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Update: Bublé ‘Christmas’ Album Sells 14.3M Copies Globally

At the top of the new year, we reported that Michael Buble’

Update: Bublé ‘Christmas’ Album Sells 14.3M Copies Globally

By David Farrell

At the top of the new year, we reported that Michael Buble’s 'Christmas' album had sold north of 12-million copies around the world since its release in 2011. In a manner of speaking we were correct; but, because of the holidays, we had no way of verifying the latest number. Manager Bruce Allen updates us:


“Thank you for the mention of the Bublé "Christmas" sales.

“However, unlike most things that are overhyped (ticket sales, CD sales etc.) the number you used which was "technically" correct (we are north of 12M sold) but it would have been more correct and infinitely more impressive if you gave out the real numbers, which are north of 14M. In fact, 14.3M is the number.

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“Thank you for the correction.”

What is most impressive here is the fact the 14.3M number is based on hard sales and hard dollars. Congrats, Mr. Bublé, and thank you Bruce for letting the record stand corrected.

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The Beaches performing at Billboard Canada's Women in Music Launch on June 5, 2024
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The Beaches performing at Billboard Canada's Women in Music Launch on June 5, 2024

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The Beaches, Charlotte Cardin, Allison Russell Make the 2024 Polaris Music Prize Long List

The 40-album long list for the Polaris Prize, which awards $50,000 to the best Canadian record of the year features up-and-comers like punk group NOBRO and producer Bambii, plus rapper TOBi, and legends like Quebec group Karkwa and previous Heritage Prize winner Beverly Glenn-Copeland.

Some of the country's biggest breakthrough artists are in contention for the prestigious Polaris Music Prize.

The 40-album long list was revealed today (June 11) at Sonic Boom record store in downtown Toronto. It features some of the buzziest names in Canadian music, from The Beaches — who were recently awarded Billboard Canada Women in Music's inaugural Group of the Year award — to Grammy-winner Allison Russell, to Canadian Hot 100 charting acts like Charlotte Cardin and Talk, to underground mainstays like Cindy Lee, who had an organic breakthrough this year with Diamond Jubilee.

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