The performance gave "Merry Christmas With Love" the biggest debut week sales figure for a Christmas album since the SoundScan era began in 1991. Additionally, the CD opened at No. 4 on The Billboard 200 (which tracks all album sales regardless of genre, etc.), giving "Merry Christmas With Love" the highest debut for a holiday album since Celine Dion's album of six years ago.
"Merry Christmas With Love" is Clay's first Christmas CD. The follow-up to his triple-platinum "Measure of a Man" debut album, the holiday set features classic Christmas songs like "Silent Night," "Winter Wonderland," "The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire)," and "Sleigh Ride," as well as some of Aiken's personal favorite tunes of the season, like "Don't Save It All for Christmas Day" and "Mary, Did You Know?" He also covers Sandi Patty "Merry Christmas With Love."
"The Measure of a Man," Clay's debut album, was released in October 2003 and has gone multi-platinum, selling more than 2.6 million copies.
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