Vince Guaraldi Trio’s evergreen soundtrack to A Charlie Brown Christmas hits a brand new peak on Billboard’s Prime Album Gross sales chart, because the set rises 5-2 (on the record dated Dec. 24). That surpasses its earlier excessive, notched only a week in the past, when the album rose 7-5, beating its earlier peak of No. 6, achieved final vacation season (Dec. 18, 2021).
The companion album to the 1965 animated TV particular bought 17,000 copies within the U.S. within the week ending Dec. 15 (up 24%), in response to Luminate. Most of that sum (14,000) is pushed by vinyl album gross sales. A Charlie Brown Christmas is offered throughout greater than 15 vinyl variants (most differing within the shade of its vinyl LP), together with variations unique to Barnes & Noble, Newbury Comics, impartial report shops, Goal, City Outfitters, Vinyl Me, Please and Walmart.
A Charlie Brown Christmas is a constant robust performer on vinyl, because it was the top-selling vacation album on vinyl yearly within the U.S. from 2012 by 2021.
Since Luminate started monitoring music gross sales in 1991, A Charlie Brown Christmas has bought 4.3 million in conventional album gross sales throughout all codecs (CD, vinyl, cassette, digital obtain album, and so on.), with 469,000 of that sum in vinyl LP gross sales.
Additionally within the prime 10 of the brand new Prime Album Gross sales chart, Taylor Swift’s Midnights holds at No. 1 for a eighth week in a row — essentially the most weeks at No. 1 since Adele’s 30 additionally spent its first eight weeks atop the record a yr in the past). In the meantime, Zach Bryan’s American Heartbreak reaches a brand new peak because it re-enters the chart at No. 4 following its launch on vinyl.
Billboard’s Prime Album Gross sales chart ranks the top-selling albums of the week primarily based solely on conventional album gross sales. The chart’s historical past dates again to Could 25, 1991, the primary week Billboard started tabulating charts with electronically monitored piece depend data from SoundScan, now Luminate. Pure album gross sales have been the only measurement utilized by the Billboard 200 albums chart by the record dated Dec. 6, 2014, after which that chart switched to a strategy that blends album gross sales with monitor equal album items and streaming equal album items. For all chart information, observe @billboard and @billboardcharts on each Twitter and Instagram.
A Charlie Brown Christmas was launched in 1965 however didn’t attain any Billboard rating till 1987, when it debuted on the Prime Vacation Albums chart, the place it later peaked at No. 2 (Jan. 27, 2007). On the Billboard 200 chart, the set reached a brand new peak final season, climbing to No. 6 on the record dated Jan. 1, 2022. A yr prior, it reached the highest 10 for the primary time (No. 10 on the Jan. 2, 2021 chart).
The A Charlie Brown Christmas TV particular aired yearly on CBS in the course of the vacation season from 1965 by 2000. ABC picked up the rights to the present from 2001-19. In 2020, the Apple TV+ subscription service acquired the rights to the particular – together with different traditional animated Peanuts packages. A Charlie Brown Christmas is one in every of many animated TV specials primarily based on the Peanuts comedian characters. It was adopted by acquainted favorites like It’s the Nice Pumpkin, Charlie Brown (1966) and A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving (1973).
A Charlie Brown Christmas made its Apple TV+ premiere on Dec. 4, 2020. Apple initially teamed with PBS to deliver the particular again to free over-the-air TV with commercial-free airings on PBS and sister community PBS KIDS in 2020 and 2021. In 2022, Apple TV+ and PBS didn’t collaborate on a Peanuts presentation. As a substitute, Apple TV+ supplied free restricted time screenings of three Peanuts specials for anybody that logs into the service utilizing their Apple ID. It’s the Nice Pumpkin, Charlie Brown was out there free between Oct. 28-31, adopted by A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving on Nov. 23-27 and A Charlie Brown Christmas on Dec. 22-25.
At No. 1 on Prime Album Gross sales, Taylor Swift’s Midnights spends an eighth week in a row on prime – essentially the most weeks at No. 1 since Adele’s 30 additionally led for its first eight weeks on the record (Dec. 24, 2021-Jan. 22, 2022 charts). Midnights has spent extra weeks at No. 1 than every other Swift album since 1989 logged 10 nonconsecutive weeks in cost (2014). Since 1989, she scored seven extra No. 1s albums, together with Midnights.
Within the newest monitoring week, Midnights bought 74,000 copies – up 10%. Its cumulative U.S. gross sales stand at 1.666 million.
Harry Kinds’ former No. 1 Harry’s Home falls 2-3 with 16,000 bought (down 41%).
Zach Bryan’s American Heartbreak hits a brand new peak because it re-enters Prime Album Gross sales at No. 4 following its launch on vinyl. The album bought 15,000 copies within the monitoring week – up 956% – with 14,000 of that sum on vinyl. American Heartbreak was launched on Could 20 through digital obtain and CD (in addition to by streaming providers). Its vinyl LP – a triple LP set – was not launched till Dec. 9. (In contrast to the various vinyl variants of the Charlie Brown Christmas album, Bryan’s set was solely out there in a single customary black vinyl version.)
American Heartbreak beforehand spent one week on Prime Album Gross sales, debuting at No. 7 on the June 4-dated chart with 6,000 bought in its first week of availability.
Matteo, Andrea and Virginia Bocelli’s A Household Christmas falls 3-5 on Prime Album Gross sales with 14,000 bought (down 40%), Michael Jackson’s Thriller rises 7-6 with 13,000 (up 7%), Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours climbs 8-7 with almost 13,000 (up 8%) and Swift’s former No. 1 Evermore bumps 12-8 with 12,000 (up 21%). Rounding out the brand new prime 10 are Michael Bublé’s former chief Christmas, ascending 11-9 with almost 10,000 (down 5%) and The Beatles’ Revolver, leaping 14-10 with 9,000 (up 21%).
Within the week ending Dec. 15, there have been 2.911 million albums bought within the U.S. (up 11.9% in comparison with the earlier week). That’s the most important week of 2022 and the most important for album gross sales because the week ending Dec. 23, 2021, when 4.231 million have been bought.
Within the week ending Dec. 15, bodily albums (CDs, vinyl LPs, cassettes, and so on.) comprised 2.526 million (up 14.7%) and digital albums comprised 375,000 (down 4.2%).
There have been 1.001 million CD albums bought within the week ending Dec. 15 (up 7.7% week-over-week) and 1.521 million vinyl albums bought (up 20.1%). Each symbolize the most important gross sales weeks for every album format in 2022. Quantity was final bigger for each within the week ending Dec. 23, 2021, when there have been 1.584 million CD albums bought and a pair of.113 million vinyl albums bought.
Additional, the 1.521 million vinyl albums bought within the week ending Dec. 15 marks the third-largest week for vinyl since Luminate started monitoring gross sales in 1991. (The biggest week within the Luminate period for vinyl was the week ending Dec. 23, 2021.)
12 months-to-date CD album gross sales stand at 33.822 million (down 11.3% in comparison with the identical time-frame a yr in the past) and year-to-date vinyl album gross sales whole 39.659 million (up 3.5%).
Total year-to-date album gross sales whole 93.462 million (down 8.5% in comparison with the identical year-to-date time-frame a yr in the past). 12 months-to-date bodily album gross sales stand at 74.013 million (down 3.8%) and digital album gross sales whole 19.450 million (down 22.7%).