No numbers yet, but HDD predicted that 5 Idols will be in the Top 50 of the album chart for the second week. Yay! Let’s see what those first-second week drops look like. Please post numbers as you find them.

Last week’s numbers.

Albums via IdolChatter

Scotty McCreery, American Idol Season 10: Scotty McCreery EP (13,967, -65%, 54,372) (#19 Billboard 200)
David Cook, This Loud Morning (12,000, -74%, 58,000) (#26 BB200)
Lauren Alaina, American Idol Season 10: Lauren Alaina EP (10,592, -47%, 30,676) (#35 BB200) – RoughStock has her listed at 34 on BB
Haley Reinhart, American Idol Season 10: Haley Reinhart EP (10,000, -29%, 24,000) (#37 BB200)
James Durbin, American Idol Season 10: James Durbin EP (10,000, -35%, 25,000) (#38 BB200)
Jennifer Hudson, I Remember Me (4,000, -30%, 370,000) (#141 BB200)
Carrie Underwood, Play On (2,000, -38%, 2.019 million)
Mandisa, What If We Were Real (2,000, -14%, 51,000)
Daughtry, Daughtry (1,000, -5%)

Digital Downloads:
Brad Paisley/Carrie Underwood “Remind Me” 68K (-8%) Total: 327K
Jennifer Lopez feat. Pitbull “On the Floor” 57K (-18%) Total: 2.527M
Jason Aldean w/Kelly Clarkson “Don’t You Wanna Stay” 27K (+3%) Total: 1.449M
Scotty McCreery “I Love You This Big” 25K (-7%) Total: 396K
Jennifer Lopez feat. Lil Wayne “I’m Into You” 15K (+15%) Total: 193K
Danny Gokey “Second Hand Heart” 8K (NEW) 8K
Steven Tyler “(It) Feels So Good” 7K (-19%) Total: 197K
Lauren Alaina “Like My Mother Does” 6K (-20%) Total: 222K
Mandisa “Stronger” 5K (-7%) Total: 79K
Carrie Underwood “Undo It” 4K (-6%) Total: 1.147M
Carrie Underwood “Before He Cheats” 4K (-7%) Total: 3.262M


Idol Chatter Download Numbers

 
  • Pam

    17 17 SCOTTY MCCREERY I Love You This Big 2671 2322 349 17.768
    +31 Spins
    -38 Bullet
    +0.234 AI

    All Stations
    19 18 SCOTTY MCCREERY I Love You This Big 4380 3819 561 22.977

  • Pam

    CHR/Pop
    55 45 MAROON 5 F/CHRISTINA AGUILERA Moves Like Jagger 760 353 407 5.196

    HAC
    11 11 JASON ALDEAN/KELLY CLARKSON Don’t You Wanna Stay 2687 2489 198 14.9
    29 29 DAVID COOK Last Goodbye 600 585 15 1.594
    43 32 MAROON 5 F/CHRISTINA AGUILERA Moves Like Jagger 507 294 213 2.527

    AC
    10 9 JASON ALDEAN/KELLY CLARKSON Don’t You Wanna Stay 816 628 188 7.231
    18 20 MATTHEW MORRISON Summer Rain 181 198 -17 0.623
    30 29 JOSH GRACIN Long Way To Go 74 65 9 0.068
    41 39 DAVID COOK Last Goodbye 32 39 -7 0.702

    Country
    13 11 BRAD PAISLEY/CARRIE UNDERWOOD Remind Me 3834 3418 416 26.031
    17 17 SCOTTY MCCREERY I Love You This Big 2671 2322 349 17.768
    40 36 KELLIE PICKLER Tough 638 514 124 3.422
    46 48 LAUREN ALAINA Like My Mother Does 333 321 12 1.601

    Urban
    33 29 JENNIFER HUDSON No One Gonna Love Yo… 772 759 13 3.457

    Urban AC
    9 10 FANTASIA Collard Greens & Cor… 961 951 10 4.966
    17 16 JENNIFER HUDSON No One Gonna Love Yo… 684 646 38 3.801
    38 32 JENNIFER HUDSON Don’t Look Down 166 95 71 1.823
    36 39 KEKE WYATT Saturday Love f/Rube… 93 105 -12 0.215

    Rhythmic
    32 26 TYGA Far Away f/Chris Ric… 1256 962 294 6.036

    Christian AC
    5 6 MANDISA Stronger 980 975 5 3.859
    20 22 CHRIS SLIGH One 294 300 -6 1.09

    Canada-HAC
    43 31 MAROON 5 F/CHRISTINA AGUILERA Moves Like Jagger 199 113 86 1.88

    Canada-Main AC
    11 14 JASON ALDEAN/KELLY CLARKSON Don’t You Wanna Stay 184 199 -15 1.304

    Canada-Country
    9 7 BRAD PAISLEY/CARRIE UNDERWOOD Remind Me 644 575 69 2.149
    25 22 SCOTTY MCCREERY I Love You This Big 409 384 25 1.155
    48 47 LAUREN ALAINA Like My Mother Does 91 105 -14 0.203

  • Tess

    So Scotty has 350 more spins yesterday than he had last Tuesday but his ranking is staying about the same. Is all the juggling on country happening below the top 20…he has to be picking up those spins from somewhere, yet he isn’t moving upward.

  • Kirsten

    So Scotty has 350 more spins yesterday than he had last Tuesday but his ranking is staying about the same. Is all the juggling on country happening below the top 20…he has to be picking up those spins from somewhere, yet he isn’t moving upward.

    Hold onto your hat because one of these days he’s going to get run over by 2 or 3 songs (and Keith Urban is galloping up fast in the rear view mirror). The top 20 logjam on country is insane right now.

    Scotty has the 11th biggest spincrease on the chart right now, but he’s wedged in with a bunch of songs with about the same or higher spincrease so it’s hard to move anywhere. I’ve lost track, but it’s probably next week before we see any songs go recurrent.

    There is a 900 point gap between ILYTB and the song above it and Scotty can’t chip away at that lead because that song is gaining as fast as his. Eventually, the two songs will catch up with the two songs above that (at the pace everybody is going). But, Toby Keith and George Strait are close to pushing past and Rodney Atkins has been shadowing ILYTB for a while (two songs change places every once and a while).

    Sometimes a song can be making great progress and be standing still on the chart. Other times, a song can be coasting and sail up the chart. Rankings are so dependent on what other songs are doing. Sometimes you win. Sometimes you lose. If ILYTB can keep up the momentum, eventually, the logjam will clear.

  • Pam

    i-tunes

    Singles
    10. Dirt Road Anthem – Jason Aldean
    17. Remind Me (Duet with Carrie Underwood) – Brad Paisley
    24. Honey Bee – Blake Shelton
    41. God Gave Me You – Blake Shelton
    58. Don’t You Wanna Stay (with Kelly Clarkson) – Jason Aldean
    71. I Love You This Big (American Idol Performance) – Scotty McCreery
    79. Honey Bee – Blake Shelton
    118. My Kinda Party – Jason Aldean
    119. Forget You – Cee Lo Green
    122. Dirt Road Anthem (Remix) [feat. Ludacris] – Jason Aldean
    129. Old Alabama (feat. Alabama) – Brad Paisley
    145. Stitch By Stitch (The Voice Performance) – Javier Colon
    177. Bright Lights Bigger City – Cee Lo Green
    185. F**k You – Cee Lo Green
    186. I’m Sorry – Blake Shelton
    192. She’s Country – Jason Aldean
    199. Over – Blake Shelton
    210. Who Are You When I’m Not Looking – Blake Shelton
    232. Moves Like Jagger (Studio Recording from “The Voice” Performance) [feat. Christina Aguilera] – Maroon 5
    254. Big Green Tractor – Jason Aldean
    293. Inventing Shadows (The Voice Performance) – Dia Frampton
    300. I Won’t Back Down (The Voice Performance) – Blake Shelton & Dia Frampton
    303. Far Away (feat. Chris Richardson) – Tyga
    348. Red River Blue – Blake Shelton
    386. Man In the Mirror (The Voice Performance) – Adam Levine & Javier Colon
    410. Like My Mother Does (American Idol Performance) – Lauren Alaina
    414. Drink On It – Blake Shelton
    434. Heartless (The Voice Performance) – Dia Frampton
    446. Time After Time (The Voice Performance) – Javier Colon
    470. Before He Cheats – Carrie Underwood
    488. Undo It – Carrie Underwood
    494. Show Me How You Burlesque – Christina Aguilera
    521. Forget You – Cee Lo Green
    522. Hey – Blake Shelton
    531. Addicted (Bonus Track) – Blake Shelton
    593. I Got You – Leona Lewis
    620. Second Hand Heart – Danny Gokey
    637. Tough – Kellie Pickler
    642. Kiss My Country Ass – Blake Shelton
    646. Hillbilly Bone (feat. Trace Adkins) – Blake Shelton
    652. Ready to Roll – Blake Shelton
    666. Fix You (The Voice Performance) – Javier Colon
    670. Price Tag (The Voice Performance) – Xenia
    672. Loser Like Me (Glee Cast Version) – Glee Cast
    676. Cowboy Casanova – Carrie Underwood
    678. The Truth – Jason Aldean
    695. Losing My Religion (The Voice Performance) – Dia Frampton
    733. Amarillo Sky – Jason Aldean
    734. Crazy Town – Jason Aldean
    759. Water – Brad Paisley
    781. Express – Christina Aguilera
    815. How Great Thou Art – Carrie Underwood
    854. Last Name – Carrie Underwood
    862. Dog Days Are Over (The Voice Performance) – Vicci Martinez
    877. This Is Country Music – Brad Paisley
    881. All-American Girl – Carrie Underwood
    893. She’s Everything – Brad Paisley
    895. Good Ole Boys – Blake Shelton
    900. Then – Brad Paisley
    921. Angel (The Voice Performance) – Javier Colon
    923. Bound to You – Christina Aguilera
    964. Beautiful – Christina Aguilera
    989. All About Tonight – Blake Shelton
    1002. Rolling In the Deep (The Voice Performance) – Vicci Martinez
    1006. Temporary Home – Carrie Underwood
    1011. Beautiful (The Voice Performance) – Christina Aguilera & Beverly McClellan
    1020. Jesus, Take the Wheel – Carrie Underwood

    Albums
    1. Red River Blue (Deluxe Version) – Blake Shelton
    19. My Kinda Party – Jason Aldean
    28. Red River Blue – Blake Shelton
    51. This Is Country Music – Brad Paisley
    138. This Loud Morning (Deluxe Version) – David Cook
    165. Dream With Me – Jackie Evancho
    174. Loaded: The Best of Blake Shelton – Blake Shelton
    199. Wide Open – Jason Aldean
    202. Glee: The Music, Vol. 6 – Glee Cast
    217. Glee: The Music Presents The Warblers – Glee Cast
    296. LOVE? (Deluxe Edition) – Jennifer Lopez
    308. Glee: The Music, Vol. 5 – Glee Cast
    316. Glee: The Music, Vol. 1 – Glee Cast
    379. American Idol Season 10: Scotty McCreery – Scotty McCreery
    397. The Lady Killer (Deluxe Version) – Cee Lo Green
    453. Glee: The Music, Vol. 4 – Glee Cast
    502. This Loud Morning – David Cook
    511. Play On – Carrie Underwood
    531. Jason Aldean – Jason Aldean
    538. What If We Were Real – Mandisa
    547. Glee: The Music, Vol. 3 – Showstoppers (Deluxe Edition) – Glee Cast
    566. I Remember Me – Jennifer Hudson
    645. The Lady Killer – Cee Lo Green
    649. All About Tonight – EP – Blake Shelton
    653. Hits Alive – Brad Paisley
    678. Glee: The Music, Vol. 2 – Glee Cast
    702. Live It Up – Lee DeWyze
    736. Leave This Town (Bonus Track Version) – Daughtry
    738. American Saturday Night (Bonus Track Version) – Brad Paisley
    787. Carnival Ride – Carrie Underwood
    864. Some Hearts – Carrie Underwood
    961. Breakaway – Kelly Clarkson

  • chearts77

    Log jam is right, Kirsten. Right now, I’m just happy that Scotty is hanging in there. Taylor’s Mean should be going recurrent next week and TBP’s You Lie right after it. Honeybee is finally starting to fall…but even with all those leaving over the next few weeks, there’s more coming on the charts. Taylor’s new one will enter the chart and fly up just like all her other songs. *sigh* Can we get a top 15 for Scotty before it’s time for another single?

  • Tess

    71. I Love You This Big (American Idol Performance) – Scotty McCreery
    145. Stitch By Stitch (The Voice Performance) – Javier Colon

    This just makes me proud….even though I know that I can’t take pride in what someone else is doing…so I need to think of a better word that describes the fact that I am tickled pink that the Idol champ is kicking butt where The Voice contestants are concerned. (And the judges on The Voice are still of more interest to the general public than the winner…that just says a ton about the focus of that show).

  • Pam

    Can we get a top 15 for Scotty before it’s time for another single?

    I’m not Kirsten, but that’s what I’m hoping for at least. I figure if he got that, and the single happened to go anywhere beyond that, then as far as I’m concerned, it would be all gravy but the fact it has maintained it’s place in the top 100 on i-tunes since it hit #1 there within hours after the finale and has far exceeded my expectations for how well I thought it could do, then basically it’s all gravy. :D

  • Tess

    Would it be possible to link or post the country top 20….And, my apologies because I think I ask this every week.

  • chearts77

    Tess, I’m proud (or tickled pink) as well.

    Pam, yes, it’s basically all gravy at this point. I’m so happy to see Scotty doing so well. I guess I can’t help but feel like wanting more. ha ha He’s gotten this far on this song, how far can we take it?

  • Pam

    Tess, is this what you were looking for?

    Top 100 country songs i-tunes

    Mediabase country chart

    I hope that covers all of the bases. :)

  • kcostell

    Are the spin increases on the mediabase chart still distorted by the additional stations, or has it been more than a week on those yet?

  • Yvonne13

    Pam, how do you get the iTunes ranking for songs and albums that are outside of the top 200? (Or anyone else who knows)? Thanks.

  • Kirsten

    Would it be possible to link or post the country top 20

    Another useful chart is the Country Points Chart. The points are what determine the ranking on the Mediabase chart.

  • Kirsten

    Pam, how do you get the iTunes ranking for songs and albums that are outside of the top 200? (Or anyone else who knows)?

    iTunes Top 1000

    Top 1000 Albums

  • girlygirl

    Skyscraper, the Demi Lovato song that Jordin sings background vocals on, is #1 on iTunes chart. Maybe that song should be listed when posting the charts here? Yes/no?

    Lauren’s compilation album has fallen out of the Top 1000. It had a very nice run.

    Yvonne13

    here’s the link to the iTunes Top 1000 singles chart. The key is to may sure it reads “limit=0000″ in the address. If you want the album Top 1000, where it says “topsongs” in the address, replace that with “topalbums”

    http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wpa/MRSS/topsongs/sf=8673441/limit=0000/rss.xml

  • girlygirl

    Random question: I know Danny’s single doesn’t get officially sent to radio for a couple of more weeks, but is it getting any spins at all from country radio yet?

  • Kirsten

    here’s the link to the iTunes Top 1000 singles chart. The key is to may sure it reads “limit=0000? in the address. If you want the album Top 1000, where it says “topsongs” in the address, replace that with “topalbums”

    You can also make it genre specific if you include a /genre=N in the link. I’m sure there is a list of all the genres somewhere. 6 is for Country. You can play around with the numbers (set the limit to like 10 so it doesn’t take all day).

    Here is how the Country one would look:
    http://ax.itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wpa/MRSS/topalbums/sf=4403441/genre=6/limit=0/rss.xml

    N=1=Classical? Symphony?
    N=2=Blues? Roots?
    N=3=IDK Lots of Weird Al
    N=4=Kids
    N=5=Classical? Jackie tops this
    N=6=Country

    Then I gave up because I found a chart that somebody might care about.

  • Kirsten

    Random question: I know Danny’s single doesn’t get officially sent to radio for a couple of more weeks, but is it getting any spins at all from country radio yet?

    Sure. Here are some spins for the song:
    KSD-FM St. Louis Country 5 0.051
    WQYK-FM Tampa Country 2 0.02
    WMZQ-FM Washington, DC Country 2 0.015
    WXBQ-FM Johnson City Country 2 0.014
    WCTQ-FM Sarasota Country 2 0.008

    This is compared to Sunday:
    KSD-FM Pub 3 Country St. Louis
    KRTY-FM Pub 2 Country San Jose
    KUZZ-FM Pub 2 Country Bakersfield
    WMZQ-FM Pub 2 Country Washington, DC
    Hot Country Pub 1 Country >Dial Global
    WKDF-FM Pub 1 Country Nashville

  • windmills

    kcostell: Are the spin increases on the mediabase chart still distorted by the additional stations, or has it been more than a week on those yet?

    I think the chart’s set for apples to apples comparison in terms of the panel so there shouldn’t be distortion at this point? I haven’t checked though, just assuming. The panel change was last Friday so I guess we’ll know for sure this Friday if every song takes a hit. I don’t expect that to happen though.

    The top 10 is beginning to open up a little so the Kenny/Brad+Carrie/Jake pack should be able to move a little now. That should open up a little space behind them too. Taylor may drop below Scotty before she goes recurrent at the rate she’s going. Blake will go recurrent July 24th on Mediabase. The Band Perry should go recurrent the following week.

    girlygirl: Random question: I know Danny’s single doesn’t get officially sent to radio for a couple of more weeks, but is it getting any spins at all from country radio yet?

    It’s been sent to radio – that happened at the end of June. But it hasn’t gone for adds yet: that’ll happen August 8th. Meanwhile Danny’s doing a radio tour to try to sell the song to radio.

    By the way, BNA is pushing Kellie’s Tough this week so it should pick up a little momentum. It did move all the way up to #33 on Billboard and it’s starting to debut on countdowns now. Here’s the ad the label took out for Kenny’s single and Kellie’s: http://countryaircheck.com/images/ads/071211145740-1.GIF

  • Indigobunting

    Random question: I know Danny’s single doesn’t get officially sent to radio for a couple of more weeks, but is it getting any spins at all from country radio yet?

    Danny’s song doesn’t actually get sent to radio for a month (August 8).

    I knew he was doing some radio station visits-he is at WKIS right now and was at WCTQ yesterday (they spun it twice :) )

    I see it has gotten some other test spins-thanks for the info Kirsten!

  • windmills

    Indigobunting: Danny’s song doesn’t actually get sent to radio for a month (August 8).

    Sent to radio = made available to radio with a physical single or digitally available through a service like PlayMPE. Danny’s single has been available digitally to radio since the end of June. You’re confusing that with the adds date which is Aug 8th.

  • girlygirl

    Thanks Kirsten!

  • Eileen99

    iTunes genre chart:

    2=Blues
    3=Comedy
    4=Children
    5=Classical
    6=Country
    7=Electronic
    8=Holiday
    9=Opera
    10=Singer/Songwriter
    11=Jazz
    12=Latin
    13=New Age
    14=Pop
    15=R&B/Soul
    16=Soundtrack
    17=Dance
    18=Hip Hop/Rap
    19=World
    20=Alternative
    21=Rock
    22=Inspirational
    23=Vocal
    24=Reggae
    25=Easy Listening

    Hit Predictor had one of Kelly’s new songs streaming last night, along with Pia’s single, and Cook’s Paper Heart. Interestingly, Kris was one of the artists they asked if I was familiar with & how I rate him. idk if that’s a random thing or if Jive/other labels give HP a list of artists they want included.

  • Mike M

    Kirsten and Pam (and all others who contribute) thanks so much for the work you do on these numbers threads. I have to admit I find it all more interesting than I ever thought I would. I’m still learning about it, but I’m hooked.

    By the way, I can never get all 1,000 songs or albums to show up on the chart. It gets to 480 and stops. I do have 0000 in the address line.

  • Tess

    I would like, though I think I know, a little refresher course on radio play. I always thought that as soon as a song was released (any which way) that a digital version was downloaded that could be accessed by ANY radio station interested and played whenever by whomever over the airways. So what is the ultimate purpose of a formal add date? And, can radio stations (as long as they list the song and “pay” the writers) play any version of a song…whether it is album, or digital download, or a copy of a live performance or “stolen” off the web.

  • windmills

    Tess: I would like, though I think I know, a little refresher course on radio play. I always thought that as soon as a song was released (any which way) that a digital version was downloaded that could be accessed by ANY radio station interested and played whenever by whomever over the airways. So what is the ultimate purpose of a formal add date? And, can radio stations (as long as they list the song and “pay” the writers) play any version of a song…whether it is album, or digital download, or a copy of a live performance or “stolen” off the web.

    Addressing the 1st part: technically, a station can take any album cut once released or a live cut and play it if they want. Sometimes the label will ask them not to, or sometimes the label won’t care. But when a label sends a particular song to radio stations either in physical format or makes it available digitally for a particular format, then it’s a sign the label is interested in stations focusing on that song for airplay.

    The ultimate purpose of a formal adds date is to basically be a focus date for the label’s 1st wave of promo. The formal adds date often doesn’t mean anything for a format superstar because a lot of stations will jump on the song before it goes for adds, as soon as it’s available (and sometimes before if they get a hint about a song being the next single). But if you’re not as well established at the format then it can help to have a big adds week to get people’s attention and that’s what the adds date is for. The label and the act do promo before the adds date and try to pick up as many adds for the adds date as they can so they can brag about it and hope other stations are impressed and also add the song. It’s all about appearing to have momentum and buzz.

  • Kirsten

    By the way, I can never get all 1,000 songs or albums to show up on the chart. It gets to 480 and stops. I do have 0000 in the address line.

    Try another browser. I know that one of my browsers cuts off at around 350 and I’ve never been able to figure out why. Must be some obscure security thing.

  • Pam

    The URL for the songs feed looks like this:

    http://ax.phobos.apple.com.edgesuite.net/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wpa/MRSS/topsongs/sf=343441/limit=150/rss.xml

    Where it says “limit=150″, the simple way is to remove the 1 and 5, (in the URL in your browser) then hit return, and in a few seconds, you should get the top 1000 for either singles or albums.

    That’s weird about that particular browser Kirsten.

  • Tess

    Thanks everyone who are answering my questions, today. For someone who thought radio was archaic I have sure changed my tune…and now that I have I am into it I can’t delve deep enough.

    I just have this picture of some guy in a Mad Men suit, hat, and tie with a big cigar pounding on the doors of every radio station trying to convince the program director that his guy/gal is the greatest thing since sliced bread and will bring the listeners who will totally satisfy the advertisers. And my vision is probably not to far off….wonder if the “salesmen” get paid by commission?

  • Kirsten

    From Billboard:

    Digital track sales this past week totaled 23.25 million downloads, down 9% compared to last week (25.45 million) and up 10% stacked next to the comparable week of 2010 (21.09 million). Year to date track sales are at 684.05 million, up 11% compared to the same total at this point last year (618.53 million).

    Overall album sales in this past chart week (ending July 10) totaled 5.34 million units, down 16% compared to the sum last week (6.34 million) and up 2% compared to the comparable sales week of 2010 (5.24 million). Year to date album sales stand at 160.81 million, up 1% compared to the same total at this point last year (159.20 million). It is the seventh week in a row where year-to-date album volume is greater than the same time in the prior year.

    Jason Aldean’s “My Kinda Party” (featuring Kelly): 4 (6) 42K -12%

  • Mike M

    By the way, BNA is pushing Kellie’s Tough this week so it should pick up a little momentum.

    windmills, what exactly does a label do when they “push” a song? I understand ads, but I’m sure there are other things.

  • Mike M

    TESS: “I always thought that as soon as a song was released (any which way) that a digital version was downloaded that could be accessed by ANY radio station interested and played whenever by whomever over the airways.”

    This is not exactly what you are talking about, but in a similar category, I think. There’s a radio station in Chattanooga that’s playing a cut off Kelly’s upcoming album. They put it in a “battle of the bands” and it won five nights in a row, so they added it to the rotation. I think the song is “Down on Me” or “Down to Me” something like that. Obviously, it was one of the leaked songs and they grabbed it and started playing it. I’m assuming it’s legal since they aren’t shy about publicizing it.

  • Elliegrll

    From Brian M. at Idol Chatter
    http://content.usatoday.com/communities/idolchatter/post/2011/07/idol-album-sales-scotty-mccreery-david-cook-and-more/1

    Idol albums

    Scotty McCreery, American Idol Season 10: Scotty McCreery EP (14,000, -65%, 54,000) (#19 Billboard 200)
    David Cook, This Loud Morning (12,000, -74%, 58,000) (#26 BB200)
    Lauren Alaina, American Idol Season 10: Lauren Alaina EP (11,000, -47%, 31,000) (#35 BB200)
    Haley Reinhart, American Idol Season 10: Haley Reinhart EP (10,000, -29%, 24,000) (#37 BB200)
    James Durbin, American Idol Season 10: James Durbin EP (10,000, -35%, 25,000) (#38 BB200)
    Jennifer Hudson, I Remember Me (4,000, -30%, 370,000) (#141 BB200)
    Carrie Underwood, Play On (2,000, -38%, 2.019 million)
    Mandisa, What If We Were Real (2,000, -14%, 51,000)
    Daughtry, Daughtry (1,000, -5%)

    Idol-related

    Jason Aldean, My Kinda Party (42,000, -12%, 1.492 million) (#4 Billboard 200)
    Brad Paisley, This Is Country Music (20,000, -14%, 344,000) (#14 BB200)
    Various, Now That’s What I Call Country Vol. 4 (12,000, -21%, 72,000) (#27 BB200)
    Civil Wars, Barton Hollow (7,000, +3%, 137,000) (#66 BB200)
    Jennifer Lopez, Love? (6,000, -24%, 218,000) (#74 BB200)
    Big Time Rush, BTR (6,000, -15%, 538,000) (#87 BB200)
    Aerosmith, Best of Aerosmith: The Millennium Collection (4,000, -14%, 303,000) (#118 BB200)
    Randy Travis, Anniversary Celebration (2,000, -21%, 34,000)

  • randomjoe

    numbers for prior weeks EP sales:

    10 NEW 1 American Idol Season 10 Highlights (EP), Scotty McCreery 40.405 – 40.405
    24 NEW 1 American Idol Season 10 Highlights (EP), Lauren Alaina 20.084 – 20.084
    31 NEW 1 American Idol Season 10 Highlights (EP), James Durbin 15.293 999% 23 15.316
    37 NEW 1 American Idol Season 10 Highlights (EP), Haley Reinhart 14.111 999% 64 14.175

    7 NEW 1 This Loud Morning, David Cook 45.806 999% 53 45.862

    http://www.ukmix.org/forums/viewtopic.php?t=82387&start=75

  • gferna

    MJ: Would you mind placing another page#indicator link at the top of the thread, I mean, above of the first comment of each page?

  • Trina

    Wow Haley and James right on top of each other lol

  • gferna

    TLM is in free fall… where are the Cook fans???

  • Kirsten

    SS numbers from RoughStock

    10 19 Scotty McCreery American Idol/Selections 13,967 54,372 (#5 on Country)
    24 34 Lauren Alaina American Idol/Selections 10,592 30,676 (#9 on Country)

    Idol Related:
    LW TW Artist Album Sales TW Sales Total
    6 4 Jason Aldean My Kinda Party 41,965 1,491,880 (#1 on Country)
    21 14 Brad Paisley This Is Country Music 19,582 344,240 (#3 on Country)
    33 26 Various Now Country IV 12,008 72,382 (#8 on Country)

    3 of the top 5 and 5 of the top 10 Country albums are Idol related!

  • windmills

    Mike M: windmills, what exactly does a label do when they “push” a song? I understand ads, but I’m sure there are other things.

    Ads usually coincide with the label’s regional promo reps going to radio stations in person or by phone and presenting their case for adding the song or playing it more. Sometimes it’s calling in a favor, sometimes it’s presenting callout data or downloads data to show a song’s catching on with somebody. Sometimes that also means offering giveaway goodies that encourage the station to promote the act/song.

    Mike M: There’s a radio station in Chattanooga that’s playing a cut off Kelly’s upcoming album. They put it in a “battle of the bands” and it won five nights in a row, so they added it to the rotation. I think the song is “Down on Me” or “Down to Me” something like that. Obviously, it was one of the leaked songs and they grabbed it and started playing it. I’m assuming it’s legal since they aren’t shy about publicizing it.

    The song’s called Let Me Down and it’s true, a bunch of stations are starting to play it. It’s a weird situation. The version being played that I’ve heard is actually a higher quality mix of the song than what leaked widely. It’s not illegal but if a label really cares about something like that, then they can ask for the station to stop or they can threaten to withhold stuff from the radio station if it doesn’t stop playing the song. Obviously if you’re a big station you’re more likely to get away with something like that.

    As another example, I remember one of Seattle’s country stations The Wolf was the one that leaked and played the wrong mix of Carrie’s Cowboy Casanova. The label was on it as fast as it could be, pulling versions from the internet and announcing it was the wrong version. They rushed out the correct version either late that night or the following morning. A couple weeks later, Carrie did a radio interview with Seattle’s other (and I think bigger) country station, KMPS. It was the only radio interview she did at that particular time, and I don’t think it’s a coincidence it was with the station that directly competes with the one that leaked the wrong mix of the song.

  • Mike M

    Wow Haley and James right on top of each other lol

    Just curious…the chart shows that both sold 10,000 this week with James selling 25,000 overall and Haley selling 24,000, yet Haley is ahead of James on the charts. It really doesn’t matter at all in terms of who is doing better (they’re both doing very well and I’m glad). I just want to get a better understanding of the chart. Does it have to do with numbers being rounded off and being a bit misleading when they are so close?

    ETA: Thanks windmills for the information above.

  • girlygirl

    J-Hud’s album doesn’t look like it will go gold, does it? I thought I read that it’s already been certified gold, though

  • larc

    windmills says:
    Ads usually coincide with the label’s regional promo reps going to radio stations in person or by phone and presenting their case for adding the song or playing it more. Sometimes it’s calling in a favor, sometimes it’s presenting callout data or downloads data to show a song’s catching on with somebody. Sometimes that also means offering giveaway goodies that encourage the station to promote the act/song.

    Also, sometimes it’s begging and even groveling. ;)

  • Elliegrll

    Just curious…the chart shows that both sold 10,000 this week with James selling 25,000 overall and Haley selling 24,000, yet Haley is ahead of James on the charts. It really doesn’t matter at all in terms of who is doing better (they’re both doing very well and I’m glad). I just want to get a better understanding of the chart. Does it have to do with numbers being rounded off and being a bit misleading when they are so close?

    The 10,000 number is rounded, but since Haley is listed first, she sold more than James this week, but he’s sold more copies the past two weeks combined.

  • http://emuisemo.pbworks.com eilonwy

    girlygirl, here’s the RIAA gold certification (link) for Hudson’s IRM. There seems to be a disconnect between the quantity shipped and the pace at which the album is selling.

  • Landmd

    The 10,000 number is rounded, but since Haley is listed first, she sold more than James this week, but he’s sold more copies the past two weeks combined.

    Not by much they are pretty close.

    LoL im posting to fast, must be counting all my posts over the years. since this is my 2nd post today and hours apart!

  • larc

    Mike M says:
    Does it have to do with numbers being rounded off and being a bit misleading when they are so close?

    I believe Brian gets the actual sales numbers, but he has to round them off to the nearest 1K in his reports. With that kind of rounding, two albums could be as many units as 999 apart in sales and yet still be reported the same (10K is anywhere from 9,500 to 10,499). Also, as little as a 1 album difference can separate 10K and 11K (10,499 would show as 10K and 10,500 would be 11K). If Brian has to round, I wish he could at least get permission to do it to the nearest 100.

  • Listening

    It upsets me that Jennifer Hudson is getting credit for going gold when she’s only sold 370,000 according to Billboard. How’d she get to be so lucky. I just don’t get the feeling if David Cook sells 370,000 people will certify him gold. Jennifer gets all the awe of being a gold selling artist w/out the actual sales something is up w/ that.

    Okay pout/whining over.

    So I saw a tweet that says David WILL perform TLG on Jay Leno darn it I was hoping for a new song. I just think a fresh new song would result in more of an upswing. I think saying his debut single off his sophomore album was a top 30 hit is good enough. There is no shame in admitting hey all of our research was wrong that couldn’t possibly the best song from the album to get fans.

  • tripp_ncwy

    With Jordin Sparks doing all these side gigs, I have not heard anything about her getting back into the studio finishing up her album. Has there been any news?

  • mmb

    upsets me that Jennifer Hudson is getting credit for going gold when she’s only sold 370,000 according to Billboard. How’d she get to be so lucky. I just don’t get the feeling if David Cook sells 370,000 people will certify him gold. Jennifer gets all the awe of being a gold selling artist w/out the actual sales something is up w/ that.

    Why get upset? Gold and platinum cd certifications are based on shipments. Not sales. Obviously her label and the retailers thought there would be more demand for her cd. Britney’s new cd is certified platinum and her us sales are no where close to a million. Again, shipments. What I found more interesting in both cases were how low the actual sales were relative to the 500k and 1mm marks at the time of certification. Anyway. Thems the rules. No special treatment ( altho I’m still annoyed at RCAs failure to certify any of Kelly, daughtrys or Adams singles last era) I’m sure if RCA shipped 500k of davids cd they would get him the gold certification

  • LongKissGoodnight

    VH1 updated its top 100 most-viewed videos of 2011 so far
    (from 100 to 11).

    89. Adam Lambert, “For Your Entertainment”
    65. David Cook, “The Last Goodbye”
    55. Adam Lambert, “Whataya Want From Me”
    44. Adam Lambert, “If I Had You”
    40. Lee DeWyze, “Sweet Serendipity”
    26. Crystal Bowersox, “Farmer’s Daughter”

    http://blog.vh1.com/2011-07-12/vh1s-top-100-videos-of-2011-so-far/
    http://blog.vh1.com/2011-07-13/vh1s-top-100-videos-of-2011-so-far-part-ii-50-11

    Tomorrow they will post the top 10.

  • Elliegrll

    It upsets me that Jennifer Hudson is getting credit for going gold when she’s only sold 370,000 according to Billboard. How’d she get to be so lucky. I just don’t get the feeling if David Cook sells 370,000 people will certify him gold. Jennifer gets all the awe of being a gold selling artist w/out the actual sales something is up w/ that.

    Certification has always been about albums shipped, and not albums sold. Taylor Hicks has a Platinum certification, even though his album is at least 250,000-300,000 away from the million sold mark.

  • Fenway

    I think that radio play is just a mystery that has no definitive answer. Performers visit studios and the DJ’s fawn all over them and say what a talent, etc., and then they do not play the music. They win the “battle of the band” competitions to the point that they have won so many that they have to retire the song, and the DJ’s still don’t play their songs. It really just doesn’t make sense, unless it is a pay to play kind of thing. Some of the stuff I hear on the radio is just awful IMO, but they play it over and over.

  • larc

    mmb says:
    Gold and platinum cd certifications are based on shipments. Not sales.

    Those certifications should be reserved for confirmed sales only, IMO.

  • sr4mjc

    It really just doesn’t make sense, unless it is a pay to play kind of thing.

    Bingo. Or a core artist on the format. And even then a song isn’t guaranteed for big spins even for them. Rhianna has been very solid on airplay this era but Z100 just dropped California King Bed, I guess a ballad wasn’t meant to be a hit for her on CHR. Radio dropped Judas when it wasn’t selling and getting bad feedback, as much as they wanted to spin Gaga. It happens.

    But label backing, meaning $$ drives radio. And PD’s determine the rest and hold labels hostage for $$ (IMO). It sucks. Once in a while the public can drive a song to top of the charts when you know PDs wouldn’t have picked it as a hit. Rolling in the Deep on CHR? But those have to get impressive sales before they will take a chance.

  • Landmd

    Interesting all of Haley’s idol songs are on amazon.com MP3 downloads for .99 each. If this has already been reported here sorry!
    I was looking for Pia’s song someone said was now on amazon. It is there with the release date of July 12.

  • larc

    LongKissGoodnight says:
    VH1 updated its top 100 most-viewed videos of 2011 so far (from 100 to 11).

    89. Adam Lambert, “For Your Entertainment”
    65. David Cook, “The Last Goodbye”
    55. Adam Lambert, “Whataya Want From Me”
    44. Adam Lambert, “If I Had You”
    40. Lee DeWyze, “Sweet Serendipity”
    26. Crystal Bowersox, “Farmer’s Daughter”

    Adam still having 3 of the top 100 isn’t too shabby. :)

  • progression

    I think saying his debut single off his sophomore album was a top 30 hit is good enough. There is no shame in admitting hey all of our research was wrong that couldn’t possibly the best song from the album to get fans.

    It costs money to give a new single a decent launch, just throwing a single out there with no real label support rarely (never?) seems to work. So the question for the label is would a second single generate enough new sales to make it worth the added expense. Depending on how the other songs on the record are testing, it’s possible that they think the answer is no.

  • http://www.twilightslo.com Mateja

    How The Music Industry Has Changed (in two helpful charts)

    Compares album/single sales. Neil Lambert tweeted this.

  • sr4mjc

    I be shocked if they didn’t give Paper Heart or Right Here With You a go on radio. We should know pretty soon. It is expensive to push a single. But at this point, I think they’ve done about as much pushing as they could with TLG. It just won’t budge. Let’s see if it gets back into the Top 1000 after Leno tonight. RCA should punt if not.

  • Landmd

    Paper Heart is on Hit Predictor right now so maybe they are looking into that being the next single?

  • tripp_ncwy

    I be shocked if they didn’t give Paper Heart or Right Here With You a go on radio.

    Paper Heart is still the song streaming on Hit Predictor.

  • girlygirl

    I don’t get why the RIAA certifies music gold and platinum on shipments. It should be certified on sales, as that is a much more accurate report on how successful a song or album was.

    However, if they are going to certify J-Hud at gold and Taylor as platinum, then they should certify Kris at gold and Adam and Archie at platinum. At least let’s be consistent about this. :)

  • windmills

    larc: Also, sometimes it’s begging and even groveling. ;)

    LOL! Of course!

    HDD’s debut predictions for next week are up: http://hitsdailydouble.com/news/newsPage.cgi?news08608m01

    Blake’s going to be #1 with 110-120k. For a guy who was struggling to sell until last year, that’s a big deal. I think his label would’ve loved even more but Blake’s on his way. There’s a mistake in the HDD article though.

    Based on one-day sales from those music retailers not developing their locations into Internet cafes, Shelton’s new album Red River Blue will be the #1 album on next week’s HITS sales chart, with a total estimated at between 110-120k. That’s about five times the opening week sales of his last album, 2010’s Hillbilly Bone EP, which sold 23k.

    That’s actually incorrect. Blake’s 1st 2010 EP Hillbilly Bone sold 71k its 1st week out. His 2nd 2010 EP All About Tonight’s the one that sold 33k its 1st week out. Its his Greatest Hits set called Blake Shelton Loaded that sold 23k its 1st week.

    The number that’s really making me happy is Chris Young’s 70-75k prediction for Neon. I hope that turns out to be correct. Chris Young is up there with Josh Turner as the best male voice in country music and his new album is a lot better than Blake’s. I actually think Blake’s album is the worst out of the 3 major label country albums coming out this week, the 3rd being Ashton Shepherd’s Where Country Goes. But Blake’s the big star now.

    Music Row says Remind Me sold another 68k downloads this week so that’s slightly down from the previous week. I’m still really impressed with how well the song’s doing in downloads. But I’m getting greedy and I want that video out. It doesn’t sound like Carrie’s going to be there at Good Morning America this Friday when Brad performs so any live performance boost will have to keep waiting.

    The guitar slammin’, singer/songwriter also has two songs on the tracks list this week, his monster Carrie Underwood duet, “Remind Me,” which logs 68k downloads for a five week RTD of 327k scanned.

  • wordnerdarchie

    Let’s see if it gets back into the Top 1000 after Leno tonight. RCA should punt if not.

    The song has been given away free so many times and in so many different ways, I wonder how many people are still out there who need a copy. In fact, it’s available for free download this week from fantapper. But I suppose a few people out there might still be unaware of that fact, but I don’t expect a big jump at all for the song. I’m hoping for some album sales.

  • Elliegrll

    Paper Heart is on Hit Predictor right now so maybe they are looking into that being the next single?

    Labels send songs to hit predictor, but hit predictor also takes it upon themselves to add songs. So, they could have added Paper Heart, especially since they seem to actively court AI fans.

  • smeggingnuts

    Landmd says:
    07/13/2011 at 3:07 pm
    Paper Heart is on Hit Predictor right now so maybe they are looking into that being the next single?

    I don’t know if that does indicate that because can’t members submit songs too? As in a fan who is a member of the site? Because I remember Adam’s song “Fever” being on there and we know RCA had absolutly no intention of ever letting that be a single.

  • Indigobunting

    You’re confusing that with the adds date which is Aug 8th.

    No, I wasn’t, but I should have said “officially sent” like Girlygirl stated (and I referenced) which I believe she meant (and I meant)= adds date. Of course the song has been “released”, they wouldn’t be playing it if it wasn’t.

    For artists who aren’t big stars, I don’t expect to see significant spins before the “official release” aka “Adds date”. Of course stations can spin the song, but it isn’t until they get their aircheck ad and officially add the song that most (and some don’t even start spinning it then, until they see what other stations are doing; unfortunately).

    Big stars like Carrie, Keith, etc get spins and on the chart even before the adds date. Mid tier like Kellie or lower artists like most of our current Idol crop don’t get many spins until add date or close to it.

    Windmills gave a good explanation of why they release songs to radio first before pushing- to give the label/artist a chance at promo.

  • Indigobunting

    Also, sometimes it’s begging and even groveling.

    I will never forget the story of Steve Azar (a country artist) who was outed by a DJ (in Seattle I believe?) who relayed the story of Steve’s label waking him up at night and telling him to call their station because his song was down spins.

    The poor artist had to call the radio station himself and beg (promise to do an appearance for them) in exchange for more spins, so he wouldn’t go recurrent.

    It is a tough business, lol.

  • Elliegrll

    The song has been given away free so many times and in so many different ways, I wonder how many people are still out there who need a copy. In fact, it’s available for free download this week from fantapper. But I suppose a few people out there might still be unaware of that fact, but I don’t expect a big jump at all for the song. I’m hoping for some album sales.

    This keeps being used to explain why the song isn’t selling, but the more plausible explanation can be found in its low AI, and spin count. How many people outside of the core base and idol bubble actually know about these freebies? Even with the free itunes videos, as we saw when several songs from idol alums were on sale for 69 cents, people are more likely to buy the older songs that they know, instead of getting newer ones that they are not familiar with. The song hasn’t reached a significant saturation point, so it’s not going to suddenly start selling a lot, not even with one off tv appearances.

  • girlygirl

    that’s what I meant “officially sent to radio” = “add date” , because to me, without an adds date, a song rarely gets much promo. which makes me wonder why they bother sending songs to radio without some sort of adds date (even if it’s a date weeks in the future) in the first place. I’m sure there are reasons (many probably involving label and/or radio politics) but to someone who just wants to know why his/her favorite artist’s song is just getting hung out to dry, it’s beyond frustrating at times

  • Elliegrll

    That’s actually incorrect. Blake’s 1st 2010 EP Hillbilly Bone sold 71k its 1st week out. His 2nd 2010 EP All About Tonight’s the one that sold 33k its 1st week out. Its his Greatest Hits set called Blake Shelton Loaded that sold 23k its 1st week.

    Artists are going to start begging to be a part of tv talent shows, now.

    which makes me wonder why they bother sending songs to radio without some sort of adds date (even if it’s a date weeks in the future) in the first place.

    One reason is to test the song out, so that they can go into the official add date touting how well a song has been received at certain key stations. Think about the All Access ad that Jive took out when LLWD was released. They listed the call out and call back responses that stations like Z100 received in regards to the song, and quotes from PDs talking about their listeners response to the song. People say that the judges were hard on Haley, but I’d be willing to bet that they were coached on what to say, especially when it was clear that the critiques were helping to keep Haley in the competition.

  • Desdemona

    However, if they are going to certify J-Hud at gold and Taylor as platinum, then they should certify Kris at gold and Adam and Archie at platinum. At least let’s be consistent about this.

    Taylor’s initial shipment was well over 1 million (I’m thinking it was like 1.3 million) – the buzz about him was huge, but many of you won’t remember, the label didn’t even choose a single off his first album for several weeks AFTER it dropped. His sales were great the first two weeks even without anything sent to radio – second week sales were officially gold. It dwindled after that and nobody knows what happened to all the rest of those albums because we couldn’t find them in the stores. (Clive had them in the trunk of his car maybe?)

    Anyway, that’s the story of certifying him platinum so early – Daughtry was the one they promoted to radio. Taylor had no single for weeks, and never had a video.

  • jpfan

    No numbers for Jackie E? She’s putting up some solid numbers for an AGT winner. Sort of a mini SuBo.

  • sr4mjc

    The poor artist had to call the radio station himself and beg (promise to do an appearance for them) in exchange for more spins, so he wouldn’t go recurrent.

    Hell, Justin Timberlake said he himself had to call radio and beg for them to play Sexy Back, before it hit.

  • koshka

    As in a fan who is a member of the site? Because I remember Adam’s song “Fever” being on there and we know RCA had absolutly no intention of ever letting that be a single.

    I used to enjoy listening to the songs on Hit Predictor until they pulled that BS (and they started adding lots of country music to my review list).

  • chearts77

    Music Row says Remind Me sold another 68k downloads this week so that’s slightly down from the previous week.

    Is there word on Scotty’s sales for ILYTB?

  • Dera

    Beyonce’s and One Republic’s albums are great. I went on a week vacation and I listened to these two albums a lot. Bought David Cook’s album and I like it too. I’ll buy Kelly Clarkson’s album once it’s out cause I liked the 5 leaked songs. I can’t wait for Adam Lambert’s album. I still listen to FYE album (European version of it) and his GNL CD. Also, I hope Haley will make her album. I love her voice. She has a unique voice.

  • HR

    Taylor was certified platinum because they expected him to sale 1 million albums and you can’t certify an album during the holiday break. Every winner had sold at least that amount with their debut and he was very popular with the Idol audience. It wasn’t viewed as a risk at that time.

    He did delay making his album so it was released late. I think he may have crossed 1 million in sales if it had been ready for an earlier release.

    Taylor received a lot of heat for that certification. I really don’t know why anyone would want a certification for an album if the chance of it reaching that mark anytime soon is unlikely. The press might note you have a gold or platinum album but no one else will take it seriously until you sell that amount to customers. RCA certifying Kelly’s “My December” platinum doesn’t stop people from noting her last two albums haven’t crosssed a million sold.

  • Trina

    I remember an article before Taylor’s album dropped where someone from Aristsa actually expected him to sell like 4 million albums on the strength of his huuuge fanbase and back then a winner not selling a million was unusual. Maybe they expected JHud to sell a hell of a lot more considering her exposure.

    Don’t even get me started on RCA. This whole TLM era has been a mess. What good is promo when the song isn’t working? I understand hesitating to start from scratch with a new single, but can singing a different song on TV hurt anymore than these TLG performances are doing?

  • Pam

    No numbers for Jackie E? She’s putting up some solid numbers for an AGT winner. Sort of a mini SuBo.

    From Chart Watch:

    6. Jackie Evancho, Dream With Me, 34,000. The album rebounds from #8 to #6 in its fourth week. It has been in the top 10 the entire time.

  • Listening

    Jackie Evancho is no SuBo, Jackie actually has a great voice and not just an okay voice. I will never understand how successful Susan Boyle has been nor continues to be. Her under dog, hard luck, good will story has lasted longer than I ever imagined.

    Good for her but i’m so so so soooooooooo surprised.

  • adolf_hipster

    David Cook, This Loud Morning (12,000, -74%, 58,000) (#26 BB200)

    Well that’s it for David Cook. If he’s gonna get second single, he’s gonna get Lee’s type of second single. (What was his second single again? lol)

  • jordison

    Jackie Evancho is no SuBo, Jackie actually has a great voice and not just an okay voice.

    “A great voice” is a statement sufficient to describe an adult. Jackie Evancho is beyond that – she is an absolute phenom. An eleven year old should not be able to even remotely sing like that. And, she sings for real – with heart, passion and intelligence. She’s not just pretending to be a singer.

    My wife, who is classically trained, basically is critical of virtually all singers. It makes it really hard for me to enjoy my favorite singers, btw. But, she absolutely loves Jackie and thinks she even at her young age has almost flawless technique. With proper care and guidance as she matures, her potential is unbelievable.

  • suenigma

    I feel your pain Trina. I just had a minor temper tantrum on Twitter saying exactly the same thing. TLG is just not catching on, so for pitys sake, let him sing something else off the album that is more reprentative of it as a whole. Im not even talking about switching singles or anything. Just let him sing something – anything – else! And I like TLG. LOL.

  • mmb

    Jackie e is a prodigy. I’m not into her type of thing but there is no denying that she is a really special, talented singer. SuBo on the other hand, I don’t find special at all. There are singers in every church and community theater that can sing as well. She is all backstory; Jackie is prodigious talent. Regardless, there is obviously a big market for what they are both selling.

  • Buffynut

    Is there word on Scotty’s sales for ILYTB?

    Tomorrow

  • jordison

    Jackie e is a prodigy. I’m not into her type of thing but there is no denying that she is a really special, talented singer.

    I’m sure much of the public these days isn’t into “her type of thing”, but, such as mmb, I would hope they would appreciate her amazing talent.

    For example, if some day an eleven year old would high jump 7 feet (I know, stretching it – impossible), I would hope no one would respond – “well, I’m really not into track and field.”

  • JudyOhio

    Well shoot, digital numbers will come tomorrow, was looking forward to seeing those when I came in just now. I thought we usually got those on a Weds. and the reason we didn’t get them Weds. last week was because Brian was at the idol tour. Wonder what happened this week? Oh well, I just get anxious to see them, but I suppose I can wait if I HAVE to, lol. :)

  • Falfor

    Subo can sing. The shock of ‘don’t judge a book by it’s cover’ is a lesson we all learned and that is what keeps giving to all us today. She was not ready for the limelight. She thought she could be as big as Elaine Paige, but fell short when it really did happen, probably because she did not expect that it would. She had just been simple Susan all her life. She just wanted to sing for the Queen. I hope she got to do that. I have not followed her.

  • Falfor

    Although I like ‘TGL” I really like “Time Marches On”. I think it would have been a better selection for first single.

  • jobbix

    David Cook, This Loud Morning (12,000, -74%, 58,000) (#26 BB200)

    Flop.

  • Falfor

    Does anyone know if The Last Goodbye made it to itunes top 100 or where it is in the top 1000. Have not found it.

  • Indigobunting

    A station in Canada added Danny’s Second Hand Heart yesterday, Penticton which is a city in B.C.

    Lol, Kind of a WTH, Canada adding a song a month before the adds, but nice to see at any rate :)

  • goboywonder

    David Cook, This Loud Morning (12,000, -74%, 58,000) (#26 BB200)
    Flop.

    It’s not the end of the world or his career. The elevator goes up, the elevator goes down, you just go with the flow until your feet are back on the ground. Then you put one foot front of the other…

  • hoa_teca

    Scotty’s EP drops big time this week but I think this maybe due to the fact that there’s no or very little stock for his EP. Fans in many states complaints they can’t get his EP in Walmart store. Since the EP is sold exclusively in Walmart, I guess they only printed limited quantity.

  • chrislongisland

    I love that Haley had the smallest drop-off for the Walmart EPs.

  • Incipit

    Does anyone know if The Last Goodbye made it to itunes top 100 or where it is in the top 1000. Have not found it

    Sure, Falfor, a baseline was taken at ChartJames prior to the Leno appearance for all the iTunes, Amazon, Best Buy and WalMart iterations of the album and the singles – here’s TLG, iTunes – you can have FIM as well. *wink*

    TLM Tracks:

    #531 – The Last Goodbye (Deluxe Album)
    #930 – Fade Into Me (Deluxe Album)

  • tigervixxxen

    I don’t get why the RIAA certifies music gold and platinum on shipments. It should be certified on sales, as that is a much more accurate report on how successful a song or album was.

    Because from a label’s perspective moving inventory out of their warehouse and getting a wholesale purchase from the retailer is a sale. At least they don’t round up by 200-300k anymore to get that platinum certification, which is horribly misleading. lol

  • djafan


    It’s not the end of the world or his career. The elevator goes up, the elevator goes down, you just go with the flow until your feet are back on the ground. Then you put one foot front of the other…

    Goboywonder…PERFECT :)

  • dadriany

    Fantasia’s Back To Me has sold nearly 500k by now…why it isnt gold now

  • CindyM

    TLM Tracks:

    #531 – The Last Goodbye (Deluxe Album)
    #930 – Fade Into Me (Deluxe Album)

    Is that Itunes overall or Itunes pop?

  • Desdemona

    I love that Haley had the smallest drop-off for the Walmart EPs.

    Yet still the smallest total sales of the 4. :)

  • number8gurl

    Scotty’s EP drops big time this week but I think this maybe due to the fact that there’s no or very little stock for his EP. Fans in many states complaints they can’t get his EP in Walmart store. Since the EP is sold exclusively in Walmart, I guess they only printed limited quantity.

    I went to a brick & mortar Walmart yesterday and perused the CD/EP stocking situation:

    Tons of David Cook’s TLM
    Tons of Lauren Alaina and James Durbin’s EPs
    1 Scotty McCreery EP and
    ZILCH Haley Reinhart EP :(

    Also couldn’t find any Adam FYE or GNL (not that I need anymore of them but I would have bought them if I could have found any).