Elite 100 Artists: Michael Bublé Lays Claim To Top Spot

Tony Nelson
– Michael Buble
Michael Bublé entered the Elite 100 Artists chart at No. 2 last week with the release of his latest album, love., and now he stands as king of the hill for the week ending Nov. 29.
Bublé once again logged strong album sales, with 59,500, and he also maintained strong streams, with 49.3 million. The crooner was the chart leader in album sales, and though his song sales dropped from 30,700 last week to 21,000, his total came to 94,400 album units.

Fans will get the chance to see Michael Bublé in North America and Europe through November 2019.

6ix9ine (also known as Tekashi69) is making headlines for his legal troubles, as he is facing 20 years to life for federal charges including racketeering. He also dropped the album Dummy Boy Nov. 27, which propelled him to 114.9 million on-demand streams and 43,200 song sales, good enough for 90,100 album units and the No. 2 spot.

Pentatonix released its holiday album, Christmas Is Here, Nov. 29 and rose to the No. 6 spot. The group’s strongest metric was streams, of which it logged 44.8 million.

Earlier this year Pentatonix took on a full amphitheatre tour, of which his manager Jonathan Kalter from The MGMT Company previously told Pollstar: “It’s really just looking at a spot in our calendar where we can commit to a significant tour and then trying to find the best experience that we can give to the most fans in the most cities.  It’ll be exciting to see how the fans enjoy the new music and also the older songs with a new bass vocalist [Matthew Sallee] performing them.”

Hopefully the opportunity to bring the tour ex-North America comes sooner than later, as Pentatonix has incredible fans around the globe (who always make themselves and their desire to see a local show very well known).”

Mumford & Sons fell out of its No. 1 entry from last week, as its album sales fell from 234,600 last week to 10,700, putting the group at the No. 36 position.

Holiday music is on its way, as evidenced by the rise of Bing Crosby, who logged 27.6 million on-demand streams for the week, getting the long-dead artist to No. 37. Nat King Cole is also at the No. 54 spot with 18,500 album units for the week and Dean Martin is at No. 84 with 14,300 album units.

A new arrival on the chart is Key Glock, who dropped, Glockoma, Nov. 23 and logged 29,900 on-demand streams. 
Next week’s charts will include projects from Alessia Cara, The 1975, Earl Sweatshirt, Jeff Tweedy, The Alchemist, Lil Baby, DaniLeigh, Daniel Romano, Bryan Ferry, and Meek Mill.

Also be ready for upcoming projects this week from Gucci Mane, Ice Cube, Van Morrison, Brett Young, and a posthumous release from XXXTentacion.