Idol Sales News – Week Ending 04/08/12

Idol albums Via Idol Chatter

Kelly Clarkson, Stronger (33,000, +117%, 731,000) (#12 Billboard 200)
Scotty McCreery, Clear as Day (20,000, +20%, 1.016 million)
Daughtry, Break the Spell (7,000 +51%, 423,000) (#69 BB200)
Casey James, Casey James (4,000, -32%, 25,000) (#129 BB200)
Mandisa, What If We Were Real (3,000, +59%, 164,000) (#179 BB200)
Lauren Alaina, Wildflower (3,000, -5%, 269,000) (#194 BB200)
Daughtry, Daughtry (1,000, +4%)

Idol-related albums

One Direction, Up All Night (92,000 +98%, 370,000) (#5 Billboard 200)
Jason Aldean, My Kinda Party (21,000 +29%, 2.5 million (#21 BB200)
Tyga, Careless World (12,000, -5%, 181,000) (#38 BB200
)Civil Wars, Barton Hollow (7,000, -35%, 404,000) (#61 BB200)
Various, 2012 Grammy Nominees (5,000, +4%, 307,000) (#91 BB200)
Various, WOW Hits 2012 (5,000, +32%, 257,000) (#98 BB200)
Tony Bennett, Duets II (5,000, -8%, 852,000) (#106 BB200)
Guetta, Nothing but the Beat (5,000, -44%, 289,000) (#108 BB200)
Various, Now That’s What I Call Music 40 (5,000, +23%, 694,000) (#110 BB200)
Various, WOW Gospel 2012 (5,000, +14%, 85,000) (#113 BB200)
Various, 2012 ACM Awards Zinepak (5,000, -10%, 13,000) (#117 BB200)
Aerosmith, Best of Aerosmith: The Millennium Collection (4,000, +14%, 446,000) (#148 BB200)

Albums:
1 Nicki Minaj “Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded” 253K (Nicki becomes the first female Rapper to have 2 number one albums)
2. Adele “21” 153K
5. One Direction “Up All Night” 92K
8 Madonna “MDNA” 48K (-87%; lw 359K) Biggest drop since Buble’s Christmas album, but Christmas albums expected to tank after Christmas. Bigger drop than Gaga had after her 99 cent opening week. Yahoo Explains

Here are the track sales from Idol Chatter.

Kelly’s Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You) sold 137,000 for the week, pushing the single’s release-to-date sales to 2.687 million.

The Wanted, Glad You Came (198,000, +23%, 1.649 million)
Kelly Clarkson, Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You) (137,000, 0 change, 2.687 million)
Jennifer Lopez feat. Pitbull, Dance Again (118,000, debut, 118,000)
Carrie Underwood, Good Girl (75,000, +14%, 573,000)
Jennifer Hudson & Ne-Yo feat. Rick Ross, Think Like a Man (12,000, -1%, 107,000)
Scotty McCreery, Water Tower Town (12,000, -19%, 49,000
Kelly Clarkson, Mr. Know It All (12,000, -8%, 1.423 million)
Scotty McCreery, The Trouble With Girls (11,000, -5%, 655,000)
Jason Aldean & Kelly Clarkson, Don’t You Wanna Stay (11,000, +16%, 2.021 million)
Lauren Alaina, Georgia Peaches (11,000, +7%, 140,000
Brad Paisley/Carrie Underwood, Remind Me (8,000, -5%, 1.495 million)
Casey James, Let’s Don’t Call It a Night (7,000, 0 change, 95,000)
Mandisa, Good Morning (3,000, -11%, 81,000)
Carrie Underwood, How Great Thou Art (2,000, +3%, 314,000)
Mandisa, Stronger (2,000, +1%, 176,000)

This is the daily numbers thread. Please post them when you find them. Thanks.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WIHKL34XDORTS2UZP4SWUUTG3U randi

    I read in my local paper this morning that Madonna’s sales for last week were inflated and not real sales.  She counted albums that she gave away to people who bought concert tickets as part of her first week sales :(  that explains her massive record drop of 87% the second week I guess. 

  • http://twitter.com/vu_hoa vu_hoa

    Album sales from USA Idol

    Idol albums

    Kelly Clarkson, Stronger (33,000, +117%, 731,000) (#12 Billboard 200)
    Scotty McCreery, Clear as Day (20,000, +20%, 1.016 million)
    Daughtry, Break the Spell (7,000 +51%, 423,000) (#69 BB200)
    Casey James, Casey James (4,000, -32%, 25,000) (#129 BB200)
    Mandisa, What If We Were Real (3,000, +59%, 164,000) (#179 BB200)
    Lauren Alaina, Wildflower (3,000, -5%, 269,000) (#194 BB200)
    Daughtry, Daughtry (1,000, +4%)

    Idol-related albums

    One Direction, Up All Night (92,000 +98%, 370,000) (#5 Billboard 200)
    Jason Aldean, My Kinda Party (21,000 +29%, 2.5 million (#21 BB200)
    Tyga, Careless World (12,000, -5%, 181,000) (#38 BB200
    )Civil Wars, Barton Hollow (7,000, -35%, 404,000) (#61 BB200)
    Various, 2012 Grammy Nominees (5,000, +4%, 307,000) (#91 BB200)
    Various, WOW Hits 2012 (5,000, +32%, 257,000) (#98 BB200)
    Tony Bennett, Duets II (5,000, -8%, 852,000) (#106 BB200)
    Guetta, Nothing but the Beat (5,000, -44%, 289,000) (#108 BB200)
    Various, Now That’s What I Call Music 40 (5,000, +23%, 694,000) (#110 BB200)
    Various, WOW Gospel 2012 (5,000, +14%, 85,000) (#113 BB200)
    Various, 2012 ACM Awards Zinepak (5,000, -10%, 13,000) (#117 BB200)
    Aerosmith, Best of Aerosmith: The Millennium Collection (4,000, +14%, 446,000) (#148 BB200)

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

    Wow.  For those idols who got a boost in album sales this week, congrats!  Very nice.

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

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  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WIHKL34XDORTS2UZP4SWUUTG3U randi

    Congrats to Scotty for selling 1 million! 

  • Anonymous

    great sales for scotty and kelly, scotty at 1,016,ooo.oo, way to go. it doesnt say where scotty is on the billboard chart but i believe he is maybe 26 or 25, he was 26 yesterday with 19,000 predicted
     

  • http://twitter.com/tinawinabina Tinawina

    Congrats to Scotty for scanning a million copies!

    Great increases this week across the board. :)

  • Anonymous

    She didn’t give the albums away, they were part of a bundle deal.  People bought the albums and tickets.  As someone for Billboard wrote, since these people were paying up to a few hundred dollars for tickets, and making sure that they were among the first ones to get tickets, what’s the likelihood that they wouldn’t have bought the album at all last week.

  • Mateja Praznik

    TOP 10 Digital Songs:

    Over on the Digital Songs chart, fun.’s “We Are Young” (featuring Janelle Monae) regains the No. 1 slot (up one) with 390,000 (up 7%) while last
    week’s leader, Justin Bieber’s “Boyfriend,” falls to No. 3 with a still-big 295,000 (down 43%).

    Meanwhile, Gotye’s “Somebody That I Used to Know” (featuring Kimbra) climbs 3-2 (311,000; up 28%).

    Thanks to a red-hot song in “We Are Young,” Bieber’s huge
    debut last week, and then Easter weekend sales, the Digital Songs
    chart’s top two both sell 300,000 for the first time in successive
    weeks outside of the Christmas season.

    One
    Direction’s “What Makes You Beautiful” is up one to No. 4 (294,000;
    up 48%) and Nicki Minaj’s “Starships” slips 4-5 despite a gain
    (232,000; up 14%).

    Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Call Me Maybe” moves 7-6 (216,000; up 19%), the Wanted’s “Glad You Came” climbs 8-7 (209,000; up 24%) and Flo Rida’s “Wild Ones” (featuring Sia) falls 6-8 (198,000; up 8%).

    Katy Perry’s “Part Of Me” is up one to No. 9 (138,000; up 13%) and Kelly Clarkson’s “Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)” slips one to No. 10 (137,000; up less than 1%).

    http://www.billboard.com/news/nicki-minaj-s-roman-reloaded-debuts-at-no-1006723952.story

    WMYB’s total sales must be over a million now. Just beautiful.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/5IK3PM77MUXPFHZVNMHM3GIIMM Christina

    i think a lot of the increases are due to the holiday 

  • http://twitter.com/raya4 raya

    Go Scotty!  Congrats!  Still love seeing an idol winner do well.  

  • windmills

    Kellie added 2 starters today for a total of 3. The new starters are KSOP Salt Lake City and KUZZ Bakersfield, which added 2 evening spins apiece.

    Lauren’s GP may not be totally done yet. Can’t read too much into one update though.

    CaseyJ had a huge spin update last Wednesday that dropped off so LDCIAN got hit by the rolling chart effect today. A blip loss today IMO.

    Scotty’s WTT is now showing up on the Spincrease and Taking Off charts for Country. WTT is playing on 16 stations on the All Stations Panel (which includes unmonitored stations).

    Carrie’s GG now has an official HAC adds date of 4/23 according to All Access. It’s already almost t40 without an adds date so I guess they may as well see if they can make anything of it. Cowboy Casanova peaked just outside the HAC t20 without an adds date (#21 Billboard, maybe #22 Mediabase, I don’t remember). Undo It made t25 HAC too also without an adds date. Last Name peaked around #27 without an adds date, and BHC obviously made t5.

    OT but this really made me smile. Keith Urban was surprised last night at his All For The Hall benefit with an invitation to join the Grand Ole Opry. Here’s video, with a close up that leaves no doubt how surprised and happy this makes him:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JQ_IsKs1hj0

  • Anonymous

    Good for Scotty hitting the 1 million mark.   I don’t follow his career closely, but how do people think he will do with his new single?    If he can get another charting single, that will really help him stay in the public eye until album 2 comes out.    He seems to be part of the country music scene so I think he won’t fall off the radar too much.

  • Anonymous

    I love seeing Scotty’s sales with the word MILLION. 

  • http://twitter.com/vu_hoa vu_hoa

    WTT isn’t my ideal choice for his 3rd single, and early response isn’t enough to guess. I hope it will make high in top 10, though.

    And I think Scotty won’t fall of the radar in country soon. True, that a new winner will be crowded this May, but Scotty is doing fine in country. He will join Brad Pailey’s 2nd toug leg from May to Oct and has his solo gigs gradually filled up. Being a newbie, he is already invited to headline quite a number of country shows and festivals. He will perfom as a solo artist this time at the LP Field during CMA Festival in June and already opens his official fanclub. Things may slow down in the 4rd quarter but he is already preparing for his 2nd album, and who knows, he maybe on tour with another act after Brad Paisley. He will be fine ^_^

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

    i-tunes

    Singles
    3. What Makes You Beautiful – One Direction (Deluxe)
    5. Somebody That I Used to Know (Glee Cast Version) – Glee Cast
    6. Call Me Maybe – Carly Rae Jepsen
    15. Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You) – Kelly Clarkson (Deluxe)
    18. Dance Again (feat. Pitbull) – Jennifer Lopez
    20. Roxanne (The Voice Performance) – Juliet Simms
    23. Fighter (Glee Cast Version) – Glee Cast
    25. Hungry Like The Wolf / Rio (Glee Cast Version) – Glee Cast
    27. Good Girl – Carrie Underwood
    28. Rumour Has It – ADELE
    30. Set Fire to the Rain – ADELE
    32. Fly Over States – Jason Aldean
    35. One Thing – One Direction (Deluxe)
    50. Drink On It – Blake Shelton
    52. I’m Still Standing (Glee Cast Version) – Glee Cast
    61. Rolling in the Deep – ADELE
    64. Up Up Up (Glee Cast Version) – Glee Cast
    70. Someone Like You – ADELE
    85. Moves Like Jagger (Studio Recording from “The Voice” Performance) [feat. Christina Aguilera] – Maroon 5
    95. What Makes You Beautiful – One Direction
    96. Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You) – Kelly Clarkson
    97. Ordinary People (The Voice Performance) – Mathai
    100. Don’t Know Why (The Voice Performance) – James Massone
    109. Are You Gonna Go My Way (The Voice Performance) – Jamar Rogers
    119. God Gave Me You – Blake Shelton
    129. Moments – One Direction (Deluxe)
    132. Stereo Hearts (feat. Adam Levine) – Gym Class Heroes
    134. In Your Eyes (The Voice Performance) – Tony Lucca
    140. Young Homie – Chris Rene
    147. Somebody That I Used to Know (The Voice Performance) – Lindsey Pavao
    172. Think Like a Man (feat. Rick Ross) [from the Motion Picture “Think Like A Man”] – Jennifer Hudson & Ne-Yo
    174. Stand Up – One Direction (Deluxe)
    178. Honey Bee – Blake Shelton
    197. Never Give All the Heart (feat. Katharine McPhee) [From the TV Series "SMASH] – SMASH Cast
    200. Georgia Peaches – Lauren Alaina
    213. Fighter – Christina Aguilera
    226. The Trouble With Girls – Scotty McCreery
    228. One Thing – One Direction
    232. Cheers (Drink To That) [feat. Katharine McPhee & Megan Hilty] [From the TV Series "SMASH"] – SMASH Cast
    233. When You Were Young (The Voice Performance) – Pip
    234. More Than This – One Direction (Deluxe)
    240. She Will Be Loved – Maroon 5
    249. Gotta Be You (2012 US Version) – One Direction (Deluxe)
    258. Turning Tables – ADELE
    265. Harder to Breathe – Maroon 5
    272. Mr. Know It All – Kelly Clarkson (Deluxe)
    304. Come Away to the Water (feat. Rozzi Crane) – Maroon 5
    311. Stole My Heart – One Direction (Deluxe)
    313. On The Floor (feat. Pitbull) – Jennifer Lopez
    316. We Are Young (Glee Cast Version) – Glee Cast
    321. I Want – One Direction (Deluxe)
    323. Remind Me (Duet with Carrie Underwood) – Brad Paisley
    324. Don’t You Wanna Stay (with Kelly Clarkson) – Jason Aldean
    333. Walk This Way – Aerosmith
    357. Gotta Be You (2012 US Version) – One Direction
    381. Everybody Wants to Rule the World (The Voice Performance) – Tony Vincent
    395. Water Tower Town – Scotty McCreery
    406. Make You Feel My Love – ADELE
    412. Wake Up Call – Maroon 5
    444. Everything About You – One Direction (Deluxe)
    460. Up All Night – One Direction
    463. Forget You – Cee Lo Green
    472. Before He Cheats – Carrie Underwood
    479. Wake Up Call (The Voice Performance) – RaeLynn
    483. Let’s Don’t Call It a Night – Casey James
    489. Don’t Say Yes Until I Finish Talking (SMASH Cast Version) [feat. Christian Borle] – SMASH Cast
    492. One and Only – ADELE
    518. Cowboy Casanova – Carrie Underwood
    526. Tonight, Tonight (The Voice Performance) – Katrina Parker
    533. Oh! Darling (The Voice Performance) – Juliet Simms
    546. Footloose – Blake Shelton
    560. I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing – Aerosmith
    561. Think Like a Man (feat. Rick Ross) – Jennifer Hudson & Ne-Yo
    562. Beautiful – Christina Aguilera
    569. Chasing Pavements – ADELE
    571. Save You Tonight – One Direction (Deluxe)
    606. Airplanes (The Voice Performance) – Karla Davis
    609. I Wish – One Direction (Deluxe)
    610. Breakaway – Kelly Clarkson
    615. Jesus, Take the Wheel – Carrie Underwood
    632. Cough Syrup (Glee Cast Version) – Glee Cast
    640. This Love – Maroon 5
    659. F**k You – Cee Lo Green
    674. Misery – Maroon 5
    690. Crazy – Aerosmith
    692. Better Than I Know Myself – Adam Lambert
    696. Let Me Be Your Star (feat. Katharine McPhee & Megan Hilty) [From the TV Series "SMASH"] – SMASH Cast
    706. All-American Girl – Carrie Underwood
    729. Don’t Leave Me This Way (The Voice Performance) – Cheesa
    734. 3 Words – Elliott Yamin
    743. Smooth Criminal (Glee Cast Version) [feat. 2CELLOS (Sulic & Hauser)] – Glee Cast
    752. Rolling In the Deep (The Voice Performance) – Kim Yarbrough
    771. Same Mistakes – One Direction (Deluxe)
    778. Tell Me a Lie – One Direction (Deluxe)
    794. Undo It – Carrie Underwood
    799. History Is Made At Night (feat. Megan Hilty & Will Chase) [From the TV Series "SMASH"] – SMASH Cast
    802. Sunday Morning – Maroon 5
    803. More Than This – One Direction
    809. Won’t Make a Fool Out of You – Marcus Canty
    823. Misery Business (The Voice Performance) – Charlotte Sometimes
    837. Makes Me Wonder – Maroon 5
    936. Glad You Came (Glee Cast Version) – Glee Cast
    958. Mr. Know It All – Kelly Clarkson
    965. Because of You – Kelly Clarkson
    969. I Can’t Make You Love Me (Live) – ADELE
    977. Free – Haley Reinhart
    991. Dream On – Aerosmith
    1014. Good Morning (feat. TobyMac) – Mandisa & tobyMac

    Albums
    7. Up All Night (Deluxe Version) – One Direction
    10. 21 – ADELE
    14. Up All Night – One Direction
    21. Stronger – Kelly Clarkson
    64. 19 – ADELE
    79. Let’s Get to What’s Real – Elliott Yamin
    89. American Idol Top 8 – Season 11 – Various Artists
    112. Stronger (Deluxe Version) – Kelly Clarkson
    118. Red River Blue (Deluxe Version) – Blake Shelton
    202. American Idol, Season 11 – Top 9 – Various Artists
    216. Break the Spell – Daughtry
    226. Songs About Jane – Maroon 5
    228. Hands All Over (Deluxe Version) – Maroon 5
    277. Clear As Day – Scotty McCreery
    298. Break the Spell (Deluxe Version) – Daughtry
    341. It Won’t Be Soon Before Long – Maroon 5
    342. Play On – Carrie Underwood
    376. Loaded: The Best of Blake Shelton – Blake Shelton
    395. Hands All Over – Maroon 5
    475. The Essential: Aerosmith – Aerosmith
    498. Wildflower – Lauren Alaina
    502. What If We Were Real – Mandisa
    541. Sing You Home – EP – Xenia
    568. Glee: The Music, Vol. 7 – Glee Cast
    584. iTunes Festival: London 2011 – EP – ADELE
    593. Carnival Ride – Carrie Underwood
    631. Stripped – Christina Aguilera
    724. Some Hearts – Carrie Underwood
    733. Breakaway – Kelly Clarkson
    781. Duets II – Tony Bennett
    840. Memories of a Beautiful Disaster – James Durbin
    847. Tug of War – Carly Rae Jepsen
    861. iTunes Live from SoHo – ADELE
    906. Daughtry – Daughtry
    981. Soul Surfer (Music from the Motion Picture) – Various Artists
    1009. Glee: The Music, Vol. 1 – Glee Cast

  • Anonymous

    VH1 Music Video Adds this week;

    Added This Week: week of: 04/10/2012 

    Calvin Harris Ultra/EMI
    Daughtry 19/RCA
    Drake f/Rihanna  YM/CM/Univ Republic
    Jennifer Lopez f/Pitbull Epic
    Keane Interscope

    http://www.hitsdailydouble.com/media/media_video.cgi?VH1

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

    Here are the track sales from Idol Chatter.

    Kelly’s Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You) sold 137,000 for the week, pushing the single’s release-to-date sales to 2.687 million.

    The Wanted, Glad You Came (198,000, +23%, 1.649 million)
    Kelly Clarkson, Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You) (137,000, 0 change, 2.687 million)
    Jennifer Lopez feat. Pitbull, Dance Again (118,000, debut, 118,000)
    Carrie Underwood, Good Girl (75,000, +14%, 573,000)
    Jennifer Hudson & Ne-Yo feat. Rick Ross, Think Like a Man (12,000, -1%, 107,000)
    Scotty McCreery, Water Tower Town (12,000, -19%, 49,000
    Kelly Clarkson, Mr. Know It All (12,000, -8%, 1.423 million)
    Scotty McCreery, The Trouble With Girls (11,000, -5%, 655,000)
    Jason Aldean & Kelly Clarkson, Don’t You Wanna Stay (11,000, +16%, 2.021 million)
    Lauren Alaina, Georgia Peaches (11,000, +7%, 140,000
    Brad Paisley/Carrie Underwood, Remind Me (8,000, -5%, 1.495 million)
    Casey James, Let’s Don’t Call It a Night (7,000, 0 change, 95,000)
    Mandisa, Good Morning (3,000, -11%, 81,000)
    Carrie Underwood, How Great Thou Art (2,000, +3%, 314,000)
    Mandisa, Stronger (2,000, +1%, 176,000)

  • Anonymous

    Congratulations to Scotty and also to Idol for fielding such a successful winner.  
    Really nice increase for Kelly though I am a little surprised that she is not even closer to a million given the giant success of the single.  I hear it all a lot, and I mean a lot, on the airways.  Great song!

  • windmills

    Congrats Scotty for officially passing the million copies sold mark with Clear As Day!

    Carrie’s Good Girl officially passed 500k in sales for Good Girl :) Congrats to her too. The sales increase is from her ACM performance.

    Here’s some bonus country album sales numbers from Brian Mansfield. Kellie’s album got a 55% sales boost from her Idol performance:

    Carrie Underwood, Some Hearts (3,000, -2%, 7.186 million)
    Carrie Underwood, Play On (2,000, -27%, 2.094 million) 
    Kellie Pickler, 100 Proof (2,000, +55%, 66,000)
    Carrie Underwood, Carnival Ride (2,000, -9%, 3.253 million)

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

    awww what a nice surprise for Keith Urban.  It’s been a long time coming but he’s definitely earned it.  Thanks for the sweet video windmills.  :)

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

    I guess I disagree with Billboard then, because I think she did give those albums away. One reason to bundle things together is  to artificially boost the sales numbers of one of the things in the bundle because you know you aren’t going to achieve those sales numbers of the item on its own. So, imo, bundling an album into the ticket purchase is totally giving the album for free. The cheaper thing is the loss leader and is given away for free. I don’t hear anyone claiming that they paid $150 for an album and got a concert ticket bundled with it.  (Although I’m sure we could find someone if we looked hard enough! :) )
     
    Anyway, whether they would have bought the album or not if it hadn’t come with the concert ticket is actually irrelevant to the “were they are where they not giving it away for free” conversation. If I go to buy shampoo and some conditioner comes bundled along with it, then hey, I got the conditioner for free! Whether I would have bought it anyway, eventually, doesn’t change that fact.
     
    All’s fair in the music business. If an artist and their label have the money to do such a thing, more power to them. It’s sort of like what GaGa did last year with her $1.99 album deal, no? ETA: ha ha ha…I swear I hadn’t seen the billboard headline below re madonna and Lady Gaga’s sales drops before I typed this up.

  • Chrissie H

    “Scotty McCreery, Clear as Day (20,000, +20%, 1.016 million)”

    I had to copy it, because I just love to read this over and over again. I´m so happy the way his sales and career is going. Congrats to Scotty

    I´m ecxited  to see some result on WTT.  That song was not my best choice either, but now I´ve watched him perform it many times, I like it better for each time and I too believe it can reach top 10.  I also hope for a nice music video soon, that can relate and connect. That would help get the song popular and around to a large audience

  • phil_atlanta2

     It is a two-edged sword. You count the promo CDs and get #1 album for the week but then risk of having worst drop off in the second week. #1 always beats worst drop off though so it was a no brainer.

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

    From Billboard:

    Nicki Minaj’s ‘Roman Reloaded’ Debuts at No. 1 on Billboard 200

    Nicki Minaj scores her second No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 as “Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded” debuts atop the list with 253,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. That’s a slightly better-than-expected sales figure, as industry sources had suggested last week that the album was on course for a launch somewhere in the 215,000 to 235,000 range.  

    It follows her debut studio set, “Pink Friday,” which climbed to No. 1 on the Feb. 19, 2011 chart, just as her “Super Bass” single was taking off. “Pink Friday” bowed at No. 2 on the chart dated Dec. 11, 2010 with 375,000 sold according to Nielsen SoundScan. (Its big debut was fueled by Christmas shopping as the album bowed during Thanksgiving week.)

    “Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded” is not a reissue of the original “Pink Friday” album — despite its confusing title. It’s an all-new release, led by its official first single “Starships.” The track has already sailed to No. 5 on the Billboard Hot 100.
     
    The album that “Roman Reloaded” replaces, Madonna’s “MDNA,” falls to No. 8 with 48,000 (down 86.7%) It debuted at No. 1 last week with 359,000. Its steep drop is the largest second-week percentage decline for a No. 1-debuting album since Nielsen SoundScan began tracking sales in 1991.

    It surpasses the record set by Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way,” when it fell 84.27% in its second week on the chart dated June 18, 2011. “Born This Way” bowed the previous frame at No. 1 with 1.11 million, and then sold 174,000 in its second week at the top of the chart.

    Focusing our attention on the rest of the top 10 this week, Minaj’s “Pink Friday:
    Roman Reloaded” is one of four debuts in the region. Next up in terms of debuts is Rascal Flatts’ “Changed,” which starts in the No. 3 slot with 130,000. It’s the country group’s eighth top 10 on the Billboard 200 and seventh
    No. 1 on the Country Albums chart. Their last album, 2010’s “Nothing
    Like This” (its Big Machine debut after a career on Lyric Street),
    bowed at No. 6 with 165,000.

    Sandwiched between Minaj and Rascal Flatts is Adele’s “21” album, which rises one spot to No. 2 with 153,000 (up 26%). Lionel Richie’s “Tuskegee” falls two rungs to No. 4 with 95,000 (down 52%) and One Direction’s “Up All Night” is up one to No. 5 with 92,000 (up 98%). Credit the latter’s big gain to their performances on “Saturday Night Live” (April 7) and Nickelodeon’s “Kids’ Choice Awards” (Apr. 1), plus gift-giving sales generated the Easter holiday (Apr. 8).

    At No. 6, rock band Of Monsters and Men’s debut album “My Head Is An Animal” starts with 55,000. The set’s single “Little Talks” rises 11-6 on the Alternative Songs airplay chart this week.

    “The Hunger Games” soundtrack slips 5-7 with 50,000 (down 22%) and Shinedown’s “Amaryllis” slides 4-10 with 36,000 (down 66%).

    Gospel singer Marvin Sapp is the final bow in the top 10, debuting at No. 9 with “I Win” (37,000). His last studio set, 2010’s “Here I Am,” debuted and
    peaked at No. 2 with 76,000.

    Over on the Digital Songs chart, fun.’s “We Are Young” (featuring Janelle Monae) regains the No. 1 slot (up one) with 390,000 (up 7%) while last week’s leader, Justin Bieber’s “Boyfriend,” falls to No. 3 with a still-big 295,000 (down 43%).

    Meanwhile, Gotye’s “Somebody That I Used to Know” (featuring Kimbra) limbs 3-2 (311,000; up 28%).

    Thanks to a red-hot song in “We Are Young,” Bieber’s huge debut last week, and then Easter weekend sales, the Digital Songs chart’s top two both sell 300,000 for the first time in successive weeks outside of the Christmas season.

    One Direction’s “What Makes You Beautiful” is up one to No. 4 (294,000; up 48%) and Nicki Minaj’s “Starships” slips 4-5 despite a gain (232,000; up 14%).

    Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Call Me Maybe” moves 7-6 (216,000; up 19%), the Wanted’s “Glad You Came” climbs 8-7 (209,000; up 24%) and Flo Rida’s “Wild Ones” (featuring Sia) falls 6-8 (198,000; up 8%).

    Katy Perry’s “Part Of Me” is up one to No. 9 (138,000; up 13%) and Kelly Clarkson’s “Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)” slips one to No. 10 (137,000; up less than 1%).

    Overall album sales in this past chart week (ending April 8) totaled 6.40 million units, up 4% compared to the sum last week (6.16 million) and up 9% compared to the comparable sales week of 2011 (5.87 million). Year to date album sales stand at 84.23 million, up 1% compared to the same total at this point last year (83.69 million).

    Digital track sales this past week totaled 29.12 million downloads, up 9% compared to last week (26.68 million) and up 26% stacked next to the comparable week of 2011 (23.17 million). Year to date track sales are at 390.44 million, up 8% compared to the same total at this point last year
    (362.28 million).

    Next week’s Billboard 200 competes with the same week in 2011 when: Foo Fighters’ “Wasting Light” gave the band its first No. 1 album, debuting in
    the top slot with 235,000. The previous week’s leader, Adele’s “21,” fell to No. 2 with 93,000 (up 5%).

  • Anonymous

    Congrats to Scotty for passing 1 million in sales…very exciting!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_AGWO435FL6UN2ICRVTFLWRJZSA Lexie

    Ah, I didn’t catch the Carrie milestone because I was reading the Scotty one over and over, too.  Congrats to both Carrie and Scotty!

    And glad to see the boost for Kellie, too, absolutely love that album:)

  • Anonymous

    I saw on twitter that Kris’s single is being sent to radio in Canada next week. 

  • Anonymous

    In your conditioner example you seem to be saying that the shampoo would have cost the same whether the conditioner was included or not.  I think one of Billboards points was that the price of the cd was included with the price of the tickets.

  • Anonymous

    I saw on twitter that Kris’s single is being sent to radio in Canada next week.

    On the 19th.  The same day as his AI appearance.

  • Valentin432

     Good news all around this week.

    Scotty selling 1M was a foregone conclusion for some time now but it’s good to see it actually happen. If his next single or two are successfull, this album could have some long legs and sell maybee 1.3 or even 1.5 when it’s all said and done.

    I’m more and more optimistic that Kelly will sell 1M with this album, it may take until the end of the year depending on the success of her singles.

    Daughtry got a boost that will propel them towards 500k, not sure it can do better than that unless one of their singles becomes a big hit.

  • http://twitter.com/eilonwya10 Eilonwy

    On the Madonna ticket/CD sale, if you scroll down to page 5 of Soundscan reporting form (“Ticket/Digital Download Album Sale”), you can see exactly what requirements had to be met for the bundled sales to count for Soundscan.

  • Avari

    In that case it depends on whether ticket purchasers had the option of NOT paying for the album portion of their ticket, and what the album portion of the bundle actually was.  If purchasers could clearly opt out of the album purchase and have their ticket price reduced by an amount that was equal to the retail price of the album, then I admit that yes, those albums were not given away for free. :-) Man, I LOVE semantics!

    ETA: My gosh I’m slow to type. Eilonwy just posted all the details; and yes there needed to be a price difference equal to the retail ticket price. I learn somethign new every day.
     
    But for all practical purposes the price of an album  is inconsequential compared to the price of a concert ticket of that nature. When you’re dealing with a price differential of such magnitude, IMO you really are giving away the cheaper item for free.  (Promotional freebies. My organization does this all the time, LOL, and then reports about how many freebie units they moved.)

  • Anonymous

    I like the way this post was fact based as usual.

  • Anonymous

    Congrats Scotty! What a great debut. 

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

    Brian left out CAD’s chart position on the BB200 for some reason.  I’m sure it was a mistake. 

  • Anonymous

     when hdd predicted him at 19,000 he was no. 26, so somewhere probably in the twenties

  • Anonymous

    “Scotty’s WTT is now showing up on the Spincrease and Taking Off charts for Country. WTT is playing on 16 stations on the All Stations Panel (which includes unmonitored stations).”

    I am keeping my fingers crossed that WTT will make it up the charts ( much higher than the previous 2 singles).   WTT is not my personal fave but the more I listen to it, the more I like it.
    eta: Saw a lot of fans’ tweets requesting WTT from various radio stations with pictures of their hometown water towers — thought that’s very creative.

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

    From UK Mix:

    Pop Songs
    *** No. 1 *** “Glad You Came” The Wanted
    Greatest Gainer No. 2 “We Are Young” fun. Featuring Janelle Monae
    Debut No. 33 “Back In Time” Pitbull
    Debut No. 36 “F***ing Best Song Everr” Wallpaper.
    Debut No. 38 “Climax” Usher
    Debut No. 39 “Honestly” Hot Chelle Rae

    Adult Contemporary
    *** No. 1 *** “Set Fire To The Rain” Adele
    Greatest Gainer No. 15 “Drive By” Train

    Adult Pop Songs
    *** No. 1 *** “Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)” Kelly Clarkson
    Greatest Gainer No. 18 “Eyes Open” Taylor Swift
    Debut No. 38 “Run For Your Life” The Fray

    Dance/Club Play Songs
    *** No. 1 ***/Greatest Gainer “Girl Gone Wild” Madonna
    Hot Shot Debut No. 39 “Greyhound” Swedish House Mafia
    Debut No. 47 “I’m Not Leaving” The Crystal Method Featuring Martha Reeves
    Debut No. 49 “Don’t Stop (Color On The Walls)” Foster The People

    Rap Songs
    *** No. 1 *** “The Motto” Drake Featuring Lil Wayne
    Debut No. 25 “So Good” B.o.B
    Greatest Gainer “Mercy” Kanye West, Big Sean, Pusha T, 2 Chainz

    Rock Songs
    *** No. 1 *** “Somebody That I Used To Know” Gotye Featuring Kimbra
    Hot Shot Debut/Greatest Gainer No. 22 “Live To Rise” Soundgarden
    Debut No. 46 “Still Counting” Volbeat

    Alternative Songs
    *** No. 1 *** “We Are Young” fun. Featuring Janelle Monae
    Greatest Gainer No. 28 “Live To Rise” Soundgarden
    Debut No. 39 “Sixteen Saltines” Jack White
    Debut No. 40 “Bridge Burning” Foo Fighters

    Country Songs
    *** No. 1 *** “A Woman Like You” Lee Brice
    Hot Shot Debut/Greatest Gainer No. 13 “Feel Like A Rock Star” Kenny Chesney & Tim McGraw
    Debut No. 59 “Too Good To Be True” Edens Edge
    Debut No. 60 “If The Fish Don’t Bite” Eric Paslay

    Latin Songs
    *** No. 1 *** “Ai Se Eu Te Pego” Michel Telo
    Greatest Gainer No. 9 “Si Te Digo La Verdad” Gocho
    Hot Shot Debut No. 45 “Starships” Nicki Minaj
    Debut No. 46 “Ley De Newton” Beatriz Luengo Featuring Jesus Navarro
    Debut No. 47 “Glad You Came” The Wanted

    Regional Mexican Songs
    *** No. 1 ***/Greatest Gainer “Amor Confuso” Gerardo Ortiz
    Debut No. 33 “Llueve” Intocable

    Latin Pop Songs
    *** No. 1 *** “Ai Se Eu Te Pego” Michel Telo
    Greatest Gainer No. 6 “Para El Peor Amante” Ednita Nazario
    Debut No. 31 “Starships” Nicki Minaj
    Debut No. 33 “Feel So Close” Calvin Harris
    Debut No. 34 “Addicted To You” Shakira
    Debut No. 36 “Cometas Por El Cielo” La Oreja De Van Gogh
    Debut No. 37 “El Ruido” David Bisbal

    Tropical Songs
    *** No. 1 ***/Greatest Gainer “Si Te Digo La Verdad” Gocho
    Debut No. 29 “Ella Lo Que Quiere Es Salsa” Victor Manuelle
    Debut No. 37 “Llevame Contigo” Romeo Santos
    Debut No. 38 “Claridad” Luis Fonsi
    Debut No. 39 “Yo No Soy Un Monstruo” Elvis Crespo Featuring Los del Puente

    Christian Songs
    *** No. 1 *** “Where I Belong” Building 429
    Greatest Gainer No. 18 “10,000 Reasons (Bless The Lord)” Matt Redman
    Hot Shot Debut No. 47 “Background” Lecrae Featuring C-Lite
    Debut No. 50 “Angel By Your Side” Francesca Battistelli

    Gospel Songs
    *** No. 1 *** “I Feel Good” Fred Hammond
    Greatest Gainer No. 11 “Awesome” Pastor Charles Jenkins & Fellowship Chicago
    Debut No. 29 “Keep Me” Patrick Dopson

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

    Top 10 digital songs (rounded numbers) from UK Mix:

    1 fun. 390,000
    2 Gotye 311,000
    3 Justin Bieber 295,000
    4 One Direction 294,000
    5 Nicki Minaj 232,000
    6 Carly Rae Jepsen 216,000
    7 The Wanted 209,000
    8 Flo Rida 198,000
    9 Katy Perry 138,000
    10 Kelly Clarkson 137,000

  • Nele621

    When you buy Madonna concert tickets, you don’t have a choice of just concert tickets or concert and CD. You just pay one price whether you want the CD or not. You do get an email that you have to respond to to get your CD. I guess if you don’t want the CD (even if it doesn’t cost you any extra $ and free shipping), it isn’t counted as a sale.

  • Anonymous

    People had the option of getting the cd or not, which is what Billboard reported, and according to the Soundscan link that was provided, is one of the rules that Soundscan requires in order for the cd to be counted as a sale.

  • Nele621

    Kris’s TVOL movie video is getting lots of recognition for anti-bullying. Way to go Kris, helping the cause. Such a good message.

    The VEVO count is almost at 600K views in only one week.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_I3NQHPT3NA6VGKK22RCMTGOCII Tiffany

    Im so happy for Keith.  I have a real soft spot for him.  Good move on the opry’s part.

  • larc

    Big congrats to Scotty for passing the 1M mark in his 27th week of album sales and to Keith Urban for his membership in the Grand Ole Opry.  Both couldn’t happen to nicer and more deserving people.  :)

  • Anonymous

    Just checked Billboard charts – right now Clear as Day is showing at #21 BB 200; #3 Country Albums; #25 Digital Albums.

    Edit by author: TTWG video is less than 50k away from 7 million views now and ILYTB is about 7 3/4 million views. (I remember someone (think it was The Band Perry) introducing an artist as having 4 million views on their video as if it was a big deal so Scotty’s views must be a really big deal lol)

  • Anonymous

    The online charts won’t be updated until Thursday.

  • Anonymous

    Ah – okay.  Hoping it’s close to those figures now then.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_AGWO435FL6UN2ICRVTFLWRJZSA Lexie

    This seemed to fit here, because it just seems to go with the good day in McCreery land…Scotty just started his first varsity game, a 16-0 win with 6 strikeouts:))))

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

    Here is the country singles digital chart (top 30) from Roughtstock.

    LW TW  Artist   Song Title   TW   LW   Total
    4  1 Eric Church  Springsteen  102,000 73,000 420,000
    2  2 Luke Bryan  Drunk On You  96,000 82,000  462,000
    NEW 3 K.Chesney/T.McGraw  Feel Like A…  93,000 0  93,000
    1 4 Taylor Swift  Eyes Open  93,000 111,000 380,000
    5 5 Carrie Underwood Good Girl 75,000 66,000 573,000
    7 6 Miranda Lambert Over You 66,000 49,000 529,000
    3 7 Taylor Swift/Civil WarsSafe & Sound 64,000 78,000 970,000
    8 8 Jason Aldean Fly Over States 59,000 47,000 324,000
    6 9 Lee Brice A Woman Like..58,000 54,000 749,000
    9 10 Kip Moore Somethin Bout..52,000 46,000 486,000
    10 11 Blake Shelton Drink On It 47,000 38,000 361,000
    15 12 Toby Keith Red Solo Cup42,00031,0001,710,000
    12 13 Lady Antebellum Dancin’ Away…41,000 33,000 416,000
    14 1 4Luke Bryan I Don’t Want …39,000 31,000 1,500,000
    20 15 Rascal Flatts Banjo 35,000 23,000 179,000
    11 16 Jake Owen Alone With You 33,000 35,000 649,000
    16 17 Eli Young Band Even If It Brea..32,000 27,000 214,000
    13 18 Taylor Swift Ours 32,000 32,000 1,042,000
    17 19 Brantley Gilbert You Don’t Kno..27,000 25,000 374,000
    31 20 Miranda Lambert Gunpowder &..27,000 15,000 1,442,000
    18 21 Tim McGraw Better Than I…26,000 24,000 359,000
    59 22 Jason Aldean Tattoos On Thi..25,000 8,000 106,000
    27 23 Dierks Bentley Home 22,000 16,000 354,000
    86 24 Rascal Flatts Changed 21,000 6,000 106,000
    22 25 Blake Shelton God Gave Me..20,000 18,000 1,537,000
    36 26 Eli Young Band Crazy Girl 19,000 14,000 1,582,000
    23 27 Rodney Atkins He’s Mine 19,000 18,000 196,000
    26 28 Jason Aldean Dirt Road Anth..19,000 17,000 2,934,000
    28 29 Luke Bryan Country Girl 19,000 15,000 1,800,000
    30 30 Taylor Swift Mean 18,000 15,000 1,592,000

    From the same link:

    RaeLynn scores 2nd Highest Debut

    Once again we see TV impactng sales chart numbers this week as The Voice’s RaeLynn (from Team Blake), scored a strong #36 debut with her take on Maroon 5’s pop hit “Wake Up Call.” It’s a strong indicator that the singer has a career waiting for her in country if she doesn’t win the show (and thus joining Idol artists). Her song scored the second-highest debut this week and was surrounded by Gloriana’s “(Kissed You) Good Night,” Hunter Hayes rising single “Wanted” (sales are out-pacing radio airplay so far) and Rascal Flatts’ debut of the album track “Let It Hurt.” Lee Brice’s “I Drove Your Truck” debuted at #51 while The Band Perry’s “Post Cards From Paris,” slinks up the charts. Toby Keith’s “Beers Ago,” his latest single” also made its way up the charts.

    There aren’t many new and noteworthy singles to make high debuts this coming week but we’ll be sure to keep you covered with the Top 30 singles rundown. Have a great week!

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

    Also from Roughtstock:

    Top 10 Country Albums for This Week with Six Notable Albums (SoundScan Top 200 Current Albums Chart Placement)*

    #3 – Rascal Flatts – Changed 130k (130,000)#4 – Lionel Richie – Tuskegee 95k (294,000)
    #7 – The Hunger Games – Original Soundtrack 50k (289,000)
    #11 – Luke Bryan – tailgates & tanlines 36k (928,000)
    #17 – Lady Antebellum – Own The Night 22k (1,555,000)
    #19 – Eric Church – Chief 21k (705,000)
    #20 – Jason Aldean – My Kinda Party 21k (2,500,000)
    #22 – Scotty McCreery – Clear As Day 20k (1,016,000)
    #23 – Miranda Lambert – Four The Record 19k (506,000)
    #28 – The Band Perry – The Band Perry 16k (1,246,000)
    #34 – Blake Shelton – Red River Blue 13k (631,000)
    #64 – Taylor Swift – Speak Now 13k (4,067,000)
    #49 – Toby Keith – Clancy’s Tavern 9k (488,000)
    #87 – The Lacs – 190 Proof 7k (7,000)
    #128 – Eli Young Band – Life At Best 5K (195,000)

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

    Looks like Adele may make may a return to #1 on the BB200 next week.

    From HDD:

    One Day Sales:

    With no new releases of note, Adele’s XL/Columbia album 21 has a shot at returning to #1 next week. We’d call it a comeback, but she’s never really been away, with the Grammy winner now approaching 9 million in sales since its release 14 months ago.

    This would make the 24th time that 21 has topped the HITS Album Sales chart, tying the soundtracks from Purple Rain and Saturday Night Fever. Here are this week’s key debuts.

    Veteran RCA R&B diva Monica’s new album, New Life, is looking at a debut of between 55-65k. Her last album, 2010’s Still Standing, did 184k when it was released on March 23 of that year.

    Bonnie Raitt’s new album, Slipstream, her first indie release on her own Redwing label with distribution by RED, is on target for sales between 45-55k. It’s her first album in seven years, since 2005’s Souls Alike on Capitol, which did 50k back then.

    Latin Bachata artist Prince Royce’s Phase II, on Sergio George and Gregory Elias’ boutique indie Top Stop Music label through Atlantic, is looking at first-week sales of 25-30k.

    Counting Crows’ Underwater Sunshine (Or What We Did on Our Summer Vacation), on their indie Collective Sounds label, is headed for 24-27k.

    Atlantic Records Pennsylvania rockers Halestorm’s sophomore album, The Strange Case of…, looks to land in the 18-21k range.

    In its first week in physical release, second overall, ATO’s Alabama Shakes album, Boys & Girls, should do between 17-22k, for a nice two-week total of nearly 50k.

    A pair of rappers, Jewish hip-hopper Hoodie Allen and Christian hip-hop artist Trip Lee are currently #1 and #3, respectively, on the iTunes chart, with self-released projects. We’ll relay our information on those two titles as soon as our crack (-addled) retail team is able to get someone on the phone.

    Meanwhile, album sales were up 4% vs. last week, up 9% vs. same week last year (which wasn’t Easter) and up 1% year to date.

    Track sales were up 9% vs. last week, up 26% vs. same week last year and up 8% year to date.

    TEA sales were up 5% vs. last week, up 14% vs. same week last year and up 3% year to date. 

    With Easter two weeks later last year, at least some of the gains this week are likely to be lost by the end of the month.

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

    This week’s Billboard Boxscores from Pulse:

    79 Jackie Evancho, Josh Page Community Center Theater
    Sacramento, Calif.
    March 28, 2012
    $203,867
    2,134 /
    2,360
    1 /
    0
    $135.50, $49.50
    AEG Live

    83 Jackie Evancho, Josh Page Davies Symphony Hall
    San Francisco, Calif.
    March 26, 2012
    $198,453
    2,175 /
    2,639
    1 /
    0
    $128.50, $56.50
    AEG Live

    90 Daughtry, SafetySuit, Mike Sanchez Greensboro Coliseum
    Greensboro, N.C.
    April 7, 2012
    $183,983
    3,945 /
    4,995
    1 /
    0
    $52.50, $32.50
    AEG Live

    105 Daughtry, SafetySuit, Mike Sanchez Sovereign Center
    Reading, Pa.
    March 21, 2012
    $132,478
    2,759 /
    3,552
    1 /
    0
    $52.50, $32.50
    AEG Live

    106 Jackie Evancho, Josh Page Maverik Center
    West Valley City, Utah
    March 31, 2012
    $129,772
    1,809 /
    2,016
    1 /
    0
    $95, $39.50
    AEG Live

    107 Daughtry, SafetySuit, Mike Sanchez Massey Hall
    Toronto, Ontario
    March 24, 2012
    $128,393
    2,424 /
    2,628
    1 /
    0
    $54.51, $44.51
    AEG Live

    110 Daughtry, SafetySuit, Mike Sanchez Shea’s Performing Arts Center
    Buffalo, N.Y.
    March 20, 2012
    $124,705
    2,809 /
    2,933
    1 /
    0
    $50.50, $30.50
    AEG Live

    111 Daughtry, SafetySuit, Mike Sanchez Palace Theatre
    Cleveland, Ohio
    March 25, 2012
    $120,683
    2,606 /
    2,606
    1 /
    1
    $50.50, $30.50
    AEG Live

    113 Daughtry, SafetySuit, Mike Sanchez Louisville Palace
    Louisville, Ky.
    March 31, 2012
    $117,721
    2,602 /
    2,602
    1 /
    1
    $50.50, $30.50
    AEG Live

    119 Daughtry, SafetySuit, Mike Sanchez Ryman Auditorium
    Nashville, Tenn.
    March 30, 2012
    $107,010
    2,300 /
    2,300
    1 /
    1
    $52.50, $32.50
    AEG Live

    120 Daughtry, SafetySuit, Mike Sanchez Benedum Center
    Pittsburgh, Pa.
    April 4, 2012
    $106,820
    2,168 /
    2,640
    1 /
    0
    $52.50, $32.50
    AEG Live

    122 Kelly Clarkson, Matt Nathanson Timmons Arena
    Greenville, S.C.
    Feb. 28, 2012
    $103,582
    2,786 /
    4,871
    1 /
    0
    $57.50, $29.50
    AEG Live

    127 Daughtry, SafetySuit, Mike Sanchez Music Hall
    Cincinnati, Ohio
    April 3, 2012
    $93,865
    2,029 /
    3,138
    1 /
    0
    $50.50, $30.50
    AEG Live

    128 Daughtry, SafetySuit, Mike Sanchez Veterans Memorial Auditorium
    Columbus, Ohio
    April 2, 2012
    $93,800
    1,928 /
    3,234
    1 /
    0
    $52.50, $32.50
    AEG Live

    137 Daughtry, SafetySuit, Mike Sanchez Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre
    Atlanta, Ga.
    March 27, 2012
    $87,300
    1,724 /
    2,546
    1 /
    0
    $52.50, $32.50
    AEG Live

    147 Daughtry, SafetySuit, Mike Sanchez Robinson Center Music Hall
    Little Rock, Ark.
    March 28, 2012
    $69,339
    1,418 /
    2,393
    1 /
    0
    $50.50, $30.50
    AEG Live

  • Anonymous

    This seemed to fit here, because it just seems to go with the good day in McCreery land…Scotty just started his first varsity game, a 16-0 win with 6 strikeouts:))))

    This young man is having a helluva year!  And it seems a helluva time too, excelling in music and sports.

  • Anonymous

    Wow. Did Casey James fall off the album chart totally?

  • aidancash1

    No I think he was missed. He is still close to where he has been for awhile and lauren have been exchanging places

  • aidancash1

    Carol he is 496

  • Anonymous

    WTMX (Chicago) just played TVOL. It was part of their “UMix It” show, but still, “yay” :)

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/6BDCFZ26QLJA3QPLBJC535N7BQ Gerarda DeSanto

    I  hope Kris starts moving up on Itunes if the video is getting that many hits.
    His appearance on AI next week should help the single too.

  • Anonymous

    After watching the BTIKM video accumulate views like crazy, I have decided they don’t mean much for sales.  Still nice to see views go up.   I really like TVOL video and have been to watch it several times myself so some of those views are mine.  I think it is his best video and I liked the other two also.  On a side note, Bieber, Gaga, KP etc. have hundreds of millions of views.  I don’t see how that is even possible.

  • Anonymous

    scotty ended up at no. 23 on the billboard chart, no. 7 country, congratulations scotty