Final:
1 7 BLAKE SHELTON RED RIVER BLUE 48,010 -59%
7 8 JASON ALDEAN MY KINDA PARTY 43,490 +4%
12 15 JACKIE EVANCHO DREAM WITH ME 21,170 -14%
16 25 BRAD PAISLEY THIS IS COUNTRY MUSIC 15,201 -18%
17 27 SCOTTY MCCREERY AMERICAN IDOL: SEASON 10 14,398 -19%
31 45 NOW COUNTRY 4 VARIOUS ARTISTS 9,216 -24%

I must admit that it seems a little strange to see critically acclaimed Adele battling it out with an album of karaoke covers sung by random unknown kids, but that’s the music business for you. Making it even odder is that one of the songs they are covering is Adele’s rather mature song about a relationship gone bad. This is the 20th disk in the very popular series and they always seem to make it work for their customers. I must admit a little curiosity on what they did with some of the lines in “The Lazy Song”. And, couldn’t they have used the original versions of “Whip My Hair” and “Never Say Never” since those are already sung by bopping kidz? Anyway, good for them. With 51.61% of the market reporting, the Kidz are on top, but HDD predicts that Adele will be the eventual winner.

As with last week, Scotty and David are the only solo Idols in the HDD top 50 after the Monday updates. Scotty’s Walmart EP is currently at 21 while David Cook rounds out the report at 50th. Kelly continues to help Jason Aldean’s “My Kinda Party” stay in the top 5 at 4th. Carrie appears on two disks. Her duet with Brad assists his latest disk stay at 16 this week while she also has a track on “Now Country 4″ which is at 25.

The Voice Judge, Blake Shelton topped the chart last week and looks to have a strong follow-up week currently in third. His “Best of CD” continues to sell well at 30th. Beyonce continues to spurn my needs to make “4″ puns by never coming in 4th. Currently, she is at 5th. Sixth and Seventh spots are held by debuting disks by 3 Doors Down and DJ Khaled. Selena and her scene are in 8th, Nashville Star’s Chris Young is in 9th in his second week and Now 38 rounds out the top 10. AGT’s Jackie Evancho is at 15th.

The other big news is Amy Winehouse. She’s currently at 14th with 11,762 albums sold. Considering stock would have been short on such a relatively old album and most of those sales would have occurred on the weekend, that’s very impressive.

CHART DATE: 07/25/2011
LAST UPDATE: 07/25/2011 14:26:19
NOW IN: 51.61%

LW TW artist / album label power index
– 1 KIDZ BOP KIDS KIDZ BOP 20 37,603
3 2 ADELE 21 35,088
1 3 BLAKE SHELTON RED RIVER BLUE 30,765
7 4 JASON ALDEAN MY KINDA PARTY 30,761
5 5 BEYONCE 4 30,316
– 6 3 DOORS DOWN TIME OF MY LIFE 26,575
– 7 DJ KHALED WE THE BEST FOREVER 24,775
10 8 SELENA GOMEZ & THE SCENE WHEN THE SUN GOES DOWN18,404
4 9 CHRIS YOUNG NEON 17,133
18 10 NOW THAT’S WHAT I CALL MUSIC 38 VARIOUS ARTISTS 12,982

– 12 311 UNIVERSAL PULSE 12,214

– 14 AMY WINEHOUSE UNIVERSAL BACK TO BLACK 11,762
12 15 JACKIE EVANCHO DREAM WITH ME 11,243
16 16 BRAD PAISLEY THIS IS COUNTRY MUSIC 10,260

17 21 SCOTTY MCCREERY AMERICAN IDOL: SEASON 10 8,915

31 25 NOW COUNTRY 4 VARIOUS ARTISTS 7,621

33 30 BLAKE SHELTON LOADED: THE BEST OF 6,018

30 35 ADELE 19 4,991

– 50 DAVID COOK THIS LOUD MORNING 3,136

Hits Daily Double

 
  • Pam

    17 18 SCOTTY MCCREERY I Love You This Big 2884 2863 21 18.761
    +19 Spins
    -4 Bullet
    +0.107 AI

    All Stations
    17 17 SCOTTY MCCREERY I Love You This Big 4691 4646 45 25.031

  • Pam

    CHR/Pop
    52 48 JASON ALDEAN/KELLY CLARKSON Don’t You Wanna Stay 468 446 22 1.612

    HAC
    11 10 JASON ALDEAN/KELLY CLARKSON Don’t You Wanna Stay 2577 2704 -127 14.97
    31 31 DAVID COOK Last Goodbye 596 574 22 1.588

    AC (through #38)
    9 8 JASON ALDEAN/KELLY CLARKSON Don’t You Wanna Stay 987 863 124 8.699
    29 26 JOSH GRACIN Long Way To Go 100 74 26 0.185
    22 28 MATTHEW MORRISON Summer Rain 80 131 -51 0.277
    40 35 DAVID COOK Last Goodbye 42 29 13 0.305

    Country
    9 7 BRAD PAISLEY/CARRIE UNDERWOOD Remind Me 4313 4043 270 28.447
    17 18 SCOTTY MCCREERY I Love You This Big 2884 2863 21 18.761
    35 33 KELLIE PICKLER Tough 759 666 93 3.976
    48 44 LAUREN ALAINA Like My Mother Does 358 303 55 1.82

    Urban
    27 26 JENNIFER HUDSON No One Gonna Love Yo… 765 758 7 3.494

    Urban AC
    10 11 FANTASIA Collard Greens & Cor… 932 966 -34 4.541
    16 14 JENNIFER HUDSON No One Gonna Love Yo… 774 688 86 4.446
    39 36 JENNIFER HUDSON Don’t Look Down 122 94 28 1.299
    41 46 KEKE WYATT Saturday Love f/Rube… 61 82 -21 0.15

    Rhythmic
    25 19 TYGA Far Away f/Chris Ric… 1648 1398 250 6.968

    Christian AC
    9 11 MANDISA Stronger 903 926 -23 3.67
    24 29 CHRIS SLIGH One 192 250 -58 0.609
    Canada-Main AC
    10 10 JASON ALDEAN/KELLY CLARKSON Don’t You Wanna Stay 219 220 -1 1.497

    Canada-Country
    5 5 BRAD PAISLEY/CARRIE UNDERWOOD Remind Me 704 653 51 2.478
    16 18 SCOTTY MCCREERY I Love You This Big 416 432 -16 1.234

  • Kirsten

    Some Amy stats articles:

    UK Charts (which close on Saturday night) – Official Chart Company
    With fewer than seven hours sales being counted after Winehouse’s death was confirmed, her Back To Black album returns to the Official Albums Chart at 59 and 163 (in standard and deluxe editions respectively). In turn, Winehouse’s Back To Black and Rehab singles also re-enter the Official Singles Chart at 81 and 181 respectively.

    While the chart arrivals are relatively low this week, they are sure to rise over the coming week. Sales of Winehouse’s albums increased by 37 times between Friday and Saturday, with track sales up by 23 times.

    The Official Charts Company (OCC) is a joint venture between record labels’ body the BPI and ERA, the Entertainment Retailers Association

    From Billboard – Amy Winehouse Singles: 1,800% Sales Gain Projected for This Week’s Chart

    At press time, industry sources suggested that of all her songs, “Rehab” sold the most during the week that ended Sunday night (July 24) — a survey period that closed approximately 36 hours after news of her death broke — with sales estimates for it around 30,000 downloads. That may be enough for the song to re-enter the Digital Songs chart. We’ll know for sure on Wednesday when SoundScan’s sales data is released.

    Her next biggest sellers look to be “You Know I’m No Good” (around 15,000), “Back to Black” (over 10,000), “Valerie” (10,000) and “Tears Dry On Their Own” (possibly 5,000).

    Combined, all of her available songs last week sold an estimated 100,000 downloads. If that number holds, it will represent a whopping 1,800% gain from what her songs sold the week previous: 5,000 according to SoundScan.

    Billboard is predicting her “Back to Black” will sell 20-25K in the US (here is an article with a rundown on stats for that album). Last week, B2B sold 1K albums. In total, it has sold 2.3M copies in the US.

  • Kirsten

    All Stations
    17 17 SCOTTY MCCREERY I Love You This Big 4691 4646 45 25.031

    An AI of 25M is a nice milestone to hit.

  • windmills

    Couple of notes based on the Billboard country chart.

    Lauren’s LMMD went recurrent on Billboard. I’m surprised. There’s still a possibility of it being brought back onto the chart if it starts gaining significantly. That happened to Gloriana’s Wild At Heart. I wonder if they’ll try to ready a follow up single in the coming weeks or just try to revive LMMD.

    Scotty had a better week at Billboard than Mediabase. I think ILYTB was basically flat in AIs on Mediabase but it gained 800k on Billboard which isn’t amazing but isn’t bad. He’s still going to get passed by Keith Urban and possibly Eli Young Band on Billboard this week but after that, he’s got a little breathing room for a few weeks.

    Kellie had a decent gain and should be safe from getting passed this week too.

    Brad/Carrie also did better on Billboard than Mediabase. They passed Justin Moore’s song (which has peaked) on Mediabase today and they’ll pass it on Billboard’s chart next week.

    P.S. No adds date for CaseyJ’s single but I wasn’t expecting one. It seems the rollout will start soon but the song hasn’t been sent to radio yet and I don’t think the adds date will be the 1st part of the rollout.

  • dy77

    Very interesting article in the Washington Post front section this morning on how to measure an act’s popularity (shifting from album sales to other types of charts):

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style/whos-on-top-in-music-its-gotten-hard-to-say/2011/06/27/gIQAWF9gZI_print.html

  • Pam

    i-tunes

    Singles
    11. Rehab – Amy Winehouse
    13. Dirt Road Anthem – Jason Aldean
    24. Remind Me (Duet with Carrie Underwood) – Brad Paisley
    35. You Know I’m No Good – Amy Winehouse
    39. Back to Black – Amy Winehouse
    57. Valerie – Amy Winehouse
    65. Don’t You Wanna Stay (with Kelly Clarkson) – Jason Aldean
    93. I Love You This Big (American Idol Performance) – Scotty McCreery
    118. Tears Dry On Their Own – Amy Winehouse
    131. Bleeding Love – Leona Lewis
    135. Dirt Road Anthem (Remix) [feat. Ludacris] – Jason Aldean
    136. My Kinda Party – Jason Aldean
    150. Whiskey Lullaby – Alison Krauss & Brad Paisley
    193. Old Alabama (feat. Alabama) – Brad Paisley
    200. F**k Me Pumps – Amy Winehouse
    204. Far Away (feat. Chris Richardson) – Tyga
    210. Love Is a Losing Game – Amy Winehouse
    258. She’s Country – Jason Aldean
    272. A Moment Like This – Kelly Clarkson
    281. Last Name – Carrie Underwood
    288. Big Green Tractor – Jason Aldean
    304. Valerie – Mark Ronson featuring Amy Winehouse
    325. Rehab (Remix) [feat. Jay-Z] – Amy Winehouse
    334. Rehab – Amy Winehouse
    387. Stronger Than Me – Amy Winehouse
    426. Someone to Watch Over Me (Demo) – Amy Winehouse
    432. Me & Mr. Jones – Amy Winehouse
    446. Loser Like Me (Glee Cast Version) – Glee Cast
    482. Stronger – Mandisa
    492. To Know Him Is to Love Him (Live) – Amy Winehouse
    502. Home – Daughtry
    609. Cupid (Deluxe Edition Version) – Amy Winehouse
    612. Before He Cheats – Carrie Underwood
    619. You Know I’m No Good – Amy Winehouse
    638. Don’t Stop Believin’ (Glee Cast Version) – Glee Cast
    661. Back to Black – Amy Winehouse
    756. This Time – Pia Toscano
    766. Undo It – Carrie Underwood
    769. Like My Mother Does (American Idol Performance) – Lauren Alaina
    792. Amarillo Sky – Jason Aldean
    796. Stitch By Stitch (The Voice Performance) – Javier Colon
    846. How Great Thou Art – Carrie Underwood
    866. The Truth – Jason Aldean
    870. Cowboy Casanova – Carrie Underwood
    921. She’s Everything – Brad Paisley
    924. Wake Up Alone – Amy Winehouse
    935. Crazy Town – Jason Aldean
    951. Then – Brad Paisley
    976. Water – Brad Paisley

    Albums
    2. Back to Black – Amy Winehouse
    5. Frank – Amy Winehouse
    8. Back to Black: B-Sides – Amy Winehouse
    9. Back to Black – Amy Winehouse
    18. My Kinda Party – Jason Aldean
    27. Frank (B-Sides) – Amy Winehouse
    60. iTunes Festival: London – Amy Winehouse (Live) – Amy Winehouse
    67. This Is Country Music – Brad Paisley
    118. Frank – Amy Winehouse
    204. Dream With Me – Jackie Evancho
    212. Wide Open – Jason Aldean
    234. Glee: The Music, Vol. 6 – Glee Cast
    253. Glee: The Music Presents The Warblers – Glee Cast
    275. Glee: The Music, Vol. 1 – Glee Cast
    349. Glee: The Music, Vol. 5 – Glee Cast
    358. Michael Grimm – Michael Grimm
    365. This Loud Morning (Deluxe Version) – David Cook
    478. American Idol Season 10: Scotty McCreery – Scotty McCreery
    490. Glee: The Music, Vol. 3 – Showstoppers (Deluxe Edition) – Glee Cast
    537. Glee: The Music, Vol. 4 – Glee Cast
    554. What If We Were Real – Mandisa
    584. Play On – Carrie Underwood
    591. American Saturday Night (Bonus Track Version) – Brad Paisley
    664. Glee: The Music, Journey to Regionals – EP – Glee Cast
    684. Jason Aldean – Jason Aldean
    697. Leave Your Hat On – Michael Grimm
    760. Glee: The Music, Vol. 2 – Glee Cast
    775. Some Hearts – Carrie Underwood
    785. I Remember Me – Jennifer Hudson
    880. Leave This Town (Bonus Track Version) – Daughtry
    938. This Loud Morning – David Cook
    958. Carnival Ride – Carrie Underwood
    989. Hits Alive – Brad Paisley

  • Pam

    From Billboard – Amy Winehouse Singles: 1,800% Sales Gain Projected for This Week’s Chart

    That is just mind blowing!

    Lauren’s LMMD went recurrent on Billboard.

    That is a surprise. windmills do you have any theories as to why it went recurrent on Billboard so quickly? Do think it’s because the song really hasn’t made any significant gains?

  • Elliegrll

    That’s a great article, thanks dy77. I think what it boils down to is the importance of having good management and promotion. In the bubble, we tend to think someone is a failure if they don’t sell X number of albums, but the label is thinking in terms of whether or not the artist has tapped into a reliable and steady demographic, so that they can make a profit.

    There have been plenty of people who have had hit singles, but the managers and labels have failed to clearly connect their singers with those songs, so that the artist becomes just as popular and buzzed about as the song.

  • http://emuisemo.pbworks.com eilonwy

    From the article dy77 linked:

    Next Big Sound’s Social50 chart measures activity across major social networking sites — Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, MySpace, about 10 in all — and tallies a weekly weighted total of plays, views and fan activity. The company’s 10-person staff also produces another chart, the NBS25, which monitors which artists are creating the most online activity the fastest.

    On rare occasions of extreme boredom, I’ve taken a look at the top 20 or so of the Social50 and noticed that, with the exception of Taylor Swift, their artist sites tend to have low forum usage, if there’s a “fan community” at all.

    I’m also seeing a lot of artists at all levels of success who don’t have official fan forums — the trend seems to be to encourage fans to participate in larger social and music sites, so that they’re building relationships and buzz rather than spending their time intensely focused on an artist. Apparently there’s still power to “gee, we both like how Band X does Y… maybe you’d share my enjoyment of Band Z.”

  • steph6449

    Interesting with Lauren going off the BBD chart.

    On mediabase, she looks to be having some nicer movement in the right direction. I didn’t look past the morning results yesterday when she had one station reporting in. How many new adds did she wind up with?

    Her album doesn’t seem that it is on as speedy a track as Scotty’s. Maybe they have time to push a new single if they want. I read that they were going to do a video for LMMD, did she ever shoot it?

  • Kirsten

    I read that they were going to do a video for LMMD, did she ever shoot it?

    Yes, they did. She has talked about it in interviews. It will also feature clips from her childhood.

    Videos usually take about two weeks to edit. I can quite imagine that they might choose to debut the videos when they meet with the press when they are in Nashville this week. If somebody hasn’t arranged for those two to talk to the Country press in Nashville this week, somebody isn’t doing their job.

  • Tess

    There have been plenty of people who have had hit singles, but the managers and labels have failed to clearly connect their singers with those songs, so that the artist becomes just as popular and buzzed about as the song.

    This has been my take on the music biz for 50 years. I could rattle off a never-ending list of hit songs without having a clue as to the artist(s) who performed them. And that seems to be why there are so many one-hit wonders out there.

    It may not seem important that a recording Artist have a certain amount of celebrity status….but unless that is present the singer may have niche status and be known to a small demographic for their work (and many love having it this way, artist and audience) without having a real opportunity for long term financial and musical success.

    Nowadays, with the internet, I make sure if I like a song I follow up on the Artist, too. And if I can’t find any buzz about them I kind of loose interest. I want to learn about the person as well as the songs….especially because songs disappear pretty quickly.

  • Elliegrll

    Her album doesn’t seem that it is on as speedy a track as Scotty’s.

    Yesterday she tweeted that she’s already recorded five songs for the album, and during an interview with USA Today at the start of the tour she said that her album is scheduled to be released in September.

  • car3278sweet

    17 17 SCOTTY MCCREERY I Love You This Big 4691 4646 45 25.031

    Okay. Since my special snowflake is soon to enter this land of numbers, I feel obliged to actually understand these odd random digits at the end of the song title.

    4691 ????
    4646 ??????
    45 ?
    25.031 ??11?

    If anyone could explain what the significance of these numbers are, this non-number person would be very appreciative.

  • Elliegrll

    On rare occasions of extreme boredom, I’ve taken a look at the top 20 or so of the Social50 and noticed that, with the exception of Taylor Swift, their artist sites tend to have low forum usage, if there’s a “fan community” at all.

    I think buzz and name recognition go beyond having twitter parties, or organized fan groups with odd nicknames. Like the article stated, there’s a difference between internet popularity and real world popularity. There are a lot of idols who are very popular on the internet, but we’ve seen that that popularity hasn’t translated into them selling millions of albums. Carrie has established herself very well in mainstream culture, and has a very stable market that she’s tapped into, but her internet popularity isn’t very high.

  • steph6449

    Yesterday she tweeted that she’s already recorded five songs for the album, and during an interview with USA Today at the start of the tour she said that her album is scheduled to be released in September.

    I read about the five songs, and that she has been choosing songs. It just seemed that maybe September would be fairly aggressive to completely finish the album if that’s where she is now. Especially if she may not be sitting on a single even in the top 40 to back it up. They might benefit more from waiting until later in the fall, idk.
    Where in Scotty’s case, I tend to put more stock in the Sept/Oct date he’s been citing. Just an impression, I guess, lol.

  • car3278sweet

    P.S. No adds date for CaseyJ’s single but I wasn’t expecting one. It seems the rollout will start soon but the song hasn’t been sent to radio yet and I don’t think the adds date will be the 1st part of the rollout.

    Windmills, could you describe what you mean by “1st part of the rollout”? If they aren’t putting out an adds date, haven’t sent LDCIAN to radio – ah, what is the plan exactly?

  • Tess

    she said that her album is scheduled to be released in September.

    I get the feeling that Universal Nashville really wants to get both Scotty and Lauren released and, hopefully, established before the big hitters pounce on the late fall holiday dates. I wouldn’t be surprised if Scotty releases his next singles and his album almost concurrently and well before the Christmas season. Lauren may do the same, just slightly behind Scotty.

  • car3278sweet

    I can quite imagine that they might choose to debut the videos when they meet with the press when they are in Nashville this week. If somebody hasn’t arranged for those two to talk to the Country press in Nashville this week, somebody isn’t doing their job.

    You know, when you said this Kirsten, I suddenly thought. Wow. I haven’t seen a lot of “stuff” about the tour this year. This might be slightly off topic from “numbers” – but gee. No reviews except yours, Kirsten. Is MJ just not doing them this year or have none been sent in? I floved the reviews last year. They were all good and sometimes hilarious. And not much press coverage either really. I remember tons and tons of interviews being posted. Not so much this year.

    Maybe it’s just that I haven’t been paying as much attention since I’m not attached to any of the current crop.

  • Elliegrll

    It may not seem important that a recording Artist have a certain amount of celebrity status….but unless that is present the singer may have niche status and be known to a small demographic for their work (and many love having it this way, artist and audience) without having a real opportunity for long term financial and musical success.

    I may be misinterpreting what you are saying, but I don’t think it’s that simple. There are a lot of niche artist, who don’t have celebrity status, but they are very successful, because their labels and management have been able to expose them to and make their names known to people who like their music. They may not sell a million records or even 500,000, but their labels budget for this, knowing that there is an audience out there for their artists’ type of music, and that these people will support the artists by keeping up with them, buying merchandise, coming to concerts, etc. even if the artist isn’t on the radio or tv all of the time.

    These artists do have buzz in the niche communities that like their music.

  • BootStar

    I’m no number-cruncher, and I don’t follow these things closely, but after a quick glance at these numbers, I have to ask, how can the music industry continue? These numbers, overall, suggest an industry on life-support. And what happens when Spotify conquers the US? How on earth does anybody make any money in this business? Are single sales so huge that they compensate for non-existent album sales?

  • windmills

    Pam: That is a surprise. windmills do you have any theories as to why it went recurrent on Billboard so quickly? Do think it’s because the song really hasn’t made any significant gains?

    Pretty much. LMMD probably lost its bullet on Billboard this week and the chartkeepers looked at how it’s been bouncing around in the 45-50 range for weeks, looked into whether it was being actively promoted anymore, decided it wasn’t, and decided to take it off the chart to open up a spot for somebody else.

    Elliegrll: Yesterday she tweeted that she’s already recorded five songs for the album, and during an interview with USA Today at the start of the tour she said that her album is scheduled to be released in September.

    I think she’s backed off the September release date and has said “fall” in more recent interviews. I know I should be able to have a link for that but I honestly don’t remember where I heard her saying that anymore. K92 interview maybe?

    With Lauren probably putting vocals on a bunch of tracks yesterday, I think a new single could be readied in a few weeks if it were made a priority. The complication is the fact that she shot a video for LMMD. It does seem like kind of waste now like Valentin432 said in another thread but it’s not unheard of for somebody to have a video for one song out when another’s being promoted to radio. The probable sweetness of the LMMD video and the visibility that’d come with it probably isn’t a bad thing.

    By the way this week’s Billboard Country Update noted that there is no solo female in the t30 of the chart this week :\ Part of that is because Carrie’s on a duet and Miranda doesn’t have a current single. Taylor’ll be in there next week and Kellie will eventually follow her. The only female presence in the country t30 right now other than Carrie comes from Hillary Scott of Lady A, Grace Potter who’s a featured artist and the best part on Kenny Chesney’s current single (the 3 songs are all t10), and the female half of Thompson Square. The Band Perry where Kimberly Perry’s the lead was in there before they went recurrent a couple weeks ago.

  • lili_anne7

    Yesterday she tweeted that she’s already recorded five songs for the album, and during an interview with USA Today at the start of the tour she said that her album is scheduled to be released in September.

    She may have said that, but I doubt her label would release her album at the same time as Scotty’s. Right now, It seems like Scotty is their first priority, since he’s the winner and he’s proven that he can sell. I just hope the label doesn’t put Lauren on the back burner, which is why I’m not to crazy about her being on the same label as Scotty.

    I also don’t understand why they made music videos for both their songs. If their albums are to be released in Sep or Oct, then shouldn’t they move on to their 1st “real” singles, or are they counting on the coronation songs to be the 1st singles?

  • steph6449

    On rare occasions of extreme boredom, I’ve taken a look at the top 20 or so of the Social50 and noticed that, with the exception of Taylor Swift, their artist sites tend to have low forum usage, if there’s a “fan community” at all.

    True, but a lot of those sites really aren’t well designed to encourage interactive traffic.

    If you include the artists’ official Facebook pages, twitter, etc. there is a lot more activity. Plus the unofficial fansites…some of which can function as semi-authorized sites with encouragement and occasionally assistance from the artist or their reps.

  • Elliegrll

    How on earth does anybody make any money in this business?

    The labels get 360 deals, so that they are making money off of tours and merchandise. The artists start getting more co-writing credits, and figure out ways to make more money off of their songs by trying to get them used by other forms of media. They also keep pushing for radio stations to pay them for the use of their songs even if they didn’t write them.

  • Kirsten

    Okay. Since my special snowflake is soon to enter this land of numbers, I feel obliged to actually understand these odd random digits at the end of the song title.

    4691 ????
    4646 ??????
    45 ?
    25.031 ??11?

    4691 Number of times the song has been played (spins) in the last 7 days

    4646 Number of times the song was played in the previous seven days (8-14)

    45 Difference in the number of times the song was played in the last 7 days and the previous 7 days (1-7 compared to 8-14). Referred to the spincrease or bullet and indicates if the song is growing, staying the same or losing spins.

    25.031 Audience impressions in millions. The number of times the song has been heard. Each spin is multiplied by the number of listeners for that radio station at that time of day (as figured out by a ratings organization called Arbitron). The same person may have heard the song several times.

  • tinawina

    There are a lot of niche artist, who don’t have celebrity status, but they are very successful, because their labels and management have been able to expose them to and make their names known to people who like their music.

    Yeah, I agree. There are hundreds of acts out there most people have never heard of but they put out a steady stream of product that sells to their audience, and they have been doing it for years.

    I don’t think there is any formula to this. People just have to do what works for them I think. The approach has to customized to the artist.

  • windmills

    car3278sweet: Windmills, could you describe what you mean by “1st part of the rollout”? If they aren’t putting out an adds date, haven’t sent LDCIAN to radio – ah, what is the plan exactly?

    I don’t know the exact plan but I imagine it will involve some kind of press release announcing CaseyJ’s single, its cowriters, summing up what CaseyJ’s been up to this year in terms of all the live shows he’s playing to give an idea of how many country fans he’s reached, and possibly naming the producer. It’s possible Itunes availability will also be announced if they plan to do that ahead of the release to radio. I expect the radio side of things with an adds date and some kind of radio tour (maybe) will come a little later. It won’t be a big hyped red carpet rollout, but just something official to get picked up by blogs and country news outlets.

  • http://emuisemo.pbworks.com eilonwy

    True, but a lot of those sites really aren’t well designed to encourage interactive traffic.

    If you include the artists’ official Facebook pages, twitter, etc. there is a lot more activity.

    My point exactly. Facebook is by definition a larger society: if one “likes” an artist’s site, this shows up on one’s profile for the benefit of one’s friends who aren’t yet fans.

    I’m not saying the Social50 is flawed — I’m saying it’s interesting what it measures, as this really suggests the importance of interacting in ways that create new fans.

  • Pam

    Pretty much. LMMD probably lost its bullet on Billboard this week and the chartkeepers looked at how it’s been bouncing around in the 45-50 range for weeks, looked into whether it was being actively promoted anymore, decided it wasn’t, and decided to take it off the chart to open up a spot for somebody else.

    Ok. That’s what I suspected. Thank you.

  • Buffynut

    Just curious about why we are following and tracking Amy Winehouse numbers?

  • adolf_hipster

    I have to ask, how can the music industry continue? These numbers, overall, suggest an industry on life-support. And what happens when Spotify conquers the US? How on earth does anybody make any money in this business?

    But with internet artists (well their labels mostly) have so many new revenue streams that they didn’t have 20 or 30 years ago.

    And spotify is just another stream of money for them. People who want to steal music will do it anyway, spotify or not, but the minute some of those register for an account and listen to a song there (or on youtube, vevo…) before they steal it lol, they make the artist money. Internet is a beats. You can make LOT of money there.

    And of course there’s touring. If you can sell tickets and headline, you won’t starve. Gaga and Bieber were on top of this years forbes list. And unsurprisingly the same twosome was making headlines all through the summer last year as the lucky ones that don’t have to cancel/reschedule/resize their arena tours, because their tickets (unlike other huge popstars’) were selling.

    Anyone else is expecting Taylor Swift near the top of the list next year? heh

  • car3278sweet

    Thanks Kirsten and windmills for educating me!

  • Kirsten

    Just curious about why we are following and tracking Amy Winehouse numbers?

    Because we had a couple of blog posts over the weekend relating to her with a number of comments. People seemed interested.

    We did the same with Michael Jackson when he passed away.

    We also sometimes cover big news in music numbers such as Gaga’s release.

  • falafel

    By the way this week’s Billboard Country Update noted that there is no solo female in the t30 of the chart this week : Part of that is because Carrie’s on a duet and Miranda doesn’t have a current single. Taylor’ll be in there next week and Kellie will eventually follow her. The only female presence in the country t30 right now other than Carrie comes from Hillary Scott of Lady A, Grace Potter who’s a featured artist and the best part on Kenny Chesney’s current single (the 3 songs are all t10), and the female half of Thompson Square. The Band Perry where Kimberly Perry’s the lead was in there before they went recurrent a couple weeks ago.

    That was pretty depressing. I was counting the female acts on Mediabase this morning, and if you include everyone in the Top 40 (Kellie, etc.), solo women still occupy only 5 out of 40 spots, and that’s counting Carrie and Grace as solo acts. If you expand the list to include bands with women, it balloons to a whopping 9 out of 40. That’s not even 25%.

    That quote about how it’s because we’re between cycles for Taylor and Miranda from that one program director really infuriated me. I mean, yes, technically it is. But why are the big female acts the only ones that are allowed to exist on the top tiers of the chart? PDs need to take some responsibility for their actions. There were a bunch of women hanging out in the lower 30s that went recurrent last week. Radio could have, gee, I don’t know, maybe tried playing some of those songs so that the women would move up? Just an idea.

    And I don’t buy that the reason that radio is not playing their music is that women are putting out inferior product, because there are some truly awful songs hanging out in the top 30 right now that PDs have insisted on shoving down our throats. Heck, there are some truly awful songs in the top 10! (Okay, it’s just the one, but it’s so awful that I count it as two.) I don’t even like the JaneDear Girls, but they deserved better than what they got, especially if we’re living in an era in which we’re going to pretend that the 2010s equivalent of Honky Tonk Badonkadonk belongs in the top 5.

    Lauren has a really tough road ahead of her, but she does have a star-making machine behind her, so hopefully she’ll be okay.

  • Mike M

    Actually, Lauren said she finished five tracks yesterday. I think there are actually more than that done overall. She said a couple days ago that the album was about half done, and that was before yesterday’s session in Atlanta. Also, she will be recording in Nashville, so one would think after that session the album could be pretty much done.

    Can someone explain to me what it means to go recurrent? I thought I knew, but this one has me confused again.

    ETA: Someone asked on the previous page how many adds Lauren had yesterday. She had four after having six last week. Other than the first week when it had nine, it has never had more than six in a given week.

  • falafel

    “Recurrent” basically means that a song isn’t new anymore. It has already peaked on the chart and is on its way down, or isn’t going anywhere, so they pull it from the chart to make room for a song that is on its way up. It can still be played on the radio, it just doesn’t show up on the charts.

    Different charts have different recurrency rules. On Billboard’s country chart, songs are protected from going recurrent in the top 10. As long as a song is in the top 10, they won’t pull it. If a song is outside of the top 10, it goes recurrent after either two or three weeks (depending on how old the song is) of losing spins/audience. On Mediabase’s country chart, there are no protected tiers. Songs go recurrent after three straight weeks of losses, regardless of chart position.

    The Hot 100 chart and charts for some other genres have less strict recurrency rules than the country charts do, with songs in the top 50 or top 20 being safe. For the Hot 100, this is because it includes so many genres that it would be ridiculous to pull a song so quickly after it falls from the top 10, since it may very well still be at the top of the chart in its genre and have life left in it.

  • larc

    Buffynut says:
    Just curious about why we are following and tracking Amy Winehouse numbers?

    This club seems to have got a lot less exclusive lately. ;)

  • Mike M

    Thanks falafel for the information. That’s what my understanding of recurrent was, and that’s why I’m a bit confused about LMMD. Hasn’t it actually had a slight increase in spins the last couple of weeks? Nothing major by any means, but an increase just the same.

  • chearts77

    Thanks falafel for the information. That’s what my understanding of recurrent was, and that’s why I’m a bit confused about LMMD. Hasn’t it actually had a slight increase in spins the last couple of weeks? Nothing major by any means, but an increase just the same.

    I just went back and checked the Billboard Country Updates for July 11 and July 18 (links below for you) and Lauren had a negative bullet both weeks. That would explain why they removed her this week.

    http://www.billboard.biz/bbbiz/billboardbiz/photos/pdf/0711_BCU_0711.pdf

    http://www.billboard.biz/bbbiz/billboardbiz/photos/pdf/0718_BCU_0718.pdf

  • Tess

    This club seems to have got a lot less exclusive lately.

    Yup its kind of sad when idol winners and runner-ups from two seasons (7 and 9) who really should be front and center on the charts during this season (based on album releases) are basically no where to be found. If it wasn’t for the old guard and a bit of the new youngins’ on the block we wouldn’t have much at all to talk about.

  • Mike M

    Thanks chearts77 . That clears it up, though I could have sworn Mediabase showed a slight increase in spins. I guess the problem is my memory. I know a couple of weeks ago she had no adds, but last week she had six and four more this week. I’m not sure it’s a big deal either way. I’m thinking at best it could have cracked top 40. Still not quite sure they’re sitting on the video, but they obviously have a plan.

  • chearts77

    Thanks chearts77 . That clears it up, though I could have sworn Mediabase showed a slight increase in spins. I guess the problem is my memory.

    Mediabase is different than Billboard. Billboard goes mainly on audience impressions…whereas mediabase uses spins and AI (windmills, correct me if I’m wrong). Notice on Billboard that Lauren had an increase in spins last week (15), but the audience was down.

  • falafel

    Also, Mediabase updates their charts twice a day during the week, but the Sunday night chart is the only one that “counts,” since the official, published chart that determines which song is #1 is compiled based on Sunday’s numbers. (Just like with the Billboard chart.)

    My understanding of the recurrency rules (and someone please correct me if I’m wrong) is that a song might briefly have a bullet during the week, but three bulletless Sundays — i.e., three weeks without a bullet on the official chart — will be enough to sink it regardless of the little ups and downs that happen during the week. In that sense, the daily chart updates can be slightly misleading.

  • Lucy1234

    I am actually surprised that Lauren’s song went recurrent on Billboard. She received 5 adds yesterday and LMMD is up more spins this week than it has been for a while and thought maybe she could make top 40. I know the Hunter Hayes’ song was struggling in the lower 40′s for a while and now seems to be moving nicely into the top 40. I am wondering if it is possible that if it continues to slowly move up on mediabase that Billboard will allow it back on the chart. Do mediabase and Billboard always go hand in hand. Is it possible for a song to go recurrent on Billboard but not mediabase?

  • Mike M

    Do mediabase and Billboard always go hand in hand. Is it possible for a song to go recurrent on Billboard but not mediabase?

    Lucy, from what I understand and have had reinforced by the above posts, Mediabase and Billboard do not go hand in hand at all. Billboard uses another reporting service, not Mediabase.

  • Pam

    CHR/Pop (#51 and above)
    66 64 TYGA Far Away f/Chris Richardson 163 161 2 0.428
    90 89 SANTANA Photograph f/Chris Daughtry 68 65 3 0.304
    157 92 PIA TOSCANO This Time 62 16 46 0.188
    89 116 JORDIN SPARKS I Am Woman 37 66 -29 0.057
    167 159 KELLY CLARKSON Let Me Down 14 14 0 0.050
    151 160 JAVIER COLON Stitch By Stitch 14 18 -4 0.036
    123 166 GLEE CAST Friday 13 30 -17 0.031
    186 189 KRIS ALLEN Heartless 9 10 -1 0.049

  • Sydia

    Interesting to find out that female country acts have a difficult time charting on that format. Females have dominated pop for years (HAC?), while the guys have a difficult time on that chart.

  • heidijoy

    David A. is front and center on the Asia charts. Several of his songs Charting on Asia radio stations. #1 Album sales currently in the Phillipines.

  • Valentin432

    Interesting to find out that female country acts have a difficult time charting on that format. Females have dominated pop for years (HAC?), while the guys have a difficult time on that chart.

    Not true.
    Men in the top 40 right now:
    1) LMFAO
    3) Pitbull
    7) One Republic
    8 ) Hot Chelle Rae
    10) Jason Derulo
    11) Lupe Fiasco
    12) BEP (3 out of 4)
    14) Lil Wayne
    15) David G./Florida
    16) Bruno Mars
    19) Bad Meets Evil

    All these are male acts charting on the top 20 on pop and I doubt it looks much different on HAC which is the kingdom for the male pop/rock, soft rock bands.

    It’s true that it’s more balanced on top 40 than on country or rock but that’s just an indication of how the business is and has always been dominated by male acts.

  • Kirsten

    Men in the top 40 right now:

    But you have to trim the list further. Remember, that initial quote said solo females. There are females in the top 30 (including Carrie and Hillary both in the top 10), but they aren’t singing solo. The list looks like this when you follow their rules:

    10) Jason Derulo
    11) Lupe Fiasco
    14) Lil Wayne
    16) Bruno Mars

    aka 10%

    Normally, the David Guetta track might be debatable because he’s just the DJ, but Nicki is also featured on that track with Flo Rida, so, not a solo male. The Pitbull track also features Ne-You and Nayer. You are missing Chris Brown (22), but I can see why many people would want to forget about him (that brings it up to 12.5%)

    Pop has balanced out more for male voices in recent years, but it does favour those voices to come from bands, R&B or Rap (i.e. two of the genres…you don’t get solo male versions of Katy/Gaga/Ke$ha style of pop very often). These things can be cyclical. Except Rock. You’ll rarely ever here a female voice on those formats (Rap is almost as bad, but there is no format for that) although it is mostly bands so that fails the original rules of the stat as well.

  • windmills

    Kirsten: But you have to trim the list further. Remember, that initial quote said solo females. There are females in the top 30 (including Carrie and Hillary both in the top 10), but they aren’t singing solo.

    I agree with that but on the other hand shouldn’t there be some kind of note about whether the duo/group/duet situation is mixed gender or all of one gender? Lady A is mixed gender with Hillary and Charles trading lead vocals. Brad and Carrie are equal partners in their duet. All female groups are struggling in country even more than solo females are. How many of the groups/duos/duets that you would exclude from pop are mixed gender? That’s actually an honest question not a rhetorical one because I’m wondering if that would change your picture by much.

  • Valentin432

    The quote I was answering to refered to “female country acts”, so I selected the male acts featured on top40 right now.
    Dismissing bands makes no sense to me, wheter you count them based on the frontmen or the entire band is debatable but in the case of one R and HCR the members are all guys.

    In the end, I don’t see how male acts have the same struggle to be heard on top40 as girl acts do on country or rock which is whatthe poster seemed to suggest

  • Elliegrll

    HDD Final
    3 1 ADELE XL/COLUMBIA 76,342 0%

    – 2 KIDZ BOP KIDS RAZOR & TIE 67,507

    7 8 JASON ALDEAN BROKEN BOW 43,490 +4%

    14 AMY WINEHOUSE UNIVERSAL REPUBLIC 22,234 –
    BACK TO BLACK

    17 27 SCOTTY MCCREERY INTERSCOPE 14,398 -19%

  • Kirsten

    I agree with that but on the other hand shouldn’t there be some kind of note about whether the duo/group/duet situation is mixed gender or all of one gender?

    I agree. The original rules were overly restrictive in order to paint a specific picture and exclude Carrie and Hillary who are quite front and center. They hardly sing back-up. It was gilding the lily.

    I was just trying to point out how ridiculous those original rules are. If we did not restrict it to solo males, but just male voices, we’d still lose the BEPs (I can’t recall the details of those specific songs, but Fergie is a very active member of that group) and the DG/Flo Rida song because Nikki is featured.

    There is no denying that Country is more welcoming to male voices. Interestingly, it is one of the few formats out there that is truly welcoming to male solo artists who are rare beasts on the other formats.

    I still say Rock and Rap are the worst offenders though when it comes to letting the women play ball. Rock only seems to like bands and while Rap does support solo acts, it seems that there is a lot of featuring going on (and the hooks are often sung by females – though they don’t always get the credit. The female singing large parts of the melody on DG/Flo Rida’s “Club Can’t Handle Me Now” did not get credit. But these DJ credits seem so weird like Martin’s primary credit on Dragonette’s “Hello”. The video just features just him, but he was just the producer or writer or something?).

  • Pam

    CHART DATE: 07/25/2011
    LAST UPDATE: 07/26/2011 12:34:07
    NOW IN: FINAL

    LW TW artist / album label power index % change
    3 1 ADELE XL/COLUMBIA 76,342 0%
    21
    – 2 KIDZ BOP KIDS RAZOR & TIE 67,507 –
    KIDZ BOP 20
    – 3 3 DOORS DOWN UNIVERSAL REPUBLIC 57,240 –
    TIME OF MY LIFE
    5 4 BEYONCE COLUMBIA 53,018 -24%
    4
    – 5 DJ KHALED UNIVERSAL REPUBLIC 51,778 –
    WE THE BEST FOREVER
    – 6 311 ATO 48,222 –
    UNIVERSAL PULSE
    1 7 BLAKE SHELTON WARNER BROS. NASHVILLE 48,010 -59%
    RED RIVER BLUE
    7 8 JASON ALDEAN BROKEN BOW 43,490 +4%
    MY KINDA PARTY
    11 9 BAD MEETS EVIL SHADY/INTERSCOPE 29,344 0%
    HELL: THE SEQUEL
    10 10 SELENA GOMEZ & THE SCENE HOLLYWOOD 29,050 -8%
    WHEN THE SUN GOES DOWN

    13 11 LADY GAGA INTERSCOPE 27,118 +13%
    BORN THIS WAY

    – 14 AMY WINEHOUSE UNIVERSAL REPUBLIC 22,234 –
    BACK TO BLACK

    12 15 JACKIE EVANCHO COLUMBIA 21,170 -14%
    DREAM WITH ME

    16 25 BRAD PAISLEY ARISTA NASHVILLE 15,201 -18%
    THIS IS COUNTRY MUSIC

    17 27 SCOTTY MCCREERY INTERSCOPE 14,398 -19%
    AMERICAN IDOL: SEASON 10

    30 32 ADELE XL/COLUMBIA 12,351 -1%
    19

    31 45 NOW COUNTRY 4 UNIVERSAL MUSIC 9,216 -24%
    VARIOUS ARTISTS

    33 49 BLAKE SHELTON WARNER BROS. NASHVILLE 8,574 -24%
    LOADED: THE BEST OF

    49 50 FLORENCE & THE MACHINE UNIVERSAL REPUBLIC 8,311 0%
    LUNGS

    Full HDD Chart

  • Kirsten

    17 27 SCOTTY MCCREERY INTERSCOPE 14,398 -19%

    Still higher than that 2nd week (they totally undershipped). Typical drops are 60-70%; 40%, 25%, 25%

    Using the EPs first HDD estimates and a middle 65% drop for that first week, here is what the numbers should have looked like:

    38,622 – 13,518 (actual 13,759) – 8,111 (actual 17,794) – 6,082 (actual 14,398)

    It’s interesting to see the ripple through effect of an undership. Usually you get pockets of undershipments across the country, but the effect of those are typically less dramatic. Either that or the EP has some legs.

  • falafel

    I think also that country isn’t one of those genres where there is a huge emphasis on releasing original material. Scotty has a very nice voice that is incredibly well-suited to country. I can easily imagine that country fans are more willing to pay to hear him sing covers of songs than fans of other genres would be. In terms of ensuring sales, being a good vocalist/interpreter is just as important as (and some would say more important than) performing original material with an okay voice.

  • eyelinerandcigarettes

    Wow. Scotty’s EP is still selling!

  • LexieN

    One interesting thing to me about the EP sales is that they took the display down very quickly (at my store) so you had to go looking for it–and no name slot for the Idols yet so the EP was literally just stuck in random slots:)

  • larc

    It would be interesting to know if initial EP shipment was short because Walmart couldn’t be talked into taking more copies or because Interscope didn’t make more copies available. If Interscope was the shortsighted party, I’ll bet Mercury Nashville doesn’t make that mistake when Scotty’s album comes out.

  • Tess

    Wow….85K eps, 425K of singles…..Not bad for a coronation single.

  • McCreerian

    Scotty could totally be idol’s next cash cow…

  • djafan

    David A. is front and center on the Asia charts. Several of his songs Charting on Asia radio stations. #1 Album sales currently in the Phillipines.

    And it’s also #1 in sales going on two weeks now from this mail order site. Many have already received the Asia Edition CD of The Other Side Of Down. I want to see the sales figures a week from now.

    http://www.cdwow.ca/music/0/0/top-100

  • Elliegrll

    It would be interesting to know if initial EP shipment was short because Walmart couldn’t be talked into taking more copies or because Interscope didn’t make more copies available. If Interscope was the shortsighted party, I’ll bet Mercury Nashville doesn’t make that mistake when Scotty’s album comes out.

    Both parties were probably basing their expectations on the sales numbers for the season 8 and 9 cds, as well as the 10 year anniversary cd.

  • goboywonder
    If it wasn’t for the old guard and a bit of the new youngins’ on the block we wouldn’t have much at all to talk about.

    Wasn’t it just yesterday there was posted in the headline thread about David A receiving an award from Sony Music Malaysia for reaching 6xPlatinum? And there have been at least three (3) threads about David A’s concerts where he has been performing in coliseums and arenas with audiences ranging from 10-35K people? What about the thousands showing up for his cd and book signings? And he’s doing all of this without a record label? Sometimes it’s not a matter of not having much to talk about but rather choosing what not to talk about.

    eta, and as already mentioned, his new edition cd is #1 in the Philippines and his music topping the charts in the Asian countries.

  • Pam

    Adds:

    Kellie (13)-Tough (1 Canada-Country, 12 Country)

    Jason/Kelly (8)-DYWS (2 CHR/Pop, 1 HAC, 5 AC)

    Tyga/f Chris Richardson (8)-Far Away (1 CHR/Pop, 7 Rhythmic)

    Josh Gracin (5)-LWTG (AC)

    Lauren (5)-LMMD (Country)

    Dave (3)-TLG (AC)

    Fantasia (2)-Collard Greens & Cornbread (1 Urban AC, 1 Urban)

    Pia (2)-TT (1 Canada-HAC, 1 CHR/Pop)

    JHud (1)-NOGLY (Urban)

    Kelly (1)-LMD (CHR/Pop)

    Mandisa f/Toby Mac (1)-Good Morning (Christian AC)

    Scotty (1)-ILYTB (Country)

    LINK