Idol Related Sales Numbers after the jump (Billboard issue date 11/29/08)


Digital Download Numbers
14 David Archuleta “Crush” 72,001 (24%; lw 58,265) Total: 991,657 (19)
30 Carrie Underwood “Just a Dream” 38,502 (100%; lw 19,234) Total: 385,421 (61)
61 Jordin Sparks “One Step At a Time” 24K (-4%; lw 24,998) Total: 980K (49)
71 David Cook “Light On” 21,127 (17%; lw 18,089) Total: 247,367 (67)
79 David Archuleta “Little Too Not Over You” 17,296 (NEW) Total: 17,296 (NEW)
85 Jennifer Hudson “Spotlight” 15K (-10%; lw 18K) Total: 294K (68)
121 Kellie Pickler “Best Days of Your Life” 11,656 (1,202%; lw 895) Total: 27,886 (OFF)
127 David Cook “Time of My Life” 11K (14%; lw 9K) Total: 1M **NOW PLATINUM*
128 Jordin Sparks “No Air” 11k (1%; lw 10K) Total: 2.57M
134 David Archuleta “Touch My Hand” 10,321 (NEW) Total: 10,321 (NEW)
145 Daughtry “What About Now” 10K (3%; lw 9K) Total: 470K (128)
185 David Archuleta “Angels” 8K (-23%; lw 10K) Total: 42K (111)
191 Carrie Underwood “All-American Girl” 8K (37%) Total: 784K (OFF)

Off-Chart:
Bucky Covington 7K (3%; lw 7K) Total: 109K (198)

Album Numbers
2 David Archuleta “David Archuleta” 182,927 (NEW; lw 197) Total: 183,124(NEW)
33 Jennifer Hudson à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“Jennifer Hudsonà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  21,575 (-18%; lw 26,342 ) Total: 434,636 (16)
34 Carrie Underwod à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“Carnival Rideà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  21,098 (80%; lw 11,717 ) Total: 2,432,359 (49)
78 Kellie Pickler à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“Kellie Picklerà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  8,761 (46%; lw 5,966 ) Total: 100,904 (90)
107 Daughtry à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“Daughtryà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  6,362 (11%; lw 5,712) Total: 4,280,080 (94)
188 Jordin Sparks à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“Jordin Sparksà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  3,728 (-1%; lw 3,744) Total: 952,702 (154)

Idol Related Albums:
46 David Foster “Hit Man” 15K (NEW) Total: 15K (NEW)

Off-Chart
Carrie Underwood à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“Some Heartsà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  6.6K (51%; lw 4.4K) Total: 6.58M
Bucky Covington à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“Bucky Covingtonà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  2K (lw 2K) Total: 382K
Elliott Yamin à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“My Kind of Holidayà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  1K (lw 700) Total: 4K
Kelly Clarkson à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“Breakawayà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  1K (lw 900) Total: 6.03M
Kellie Pickler à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“Small Town Girlà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  900 (lw 700) Total: 794K
Kristy Lee Cook à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“Why Waità ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  900 (lw 800) Total: 22K
Josh Gracin “We Weren’t Crazy” 500 (lw 500) Total: 69K
Kelly Clarkson à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“My Decemberà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  400 (lw 300) Total: 778K
Clay Aiken à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“Merry Christmas With Loveà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  300 (lw 100) Total: 1.36M
Clay Aiken à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“On My Way Hereà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  300 (lw 200) Total: 154K
Mandisa à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“True Beautyà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  300 (lw 300) Total: 99K
Mandisa à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“Ità ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s Christmasà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  300 (lw 400) Total: 1K
Kelly Clarkson à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“Thankfulà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  300 (lw 200) Total: 2.71M
Elliott Yamin à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“Elliott Yaminà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  200 (lw 200) Total: 517K
Fantasia à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“Fantasiaà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  200 (lw 100) Total: 518K
Chris Sligh “Running Back To You” 200 (lw 200) Total: 13K
Brooke “Songs from the Attic” 200 (lw 200) Total: 11K
Katharine McPhee à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“Katharine McPheeà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  100 (lw 100) Total: 373K
Blake Lewis à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“Audio Day Dreamà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  100 (lw 100) Total: 304K
Bo Bice “See The Light” 100 (lw 100) Total: 62K
Ace Young “Ace Young” 100 (lw 100) Total: 9K
Phil Stacey “Phil Stacey” 100 Total: 36K

Rounded numbers thanks to the amazing Ken Barnes over at Idol Chatter.

Please post numbers as you find them. Thanks.

 
  • Kirsten

    Please note that the above numbers are the Top 50 song from the download charts plus a few extra songs that have made à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“interestingà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  gains in the top 200. Later today, Ken Barnes at Idol Chatter (USA Today) will come out with the full list of Idols in the top 200. We get data as it dribbles out.

    Here is some of the airplay chart (this is a differential from last week so the numbers in brackets are gains or losses in millions of audience impressions since last week). Before recurrents are removed:

    No. 41 – David Archuleta (-3.5 million) lw 37
    No. 182 – David Cook ( 0.8 million) lw 206

    Later today, we should get HDDà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s projections for the albumà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s sales week based on one dayà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s sales. Those numbers are subject to change, but generally are in the right ballparkish range at this point. They are what they are. Letà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s all play nice, shall we?

  • cruzceleste

    Dang it… 10k more and Crush will be platinum… booo… well Good Job Archie…

    Good for ALNTOY adn TMH …Go David…

  • Kirsten

    For reference: List of all Debut Album First Weeks:

    1. Clay – à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“Measure of a Manà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ (Oct 14, 2003) – 612,859 (# 1)
    2. Ruben – à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“Soulfulà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  (Dec 9, 2003) – 416,569 (# 1)
    3. Carrie – à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“Some Heartsà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  (November 15, 2005) – 314,549 (# 2)
    4. Daughtry à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“Daughtryà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  (November 21, 2006) – 303,677 (#2)
    5. Taylor – à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“Taylor Hicksà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  (Dec 12, 2006) – 298,199 (# 2)
    6. Kelly – à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“Thankfulà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  (April 15, 2003) – 297,000 (# 1)
    7. Fantasia – à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“Free Yourselfà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  (November 23, 2004) – 239,389 (#8)
    8. Bo – à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“The Real Thingà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  (December 13, 2005) – 226,976 (# 4)
    9. Jennifer Hudson à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“Jennifer Hudsonà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  (September 30, 2008) – 217,185 (#2)
    10. Jordin – à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“Jordin Sparksà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  (November 20, 2007) – 119,119 (#10)
    11. Katharine – à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“Katharine McPheeà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  (January 30, 2007) – 115,761 (# 2)
    12. Elliott Yamin à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“Elliott Yaminà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  (March 20, 2007)- 90,439 (#3)
    13. Blake – à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“Audio Day Dreamsà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  (December 4, 2007) – 98K (#10)
    14. Kellie Pickler à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“Small Town Girlà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  (October 31, 2006) – 79,133 (#9)
    15. Bucky Covington à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“Bucky Covingtonà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  (April 17, 2007) – 60,814 (#4)
    16. Josh Gracin à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“Joshua Gracinà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  (June 15, 2004) – 57,048 (#11)
    17. Justin – à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“Justin Guarinià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  (June 10, 2003) – 57,000 (# 20)
    18. Kimberley – à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“One Loveà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  (May 4, 2004) – 56,894 (# 16)
    10. Diana – à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“Blue Skiesà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  (December 7, 2004) – 47,000 ( # 52)
    20. Tamyra – à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“Dreamerà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  (May 25, 2004) – 39,091 (# 23)
    21. Mandisa – à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“True Beautyà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  (July 31, 2007) – 17,140 (# 43)
    22. Phil – à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“Phil Staceyà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  (April 29, 2008) – 13,135 (# 43)
    23. LaToya – à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“Love and Lifeà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  (September 20, 2005) – 12,546 (# 82)
    24. Mario – à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“Mario Vasquezà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  (September 26, 2006)- 11,812 (# 80)
    25. Kristy Lee – à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“Why Wait?à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  (September 14, 2008) – 9,548 (#49)
    26. Constantine – à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“Constantineà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  (August 7, 2007) – 8,918 (# 75)
    27. Constantine – à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“Pray for the Soul of Bettyà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  (May 10, 2005) – 7,467 (# 129)
    28. Paris – à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“Princess Pà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  (May 8, 2007) – 6,320 (# 133)
    29. Jasmine – à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“Jasmine Triasà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ (July 12, 2005) – 4,855
    30. John Stevens – à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“Redà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  (June 28, 2005)- 4,349
    31. Ace Young à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“Ace Youngà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  (July 15, 2008) – 4,173 (#160)
    32. Chris Sligh “Running Back To You” (May 6, 2008) – 4,073 (#190)
    33. Jim Verraros – à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“Rollercosterà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  (April 26, 2005) – 1,571
    34. Corey Clark – à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“Corey Clarkà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  (June 21, 2005) – 557
    35. Ayla Brown – à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“Forwardà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  (October 17, 2006) – 300

    Average number of units sold: 113,217

  • Kirsten

    Stats for second place finishers:

    1. Clay – à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“Measure of a Manà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  (Oct 14, 2003) – 612,859 (# 1)
    2. Bo – à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“The Real Thingà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  (December 13, 2005) – 226,976 (# 4)
    3. Katharine – à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“Katharine McPheeà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  (January 30, 2007) – 115,761 (# 2)
    4. Blake – à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“Audio Day Dreamsà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  (December 4, 2007) – 98K (#10)
    5. Justin – à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“Justin Guarinià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  (June 10, 2003) – 57,000 (# 20)
    6. Diana – à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“Blue Skiesà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  (December 7, 2004) – 47,000 ( # 52)

    Average number of units: 192,933

    Removing outliers (bottom and top values), average number of units sold: 124,434

  • ggdoorsfan

    As usual, another job WELL DONE for David A in sales! Good to see those numbers for ALTNOY, AND FOR TMH……. CRUSH FOR THE PLATINUM NEXT WEEK! :thumbup_tb:

  • Kirsten

    Winner Stats:

    1. Ruben – à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“Soulfulà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  (Dec 9, 2003) – 416,569 (# 1)
    2. Carrie – à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“Some Heartsà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  (November 15, 2005) – 314,549 (# 2)
    3. Taylor – à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“Taylor Hicksà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  (Dec 12, 2006) – 298,199 (# 2)
    4. Kelly – à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“Thankfulà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  (April 15, 2003) – 297,000 (# 1)
    5. Fantasia – à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“Free Yourselfà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  (November 23, 2004) – 239,389 (#8)
    6. Jordin – à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“Jordin Sparksà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  (November 20, 2007) – 119,119 (#10)

    Average number of units: 280,804

    Removing outliers (bottom and top values), average number of units sold:
    287,284

  • E

    Get that platinum Archie! :D Go ALNTOY and TMH :D

  • FolkFan

    It will be interesting to see where Magic Rainbow lands sales-wise. It was not visible in the itunes Top 120 for most of the week, but did spend some time in the 117-120 zone. Here are the leaked numbers for the songs around 120 on the digital sales chart:

    – 121 PICKLER*KELLIE BEST DAYS OF YOUR LIFE 11656 999 895 27886
    3 125 SWIFT*TAYLOR YOU BELONG WITH ME 11076 -94 172268 183344
    – 126 CAREY*MARIAH ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS YO 10813 76 6131 940785
    – 129 STRAIT*GEORGE TROUBADOUR 10531 91 5518 182687
    – 134 ARCHULETA*DAVID TOUCH MY HAND 10321 999 0 10321
    189 137 VERONICAS*THE UNTOUCHED 9959 45 6850 177027

    If Magic Rainbow landed above 134, then it will likely be platinum this week. If not, then it will narrowly miss platinum.

  • frogcooke

    Cool thanks :)

  • cruzceleste

    wow, that KLC number really puts you in perspective… well IÂ ´m happy I hope Jive helps David sell more, certanly after ALNTOY you will hope they will use it as second single…

  • E

    Thanks Kirsten for the debut album numbers. wow releasing albums in march april will get you a higher debut with lower sales ie Elliott and Bucky.

  • tinawina

    Aww… go Archie!!!! He is doing great isn’t he? Congrats to the Archies. :)

    Man those Idol producers hit the jackpot this year. They are somewhere doing the happy dance as we speak. Ha.

  • frogcooke

    YEah Rainbow wasnt in the top 120 most of the week. TMH landed at 135. It had been up to the 70′s at its highest and stayed around the 90′s for part of the week. then dipped back down.

  • ozarka

    Oh man! Missed platinum by just 8343 units. So frustrating! Nice to see the big bump in sales though. And good to see ALTNOY and TMH make it to the charts.

  • E

    Where’s Jordin’s OSAT numbers? That should go platinum next week as well!

  • bluejeans

    9. Jennifer Hudson à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“Jennifer Hudsonà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  (November 21, 2006) – 217,185 (#2)

    I thought J. Hud’s album was released this year? 30th September or something like that?

  • ianamy

    Crush did ok. Next week then. I can wait.

    180k is disappointing, but only because HDD predicted over 200k. Consider Pink selling 180K coming from NO.1 single in Chr and T-Pain selling 160k coming from two huge singles, David did awesome. Ità ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s never about the first week anyway. Good thing is nobody even expects anything from him lol.

    Has anyone seen that article where Cook wants to be an important artist and being mentioned with this decade, that he needs to validate the idol decision because he hates it’s an upset? Dude, I hope you make peace with whatever sales number you get next week and move on.

  • Kirsten

    Whereà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s Jordinà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s OSAT numbers? That should go platinum next week as well!

    She’s very close too. We’ll probably have to wait until Ken publishes his stats.

  • Kirsten

    I thought J. Hudà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s album was released this year? 30th September or something like that?

    Sorry about that. I’ll fix it.

  • Kirsten

    Fun with stats. The average Idol Winner has outsold their coronation single by 52% during their respective first weeks.

    1 Ruben Studdard à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“Flying Without Wingsà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  : 286,000 (46%)
    2 Kelly Clarkson à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“A Moment Like Thisà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  : 236,000 (26%)
    3 Taylor Hicks à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“Do I Make You Proudà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ : 228,418 (31%)
    4 Carrie Underwood à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“Inside Your Heavenà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ : 170,528 (84%)
    5 Fantasia à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“I Believeà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ : 142,141 (68%)
    6 Jordin Sparks à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“This is My Nowà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  74,303 (60%)

    If that’s the indicator we use, Cook who sold 236,024 could sell 358,756. Who knows? I’m thinking it will be in the 250K range.

    BTW milestone for LO this week, it has just surpassed TOML first week numbers (I really think LO needs replacing SOON).

  • Aladdin88

    I’m not disappointed with 180K at all. Even before the HDD (over)estimates, I never dreamed Archie would hit that, so I’m happy. He sold as much as or more than his fellow labelmates–heck, he sold 30K more copies his first week than Chris Brown did. Who can be upset with that? Pop albums usually don’t sell that well to begin with, and as I’ve mentioned in other posts, most debut artists especially would kill for those kind of numbers. Of course, this is a marathon, not a sprint, but I’m thinking Jive is pleased right now.

    And woohoo on Crush unofficially reaching platinum! It’s definitely there by now and I say “Congrats, David!”

  • ealbino

    This was Jordin’s numbers last week (11/12) for OSAT..

    51 JIVE 127 146 154 SPARKS*JORDIN JORDIN SPARKS 3,744 -1 3,767 948,980

  • ozarka

    And woohoo on Crush unofficially reaching platinum! Ità ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s definitely there by now and I say à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“Congrats, David!à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ 

    So true, so true! Congratulations David!

  • http://www.myspace.com/gwendolyndiane GwendolynD

    If thatà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s the indicator we use, Cook who sold 236,024 could sell 358,756. Who knows? Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢m thinking it will be in the 250K range.

    From your mouth to God’s ears.

  • leome

    BTW milestone for LO this week, it has just surpassed TOML first week numbers (I really think LO needs replacing SOON).

    I think at the moment that would be a mistake. I don’t think they should release a new single before the song peaks on Top 40.
    It’s still climbing in charts and even on Itunes it’s been selling more for the past week. Let it live it’s life…
    IMO, a new single should only come in Jannuary, close to the begining of the new idol season. Even if LO is not a monster it’s doing ok, it can hang in there for another month, I believe.

  • cheese

    Great numbers for Archie! Looks like the rainbow song will probably fall shy by a thousand or so this week.

    BTW milestone for LO this week, it has just surpassed TOML first week numbers (I really think LO needs replacing SOON).

    Yes, please. Next! If he manages to sell 250K without a strong single in this declining album sales market, I’ll be thrilled, but I’m thinking his numbers will be similar to DA’s or lower. It’s so hard to guess – I still can’t believe that Pink didn’t top 200K.

    ETA: Leome, yeah, you have a good point about Light On. It’s actually doing really well on HAC (it should enter the Top 15 this week) but I think it’s going to stall out around the same place TOML did in Top 40, if it even does that well, and AC doesn’t like it.

  • rockfan

    CONGRATS, David!!! You will have a platinum single by the time you ride the float in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade!!

    On top of that, to have sold close to, or hopefully more than, 200,000 units in the age of digital downloading is AMAZING!!

    BTW, David was on “VH1 Celebrity Playlist”, where he introduced 10 of his favorite videos, including Jason Mraz, Bjork, Adele, Sara Bareilles, Michael Jackson and a few others.

    http://www.vh1.com/video/play.jhtml?id=1599519&vid=319169

  • ealbino

    Taylor Swift Soars To No. 1 Debut

    November 19, 2008 , 10:20 AM ET

    Jonathan Cohen, N.Y.
    With the best sales week for a country album in a year, 18-year-old Taylor Swift debuts at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 and Top Country Albums with her sophomore set, “Fearless.” The Big Machine release sold 592,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan, the largest sum for a country album since Eagles’ “Long Road Out of Eden” started with 711,000 last November.

    “Fearless” shifted 129,000 copies digitally, the fourth biggest week for a digital album since Nielsen SoundScan began tracking them in 2004. Swift is already No. 1 on Hot Country Songs with “Love Story” and has posted five top 20 debuts on the Hot 100 this year alone.

    The next three slots on The Billboard 200 are debuts, with “American Idol” runner-up David Archuleta starting at No. 2 with his self-titled 19 Recordings/Jive album on sales of 183,000. The 29th edition of the multi-label “Now That’s What I Call Music!” series begins at No. 3 with 172,000, while T-Pain’s “Thr33 Ringz” (Kovinct/Nappy Boy/Jive) opens at No. 4 with 167,000.

    Last week’s No. 1 album, the Chop Shop/Atlantic soundtrack from “Twilight,” drops to No. 5 on a 35% decrease to 107,000. AC/DC’s “Black Ice” slips 2-6 on a 34% decline to 105,000, while Walt Disney’s “High School Musical 3″ soundtrack is down 3-7 on a 14% dip to 94,000.

    Enya’s first holiday album, “And Winter Came” (Reprise) debuts at No. 8 with 92,000. The project is expected to be a strong seller through the end of the year, potentially in the vein of Josh Groban’s runaway hit album from last year, “Noel.”

    Christina Aguilera’s hits package, “Keeps Gettin’ Better,” is new at No. 9 with 73,000. The album was exclusively available at Target. Rounding out the top tier is T.I.’s “Paper Trail” (Grand Hustle/Atlantic), which falls 7-10 on a 10% decline to 62,000.

    Seal’s R&B covers album, “Soul” (Warner Bros.), debuts at No. 13 this week with 45,000. That’s an improvement over his dance-driven 2007 album “System,” which crept in at No. 35 with 30,000. Further down the chart, a best-of “Now That’s What I Call Music” album lands No. 32 with 22,000) and producer David Foster’s all-star live set “Hit Man” (Warner Bros.) debuts at No. 46 with 15,000.

    Album sales this week are up 26.8% from last week with 7.02 million units, but down 24% from the same week last year (11.72 million).

  • sma11ie

    Wow, Crush is doing amazing. 72 frickin K after, what is it, 3 months? That song is a beast.

    My very unscientific poll of some of my friends reveals that Crush is universally loved, TOML eventually won most of them over, and they’d never heard LO unless they saw Cook on TV this week. Haha.

    Btw, the profile: 20s, mostly female, about half watched Idol, and those who did liked Archie but were won over by Cook by the end. I did also find that for those who’ve caught LO on TV, the effect was more: oh, I remember that guy, I really liked him, I guess his CD is out. Not so much: wow, what a great song, let me go download. Yeah, not sure what that indicates, haha. Personally, I’d love another single before the end of the year, but I flove the album, so I’d love them all to be singles on my radio, like yesterday haha.

  • frogcooke

    According to a billboard article Davids album end up with 183k in sales.

    and btw Crush is on the American Airlines in-flight music channel 4 ‘connected’

  • frogcooke

    smallie, yeah I d love to see another single instead of LO personally.. lol THe reaction is kinda.. ‘meh’ to LO for the most part.

  • Trina

    I’m probably just being way too cynical but I’m not expecting huge numbers for DC, mainly because I keep reading about how either placement in stores has been lousy and there’s all these stories about Walmart not even having the CD yesterday. I just don’t think being #1 on Amazon and iTunes is much of an indicator of anything, or I could be talking out of my ass. If he can manage 200k I’d be thrilled and even that I’m not sure about.

  • erennick

    I live in the Providence, RI area (Boston radio too), and I hear LO all the time. It’s definitely not one of my favorite songs on the album, but it seems to have legs. So add me to the group that thinks the new single should wait a little while.

    BTW- thanks again for all the amazing stats Kirsten!

  • ealbino

    I posted the billboard article above your post frogcooke

  • frogcooke

    Trina, the week pink was #1 on bb200, Evolver has the #1 spot on itunes all week. and Last week Enya had the #1 spot on amazon, but only sold 90k this week. So the top spots on itunes and amazon arent always the best indicator.
    Beyonce who is #2 on itunes at the moment is actually splitting sales between two versions of her album.

  • soundscene

    http://www.mediapost.com/publications/?fa=Articles.showArticleHomePage&art_aid=95034

    Info taken from a couple weeks ago, but the study measures what songs are being discussed and shared online (the “social” impact of songs). Networked Insights compares the final list to BB’s Hot 100, and the results would indicate that what is popular in radio may not be what is popular among the (internet-going) masses. Crush stands at #3 in this study.

  • Aladdin88

    Trina – Have no fear, Cook will sell just fine. If it makes you feel any better, there were several similar stories for Archie’s album (i.e. not being put out for display in stores for a few days after the release, having poor placement, etc.) and he managed to still pull 183K in sales.

  • cheese

    I like seeing David at #1 on Amazon and iTunes, but I’m still expecting him to be #3, #4 or even #5 this week, behind Beyonce, Nickelback, probably Taylor Swift, and maybe even Guns N Roses. I guess we’ll wait and see what RCA meant when they mentioned his “huge” preorders on HDD’s vibe raters last week.

  • ealbino

    25 38 43 49 SPARKS*JORDIN ONE STEP AT A TIME 24,998 -7 26,966 955,905

    sorry the info up there was just for her album not for OSAT.

  • STINA

    I am so happy for or lil David. When I saw him in NYC for his Album release he was soo very happy. For just alittle under a year ago he was just a kid working at a theater in a small town in Utah.

    We the fans want so much for him but I think David is still in awe of how well his single is doing an how much support the fans have been giving him. I cant wait till next week when CRUSH goes past the 1 million mark!!!! :clap_tb:

    WE LUV YOU DAVID ARCHULETA!!!!!! :wub_tb:

  • frogcooke

    lol Cheese.. HDD also at one point said huge support from KIIS for crush… kiis doesnt play crush… only when its on the AT40 and I think once before it or soemthing… but they havent even officially added the song…

    But cook probably has a lot o backlogged pre-orders from amazon since his pre-order was up right after idol.

  • Trina

    ITA cheese. I don’t know if this was noted but you can download Nickelback digitally on Amazon for $3.99. That may or may not be where a lot of their sales are coming from. I actually don’t care much about chart position. Numbers are my primary concern.

  • CathyMK

    Discussion on some of the DC boards has lead to the theory that RCA may be following the strategy that worked for Carrie with David’s singles. I don’t follow Carrie myself, so I’m not sure of the details, but it’s something along the lines of putting out a single that will be a modest success along with the album release, since AI fans will boost sales the first few weeks, then holiday shopping and use of gift cards post-hoiiday will keep sales going through until early January. Then they release the singles they think will be the biggest hits in the following months, and those singles keep album sales from dropping off too much for a while. For example, Before He Cheats was the 3rd single, and wasn’t released until 9 or 10 months after the album (in August). It seems like a reasonable plan to me, and explains why they’re sticking with LO for now. The album appears to be doing just fine without a monster single! (Still #1 on iTunes!)

  • shell29

    I like seeing David at #1 on Amazon and iTunes, but Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢m still expecting him to be #3, #4 or even #5 this week, behind Beyonce, Nickelback, probably Taylor Swift, and maybe even Guns N Roses. I guess weà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢ll wait and see what RCA meant when they mentioned his à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“hugeà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  preorders on HDDà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s vibe raters last week.

    Yeah, I don’t think anyone is going to knock Beyonce out of the #1 spot, but I do think Cook has a shot at taking out Nickelback for #2. It might be a long shot, but you never know. It sure is nice seeing him at #1 on iTunes though!

    Congratulations to Archie on a great opening week!

  • tinawina

    Yeah, I don’t think they should pull LO just yet. I still don’t like the song, but it has been climbing steadily, sales are rising, the video just came out, and it keeps winning those radio song challenge thingies. December isn’t really the best time to put a new single out anyway. TOML isn’t even completely done. I would rather they wait until late January/February when he can perform the next song on Idol. Plus by then he might have a tour to promote, giving him an excuse to get some more press/media and promote a new song on in the process. As long as LO is showing signs of being able to hold its own for a while, I think they should keep it.

  • cheese

    Discussion on some of the DC boards has lead to the theory that RCA may be following the strategy that worked for Carrie with Davidà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s singles.

    Hmm, that’s interesting, but didn’t Carrie sell over a million of Jesus Take The Wheel and get a Grammy for it? It wasn’t her best seller, but it certainly was much more successful than LO. I think RCA simply chose the wrong first single, which of course is enough to make any fan a little nervous about what becomes of the rest of the album. However, I think the success of TOML will at least ensure the release of a 2nd single with good promotion eventually. I don’t see it happening before mid-January though.

  • sma11ie

    I donà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t know if this was noted but you can download Nickelback digitally on Amazon for $3.99.

    Really? Wow, I keep learning about these Amazon digital album deals here on MJ’s haha. Too bad I hate their new album and darnit, missed out on Taylor Swift’s sale because I thought that would last the whole week.

    Anyways, I have to say, I have all the confidence in the world DC’s record will do great, but I also don’t want to set my hopes too high based on iTunes/Amazon rank because the big boxes count more album sales. Did you guys see that MyFoxKC segment from the Headlines thread? I mean… I love DC, but I had to LOL. I mean, yikes, I hope they didn’t air that because WTF, that was painful and kind of embarrassing!

    To be frank, my hope is that DC sells 183K haha. It’s not because I think it’s a competition, and I really hope for the day when both Davids can do well without having to worry about the media constantly comparing them… but I *really* don’t want to see any more stupid headlines about David vs. David. I’m thinking DC doing just as well as Archie might ward off the bulk of that… maybe wishful thinking…

  • cruzceleste

    To be frank, my hope is that DC sells 183K haha. Ità ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s not because I think ità ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s a competition, and I really hope for the day when both Davids can do well without having to worry about the media constantly comparing themà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ¦ but I *really* donà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t want to see any more stupid headlines about David vs. David. Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢m thinking DC doing just as well as Archie might ward off the bulk of thatà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ¦ maybe wishful thinkingà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ¦

    I Â ´m with you…

  • Kirsten

    [LO is] still climbing in charts and even on Itunes ità ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s been selling more for the past week. Let it live ità ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s lifeà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ¦

    Die song! Die! LOL

    I know the song has fans, I just think it’s a boat anchor. The numbers that David Cook pulled after the finale where astronomical. I thought he could sell anything after that. Then LO was released and stumbled right out of the blocks. Any half decent single would have helped move the album, but I think this thing might actually be a drag on it. It has been for sale for SEVEN (7!) weeks. When is the darn thing going to start being impressive? From the week it was released, RCA has been trying to push it (ads on Mediabase directed towards radio stations). It has had the most impressive promo schedule of any Idol debut album single ever (SNL? Woah!) and the darn thing still won’t budge.

    People said, wait until the official add date. Nothing really happened. Then they said that RCA was waiting until after SNL. Again, no real change. Then, they said that RCA was waiting for the CD to be released. Well, CD is released and Cookie is everywhere, and the song stubbornly sits at 56. That dog simply won’t hunt. It’s no reflection on Cookie. It’s the song that sucks. IMHO.

    Let us review the numbers, shall we:
    1 David Cook à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“Time of My Lifeà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  236,024 (NEW) Total: 236,024
    7 David Cook à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“Dream Bigà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  111,052 (NEW) Total: 111,052
    9 David Cook à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“I Still Havenà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t Found What Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢m Looking Forà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  97,868 (NEW) Total: 97,868
    14 David Cook à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“The World I Knowà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  79,907 (NEW) Total: 79,907
    21 David Cook à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“I Donà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t Want To Miss a Thingà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  59,571 (NEW) Total: 59,571
    24 David Cook à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“Billie Jeanà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  56,344 (NEW) Total: 56,344
    29 David Cook à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“Always Be My Babyà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  46,577 (NEW) Total: 46,577
    32 David Cook à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“Helloà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  42,254 (NEW) Total: 42,254
    41 David Cook à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“Music of the Nightà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  35,753 (NEW) Total: 35,753
    51 David Cook à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“Eleanor Rigbyà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  28,397 (NEW) Total: 28,397
    60 David Cook à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢m Aliveà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  25,206 (NEW) Total: 25,206
    66 David Cook à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“Little Sparrowà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  23,512 (NEW) Total: 23,512
    68 David Cook à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“Hungry Like the Wolf (American Idol Studio)à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  22,875 (NEW) Total: 22,875
    69 David Cook à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“Innocent (American Idol Studio)à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  22,785 (NEW) Total: 22,785
    82 David Cook à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“Day Tripperà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  19,073 (NEW) Total: 19,073
    90 David Cook à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“All Right Nowà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  17,948 (NEW) Total: 17,948
    97 David Cook à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“Happy Togetherà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  16,853 (NEW) Total: 16,853

    That’s 942,000 units – 15.7% of all US downloads that week. That’s what Cook can do with a half a week of sales, largely cover songs, and songs sung weeks ago once on a TV show. LO is a freakin’ boat anchor if you ask me. The guy can seriously move units. Give him a chance and release something people might like and radio stations might play.

    Discussion on some of the DC boards has lead to the theory that RCA may be following the strategy that worked for Carrie with Davidà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s singles.

    That is a seriously risky strategy. If his first two singles fail to move units, don’t count on a third one. Carrie’s biggest hit was BHC because it crossed over. Her other songs did very well on Country (the format she was aiming for) and helped to move a lot of units. I might understand if the strategy was “make Cook a success in Rock before trying to cross-over to pop”, but this thing is actually managing to do worse on Rock than it is on Pop. In the past, RCA has not bothered with pre-release singles because it didn’t think it needed them. Well, the market has changed and AI has changed and I think they shouldn’t sit on their butts and expect sunshine and money to rain down on them. They’ve gone to the effort of releasing a single prior to the album release, pick a good one I say. Why fritter money away on adds and videos for the song if you always planned it to tank anyway?

    I think Cook can be a huge success. That’s not even a prediction. He’s already proved it. He just needs a better song that appeals to more people.

    The album appears to be doing just fine without a monster single! (Still #1 on iTunes!)

    It won’t last without a monster single (case study: Taylor Hicks. Big opening numbers, no single released, sales quickly faded to nothing. case study: Jordin Sparks. Medium opening numbers, monster single released, sales sustained).

  • LK08

    I guess Nickelback’s label and Taylor Swift’s label decided to sell their albums on amazon for $3.99. That seems unfair to me because it gives them higher sales numbers, but they can do whatever they want.

    I Just keep in mind that this really is a marathon and not a sprint. Different labels handle things differently, but as long as they keep selling steadily long term, all is well.

    We the fans just need to keep supporting our guy and not let the media get away with promoting this nonexistant competition between the David’s. I think they will both do well.

    Jordan got a pretty slow start, but she is doing great now. It sometimes just takes time.

  • tinawina

    To be frank, my hope is that DC sells 183K haha. Ità ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s not because I think ità ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s a competition, and I really hope for the day when both Davids can do well without having to worry about the media constantly comparing themà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ¦ but I *really* donà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t want to see any more stupid headlines about David vs. David. Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢m thinking DC doing just as well as Archie might ward off the bulk of thatà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ¦ maybe wishful thinkingà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ¦

    Oh, if he sells the same as Archie we’ll still get those stupid headlines. He has to sell MORE than Archie to avoid them. And not just more either, if he sells 184K that won’t do, he has to sell enough so that the media can’t retread the Clay/Rueben Daughtry/Taylor thing. But I’m with you… I want whatever needs to happen to stop the media from making comparisons to happen. Nothing will stop the internet fanwarring, unfortunately. Sigh.

  • sma11ie

    Thatà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s 942,000 units – 15.7% of all US downloads that week. Thatà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s what Cook can do with a half a week of sales, largely cover songs, and songs sung weeks ago once on a TV show.

    Wow, your list just gave me goosebumps, Kirsten. And half of those songs weren’t even studio recordings– they were crapping minute-30 live recordings! Very compelling argument, Kirsten, and as always, love the numbers. But just a quick thing, seems you included #16 and $26, which were Archie’s– was that by accident?

  • elisad

    Nah, outselling Archie won’t work either. The media would say he’s lower on chart, I kid you not.

    I still don’t think he’ll outsell Sasha or Nick, and who knows how many would GnR sell the first day(would be near 60% of their first week sales, which IMO should be huge), or Taylor’s second week.

  • tinawina

    Damn Kirsten just may have changed my mind about Light On. Wow, you’re good! LOL.

    Elisad: Lord, I hope not. LOL. I don’t think he will outsell Bey. Maybe Nickleback, but that’s a longshot. If they didn’t do it when the single came out, maybe they won’t do it for the album. Ugh.

  • Kirsten

    Archieà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s Donà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t Let the Sun Go Down on Me by accident.

    LOL. Sorry. I’ll remove it. I just did a big cut and paste from that old post and tried to remove the other guys. That was an amazing week for Cookie. I knew he was doing well, but that left me stunned. I’d love to know what the numbers were for those other weeks were during the show.

  • Trina

    I still donà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t think heà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢ll outsell Sasha or Nick, and who knows how many would GnR sell the first day, or Taylorà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s second week.

    The competition is even more than that

    With this weekà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s release of albums by David Cook, Beyonce and Nickelback, this weekendà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s release of Chinese Democracy and Mondayà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s drop of Kanye West, the Killers and Ludacris, next weekà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s chart promises to be a royal rumble to win the number one.

    It’s going to be one overloaded sales week.

    As always great post Kristen. I feel like I’ve been hearing forever “wait for this..” or “wait for..”. If LO was going to take off it would have. The fact that Z100 didn’t even bother to play it yesterday should speak volumes. I don’t buy the Carrie strategy theory either. Both her songs before BHC were still huge hits that helped her sell albums. In most cases that I can recall with AI’ers if a first single doesn’t do much if a 2nd single is released it gets even less promotion.

  • elisad

    ^Why are they dropping on Monday?

  • shell29

    Oh, if he sells the same as Archie weà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢ll still get those stupid headlines. He has to sell MORE than Archie to avoid them. And not just more either, if he sells 184K that wonà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t do, he has to sell enough so that the media canà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t retread the Clay/Rueben Daughtry/Taylor thing. But Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢m with youà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ¦ I want whatever needs to happen to stop the media from making comparisons to happen. Nothing will stop the internet fanwarring, unfortunately. Sigh.

    I really think the big story next week will be Beyonce and I Am…Sasha Fierce, regardless of whether Cook’s opening week of album sales is significantly higher than Archie’s or not. I remember Cook fans fretting about an onslaught of negative press when Light On sold less in its debut week than Crush, and that never materialized.

  • dulce

    I agree. Light On is not going to pick up steam. I don’t think RCA has much to lose by releasing another single now, considering that there are several waiting in the wings on that album. “Declaration” is strong, uptempo. Should work following the debacle aka. Light On. But to give some hope to the masses, take Christina Aguilera and her second CD. I think the first single off of that album TAAAAANKED (Dirrty). Didn’t sound like the rest of the album…really felt like an outlier and a STRANGE pick for the first single. Then she came out with “Beautiful”…and well…the rest is history.

    I too think that David Cook can be HUGE…as in one of the biggest stars to come out of American Idol. I think he has the potential to be better than Daughtry. He has a better voice. Is better looking etc. But even with his level of potential, he still needs good songs/music to back it up. Light On is so not it.

  • tinawina

    I really think the big story next week will be Beyonce and I Amà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ¦Sasha Fierce, regardless of whether Cookà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s opening week of album sales is significantly higher than Archieà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s or not. I remember Cook fans fretting about an onslaught of negative press when Light On sold less in its debut week than Crush, and that never materialized.

    I hope you are right. It didn’t happen the week of the single, IMO, because the guy from Billboard didn’t write it up. The Crush headlines originated from that. Plus, TI destroyed everyone that week, so that was the more compelling story. So I hope history repeats itself no matter who “wins” frankly. No matter how it gets written up, some members of a fanbase get their feelings hurt, and the craziness begins anew. And the weirdest thing about it is that BOTH Davids are doing very well. I mean, VERY well. Everyone should be happy with their guy right now, but still there are folks looking for reasons to pick apart the other, even in the middle of all the good news. Oh well. I just have to keep telling myself no matter how annoying it is, its just the internet community and it just doesn’t matter out in the real world. I am thrilled beyond belief for both of them, because they are both great guys who put out very good albums, and I see nothing but good things in both their futures. I just can’t for the life of me understand what there is to argue about. Anyway, lets just keep our fingers crossed. Give peace a chance, people! LOL.

    In most cases that I can recall with AIà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢ers if a first single doesnà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t do much if a 2nd single is released it gets even less promotion.

    That will not happen here. He’s going to move a lot of albums, he has a proven history as a potential big seller, and so far they’ve been treating him like a real artist and not an Idol throwaway project. If LO really proves to be bad (and I’m not thoroughly convinced its a disaster, it IS growing, just slower than Idol people think it should) they will move on to another single.

  • littlepark

    I really, really want them to move onto the next single. From where the songs stand on iTunes, I guess “Bar-ba-sol” isn’t it. Maybe it could be saved for the third single, and get more male listeners? It’s dang catchy and cool.

  • elisad

    LOL, from where the songs stand on iTunes, I think I should not pick singles, no wonder labels never agree with me…

  • dulce

    Declaration should be the next single. Bar Ba Sol does not have a huge melodic hook (wanna know why pop goop like “Crush” does so well on the radio? It’s that hook…replace the lyrics and keep the hook…you’d still have a hit song). Declaration represents the album better. The third single should be one of the ballads. As to why Avalanche doesn’t get more love I will never know. It is one of the better songs on the album, has a better structure and tune. But I digress…I can see RCA picking something like “Mr Sensitive” for the third single.

  • cheese

    I think they should go with Come Back to Me (a plea to all the Idol fans who hated LO, lol) or Lie next and maybe go with Declaration or Heroes down the line. If there’s a big hit to be had on the album, I think it will be one of the “soft” songs (CBTM, Lie or Avalanche, which is my personal favorite of these 3).

    I really do think that rock or alternative would play Bar-ba-sol if it were by anybody by David Cook.

    ETA: FWIW, I just got my CD (yay) and the sticker mentions “the smash Light On” (pffffft), Lie, Come Back to Me and Life on the Moon. Is this in any way an accurate predictor of what the singles will be? (Did Archie’s CD come with a sticker?).

  • ianamy

    I don’t think Declaration should be Cook’s next single at all. For one thing, Miley’s Best of Both Worlds didn’t do much in Chr. As a pop single LO is much more suitable than Declaration. Feb probably is the better timing for releasing the single. They can use it in AI.

  • shell29

    I hope you are right. It didnà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t happen the week of the single, IMO, because the guy from Billboard didnà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t write it up. The Crush headlines originated from that. Plus, TI destroyed everyone that week, so that was the more compelling story. So I hope history repeats itself no matter who à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“winsà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  frankly.

    I don’t know if she’s going to have a monster week like T.I. did, but between her album and the sales of her two singles (#1 & #2 on iTunes, last I checked) Beyonce should have a very strong week. I really think the main focus will be on her and not “the Davids” (at least in the mainstream press, Idol-related blogs might be a different story), but we’ll see what happens.

  • leome

    I know the song has fans, I just think ità ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s a boat anchor. The numbers that David Cook pulled after the finale where astronomical.

    I’m sorry, but I think we can’t expect him to do what he did back in May anytime soon. No one probably will. There were more than 30 million people watching that show… the buzz was at its max. But that was 6 months ago. Of course things change, people move on.
    His appearences have had a huge impact on the song’s sales. Before SNL the song could hardly stay in the top 100, the airplay was less than Crush had in its first Itunes week. Since then the song has been holding and growing.
    LO is doing good if we compare it to the general songs out there. But for the idol fandom everything has to be big and huge. No, it’s not a catchy pop song à   la Crush, but in its niche LO is doing ok.
    I’m not a fan of LO, I would have picked another single. I Just don’t think right now he needs another single, while the song is still living and going up.

  • dulce

    I know there has been some discussion on how Declaration and The best of Both Worlds have similar hooks. I just don’t think you can compare the two at all. Pop songs/pop-rock songs whatever can and often do utilize similar song/hook structures. Is the average listener going to hear both, make the connection, and then decide that Declaration isn’t worth listening too at all?

    I don’t know if Declaration is destined for greatness, but it is one of the stronger singles on the album. Very catchy, something that you can blast out of your stereo easily. It can stand on its own.

    As for the others….I know I’m alone in this, but I think LIfe On the Moon could be a HUGE single. The song that I think American Idol could use for their goodbye videos is “Heroes”…kind of a stretch, but it could be done…OR….god forbid they decide to use Light On.

  • cheese

    HDD Predictions are up:

    A double dose of Beyonce and her alter ego will grab the top spot on the HITS Album Sales chart next week, as her two-CD Music World/Columbia set, I Amà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ¦ Sasha Fierce, will debut at #1 with 500-550k in sales, according to those hardy retailers who still have their doors open.

    With a stunning appearance on Saturday Night Live last weekend, two hit singles in à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“If I Were a Boyà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  and à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  and a starring role as Etta James in the upcoming Chess Records movie, Cadillac Records (and its accompanying soundtrack), Beyonce might as well be Sasha Claus.

    The real tussle will be right below that for #2, as a debuting RCA/RMGà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s David Cook and Roadrunnerà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s Nickelback go head-to-head with this weekà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s chart-topper, Big Machineà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s Taylor Swift, in her second week. All look to be in the 300k range, mas o menos.

    So it looks like he’ll be #2, 3 or 4, but have great sales. Yay!

  • shell29

    As for the othersà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ¦.I know Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢m alone in this, but I think Life On the Moon could be a HUGE single.

    You’re not alone, I agree with you! I really think that song has the potential to do big things if it is ever released (on CHR as well as AC/Hot AC).

  • ozarka

    Deleted because Cheese beat me to the great news.

  • Trina

    OMG get the hell out of here!

  • mac

    Are you serious????? 300K? Woo HOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Oh My God!

  • Hazehel

    Woah! Perhaps 300K (do I believe that?) and still might not get into the top 3.

  • rockchalk

    Wait, what? 300K? That is roughly 2x what I was expecting. That is freaking fantastic. Go DC!!

  • cheese

    Ha! I saw Cook’s updated vibe-rater blurb saying he would be in the Top 5 and immediately thought: Crap! he only sold like 120K. Looks like a relatively huge week for the Top 4.

    I hope he sells at least one copy more than Daughtry did.

  • Michelle

    Wow at the HDD prediction! But I am taking it with a grain of salt especially this early…still would be ecstatic at anywhere around 200k :D

  • tinawina

    I’m doing the happy dance. Woo-hoo!!!!

  • Lisa

    HDD’s prediction, is this from a sales sampling they did from various reseller’s?

    I too will take this with a grain of salt. If it moves that much, great! If not, the world won’t end. Topping Beyonce, Nickleback & Twilight is a huge achievement and one to be proud of!

  • Hazehel

    OK, I’m going to pretend I haven’t read stephen’s post in the other thread. I’m not sure how to react to that.

  • psnax

    Ken Barnes just posted the sales figures and according to him TOML has gone platinum :)

  • frogcooke

    And Kirsten and Mjs blog get a shout out from Ken:
    http://blogs.usatoday.com/idolchatter/

    Kirsten has already done some excellent, handily organized research for MJ’s Big Blog, which tells us that David A. stands in third place among Idol runners-up for best debut sales week

  • cruzceleste

    Anyone knows how we can ´t see sells in other countries beside US???

  • Kirsten

    And Kirsten and Mjs blog get a shout out from Ken:

    I’m quite fangirly about it. I feel like Archie must have felt when he got mentioned by Fred over at BB. Ken Barnes and Nevada are my numbers heros.

  • itsalleternal

    Anyone knows how we can ´t see sells outside US???

    Those are calculated separately by other countries’ SoundScan equivalents.

  • soundscene

    Partial Charts:

    Billboard Hot 100

    lw TW Artist Title
    22 21 DAVID ARCHULETA CRUSH
    26 27 HUDSON*JENNIFER SPOTLIGHT-REMIXES
    43 29 CARRIE UNDERWOOD JUST A DREAM
    41 46 JORDIN SPARKS ONE STEP AT A TIME
    89 82 DAVID COOK LIGHT ON

    Bubbling Under
    – 14 DAVID ARCHULETA LITTLE TOO NOT OVER YOU

    R&B 100
    – 92 JENNIFER HUDSON IF THIS ISN’T LOVE

  • Barbariba

    13. Blake – à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“Blake Lewisà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  (December 4, 2007) – 98K (#10)

    For accuracy”s sake:
    Blake’s album is called Audio Daydream not Blake Lewis

  • Kirsten

    Blakeà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s album is called Audio Daydream not Blake Lewis

    Thanks. Will Update. LOL. I had it right on the charts today.

  • Barbariba

    à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“Audio Day Dreamsà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ 

    Once again for accuracy: “Audio Daydream”……no “s”