With 70.38% of reports in, we’ve got an eclectic leader board – a teen sensation, an opera singer and an influential R&B artist. Justin Bieber leads the pack with an acoustic version of his recent album, “Believe”. He can’t be caught with already reported sales of 176K and a prediction that he will sell between 190K and 215K. Next up is Italian Tenor, Andrea Bocelli with his 14th studio album. This one features Mediterranean love songs and former Idol judge JLo (plus a “virtual duet” with Édith Piaf. I love Édith, I don’t love duets with dead people). Finally, in the top 3 is Charlie Wilson who celebrated his 60th birthday by releasing “Love, Charlie”.
Last week’s number 1, Gary Allan takes the 4th slot with “Set You Free”. Bruno Mars holds steady at 5th, Taylor moves up to 6th and the Grammy nominees slide down to 7th (album includes tracks by Idols Kelly Clarkson and Carly Rae Jepsen). The top 10 is rounded out by the “Pitch Perfect” soundtrack, another Kidz Bop album and a debut from Indie Rockers and twins Tegan and Sara.
Not far behind is the winner of his season, Phil Phillips at 21st and One Direction’s “Take Me Home” at 22nd (they also have their first album “Up All Night” at 43rd). Carrie Underwood’s “Blown Away” is at 31st and Kelly Clarkson’s Greatest Hits is at 34. Representing the Voice is first season winner, Adam Levine whose band’s “Overexposed” is at 38th. Now 44 features a bunch of Idols, X-Factorers and judges and is at 16th.
NOW IN: FINAL
LW TW artist / album label power index % change
— 1 JUSTIN BIEBER ISLAND/IDJ 211,039 —
— 2 ANDREA BOCELLI VERVE 92,799 —
— 3 TEGAN & SARA WARNER BROS. 44,619 —
— 4 CHARLIE WILSON RCA 42,151 —
4 13 GRAMMY NOMINEES 2013 CAPITOL 23,216 -42%
— 14 COLTON DIXON 19/SPARROW 22,024 —
15 20 ONE DIRECTION SYCO/COLUMBIA 17,022 -13%
TAKE ME HOME
16 26 PHILLIP PHILLIPS 19/INTERSCOPE 15,669 -19%
WORLD FROM THE SIDE OF THE MOON
24 32 NOW THAT’S WHAT I CALL MUSIC 44 CAPITOL 14,438 -10%
36 35 CARRIE UNDERWOOD 19/ARISTA NASHVILLE 13,334 29%
43 47 KELLY CLARKSON 19/RCA 8,842 -7%
GREATEST HITS – CHAPTER 1