That nearly matched the sales of his first major label album, last year's Rolling Papers, (which debuted at #2 on sales of 197,000), but wasn't quite enough to keep Taylor Swift from moving back up to the #1 slot with Red. Swift sold another 167,000 copies to move past the 2.3 million mark in less than two months.
The rest of the top 10: Rod Stewart, Merry Christmas Baby (#3, 127,000), One Direction, Take Me Home (#4, 107,000), Michael Bublé, Christmas (#5, 106,000), Alicia Keys, Girl on Fire (#7, 77,000), Blake Shelton, Cheers, It's Christmas (#8, 68,000), Phillip Phillips, The World From the Side of the Moon (#9, 65,000) and Florida Georgia Line, Here's to the Good Times (#10, 63,000).
The majority of the top 30 got double-digit bumps as holiday shoppers appeared to be grabbing more copies of albums by Mumford & Sons, Justin Bieber, Little Big Town, One Direction and Cee Lo Green as stocking stuffers.
Next week's charts will feature the debut of Bruno Mars'
Unorthodox Jukebox, Game's Jesus Piece, Big Boi and the third disc in Green Day's trilogy of 2012 albums.