In my local Morrisons Paradiso is at number 2- I wasn't really expecting to see it at all but there it was at no2...also in WH Smith which hasn't had any new CDs for ages had 10 copies of Paradiso and there was a small poster of the CD on a poster in the window listing the top 10 CDs!! Also in Sainsbury's Paradiso is at no3 and I saw one person looking at a copy when someone else walked up to them and told them it was 'honestly the best album they'd ever heard'! I didn't see if the person bought it but I hope they did!!
best wishes Sing
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That is very strange indeed! Paradiso has now slipped out of the official top 100 album chart, Tesco and Asda (I think) have it down well below no. 50 I think, at Amazon UK it's ranked no. 114 even after Songs of Praise, so why would any supermarket display it in their top 10? I am baffled, unless they are unsold copies that need to be sold at a reduced price or it's something to do with the Rugby World Cup?
As for the US chart, Joe is right in that the sales of last week (from Monday to Sunday inclusive) determine the album charts (including classical) but they are published on Thursdays (with highlights previewed on Wednesdays). This chart will be dated not this coming Saturday but the one after (don't ask me why!).
We shouldn't expect too much though, but I hope next week may be a bit better because of this week's Amazon boost.
As mentioned in the U.S. release thread, Paradiso has dropped to #4 in Classical music on Amazon, behind Manheim Steamroller, Il Volo, and Il Divo, and #74 in Music!
On the Barnes & Noble website, in the Classical Crossover category, Paradiso is #13. Jackie Evancho has 3 releases ahead of Hayley. Josh Groban's Noel is actually higher than Paradiso! It's only October!