HDD – Album Sales Prediction : Oct 15-21

With 51.99% of reports in, Jason Aldean is off to a convincing lead proving that fans are forgiving of their male stars’ indiscretions. A Janice Aldean might not have had to do more penance. “Night Train” is Jason’s 5th studio album and his first album after his massive break-out album “My Kinda Party” which is coincidentally at 50th (so he currently holds the first and last position on the HDD charts). That album, of course, featured a very popular duet with Kelly Clarkson that crossed over onto mainstream.

Brandy is back and is set to debut now in second. Mumford and Sons, who have led the chart for the last 3 weeks are dropping to 3rd. P!nk is 4th, R&B artist Miguel is 6th, rockers Anberlin are debuting in 7th, rappers Macklemore & Ryan Lewis are 8th, the Pitch Perfect Soundtrack is 9th and Country artist Jamey Johnson is 10th.

The top reality show contestant this week is Scotty McCreery who is debuting in 5th right now with his new Christmas albums. Christmas albums don’t usually start moving until around Black Friday (and then have their best weeks up until Christmas). Next up is UK XF’s One Direction at 20th and AGT’s Jackie Evancho at 31st. One spot behind her is the NOW 43 compilation album featuring Carly Rae Jepsen, One Direction, Cher Lloyd, XF US judge Demi Lovato and Voice judge Adam Levine. Carrie Underwood’s “Blown Away” is 35th.

Battling out for probably the same market space are Canadian Idol’s Carly Rae Jepsen and UK XF’s Cher Lloyd. They are neck-and-neck this week at 37th and 38th respectively.

Finally, representing the Voice is judge Adam Levine and his band Maroon 5. “Overexposed” is sitting at 14th just as their American tour dates are being announced. Strangely, the article states “The band will debut the song on NBC’s The Voice, where lead singer Adam Levine is a mentor/coach, Nov. 8. Levine plans to return to the show next fall, when Christina Aguilera and Cee-Lo Green will temporarily be replaced by Usher and Shakira.” I thought the show was coming back in the Spring, but there are a lot of Monday/Tuesday nights in that tour (of course, it isn’t very late into the season before the handful of live shows start so that is probably fine and HDD is just confused).

LW TW artist / album label power index
— 1 JASON ALDEAN NIGHT TRAIN 184,527
— 2 BRANDY TWO ELEVEN 62,252
1 3 MUMFORD & SONS BABEL 51,211
6 4 P!NK TRUTH ABOUT LOVE 17,254
— 5 SCOTTY MCCREERY MERC CHRISTMAS WITH SCOTTY 14,686
11 6 MIGUEL KALEIDOSCOPE DREAM 13,237
— 7 ANBERLIN VITAL 12,017
2 8 MACKLEMORE & RYAN LEWIS HEIST 11,479
12 9 PITCH PERFECT SOUNDTRACK 11,325
— 10 JAMEY JOHNSON LIVIN’ FOR A SONG: HANK COCHRAN 11,215

17 14 MAROON 5 OVEREXPOSED 10,130

20 20 ONE DIRECTION UP ALL NIGHT 6,035

14 31 JACKIE EVANCHO SONGS FROM THE SILVER SCREEN 3,660
26 32 NOW THAT’S WHAT I CALL MUSIC 43 VARIOUS ARTISTS 3,640

33 35 CARRIE UNDERWOOD BLOWN AWAY 3,069

43 37 CARLY RAE JEPSEN KISS 2,092
36 38 CHER LLOYD STICKS & STONES 2,080

— 50 JASON ALDEAN MY KINDA PARTY 1,335

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  • windmills

    Reporting in from Billboard Country Update and Country Aircheck:

    There were no Billboard recurrents this week, and 1 MB/Aircheck recurrent (Hunter Hayes). This week at Billboard there may be 1 recurrent (Suck Yeah) but there will be a bunch of MB/Aircheck recurrents: Dustin Lynch, Jason Aldean, Jana Kramer, and Jerrod Niemann. 

    Carrie’s Blown Away held at #1 for a 2nd week on both charts. BA didn’t drop at Billboard – it actually gained 81k. Lee Brice’s Hard To Love trails by 1.023 million and has taken over #1 on the Billboard Real Time Tracker. His label has adds in Billboard and Aircheck so they’re definitely going for #1 this week and I expect they’ll get it. 

    Carrie’s BA also held at #1 on MB/Aircheck, gaining 33 points. BA has a 1279 point lead on Lee Brice’s Hard To Love, which outgained it by 1375 points this week. IF BA can stay relatively flat this week or even pick up a little more play, there’s a chance it’ll get a 3rd week at MB #1. I don’t think the odds of that are that great but, Carrie’s label did take a 1/3 page ad in Aircheck saying BA is #1 and still growing. The ad says Carrie will “blow you away” at the CMA Awards which implies that is what she’ll be singing at the show next Thursday. If I had to guess right now I expect a couple of days where BA is pretty flat, until Lee starts accelerating up and BA starts to drop a little harder. 

    CaseyJ’s Crying On A Suitcase had a solid week at Billboard gaining 785k and holding at #22 by repassing Darius Rucker while Taylor Swift passed. COAS leads Darius’s single by 186k. Nobody’s likely to pass this week and Tim McGraw’s suckfest will drop below COAS so look for COAS to move up to #21 this week unless Darius repasses. 

    At MB/Aircheck COAS had a decent week gaining 410 points and moving up a spot to #22. Randy Houser pulled away by outgaining CaseyJ by 625 points. Taylor’s likely to pass this week but there’s a good chance of that being offset by Tim’s song dropping below. Regardless the recurrent extravaganza on Sunday afternoon will push COAS into the t20 at either #18 or #19 in its 20th week on the chart. COAS took a pretty big spin and AI hit this morning and I don’t know why. Hopefully and probably just a 1 day blip. I was wondering if it could have anything to do with a panel change but, I’m still seeing 136 stations on the panel. There’s definitely been a slowdown for COAS as it’s approached the t20 but I really don’t believe it’s done. 

    Lauren’s 18 Inches rebulleted at Billboard and gained 217k AI, repassing Maggie Rose to move up to #35 (a new peak). This song is putting up a good fight! 18 Inches only leads Maggie Rose’s song, which has gotten ad support in either Billboard or Mediabase practically every week since it’s been out, by 37k so Maggie Rose could repass. Hunter Hayes is also a threat to pass this week but, if 18 Inches can keep gaining then it’ll be in the position to take advantage of a bunch of recurrents in the coming weeks. The recurrents should also help offset The Band Perry’s new single which comes out next Tuesday and will likely pass 18 Inches quickly, especially if it gets the Clear Channel hourly spins debut.

    At Aircheck/MB, 18 Inches had an OK week gaining 63 points and moving up a spot to #38. There’s no immediate threat to pass this week and 4 recurrents should move 18 Inches up to #34. 18 Inches also had an encouraging update this morning so hopefully it can keep that up. 

    Kristy Lee Cook’s Airborne Ranger Infantry missed charting at Billboard by just 38k so look for it to debut next week. ARI is on 11 Billboard stations with 6 adds this week and 540k AIs (+199k from last week). ARI is still not showing under Aircheck Activity. 

    Idol-related ads: As already mentioned Carrie’s label Arista Nashville has a 1/3 page ad in Aircheck only saying BA is #1 again and still growing. 

    Recommended reading: Billboard Country Update’s lead article is about how though it used to be that country music was a tug of war between pop and traditional, now it’s more of a 3 way dynamic between pop, rock, and traditional. That’s necessarily caused less traditional to be played, and Billboard points out how there’s not a lot of traditional country represented in the CMA nominations. The article is about the challenges of trying to be a big tent and not fragmenting. A key section of the piece:

    Complicating the situation, radio consolidation has left major programming decisions for blocks of country stations in the hands of executives who may have much less understanding of the genre than they believe. Programmers who arrive from pop or rock may have a predisposition to focus on the younger end of the demo, which may not be in the genre’s overall interest.

    “They’re trying to appeal to a broader audience,” Bullseye Marketing/Research founder John Hart says. “I think that’s smart, but you also have to keep that top end. People 35-plus years of age give country radio 80% of their time spent listening. These guys coming into the format from pop radio are not TSL-driven or time-exposed driven programmers.”

    Instead, their programming philosophies are geared toward attracting a larger audience that listens in shorter time spans.

    The article also talks about how with fewer decisionmakers at radio, it may be harder for traditional country to bounce back. There’s also this paragraph about how the evolution at country radio is somewhat driven by its changing audience. 

    Country’s ability to blend other formats is the result of a number of factors. The growth of digital delivery systems has increased younger fans’ willingness to explore multiple musical styles. The continued evolution of the population toward urban and suburban residence has changed people’s view of farm life—it’s no longer considered a requisite hardship as much as a quaint escape from traffic-jammed stress. And the narrowing of many top 40 stations into dance-centric rhythms has perhaps driven some listeners to other genres, or even made its devotees more willing to punch out on occasion for an earthier respite.

    The whole article’s worth reading. 

  • jpfan2

    GMA said that Taylor Swift has sold 4 million albums as of today (probably what the label shipped worldwide). However, it does look like she will debut with 1 million albums sold in the U.S.

  • http://twitter.com/J_SanchezFans J SanchezFan Kaylo™

     Not 4 million albums. it’s 4 million singles. GMA tweeted that it was 4 million albums,but it was a mistake and was corrected by Brian Mansfield. 4 million singles is plausible given her take over of Itunes right now. http://www.complex.com/music/2012/10/taylor-swifts-red-sells-4-million-singles

  • chillj

    Oh yes, Kirsten, Janice Aldean would have been crucified.

  • DB987

    I was wondering if 18 Inches has been positioning itself for the panel changes and that is why it seemingly had no/1 add for five weeks. Perhaps Mercury is doing more then we know to help this song.

    In a country world gone mad note  Taylor Swift Day was I thought the strangest  thing I had witnessed until this morning when Nicole Galyon tweeted she was co-producing Raelynn’s album which is just wrong on so many levels.

  • springboard2

    Mediabase:

    AAA:
    4 4 PHILLIP PHILLIPS Home 471 420 51 1.969
    +6 Spins
    -3 Bullet
    +0.01 AI
    Alt:
    51 49 PHILLIP PHILLIPS Home 114 97 17 0.672
    +2 Spins
    -3 Bullet
    +0.016 AI
    Country:
    1 1 CARRIE UNDERWOOD Blown Away 6372 6383 -11 49.76
    -13 Spins
    -6 Bullet
    +0.041 AI
    23 23 CASEY JAMES Crying On A Suitcase 2267 2237 30 17.32
    -53 Spins
    -70 Bullet
    -0.374 AI
    37 38 LAUREN ALAINA Eighteen Inches 688 663 25 3.722
    +13 Spins
    +8 Bullet
    +0.08 AI
    HAC:
    5 4 PHILLIP PHILLIPS Home 3941 3719 222 27.302
    +38 Spins
    +19 Bullet
    +0.069 AI
    8 8 OWL CITY & CARLY RAE JEPSEN Good Time 3400 3229 171 23.831
    +25 Spins
    +19 Bullet
    -0.104 AI
    25 25 HEDLEY Kiss You Inside Out 723 711 12 2.177
    +4 Spins
    +5 Bullet
    +0.004 AI
    26 32 KELLY CLARKSON Dark Side 503 696 -193 3.913
    -27 Spins
    -11 Bullet
    -0.313 AI
    49 33 KELLY CLARKSON Catch My Breath 490 178 312 4.199
    +44 Spins
    -2 Bullet
    +0.275 AI
    36 37 DAUGHTRY Start Of Something Good 436 399 37 2.036
    +1 Spins
    +1 Bullet
    -0.045 AI
    42 43 CASEY ABRAMS Get Out 308 316 -8 0.515
    -9 Spins
    -9 Bullet
    -0.023 AI
    45 44 ONE DIRECTION Live While We’re Young 307 279 28 1.252
    +8 Spins
    +7 Bullet
    +0.026 AI
    48 45 CARRIE UNDERWOOD Blown Away 300 234 66 1.069
    +12 Spins
    +6 Bullet
    +0.018 AI
    POP:
    6 6 OWL CITY & CARLY RAE JEPSEN Good Time 9615 10483 -868 62.173
    -241 Spins
    -258 Bullet
    -2.028 AI
    16 17 ONE DIRECTION Live While We’re Young 4921 4701 220 25.916
    +121 Spins
    +151 Bullet
    +0.271 AI
    23 23 PHILLIP PHILLIPS Home 3013 2679 334 21.647
    +61 Spins
    +13 Bullet
    +0.507 AI
    41 38 CHER LLOYD Oath f/Becky G 1036 717 319 5.599
    +31 Spins
    -24 Bullet
    +0.161 AI
    44 43 CARLY RAE JEPSEN This Kiss 635 423 212 2.085
    +30 Spins
    -6 Bullet
    +0.089 AI

    ITunes Charts (from LivePopBars)

    10/23/2012 – Top 1000 Singles
    19. Home – Phillip Phillips
    34. Live While We’re Young – One Direction
    37. Good Time – Owl City & Carly Rae Jepsen
    39. Blown Away – Carrie Underwood
    43. Catch My Breath – Kelly Clarkson
    46. Call Me Maybe – Carly Rae Jepsen
    66. Want U Back – Cher Lloyd
    100. What Makes You Beautiful – One Direction
    135. Oath (feat. Becky G) – Cher Lloyd
    141. Crying On a Suitcase – Casey James
    152. Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You) – Kelly Clarkson
    177. One Thing – One Direction
    205. Good Girl – Carrie Underwood
    216. Dark Side – Kelly Clarkson
    237. Whataya Want from Me – Adam Lambert
    332. This Kiss – Carly Rae Jepsen
    458. Good Morning (feat. TobyMac) – Mandisa & tobyMac
    465. Before He Cheats – Carrie Underwood
    469. Heart Skips a Beat (feat. Chiddy Bang) – Olly Murs
    556. With Ur Love – Cher Lloyd
    584. Up All Night – One Direction
    694. Mr. Know It All – Kelly Clarkson
    713. Swagger Jagger – Cher Lloyd
    715. Temporary Home – Carrie Underwood
    742. Moments – One Direction
    768. Cowboy Casanova – Carrie Underwood
    859. Beautiful – Carly Rae Jepsen & Justin Bieber
    884. Jesus, Take the Wheel – Carrie Underwood
    944. Eighteen Inches – Lauren Alaina

    10/23/2012 – Top 1000 Albums
    51. Blown Away – Carrie Underwood
    52. Take Me Home (Yearbook Edition) – One Direction
    77. Sticks & Stones – Cher Lloyd
    87. Up All Night (Deluxe Version) – One Direction
    93. Take Me Home – One Direction
    148. Up All Night – One Direction
    152. Christmas With Scotty McCreery – Scotty McCreery
    227. Kiss (Deluxe) – Carly Rae Jepsen
    306. Stronger (Deluxe Version) – Kelly Clarkson
    334. I’m Right Here – Chris Rene
    455. iTunes Festival: London 2012 – EP – One Direction
    465. PTX, Vol. 1 – Pentatonix
    562. Phillip Phillips: Journey to the Finale – Phillip Phillips
    611. Trespassing (Remixes) – Adam Lambert
    629. Roads (Deluxe Version) – Chris Mann
    699. Right Place Right Time (Deluxe Version) – Olly Murs
    819. Play On – Carrie Underwood
    846. Trespassing (Deluxe Version) – Adam Lambert
    864. Kiss – Carly Rae Jepsen
    880. Some Hearts – Carrie Underwood
    900. What If We Were Real – Mandisa
    939. Break the Spell (Deluxe Version) – Daughtry
    997. Clear As Day – Scotty McCreery
    1011. Daughtry – Daughtry

  • standtotheright

    McCreery really must have had some healthy preorders because it looks like most of his sales are going to come in the Amazon update (which is usually the final one). Good that he’s retained a lot of fans.

  • dd999

    “Christmas With Scotty McCreery”  is one special holiday album! Its a delight, that deep rich voice of his is as smooth as velvet! The band is fantastic and we see a whole other side of Scotty’s talent and his style varies throughout the album. His take on Elvis’s  “Santa Claus Is Back in Town” and CC Rider the last song blew me away as did ‘”Christmas in Heaven”! 

  • Listening

    I think it goes both ways fans will forgive the indiscretions of females too. Didn’t Fantasia do alright sales wise when it came out she was messing w/ a married man. Also I bet Alicia Keys album is gonna do well too and didn’t she mess w/ a married man. For men and woman it basically the same. Jason Aldean is just the most recent person whose behaved inappropriately and has maintained success so it seems so much more prevalent.

  • windmills

    DB987: In a country world gone mad note  Taylor Swift Day was I thought the strangest  thing I had witnessed until this morning when Nicole Galyon tweeted she was co-producing Raelynn’s album which is just wrong on so many levels.

    I saw that too. She’s coproducing with Dann Huff. I can only hope what this is is Nicolle racking up some credits for future projects so she can move up the talent ladder as far as collaborators. At least she’s still writing with Lauren (as covered in a new Idol Ladies Gone Country edition just posted http://www.mjsbigblog.com/idol-ladies-gone-country-10222012-edition.htm). 
    I forgot to mention, Billboard Country Update also pegs Jason’s sales at 350k:

    —Jason Aldean is expected to arrive at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 and Top Country Albums with Night Train, his fifth full-length set for Broken Bow. Billboard’s retail analysts and other industry sources expect the album to check in with approximately 350,000 sold, which would herald the biggest SoundScan week by a male country artist in five years.

    That’s down from the Friday projections of 400k. It’s likely Billboard had a good idea as of last night what the final number would be so, I’d guess Jason’s Itunes sales were frontloaded because of the ability to stream his album at Itunes the week before it came out. 

  • YankeeFan08

    LOL at the bump WWFM got on iTunes after being performed (atrociously I might add) on The Voice.  Just goes to show what promo will do.  There will probably be a bump for Trespassing and Cuckoo after tonight’s PLL episode.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_F3XJE5GRAUMYR7Y5RYZUW7SC4U md

    I saw Scotty’s Christmas album near the checkout counter at a Walgreens store last night. It was in some cardboard display packaging that also held a Jason Aldean CD (one above the other).

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

    That’s cool…so it’s basically everywhere:)) Yay!!

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

    Okay, it’s cool to watch the QVC counter…1600 sold, 1623, 2800, and the studio audience sold out.:)))

  • ptebwwong

    CHART DATE: 10/22/2012
    LAST UPDATE: 10/23/2012 11:34:37
    NOW IN: 74.23%

    LW TW artist / album label power index
    — 1 JASON ALDEAN BROKEN BOW 263,640
    NIGHT TRAIN
    — 2 BRANDY RCA 68,567
    TWO ELEVEN
    1 3 MUMFORD & SONS GLASSNOTE 55,135
    BABEL
    — 4 SCOTTY MCCREERY MERC NASH/19/INTERSCOPE 24,535
    CHRISTMAS WITH SCOTTY
    — 5 JAMEY JOHNSON MERCURY NASHVILLE 21,006
    LIVIN’ FOR A SONG: HANK COCHRAN
    6 6 P!NK RCA 17,254
    TRUTH ABOUT LOVE
    11 7 MIGUEL RCA 14,995
    KALEIDOSCOPE DREAM
    — 8 ANBERLIN REPUBLIC 12,017
    VITAL
    17 9 MAROON 5 A&M/OCTONE 11,891
    OVEREXPOSED
    2 10 MACKLEMORE & RYAN LEWIS MACKLEMORE 11,479
    HEIST

  • scm101

    I think QVC will continue to sell the album duo until midnight and the price will be higher…Did I understand  it right ?

  • dd999

    Kudos!! to Kristy Lee Cook  “Airborne Ranger Infantry” ! (taken from a poem written by her father) Incredibly moving song for so many!!

  • tucker davis

    They said they brought in 5,000 so it will sell out first. They sold about 4000 while he sung two songs live & chatted a bit.

  • beck1982

    Do you have any idea how many total they sold by the end? I’m at work and dvrd it.

  • ptebwwong

    CHART DATE: 10/22/2012
    LAST UPDATE: 10/23/2012 13:02:35
    NOW IN: FINAL

    LW TW artist / album label power index % change
    — 1 JASON ALDEAN BROKEN BOW 415,155 —
    NIGHT TRAIN
    1 2 MUMFORD & SONS GLASSNOTE 74,633 -25%
    BABEL
    — 3 BRANDY RCA 66,856 —
    TWO ELEVEN
    — 4 SCOTTY MCCREERY MERC NASH/19/INTERSCOPE 40,354 —
    CHRISTMAS WITH SCOTTY
    6 5 P!NK RCA 31,714 -15%
    TRUTH ABOUT LOVE
    — 6 JAMEY JOHNSON MERCURY NASHVILLE 30,868 —
    LIVIN’ FOR A SONG: HANK COCHRAN
    15 7 LITTLE BIG TOWN CAPITOL NASHVILLE/EMI 22,835 +2%
    TORNADO
    11 8 MIGUEL RCA 21,064 -28%
    KALEIDOSCOPE DREAM
    16 9 ADELE XL/COLUMBIA 20,680 -7%
    21
    2 10 MACKLEMORE & RYAN LEWIS MACKLEMORE 18,569 -75%
    HEIST
    17 16 MAROON 5 A&M/OCTONE 16,223 -19%
    OVEREXPOSED
    20 21 ONE DIRECTION SYCO/COLUMBIA 14,713 -18%
    UP ALL NIGHT
    33 26 CARRIE UNDERWOOD 19/ARISTA NASHVILLE 13,997 +9%
    BLOWN AWAY
    23 27 GREEN DAY REPRISE 13,865 -17%
    UNO
    14 32 JACKIE EVANCHO SYCO/COLUMBIA 13,173 -42%
    SONGS FROM THE SILVER SCREEN
    26 35 NOW THAT’S WHAT I CALL MUSIC 43 CAPITOL/EMI 12,373 -23%
    VARIOUS ARTISTS
    43 45 CARLY RAE JEPSEN SCHOOLBOY/INTERSCOPE 8,135 -14%
    KISS

  • ptebwwong

    Congrats to Scotty for selling about 40,000 copies of his Christmas album. Those are great numbers for a Christmas album in October!

  • http://twitter.com/bagel08 John S

    Great numbers!

  • girlygirltoo

    Very nice numbers for Scotty’s Xmas album. I will be interested to see if releasing it this early has any significant impact on its sales on Black Friday week and in December.

    I hope we get sales numbers for Adam’s EP at some point. I’m thinking it will sell enough to make the BB Top 200

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/PVEFG2TOUIXSROKUSO2O2DOWWE Taylor

    It’s not really early for Christmas albums. Michael Buble released his Christmas album last year at the same time and Bieber one week later and both their first week numbers were around 210K.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    HDD weekend update from last Friday:

    * Jason Aldean (Broken Bow) 400-420k
    Mumford & Sons (Glassnote) 75-80k
    * Brandy (RCA) 65-70k
    * Scotty McCreery (19/Mercury Nashville/Interscope) 35-40k
    P!nk (RCA) 30-35k
    * Jamey Johnson (Mercury Nashville) 27-30k
    Miguel (RCA) 21-24k
    Little Big Town (Capitol Nashville) 21-24k
    Adele (XL/Columbia) 19-22k
    Kiss (UMe) 17-20k
    Macklemore & Ryan Lewis (Macklemore) 17-20k
    * Anberlin (Republic) 17-20k
    Muse (Warner Bros.) 17-20kMGK (Interscope) 17-20k
    *Metalocalypse: Dethklok (Williams Street) 15-18k

    * Debuts

    Like we said, numbers are sexy. (10/18p)

    http://www.hitsdailydouble.com/news/rumormill.cgi?30

  • ptebwwong

    The HDD predictions were mostly “on the money” this week. 

  • fantoo1

    Well Justin and Michael are both one of the biggest stars in the world. Them selling that much so early is basically a given. Scotty’s numbers are great for a fairly new country artist. Especially when you weigh in the fact that Blake Shelton, a more established and well known country artist only sold 9K his first week.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/PVEFG2TOUIXSROKUSO2O2DOWWE Taylor

    Huh? That wasn’t a comparison, it was a comment on how Christmas albums can be released at this time of year and sell well their first week. It’s not an unusual occurance.

    Less than a year ago, Scotty sold around 200K the first week for his debut album. I would expect him to be able to still sell albums a year later, even if it is for a Christmas album.

  • tibitibis

    Wow ! Jason Aldean …that are BIG numbers :o …..and i think Scotty sales are good , he’s not Justin B a and neither Bublé, they’re Big in the market and their sales strategies are a lot more elaborated , so i convinced that Scotty numbers are a very good start for this early Holidays Season debut in a country market , the marketing time is just starting for him and his Christmas album. ;)

  • http://www.facebook.com/dawn.p.joblon Dawn Perretti Joblon

    Well Blake is on a very popular TV show and has national exposure to millions every single week, which honestly I’m surprised didn’t help him. Scotty won Idol two years ago, Blake is on TV every week for the last two years. And honestly not sure how you can even compare a Christmas Album to a Regular Album?  I’m sure there are many people that buy country albums that may not even celebrate Christmas. Bieber Christmas sales are very atypical because every single little girl on the planet buys his stuff. Buble sold around 140,000 his first week out not 210k.  Buble appeals to the masses, we all know Scotty is country thru and thru which some people don’t like the sound of, so when he can sell a Christmas Album to start out 40K in sales I think that pretty freaking good. 

  • flactyguy

    I’m sure that Mercury/Interscope are beyond pleased with 40,000 in sales. Plus, they can re-release it every year for more bucks. Funny how Christmas albums work that way…..timeless!
     

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/PVEFG2TOUIXSROKUSO2O2DOWWE Taylor

    Once again, was not comparing Scotty to Bieber or Buble. The point was they all released about the same time and had decent to great numbers their debut week. Obviously, Buble went on to blow the roof off of the holiday charts. Therefore, Christmas albums can and do end up doing well when released at this time of the year.

    Still don’t know what Blake and Scotty have to do with each other other than both being in Country.

  • springboard2

    Adam’s iTunes charting as a reply to this post:
    http://www.mjsbigblog.com/idol-headlines-for-102312-the-evening-edition.htm#comment-690730417

    Just read a comment at Youtube Trespassing (official  Video) that TSP
    and Cuckoo is  rising at Itunes.  Another commenter wrote that PLL
    brought him there.  I hope PLL gives Adam a good boost in sales and
    added fans. 
    I am now watching Queen+AL – particularly “Who wants to
    live forever”. The song always gives me goosebumps. cos2mwz has the
    best videos -clear and the sound is great.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?…
    I
    hope somebody keep track of Itunes.    It is delayed a few days where I
    am.  Thanks for keeping an update on PLL.  I do not watch TV.  I hope
    for  another episode for Adam.

    Singles:
    239. Whataya Want from Me – Adam Lambert
    254. Cuckoo – Adam Lambert
    734. Trespassing – Adam Lambert

    Albums:
    405. Trespassing (Deluxe Version) – Adam Lambert
    645. Trespassing (Remixes) – Adam Lambert

  • lovetheusa1776

    In Pop – Cuckoo is 63, WWFM is 62, TR is 165, and the EP is 96.

  • p2fan

     I appreciate the prompt reply.  The remix album went down from 611 to 645 while the Deluxe version went up from 846 to 405.  This is encouraging news because most likely most of those who bought the Deluxe version are new fans.  Glamberts are  encouraged to buy the remix version.  TSP and cuckoo just charted again, and if they keeps rising, PLL gets the credit for the bump.  As for WWFM, perhaps the song choice in “The Voice” was a big factor?

  • lovetheusa1776

    Good to see these numbers.

  • scm101

    Yes, indeed ! Scotty fan forever….

  • http://twitter.com/Scottyasia Scottyasia

    For your information, Country Xmas Albums didn’t sell well at all compare to other genre. You can see how many Xmas Cd sold in total for the big names such as Lady A or even Taylor S two years ago.
    So don’t bring up JB or Micheal Buble to compare with someone from Country like Scotty. Judging from the numbers of Lady A and Taylor S, Scotty’s xmas Cd is doing GREAT on its opening week.

    If you truly want to point out how poor is Scotty’s sale nowaday, you could wait until Lady A puts out their Xmas CD on next week. If they could sell more than Scotty in the 1st week, then I guess that is the right time for you to feel happier.

     2010 TOP TEN SEASONAL ALBUMS
    1. Susan Boyle . . . 1,852,000
    2 Jackie Evancho . . . . 1,010,000
    3 Glee Cast . . . 917,000
    4 Mariah Carey . . . 432,000
    5 Andrea Bocelli. . . . . .371,000
    6 Josh Groban. . . . . . .261,000
    7 Lady Antebellum. . . . 253,000
    8 Now Christmas 4/ Various. . . . 240,000
    9 Taylor Swift. . . .209,000
    10 Annie Lennox . . . . 178,000

    2011 TOP TEN SEASONAL ALBUMS
    1 Christmas/ Michael Buble . . . . . . . . . .2,452,000
    2 Under The Mistletoe/ Justin Bieber. . . .1,245,000
    3 Heavenly Christmas/ Jackie Evancho . . 310,000
    4 Glee: The Music, The Christmas/ Glee Cast . . 306,000
    5 Very She & Him Christmas/ She & Him . . . . . 288,000
    6 My Christmas/ Andrea Bocelli . . . 247,000
    7 The Gift/ Susan Boyle . . . 233,000
    8 Christmas Symph./ Mannheim Steamroller . . . 184,000
    9 Noel/ Josh Groban . . . 178,000
    10 Charlie Brown Christmas/ Vince Guaraldi . . . 170,000

  • marmom07

    Great to see Adam getting bumps for his TV appearance. Awesome promo for him. It says to me his music will sell if it gets heard. I just hate how radio will play ANYTHING from certain “established” artists but won’t test drive new music. For new/newish artists it has to be HEARD for people to want to request it.  Radio uses the excuse it’s not being requested to not play it. It’s a viscous cycle. It’s a generalization but younger listeners (such as the PLL demographic) may be more inclined to buy music than perhaps viewers of some of the talk shows that have musical guests. I read elsewhere that TV is really the way to get new music heard.

  • Jordon Brook

    Best song on airwaves today bar none is the one Airborne Ranger Infantry by Kristy Lee Cook.  What a great ballad.  I am stunned it has not hit the top charts as of yet.  Great Job on this one.  Having lost a vet, this song means sooo much.