HDD – Album Sales Prediction : Nov 12-18

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With 60.75% of reports in, One Direction is set to sell Gold in their debut week for their second album “Take Me Home”. I don’t think we’ve seen a reality star open this big since Clay Aiken back in 2003 (613K). Even the mighty SuBo “only” opened with 411K back in 2009. That this is their second album in 2012 to sell Gold shows that Simon knows how to sell boy bands. Many try, few succeed. That’s not to take anything away from the lads who have done their part selling their roles while being affable. And still selling well is their first album, “Up All Night”, which is currently at 28th. It’s all very impressive and it will be interesting to see how this big album sells through the 2012 Christmas season. A perfect stocking suffer for many a female tween, no?

In a VERY distant second is Taylor Swift who has been leading the chart for the last 2 weeks. She’s on her way to an easy 2M, so no tears need to be shed (but she might write a song about this tragedy). The ever popular Now series charts three albums this week. At number three is Now 44 featuring American Idol Kelly Clarkson, Canadian Idol Carly Rae Jepsen, Voice Judge Adam Levine and new American Idol judge Nicki Minaj. Hanging on the bottom of the chart at 50 is NOW 43 featuring Canadian Idol Carly Rae Jepsen, UK X-Factorer One Direction, UK X-Factorer Cher Lloyd, XF US judge Demi Lovato and Voice judge Adam Levine. Two rungs ahead at 48 is Now Disney featuring Voice judge Christina.

Fourth is Rod Stewart with what looks like the Christmas album of the season. The last Twilight movie premiered this weekend and that pushed the Soundtrack to debut at 5th. Jason Aldean is a selling machine and “Night Train” is 6th. Rockers Green Day and Soundgarden are 7th and 8th respectively.

Susan Boyle continues to remain relevant with her fourth album in as many years. She may not be selling as well as she did when she was fresh off of Britain’s Got Talent, but she’s doing well enough to premiere in the top 10. Voice contestants wish they could do so well with their first album.

Speaking of the Voice, here come the judges. Besides being all over the previously mentioned NOW albums, Voice judge Christina is currently debuting in 10th with “Lotus”. Not far behind is co-judge Blake Shelton with “Cheers, It’s Christmas” at 13th. Coming in third is his bro-judge Adam Levine’s band, Maroon 5, at 27th with “Overexposed”. Way to go Voice on giving a chance for musicians to reach a larger audience. Idol is going to have to pick up their socks because former judge Steven Tyler’s Aerosmith’s latest album is trailing at 29th.

Meanwhile, we’ll have to settle for contestants from the show making their mark. Idol Scotty McCreery’s “Christmas with Scotty” is at 31 and Carrie Underwood’s “Blown Away” is at 34th. Pentatonix from NBC’s other (now cancelled) singing show is currently at 32 with their second album “PTXMS”. Look at that. Getting a second album and debuting it in the top 50. Not all shows can brag of introducing acts that can do that. And to do that with a niche theme of featuring a cappella groups? Well, done “Sing Off”!

Because this is Black Friday week, albums were released on Monday. So, we should see one day estimates for this week’s releases including Idol’s Phil Phillip and Kelly Clarkson (Nicki Minaj is also doing a re-release).

CHART DATE: 11/19/2012
LAST UPDATE: 11/19/2012 16:19:50
NOW IN: 60.75%

LW TW artist / album label power index
– 1 ONE DIRECTION TAKE ME HOME 438,089
1 2 TAYLOR SWIFT RED 91,657
2 3 NOW THAT’S WHAT I CALL MUSIC 44 VARIOUS ARTISTS 45,278
3 4 ROD STEWART MERRY CHRISTMAS BABY 38,443
– 5 TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN 2 SOUNDTRACK 33,336
6 6 JASON ALDEAN NIGHT TRAIN 24,487
– 7 GREEN DAY DOS 23,428
– 8 SOUNDGARDEN KING ANIMAL 23,083
– 9 SUSAN BOYLE STANDING OVATION: THE GREATEST 22,480
– 10 CHRISTINA AGUILERA LOTUS 21,659

12 13 BLAKE SHELTON CHEERS, IT’S CHRISTMAS 19,752

19 27 MAROON 5 OVEREXPOSED 8,427
24 28 ONE DIRECTION UP ALL NIGHT 8,003
5 29 AEROSMITH MUSIC FROM ANOTHER DIMENSION 7,889

16 31 SCOTTY MCCREERY MERC CHRISTMAS WITH SCOTTY 5,651
– 32 PENTATONIX PTXMAS 5,410

26 34 CARRIE UNDERWOOD BLOWN AWAY 4,915

32 48 NOW DISNEY VARIOUS ARTISTS 2,699

39 50 NOW THAT’S WHAT I CALL MUSIC 43 VARIOUS ARTISTS 2,506

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  • windmills

    Reporting in from Billboard Country Update and Country Aircheck:

    There was 1 recurrent at Billboard (Easton Corbin) and 2 recurrents at Mediabase/Air check (Easton Corbin, Lee Brice). This coming week Lee Brice will go recurrent at Billboard and there are a few other songs at risk, including CaseyJ’s Crying On A Suitcase and Rodney Atkins’s Just Wanna Rock N’ Roll. There won’t be any recurrents at Mediabase.

    CaseyJ’s Crying On A Suitcase kept its bullet because it increased in spins despite losing 242k Ais and dropping 2 spots to #22 Billboard as the singles from Jason Aldean, The Band Perry, and Little Big Town passed. Thomas Rhett’s single closed to just 15k back by outgaining COAS by 1.014 million so, Thomas Rhett is almost guaranteed to pass next week. Unless COAS starts dropping a little harder (if it does, it’ll likely go recurrent anyway) it likely won’t get passed by anybody else so if COAS stays on the chart, it’ll likely hold at #22. There’s still a cushion of about 2 weeks until Hunter Hayes passes with his current single. The fact that RCA Nashville took out an ad for the song this week is probably a sign that it’ll hang on another week.

    At MB/Aircheck, COAS held at #20 but lost 259 points. Jason Aldean and The Band Perry are definitely passing this week and will drop COAS to #22. But COAS had a cushion of about 1332 points over the #23 song as of last Sunday and at the pace the songs behind it are moving, it should be safe for a few weeks if it can hang on. COAS had a small positive update this morning as opposed to the negative updates of the last couple days which is a small positive sign. 

    Lauren’s Eighteen Inches had an OK week gaining 175k and dropping a spot to #35 Billboard and George Strait and Chris Young passed. Thompson Square is 184k behind and outgained 18 Inches by 380k so they’re likely to pass this coming week. Carrie’s Two Black Cadillacs is also likely to pass this week so 18 Inches could end up anywhere between #34 and #36 Billboard depending on the recurrent situation. 

    At MB/Aircheck, 18 Inches barely lost its bullet, losing 2 points off a decrease of 8 spins and dropped to #34. Lauren had a 128 point lead over Gloriana which lost 9 points last week but Gloriana repassed this morning. George Strait could also pass this week if Lauren continues to tread water and George gains at the same rate. That would drop 18 Inches to #35 this week. Nobody else is likely to pass this week. 

    Carrie’s Two Black Cadillacs had a strong week gaining 1.337 million Ais and shooting up 17 spots to #38 Billboard. 2BC is ranked only #52 in spins so its AI is very high relative to its spins. I expect 2BC to pick up a little steam this week to pass 3 songs ahead of it, and the question is whether 2BC can pick up enough steam to pass Chris Young and George Strait. I’m going to guess that doesn’t happen until next week and that 2BC will end the week anywhere between #32 and #34 depending on the number of recurrents. 

    At MB/Aircheck 2BC debuted at #50 with 1,028 points (+726). It could move up 11 spots to #39 this week, depending on how slow a day Thanksgiving is for airplay. 

    Kelly’s Don’t Rush had a solid  week gaining 338k  and moving up 4 spots to #42 by passing The Lost Trailers, Parmalee, Jana Kramer (I didn‘t call that), and Kelleigh Bannen. Kelly’s got Craig Morgan, Hayden Panettiere, and Brantley Gilbert who are 72k, 211k, and  228k ahead respectively in her sights. She outgained Craig’s song by 54k  and Hayden’s song by 179k but Brantley outgained Kelly by 78k. It’s pretty tight in there so I’d guess Kelly will get by Craig and Hayden to move up to somewhere between #37 and #39 Billboard next week.

    At MB/Aircheck DR debuted at #45 with 1,155 points (+369). DR has a pretty good chance of ending the week at #40 which would mean countdown spins.

    Kristy Lee Cook’s Airborne Ranger Infantry lost its bullet but lost only 61k and moved up to #50. 

    ARI is finally showing up under Aircheck Activity with 916 points (112 points behind this week’s #50 song) off 287 spins. Josh Turner and The FARM have slightly higher points (45 and 90 points more respectively) and are in line to chart at Mediabase before Kristy Lee does.

    Idol-related ads: Arista Nashville has a 1/3 page ad in Billboard Country Update for 2BC, mentioning that it is impacting now, congratulating Carrie on her AMA win, and thanking country radio. The same ad appears not in Aircheck itself but in the email in which they sent out the new Aircheck. RCA Nashville has a 1/6 page ad for CaseyJ’s COAS that talks about it being rated t10 among women 35-44 at Rate The Music, and a 1/6 page ad for Kelly’s DR mentioning its chart positions and that it was #6 most added this week at MB/Aircheck.

    Recommended reading: Country Aircheck’s lead story is about Christmas music on country radio with a list of the most played Christmas tracks by country acts in 2011 according to Mediabase. There’s no Scotty mention in the article but, there’s this quote from an anonymous PD in discussing playing standards versus Christmas tracks by new acts:

    One PD who asked not to be identified shared his thoughts on the changing of the guard for artists when it comes to holiday tunes: “Artists who have basically disappeared from gold libraries of most Country stations shouldn’t be played at Christmas anymore. People like Lady Antebellum and Blake Shelton should replace them, for example. But I’m also shocked when I see PDs add songs from new artists they’ve
    never played, just because it’s a Christmas song.” 

    To our anonymous PD’s first point, we scanned 2011’s top 100 and found growing representation from Country’s emerging stars. Lady A has three songs on the list, which also features holiday fare from Luke Bryan, the Band Perry, Eli Young Band, Little Big Town and Jake Owen.

    On the opposite end musically, Billboard Country Update leads with a story about country music opening up to rap. It’s a slow process on the radio side because a lot of listeners don’t want to hear it but, Colt Ford has developed a pretty good-sized live following and it’s beginning to creep into country concerts more and more. Jason Aldean is mentioned as the most successful country act to incorporate rap into his music. 

  • springboard2

    Mediabase:

    AAA:
    1 1 PHILLIP PHILLIPS Home 679 648 31 2.743
    +9 Spins
    +4 Bullet
    +0.043 AI
    Alt:
    47 44 PHILLIP PHILLIPS Home 142 124 18 0.624
    +7 Spins
    +3 Bullet
    +0.011 AI
    Country:
    20 22 CASEY JAMES Crying On A Suitcase 2350 2398 -48 18.29
    -6 Spins
    -47 Bullet
    +0.044 AI
    35 35 LAUREN ALAINA Eighteen Inches 754 732 22 4.438
    -33 Spins
    -17 Bullet
    +0.009 AI
    50 45 KELLY CLARKSON Don’t Rush f/Vince Gill 416 341 75 2.255
    +15 Spins
    -31 Bullet
    +0.031 AI
    63 46 CARRIE UNDERWOOD Two Black Cadillacs 330 135 195 2.607
    +28 Spins
    +7 Bullet
    +0.144 AI
    HAC:
    2 3 PHILLIP PHILLIPS Home 4645 4706 -61 34.079
    0 Spins
    -40 Bullet
    +0.206 AI
    8 10 OWL CITY & CARLY RAE JEPSEN Good Time 2520 3045 -525 19.637
    -49 Spins
    +34 Bullet
    -0.173 AI
    17 17 KELLY CLARKSON Catch My Breath 1880 1673 207 12.988
    +27 Spins
    -10 Bullet
    +0.175 AI
    24 27 HEDLEY Kiss You Inside Out 674 761 -87 2.463
    -22 Spins
    -7 Bullet
    -0.051 AI
    30 35 DAUGHTRY Start Of Something Good 412 460 -48 1.803
    -5 Spins
    -11 Bullet
    +0.038 AI
    35 37 CARRIE UNDERWOOD Blown Away 360 359 1 1.76
    +5 Spins
    +8 Bullet
    +0.046 AI
    45 45 ONE DIRECTION Live While We’re Young 149 182 -33 0.674
    +1 Spins
    +9 Bullet
    +0.006 AI
    POP:
    16 12 PHILLIP PHILLIPS Home 6356 5454 902 43.605
    +89 Spins
    -33 Bullet
    +0.405 AI
    17 24 ONE DIRECTION Live While We’re Young 3104 4751 -1647 16.932
    -252 Spins
    -126 Bullet
    -0.997 AI
    33 30 KELLY CLARKSON Catch My Breath 1789 1494 295 9.147
    +96 Spins
    +67 Bullet
    +0.506 AI
    31 31 CHER LLOYD Oath f/Becky G 1736 1597 139 10.53
    -19 Spins
    -50 Bullet
    -0.362 AI
    41 36 CARLY RAE JEPSEN This Kiss 1129 1065 64 5.561
    +1 Spins
    -6 Bullet
    -0.021 AI
    79 49 ONE DIRECTION Little Things 379 59 320 2.301
    +64 Spins
    +61 Bullet
    +0.336 AI

  • springboard2

    ITunes:

    11/20/2012 – Top 1500 Singles (from LivePopBars)
    1. Over You (The Voice Performance) – Cassadee Pope
    8. Seven Nation Army (The Voice Performance) – Melanie Martinez
    9. Home – Phillip Phillips
    13. Stars (The Voice Performance) – Amanda Brown
    16. Lean On Me (The Voice Performance) – Nicholas David
    25. Feeling Good (The Voice Performance) – Dez Duron
    43. Blown Away – Carrie Underwood
    57. Summer of ’69 (The Voice Performance) – Terry McDermott
    61. Little Things – One Direction
    63. Call Me Maybe – Carly Rae Jepsen
    65. Catch My Breath – Kelly Clarkson
    73. Live While We’re Young – One Direction
    75. Good Time – Owl City & Carly Rae Jepsen
    79. New York State of Mind (The Voice Performance) – Bryan Keith
    86. Not Over You (The Voice Performance) – Cassadee Pope
    95. Gone, Gone, Gone – Phillip Phillips
    101. What Makes You Beautiful – One Direction
    107. Girl On Fire (The Voice Performance) – Sylvia Yacoub
    123. Crazy In Love (The Voice Performance) – Cody Belew
    130. Scream (The Voice Performance) – Trevin Hunte
    131. Dream On (The Voice Performance) – Amanda Brown
    147. Want U Back – Cher Lloyd
    159. People Like Us – Kelly Clarkson
    161. Oath (feat. Becky G) – Cher Lloyd
    163. Live While We’re Young – One Direction
    167. Toxic (The Voice Performance) – Melanie Martinez
    177. This Kiss – Carly Rae Jepsen
    183. Kiss You – One Direction
    186. Good Girl – Carrie Underwood
    187. Stand By Me (The Voice Performance) – Nicholas David
    192. She’s Not Afraid – One Direction
    197. One Thing – One Direction
    199. Cough Syrup (The Voice Performance) – Melanie Martinez
    203. Don’t Rush (feat. Vince Gill) – Kelly Clarkson
    205. Lights (The Voice Performance) – Melanie Martinez
    208. Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You) – Kelly Clarkson
    209. Crying On a Suitcase – Casey James
    210. Home – Phillip Phillips
    221. Nobody Compares – One Direction
    223. Wicked Game – Phillip Phillips
    229. Rock Me – One Direction
    238. Still the One – One Direction
    254. Heart Attack – One Direction
    260. Two Black Cadillacs – Carrie Underwood
    261. Bulletproof (The Voice Performance) – Melanie Martinez
    278. She’s Gone (The Voice Performance) – Nicholas David
    282. Catch My Breath – Kelly Clarkson
    288. Loved You First – One Direction
    291. Behind These Hazel Eyes (The Voice Performance) – Cassadee Pope
    292. You’re the First, the Last, My Everything (The Voice Performance) – Nicholas David
    294. Little Things – One Direction
    295. Torn (The Voice Performance) – Cassadee Pope
    303. Put Your Records On (The Voice Performance) – Nicholas David
    309. Hit the Road Jack (The Voice Performance) – Melanie Martinez
    313. When a Man Loves a Woman (The Voice Performance) – Trevin Hunte
    316. They Don’t Know About Us – One Direction
    325. The Power of Love (The Voice Performance) – Nicholas David
    338. Dark Side – Kelly Clarkson
    347. Man On the Moon – Phillip Phillips
    363. Back To Black (The Voice Performance) – Bryan Keith
    385. Last First Kiss – One Direction
    404. Payphone (The Voice Performance) – Cassadee Pope
    406. Maybe I’m Amazed (The Voice Performance) – Terry McDermott
    431. I Would – One Direction
    447. Don’t Rush (feat. Vince Gill) – Kelly Clarkson
    449. Cowboy Casanova – Carrie Underwood
    451. Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You (The Voice Performance) – Dez Duron
    454. My Happy Ending (The Voice Performance) – Cassadee Pope
    479. More Than a Feeling (The Voice Performance) – Terry McDermott
    490. Where We Came From – Phillip Phillips
    501. C’mon, C’mon – One Direction
    508. Get Up Get Down – Phillip Phillips
    519. Before He Cheats – Carrie Underwood
    532. You Are – Colton Dixon
    535. The One That Got Away (The Voice Performance) – Sylvia Yacoub
    576. Over Again – One Direction
    579. Carry On Wayward Son (The Voice Performance) – Terry McDermott
    595. So Easy – Phillip Phillips
    612. Wanted Is Love – Phillip Phillips
    616. Rock Me – One Direction
    618. Don’t Stop Believin’ (The Voice Performance) – Terry McDermott
    622. Up All Night – One Direction
    648. Listen (The Voice Performance) – Trevin Hunte
    653. Live While We’re Young – One Direction
    677. Wanted (The Voice Performance) – Dez Duron
    690. Kiss You – One Direction
    721. Paris (Ooh La La) [The Voice Performance] – Amanda Brown
    725. Hold On – Phillip Phillips
    730. Summer Love – One Direction
    735. Jolene (The Voice Performance) – Cody Belew
    753. Heart Attack – One Direction
    800. How Am I Supposed to Live Without You (The Voice Performance) – Trevin Hunte
    803. Good Morning (feat. TobyMac) – Mandisa & tobyMac
    835. Jesus, Take the Wheel – Carrie Underwood
    845. Mr. Know It All – Kelly Clarkson
    849. Call Me Maybe (The Voice Performance) – MacKenzie Bourg
    861. Carol of the Bells – Pentatonix
    867. Miss Independent (Live 2012) – Kelly Clarkson
    876. Change My Mind – One Direction
    877. Hallelujah (The Voice Performance) – Nicole Nelson
    883. Moments – One Direction
    898. Back for You – One Direction
    929. It Will Rain (The Voice Performance) – Bryan Keith
    932. Since U Been Gone – Kelly Clarkson
    946. Tell Me a Story – Phillip Phillips
    958. One More Try (The Voice Performance) – Cody Belew
    959. Sara Smile (The Voice Performance) – Dez Duron
    966. Against All Odds (The Voice Performance) – Trevin Hunte
    994. Christmas in Heaven – Scotty McCreery
    1005. Drive Me – Phillip Phillips
    1022. How Great Thou Art – Carrie Underwood
    1031. They Don’t Know About Us – One Direction
    1050. My Heart Will Go On (The Voice Performance) – Sylvia Yacoub
    1054. Can’t Go Wrong – Phillip Phillips
    1079. Heart Skips a Beat (feat. Chiddy Bang) – Olly Murs
    1101. Hazel – Phillip Phillips
    1122. Spectrum (The Voice Performance) – Amanda Brown
    1130. Eighteen Inches – Lauren Alaina
    1141. Vision of Love (The Voice Performance) – Amanda Brown
    1154. Vision of Love (The Voice Performance) – Trevin Hunte
    1157. Undo It – Carrie Underwood
    1173. What Makes You Beautiful – One Direction
    1178. With Ur Love – Cher Lloyd
    1181. Baba O’Riley (The Voice Performance) – Terry McDermott
    1190. Swagger Jagger – Cher Lloyd
    1213. Gotta Be You (2012 US Version) – One Direction
    1214. Pumped Up Kicks (The Voice Performance) – MacKenzie Bourg
    1277. Already Gone – Kelly Clarkson
    1284. All-American Girl – Carrie Underwood
    1289. More Than This – One Direction
    1387. I Would – One Direction
    1388. A Fool’s Dance – Phillip Phillips
    1400. Iris (The Voice Performance) – Bryan Keith
    1498. Good Time – Carly Rae Jepsen & Owl City

    11/20/2012 – Top 1500 Albums (from LivePopBars)
    2. The World from the Side of the Moon (Deluxe) – Phillip Phillips
    11. Take Me Home (Yearbook Edition) – One Direction
    20. The World from the Side of the Moon – Phillip Phillips
    23. Take Me Home – One Direction
    24. Greatest Hits – Chapter One – Kelly Clarkson
    41. PTXmas – EP – Pentatonix
    54. Blown Away – Carrie Underwood
    76. Up All Night (Deluxe Version) – One Direction
    88. Christmas With Scotty McCreery – Scotty McCreery
    182. Up All Night – One Direction
    186. Sticks & Stones – Cher Lloyd
    257. Cassadee Pope – EP – Cassadee Pope
    317. PTX, Vol. 1 – Pentatonix
    340. Kiss (Deluxe) – Carly Rae Jepsen
    399. Stronger (Deluxe Version) – Kelly Clarkson
    458. Phillip Phillips: Journey to the Finale – Phillip Phillips
    795. I’m Right Here – Chris Rene
    873. iTunes Festival: London 2012 – EP – One Direction
    993. Christmas Is the Time to Say I Love You – Katharine McPhee
    1011. Some Hearts – Carrie Underwood
    1020. Break the Spell (Deluxe Version) – Daughtry
    1121. Roads – Chris Mann
    1137. Carnival Ride – Carrie Underwood
    1184. Casey James – Casey James
    1205. Right Place Right Time (Deluxe Version) – Olly Murs
    1280. Kiss – Carly Rae Jepsen
    1293. Play On – Carrie Underwood

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_NDYOWBIIPZU6PBRHGOPT2ZZJXQ sweetmm

    I wonder if Black Friday will see a return of Taylor Swift to No 1.

  • girlygirltoo

    It’s possible, but since her album’s been out for more than a month, I’d  say 1D has a better chance of remaining #1 for a 2nd week.

  • OffLeash

    She might not top the chart, but she’s gonna sell a whole lot of albums. My Target had a huge display for Red. It was the only one too.

  • ptebwwong

    CHART DATE: 11/19/2012 
    LAST UPDATE: 11/20/2012 12:45:17 
    NOW IN: FINAL 

    LW TW artist / album label power index % change 
    – 1 ONE DIRECTION SYCO/COLUMBIA 538,628 – 
    TAKE ME HOME 
    1 2 TAYLOR SWIFT BIG MACHINE 146,024 -25% 
    RED 
    – 3 TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN 2 CHOP SHOP/ATLANTIC 97,380 – 
    SOUNDTRACK 
    – 4 THE WEEKND XO/REPUBLIC 90,970 – 
    TRILOGY 
    3 5 ROD STEWART VERVE 84,148 +21% 
    MERRY CHRISTMAS BABY 
    – 6 SOUNDGARDEN SEVEN FOUR/REPUBLIC 81,135 – 
    KING ANIMAL 
    – 7 CHRISTINA AGUILERA RCA 73,408 – 
    LOTUS 
    2 8 NOW THAT’S WHAT I CALL MUSIC 44 CAPITOL 67,365 -32% 
    VARIOUS ARTISTS 
    – 9 LANA DEL REY INTERSCOPE 66,225 – 
    PARADISE 
    – 10 GREEN DAY REPRISE 60,408 – 
    DOS 
    – 12 SUSAN BOYLE SYCO/COLUMBIA 44,090 – 
    STANDING OVATION: THE GREATEST 
    12 19 BLAKE SHELTON WARNER BROS. NASHVILLE 27,479 +12% 
    CHEERS, IT’S CHRISTMAS 
    18 21 MICHAEL BUBLE REPRISE 26,045 +29% 
    CHRISTMAS 
    19 22 MAROON 5 A&M/OCTONE 25,953 +34% 
    OVEREXPOSED 
    24 23 ONE DIRECTION SYCO/COLUMBIA 24,083 +39% 
    UP ALL NIGHT 
    5 24 AEROSMITH COLUMBIA 23,575 -64% 
    MUSIC FROM ANOTHER DIMENSION 
    16 25 SCOTTY MCCREERY MERC NASH/19/INTERSCOPE 22,692 +9% 
    CHRISTMAS WITH SCOTTY 
    23 30 ADELE XL/COLUMBIA 18,862 +6% 
    21 
    26 32 CARRIE UNDERWOOD 19/ARISTA NASHVILLE 17,085 +1% 
    BLOWN AWAY 
    31 34 JUSTIN BIEBER ISLAND/IDJ 16,382 +11% 
    BELIEVE 
    – 43 PENTATONIX MADISON GATE 11,620 – 
    PTXMAS 

    http://www.hitsdailydouble.com/sales/salescht.cgi

  • tripp_ncwy

    Wow, Xtina fell well below the estimates for her. 

  • girlygirltoo

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  • girlygirltoo

    no she didn’t. The HDD estimate for her was 75-80K. Maybe you mean the label estimate that was posted on Pulse?

  • girlygirltoo

    So even if 1D drops 60% (which they might not) this week, they are looking at another 215+K. Which could be good enough to be #1 again.

  • OffLeash

    Scotty did really good with his Xmas album. 

  • OffLeash

    Scotty did really good with his Xmas album. 

  • Mateja Praznik

    WHEN BLACK FRIDAY COMES: Today’s HITS album
    sales chart has just closed and we’re already peering into our crystal
    ball for next week, folks, thanks to one-day sales reports from those
    retailers around the country who haven’t succumbed to tryptophan shock.
    Heading into holiday weekend, our retail experts ask for your
    indulgence, with a greater than usual margin of error due to cranberry
    consumption. Look for Def Jam/IDJ chanteuse Rihanna’s Unapologetic to sell between 240-260k, her biggest debut ever, which is probably good enough to make her #1 next week. Atlantic’s Kid Rock takes advantage of his availability at iTunes for the first time with an estimate of 160-180k for his new, pro-Mitt Romney album, Rebel Soul. 19/Interscope American Idol winner Phillip Phillips’ The World from the Side of the Moon will bow with between 140-160k. Atlantic/Rhino’s Led Zeppelin CD/DVD Celebration, recorded at their much-ballyhooed reunion show at London’s 02 Arena in 2007, should do in the 90-100k range. Geffen diva Keyshia Cole’s Woman to Woman is on target for 75-85k, while 19/RCA Idol album Kelly Clarkson’s greatest hits compilation looks good for 45-50k. RCA Latin star Pitbull’s Global Warning should do 35-40k, while Capitol stalwart Coldplay’s Live 2012 CD/DVD will sell in the 30-35k range. (11/20p)

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

  • Oksana4626

    From HDD projections:

    19/Interscope American Idol winner Phillip Phillips’ The World from the Side of the Moon will bow with between 140-160k

    Impressive if projection holds. Congrats P2..  :o)

  • Oksana4626

    From HDD projections:

    19/Interscope American Idol winner Phillip Phillips’ The World from the Side of the Moon will bow with between 140-160k

    Impressive if projection holds. Congrats P2..  :o)

  • girlygirltoo

    If that holds, that will be a very good opening week for Phillip. Good for him :)

  • http://twitter.com/CanadianLady2 CanadianLady

    Glad to see Susan Boyle’s Standing Ovation got decent numbers.

    I bought the CD and of the four she’s put out, I’d say this one is her best. I wasn’t a big fan of the 2nd or 3rd CDs.

    I really like the song choices and the singing and 99% of the arrangements. Not a huge fan of what they did with the first song, Someone Over the Rainbow, but the rest are great.

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

    Yay, happy for Christmas with Scotty numbers–especially since the promo hasn’t really begun yet, only some small concerts last week.  This weekend, there’s a concert in NYC and he’s taping GMA to air twice during the season…and then the Christmas specials start:)))

  • windmills

    Billboard posted new boxscores tonight, I guess because it won’t update Thursday because of US Thanksgiving.

    There’s a Kelly UK boxscore and a few more Carrie boxscores. I’m just posting 1 because this is the show Carrie said she’d be donating all proceeds to the Hurricane Sandy relief effort:

    Carrie Underwood, Hunter Hayes
    Atlantic City Boardwalk Hall
    Atlantic City, N.J.
    Nov. 9, 2012
    $561,992
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    $66, $46
    AEG Live

  • http://twitter.com/SimsMatt Matt Sims

    “Susan Boyle continues to remain relevant with her fourth album in as many years. She may not be selling as well as she did when she was fresh off of Britain’s Got Talent, but she’s doing well enough to premiere in the top 10. Voice contestants wish they could do so well with their first album”

    The same could be said for Jackie Evancho also. Her third Top Ten album in less than two years back during the week of Oct 2, it just recently passed over a 100k in sales. Pretty good achievement with over 2.3m sells now in the US combined!