Idol Sales News – Week Ending 12/30/12

Just like last week, the sales numbers did not get released until Thursday.

In album sales, Taylor leads the pack moving 241K of “RED” helped by a $1.99 sale at Amazon (and yes, those sales count because we are outside of the 4 week window). 54% of her sales were digital. It is her 7th week at number one with that album. With the typical lack of new albums around this ear, that streak is likely to be continued.

Adam may not like their singing, but others do. The Les Mis Soundtrack bounds up the chart to the number 2 position with 136K in sales. Sales are up 218% since the movie premiered. The week previously, it sold 43K based on two days worth of sales.

3 (4) One Direction “Take Me Home” 120K (-32%)

The rest of the top 10 is taken up by albums that were $1.99 specials and/or “Boxing Week” sales on iTunes.

Digital downloads were their usual impressive post Christmas sales-self. This year, 48 songs sold over the 100K threshold. Seven songs sold more than 300K – woah!

Taylor Swift headed that chart with a jaw-dropping 582K in sales for “I Knew You Were Trouble” (let me guess, it’s a song about a crummy ex-boyfriend. Am I right?). Bruno’s “Locked out of Heaven” sold 497K, Psy “Gangnam Style” sold 400K, Justin’s “Beauty and the Beast” 372K, Rihanna’s “Diamonds” 365K, Lumineers’ “Ho Hey” 304K and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’ “Thrift Shop” 304K.

10 Phil Phillip “Home” sells 281K. Is that his biggest week ever? Loves those iTunes gift cards. Home is 9 on the Hot 100.

Here is what BB has to say:

“Digital track sales this past week totaled 55.74 million downloads — the single largest week ever for digital track sales. That’s up 119% compared with last week (25.50 million) and up 20% stacked next to the comparable week of 2011 (46.42 million). The previous largest frame on record was the week ending Dec. 28, 2008, when 47.73 million tracks were sold.”

  • Mateja Praznik

    Chart Watch Extra: Top Songs of 2012
    http://music.yahoo.com/blogs/chart-watch/chart-watch-extra-top-songs-2012-155237610.html

    Chart Watch Extra: Top Albums of 2012
    http://music.yahoo.com/blogs/chart-watch/chart-watch-extra-top-albums-2012-160100135.html

    Adele’s ’21’ 2012’s Best Selling Album; Gotye Has Top Song
    http://www.billboard.com/news/adele-s-21-2012-s-best-selling-album-gotye-1008067382.story

    UK Year End Charts from UK Mix
    http://www.ukmix.org/forums/viewtopic.php?t=95241

    Singles:
    GOLD = 300K
    PLATINUM = 600K

    Pos – LW – YTD – Artist – Song – Total – New – Hst
    2 – 2 – 1,142,800 – Carly Rae Jepsen – Call Me Maybe – 1,142,800 – 03/03/12 – 1
    5 – 8 – 897,000 – James Arthur – Impossible – 897,000 – 22/12/12 – 1
    29 – 48 – 441,100 – Olly Murs ft Flo Rida – Troublemaker – 441,100 – 01/12/12 – 1
    36 – 34 – 416,500 – Kelly Clarkson – Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You) – 425,300 – 05/11/11 – 8
    40 – 40 – 397,200 – Little Mix – Wings – 397,200 – 08/09/12 – 1
    57 – 57 – 332,000 – Olly Murs – Dance With Me Tonight – 672,300 – 03/12/11 – 2
    65 – 74 – 311,700 – One Direction – Little Things – 311,700 – 24/11/12 – 1
    69 – 69 – 300,000 – Owl City ft Carly Rae Jepsen – Good Time – 300,000 – 01/09/12 – 5
    85 – 85 – 258,600 – One Direction – What Makes You Beautiful – 799,400 – 24/09/11 – 14
    96 – 96 – 241,500 – One Direction – Live While We’re Young – 241,500 – 13/10/12 – 3
    114 – ?? – 186,600 – Ameila Lily – You Bring Me Joy – 186,600 – 22/09/12 – 2
    115 – ?? – 186,400 – Little Mix – DNA – 186,400 – 24/11/12 – 3
    121 – ?? – 177,800 – One Direction – One Thing – 182,600 – 21/01/12 – 9

    Albums:
    GOLD = 100K
    PLATINUM = 300K

    Pos – LW – YTD – Artist – Title – Total – New – Hst
    5 – 5 – 615,700 – One Direction – Take Me Home – 615,700 – 24/11/12 – 1
    7 – 7 – 570,400 – Olly Murs – Right Place Right Time – 570,400 – 08/12/12 – 1
    15 – 16 – 372,300 – One Direction – Up All Night – 842,100 – 03/12/11 – 8
    20 – 18 – 332,000 – Olly Murs – In Case You Didn’t Know – 929,900 – 10/12/11 – 4
    36 – 36 – 242,500 – Rebecca Ferguson – Heaven – 619,500 – 17/12/11 – 5
    39 – 43 – 234,300 – Little Mix – DNA – 234,300 – 01/12/12 – 3
    68 – 61 – 148,800 – Kelly Clarkson – Stronger – 262,400 – 05/11/11 – 21
    69 – 70 – 145,500 – Susan Boyle – Standing Ovation : Greatest Songs – 145,500 – 01/12/12 – 7
    74 – 80 – 137,600 – Kelly Clarkson – Greatest Hits – Chapter 1 – 137,600 – 08/12/12 – 18
    75 – 72 – 137,000 – Jonathan & Charlotte – Together – 137,000 – 06/10/12 – 5
    84 – 88 – 126,500 – JLS – Evolution – 126,500 – 17/11/12 – 3

  • springboard2

    ITunes:

    1/3/2013 – Top 1500 Singles (from LivePopBars)
    7. Phillip Phillips – Home
    27. Kelly Clarkson – Catch My Breath
    35. Carly Rae Jepsen – Call Me Maybe
    40. Carrie Underwood – Blown Away
    44. One Direction – Little Things
    49. Phillip Phillips – Home
    59. Cher Lloyd – Want U Back
    60. One Direction – What Makes You Beautiful
    63. Owl City & Carly Rae Jepsen – Good Time
    70. One Direction – Live While We’re Young
    85. Carrie Underwood – Two Black Cadillacs
    94. Cher Lloyd – Oath (feat. Becky G)
    100. Carrie Underwood – Good Girl
    102. One Direction – Little Things
    129. Kelly Clarkson – Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)
    133. One Direction – One Thing
    134. Casey James – Crying On a Suitcase
    135. One Direction – Live While We’re Young
    183. Carly Rae Jepsen – This Kiss
    189. Phillip Phillips – Gone, Gone, Gone
    194. Carrie Underwood – Before He Cheats
    235. Olly Murs – Troublemaker (feat. Flo Rida)
    242. One Direction – Kiss You
    245. One Direction – Kiss You
    263. Kelly Clarkson – Breakaway
    297. One Direction – She’s Not Afraid
    298. One Direction – Nobody Compares
    305. Kelly Clarkson – Dark Side
    309. Leona Lewis – Bleeding Love
    321. One Direction – Rock Me
    407. One Direction – Still the One
    442. Jordin Sparks & Chris Brown – No Air
    494. One Direction – Loved You First
    519. One Direction – Up All Night
    534. One Direction – Rock Me
    535. Carly Rae Jepsen – Call Me Maybe
    544. One Direction – What Makes You Beautiful
    572. Cassadee Pope – Over You (The Voice Performance)
    598. Kelly Clarkson – Since U Been Gone
    629. One Direction – Heart Attack
    638. One Direction – Moments
    643. One Direction – Heart Attack
    659. Phillip Phillips – Gone, Gone, Gone
    689. Carrie Underwood – Cowboy Casanova
    720. Carrie Underwood – Jesus, Take the Wheel
    731. One Direction – They Don’t Know About Us
    753. Cher Lloyd – Swagger Jagger
    781. One Direction – Gotta Be You (2012 US Version)
    829. Carly Rae Jepsen & Owl City – Good Time
    842. One Direction – They Don’t Know About Us
    851. Kelly Clarkson – Mr. Know It All
    864. Cher Lloyd – With Ur Love
    883. One Direction – More Than This
    894. Kelly Clarkson – Don’t Rush (feat. Vince Gill)
    915. Cassadee Pope – Stupid Boy (The Voice Performance)
    920. One Direction – One Thing
    935. Phillip Phillips – Man On the Moon
    997. One Direction – Stand Up
    1015. Carrie Underwood – Undo It
    1018. One Direction – I Would
    1054. Carrie Underwood – All-American Girl
    1058. One Direction – Live While We’re Young
    1146. Olly Murs – Heart Skips a Beat (feat. Chiddy Bang)
    1170. Scotty McCreery – The Trouble With Girls
    1185. Mandisa & tobyMac – Good Morning (feat. TobyMac)
    1199. One Direction – I Want
    1211. One Direction – C’mon, C’mon
    1225. One Direction – Last First Kiss
    1251. Carrie Underwood – Temporary Home
    1267. One Direction – I Would
    1287. Jennifer Hudson & Ne-Yo – Think Like a Man (feat. Rick Ross)
    1307. Kelly Clarkson – Because of You
    1405. Carrie Underwood – Just a Dream

    1/3/2013 – Top 1500 Albums (from LivePopBars)
    2. Phillip Phillips – The World from the Side of the Moon
    5. One Direction – Take Me Home
    16. Carrie Underwood – Blown Away
    34. One Direction – Up All Night
    41. One Direction – Take Me Home (Yearbook Edition)
    61. Phillip Phillips – The World from the Side of the Moon (Deluxe)
    75. Cher Lloyd – Sticks & Stones
    80. One Direction – Up All Night (Deluxe Version)
    129. Cassadee Pope – The Complete Season 3 Collection (The Voice Performance)
    134. Kelly Clarkson – Greatest Hits – Chapter One
    313. Kelly Clarkson – Stronger (Deluxe Version)
    325. Nicholas David – The Complete Season 3 Collection (The Voice Performance)
    330. Carly Rae Jepsen – Kiss
    336. Carly Rae Jepsen – Kiss (Deluxe Version)
    338. Terry McDermott – The Complete Season 3 Collection (The Voice Performance)
    392. Pentatonix – PTX, Vol. 1
    515. Scotty McCreery – Clear As Day
    748. Daughtry – Daughtry
    801. Carrie Underwood – Play On
    886. Carrie Underwood – Some Hearts
    933. Pentatonix – PTXmas – EP
    973. Adam Lambert – Trespassing (Deluxe Version)
    983. One Direction – iTunes Festival: London 2012 – EP
    986. Cassadee Pope – Cassadee Pope – EP
    987. Chris Rene – I’m Right Here
    1080. Chris Mann – Roads
    1097. Carrie Underwood – Carnival Ride
    1159. Daughtry – Break the Spell (Deluxe Version)
    1172. Mandisa – What If We Were Real
    1268. Casey James – Casey James
    1314. Kelly Clarkson – Breakaway
     

  • springboard2

    Mediabase:

    AAA:
    1  2  PHILLIP PHILLIPS   Home  581  561  20  2.076
    +7  Spins
    +13  Bullet
    +0.026  AI
    Alt:
    42  44  PHILLIP PHILLIPS   Home  213  230  -17  0.821
    +3  Spins
    +7  Bullet
    +0.035  AI
    Country:
    18  16  CARRIE UNDERWOOD   Two Black Cadillacs  3187  2567  620  25.559
    +31  Spins
    +16  Bullet
    +0.584  AI
    19  20  CASEY JAMES   Crying On A Suitcase  2677  2210  467  21.819
    +12  Spins
    -33  Bullet
    -0.129  AI
    41  37  KELLY CLARKSON   Don’t Rush f/Vince Gill  738  591  147  3.746
    +44  Spins
    +36  Bullet
    +0.148  AI
    HAC:
    2  2  PHILLIP PHILLIPS   Home  4415  4238  177  31.6
    0  Spins
    -16  Bullet
    -0.236  AI
    12  13  KELLY CLARKSON   Catch My Breath  2490  2354  136  18.511
    +3  Spins
    -11  Bullet
    -0.082  AI
    36  36  CARRIE UNDERWOOD   Blown Away  393  379  14  1.817
    -2  Spins
    +14  Bullet
    -0.021  AI
    POP:
    10  10  PHILLIP PHILLIPS   Home  8464  8872  -408  53.971
    -122  Spins
    -139  Bullet
    -0.461  AI
    19  18  ONE DIRECTION   Little Things  4548  4459  89  26.638
    +28  Spins
    -49  Bullet
    +0.01  AI
    21  21  KELLY CLARKSON   Catch My Breath  4073  3937  136  25.412
    +39  Spins
    -33  Bullet
    +0.519  AI
    40  37  OLLY MURS   Troublemaker f/Flo Rida  916  802  114  6.387
    +21  Spins
    -6  Bullet
    +0.108  AI
    42  48  CHER LLOYD   Oath f/Becky G  395  598  -203  1.484
    -15  Spins
    +26  Bullet
    -0.088  AI
     

  • http://www.facebook.com/jenny.williams.391 Jenny Williams

    Am I the only one who thinks One Direction’s singles on their new album are flopping badly?

  • windmills

    Lots of Idol info in the Yahoo Chart Watch Extra Top Albums 2012 and Yahoo Chart Watch Extra Top Singles 2012 posts:

    Carrie had the #7 album for 2012 with Blown Away, which sold 1.203 million in 2012 (that means 37k sold last week). That would make Carrie’s the #1 selling country album of 2012 that is actually country.

    Scotty had the #5 Christmas album of 2012 with 348k sold (which would meann 11k sold last week). Blake had the #4 Christmas album of 2012 with 428k. Lady A had the #3 Christmas album (#1 country Christmas album) with 439k sold. 

    Kelly had the #8 single for 2012 with What Doesn’t Kill You (Stronger): 3.823 million sold for 2012 only. WDKY (Stronger) has sold 4.010 million total – I think it went past 4 million this past week?

    P2 had the #14 single for 2012 with Home: 3.289 million with this week’s 281k added in. Nice!

    Here is Brian’s post about numbers on last week’s chart:

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

    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)

  • Larc

    For a change, IdolChatter has some sales numbers for last week up:

    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)

  • http://twitter.com/facenfield David Facenfield

    Interesting reading…
    1D & Olly really are the current stars of home-grown UK pop music both with their circa 1 million sales of both albums and singles in the UK this year…
    especially impressive that their respective recent albums have both sold so quickly… 1D double platinum after 6 ish weeks and Olly almost there after 4…

  • LongKissGoodnight

    For lord knows what time congrats to Phillip (and songwriters, collecting those royalty checks) on Home’s success!

    I feel that I have to rethink my initially prediction regarding the time when it is going to reach 4x Platinum. 3,5 mil mark should be relatively easy, he is likely to get there in 3… 4 weeks max. Another half mill left will take more time, by then Home will likely be somewhere in high to mid 20th recurrent and current combined on Pop, so sales will be dropping week to week proportionally, eventually stabilizing for a while somewhere around 20-30k (this is 90-100 positions on i-tunes).
    So I would say Home is going 4 million in 12 weeks (+/- a week).

    That is of course unless song gets another major performance/promo opportunity outside of return of Idol. In which case all bats are off. :))

  • IrisandLilies

    Yeah, it looks like Jordin isn’t going to be holding that No. 3 spot for much longer, and Carrie’s days in the No. 2 position are numbered as well. 

  • LongKissGoodnight

    Happy for Olly and his continues success!
    It will be fun to watch Troublemaker smash in US.

    Esthetic for Rebecca Ferguson and her double platinum album!
    I was very impressed with the quietly of this record, and love it even more now, that some time have passed.

    Question to people who pay more attention to UK charts than I do: I get impression that despite good album sales Rebecca did not see much success on radio, (or is it just my ignorance)?
    So what king of sophomore future do you see for her?
    Is it one time X-Factor stans fueled success and back to obscurely, or is there hope for future albums with acceptable to major label range sales?..
    Because, I have to say, if Rebecca can put something as good as her debut album I am game for years to come.

  • windmills

    Oh yeah, I think P2’s Home is coming for the #1 Idol selling single mark. Good for him! I mean, unexpected in every way and that’s what makes it fun!

    TBH I still consider Since U Been Gone to be the biggest Idol hit and it’s not even in the Idol t5 of single sales, is it? Product of download sales being way lower in 2004/2005 because it was the defining pop hit of its year IMO. Before He Cheats is somewhat in the same situation, with single sales being lower in 2005/2006. SUBG is on an album that sold more than 6 million US, and BHC is on an album that sold more than 7 million US.

    I forgot to mention BHC sold 29k last week according to Paul Grein’s updated total.

  • Mateja Praznik

     Yeah, I don’t think Rebecca got a lot of radioplay. I think BBC Radio 2 playlisted her and that’s basically AC/HAC radio. She is clearly not a pop artist or considered popular enough to be played on BBC Radio 1 or Capital, like Emeli Sande or Adele.

    It’s all a matter of marketing and promotion. For example, Rebecca’s “Nothing’s Real But Love” single was featured in Nescafe’s TV advert in February and that really helped her album sales. I think the plan is for Rebecca to release sophomore album in 2013. She is clearly not a part of the newest crop from the X Factor anymore. Her debut album was a great Christmas gift in 2011.

  • sdmama

    After seeing many quick rise and fall of typical American Idol singles, the success of Stronger and now Home is mind boggling on one hand, and it makes total sense on the other: great songs with positive messages that has little to do with the reality show. These two are high up in my personal favorites, too.
    A shocker: Adele really sold platinum of James Bond theme song already? She can do no wrong, apparently. Skyfall was better movie than 2012, but the TFM was a better song than Skayfall, IMHO.  Am I wrong? Just let me bow down and say that Adele impresses me to no end. SONY must be laughing all the way to the bank.

  • LongKissGoodnight

    I agree.
    I am Phillips (& alt.rock genre) fan, but I think it’s important to differentiate the “biggest seller” from simply “the biggest” song in terms of airplay, longevity, collective consciousness penetration and overall effect on artist’s future career. Never mind the matters of international success (pop will always have a leg up there).
    With different climate for singles sales through the years (plus difference in sales for pop and country/rock) I don’t think that Home really is THE biggest. And in all honesty I am not particular interested in pinpointing which one of Kelly’s, Carrie’s, Daughtry’s songs or Jordin’s ‘No Air’ deserves the title, too many variations to consider.

    Plus let’s not forget, that with digital sales only going up year to year next multi-format smash that Idol produces is well positioned to best the “best seller” record.
    Multi-format smash of course might be a bit of a tall order, but with a slick, hooky, fist-pumping song like “People Like Us” Kelly is likely to take a stab at this definition in just a few month time, so…

    What is undisputable to me, and not likely to change with time is that Home is one of biggest songs produced by AI alumni. Top 10 of the frenchise. And unexpectedness of it’s success is what makes for this chart watcher the whole game particularly exiting.

  • tibitibis

    Wow Home sold already more than 3 millions downloads ? :o ….well is a very good song so congrats to PP for the succes of the single and i hope the second one gonna be equally good in sound than home. 

    Dear Scotty did very well with his Christmas sales so Congrats to him too and to Kelly with her Stronger succes….. is always good to see the idols making  right with the sales of their music …makes me happy for them. :)

  • http://twitter.com/facenfield David Facenfield

    She got some reasonable airplay on BBC Radio 2 (HAC/AC) and with NRBL on some of the regional stations which are more HAC/AC, but not to same degree with the subsequent singles.
    I also noticed her on music TV channels quite a lot with all videos (not sure what bearing that has on sales though).
    She did get lots of TV advertising and was on BGT and X Factor to promote her album in spring and again in autumn when it was re-packaged.
    I wonder if she’ll be marketed as a Sade style artist – AC/HAC radio focussed, music for dinner parties, that sort of thing?

  • Anny_nanny

    http://music.yahoo.com/blogs/chart-watch/week-ending-dec-30-2012-albums-les-mis-193448459.html
    “Phillip Phillips’ The World From The Side Of The Moon drops from #7 to #11…”
    (“The Pitch Perfect soundtrack rebounds from #45 to #10 in its 10th chart week (58K).”)
    I hope The Moon got 25K sales.

  • windmills

    LongKissGoodnight: But it is undisputable that Home is in top 10 biggest songs produced by AI alumni. And unexpectedness of it’s success is what makes it for this chart watcher the whole game particularly exiting.

    Personally I’d put Home in the t4 of Idol biggest and then I start to get unsure about where I’d place it within those 4 :) But, more importantly than how it fares on any Idol list, Home has had that immeasurable level of ubiquity, heavily featured in coverage of one of the highest rated US TV event of 2012, creating the kind of bandwagon that corporations and their gatekeepers didn’t see coming but had to get on. And, I really believe that, like the other big hits, Home won’t just fade from memory in a few years. For all its success, where Home actually lands in Idol land is definitely an afterthought. 

  • TheOther

    If The World From The Side Of The Moon is at #11 last week, it will be back in the Top 10 this week.  The CD has been sitting close to the top of Itunes for several days now.

    Phillip is in a good position going into Jan.  The holidays are over and it’s not the time of big releases.  American Idol is in a few weeks and he will surely get lots of promotion from that.

  • jpfan2

    The #17 album: Kendrick Lamar, good kid, m.A.A.d city: 44,000

    So if P2 has the #11 album is sold way more than 25K which means it has officially sold gold. I think it’s probably in the 50-55K range so total sales could be 525K or so.

  • http://twitter.com/Girltalkbf AlesheaDominique

    I know this has been discussed before but I really believe some of the success of “Home” is because it sounds like Mumford & Sons. For example: The other day one of my sisters friends was quoting Home on FB. She does not watch American Idol. I got excited and clicked to read the comments. All they were talking about is how the song reminded them of Mumford & Sons and now they want his album. 

    My mom has even been walking around the house humming that dern song. She fell in love after the Olympic stint. She hated P2 when he was on the show.

  • LongKissGoodnight

    Mateja PraznikDavid Facenfield thank you for answering my question.   

    10 Phil Phillip “Home” sells 281K. Is that his biggest week ever? Loves those iTunes gift cards.

    It is.
    Here is Home’s biggest weeks (over 200k):

    #10 – 281,000 – Christmas week 2012
     #2 – 278,000 – post Idol final debut
     #1 – 228,000 – 1st week of Olympics coverage
     #2 – 212,000 – 2d week of Olympics  coverage

  • LongKissGoodnight

    YOUR TOP 15: We dreamed a dream that Republic’s Les Mis?rables soundtrack would occupy the top of the chart barricade, and woke up and found it was true: The box-office phenom’s OST will claim the #1 spot in its third week of release. Here’s what we hope is a somewhat accurate look at the first chart of 2013.

    Les Mis?rables (Republic) 120-130k
    One Direction (Syco/Columbia) 95-105k
    Mumford & Sons (Glassnote) 85-95k
    Taylor Swift (Big Machine) 85-95k
    Phillip Phillips (19/Interscope) 60-70k
    Pitch Perfect (UMe) 55-60k
    Lumineers (Dualtone) 50-55k
    Bruno Mars (Atlantic) 50-55k
    P!nk (RCA) 50-55k
    Alicia Keys (RCA) 45-50k
    Now 44 (Capitol) 35-40k
    Maroon 5 (A&M/Octone) 35-40k
    Justin Bieber (Island/Def Jam) 35-40k
    Imagine Dragons (Interscope) 35-40k
    Kendrick Lamar (Aftermath/Interscope) 30-35k
    T.I. (Grand Hustle/Atlantic) 30-35k

    None of the other dreams we’ve had lately have manifested as chart developments, but since they mostly involve us suddenly being naked in Spanish class, that’s probably a good thing. (1/3p)

  • justmefornow

    120-130k for a soundtrack of a movie with a bunch of actors PRETENDING to be singers? LOL.
    All REAL singers should do so well ;)

  • TheOther

    And Phillip was able to achieve all this without any personal appearances for the last 2 weeks.  

    And then there was the prediction from Grady Smith of Entertainment Weekly, where he thinks Gone, Gone, Gone, will one of songs that will be a huge hit in 2013.

  • http://twitter.com/tle2000 Taylor

    Phillip currently at 530k.

    With another 60-70k, he will be 590k-600k total sales next week. Very impressive!! Second single isn’t even released and it’s already ~600k. 

  • Nadine_Bitch

    Alvin and the Chipmunks soundtrack was certified platinum.
    If the chipmunks could sell millions of album then GREAT actors PRETENDING to be singers also can.

    And I won’t even start with Taylor Swift;)

  • Karen C

    I know this has been discussed before but I really believe some of the success of “Home” is because it sounds like Mumford & Sons.

    I think it’s because it’s a popular sound right now.  The timing was perfect.

  • http://twitter.com/tinawinabina Tinawina

    That’s excellent! If Gone Gone Gone hits he has a clear shot at platinum. :)

  • maymay

    From Pop Live Bars, Tyalor Swift is #1. Bruno Mars is #2, and his popularity number is 0.68. That means Taylor`s single should sell very much this week. Home has two versions on iTunes, and their popularity numbers are 0.45 and 0.15(0.45+0.15=0.6)

    So if Taylor sells 250k, Home probably sells 150k. Home`s total sales will reach 3.44m. Selling 560k to reach 4 platinum should be easy in two months. Home could sell over 4 platinum in February.

    Then, 5 platinum is another goal, and Home will be eventually.

  • jpfan2

    * Phillip Phillips (19/Interscope) 60-70k

    Wow, hard to believe P2’s sales are actually going up in January. Usually sales go off a cliff. Not to mention it’ll improve its chart position from 11 to 5. I think platinum is more than likely at this point.

  • justmefornow

    Wow, good for rodents PRETENDING to be singers too!

  • girlygirltoo

    Isn’t he currently at 475K? 

  • girlygirltoo

    I’m totally lost with these numbers. Are these HDD predictions for last week, or for this current week? Is he currently at 475K (which would be the preChristmas #) and then the 60-70K would put him at 530K or so?

    I can’t see anyone selling 100+K this current week, which is why I’m confused.

  • jpfan2

    As of 12/23/12 Home had sold 475K (Idol Chatter just posted these numbers)
    Week ending 12/30/12 – Album at #11 on BB 500 (sold around 50-55K. So new total is aroung 525-530K.
    HDD predictions for the week ending 1/7/13 is another 60-70K sold. Brings the album to around 600K.

    It’s confusing because we have 2 weeks worth of numbers due the Xmas break on top of HDD predictions for next week.

  • girlygirltoo

    ok, got it, thanks :)

  • Anny_nanny

    Where you see the HDD predictions?

  • jpfan2

    YOUR TOP 15: We dreamed a dream that Republic’s Les Miserables soundtrack would occupy the top of the chart barricade, and woke up and found it was true: The box-office phenom’s OST will claim the #1 spot in its third week of release. Here’s what we hope is a somewhat accurate look at the first chart of 2013.
    Les Miserables (Republic) 120-130k* One Direction (Syco/Columbia) 95-105k* Mumford & Sons (Glassnote) 85-95kTaylor Swift (Big Machine) 85-95k* Phillip Phillips (19/Interscope) 60-70k* Pitch Perfect (UMe) 55-60k* Lumineers (Dualtone) 50-55kBruno Mars (Atlantic) 50-55k* P!nk (RCA) 50-55k* Alicia Keys (RCA) 45-50k* Now 44 (Capitol) 35-40k* Maroon 5 (A&M/Octone) 35-40k* Justin Bieber (Island/Def Jam) 35-40k* Imagine Dragons (Interscope) 35-40k* Kendrick Lamar (Aftermath/Interscope) 30-35kT.I. (Grand Hustle/Atlantic) 30-35k

  • jpfan2

    “YOUR TOP 15: We dreamed a dream that Republic’s Les Miserables soundtrack would occupy the top of the chart barricade, and woke up and found it was true: The box-office phenom’s OST will claim the #1 spot in its third week of release. Here’s what we hope is a somewhat accurate look at the first chart of 2013.
    Les Miserables (Republic) 120-130k
    * One Direction (Syco/Columbia) 95-105k
    * Mumford & Sons (Glassnote) 85-95k
    Taylor Swift (Big Machine) 85-95k
    * Phillip Phillips (19/Interscope) 60-70k
    * Pitch Perfect (UMe) 55-60k
    * Lumineers (Dualtone) 50-55k
    Bruno Mars (Atlantic) 50-55k
    * P!nk (RCA) 50-55k
    * Alicia Keys (RCA) 45-50k
    * Now 44 (Capitol) 35-40k
    * Maroon 5 (A&M/Octone) 35-40k
    * Justin Bieber (Island/Def Jam) 35-40k
    * Imagine Dragons (Interscope) 35-40k
    * Kendrick Lamar (Aftermath/Interscope) 30-35k
    T.I. (Grand Hustle/Atlantic) 30-35k”

  • Anny_nanny

    I asked for a link to a resource on the network. :P

  • http://twitter.com/ItsMyT1me Lori

    This could be big. Remember what Samsung did for Train’s Hey Soul Sister a few years ago? Like P2 needs more exposure for Home! LOL. Great timing, though, coming into the slow period AND the upcoming reappearance on Idol AND the new single coming out.

  • jpfan2

    Album sales for the week ending 12/30/12:
    LW TW
    21 21 Carrie Underwood Blown Away 37,000 1,203,000
    64 36 Blake Shelton Red River Blue 25,000 900,000
    15 56 Blake Shelton Cheers, It’s Christmas. 17,000 428,000
    30 74 Scotty McCreery Christmas With Scotty 12,000 348,000

  • Anny_nanny

    Chart News @chartnews
    US chart preview: Phillip @Phillips 60-70k | Pitch Perfect 55-60k | @TheLumineers, @BrunoMars, @Pink 50-55k | @AliciaKeys 45-50k. 

    What is it about?

  • Anny_nanny

    I can’t fix the previous post, I apologize.

    Already realized.

    to jpfan2:
    I see the link, where to look further’t know.

  • Mateja Praznik
  • Anny_nanny

    @chartnews

    US album sales: #42 @CarlyRaeJepsen, Kiss 24,874 (208,078 total).

    @chartnews

    US album sales: #72 @CherLloyd, Sticks & Stones 14,542 (115,034 total).

    @chartnews

    US album sales: #62 Greatest Hits – Chapter 1 17,919 (195,890) & #187 Stronger 5,466 (1,005,760) by @Kelly_Clarkson.

  • Anny_nanny

    @chartnews

    US album sales: #42 @CarlyRaeJepsen, Kiss 24,874 (208,078 total).

    @chartnews

    US album sales: #72 @CherLloyd, Sticks & Stones 14,542 (115,034 total).

    @chartnews

    US album sales: #62 Greatest Hits – Chapter 1 17,919 (195,890) & #187 Stronger 5,466 (1,005,760) by @Kelly_Clarkson.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Digital songs:

    Wks On 2W RK LW RK TW RK Artist Title TW Sales % CHG LW Sales RTD Sales 

    11 BGMA 2 2 1 SWIFT*TAYLOR I KNEW YOU WERE TROUBLE. 582.085 163 221.054 2.041.393 
    13 NELK 1 1 2 MARS*BRUNO LOCKED OUT OF HEAVEN 496.961 120 226.186 2.293.867 
    21 R-RR 9 8 3 PSY GANGNAM STYLE 400.397 245 116.047 3.591.863 
    12 ISL 7 7 4 BIEBER*JUSTIN FEAT. NICKI MINA BEAUTY AND A BEAT 371.668 212 118.967 1.286.204 
    14 DEF 4 5 5 RIHANNA DIAMONDS 365.183 159 140.939 2.092.168 
    32 DUA 3 3 6 LUMINEERS*THE HO HEY 303.787 104 149.179 2.369.260 
    18 MACK 8 6 7 MACKLEMORE & RYAN LEWIS FEAT. THRIFT SHOP 303.614 116 140.365 1.117.752 
    14 KEMO 10 12 8 KE$HA DIE YOUNG 298.605 228 90.931 2.034.715 
    6 INT 5 4 9 WILL.I.AM FEAT. BRITNEY SPEARS SCREAM & SHOUT 284.615 99 143.250 919.599 
    32 19IN 11 9 10 PHILLIPS*PHILLIP HOME 281.131 157 109.562 3.288.758 
    28 OCAM 20 19 11 MAROON 5 ONE MORE NIGHT 245.292 241 71.835 3.460.950 
    7 COL 40 34 27 ONE DIRECTION LITTLE THINGS 153.404 189 53.046 425.380 
    45 INT 50 41 29 JEPSEN*CARLY RAE CALL ME MAYBE 148.829 242 43.569 6.474.448 
    10 UNCM 24 37 31 MINAJ*NICKI VA VA VOOM 141.576 180 50.532 655.846
    12 COL 72 64 32 ONE DIRECTION LIVE WHILE WE’RE YOUNG 140.940 409 27.680 913.049 
    26 ARNV 55 50 35 UNDERWOOD*CARRIE BLOWN AWAY 135.675 286 35.176 1.636.086 
    11 RCA 43 22 39 CLARKSON*KELLY CATCH MY BREATH 120.584 76 68.338 492.736 37 OCAM 77 70 40 MAROON 5 FEAT. WIZ KHALIFA PAYPHONE 116.542 347 26.081 4.757.278
    32 EPIC 142 119 43 LLOYD*CHER WANT U BACK 107.227 537 16.827 1.883.599 
    7 OCAM 48 40 44 MAROON 5 DAYLIGHT 106.259 141 44.090 286.165
    46 COL 80 79 50 ONE DIRECTION WHAT MAKES YOU BEAUTIFUL 98.488 320 23.450 3.881.111 
    13 COL 33 43 51 ADELE SKYFALL 98.399 127 43.278 1.277.326 
    2 R-RR 94 53 HATHAWAY*ANNE I DREAMED A DREAM 95.049 369 20.249 115.298
    45 UNCM 175 139 80 MINAJ*NICKI STARSHIPS 66.268 360 14.411 3.978.500 
    40 COL 200 174 83 ONE DIRECTION ONE THING 61.494 405 12.185 1.256.640
     ARNV 86 UNDERWOOD*CARRIE GOOD GIRL 58.360 519 9.425 1.526.816
    2 COL 115 93 ONE DIRECTION KISS YOU 55.769 223 17.282 132.639
    43 HOL 179 106 95 LOVATO*DEMI GIVE YOUR HEART A BREAK 55.057 192 18.863 1.712.477
    22 UNCM 199 101 MINAJ*NICKI POUND THE ALARM 49.488 354 10.890 1.069.585
    80 OCAM 152 147 103 MAROON 5 FEAT. CHRISTINA AGUIL MOVES LIKE JAGGER 49.096 264 13.474 5.824.117
    4 ARNV 113 101 107 UNDERWOOD*CARRIE TWO BLACK CADILLACS 46.483 139 19.449 145.632
    1 COL 113 ONE DIRECTION ROCK ME 43.971 375 9.249 108.642
    1 R-RR 130 BARKS*SAMANTHA ON MY OWN 40.447 686 5.146 45.593 
    60 RCA 174 156 131 CLARKSON*KELLY STRONGER (WHAT DOESN’T KILL YO 39.874 211 12.804 4.009.723
    7 COL 19 23 134 CAREY*MARIAH ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS YO 39.534 -39 64.822 2.480.107
    1 UNCM 160 MINAJ*NICKI FEAT. 2 CHAINZ BEEZ IN THE TRAP 32.171 360 6.990 827.803 
    1 UNCM 165 MINAJ*NICKI SUPER BASS 31.578 395 6.380 4.508.741
    1 COL 168 ONE DIRECTION HEART ATTACK 31.084 382 6.443 83.019
    1 RLSG 183 UNDERWOOD*CARRIE BEFORE HE CHEATS 28.482 291 7.291 3.661.786
    1 OCTJ 186 MAROON 5 SHE WILL BE LOVED 28.057 281 7.366 2.769.988
    7 INT 191 196 JEPSEN*CARLY RAE THIS KISS 27.143 209 8.776 209.798

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Soundscan sales figures for the BB200 and many other charts at UKmix here;

    http://www.ukmix.org/forums/viewtopic.php?t=95240&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=0

  • fuzzywuzzy

    BB200:

    Weeks Label 2W LW TW Artist Title TW % LW RTD On Rank Rank Rank Sales CHG Sales Sales

    10 BGMA 1 1 1 SWIFT*TAYLOR RED 241.202 -12 275.508 3.107.249 
    2 R-RR 33 2 SOUNDTRACK LES MISERABLES 135.670 218 42.687 178.357 
    7 COL 4 4 3 ONE DIRECTION TAKE ME HOME 120.313 -32 177.309 1.339.652 
    3 ATLG 2 3 4 MARS*BRUNO UNORTHODOX JUKEBOX 110.263 -38 177.514 480.287 
    2 ATLG 2 5 T.I. TROUBLE MAN: HEAVY IS THE HEAD 73.752 -59 178.672 252.700 
    17 INT 51 46 6 IMAGINE DRAGONS NIGHT VISIONS 70.443 130 30.653 416.875 
    6 DEF 15 19 7 RIHANNA UNAPOLOGETIC 68.033 3 65.839 553.403 
    14 GLSN 11 8 8 MUMFORD & SONS BABEL 67.796 -27 92.839 1.463.352 
    39 DUA 33 24 9 LUMINEERS LUMINEERS 61.417 10 55.856 693.343 
    2 UME 45 10 PITCH PERFECT SOUNDTRACK 58.051 84 31.586 212.098 
    6 19IN 7 7 11 PHILLIPS*PHILLIP WORLD FROM THE SIDE OF THE MOO 57.990 -41 98.148 533.194 
    42 COL 24 21 15 ONE DIRECTION UP ALL NIGHT 51.816 -11 58.526 1.615.639 
    97 COL 21 17 16 ADELE 21 44.490 -37 70.597 10.237.675
    27 OCAM 31 28 19 MAROON 5 OVEREXPOSED 41.461 -19 51.034 988.153
    35 ARNV 25 22 22 UNDERWOOD*CARRIE BLOWN AWAY 36.916 -36 57.993 1.202.779
    76 WAR 85 73 40 SHELTON*BLAKE RED RIVER BLUE 25.403 42 17.929 899.787
    15 INT 93 92 42 JEPSEN*CARLY RAE KISS 24.874 73 14.392 208.078
    6 RCA 45 40 62 CLARKSON*KELLY GREATEST HITS-CHAPTER 1 17.919 -48 34.614 195.890 
    13 WAR 8 16 63 SHELTON*BLAKE CHEERS, IT’S CHRISTMAS 17.391 -76 71.852 427.794 
    9 NELK 29 27 64 GREEN*CEE LO CEELO’S MAGIC MOMENT 16.501 -68 51.159 180.703 
    13 EPIC 193 161 72 LLOYD*CHER STICKS & STONES 14.542 64 8.856 115.034 
    39 R-CM 98 101 81 MINAJ*NICKI PINK FRIDAY…ROMAN RELOADED 12.978 -6 13.761 785.417 
    11 MNIN 19 32 87 MCCREERY*SCOTTY CHRISTMAS WITH SCOTTY 11.978 -75 47.674 348.472 
    7 RCA 81 80 98 AGUILERA*CHRISTINA LOTUS 10.381 -35 15.980 192.254
    7 COL 46 58 109 BOYLE*SUSAN STANDING OVATION: THE GREATEST 9.235 -60 23.367 177.877
    2 R-RR 125 130 POPE*CASSADEE COMPLETE SEASON 3 COLLECTION 7.812 -30 11.178 18.990
    8 COL 89 87 136 AEROSMITH MUSIC FROM ANOTHER DIMENSION 7.390 -51 14.933 171.350
    88 OCAM 133 120 143 MAROON 5 HANDS ALL OVER 7.110 -38 11.519 1.257.312
    7 WAR 190 146 160 SHELTON*BLAKE LOADED: THE BEST OF BLAKE SHEL 6.145 -36 9.566 650.899
    1 HOL 163 LOVATO*DEMI UNBROKEN 6.062 15 5.254 430.874 
    7 COL 66 89 167 CAREY*MARIAH MERRY CHRISTMAS 5.971 -59 14.610 5.296.821
    59 RCA 173 187 CLARKSON*KELLY STRONGER 5.466 -33 8.186 1.005.760 
    13 COL 116 122 195 EVANCHO*JACKIE SONGS FROM THE SILVER SCREEN 5.169 -55 11.425 156.795

  • maymay

    From Billboard:

    Industry sources suggest that “Babel” may sell between 80,000 and 100,000 by the end of the tracking week on Jan. 6, while Phillips’ effort could sell 55,000 to 75,000. Both titles were temporarily sale-priced for $6.99 in the iTunes Store for a limited time. The price of the standard version of “Babel” is back up to it’s normal $11.99 while Phillips’ remains $6.99. “Babel” also benefits from its high-profile placement in the store itself: it’s the first title seen in the “New Music” window in the main store (even though the album has been out for 14 weeks). On next week’s chart, “Babel” may have to settle for a big jump to the No. 2 slot. (It was No. 8 on the Billboard 200 this past week.) Standing in “Babel’s” way (possibly) is the “Les Miserables” soundtrack. As we reported on Jan. 3, it may sell more than 100,000 this week and jump into the penthouse.

    Other albums looking to gain thanks to iTunes’ promotion are P!nk’s “The Truth About Love” and Alicia Keys’ “Girl On Fire.” Both titles have a chance of returning to the top 10 with more than 50,000 each. On Nielsen SoundScan’s Building chart (below), “Babel” leads the list, while “Les Miserables” is in second place. The Building tally is a precursor to the final Billboard 200 ranking, reflecting the first four days (Monday through Thursday) of SoundScan’s tracking week as reported by six major merchants. Phillips’ “World” is No. 3, One Direction’s “Take Me Home” is No. 4 and “Red” is No. 5. Keys’ “Girl On Fire” claims the No. 6 slot, while Bruno Mars’ “Unorthodox Jukebox” is No. 7. The “Pitch Perfect” soundtrack is No. 8, followed by Justin Bieber’s “Believe” and the Lumineers’ self-titled album at Nos. 9 and 10, respectively.

    1 8 Mumford & Sons “Babel”
    2 2 Soundtrack “Les Miserables: Highlights”
    3 11 Phillip Phillips “The World From the Side of the Moon”
    4 3 One Direction “Take Me Home”
    5 1 Taylor Swift “Red”
    6 18 Alicia Keys “Girl On Fire”
    7 4 Bruno Mars “Unorthodox Jukebox”
    8 10 Soundtrack “Pitch Perfect”
    9 12 Justin Bieber “Believe”
    10 9 The Lumineers “The Lumineers”

  • LongKissGoodnight

    Another thing that might have been overlooked in the flurry of good year-end Idol news is that with post-Christmas “defrosting” of AC and to a lesser degree HAC & AAA charts Home have see highest level of radio exposer yet, going up 8-6 on Hot 100 Airplay chart!