Josh Groban Shatters All Records With "Noel"
"Noel" Is the Biggest Selling CD of 2007; "Noel" Becomes the Longest Running Christmas Album at Number One in Billboard 51 Year Chart History With a Four Week Run (and Counting); "Noel" Breaks the Previous Record Held by Elvis Presley; Groban's Catalogue Sales up by 50%
BURBANK, CA--(Marketwire - December 19, 2007) - Singer Josh Groban is giving big thanks to Santa this holiday season as his album "Noel" maintains the Number One slot for an astounding 4th week in a row, surpassing Elvis Presley's record for most weeks at Number One for a Christmas album in Billboard Magazine's 51 year chart history. The King's "Elvis' Christmas" had previously held the Number One slot in 1957 for a total of three weeks.
Groban's "Noel" has sold 669,661 albums this past week for total US sales of 2.8 million copies, passing the blockbuster "High School Musical" (2.7 million) and "Daughtry" (2.3 million), and shows no signs of slowing down. In addition, Groban's previous multi-platinum albums have had huge sales jumps. "Awake," "Closer" and his self-titled debut have all had jumps of between 45 and 50 percent this past week.
The 26-year-old Los Angeles native is currently in Europe promoting his CD, which has been certified-gold in France, four times platinum in Canada and Number One in South Africa. On the radio, "Noel" has been in the Number One slot on the BDS (Billboard) Main Stream Adult Contemporary Chart for four weeks, and remains the number one selling album on Amazon and all digital sales charts.
Groban, who has upcoming appearances on "Good Morning America" on December 22nd and 24th, "Larry King Live" on December 24th and the "ABC Disney Special" on the morning of December 25th, has been declared one of "Oprah's Favorite Things" on a recent "The Oprah Winfrey Show." The artist also opened the NBC Christmas Tree Lighting Show singing "O Come All Ye Faithful" and performed "I'll Be Home For Christmas" on "Good Morning America" for several returning soldiers and their families. www.joshgroban.com