Mariah Carey becomes the first artist to replace herself at No. 1 on the Top R&B Albums chart since its inception in 2012. The diva’s Merry Christmas leaps 4-1 on the ranking dated Dec. 8 and deposes her own LP, Caution, which slips 1-8 in its second week.
Christmas, released in 1994, earned 24,000 equivalent album units in the week ending Nov. 29, according to Nielsen Music, while Caution netted 14,000 units.
As Christmas ascends, Carey collects her third leader on the chart, following Me. I Am Mariah…The Elusive Chanteuse, a one-week champ in 2014 and Caution.