McBride, is the top debut at #43.

In Canada the "Christmas Duets" album climbed from #10 to #6 on the Album Chart.

In Finland on Mid-Price list "Christmas with Elvis Presley" remains #2. The album has been on the list for 4 weeks now, two weeks at #1.

The US Billboard charts:

Top 200 Albums - 'Christmas Duets' - jumps from #28 to #17 (Greatest Gainer)
Top Country Albums - 'Christmas Duets' - jumps from #4 to 3 (Greatest Gainer)
Top Holiday Albums - 'Christmas Duets' - jumps from #5 to #4
Top Pop Catalog Albums - 'It's Christmas Time' - jumps from #26 to #15
Top Pop Catalog Albums - 'Elvis Christmas' - jumps from #32 to #17
Top Country Catalog Albums - 'Elvis Christmas' - jumps from #4 to #2
Top Country Catalog Albums - 'Elvis: 30 No.1's - remains at #9
Comprehensive Albums - 'Christmas Duets' - jumps from #29 to #18
Comprehensive Albums - It's Christmas Time' - jumps from #123 to #86
Comprehensive Albums - 'Elvis Christmas' - jumps from #133 to #89
Hot Holiday Songs - 'Blue Christmas' drops from #24 to #25.

The US Cashbox charts:

Hot Christmas Albums - 'Christmas Duets' - up from #10 to #8
Hot Country Christmas Albums - 'Elvis: It's Christmas Time' - #14
Top Country Albums - 'Christmas Duets' - up from #5 to #3
Top Country Singles - 'I'll Be Home For Christmas' with Carrie Underwood - new entry at #40.

From Reuters: Elvis Presley makes splash on country chart

After not charting on Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart for 10 years, Elvis Presley has logged his second new entry in two weeks.

"Blue Christmas," a duet with Martina McBride, debuted at No. 43 on Thursday, following last week's No. 60 bow of "I'll Be Home for Christmas" with Carrie Underwood.

"Blue Christmas" is Presley's 68th entry and marks the first time in his 53-year chart career that he's had songs debut in two consecutive weeks.

This is the second time that a Presley recording of "Blue Christmas" has appeared on Hot Country Songs. Although Elvis cut the song in 1957, it didn't chart country until January 1998, when it peaked at No. 55.

The original version of "Blue Christmas" by Ernest Tubb debuted on the survey in December 1949 and peaked at No. 2. Vince Gill took the tune to No. 74 in January 1999, and Clay Walker brought it to No. 51 in January 2001. That means the Presley/McBride duet is the highest-charting version of the composition since Tubb's original, 59 years ago.

Source: Various / Updated: Dec 11, 2008 

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Cher (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 17, 2008report abuse
Absolutely wonderful news and proof once again that Elvis is timeless. The King Lives.
andrew1 (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 11, 2008report abuse
GREAT news! Love it!!!
Brian Quinn (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 11, 2008report abuse
The following are the entries for Elvis in the Billboard Charts for this week:

Top 200 Albums - 'Elvis Presley Christmas Duets' - jumps from 28 to 17 (Greatest Gainer)
Top Country Albums - 'Elvis Presley Christmas Duets' - jumps from 4 to 3 (Greatest Gainer)
Top Holiday Albums - 'Elvis Presley Christmas Duets' - jumps from 5 to 4
Top Pop Catalog Albums - 'It's Christmas Time' - jumps from 26 to 15
Top Pop Catalog Albums - 'Elvis Christmas' - jumps from 32 to 17
Top Country Catalog Albums - 'Elvis Christmas' - jumps from 4 to 2
Top Country Catalog Albums - 'Elvis: 30 No.1's - remains at 9
Comprehensive Albums - 'Elvis Presley Christmas Duets' - jumps from 29 to 18
Comprehensive Albums - It's Christmas Time' - jumps from 123 to 86
Comprehensive Albums - 'Elvis Christmas' - jumps from 133 to 89
Hot Holiday Songs - 'Blue Christmas' drops from 24 to 25.
ta2k (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 11, 2008report abuse
Hey,this is getting exciting now,dare we hope for a Top 10... TCB

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