As sales of his Christmas album snowball into the record books, Josh Groban is shaping up as 2007's biggest gift to the music industry.
Noel, released Oct. 9, is No. 1 for the third week straight, tying a record for holiday albums set by Elvis Presley's Elvis' Christmas Album in 1957.
Last week, he sold 581,000 copies, a gain of 8% over the previous week's haul of 539,000, according to Nielsen SoundScan. And early indicators point to a fourth chart-topping week with an even bigger take when SoundScan data are announced Wednesday for the week ending Sunday.