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Rod Stewart said not long ago that he resisted making a Christmas album for many years, because he felt, as a rock star, it was "beneath" him. Well, it's a good thing he changed his mind, because that Christmas album has turned out to be his best-selling disc in seven years. Billboard reports that Rod's holiday collection Merry Christmas, Baby has now racked up sales of 823,000 copies since it came out back in October. That makes it the legendary singer's best-selling album since 2005's Thanks for the Memory...The Great American Songbook Vol. IV. Since then, Rod's released two best-ofs, as well as three other albums, but none of them have sold as well as the Christmas disc. Merry Christmas, Baby has also spun off Rod's first #1 hit on the Adult Contemporary chart since 1993: "Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow." Meanwhile, there's also good news for one of the special guests on Rod's album: Michael Bublé. His holiday album from last year, Christmas, has just been certified for sales of three million copies. It's his second album to reach that sales level; his first was 2005's It's Time. So, coincidentally, just like Rod, Michael's first Christmas album has also become his best-selling release in seven years.
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