Update: “Take Me Home” #1 in 32 Countries (Press Release)
Shatters iTune pre-order record (130K)

It’s official! One Direction has notched their second number 1 album in a single year. And this second one comes in the very competitive Q3 season the week before Black Friday. “Take Me Home” debuted with 540K in sales last week to have the third largest sales week of the year (Taylor had 1.2M with “RED” and Mumford and Sons moved 600K units of “Babel”). “Up All Night” was released March 31st of this year and opened with 176K in sales.

Billboard notes that One Direction is the first group to debut their first two albums at the top of the charts since Danity Kane (a group put together as part of MTV’s “Making the Band”) and the second act this year to have two number one albums within 6 months of each other (Justin Bieber is the other releasing “Believe” this year within 6 months of his Christmas album last year).

Well done, lads!

While One Direction is the very epitome of a manufactured boy band, they’ve haven’t stopped working all year, work the charm like crazy and obviously listen to their label team. Awesome job by all parties (and even though I dislike Simon, I have to give him credit for recognizing what he had here and going all out to make it happen. I do respect him for that).

This is the weekly sales thread. Please post numbers as you find them. Thanks!

Album numbers:

1 1 * ONE DIRECTION TAKE ME HOME 539665 999 575
1 12 * BOYLE*SUSAN STANDING OVATION: THE GREATEST 46511 999 27
5 21 19 24 * MCCREERY*SCOTTY CHRISTMAS WITH SCOTTY 23476 16 20264
36 23 23 26 * ONE DIRECTION UP ALL NIGHT 23339 29 18046
29 12 26 35 UNDERWOOD*CARRIE BLOWN AWAY 16427 -6 17462
1 45 * PENTATONIX PTXMAS 11601 0
2 28 66 GLEE CAST GLEE: THE MUSIC PRESENTS GLEAS 8202 -50 16430
7 46 56 79 EVANCHO*JACKIE SONGS FROM THE SILVER SCREEN 7187 5 6851
2 191 92 * BOYLE*SUSAN THE GIFT 5989 116 2774
7 92 114 147 LLOYD*CHER STICKS & STONES 4143 0 4140
1 178 * MANDISA IT’S CHRISTMAS 3567 242 1042

 
  • http://twitter.com/Sassycatz Sassycatz

    Is that a picture of them holding puppies, anchoring this thread? LOL!

  • samuelgrant

    I’m happy for them, but at the rate they’re going, I’m afraid they’ll be completely washed up and in rehab by 2015.

  • springboard2

    Mediabase:

    AAA:
    1 1 PHILLIP PHILLIPS Home 677 651 26 2.735
    -2 Spins
    -5 Bullet
    -0.008 AI
    Alt:
    47 44 PHILLIP PHILLIPS Home 151 125 26 0.653
    +9 Spins
    +8 Bullet
    +0.029 AI
    Country:
    20 22 CASEY JAMES Crying On A Suitcase 2376 2358 18 18.132
    +26 Spins
    +66 Bullet
    -0.158 AI
    35 34 LAUREN ALAINA Eighteen Inches 783 725 58 4.527
    +29 Spins
    +36 Bullet
    +0.089 AI
    49 45 KELLY CLARKSON Don’t Rush f/Vince Gill 418 364 54 2.256
    +2 Spins
    -21 Bullet
    +0.001 AI
    63 44 CARRIE UNDERWOOD Two Black Cadillacs 361 166 195 2.898
    +31 Spins
    0 Bullet
    +0.291 AI
    HAC:
    15 12 PHILLIP PHILLIPS Home 6421 5650 771 43.744
    +1776 Spins
    +832 Bullet
    +9.665 AI
    17 24 ONE DIRECTION Live While We’re Young 2858 4600 -1742 16.127
    +2709 Spins
    -1709 Bullet
    +15.453 AI
    32 30 KELLY CLARKSON Catch My Breath 1862 1558 304 9.428
    -18 Spins
    +97 Bullet
    -3.56 AI
    POP:
    15 12 PHILLIP PHILLIPS Home 6421 5650 771 43.744
    +65 Spins
    -131 Bullet
    +0.139 AI
    17 24 ONE DIRECTION Live While We’re Young 2858 4600 -1742 16.127
    -246 Spins
    -95 Bullet
    -0.805 AI
    32 30 KELLY CLARKSON Catch My Breath 1862 1558 304 9.428
    +73 Spins
    +9 Bullet
    +0.281 AI
    31 31 CHER LLOYD Oath f/Becky G 1748 1605 143 10.5
    +12 Spins
    +4 Bullet
    -0.03 AI
    41 37 CARLY RAE JEPSEN This Kiss 1117 1081 36 5.403
    -12 Spins
    -28 Bullet
    -0.158 AI
    78 47 ONE DIRECTION Little Things 489 62 427 2.901
    +110 Spins
    +107 Bullet
    +0.6 AI

  • springboard2

    ITunes:

    11/21/2012 – Top 1500 Singles (from LivePopBars)
    1. Over You (The Voice Performance) – Cassadee Pope
    9. Seven Nation Army (The Voice Performance) – Melanie Martinez
    10. Home – Phillip Phillips
    13. Stars (The Voice Performance) – Amanda Brown
    21. Lean On Me (The Voice Performance) – Nicholas David
    43. Feeling Good (The Voice Performance) – Dez Duron
    44. Blown Away – Carrie Underwood
    59. Gone, Gone, Gone – Phillip Phillips
    62. Catch My Breath – Kelly Clarkson
    64. Call Me Maybe – Carly Rae Jepsen
    77. Good Time – Owl City & Carly Rae Jepsen
    78. Live While We’re Young – One Direction
    82. Little Things – One Direction
    89. Not Over You (The Voice Performance) – Cassadee Pope
    92. Summer of ’69 (The Voice Performance) – Terry McDermott
    101. New York State of Mind (The Voice Performance) – Bryan Keith
    110. What Makes You Beautiful – One Direction
    127. Dream On (The Voice Performance) – Amanda Brown
    138. Girl On Fire (The Voice Performance) – Sylvia Yacoub
    148. Home – Phillip Phillips
    151. Want U Back – Cher Lloyd
    155. People Like Us – Kelly Clarkson
    159. Oath (feat. Becky G) – Cher Lloyd
    163. Toxic (The Voice Performance) – Melanie Martinez
    168. Crazy In Love (The Voice Performance) – Cody Belew
    176. Scream (The Voice Performance) – Trevin Hunte
    179. Wicked Game – Phillip Phillips
    180. This Kiss – Carly Rae Jepsen
    182. Catch My Breath – Kelly Clarkson
    183. Good Girl – Carrie Underwood
    192. Lights (The Voice Performance) – Melanie Martinez
    195. Crying On a Suitcase – Casey James
    199. Cough Syrup (The Voice Performance) – Melanie Martinez
    203. One Thing – One Direction
    210. Stand By Me (The Voice Performance) – Nicholas David
    213. Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You) – Kelly Clarkson
    217. Live While We’re Young – One Direction
    218. Kiss You – One Direction
    229. She’s Not Afraid – One Direction
    235. Don’t Rush (feat. Vince Gill) – Kelly Clarkson
    272. Nobody Compares – One Direction
    274. Torn (The Voice Performance) – Cassadee Pope
    285. Man On the Moon – Phillip Phillips
    287. Rock Me – One Direction
    291. Little Things – One Direction
    292. Behind These Hazel Eyes (The Voice Performance) – Cassadee Pope
    293. Bulletproof (The Voice Performance) – Melanie Martinez
    296. Two Black Cadillacs – Carrie Underwood
    299. Still the One – One Direction
    312. She’s Gone (The Voice Performance) – Nicholas David
    319. Hit the Road Jack (The Voice Performance) – Melanie Martinez
    321. Dark Side – Kelly Clarkson
    336. Heart Attack – One Direction
    342. When a Man Loves a Woman (The Voice Performance) – Trevin Hunte
    346. You’re the First, the Last, My Everything (The Voice Performance) – Nicholas David
    353. Loved You First – One Direction
    361. Don’t Rush (feat. Vince Gill) – Kelly Clarkson
    369. Put Your Records On (The Voice Performance) – Nicholas David
    374. The Power of Love (The Voice Performance) – Nicholas David
    385. Payphone (The Voice Performance) – Cassadee Pope
    395. Back To Black (The Voice Performance) – Bryan Keith
    407. They Don’t Know About Us – One Direction
    410. My Happy Ending (The Voice Performance) – Cassadee Pope
    418. Get Up Get Down – Phillip Phillips
    471. Cowboy Casanova – Carrie Underwood
    472. Maybe I’m Amazed (The Voice Performance) – Terry McDermott
    512. More Than a Feeling (The Voice Performance) – Terry McDermott
    525. Before He Cheats – Carrie Underwood
    528. The One That Got Away (The Voice Performance) – Sylvia Yacoub
    545. So Easy – Phillip Phillips
    548. You Are – Colton Dixon
    559. Rock Me – One Direction
    570. Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You (The Voice Performance) – Dez Duron
    575. I Would – One Direction
    585. Last First Kiss – One Direction
    632. Wanted Is Love – Phillip Phillips
    658. Up All Night – One Direction
    679. Where We Came From – Phillip Phillips
    680. Listen (The Voice Performance) – Trevin Hunte
    694. Kiss You – One Direction
    696. Carry On Wayward Son (The Voice Performance) – Terry McDermott
    699. C’mon, C’mon – One Direction
    701. Live While We’re Young – One Direction
    707. Heart Attack – One Direction
    716. Hold On – Phillip Phillips
    731. Don’t Stop Believin’ (The Voice Performance) – Terry McDermott
    748. Christmas in Heaven – Scotty McCreery
    814. Over Again – One Direction
    818. Paris (Ooh La La) [The Voice Performance] – Amanda Brown
    824. Wanted (The Voice Performance) – Dez Duron
    835. Call Me Maybe (The Voice Performance) – MacKenzie Bourg
    855. Jesus, Take the Wheel – Carrie Underwood
    859. Jolene (The Voice Performance) – Cody Belew
    870. Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You) – Kelly Clarkson
    909. Mr. Know It All – Kelly Clarkson
    913. Good Morning (feat. TobyMac) – Mandisa & tobyMac
    931. How Am I Supposed to Live Without You (The Voice Performance) – Trevin Hunte
    932. Carol of the Bells – Pentatonix
    941. Drive Me – Phillip Phillips
    947. Hallelujah (The Voice Performance) – Nicole Nelson
    948. It Will Rain (The Voice Performance) – Bryan Keith
    956. Tell Me a Story – Phillip Phillips
    972. Can’t Go Wrong – Phillip Phillips
    975. Moments – One Direction
    1023. They Don’t Know About Us – One Direction
    1038. My Heart Will Go On (The Voice Performance) – Sylvia Yacoub
    1050. Miss Independent – Kelly Clarkson
    1067. Since U Been Gone – Kelly Clarkson
    1071. How Great Thou Art – Carrie Underwood
    1074. Summer Love – One Direction
    1079. Undo It – Carrie Underwood
    1082. Since U Been Gone – Kelly Clarkson
    1091. Sara Smile (The Voice Performance) – Dez Duron
    1092. Because of You – Kelly Clarkson
    1155. Against All Odds (The Voice Performance) – Trevin Hunte
    1157. Miss Independent (Live 2012) – Kelly Clarkson
    1168. Pumped Up Kicks (The Voice Performance) – MacKenzie Bourg
    1169. Swagger Jagger – Cher Lloyd
    1186. The First Noel – Carrie Underwood
    1200. Heart Skips a Beat (feat. Chiddy Bang) – Olly Murs
    1201. Eighteen Inches – Lauren Alaina
    1204. Spectrum (The Voice Performance) – Amanda Brown
    1243. What Makes You Beautiful – One Direction
    1252. Hazel – Phillip Phillips
    1260. With Ur Love – Cher Lloyd
    1298. Gotta Be You (2012 US Version) – One Direction
    1303. One More Try (The Voice Performance) – Cody Belew
    1321. Change My Mind – One Direction
    1322. Back for You – One Direction
    1355. Vision of Love (The Voice Performance) – Amanda Brown
    1378. A Fool’s Dance – Phillip Phillips
    1404. More Than This – One Direction
    1409. Bleeding Love – Leona Lewis
    1422. I Would – One Direction
    1427. Behind These Hazel Eyes – Kelly Clarkson
    1428. Already Gone – Kelly Clarkson
    1429. All-American Girl – Carrie Underwood
    1444. Vision of Love (The Voice Performance) – Trevin Hunte
    1446. Iris (The Voice Performance) – Bryan Keith
    1447. Baba O’Riley (The Voice Performance) – Terry McDermott

    11/21/2012 – Top 1500 Albums (from LivePopBars)
    2. The World from the Side of the Moon (Deluxe) – Phillip Phillips
    14. Take Me Home (Yearbook Edition) – One Direction
    21. Take Me Home – One Direction
    22. Greatest Hits – Chapter One – Kelly Clarkson
    24. The World from the Side of the Moon – Phillip Phillips
    45. PTXmas – EP – Pentatonix
    56. Blown Away – Carrie Underwood
    66. Christmas With Scotty McCreery – Scotty McCreery
    94. Up All Night (Deluxe Version) – One Direction
    184. Sticks & Stones – Cher Lloyd
    192. Up All Night – One Direction
    237. Cassadee Pope – EP – Cassadee Pope
    341. PTX, Vol. 1 – Pentatonix
    342. Kiss (Deluxe) – Carly Rae Jepsen
    456. Stronger (Deluxe Version) – Kelly Clarkson
    536. Phillip Phillips: Journey to the Finale – Phillip Phillips
    641. Christmas Is the Time to Say I Love You – Katharine McPhee
    845. I’m Right Here – Chris Rene
    874. Break the Spell (Deluxe Version) – Daughtry
    906. Some Hearts – Carrie Underwood
    1003. Roads – Chris Mann
    1127. Christmas from the Heart – David Archuleta
    1169. Play On – Carrie Underwood
    1328. iTunes Festival: London 2012 – EP – One Direction
    1392. Carnival Ride – Carrie Underwood
    1476. Casey James – Casey James

  • Kirsten

     

    Is that a picture of them holding puppies, anchoring this thread? LOL!

    I couldn’t resist. They are working all the angles. Did you notice the pastel sweaters (or as they would say “jumpers”) they are wearing? LOL. Make hay while the sun shines and know your demo!

  • http://twitter.com/Sassycatz Sassycatz

     It’s a Madison Avenue wet dream!

    I’m happy for them, but at the rate they’re going, I’m afraid they’ll be completely washed up and in rehab by 2015.

    Hopefully, their mentor will be with them. ;-)

  • elliegrll

    I don’t think that’s the biggest worry at the moment.  I think that just like everyone else they have to focus on making hits.  So far, nothing has stuck like “What Makes You Beautiful did”.  Maybe that one song and incredible promotion is enough for right now.

  • jpfan2

    Look like Home has peaked on HAC and is slowling down on CHR. It may or may not make the Top 10. It should power on to 3xplat though. I’m more than ready for another P2 single but I can’t see anything matching the success of Home.

  • OffLeash

    Home is indeed peaking now. I thought it might get to #1 on HAC, but it started on its way down right after a brief appearance at #2. It could still make top 11 on CHR. idk about top 10. There are as many singles on their way down as on their way up, and Home is kinda staying stable at this time, so maybe not much movement if the spins don’t pick up.

    I think Gone Gone Gone has everything going to nearly match the success of Home. That song is killer and super radio-friendly. In fact, it keeps climbing steadily at iTunes, #59 now, and is by far the most popular song. Since it isn’t a bonus or extra track, you also know it isn’t a song that P2′s hardcore fanbase bought, because they got the album, and GGG is included in the regular version. So it’s people outside the hardcore fanbase who are purchasing the song. That’s a great sign for the appeal of the song IMO.

  • JudyOhio

    For PP, HAC and POP are showing the same info on the first line in the post up there….
    Both hac and pop say……”15 12 PHILLIP PHILLIPS Home 6421 5650 771 43.744″

  • OffLeash

    HAC3 (2) PHILLIP PHILLIPS Home  4625  -20 -104 34.138

  • Kirsten

     

    I think Gone Gone Gone has everything going to nearly match the success of Home.

    Yep. I think it would be the perfect follow-up. It is enough like “Home” to convince radio programmers to give it a shot and different enough so that it doesn’t sound like the same song (which causes a faster burn-out rate).

    Plus, it’s got a great melody and fits well with Phil’s voice.

  • Mateja Praznik

    ONE DIRECTION ARE #1 IN THE U.S. WITH 540,000 UNITS SOLD
     
    TAKE ME HOME IS #1 IN 32 COUNTRIES

    https://plus.google.com/+sonymusic/posts/5mQpzRGQ6f4
     

  • Mateja Praznik

    ONE DIRECTION ARE #1 IN THE U.S. WITH 540,000 UNITS SOLD
     
    TAKE ME HOME IS #1 IN 32 COUNTRIES

    https://plus.google.com/+sonymusic/posts/5mQpzRGQ6f4
     

  • OffLeash

    ITA. At first, I thought it’d be better to release a P2 penned song different enough from Home to get him some cred, but all it would do is break the momentum P2 got thanks to Home. GGG is both similar and different enough that it would be the ideal follow up single. If it does as well as I’m expecting it to do, then and only then would it be wise to take a chance with one if P2′s own songs. The previous 2 would’ve opened the door for something different.

  • girlygirltoo

    I think Gone Gone Gone has all the necessary ingredients to be a decent-sized hit. But I doubt it will come close to the success of “Home” for the simple reason that it is most likely not going to get the same sort of massive exposure outside of radio that “Home” has got. The Olympics exposure probably doubled what the sales numbers of “Home” would have ended up being if it had not been used on those broadcasts. If you remember, the song was not exactly zipping up the charts before that, it was doing more along the lines of Scotty’s coronation song, maybe slightly better.

    We can’t expect GGG to get placements on multiple commercials, in movie trailers, etc. Phillip isn’t likely to get the same amount of major promo for a second single that he has gotten just coming off AI & doing his album promo. We also can’t expect it to chart in multiple genres. Home is charting in 5 different genres (AC, HAC, CHR, AAA, Alt Rock) — that’s something that happens very very rarely. Look at the follow ups to some recent massive hits by Goyte and fun. (for example). Goyte’s next single has done very little, even on the alt rock and AAA charts. fun. has been much more successful with it’s follow up to “We Are Young”, but still hasn’t had the same level of success with “Some Nights” as it did with “WAY”. Or look at Carly Rae. Although her collab with Owl City has done well, her solo follow up to “Call Me Maybe” (“This Kiss”) is not exactly selling like gangbusters or zipping up the chart. Second (and third, fourth, etc) singles are tricky. Only a handful of artists have had multiple smash hits off a single album in recent years. 

    IF everything breaks right, GGG has the potential to possibly go platinum. But that’s a big if. It is a very good song and AAA radio hopefully will embrace 

  • girlygirltoo

    If I were a 1D fan I’d be looking at that note about them being the first group to have its first 2 albums go #1 since Danity Kane, and my reaction would be “who the hell is Danity Kane???”. That group disappeared in a huge hurry. I think 1D will have more staying power than DK did, but there’s always the danger of one or more of them deciding they want to go solo. And eventually, their tween fanbase will grow up and move on.

    Still, congrats to them on their massive success. It’s remarkably impressive and can’t be taken away from them, no matter what happens to the group in the future.

  • OffLeash

    The difference is, Home had to start from scratch and do all the work, so it needed all the extra boost it got. GGG will benefit from Home’s impressive trailblazing work without having to need as much extra push. That’s how I see it, but it’ll be interesting to see how it all unfolds. 

  • Hazehel

    GGG will benefit from Home’s impressive trailblazing work without having to need as much extra push.

    I think so too.  There is a momentum going for Phillip, and it would be a waste not to make the best use of it.  He can think about establishing himself as a writer later once radio PDs consider him someone they can play regularly and not as a one-hit wonder.   David Cook and Kris Allen both lost momentum with their second single, and we know what happened next.

    Early January for next single?

  • http://twitter.com/Sassycatz Sassycatz

    Cook’s Time of My Life and Light On both went platinum. Come Back to Me went gold. So, I wouldn’t consider that losing momentum. Other factors led to “what happened next.” So, for P2, just like for everyone, a platinum single is no guarantee.

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

     fun. has been much more successful with it’s follow up to “We Are Young”, but still hasn’t had the same level of success with “Some Nights” as it did with “WAY”.

    That’s not really a good example. Some Nights is a multi-platinum selling song that is sitting at #2 on both the CHR and HAC chart. That’s hardly a bad follow-up to We Are Young. lol  Everyone can’t be Katy Perry.
    Fun has a #1 and #2 off of their current album, they are at a really good place.
    Ho Hey didn’t just now start to crossover to CHR and HAC.  It’s been slowly climbing for five months on these two formats. HH is in the top 10 on HAC and at #17 on CHR with a bullet of 1370. 

  • sdmama

    One Direction may not be around for next 10 years, and boys may burn out even sooner,  but the race is on to see who is the Justin Timberlake of One Direction and will have a solo career after the boy band itself runs it course.  I hope there is one. 

    Right now ID is making a lot of teen age girls happy, old timers nostalgic, and making money for the boys (and Simon?). I think this is win-win for everybody.

  • OffLeash

    We make predictions here all the time, that’s one of the fun of threads like this one, for me anyway, even though most predictions fail lmao. btw, I’m not predicting platinum for GGG, just saying that it has all the necessary ingredients and favorable circumstances to have a shot at one.

    Doesn’t mean it will, and if we were to go by this year’s trend for more recent Idols, it would probably make more sense to predict the song will fail.

  • http://twitter.com/desireechick Kesia Monteith

    I say that’s Zayn or Liam. The others have no chance on their own.

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

    Nah, those were singles off of second albums. PP’s second album and the singles from it will be a whole new ball game. In a couple of years we can compare those numbers with the recent numbers from second albums.  

    Unless, you are referring to non-winners with their first albums like Haley and James. If so, their singles didn’t do well at all. That’s why they only got one single. Is that what you mean?

  • http://twitter.com/MissGolightly22 No Thanks

    Harry is actually the most popular but I get the feeling he doesn’t have the confidence to go solo just yet.  Maybe when he’s in his early 20s. I honestly I think Zayn has the best shot for a solo career.  He can set himself apart by doing R&B.

    Big question mark for Liam.  I actually see him getting more into producing and songwriting – like Gary Barlow did.  Liam is lovely and has a strong voice, but I don’t think he’s that strong of a draw as a solo act.

  • OffLeash

    I’m only comparing alums on major labels. Haley released her first single and album, but I don’t disregard Kris, David, Adam and Chris although the latter still did reasonably well. They weren’t on their first album, sure, but independently of the notorious sophomore album slump, I think their significant loss of momentum between their previous and current album was due in large part to the weariness and fatigue the general public feels these days about talent show contestants. It’s not just radio that’s reluctant.  

    What’s interesting with Home, is that if you read the online comments, so many people are to this day shocked that the song is from an Idol finalist. By the time the second single gets released, it’ll be a more well known fact, and that could hurt P2′s sales.

  • http://twitter.com/MissGolightly22 No Thanks

    My hope for the boys is that they don’t try to put out an album in 2013.  They should just milk this album (it has many potential singles) and tour the world.

    Then I hope after they tour.  They get to take 6 months off before working on album #3.  Give them time to rest and/or do other projects – like acting, modeling, etc….  Then put out album #3 at the end of 2014.

  • jpfan2

    Sales for Home (from Billboard)

    ” Phillip Phillips’ “Home” holds at No. 9 (103,000; up 6%)”

  • Hazehel

    Cook’s Time of My Life and Light On both went platinum. Come Back to Me went gold. 

    Come Back to Me is the second single off the album, not sure if you can call it a hit (a very minor hit perhaps, Gold isn’t worth mentioning nowadays), and many fans complained about it as a single.  It didn’t carry David Cook forward, looking back it’s more like it was the end.

    Kris’ Live Like We’re Dying is perhaps more similar to Home in terms of success on radio, and the failure of The Truth stopped his momentum completely, and probably sealed his fate then.  Phillip should try to avoid that.

  • wordnerdarchie

    LOL!  Here’s the deal, either Home is P2s Coronation single or it’s not.  Most people say it was, it’s being treated as the highest selling coronation single to date.  Then it corresponds to Cook’s TOML (which was included on his CD).  Hence Sassy’s point.  TOML = Home.  LO = Gone, Gone, Gone??, then CBTM = 3rd???.  So let’s wait and see if Gone…. hits platinum, and then see what happens with a 3rd. ;)

  • Hazehel

    ” Phillip Phillips’ “Home” holds at No. 9 (103,000; up 6%)”
    Total: 2,450,642

    It’s looking like Home can hit 3 million early in the New Year.  Don’t think many people expected that, certainly not me.   Maybe they can present him with his 3x platinum plaque when he performs on Idol next year.  

  • Hazehel

    Here’s the deal, either Home is P2s Coronation single or it’s not.

    This is where UMG/Interscope is doing things differently – they are treating the coronation song as if it is the first single from the album.

    In years past coronation songs were included in the Idol debut album as a bonus track,  not so for Scotty and Phillip, their coronation songs are part of the main album.   Most of them also didn’t have videos for their coronation songs (they stopped doing it after Season 2 I think), but Scotty and Phillip did.  Coronation songs were simply treated as mementos of the season by Sony, whereas UMG/Interscope put more effort into giving the winner a proper song that suits the winner.  Some people seem to think that Phillip getting “Home” is a fluke, whereas I think this is a plan by Interscope to make sure that the winner starts out on the right path, and it’s working.

  • wordnerdarchie

    ” Phillip Phillips’ “Home” holds at No. 9 (103,000; up 6%)”
    Total: 2,450,642

    Fantastic sales again – it’s mindboggling.  I was expecting good sales this week, but not that good.   But I guess his youtube views should have clued me in.  I’ve been watching it since the beginning and this past week it had its most views yet in a week – 571,592. 

  • tigervixxxen

    Radio had quite a disdain for Idol singles with few exceptions. Look how long it took for Home to get taken seriously on pop radio. Plus a new artist having a big hit is no guarantee for a second single’s success. I don’t see any new Gotye song charting big on a mainstream format. So there is no guarantee for anything. If Phillip can get a second platinum single then fantastic but it will be an uphill battle. He does have great momentum going for him but that Idol disdain is strong and second singles are a dicey proposition for any new artist. Fabulous for him getting to 2.5 and beyond for Home. A 3x platinum single for anyone is monumental.

  • Mateja Praznik

     Their tour schedule for 2013 is crazy. UK/Ireland, Europe, USA and Canada, Australia and NZ. I know that they have a 3D movie coming out in August. I doubt they will be releasing another album in 2013, but at the same time I think the label will have new material ready to record when they stop touring. I think spring/early summer 2014 for album #3 is likely.

  • suenigma

    “Come Back to Me is the second single off the album”.

    But, but, but…using that logic Gone, Gone, Gone would be Phillips 1st single, which isn’t accurate. In my opinion, TOML and Home are most definitely David’s and Phillip’s 1st singles, respectively.

    For a moderately supported touring 3rd single, as it was, CBTM did just fine. The Album had already been out for over 6 or 7 months and had sold over a million copies by then, and over 2 million singles. There is always a law of dimishing returns with progressive singles from a high selling albums like Cooks album was. More than 2 million people own Come Back to Me, as compared to less than 500,000 who own Kris’ The Truth.

  • Hazehel

    But, but, but…using that logic Gone, Gone, Gone would be Phillips 1st single,

    As already explained, Interscope is doing things differently and treating Home as if it is the first single.   It would explain why there is no new single out in advance of Phillips’ album release unlike what happened in all previous debut album releases.  We can’t really compare Season1-9 to Season 10-11 because UMG/Interscope is changing the way things are done.

  • IdolyEverAfter

    I think UMG/Interscope is also going with the flow on this one based on the immense popularity of the song.  I think that was unexpected, and they moved up the album to November (from what Phillip had said) to smartly take advantage of the momentum.

  • http://twitter.com/Sassycatz Sassycatz

    That doesn’t change the fact that Home was the song P2 sang (sort of) on the night he won Idol as were the songs sung by the others, and that these songs are called the coronation song. It’s the song that is supposed to be sung on tour, get the winner some radio time, and carry the person through to the album. The fact that they chose not to release another single doesn’t change all of that. So, it’s a justified comparison.

  • suenigma

    We will have to agree to disagree I guess, as I believe that TOML, which was included on Cook’s album, sold over 1.4 million copies, and did well on HAC radio, was a bonafide first single, and far more than just an Idol souvenir. That song is still loved by many people today, and continues to get radio play, as opposed to say, Do I Make You Proud or No Boundaries.

    Now, I do agree that Home is a far superior song, mind you, and that it is much more representative of Phillip’s album and sound as a whole.  Which all bodes well for his future success. Interscope has handled Phillip’s rollout like a Boss, and I have high hopes that he can have a great career (until the backlash kicks in – Mumford and Sons is already getting the Nickleback of Alt-Folk moniker – I hate the fickle Music Industry sometimes).

  • fantoo1

    1D should savor the success of this album, because I can see them fading away like all the other boy bands.

  • shell29

    I agree with you.  I don’t think this was part of some master plan Interscope had from the beginning.  I don’t think anyone (including the label) expected Home to blow up the way that it did after the Olympic exposure.  With the song being as successful as it has been in terms of sales and radio airplay, there was no need to try to release a brand new single.  If Home hadn’t taken off the way that it has it probably would have been treated like a “souvenir” coronation single just as most of the past coronation singles were.

    As much as this song fits Phillip like a glove (more than past coronation singles), it would not be where it is right now without the Olympic exposure it received.  That exposure was the catalyst IMO.

  • heartly

    Take the whole coronation song part of it out of this, Home is sort of acting like Breakaway (the song) did
    for Kelly.  That song was just supposed to be a soundtrack song during
    the summer to bridge the gap between albums for her and it for some
    reason really caught fire.  It wasn’t supposed to be on her 2nd album
    but because of the success of it, it was and the album was even named
    after it.  You will still get people to this day arguing if it was the
    1st single off that album or not (I fall on the not side).  Home is
    acting in very much the same way which I can only see as a good thing for
    him.  A very happy accident.

  • tripp_ncwy

    Muddled in the whole P2 2nd single discussion is what happens when/if P2 gets the idol boot song? Will that confuse people? It may also delay any second single release in the new year.

  • http://twitter.com/CanadianLady2 CanadianLady

    Hmm. Gone Gone gone sounds good. :)

  • Hazehel

    That doesn’t change the fact that Home was the song P2 sang (sort of) on the night he won Idol as were the songs sung by the others, and that these songs are called the coronation song

    Don’t think I disagree with the fact that it is the coronation song, I’m simply pointing out that Home is the coronation song AND is being treated by the label as his first single from the album.  TOML was the coronation song for David but it’s not the first single from the album, and that is what I meant.  What I said won’t make sense if you assume that I had included coronation songs like TOML and No Boundaries because No Boundaries was a flop (therefore there can be no momentum).   I however included Home for Phillip because that is treated by his label as if it is his first single from the album.   

  • tigervixxxen

    It doesn’t matter if people think of Home as an Idol song or not. Getting 90 million audience impressions per week from radio alone is very much driving sales. If I remember correctly the holidays are a huge time for download sales too so I’m going to take a mild stab in the dark and say Home gets to 3x plat by the end of the year.

    Boot songs are rarely singles so I think Phillip can have a proper second single plus a different boot song, especially if the boot song is a cover.

    As noted previous, the way RCA and Interscope approach coronation songs and first singles is different. Also the radio landscape is much different now than it was in 2008/2009. Back then radio, HAC in particular, was willing to humor and play Idol singles, not so much now. So one could argue its much much more difficult getting ANY song radio play right now but one could also argue getting a high level of radio play now leads to higher digital sales. I understand why comparisons are made but there are a lot of variables.

  • Mateja Praznik

    For most American Idol winners, the coronation song is just a sappy song that they have to sing right after their win. For some winners and runner-ups, the coronation songs are also their first singles. That includes David Cook.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_NDYOWBIIPZU6PBRHGOPT2ZZJXQ sweetmm

    Consecutive #1 in the same year is a massive achievement in todays’ music market :)  Well done 1D team!!!

  • OffLeash

    I think this whole “is it a single or a coronation song” debate is something that only comes up inside the Idol bubble lol. Interscope is obviously treating Home as P2′s first single, and that’s what most people outside the bubble think it is. I really doubt they’d give it second thoughts, I’m sure they don’t care. 

  • http://twitter.com/LexieONeill Lexie O’Neill

    Actual sales numbers for last week are posted at Roughstock…CWSM came in higher than projected:))  He has the #5 country album:)))

    http://www.roughstock.com/blog/country-album-chart-news-for-november-21-2012-aaron-lewis-debuts-with-the-road-taylor-swift-red-still-leads#1kYj8L3kxV6rqKK9.99

  • girlygirltoo

    Scotty had a second single out (if you count his coronation song as his first single) before his album dropped. Phillip does not. So Interscope hasn’t even done things the same thing with the last 2 Idols. Scotty’s album sales have been helped by the fact that he had multiple singles out, that he was on this major tour and that he has gotten a ton of promotion in the country music community (award shows, GAC tv specials, etc). Phillip will likely need the same sort of things to happen if his album sales are going to remain strong over the next few months. I don’t think he will be able to piggyback album sales off the success of just one single for more than the first couple of months after the album release. Home will peak eventually and we know album sales drop off a cliff in January. So he will need to follow “Home” up with something else that will keep the interest strong — I’d say he should release a new single no later than Feb. 1, preferably sometime in January.

  • tigervixxxen

    The timing on releasing a second single depends on when it peaks on CHR but I agree by Feb that should be the plan anyway.

    With TOML it was never promoted as a single, it never has a music video and much of the momentum from the song came from its long run on top of the AC chart. IIRC David stopped playing the song after the Idol tour. I think the very last time TOML was played was at Ford Day but a DC historian will know for sure. So my point is the song was done for all intents and purposes by September, 2 months before the album dropped. But I also agree that according to the listener they don’t care about any of this and many still associate TOML as David’s biggest hit, which it is.

  • curly_yenta

    Based on the continued song choice for graduations and other similar ceremonies, like one that honors serviceman and women, I’d say Do I Make You Proud has to be, and is, one of the most beloved coronation songs ever sung on Idol and will continue for years and decades to come – moreso than any of the rest.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/6KBNBAY3M4742SQMHUMAV6CVGQ Mike

    I agree with OffLeash & imagine that I will just wait and see what Jimmy & Interscope will do next…they seem to be doing just fine without any of our opinions! lol!  It is like reading through some of the political blogs…the moment one event is over its onto to predicting the next event…who is running for president in 2016 or when and what the next single should be for P2…it all makes me very tired! lol!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/6KBNBAY3M4742SQMHUMAV6CVGQ Mike

    Can somebody explain how ‘Home’ was ranked in the top 10 all day on Itunes & this evening it has dropped all the way to #112??  That seems really odd to me??
    Can’t figure that one out.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    I’m wondering if it was people using the ‘complete the album’ function, so that all of those singles were then deducted from P2′s single sales?

  • bridgette12

    Probably itunes is acting screwy again. Every once in a while it goes bunkers and seems to happen more often around a big holiday.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/6KBNBAY3M4742SQMHUMAV6CVGQ Mike

    I didn’t know it worked that way…I just couldn’t believe that ‘Home’ sold over 100,000 downloads last week and dropped to less than 2,000 downloads per day.  So…does that add to a persons album sales when someone uses the ‘complete the album’ function?  So, if I would have done that when I purchased the album it would have taken away the single sale for ‘home’ that I did back in May and place it with the album sale today?  Just trying to understand this process…didn’t even know I had that option for something I bought so long ago.

  • http://twitter.com/CanadianLady2 CanadianLady

    Earlier today it was at 148 and 10. Single and song from CD.

  • durbesque

    Does that mean P2 might have to return one or both of his platinum plaques?  Something like travelling back in time and killing your grandfather. 

  • maymay

    PP is promoting his album and performing Home on TV. So if Home can sell 100k every week, it will sell 3 platinum before Christmas Day.

    And Home will be featured in the closing of the Thanksgiving Day NFL GAME Texans Vs. Lions. It should sell great tomorrow.

  • maymay

    Now People only can buy Home from PP`s album on iTunes. I remember Home had two versions in June, but became one later.

  • jpfan2

    I can never understand how they compute single sales with that complete my album feature. But I guess it means that if iTunes does that for 100K P2 albums, next week he could have – sales for Home. So confusing.

  • windmills

    jpfan2: I can never understand how they compute single sales with that complete my album feature. But I guess it means that if iTunes does that for 100K P2 albums, next week he could have – sales for Home. So confusing.

    That’s exactly right. For instance the week Taylor Swift’s album came out, We Are Never Ever Like Whatever It’s Called had -83k sales because all the Complete My Album purchases were deducted from its sales for the week and its total sales. That’s not a typo, it was -83k. 

    But, I don’t think Complete My Album gets counted against Home in the real time Itunes rankings. Maybe I’m wrong about that. I think Home has drifted down more because there are 2 versions now that people can buy, the single version and the album version like maymay said. 

    Idol related single sales from Roughstock:

    Carrie Underwood, Blown Away: 44k (1,332,000)
    Kelly Clarkson featuring Vince Gill, Don’t Rush: 17k (102k) 

    Here are the album sales also via Roughstock (I know Lexie O’Neill posted the link but just so the numbers are here):

    Blake Shelton, Cheers It’s Christmas: 29k (97k)
    Scotty McCreery, Christmas With Scotty McCreery: 23k (118k)
    Carrie Underwood, Blown Away 16k (936k)

  • Hazehel

    I didn’t know it worked that way… 

    No, it doesn’t work that way.   I was keeping an eye on Taylor Swift singles when her album dropped and see if they would fall, but they didn’t.   The next week when the sales figures came out and total sales for “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” dropped by 83K  - 
    http://music.yahoo.com/blogs/chart-watch/week-ending-oct-28-2012-songs-chris-brown-213026172.html  .It looks like the iTunes chart records the sales every week, but deducts the number of those who ‘complete the album’ when the sales figures are reported to SoundScan.

  • Hazehel

    Just to clarify, when I said it doesn’t work that way I meant they don’t deduct those who ‘complete my album’ from the numbers used for the iTunes chart, the chart still shows what the single is selling.  It is only when they report to SoundScan that they deduct the number.

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

    Comparing Idols on major labels does make sense. Comparing singles from a first album for one Idol and the second album for other Idols doesn’t. There’s that small thing called a sophomore slump that statistics have shown happens to every Idol NNK. ;)

    We can compare Kris, David, Adam, Chris and Jordin’s singles and album totals from their first album to P2s though. If we look at these Idols first and second singles off of their debut albums, there was no reason to predict that P2 would fail with his first or even second single off of his debut album.

  • jpfan2

    I don’t see Home on the Top 100 on iTunes. So the glitch hasn’t corrected.
    It’s pretty funny to see GGG at #58 but no Home.

  • elliegrll

    People have never been confused by the boot song before.  I can’t even remember what Scotty was singing last year, but I remember the name of his second single, which was the song that people purchased and the one that received airplay.

  • http://twitter.com/CanadianLady2 CanadianLady

    He covered Tim McGraw’s Please Remember Me. Hopefully Phillip can either use one of his songs or write a new one for it. 

  • springboard2

    His coronation song ‘I Love You This Big’, and ‘The Trouble With Girls’  had a similar chart run. ILYTB went to #16 on Mediabase and TTWG #15,  but ILYTB sold slightly more.

  • Kirsten

     

    I don’t see Home on the Top 100 on iTunes. So the glitch hasn’t corrected.
    It’s pretty funny to see GGG at #58 but no Home.

    I don’t think it’s a glitch. It’s pretty common for the label to pull the single a few days after the album comes out so that people start buying the album track.

    Suddenly, poof, a song disappears until people find the album track version of the song. Because iTunes has a rolling window (and I do think that if you are sitting near the top of the chart people notice your and buy it while they are there to buy something else. Steve Jobs lobbied long and hard to price singles at an “impulse buy” price point for a reason), it takes a bit for the song to climb back to it’s former position.

    Always annoying.

  • Kirsten

     

    I don’t see Home on the Top 100 on iTunes. So the glitch hasn’t corrected.
    It’s pretty funny to see GGG at #58 but no Home.

    I don’t think it’s a glitch. It’s pretty common for the label to pull the single a few days after the album comes out so that people start buying the album track.

    Suddenly, poof, a song disappears until people find the album track version of the song. Because iTunes has a rolling window (and I do think that if you are sitting near the top of the chart people notice your and buy it while they are there to buy something else. Steve Jobs lobbied long and hard to price singles at an “impulse buy” price point for a reason), it takes a bit for the song to climb back to it’s former position.

    Always annoying.

  • wordnerdarchie

    It’s not a given that Phillip will have the boot song, not saying he won’t but it’s not set in stone.

    Here are the past performers of the send-off song.
    Season 5 – Daniel Powter – “Bad Day”
    Season 6 – Daughtry – “Home” (AI Season 5 4th place)
    Season 7 – Ruben Studdard – “Celebrate Me Home” (AI Season 2 Winner)
    Season 8 – Carrie Underwood – “Home Sweet Home” (AI Season 4 Winner)
    Season 9 – Will Young – “Leave Right Now” (UK Season 1 Pop Idol Winner)
    Season 10 – David Cook – “Don’t You Forget About Me” (AI Season 7 Winner)
    Season 11 – Scotty McCreery – “Please Remember Me” (AI Season 10 Winner)

  • sjames08

    I sure hope Zayn goes solo if the band does break up. But there’s a likely reason it won’t happen. He’s already struggled with fame from fans who criticized his religion, etc. And that’s a sensitive subject. But he does have the better chance since he can sing R&B. Would also love for him to do some acting.

  • sdmama

    Taylor said that he did not care for Do I Make You Proud initially, but after seeing how people related to it, he came to appreciate the song.  Does that sound familiar?  Maybe singers are not always the best judge of songs, or, at least the marketability of songs.  

  • WD79

    Quick update from Japanese chart this week!

    One Direction’s Take Me Home debuts at 6th in the Oricon chart with 26,080 copies sold: http://www.oricon.co.jp/rank/ja/w/2012-11-26/more/2/

    Totals:

    Music From Another Dimension (Aerosmith) - 44,551
    Kiss (Carly Rae Jepsen) - 115,407
    Up All Night (One Direction) – 77, 266
    Lotus (Christina Aguilera) – 2,596
    Overexposed (Maroon 5) – 111,275
    Dance Again (Jennifer Lopez) – 41,675

    Other Idols and Idols-related are out of top 300 so I can’t find their sales.