With album sales collapsing this January, Crystal Bowersox just keeps moving those CDs. With just the Idol buzz and a few video plays, she somehow sustains her sales and only drops 7 places on the chart. Imagine what she could do with some radio spins. We just have her numbers for now (thanks Mr. ProducerMan! Wish there were more like you).
Updated: Added Album Numbers. I will attempt to forgo the Disclaimer.
Brian at Idol Chatter has this suggestion:
In the meantime, I guess we’ll have plenty of time to talk about the new audition songs. And, while realize this is probably wishful thinking, just maybe Fox will take a cue from Glee’s continued chart dominance (that show has four albums from two seasons in the Billboard 200, and they outsold the Idol albums last week by nearly 40%) and let this year’s studio performances show up on the iTunes and SoundScan charts. Then we could really have some fun.
What do you think? It would certainly create some buzz and the fans would have a new venue to compete in (buying songs, not just because they want them, but to also show their support (read: convince everybody that their Idol is the one that should win)), but it might make the race look like it’s over before it really even gets started. I certainly would like to see those numbers.
54 Crystal Bowersox “Farmer’s Daughter” 7,144 (-24%; lw 9,444)Total: 122,955 (47) #11 on Rock (8 last week)
106 Carrie Underwood “Play On” 4K (-16%; lw 5K ) Total: 1.933M (103)
122 Lee DeWyze “Live It Up” 4K (+3%; lw 4K) Total: 109K (147)
141 Fantasia “Back to Me” 3K (-23%; 4K) Total: 391K (124)
175 Daughtry “Leave This Town” 3K (-15%; lw 3K) Total: 1.231M (170)
Daughtry “Daughtry” 2K (-12%)
Jason Castro “Who I Am” 1K (+71%) Total: 12K
Rounded numbers from Brian at Idol Chatter.