With 68.46% of reports in, NOW 49 is set to have the top debut and top album of the week. This series of compilation albums of greatest hits is consistently popular. This version features a track from One Direction (“Story of My Life”). As ever, lurking just under the ice is “Frozen” waiting to pounce on that number one spot. That Soundtrack is not far behind the leader and has been known to make a last minute surge.

Bruno Mars is sitting at third, Toni Braxton & Babyface are having the top non-compilation release at 4th, Broken Bells (indie rock, naturally) are new at 6th, Beyonce is demonstrating her legs at 7th, Lorde may not be royal but she’s golden on the charts at 8th, the Grammy Nominees slide to 9th and Katy Perry roars to finish in the top 10.

The top reality singing show competitors this week are UK X-Factor winners, Little Mix. This is their second album and it was actually released in the UK back in November of 2013. The album debuted there at number 4. It was released just this week and Hits is predicting 35-40K and 6th. Little Mix has not had a lot of success on US airways, but they consistently get a lot of chatter on social media to show up on the BB social chart.

The only other reality singing show competitors on the charts this week are their franchise-mates, One Direction. With the Grammy related albums fading back, these guys move back up the chart to 14th.

Also, Avicii won’t tell you this, but I will, that X-Factor US alumni Josh Krajcik and Idol runner-up Adam Lambert were involved with his album “True” at 46th.

CHART DATE: 02/10/2014
LAST UPDATE: 02/10/2014 14:39:33
NOW IN: 68.46%

LW TW artist / album label sales index
– 1 NOW THAT’S WHAT I CALL MUSIC 49 VARIOUS ARTISTS 66,529
1 2 FROZEN WALT SOUNDTRACK 63,244
8 3 BRUNO MARS UNORTHODOX JUKEBOX 56,569
– 4 TONI BRAXTON & BABYFACE LOVE MARRIAGE & DIVORCE 54,952
– 5 LITTLE MIX SALUTE 30,932
– 6 BROKEN BELLS AFTER THE DISCO 29,273
5 7 BEYONCE BEYONCE 29,056
3 8 LORDE PURE HEROINE 27,114
2 9 2014 GRAMMY NOMINEES VARIOUS ARTISTS 25,132
9 10 KATY PERRY PRISM 18,515

22 14 ONE DIRECTION MIDNIGHT MEMORIES 10,987

– 46 AVICII TRUE 2,927

20 50 SARA BAREILLES BLESSED UNREST 1,994

Hits Daily Double

 
  • springboard2

    Mediabase – Tuesday update:

    AC:
    16 14 ONE DIRECTION Story Of My Life 638 467 171 5.186
    +26 Spins
    -5 Bullet
    +0.625 AI
    20 19 DAUGHTRY Waiting For Superman 203 184 19 0.669
    +4 Spins
    -5 Bullet
    +0.012 AI
    28 26 JOSH KRAJCIK Let Me Hold You 96 82 14 0.047
    +2 Spins
    +1 Bullet
    0 AI
    Country:
    13 12 SCOTTY MCCREERY See You Tonight 4513 4057 456 37.6
    +39 Spins
    -14 Bullet
    +0.781 AI
    12 13 DANIELLE BRADBERY The Heart Of Dixie 4210 4100 110 34.918
    +20 Spins
    -48 Bullet
    +0.105 AI
    HAC:
    6 5 ONE DIRECTION Story Of My Life 4783 4359 424 33.96
    +52 Spins
    -8 Bullet
    +0.609 AI
    12 11 DAUGHTRY Waiting For Superman 3043 3011 32 17.866
    -5 Spins
    -19 Bullet
    -0.037 AI
    43 41 LEE DEWYZE Fight 257 240 17 0.407
    +2 Spins
    +1 Bullet
    +0.005 AI
    POP:
    5 5 ONE DIRECTION Story Of My Life 12645 12288 357 80.841
    +76 Spins
    -47 Bullet
    -0.203 AI
    41 43 DAUGHTRY Waiting For Superman 616 621 -5 1.921
    -7 Spins
    -33 Bullet
    -0.018 AI
    Urban AC:
    4 4 FANTASIA Without Me f/Kelly Rowland 1416 1456 -40 9.716
    +2 Spins
    +29 Bullet
    +0.03 AI
    8 8 JENNIFER HUDSON I Can’t Describe (The…f/T.I. 1055 1012 43 7.577
    +53 Spins
    +32 Bullet
    +0.473 AI
    22 21 FANTASIA Side Effects Of You 258 261 -3 1.441
    -1 Spins
    +37 Bullet
    +0.041 AI
    23 24 CANDICE GLOVER Cried 229 240 -11 0.901
    +4 Spins
    +6 Bullet
    -0.019 AI
    Canada-Country:
    25 26 CASSADEE POPE Wasting All These Tears 408 451 -43 1.12
    -19 Spins
    -30 Bullet
    -0.079 AI
    51 48 SCOTTY MCCREERY See You Tonight 131 114 17 0.317
    +3 Spins
    -3 Bullet
    +0.001 AI
    Canada-Hot AC:
    7 7 ONE DIRECTION Story Of My Life 859 822 37 4.936
    +4 Spins
    +6 Bullet
    -0.294 AI
    25 17 HEDLEY Crazy For You 527 414 113 3.544
    +10 Spins
    -13 Bullet
    +0.062 AI
    42 43 DAUGHTRY Waiting For Superman 157 158 -1 0.448
    -4 Spins
    -3 Bullet
    -0.021 AI
    Canada-Main AC:
    15 10 ONE DIRECTION Story Of My Life 245 197 48 1.509
    +7 Spins
    0 Bullet
    +0.002 AI
    11 12 HEDLEY Anything 231 233 -2 1.69
    -1 Spins
    -2 Bullet
    +0.042 AI
    27 32 DAUGHTRY Waiting For Superman 72 83 -11 0.277
    -6 Spins
    -8 Bullet
    -0.004 AI
    55 33 HEDLEY Crazy For You 65 42 23 0.832
    +7 Spins
    +8 Bullet
    +0.063 AI
    Canada-Top 40:
    10 9 ONE DIRECTION Story Of My Life 1162 1179 -17 5.135
    -9 Spins
    -2 Bullet
    -0.124 AI
    27 21 HEDLEY Crazy For You 759 570 189 4.073
    +33 Spins
    +8 Bullet
    +0.187 AI
    Christian AC:
    4 4 MANDISA Overcomer 1210 1225 -15 6.954
    +4 Spins
    +15 Bullet
    +0.012 AI

  • springboard2

    2/11/2014 – Itunes Top 1500 Singles and Albums (from LivePopBars)

    Singles:
    21. One Direction – Story of My Life
    63. Carrie Underwood – Look At Me
    86. Daughtry – Waiting for Superman
    103. Scotty McCreery – See You Tonight
    184. Cassadee Pope – Wasting All These Tears
    192. Danielle Bradbery – The Heart of Dixie
    197. Josh Krajcik – No Better Lovers
    205. Melanie Martinez – Dollhouse
    263. Phillip Phillips – Gone, Gone, Gone
    312. Little Mix – Move
    340. Phillip Phillips – Home
    374. One Direction – Midnight Memories
    407. Daughtry – Home
    431. Mandisa – Overcomer
    452. Carrie Underwood – Blown Away
    493. One Direction – What Makes You Beautiful
    522. Little Mix – Little Me
    580. Carly Rae Jepsen – Call Me Maybe
    584. Carrie Underwood – Undo It
    603. Little Mix – Salute
    638. Olly Murs – Dance With Me Tonight
    650. One Direction – Best Song Ever (from “This Is Us”)
    662. Kelly Clarkson – Because of You
    680. Josh Krajcik – Let Me Hold You
    711. Kelly Clarkson – Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)
    780. One Direction – Best Song Ever
    786. Carrie Underwood – See You Again
    869. Fifth Harmony – Miss Movin’ On
    894. Kelly Clarkson – Since U Been Gone
    920. Kelly Clarkson – A Moment Like This
    929. Little Mix – Wings
    961. Carrie Underwood – Before He Cheats
    967. Danielle Bradbery – My Day
    1012. One Direction – Little Things
    1024. Cher Lloyd – Swagger Jagger
    1066. Mandisa – Good Morning (feat. TobyMac)
    1078. One Direction – Kiss You
    1124. Pentatonix – Daft Punk
    1148. Carrie Underwood – Two Black Cadillacs
    1179. One Direction – You & I
    1186. Carrie Underwood – Good Girl
    1208. Kelly Clarkson – Catch My Breath
    1265. Olly Murs – Troublemaker (feat. Flo Rida)
    1300. Cher Lloyd – Want U Back
    1317. Carrie Underwood – How Great Thou Art
    1340. One Direction – Half a Heart
    1346. Candice Glover – Cried
    1349. Carrie Underwood – Jesus, Take the Wheel
    1376. Pentatonix & Lindsey Stirling – Radioactive
    1416. Cher Lloyd – I Wish (feat. T.I.)
    1428. One Direction – Story Of My Life
    1453. One Direction – One Thing
    1455. Fifth Harmony – Me & My Girls
    1478. Jennifer Hudson – I Can’t Describe (The Way I Feel) [feat. T.I.]

    Albums:
    45. Little Mix – Salute (Deluxe Edition)
    55. One Direction – Midnight Memories (Deluxe)
    63. Avicii – True
    99. Pentatonix – PTX, Vol. 2
    116. Ruben Studdard – Unconditional Love (Deluxe Edition)
    169. Josh Krajcik – Blindly, Lonely, Lovely
    216. Daughtry – Baptized (Deluxe Version)
    232. Pentatonix – PTX, Vol. 1
    246. Candice Glover – Music Speaks
    296. Carrie Underwood – Play On
    333. One Direction – Up All Night (Deluxe Version)
    401. One Direction – Midnight Memories
    408. One Direction – Take Me Home (Yearbook Edition)
    422. Carrie Underwood – Blown Away
    427. Cassadee Pope – Frame By Frame
    440. Home Free – Crazy Life
    483. Various Artists – The Sound of Music – 45th Anniversary Edition
    496. Little Mix – Salute
    502. Fifth Harmony – Better Together – EP
    510. Phillip Phillips – The World From the Side of the Moon (Deluxe Version)
    527. Scotty McCreery – See You Tonight
    625. One Direction – Take Me Home
    637. Danielle Bradbery – Danielle Bradbery (Deluxe Edition)
    811. Little Mix – DNA (The Deluxe Edition)
    860. Daughtry – Daughtry
    871. Emblem3 – Nothing To Lose (Deluxe Version)
    1016. Scotty McCreery – Clear As Day
    1022. Kelly Clarkson – Greatest Hits – Chapter One
    1078. One Direction – Up All Night
    1122. Mandisa – Overcomer (Deluxe Edition)
    1167. Carrie Underwood – Some Hearts
    1174. Cher Lloyd – Sticks & Stones
    1177. Glee Cast – The Quarterback (Music From the TV Series) – EP
    1225. Colton Dixon – A Messenger
    1281. Daughtry – Baptized
    1314. Carrie Underwood – Carnival Ride
    1323. Pentatonix – PTXmas (Deluxe Edition)

  • springboard2

    Monitored Adds from formats reporting on Monday:
    AC:
    10 ONE DIRECTION Story Of My Life Columbia
    3 DAUGHTRY Waiting For Superman RCA
    HAC:
    4 JAMES DURBIN Parachute Wind-up
    2 ONE DIRECTION Story Of My Life Columbia
    2 LEE DEWYZE Fight Vanguard
    1 DAUGHTRY Waiting For Superman RCA

  • gclay

    Why is Look at Me charting so high?

  • Amy Beth

    There are a bunch of singles on sale for $0.69 that are charting. Could be one of them.

  • yaddabing

    No, it’s still $1.29.

  • windmills

    Totally random, right? It’s an album track from Carrie’s Play On album. But a bride sang ‘Look At Me’ as she walked down the aisle, the video went viral on something called “Godtube” & on regular Youtube (here), and so people are buying Carrie’s track! Fun fact: Alan Jackson originally recorded the song.

  • windmills

    Reporting in from Billboard Country Update and Country Aircheck:

    There was 1 Billboard recurrent this week: Florida-Georgia Line’s Stay out of the t10. At Mediabase there were 4 recurrents: Zac Brown Band, Cassadee Pope, and the Band Perry out of the t20, and Dustin Lynch out of the t30. This coming week, there will probably be 1 Billboard recurrent (Eric Paslay’s Last Friday Night out of the t10), but Gary Allan’s It Ain’t The Whiskey may also be on its way to recurrency out of the t45. At Mediabase, David Nail’s Whatever She’s Got will go recurrent out of the t10 and Jon Pardi’s Up All Night will go recurrent out of the t20 for a total of 2 recurrents.

    Scotty’s See You Tonight had an excellent week at Billboard, gaining 3.611 million AIs, passing Danielle, and moving up 2 spots to #12. Better week than I was expecting. I actually checked to see if it was WUSN Chicago driving things since Scotty played Joe’s Bar last week. But that doesn’t seem to be it. The drivers here are WWKA Orlando, KWNR Vegas, WDSY Pittsburgh, and WQNU Louisville. The 1st 3 stations converted SYT to t10 rotation and the last one finally bumped SYT into its t15 after it was sitting outside the t30. SYT closed to 491k behind Randy Houser’s Goodnight Kiss after outgaining it by 834k so SYT could pass Randy Houser and grab the Billboard t10 spot that is probably up for grabs this week.

    Mercury Nashville may be recognizing SYT’s age (it’s 43 weeks old) and pushing conversions to at least get it t10. Look for SYT to finish the week at either #10 or #11. There isn’t necessarily major numerical driver that favors either single – the Itunes rankings for both singles are well behind their respective airplay rankings (SYT is 10 spots ahead of GK), Randy Houser’s single is testing t3 at Callout America (9 spots ahead of SYT), which is balanced by demo, SYT is testing a few points better at the older and more female-skewing Radio Feedback, and neither single is a major driver of album sales at this time.

    At Aircheck/Mediabase, SYT had an excellent week gaining 1753 points and moving up 5 spots to #11. Since Sunday, Randy Houser has made up 34 points gap that separated them and repassed SYT. Once again there’s going to be a battle between the 2 of them for the t10 spot that’s opening up this week. Looks like they may each be picking up some conversions so far this week, but one of them will pick up more. At worst, SYT will finish the week at #11 and at best, it’ll finish the week at #10.

    Danielle’s The Heart Of Dixie had a meh week compared to the songs around it, gaining 612k and holding at #13 Billboard in its 31st week on the chart. It’s clear SYT has asserted itself and jumped in front of THOD for a t10 spot. Eric Church’s Give Me Back My Hometown now trails by 3.646 million AIs after outgaining THOD by 2.608 million AIs. He’s going to be a threat to pass in 2 weeks. It seems to me like THOD’s at risk of getting caught up in a logjam. It looks like the next 2 t10 spots that are available (that’ll be opened up by Eric Paslay and David Nail) will go to Randy Houser and Scotty in whatever order. The next available spot will likely come when Cole Swindell peaks. His album’s out next week and his label has a power up ad for this week. It would help Danielle if Cole Swindell started dropping next week. Look for Danielle to move up a spot to #12 at the end of this week assuming Eric Paslay goes recurrent. I still think Big Machine will manage the charts well enough to get THOD a t10 but I don’t see THOD going much higher than that, especially since its weekly sales aren’t great and its callout has been trending down from excellent to very good.

    At Aircheck/Mediabase, THOD had a meh week gaining 538 points and dropping a spot to #13 as Scotty passed. Eric Church closed to 2,156 points behind after outgaining THOD by 1731 points so once again, he’ll be a threat to pass in 2 weeks. Look for THOD to finish the week back up to #12.

    Idol-related ads: None.

    Recommended reading: Billboard Country Update leads with a feature on ASCAP and its role as a publishing rights organization, since ASCAP is celebrating its 100th birthday this week. The article is an interview with the co-heads of ASCAP’s Nashville chapter, Lee Ann Phelan and Michael Martin. Phelan and Martin talk about fighting for fair royalties for songwriters, and also talk about helping songwriters get publishing deals.

    Country Aircheck continues with its preview of next week’s Country Radio Seminar by leading with an interview with the president of CRB (Country Radio Broadcasters), which organizes CRS. CRS is basically this 3 day (really, 3 day plus) event where a lot of radio people come into Nashville and get schmoozed by labels showcasing their acts, and also attend panels about the future of radio. Carrie will receive the CRS Artist Humanitarian Award from the CRB on Wednesday, Feb 19th, and that night, she’ll headline CRS at the Opry. There’s also the Sony boat show, which will take place Thursday, Feb 20th, but I don’t know if she will be there (she wasn’t last year). Kelly performed at the boat show last year but I don’t know if she’ll be there either. The Swon Brothers are likely to be, if they are back from Sochi at that point, and maybe CaseyJ too. Scotty is confirmed to perform a song at UMG’s Ryman showcase. Cassadee is performing at the CRS New Faces show, and Danielle will likely be at the Big Machine showcase which typically takes place on Tuesday night (it’s a kickoff party). Kellie will perform at the Black River Entertainment luncheon on Friday, Feb 21st.

    Anyway, the interview talks about the theme of this year’s CRS, which is “branded content,” and how to integrate digital into radio’s output so that they enhance each other. The CRB president Charlie Morgan also talks about a panel with Little Big Town where they talk about how they persevered before finally making their breakthrough, and the Research Presentation about country radio and the younger demo. About the future of CRS, it looks like one of their primary venues, the Nashville Convention Center, may no longer be available before too long, so they may have to find a different central location. Too, CRS next year will move to Thursday-Saturday instead of the usual Wednesday to Friday.

  • ptebwwong

    Thanks windmills for posting this each week.

    Question: Will UMG add more names to the CRS event or is Lauren not going to be performing this year? As far as I know, Lauren’s album is still supposed to come out this year. Has that changed? Thanks in advance.

  • windmills

    I haven’t seen an update to the lineup. But like I said to Lexie O’Neill the other day, UMG Nashville has traditionally also pulled out a couple acts for a Thursday luncheon. Last year, it was Gary Allan and Jon Pardi. This year, Jennifer Nettles, Kelleigh Bannen, and Lauren have not been announced for the Ryman showcase so maybe Jennifer Nettles will headline the UMG luncheon with Kelleigh and/or Lauren as an opening act.

  • ptebwwong

    CHART DATE: 02/10/2014
    LAST UPDATE: 02/11/2014 13:23:49
    NOW IN: FINAL

    LW TW artist / album label sales index % change

    – 1 NOW 49 UME 96,176 – VARIOUS ARTISTS
    1 2 FROZEN WALT DISNEY 87,949 -6% SOUNDTRACK
    8 3 BRUNO MARS ATLANTIC 75,097 +84% UNORTHODOX JUKEBOX
    – 4 TONI BRAXTON & BABYFACE MOTOWN 64,889 – LOVE MARRIAGE & DIVORCE
    – 5 BROKEN BELLS COLUMBIA 42,556 – AFTER THE DISCO
    – 6 LITTLE MIX SYCO/COLUMBIA 40,414 – SALUTE
    5 7 BEYONCE COLUMBIA 37,446 -25% BEYONCE
    3 8 LORDE REPUBLIC 35,247 -48% PURE HEROINE
    2 9 2014 GRAMMY NOMINEES ATLANTIC 30,928 -63% VARIOUS ARTISTS
    28 10 BRUNO MARS NEW ELEKTRA 23,921 +88% DOO-WOPS & HOOLIGANS
    22 17 ONE DIRECTION SYCO/COLUMBIA 14,987 +8% MIDNIGHT MEMORIES
    43 48 BLAKE SHELTON WARNER BROS. NASHVILLE 6,233 -8% BASED ON A TRUE STORY
    – 49 AVICII PRMD/ISLAND/IDJ 5,897 – TRUE

  • JustJam

    Heads up, Now49 also contains a song called “Show Me What You Got” sang by group G.R.L. (member Simone Battle was a top 15 contestant on the first season of The X-Factor USA)

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Ruben’s not in the top 50? I guess that trying to use “The Biggest Loser” for promotion didn’t work very well.

  • Kirsten

    OMG! There are so many of them, I can’t keep track!

    Thanks for pointing this one out! I’ll note it down for next week.