Groban Topping The Charts

December 5, 2007 By:
Groban Topping The Charts

Josh Groban should be thanking his lucky stars, or Oprah. Ever since the talk show queen advised everyone to go out and buy Groban's holiday album, sales have been skyrocketing.

"Noel" retains its lead on the chart for a second week. The 143/Reprise effort moved 539,000 copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan, a 33% increase in sales.

Prior to appearing on Oprah, the pop star's album had spent seven weeks on the chart, but it didn't reach Number One until he appeared on the incredibly popular daytime talk show.

This is the first Christmas-themed album to top the chart since Kenny G's 1994 album 'Miracles', according to Billboard.

Just goes to show anything Oprah touches turns to gold!