Friday, November 21, 2014

Elvis Reigns As Billboard's King of U.S. Holiday Album Sales

Elvis Presley
While they vary in size and not every home has one, the majority of American households have at least a small collection of holiday albums, and once you add up all of the CDs, mp3s and old-fashioned vinyl LPs, you're talking about an awful lot of music. Even casual music buffs can probably name the best selling Christmas song of all time (Bing Crosby's "White Christmas"), but what are the most popular holiday albums? Billboard magazine considered this very question last December, and based on sales figures from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) and point-of-sale data from Nielsen Soundscan (for records released after 1991), they compiled the following list of the Top Ten Best Selling Holiday Albums of all time in the United States:

I have to admit that I find this list  upsetting, as I dislike a majority of the top ten best sellers and I actually loathe at least four of them. Of course, there's no accounting for taste, and I'm all for anything that sparks the holiday spirit in someone, whatever the reason. But Kenny G?! Really?

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