Jennifer Hudson continues on the top of the Idol album leader board. This week, her album is brought to you by the number 32. She was at 32nd on the BB chart last week and she remains at 32nd despite losing 32% in sales (general market drop after Easter). This brings her total in sales to 302K (how did that 0 slip in there?).

Mandisa continues to sell strong (which is kind of the name of her current single) while Crystal’s Idol performance helped her to get back in the top 200 (as she edges towards 200K in sales).

Also appearing on Idol is Bruno Mars justifying his platinum certification by selling a total of 972K (two weeks more and he should have sold 1M). Even though he performed on Idol, he actually had a decrease in sales (the performance probably muted the after Easter drop). Carole King saw triple percentage increases for her albums after her music was last week’s theme.

One strange number you will see is that Tapestry is listed as having sold only 1.878M albums which seems to contradict what Idol was crowing about last week. Tapestry has been awarded a diamond certification by the RIAA for 10M albums shipped. Before people think that certification was too soon, the 1.878M is just the albums that have sold in the SoundScan era which began March 1, 1991. Tapestry was on the US charts for almost 6 years and has sold 25M albums worldwide. It has sold well over 10M albums in the US alone.

Numbers after the jump.

Albums (USA Today)
32 Jennifer Hudson “I Remember Me” 12K (-32%; lw 17K) Total: 302K (32)
Mandisa “What If We Were Real” 4K (-12%; lw 5K) Total: 22K (145)
183 Crystal Bowersox “Farmer’s Daughter” 3K (+46%; lw 2K) Total: 190K
Daughtry “Daughtry” 1K (-16%; lw 2K)

Featured on Idol:
13 Bruno Mars “Doo-Wops & Hooligans 23K (-9%) Total: 972K
169 Carole King & James Taylor “Live at the Troubadour” 3K (+106%) Total: 592K
177 Carole King “Tapestry” 3K (+135%) Total: 1.878M***

 
  • musicality

    One of my friends has Bruno’s Cd. May I suggest buying the singles you like. There are only a handful of good songs on the CD and you’ve probably only heard them on the radio.

  • J9BT

    So happy that Crystal is back on the BB200 list! Hope she hits 200,000 units soon!

  • http://emuisemo.pbworks.com eilonwy

    It’s time for the Twitter Power List, the numbers that don’t mean a thing, but they sure got that swing!

    Raw numbers
    Actually, there are no swings, either. Order remains unchanged.

    McCreery, Scott 111,299
    Lauren Alaina 92,748
    Durbin, James 81,998
    Reinhart, Haley 69,281
    Lusk, Jacob 40,793

    Before concluding that Lusk really, really, REALLY has to leave this week, be warned that only twice this season has the person with the lowest number of followers left, and both weeks were early (Top 13 and Top 11 Redux). Last week’s bootee had been #2 for most of the season.

    Percentage gained
    Abrams got the lowest Bye Bye Boost of recent bootees, at just 14%. Average percentage gain for singers still in the game was 11%, though that’s clearly not the median.

    Reinhart, Haley 19.67%
    Durbin, James 11.48%
    Lauren Alaina 9.66%
    McCreery, Scott 8.64%
    Lusk, Jacob 6.62%

    Number of followers gained
    For everybody except Reinhart, the actual number of followers gained each week has been level or declining for the past two weeks. This is her second-largest increase (the largest was at Top 8).

    1 Reinhart, Haley 11,386
    2T McCreery, Scott 8,848
    2T Durbin, James 8,443
    2T Lauren Alaina 8,172
    5 Lusk, Jacob 2,533

    This is the first week in which the total number of followers for still-active singers dropped substantially: -12%. Sample size remains under 2% of total Idol viewers.

  • idolhound2011

    Good for Crystal.

  • springboard

    Smaller bump than expected for Crystal.

  • SpenserJ

    It’s time for the Twitter Power List, the numbers that don’t mean a thing, but they sure got that swing!

    I love reading this list every week – even if it’s meaningless! So, thanks for doing it. I’m happy that Haley seems to be increasingly gaining followers each week. Even though that likely means nothing as well, I like it :).

    For all of the media exposure Jennifer Hudson has been receiving, I actually think her cd sales look kind of sluggish. I was expecting better.

  • Pam

    Kirsten-I hope this is serving as a daily numbers thread too but if not, I’ll delete and move the post. :)

    CHR/Pop
    7 6 JENNIFER LOPEZ F/PITBULL On The Floor 8730 7560 1170 59.092
    45 47 GLEE CAST Loser Like Me 469 581 -112 1.425
    56 54 SANTANA Photograph f/Chris Daughtry 231 187 44 0.940
    54 57 JASON ALDEAN/KELLY CLARKSON Don’t You Wanna Stay 176 193 -17 0.555
    128 95 JENNIFER LOPEZ I’m Into You f/Lil Wayne 48 23 25 0.655
    139 140 DAVID COOK Last Goodbye 19 18 1 0.087
    – 177 JENNIFER LOPEZ Papi 9 0 9 0.079
    219 179 GLEE CAST Born This Way 9 5 4 0.067
    – 191 JENNIFER LOPEZ Until It Beats No More 7 0 7 0.068
    – 192 JENNIFER LOPEZ Hypnotico 7 0 7 0.068
    – 193 JENNIFER LOPEZ Invading My Mind 7 0 7 0.068
    - 194 JENNIFER LOPEZ Run The World f/Rick Ross 7 0 7 0.068
    183 219 KRIS ALLEN Heartless 6 8 -2 0.027

    Hot AC
    33 29 JASON ALDEAN/KELLY CLARKSON Don’t You Wanna Stay 617 473 144 2.995

    AC
    3 3 DAUGHTRY September 1303 1468 -165 9.032
    21 22 MATTHEW MORRISON Summer Rain 152 135 17 0.745

    Urban
    22 29 JENNIFER HUDSON Where You At 710 1138 -428 3.153
    64 44 JENNIFER LOPEZ I’m Into You f/Lil W… 380 135 245 1.48

    Urban AC
    2 3 JENNIFER HUDSON Where You At 1644 1863 -219 9.587
    26 21 FANTASIA Collard Greens & Cor… 388 337 51 1.966
    42 40 JENNIFER HUDSON Don’t Look Down 118 89 29 1.67

    Rhythmic
    18 17 JENNIFER LOPEZ F/PITBULL On The Floor 2054 1844 210 11.285

    Christian AC
    2 2 MANDISA Stronger 1284 1233 51 5.057
    25 25 CHRIS SLIGH One 235 216 19 0.874

    Canada-Top 40
    2 1 JENNIFER LOPEZ F/PITBULL On The Floor 1466 1331 135 13.191

    Canada-Hot AC
    4 3 JENNIFER LOPEZ F/PITBULL On The Floor 870 859 11 5.843

    Canada-Main AC
    29 24 JASON ALDEAN/KELLY CLARKSON Don’t You Wanna Stay 82 54 28 1.648

  • Tamarynd

    For all of the media exposure Jennifer Hudson has been receiving, I actually think her cd sales look kind of sluggish. I was expecting better.

    Jennifer’s new album is just plain disappointing. There is not one song from that record that I want to put on my I-pod. I listen to Adele’s albums and wonder why Jennifer isn’t getting such good material like this; she has an equally great voice and is a great live performer.

    I think Jennifer needs to get away from Clive Davis. He only sees her as a Whitney Houston replacement and has no interest in developing Jennifer as a distinctive artist herself. Yes, she gets great promo, but her music career will go nowhere in the long run.

  • Trina

    Has it been determined if itunes reviews plays any part in popularity? Is Jacob last there too?

    Love that Adele just keeps selling and selling. Such an amazing album needs to be heard.

  • Kirkee

    This makes me ridiculously happy.
    Rumours – Fleetwood Mac number 4 on Itunes albums.

  • http://www.twilightslo.com Mateja

    Last.fm stats:

    Haley Reinhart 42,825 plays (1,993 listeners)
    Lauren Alaina 20,526 plays (1,272 listeners)
    James Durbin 15,816 plays (1,440 listeners)
    Scotty McCreery 9,573 plays (1,034 listeners)
    Jacob Lusk 7,098 plays (1,026 listeners)

    Casey Abrams 24,375 plays (2,258 listeners)
    Pia Toscano 19,430 plays (1,287 listeners)
    Paul McDonald 17,524 plays (1,403 listeners)
    Stefano Langone 11,223 plays (1,013 listeners)
    Thia Megia 7,013 plays (841 listeners)
    Naima Adedapo 4,915 plays (881 listeners)
    Karen Rodriguez 2,556 plays (477 listeners)
    Ashthon Jones 1,479 plays (362 listeners)

  • sma11ie

    I listen to Adele’s albums and wonder why Jennifer isn’t getting such good material like this; she has an equally great voice and is a great live performer.

    Adele writes/co-writes all her own stuff. And personally, I prefer Adele’s voice- more nuance and unique phrasing, compared to Jennifer’s LOUD and POWERFUL all-the-time mode. YMMV.

  • girlygirl

    Adele writes or co-writes her own songs. Does Jennifer write any of her material?

    Meanwhile, can I request that this thread track Matthew Morrison’s album when it drops next week, since it does have the Idol connection (Kris’s co-write) on it? Thanks in advance.

    Looks like Crystal should hit 200K in another 3 weeks or so. Not a huge bump off her Idol appearance, but ok. I don’t see that song she performed being a hit single though, unless country radio embraces it. Has anyone heard if Jive is even sending it to radio?

  • girlygirl

    does the mod on David’s official website give out sales numbers? I don’t know if Brian M will have access to the figures for The Last Goodbye.

  • Pam

    does the mod on David’s official website give out sales numbers? I don’t know if Brian M will have access to the figures for The Last Goodbye.

    girlygirl-FoolsApril64 (Lisa) does occasionally. The stats posted here last week came from RCAEd. I don’t know how often we will get those though.

  • windmills

    The Voice on i-Tunes:

    66. Time After Time (The Voice Performance) – Javier Colon
    376. Breakeven (Falling to Pieces) [The Voice Performance] – Xenia
    467. Not Ready to Make Nice (The Voice Performance) – Jared Blake
    581. Rolling In the Deep (The Voice Performance) – Vicci Martinez
    585. Come As You Are (The Voice Performance) – Rebecca Loebe
    719. Bubbly (The Voice Performance) – Dia Frampton
    745. Bless the Broken Road (The Voice Performance) – Jeff Jenkins
    746. Falling Slowly (The Voice Performance) – Elenowen

    Only 2 of the top 1000 on i-Tunes are performances from last night’s show: Jared and Dia and so far nobody’s made anywhere near the impact of Javier, who’s hung in there very well.

    Is The Voice rerunning tonight? I don’t see it Zap2It’s listings.

  • idolhound2011

    pretty amazing Crystal sold more than Lee when he is getting alot of promo right now with his tour.

  • Pam

    Here are the single sales from Idol Chatter:

    Bruno Mars, The Lazy Song (194,000 weekly, +3%, 949,000 total)
    Jennifer Lopez feat. Pitbull, On the Floor (134,000, -10%, 1.517 million)
    Jason Aldean feat. Kelly Clarkson, Don’t You Wanna Stay (38,000, -24%, 1.178 million)
    Carrie Underwood, How Great Thou Art (29,000, +129%, 170,000)
    Mandisa, Stronger (6,000, +2%, 24,000)

  • tinawina

    Haley Reinhart 42,825 plays (1,993 listeners)
    Lauren Alaina 20,526 plays (1,272 listeners)
    James Durbin 15,816 plays (1,440 listeners)
    Scotty McCreery 9,573 plays (1,034 listeners)
    Jacob Lusk 7,098 plays (1,026 listeners)

    Dang @ Haley. No that it means anything per the voting. But she does make good Itunes tracks.

    I think Jennifer needs to get away from Clive Davis. He only sees her as a Whitney Houston replacement and has no interest in developing Jennifer as a distinctive artist herself.

    I agree. Her album wasn’t bad per se IMO it was just very 90s era Whitney. Too old fashioned when the girl isn’t even old. It also full of those cliches Clive likes to foist on his young female R&B singers. She can sing but she deserves better than track after track designed to be power-voiced through. Blech.

    Anyway, its a UAC album and those don’t sell alot, so her sales are in line with her peers I think.

  • sr4mjc

    Femme Fatale sold 30k for a total of 470k. So close to platinum! LOL

    JHuds songs are terrible and they are all just loud. Adele is going to hit Top 10 on pop soon. You go girl!

  • car3278sweet

    Crystal’s Idol performance helped her to get back in the top 200 (as she edges towards 200K in sales).

    She just keeps chugging away. It appears she’s starting to aim for the country audience now. I wonder what Jive is thinking. Will selling 200-250K records enough to keep her on board even though she’s heading towards a genre that is not in Jive’s wheelhouse?

    I listened to snippets of JHUD’s recordings. Her voice is just one big BLARING noise. Needless to say, I did not buy anything.

  • Elliegrll

    pretty amazing Crystal sold more than Lee when he is getting alot of promo right now with his tour.

    Lee isn’t on tour right now, and I haven’t seen a lot of publicity about him. Lee sold more copies of his single than Crystal did, after his AI appearance, but I think they sold the same amount of albums.

  • girlygirl

    I continue to be amused that there are a couple of stations still spinning the KATA version of Heartless. An Indianapolis Hot AC station spun it 38 times lin the past week, while an Atlanta Hot AC station gave it 18 spins. And both a Hot AC and Top 40 station in Little Rock are spinning it occasionally. Can’t complain about the exposure for Kris, but it’s a little odd :)

  • http://www.twilightslo.com Mateja

    Hmm, interesting. I love JHUD’s album. I listened to the whole album twice yesterday.

  • Buffynut

    Mateja says:

    05/04/2011 at 11:08 am

    Last.fm stats:

    Haley Reinhart 42,825 plays (1,993 listeners)
    Lauren Alaina 20,526 plays (1,272 listeners)
    James Durbin 15,816 plays (1,440 listeners)
    Scotty McCreery 9,573 plays (1,034 listeners)
    Jacob Lusk 7,098 plays (1,026 listeners)

    What is this? Can someone explain?

  • girlygirl

    OT — I see Katy Perry’s next single has an add date of June 6th

  • Keel

    One of my friends has Bruno’s Cd. May I suggest buying the singles you like. There are only a handful of good songs on the CD and you’ve probably only heard them on the radio.

    Yuppers. That’s exactly what this CD is like.

  • tinawina

    What is this? Can someone explain?

    Last Fm is kinda like Pandora meets ITunes’ Ping. You make a profile and you can pick friends like in Facebook, and it keeps track of what music you listen to while recommending new music based on you and your friends’ tastes. There are radio stations to pick from and it customizes to you. I guess maybe you could say a music oriented Facebook? Sorta.

  • Buffynut

    tinawina says:

    05/04/2011 at 1:06 pm

    Last Fm is kinda like Pandora meets ITunes’ Ping. You make a profile and you can pick friends like in Facebook, and it keeps track of what music you listen to while recommending new music based on you and your friends’ tastes. There are radio stations to pick from and it customizes to you. I guess maybe you could say a music oriented Facebook? Sorta.

    Thanks! So the Season10 kids’ songs are available, I take it? Is this because they are on i-Tunes? Does anyone know if this is a dramatic increase over earlier in the season? (I am a closet numbers freak!)
    I would guess that Haley’s Rollin in the Deep has contributed a lot to her total. I’ve watched the You Tube at least 20 times, and it was the first and only song I’ve downloaded this season. This, from someone, who admits she prefers male voices.

  • jumpstart

    Love that Adele just keeps selling and selling. Such an amazing album needs to be heard.

    ITA. Her album is absolutely fantastic.

  • windmills

    car3278sweet: She just keeps chugging away. It appears she’s starting to aim for the country audience now. I wonder what Jive is thinking. Will selling 200-250K records enough to keep her on board even though she’s heading towards a genre that is not in Jive’s wheelhouse?

    I’ll be very surprised if Jive and Crystal don’t end up with an amicable decision to part ways with Crystal then signing a new record deal with a Nashville label. A lot of what she’s been doing in 2011 has been to set that up, making herself known to the country community, emphasizing the countrier songs on her debut album so it doesn’t just seem like she’s going there because she failed somewhere else but because it’s what actually fits her.

    The only question mark is whether 19R will retain Crystal. I feel like they’d want to keep her. Lost Highway Records would be the perfect label for Crystal when you look at their roster and they’re part of Universal’s Nashville branch so it could work if Crystal’s still signed with 19.

    Brian added these numbers to his album sales post:

    Carrie Underwood, Play On (3,000, -29%, 1.993 million)
    Carrie Underwood, Some Hearts (2,000, -8%, 7.102 million)

    On a side note Carrie and Vince’s performance of HGTA is now over 4.3 million views and it’s passed the Carrie/Steven Tyler duet from the ACMs which is also over 4.2 million views.

  • girlygirl

    nvm

  • girlygirl

    Brian M has the tracks sales info up. Bruno Mars got a very small bump off his Idol appearance for “Lazy Song” (+3%). It’s gonna go platinum next week, though.

    http://content.usatoday.com/communities/idolchatter/post/2011/05/idol-track-sales-bruno-mars-kelly-clarkson-carrie-underwood/1

  • tinawina

    Thanks! So the Season10 kids’ songs are available, I take it? Is this because they are on i-Tunes?

    Well unlike Pandora, Last FM can track what you listen to from your own personal computer’s ITunes, so it may be counting people that downloaded the songs. I’m not sure how the tracking numbers are compiled.

  • girlygirl

    Both David Cook’s and Matthew Morrison’s singles have fallen out of the Top 1000 on iTunes. Yikes.

  • musicality

    I’m still amazed they gave Jennifer Hudson gold certification at 302k in sales. Her sales are heading down week by week. I highly doubt she will reach gold.

  • Buffynut

    girlygirl says:

    05/04/2011 at 1:18 pm

    Brian M has the tracks sales info up. Bruno Mars got a very small bump off his Idol appearance for “Lazy Song” (+3%). It’s gonna go platinum next week, though

    I like Bruno’s voice, but for me The Lazy Song, lyric wise, is as bad as Friday! Really sad to see it go platinum so fast. Man, radio has way too much power! (Ya, I know, “Dead Horse.”)

  • Buffynut

    girlygirl says:

    05/04/2011 at 1:23 pm

    Both David Cook’s and Matthew Morrison’s singles have fallen out of the Top 1000 on iTunes. Yikes.

    How do you check beyond the Top 200?

  • artemis

    Elliegrll-
    Lee sold 5k albums after his Idol appearance-enough to put him in the BB100 and then 3k the next week.
    His song BLY sold 12k.
    I don’t think RWTR was in the ITunes top 1000-will we get any sales figures for it?

    Crystal keeps selling at least partly because of her video on CMT-might be a good sign that she could do well in Nashville.

  • flicker

    I haven’t been paying much attention to Idol this year. Has David Cook been on the show to sing his new single yet?

  • Buffynut

    Yes, flicker, 2 weeks ago.

  • Robin40

    I have doubts about JHUD’s alleged gold certification. Last week on Twitter, RCA Promo tweeted that “Where U At” would be #1 on the Urban AC chart and that didn’t happen. Marsha Ambrosius’ “Far Away” was and still is #1 on that chart. The RIAA has not announced that “I Remember Me” is gold. The record label has more than likely shipped gold, but at only 302k sold, it would be foolish to certify that album.

  • Robin40

    Congratulations to Adele. “21″ is the best CD I have heard all year.

  • Elliegrll

    I continue to be amused that there are a couple of stations still spinning the KATA version of Heartless. An Indianapolis Hot AC station spun it 38 times lin the past week, while an Atlanta Hot AC station gave it 18 spins. And both a Hot AC and Top 40 station in Little Rock are spinning it occasionally. Can’t complain about the exposure for Kris, but it’s a little odd

    I keep seeing people posting that this is funny, but I don’t get why. It’s a good song, so why wouldn’t they play it. I think it’s more upsetting, because Jive wasted the opportunity to release a version of the song during the summer of 2009, when it could have given Kris a radio presence while they worked on releasing the first single.

  • hoosiermama

    I see Katy Perry’s next single has an add date of June 6th

    I was having a good day until I read that.

  • Elliegrll

    I like Bruno’s voice, but for me The Lazy Song, lyric wise, is as bad as Friday! Really sad to see it go platinum so fast. Man, radio has way too much power! (Ya, I know, “Dead Horse.”)

    To be fair, sales of The Lazy Song had been out pacing its airplay, so people really do seem to like it. The same thing happened when Grenade first came out, it was selling a lot more than a song with its AI should have been doing.

    Elliegrll-
    Lee sold 5k albums after his Idol appearance-enough to put him in the BB100 and then 3k the next week.
    His song BLY sold 12k.
    I don’t think RWTR was in the ITunes top 1000-will we get any sales figures for it?

    Thanks. I knew that he sold 3,000 one week, so he sold more after his AI appearance than Crystal did.

  • http://www.twilightslo.com Mateja

    Some more Last.fm numbers from other Idols:

    Kelly Clarkson 33,510,044 plays (1,444,386 listeners)

    Ruben Studdard 277,698 plays (45,091 listeners)
    Clay Aiken 993,396 plays (79,054 listeners)
    Kimberley Locke 232,501 plays (36,294 listeners)

    Fantasia 1,339,615 plays (193,213 listeners)
    Jennifer Hudson 2,522,786 plays (313,876 listeners)

    Carrie Underwood 9,675,776 plays (546,503 listeners)

    Taylor Hicks 343,919 plays (23,358 listeners)
    Katharine McPhee 2,672,455 plays (228,444 listeners)
    Elliott Yamin 1,505,154 plays (124,124 listeners)
    Daughtry 11,380,481 plays (655,133 listeners)
    Kellie Pickler 1,336,886 plays (198,214 listeners)

    Jordin Sparks 7,720,165 plays (598,624 listeners)
    Blake Lewis 1,299,641 plays (65,797 listeners)

    David Cook 4,392,131 plays (174,941 listeners)
    David Archuleta 5,286,231 plays (207,393 listeners)
    Jason Castro 536,952 plays (21,783 listeners)

    Kris Allen 3,316,297 plays (139,037 listeners)
    Adam Lambert 11,549,821 plays (339,191 listeners)
    Danny Gokey 229,709 plays (15,922 listeners)
    Allison Iraheta 1,213,711 plays (60,657 listeners)

    Lee DeWyze 543,874 plays (30,855 listeners)
    Crystal Bowersox 210,240 plays (15,055 listeners)

    X Factor UK:
    Leona Lewis 16,551,698 plays (1,058,398 listeners)
    Alexandra Burke 3,246,555 plays (296,316 listeners)
    Shayne Ward 2,516,071 plays (187,339 listeners)
    JLS 1,942,872 plays (193,760 listeners)

    Some other artists:
    The Beatles 311,699,393 plays (2,488,413 listeners)
    Radiohead 283,568,855 plays (3,306,672 listeners)
    Muse 208,798,087 plays (2,798,747 listeners)
    Coldplay 187,676,637 plays (3,510,018 listeners)
    Lady Gaga 110,497,635 plays (2,312,611 listeners)
    Britney Spears 101,219,169 plays (2,055,292 listeners)
    Foo Fighters 99,377,009 plays (2,677,556 listeners)
    Michael Jackson 74,655,688 plays (2,276,039 listeners)
    Madonna 71,039,753 plays (2,075,168 listeners)
    Rihanna 66,203,832 plays (2,540,601 listeners)
    Avril Lavigne 63,108,125 plays (1,730,012 listeners)
    Katy Perry 47,338,748 plays (1,934,870 listeners)
    Beyoncé 46,540,850 plays (2,007,176 listeners)
    Christina Aguilera 43,980,368 plays (1,789,117 listeners)
    Taylor Swift 35,194,429 plays (893,669 listeners)
    Shakira 34,053,082 plays (1,435,282 listeners)
    Kylie Minogue 33,757,354 plays (1,367,652 listeners)
    Ke$ha 29,152,751 plays (1,336,218 listeners)
    P!nk 15,619,946 plays (880,539 listeners) + 23,653,409 plays (1,056,875 listeners) *
    Adele 25,314,359 plays (920,109 listeners)
    Jennifer Lopez 13,301,350 plays (1,104,989 listeners)

    * P!nk basically has two profiles on Last.fm – P!nk and Pink. “Pink” officially belongs to another group, but when you look at group’s most played tracks, they are all P!nk’s.

  • windmills

    Robin40: The RIAA has not announced that “I Remember Me” is gold.

    The gold certification is in the RIAA’s searchable database at riaa.org. The certification date is 4/25/11.

  • koshka

    “Lazy Song”

    I’m sure someone snarked this already, but I need to get it off my chest. Its a perfect song title to close out his era.

    Funny I either love Bruno’s songs or find them irritating. There is little in between for me. I’d like for him to go away for a while, sort of like Gaga, so that I can miss them a while.

  • idolhound2011

    So what is the year to date sales for lee?

  • saga

    Some more Last.fm numbers from other Idols:

    So Kelly, Adam and Daughtry are the top3 idols on LastFM?

  • stwbcross

    Crystal definitely should be on a Nashville label. It’s where she belongs. I think that she should have shown some leaning toward the country genre when she was on Idol and she would have been in a better position today. But she’s too good to keep down. I expect to be seeing her at Country festivals for many years to come. I wonder who she will open for when she sets out to touring? I think it would be awesome to have an tour with all the Idols who are now country artists! :)

  • Listening

    Buffynut, I now how to see the top 300 itunes it’s this link

    http://ax.itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wpa/MRSS/topsongs/limit=300/rss.xml

    I think it updates every hour not really sure. I have no idea how someone saw the top 1000 songs on itunes though.

  • sr4mjc

    So is Judas going to air tomorrow on AI or not?

    Judas sales down -48% in it’s third week, 81k sold. And Beyonce’s flop at -39% coming in with 37k sales in Week 2. Ordinarily these sales would be pretty good, but for the top divas, not so much.

  • ladymadonna

    I have no idea how someone saw the top 1000 songs on itunes though.

    Change the “limit=” from 300 to 0000 and you’ll see the Top 1000.

  • tinawina

    So Kelly, Adam and Daughtry are the top3 idols on LastFM?

    I think it depends on whether you go by number of plays or number of listeners.

    Judas sales down -48% in it’s third week, 81k sold. And Beyonce’s flop at -39% coming in with 37k sales in Week 2. Ordinarily these sales would be pretty good, but for the top divas, not so much.

    Big ouch for Gaga. I wonder if Beyonce was anticipating some of this… it almost feels like she’s trying to make a statement of some kind since the song is so out there for her. I have no idea where she’s going with this.

    I think it updates every hour not really sure. I have no idea how someone saw the top 1000 songs on itunes though.

    I’ve seen the link somewhere, I just cant remember where. Maybe it was Pulse?

  • car3278sweet

    Crystal definitely should be on a Nashville label. It’s where she belongs

    She missed a chance by not projecting this on the show. I don’t think the average AI watcher thought of her as country at all until she came on stage last week with “Ridin’ the Radio”.

    That being said, her future audience outside the bubble is what’s important now and I think she might be a bit of a harder sale to the country audience. Her current album does have strands of country running through it, but I don’t think anyone can say many of the songs even approach what’s being played on country radio. After watching Crystal on AI, I don’t see her flipping into pure country on her next album – if she gets one. She’ll do what she wants and be damned. An attitude I like, by the way. ;-)

    She’s very talented, but she’s kind of an odd duck compared to the Carries, Kellies, Mirandas, etc. But then, I think Crystal kind of thrives on her odd duckness, so I’m hoping this goes well for her.

  • girlygirl

    Elliegrll

    I just think it’s funny because that version of Heartless not only wasn’t a single, it’s not even on the regular album — it’s a bonus track! And it’s also the version of the song that Kris himself likes the least. Still, any radio play for him is a good thing — I’m not making fun of it, I just think it’s a little strange since the version of the song was never released as anything more than a bonus track

  • saga

    Sorry, just had to do this…

    Accumulated Lastfm stats for Idols

    Ranking according to play

    Kelly Clarkson 33,510,044 plays (1,444,386 listeners)
    Adam Lambert 11,549,821 plays (339,191 listeners)
    Daughtry 11,380,481 plays (655,133 listeners)
    Carrie Underwood 9,675,776 plays (546,503 listeners)
    Jordin Sparks 7,720,165 plays (598,624 listeners)
    David Archuleta 5,286,231 plays (207,393 listeners)
    David Cook 4,392,131 plays (174,941 listeners)
    Kris Allen 3,316,297 plays (139,037 listeners)
    Katharine McPhee 2,672,455 plays (228,444 listeners)
    Jennifer Hudson 2,522,786 plays (313,876 listeners)
    Elliott Yamin 1,505,154 plays (124,124 listeners)
    Fantasia 1,339,615 plays (193,213 listeners)
    Kellie Pickler 1,336,886 plays (198,214 listeners)
    Blake Lewis 1,299,641 plays (65,797 listeners)
    Allison Iraheta 1,213,711 plays (60,657 listeners)
    Clay Aiken 993,396 plays (79,054 listeners)
    Lee DeWyze 543,874 plays (30,855 listeners)
    Jason Castro 536,952 plays (21,783 listeners)
    Taylor Hicks 343,919 plays (23,358 listeners)
    Ruben Studdard 277,698 plays (45,091 listeners)
    Kimberley Locke 232,501 plays (36,294 listeners)
    Danny Gokey 229,709 plays (15,922 listeners)
    Crystal Bowersox 210,240 plays (15,055 listeners)

    Ranking according to number of listeners

    Kelly Clarkson 33,510,044 plays (1,444,386 listeners)
    Daughtry 11,380,481 plays (655,133 listeners)
    Jordin Sparks 7,720,165 plays (598,624 listeners)
    Carrie Underwood 9,675,776 plays (546,503 listeners)
    Adam Lambert 11,549,821 plays (339,191 listeners)
    Jennifer Hudson 2,522,786 plays (313,876 listeners)
    Katharine McPhee 2,672,455 plays (228,444 listeners)
    David Archuleta 5,286,231 plays (207,393 listeners)
    Kellie Pickler 1,336,886 plays (198,214 listeners)
    Fantasia 1,339,615 plays (193,213 listeners)
    David Cook 4,392,131 plays (174,941 listeners)
    Kris Allen 3,316,297 plays (139,037 listeners)
    Elliott Yamin 1,505,154 plays (124,124 listeners)
    Clay Aiken 993,396 plays (79,054 listeners)
    Blake Lewis 1,299,641 plays (65,797 listeners)
    Allison Iraheta 1,213,711 plays (60,657 listeners)
    Ruben Studdard 277,698 plays (45,091 listeners)
    Kimberley Locke 232,501 plays (36,294 listeners)
    Lee DeWyze 543,874 plays (30,855 listeners)
    Taylor Hicks 343,919 plays (23,358 listeners)
    Jason Castro 536,952 plays (21,783 listeners)
    Danny Gokey 229,709 plays (15,922 listeners)
    Crystal Bowersox 210,240 plays (15,055 listeners)

  • saga

    I guess number of plays could be seen as a measure on how dedicated the fanbase is and number of listeners a measure of how much of a household name the artist is? Maybe? :D

    Anyway, this is accumulated stats so people with long careers should do better. Also I think Lastfm scews pop/alt and also young/non-us listeners.

  • Listening

    ladymadonna, Thanks for the answer changing the limit from 300 to 0000 actually let me see the top 1024 itune songs. So I got 24 bonus songs added to the list, neat.

  • tinawina

    Sorry, just had to do this…

    Don’t apologize! That was pretty cool! Thanks for doing it.

    I guess number of plays could be seen as a measure on how dedicated the fanbase is and number of listeners a measure of how much of a household name the artist is? Maybe? :D

    I have no idea! LOL. That sounds fine… I guess you could say something about the ratio of the number of plays against the number of listeners? Maybe that would measure intensity or something? How much people are into the song(s)?

    Anyway, this is accumulated stats so people with long careers should do better. Also I think Lastfm scews pop/alt and also young/non-us listeners.

    My impression of LastFm was always that people who use it tend to be young music junkies. :D I don’t know exactly how popular it is overseas though I know it people abroad use it.

  • saga

    Don’t apologize! That was pretty cool! Thanks for doing it.

    Numbers are addicting…

  • http://emuisemo.pbworks.com eilonwy

    I guess you could say something about the ratio of the number of plays against the number of listeners? Maybe that would measure intensity or something? How much people are into the song(s)?

    This is genuinely a good idea — at least, I thought so sufficiently to try it with last week’s numbers for S10 singers. Then I normalized for the number of songs the singer had released while on Idol… and the results were basically rabbit food, so I didn’t bother posting them.

    What confounds the results is that the singers who stay longer will naturally tend to get more listens, but these won’t necessarily be spread evenly over their entire repertoire.

    Given a really large pool of musicians who all have roughly the same number of songs out there, it’s probably possible to do something statistically useful. I’ll confess disappointment. Maybe somebody else can do better.

    Nonetheless, I like seeing the numbers that saga posted. One can’t try a quant method — even if it fails — if people don’t provide the quantities.

  • SpenserJ

    I’ll admit it – I find the Lazy Song kind of hilarious. I’m one of the morons who bought it :).

  • revolution

    Lee is touring and playing college campuses … most of his shows they are giving away seats the day of and when they don’t he doesn’t sell out.

    Crystal is selling out her venues very quickly.

  • glamertitis

    Lee is touring and playing college campuses … most of his shows they are giving away seats the day of and when they don’t he doesn’t sell out.

    That’s the first I have heard he is giving tickets away/not selling well – can you post the links for us? I’ve heard they are both doing well at what they are doing, which is good. Its a long, steady road to increase their fan base.
    Also, it is kind of hard to compare, because Lee is mostly doing single act shows with an opener I think, whereas Crystal is just one part of multiple bigger name acts for the most part. I didn’t know she had started her own personal tour on her own?
    I’d appreciate both their ticket sales numbers if anyone has them?

  • Buffynut

    saga says:
    05/04/2011 at 3:56 pm
    Anyway, this is accumulated stats so people with long careers should do better. Also I think Lastfm scews pop/alt and also young/non-us listeners.

    Wow, that makes the fact that Adam is #5 pretty amazing!

  • poster

    I love Bruno Mars and once I saw his hilarious video for the Lazy Song, I love it now, too. I can’t hear the song without laughing!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fLexgOxsZu0

    Also I follow Lee quite closely and I’d like to see the links, too, where they’re only giving away tickets to his performances and they’re not selling well. I’ve seen he’s doing pretty well and gaining lots of fans along the way. He’s in Malaysia right now and was a trending topic on Twitter in Malaysia and Indonesia earlier today…they’re very excited for his concerts there.

    Crystal has sold out concerts in towns near and around her hometown in Ohio. That’s to be expected. I’m not sure if I buy her as a country artist. I do hear country in some of her songs, but she just doesn’t have the whole “country” package, in my opinion. She’s kind of unique…I’ve never been quite sure where she fits in. But she seems to be doing well, which is good for her.

  • tinawina

    I’ll admit it – I find the Lazy Song kind of hilarious. I’m one of the morons who bought it :) .

    LOL. I’m one of the morons who brought the albums. I actually like it… there’s only one dud for me. :D

  • Buffynut

    ladymadonna says:
    05/04/2011 at 3:21 pm
    I have no idea how someone saw the top 1000 songs on itunes though.

    Change the “limit=” from 300 to 0000 and you’ll see the Top 1000.

    I don’t see “limit” anywhere on the i-Tunes page I get with the Top 200.

    ETA: NVM, I followed the link and found it. Thanks, guys! :)

    ETA Again: It won’t go past 300, no matter what I change the limit to. :(

  • Elliegrll

    Crystal is selling out her venues very quickly.

    Hasn’t it just been three or four venues so far, and that these venues are located close to her hometown? This is still impressive, even though the seating for these venues would be on par with the seating for the college dates that Lee has had. Crystal is also scheduled to do some college dates.

  • http://www.twilightslo.com Mateja

    ADELE’S 21 ROLLS A SEVEN FOR MOTHER’S DAY WEEKEND

    Columbia/XL Album Remains at #1 With Beastie Boys, Now 38 Vying for #2

    May 4, 2011

    This Adele album is a mother.

    The XL/Columbia U.K. pop diva is rolling sevens with 21, which will spend its seventh week at #1 next week, adding what appears to be another 120-150k to its 1.4 million U.S. total, thanks to Mom’s Day Weekend.

    Next week, the real battle will be for #2 between a pair of Capitol/EMI entries. The Beastie Boys’ long-awaited Hot Sauce Committee Part Two, the sequel to an album that never officially came out, looks to be in the 100-110k range, the same as the next volume of the Now 38 series on the same label.

    Indie stalwart Sub Pop’s indie answer to Crosby, Stills and Nash, Fleet Foxes’ Helplessness is looking at an impressive first-week total of 80-90k, which should be good for Top 4.

    American Idol judge Jennifer Lopez’s Island/IDJ bow, Love?, looks to be in the 60-65k range, which might be helped by her performance on Thursday night’s edition of the show.

    Reprise’s Fleetwood Mac vet Stevie Nicks, currently on tour with Rod Stewart, comes out with In Your Dreams, her first solo album since 2001’s Trouble in Shangri-La, which should do between 40-45k.

    Atlantic R&B crooner Musiq Soulchild is back with his sixth studio album, MusiqInTheMagiq, in the range of 30-35k

    Motley Crue’s Nikki Sixx band, Sixx: A.M., is back with the Eleven Seven album, This Is Gonna Hurt, on target for between 25-30k, the same as Epic’s Sade The Ultimate Collection.

  • standtotheright

    LOL. I’m one of the morons who brought the albums. I actually like it… there’s only one dud for me

    I actually think one could make a case that JTWYA and the Lazy Song are the weakest tracks, although I do think it has a bit of filler.

    I chuckle at the Snuggie reference, but LS sort of feels like warmed-over Sublime to me.

  • glamertitis

    The Lazy song is like Fireflies… how it sells so well is beyond me. And the video! LOL OMG but I can’t even watch it! But I do like Bruno Mars ;)

  • Joyed

    My post today will be in defense of the Lazy Song – I cannot recall the last time I heard a song describe one of my moods so well, lol.

    (I ignore the monkey in the video)

    And while I’m posting, thank you to everyone bringing all new kinds of stats to track. While no one knows what they actually mean, that is half the fun anyway! :D

  • http://www.twilightslo.com Mateja

    So, I read Enrique Iglesias is releasing another single, “Dirty Dancer”, originally only featuring Usher … new remix also includes Lil Wayne. Long live remixes and featurings!

  • JazzRocks
    saga says:
    05/04/2011 at 3:56 pm
    Anyway, this is accumulated stats so people with long careers should do better. Also I think Lastfm scews pop/alt and also young/non-us listeners.

    Wow, that makes the fact that Adam is #5 pretty amazing!


    And #2 in Plays!!

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Thanks for accumulating and ranking those lastfm stats, saga! :)

  • TwigLA

    I love Bruno Mars and once I saw his hilarious video for the Lazy Song, I love it now, too. I can’t hear the song without laughing!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fLexgOxsZu0

    LOL, thanks for posting that link. I hadn’t seen it before. Hilarious. Now it makes me like the song.

  • CindyM
  • Buffynut

    Thank you soooo much, CindyM! :)

  • artemis

    Revolution-
    For college concerts, the artist is paid from student activity fees and tickets are free to the students. Nonstudents must pay for tickets. This was the case at the West Virginia concert I attended last Saturday, and probably the source of your story about tickets being given away.They do this for all artists; if Crystal does college concerts,I’m sure she’ll have the same sort of arrangement:the college will pay whatever fee Crystal can command, the public will buy tickets, and tickets will be given away free to students.

  • SpenserJ

    LOL. I’m one of the morons who brought the albums. I actually like it… there’s only one dud for me.

    I bought 5 tracks. I should just complete the album at this point.

    For college concerts, the artist is paid from student activity fees and tickets are free to the students.

    This is true. Sometimes, they will charge a nominal fee to help cover costs, but regardless, for a college show the bulk of the revenue to the artist comes straight from the school. There really aren’t any sales to track. So, unless you’re there and you see that it’s full or half full, it’s kind of hard to tell if they’re doing well or not.

  • artemis

    I have a question for Kris fans-at what point did he start have merchandise to sell at his concerts? In WV, Lee had an opening act-U Hang Up(Frankie Munez is their drummer!) And after they played they had stuff to sell. Lee did not.
    Lee played at Spring Fling. Monday in Florida with Train, Andy Grammer and two other artists.He got a very positive response from the audience and after the show more than 500 people lined up to get his autograph.He was the only artist without merchandise to sell, so he just signed whatever people handed him.Seems like he’s missing an opportunity to make money.

  • Indigobunting

    I have a question for Kris fans-at what point did he start have merchandise to sell at his concerts?

    I am more of a Danny fan, but I believe Kris has had merch from the start; as has Danny.

    From the very first Danny concert with Sugarland, he has had merchandise. All the hundreds of fans who line up purchase t-shirts (and CDs; for Danny, who didn’t get a lot of radio play or national promo- concerts were the main vehicle to sell CDs) were an opportunity to make $$.

    I hope Lee gets merch. soon! Sounds like he has a good opportunity to sell it.