HDD – Album Sales Prediction : Dec 10-16

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With 55.94% of reports in, Taylor Swift’s “RED” is coasting to another win atop the BB200 chart. She is predicted to sell an impressive 190K-200K this week. What will be in your stocking this year? Bruno Mars should be second on the chart with the highest debut of the week with around 140-160K in sales. That is quite a step up from his 55K opening frame with “Doo Wops and Other Hooligans”. I wonder what his strategy was opening so close to Christmas? Those post-Christmas cliffs are awe inducing.

Michael Buble shoves the old guy aside to move into the top Christmas album of the week position. Last year, his Christmas album did very impressive numbers becoming the second best selling album of 2011 (almost 2.5M), but it looks like some people have still yet to buy it. Rod Stewart is doing well for his two days in studio with “Merry Christmas Baby” in 5th position. Blake Shelton (Voice Judge) has his Christmas offering at 9th while Lady A’s is at 10th. Comparison song to pick your favourite: “Blue Christmas” (though “White Christmas”, “Let it Snow”, and “I’ll be Home for Christmas” can be found on three of them).

Speaking of Christmas, don’t know what to get that extra person on your Christmas list because you have no idea what their taste is? Why not Now 44? Surely there is a song on there that they will like. It also features American Idol Kelly Clarkson, Canadian Idol Carly Rae Jepsen, Voice Judge Adam Levine and American Idol judge Nicki Minaj. If not Now 44, than Now 44-1, Now 44-2, Now 44-3….Why not just give them a $10 iTunes gift card and let them pick songs they do like? Now is 6th.

Jason Alden surges to 7th.

Now, onto reality singing show contestants. One Direction seems to have taken permanent hold of the number 4 slot on the BB200 chart. Nice work if you can get it. I wish they had finished 4th on X-Factor so I could link that in some way. But, they were 3rd on Season 7, and 7-3 equals 4 so I’m sure there is some weird stat I could come up with if I worked as a colour commentator for baseball. This will be their 3rd week at 4th so I hope they can hang on for another week.

Meanwhile, Phil Phillip seems to have decided to stay in the top 10 of the BB200 album chart forever. He is currently in 8th, but if you exclude the Christmas albums and Now 44 ahead of him (and January will), he’d be in 5th. He is a little energizer bunny considering that Idol fan fueled buying can tend to peter out pretty quickly. Goodness knows I’m not fan of his singing, but I have to think he’s moved at least partly outside of the bubble and these albums are now also being sold to people who just like his coronation song. God Bless Jimmy Iovine for stopping the tradition of “This is My Now Inside Your Heaven Making Mom Proud” type songs. Yes, yes, if Phil hadn’t sung “Home” well it wouldn’t be a hit either, but there is no way he could have sold a traditional Idol coronation song.

Speaking of Idol winners, there is Scotty McCreery sitting at 12th with his Christmas album. Maybe if he’d added “Blue Christmas” he would be in the top 10 too. Carrie Underwood, also lacking “Blue Christmas” because her album is not a Christmas album, makes a big move up this week into the top 15. Our final entry from Idol is Kelly Clarkson at 32nd for her Greatest Hits Album. One Direction notches another album in the top 50 with their earlier entry from 2012 (“Up All Night”) at 24. From the Got Talent series, we have two runners-up. AGT’s Jackie Evancho’s Christmas album, “Heavenly Christmas”, is at 44th while right behind her is BGT’s SuBo’s latest offering at 45.

Let’s see: Idol 4 albums, X-Factor 2 albums, Got Talent 2 albums, Voice 0 albums

Will their “Bulk buy iTunes singles or your contestant gets the boot” training regime change that outcome for this season’s contestants? Or will the Voice fans be too broke from two seasons of iTunes trench warfare to have any money left to purchase albums?

CHART DATE: 12/17/2012
LAST UPDATE: 12/17/2012 16:07:58
NOW IN: 55.94%

LW TW artist / album label power index
1 1 TAYLOR SWIFT RED 93,983
– 2 BRUNO MARS UNORTHODOX JUKEBOX 73,929
5 3 MICHAEL BUBLE CHRISTMAS 69,657
4 4 ONE DIRECTION TAKE ME HOME 46,412
3 5 ROD STEWART MERRY CHRISTMAS BABY 45,840
13 6 NOW THAT’S WHAT I CALL MUSIC 44 VARIOUS ARTISTS 36,234
15 7 JASON ALDEAN NIGHT TRAIN 28,409
8 8 PHILLIP PHILLIPS WORLD FROM THE SIDE OF THE MOON 26,800
10 9 BLAKE SHELTON CHEERS, IT’S CHRISTMAS 26,671
9 10 LADY ANTEBELLUM ON THIS WINTER’S NIGHT 26,388

16 12 SCOTTY MCCREERY MERC CHRISTMAS WITH SCOTTY 24,770

25 15 CARRIE UNDERWOOD BLOWN AWAY 20,350

24 30 ONE DIRECTION UP ALL NIGHT 13,049

37 32 KELLY CLARKSON GREATEST HITS – CHAPTER 1 12,011

22 34 MAROON 5 OVEREXPOSED 10,821

32 40 CEE LO GREEN CEE LO’S MAGIC MOMENT 7,674

– 44 JACKIE EVANCHO HEAVENLY CHRISTMAS 6,913
35 45 SUSAN BOYLE STANDING OVATION: THE GREATEST 6,820

40 50 ROLLING STONES GRRR! GREATEST HITS 5,183

Hits Daily Double

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

    Love your humor!!

    I’m not sure where the Blue Christmas came from (is it a fave of yours, perhaps?), but Scotty said he thought about it but decided nobody could sing it as well as Elvis.:))

  • Kirsten

    I’m not sure where the Blue Christmas came from (is it a fave of yours, perhaps?),

    I do like “Blue Christmas”, but it is the one song that appears on all 4 top 10 Christmas albums. I knew there would be one. I thought it would be “White Christmas” or “Let it Snow”, but Rod didn’t cover the former and Buble already had an EP with the latter one.

    but Scotty said he thought about it but decided nobody could sing it as well as Elvis.:))

    Drat! He probably would have been good on it and it could have been the Christmas song of the year.

  • LongKissGoodnight

    Apparently projections for Bruno have improved during the week. He has a chance at No 1 now.

    MONKEY BUSINESS: It appears that Bruno Mars’ Unorthodox Jukebox really kicked in over the weekend, thanks to holiday shoppers and the extensive use of Hanukkah iTunes gift cards. Thus, sales on the New Elektra album will wind up substantially higher than midweek trending suggested; initially, we had it at 150-160k. How high will Bruno go, and will he sell enough to unseat Taylor Swift from the top of the HITS album chart? That would undoubtedly delight the bejeezus out of manager Brandon Creed. Stay tuned for further updates. (12/17a)

    http://www.hitsdailydouble.com/news/rumormill.cgi

    After a surprisingly robust weekend of sales for Bruno Mars’ new album “Unorthodox Jukebox,” it is now in the hunt for a No. 1 debut on the Billboard 200 chart.

    Last Wednesday, it looked like the Atlantic Records album was on course to sell about 140,000 to 150,000 by the end of the tracking week on Sunday, Dec. 16. However, the set defied those industry projections. Thanks to holiday shoppers out in force over the weekend, label sources say it ultimately sold somewhere in the range of 180,000 to 190,000.

    That now puts it in contention for No. 1, where it was thought Taylor Swift’s “Red” was going to rule for a fifth non-consecutive week. Her album is projected to move about 185,000 to 200,000.

    We’ll know their official Nielsen SoundScan sales figures on the morning of Wednesday, Dec. 19, when the new Billboard 200 chart’s top 10 will be revealed.

    If Bruno tops the list, it will be his first No. 1 album. His debut effort, 2010′s “Doo-Wops & Hooligans,” opened at its peak — No. 3 — selling 56,000 in its first week (according to Nielsen SoundScan).

    With the potential shake-up in the top two, that also means that Michael Buble’s “Christmas” album could jump up to No. 3, not No. 2, as forecasted last Friday.

    http://www.billboard.biz/bbbiz/industry/record-labels/bruno-mars-vs-taylor-swift-for-no-1-on-billboard-1008053842.story#I7zfstmvChlGOJRu.99

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/2GSMAIVVJS4KFW5L3XHBUO46DA LUCIE

    Whether he has Blue Christmas or not on his album, Scotty is doing extremely well following the Big guys, Lady A, Blake and Rod Stewart.

    For a newbie, I would say he’s standing his ground.

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

    Bruno Mars just appeared on The Ellen Show.  That might help his sales.

  • windmills

    Reporting in from Billboard Country Update and Country Aircheck:

    There were 2 Billboard recurrents this week: Luke Bryan’s Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye and Jake Owen’s The One That Got Away. Jake also went recurrent at Mediabase/Aircheck along with Rascal Flatts out of the t30. There won’t be a Billboard Country Update issued next though there will be a chart. There’s a solid chance of Greg Bates going recurrent at Billboard this coming week. Eric Church could too but, that’s less likely. I believe Mediabase won’t have official charts the next 2 weeks. There won’t be any MB/Aircheck recurrents this coming week anyway.

    Carrie’s Two Black Cadillacs had a strong week gaining 2.458 million AIs and moving up 5 spots to #18 Billboard, and was the 3rd biggest AI gainer on the chart behind Kip Moore (who was pushed to get #1 Mediabase/Aircheck) and Lee Brice’s new single. Next up is Hunter Hayes at #17 who is 1.587 million AIs ahead and whom Carrie outgained this past week by 1.066 million AIs. Combine the fact that Christmas songs will see increases this week and 2BC isn’t exactly the kind of song that inspires holiday cheer and I don’t see 2BC passing any songs ahead of this week. It’ll move up a spot to #17 if Greg Bates goes recurrent and that’s likely it. Next week, all non-Christmas songs on the chart will lose their bullets as country radio goes full Christmas on Dec 24th and 25th and then the year end countdowns will start taking place next weekend, taking the place of regular countdowns. 

    At MB/Aircheck 2BC gained 1821 points to move up 4 spots to #20. Since Sunday 2BC has moved up to #18 by passing Thomas Rhett who was 146 points ahead and Darius Rucker, whose single has peaked (he has a smash coming up next with his cover of Old Crow Medicine Show’s Wagon Wheel). Hunter’s Somebody’s Heartbreak was 851 points in front as of Sunday and 2BC had outgained it by 1066 points so based on last week’s trend 2BC could pass SH to move up to #17. I expect a 2BC slowdown this week though. I also noticed SH had a big spin gain this morning compared to 2BC though 2BC had about twice the AI gain (I’d guess this was Dial Global play). 2BC will likely end the week at #18. 

    CaseyJ’s Crying On A Suitcase had a good week at Billboard gaining 1.036 million AIs and moving up 2 spots to #22. The recovery is officially on. I don’t know what the point was of letting the song lose all momentum and now revive it on a crowded chart but hey, let’s see where this goes! COAS slightly outgained Kacey Musgraves’s Merry Go Ground (by 15k) and trails by 344k, and will pass Darius’s True Believers this week. There’s also a chance COAS will repass Thomas Rhett’s Beer With Jesus with another week like this, since COAS trails by 934k. I think COAS will close but not pass BWJ. Odds are COAS will move back to #20 Billboard at the end of this week since there’s no threat to pass from behind. 

    At MB/Aircheck, COAS gained 358 points to move up a spot to #21. Since Sunday COAS has repassed Thomas Rhett’s single, which was 225 points ahead as of last Sunday. Kacey Musgraves closed to 445 points behind by outgaining COAS by 353 points and is not tracking to pass COAS this week. Darius Rucker’s single will drop below COAS this week so it will end the week at either #19 or #20 Mediabase. 

    Kelly’s Dont Rush had a solid week at Billboard thanks to countdown spin gains, gaining 405k and moving up a spot to #36. Hayden Panettiere repassed by outgaining DR by 229k (she leads by 249k, so there must have been another panel change this week). The 3 songs directly behind DR also outgained it: Blake/Miranda’s version of Jingle Bell Rock is now 130k behind and will likely temporarily pass for the next 2 weeks, Jerrod Niemann is 225k behind after outgaining DR by 238k, and is a threat to pass this week. But, Hayden’s song isn’t out of reach for Kelly to repass. DR is likely to hold at #36 for the week but could wind up anywhere between #34 and #38.

    At MB/Aircheck DR gained 161 points to move up 2 spots to #38. Jana Kramer closed slightly to 27 points behind by outgaining DR by 22 points. DR is 172 points behind Craig Morgan’s More Trucks Than Cars and could catch it this week though MTTC outgained DR by 37 points this week. Still pretty tight in that part of the chart. I see DR likely holding at #38 this week. At the rate DR is picking up adds at country radio, I expect it to take off in January.

    Idol-related ads: There’s a 1/3 page ad from Columbia Nashville that’s half about Kelly’s Don’t Rush (talking about it being the #5 most added song this week) and half about COAS (talking about it gaining more than a million AIs and being the #14 gainer on the chart). 

    Recommended read: Both Billboard Country Update and Country Aircheck lead with year end wraps, with BCU writing yet ANOTHER clueless-sounding defense of its Hot Country Songs revamp that (purposely?) overlooks the undisputed view that We Are Never Ever Like Whatever It’s Called was not a country song and ignoring how acting like it’s a country song just makes Billboard look out of touch. The fact that they’re still defensive should tell them something.

    Some stats for Aircheck’s year end round up:

    Men continue to dominate the Country airwaves, although they slipped one percent to 65% of the 2012 airplay. Solo women singers once again accounted for only 13% of Country spins, while Duos/Groups edged up one percent over last year with 22% of all airplay. In 2010 it was 67%, 16% and 17%, respectively.

    The number of songs charting during the year continued its decline. The total of 175 in 2012 is down from 196 in 2011 and 2010. There were 36 No. 1s from 25 different acts compared to 37 from 25 artists in 2011.

  • springboard2

    Mediabase:

    aAAA:
    1  1  PHILLIP PHILLIPS   Home  628  635  -7  2.337
    +9  Spins
    +18  Bullet
    +0.055  AI
    Alt:
    39  34  PHILLIP PHILLIPS   Home  265  239  26  1.219
    +1  Spins
    -6  Bullet
    +0.001  AI
    Country:
    24  18  CARRIE UNDERWOOD   Two Black Cadillacs  2735  2218  517  19.094
    +27  Spins
    -27  Bullet
    +0.711  AI
    21  20  CASEY JAMES   Crying On A Suitcase  2642  2401  241  19.878
    +58  Spins
    +105  Bullet
    +0.174  AI
    41  38  KELLY CLARKSON   Don’t Rush f/Vince Gill  660  492  168  3.425
    +22  Spins
    +26  Bullet
    +0.067  AI
    HAC:
    2  1  PHILLIP PHILLIPS   Home  4426  4336  90  32.228
    +21  Spins
    +42  Bullet
    +0.219  AI
    13  12  KELLY CLARKSON   Catch My Breath  2359  2238  121  18.453
    +28  Spins
    +10  Bullet
    +0.35  AI
    33  34  CARRIE UNDERWOOD   Blown Away  451  477  -26  2.08
    -7  Spins
    -11  Bullet
    -0.088  AI
    POP:
    9  8  PHILLIP PHILLIPS   Home  8586  7986  600  55.128
    +143  Spins
    +114  Bullet
    +0.773  AI
    21  18  ONE DIRECTION   Little Things  3783  2915  868  24.141
    +134  Spins
    -31  Bullet
    +0.826  AI
    19  21  KELLY CLARKSON   Catch My Breath  3651  3420  231  22.368
    -12  Spins
    -94  Bullet
    +0.125  AI
    30  31  CHER LLOYD   Oath f/Becky G  1693  2106  -413  6.94
    -69  Spins
    -60  Bullet
    -0.444  AI
     

  • springboard2

    ITunes:

    12/18/2012 – Top 1500 Singles (from LivePopBars)
    1. Cassadee Pope – Cry (The Voice Performance)
    5. Terry McDermott – Broken Wings (The Voice Performance)
    6. Cassadee Pope – Over You (The Voice Performance)
    11. Phillip Phillips – Home
    12. Terry McDermott – I Want To Know What Love Is (The Voice Performance)
    14. Nicholas David – Great Balls of Fire / Fire (The Voice Performance)
    24. Cassadee Pope – Stupid Boy (The Voice Performance)
    39. Kelly Clarkson – Catch My Breath
    44. Nicholas David – Lean On Me (The Voice Performance)
    51. One Direction – Little Things
    59. Carrie Underwood – Blown Away
    62. Carly Rae Jepsen – Call Me Maybe
    71. Terry McDermott – Let It Be (The Voice Performance)
    86. Cher Lloyd – Oath (feat. Becky G)
    90. One Direction – Live While We’re Young
    100. One Direction – What Makes You Beautiful
    101. Owl City & Carly Rae Jepsen – Good Time
    108. Carrie Underwood – Two Black Cadillacs
    121. Nicholas David – Somewhere Over the Rainbow (The Voice Performance)
    126. Cassadee Pope – Torn (The Voice Performance)
    127. Terry McDermott – Maybe I’m Amazed (The Voice Performance)
    136. Nicholas David – You Are So Beautiful (The Voice Performance)
    137. Cassadee Pope – Stand (The Voice Performance)
    143. Cassadee Pope – I’m With You (The Voice Performance)
    144. Cassadee Pope – Not Over You (The Voice Performance)
    146. Cher Lloyd – Want U Back
    152. Terry McDermott – Don’t Stop Believin’ (The Voice Performance)
    161. Cassadee Pope – Are You Happy Now? (The Voice Performance)
    171. Casey James – Crying On a Suitcase
    175. Terry McDermott – Carry On Wayward Son (The Voice Performance)
    181. Nicole Nelson – Hallelujah (The Voice Performance)
    196. Terry McDermott – More Than a Feeling (The Voice Performance)
    199. Cassadee Pope – Payphone (The Voice Performance)
    203. Kelly Clarkson – Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)
    206. Cassadee Pope – Behind These Hazel Eyes (The Voice Performance)
    222. Carly Rae Jepsen – This Kiss
    224. One Direction – One Thing
    227. Phillip Phillips – Gone, Gone, Gone
    232. Cassadee Pope – My Happy Ending (The Voice Performance)
    246. Carrie Underwood – Good Girl
    249. Terry McDermott – Over (The Voice Performance)
    257. Nicholas David – What’s Going On (The Voice Performance)
    262. Nicholas David – Stand By Me (The Voice Performance)
    264. Kelly Clarkson – My Grown Up Christmas List
    268. Terry McDermott – Summer Of ’69 (The Voice Performance)
    294. Olly Murs – Troublemaker (feat. Flo Rida)
    307. Carrie Underwood – Before He Cheats
    310. One Direction – Little Things
    315. Terry McDermott – Baba O’Riley (The Voice Performance)
    319. Nicholas David – She’s Gone (The Voice Performance)
    328. Nicholas David – Put Your Records On (The Voice Performance)
    330. One Direction – Kiss You
    333. Terry McDermott – Stay With Me (The Voice Performance)
    353. One Direction – Rock Me
    367. Nicholas David – You’re the First, the Last, My Everything (The Voice Performance)
    390. Nicholas David – September (The Voice Performance)
    409. Kelly Clarkson – Dark Side
    413. Kelly Clarkson – Breakaway
    432. Leona Lewis – Bleeding Love
    441. Nicholas David – The Power of Love (The Voice Performance)
    495. Scotty McCreery – Christmas in Heaven
    510. Jordin Sparks & Chris Brown – No Air
    533. One Direction – She’s Not Afraid
    542. One Direction – Nobody Compares
    557. Amanda Brown – Dream On (The Voice Performance)
    673. Melanie Martinez – Seven Nation Army (The Voice Performance)
    697. One Direction – Heart Attack
    703. Kelly Clarkson – Don’t Rush (feat. Vince Gill)
    724. Pentatonix – Carol of the Bells
    763. Chris Mann – Roads
    772. Melanie Martinez – Toxic (The Voice Performance)
    783. One Direction – Still the One
    795. Melanie Martinez – Crazy (The Voice Performance)
    814. Cassadee Pope – Told You So
    835. Carrie Underwood – How Great Thou Art
    928. One Direction – Loved You First
    941. Melanie Martinez – Too Close (The Voice Performance)
    965. Jason Castro – Hallelujah
    968. One Direction – Up All Night
    989. One Direction – They Don’t Know About Us
    998. Amanda Brown – Stars (The Voice Performance)
    1054. Carrie Underwood – Jesus, Take the Wheel
    1127. Melanie Martinez – The Show (The Voice Performance)
    1148. Cher Lloyd – Swagger Jagger
    1201. Mandisa & tobyMac – Good Morning (feat. TobyMac)
    1212. Cher Lloyd – With Ur Love
    1216. Carrie Underwood – Cowboy Casanova
    1246. Melanie Martinez – Lights (The Voice Performance)
    1257. Colton Dixon – You Are
    1259. Carly Rae Jepsen – Call Me Maybe
    1297. Kelly Clarkson – Mr. Know It All
    1380. One Direction – Kiss You
    1389. One Direction – Live While We’re Young
    1397. One Direction – Moments
    1403. One Direction – Live While We’re Young
    1406. Cassadee Pope – Secondhand
    1458. Carrie Underwood – Undo It

    12/18/2012 – Top 1500 Albums (from LivePopBars)
    27. Phillip Phillips – The World from the Side of the Moon (Deluxe)
    46. One Direction – Take Me Home (Yearbook Edition)
    50. Pentatonix – PTXmas – EP
    62. One Direction – Take Me Home
    64. Carrie Underwood – Blown Away
    117. Cassadee Pope – Cassadee Pope – EP
    124. Scotty McCreery – Christmas With Scotty McCreery
    127. One Direction – Up All Night (Deluxe Version)
    149. Chris Mann – Roads
    153. Phillip Phillips – The World from the Side of the Moon
    184. Cher Lloyd – Sticks & Stones
    201. Kelly Clarkson – Greatest Hits – Chapter One
    240. One Direction – Up All Night
    294. Pentatonix – PTX, Vol. 1
    391. Kelly Clarkson – Stronger (Deluxe Version)
    574. Kris Allen – Waiting for Christmas – EP
    616. Carly Rae Jepsen – Kiss (Deluxe Version)
    683. Mandisa – It’s Christmas (Christmas Angel Edition)
    759. Scotty McCreery – Clear As Day
    859. David Archuleta – Christmas from the Heart
    1128. Carrie Underwood – Some Hearts
    1204. Daughtry – Daughtry
    1253. Chris Rene – I’m Right Here
    1307. Daughtry – Break the Spell (Deluxe Version)
    1387. Carrie Underwood – Play On
    1465. Katharine McPhee – Christmas Is the Time to Say I Love You

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1638805698 Jason Scott

    I read that new BB update last night. It angered me all over again.

    I just wish the industry would realize that Taylor isn’t Country anymore…sigh.

    Thanks, Windmills, for keeping us informed. :)

  • LongKissGoodnight

    To people who are living in USA: I was meaning to ask, how often that commercial that features “Gone, Gone, Gone” is airing now days?

  • windmills

    There are things in the world worth getting angry over. A stupid methodology for ranking music on charts isn’t one of them tbh. I mean, I hope/know you’re probably not being serious but yeah. The worst potential consequence of it was going to be the country industry taking the new chart seriously and influencing the kind of music being released. It’s early days yet but there’s no sign of anybody taking that chart seriously and when you look at singles, Darius Rucker’s coming with a rootsy, catchy as hell country song, Miranda’s next one is definitely country/rock, and none of the big movers on the chart (Lee Brice, Carrie, Tim McGraw) are geared towards crossover play. 

    So, all that’s happened is history’s been rewritten by one party, it hasn’t fooled anybody, and people are just focusing on other charts. I’m not saying it’s right but I’m saying it hasn’t changed much. The country sites have dutifully picked up press releases about the new chart records but, they pick up press releases about somebody in country sneezing. It’s all a big echo chamber and you can tell which stories are genuinely getting attention and which aren’t. The new chart records aren’t. 

    Meanwhile I’m getting my schadenfreude fill seeing that Billboard is still feeling defensive ;)

  • http://twitter.com/CanadianLady2 CanadianLady

    Scotty had to leave a few songs for his next Christmas Cd.

  • Aavari

    Umm, I may have purchased “Red” as a stocking stuffer for my 7 year old.

    She likes Swifty, what are you gonna do? But I’m pleased to say she did very seriously inform me that she really doesn’t  think Taylor sounds very good when she sings the  “Weeeeeeeeeee….eeeeeeeee” part of “We are never, ever, ever getting  back together.” LOL

  • LVD

    CaseyJ’s Crying On A Suitcase had a good week at Billboard gaining 1.036 million AIs and moving up 2 spots to #22. The recovery is officially on. I don’t know what the point was of letting the song lose all momentum and now revive it on a crowded chart but hey, let’s see where this goes! 

    This is really turning out to be one strange chart run. I think it would be more important to see what really happens after the Christmas free. But I am happy to see COAS regaining momentum. 

  • girlygirltoo

    TBH, I’ve yet to see it on tv. So I’d guess not very often? But I don’t watch much tv these days.

  • Trina

    I saw the Radio Shack commercial with GGG at least 3 times since last week. One time it was one of the networks (I think possibly ABC), then once on the Food Network and another IIRC on VH1 so yes it IS getting played.

    Speaking of commercials I noticed the other night that the AI commercial touting they create superstars now added “multi-platinum” to P2′s name when they flash his name on the screen. They are SO gonna pimp the crap out of him and Home when the new season starts lol.

  • DB987

    It did look like a goner about a month ago glad to see it held on.

  • girlygirltoo

    I tweeted Brian about trying to get the sales #s for Kris’ Xmas EP and he thinks he might be able to get those. 

  • lightoftruth777

    CHART DATE: 12/17/2012LAST UPDATE: 12/18/2012 12:28:53NOW IN: FINALLWTWartist / albumlabelpower index% change11TAYLOR SWIFTBIG MACHINE203,333+19%RED–2BRUNO MARSATLANTIC187,339–UNORTHODOX JUKEBOX53MICHAEL BUBLEREPRISE145,105+51%CHRISTMAS44ONE DIRECTIONSYCO/COLUMBIA128,082+21%TAKE ME HOME35ROD STEWARTVERVE106,963-16%MERRY CHRISTMAS BABY–6GAMEGEFFEN86,585–JESUS PIECE87PHILLIP PHILLIPS19/INTERSCOPE66,790+1%WORLD FROM THE SIDE OF THE MOON108BLAKE SHELTONWARNER BROS. NASHVILLE66,076+5%CHEERS, IT’S CHRISTMAS–9GREEN DAYREPRISE61,095–TRE710ALICIA KEYSRCA59,770-21%GIRL ON FIRE911LADY ANTEBELLUMCAPITOL NASHVILLE59,736-6%ON THIS WINTER’S NIGHT1312NOW THAT’S WHAT I CALL MUSIC 44CAPITOL58,482+4%VARIOUS ARTISTS–13MUSIC OF NASHVILLEBIG MACHINE58,030–SOUNDTRACK1414MUMFORD & SONSGLASSNOTE57,120+25%BABEL1215RIHANNADEF JAM/IDJ50,965-14%UNAPOLOGETIC1816JUSTIN BIEBERISLAND/IDJ48,671+18%BELIEVE2117LITTLE BIG TOWNCAPITOL NASHVILLE48,523+39%TORNADO1518JASON ALDEANBROKEN BOW48,388+11%NIGHT TRAIN1619SCOTTY MCCREERYMERC NASH/19/INTERSCOPE48,335+11%CHRISTMAS WITH SCOTTY2320ADELEXL/COLUMBIA43,939+32%212021P!NKRCA43,854+24%TRUTH ABOUT LOVE1722LED ZEPPELINATLANTIC43,643+4%CELEBRATION DAY2523CARRIE UNDERWOOD19/ARISTA NASHVILLE40,560+29%BLOWN AWAY1124FLORIDA GEORGIA LINEBIG MACHINE/REPUBLIC38,988-37%HERE’S TO THE GOOD TIMES2425ONE DIRECTIONSYCO/COLUMBIA37,618+14%UP ALL NIGHT–26HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEYWATERTOWER36,645–SOUNDTRACK1927KID ROCKATLANTIC36,625-10%REBEL SOUL228WIZ KHALIFAATLANTIC36,395-72%O.N.I.F.C.3229CEE LO GREENNEW ELEKTRA35,637+39%CEE LO’S MAGIC MOMENT2230MAROON 5A&M/OCTONE34,762+5%OVEREXPOSED3031LUKE BRYANCAPITOL NASHVILLE33,835+30%TAILGATES & TANLINES2632LUMINEERSDUALTONE31,699+7%LUMINEERS–33BIG BOIDEF JAM/IDJ29,087–VICIOUS LIES & DANGEROUS RUNORS634KE$HAKEMOSABE/RCA29,076-66%WARRIOR–35JENNI RIVERAFONOVISA28,775–LA MISMA GRAN SENORA2936TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRALAVA/REPUBLIC27,999+7%DREAMS OF FIREFLIES3337HUNTER HAYESATLANTIC27,686+11%HUNTER HAYES3638FUN.FUELED BY RAMEN26,148+21%SOME NIGHTS3939ERIC CHURCHCAPITOL NASHVILLE25,542+25%CHIEF3140KENDRICK LAMARAFTERMATH/INTERSCOPE25,223-2%GOOD KID M.A.A.D CITY3841JUSTIN BIEBERISLAND/IDJ24,939+19%UNDER THE MISTLETOE3442JOSH GROBANREPRISE24,5940%NOEL2743KEYSHIA COLEGEFFEN24,027-15%WOMAN TO WOMAN3744KELLY CLARKSON19/RCA23,595+12%GREATEST HITS – CHAPTER 13545SUSAN BOYLESYCO/COLUMBIA21,769-2%STANDING OVATION: THE GREATEST4046ROLLING STONESUME19,599+1%GRRR! GREATEST HITS4347ZAC BROWN BANDATLANTIC19,282+15%UNCAGED2848ANDRE BOCELLIVERVE19,072-32%MY CHRISTMAS4249IMAGINE DRAGONSINTERSCOPE18,592+2%NIGHT VISIONS–50TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRALAVA/REPUBLIC18,452–LOST CHRISTMAS EVE

  • LongKissGoodnight

    LW TW artist / album label power index % change
    1 1 TAYLOR SWIFT – RED 203,333 +19%
    – 2 BRUNO MARS – UNORTHODOX JUKEBOX 187,339 –
    8 7 PHILLIP PHILLIPS – WORLD FROM THE SIDE OF THE MOON 66,790 +1%
    10 8 BLAKE SHELTON - CHEERS, IT’S CHRISTMAS 66,076 +5%
    – 13 MUSIC OF NASHVILLE BIG MACHINE 58,030 –
    16 19 SCOTTY MCCREERY – CHRISTMAS WITH SCOTTY 48,335 +11%
    25 23 CARRIE UNDERWOOD – BLOWN AWAY 40,560 +29%
    37 44 KELLY CLARKSON – GREATEST HITS – CHAPTER 1 23,595 +12%

  • jpfan2

    If those numbers hold, P2 moved up a notch in the top 10 albums this week. That’s a great hold and the label must be thrilled.  I think the album is at 375K sold (just guessing) so it could hit 450K by  Xmas.

      When does P2 do the adoption special? That should sell a few more albums as well. Taylor Swift –wow!

  • Anny_nanny

    Monster! O.O But I want new single.

  • LongKissGoodnight

    Another grate week for Phillip! Consistency seems to be the name of the game with him. At least so far (knock on wood).

    Scotty’s ability to sell albums to holiday crowd almost on par with big name acts speaks to his wide appeal beyond Idol bubble, me think. Also his overall image definitely lends itself beautifully toward holiday music. So good call on Scotty’s and his label part.

    And a great start for “MUSIC OF NASHVILLE”! Very impressive for original music from a relatively low rated show. People who do A&R for this show sure deserve some kudos for a job well done.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    “5 3 MICHAEL BUBLE REPRISE 145,105 +51%

    3 5 ROD STEWART VERVE 106,963 -16%MERRY CHRISTMAS BABY

    10 8 BLAKE SHELTON WARNER BROS. NASHVILLE 66,076 +5%CHEERS, IT’S CHRISTMAS”

    Michael got a really nice sales bump from his NBC Christmas special, but Rod and Blake (who were guests) not really much effect.

  • Mateja Praznik

     4 4 ONE DIRECTION SYCO/COLUMBIA 128,082 +21%

    TAKE ME HOME

    24 25 ONE DIRECTION SYCO/COLUMBIA 37,618 +14%

    UP ALL NIGHT

    Great numbers for the boys, TMH is now over 1 million.

  • girlygirltoo

    What does that put Philip at now for his album? Somewhere over 300K, right?

    This current week (Dec. 17-23) will likely be the last decent week for album sales before the post-Christmas crash. 

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

    Congrats to the Idols for keeping up with those sales!  And CMA Christmas is tomorrow night…here’s crossing my fingers for a nice bump for CWSM!!

  • ADRIANAARG1980

     HE SOLD SOMETHING LIKE 375.000 TOTAL COPIES IN US

  • fuzzywuzzy

    That’s about right. The latest Soundscan sales:

    “3 19IN 4 5 8 PHILLIPS*PHILLIP WORLD FROM THE SIDE OF THE MOO 65,445 -12 74,478 309,081

    So, if last week’s sales are close to the HDD estimate (66,790), then …Moon will have sold around 375,000.

  • girlygirltoo

    thanks

  • maymay

    PP`s Home has sold over 2.8m.
    So 2.8m+last week(guess 100k) +this week(guess 100k)=3 Platinum.

    PP`s album has sold 319k.
    So 319k+last week(about 66k)+this week(guess 60k)+next week(guess 60k)
    =Gold

  • girlygirltoo

    It would still be a bit of a longshot for Philip to get to gold by the end of the year. Figure 60-70K this week (week of 12/17), which would put him at approx. 440K. But starting with Christmas week, album sales are going to drop like a stone. He could do it by Dec. 31, but more likely he’ll get there in early January. Which would still be really fast, and a huge achievement. If he does somehow get there before the end of the year, well, even better :)

  • SaSa8

    How many weeks has COAS been on the chart for Casey?  I thought it was done too.  Good job for hanging on. 

    Congrats to PP  for another good week of sales.  Gold looks likely now it is just a matter of when.  Guess he is glad now that he did not go for the January release date he originally proposed.   

    Scotty has another good week of sales.  He has a few TV appearances this week so I’m hoping that will give him another strong week of sales before the holiday.  He is hanging right in there close to Lady A and Blake for sales - Good for him.   

  • jpfan2

    I think P2′s album could be certified gold in 2012 (based on shipments) but probably won’t go gold.

  • blackberryharvest

    I think it will be certified based on shipments, but it might not actually get to the 500K mark.

  • Anny_nanny

    I think not that certificate do need to the beginning of season 12. In the beginning of the season AI has a shot with the success of “Home”, and better leave something at the time when Phillip returns to the show.
    So I see no reason to hurry.
    I hope Scotty will be able to return with a new single, I hope that Jessica and Colton will present albums. I hope Phillip will present new single.
    Would like to see Haley and Lauren, I dream of the return Kelly – I’m tired of looking for it on the “stranger” of the show.

    What I’m absolutely not interested in AI is the judge. Thank you to who invented the mute and fast forward!

  • jpfan2

    The days after Xmas are great for singles but not so much albums.  So I think it’s unlikely that P2 sells 60K next week. After xmas the number will matter less than where the album ranks on the BB200 (everyone’s sales will crash). The higher the better!

  • ADRIANAARG1980