At long last, the weekly list of Idols, X-Factorers, Talenters and Voices on the Bilbboard Charts. Sorry for the delay.

As we all know, there are approximately 58,194 Billboard charts. This is a summary of just some of those charts and how the Idols/AGTers did on them this week. Please feel free to post rankings from your favourite BB chart or any other numbers you care to share. This is the daily numbers thread. The date in the header is the published chart date.

Albums:
One Direction “Take Me Home” B200 5 (10); Internet 24 (14); Digital 13 (6)
Phil Phillips “The World From the Side of the Moon”: BB200 14 (4); Digital 16 (2); Internet 20 (19)
Kelly Clarkson “Greatest Hits: Chapter One”: BB200 23 (35); Digital 54 (RE); Internet 31 (NEW)
One Direction “Up All Night”: BB200 37 (23); Digital 38 (23)
Carrie Underwood “Blown Away”: BB200 40 (22); Digital 20 (20); Internet 45 (NEW); Country 9 (2)
Carly Rae Jepsen “Kiss”: BB200 78 (68)
Cher Lloyd “Sticks and Stones”: BB200 147 (77)
Susan Boyle “Standing Ovation: The Greatest Songs from the Stage”: BB200 101 (97)
Kelly Clarkson “Stronger”: BB200 198 (RE)
Joshua Ledet Walmart Album: R&B 194 (NEW)
Scotty McCreery “Clear as Day”: Country 40 (36)
Casey James “Casey James”: Country 57 (61)
Lauren Alaina “Wildflower”: Country 80 (75)
Scotty McCreery “Christmas with Scotty”: Country Album 82 (51)
Nicholas David “The Voice: The Complete Season 3 Collection”: R&B 24 (24)
Jackie Evancho “Songs from The Silver Screen”: Classical Cross-Over 3 (2)
Chris Mann “Roads”: Classical Cross-Over 6 (7)
Chris Mann “Home for Christmas”: Classical Cross-Over 31 (NEW)

Singles:
Phillip Phillips “Home”: Hot 100 9 (6); Hot 100 Airplay 9 (8); Digital 7 (5); AC 2 (4); Adult Top 40 4 (3)
Kelly Clarkson “Catch My Breath”: Hot 100 23 (30); Hot 100 Airplay 19 (25); Digital 43 (26); AC 19 (21); Adult Top 40 10 (12)
Carly Rae Jepsen “Call Me Maybe”: Hot 100 29 (27); Hot 100 Airplay 49 (49); Digital 25 (25); AC 9 (8)
One Direction “Little Things 36 (37); Hot 100 Airplay 62 (68); Digital 30 (27)
Carrie Underwood “Two Black Cadillacs”: Hot 100 61 (70); Hot 100 Airplay 54 (60); Digital 72 (NEW): Country Airplay 13 (16); Country Songs 15 (16)
One Direction “Kiss You”: Hot 100 65 (RE); Digital 38 (RE)
One Direction “Live Like We’re Young”: Hot 100 82 (63); Digital 75 (56); Hot Single Sales 10 (7)
Casey James “Crying on a Suitcase”: Hot 100 98 (92); Country Airplay 18<6 (18);
Carrie Underwood “Blown Away”: Digital 55 (44); Country Songs 14 (9); Adult Top 40 37 (31)
One Direction “What Makes You Beautiful”: Digital 56 (56); AC 10 (10)
Kelly Clarkson “Stronger”: AC 5 (5)
Carly Rae Jepsen and Owl City “Good Time”: AC 15 (16)
Vicci Martinez f Cee Lo Green “Come Along”: Adult Top 40 30 (30)
Fantasia “Lose to Win”: Adult R&B 20 (35)
Kelly Clarkson “Don’t Rush” f. Vince Gill: Country Airplay 36 (35); Country Song 44 (43)
Colton Dixon “You Are”: Christian Songs 21 (22); CAC 22 (22)
Jason Castro “Only a Mountain”: Christian Songs 22 (23); CAC 18 (18)

 
  • GRjourney1

    Not sure if I am in the right place for this, but there are #s involved.   I found this interesting.

    Carrie Underwood: 8,018,580 likes 60,612 talking aboutKelly Clarkson: 6,905,732 likes 78,149 talking aboutJennifer Hudson: 4,868,827 likes 37,508 talking aboutAdam Lambert: 3,821,140 likes 55,376 talking aboutDavid Archuleta: 3,040,718 likes 34,588 talking aboutFantasia: 3,017,735 likes 195,369 talking aboutDaughtry: 2,927,128 likes 174,095 talking aboutScotty McCreery: 1,274,647 likes 10,078 talking aboutDavid Cook: 748,521 likes 2,614 talking aboutKris Allen: 678,016 likes 5,747 talking aboutJessica Sanchez: 463,968 likes, 21,934 talking aboutPhillip Phillips: 455,632 likes 27,577 talking about

    The interesting part to me was “the talking about” part which means the buzz that surrounds them, I guess.  Look at David A.  He has not performed in a year and is out of the country for almost a year, but he still has more buzz than some of the Idols who are performing and having success at this time.  This all came from twitter, and I have no idea how it is computed, but it just struck me as very interesting.  Also, I was surprised at the low #s of some of the artists who are out there actively performing and having good success.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/QXISMF77FUTM37Y5Z2CGBNSBQU Aaron

    That’s because Phillip’s fanbase consists of old women, who barely use the internet.

  • TheOther

    The Internet is required to download music from Itunes.

    These numbers have no bearing on reality, just like the number of Twitter followers or You Tube Hits do not translate to sales success. 

  • HKfan

    That’s because Phillip’s fanbase consists of old women, who barely use the internet.

    But I thought it was Adams fanbase that was made up of old women:)

  • sdmama

    Ha ha ha, you beat me to it! And Adam has a big twitter follower.
    Someday, somebody will findout if Twitter follower number is related to anything at all. Until them, I will just ignore it.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/QXISMF77FUTM37Y5Z2CGBNSBQU Aaron

    Twitter followers/Youtube views doesn’t translate to sale success, but it’s becoming more and more useful. It certainly launched PSY and One Direction’s international success.

  • hellomusicgirl

    It looks to me like those are actually Facebook numbers (likes, talking about are FB terms) but it probably has the same usefulness in predicting sales as twitter. Certainly it’s not a bad thing to have an active FB and/or twitter following but we’ve not seen it be a predictor of current or future success. Both are a good way to spread info about the artists though. Clearly you’d rather have more than less lol.
    I think one of the biggest challenges to conquer in any industry is just having people know about your product, whether it’s a box of cereal or a new album or a concert or a lawn care business.

  • elliegrll

    Someday, somebody will findout if Twitter follower number is related to anything at all. Until them, I will just ignore it.

    I think that twitter followers simply means that people know that a person exists, which is a good thing. Actually, it’s incredibly important.  But, it doesn’t mean that these followers are fans or that they will buy someone’s music.  They may be potential fans or consumers, or maybe not.  

    Having a strong social media presence has become important to artists, labels, and those in radio, but the artist still has to prove that these followers are evidence that there is a demand for the artist’s music.

  • annie12120

    Are these numbers accumulative? Because it would hardly be useful given that one has been around for over 10 years, and the others at least 5 years or more. How can you compare this years Idol numbers to someone around for 5 years or more?
    This is the ongoing problem I have with numbers anytime someone starts the comparisons between older Idols and newer Idols… they don’t have the years behind them yet.

    And I thought ALL the Idols only have old women as fans? lol ;)

  • justmefornow

    Twitter followers vs. popularity/sales:
    Bruce Springsteen, for example, has 343,073 twitter followers, but we know I lot more people than that know who he is, lol.
    He makes about $53,000,000 a year with an estimated total net worth of $200,000,000.

    Makes you think, doesn’t it.

  • GRjourney1

    Actually I misread this. This wasn’t twitter but facebook.  The first # is likes, the second # is activity during a 7 day period.  Probably doesn’t have any more importance in the scheme of things than twitter does.  I was just interested as an Archuleta fan to see the second #.  He is not performing, has no music currently being played, and isn’t twittering or using facebook, but people are still talking about him.  His management is doing a great job keeping things interesting.

  • GRjourney1

    I am sure the likes are accumulative, but the “talking about” is over a 7 day period, and it is just an assumption that it would be the same 7 day period for these people. 

  • curly_yenta

    Twitter followers can and are “bought” for money and it’s a common practice to give the illusion of popularity amongst entertainers and businesses.  There’s no way of knowing if or how many were gotten that way.  Therefore, # of twitter followers are meaningless.

  • curly_yenta

    Twitter followers can and are “bought” for money and it’s a common practice to give the illusion of popularity amongst entertainers and businesses.  There’s no way of knowing if or how many were gotten that way.  Therefore, # of twitter followers are meaningless.

  • elliegrll

    Springsteen didn’t build up his career during a time of social media, so his fans aren’t going to keep up with his career on Facebook or twitter.  His total also speaks to the fact that it doesn’t look like he is the one who is running that twitter account, even though the account is verified.

    Having people who are willing to follow you on twitter, facebook, tumblr, etc. is important, but an artist is still going to need to have music that’s getting distributed, as well as a clearly defined brand.

  • annie12120

    That’s impressive data for an overall 7 day period…

  • justmefornow

    I agree. There are actually some past idols that have manipulated their twitter accounts. One clue, but not the only one, is to look at the number of people a person follows vs how many followers they have, (especially if the number of people they follow is in the tens of thousands).

  • MellyPer1692

    There was a slideshow not too long ago regarding fake twitter followers of celebrities, using the statuspeople application. Of the shows that are covered here, Britney, XTina, Adam and One Direction are included.

    http://tablet.en.terra.com/gallery/085222fa33379310VgnVCM20000099cceb0aRCRD

  • hellomusicgirl

    That’s an interesting slideshow. I wonder about this whole idea of “buying” twitter followers though. Why? What is the advantage of having more followers who you would know up front are fake and not at all interested in supporting your career? I mean, if they were gonna blow money on something it would make more sense to give people money to buy extra copies of their album or singles lol. At least they might see some return on that.

    I would be more inclined to think most of the fake followers are just the multitude of spambots rather than “bought” by the celebs themselves.

    That fakers site is interesting though. Even thought I don’t think most fake followers are bought, it still is intriguing to see the fake/inactive/good follower percentages for some of the Idols. Not sure how accurate it is but I’m a numbers geek so its fun to check it out.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/XDQP2Y46M5B3OHOKALDDGDHQCM Leandro

    Those discussions of fans trying to find out the demo of idols’ fanbases are funny. lol

  • mjsbigblog

    Not sure if I am in the right place for this, but there are #s involved.   I found this interesting.

    Hmmm. Not really the right place. 

    I hope this chart thread doesn’t get bogged down with a discussion about twitter which is a totally different thing. Kirsten puts a lot of effort into putting those Billboard statistics together…

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Li-Wright/100001622678180 Li Wright

    What the heck?  Jermaine Jones is in a move????

    Jermaine Jones (Disqualified)”All Around the World”Jones has been busy since his disqualification from “Idol” due to concealing arrests and outstanding warrants (he pled guilty on July 31). He released “All Around the World” through iTunes on July 19, and is a part of “The North Star,” a film about an escaped slave who joins the abolitionist movement of Quakers, starring former NFL player Jeremiah Trotter. He is also planning to audition for rival singing competition “The Voice” this year, so there’s a chance redemption could be just around the corner for the gentle giant.

  • http://twitter.com/KariannHart Kariann Hart

    Just heard Phillip’s  Home on “Morning Joe” as background music to the first President Bush’s speech.  I had no idea the song would be everywhere!

  • http://twitter.com/KariannHart Kariann Hart

    Double click

  • http://twitter.com/LexieONeill Lexie O’Neill

    Just had to share because I’m sort of stunned.  And to show this voting craze isn’t just an Idol bubble thing.

    We just finished a round of a Taste of Country poll vs. Brantley Gilbert.  It’s just a internet blog poll, but from the time that round opened, Brantley was tweeting and posting about it on Facebook.  Scotty’s family tweeted about it a few days ago and finally, yesterday, Scotty also tweeted–as did his manager and so on.

    Brantley was calling on other artist’s fan bases and everything.  Crazy.  People on both sides were voting for hours.

    Oh, and we won.

    Just to be up against Taylor Swift in the next round.  Ugh.

  • GRjourney1

    Sorry, MJ.  I debated on what thread to post it, but I have seen you say numbers go in the numbers thread.  Didn’t expect it to take off like it did.  I just thought it was interesting although I know twitter and facebook have nothing to do with sales.  I will post no more #s unless they are related to sales.

  • mjsbigblog

    Sales numbers go in the daily sales threads only. 

    Everything else (Gah, I JUST deleted  a super offtopic post. C’mon people!) goes in the news thread.  I would consider twitter, facebook, etc, although statistics, would go in the daily news thread. 

    Thanks.

  • GRjourney1

    Thanks for explaining that to me.