ENTERTAINMENT
03/28/2008 02:45 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Groban's Christmas CD On A Record-Breaking Pace

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.

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