Billboard Update 06/02/07

Here is your Idol Billboard Update. Better late than never.

The Highlights:

  • Elliott Yamin’s appearance on the Top 3 Results show to sing his single “Wait For You” paid off in a big way.   His album Elliott Yamin climbed from #67 to #20 on the Billboard 200.   It also climbed back to the #1 spot on the Independent Albums Chart, from #49 to #20 on the Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums chart, and re-entered the Top Digital Albums chart at #14. The single, “Wait For You” climbed from #80 to #31 on the Billboard Hot 100, entered the Hot 100 Airplay at #72,  climbed from #45 to #23 on the Pop 100 and from #28 to #24 on the Pop 100 Airplay.   The single also entered the Hot Digital Tracks and Hot Digital Songs charts at #19 and #26 respectively.
  • As Clive announced on the American Idol Finale, Carrie Underwood’s album “Some Hearts” has gone 6x platinum.   The album has shipped 6 million units.   Good for Carrie.   The album charts at #8 on the Billboard 200 and #2 on the Top Country Albums chart.
  • Daughtry’s single “Home” continues to climb the charts, from #13 to #5 on the Billboard Hot 100, #26 to #21 on the Hot 100 Airplay, #11 to #7 on the Pop 100,   #12 to #9 on the Pop 100 Airplay,   #7 to #4 on the Hot Adult Top 40, #10 to #4 on the Hot Digital Songs, and #7 to #3 on the Hot Digital Tracks chart. Daughtry’s appearance on the finale could bump the single into the #1 position on key charts next week.
  • Reba McEntire’s duet with Kelly Clarkson “Because of You” enters the Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart at #42.   Her single “Never Again” is stalling on the charts.   Her appearance on the Idol finale should give her a bump next week.
  • Fantasia, who is currently winning rave reviews on Broadway in the “The Color Purple” also has a single out that’s currently climbing the charts.   “When I See You” has climbed from #71 to #62 on the Billboard Hot 100, from #46 to #36 on the Hot 100 Airplay, from #14 to #8 on the Hot R&B Hip Hop  Singles and Tracks  chart and  from #14 to #8 on the Hot R&B Hip Hop Airplay chart.
  • Maroon 5’s “This Love,” sung by Blake Lewis on Top 3 night, has re-entered the Hot Digital Tracks and Hot Digital Songs charts, both at #41.   Maroon 5’s album “Songs About Jane” re-enters the Top Pop Catalog chart at #5.

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Check after the jump for Idol Record News!

Idol Record News

  • Season 5’s Ace Young has been signed  to S Curve Records.   His CD is set to drop in September with a single released in July.   The album  is being executive produced by Desmond Child, with songs written by Diane Warren (who has written for  many Idols including Taylor Hicks and Carrie Underwood) and Andreas Carlson.   Ace  says he  is  writing or co-writing all the tunes on the album.   All Top 9 Idols from Season 5 have signed record/distribution deals at this point.   Taylor Hicks, Katharine McPhee, Elliott Yamin, Chris Daughtry, Paris Bennett, Kellie Pickler and Bucky Covington have all released CDs.   Mandisa’s album is due out later this year.
  • Bo Bice and Constantine Maroulis from Season 4 are both working on new albums.  Ãƒâ€š  Bo is recording the album with  country producer Frank Liddell, and features  Rolling Stones keyboardist Chuck Leavell,  Black Crowes drummer Steve Gorman,   legendary session guitarist Waddy Wachtel and  bluegrass icon David Grisman. It features songs co-written with  A.J. Croce (son of Jim Croce) and Chris Tompkins (Carrie Underwood’s “Before He Cheats”). Bo wrote  31 songs for the album and is narrowing down the list to 10-12.Rumor has it that Bo has left RCA.  No word on what label will release the CD.   It looks like Bo has gone back to his Southern rock roots with a vengeance and is doing his own thing.   It makes me think that it’s NOT RCA, but we shall see…Constantine Maroulis’s album “Constantine” will drop August 7th on his own label with distribution from Sony/Red (distributors of  Elliott Yamin’s CD). The  album features songs co-written with Matchbox Twenty singer Rob Thomas, and Nashville songwriter Angie Aparo. Two songs, “Everybody Loves” and “A Girl Like You” are being featured on “The Bold and The Beautiful.” Constantine currently has a recurring role on the  CBS daytime soap.
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  • Linny

    Several of us are wondering about royalties. I know there is someone here that knows about this stuff.

    We want to know roughly what kind of money Ace is looking at for co-writing “It’s Not Over.” Figuring it’s mere pennies per sale, but would like to get an idea.

    Who is the genius that knows this stuff?


  • pj

    Hey Mj! B&B is on CBS. *hangs head in shame*

  • Nevada

    Ace is listed as one of four co-writers for “It’s Not Over.” The presumption is that all co-writers contribute equally to a song, and royalties are divided in equal shares UNLESS there is a written agreement otherwise.

    The current statutory mechanical royalty rate is $0.091 cents per song for songs less than 5 minutes in length, or $0.0175 per minute for songs longer than 5 minutes. Divided between song publisher & songwriter(s), this comes to $0.0455 per song.

    Ace is entitled to $0.011375 per CD sold, so as of 05-22-07, that would be:

    2,527,002 x $0.011375 = $28,744.65

  • bambambam

    It’s iffy that Ace necessarily gets a full 25% share, since the story goes that Ace (and Chris?) wrote the chorus to a song that was already primarily done. I’m not even sure Chris would have had the leverage to demand an equal share just for putting it on his album since, of course, he was the fourth-pace finisher.

    Other thing is, with the massive airplay, Chris and Ace also get paid every time it’s played on the radio, and if it’s in a commercial or a movie, there’s a big lump sum that gets divvied up.

    I’m just glad to see that the non-winners have ways to really advance their careers.

    Blake would be a real sport to be writing with Chris R and any of his other close buds in the show. Let’s just see if that happens.

  • Nevada

    Synchronization rights are negotiable, but rarely is there ever “a big lump sum” paid for a commercial OR a movie, and certainly not for a song from a new artist. A master use license can often be negotiated for FREE in return for exposure.

    As for the public performance royalties for radio airplay, most radio stations purchase blanket licenses which allows them to play any songs they like, as often as they like, for a fixed rate. BMI or ASCAP then pay royalties…but again, it doesn’t add up to nearly as much as fans seem to think.

  • jobbix

    Are you being sarcastic, MJ? Carrie hasn’t sold six million. Not yet. Daughtry is closer to 3xPlat than she is to 6xPlat. But Daughtry hasn’t been certified yet. From Ken Barnes Idol Chatter:

    Let’s start with the album chart, where Daughtry still leads the pack but nearly falls out of the top 10, sliding from No. 6 to No. 10 as sales drop from 67,000 to 51,000 (about where he was before a one-week sales spike). His total is now 2.53 million, according to Nielsen SoundScan.

    Carrie’s right behind him at 11, down from No. 8. Her sales, which also spiked the previous week, drop 17% to 47,000, and her total’s 5.48 million.

  • mj

    Are you being sarcastic, MJ?

    I am not being sarcastic. She shipped 6 million units, that’s why she was certified platinum. It’s the same as selling Platinum. Ken Barnes may have an issue with that, but that’s how it works.

    ETA: I am going to change the wording to “shipped” so there is no confusion.

  • xoxoyc

    Actually jobbix record companies consider shipped- SOLD. They get paid by the retailer when the record ships so that is why certifications are based off shipments. They are actuall sales at the wholesale level. Record companies do not care as much if Walmart can’t sell them- they have already been paid for the records.

    Also, it is used because some stores don’t report to SoundScan- so many artists have actually sold more records than SoundScan says they have. The certification for units shipped takes into account sales to non-reporting stores.

  • Lu

    Good to see a lot of the former contestants doing so well. Even if it is a cheesey show, AI has given us some pretty cool new talent and there seems to be something for everyone… very cool indeed.

  • Former_AI_Junkie

    Good to see a lot of the former contestants doing so well. Even if it is a cheesey show, AI has given us some pretty cool new talent and there seems to be something for everyoneà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ¦ very cool indeed.

    It’s great but I wish all that talent was realised in their albums. I haven’t found one Idol contestant debut album that I thought was very good.

    In a few years’ time we’ll see what Bo, Taylor, and Kat- “The Disappointments”- can really do, once they’re free of Clive’s clutches.

  • shasti

    So Taylor’s appearance didn’t help him at all? Or did I miss something?