Idol Sales News – Week Ending 02/23/14

Once again, Frozen is the top album of the week. Idol’s Candice Glover is set to debut just outside the top 10 and X-Factor’s One Direction remains steady in the top 25.

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


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  • Kirsten

    Now that the next cycle of The Voice is starting up, any news on last season’s winner?

    I know that there was chatter at the time that they were going to try to promote The Voice winner in an Idol manner. They gave Tessanne an original single (previously, it was just whatever covers they sang on the finale) from a known hit maker (Ryan Tedder) and got her slots on the usual talk shows. But that seemed to go nowhere (because, as predicted, Tedder threw them something from his recycling bin).

  • Mateja Praznik

    To be honest, I think Tessanne Chin will go the way of the first two winners of The Voice … nowhere. Cassadee and Danielle are country or at least pseudo country in Cassadee’s case. Scott Borchetta and the label worked hard to get radioplay for their two singles.

    Tessanne isn’t country, so she won’t have Big Machine/Republic behind her. She has a good voice, but that’s not enough. Oh and that Ryan Tedder song was obviously a non starter.

  • Marko


  • springboard2

    Mediabase – Wednesday update:

    12 10 ONE DIRECTION Story Of My Life 1004 803 201 10.685
    +34 Spins
    +2 Bullet
    +0.282 AI
    16 13 DAUGHTRY Waiting For Superman 428 264 164 1.952
    +8 Spins
    -7 Bullet
    +0.036 AI
    29 28 JOSH KRAJCIK Let Me Hold You 90 92 -2 0.033
    -1 Spins
    -5 Bullet
    -0.002 AI
    10 9 SCOTTY MCCREERY See You Tonight 5023 4792 231 42.569
    +63 Spins
    +57 Bullet
    +0.343 AI
    11 12 DANIELLE BRADBERY The Heart Of Dixie 4215 4250 -35 34.423
    -1 Spins
    +10 Bullet
    +0.006 AI
    5 3 ONE DIRECTION Story Of My Life 5222 4990 232 36.867
    +37 Spins
    -8 Bullet
    +0.153 AI
    13 16 DAUGHTRY Waiting For Superman 2573 2997 -424 15.194
    -113 Spins
    -90 Bullet
    -0.573 AI
    40 38 LEE DEWYZE Fight 319 264 55 0.455
    +8 Spins
    +8 Bullet
    +0.009 AI
    5 3 ONE DIRECTION Story Of My Life 12779 12850 -71 78.841
    -66 Spins
    -53 Bullet
    -0.969 AI
    44 42 DAUGHTRY Waiting For Superman 737 673 64 2.196
    +17 Spins
    +4 Bullet
    +0.056 AI
    83 50 LITTLE MIX Move 365 87 278 0.814
    53 50 ONE DIRECTION Story Of My Life 288 259 29 2.422
    0 Spins
    -14 Bullet
    +0.025 AI
    Urban AC:
    4 5 FANTASIA Without Me f/Kelly Rowland 1335 1314 21 8.648
    +52 Spins
    +79 Bullet
    +0.469 AI
    9 10 JENNIFER HUDSON I Can’t Describe (The…f/T.I. 1081 1064 17 7.238
    -64 Spins
    -90 Bullet
    -0.556 AI
    22 18 CANDICE GLOVER Cried 283 249 34 0.932
    -1 Spins
    -2 Bullet
    -0.007 AI
    25 25 FANTASIA Side Effects Of You 149 176 -27 0.83
    -33 Spins
    -69 Bullet
    -0.322 AI
    49 27 RUBEN STUDDARD Love, Love, Love 122 46 76 0.549
    +17 Spins
    +7 Bullet
    +0.029 AI
    50 45 SCOTTY MCCREERY See You Tonight 149 148 1 0.332
    0 Spins
    -1 Bullet
    -0.004 AI
    42 46 CASSADEE POPE Wasting All These Tears 141 215 -74 0.418
    -8 Spins
    +15 Bullet
    -0.033 AI
    Canada-Hot AC:
    5 3 ONE DIRECTION Story Of My Life 1017 955 62 5.104
    +7 Spins
    -14 Bullet
    +0.005 AI
    15 15 HEDLEY Crazy For You 717 671 46 3.919
    +11 Spins
    -8 Bullet
    +0.118 AI
    40 42 DAUGHTRY Waiting For Superman 118 149 -31 0.375
    -1 Spins
    +1 Bullet
    +0.009 AI
    Canada-Main AC:
    7 6 ONE DIRECTION Story Of My Life 266 256 10 1.666
    +4 Spins
    +1 Bullet
    +0.015 AI
    13 15 HEDLEY Anything 215 226 -11 1.676
    -5 Spins
    -7 Bullet
    +0.01 AI
    25 22 HEDLEY Crazy For You 141 98 43 1.055
    +2 Spins
    -2 Bullet
    -0.013 AI
    28 28 DAUGHTRY Waiting For Superman 82 79 3 0.295
    +1 Spins
    +3 Bullet
    +0.003 AI
    Canada-Top 40:
    15 13 HEDLEY Crazy For You 1058 946 112 5.821
    +20 Spins
    +5 Bullet
    +0.068 AI
    12 16 ONE DIRECTION Story Of My Life 916 1011 -95 4.136
    -10 Spins
    +21 Bullet
    -0.059 AI
    Christian AC:
    4 5 MANDISA Overcomer 1096 1133 -37 6.158
    -17 Spins
    -6 Bullet
    -0.077 AI
    61 50 DANNY GOKEY Hope In Front Of Me 57 37 20 0.054

  • springboard2

    2/26/2014 – Itunes Top 1500 Singles and Albums (from LivePopBars)

    23. One Direction – Story of My Life
    52. Pentatonix – Say Something
    80. Daughtry – Waiting for Superman
    81. Scotty McCreery – See You Tonight
    112. Glee Cast – Brave (Glee Cast Version)
    155. Glee Cast – Every Breath You Take (Glee Cast Version)
    156. Glee Cast – I Believe in a Thing Called Love (Glee Cast Version) [feat. Adam Lambert]
    159. Glee Cast – Don’t Rain on My Parade (Glee Cast Version)
    164. Danielle Bradbery – The Heart of Dixie
    188. Cassadee Pope – Wasting All These Tears
    189. Glee Cast – Breakaway (Glee Cast Version)
    240. Phillip Phillips – Home
    255. One Direction – What Makes You Beautiful
    292. Phillip Phillips – Gone, Gone, Gone
    347. Glee Cast – Whenever I Call You Friend (Glee Cast Version)
    353. Glee Cast – My Lovin’ (You’re Never Gonna Get It) [Glee Cast Version]
    444. Mandisa – Overcomer
    447. Little Mix – Move
    505. One Direction – Midnight Memories
    519. Carrie Underwood – Blown Away
    565. Carly Rae Jepsen – Call Me Maybe
    568. Olly Murs – Dance With Me Tonight
    596. Kelly Clarkson – Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)
    694. One Direction – Best Song Ever (from “This Is Us”)
    794. Pentatonix & Lindsey Stirling – Radioactive
    795. Mandisa – Good Morning (feat. TobyMac)
    805. Carrie Underwood – See You Again
    842. Fifth Harmony – Miss Movin’ On
    862. Avicii – Addicted To You
    864. Pentatonix – Daft Punk
    866. The Swon Brothers – Later On
    871. Carrie Underwood – Before He Cheats
    886. Pentatonix – Royals
    919. Little Mix – Wings
    986. One Direction – Best Song Ever
    1014. Little Mix – Salute
    1067. Daughtry – Home
    1083. Kelly Clarkson – Catch My Breath
    1085. Cher Lloyd – Want U Back
    1127. Little Mix – Little Me
    1171. Fifth Harmony – Me & My Girls
    1181. Kelly Clarkson – Breakaway
    1197. Carrie Underwood – Jesus, Take the Wheel
    1210. Carrie Underwood – Two Black Cadillacs
    1236. Matthew Schuler – Hallelujah (The Voice Performance)
    1259. Cher Lloyd – Swagger Jagger
    1295. Carrie Underwood – Good Girl
    1301. Olly Murs – Troublemaker (feat. Flo Rida)
    1305. Jennifer Hudson – I Can’t Describe (The Way I Feel) [feat. T.I.]
    1314. Carrie Underwood – How Great Thou Art
    1337. One Direction – One Thing
    1341. One Direction – Little Things
    1370. One Direction – Kiss You
    1411. Fifth Harmony – Better Together
    1450. Carrie Underwood – Undo It

    55. Avicii – True
    68. One Direction – Midnight Memories (Deluxe)
    74. Pentatonix – PTX, Vol. 2
    106. Candice Glover – Music Speaks
    121. Pentatonix – PTX, Vol. 1
    135. Little Mix – Salute (Deluxe Edition)
    192. Daughtry – Baptized (Deluxe Version)
    267. Cassadee Pope – Frame By Frame
    275. Home Free – Crazy Life
    359. One Direction – Take Me Home (Yearbook Edition)
    396. Fifth Harmony – Better Together – EP
    422. Phillip Phillips – The World From the Side of the Moon (Deluxe Version)
    455. One Direction – Up All Night (Deluxe Version)
    480. Carrie Underwood – Blown Away
    512. Scotty McCreery – See You Tonight
    526. One Direction – Midnight Memories
    527. Various Artists – The Sound of Music – 45th Anniversary Edition
    571. Danielle Bradbery – Danielle Bradbery (Deluxe Edition)
    718. Pentatonix – PTXmas (Deluxe Edition)
    761. Emblem3 – Nothing To Lose (Deluxe Version)
    781. One Direction – Take Me Home
    798. Glee Cast – The Quarterback (Music From the TV Series) – EP
    953. Ruben Studdard – Unconditional Love (Deluxe Edition)
    981. Kelly Clarkson – Greatest Hits – Chapter One
    1108. Scotty McCreery – Clear As Day
    1121. Little Mix – DNA (The Deluxe Edition)
    1188. Carrie Underwood – Play On
    1190. One Direction – Up All Night
    1212. Daughtry – Daughtry
    1307. Carrie Underwood – Some Hearts
    1470. Olly Murs – Right Place Right Time (Deluxe Edition)
    1496. Mandisa – Overcomer (Deluxe Edition)

  • springboard2

    Monitored Adds per format:
    11 DAUGHTRY Waiting For Superman RCA
    9 ONE DIRECTION Story Of My Life Columbia
    Canada-Hot AC:
    2 HEDLEY Crazy For You Universal Music Canada
    1 ONE DIRECTION Story Of My Life Columbia
    Canada-Main AC:
    1 HEDLEY Crazy For You Universal Music Canada
    Christian AC:
    1 DANNY GOKEY Hope In Front Of Me BMG
    2 KELLIE PICKLER Closer To Nowhere Black River Entertainment
    7 LITTLE MIX Move SYCO/Columbia
    1 JENNIFER HUDSON I Can’t Describe (The…f/T.I. RCA
    Urban AC:
    3 RUBEN STUDDARD Love, Love, Love Verve Music Group
    1 FANTASIA Side Effects Of You RCA

    Monitored Adds per song:
    11 Waiting For Superman DAUGHTRY
    AC: 11
    9 Story Of My Life ONE DIRECTION
    AC: 9
    7 Move LITTLE MIX
    POP: 7
    3 Love, Love, Love RUBEN STUDDARD
    Urban AC: 3
    2 Closer To Nowhere KELLIE PICKLER
    Country: 2
    1 Hope In Front Of Me DANNY GOKEY
    Christian AC: 1
    1 I Can’t Describe (The…f/T.I. JENNIFER HUDSON
    Urban: 1
    1 Side Effects Of You FANTASIA
    Urban AC: 1
    3 Crazy For You HEDLEY
    Canada-Hot AC: 2
    Canada-Main AC: 1
    1 Story Of My Life ONE DIRECTION
    Canada-Hot AC: 1

  • tripp_ncwy

    HDD Final:


  • Adrian Sewell

    So just because Tessanne isn’t country she’s gonna fail? that’s such a bad prediction for last seasons winner and she was the only contestant to top itunes last year twice and made the hot 100 with three of her perfomances and you’re still predicting she’s gonna fail? We haven’t even heard new music from her yet, so in my opinon it’s too early to make any predictions as to how things will turn out for Tessanne.

  • Mateja Praznik

    I’m not saying that a contestant has to be country to succeed. But, Republic didn’t make much of an effort with the first two winners, but with Cassadee and Danielle Big Machine and Scott Borchetta came into the mix and a push to country format happened. I’m afraid Tessanne is stuck with Republic and I don’t see any special marketability in her that would convince the label to really make an effort. What’s her genre, really?

  • Adrian Sewell

    Tessanne does have what it takes to make it. I’m not sue what kind of music she’ll release it could be a mix of different genres like pop,r&b or reggae could be anything. I thought she’d be signed with a different label not with Republic?

  • windmills

    I think Mateja’s statement is more of a commentary on the machinery and infrastructure available to Tessanne than a commentary on Tessanne’s talent.

    I think the audience for singing competitions these days is not really a CHR audience. It’s more of a HAC and country audience. These days, HAC acts (like Cassadee) are going to country radio. The country genre’s also the one that has the most infrastructure for new acts to get exposure – so many live festivals and tours that you can join as opening acts, labels that’ll set you up on radio tours that give you visibility and help you get radio exposure, a network of country-oriented blogs that cover everybody even tangentially-related to the country world and always cover reality show contestants, and so on. There’s probably no label better at exploiting this system than Big Machine Label Group, which partners with Republic Records for Voice contestants who market to country.

    Tessanne can’t go country, obviously, that’s not who she is (not that this stopped Cassadee, but Tessanne wants to stay true to her musical roots). For Tessanne’s pop/reggae/R&B style, her marketing path is a lot murkier and major labels usually aren’t very creative when it comes to reality show alums who don’t have a very clear marketing path. The pop world doesn’t have anywhere near as good a new act infrastructure as country, so the odds are against Tessanne breaking out unless she lucks into a killer song that creates its own buzz.

    It’s not impossible that Tessanne will succeed, and I actually hope she does. I actually liked her a lot last season, not only as a singer/performer but also as a person. I just think the odds are against her. She’s coming from a show whose core audience is not really the same as her target audience now. Her team’s going to have to do the work of identifying her target audience and creating opportunities to reach them. Republic hasn’t proven to be very good at that in the past.

  • Amy Beth

    I could see Tessanne releasing her album in Jamaica first, where she is now a national hero.

    Does UMG have a presence in the Caribbean that’s not Spanish language based?

  • girlygirl

    It’s not that she can’t be successful, but look at the recent history of the winners coming off not just The Voice, but Idol and XFUSA. If you aren’t a country artist or folk-rock artist (like P2), the sales and radio play haven’t been there. There are no ex-reality show contestants making real progress as CHR artists (other than the ones who’ve been around for years, like Kelly & Daughtry, or the ones who came off the UK version of XF).

    TBH, I don’t know what genre Tessane would fit into. I don’t see her as a pure pop artist. I don’t see her as an urban artist. It seems most likely she’ll go the HAC route, and that is one that is overcrowded with ex reality show contestants. Again, that doesn’t mean she can’t be successful, just that it’s going to be difficult. But that’s the case for pretty much any new artist these days.

  • ptebwwong

    Roughstock Album Sales for Week of 2/26/14

    LW TW Artist Album TW Total Sales

    – 72 Home Free Crazy Life 5,000 16,000
    107 107 Scotty McCreery See You Tonight 3,000 205,000
    – 189 Carrie Underwood Blown Away 3,000 1,648,000

    BTW: They said they will have Cassadee & Danielle’s numbers later today.

  • Wfish88

    Chart topping performance songs mean nothing. Javier (S1 Winner) had #1 song on iTunes and looked how he turned out

  • Cleopatra Jones

    It is difficult for a woman to break in country music. See UMG did not pick up Kree Harrison. Danielle Bradbury’s album/set really did not go anywhere an Cassidee Pope is luke warm. We will see what happens to Tessanne, she may surprise everyone. Remember, just because you sing country music don’t mean you will make it.

    Dismal numbers for Candice Glover

    I think these song shows are just entertainment now, no guarantee in instant sales, that era has been over. The artist has to work hard now to make it happen. And we see Interscope did little to help Glover.

  • Cleopatra Jones

    Danielle’s album is out and it is a bust. I don’t know what you are talking about.

  • Mateja Praznik

    But her debut single wasn’t a bust. Cassadee and Danielle didn’t sell much albums, but the label managed to push their debut singles up the country radio chart and the songs sold.

  • Jason Gorny

    The last true winner of that era is P2.

  • ptebwwong

    Roughstock’s Top Country Digital Singles (2/26/14)

    – Danielle Bradbery “The Heart Of Dixie” at #33 with 344k sold to date.
    – Carrie’s “Look At Me” fell out of the Top 30 this week.

    LW TW Artist Track TW LW Total Sales

    17 16 Scotty McCreery See You Tonight 22K 21K 544,000
    30 27 Cassadee Pope Wasting All These Tears 13K 14K 984,000

  • Anny_nanny

    “Candice Glover’s “Music Speaks” sold just 19K copies in its first week. That’s the lowest first-week sales tally for the debut album by an “American Idol” winner in the show’s 12-year history. The old record was set in 2010 when Lee DeWyze’s “Live It Up” sold 39K copies in its first week. “Music Speaks” enters The Billboard 200 at #14. That’s a bit higher than “Live It Up,” which debuted and peaked at #19.

    “Idol’s” post-DeWyze revival with Scotty McCreery and Phillip Phillips, both of whose debut albums started strongly and sold well over time, appears to have stalled.

    Here are the first-week sales tallies of the first post-coronation
    albums by each of the “Idol” winners. They’re shown from the biggest
    first week on down: Ruben Studdard’s “Soulful” (417K), Carrie Underwood’s “Some Hearts” (315K), Taylor Hicks’ “Taylor Hicks” (298K), Kelly Clarkson’s “Thankful” (297K), David Cook’s “David Cook” (280K), Fantasia’s “Free Yourself” (240K), Scotty McCreery’s “Clear As Day” (197K), Phillip Phillips’ “World From The Side Of The Moon” (169K), Jordin Sparks’ “Jordin Sparks” (119K), Kris Allen’s “Kris Allen” (80K), Lee DeWyze’s “Live It Up” (39K), Candice Glover’s “Music Speaks” (19K).”

  • Amy Beth

    Looks like Cassadee Pope’s WATT will go platinum just as her second single goes for radio adds.

  • Madilo

    Glee is so not what it used to be lol

  • ptebwwong

    YOUR NEW RELEASES: Hip-hop supplants snowbound fantasy on next week’s album chart, as Schoolboy Q is set to debut at #1. Romeo Santos, meanwhile, will score a career-best first week and the largest debut by a Latin artist since RBDdebuted in December 2006 with 94k. Santos’ previous release, Formula, Vol. 1, opened with 62k in November 2011. Here are this week’s key debuts:

    Schoolboy Q (TDE/Interscope) 150-160k
    Kid Cudi (Republic) 90-95k
    Romeo Santos (Sony Music Latin) 90-95k
    Beck (Capitol) 65-70k
    Dierks Bentley (Capitol Nashville) 50-60k
    The Fray (Epic) 35-40k
    St. Vincent (Republic) 20-25k

    We have to admit that we’re pretty preoccupied with what to wear on Oscar night. But we’re leaning toward sweatpants. (2/26p)

  • Madilo

    Holding a bad record is so frustrating, i feel for Candice with all these comparisons.
    I just hope her second week drop will not be too harsh.

  • Larc

    According to a reliable poster at UKMIX, the exact 1st week sales of Candice’s Music Speaks is 18,636.