Operation Humble Kanye: Mission Accomplished

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Looks like Stephen Colbert's gimmicky gambit worked. After prompting his legion of fans to storm the virtual storefront of the iTunes Music Store yesterday at 5 p.m., A Colbert Christmas: The Greatest Gift of All! leaped over new rival Kanye West's 808s & Heartbreak to secure the No. 3 spot on the site's latest Top Albums chart. In your face, recession!