Idol Sales News – Week Ending 03/18/12

We know that UK XF contestants have topped the BB200 chart. Let’s see hoe the rest of the Idols, Voices and Factors fare. Please post numbers when you find them. Thanks!

Idol albums
Kelly Clarkson, Stronger (16,000 weekly, +1%, 666,000 total) (#16 Billboard 200)
Scotty McCreery, Clear as Day (7,000, -26%, 974,000) (#62 BB200)
Daughtry, Break the Spell (6,000, +45%, 407,000) (#72 BB200)
Ruben Studdard, Letters From Birmingham (4,000, debut, 4,000) (#150 BB200)
Lauren Alaina, Wildflower (3,000, -22%, 260,000) (#193 BB200)
Daughtry, Daughtry (2,000, +1%)
Mandisa, What If We Were Real (2,000, -24%, 157,000)

Idol-related albums
Tyga, Cafeless World (20,000, -15%, 141,000) (#12 Billboard 200)
Jason Aldean, My Kinda Party (14,000, 0 change, 2.449 million) (#21 BB200)
Tony Bennett, Duets II (10,000, +15%, 835,000) (#34 BB200)
Various, 2012 Grammy Nominees (9,000, -30%, 289,000) (#42 BB200)
The Civil Wars, Barton Hollow (8,000, -17%, 376,000) (#55 BB200)
David Guetta, Nothing but the Beat (6,000, +8%, 266,000) (#89 BB200)
Various, WOW Gospel 2012 (5,000, -17%, 72,000) (#101 BB200)
Various, Now That’s What I Call Music 40 (5,000, -12%, 680,000) (#103 BB200)
Various, Now That’s What I Call Country Ballads (4,000, 0 change, 52,000) (#108 BB200)
Various, WOW Hits 2012 (4,000, -12%, 244,000) (#138 BB200)
Aerosmith, Best of Aerosmith: The Millennium Collection (3,000, -4%, 436,000) (#179 BB200)

Idol Chatter

Track Sales

Carrie Underwood saw a 6% week-over week gain for her Good Girl single, which has now sold 363,000 copies.

Kelly Clarkson, Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You) (161,000, -7%, 2.264 million)
Carrie Underwood, Good Girl (70,000, +6%, 363,000)
Kelly Clarkson, Mr. Know It All (17,000, -14%, 1.384 million)
Scotty McCreery, The Trouble With Girls (15,000, -16%, 621,000)
Lauren Alaina, Georgia Peaches (11,000, -7%, 111,000)
Jennifer Hudson & Ne-Yo feat. Rick Ross, Think Like a Man (11,000, -6%, 71,000)
Jason Aldean & Kelly Clarkson, Don’t You Wanna Stay (8,000, -3%, 1.994 million)
Brad Paisley & Carrie Underwood, Remind Me (8,000, -9%, 1.472 million)
Carrie Underwood, Before He Cheats (5,000, -7%, 3.423 million)
Casey James, Let’s Don’t Call It a Night (4,000, -4%, 78,000)
Mandisa, Good Morning (3,000, -11%, 71,000)
Mandisa, Stronger (2,000, -11%, 170,000)
Carrie Underwood, How Great Thou Art (2,000, -5%, 307,000)

Idol Chatter

  • Anonymous

    So the song that was declared  “done” weeks ago is still gaining spins. Huh imagine that. Go baby go.

    Adam’s BTIKM US radio update: HAC #20 (#22 last wk) 1,116 spins (+177)
    4.499 MILLION reached! Top 40 new high at #50 1.112 million reached

  • Mateja Praznik

    TOP 40

    23 19 ONE DIRECTION What Makes You Beaut… 3901 2575 1326 24.427 +219 Spins+22 Bullets+1.398 AISmash! Direction!

  • Anonymous

    I just try to keep in my head that Mr. Know It all was a little slow then Stronger killed. I really would like to see Adam do well with this album. And a slow and steady may not be bad as we need him to have radio presence for at least what another 30 days or so because his peeps can’t decide when the album is finished. They can’t release single two until they get a release date I would think.  Else how would they know when to time it?

  • Anonymous

    If Adam’s album were released today (as planned) BTIKM would not be enough of a hit to help its sales.  At this point, I think it’s kind of late for single #2 plus as long as BTIKM is climbing they won’t release another single. unless the album is delayed until May/June. So having BTIKM gain spins is not great if the fans want another single pronto.

    One Direction is SMASHING. Congrats Uncle Simon. ;)

  • Mateja Praznik

     I’m afraid BTIKM will never be strong enough to support the album, no matter how long we wait. I think half of the HAC panel has yet to add it and first stations added it what, two months ago? They are not going to play it forever, so getting 5 adds or less per week is just not the way to go. They say slow and steady wins the race, but there is a point where slow is
    just too slow to make an impact.

    Oh and TOP 40 radio? No adds, TOP 50 or not, the song is dead.

    So, releasing single #2 is the best option IMO.

  • Anonymous

    In my opinion there are many, many “ways” to “sell” an album. History clearly shows that (that’s why the “best way”  gets argued ad nauseum). Plenty of albums and songs have sold with out radio and plenty have sold with radio (that’s a discussion I just don’t care about). FYE sold just fine and did it have a single on the charts when it dropped?

    I’m going to let RCA do the strategy stuff and just enjoy the music and then fact that BTIKM is still climbing the chart.

  • Anonymous

     Not worried, after hearing the snippets and live versions of several of the other tracks, I am confident this album is going to do very well. Adam has super strong material on this and can’t wait to enjoy the whole thing.
    Still great that BTIKM continues to climb!

  • Mateja Praznik

    For a pop artist like Adam, radio play is the main way to sell music. His first album sold fine even though he didn’t have a single on the charts because he was fresh off Idol. He doesn’t have that luxury now.

  • Anonymous

    RCA is clearly supporting BTIKM so I don’t see where there’s time for single #2 unless the album is delayed to May/June. 

  • Anonymous

    If a new single was released in the next two weeks and if it smashed up the charts, it could have gained enough momentum by the end of May to drive good album sales.
    But this is a lot of ‘ifs.
     

  • http://twitter.com/tinawinabina Tinawina

    Yeah, the timing is getting a bit dicey on the second single stuff. I guess at this point they will try to time it so that BITKM is peaking on HAC? With some luck it could reach top 10 there and that will have to be enough. But they need to release it before all the TV shows go on summer hiatus. He’s going to need the TV promo especially if this song is not going to be strong enough to really help, AND they are launching the next song at the same time.

  • Anonymous

    II think NCOE could do okay on radio but it would take awhile.

    If you look at the Top 10 songs on iTunes right now it’s almost a return to bubblegum type music. ;)

  • http://twitter.com/eilonwya10 Eilonwy

    Yeah, the timing is getting a bit dicey on the second single stuff. I guess at this point they will try to time it so that BITKM is peaking on HAC?

    Yeah, although I was one of the people who saw a quick second single as a possibility, I’m increasingly convinced that I was wrong. It sure looks like RCA’s plan is to launch the album on the strength of BTIKM, presumably trying to cross the song to CHR if it reaches the top 10 (or so) of HAC. The most likely timing of a second U.S. single, given RCA’s usual habits (and really, what most labels do), would then be the near the beginning of whatever touring Lambert does in the U.S. 

  • http://twitter.com/tinawinabina Tinawina

    I think things seem to be shifting towards catchy mindless pop and early 80s sounding radio rock… in fact catchy snyth pop is pretty early 80s too. So I guess that decade is officially back! It feels like we are strating to move away from the type of pop dance that had been dominating to something lighter, bouncier and less drunken floozy obsessed. Heh.

  • escape

    But there is still no official release date from the label for Trespassing.  The “Mapril” date Adam threw out is still speculative.

    What have actual sales of BTIKM been?

  • Anonymous

    I’m pretty sure the album will be released around the time Adam performs on Idol. Otherwise they’ll have basically wasted the biggest television promo it’s going to get. Even a sub par Idol still gets great ratings.

  • mmb

    During one of his radio spots this week Adam said no more Mapril, the cd is being released in May.  I would guess either May 15 or May 22, but who knows.  RCA has been putting cds up for presale on itunes about 4 weeks prior to release, so if it is coming out in May I’d expect to see an itunes presale in mid-April.  I can’t imagine that they would not want to get the cd out during the idol season so he could perform cd drop week, but again, who knows.  They can certainly launch a new single around the time of the cd release and have him perform it during all of the cd release promo.  Its unlikely that Adam will be touring til the fall, given the Queen concerts, so I suspect they will ride BTIKM out and then launch a new single at the same time as cd release

  • Anonymous

    I’m not sold on the theory that Single X must chart at Y at precisely the moment Ablum Z drops or All is Lost!  Yes, charting songs help sell singles and albums. Current single is charting on HAC and it has been pointed out that BTIKM is not really a strong POP song. Adam stated in several interviews why they went with that song first. It is what it is. If subsequent singles chart better and chart on POP then new ears will check out the album and some will buy. The album will be available.

    I think that regardless of how strong his singles are Adam is going to continue to have a relatively medium-slow response from US radio (hence one of the reasons his label is doing so much radio promo). Even though Adam visited one top 40 station here in DC they barely mentioned his visit on their web page and his single is still not listed on their play list (although he is getting support from the two HAC stations he also  visited). 

    For some PD and station owners, Adam will continue to have multiple strikes against him (some stations will support him and some won’t):
    He is a:
    Reality TV show contestant
    Older Male? (although I totally laugh at this, 30 is not old)
    Gay
    and has perceived fan demographic of older ladies (why play his music if his fans aren’t the same demo as the stations listeners)

    It won’t surprise me if his singles and album chart/sell better overseas. Is what it is but I’m still happy and I think it’s a good thing the BTIKM is still moving up the chart.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_SYFK77IYLRQIVATQ2MJKSW2J7Y Pam

    i-tunes

    Singles
    6. What Makes You Beautiful – One Direction (Deluxe)
    8. Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You) – Kelly Clarkson (Deluxe)
    10. Call Me Maybe – Carly Rae Jepsen
    13. Set Fire to the Rain – ADELE
    18. Good Girl – Carrie Underwood
    28. Come Away to the Water (feat. Rozzi Crane) – Maroon 5
    38. Rumour Has It – ADELE
    44. Free – Haley Reinhart
    45. Rolling in the Deep – ADELE
    47. Someone Like You – ADELE
    48. Fly Over States – Jason Aldean
    61. Drink On It – Blake Shelton
    72. Moves Like Jagger (Studio Recording from “The Voice” Performance) [feat. Christina Aguilera] – Maroon 5
    73. Young Homie – Chris Rene
    95. Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You) – Kelly Clarkson
    98. One Thing – One Direction (Deluxe)
    102. What Makes You Beautiful – One Direction
    108. History Is Made At Night (SMASH Cast Version) [feat. Megan Hilty & Will Chase] – SMASH Cast
    115. God Gave Me You – Blake Shelton
    121. Stereo Hearts (feat. Adam Levine) – Gym Class Heroes
    136. Mr. Know It All – Kelly Clarkson (Deluxe)
    159. Think Like a Man (feat. Rick Ross) [from the Motion Picture “Think Like A Man”] – Jennifer Hudson & Ne-Yo
    164. The Trouble With Girls – Scotty McCreery
    188. Honey Bee – Blake Shelton
    195. Let Me Be Your Star (SMASH Cast Version) [feat. Katharine McPhee & Megan Hilty] – SMASH Cast
    210. Georgia Peaches – Lauren Alaina
    247. Bleeding Love – Leona Lewis
    252. Moments – One Direction (Deluxe)
    267. No Air – Jordin Sparks & Chris Brown
    290. Remind Me (Duet with Carrie Underwood) – Brad Paisley
    294. We Are Young (Glee Cast Version) – Glee Cast
    296. She Will Be Loved – Maroon 5
    302. Up All Night – One Direction (Deluxe)
    330. Don’t You Wanna Stay (with Kelly Clarkson) – Jason Aldean
    340. One and Only – ADELE
    342. Turning Tables – ADELE
    343. Make You Feel My Love – ADELE
    350. One Thing – One Direction
    369. Footloose – Blake Shelton
    376. Better Than I Know Myself – Adam Lambert
    377. You Know I’m No Good (The Voice Performance) – Pip
    399. Gotta Be You (2012 US Version) – One Direction (Deluxe)
    411. Ol’ Red – Blake Shelton
    428. On The Floor (feat. Pitbull) – Jennifer Lopez
    442. Get Outta My Dreams, Get Into My Car (The Voice Performance) – Jermaine Paul
    469. More Than This – One Direction (Deluxe)
    471. We Belong (The Voice Performance) – Erin Willett
    472. On Lexington & 52nd Street (feat. Will Chase) [From the Television Series “Smash”] – SMASH Cast
    474. Forget You – Cee Lo Green
    488. F**k You – Cee Lo Green
    491. Stand Up – One Direction (Deluxe)
    492. Good Morning (feat. TobyMac) – Mandisa & tobyMac
    493. Let’s Be Bad (SMASH Cast Version) [feat. Megan Hilty] – SMASH Cast
    507. Some Beach – Blake Shelton
    511. Chasing Pavements – ADELE
    519. Harder to Breathe – Maroon 5
    525. Bad Day – Daniel Powter
    535. Gotta Be You (2012 US Version) – One Direction
    554. Bleeding Love (The Voice Performance) – Katrina Parker
    564. Before He Cheats – Carrie Underwood
    594. Beautiful – Christina Aguilera
    602. Just a Dream – Carrie Underwood
    636. Love the Way You Miss Me – Casey James
    641. I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing – Aerosmith
    699. Cowboy Casanova – Carrie Underwood
    725. This Love – Maroon 5
    735. The 20th Century Fox Mambo (SMASH Cast Version) [feat. Katharine McPhee] – SMASH Cast
    751. Heart-Shaped Box (The Voice Performance) – Lindsey Pavao
    752. It’s a Man’s Man’s Man’s World (SMASH Cast Version) [feat. Katharine McPhee] – SMASH Cast
    781. Crazy – Aerosmith
    801. Beautiful (SMASH Cast Version) [feat. Katharine McPhee] – SMASH Cast
    814. Cough Syrup (Glee Cast Version) – Glee Cast
    832. Pumped Up Kicks (The Voice Performance) – Charlotte Sometimes
    834. Crazy Dreams (SMASH Cast Version) [feat. Megan Hilty] – SMASH Cast
    839. Sunday Morning – Maroon 5
    853. Makes Me Wonder – Maroon 5
    886. Glad You Came (Glee Cast Version) – Glee Cast
    926. Fool for You (feat. Melanie Fiona) – Cee Lo Green
    952. Good Goodbye – Diana DeGarmo
    967. Don’t You Remember – ADELE
    972. Stole My Heart – One Direction (Deluxe)
    981. Undo It – Carrie Underwood
    986. Who Are You When I’m Not Looking – Blake Shelton
    990. Jesus, Take the Wheel – Carrie Underwood
    1013. Won’t Go Home Without You – Maroon 5

    Albums
    4. 21 – ADELE
    9. Up All Night (Deluxe Version) – One Direction
    12. Up All Night – One Direction
    13. Casey James – Casey James
    36. 19 – ADELE
    40. Stronger (Deluxe Version) – Kelly Clarkson
    65. Stronger – Kelly Clarkson
    98. Hands All Over – Maroon 5
    104. Red River Blue (Deluxe Version) – Blake Shelton
    169. Hands All Over (Deluxe Version) – Maroon 5
    170. Break the Spell (Deluxe Version) – Daughtry
    237. Songs About Jane – Maroon 5
    240. Duets II – Tony Bennett
    260. Loaded: The Best of Blake Shelton – Blake Shelton
    313. It Won’t Be Soon Before Long – Maroon 5
    314. Carnival Ride – Carrie Underwood
    413. Clear As Day – Scotty McCreery
    429. iTunes Festival: London 2011 – EP – ADELE
    445. What If We Were Real – Mandisa
    446. Break the Spell – Daughtry
    473. Play On – Carrie Underwood
    510. Daughtry – Daughtry
    514. Wildflower – Lauren Alaina
    619. The Essential: Aerosmith – Aerosmith
    634. Letters from Birmingham – Ruben Studdard
    709. Some Hearts – Carrie Underwood
    710. iTunes Live from SoHo – ADELE
    758. Glee: The Music, Vol. 7 – Glee Cast
    770. Soul Surfer (Music from the Motion Picture) – Various Artists
    832. Leave This Town (Bonus Track Version) – Daughtry
    891. Breakaway – Kelly Clarkson
    933. Stripped – Christina Aguilera
    962. Red – Dia Frampton
    973. Sing You Home – EP – Xenia

  • http://twitter.com/tinawinabina Tinawina

    I’m not sold on the theory that Single X must chart at Y at precisely the moment Ablum Z drops or All is Lost!

    LOL! I’m pretty sure no one said that. But it is typical to want to have a strong radio presence backed with promo and buzz when an album drops, so we are speculating on when the optimal time to drop the album could be given the current circumstances. That’s different from saying the album is dead and his career is over if he doesn’t time things exactly right.

  • Anonymous

    I think May would bea good time to launch the album.   I don’t care if he does BTIKM on idol because like someone said, it is more of an HAC song and I think that is Idol’s demographic.    I think RCA wants to ride the wave of the Queen performance (especially in the UK) and will release a new single close to that time.   I haven’t had a chance to listen to the snippets, but didn’t Adam say one of the songs uses a Queen base line?  If that song is good and poppish, that would be a nice tie in.  

  • http://twitter.com/eilonwya10 Eilonwy

    I’m not sold on the theory that Single X must chart at Y at precisely the moment Ablum Z drops or All is Lost!  Yes, charting songs help sell singles and albums.

    It’s kinda a question of what sales one is aiming for… In my Massive Spreadsheet of Insanity, which contains all the albums that made the top 10 for any week of 2011, plus a ton of data on their singles (the project just. kept. growing. and I need to finish it in March, really, truly, and if I’m never heard from thereafter, it’s because my head exploded and my cat ate my brains), there are a bunch of musicians/bands that sold in the 100k-360k range with little radio play or with charting only in a small radio format. 

    Once you start aiming for gold certification, if you’re not Susan Boyle, Tony Bennett, or Justin Bieber, significant radio play starts to look really important. The higher your bar — especially for newer acts — the more it’s helpful to cross to CHR. It’s not the only way to sell albums, but if the idea is to build a career on mainstream popularity, radio’s the obvious starting point. So I can see why RCA would be trying to time an album release to when the lead single is doing well enough to drive sales.

  • Anonymous

     

    LOL! I’m pretty sure no one said that. But it is typical to want to have
    a strong radio presence backed with promo and buzz when an album drops,
    so we are speculating on when the optimal time to drop the album could
    be given the current circumstances. That’s different from saying the
    album is dead and his career is over if he doesn’t time things exactly
    right.

    Yes I exaggerated but I’ve seen those type of comments here over and over again….that it feels like that’s the only possible way any album will ever sell, ever again. Sorry just my little rant.

  • Anonymous

     

     I do understand now why BTIKM was picked as the first single though.

    Why was it picked?  Other than it puts the focus on Adam’s vocals.  It’s not doing anything on top 40, which is supposed to be Adam’s home format, and it doesn’t exactly showcase the sound of the album?

    I don’t think there’s any comparison between this song and MKIA, whose journey up the charts wasn’t this slow, not that slow is always an issue.  MKIA was a grower, but its sales were always steady, as was its journey on both Hot AC and Pop.

  • Anonymous

    FYE sold just fine and did it have a single on the charts when it dropped?

    I think that’s a bad argument.  FYE didn’t need a single pushing it at the begin, because it was going to sell based on Adam just coming off of AI, and all of the publicity that he received post show.  That pattern has been true for most of the idol alums who released albums in that time frame right after their seasons.  And as we’ve seen with most of them, that pattern doesn’t hold true for the second album.  All of them lost a big chunk of the AI fans who purchased the first album just because they wanted to support their favorite tv personality.  Most of the alums aren’t going to have the same promotional opportunities that they received after they initially left AI, so the second album has to be more about the music, and attract people who like the music, and not just the former reality show star.

    I agree that not everyone needs radio to sell an album, but I think that this is something that can be broken down along genre lines, and there aren’t a lot of people who are making mainstream pop music who can sell records without radio.  Indie alternative pop or alt. rock, yes, but not pop music.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_SYFK77IYLRQIVATQ2MJKSW2J7Y Pam

    I’m still working on the Mediabase stats.  Here are the album stats from Idol Chatter:

    Idol albums
    Kelly Clarkson, Stronger (16,000 weekly, +1%, 666,000 total) (#16 Billboard 200)
    Scotty McCreery, Clear as Day (7,000, -26%, 974,000) (#62 BB200)
    Daughtry, Break the Spell (6,000, +45%, 407,000) (#72 BB200)
    Ruben Studdard, Letters From Birmingham (4,000, debut, 4,000) (#150 BB200)
    Lauren Alaina, Wildflower (3,000, -22%, 260,000) (#193 BB200)
    Daughtry, Daughtry (2,000, +1%)
    Mandisa, What If We Were Real (2,000, -24%, 157,000)

    Idol-related albums
    Tyga, Cafeless World (20,000, -15%, 141,000) (#12 Billboard 200)
    Jason Aldean, My Kinda Party (14,000, 0 change, 2.449 million) (#21 BB200)
    Tony Bennett, Duets II (10,000, +15%, 835,000) (#34 BB200)
    Various, 2012 Grammy Nominees (9,000, -30%, 289,000) (#42 BB200)
    The Civil Wars, Barton Hollow (8,000, -17%, 376,000) (#55 BB200)
    David Guetta, Nothing but the Beat (6,000, +8%, 266,000) (#89 BB200)
    Various, WOW Gospel 2012 (5,000, -17%, 72,000) (#101 BB200)
    Various, Now That’s What I Call Music 40 (5,000, -12%, 680,000) (#103 BB200)
    Various, Now That’s What I Call Country Ballads (4,000, 0 change, 52,000) (#108 BB200)
    Various, WOW Hits 2012 (4,000, -12%, 244,000) (#138 BB200)
    Aerosmith, Best of Aerosmith: The Millennium Collection (3,000, -4%, 436,000) (#179 BB200)

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_SYFK77IYLRQIVATQ2MJKSW2J7Y Pam

    From Billboard:

    Top 10 Albums on Billboard 200: Guns N’ Roses Gain, Gotye Rises

    This week on the Billboard 200 albums chart, One Direction
    makes history as the first U.K. group to debut at No. 1 with their
    first album as “Up All Night” starts atop the list with 176,000
    according to Nielsen SoundScan. The arrival prevents Adele’s “21” from returning to No. 1 for a 24th week as it holds at No. 2 with 148,000 (down 24%).
    Last week’s No. 1, Bruce Springsteen’s “Wrecking Ball,” falls to No. 4 with 57,000 (down 71%). Guns N’ Roses’
    “Greatest Hits” makes an eye-popping jump from No. 31 to No. 3
    after it was priced for 25-cents in both the Google Play and
    AmazonMP3 stores for one day last week.
     

    The
    “Passion: White Flag” album debuts at No. 5 with 48,000 and also
    starts at No. 1 on the Top Christian Albums chart. The set, recorded
    at the Passion 2012 conference in Atlanta in January, features live
    performances assisted by genre superstars like Chris Tomlin and David Crowder Band. It’s the best sales week and first top 10 for any Passion-related album. Whitney Houston’s “The Greatest Hits” holds at No. 6 (45,000; down 35%) as does Drake’s
    “Take Care” at No. 7 (36,000; down 38%). The “Now 41″ compilation
    falls five rungs to No. 8 (29,000; down 81%), collapsing after the
    impact of a 25-cent promotion the previous week subsided.  Gotye’s
    “Making Mirrors” reaches the top 10 for the first time, climbing
    16-9 with 24,000 (up 14%) — its best sales frame yet. Rounding out
    the top 10 is fun.’s “Some Nights,” returning to the top 10 (13-10) with 22,000 (down just 2%). Over on the Digital Songs chart, fun.’s “We Are Young” (featuring Janelle Monae) is steady at No. 1 with 349,000 (up 8%) while the Wanted’s “Glad You Came” also stands still at No. 2 with 183,000 (down 4%). Nicki Minaj’s
    “Starships” sails 4-3 (172,000; up 6%), Gotye’s “Somebody That I
    Used To Know” (featuring Kimbra) jumps 5-4 (166,000; up 8%) and
    Kelly Clarkson’s “Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)” slips 3-5 (162,000; down 7%).

    Flo Rida’s “Wild Ones” (featuring Sia)
    is a non-mover at No. 6 (158,000; up 5%) while One Direction’s
    “What Makes You Beautiful” jumps 17-7 with 135,000 (up 63%). Train’s new single “Drive By” arrives in the top 10 — climbing 11-8 — with 125,000 (up 26%). Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Call Me Maybe” falls 8-9 with 123,000 (down 4%). Closing out the top 10 is Katy Perry’s “Part of Me,” descending 7-10 with 114,000 (down 8%).
    Overall album sales in this past chart week (ending March 18)
    totaled 5.63 million units, down 10% compared to the sum last week
    (6.24 million) and down 1% compared to the comparable sales week of
    2011 (5.71 million). Year to date album sales stand at 66.21
    million, up 2% compared to the same total at this point last year
    (64.72 million). Digital track sales this past
    week totaled 25.22 million downloads, down 2% compared to last week
    (25.76 million) and up 1% stacked next to the comparable week of
    2011 (24.92 million). Year to date track sales are at 309.02
    million, up 7% compared to the same total at this point last year
    (289.81 million). Next week’s Billboard 200 competes with the same week in 2011 when: Chris Brown’s “F.A.M.E.” debuted at No. 1 with 270,000 while Jennifer Hudson’s
    “I Remember Me” launched at No. 2 (165,000). The previous
    week’s leader, Adele’s “21,” fell to No. 3 with 96,000 (down 2%).

  • Anonymous

    I think we will get a second single well before he tours. Adam said in one of the gazillion radio interviews he’s done that touring is a long way off (personally, I would guess Fall) because they are planning to take a lot of time to promo the album hard. I can’t remember his exact words, but I was glad to hear that plans were to really work the album. And, I am sure he will be hitting Europe/UK again hard.

  • Anonymous

    Kris got a bunch of overnight spins for TVOL early this morning — 11 to be exact.  He’s also getting some spins in the daytime and evening hours. So he should have a pretty nice bump when the official charts come out Sunday night/Monday morning, although I don’t think he’ll have enough spins to crack the Top 50 quite yet.

  • http://twitter.com/tinawinabina Tinawina

    I agree that not everyone needs radio to sell an album, but I think that
    this is something that can be broken down along genre lines, and there
    aren’t a lot of people who are making mainstream pop music who can sell
    records without radio.  Indie alternative pop or alt. rock, yes, but not
    pop music.

    ITA. Not saying its impossible, but it very rare for a pop act to sell well without radio. That said Adam does have a passionate fanbase so I don’t forsee him tanking or anything, but I’m not expecting anything eye popping at first either. But if he gets a string of hit singles going, he’ll do well in the long run, and that’s all that matters.

  • Anonymous

    Yes I exaggerated but I’ve seen those type of comments here over and over again….that it feels like that’s the only possible way any album will ever sell, ever again. Sorry just my little rant.  

    I’ve never read that, but I think I can see how someone would read that conclusion into a post.  

    Having a song that is saturating radio at the time that the album is released is the best situation, but there have been plenty of albums that have seen new life after the release of a second, third or fourth single.  We just saw it when Maroon 5 released Moves Like Jagger.  It also happened to The Script with the release of Breakeven, and Fantasia, when she released When I See U.  David Cook is used as someone who didn’t have a good first single, but his main problem was not having a song on the album that was a better radio fit than TLG.  There was nothing else that RCA could have released when TLG didn’t catch on, or at least that’s how they saw the situation.  

  • Anonymous

    I think that 
    Eilonwy makes a good point about needing radio play to reach certain milestones.  I think that we see this a lot with current rock acts, who are doing very well in their genre, but may not be selling as much as the top pop acts.  There’s just no way for them to reach the amount of people that pop artists can, when their songs are getting played on radio stations.

  • Anonymous

    MKIA was slower than Stronger, but NOTHING like BTIKM. It took 5 weeks for MKIA to enter the top 20 on CHR and it stayed there for almost four months.

    Now, TVOL is moving even slower on CHR than BTIKM did. It has 0 Pop adds. Last I saw, TVOL wasn’t getting any play on Top 40 stations. RCA drives me crazy!

  • Anonymous

    Until a release date is announced for Trespassing, I don’t see how one can say there is not enough time for a second single.  The way I look at it, they have the time to do what they think will be best for album debut.  It is more important to make conditions the best they can before release.  Anything else seems foolish.  

  • Anonymous

    TVOL doesn’t go up for pop adds until Tuesday (3/26) & Kris has yet to even start any radio any promo.  So a little early to tell what it will do.

  • Anonymous

    Big Pop artists do get played before their adds date but that doesn’t describe Kris. Hopefully the song gets some CHR adds or it’ll be a slow route to getting lots of ears.

  • V Jemmy

    What have actual sales of BTIKM been?

    I think that the last figures that I saw were around 70K, but that was back in January.  His numbers have not been high enough for us to get any further number updates.

  • Anonymous

    Big Pop artists do get played before their adds date but that doesn’t describe Kris. Hopefully the song gets some CHR adds or it’ll be a slow route to getting lots of ears.

    That would describe every pop orientated idol alum who is not named Kelly. LLWD did have a lot of adds before its pop adds date, but Kris had more visibility back then.

    Hopefully, Next Tuesday will be like this past Monday.  Given the number of Hot AC stations that had been playing TVOL over the past two weeks, I think it was a little bit of a surprise that ten new stations added the song, so maybe that’s an hopefully we will see new pop stations come on board next week.

    Speaking of TVOL, I just saw that only two of the stations that added it on Monday haven’t played it yet.  There have also been a couple of new stations that started playing it this week.

  • Anonymous

    TVOL doesn’t even go for sale until Monday and the CHR add date may (or may not) be next week, so there’s no reason why it would be getting CHR play right now.

    I prefer to focus on the positive. All 3 of the stations that auto added it and 8 of the 10 stations that manually added it are spinning the song. 

  • seashellz51

    Adam has stated several times the obstacles before him concerning radio play. For him, it is much more than just a great song, unfortunately. But, he is not going to let some things slow him down. Hence, the album entitled Trespassing.
    As for a tour, he also has said that probably no tour until later this year, even if then. He has not even began to plan a tour. He has several large gigs and the closer Queen gets, the more I think he will be focusing upon that. All eyes will be upon him for that.
    As for the slowness of BTIKM, I distinctly remember it took 5 months before I heard WWFM on my local station and look how that song ended up. Also, Adam did say very recently that the album will be released in May. Not Maypril anymore. BTIKM is a song that Adam could sing at all of the radio promo stops live, (and sound fantastic!)  a focal point for interviews,  etc… I personally dont think it was ever intended to race up the charts and dominate. I also have to remind myself constantly, that there is a whole big world out there and Adam may be more fitted to international sales. 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_SYFK77IYLRQIVATQ2MJKSW2J7Y Pam

    It looks like only some of the Mediabase formats were updated on All Access this morning but not all of them.  I’m going to hold off on posting stats until the problem is resolved.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_SYFK77IYLRQIVATQ2MJKSW2J7Y Pam

    Here are the track sales from Idol Chatter:

    Carrie Underwood saw a 6% week-over week gain for her Good Girl single, which has now sold 363,000 copies.

    Kelly Clarkson, Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You) (161,000, -7%, 2.264 million)
    Carrie Underwood, Good Girl (70,000, +6%, 363,000)
    Kelly Clarkson, Mr. Know It All (17,000, -14%, 1.384 million)
    Scotty McCreery, The Trouble With Girls (15,000, -16%, 621,000)
    Lauren Alaina, Georgia Peaches (11,000, -7%, 111,000)
    Jennifer Hudson & Ne-Yo feat. Rick Ross, Think Like a Man (11,000, -6%, 71,000)
    Jason Aldean & Kelly Clarkson, Don’t You Wanna Stay (8,000, -3%, 1.994 million)
    Brad Paisley & Carrie Underwood, Remind Me (8,000, -9%, 1.472 million)
    Carrie Underwood, Before He Cheats (5,000, -7%, 3.423 million)
    Casey James, Let’s Don’t Call It a Night (4,000, -4%, 78,000)
    Mandisa, Good Morning (3,000, -11%, 71,000)
    Mandisa, Stronger (2,000, -11%, 170,000)
    Carrie Underwood, How Great Thou Art (2,000, -5%, 307,000)

  • Anonymous

    How is BTIKM doing in non-US markets? I know that it was doing well in Japan (last I heard) and wasn’t going to be released as a single in the UK? I’m assuming the song hasn’t been released in most foreign markets yet.

  • Anonymous

    A song doesn’t have to be on sale for it to get radio play from stations. CHR stations don’t have to wait for the add date to play or add TVOL. It should be seeing some test spins and radio play on CHR right now. There is no reason why it shouldn’t be getting a few spins here and there, especially from those Top 40 stations that are Idol friendly!

  • Anonymous

    It’s not just big Pop artists that get radio play before their adds date. Even BTIKM got some radio play and early adds before its actual adds date. At two weeks after it was released to radio, it had around 55 spins from 10+ CHR stations and already had four Top 40 adds. That was during the two worst weeks of the radio freeze! I thought THAT was slow!

    Once again, RCA drives me crazy!

  • Anonymous

     

    Kris is facing an uphill climb on CHR because his last two singles didn’t do anything there. But I think TVOL is a very good song. Maybe it’ll get some decent CHR adds and surprise everyone.
     

  • Mateja Praznik

    TOP 10 albums this week:
    1. One Direction, Up All Night – 176,000

    2. Adele, 21 – 148,000

    3. Guns N’ Roses, Greatest Hits – 85,000

    4. Bruce Springsteen, Wrecking Ball – 57,000

    5. Passion, Passion: White Flag – 48,000

    6. Whitney Houston, The Greatest Hits – 45,000

    7. Drake, Take Care – 36,000

    8. Various Artists, Now 41 – 29,000

    9. Gotye, Making Mirrors – 24,000

    10. fun., Some Nights – 22,000

    Turns out Adele wasn’t that close.

    http://music-mix.ew.com/2012/03/21/one-direction-up-all-night-number-one-album/

  • Anonymous

    INTERSCOPEPROMO
    Monday, @HaleyReinhart #Free impacts at Hot AC! Get ready!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_SYFK77IYLRQIVATQ2MJKSW2J7Y Pam

    From UK Mix:

    Pop Songs

    *** No. 1 *** “Stronger (What Doesn’t
    Kill You)” Kelly Clarkson

    Greatest
    Gainer
    No. 11 “We Are Young” fun. Featuring Janelle Monae
    Debut No. 38 “Call Me Maybe” Carly Rae Jepsen
    Debut No. 40 “Give Your Heart A Break” Demi Lovato

    Adult
    Contemporary

    *** No. 1 *** “Set Fire To The Rain” Adele

    As the
    song follows “Rolling in the Deep” and “Someone Like You” to the Adult
    Contemporary
    summit, Adele’s
    “21” is the first (non-seasonal) album to yield three AC No. 1s
    since Celine Dion’s “Falling Into You” in 1997-98.

    Greatest Gainer No. 11 “Stronger (What Doesn’t
    Kill You)” Kelly Clarkson

    Debut No. 28 “Say What You Will” Justin Hines
    Debut No. 29 “Rumour Has It” Adele

    Adult
    Pop Songs

    *** No. 1 *** “Stronger (What Doesn’t
    Kill You)” Kelly Clarkson

    Greatest
    Gainer
    No. 15 “Rumour Has It” Adele
    Debut No. 40 “Favorite Song” Colbie Caillat Featuring
    Common

    Dance/Club Play Songs
    *** No. 1 *** “Give Me All Your Luvin’ ” Madonna Featuring
    Nicki Minaj
    & M.I.A.

    Madonna Scores
    41st No. 1 on Dance/Club Play Songs

    Greatest
    Gainer
    No. 20 “Girl Gone Wild” Madonna
    Hot Shot Debut No. 41 “Starships” Nicki Minaj
    Debut No. 47 “Somebody That I Used To Know” Gotye Featuring Kimbra
    Debut No. 48 “Can’t Stop Me” Afrojack &
    Shermanology

    Rap Songs
    *** No. 1 *** “The Motto” Drake Featuring Lil Wayne
    Greatest
    Gainer
    No. 20 “Leave You Alone” Young Jeezy Featuring
    Ne-Yo
    Debut No. 24 “Stay Schemin” Rick Ross Featuring Drake &
    French Montana

    Rock Songs
    *** No. 1 *** “Somebody That I Used To Know” Gotye Featuring Kimbra
    Greatest
    Gainer
    No. 3 “We Are Young” fun. Featuring Janelle Monae
    Hot Shot Debut No. 49 “Happy Pills” Norah Jones 

     

    Alternative Songs
    *** No. 1 *** “Somebody That I Used To Know” Gotye Featuring Kimbra
    Greatest
    Gainer
    No. 10 “Gold On The Ceiling” The Black Keys
    Debut No. 27 “Disparate Youth” Santigold
    Debut No. 32 “Afterlife” Switchfoot
    Debut No. 37 “Called Out In The Dark”
    Snow Patrol

    Debut No. 38 “Victoria” Eve 6

    Country Songs
    *** No. 1 *** “Ours” Taylor Swift

    Swift scores her sixth No. 1 on Country Songs, as
    “Ours” rises 3-1. That’s two leaders in-a-row for the singer/songwriter. “Sparks
    Fly” topped the list in November.

    Greatest
    Gainer
    No. 5 A”
    Woman
    Like You” Lee Brice
    Hot Shot Debut No. 54 “Neon” Chris Young
    Debut No. 57 “Til My Last Day” Justin Moore
    Debut No. 60 “Sing That Song Again” Glen Templeton

    Latin Songs
    *** No. 1 ***/Greatest Gainer “Bailando Por El Mundo” Juan Magan Featuring
    Pitbull & El Cata
    Hot Shot Debut No. 30 “La Senal” Juanes
    Debut No. 40 “Para Ti Solita” Banda Los Recoditos
    Debut No. 44 “Young, Wild & Free” Snoop Dogg & Wiz Khalifa Featuring
    Bruno Mars

    Debut No. 45 “Mi Reina Del Dolor” Mana
    Debut No. 46 “Duele Ser Infiel” Pedro Capo
    Debut No. 48 “Amor Prohibido” Selena Con Samo

    Regional Mexican Songs
    *** No. 1 *** “Llamada De Mi Ex” La Arrolladora Banda el Limon
    de Rene Camacho
    Greatest
    Gainer
    No. 6 “El Mejor Perfume” La Original Banda el Limon de Salvador Lizarraga
    Debut No. 35 “A Cambio De Que” Jenni Rivera

    Latin Pop Songs
    *** No. 1 *** “Corre!” Jesse & Joy
    Greatest
    Gainer
    No. 2 “Ai
    Se Eu Te Pego” Michel Telo
    Debut No. 33 “Gloria” Gloria Trevi
    Debut No. 34 “Mi Amor” Grupo Treo
    Debut No. 38 “Estoy Hecho De Pedacitos De Ti” Antonio
    Orozco Featuring Alejandro Fernandez
    Debut No. 39 “Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)” Kelly Clarkson

    Debut No. 40 “Ley De Newton” Beatriz Luengo

    Tropical Songs
    *** No. 1 ***/Greatest Gainer “Bailando Por El Mundo” Juan Magan Featuring
    Pitbull & El Cata
    Debut No. 26 “Mi Amor” Grupo Treo
    Debut No. 34 “Si No Me Ama” Omega
    Debut No. 35 “Yo Me Quito El Nombre” Johnny Ray – Salsa Con Clase
    Debut No. 37 “Cortame Las Venas” Eunel Nueva Era

     

    Christian Songs
    *** No. 1 *** “Where I Belong” Building 429
    Greatest
    Gainer
    No. 19 “He Said” Group 1 Crew Featuring Chris August
    Hot Shot Debut No. 25 “Second Chance” Rend Collective Experiment
    Debut No. 48 “Keep My Heart Alive” Sanctus Real
    Debut No. 49 “Twenty Seven Million” Matt Redman & LZ7

    Debut No. 50 “If I Ever Needed Grace” Jimmy Needham

    Gospel Songs
    *** No. 1 *** “Still Able” James Fortune & FIYA
    Greatest
    Gainer
    No. 16 “Awesome”
    Pastor
    Charles
    Jenkins & Fellowship Chicago
    Debut No. 24 “Make An Example Out Of Me” Regina Belle

  • Anonymous

    The fact that it hasn’t even received test spins on Top 40 may be because it hasn’t been sent to pop radio yet.

  • mickeybordentwo

    I understand the logic behind radio play leading to album sales, but I’m not seeing it with Kelly’s CD. “Stronger” is a big hit, but the CD is still an awfully long way from platinum, and unless things turn around, will be her lowest selling CD.

    I have a theory that all those Adele sales have cannibalized the market, in particular for the overlapping artists, like Kelly. One million fewer Adele sales could spread the wealth around for a bunch of other artists.

    There’s a belief that album sales pick up for Mother’s Day. It’s possible RCA is aiming for that with Adam’s release date. If the perception is that Adam’s fanbase is older women, it makes sense to make his CD available as a gift item for those older women.

  • http://twitter.com/tinawinabina Tinawina

    I adore TVOL and think its a great lead single, but I don’t think its a natural fit for pop radio. I think that song will have to cross over from HAC down the road. But I expect it will do very well on HAC and maybe even sell strongly, because it has an instantly catchy feel-good quality.

  • http://twitter.com/eilonwya10 Eilonwy

    I understand the logic behind radio play leading to album sales, but I’m not seeing it with Kelly’s CD. “Stronger” is a big hit, but the CD is still an awfully long way from platinum, and unless things turn around, will be her lowest selling CD… I have a theory that all those Adele sales have cannibalized the market.

    Catalog sales were also responsible for a lot of the album-sales stability in 2011, so yeah, if you take out Adele’s sales, the rest of the market for new albums has not grown. If Adele is bringing interested ears to other artists (and she could be), it’s enough to slow the scary ~12% annual declines of prior years, but not to create growth.

    The quantity of radio play needed for a platinum album has increased since singles sales took off circa 2006, so I’m not hugely shocked that with two hits, Clarkson’s still not there. LMFAO had “the” big song of summer plus another good-sized CHR hit, and that’s what it needed for gold certification on the album. Platinum albums tend to be supported by big radio hits (again, there are exceptions, but usually of the Susan Boyle, Justin Beeber, or Recent Idol Winner type), but having a couple big radio hits does not necessarily guarantee a platinum album.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    “I also have to remind myself constantly, that there is a whole big world
    out there and Adam may be more fitted to international sales. ”

    I always thought that Adam would be more successful internationally than in the U.S. and I still think so.

  • Anonymous

    This week Stronger passed AIEW’s sales in the same period of time. At this point AIEW was selling 5,000 copies, and Stronger is selling 16,000. If Darks Side is a hit the album could be her first platinum album since Breakaway.

  • Nele621

    But TVOL is so radio friendly. Very safe, yes, but at least there is nothing irritating or controversial about it. Which is Kris.

  • Anonymous


    Rodio (radio) edit of the 
    The Vision Of Love by Maison & Dragen is available on the  physical single cd out for preorder at Walmart.

  • ronnie

    I think TVOL will be a big hit on HAC and that’s fine- hopefully it can springboard from there, but if not, that’s okay because HAC is more his format anyway.  Adam is different in that he has pretty much said he wants a pop career, and that’s not been happening with BTIKM, it has flopped on pop so far, so it’s hard to spin it that he really wanted a TOP 20 HAC placement.

  • Anonymous

    Why wouldn’t TVOL be sent to Pop radio? Does RCA think it isn’t a good fit for CHR radio? If the adds date is just a week away, why wouldn’t RCA send it to Pop stations?

    RCA really knows how to mess things up!

  • Nele621

    I hear Stronger on the radio all the time. I’ve never heard BTIKM. I’ve even heard TVOL, as I know others have.

    I’ve heard of Cook’s never ending tour. Is this Adam’s never ending promo? How much longer is he going to radio stations? I wonder if Kris is going to promo hard like Adam. Or maybe he doesn’t need to.

  • Anonymous

    The one pop station that was spinning TVOL WSTW  moved to HAC  a week ago but since then there have been no new pop stations spinning it.

  • Anonymous

    Except radio stations don’t have to wait until the adds date to play a song. They have the song—they can spin it anytime. Personally, I think TVOL is a great HAC song. It’s just the type of song that this format loves right now. However, it is not an easy fit for CHR and may struggle on that format.

  • Anonymous

    Kelly’s CD is still in the top 20 after being released five months ago. With a current number one hit song, a hit song that is doing well on the recurrent charts and a solid third single months away from being released, Kelly’s CD will continue to move along towards platinum in a sure and steady manner.

  • Anonymous

    Kelly is in GREAT shape right now. Her album is so solid.

  • Anonymous

    am i reading the itunes charts right?  are NONE of the AI performances charting? 

  • Anonymous

    Really? I hear BTIKM all the time on my HAC station and even a few times on my local CHR station. It probably depends on where you live. Stronger is a whole different story! That song is being played several times a day on almost every CHR station. You should be hearing it, it’s #1! :)

    How much longer? As long as he can and as long as RCA keeps scheduling these radio visits! What else should Adam be doing at this time to promote his upcoming album? This radio promo tour (and the many magazine and international interviews he is doing) is the best promo Adam can be doing right now to promote his current single, upcoming single and upcoming album!

    Kris will “promo hard” as much as RCA schedules for him. He needs it just as much, if not more, than Adam does. Neither of these guys are at the level of Katy, Rihanna or even Kelly. Radio promo is a necessity.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ACMLXLYSSX73RNYQOUZWSO2I4U Enough already!

    I am probably the only person in the Universe that has not bought Adele, nor do I intend to.    Simply a personal choice.

  • Anonymous

    TVOL doesn’t even go for sale until Monday and the CHR add date may (or may not) be next week, so there’s no reason why it would be getting CHR play right now.

    itunes sale date doesn’t have anything to do with it.  CHR stations have the song available and the fact that there aren’t any test spins yet means to me the song will have to do well on HAC first, or RCA hasn’t started working it yet.  (or that Pop doesn’t like the song).   Like Ellie said, maybe RCA will surprise us like they did with HAC and Kris will get some adds Tuesday but who knows at this point.

  • Anonymous

    I don’t own either of Adele’s albums, and I have zero intentions of doing so. I like some songs on 19 and 21, but some bore me. And unfortunately, a lot of her songs were overplayed and now I can’t stand them. 

  • http://twitter.com/tinawinabina Tinawina

    TVOL is radio friendly, which is why I think its a good candidate to cross over eventually. But I don’t think its the type of song that will get jumped on by pop radio right away. I think he’ll get some rock-friendly pop stations to spin it early but he might have to wait to get more than that. I would love it to catch on at pop faster though.

    As for it being safe or not controversial, I don’t think that exactly helps with pop these days. Heh. But like I said the song is really catchy and feel-good and I think it has what it takes to chart on both formats successfully.

  • ronnie

    I don’t think Kris is even on pop radio’s radar, they probably won’t even listen to the song until it becomes a hit on HAC, when they do, I think they will like it and start to play it, but I doubt they will even give him the time of day until then, his last two singles just weren’t that great and they probably think this will be more of the same, but they are wrong and will hear that

  • Valentin432

    I don’t worry too much about Adam since he and RCA seem to agree on releasing a second single before the album release.
    BTIKM is climbing the HAC charts and any of the songs that I’ve heard that could be a second single should have a decent shot at Top 40 radio.

    I’m pleasantly surprised with the reception TVOL is getting. I was afraid Kris didn’t have enough good will and support from his first time around to garner immediate airplay and adds even on his home format.
    Anything concerning Kris will be slow building much like the country idols, so I’m not going to judge the song’s potential based on 1 or 2 weeks.

    Kelly has a good shot at outselling her two previous albums which is great in the declining album sales climate for any artist.

    Carrie is smashing on country and her single is selling very well for a country song.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_S3ZGXZCUE2YYOS7QV6QSTKM4SA buffynut2001

    1rollbounce2, Idol doesn’t allow them to chart, unlike the other shows. They want to keep who is “ahead” a secret.

  • Anonymous

    The fact that it hasn’t even received test spins on Top 40 may be because it hasn’t been sent to pop radio yet.

    I’d wager that it was sent out.  Despite what fans always seem to say in this thread, radio promotion doesn’t start on the add date, or whenever the artist starts visiting radio stations.  

    There was an interesting tweet on the 17th from the company that RCA uses to distribute songs to radio stations.  They tweeted that they were sending out TVOL this week.  The tweet could mean that they were releasing it to stations again, just to remind them about the add dates, or maybe  they were sending out the remix.

    The lack of test spins this early is disheartening, but then only having three or four Hot AC stations playing the song before this week, and no adds, was also disappointing.  But that turned out well.  I agree with the sentiment that the song will have to do well on Hot AC in order to crossover, even though I think that the delay will have more to do with how Kris is viewed, and not whether or not the song is a good fit.  If RCA releases the remix that could really help the original take off on other formats.

  • Anonymous

    I understand the logic behind radio play leading to album sales, but I’m not seeing it with Kelly’s CD. “Stronger” is a big hit, but the CD is still an awfully long way from platinum, and unless things turn around, will be her lowest selling CD.

    Kelly’s album has been incredibly stable on the BB charts, and there has to be something going on to make that happen.  The only explanation that I can come up with is that it is due to the success of Stronger.  She wouldn’t have spent this long in the top 50 without that song.  You can’t compare her number’s to Adele’s, instead, compare her to the whole field, which we can do when we look at the Billboard 200.

  • mickeybordentwo

    I didn’t compare Kelly’s sales to Adele’s. I only suggested that it’s possible Adele’s enormous success is pulling sales away from other comparable artists.

    “Stable” is certainly better than freefalling, but stable at 15,000 CDs a week doesn’t convince me that having a hit song on the radio translates to great CD sales. Radio play is essentially a commercial for the performer. I think it’s clear that there’s a correlation between radio play and singles sales, but beyond that, I’m not so sure.

  • Anonymous

    “Stable” is certainly better than freefalling, but stable at 15,000 CDs a week doesn’t convince me that having a hit song on the radio translates to great CD sales.

    Without the single, the album wouldn’t be stable, or better yet, still in the top 20.  We’ve seen that with others.  And by comparison, what I meant is compare Kelly’s BB 200 position with other artists.   16,000 may not look gaudy, but that it’s for an album that was released months ago, and that is still ranked in the BB top 20 speaks volumes.

  • windmills

    HDD’s projections for the week are out. 12-15k for CaseyJ which is a few thousand lower than where I’m hoping to see him but not too far out of the range of what could be reasonably expected. Hopefully Ellen and the Today Show tomorrow will help him to trend up into the 15-20k range I think should be doable.

    elliegrll: 
    Kelly’s album has been incredibly stable on the BB charts, and there has to be something going on to make that happen.  The only explanation that I can come up with is that it is due to the success of Stronger.  She wouldn’t have spent this long in the top 50 without that song.  You can’t compare her number’s to Adele’s, instead, compare her to the whole field, which we can do when we look at the Billboard 200. 

    Exactly. I was worried about Stronger’s sales when it went down to the 40s on the chart during the holiday season but WDKY has obviously stabilized its sales and made the album a fixture in the t20. WDKY has more than done its job. 

    I don’t know about these comparisons between AIEW and Stronger because AIEW was released in March as compared to Stronger which had its 1st 12 weeks during holiday shopping. But at the same time it isn’t the holiday season now and you gotta like that Stronger’s outselling AIEW by 11k weekly. I also think Dark Side has a good chance of moving people to buy the whole album. I know MKIA was a hit and sold well as a download but I still believe it didn’t motivate people to check out the album (which is why it dropped down the BB 200 during the holiday season), and it’ll take a 2nd true smash like Dark Side to get people moving in that direction. So, I think Stronger will eventually hit AIEW levels if not better.

  • Anonymous

    “If RCA releases the remix that could really help the original take off on other formats.”

    ITA. Seriously, I hope RCA is smart and smart enough to release the remix version in addition to the original version to the radio. I’ve no doubt that version will do good (if not VERY good) on other formats. 

  • Anonymous

    Do I dare get my hopes up that the Maison & Dragen remix will be sent to pop stations?  I mean it does say “radio edit” on it and not “remix”, right?  If they weren’t going to send it to radio, wouldn’t they just call it a remix?  My local top 40 station is now playing the Gotye remix, so I think they would play this remix…errr radio edit.  I’m so confused!

  • Anonymous

    I think it would be really unusual, in this situation, for RCA to send out a remix of TVOL to pop. And I don’t know that many pop stations would be ready to play a Kris Allen dance remix. The truth is, LOTS of HAC songs have remixes. Not many get released to radio. I think TVOL will have to first chart high on HAC and then cross-over.

  • mickeybordentwo

    I dunno (and I say that with great respect). I just have a feeling that radio play translating into CD sales is like opening for a big act translates into CD sales. Both sound plausible, but the proof seems a little shaky.

    As best I can see, at least for Idolettes, the bulk of the CD sales come in the first two or three weeks, and then after that it’s dribs and drabs. Some dribs are bigger than some drabs, but I don’t see, at least in Kelly’s case, the sales patterns changing noticably in spite of her excellent radio play.

  • Anonymous

    I don’t think it’s unusual.  Actually, I couldn’t say that it is unusual for labels to release remixes or or edits of remixes to radio stations.  Considering all of the Saturday and Friday night club shows that air on radio stations around the country and that air remixes that are never heard during the rest of the week, I’d say that it is fairly common.  The whole thing is done by electronically now, so it’s not like there’s an expensive or long process involved.

  • http://twitter.com/eilonwya10 Eilonwy

    As best I can see, at least for Idolettes, the bulk of the CD sales come in the first two or three weeks, and then after that it’s dribs and drabs. Some dribs are bigger than some drabs, but I don’t see, at least in Kelly’s case, the sales patterns changing noticably in spite of her excellent radio play.

    Thing is, an album without excellent radio play will DROP dramatically from week to week on the BB200 (true for non-Idols, too). The drop to the second week is typically about 70%, then count on ~25% a week until it falls off the BB200, with some exceptions for Christmas buying. Clarkson’s album isn’t showing that 25% weekly pattern of drops but is holding pretty steady. That’s the contribution of radio play.

  • Anonymous

    Since the version that is available at Walmart says radio edit, I think that that’s a good sign that the remix has been or will be released to radio stations.

    It’s definitely a clue, and I hope it means the song was distributed to radio and the tweet last week from DMDS regarding electronic radio distribution was referring to the remix edit. (Although I also wouldn’t mind if that referred to an international distribution of some sort).  

    Once again, RCA drives me crazy!

    I’m actually pretty happy with the methodical approach to the TVOL roll-out so far. I love that they put up the lyrics video early, the physical single, the remix, the video shoot very early, etc. Now radio play just needs to fall in line & it will look brilliant, lol.

  • Anonymous

    Let me rephrase, it would be unusual, IMO, to hear a dance remix being played on a pop station in place of the original song unless it’s strictly for one of those Saturday night syndicated shows like Club Kain.

  • Anonymous

    CHR doesn’t have song remixes in their top 40. The stations might play them on their Friday and Saturday night shows, but these remixes are not going to be the songs that you see charting on Mediabase.

    Most songs have remixes, and most popular songs have 4 or 5 that are sold for club play, etc. Those remixes aren’t what you are seeing on the CHR charts, though.

  • Anonymous

    I’m actually pretty happy with the methodical approach to the TVOL roll-out so far. I love that they put up the lyrics video early, the physical single, the remix, the video shoot very early, etc. Now radio play just needs to fall in line & it will look brilliant, lol.

    I agree.   RCA can do everything in their power to promote a song, but they have no control over whether or not stations play it.  PDs and corporate heads make those decisions.  

    I think we can go back and look at Stronger, and see how singles help the album.  As Windmills said, the album had dropped down to the 40’s and maybe 50’s on the BB 200, but rose back up with the popularity of the single.  We saw the same thing with Maroon 5 and Moves Like Jagger.  That album fell out of the BB 200, and had been out for a while, but the song lit a fire under it, and the album eventually sold a million copies.

  • Anonymous

    Let me rephrase, it would be unusual, IMO, to hear a dance remix being played on a pop station in place of the original song unless it’s strictly for one of those Saturday night syndicated shows like Club Kain.

    Maybe, but right now we have some pop stations playing remixed versions of songs by Gotye’s, who realistically speaking, otherwise would  have a harder time getting played on pop, and Adele.  Granted the situations aren’t exactly the same, because both of those artists created a lot of buzz, which caused the radio stations to ask their labels for remixes, but it just shows that it’s not out of the ordinary for stations to play remixes of Hot AC or Triple A songs.

  • Anonymous

    My CHR station plays the Gotye remix that was listed on All Access under cool new music.  I suspect a lot of the CHR stations play that version of the song.  Obviously, I have no idea if any of these stations would ever touch the TVOL remix, especially since no one has heard the final version yet.  It may end up being way too dance for the pop format.

  • mickeybordentwo

    I respect you like crazy also, but I remain unconvinced.

    Yes, I understand that CD sales plummet, and that a hot single slows the plummeting down.

    But with a number one single, Kelly’s CD sold 16,000 copies last week. It’s sold 666,000 copies (in the U.S. at least) in toto. For it to reach platinum, it would have to have sustained sales of 16,000 copies for the next 21 weeks (although I grant you, it would be certified platinum before then).

    16,000 copies is certainly better than 6,000 copies. But it’s not a heck of a lot. Not when you think about the millions of people who are exposed to her number one hit song every single day.

  • Anonymous

    I’m not crazy about the original of the Gotye song, but the remix is really good.

    Shortly after TVOL remix leaked, the guys who produced it said that it wasn’t the final version. It will be interesting to hear if they included more of the lyrics, and made the song more mainstream radio friendly.

  • Anonymous

    But that’s exactly it. Adele and Gotye have incredible buzz. And these remixes are probably being spun for variety since these stations are also playing these same popular songs all day long; it mixes it up.

    How many remix songs do you ever see on the mediabase chart? Or in the top 40 countdowns?

  • Anonymous

    The regular version of Gotye’s STIUTK is at #27 on the CHR chart with a bullet of 600. It jumped up seven spots last week, so it isn’t having any problems climbing the Pop charts!

    Your individual CHR station may be playing the remix version, but that isn’t the version that is getting 1600 spins on the Pop stations.

  • Anonymous

    Unless a remix is very different from the original, they are going to chart as the same song.  Do a search for Gotye on the mediabase add board, and there is only one listing for Somebody that I Used To Know, despite the fact that Mediabase will list any song that is even spun once.

    In the case of the two examples that I mentioned, on the stations that I listen to only the remixes are being played.  The stations wouldn’t play the originals of those songs.

  • http://twitter.com/tinawinabina Tinawina

    The pattern of selling the largest amounts in the first few weeks in not really an Idol thing. That’s most records. They almost all sell the most the first week, drop 60-70% the second week, then drop ~40% the next week, and 25% or so thereafter unless there is something to sustain sales… like airplay.

    Also, Kelly’s amount may seem low on the surface, but lets look at her peers not names Adele. Heh. Every week, almost all the top 10 or so selling albums in the US are in their first month of release, or they are from artists with multiple huge hits. Still, months after release, Kelly is in the top 20. Kelly sold about 16K, Rihanna sold 19K about and Drake sold about 28K, and both get played on multiple formats outside Pop/HAC, so they reach more markets. 16K may seem low but that’s because the whole market is low. People don’t by albums like they used too. But Kelly is still one of the top 20 best selling albums in the country so she’s doing well in this market.

  • Anonymous

     “Not when you think about the millions of people who are exposed to her number one hit song every single day.”

    But many of those millions are buying the single which will def sell 3 million downloads. Stronger is still #1 on the charts and Kelly will sell 700K in 2-3 weeks. I think less than 15 albums in 2011 went platinum so I think Kelly is doing fine!

  • Valentin432

    Here is the list of albums that have been certified platinium (albums released since january 1st 2011):
    BENNETT, TONY DUETS II
    DRAKE TAKE CARE
    MCCREERY, SCOTTY CLEAR AS DAY
    BIEBER, JUSTIN UNDER THE MISTLETOE
    COLDPLAY MYLO XYLOTO
    LADY GAGA BORN THIS WAY
    LIL WAYNE THA CARTER IV
    LADY ANTEBELLUM OWN THE NIGHT
    JAY-Z AND KANYE WEST WATCH THE THRONE
    BEYONCE 4
    BIEBER, JUSTIN NEVER SAY NEVER – THE REMIXES
    SPEARS, BRITNEY FEMME FATALE
    ADELE 21.

    That’s 13 total.

    And there’s 42 gold albums in the same period.

    Of course, going platinium doesn’t mean you’ve sold 1M and being certified gold doesn’t mean you’ve sold 500k.

    If Kelly does get to platinium, it will be a big achievement.

    ETA: For whatever reason, Michael Buble didn’t certify his album even tough he has sold over 2M. There may be other cases of selling over 1M that I’m not aware of.

  • Anonymous

    You are talking about rare exceptions. The regular version of Adele’s SLY was charting at the highest level on almost every Top 40 station. The remix version was made for Pop radio stations that lean very heavily towards playing Rhythmic songs and for the traditional Rhythmic stations.

    IF TVOL hits big (top 5) on CHR, they will use the remix version to appeal to stations that lean more rhythmic. The remix of TVOL is not going to be the version sent to Pop radio for consideration for radio play and adds. TVOL is not going to be the next SLY.

    SLY is the very rare exception, not the rule.

  • Anonymous

    AI performances in general don’t chart for very long, since there is a new group of songs released every week. Occasionally a couple of songs can hang on for a few weeks, but most drop off pretty quick

  • http://twitter.com/eilonwya10 Eilonwy

    I think less than 15 albums in 2011 went platinum

    That’s about right for albums released in 2011 and also certified in 2011.

    I just finally remembered to check the RIAA database for all platinum certifications that took place in 2011. The total is 56, but that includes albums released in prior years, including a noticeable number from 2007 and 2008 (plus four Elvis Presley albums that might be older than I am).

    Katy Perry needed four smash #1 CHR hits to reach platinum certification for the Teenage Dream album, and it does seem that at roughly three big hits, buyers start using the “complete my album” feature in iTunes.

    My take on mickeybordentwo‘s line of argument is that there are two issues in play. One is whether a hit single supports album sales, and the answer is “yes, but not as much as you’d expect if you remember the 1990s or even the early 2000s.” About the time of the rise of the cassette tape, singles sales dropped to next-to-nothing and stayed down as CDs became popular. So a radio hit was highly effective in selling albums, as if you wanted the song, you bought the album (and album sales were more than double what they are today). The other issue is whether Clarkson’s album sales are especially small for the size of her hits, and I’m saying “no” on that one.

  • Anonymous

    There are other charts for remixes, like the BB dance/club chart(s). People in the clubs and/or people who listen to the dance/remix shows on radio like it, maybe buy the remix and/or maybe some of them decide to check out the original version of the song. Just because most remixes never show up on the mediabase CHR chart doesn’t mean that they can’t be used successfully to promote an artist and/or improve sales of the original single.

  • Anonymous

    Yes there are! Those charts, remix shows and single sales are what these types of remixes can be and are used for. Most artists have several remixes for every single they release to appeal to listeners that they can reach with different sounds.
    That’s what this remix of TVOL will be used for, as well.

    Remixes are great! I love them, but I don’t expect them to be sent to CHR stations as the primary version of a single to be played on the majority of these stations.

  • mickeybordentwo

    I’m always happy to help with Spreadsheets of Insanity, but it’s all good anyway.

    I agree with issue number one- that hit singles support album sales but not as much as I would expect (and, I think, considerably less than many people might assume).

    But I never thought Kelly’s sales were especially small when compared to others with radio hits. I’m more than willing to believe they’re about average. I’ve only focused on her because I’ve followed her numbers here (and because I’m a fan of hers).

    My point is only that if one thinks of radio play as a marketing device for the performer, it might not be all that effective a device. Given what it costs, in time and money, to create a number one hit single, 16,000 CD sales a week doesn’t seem like a lot of bang for the buck.

  • Anonymous

    thanks and boooo!  i forgot they did that. 

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  • http://twitter.com/AwesomeWillis Willis White

    I don’t think there is an exact formula to what sells and what doesn’t. I think Radio hits USED TO impact album sales, but with the digital format people don’t have to purchase the album anymore.  This may lend to many of the acts with older fans still selling albums as those folks may not download (legal or otherwise) as much. 

    I look at David Guetta’s album as an example that radio hits, even with famous featuring artists, don’t move albums. He had a HUGE hit on Without You and Turn Me On is still going. Last I saw the album sold around 300k. It’s a great album with many other guest vocals, but not a hit.

    I also think pop culture relevancy plays into actual album sales.  If somebody is the “hot story” at the moment, that can move albums. Simon was great at this with Susan Boyle. In fact, Idol relies on this to move albums and explains the need to rush a product out after the show. MJ or Whitney or Amy die and they become front of mind and move albums. A well placed scandal, while more risky, can move albums. I think Scotty had platinum album sales because people liked him while he was on TV and he was still top-of-mind when people were shopping. From what I’ve seen he’s had good success on Country radio, but no real hits. Yet, he moves a lot of albums.

    Eh, who knows?

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  • Anonymous

    I’m listening to KMXB waiting for Kris and Adam to get spun on the Mix Most Requested (they are #1-2 on the voting poll) and got a nice surprise — Haley’s new single was #5 on the poll. First time for me to hear it on the radio. Sounds real good :)

  • Anonymous

    One thing for sure, we Idol fans know how to vote.