Il Divo Christmas Album Debuts at Number One on Crossover Chart

Classic Arts News   Il Divo Christmas Album Debuts at Number One on Crossover Chart
After spending much of the year at number one on the Billboard classical-crossover chart, the self-titled debut album from Il Divo was dethroned this week—by the foursome's second release.

The Christmas Collection features such seasonal songs as "Silent Night," "White Christmas," and "Adeste Fideles (O Come All Ye Faithful)."

Il Divo fell to number two, with Josh Groban's Closer at number three.

Also new to the crossover chart was Love Changes Everything, the second volume of Andrew Lloyd Webber songs from vocalist Sarah Brightman, which debuted at number four.

On the classical chart, the top two spots were unchanged, with Cecilia Bartoli's Opera Proibita at number one and Ren_e Fleming's Sacred Songs at number two.

The only new entry of the week was Andr_ Rieu's New Year's in Vienna, at number 12. The violinist's previous album, The Flying Dutchman, is at number five, and his At the Movies has spent 78 weeks on the crossover chart.

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