Billboard confirms that Nickelback is once again relevant
It’s been a great year for Canadian music, and industry publications are beginning to give Canucks their due: last week New York magazine named Feel It Break, the debut album from Toronto band Austra, the best album of 2011, and now Michael Bublé, Justin Bieber, Drake and, um, Nickelback are getting their time in the sun. Billboard released its list of last week’s top-selling albums, and these four Canadians topped the chart—the fact that two of the albums are holiday themed perhaps speaks to both the time of year and the declining importance of record sales in the music industry, but we still applaud a Canuck takeover of the list. Find out who took number one after the jump.
According to Billboard, Michael Bublé’s Christmas sits at number one, while Adele’s 21 takes the second spot for the 41st week in a row. Coming in third place is Justin Bieber’s Under the Mistletoe, a testament to the power of holiday cheer and Mariah Carey collaborations. Rounding out the group in fourth spot is Drake with Take Care and, despite all the controversy surrounding them as of late, Nickelback is in fifth spot with Here and Now. Looks like a few people out there actually like the Albertan band enough to physically purchase their album many times over. We’re not sure why.