Four albums may have sold over 100K this week. Woo? Q4 better be more exciting than most of this year. Ever since Adele started falling down the charts, where is the fun?

Anyway, this is the weekly sales thread. Let’s hope for some Idol and X-Factor releases to spice up this joint. Who knows, maybe even somebody from The Voice may break out of witness protection and move some units. Remember when they used to make noise on the charts from their auditions? Even Glee isn’t as powerful as it once was.

Post numbers as you find them. If you find them. Thanks!

Albums

Carrie Underwood, Blown Away (15,000, -49%, 794,000) (#24 Billboard 200)
Kelly Clarkson, Stronger (4,000, -14%, 929,000) (#89 BB200)
Phillip Phillips, American Idol (3,000, -13%, 80,000) (#156 BB200)
Mandisa, What If We Were Real (2,000, +41%, 212,000) (#170 BB200)
Bucky Covington, Good Guys (2,000, debut, 2,000) (#178 BB200)
Carrie Underwood, Some Hearts (2,000, -3%, 7.235 million)
Scotty McCreery, Clear as Day (2,000, -10%, 1.111 million)
Carrie Underwood, Play On (1,000, -4%, 2.136 million)
Skylar Laine, American Idol (1,000, -13%, 32,000)
Casey James, Casey James (1,000, +7%, 51,000)
Carrie Underwood, Carnival Ride (1,000, +3%, 3.28 million)
Casey Abrams, Casey Abrams (less than 1,000, +33%, 15,000)
Hollie Cavanagh, American Idol (less than 1,000, -15%, 13,000)

Idol track downloads

Phillip Phillips, Home (101,000, -9%, 1.653 million)
Carrie Underwood, Blown Away (67,000, -9%, 804,000)
Nicki Minaj, Pound the Alarm (59,000, -13%, 530,000)
Kelly Clarkson, Dark Side (28,000, -18%, 519,000)
Nicki Minaj/Cassie, The Boys (25,000, debut, 25,000)
Kelly Clarkson, Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You) (17,000, -9%, 3.765 million)
Nicki Minaj, Starships (16,000, -13%, 2.696 million)
Nicki Minaj, Starships (12,000, -16%, 1.002 million)
Carrie Underwood, Good Girl (10,000, +5%, 1.339 million)
Casey James, Crying on a Suitcase (9,000, +32%, 53,000)
Mandisa feat. TobyMac, Good Morning (5,000, -2%, 196,000)
Brad Paisley/Carrie Underwood, Remind Me (5,000, -6%, 1.644 million)
Carrie Underwood, Before He Cheats (5,000, +9%, 3.569 million)
Jason Aldean/Kelly Clarkson, Don’t You Wanna Stay (4,000, -14%, 2.163 million)
Carrie Underwood, How Great Thou Art (2,000, +1%, 362,000)
Jason Castro, Only a Mountain (1,000, 0 change, 12,000)
Jason Castro, Hallelujah [Album Version] (1,000, +114%, 106,000)
Mandisa, Stronger (1,000, -13%, 206,000)

http://content.usatoday.com/co…

 
  • Kirsten

    Digital1 Taylor Swift “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” 226K (1)2 Kanye West (featuring Jay-Z and Big Sean) 209K +182% (16)3 Maroon 5 “One More Night 192K -2% (3)4 Psy “Gangnam Style” 188K +210% (25)5 fun. “Some
    Night” 153K -4% (4)6 Alex Clare “Too
    Close” 131K +3% (6) 7 Taylor Swift “Ronan” 116K -45% (2)8 P!nk “Blow Me (One Last
    Kiss)” 117K +3% (7).9 Justin
    Bieber “As Long As You Love Me” (featuring Big Sean) 112K -2% (8)10 Flo Rida’s “Whistle” 110K -27% (5) down 27%).Total Downloads: 22.88M (-2% from 23.35M last week, +9% compared to 21.01M same week last yearYTD: 962.43M (+6% compared to 910.60 same week last year)

  • Kirsten

    Albums:

    Billboard reports that this is only the second week in its history where the top 6 albums were debuts (the last time this happened, Dave Mathews Band was second on the cahrt):

    1. Dave Matthews Band “Away From the World” 266K
    2. Little Big Town “Tornado” 113K
    3. Bob Dylan  “Tempest”  110K
    4. The Avett Brothers “The Carpenter” 
    98K
    5. the xx “Coexist 73K
    6. ZZ Top “La
    Futura”  31K
    7. Imagine Dragons “Night Visions” 29K -65% (2)
    8. Matchbox 20 “North” 28K -71% (1)
    9. Now 43 24K -31% 4)
    10> Amanda Palmer “Theatre is Evil” 24K

    Total Album Sales: 5.11M (+7% compared to 4.76M last week, -8% compared to 5.58M the same week last year)
    YTD: 207.29% (-5% compared to 217.64M at the same point last year)

  • jpfan2

    I’m guessing to guess that P2 probably had the #11 top downloaded song of the week and sol at least 100K. So my informal total count for Home is about 1.65 mil
    (more or less). ;0

  • girlygirltoo

    The Dave Matthews Band has had each of their last six studio albums debut at #1 on the BB Top 200 chart. Supposedly they are the first band to ever do this. Pretty impressive!

  • girlygirltoo

    Gangnam Style is now #1 on iTunes. 

    Top 100 Songs on iTunes 
    2. Maroon 5 – One More Night 
    4. Christina Aguilera – Your Body
    11. Owl City/Carly Rae Jepsen – Good Time
    12. Phillip Phillips – Home
    15. Carrie Underwood – Blown Away
    16. Carly Rae Jepsen/Justin Bieber – Beautiful
    22. Carly Rae Jepsen – Call Me Maybe
    29. Nicki Minaj – Pound the Alarm
    30. Cher Lloyd – Want U Back
    46. Demi Lovato – Give Your Heart A Break
    49. Maroon 5 – Payphone
    53. Melanie Martinez – Toxic (The Voice performance)
    55. Nicki Minaj & Cassie – The Boys
    64. One Direction – What Makes You Beautiful
    68. One Direction – Feel Again
    74. Kelly Clarkson – Dark Side
    76. Maroon 5 – Moves Like Jagger
    77. Blake Shelton – Over
    92. Cupid – Cupid Shuffle (not listed as being from The Voice, though)

  • sdmama

    Quick! P2 needs another TV appearance to push him back on top 10 on iTune!  

    Really cool to see ZZ Top and Bob Dylan on the chart. 

  • elliegrll

    From Chart News:

    @CarrieUnderwood’s US sales: Blown Away (album) 15,000 (793,000) | Blown Away (single) 67,000 (804,000). 

  • lila6089

    I believe the Clint Eastwood movie is in theaters this Friday, 9/21.  Maybe that will give Home a boost!

  • windmills

    Country album and download sales from Roughstock:

    Carrie Underwood, Blown Away (album): 15k (#24 current albums chart, #2 country) – 793k total
    Bucky Covington, Good Guys (album): 2k (there’s a typo at Roughstock so his chart ranking is somewhere between #147 and #167 current albums chart, #30 country)

    Carrie Underwood, Blown Away (single): 67k (804k total)

    Roughstock’s sticking by its Hunter Hayes number so I’ll email Billboard and see if they think they made a mistake on his sales. Roughstock’s latest numbers are 244k for Hunter’s album (8k this week which is its 49th on the chart, #6 country), and 1.288 million on Hunter’s 2nd single Wanted, the current #1 song at country raido (67k this past week). Hunter’s album sold 17k its 1st week out (which is the same week Lauren’s album came out, 10/11/11 IIRC).

  • http://twitter.com/eilonwya10 Eilonwy

    I believe the Clint Eastwood movie is in theaters this Friday, 9/21.  Maybe that will give Home a boost! 

    Why would the movie’s opening give a boost to a song that’s used in the trailer but not in the movie itself?

    I saw Trouble with the Curve last night at the local critic’s screening (if you sign up for Gofobo, you can get free passes to be the audience for these screenings, which is how I got mine). Figuring I’d somehow missed the song during the action, I sat all the way through the end of the closing credits. Home is not in the music credits.

    I’m not super-surprised, as it’s common for trailers to use popular music not in the movie because trailers are made before the movie is fully scored. I suppose it’s possible that what I saw was a rough cut for test audiences, but usually those screenings are 6-8 weeks before the official release date, not three days before, and usually for test audiences, there aren’t critics/reviewers in the audience.

  • jpfan2

    It seems like Home isn’t in the movie. Maybe they took it out because it’s too linked to the Olympics.  I don’t think not being in the movie is a big deal either way. Home is moving up on iTunes even without a TV appearance.

    The #1 thing right now is that radio continues to be on board with the song. It looks to be slowing down on HAC but hopefully Z100 will actually play it and lead other big CHR markets to add it.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/FY2C22O3MOGRCKTXRWVOSL6B24 yahoo-FY2C22O3MOGRCKTXRWVOSL6B24

    IdolsNow ?@idolsnow
    CASEY JAMES’ “Crying On A Suitcase” debuts at #39 on the Country Digital Songs chart. @CaseyJames

  • http://twitter.com/doesmonaknow DoesMonaKnow

    57 American Idols Live Atlantic City Boardwalk Hall
    Atlantic City, N.J.
    Sept. 7, 2012
    $350,948
    6,117 /
    7,590
    1 /
    0
    $66, $29.50
    AEG Live

    61 American Idols Live Webster Bank Arena
    Bridgeport, Conn.
    Sept. 1, 2012
    $316,276
    5,586 /
    6,694
    1 /
    0
    $66, $29.50
    AEG Live

    63 American Idols Live Mohegan Sun Arena
    Uncasville, Conn.
    Sept. 2, 2012
    $292,820
    3,920 /
    4,897
    1 /
    0
    $76, $66
    AEG Live/Live Nation

    67 American Idols Live BMO Harris Bradley Center
    Milwaukee, Wis.
    Sept. 11, 2012
    $245,171
    4,176 /
    5,692
    1 /
    0
    $66, $29.50
    AEG Live

    68 American Idols Live Sovereign Center
    Reading, Pa.
    Sept. 8, 2012
    $233,468
    4,061 /
    6,098
    1 /
    0
    $66, $29.50
    AEG Live

    70 American Idols Live Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza
    Wilkes-Barre, Pa.
    Sept. 6, 2012
    $204,320
    3,565 /
    6,547
    1 /
    0
    $66, $29.50
    AEG Live

    73 American Idols Live U.S. Bank Arena
    Cincinnati, Ohio
    Sept. 10, 2012
    $201,124
    3,527 /
    5,627
    1 /
    0
    $66, $29.50
    AEG Live

    76 American Idols Live War Memorial at Oncenter
    Syracuse, N.Y.
    Sept. 4, 2012
    $160,018
    2,712 /
    4,449
    1 /
    0
    $66, $29.50
    AEG Live

  • http://twitter.com/meuirmao David

    Brian posted this week’s sales:

    Idol albums

    Carrie Underwood, Blown Away (15,000, -49%, 794,000) (#24 Billboard 200)
    Kelly Clarkson, Stronger (4,000, -14%, 929,000) (#89 BB200)
    Phillip Phillips, American Idol (3,000, -13%, 80,000) (#156 BB200)
    Mandisa, What If We Were Real (2,000, +41%, 212,000) (#170 BB200)
    Bucky Covington, Good Guys (2,000, debut, 2,000) (#178 BB200)
    Carrie Underwood, Some Hearts (2,000, -3%, 7.235 million)
    Scotty McCreery, Clear as Day (2,000, -10%, 1.111 million)
    Carrie Underwood, Play On (1,000, -4%, 2.136 million)
    Skylar Laine, American Idol (1,000, -13%, 32,000)
    Casey James, Casey James (1,000, +7%, 51,000)
    Carrie Underwood, Carnival Ride (1,000, +3%, 3.28 million)
    Casey Abrams, Casey Abrams (less than 1,000, +33%, 15,000)
    Hollie Cavanagh, American Idol (less than 1,000, -15%, 13,000)

    Idol track downloads

    Phillip Phillips, Home (101,000, -9%, 1.653 million)
    Carrie Underwood, Blown Away (67,000, -9%, 804,000)
    Nicki Minaj, Pound the Alarm (59,000, -13%, 530,000)
    Kelly Clarkson, Dark Side (28,000, -18%, 519,000)
    Nicki Minaj/Cassie, The Boys (25,000, debut, 25,000)
    Kelly Clarkson, Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You) (17,000, -9%, 3.765 million)
    Nicki Minaj, Starships (16,000, -13%, 2.696 million)
    Nicki Minaj, Starships (12,000, -16%, 1.002 million)
    Carrie Underwood, Good Girl (10,000, +5%, 1.339 million)
    Casey James, Crying on a Suitcase (9,000, +32%, 53,000)
    Mandisa feat. TobyMac, Good Morning (5,000, -2%, 196,000)
    Brad Paisley/Carrie Underwood, Remind Me (5,000, -6%, 1.644 million)
    Carrie Underwood, Before He Cheats (5,000, +9%, 3.569 million)
    Jason Aldean/Kelly Clarkson, Don’t You Wanna Stay (4,000, -14%, 2.163 million)
    Carrie Underwood, How Great Thou Art (2,000, +1%, 362,000)
    Jason Castro, Only a Mountain (1,000, 0 change, 12,000)
    Jason Castro, Hallelujah [Album Version] (1,000, +114%, 106,000)
    Mandisa, Stronger (1,000, -13%, 206,000)

    http://content.usatoday.com/communities/idolchatter/post/2012/09/19/american-idol-album-sales-carrie-underwood/70000729/1#.UFo9orJlTHQ

  • http://twitter.com/doesmonaknow DoesMonaKnow

    Before anyone asks Brian has access to Hot Digital Tracks, which lists sales totals for remixes/clean/explicit versions separately, while the Hot Digital Songs chart combines the total numbers for all versions of a song for sale. That’s why there are two separate listings for Nicki Minaj’s Starships.

  • lila6089

    I had no idea that the song was not being used in the movie when I made my comment.  Thanks for the info.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    One-day sales from HDD:

    http://www.hitsdailydouble.com/news/newsPage.cgi?news09123m01

    IS P!NK G.O.O.D. ENOUGH TO BEAT KANYE FOR #1?

    RCA Diva Has Edge Going Into Week, The Killers Look for Six Figure Debut

    September 19, 2012

    She’s the daring young diva on the flying trapeze. RCA diva P!nk’s latest, The Truth About Love,
    her sixth studio recording, is on target to be her first-ever #1 album,
    with a projected total of 200-225k. Her previous high was the #2 slot
    reached by the last album, 2008’s Funhouse. That would be enough to top Kanye West’s G.O.O.D. Music compilation on Def Jam/IDJ, Cruel Summer, which may have suffered from a brief, one-day absence of the album from iTunes,
    but is gaining ground quickly, according to one-day sales reports from
    retailers both physical and digital lucky enough not to find themselves
    part of Mitt Romney’s 47% cut-off. At this point it looks like it
    will sell in the 170-190k range. We’ll keep an eye on the battle as we
    head into Friday’s Weakend Chart Preview.Las Vegas alt-rockers The Killers’ Battle Born, their fourth Island/IDJ album and first since 2008’s Day & Age, should break six figures, with a projected total of 110-120k. The last one racked up 193k in its debut week.Warp Records Brooklyn art-rock indie darlings Grizzly Bear—one of Jay-Z and Beyonce’s alterna-faves—is looking at an impressive first week of sales between 40-50k. 604/Schoolboy/Interscope Canadian popster Carly Rae Jepsen’s Kiss looks to be in the 35-40k range, with plenty of help from efforts by the label’s Scooter Braun to spread the world through social networking. Mercury Nashville country singer-songwriter Easton Corbin’s All Over the Road, the sophomore follow-up to his self-titled debut in 2010, is on target for 25-30k, the same as Columbia alt-Americana rockers Band of Horses’ Mirage Rock, the Seattle band’s fourth album, the follow-up to 2010’s Grammy-nominated Infinite Arms.Album sales were up 7% vs. last week, down 8% vs. same week last year and down 5% year to date.Track sales were down 2% vs. last week, up 9% vs. same week last year and up 6% year to date.TEA sales were up 4% vs. last week, down 4% vs. same week last year and down 2% year to date. 

    Glad to see that it looks like Pink will get her first #1 album!

  • http://twitter.com/eilonwya10 Eilonwy

    I had no idea that the song was not being used in the movie when I made my comment.

    Well, I thought its inclusion had been a fan-generated rumor, but then I did some Googling and discovered the P2 himself had told a reporter that the song was in the movie back around August 9. So people weren’t crazy to expect to hear it.

    Honestly, I’m starting to doubt my own sanity, when P2 sounded so sure and detailed… but I don’t see how I’d imagine NOT seeing/hearing something that I was specifically looking for. *freaks out* *freaks out about how much I’d freak out if everybody hears it but me*

  • http://twitter.com/doesmonaknow DoesMonaKnow

    Those numbers aren’t looking too good for Carly Rae Jepsen. Maybe she will leg it out and go on to sell a decent amount but it doesn’t seem like there is much interest in a whole album from her at the moment. 

  • SaSa8

    On Idol Sales numbers – I have a question.  I haven’t seen Lauren and Haley on there lately.  Surely they have a sales number.  Casey and Hollie are shown at “< 1,000".  Does that mean Lauren and Haley are selling less than 500 so it is not rounded up?  I'm just trying to understand why some are shown and some aren't. Would be great to see everyone's sales but I know that is not possible.

    Also, those are not great numbers for Bucky's debut.  It is is BB top 200 so that is good.  I wish him well with the album.

  • http://twitter.com/doesmonaknow DoesMonaKnow

    It’s a combo of things. Brian can’t report numbers that don’t round up to at least 1,000 (the previous Idol Chatter guy used to give out numbers in the hundreds but I guess Soundscan put a stop to that). Brian seems to have access to the Billboard 200 numbers, Hot Digital Tracks, country/Christian chart numbers and the Heatseekers chart. The Heatseekers Chart is for albums that have never made the Top 100 of the Billboard 200. Hollie and Casey Abrams are on this chart so Brian gets their numbers that way. Lauren and Haley’s albums both charted higher than 100 so they aren’t on that list. Lauren would be on the country albums list that always seems to show Carrie selling 1-2K of her older albums per week, so I guess it can be concluded that Lauren is selling less than that amount. Haley isn’t selling enough to make the Billboard 200 but her album isn’t country, Christian or on the Heatseekers chart so it’s possible that she’s selling 1,000-2,000 copies a week but it’s just not on a chart Idol Chatter has access to. Now whether it’s likely, I don’t know.

  • elliegrll

    Carly’s numbers make sense to me.  People love “Call Me Maybe”, but they aren’t fans of Carley’s, at least not yet.  She has to release another hit, before people are going to take a chance on her album.  

  • rodolfochengcanepa

    the new daughtry songs are not avaible on itunes yet??? because he had a good radio spin lately.

  • rodolfochengcanepa

    P2´s song home is still doing great on billboard charts:

    http://www.billboard.com/charts/hot-100#/song/phillip-phillips/home/29773411
    and his EP is in 155 place.