Idol Sales News – Week Ending 04/15/12

James Durbin sales up 520% after ‘Idol’ appearance

Lionel Richie tops the BB200 chart with 129K. The first African-American to do this with a Country album since Ray Charles in 1962.

5. One Direction, Up All Night, 66,000.

Idol albums (via Idol Chatter)
Kelly Clarkson, Stronger (15,000, -55%, 746,000) (#27 Billboard 200)
Scotty McCreery, Clear as Day (7,000, -65%, 1.023 million) (#65 BB200)
James Durbin, Memories of a Beautiful Disaster (6,000, +520%, 106,000)
Daughtry, Break the Spell (4,000, -45%, 427,000) (#117 BB200)
Casey James, Casey James (3,000, -33%, 28,000) (#168 BB200)
Mandisa, What If We Were Real (2,000, -48%, 166,000)
Daughtry, Daughtry (1,000, -14%)

Idol-related albums
Jason Aldean, My Kinda Party (15,000, -27%, 721,000) (#25 Billboard 200)
Soundtrack, Think Like a Man (feat. Jennifer Hudson’s Think Like a Man) (13,000, debut, 13,000) (#33 BB200)
Tyga, Careless World (10,000, -17%, 191,000) (#43 BB200)
Civil Wars, Barton Hollow (7,000, -4%, 411,000) (#61 BB200)
David Guetta, Nothing but the Beat (4,000, -17%, 293,000) (#108 BB200)
Various, 2012 Grammy Nominees (4,000, -30%, 310,000) (#113 BB200
Various, WOW Gospel 2012 (4,000, -19%, 76,000) (#114 BB200)
Various, WOW Hits 2012 (3,000, -37%, 260,000) (#146 BB200)
Tony Bennett, Duets II (3,000, -34%, 855,000) (#148 BB200)
Various, Now That’s What I Call Music 40 (3,000, -35%, 697,000) (#156 BB200)
Aerosmith, Best of Aerosmith: The Millennium Collection (3,000, -21%, 449,000) (#160 BB200)
Various, 2012 ACM Awards Zinepak (3,000, -40%, 16,000) (#185 BB200)

  • http://twitter.com/HaleysShindig HaleysShindig

    Haley moving up Mediabase #46, one spin from #45 
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  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_SYFK77IYLRQIVATQ2MJKSW2J7Y Pam

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  • Anonymous

    Tickets went on sale to the general public today for Adam’s two UK concerts with Queen and have sold out, though the venue may release a few more tickets.
    Adam’s NCOE is now #1 on Hungary’s ITunes pop, #5 overall.

  • Anonymous

    Great news about the Queen/Adam Lambert concerts, I wish I could go to one of them. Also wonderful to see Adam’s new single taking off overseas. 

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/DJ4FPAE2BM4XDCNVQITJSS3S2Q Sue

    Courtesy of Brian Mansfield:

    James Durbin sales up 520 perfect after ‘Idol’ appearance

    Apparently, James Durbin made a strong impression last week. After he sangHigher Than Heaven onAmerican Idol Thursday, weekly sales the former finalist’s Memories of a Beautiful Disaster album shot up 520%, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Those sales boosts James’ debut album past the 100,000 mark.Most other Idols saw their week-to-week sales drop last week.The Think Like a Man soundtrack, which features Jennifer Hudson and Ne-Yo’s title single, entered The Billboard 200 at No. 33, selling 13,000 units.

    Idol albums

    Kelly Clarkson, Stronger (15,000, -55%, 746,000) (#27 Billboard 200)
    Scotty McCreery, Clear as Day (7,000, -65%, 1.023 million) (#65 BB200)
    James Durbin, Memories of a Beautiful Disaster (6,000, +520%, 106,000)
    Daughtry, Break the Spell (4,000, -45%, 427,000) (#117 BB200)
    Casey James, Casey James (3,000, -33%, 28,000) (#168 BB200)
    Mandisa, What If We Were Real (2,000, -48%, 166,000)
    Daughtry, Daughtry (1,000, -14%)

    Idol-related albums

    Jason Aldean, My Kinda Party (15,000, -27%, 721,000) (#25 Billboard 200)
    Soundtrack, Think Like a Man (feat. Jennifer Hudson’s Think Like a Man) (13,000, debut, 13,000) (#33 BB200)
    Tyga, Careless World (10,000, -17%, 191,000) (#43 BB200)
    Civil Wars, Barton Hollow (7,000, -4%, 411,000) (#61 BB200)
    David Guetta, Nothing but the Beat (4,000, -17%, 293,000) (#108 BB200)
    Various, 2012 Grammy Nominees (4,000, -30%, 310,000) (#113 BB200
    Various, WOW Gospel 2012 (4,000, -19%, 76,000) (#114 BB200)
    Various, WOW Hits 2012 (3,000, -37%, 260,000) (#146 BB200)
    Tony Bennett, Duets II (3,000, -34%, 855,000) (#148 BB200)
    Various, Now That’s What I Call Music 40 (3,000, -35%, 697,000) (#156 BB200)
    Aerosmith, Best of Aerosmith: The Millennium Collection(3,000, -21%, 449,000) (#160 BB200)
    Various, 2012 ACM Awards Zinepak (3,000, -40%, 16,000) (#185 BB200)

    Source: http://content.usatoday.com/communities/idolchatter/post/2012/04/james-durbin-sales-up-520-perfect-after-idol-appearance/1#.T47YpasthfE

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

    i-tunes

    Singles
    5. Call Me Maybe – Carly Rae Jepsen
    6. What Makes You Beautiful – One Direction (Deluxe)
    21. Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You) – Kelly Clarkson (Deluxe)
    22. Dance Again (feat. Pitbull) – Jennifer Lopez
    23. Somebody That I Used to Know (Glee Cast Version) – Glee Cast
    25. Rumour Has It – ADELE
    33. Good Girl – Carrie Underwood
    35. Set Fire to the Rain – ADELE
    37. Fly Over States – Jason Aldean
    38. Never Close Our Eyes – Adam Lambert
    52. One Thing – One Direction (Deluxe)
    53. Drink On It – Blake Shelton
    56. Stayin’ Alive (Glee Cast Version) – Glee Cast
    59. Boogie Shoes (From the TV Series “Glee”) – Glee Cast
    62. She’s Country (The Voice Performance) – RaeLynn
    63. You Should Be Dancing (Glee Cast Version) – Glee Cast
    64. Disco Inferno Disco Inferno (Glee Cast Version) – Glee Cast
    65. If I Can’t Have You (Glee Cast Version) – Glee Cast
    67. Against All Odds (The Voice Performance) – Jermaine Paul
    70. How Deep Is Your Love(Glee Cast Version) – Glee Cast
    78. Rolling in the Deep – ADELE
    82. Moves Like Jagger (Studio Recording from “The Voice” Performance) [feat. Christina Aguilera] – Maroon 5
    84. Night Fever (Glee Cast Version) – Glee Cast
    87. More Than a Woman (Glee Cast Version) – Glee Cast
    90. Someone Like You – ADELE
    97. Payphone (feat. Wiz Khalifa) – Maroon 5
    110. Think Like a Man (feat. Rick Ross) [from the Motion Picture “Think Like A Man”] – Jennifer Hudson & Ne-Yo (Single)
    117. Foolish Games (The Voice Performance) – Ashley De La Rosa
    120. Part of Me (The Voice Performance) – Lindsey Pavao
    137. God Gave Me You – Blake Shelton
    138. Roxanne (The Voice Performance) – Juliet Simms
    143. Young Homie – Chris Rene
    145. Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You) – Kelly Clarkson
    149. Viva La Vida (The Voice Performance) – Chris Mann
    150. Fighter – Christina Aguilera
    155. What Makes You Beautiful – One Direction
    163. Hungry Like The Wolf / Rio (Glee Cast Version) – Glee Cast
    170. Halo (The Voice Performance) – Jesse Campbell
    171. A Little Bit Stronger (The Voice Performance) – Jordis Unga
    172. Somebody That I Used to Know (The Voice Performance) – Lindsey Pavao
    176. Moments – One Direction (Deluxe)
    180. Up All Night – One Direction (Deluxe)
    181. Stereo Hearts (feat. Adam Levine) – Gym Class Heroes
    193. Fighter (Glee Cast Version) – Glee Cast
    208. She Will Be Loved – Maroon 5
    209. Honey Bee – Blake Shelton
    236. Stand Up – One Direction (Deluxe)
    271. Don’t You Wanna Stay (with Kelly Clarkson) – Jason Aldean
    280. Georgia Peaches – Lauren Alaina
    289. More Than This – One Direction (Deluxe)
    295. Wake Up Call – Maroon 5
    329. One Thing – One Direction
    330. Remind Me (Duet with Carrie Underwood) – Brad Paisley
    342. Harder to Breathe – Maroon 5
    361. Gotta Be You (2012 US Version) – One Direction (Deluxe)
    365. The Trouble With Girls – Scotty McCreery
    366. Turning Tables – ADELE
    368. Say Aah (The Voice Performance) – Lindsey Pavao
    371. Set Fire to the Rain (The Voice Performance) – Erin Willett
    388. Come Away to the Water (feat. Rozzi Crane) – Maroon 5
    391. Before He Cheats – Carrie Underwood
    392. I’m Still Standing (Glee Cast Version) – Glee Cast
    396. This Love – Maroon 5
    414. Didn’t You Know How Much I Loved You – Kellie Pickler
    418. Wake Up Call (The Voice Performance) – RaeLynn
    420. On The Floor (feat. Pitbull) – Jennifer Lopez
    437. We Are Young (Glee Cast Version) – Glee Cast
    452. Sunday Morning – Maroon 5
    455. Makes Me Wonder – Maroon 5
    457. Stole My Heart – One Direction (Deluxe)
    462. Make You Feel My Love – ADELE
    478. Let’s Don’t Call It a Night – Casey James
    482. Gotta Be You (2012 US Version) – One Direction
    493. One and Only – ADELE
    504. Beautiful – Christina Aguilera
    511. Follow The Leader (feat. Jennifer Lopez) – Wisin & Yandel
    527. Forget You – Cee Lo Green
    533. Good Morning (feat. TobyMac) – Mandisa & tobyMac
    548. Up Up Up (Glee Cast Version) – Glee Cast
    551. Heart-Shaped Box (The Voice Performance) – Lindsey Pavao
    552. Better Than I Know Myself – Adam Lambert
    554. Everything About You – One Direction (Deluxe)
    569. Cowboy Casanova – Carrie Underwood
    573. Cheers (Drink To That) [feat. Katharine McPhee & Megan Hilty] [From the TV Series "SMASH"] – SMASH Cast
    577. Won’t Go Home Without You – Maroon 5
    588. Misery – Maroon 5
    591. Up All Night – One Direction
    605. F**k You – Cee Lo Green
    617. I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing – Aerosmith
    679. Chasing Pavements – ADELE
    725. Never Give All the Heart (feat. Katharine McPhee) [From the TV Series "SMASH] – SMASH Cast
    740. Jesus, Take the Wheel – Carrie Underwood
    745. 4 A.M. – Chris Daughtry
    753. Footloose – Blake Shelton
    763. Don’t Know Why (The Voice Performance) – James Massone
    764. You Are (feat. Blake Shelton) – Lionel Richie
    791. Save You Tonight – One Direction (Deluxe)
    792. I Wish – One Direction (Deluxe)
    797. Never Gonna Leave This Bed – Maroon 5
    812. Undo It – Carrie Underwood
    845. Ordinary People (The Voice Performance) – Mathai
    875. Walk This Way – Aerosmith
    889. Breakaway – Kelly Clarkson
    891. Same Mistakes – One Direction (Deluxe)
    904. Think Like a Man (feat. Rick Ross) – Jennifer Hudson & Ne-Yo
    918. Hell On Heels (The Voice Performance) – RaeLynn
    927. Whataya Want from Me – Adam Lambert
    933. Who Are You When I’m Not Looking – Blake Shelton
    935. Smooth Criminal (Glee Cast Version) [feat. 2CELLOS (Sulic & Hauser)] – Glee Cast
    937. Let Me Be Your Star (feat. Katharine McPhee & Megan Hilty) [From the TV Series "SMASH"] – SMASH Cast
    952. Free Fallin’ (The Voice Performance) – RaeLynn
    960. All-American Girl – Carrie Underwood
    965. Taken – One Direction (Deluxe)
    1002. Tell Me a Lie – One Direction (Deluxe)
    1008. More Than This – One Direction
    1015. Higher Than Heaven – James Durbin

    Albums
    9. 21 – ADELE
    11. Up All Night (Deluxe Version) – One Direction
    17. Up All Night – One Direction
    27. American Idol Top 7 – Season 11 – Various Artists
    62. 19 – ADELE
    73. Red River Blue (Deluxe Version) – Blake Shelton
    81. Hands All Over (Deluxe Version) – Maroon 5
    94. Stronger (Deluxe Version) – Kelly Clarkson
    99. Think Like a Man (Music from & Inspired By the Film) – Various Artists
    101. Songs About Jane – Maroon 5
    107. It Won’t Be Soon Before Long – Maroon 5
    163. Memories of a Beautiful Disaster – James Durbin
    277. Loaded: The Best of Blake Shelton – Blake Shelton
    285. Break the Spell (Deluxe Version) – Daughtry
    292. American Idol Top 8 – Season 11 – Various Artists
    310. Stronger – Kelly Clarkson
    312. Hands All Over – Maroon 5
    366. American Idol Top 9 -  Season 11 – Various Artists
    413. Clear As Day – Scotty McCreery
    447. Break the Spell – Daughtry
    448. The Essential: Aerosmith – Aerosmith
    466. What If We Were Real – Mandisa
    486. Stripped – Christina Aguilera
    552. Wildflower – Lauren Alaina
    554. iTunes Festival: London 2011 – EP – ADELE
    625. Play On – Carrie Underwood
    654. Casey James – Casey James
    684. Red – Dia Frampton
    756. Let’s Get to What’s Real – Elliott Yamin
    788. Glee: The Music, Vol. 7 – Glee Cast
    825. The B-Side Collection – Maroon 5
    839. Soul Surfer (Music from the Motion Picture) – Various Artists
    857. Tug of War – Carly Rae Jepsen
    864. Big Ones – Aerosmith
    872. Daughtry – Daughtry
    966. Breakaway – Kelly Clarkson
    992. Come Through for You – Javier Colon
    1010. Carnival Ride – Carrie Underwood

  • Anonymous

    happy for james great increase, scottys sales showed go back up again when he is on hart of dixie, and touring in may again, congratulations james
     

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

    Here are the album sales from Idol Chatter.

    Apparently, James Durbin made a strong impression last week. After he sang Higher Than Heaven on American Idol Thursday, weekly sales the former finalist’s Memories of a Beautiful Disaster album shot up 520%, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Those sales boosts James’ debut album past the 100,000 mark.

    Idol albums
    Kelly Clarkson, Stronger (15,000, -55%, 746,000) (#27 Billboard 200)
    Scotty McCreery, Clear as Day (7,000, -65%, 1.023 million) (#65 BB200)
    James Durbin, Memories of a Beautiful Disaster (6,000, +520%, 106,000)
    Daughtry, Break the Spell (4,000, -45%, 427,000) (#117 BB200)
    Casey James, Casey James (3,000, -33%, 28,000) (#168 BB200)
    Mandisa, What If We Were Real (2,000, -48%, 166,000)
    Daughtry, Daughtry (1,000, -14%)

    Idol-related albums
    Jason Aldean, My Kinda Party (15,000, -27%, 721,000) (#25 Billboard 200)
    Soundtrack, Think Like a Man (feat. Jennifer Hudson’s Think Like a Man) (13,000, debut, 13,000) (#33 BB200)
    Tyga, Careless World (10,000, -17%, 191,000) (#43 BB200)
    Civil Wars, Barton Hollow (7,000, -4%, 411,000) (#61 BB200)
    David Guetta, Nothing but the Beat (4,000, -17%, 293,000) (#108 BB200)
    Various, 2012 Grammy Nominees (4,000, -30%, 310,000) (#113 BB200
    Various, WOW Gospel 2012 (4,000, -19%, 76,000) (#114 BB200)
    Various, WOW Hits 2012 (3,000, -37%, 260,000) (#146 BB200)
    Tony Bennett, Duets II (3,000, -34%, 855,000) (#148 BB200)
    Various, Now That’s What I Call Music 40 (3,000, -35%, 697,000) (#156 BB200)
    Aerosmith, Best of Aerosmith: The Millennium Collection (3,000, -21%, 449,000) (#160 BB200)
    Various, 2012 ACM Awards Zinepak (3,000, -40%, 16,000) (#185 BB200)

  • Anonymous

    Wow – congrats to James!  I see he’s still holding his own on the itunes chart so far this week too.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/DJ4FPAE2BM4XDCNVQITJSS3S2Q Sue

    I’m so proud on him, and he’s confirmed that he will make another album, a heavier one, I’m so excited for the future:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=84a9gqgcHvg 

  • http://twitter.com/fulvaleona margery

    You missed Trespassing at 29 in albums!

  • Anonymous

    That’s a nice bump for James. Does his new single have an official adds date for radio yet?

    Looking at the HAC Mediabase chart this morning, I’m counting as many as 7 songs that could (but not definitely) fall off the official chart when it gets published Sunday night. Which would mean The Idols who are newer on that chart and still moving forward (Daughtry, Carrie, Haley, Kris) could jump several spots even without big increases in their own spins.

    Adam’s deluxe album is at #29 on iTunes. Neither his standard cd nor Kris’ cd is in the Top 200 of overall chart; Kris is at #41 on pop album chart, while Adam is at #10 (deluxe) and #126, respectively

  • http://twitter.com/doesmonaknow DoesMonaKnow

    http://www.billboard.com/#/news/gotye-s-somebody-that-i-used-to-know-roars-1006798152.story

    “Somebody That I Used To Know”(covered by Phillip and Elise) sold 542K copies and is #1 on the Hot 100! The Idol boost was just a small part of the song’s exposure last week (Glee, an SNL appearance) but hey, you never know how much the AI rendition helped.

  • http://twitter.com/fulvaleona margery

    Seems like NCOE is carrying other Adam songs in its tide on itunes with an increase for BTIKM and now WWFM back on the list.

  • Anonymous

    Good for James, now that’s what is called an Idol bump.  I think it helps a lot if the performance is very different than what one sees on idol routinely.  James’ lights and rock swagger were very unique on the Idol stage.  Adam got a big bump with WWFM with lasers and smoke etc. also standing out on the Idol stage.

  • Anonymous

    Nice bump for James, congrats!

    NCOE got some spins yesterday, KLLC in San Francisco and a station in PA. also got a Montreal CHR spin :)

    Haleys bullet looks good!

  • Anonymous

    Glad to see two alt rock leaning songs topping the chart!

  • Anonymous

    nvm

  • Anonymous

    Wow, with the reentry of WWFM, Adam has 3 songs in the top 1000. I would say interest in Adam is rekindling.

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

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  • fuzzywuzzy

    The percentage bump for James is huge, but not the actual increase in sales numbers.  Still, nice that he got a sales boost from his performance. on Idol.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/DJ4FPAE2BM4XDCNVQITJSS3S2Q Sue

    ITA! James’ use of the vocodar mic was unique in the context of Idol as well. Also to my knowledge Higher Than Heaven was the first rock song performed by an alum on a results show. IIRC Daughtry, Cook and all the other rockers only ever performed their pop/HAC singles.

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

    From UK Mix:

    Pop Songs
    *** No. 1 *** “We Are Young” fun. Featuring Janelle Monae
    Greatest Gainer No. 5 “Wild Ones” Flo Rida Featuring Sia
    Debut No. 37 “Titanium” David Guetta Featuring Sia
    Debut No. 38 “Girl Gone Wild” Madonna
    Debut No. 40 “She Doesn’t Mind” Sean Paul

    Adult Contemporary
    *** No. 1 *** “Set Fire To The Rain” Adele
    Greatest Gainer No. 19 “Endless Love” Lionel Richie Featuring Shania Twain

    Adult Pop Songs
    *** No. 1 *** “Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)” Kelly Clarkson
    Greatest Gainer No. 3 “We Are Young” fun. Featuring Janelle Monae
    Debut No. 36 “Good Girl” Carrie Underwood
    Debut No. 37 “Outta My Head” Daughtry
    Debut No. 39 “Call Me Maybe” Carly Rae Jepsen

    Dance/Club Play Songs
    *** No. 1 *** “Never Forget” Dave Aude Featuring Lena Katina
    Greatest Gainer No. 5 “Starships” Nicki Minaj
    Hot Shot Debut No. 22 “Dance Again” Jennifer Lopez Featuring Pitbull
    Debut No. 32 “Zero Gravity” Kerli
    Debut No. 34 “What Makes You Beautiful” One Direction
    Debut No. 46 “Sun Burns Down” Jin Akanishi
    Debut No. 47 “DJ Love Song”Shyra Sanchez
    Debut No. 50 “Takes All Night” Skye Stevens

    Rap Songs
    *** No. 1 *** “The Motto” Drake Featuring Lil Wayne
    Greatest Gainer No. 4 “Drank In My Cup” Kirko Bangz
    Debut No. 20 “Same Damn Time” Future
    Debut No. 23 “Take It To The Head” DJ Khaled Featuring Chris Brown, Rick Ross, Nicki Minaj & Lil Wayne
    Debut No. 25 “Mercy” Kanye West, Big Sean, Pusha T, 2 Chainz

    Rock Songs
    *** No. 1 ***/Greatest Gainer “We Are Young” fun. Featuring Janelle Monae
    Hot Shot Debut No. 34 “Levitate” Hollywood Undead
    Debut No. 44 “I Come Alive” The Used
    Debut No. 45 “Rocky Mountain Way” Godsmack
    Debut No. 47 “Let The Sparks Fly” Thousand Foot Krutch

    Alternative Songs
    *** No. 1 *** “We Are Young” fun. Featuring Janelle Monae
    Greatest Gainer No. 19 “Live To Rise” Soundgarden
    Debut No. 39 “Always Something” Cage The Elephant
    Debut No. 40 “This Head I Hold” Electric Guest

    Country Songs
    *** No. 1 *** “Drink On It” Blake Shelton
    Greatest Gainer No. 6 “Fly Over States” Jason Aldean
    Hot Shot Debut No. 47 “For You” Keith Urban
    Debut No. 51 “Eyes Open” Taylor Swift
    Debut No. 54 “Water Tower Town” Scotty McCreery
    Debut No. 57 “Did It For The Girl” Greg Bates

    Latin Songs
    *** No. 1 *** “Ai Se Eu Te Pego” Michel Telo
    Greatest Gainer No. 2 “Fuiste Tu” Ricardo Arjona Featuring Gaby Moreno
    Hot Shot Debut No. 45 “Addicted To You” Shakira
    Debut No. 48 “Estilo Italiano” Jesus Ojeda y Sus Parientes

    Regional Mexican Songs
    *** No. 1 *** “Llamada De Mi Ex” La Arrolladora Banda el Limon de Rene Camacho
    Greatest Gainer No. 7 “Marchate” Julion Alvarez y Su Norteno Banda
    Debut No. 34 “Como Cuando Eramos Novios” Tierra Cali
    Debut No. 39 “Las Morenas” El Coyote y Su Banda Tierra Santa

    Latin Pop Songs
    *** No. 1 *** “Ai Se Eu Te Pego” Michel Telo
    Greatest Gainer No. 2 “Fuiste Tu” Ricardo Arjona Featuring Gaby Moreno
    Debut No. 37 “We Run The Night” Havana Brown Featuring Pitbull
    Debut No. 38 “Wild Ones” Flo Rida Featuring Sia

    Tropical Songs
    *** No. 1 ***/Debut/Greatest Gainer “Fuiste Tu” Ricardo Arjona Featuring Gaby Moreno
    Debut No. 14 “Amor A Distancia” Frank Reyes
    Debut No. 21 “Milagro” Norka
    Debut No. 24 “International Love” Pitbull Featuring Chris Brown
    Debut No. 30 “Todo Lo Que Sube Baja” Olga Tanon
    Debut No. 36 “Turn Up The Music” Chris Brown
    Debut No. 40 “Where Have You Been” Rihanna

    Christian Songs
    *** No. 1 *** “Where I Belong” Building 429
    Greatest Gainer No. 3 “The Hurt & The Healer” MercyMe
    Hot Shot Debut No. 44 “Dangerous” KJ-52
    Debut No. 48 “Letting Go” Stephanie Smith
    Debut No. 49 “After All (Holy)” David Crowder*Band
    Debut No. 50 “He Weeps” Fireflight

    Gospel Songs
    *** No. 1 ***/Greatest Gainer “Let The Church Say Amen” Andrae Crouch Featuring Marvin Winans

  • Anonymous

    That’s huge too, considering what he was selling the week before, and that the #65 album on BB sold 7000 albums for the week.

    As Brian Mansfield said once time, these are impulse buys, and impulse buyers are more likely to buy singles, not albums.  So, James’ numbers are pretty good.

  • Anonymous

    Looking at the HAC Mediabase chart this morning, I’m counting as many as 7 songs that could (but not definitely) fall off the official chart when it gets published Sunday night. Which would mean The Idols who are newer on that chart and still moving forward (Daughtry, Carrie, Haley, Kris) could jump several spots even without big increases in their own spins.

    I can’t work up a lot of enthusiasm about this, since what’s important right now is spins, and when those spins happen, not chart placement.  The PDs who care aren’t going to be fooled by songs that are moving up just because other songs are getting purged, going recurrent, or fell down the chart.

    It is interesting that Daughtry’s song is moving so slowly.  This is really unusual for them.

  • http://twitter.com/eilonwya10 Eilonwy

    The percentage bump for James is huge, but not the actual increase in sales numbers.

    Actually, compared to other artists’ album sales bumps from Idol performances, 6000 is terrific. For S10 and S11-to-date, I can find only two album bumps that were larger (for albums already released).

    I’ve been working with sales-bump numbers, and here’s the work-in-progress [link]. (For those who saw it on Twitter a couple weeks ago, this draft is substantially different.) One tweak I know it’d be helpful to make: if there’s a Lambert fan who can untangle how the Aftermath acoustic performance does or doesn’t relate to one of his remix EPs, that would be VERY helpful, as my memory is muddled and doesn’t match Wikipedia.

  • http://twitter.com/Miztig Miz

    I’m holding off on buying Kris album on iTunes until release day. I had problems with his debut when I pre-ordered last time. I may break down, of course.

    Nice to see ‘The Vision of Love’ hitting the top 50 on AC at 49. Baby steps.

  • Anonymous

    Pam, in any of the chart info you post, are the positions for this week and last week always in the same order? Sometimes I think I get it, but then I’ll see a chart where it seems reversed. So, which is the one in brackets? And is this always the case?

  • Anonymous

    Brian updated the sales chart with Elliott Yamin’s new album Let’s Get To What’s Real… I can’t believe only 2K was sold, actually and did not make the BB200 chart. Unfortunate because it’s a terrific album.

    Elliott Yamin, Let’s Get to What’s Real (2,000, debut, 2,000)

  • Anonymous

    I don’t think 6,000 sales from an Idol performance is that big — percentage wise, yes, but actual no.  

  • fuzzywuzzy

    If the sales bump is 520%, doesn’t that mean that the actual increase is <5,000, not 6,000?  Regardless, thanks for that information.  I didn't realize that the increase was that significant compared with previous increases.

  • mmb

    There is an aftermath acoustic performance on his acoustic ep. However although Adam performed an acoustic version on idol he was promoting the charity remix single that was not on the ep and only available at his website. Iirc tho his acoustic ep got a big post idol bump sales percentage-wise

  • mmb

    For an album that has been out for 5 months w/0 a hit single??? 6000 is terrific

  • http://twitter.com/eilonwya10 Eilonwy

    If the sales bump is 520%, doesn’t that mean that the actual increase is <5,000, not 6,000?  Regardless, thanks for that information.

    Oh, I see what you’re saying! That’s what I get for skimming while waiting for a meeting. I’m glad you caught that before I got to making spreadsheet updates tonight.

    Figuring Brian’s rounding means that 6000 could be anything from 5501 to 6499, that gives a prior-week range of 887 to 1048, so the actual bump is all in the range that I’d just round to 5000.

  • Anonymous

    The Aftermath Remix was not apart of the remix EP they released, it was completely separate. He performed the acoustic version, but was selling the remix version. Problem was, the remix was only available on AdamOfficial and they didn’t even mention it on the show. Still, these are the numbers I know (assorted from Brain Mansfield and RCA):

    Acoustic Live! EP 3k
    Remix version 5.5k
    Acoustic version 5k
    Album version 6.6k

  • Anonymous

    To answer your question about whether James’ new single has any radio adds yet or not, it has not yet been announced officially that HTH is the new single (although I think it will be).  In an interview right before the Idol appearance he said it would either be Higher Than Heaven, Love In Ruins or Right Behind You for the next single.  Then in an interview after the Idol performance he said there is now talk of recording different versions of HTH and sending one to rock and one to HAC.  I don’t know if the label made a decision yet.

  • AllenTX

    Does it even matter whether you think 6k is big or small? bottom of line is that this is clearly a one-off bump which I doubt will have any impact on the fate of either his album or this song. we’re clearly not looking at something like Christina Perri’ Jar of Hearts performance on SYTYCD type of game-changing impact. I think this era is pretty much done. better luck next time.

  • Anonymous

    IIRC Daughtry, Cook and all the other rockers only ever performed their pop/HAC singles.

    Does/did OMH have a rock impact date?  It may not be death metal or anything, but I think stylistically it would fit on at least mainstream rock, if not active.

  • Troy Mccoy

    I think James bump is also due to him having an interview after his performance. I still don’t understand why Lauren or Haley didn’t get an interview. I think they both could of benefited more from having one.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/DJ4FPAE2BM4XDCNVQITJSS3S2Q Sue

    Nope, it was released to the HAC format.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/DJ4FPAE2BM4XDCNVQITJSS3S2Q Sue

    I believe Haley’s performance was actually pre recorded, apparently because of the production from what I’ve heard. Dunno about Lauren.

  • Anonymous

     So Adam sold over 20k of the different versions of Aftermath after the Idol performance? This is pretty great for a song that wasn’t even on the radio. I never looked at it all combined before.

  • AllenTX

    I don’t know what your criteria of rock is, but Daughtry has got several singles which went as high as top10 on mainstream rock format and he performed them on idol.

  • Anonymous

    I understand what you are saying AllenTX – James’ album will probably never go platinum or gold or whatever.  But the way I look at it – a few months ago when James fell off the BB200 at 80,000 in sales some people said that was it for his sales, but yet he’s still selling.  Slowly, but still selling.  Also, with sales of even 106,000 so far (and it looks like he’s still selling relatively well this week), he is actually one of the highest sellers on his label.  That means a 2nd album and more singles are pretty much a sure thing for him.  So I think this sales bump and re-entry into the BB200 is very important.  It may help the label to get radio to play HTH also, since he seemed to have a good response to it.  So it’s all good.

  • AllenTX

    LOL, hope you’re not holding your breath waiting for HTH having any impact on radio.

  • Anonymous

    He sold around 17k of all the versions combined and then the acoustic EP as a whole sold 3k (it reentered the BB200 at #158 for that week which was why Brian could get numbers). FYE the album also sold 2k that week. 

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/DJ4FPAE2BM4XDCNVQITJSS3S2Q Sue

    Yip he’s gonna make another album: 
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=84a9gqgcHvg

  • Anonymous

    Then in an interview after the Idol performance he said there is now talk of recording different versions of HTH and sending one to rock and one to HAC.

    This is a good idea, because even though HTH is a good song, there’s no way that it’s going to be spun on Hot AC with its current arrangement.  The flipside is that if he makes the arrangement more Hot AC friendly, that could hurt his chances with the rock crowd.

    Maybe someone should tell James’ label and management that they need to stop sending him on these expensive radio and useless tv appearances, because the album is done, and he doesn’t stand a chance. Or, maybe they should just keep doing what they are doing, and establishing him as an artist. Given the attention that he’s been getting, their way of doing things seems to be working.

  • shamrock

    Well, no matter if other people are thinking it’s small numbers, consider me a happy James fan. O/

    I was hoping for 3’000 – 4’000 to make him re-enter the Hot200 (and I was afraid I might be too optimistic), but when Daughtry is a 117 with +/-4 k James almost definitely is back among the top100 with +/- 6 k.

    And I hope that his sales bump will help Wind-Up to come up with the decision to make it his next single. As much as personally love LIR and RBH (<—just made an audio for my ipod of his rendition at the Shirley-Halperin-interview <3), I think it is the wrong path for James at the moment.  And although HTH is a hard rocking song, it still has a nice melocic hook that might appeal to a wider audience.

  • djafan

    David Archuleta’s ‘Forevermore’ Tops MYX Hit Chart and Pinoy MYX Countdown this Week

    MYX HIT CHART
    (April 15-21, 2012)

    1. David Archuleta – Forevermore (1st week at #1)
    2. Sarah Geronimo, Somedaydream & Gary Valenciano – Tuloy
    3. Never the Strangers – Moving Closer
    4. Christian Bautista & Angeline Quinto – In Love with You
    5. Katy Perry – Part of Me
    6. Taylor Swift feat. The Civil Wars – Safe & Sound
    7. Rachelle Ann Go – Whispered Fear
    8. Big Bang – Fantastic Baby
    9. Tanya Markova – Da Facebook Song (Ang Ganda-Ganda Mo)
    10. Krissy & Ericka – 12:51
    11. Adam Lambert – Better Than I Know Myself
    12. Ed Sheeran – Lego House
    13. One Direction – One Thing
    14. The Wanted – Glad You Came
    15. U-Kiss – Forbidden Love
    16. Big Bang – Blue
    17. Carly Rae Jepsen – Call Me Maybe
    18. Zia Quizon – Dear Lonely
    19. Pitik – It Can’t Be Me
    20. Q-York – Fallen

    Pinoy MYX Countdown
    (April 14-20, 2012)

    1. David Archuleta – Forevermore (1st week at #1)
    2. Sarah Geronimo, Somedaydream & Gary Valenciano – Tuloy
    3. Never the Strangers – Moving Closer
    4. Christian Bautista & Angeline Quinto – In Love with You
    5. Rachelle Ann Go – Whispered Fear
    6. Tanya Markova – Da Facebook Song (Ang Ganda-Ganda Mo)
    7. Krissy & Ericka – 12:51
    8. Zia Quizon – Dear Lonely
    9. Pitik – It Can’t Be Me (new entry)
    10. Q-York – Fallen
    11. Anja Aguilar – To Reach You
    12. Emmanuelle – Happy
    13. Sabrina – Moves Like Jagger
    14. Hidden Nikki – Aminin Mo Naman
    15. Yeng Constantino – Pag-Ibig
    16. Razorback – Daan-Daang Dahilan (new entry)
    17. Kjwan – Walang Kaso (new entry)
    18. Mayonnaise – Dahil Ikaw (Ang Kailangan Ko)
    19. The Lamars – Love You More (new entry)
    20. Rjay feat. June Marieezy – Catch You (new entry)

    http://www.starmometer.com/2012/04/16/david-archuletas-forevermore-tops-myx-hit-chart-and-pinoy-myx-countdown-this-week/

  • Anonymous

     it still has a nice melocic hook that might appeal to a wider audience.

    That’s why I love it, even though this isn’t my style of music.  If he tones down the arrangement, he could have the same winning formula that Daughtry uses.

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

    Happy for Scotty’s sales on a down week:)

    Congrats for the bump, James and fans:)

  • shamrock

    Lauren’s was definitely live, as she was sitting between the S11 alumns at one part of the song. My AI watching compagnon actually liked her performance very much despite not being a country fan.

    I don’t remember though if she got to talk to Ryan or not.

    Haley’s was definitely pre-recorded, they just had a pop-up with her single at the end.

  • Anonymous

    It doesn’t matter if James goes gold anyway, he’s not on a label that is going to care about that. I read on here the other day that him selling over 100k makes him one of the highest selling on his label. All they need to do now and get him a good tour following (which they seem to be doing). The reentry into top 200 is even better imo. I don’t think his album is going to sell much more than it has, but to be honest, it’s sold enough to get him a second album and a chance to grow with a label that cares about that.

  • Anonymous

    Thanks for posting this interview with James, I had not seen it before.  Very interesting that he said they are starting production on the second album soon already. 

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/DJ4FPAE2BM4XDCNVQITJSS3S2Q Sue

    Oh I knew Lauren was live, when I said “dunno about Lauren” I meant I dunno why she didn’t chat to Ryan afterwards. Haley’s performance being pre recorded explains why she didn’t chat to Ryan afterwards.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/DJ4FPAE2BM4XDCNVQITJSS3S2Q Sue

    The interesting thing is that announcement from the label coincides with him reaching 100k, so I guess we can conclude that 100k was their target for MOABD. I’m looking forward to album #2 as that’s the direction I want him to go in and the direction he wants to go in as well. Can’t wait for those “big solos”, Dylan is a monster!

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

    Here are single downloads from Idol Chatter.

    Idol sales
    Kelly Clarkson, Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You) (120,000, -12%, 2.807 million)
    Carrie Underwood, Good Girl (65,000, -14%, 638,000)
    Jennifer Hudson, Think Like a Man (25,000, +109%, 132,000)
    Kellie Pickler, Didn’t You Know How Much I Loved You (17,000, 2,809%, 356,000)
    Jason Aldean/Kelly Clarkson, Don’t You Wanna Stay (15,000, +38%, 2.036 million)
    Kelly Clarkson, Mr. Know It All (11,000, -4%, 1.435 million)
    Lauren Alaina, Georgia Peaches (10,000, -8%, 150,000)
    Scotty McCreery, The Trouble With Girls (8,000, -27%, 663,000)
    Brad Paisley/Carrie Underwood, Remind Me (7,000, -3%, 1.503 million)
    Casey James, Let’s Don’t Call It a Night (6,000, -9%, 101,000)
    Carrie Underwood, Before He Cheats (6,000, -4%, 3.445 million)

    Show-related tracks
    Kelly Clarkson, Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You) (120,000, -12%, 2.807 million)
    Gotye feat. Kimbra, Somebody That I Used to Know (542,000, +74%, 2.491 million)
    Jennifer Lopez feat. Pitbull, Dance Again (85,000, -28%, 203,000)
    Kellie Pickler, Didn’t You Know How Much I Loved You (17,000, 2,809%, 356,000)
    Jason Aldean/Kelly Clarkson, Don’t You Wanna Stay (15,000, +38%, 2.036 million)
    Skylar Grey, Love the Way You Lie, Pt. III (16,000, 1,622%, 38,000)
    Lady Gaga, You and I (15,000, +137%, 1.947 million)
    Pink, F***** Perfect (Clean Version) (11,000, +191%, 1.683 million)

  • Anonymous

    I just think it was a matter of how much time they had.  It was top 13 week so still a lot of contestants to bring up to set up bottom three in an hour show.

  • shamrock

    Sorry, I misunerstood.

    As for the new James-interview, did we (well I obviously didn’t) already know that Steel Panther are among the bands his touring with?

  • Anonymous

    That would make sense since I heard before on here that selling 100,000 on an independent label is equivalent to selling several hundred thousand on a large label since their expenses are so much higher.  And I totally agree with you about please no more Marti Frederickson for James.

  • Anonymous

    My favorite part of HTH is the heavy guitars, so I would be a little bummed if those were taken out for HAC. I think the song could do really well on rock if radio would give it a chance. It’s hard to decide what would benefit James most. Couldn’t they just send the current arrangement to rock and record a different arrangement for HAC? I’m not a James fan, but I am a rock fan, hell I’m going to see Rammstein in a couple weeks live, and HTH is by far my favorite song of his. It’s the only one I downloaded and I thought his idol performance was good.

  • http://twitter.com/eilonwya10 Eilonwy

    EmyR, thank you for the Aftermath numbers! I’ll try to add that in tonight.

  • Anonymous

    Thanks for doing that Eilonwy….that was a very interesting read :)

  • Anonymous

    Yes…selling 100,000 on an independent record label is considered a huge success – I found this:

    Most indie labels operate on a much different business model than the major
    labels – signing bonuses are rare, so the bands do not receive a large amount of
    money up front (what most people don’t understand is that major label bonuses
    are subtracted from royalties). Indie labels largely subscribe to a 50/50
    percentage split between band and label, which means that every expense is
    shared equally as well as profits. No major label offers anything close to a
    50/50 profit share. What this means is that an indie band that manages to sell
    100,000 records would be considered a huge success, and could make a good sum of
    money solely from record sales. A major label band that sells 100,000 records
    would usually be considered a failure and would likely be dropped and end up
    OWING money to the label, which would attempt to recoup any signing bonus money.

  • shamrock

    Can I agree with everything you said (though I don’t really know much about the producer you mentioned, or any other for that matter :bashful: ), but in addition also vote for 2-3 nice rock/metal ballads that let his voice really shine? I think he woud sound great on something in the line of early Scorpions songs like “Still Loving You” or “Holiday”.

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

    Here are the country album stats from Roughstock.

    #1 – Lionel Richie – Tuskegee 95k (423,000)#9 – Rascal Flatts – Changed 41k (170,000)
    #13 – Luke Bryan – tailgates & tanlines 25k (953,000)
    #24 – Eric Church – Chief 15k (721,000)
    #25 – Jason Aldean – My Kinda Party 15k (2,515,000)
    #33 – Miranda Lambert – Four The Record 13k (518,000)
    #36 – Lady Antebellum – Own The Night 12k (1,566,000)
    #45 – Blake Shelton – Red River Blue 9k (640,000)
    #46 – Brantley Gilbert – Halfway To Heaven 8k (531,000)
    #50 – The Band Perry – The Band Perry 8k (1,254,000)
    #62 – Scotty McCreery – Clear As Day 7k (1,023,000)
    #66 – Zac Brown Band – You Get What You Give 6k (1,464,000)
    #70 – Taylor Swift – Speak Now 6k (4,072,000)
    #75 – Tim McGraw – Emotional Traffic 5k (201,000)
    #112 – Pistol Annies – Hell On Heels 3K (305,000)

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_P46N6P5XPK22JVXDJJEENXGLVE marie

    I am not James fan but congratulations to him. That was a nice bump.

  • Anonymous

     I wonder where it fell in BB 200 – Brian forgot that. :( But YAY for the great numbers – after it’s been chugging along (around 1,000/week) that is fantastic! Scotty is #65 with 7,000 and Daughtry is #117 with 4,000. WHERE IS JAMES?! I wanna know. :)

  • babyspock

    Which 7 songs do you think will get removed.  I only see 1 song possibly going recurrent and maybe 2 other above TVOL getting purged.

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

    BB200 Soundscan (top 10) from UK Mix:

    01(04) LIONEL RICHIE – TUSKEGEE 128,553 95,238 422,857
    02(02) ADELE – 21 91,683 153,268 8,735,330
    03(01) NICKI MINAJ – PINK FRIDAY…ROMAN RELOADED 81,044 253,057 334,725
    04(NEW) MONICA – NEW LIFE 69,241
    05(05) ONE DIRECTION – UP ALL NIGHT 66,491 91,849 436,893
    06(NEW) BONNIE RAITT – SLIPSTREAM 63,946
    07(15) GOTYE – MAKING MIRRORS 54,150 25,690 297,729
    08(16) ALABAMA SHAKES- BOYS & GIRLS 42,888 24,919 67,878
    09(03) RASCAL FLATTS – CHANGED 40,829 129,569 170,493
    10(NEW) HOODIE ALLEN – ALL AMERICAN 27,278

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/DJ4FPAE2BM4XDCNVQITJSS3S2Q Sue

    Yeah I would just prefer it if James works with peeps who don’t work with other Idols for the 2nd album. I wonder if Wind-up’s gonna keep him as a solo artist or sign him and the rest of the band as an actual band and develop them. I guess that will largely depend on what they can come up with together. James has managed to unite different styles of metal with his bandmate choices so together they can produce something really interesting. Also James is still with 19E (he’s managed by them) and something tells me that 19E might have to be out of the picture for that to happen which means all his ties with AI will then be permanently severed. Adam left 19M last year but he’s still signed with 19R, James is only signed with 19M.

  • Anonymous

     Do you know what Adam’s increase for FYE was in 2010? I do. I don’t know the percentage, but there was a chart on the Amazon FYE forum of each week’s sales. It even showed the (idol bump).  Here are a few weeks prior to his appearance on Idol, and the 2 weeks that would be attributable to Idol: (the newest numbers were always added to the top)

    Week 22 04/25/10: #53 10,000 units, total 614,000 units
    Week 21 04/18/10: #35 13,000 units, total 604,000 units (Idol Bump)
    Week 20 04/11/10: #77  6,000 units, total 591,000 units
    Week 19 04/04/10: #69  9,000 units, total 585,000 units
    Week 18 03/28/10: #65  8,000 units, total 576,000 units
    Week 17 03/21/10: #71  8,000 units, total 568,000 units
    Week 16 03/14/10: #71  9,000 units, total 560,000 units

  • Anonymous

     Yes, it looks like he increased his average weekly sales (of approx 1,000) by 5,000. Looks pretty good to me.

  • iani

    “something in the line of early Scorpions songs like “Still Loving You”

    Yess, I would like something on the verge of SLY for James’ ballads. Man, this has been for a while my dreamed cover for DC-tour, but it would be fine with JD too if he would cover it too.
    Congratulations to James for his sale bump and their great AI-performance.

  • Anonymous

    Not sure what Adam has to do with James bump, but are people saying James bump wasn’t good? Percentage wise, its a great bump.

    Ps..Adams album bump was 121% per Idol chatter. His single bump WWFM was +92% for that week resulting in 100k sales.

  • Anonymous

    Yes, that was for people saying James Idol bump(in number of sales) of 5,000 wasn’t good – it seemed pretty good to me, and that was the only comparison in numbers vs percentage I could find easily. I know Lee DeWyze got a huge (percentage) bump from being on Idol last year, but don’t know the actual number in sales.

    Sorry, I didn’t even know what Adam sang on Idol 2 years ago. WWFM is the song from FYE that I like the best.

  • Anonymous

    That’s a really nice bump for James! I really, really like HTH and his performance was great and something very different from what has been seen on Idol this year.

    I hope his label gives HTH some radio support, but they definitely should NOT change the song around to try to appease a HAC audience. James is a rock singer, they should put all their efforts into gaining acceptance on rock stations. And I think that is what James probably wants, ultimately. ( And if they try to “tone down” HTH they risk losing what makes it so great to begin with)

  • Anonymous

    Good to see BTIKM is getting a little play in the Philippines.  Obviously David is well loved there.  Wonderful voice without a doubt.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/DJ4FPAE2BM4XDCNVQITJSS3S2Q Sue

    ITA! Wind-up should forget about HAC and just concentrate on Active Rock. Yes it’s a tough format but I didn’t expect Stand Up to get anywhere yet it charted at #38 on Active Rock, and Higher Than Heaven is a much better song.

  • Anonymous

    “Brian
    updated the sales chart with Elliott Yamin’s new album Let’s Get To
    What’s Real… I can’t believe only 2K was sold, actually and did not
    make the BB200 chart. Unfortunate because it’s a terrific album.

    Elliott Yamin, Let’s Get to What’s Real (2,000, debut, 2,000)”

    I can believe it. It’s the joy of being indie, mostly, I think. I was just holding my breath that he’d break 1000. It’s such a great album, but I think he can eke out more sales over time, with appearances and some touring. The good news is he gets to keep most of the money.

  • Anonymous

    Eilonwy provided a set of stats of Idol related sales bumps from the last couple of years on the last page of comments that are probably more useful.

  • Anonymous

    For those curious, James just moved past Alison Iraheta into 32nd place for total non-EP albums sold by an American Idol.

    http://www.ask.com/wiki/American_Idol_alumni_album_sales 

    Seeing as he’s on the outset of his tour, the next 3 spots are within easy range:
    Tamyra Gray, Guarini, and DeWyze. 

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/DJ4FPAE2BM4XDCNVQITJSS3S2Q Sue

    Very interesting, go James o/

  • Anonymous

    That’s bad for Elliot- even Blake on an Indie label sold 4,000 his first week.  I bet he’s been trying to get on Idol to promote and they probably told him no, which is sad.

  • Anonymous

    The album is head and shoulders better than his ‘more commercial’ 1st 2 albums… and I’m not a huge fan, but I appreciate his soulfulness and his attempt on this album to bring back old school soul. It’s better than any new release I’ve heard in the last year, IMO.  My favorite is the title song.

  • Anonymous

    ITA, Elliott’s album is a gem. 

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

     Eilonwy, Love the numbers file you created–great detail!!!

  • Anonymous

    Sounds like getting dropped from a major label is not the major catastrophe that is sometimes supposed.  Might lead to a equally lucrative and less stressed life.  If you want to become a household name a major label might be handy, but really what sane person would want the lack of privacy etc. that that entails,

  • Anonymous

    Yes, I saw that later – a LOT of work went into that, (thank you, Eilonwy) – mine was a response to a couple of comments – a simple comparison of another idol that had approx the same ‘additional’ sales over his average weekly sales from the Idol appearance, which I also thought was awfully good.

  • Anonymous

    Hugh29 – I found that list to be really fascinating, thanks for posting it.  The only thing is, once they fall out of the billboard top 200 their sales figures are not posted any longer.  That means if James returns to selling 1,000 units per week we won’t know how many he is selling again.  Based on his placement on the itunes album chart so far this week and if he continues to stay there for the rest of the week, he will probably at least make the BB200 chart again next week though.

  • Anonymous

    what kind of chart is this? Is it for one radio station? Or is it the sales chart for the Philippines as a whole? Or what?

  • Anonymous

    While I agree that James’s album bump was very good and I don’t understand anyone downplaying it, I’m not sure it’s a very good direct comparison between those particular Idols considering you’re neglecting the single side of the bump. I don’t think we have numbers for James and his song doesn’t have the radio support WWFM had (top 20 CHR), but it’s not exactly an even comparison. It’d be better to compare with someone who was a more similar situation at the time of their appearance on Idol. 

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

    Doesn’t Wind-Up have a distribution/marketing deal with Sony? They might be run in exactly the same way as a label who has to do everything themselves.

  • Anonymous

    I can believe it. Hes on an indie label and he seems to have a bigger fanbase overseas, especially in Japan, than he does in the US. And his single went straight to AC radio, which isn’t the format to drive sales. It’s too bad, because it is a really good album.

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

    From HDD:

    One Day Sales:

    MRAZ VS. RICHIE FOR #1

    Veteran Singer-Songwriter Out to End Richie’s Reign
    After a Single Week

     

    It’s a relative newcomer vs. a
    veteran for the top spot on the HITS Album chart next week.

    It’s still early, but right
    now—based on one-day sales reports from whatever’s left of the music retailing
    community—it looks like a battle for #1 between Jason Mraz and this
    week’s surprise chart-topper, Lionel Richie. The big question not yet
    answered is how front-loaded are Richie’s physical sales following his CBS
    prime-time special, Lionel Richie and Friends, last Friday. As always,
    the picture will become clearer by tomorrow’s midweeks.

    Atlantic Records singer/songwriter Jason Mraz’s Love is a Four
    Letter Word is his fourth studio album and first in four years, since
    2008’s We Sing. We Dance. We Steal Things., which sold 73k in its first
    week. His latest looks to do even better, with estimates in the 90-100k range.

    Columbia’s Train follows up their remarkable ’09 comeback, Save
    Me San Francisco, and its monster, ‘Grammy-winning hit, “Hey, Soul
    Sister,” with California 37, which looks headed for between 65-70k in first-week
    sales. It’s riding on the #2 Hot AC smash, “Drive By.”

    Epic hip-hop signing Future makes his debut with Pluto,
    featuring guest appearances from Drake, T.I., R. Kelly, Snoop
    Dogg and producers Will-A-Fool, Sonny Digital and K.E. on
    tha Track, among others. The highly touted album, preceded by the singles,
    “Tony Montana” and “Magic,” is on target for 35-40k

    Brushfire/Universal Republic’s Jack Johnson live album,
    Jack Johnson and Friends—Best of Kokua Festival, looks to be headed for
    20-25k

    Mercury/IDJ alternative rock group Neon Trees’
    sophomore album, Picture Show, is headed for 15-20k, riding the heels of
    the hit single (and Buick Verano commercial), “Everybody Talks.”

    Album sales were down 12% vs. last
    week, down 11% vs. same week last year and flat year to date.

    Track sales were down 3% vs. last
    week, up 17% vs. same week last year and up 8% year to date.

     

    TEA sales are down 9% vs. last week,
    down 3% vs. same week last year and up 2% year to date.

    Commented NARM’s Jim Donio about the results, particularly the
    performance of the Lionel Richie and the explosion of Gotye’s
    “Somebody That I Used to Know” on the heels of his SNL
    appearance and it being covered on Glee: “The continuing power and
    influence of TV exposure on music discovery and sales is abundantly clear on
    this week’s charts.”

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/DJ4FPAE2BM4XDCNVQITJSS3S2Q Sue

    They have distro deals with Sony, EMI & Warner depending on which region of the world.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Roger-Kramjet/100003524695403 Roger Kramjet

    Congrats to James on the sales bump. I know it is not huge when you look at the numbers but any gain is a good thing.

    In my opinion, James should use that voice disguising box (whatever it is called) on his entire next album. I thought the performance on Idol sounded ok and that is the first performance of his I didn’t turn off or fast foward through after the first few bars. If he worked on his stage performance and got rid of that bed sheet that dropped at the opening he could sell a few more albums. I also wasn’t sure about his hair… Something was a bit off about the hair for me but not sure what. The color may have made the widows peak too pronounced for me, maybe. Although not sure.

  • Anonymous

    I would love to know the number of sales HTH got since it was never even mentioned as a single and has never had any radio play. The only thing mentioned/downplayed in the comments was that 5,000 wasn’t a very big bump.

    I have no idea who would or was in a more similar situation at the time of the appearance on Idol. Again, the percentage of the bump wasn’t the issue.

    I am thrilled with James’ ‘bump’ – that is all.

  • Anonymous

    Am I being terribly pessimistic or does it seem like Kris’s song is dead in the water? Is there still hope for radio to play this? I realistically don’t expect much after his Idol performance since most people aren’t familiar with TVOL so I wonder if RCA will still believe enough in Kris to send him out for radio promo? Sorry to be a downer but I’m feeling a bit sad about this:(

  • Anonymous

    That was a vocoder and it’s purpose isn’t to disguise voices, but to encode the voice and give it stylistic elements. It’s been used an a musical instrument since the 70s and has seen a resurgence in popular music today. Kanye and will.i.am, for example, have both used them for performances. I think it’s a bit odd to say the sheet drop would have any effect on sales as it too is a fairly common stage set up. It’s the exact same thing Kiss did on the finale with Adam, even. I didn’t focus on his hair enough to comment. Lol. 

    I thought the sales bump was very good and not far off from other sales gains, though obviously we’re only able to look at the album side of things as we don’t know the single numbers. 

  • Anonymous

    I have no idea what kind of deals Wind Up has with Sony or if they are run the same way as all other independent labels.  All I do know is that Wind Up and James seem very happy with his sales so far and have already announced a 2nd album in the works.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Roger-Kramjet/100003524695403 Roger Kramjet

    I am not a huge Kris fan but I would say give TVOL time to grow. His Idol performance will give him a boost and he might be able to continue to court radio like Adam did on his tour of stations. Unless you have blue hair and are wearing an egg to an award show or strapped into a leather outfit with your tatas hanging out PDs and DJs don’t automatically play your records you have to work for it. Maybe in a couple more years Adam and Kris will be able to release a song and have it played without the game but until then jump through hoops seems like business as usual for these radio people. I swear the more I know about the process the more I don’t like it. I also can imagine envolopes with money exchanging hands on these “tours” because it all seems so seedy.

  • Anonymous

    yeah I’d think they would be very happy. It seems like James is doing just fine.

    I was just wondering if the percentage split on royalties, etc. for artists etc would be different with that label than with indie labels that don’t have that type of distribution/marketing deal.

  • Anonymous

    I wouldn’t know either to be honest, but I just know that particular comparison is fairly lopsided when you look at all the data (not limiting to one sales factor). Idol bumps have usually always had a larger impact on singles than albums b/c casual fans are more likely to buy those so looking at those usually is where you see the greatest difference. Kelly and Carrie have had even bigger single sales bumps iirc. 

    I think you have a right to be thrilled, that’s a great number to pull in imo. And on top of that, it was great promo for his upcoming touring dates which is where I think an artist like James is going to build his fanbase. 

  • Anonymous

    James’ label will have more luck gaining acceptance from consumers before they get it from radio stations.  I think that they know that, and that’s why they may be considering promoting him to Hot AC.  

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Roger-Kramjet/100003524695403 Roger Kramjet

    I am surprised Daughtry is not selling out venues. Is his star on its way down? Or what is going on there?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Roger-Kramjet/100003524695403 Roger Kramjet

    The sheet seemed a bit weird because it wasn’t a big surprise to anybody in the studio audience or viewing audience that James was singing. It was announced several times and then there was just this sheet. It seemed a bit odd and honestly even though I have nothing against James everybody I watched with including myself laughed when they dropped the sheet and dragged it to the side. It was just a bit odd?… Just came off that way to me. As a result, the impression at the onset of his performance was not a great one for us. He recovered with us until those notes at the end but still I thought it was an ok performance. Had the sheet thing not been there I might have thought it was better than ok if that makes sense? The sheet thing with Kiss I got because they were not announced and despite Adam coming out in full Kiss glam gear he announced it there in the moment for the first time and the sheet dropped. It had a completely different feeling to me.

    I agree with you I think the sales bump was good and on par with other sales gains. I am glad to hear that 100k in sales is good for an indie label and that they are making another album. I am just giving my impression as a non-fan of James but a fan of rock music. Not sure how I feel about band versus solo. Seems to me that bands do better in rock so I would say band, but only based on that impression.

  • Anonymous

    I am surprised Daughtry is not selling out venues. Is his star on its way down? Or what is going on there?

    Is Kelly’s star fading because she isn’t selling out every concert too?  The breakeven mark is around 60 to 65%m so as long a they reach that mark they are fine.  

  • shell29

    I think you’re being terribly pessimistic (and a little bit impatient).  Yes, the song is moving very slowly, but it’s still way too early to declare the single “dead”.  Let’s see what happens after his Idol performance and in the next few weeks or so.

    Good for James for getting that nice Idol bump!  Any increase is worth celebrating IMO so I see no need to try to rain on that parade. 

    I’ve been missing some Elliott music in my collection.  I’m going to get his album this week.  I haven’t heard it yet but I keep hearing good things about it.

  • Anonymous

    But only if James is still being true to himself and making the music he wants to make. I don’t know that James wants to be molded to fit HAC; he seems much more comfortable (and seems to have a better time) when he is going harder rock.

    It is a matter of weighing short term vs. Long term gains, and where Wind-up chooses to put their effort/resources. And, maybe most important, it’s a matter of who James is as an artist and where he wants to be.

  • Anonymous

    Thirdtime and others, often if you request in the comments on Brian Mansfields sales thread figures on a specific song or album out of top 200 he’ll try to get it for you.

  • Anonymous

    Thanks for shooting a little optimism my way guys. I’ll definitely try to be a bit more patient where Kris is concerned. Unfortunately I’ll be unable to watch his performance tomorrow night since I’ll be on a plane but rest assured the first thing I’ll do upon landing is check to see how it goes. Sending positive vibes his way:)

    Great news for all the other Idols like James,Haley and Adam!

  • Anonymous

    Yes, I know.  I’m not saying that James should try to get his songs played on the radio, but I can see how Wind Up would want that.  Unlike a lot of their artists, he’s one of the few who has a chance of getting his music played, so why not go for it.  The major downside is that he will never know if rock stations will give him a chance, if he continues to show that he is a rock artist.  

  • DragonFly

     James is proud of charting HAC (from interviews) as well as making a small inroad so far in the Rock world.  How many albums would have sold had he relied completely on just Hard Rock fans to buy it?  He seems to know how to bring in both types of audiences & entertain at different venues (malls, concerts open to all ages, & then to the over 18 crowd/Hard Rockers).  So far different people have embraced James for a lot of reasons other than Metal/Hard Rock—& ALSO accept the Rocker James & band’s look.  I say if they can please both (even sending a softer/harder sounding HTH version out) why not?  IMO radio stations are so closed-minded in their attitudes in who gets played anyway— (EXCEPT FOR “WORN OUT ALREADY” TOP HITS– RIDICULOUS!!!!)  What have they got to lose.  May not be the same thing but Forget You & F..k You for ex…..had a much larger success story by featuring it different ways. I know I only pretended there was 1 version.  Kids & people who don’t enjoy that type of language were allowed to enjoy the song too!   Allowed it to become AI Tour friendly too!

  • Anonymous

    West Coaster so as always late to party.  Colton was awful and flat as a fritter.

  • Anonymous

    West Coaster so as always late to party.  Colton was awful and flat as a fritter.

  • iani

    Unlike a lot of their artists, he’s one of the few who has a chance of
    getting his music played, so why not go for it.  The major downside is
    that he will never know if rock stations will give him a chance, if he
    continues to show that he is a rock artist.

    I think Wind Up should go again with double singles release, Higher Than Heaven for HAC and maybe Outcast or Deeper for active one. He needs to build his fan-base and get some rock cred touring, maybe some endorsement from someone well known in the industry would not hurt either and the DJs to notice it, the way many are following today not necessarily only for rock. With rock today is not so easy to make money from selling-radio play connection I think, it’s more about touring, touring, gigs and festivals, lots of them. I’m following a band for some years and it is from their experience, radio-plays pretty slim for them, but they haven’t missed any freaking rock festival as a regular band not like a headliner. And they have built and build and grew a fan-base from almost zero expectations and people know and sing their songs on tour from the album-sales not from radio plays. And after some good years doing these and 4 albums, only the last 2 more successful,  they have reached the point to write a song as a thank you for their fans in their last album and finishing their tour gigs with the song and humble enough to name their fans like being their families and protectors of the band. And I don’t know how many musicians communicate directly with their fans through  thank you songs in their albums and tours, but James and many other idols would be nice and maybe better for their career to be humble enough too, respectful along with their talents and charms in order to go further with their music supported by “live-music” and “people” more than radio-machines.

  • Anonymous

     James spends so much time thanking his fans at every opportunity I actually start to get sick of it at times. LOL

    I don’t agree with whomever said Higher Than Heaven should go to HAC – that is a rock song. I know they are looking at Love In Ruins and Right Behind You as potential HAC songs. His most recent two RBY acoustic renditions are gorgeous.
    http://vodpod.com/watch/16384597-james-interviewed-today-by-fox-austin-and-singing-right-behind-you?u=radio_jamesd&c=radiojamesd

  • DragonFly

    SU is a fantastic song for many reasons but my idea was that it wasn’t Heavy Enough for the tastes there.  Those who listen to Rock stations often, is HTH really “hard enough” for them to wrap their arms around this time either? –& I do hope for success wherever a single(s) is tried.  Some of Nickelback, Daughtry, (Sex on Fire, etc). TYPE music for ex. playing on HAC are rock sounding to me–so I do see a chance for HTH on HAC (too).  Some songs on (& in addition to) the album I do see as strictly Rock but some do have a middle road, so it isn’t so tried & true that it will succeed in one or the other type of music–no one can predict it for them.  
    I’m not surprised at all that James had a boost in sales from tv–the little radio play (chance) either single was given (like so many other Idols), if they had to rely totally on radio play, they wouldn’t stand a chance. 

  • Anonymous

    Wouldn’t be surprised if the excitement around any live performances for these two has dissipated somewhat over the past few years.  Kelly has been around for a long time musically speaking and, while a good recording artist, is not an especially riveting live performer.  And think the initial bloom is off the rose for Daughtry pretty much as well.  But they’ve both done well and have established reputations and careers so really nothing to worry about.

  • Anonymous

    I haven’t seen Daughtry before, but Kelly Clarkson is an INCREDIBLE live performer, in my opinion. I’d say riveting is exactly what she is. I’ve seen her twice now, and she is funny, warm, spunky, and of course, her live vocals are peerless.

  • http://twitter.com/DorkAngel Goboywonder

    David A.’s Forevermore cd is now available on itunes. It is currently @ #55 Pop.
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  • Anonymous

    I wonder about Twitter anyway. But Elliott’s sales make me wonder about it again. (ditto for other Idols, but at the moment it’s Elliott …)

    He has close to 35,000 followers. He’s  assiduously pumped his album in various not entirely uninteresting ways on his feed, and his feed is fun, too, because he’s a fun person who just says what he thinks, quite frequently….. Yet only about 1000 of those people (I would estimate) bought his new album. (based on my estimate that, of those 2000 albums he sold, some were dupes and at least several hundred were bought by people like me who aren’t on Twitter). ….

    Anyway, so much for the idea that you have to be active in social media to promote yourself — of course, maybe without it, he would have sold *200* copies. Yikes. …. (I need to tell my bosses this as they attempt to push social media down our throats, too.)

    But what I really wonder is — Why the heck would you “follow” a musician, if you weren’t actually interested in that person’s music? (because I really don’t believe that there are lots of bootleg copies of this obscure indie album out there for these 33,000-plus-Twitter-followers-but-non-buyers to download…and you definitely need the album because you aren’t getting Elliott on the radio …).

    Anyway, social media — baffling. Elliott’s sales — less baffling but kinda depressing because this really is a great album.

    Luckily, I think Elliott’s found other ways to make a reasonable living for himself in the music biz — and his previous life as shoe salesman and drugstore clerk have left him with modest enough expectations so that he can be happy with his life, I think.

  • Anonymous

    About why would you follow a musician if you didn’t want to buy their music -  I do that.  Especially with past Idols.  I have lots of different reasons for following Idols on twitter, it’s not always because I want to buy their music.  Some I follow just because I like them personally or wish them well or just like to keep up on what they are doing, and in some cases I would buy their music but I simply don’t like the type of music they put out.  Jacob Lusk is a perfect example – I enjoy following him on twitter but I can’t see myself ever buying his music because it’s not really something I would buy.  That’s why twitter followers don’t necessarily mean sales, especially in Idol world, because people get invested in them as people too, not just musicians and twitter reflects that.

  • http://twitter.com/sgjools julia

    where are you getting that figure elliegrll?  surely the breakeven mark is dependant on expenses and income not sales percentages.  for example look at these stats:

    Fine Line Music Cafe
    Minneapolis, MN
    Promoter: AEG Live
    Green River Ordinance
    Sold: 494
    Capacity: 690
    72%
    Gross: $12,521

    The Englert Theatre
    Iowa City, IA
    Promoter: First Fleet Concerts
    Green River Ordinance
    Sold: 428
    Capacity: 700
    61%
    Ticket Price: $24 – $0
    Gross: $10,272

    There is no way on this earth $10,000 gross = breaking even.  The support act and a five piece backing band would eat up that sum before you even begin to look at all the other places that income gets split (like the venues cut, the tour managers cut, transportation and other logistical issues, promo, etc) 

    Daughtry probably is breaking even, his gates are around the $100k mark, but its still a little surprising that he is having trouble selling 2000 tickets and definitely indicates his popularity is waning, IMO.

  • Anonymous

    I wonder about Twitter anyway. But Elliott’s sales make me wonder about it again. (ditto for other Idols, but at the moment it’s Elliott …)

    There are people who are going to follow Elliott and other alums simply because they were on AI.  I follow a lot of former idols, but I would never buy their music, and for the most part, I rarely pay attention to what they are saying.  There’s a difference between being a fan of the music, and being a fan of the reality show contestant.

    I think that One Direction showed that social media can be used to promote an act, but it takes a lot to use it to sell music.  One of the problems is that too many acts wait until their music is about to come out before they start interacting with fans, and then most of their tweets or posts are about buying the music.  That’s incredibly obnoxious, and not the best way to build a loyal fanbase.

  • Anonymous

    That’s the figure that has always been posted here.  I also think that GRO’s expenses are a lot different from Daughtry’s.  You can ask this question in today’s number’s thread, since that’s the one that will deal with concerts.

  • Anonymous

    Thanks for the answer! I can definitely see doing that ….

    I do still wonder why there would be over 32,000 people who follow somebody for those reasons and only 2000 who want the music — the ratio seems weird to me…. but I can definitely understand following for the reasons you do!

    I really really want to tell my bosses about these ratios, though — regarding the claim that you *have* to do social media because that’s where you’ll be getting all your *sales* in the future!

  • Anonymous

    “One of the problems is that too many acts wait until their music is
    about to come out before they start interacting with fans, and then most
    of their tweets or posts are about buying the music.  That’s incredibly
    obnoxious, and not the best way to build a loyal fanbase.”

    Thanks for the response!

    Yep, I’m sure you’re right about the above.

    That’s not the case with Elliott, though, in my opinion, anyway. He’s a pretty active, fun twitterer who writes about a lot of stuff in his life whether he’s got new music out or not and has been writing about his music and talking about and to fans all along. … So — even when you really work at it, your sales ratio is going to be *very* low….

    I should know more about contact-to-sales ratios from other forms of advertising, but I have forgotten everything I’ve ever read or heard about that. …. Wonder if 1 sale for 35 contacts-with-people-who-actually-apparently-have-some-interest-in-your-product is par for the course for other pr methods, or not?

  • Anonymous

    Congrats to James-Nice bump-hopefully it continues.