Idol Sales News – Week Ending 05/27/12

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This is the weekly sales thread. Still waiting for the numbers. We should see the debut numbers for Phillip, Haley and Kris. Carrie should remain in the top 10. Kelly, Adam and Scotty will be on the BB200. Carley Rae from CI was in a battle last week with Phillip for the top of the digital single charts. Who came out on top?

Here are the album sales from Idol Chatter:

EDITING CHART TO ADD PHILLIP PHILLIPS AND JESSICA SANCHEZ NUMBERS

Idol albums

Carrie Underwood, Blown Away (45,000, -17%, 486,000) (#3 Billboard 200)
Phillip Phillips Journey to the Idol Finale – 24,000 – #11 BB 200
Adam Lambert, Trespassing (22,000, -71%, 100,000) (#12 BB200)
Haley Reinhart, Listen Up! (20,000, debut, 20,000) (#17 BB200)
The American Idol Season 11 – Top 2 Season Finale – 18,000 – #21 BB200
Kris Allen, Thank You Camellia (16,000, debut, 16,000) (#26 BB200)
Kelly Clarkson, Stronger (11,000, +33%, 806,000) (#37 BB200)
Scotty McCreery, Clear as Day (6,000, +36%, 1.059 million) (#73 BB200)
Jessica Sanchez, Journey to the Finale – 4,000 – #126 BB200
Carrie Underwood, Some Hearts (2,000, +2%, 7.204 million)
Mandisa, What If We Were Real (2,000, -13%, 183,000)
Carrie Underwood, Play On (2,000, -6%, 2.109 million)
Carrie Underwood, Carnival Ride (1,000, -7%, 3.263 million)
Lauren Alaina, Wildflower (1,000, -4%, 281,000)
Casey James, Casey James (1,000, -4%, 38,000)
Kellie Pickler, 100 Proof (less than 1,000, -21%, 73,000)Idol-related albums
One Direction, Up All Night (37,000, +8%, 698,000) (#5 Billboard 200)
Various, Now That’s What I Call Music 42 (31,000, -27%, 232,000) (#9 BB200)
Jason Aldean, My Kinda Party (14,000, -2%, 2.602 million) (#29 BB200)Smash Cast, The Music of Smash (11,000, -58%, 95,000) (#37 BB200)
David Guetta, Nothing but the Beat (6,000, +51%, 318,000) (#81 BB200)
Tyga, Careless World (6,000, -20%, 233,000) (#82 BB200)
Various, WOW Gospel 2012 (3,000, -8%, 111,000) (#170 BB200)
Various WOW Hits 2012 (3,000, -9%, 281,000) (#185 BB200)

Finale-related albums
Rihanna, Talk That Talk (11,000, +4%, 889,000) (#35 BB200)
Creedence Clearwater Revival, Vol. 1 – Chronicle: 20 Greatest Hits (5,000, +41%, 6.149 million) (#92 BB200)
Neil Diamond, Very Best of Neil Diamond (3,000, +13%, 171,000) (#139 BB200)

Digital Downloads (Idol Chatter)
1 Carly Rae Jepsen “Call Me Maybe” 301,000 (up 3%)
2. Phillip Phillips, Home (278,000, debut, 278,000)
Kelly Clarkson, Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You) (72,000, +15%, 3.249 million)
Jennifer Lopez feat. Pitbull, Dance Again (69,000, -35%, 708,000)
Carrie Underwood, Good Girl (53,000, -1%, 932,000)
41 Phillip Phillips, We’ve Got Tonight (43,000 debut, 43,000)
54 Phillip Phillips, Volcano (35,000, debut, 35,000)
Carrie Underwood, Blown Away (27,000, +31%, 155,000)
Phillip Phillips, Stand by Me (24,000, debut, 24,000)
Phillip Phillips, Beggin’ (20,000, debut, 20,000)
Scotty McCreery, Please Remember Me (16,000, +302%, 58,000)
Phillip Phillips, Movin’ Out (15,000, debut, 15,000)
Phillip Phillips, U Got It Bad (15,000, debut, 15,000)
Phillip Phillips, Have You Ever Seen the Rain (12,000, debut, 12,000)
Phillip Phillips, Disease (11,000, debut, 11,000)
Kelly Clarkson, Mr. Know It All (10,000, +11%, 1.493 million)
Haley Reinhart, Undone (8,000, debut, 8,000)
Kelly Clarkson, Dark Side (8,000, +250%, 36,000)
Carrie Underwood, Cowboy Casanova (8,000, +27%, 1.845 million)
Jason Aldean/Kelly Clarkson, Don’t You Wanna Stay (6,000, +4%, 2.075 million)
Brad Paisley/Carrie Underwood, Remind Me (6,000, +1%, 1.54 million)
Carrie Underwood, Before He Cheats (5,000, +6%, 3.479 million)
Scotty McCreery, The Trouble With Girls (5,000, +37%, 693,000)
Mandisa, Good Morning (5,000, -12%, 111,000)
Carrie Underwood, How Great Thou Art (4,000, +98%, 330,000)
Mandisa, Stronger (1,000, 0 change, 187,000)

Finale-related tracks
Rihanna, Where Have You Been (135,000, +47%, 545,000)
Wisin & Yandel feat. Jennifer Lopez, Follow the Leader (13,000, +203%, 41,000)
Aerosmith, Legendary Child (10,000, debut, 10,000)

 
  • Anonymous

    I’m kind of hoping Carly Ray takes over #1 from Gotye this week. Phillip should probably land at least in the Top 20 of Hot 100 as well.

  • windmills

    Reporting in from Billboard Country Update and Country Aircheck.

    Carrie’s Good Girl had a pretty good week at Billboard gaining 1.647 million AIs and moving up to #4. Eric Church’s Springsteen (#3) did outgain GG by a little over 300k which means the gap between them is a little over 350k AIs right now. They both outgained Zac Brown Band’s No Hurry – as of last Sunday Springsteen trailed NH by 750k AIs and Good Girl trailed NH by 1.1 million AIs. 

    But, as of this morning, Good Girl is #1 on the Billboard Real Time Tracker (which is a building chart of airplay for the week) and had a big Mediabase gain too. Eric Church’s Springsteen has pretty much hit a wall since last Saturday which IMO is a sign of radio deciding to let somebody else have a turn at #1 first. Right now that somebody appears to be Carrie. However, Zac Brown Band (currently at #2 on the Billboard published chart for last week and the current MB chart) did have a decent Mediabase gain this morning after 2 straight days of big losses. They may still try to put up a fight and if so it will be very close. Good Girl extended its Mediabase points lead on Springsteen to 346 points and closed to 115 points behind No Hurry. Kip Moore’s Somethin Bout A Truck is still at #1 MB about 550 points ahead at MB but seems to be drifting down slowly. 

    Kelly’s MKIA had a good week though not as good as I was expecting with countdown spins factored in. MKIA gained 1.188 million AIs and moved up 2 spots to #26. There were 2 recurrents ahead of her and she passed Andy Gibson but the new Big & Rich single debuted ahead because of a day of Clear Channel hourly spins. She’ll get back ahead of them next week I bet. MKIA will also pass the Kenny/Tim crapfest. But, Blake Shelton didn’t pass this week and he’ll get by her next week. Easton Corbin’s also likely to pass. Miranda Lambert’s Over You should go recurrent so that should mean MKIA will move up to #25 next week.

    Scotty’s WTT had a so-so week gaining 144k but dropping a spot to #51 with Rascal Flatts, Jon Pardi, Josh Abbott Band, Jake Owen, and the Big & Rich single passing though WTT passed JT Hodges’s single and Ronnie Dunn’s Let The Cowboy Rock went recurrent ahead of WTT. Miranda didn’t pass this week but she will pass next week. Josh Abbott Band is only 2k ahead so WTT could get back ahead of him. Scotty should be safe from getting passed by anybody else this week.

    Kellie’s 100 Proof did remain on the chart but it lost another 173k AIs (26% of its airplay) and dropped to #57. No Mediabase adds again this week so yeah, the song is done.  I feel like country radio’s treating Kellie like her moment’s passed, and it’s coming at a time when she’s finally released the kind of music she should be singing. Frustrating to say the least.

    Some food for thought: There are only 4 solo women in the t30 at country radio right now. One of them’s a country superstar with her most rock, least country single to date (Carrie), one of them’s a platinum selling country girl known for her edge whose single is a toothless pop song (Miranda), one of them’s a former TV actress with a nice but not amazing country/pop single (Jana Kramer), and one of them’s a pop superstar singing a pop hit remixed with country instruments (Kelly). Once Taylor Swift is back that’ll be another pop megastar (even Miranda Lambert’s on the record calling Taylor a pop singer) who occasionally (rarely) releases a country song.

    Carrie and Miranda both have plenty of country songs on their albums, it’ll be interesting see if/when those get released to radio. I don’t know where Kellie goes from here but whatever else she does, I hope she keeps singing this style of country music. I still really believe she’ll find her market.

    Bucky’s I Wanna Be That Feeling is still showing under Billboard’s New & Active with 237k AIs on 12 stations, 0 Billboard adds. Bucky did pick up 1 Mediabase add this week.

    Idol-related ads: None

    Recommended reads: Country Aircheck spotlights some country stations doing the opposite of what it spotlighted a couple weeks ago with the CHRish allocation of 60+ spins to the top songs. This time they focus on stations that have current playlists of 40+ songs and interview PDs to talk about why that works for them and why they don’t play the top songs more than 50 times per week.

    “We have nine heavies, 13 mediums and 19 lights totaling 41 currents; there are probably six more on my desk I could easily play.” That’s KRTY/San Jose GM Nate Deaton detailing, in part, his station’s 50% current composition and an attitude toward current music that’s surprisingly prevalent: go deep and wide.

    A look at Mediabase shows 11 of the 52 stations that are at or above 40% current are carrying playlists that are at least 40 songs deep

    To follow up on Ronnie Dunn’s single that’s now gone recurrent, Phyllis Stark had an interesting story about him, his label (Arista Nashville, also Carrie’s label), and some FB posts that you can read here. The gist:

    The trouble started on May 14, when Dunn posted two similarly themed comments to his fans. One said, “You pick the next single. I’m stayin’ out of it.” The second said, “Keep sounding off about the next single. It counts.”

    But the next day, Dunn posted this message: “Got a call from Sony today . . . said that my FB post killed the ‘Let The Cowboy Rock’ single. Holy sh*t, I didn’t know people in the music business read this stuff!” He added, “Eight weeks (2 months) at #30 on one chart. A very appreciative shout out to the promo team. We just haven’t picked the right song. Keep the faith!”

    IMO there’s no way his FB post killed Let The Cowboy Rock which wasn’t doing much anyway. But, maybe the the promo team was trying to do something that week that his FB posts kind of undermined. I don’t know but it’s interesting reading Ronnie Dunn’s take on it.

  • Anonymous

    The Vision Of Love moved up four spots, from #36 to #32 on the Billboard Adult Pop (HAC) chart.

    On today’s mediabase chart, it is at #31, as — as expected — Katy Perry passed it.

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

    CHR/Pop
    6 4 CARLY RAE JEPSEN Call Me Maybe 11352 10013 1339 85.372
    +2 Positions
    +237 Spins
    -3 Bullet
    +1.163 AI

    5 5 ONE DIRECTION What Makes You Beaut… 11335 11269 66 76.534
    -1 Position
    +83 Spins
    +47 Bullet
    +0.427 AI

    14 15 KELLY CLARKSON Stronger (What Doesn… 5678 6153 -475 36.2
    -101 Spins
    -57 Bullet
    -1.440 AI

    27 28 CHRIS RENE Young Homie 1814 1932 -118 8.486
    -1 Position
    -24 Spins
    -34 Bullet
    -0.063 AI

    35 29 ONE DIRECTION One Thing 1594 1205 389 9.188
    +1 Position
    +66 Spins
    +4 Bullet
    +0.330 AI

    43 41 CHER LLOYD Want U Back 747 707 40 3.7
    +6 Spins
    -35 Bullet
    +0.179 AI

    HAC
    5 7 KELLY CLARKSON Stronger (What Doesn… 3923 4149 -226 30.267
    -44 Spins
    0 Bullet
    -0.041 AI

    10 8 ONE DIRECTION What Makes You Beaut… 3110 2672 438 21.572
    +1 Position
    +67 Spins
    +13 Bullet
    +0.463 AI

    12 10 CARLY RAE JEPSEN Call Me Maybe 2952 2379 573 20.273
    +66 Spins
    -39 Bullet
    +0.328 AI

    26 21 CARRIE UNDERWOOD Good Girl 823 730 93 4.292
    +1 Position
    +11 Spins
    -11 Bullet
    +0.012 AI

    29 25 DAUGHTRY Outta My Head 663 606 57 1.981
    +1 Position
    -5 Spins
    -19 Bullet
    -0.019 AI

    32 29 HALEY REINHART Free 491 447 44 1.144
    +6 Spins
    +2 Bullet
    +0.026 AI

    35 31 KRIS ALLEN The Vision Of Love 473 393 80 1.145
    -1 Position
    +6 Spins
    -10 Bullet
    -0.033 AI

    43 38 ADAM LAMBERT Never Close Our Eyes 347 264 83 1.932
    +1 Position
    +11 Spins
    +6 Bullet
    +0.009 AI

    76 46 KELLY CLARKSON Dark Side 188 37 151 1.616
    +2 Positions
    +31 Spins
    +29 Bullet
    +0.185 AI

    AC
    2 1 KELLY CLARKSON Stronger (What Doesn… 1923 1855 68 14.96
    +56 Spins
    +67 Bullet
    +0.037 AI

    8 11 KELLY CLARKSON Mr. Know It All 903 1122 -219 7.601
    -1 Position
    -28 Spins
    -15 Bullet
    -0.193 AI

    34 27 CARLY RAE JEPSEN Call Me Maybe 87 51 36 0.631
    -3 Spins
    -14 Bullet
    -0.025 AI

    33 28 ONE DIRECTION What Makes You Beaut… 83 52 31 0.818
    +3 Spins
    +4 Bullet
    +0.053 AI

    38 35 CARRIE UNDERWOOD Good Girl 28 28 0 0.147
    +1 Position
    0 Spins
    0 Bullet
    +0.002 AI

    103 41 WHITNEY HOUSTON/JORDIN SPARKS Celebrate 19 1 18 0
    +1 Position
    +2 Spins
    +1 Bullet
    -0.009 AI

    Country
    4 3 CARRIE UNDERWOOD Good Girl 6107 5867 240 46.233
    +87 Spins
    +65 Bullet
    +0.744 AI

    30 27 KELLY CLARKSON Mr. Know It All 1401 1099 302 9.828
    -1 Position
    +23 Spins
    -9 Bullet
    +0.208 AI

    Triple A
    54 49 HALEY REINHART Free 41 39 2 0.317
     
    Urban
    37 39 MARCUS CANTY Won’t Make A Fool Ou… 472 557 -85 1.453
    -11 Spins
    +6 Bullet
    +0.003 AI

    45 48 LEAH LABELLE Sexify 330 375 -45 0.727
    -1 Position
    0 Spins
    -4 Bullet
    +0.031 AI

    Urban AC
    20 24 JENNIFER HUDSON Think Like A Man f/N… 235 290 -55 1.072
    -2 Positions
    -5 Spins
    +23 Bullet
    +0.050 AI

    23 28 RUBEN STUDDARD June 28th (I’m Singl… 177 256 -79 0.84
    +4 Positions
    +4 Spins
    +20 Bullet
    +0.047 AI

    126 46 MICHAEL LYNCHE Who’s Gonna Love You… 63 6 57 0.264

    Rhythmic
    43 44 ONE DIRECTION What Makes You Beaut… 606 553 53 4.116
    +16 Spins
    +7 Bullet
    +0.116 AI

    Christian AC
    25 27 MANDISA Good Morning f/ Toby… 221 247 -26 0.852
    -4 Spins
    -3 Bullet
    -0.001 AI

    Smooth Jazz
    42 39 REBECCA FERGUSON Nothing’s Real But L… 21 20 1 0.025
    +1 Position
    0 Spins
    0 Bullet
    0 AI

    Canada-CHR/Pop
    10 11 ONE DIRECTION What Makes You Beaut… 919 992 -73 5.694
    -14 Spins
    -22 Bullet
    -0.167 AI

    22 18 ONE DIRECTION One Thing 666 634 32 5.809
    +1 Position
    +14 Spins
    +10 Bullet
    +0.117 AI

    25 20 CARLY RAE JEPSEN Curiosity 653 615 38 3.754
    +4 Spins
    +10 Bullet
    +0.043 AI

    48 48 ADAM LAMBERT Never Close Our Eyes 153 157 -4 2.134
    -3 Spins
    -8 Bullet
    +0.017 AI

    Canada-HAC
    9 10 KELLY CLARKSON Stronger (What Doesn… 652 706 -54 2.958
    -10 Spins
    -16 Bullet
    -0.17 AI

    10 12 ONE DIRECTION What Makes You Beaut… 628 653 -25 2.187
    -1 Position
    -17 Spins
    -47 Bullet
    -0.06 AI

    14 14 CARLY RAE JEPSEN Curiosity 572 530 42 3.219
    +2 Spins
    -10 Bullet
    -0.002 AI

    41 31 KELLY CLARKSON Dark Side 258 173 85 1.116
    +1 Position
    +6 Spins
    +2 Bullet
    +0.132 AI

    43 40 ONE DIRECTION One Thing 189 161 28 1.226
    +11 Spins
    -9 Bullet
    +0.091 AI

    52 50 ADAM LAMBERT Never Close Our Eyes 96 78 18 0.393
    0 Spins
    -2 Bullet
    0 AI

    Canada-Main AC
    4 2 CARLY RAE JEPSEN Call Me Maybe 373 350 23 3.963
    +1 Position
    +12 Spins
    +15 Bullet
    -0.084 AI

    2 3 KELLY CLARKSON Stronger (What Doesn… 358 360 -2 2.401
    -1 Position
    -6 Spins
    -12 Bullet
    -0.007 AI

    19 21 ONE DIRECTION What Makes You Beaut… 127 136 -9 1.249
    -1 Position
    -4 Spins
    -7 Bullet
    -0.112 AI

    31 30 CARLY RAE JEPSEN Curiosity 79 68 11 0.84
    +1 Spin
    -2 Bullet
    +0.114 AI

    36 40 REBECCA FERGUSON Nothing’s Real But L… 51 54 -3 1.069
    -1 Position
    -2 Spins
    0 Bullet
    -0.055 AI

    Canada-Country
    1 3 CARRIE UNDERWOOD Good Girl 833 898 -65 3.866
    -1 Position
    -19 Spins
    -23 Bullet
    -0.062 AI

    39 42 KELLY CLARKSON Mr. Know It All 176 143 33 0.611
    -1 Position
    +6 Spins
    +1 Bullet
    +0.009 AI

  • Anonymous

    Adam’s Trespassing is up for preorder in the UK. It’s currently #3 in preorders at HMV and #5 in preorders at ITunesUK.

  • Mike M

    windmills I can understand Ronnie Dunn’s frustration. His “Cost of Living” was without doubt one of the best country songs of 2011. It seems almost everyone agrees with that except country radio where it met with only modest success. Then he releases the more uptempo “Let the Cowboy Rock” and it meets with even less success (I would have been disappointed if it out-performed Cost of Living, my favorite country song of last year).

    Ronnie Dunn has long been a standard at country radio but that included long-time partner Kix Brooks. I don’t for one minute think radio folks have turned against him in a personal way, but you begin to wonder if they aren’t starting to view him as something of a dinosaur among all the frat boy country stars currently in vogue. I hope that’s not the case. He is still one of the greatest country singers of all time in my eyes, and Cost of Living proved he can deliver the goods as a solo act.

    While his “thank you” to his promo people was no doubt sincere, I get the feeling that by pointing out that Cowboy spent eight weeks at number 30 was also his way of pointing out the song was going nowhere long before his Facebook posting.

    On another front, yesterday I was reading RTT showed Springsteen at number one on Billboard, and today it shows Good Girl so it must be pretty tight. Looks like Zac Brown is going to get caught in the middle. It’s hard for me to say but…*gulp*…I think Springsteen is probably the best written song on the charts right now. Still can’t get on board with Eric Church vocally, though, and I’m not nearly as big a fan of the rest of the album.

    Is Jessie James’ “Military Man” as hot at Billboard as it is at Mediabase? If so, WTT will also have to deal with that one soon along with Miranda and maybe Montgomery Gentry? Not sure how MG is performing at Billboard.

  • Anonymous

    Look at Big Mike Lynche! Is he signed to a label, or did he release this single himself?

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

    Soundscan was slightly under the HDD projection for this one:

    From PR Newswire:

    John Mayer’s New Album Born and Raised Enters Billboard 200 At #1

    NEW YORK, May 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Columbia Records is pleased to announce that Born and Raised, the new album from Grammy award-winning singer, songwriter and musician John Mayer, enters the Billboard 200 at #1 with 219,478 sold. The album also debuted at #1 in Canada on the Nielsen SoundScan Top 200 Sales Chart.

    Read the rest at the link.

  • Anonymous

    An update on Trespasing international charts since this post dated 05/15:
    http://www.mjsbigblog.com/adam-lambert-trespassing-available-everywhere.htm#comment-529458583

    International album chart positions from:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trespassing_%28album%29#Charts

    Music sales by country:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Music_industry#Total_value_by_country

    Country (Album Market Share)
    - Album Chart Peak Position – Itunes Pos 05/15 -   Itunes Pos 05/30 -  NCOE Itunes Pos 05/30 

     

    USA (40%) – 1 – 1 – 44 – 0 –
    Canada (3.3%) – 1 – 2 – 31 – 139 –
    Hungary (< 0.6%) – 1 – 1 – 57 – 0 –
    Finland (< 0.6%) – 2 – 1 – 49 – 88 –
    New Zealand (< 0.6%) – 4 – – 52 – 27 –
    Australia (1.8%) – 10 – – 391 – 105 –
    Denmark (0.65%) – 10 – 19 – 144 – 0 –
    Portugal (< 0.6%) – 19 – – 0 – 0 – 200
    Sweden (< 0.6%) – 20 – 9 – 0 – 0 –
    Germany (8%) – 28 – – 205 – 0 –
    Netherlands (1.8%) – 30 – – 0 – 0 –
    Norway (< 0.6%) – 32 – – 0 – 0 –
    Switzerland (0.9%) – 35 – 98 – 0 – 0 –
    Belgium (0.8%) – 64 – – 0 – 0 –
    Belgium (0.8%) – 132 – – 0 – 0 –
    France (5.5%) – – 90 – 0 – 0 –
    Mexico (4.6%) – – 32 – 0 – 0 –
    Brazil (3.8%) – – 38 – 275 – 0 –
    Spain (2.3%) – – 45 – 0 – 0 –
    Italy (2%) – – 77 – 0 – 0 –
    Argentina (0.7%) – – – 300 – 0 -

  • http://twitter.com/CanadianLady2 CanadianLady

    Re Ronnie, not sure what to say. I have the CD and like it but don’t love it. Did totally love “The Cost of Living.” Thought it should have won song of the year.

    I think “Let the Cowboy Rock” was a good choice because it was uptempo, but maybe it didn’t catch because it wasn’t really him. Kind of not believable I guess. I think the whole CD was kind of missing the spark Kix brought.

    Do you know what’s happening with Kix’s album? Sometimes the whole is greater than the parts. :) 

  • OffLeash

    I don’t see how Phil can beat Carley. Sure, he was making double her sales for a couple days, and topped her for 4 days, but he didn’t have a full week, and Home wasn’t sold elsewhere afaik. 

    If the weekly sales for singles start on Mondays, Phil had 3 days less than Carley to account for. I’d be shocked if Carley isn’t #1.

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

    Here are the album sales from Idol Chatter:

    Idol albums
    Carrie Underwood, Blown Away (45,000, -17%, 486,000) (#3 Billboard 200)

    Adam Lambert, Trespassing (22,000, -71%, 100,000) (#11 BB200)
    Haley Reinhart, Listen Up! (20,000, debut, 20,000) (#16 BB200)
    Kris Allen, Thank You Camellia (16,000, debut, 16,000) (#25 BB200)
    Kelly Clarkson, Stronger (11,000, +33%, 806,000) (#36 BB200)Scotty McCreery, Clear as Day (6,000, +36%, 1.059 million) (#72 BB200)
    Carrie Underwood, Some Hearts (2,000, +2%, 7.204 million)
    Mandisa, What If We Were Real (2,000, -13%, 183,000)
    Carrie Underwood, Play On (2,000, -6%, 2.109 million)
    Carrie Underwood, Carnival Ride (1,000, -7%, 3.263 million)
    Lauren Alaina, Wildflower (1,000, -4%, 281,000)
    Casey James, Casey James (1,000, -4%, 38,000)
    Kellie Pickler, 100 Proof (less than 1,000, -21%, 73,000)

    Idol-related albums
    One Direction, Up All Night (37,000, +8%, 698,000) (#5 Billboard 200)
    Various, Now That’s What I Call Music 42 (31,000, -27%, 232,000) (#9 BB200)
    Jason Aldean, My Kinda Party (14,000, -2%, 2.602 million) (#29 BB200)
    Smash Cast, The Music of Smash (11,000, -58%, 95,000) (#37 BB200)
    David Guetta, Nothing but the Beat (6,000, +51%, 318,000) (#81 BB200)
    Tyga, Careless World (6,000, -20%, 233,000) (#82 BB200)
    Various, WOW Gospel 2012 (3,000, -8%, 111,000) (#170 BB200)
    Various WOW Hits 2012 (3,000, -9%, 281,000) (#185 BB200)

    Finale-related albums
    Rihanna, Talk That Talk (11,000, +4%, 889,000) (#35 BB200)
    Creedence Clearwater Revival, Vol. 1 – Chronicle: 20 Greatest Hits (5,000, +41%, 6.149 million) (#92 BB200)
    Neil Diamond, Very Best of Neil Diamond (3,000, +13%, 171,000) (#139 BB200)

  • Anonymous

     Bummer about Kellie. I like this album.

  • http://twitter.com/cheeseE1 EH

    Are these based on Soundscan? If so, I guess no album numbers for Phillip. Weird.

    I dont think he can beat Carley for #1, maybe he’ll be #3 or #4. It’s hard to predict numbers because it seemed like there was a slight downward movement for the top songs the previous week. Hopefully “Home” at least sold better than “No Boundaries.”

  • windmills

    CanadianLady: Do you know what’s happening with Kix’s album? Sometimes the whole is greater than the parts. :)

    Kix has his own single out now, called New To This Town featuring Joe Walsh of the Eagles. Currently at #35 Billboard. I like it but I guess I can’t disagree with people who think it’s missing some oomph.

    Ronnie & Kix both struggled as solo acts before they came together as Brooks & Dunn and became huge. So, it’s not surprising they’re struggling again now especially with a new generation of country superstars being ushered in like Mike M says.

    But, it really is a travesty Cost of Living didn’t do better. Last year’s 2 best country singles IMO were Cost Of Living and Hell On Heels by Pistol Annies. Hell On Heels didn’t even chart despite selling more than 500k downloads and Cost Of Living barely made t20 and missed out on awards nominations where it should’ve won. 

    Mike M: Is Jessie James’ “Military Man” as hot at Billboard as it is at Mediabase? If so, WTT will also have to deal with that one soon along with Miranda and maybe Montgomery Gentry? Not sure how MG is performing at Billboard.

    Military Man debuted at #55 Billboard with a +404k Billboard gain. Trails Scotty by over 600k so I’m thinking WTT is safe for another week. Montgomery Gentry only gained 169k at BB and trails by 470k. So, if they keep up this way they’ll both be problems in a couple weeks but probably not this week.

    Thanks Pam for posting the album sales info. Blown Away will hit 500k next week :)

    I forgot to mention there’s a little bit of mystery that’s been introduced about the 2nd single off Blown Away. Based on Carrie shooting the BA vid back in March and the download sales, it’s obvious the title track is intended to be the next single. But, as posted a couple days ago, album tracks Do You Think About Me and Nobody Ever Told You got 17/18 spins last week. I couldn’t find the station starters/leaders on MB so the spins were probably on unmonitored stations. But, it’s possible those 2 were being tested for single status. If so then IMO it’s because country radio’s actually wanting something lighter and countrier from Carrie for a 2nd BA single.

    Both Do You Think About Me and Nobody Ever Told You are happy acoustic country/pop songs with Do You Think About Me being the superior song IMO. Nobody Ever Told You has this interesting Paul Simon-Graceland era meets country element. They’d both probably appeal to fans of The Band Perry and very early Taylor Swift (a la her 1st 2 singles which were country/pop).

  • Anonymous

    It’s going to be interesting to see if Blown Away reaches platinum.

  • http://twitter.com/tinawinabina Tinawina

    Are they not releasing Phillip’s album numbers? Maybe there will be a press release later? Boo.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/PVEFG2TOUIXSROKUSO2O2DOWWE Taylor

    double post

  • Hazehel

    Sigh! Getting myself all excited to see what the number for Phillip Phillips might be, so disappointed not to see it.

  • Anonymous

    Since AI isn’t releasing the album numbers, I wonder if they will keep the sales for the singles hidden too.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/PVEFG2TOUIXSROKUSO2O2DOWWE Taylor

    Debuts for Trespassing:

    USA #1

    CAN #1

    NZ #4

     AUS #10

    HUNG #1

    FIN #2

    World #5

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

    i-tunes

    Singles
    2.  Call Me Maybe – Carly Rae Jepsen
    4.  Payphone (feat. Wiz Khalifa) – Maroon 5
    8.  Home (American Idol Performance) – Phillip Phillips
    11.  What Makes You Beautiful – One Direction (Deluxe)
    24.  Payphone (feat. Wiz Khalifa) – Maroon 5
    29.  Dance Again (feat. Pitbull) – Jennifer Lopez
    30.  Good Girl – Carrie Underwood
    32.  Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You) – Kelly Clarkson (Deluxe)
    43.  Fly Over States – Jason Aldean
    46.  Rumour Has It – ADELE
    55.  One Thing – One Direction (Deluxe)
    63.  Set Fire to the Rain – ADELE
    92.  Rolling in the Deep – ADELE
    93.  Moves Like Jagger (Studio Recording from “The Voice” Performance) [feat. Christina Aguilera] – Maroon 5
    100.  Want U Back – Cher Lloyd
    106.  We’ve Got Tonight (American Idol Performance) – Phillip Phillips
    111.  Someone Like You – ADELE
    115.  Volcano (American Idol Performance) – Phillip Phillips
    117.  Tonight (Best You Ever Had) [feat. Ludacris] – John Legend
    118.  Blown Away – Carrie Underwood
    135.  Young Homie – Chris Rene
    141.  God Gave Me You – Blake Shelton
    168.  Heart Skips a Beat (feat. Chiddy Bang) – Olly Murs
    176.  What Makes You Beautiful – One Direction
    191.  Drink On It – Blake Shelton
    200.  Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You) – Kelly Clarkson
    207.  Beggin’ (American Idol Performance) – Phillip Phillips
    211.  Mr. Know It All – Kelly Clarkson (Deluxe)
    228.  Roots Before Branches (Glee Cast Version) – Glee Cast
    229.  Honey Bee – Blake Shelton
    236.  Up All Night – One Direction (Deluxe)
    243.  Over – Blake Shelton
    252.  She Will Be Loved – Maroon 5
    261.  Moments – One Direction (Deluxe)
    277.  U Got It Bad (American Idol Performance) – Phillip Phillips
    290.  Run (feat. Sugarland) – Matt Nathanson
    295.  Stand By Me (American Idol Performance) – Phillip Phillips
    298.  Stereo Hearts (feat. Adam Levine) – Gym Class Heroes
    304.  Stay – Sugarland
    309.  Remind Me (Duet with Carrie Underwood) – Brad Paisley
    333.  Stand Up – One Direction (Deluxe)
    350.  On The Floor (feat. Pitbull) – Jennifer Lopez
    351.  Somebody That I Used to Know (Glee Cast Version) – Glee Cast
    355.  Good Morning (feat. TobyMac) – Mandisa & tobyMac
    361.  Don’t You Wanna Stay (with Kelly Clarkson) – Jason Aldean
    364.  One Thing – One Direction
    369.  Stuck Like Glue – Sugarland
    388.  Have You Ever Seen the Rain (American Idol Performance) – Phillip Phillips

    Albums
    5.  Phillip Phillips: Journey to the Finale – Phillip Phillips
    11.  21 – ADELE
    14.  Heaven – Rebecca Ferguson
    15.  Blown Away – Carrie Underwood
    17.  Up All Night (Deluxe Version) – One Direction
    22.  Up All Night – One Direction
    33.  Glee: The Music – The Graduation Album – Glee Cast
    42.  Trespassing (Deluxe Version) – Adam Lambert
    54.  The Music of SMASH (Soundtrack) – SMASH Cast
    58.  Jessica Sanchez: Journey to the Finale – Jessica Sanchez
    59.  American Idol – Season Finale – Season 11 – EP – Various Artists
    75.  Listen Up! (Deluxe Version) – Haley Reinhart
    89.  19 – ADELE
    90.  Stronger (Deluxe Version) – Kelly Clarkson
    92.  Thank You Camellia (Deluxe Version) – Kris Allen
    121.  Overexposed (Deluxe Edition) – Maroon 5
    172.  Think Like a Man (Music from & Inspired By the Film) – Various Artists
    177.  Undercover – EP – Jack and White
    189.  Red River Blue (Deluxe Version) – Blake Shelton
    198.  Songs About Jane – Maroon 5
    199.  Hands All Over (Deluxe Version) – Maroon 5
    239.  Music from Another Dimension – Aerosmith
    254.  It Won’t Be Soon Before Long – Maroon 5
    292.  Clear As Day – Scotty McCreery
    297.  The Essential: Aerosmith – Aerosmith
    314.  Once Upon a Time … – EP – Crystal Bowersox
    337.  Stronger – Kelly Clarkson
    379.  Break the Spell (Deluxe Version) – Daughtry
    393.  What If We Were Real – Mandisa
    394.  Listen Up! – Haley Reinhart
    400.  American Idol – Top 3 – Season 11 – Various Artists

  • Anonymous

    This lightened my heart and brought me back to the reality of the music “game.”
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    An appreciation: Doc Watson, flatpicker, song stylist, messenger

    May 30, 2012 |  7:25
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    Doc Watson, who died Tuesday at age 89, never had a hit record, and
    none of his albums ever went gold. This truth, a shame considering his
    talent, his influence on the guitar and the beauty of his dynamic
    baritone, should serve as inspiration to any musician interested in the
    long game, in making music that endures not because of its shock value
    or its keen marketplace vision but because within its measured tones
    lies universal truth.

  • Anonymous

    How did they release Scott’s numbers for ILYTB last year? Was it part of the Soundscan report or was it as a separate press release, or what?

  • http://www.facebook.com/amirabdulrahim Amir Hazwan Abdul Rahim

    Congrats Carrie for going gold! (She’s gonna get there anyway might as well say it now :p)

  • http://twitter.com/cheeseE1 EH

    Scotty and Lauren had their compilation albums and winner singles reported to Soundscan (they showed up on the HDD predictions, too). I think there was a press release on the day the figures became available and some Billboard ads touting their sales numbers.

    ETA: Actually Interscope/Mercury Nashville had Scotty and Lauren’s numbers out on a Tuesday last year before any official reports came in.

  • http://twitter.com/graffeodl Dana Graffeo

    You missed these.

    #10 Denmark
    #20 Sweden
    #28 Germany
    #30 The Netherlands

  • mmb

    Adam’s PR flack just announced that NCOE was added to the CapitalFM playlist.  That is great news for him and the song in advance of his arrival in the UK next week.

  • koshka

    THanks I didn’t know any of this…

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

    We still don’t have this week’s top 10 albums from Billboard for the US charts yet listed on the site but we do have this in the meantime:

    From Billboard

    Fun. Reach No. 1, Bee Gees Rise on U.K. Charts

    In a nailbiting finish, Scottish singer-songwriter Emeli Sandé
    kept bluesman Joe Bonamassa from a notable first U.K. No. 1 album, as the Official Charts Company’s new sales data was unveiled Sunday (May 27). “We Are Young” (Fueled By Ramen) by fun. featuring Janelle Monae finally reached the singles chart summit, in its seventh week.  

    Sandé’s “Our Version of Events” (Virgin/EMI) climbed 3-1 for its third separate stint at the top, having debuted at No. 1 in February and returned there two weeks later. It’s been in the top ten for all of its 15-week run. It finally nudged past Bonamassa’s “Driving Towards The Daylight” (Provogue), which had led the way for most of the week, by fewer than 100 sales. But “Daylight” still posted a career-best No. 2 debut for the blues artist, outranking 2011′s “Dust Bowl,” which peaked at No. 12. Bonamassa today (Monday) announced four London shows for March 13, for which tickets go on sale on Friday (1).
     
    Adele moved back 4-3 with “21″ (XL Recordings) as John Mayer arrived at
    No. 4 with “Born and Raised” (Columbia/Sony Music Entertainment). That’s another best-ever ranking and first U.K. top tenner for Mayer, whose previous best was a No. 35 peak for 2009′s “Battle Studies.”
     
    The death of Robin Gibb prompted expanding sales for the Bee Gees’ catalog, with “Number Ones” (Polydor/Universal) racing 34-5, a new high for a compilation that previously reached No. 7 on its 2004 release. Reprise/Warner Music’s 2009 “The Ultimate Bee Gees” reappeared at No. 35. Keane’s
    “Strangeland” (Universal Isand) fell to No. 6 after two weeks at the chart peak.
     
    Fun.’s banner week in the U.K. market also saw their “Some Nights” album debut at No. 7, just ahead of Tom Jones’ “Spirit in the Room” (Universal Island) at No. 8. Jones, currently a judge on BBC1′s “The Voice” talent series, thus extends his span of top ten U.K. chart albums to 45 years, since “Green Green Grass of Home” reached No. 3 in 1967.
     
    Also new inside the top ten was the Enemy’s “Streets in the Sky” (Cooking Vinyl) at No. 9, which follows 2007′s No. 1 debut “We’ll Live and Die In These Towns” and the No. 2 sequel “Music For The People” in 2009. There were top 20 debuts for former Blue Nile vocalist Paul Buchanan’s “Mid Air” (Newsroom) at No. 14, The Temper Trap’s eponymous album for Infectious Music at No. 17 and longtime rockers the Cult’s “Choice of Weapon” (Cooking Vinyl) at No. 20. On the compilation chart, it’s now eight unbroken weeks at the top for
    “Now That’s What I Call Music 81″ (EMI TV/Universal Music TV).
     
    “We Are Young” made its final move to the top of the singles chart by
    keeping the Wanted’s current U.S. single “Chasing The Sun” (Global
    Talent/Universal), to a No. 2 entry. “Young” has now sold 431,000 units in the U.K., according to the OCC. Carly Rae Jepsen’s former No. 1 “Call Me Maybe” (Interscope/Universal) started a third week at No. 3 as “R.I.P.” (Roc Nation/Columbia/Sony Music Entertainment) by Rita Ora featuring Tinie Tempah fell to No. 4 after two weeks at the summit.
     
    Paloma Faith’s “Picking Up The Pieces” (RCA/Sony Music Entertainment) opened at No. 7, from her “Fall To Grace” album which is released today (28), and “Dance Again” (Epic/Sony Music Entertainment) by Jennifer Lopez featuring Pitbull at No. 11.

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

    For some reason, the BB200 top 10 post from Billboard is unusually late today.  We usually have it by now.  We didn’t get any Soundscan numbers for last week (ending 5/20).  I’m sure that was partly because of the holiday falling on Monday.  I hope we get some Soundscan numbers before the weekend’s out for this week because I’m curious to see what Phillip’s EP sold too. 

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

    From PR Newswire:

    One Direction’s “What Makes You Beautiful” Certified Double Platinum

    NEW YORK, May 30, 2012
    /PRNewswire/ – One Direction’s US success continues this week as their
    debut single “What Makes You Beautiful” passes 2 million
    digital sales and has been certified double platinum by the RIAA. Their BRIT
    Award winning debut single, “What Makes You Beautiful” sold
    more than 131,000 copies in the US in its first week, debuting at #12 on the
    Billboard Digital Songs chart. Their #28 debut on the Billboard Hot 100
    marked the highest debut from a British Group since the Spice Girls in 1998. 

    In March 2012, the group made chart
    history when their debut album UP ALL NIGHT entered the US Billboard 200
    chart at #1 with over 176,000 copies sold, making them the first British group
    ever to debut at #1 in the US with their debut album release. To date the album
    has been certified GOLD and sold over 700,000 copies in the US alone. UP ALL
    NIGHT is a worldwide success selling over 2.3M albums and has charted at #1
    in 16 countries (US, Ireland, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, Italy, Sweden, Turkey, Mexico, Chile, Colombia, Peru, Philippines, Singapore,
    Hong Kong, Thailand).

    Read more at the link.

  • Anonymous

    I tweeted Brian M and he said that if Philip’s album #s got released (he doesn’t know if they did), then he didn’t make the BB Top 200. He does expect to get Philip’s #s when the single sales #s are released later today

    I looked up the HDD predictions for last year, and Scotty’s EP was listed on the final predictions:

    http://www.hitsdailydouble.com/sales/archcht.cgi?cht449 

    so it is ia little strange that Philip’s numbers didn’t show up on the HDD predictions.

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

    Kirsten, I’ve got 2 comments that need to be approved and one of them is the i-tunes post. 

  • http://twitter.com/cheeseE1 EH

    That is weird. There’s no way he sold less than 3,000 albums based on 4 days at #2 on iTunes.  (He would have to be at least in the top 10 on the digital albums chart). iTunes sales are relative, of course, but I think Lauren peaked much lower and still sold 11,000 albums.

    I hope they at least release some numbers for “Home” even if they don’t plan to send it to radio or promote it or anything. (I’m guessing we won’t get numbers for the other Idol tracks at all).

  • Kirsten

    Carrie Underwood, Blown Away (45,000, -17%, 486,000)

    Carrie is going to blow past 500K next week. Go Carrie!

  • Anonymous

    nvm

  • http://twitter.com/tinawinabina Tinawina

    I doubt that’s the case, even with the shortened week it near the top for days, it should have sold better than that.

    Maybe if the digital album chart leaks we can start to make a roguh estimate.

  • Anonymous

    Sorry for the mix-up!

  • phil_atlanta2

    From 3 years ago:

    Kris and Adam’s iTunes “Season 8 Favorite Performances” both chart on the Billboard 200 album’s chart:

    33. Adam Lambert, Season 8 Favorite Performances
    50. Kris Allen, Season 8 Favorite Performances
     

  • Anonymous

    Something is off. The #185 album sold 3k but P2 didn’t chart? What did Jessica sell? 500 albums?

  • Anonymous

    I would be really surprised if the album didn’t make the top 200 considering the iTunes chart positions, and since iTunes is the only seller, it is easy to make comparisons with other seasons.
    Scotty’s album went 2-2-3-3 from Thursday to Sunday and sold 23k. I just can’t imagine P2′s album selling less than 5k to not make the billboard 200.

  • Anonymous

    3k gets you on the BB200!

  • http://twitter.com/cheeseE1 EH

    I think that the label simply didn’t report the numbers. Phillip was selling more on iTunes than Sara Bareilles and I believe she released on Tuesday and was only selling her EP on iTunes, Amazon mp3 or physical copies from her website (i.e. she probably had significant iTunes sales). She sold over 31K.

    We somehow got Lee’s compilation album numbers and he only sold 2,000 and didn’t make the BB200.

  • windmills

    LightOfTruth007, this is week 4 for Blown Away. Scotty’s Clear As Day sold 42k in week 4 for a 4 week total of 384k. 

    I’ll go ahead and give you a spoiler alert too: if you must compare CMA Awards/holiday shopping boosted weeks to late May and June sales (though in fairness, country sales 2 weeks from now will be boosted some by the CMT Awards and CMA Fest) and if you must compare somebody fresh off Idol to somebody who won the show 7 years ago, then you’ll be happy to know CAD will have higher weekly sales than Blown Away for weeks 5 through 12 :)

    Carrie not releasing in Q4 is going to result in her slowest climb to platinum sales so far. I still believe Blown Away will get there especially if the title track is released next and good single choices follow. But to be quite honest my main concern with the album’s sales is wanting them to be good enough to affirm Carrie’s decision to take some extra time with the album and break out of the once every 2 years pattern. So far so good.

    Pam: For some reason, the BB200 top 10 post from Billboard is unusually late today. We usually have it by now. We didn’t get any Soundscan numbers for last week (ending 5/20). I’m sure that was partly because of the holiday falling on Monday. I hope we get some Soundscan numbers before the weekend’s out for this week because I’m curious to see what Phillip’s EP sold too.

    I’m wondering if Soundscan is rerunning the chart and if so, if that has anything to do with P2.

  • OffLeash

    You’d think Phil would’ve sold at least 5k. He was #2 all 4 days behind John Mayer. He’s still in the top 5 even today. Granted, it wasn’t a full week, and iTunes album sales are only a small percentage of overall album sales, but still. It sounds more like Phil’s sales weren’t reported. idk why they have to be so mysterious about it. *shrug* Give us the gd numbers already.

  • http://twitter.com/cheeseE1 EH

    Phillip sold 24,000 of his Idol album, per Billboard 
    Updated BB rankings

    11 Phillip Phillips Idol Journey (24,000)
    12 Adam Lambert Trespassing (22,000)
    17 Haley Reinhart Listen Up! (20,000)
    21 Idol Top 2 Compilation (18,000)
    27 Kris Allen TYC (16,000)
    126 Jessica Sanchez Idol Journey (4,000)

    http://www.billboard.com/column/chartbeat#/news/john-mayer-earns-third-no-1-album-on-billboard-1007183752.story

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_MV64BS4FSISCASL4P656RXAFYQ Kayla

    I’m sure Phillip sold way more than that last entry on the BB200 chart. It must be some mixup with Idol on releasing the numbers or something. Maybe they are reformulated the chart with him included?

    ETA: Yep I thought so.

  • OffLeash

    24k! Well done, Phil! That’s even a bit higher than Scotty, right? Can’t wait for Home’s numbers.

  • Anonymous

    I predicted 25K and I almost nailed it! They’ll be good numbers for the single also.

    And #11 on the BB 200 is not bad either. Plus both the single and the album are still in the Top 10 on iTunes.

  • Anonymous

    nvm

  • Anonymous

    nvm

  • Anonymous

    i think scottys no. were 23,700 if i remember correctly, he still did well

  • Anonymous

    [24k! Well done, Phil! That's even a bit higher than Scotty, right? Can't wait for Home's numbers. ]

    —————————————————–

     11 SCOTTY McCREERY 19 RECORDINGS, INC. 23,785 – 
    AMERICAN IDOL SEASON 10

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

    I was able to see Doc Watson perform last year–incredible experience.  He was blind, yet still could play–was mesmerizing.  I feel blessed I was able to have that opportunity. 

    And Scotty’s compilation album was #11 last year (even though with the slightly lower numbers). Good for Phillip!

  • Anonymous

     scottys no. were 23,700 so they were pretty close

  • Anonymous

    Considering S11 was down 30% from S10 in viewership and P2 has been able to do none of the Idol winner promo, I think he’s doing very well indeed. People who saw Lee DeWyze 2 are way off base IMHO.

  • Anonymous

    24K? Wow, good for Philip.

  • Anonymous

    Thanks for the heads up!!! What you say makes perfect sense….I did realize i made a mistake on the week after i posted (looked at current chart) …Either way, Scotty’s looking pretty good! He went Gold Week 7 and Platinum Week 13..So i guess we’ll see.

  • Anonymous

    scottys nos were 23,700 my earlier post of 22,000 was wrong, so pretty much the same, i dont know what the exact nos. of phil were

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

    Actually, here’s Scotty’s numbers from last May…

      11 SCOTTY McCREERY 19 RECORDINGS, INC. 23,785 —
    AMERICAN IDOL SEASON 10

  • Anonymous

    one slight change — it says in that BB article that Kris is #26 on the BB chart — not #27

  • OffLeash

    Yep. The Lee DeWyze omens were off. So far, Phil is closer to Scotty, the most successful Idol winner in recent years, than Lee, the least successful one. :)

  • Anonymous

     i really have to give props to carrie, this is what her fourth album, and she sold 260,000 something her first week.  She must be the highest selling female artist in country since she won idol.

  • Anonymous

    awe…poor poor Lee.  Will his tombstone/obit read that he was the least successful Idol winner?  I hope not.

    Anyway – I’m dying to know if Kelly went over the / about the 3.5million mark for Stronger single downloads.  Anyone??????  She’s closing in on having the highest selling single I believe, for idol winners, isn’t she?

  • Guest

    So which one do we believe – Brian? or Billboard?

    Brian said Trespassing was BB #11 at 22,000. Billboard says Trespassing is #12 at 22,000. Both do say a 71% drop, and a total of 100,000. (Last week’s debut was rounded to 77,000, so that must mean that the actual  2 weeks numbers combined were rounded to 100,000?)

    “Meanwhile, last week’s No. 1 album, Adam Lambert’s
    “Trespassing,” falls straight out of the top 10. It drops from
    No. 1 to No. 12 with 22,000 (down 71%). It’s the first No.
    1-debuting title to fall out of the top 10 in its second week since
    the Dec. 3, 2011, chart, when  Mac Miller’s “Blue Slide Park”
    collapsed 1-24.”

    http://www.billboard.com/#/news/john-mayer-earns-third-no-1-album-on-billboard-1007183752.story

    Edit: Okay, I see that Phillip Phillips topped Adam’s Trespassing at #11, pushing all the others down 1.

  • OffLeash

    Isn’t it because Phil’s numbers hadn’t been accounted for? Since Phil is #11 now, if Adam was #11 before, he would be #12 now.

  • Guest

    I just saw that, OffLeash. Good for Phillip! Someone else had linked the BB article (somewhere else) before I finished reading this thread.

  • http://twitter.com/TJHau TJH

     http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/05/30/john-mayers-born-and-raised-tops-billboard-chart/

  • Hazehel

    Hah, I’m so pleased for Phillip Phillips.  I can’t say I’m a fan, but I’m fascinated by how he might do.  Given that the previous singer-songwriter type of Idol winners/contestants haven’t done great (Lee, Crystal, does Kris count?), I’m wondering if he is the one who’d break the mold.  If he (the “artist”) can make it in his chosen genre, perhaps Idol might get some respect in certain quarters after all.

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

    From UK Mix:

    Pop Songs
    *** No. 1 *** “Somebody That I Used To Know” Gotye Featuring Kimbra
    Greatest Gainer/Debut No. 29 “Wide Awake” Katy Perry

    Katy Perry debuts on Pop Songs at No. 29 with “Wide Awake.” The song –
    which she first performed live in an acrobatic-infused spectacle on the
    Billboard Music Awards (May 20) – is available on her “Teenage Dream:
    The Complete Confection” album and was written for her 3D film, “Katy
    Perry: Part of Me,” due in theaters July 5. (Check out the Billboard
    mention at 2:39 in the video above!)

    Debut No. 37 “Both Of Us” B.o.B Featuring Taylor Swift
    Debut No. 38 “Chasing The Sun” The Wanted

    Adult Contemporary
    *** No. 1 *** “Set Fire To The Rain” Adele
    Greatest Gainer No. 12 “Rumour Has It” Adele
    Debut No. 24 “What Makes You Beautiful” One Direction

    Adult Pop Songs
    *** No. 1 *** “Somebody That I Used To Know” Gotye Featuring Kimbra
    Greatest Gainer No. 10 “Call Me Maybe” Carly Rae Jepsen
    Debut No. 35 “Wide Awake” Katy Perry
    Debut No. 36 “Guardian” Alanis Morissette
    Debut No. 38 “Scream” Usher
    Debut No. 39 “Where Have You Been” Rihanna

    Dance/Club Play Songs
    Greatest Gainer/*** No. 1 *** “Where Have You Been” Rihanna
    Hot Shot Debut No. 42 “Miracle” Norka
    Debut No. 44 “Best Song Everrr” Wallpaper.
    Debut No. 45 “Let It Rain”Amy Weber
    Debut No. 46 “Key To Your Soul” John LePage Featuring Debby Holiday
    Debut No. 48 “See U Move” Sted-E & Hybrid Heights Featuring Mr. V
    Debut No. 49 “How Do You Mend A Broken Heart (Like Mine)?” Beatnik Castle
    Debut No. 50 “Can’t Stop” Jes & Ronski Speed

    Rap Songs
    *** No. 1 *** “Drank In My Cup” Kirko Bangz
    Greatest Gainer No. 7 “Mercy” Kanye West, Big Sean, Pusha T, 2 Chainz
    Debut No. 25 “Touch’N You” Rick Ross Featuring Usher

    Rock Songs
    *** No. 1 *** “Burn It Down” Linkin Park
    Greatest Gainer/Hot Shot Debut No. 31 “Legendary Child” Aerosmith
    Debut No. 45 “Coming Down” Five Finger Death Punch
    Debut No. 48 “Man Of Constant Sorrow” Charm City Devils
    Debut No. 50 “No Reflection” Marilyn Manson

    Alternative Songs
    *** No. 1 *** “Gold On The Ceiling” The Black Keys
    Greatest Gainer No. 17 “Some Nights” fun.
    Debut No. 36 “45″ Gaslight Anthem
    Debut No. 38 “Unity” Shinedown
    Debut No. 40 “Houdini” Foster The People

    Country Songs
    *** No. 1 *** “Somethin’ ‘Bout A Truck” Kip Moore
    Greatest Gainer/Hot Shot Debut No. 24 “That’s Why I Pray” Big & Rich
    Debut No. 55 “Military Man” Jessie James
    Debut No. 60 “Things You Can’t Do In A Car” Due West

    Latin Songs
    *** No. 1 *** “Ai Se Eu Te Pego” Michel Telo
    Greatest Gainer No. 6 “Follow The Leader” Wisin & Yandel + Jennifer Lopez
    Hot Shot Debut No. 37 “Me Enamora” Juanes
    Debut No. 41 “Ella Lo Que Quiere Es Salsa” Victor Manuelle Featuring Voltio & Jowell & Randy
    Debut No. 43 “Mirando Al Cielo” Roberto Tapia
    Debut No. 49 “A Cambio De Que” Jenni Rivera

    Regional Mexican Songs
    *** No. 1 *** “Llamada De Mi Ex” La Arrolladora Banda el Limon de Rene Camacho
    Greatest Gainer No. 18 “Mirando Al Cielo” Roberto Tapia
    Debut No. 34 “Disename” Joan Sebastian

    Latin Pop Songs
    *** No. 1 *** “Bailando Por El Mundo” Juan Magan Featuring Pitbull & El Cata
    Greatest Gainer No. 16 “Me Enamora” Juanes
    Debut No. 38 “Somebody That I Used To Know” Gotye Featuring Kimbra

    Tropical Songs
    *** No. 1 *** “Yo No Soy Un Monstruo” Elvis Crespo Featuring Ilegales
    Greatest Gainer/Debut No. 18 “Follow The Leader” Wisin & Yandel + Jennifer Lopez
    Debut No. 37 “Eres Mi Sueno” Fonseca

    Christian Songs
    *** No. 1 *** “Where I Belong” Building 429
    Greatest Gainer No. 17 “Me Without You” tobyMac
    Hot Shot Debut No. 49 “Love Is Making A Way” Sixteen Cities
    Debut No. 50 “What Grace Looks Like” 33Miles

    Gospel Songs
    *** No. 1 *** “My Testimony” Marvin Sapp
    Greatest Gainer/Debut No. 20 “Take Me To The King” Tamela Mann Featuring Kirk Franklin
    Debut No. 28 “Alright” Lowell Pye
    Debut No. 29 “Every Moment” forever JONES

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_MV64BS4FSISCASL4P656RXAFYQ Kayla

    Of course we believe Billboard. Brian obviously got the numbers before Billboard did some last minute adjustments to add the Idol EPs for Phillip, Top 2 compilation and Jessica. Since Idol keeps the EP totals hidden all season, there was probably some red tape to cut through to get the numbers.

    Adam’s numbers didn’t change, Phillip just bumped him down a spot.

    And then Phillip and the Top 2 compilation bumped Haley and Kris down two spots.

  • Anonymous

    Holy crap 278,000 for “Home”. So great, I was thinking maybe 230,000…

  • Anonymous

    Woo Hoo! I’m very happy for P2. Now I want the song to become a big fat HAC hit!

  • OffLeash

    SERIOUSLY? He beat Cook? *dead*
    Are you j/k?

  • Anonymous

    Philip sold 278K of “Home” ?

    Guess what kid — that’s gonna be your 1st single whether you like it or not :)

    Great sales — congrats to him

    http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/05/30/john-mayers-born-and-raised-tops-billboard-chart/ 

  • Anonymous

    Home is the first Idol coronation single I actually like in 10 years! Go P2. ;0

  • Hazehel

    Holy crap 278,000 for “Home”. So great, I was thinking maybe 230,000…

    That’s what you get when you actually have a proper song for a coronation song.  

    I’m surprised that my back-of-the-envelop calculation for his sales (I calculated 280K) is actually so close.

  • Anonymous

     that is awesome for phil, jimmy must be happy, and maybe that what idol has to keep doing, instead of changing other stuff, put their energies into collecting good songs for the coronation songs

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

    Wow.  That’s great news about Phillip’s single.  I didn’t imagine it was going to do that well in it’s first week.

    Congrats Phillip!

  • Anonymous

    Since the song is still in the top 10 on iTunes Home could potentially sell another 100K this week (and that’s without promo or radio).

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

    Congrats to Phillip!  I can’t help but be jealous for my special snowflake, as y’all say…what a difference a good song can make:))

  • Anonymous

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  • Anonymous

    I’m happy for P2. I hope Interscope puts some $$ behind it and gets this some airplay. I firmly believe Scotty was greatly helped by a successful coronation song. I know HAC is tougher to crack than Country radio but hopefully this is a nice push for Home.

  • Guest

    Brian has updated his chart, and also corrected the error in his original second paragraph where he said Trespassing dropped to the No. 10 position. (even though he posted BB #11 in the chart at that same time)

    All’s well, and really happy for Phillip’s numbers! I love that song!

  • http://twitter.com/CanadianLady2 CanadianLady

    Go Phillip! Been playing his songs today and they are so smooth and easy to listen to, I might just keep them going for a week. Hmm. Might add Heejun’s too. :)

  • http://twitter.com/TJHau TJH
  • Anonymous

    Debuts for Trespassing:

    World #5

    ^^^Oh my god it’s awesome! Do you have a link for this? I’d love to see it and maybe bookmark it or something!lol

  • Trina

    Holy crap and I predicted 250k for “Home” O.o Well this is what happens when you give someone a song that doesnt suck.

  • http://twitter.com/ItsMyT1me Lori

    “well he didn’t write this song. So the success he is having with “Home” doesn’t say anything one way or the other about whether he will be successful when he releases music he has written himself.”
     
    No idol contestant has ever written their coronation song. In fact, most didn’t write their first single after the coronation song. Light On and Live Like We’re Dying were both very successful first singles that were not written by the singers. 

    ETA: The first paragraph above is a quote from another poster who decided to delete her post after I replied. The second paragraph was my response. Just don’t want anyone to think that I made the comment in quotes above. Thanks.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_MV64BS4FSISCASL4P656RXAFYQ Kayla

    It’s on that world chart that’s published by an odd little outlet, but it’s a really confusing format that uses a weighted value number instead of total sales on the chart, you can tell because it’s a period and not a comma in the number. I hate to link it because people always misinterpret it. Still nice that it hit #5 on it though.

  • Larc

    Very sorry about only 16K for Kris’s TYC.  That’s an 80% drop from first week sales for KATA.  :(

  • Anonymous

    nvm

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

    Here are the track sales from Idol Chatter.  I’ve posted the same link in the thread with Phillip’s sales info with just Phillip info only.

    Debuts and Scotty’s goodbye song are in bold.

    Idol tracks
    Phillip Phillips, Home (278,000, debut, 278,000)
    Kelly Clarkson, Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You) (72,000, +15%, 3.249 million)
    Jennifer Lopez feat. Pitbull, Dance Again (69,000, -35%, 708,000)
    Carrie Underwood, Good Girl (53,000, -1%, 932,000)
    Phillip Phillips, We’ve Got Tonight (43,000 debut, 43,000)
    Phillip Phillips, Volcano (35,000, debut, 35,000)
    Carrie Underwood, Blown Away (27,000, +31%, 155,000)
    Phillip Phillips, Stand by Me (24,000, debut, 24,000)

    Phillip Phillips, Beggin’ (20,000, debut, 20,000)
    Scotty McCreery, Please Remember Me (16,000, +302%, 58,000)
    Phillip Phillips, Movin’ Out (15,000, debut, 15,000)
    Phillip Phillips, U Got It Bad (15,000, debut, 15,000)
    Phillip Phillips, Have You Ever Seen the Rain (12,000, debut, 12,000)
    Phillip Phillips, Disease (11,000, debut, 11,000)
    Kelly Clarkson, Mr. Know It All (10,000, +11%, 1.493 million)
    Haley Reinhart, Undone (8,000, debut, 8,000)

    Kelly Clarkson, Dark Side (8,000, +250%, 36,000)
    Carrie Underwood, Cowboy Casanova (8,000, +27%, 1.845 million)
    Jason Aldean/Kelly Clarkson, Don’t You Wanna Stay (6,000, +4%, 2.075 million)
    Brad Paisley/Carrie Underwood, Remind Me (6,000, +1%, 1.54 million)
    Carrie Underwood, Before He Cheats (5,000, +6%, 3.479 million)
    Scotty McCreery, The Trouble With Girls (5,000, +37%, 693,000)
    Mandisa, Good Morning (5,000, -12%, 111,000)
    Carrie Underwood, How Great Thou Art (4,000, +98%, 330,000)
    Mandisa, Stronger (1,000, 0 change, 187,000)

    Finale-related tracks
    Rihanna, Where Have You Been (135,000, +47%, 545,000)
    Wisin & Yandel feat. Jennifer Lopez, Follow the Leader (13,000, +203%, 41,000)
    Aerosmith, Legendary Child (10,000, debut, 10,000)

    Update:
    SoundScan updated its sales data Wednesday afternoon, resulting in a few albums having different chart positions than originally reported.

  • Indigobunting

    Wow, I am really impressed by P2 numbers-with declining Idol and no radio!.  I did not watch Idol this year and stopped watching after Durbin went out S10 (S9 was my last year really watching the whole thing, if that means anything, lol).

    I did buy his coronation single because it was a decent coronation song, unlike the last three years.

    Will be interested to see what he does with an album.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_MV64BS4FSISCASL4P656RXAFYQ Kayla

    Nice interview with Adam in the Toronto Sun, it’s interesting that he acknowledges the challenge of debuting without a hit single on the radio, I wonder if it’s something RCA discussed with him prior to his album drop, maybe managing all their expectations a bit.

    “I think it was a real accomplishment that the album was able to chart that high without a big single,” said a smiling Lambert, 30, in a Toronto hotel room this week, glammed up in black and white tie-dyed, torn pants and lots of silver jewelry with his jet black hair possessing a skunk-like blond streak on top.” 

    So it’s kind of a grassroots, kind of fan movement. (I was) very surprised. I mean, I knew that the fans were going to want a copy but I didn’t know what numbers we were dealing with.”

    I think he’s selling himself a little bit short though, I think a nice portion of those sales were new people who checked the new album out and liked it.

    http://www.torontosun.com/2012/05/30/lambert-proud-of-successful-new-album

  • mmb

    According to that Toronto Sun article Trespassing stayed in the top 10 in Canada this week, coming in at No. 7.  Not bad at all.

  • Tess

    Wow, Phillip pocketed about $50k just from his released singles last week.  That’s some nice pocket change.

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

    From HDD:

    One Day Sales:

    MAYER LOOKS GOOD FOR ANOTHER WEEK
    Even with 50-60% Drop, He Should Remain at #1; Spektor, Sharpe, Sigur Ros Debut

    Next week’s HITS Album sales chart should be a case of Born again.
    That’s because Columbia Records singer/songwriter/guitar-slinger and shaggy-haired heartthrob John Mayer looks likely to nab the top spot for a second straight appearance, with Born and Raised slated to sell around 50-60% less than the 220k he grabbed to make him #1.

    The results are based on one-day sales figures from those retailers who haven’t turned their stores into Mitt Romney campaign headquarters.

    As far as debuts go, Sire Russian alternative songstress Regina Spektor’s sixth studio album, What We Saw from the Cheap Seats, is slated for the highest finish, with a projected total of between 30-35k. Her previous album, Far, bowed with 50k in June ’09.

    Vagrant SoCal neo-hippies Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros, which goes through INgrooves Fontana, return with Here, the follow-up to their left-field 2009 success, Up from Below, slated for between 27-30k.

    XL Icelandic avant-rockers Sigur Ros’ Valtari, their sixth album, is headed for between 20-23k.

    RCA Atlanta rap trio Travis Porter is eyeing 12-15k for their debut album, From Day 1.

    June begins a roll-out of major releases, including Usher (6/12), Justin Bieber and Kenny Chesney (6/19), as well as Linkin Park and Maroon 5 (6/26), with Chris Brown (7/3) and Zac Brown Band (7/10) both slated for July.

    This past week, the industry went up against last year’s debut of Lady Gaga’s Born This Way, which opened with 1.1m for the period ending May 29, which accounts for the downward trend. 

    Album sales were up 3% vs. last week, down 22% vs. same week last year and down 3% year to date.

    Track sales were up 2% vs. last week, up 2% vs. same week last year and up 6% year to date.

    TEA sales were up 3% vs. last week, down 15% vs. same week last year and flat year to date.

  • Anonymous

    I wonder how Steven Tyler feels about every song of Phillip’s outselling his new single (especially since he performed it on the finale).

  • Anonymous

    I doubt Steven cares. Aerosmith sells albums more than they do singles. And if they go on tour, they will be playing to far bigger crowds then Philip.

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

    From Billboard:

    Bee Gees’ Album Sales Jump 339% After Robin Gibb’s Death

    Following the death of Bee Gees member Robin Gibb on May 20, his band’s catalog of albums and songs saw great sales gains in the week ending May 27.

    According to Nielsen SoundScan, the group sold 27,000 albums this past week — up 339% from 6,000 in the week of May 20. (That includes the “Saturday Night Fever” soundtrack.) The pop trio’s best-selling album last week was “The Ultimate Bee Gees” greatest hits, which reenters the Billboard 200 chart at No. 49 with 9,000 sold (up 291%).
     
    The act also returns to the Billboard 200 with “Number Ones” (No. 70 with 7,000; up 695%) and the “Saturday Night Fever” album (No. 168 with 3,000; up 133%). On the Catalog Albums chart, “Ultimate Bee Gees” returns at No. 4, while “Number Ones” jumps back in at No. 8. (The Catalog chart ranks
    the best-selling older albums of the week — those that are generally at least 18 months old.)
     
    On the digital song side of things, Bee Gees moved 102,000 song downloads
    last week — up from 21,000 the week previous (a gain of 379%).
     
    The group’s two biggest songs last week were “Stayin’ Alive,” which sold 14,000 (up 198%), and “How Deep Is Your Love” (11,000; up 362%). Neither tune sold enough to rank on the 75-position Digital Songs chart.

  • Anonymous

    Next Week’s Billboard 200: John Mayer’s ‘Born and Raised’ Set For Second Week at No. 1
    http://www.billboard.biz/bbbiz/industry/retail/next-week-s-billboard-200-john-mayer-s-born-1007190752.story 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PSHFTD4YV3QOE3INABJUXZSWMU hillstreetblooz

    Giving Phillip props for putting up some good numbers.  Were there numbers for Cook’s, Adam’s or Kris’s singles?  Phillips success is kinda overshadowing everything now, and rightly so. Never thought he would have sold that many, so I tip my hat to him for getting it done.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PSHFTD4YV3QOE3INABJUXZSWMU hillstreetblooz

     I think it’s a matter of time before he joins Cook in the “parting ways with the label” revolving door. There’s just no way to look at it otherwise. Unless he managed to negotiate one of those special singles only or EP deals after this CD there’s no way I see RCA sheathing their hatchet.

  • Susan

    Oh I like “We Are Young,” the #1 in the UK.  Heard it a lot on Capital FM, driving around England the previous two weeks.  It’s cool and different.  Not that impressed with The Wanted’s new UK single.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Wui-Zhuan-Lim/777616348 Wui Zhuan Lim

    Maria Brockway, have you seen this…?
    hehe

  • http://twitter.com/Miztig Miz

    I’m still confused on the numbers and rounding on Kris and Haley.

    According to HDD final numbers:
    –16HALEY REINHART 19/INTERSCOPE 19,100–
    Listen Up!
    –23KRIS ALLEN 19/RCA 16,918–
    Thank You Camellia

    So Haley’s is being rounded up to 20,000 and Kris rounds down to 16,000?
     Yes I do understand the concept of rounding and it should be 19,000 and 17,000 respectively.
    For that matter, Adam’s numbers are off also. 

    Billboard still has last week’s chart up. Where, besides Brian, are these numbers coming from? Where did those sales go and come from?

  • http://twitter.com/EitWat MADEitTO20nowWAT

    HDD are only predictions, not official numbers.

    Brian has official numbers from soundscan (but he can only post them rounded), so Haley just sold a little more than her final prediction and Kris sold little less hence the difference in rounded numbers.

    BB will update their BB200 on thursday just like they normally do every week.

  • Anonymous

    Miz, for practical purposes, Soundscan numbers are the only ones that matter, not HDD.  HDD projects based on the reports they can get; they cover most of the same retailers, but Soundscan gets more data.  So the numbers in the SS report that end up in the BB 200 are the “real” sales numbers.  (RIAA certifies on shipments, which include shipping albums to more retailers than Soundscan tracks, but those shipments don’t actually have to sell to be counted.  We’ve seen some certifications that vastly overstated scanned sales before, so I rely on SS numbers.)

    As for Billboard:  They have to get the reports from Soundscan the same as everyone else.  SS updates its database and sends out press releases to subscribers who then have the incentive to post immediately.  Billboard needs to reconfigure the website with new data each time a sales week report comes through.

  • Anonymous

    Brian Mansfield rounds up or down based on 500 increments.  In other words, Haley sold somewhere between 19,500 and 20,499 to be listed as 20,000.  Kris sold anywhere between 15,500 and 16,499 to be listed as 16,000.

    Edit: I’m sorry Miz – I see this isn’t what you were confused about – you wondered why the difference in figures from yesterday to today. Nevermind, but I’ll leave my post here just in case anyone else is confused about the rounding off part.

  • Anonymous

    Kris, Adam and Cook’s singles didn’t sell enough to make the digital 200 chart. If the sales are not high enough for that then Brian does not have access to them. Sometimes he can put in a special request but those are rare.

  • http://twitter.com/graffeodl Dana Graffeo

    No, you are looking at HDD numbers and comparing them to Soundscan rounded numbers.  That doesn’t work because they are two completely different animals.  HDD numbers are “Predictions”, even the final numbers because they don’t get complete industry figures.  What they do is get actual figures from most of the “big” retailers comprising about 85% of total sales then they come up with a “total” by estimating the remaining sales.  The soundscan numbers are the “official” numbers that Billboard uses for the actual chart.  Soundscan reports the actual numbers to Billboard but usually only rounded numbers are officially released and published.  When we get exact numbers they are from “leaks” of the official Soundscan reports.

    Basically HDD numbers are not to be compared to Soundscan numbers.  So the rounded numbers published by Billboard are not determined by rounding from HDD figures but by rounding from official Soundscan figures that we may or may not ever see.

  • alterego

    Not at all surprised that Jessica Sanchez’s songs have not done well. There are already SO MANY versions of out there of I Have Nothing, I Will Always Love You, Proud Mary, You Are So Beautiful, I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing, And I Am Telling You I Am Not Going, etc. These songs have been covered by every wanna be singer and played at endless weddings, graduations, local talent shows, on You Tube, etc.

  • http://twitter.com/Miztig Miz

    I don’t exactly trust Soundscan numbers either and that is born out of experience.

    I used to buy CDs or books as gifts for family and friends for Christmas – I have a lot of both and my budget was around $1,000. A few years ago I was buying a large number of different albums in a record store and they pulled 2 CDs from behind the counter to scan instead of what I was buying.

    I was concerned and questioned it. The guy processing my purchase told me that they were paid more to scan those and I shouldn’t worry about it since it wouldn’t affect me if I needed to make a return.

    That was the first time I had ever heard about Soundscan and I researched it when I got home. It made me feel dirty and more than a little upset that the artists I bought were being ripped off. As a creative myself, I wondered how many ‘little’ ways I was being ripped off as well.

  • V Jemmy

     

    A few years ago I was buying a large number of different albums in a
    record store and they pulled 2 CDs from behind the counter to scan
    instead of what I was buying.

    Yeah, that’s definitely something that I would have found a place to report that sort of business practice to.  Their corporate office, Soundscan, whatever.  The record industry doesn’t want to get ripped off anymore than the artists do.

    Sometimes it only takes one whistleblower to stop corruption.

  • Anonymous

    Miz, in this billboard article they have Kris listed as 17,000.

    http://www.billboard.com/news/john-mayer-earns-third-no-1-album-on-billboard-1007183752...

  • http://twitter.com/Miztig Miz

    Followed your link and page was blank. In another browser it said ‘not found’. I can’t find any recent articles at BB with Kris in them.

  • http://twitter.com/Miztig Miz

    I doubt the record industry felt they were getting ripped off, they were getting what they paid for. The albums I bought were from the same 2 labels being scanned – just not the same artist or title as I was actually buying. That tells me the labels were paying to have particular records chart higher than they actually should have.

  • Anonymous

    Hmm, sounds like the store was the one doing shady dealings.  Labels give perks to stores to get top display locations for particular artists for example.  Sounds like this store found a way to increase their revenue without having to sell the actual artist.

  • Anonymous

    Miz, Here’s another link to the Billboard article, but it also gives rounded figures.  
    http://www.billboard.com/news#/news/john-mayer-earns-third-no-1-album-on-billboard-1007183752.story

    You should be able to find the exact numbers on this site, http://www.ukmix.org/forums/viewtopic.php?t=91008&start=0

    Here it is, they were on the 2nd page of the thread.

    REINHART*HALEY LISTEN UP! 19879 999 35 19978

    ALLEN*KRIS THANK YOU CAMELLIA 15610 999 20 15622