Idol Sales News – Week Ending 12/23/12

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Christmas fell on a Tuesday this week which appears to be messing up Billboard’s schedule. We didn’t get numbers yesterday and now the concert stats seem to be delayed. So, since we have sales numbers being released today, we’ll slide a day as well. Traditionally, last week was the biggest sales week of the year for albums. This week will be the biggest sales week for downloads.

Albums:
4 (4) One Direction “Take Me Home: 177K +39% (moves into #6 on YTD. Their “Up All Night” is #3 on YTD making them the first act to have two albums in the year-end top 10 since Swift in 2008)

7 (7) Phillip Phillips “The World From The Side Of The Moon” 98K +44% Total 475K
First debut album since Carrie’s “Some Hearts” to spend five weeks in the top 5 (Cook and Scotty spent 4 weeks, Carrie spent 12 weeks, Kelly 8 weeks, Ruben 9 weeks)

Downloads:
9 (11) Phillip Phillips “Home” 110K +17%

From Idol Chatter
Phillip Phillips, The World From the Side of the Moon (98,000, +44%, 475,000) (#7 Billboard 200)
Carrie Underwood, Blown Away (58,000, +42%, 1.166 million) (#22 BB200)
Scotty McCreery, Christmas With Scotty (48,000, +1%, 337,000) (#32 BB200)
Kelly Clarkson, Greatest Hits-Chapter 1 (35,000, +49%, 178,000) (#40 BB200)
Kelly Clarkson, Stronger (8,000, +64%, 1 million) (#173 BB200)
Scotty McCreery, Clear as Day (8,000, +62%, 1.145 million) (#183 BB200)
Carrie Underwood, Some Hearts (5,000, +42%, 7.283 million)
Carrie Underwood, Carnival Ride (4,000, +56%, 3.303 million)
Mandisa, What If We Were Real (3,000, -7%, 243,000)
Mandisa, It’s Christmas (3,000, +13%, 64,000)
Casey James, Casey James (2,000, +40%, 64,000)
Casey Abrams, Casey Abrams (less than 1,000, +28%, 20,000)

Idol tracks (not this week’s chart, this is last week’s pre-Christmas numbers)

Carrie Underwood, Blown Away (35,000, +20%, 1.5 million)
Carrie Underwood, Two Black Cadillacs (19,000, +30%, 99,000)
Casey James, Crying on a Suitcase (12,000, +51%, 199,000)
Carrie Underwood, Good Girl (9,000, +31%, 1.468 million)
Carrie Underwood, Before He Cheats (7,000, +13%, 3.633 million)
Scotty McCreery, Christmas in Heaven (4,000, +3%, 25,000)
Carrie Underwood, How Great Thou Art (3,000, +15%, 392,000)
Jason Castro, Hallelujah [Album Version] (3,000, +223%, 118,000)
Clay Aiken, Mary, Did You Know? (2,000, +8%, 143,000)
Colton Dixon, You Are (2,000, -13%, 38,000)
Mandisa feat. TobyMac, Good Morning (2,000, +14%, 237,000)

 
  • Anny_nanny

    Chart News@chartnews
    Hot Digital Songs: #9 Home, Phillip @Phillips 110,000 (3,008,000)

    Chart News?@chartnews
    Billboard 200: Phillip @Phillips’ debut album The World From the Side of the Moon remains at #7 with 98,000 (475,000 total).

  • Anny_nanny

    ‘Voice’ Winner Cassadee Pope Debuts at No. 1 on Heatseekers Albums Char
    http://www.billboard.com/#/news/voice-winner-cassadee-pope-debuts-at-no-1008062552.story

  • LongKissGoodnight

    2012 “American Idol” winner Phillip Phillips’
    debut album, “The World From the Side of the Moon,” is a
    non-mover at No. 7 with 98,000 (up 44%). Its total sales stand at
    475,000 after five weeks. It is selling faster than any “Idol”
    finalist’s debut since 2008, when David Cook’s self-titled effort
    moved more than 478,000 by its third week.

    Phillip Phillips’ “Home” jumps 11-9 (110,000; up 17%). 

    Woo-Hoo!
    Big fat congrats to Phillip on his triple platinum single!
    4 millions seems doable right now, lets say in 6 to 9 month.
    And although we will not find out sales numbers for the Christmas week until next year with only 25K left he is undoubtedly going to pass half a million scaned mark in 2012.

    Way to go Phillip!

  • dbisdone

    Do you know for how many weeks Daughtry’s debut was in the top 10?

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/4Z6JKGLR5R2DRC552KONLZV5TA Chris

    22 weeks. 

  • dbisdone

    thank you. I thought it was something like that.

  • jpfan2

    I think 4xplat will come eventually.Maybe a platinum album as well. Does this mean P 2 is doing better than Scotty did last year at this point? Great for the label if true.

  • Larc

    At the end of 5 weeks, Scotty’s CAD stood at 424,419.  But those weeks weren’t in the Black Friday to Christmas period.  It will be interesting to see how P2′s album sales hold up after the holidays.

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

    Does this mean P 2 is doing better than Scotty did last year at this point?

    Scotty’s CAD sold around 850K by the first week in January last year. Unless P2′s album continues to selll somewhere around 80K-100K a week over the next month, Scotty will have have done better than P2, when comparing the first two months.

    P2 needs to sell  somewhere around 700K albums over the next year in to catch up with Scotty.

  • Trina

    Still being in the Top 10 at this point would have been a big deal, Top 5 is really, really great and this album is holding up unbelievably well. I said the other day I expect AI to pimp the living crap out of P2 so I can still see him selling even if its a slow haul to platinum. Regardless if hes caught up to Scotty by now is moot. Interscope has to be thrilled with a triple platinum single thats still selling huge and an album thats still selling so well. I think hes going to get GREAT support for GGG as well which could keep the album selling.

  • Kirsten

     

    At the end of 5 weeks, Scotty’s CAD stood at 424,419.  But those weeks weren’t in the Black Friday to Christmas period.

    Yep. That’s what makes year-to-year comparisons even more difficult when the release dates are so different. If we continue to do week-by-week comparisons, Scotty’s sales should soon begin to look better than P2s as Scotty’s weeks move into the massive pre-Christmas numbers and P2s move into the January doldrums.

    P2s rankings will likely to stay better, though. There isn’t much released in December and the first few weeks of January, so there likely won’t be many new entrants into the top 10. Meanwhile, all those Christmas albums will be rapidly leaving the chart freeing up some spots in the top 10. He should easily stay in the top ten until mid-January if not longer (especially since he is riding high on a song that is peaking on radio). Then Idol will start and give more opportunities for him to be remembered.

  • sdmama

    I would be tempted to make Home as boot song at this point if I were in charge (and that’s why I should not be running a TV show). Kelly is great, too, but that was 11 years ago, and the “LAST” champ doing great compared to other champs from others shows is something American Idol can boast and is totally justified IMHO.

  • girlygirltoo

    Congrats to Phillip on Home going triple platinum!  His album should go officially gold in the next week or so (depending on how big the post-Xmas drop is) as well. :)

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/4Z6JKGLR5R2DRC552KONLZV5TA Chris

    First debut album since Carrie’s “Some Hearts” to spend five weeks in the top 5 (Cook and Scotty spent 4 weeks, Carrie spent 12 weeks, Kelly 8 weeks, Ruben 9 weeks)
    I think you’re forgetting Daughtry. 

  • windmills

    Blog-related country album chart numbers from Roughstock

    Blake Shelton Cheers, It’s Christmas. 72,000 410,000
    Carrie Underwood Blown Away 58,000 1,166,000
    Scotty McCreery Christmas With Scotty 48,000 337,000
    Nashville Original Soundtrack Vol 1 42,000 98,000
    Hunter Hayes Hunter Hayes 40,000 487,000
    Blake Shelton Red River Blue 18,000 874,000
    Cassadee Pope Complete Season 3 Collection 11,000 11,000
    Scotty McCreery Clear As Day 8,000 1,145,000

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1638805698 Jason Scott

    I think she meant winners.

  • mchcat

    Yeah for Scotty – CAD is still selling –

  • hellomusicgirl

    Just saw this Chart Watch article about P2′s achievement with “Home” but since it listed other Idols info as well, I wasn’t sure if I should post it here or in the P2-specific thread. I’m gonna drop it off here just to be safe.

    Phillip Phillips Makes Idol History

    “Hundreds of male contestants have walked across the American Idol stage in the past 11 years (Yahoo!’s Idol guru Lyndsey Parker could probably rattle off an exact count), but only one has gone on to record a 3-million-seller. That’s Phillip Phillips, whose “Home” tops the 3 million mark in digital sales this week. Just three female Idol contestants (Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood and Jordin Sparks) have landed 3-million-sellers. They’ve each done it just once. Clarkson’s “Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)” has sold 3,970,000 copies. Underwood’s “Before He Cheats” has sold 3,633,000. “No Air” by Sparks & Chris Brown has sold 3,491,000.

    The old sales record for a male Idol contestant was held by a different song, also titled “Home,” by Chris Daughtry’s band Daughtry, which has sold 2,325,000 copies. The old record by a male Idol contestant who remained a solo artist was held by David Archuleta’s “Crush,” which is up to 2,087,000.

    “Home” is the 17th song to top the 3 million mark in digital sales in 2012. That extends this year’s record pace—and there’s still one chart week to go in 2012. (The previous record for most 3-million-sellers in a calendar year was set in 2011, when there were 14.)”

    Huge congrats to Phillip! I really like that song and it’s everywhere. I had no idea that, until now, no other male Idol had reached a 3mil single track. That’s even more of an achievement for him then.

  • maymay

    Scotty spent 6 months selling platinum. If PP spends 6 months too, his album should sell platinum on the finale week of this season.

    Home will sell over 4 plaitium in February or March. It will become the best selling song of American Idol. I predict it at least sell over 5 platinum eventually.

  • kmd23

    Congrats to Phillip. Home is a great song and I am glad that it is selling so well.

  • suenigma

     I’m confused. Isn’t PP’s album #7 this week?

  • girlygirltoo

    I’m looking at The Billboard Hot 200 dated “for the week of January 5, 2013″. So that would be the chart released today, right?

    #4 One Direction – Take Me Home
    #7 Phillip Phillips – The World from the Side of the Moon
    #21 One Direction – Up All Night
    #22 Carrie Underwood – Blown Away
    #32 Scotty McCreery – Christmas with Scotty McCreery
    #40 Kelly Clarkson – Greatest Hits (Chapter One)
    #92 Carly Rae Jepsen – Kiss
    #125 Cassadee Pope – The Voice: The Complete Season
    #161 Cher Lloyd – Sticks & Stones
    #173 Kelly Clarkson – Stronger (RE-ENTRY ON CHART)
    #183 Scotty McCreery – Clear as Day (RE-ENTRY ON CHART)

    (NOTE: I didn’t look up any albums by any of the various reality show judges, any compilation albums (like the KidzBop or NOW That’s What I Call Music cds), or any of the Glee albums)

  • girlygirltoo

    Billboard Heatseakers Album Chart:

    #1 Cassadee Pope – The Voice: The Complete Season
    #3 Nicholas David – The Voice: The Complete Season
    #4 Terry McDermott – The Voice: The Complete Season
    #6 Chris Mann – Roads
    #10 Chris Mann – Home for Christmas (EP)

    Billboard Independent Albums Chart:

    #22 Pentatonix – PTXmas (EP)

  • springboard2

    ITunes:

    12/27/2012 – Top 1500 Singles (from LivePopBars)
    9. Phillip Phillips – Home
    26. Carrie Underwood – Blown Away
    31. Carly Rae Jepsen – Call Me Maybe
    36. One Direction – Little Things
    37. Cher Lloyd – Want U Back
    38. Kelly Clarkson – Catch My Breath
    42. One Direction – Live While We’re Young
    52. Owl City & Carly Rae Jepsen – Good Time
    53. One Direction – What Makes You Beautiful
    54. Cher Lloyd – Oath (feat. Becky G)
    75. Carrie Underwood – Good Girl
    87. One Direction – One Thing
    100. Carrie Underwood – Two Black Cadillacs
    109. One Direction – Kiss You
    131. Kelly Clarkson – Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)
    137. Casey James – Crying On a Suitcase
    150. One Direction – Little Things
    151. One Direction – Rock Me
    164. Carrie Underwood – Before He Cheats
    180. One Direction – She’s Not Afraid
    183. Carly Rae Jepsen – This Kiss
    194. One Direction – Nobody Compares
    205. One Direction – Live While We’re Young
    211. One Direction – Live While We’re Young
    231. One Direction – Still the One
    237. One Direction – Heart Attack
    254. One Direction – Up All Night
    264. Kelly Clarkson – Dark Side
    283. Kelly Clarkson – Breakaway
    289. One Direction – Loved You First
    331. One Direction – Kiss You
    339. Leona Lewis – Bleeding Love
    352. Olly Murs – Troublemaker (feat. Flo Rida)
    374. One Direction – They Don’t Know About Us
    377. Cassadee Pope – Over You (The Voice Performance)
    394. Cher Lloyd – Swagger Jagger
    405. One Direction – What Makes You Beautiful
    417. Carly Rae Jepsen – Call Me Maybe
    428. Cassadee Pope – Stupid Boy (The Voice Performance)
    434. One Direction – Moments
    445. Jordin Sparks & Chris Brown – No Air
    460. Cher Lloyd – With Ur Love
    463. One Direction – Rock Me
    465. Carrie Underwood – Cowboy Casanova
    477. Phillip Phillips – Gone, Gone, Gone
    505. One Direction – I Would
    510. Carrie Underwood – Jesus, Take the Wheel
    511. One Direction – Gotta Be You (2012 US Version)
    545. One Direction – One Thing
    565. One Direction – More Than This
    571. One Direction – Heart Attack
    582. One Direction – Last First Kiss
    596. Carly Rae Jepsen & Owl City – Good Time
    618. One Direction – Stand Up
    636. Cassadee Pope – Over You (The Voice Performance)
    641. One Direction – C’mon, C’mon
    668. One Direction – I Want
    681. Kelly Clarkson – Mr. Know It All
    693. Scotty McCreery – The Trouble With Girls
    708. Kelly Clarkson – Since U Been Gone
    721. Carrie Underwood – All-American Girl
    740. Carrie Underwood – Undo It
    803. Carrie Underwood – Temporary Home
    822. One Direction – Over Again
    827. One Direction – They Don’t Know About Us
    866. One Direction – Summer Love
    940. One Direction – I Would
    948. Olly Murs – Heart Skips a Beat (feat. Chiddy Bang)
    952. Phillip Phillips – Home
    955. Cassadee Pope – Cry (The Voice Performance)
    1006. Carrie Underwood – Just a Dream
    1067. Cher Lloyd – Superhero
    1071. Cher Lloyd – Grow Up (feat. Busta Rhymes)
    1088. Terry McDermott – I Want to Know What Love Is (The Voice Performance)
    1134. Kelly Clarkson – Because of You
    1182. Scotty McCreery – Water Tower Town
    1252. One Direction – Last First Kiss
    1256. One Direction – C’mon, C’mon
    1272. Scotty McCreery – I Love You This Big
    1278. One Direction – Back for You
    1301. One Direction – Change My Mind
    1444. Carrie Underwood – Last Name
    1474. Carly Rae Jepsen & Justin Bieber – Beautiful
    1493. Kelly Clarkson – Don’t Rush (feat. Vince Gill)

    12/27/2012 – Top 1500 Albums (from LivePopBars)
    8. One Direction – Take Me Home (Yearbook Edition)
    12. One Direction – Take Me Home
    18. Carrie Underwood – Blown Away
    27. One Direction – Up All Night
    30. One Direction – Up All Night (Deluxe Version)
    35. Cher Lloyd – Sticks & Stones
    38. Phillip Phillips – The World from the Side of the Moon (Deluxe)
    39. Cassadee Pope – The Complete Season 3 Collection (The Voice Performance)
    59. Phillip Phillips – The World from the Side of the Moon
    98. Terry McDermott – The Complete Season 3 Collection (The Voice Performance)
    102. Nicholas David – The Complete Season 3 Collection (The Voice Performance)
    142. Kelly Clarkson – Greatest Hits – Chapter One
    274. Scotty McCreery – Clear As Day
    326. Pentatonix – PTX, Vol. 1
    346. Carly Rae Jepsen – Kiss (Deluxe Version)
    358. Pentatonix – PTXmas – EP
    375. Kelly Clarkson – Stronger (Deluxe Version)
    421. Carly Rae Jepsen – Kiss
    584. One Direction – iTunes Festival: London 2012 – EP
    676. Carrie Underwood – Some Hearts
    684. Carrie Underwood – Play On
    734. Carrie Underwood – Carnival Ride
    840. Scotty McCreery – Christmas With Scotty McCreery
    854. Cassadee Pope – Cassadee Pope – EP
    916. Adam Lambert – Trespassing (Deluxe Version)
    947. Daughtry – Daughtry
    948. Kelly Clarkson – Breakaway
    964. Chris Rene – I’m Right Here
    1133. Chris Mann – Roads
    1228. Daughtry – Break the Spell (Deluxe Version)
    1427. Carly Rae Jepsen – Call Me Maybe (Remixes) – EP
    1470. Mandisa – What If We Were Real
    1495. Lauren Alaina – Wildflower

  • springboard2

    Mediabase:

    AAA:
    1  1  PHILLIP PHILLIPS   Home  561  633  -72  2.053
    -6  Spins
    -10  Bullet
    -0.026  AI
    Alt:
    36  42  PHILLIP PHILLIPS   Home  230  261  -31  0.883
    -4  Spins
    -2  Bullet
    -0.012  AI
    Country:
    18  18  CARRIE UNDERWOOD   Two Black Cadillacs  2567  2791  -224  19.993
    +15  Spins
    -55  Bullet
    +0.038  AI
    19  19  CASEY JAMES   Crying On A Suitcase  2210  2653  -443  17.797
    +45  Spins
    +59  Bullet
    +0.274  AI
    38  41  KELLY CLARKSON   Don’t Rush f/Vince Gill  591  664  -73  2.907
    +8  Spins
    +8  Bullet
    +0.072  AI
    HAC:
    1  2  PHILLIP PHILLIPS   Home  4239  4422  -183  30.979
    +17  Spins
    +12  Bullet
    +0.05  AI
    12  12  KELLY CLARKSON   Catch My Breath  2354  2417  -63  18.18
    +14  Spins
    -7  Bullet
    +0.232  AI
    34  36  CARRIE UNDERWOOD   Blown Away  379  445  -66  1.689
    -16  Spins
    -18  Bullet
    -0.078  AI
    POP:
    8  10  PHILLIP PHILLIPS   Home  8872  8793  79  57.358
    +17  Spins
    -100  Bullet
    +0.274  AI
    18  19  ONE DIRECTION   Little Things  4460  3994  466  26.911
    +78  Spins
    +23  Bullet
    +0.495  AI
    24  21  KELLY CLARKSON   Catch My Breath  3937  3700  237  24.228
    +72  Spins
    +60  Bullet
    +0.274  AI
    43  40  OLLY MURS   Troublemaker f/Flo Rida  802  444  358  6.141
    +27  Spins
    -34  Bullet
    +0.037  AI
    32  42  CHER LLOYD   Oath f/Becky G  598  1443  -845  2.302
    -41  Spins
    +106  Bullet
    -0.169  AI
     

  • TheOther

    It’s a testament to Phillip as a singer song writer how well The World From The Side Of The Moon is doing.

  • Anny_nanny

    I think the Voice can eat crow and calm down. Their girl exceeded the starting sales of Joshua, but was not included in the Top 100, as Hollie.
    I remind you:

    http://www.billboard.com/#/news/american-idol-winner-phillip-phillips-charts-1007574152.story
    “”American Idol” winner Phillip Phillips earns his second top 40 hit album on the Billboard 200 this week, with the debut of his “American Idol: Season 11: Highlights” EP at No. 25. The set, released exclusively through Walmart, features five songs from his run on the show and sold 20,000 in its first week according to Nielsen SoundScan.

    It’s his second album to chart on the Billboard 200 so far, following “Journey to the Finale” (No. 11). It debuted the week after he was crowned champion on May 23. Combined, “Journey” and his new “Highlights” EP have sold 65,000.

    Both albums offer material recorded during his tenure on “American Idol.” The singer is currently at work on his first studio album, due out before the end of the year.

    Phillips’ new EP is one seven “Idol” titles Walmart released last week. Each of the top five finishers on the show has their own EP, while two compilations round out the offerings.

    On the Billboard 200, Phillips is joined by the debuts of third place Joshua Ledet’s EP (No. 59 with 9,000), fifth-place finisher Skylar Laine (No. 64 with 8,000) and runner-up Jessica Sanchez (No. 77 with 6,000). Also bowing is a “Top 10 Highlights” set (No. 127 with 4,000) and fourth-placer Hollie Cavanagh (No. 176 with 3,000). The only Walmart release to miss the chart this week was “Duets and Trios Highlights,” which sold a little under 3,000.”

  • maymay

    Cassadee`s collection debut sold 11k on iTunes.  Its billboard ranking isn`t in the top 100 because of Christmas season. PP`s collection debut sold 24k.

    Nicholas and Terry`s collections debut sold under 6k but more than Jessica`s 4k.

    Joshua, Hollie and Skylar didn`t release collection on iTunes. Cassadee, Terry and Nicholas didn`t release physical ep.

  • girlygirltoo

    Not necessarily, since the song that is driving the sales (“Home”) is one he didn’t write, and the 2nd most popular song of his on iTunes (GGG) is another one he didn’t write. We won’t really know a lot about how the public responds to Phillip as a songwriter until he releases a single that he wrote or co-wrote

  • windmills

    TheOther: It’s a testament to Phillip as a singer song writer how well The World From The Side Of The Moon is doing.

    I disagree, despite the fact that Man On The Moon, a song P2 wrote by himself, is probably my favorite song on his album. These first month and change of album sales are all about the AI fanbase, and Home did a good job in helping P2 to retain a good portion of them for when his album came out and Home made his album a good holiday gift.

    P2 can write a good song though IMO not everything he writes is good. Sales would not be how I would decide that question. I don’t know if he can write a hit song (despite digging Man On The Moon I don’t think it’s a hit single) – single sales and radio play would be a better gauge at answering that question and like girlygirltoo says we haven’t had a chance to really see how that will play out.

  • getaway1

    Chart News?@chartnews WW sales: Phillip @Phillips, The World From The Side Of The Moon 106,000 (506,000 total).

  • iani

    We won’t really know a lot about how the public responds to Phillip as a
    songwriter until he releases a single that he wrote or co-wrote.

    single sales and radio play would be a better gauge at answering that question and like girlygirltoo says we haven’t had a chance to really see how that will play out.

    It’s true, and Phillip should now enjoy the AI-franchise’s success, not his own music’s success. He might be happy with the nice dough in his bank account and for his TPTB, involved in this success, one. This success is nice and warm for some years, the testament of the “right after the show” success when the material given to you is the right one. But as a songwriter, it is more to prove in MO that “It’s a testament to Phillip as a singer song writer how well The World From The Side Of The Moon is doing” when the people will buy his music based on sound like MOTM, HO… other than Home or GGG.