Idol Sales News – Week Ending 11/24/13

Eminem returns to the top of the chart. HDD has, Five Finger Death Punch has the top debut at two. Daughtry debuts in the top 5 while Kelly’s Christmas album continues to sell in the top 10. Susan Boyle is rock-steady at 20th with her Christmas album and Kellie Pickler stays in the top 50 for her second week (and a relatively small drop of 50%). Jordin and Fantasia are on the “Best Man Holiday” soundtrack at 22.

HDD and BB are predicting a 500K+ debut for One Direction. HDD bets 550-600k based on one day sales. Danielle from the Voice is also releasing this week with an estimated 35-40K.

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

Billboard numbers are in!

Billboard 200

1. Marshall Mathers LP 2 – Eminem – 120K – -43%
2. The Wrong Side of Heaven – Five Finger Death Punch – 77K
3. Now 48 – 63K -45%
4. Duck The Halls: A Robertson Family Christmas – 60K – -9%
5. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire – 55K
6. Baptized – Daughtry – 55K
7. I Am – Yo Gotti – 48K
8. ARTPOP – Lady Gaga – 46K -82%
9. Wrapped in Red – Kelly Clarkson – 44K – +6%
10. Cities 97 Sampler, Live From Studio C: Vol. 25 – KTCZ (feat Phil Phillips) – 40K (album has a limited run of 40K. It’s sold out)

Chart News ?@chartnews
US album sales: #6 @CHRIS_Daughtry, Baptized 55,031 (debut).

Digital Songs

6. “Say Something” – A Great Big World feat Christina Aguilera – 121K – +59 (big AMA boost)


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  • springboard2

    Mediabase – Wednesday update:

    22 25 PHILLIP PHILLIPS Where We Came From 211 229 -18 0.411
    -4 Spins
    -1 Bullet
    -0.054 AI
    3 4 PHILLIP PHILLIPS Gone, Gone, Gone 909 1359 -450 6.48
    -73 Spins
    0 Bullet
    -0.884 AI
    20 12 KELLY CLARKSON Underneath The Tree 604 335 269 4.804
    +52 Spins
    +30 Bullet
    +0.543 AI
    29 22 KELLY CLARKSON Blue Christmas 259 134 125 1.599
    -11 Spins
    -41 Bullet
    -0.143 AI
    26 29 KELLY CLARKSON Please Come Home For Christmas 187 179 8 1.075
    -18 Spins
    -60 Bullet
    -0.05 AI
    40 38 DAUGHTRY Waiting For Superman 92 81 11 0.355
    +1 Spins
    +2 Bullet
    -0.008 AI
    14 13 CASSADEE POPE Wasting All These Tears 4149 3952 197 33.669
    +53 Spins
    +6 Bullet
    +0.344 AI
    24 22 DANIELLE BRADBERY The Heart Of Dixie 2282 2073 209 15.538
    -15 Spins
    -103 Bullet
    +0.164 AI
    27 23 SCOTTY MCCREERY See You Tonight 2224 1886 338 17.465
    +40 Spins
    -6 Bullet
    +0.283 AI
    50 47 KELLIE PICKLER Little Bit Gypsy 540 464 76 3.477
    -4 Spins
    +9 Bullet
    -0.141 AI
    14 14 DAUGHTRY Waiting For Superman 2102 2125 -23 13.172
    -15 Spins
    -42 Bullet
    -0.077 AI
    47 41 ONE DIRECTION Story Of My Life 300 152 148 1.693
    +24 Spins
    +2 Bullet
    +0.193 AI
    53 48 LEE DEWYZE Fight 156 124 32 0.2
    +3 Spins
    -6 Bullet
    -0.001 AI
    25 19 ONE DIRECTION Story Of My Life 4581 3481 1100 25.212
    +197 Spins
    +61 Bullet
    +1.523 AI
    46 45 EMBLEM3 3000 Miles 740 673 67 2.074
    +2 Spins
    -17 Bullet
    +0.02 AI
    Urban AC:
    4 4 FANTASIA Without Me f/Kelly Rowland 1323 1355 -32 8.176
    -37 Spins
    -37 Bullet
    +0.02 AI
    17 17 JENNIFER HUDSON I Can’t Describe (The Way I… 609 490 119 4.109
    +40 Spins
    +16 Bullet
    +0.434 AI
    52 28 FANTASIA Side Effects Of You 174 51 123 0.732
    +20 Spins
    +14 Bullet
    +0.067 AI
    115 39 CANDICE GLOVER Cried 90 14 76 0.237
    +10 Spins
    +2 Bullet
    +0.018 AI
    41 40 CASSADEE POPE Wasting All These Tears 234 215 19 0.559
    +4 Spins
    +2 Bullet
    +0.01 AI
    Canada-Hot AC:
    7 7 HEDLEY Anything 882 877 5 5.256
    -2 Spins
    -8 Bullet
    +0.004 AI
    76 49 ONE DIRECTION Story Of My Life 96 55 41 1.647
    Canada-Main AC:
    15 13 HEDLEY Anything 193 210 -17 0.671
    -5 Spins
    -3 Bullet
    -0.025 AI
    38 36 ONE DIRECTION Best Song Ever 60 71 -11 0.245
    -2 Spins
    -2 Bullet
    -0.003 AI
    150 40 KELLY CLARKSON Underneath The Tree 50 8 42 1.415
    +6 Spins
    +3 Bullet
    +0.148 AI
    Canada-Top 40:
    9 8 HEDLEY Anything 1365 1247 118 8.117
    +24 Spins
    +28 Bullet
    +0.238 AI
    41 36 ONE DIRECTION Story Of My Life 226 170 56 1.133
    +8 Spins
    -5 Bullet
    +0.04 AI
    Christian AC:
    1 1 MANDISA Overcomer 1275 1319 -44 6.315
    -19 Spins
    -30 Bullet
    -0.132 AI

  • springboard2

    11/27/2013 – Itunes Top 1500 Singles and Albums (from LivePopBars)

    2. One Direction – Story of My Life
    9. Will Champlin – At Last (The Voice Performance)
    20. Cole Vosbury – I Still Believe In You (The Voice Performance)
    24. James Wolpert – Somebody To Love (The Voice Performance)
    34. Jacquie Lee – Who’s Lovin’ You Now (The Voice Performance)
    39. Tessanne Chin – Underneath It All (The Voice Performance)
    42. One Direction – You & I
    43. Caroline Pennell – Dog Days Are Over (The Voice Performance)
    47. One Direction – Strong
    48. Matthew Schuler – Hallelujah (The Voice Performance)
    56. One Direction – Midnight Memories
    59. One Direction – Best Song Ever
    66. Cassadee Pope – Wasting All These Tears
    67. One Direction – Half a Heart
    71. One Direction – Happily
    77. One Direction – Don’t Forget Where You Belong
    82. One Direction – Diana
    86. Daughtry – Waiting for Superman
    89. One Direction – Does He Know?
    91. One Direction – Little White Lies
    92. Ray Boudreaux – Gimme Some Lovin’ (The Voice Performance)
    100. Danielle Bradbery – The Heart of Dixie
    105. One Direction – Alive
    109. One Direction – Why Don’t We Go There
    111. One Direction – Through the Dark
    115. One Direction – Right Now
    123. One Direction – Better Than Words
    124. Pentatonix – Little Drummer Boy
    127. One Direction – Little Black Dress
    131. Matthew Schuler – It’s Time (The Voice Performance)
    146. Phillip Phillips – Gone, Gone, Gone
    161. Cole Vosbury – To Be With You (The Voice Performance)
    172. One Direction – Something Great
    176. Fifth Harmony – Miss Movin’ On
    178. Scotty McCreery – See You Tonight
    197. Cher Lloyd – I Wish (feat. T.I.)
    217. Phillip Phillips – Home
    224. One Direction – What Makes You Beautiful
    233. One Direction – Best Song Ever (from “This Is Us”)
    259. Olly Murs – Dance With Me Tonight
    260. Alex & Sierra – Best Song Ever (The X Factor USA Performance)
    267. One Direction – Story Of My Life
    272. Cole Vosbury – Let Her Go (The Voice Performance)
    296. Caroline Pennell – Leaving On a Jet Plane (The Voice Performance)
    300. James Durbin – Parachute
    302. Kelly Clarkson – Silent Night (feat. Reba McEntire & Trisha Yearwood)
    308. Kelly Clarkson – Underneath the Tree
    315. Little Mix – Move
    333. Matthew Schuler – Beneath Your Beautiful (The Voice Performance)
    335. James Wolpert – Without You (The Voice Performance)
    359. Glee Cast – The Fox (Glee Cast Version) [feat. Demi Lovato & Adam Lambert]
    376. Carrie Underwood – Blown Away
    387. Mandisa – Overcomer
    392. Caroline Pennell – We’re Going To Be Friends (The Voice Performance)
    419. Jacquie Lee – Clarity (The Voice Performance)
    422. Danielle Bradbery – Young In America
    424. Danielle Bradbery – I Will Never Forget You
    433. Pentatonix – Royals
    441. Pentatonix – Go Tell It On the Mountain
    445. Carrie Underwood – See You Again
    448. Glee Cast – Into the Groove (Glee Cast Version feat. Demi Lovato and Adam Lambert)
    451. Fifth Harmony – Me & My Girls
    455. Caroline Pennell – The Way I Am (The Voice Performance)
    483. One Direction – Kiss You
    491. Tessanne Chin – If I Were Your Woman (The Voice Performance)
    494. Jacquie Lee – I Put a Spell On You (The Voice Performance)
    496. Carrie Underwood – Before He Cheats
    499. James Wolpert – A Case of You (The Voice Performance)
    505. Kelly Clarkson – Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
    514. Pentatonix – Daft Punk
    523. Will Champlin – Love Me Again (The Voice Performance)
    532. Candice Glover – Cried
    546. One Direction – Little Things
    549. Cole Vosbury – Adorn (The Voice Performance)
    554. Caroline Pennell – As Long As You Love Me (The Voice Performance)
    587. Kelly Clarkson – Since U Been Gone
    588. Glee Cast – You’re My Best Friend (Glee Cast Version)
    594. Caroline Pennell – Wake Me Up (The Voice Performance)
    595. Glee Cast – Nasty / Rhythm Nation (Glee Cast Version)
    606. Kelly Clarkson – Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)
    622. Kellie Pickler – Little Bit Gypsy
    630. Matthew Schuler – Wrecking Ball (The Voice Performance)
    638. Cole Vosbury – Maggie May (The Voice Performance)
    644. Jacquie Lee – Love Is Blindness (The Voice Performance)
    692. Carly Rae Jepsen – Call Me Maybe
    701. Jacquie Lee – The House of the Rising Sun (The Voice Performance)
    703. One Direction – You & I
    704. Danielle Bradbery – Never Like This
    723. Kelly Clarkson – My Grown Up Christmas List
    737. One Direction – Strong
    746. Glee Cast – Cheek to Cheek (Glee Cast Version)
    761. Kelly Clarkson – Baby It’s Cold Outside (feat. Ronnie Dunn)
    762. Kelly Clarkson – Catch My Breath
    772. Danielle Bradbery – Daughter of a Workin’ Man
    785. Carrie Underwood – Two Black Cadillacs
    789. Pentatonix & Lindsey Stirling – Radioactive
    807. One Direction – Happily
    852. Pentatonix – Carol of the Bells
    862. Ray Boudreaux – All of Me (The Voice Performance)
    875. Will Champlin – Demons (The Voice Performance)
    890. One Direction – One Thing
    912. Fantasia – Side Effects of You
    916. Little Mix – Wings
    951. Leona Lewis – Bleeding Love
    957. One Direction – Midnight Memories
    961. Daughtry – Battleships
    968. Ray Boudreaux – You Are the Best Thing (The Voice Performance)
    989. Carrie Underwood – Good Girl
    990. One Direction – One Way or Another (Teenage Kicks)
    999. Cher Lloyd – Oath (feat. Becky G)
    1004. Danielle Bradbery – Talk About Love
    1010. Daughtry – It’s Not Over
    1042. Glee Cast – Marry the Night (Glee Cast Version) [feat. Adam Lambert]
    1055. Will Champlin – Secrets (The Voice Performance)
    1075. Will Champlin – When I Was Your Man (The Voice Performance)
    1091. One Direction – Little White Lies
    1097. One Direction – Don’t Forget Where You Belong
    1157. Cher Lloyd – Want U Back
    1205. One Direction – Live While We’re Young
    1227. Carrie Underwood – Jesus, Take the Wheel
    1233. Kat Robichaud – Sail (The Voice Performance)
    1238. Kelly Clarkson – My Favorite Things
    1250. Danielle Bradbery – Who I Am
    1257. Tessanne Chin – Many Rivers To Cross (The Voice Performance)
    1261. Olly Murs – Troublemaker (feat. Flo Rida)
    1280. Caroline Pennell – Anything Could Happen (The Voice Performance)
    1282. Mandisa & tobyMac – Good Morning (feat. TobyMac)
    1283. One Direction – Right Now
    1284. One Direction – Best Song Ever
    1288. One Direction – Diana
    1309. One Direction – Little Black Dress
    1314. James Wolpert – Love Interruption (The Voice Performance)
    1332. Kelly Clarkson – Please Come Home for Christmas (Bells Will Be Ringing)
    1333. One Direction – Through The Dark
    1334. One Direction – Better Than Words
    1355. Danielle Bradbery – Maybe It Was Memphis
    1365. Kelly Clarkson – People Like Us
    1368. Glee Cast – O Holy Night (Glee Cast Version)
    1372. Matthew Schuler – Cough Syrup (The Voice Performance)
    1406. Kelly Clarkson – Wrapped in Red
    1420. Glee Cast – Wrecking Ball (Glee Cast Version)
    1425. Kellie Pickler – Santa Baby
    1430. Kelly Clarkson – White Christmas
    1451. Glee Cast – Piano Man (Glee Cast Version)
    1460. Carrie Underwood – How Great Thou Art
    1470. Little Mix – See Me Now
    1475. Danielle Bradbery – Wild Boy
    1487. Matthew Schuler – Cosmic Love (The Voice Performance)
    1490. Emblem3 – 3000 Miles

    1. One Direction – Midnight Memories (Deluxe)
    8. Danielle Bradbery – Danielle Bradbery (Deluxe Edition)
    9. Pentatonix – PTXmas (Deluxe Edition)
    10. Kelly Clarkson – Wrapped In Red
    11. One Direction – Midnight Memories
    36. Daughtry – Baptized (Deluxe Version)
    46. Avicii – True
    49. Pentatonix – PTX, Vol. 2
    59. Pentatonix – PTXmas – EP
    84. Glee Cast – Movin’ Out
    94. Danielle Bradbery – Danielle Bradbery
    98. Pentatonix – PTX, Vol. 1
    131. One Direction – Up All Night (Deluxe Version)
    137. Glee Cast – Glee: The Music, The Christmas Album, Vol. 4 – EP
    153. Cassadee Pope – Frame By Frame
    164. Glee Cast – Glee: The Music – The Christmas Album
    169. One Direction – Take Me Home (Yearbook Edition)
    202. Caroline Pennell – The Race – EP
    207. Fifth Harmony – Better Together – EP
    218. Kellie Pickler – The Woman I Am
    221. One Direction – Take Me Home
    224. Phillip Phillips – The World From the Side of the Moon (Deluxe Version)
    305. Glee Cast – A Katy or a Gaga (Music from the Episode) – EP
    314. Fifth Harmony – Better Together – The Remixes – EP
    318. Glee Cast – Glee: The Music, The Christmas Album, Vol. 2
    350. Glee Cast – The Quarterback (Music From the TV Series) – EP
    365. Scotty McCreery – See You Tonight
    390. Daughtry – Baptized
    392. Little Mix – Salute (The Deluxe Edition)
    439. Glee Cast – Glee: The Music, The Christmas Album, Vol. 3
    471. Kelly Clarkson – Greatest Hits – Chapter One
    502. Carrie Underwood – Blown Away
    585. One Direction – Up All Night
    591. Daughtry – Daughtry
    622. Fifth Harmony – Better Together – Acoustic – EP
    627. Scotty McCreery – Christmas With Scotty McCreery
    826. Danielle Bradbery – The Complete Season 4 Collection (The Voice Performance)
    872. Fantasia – Side Effects of You
    917. Leona Lewis – Christmas, With Love
    1009. Emblem3 – Nothing To Lose (Deluxe Version)
    1029. Mandisa – Overcomer
    1079. Phillip Phillips – The World From the Side of the Moon
    1098. Olly Murs – Right Place Right Time (Deluxe Edition)
    1190. Little Mix – DNA (The Deluxe Edition)
    1274. Carrie Underwood – Some Hearts
    1282. Cher Lloyd – Sticks & Stones
    1375. Kelly Clarkson – Stronger (Deluxe Version)
    1409. Colton Dixon – A Messenger

  • springboard2

    Monitored Adds per format:

    19 KELLY CLARKSON Underneath The Tree 19/RCA
    13 KELLY CLARKSON Blue Christmas 19/RCA
    12 KELLY CLARKSON Please Come Home For Christmas 19/RCA
    4 LEONA LEWIS One More Sleep 19/RCA
    2 JORDIN SPARKS Christmas Time To Me 19/RCA
    1 KELLY CLARKSON White Christmas 19/RCA
    1 KELLY CLARKSON Have Yourself A Merry Little.. 19/RCA
    1 KELLY CLARKSON Run Run Rudolph 19/RCA
    1 CASSADEE POPE Wasting All These Tears Republic Nashville
    Canada-Hot AC:
    4 ONE DIRECTION Story Of My Life Columbia
    Canada-Main AC:
    1 DAUGHTRY Waiting For Superman RCA
    Canada-Top 40:
    1 ONE DIRECTION Story Of My Life Columbia
    4 DANIELLE BRADBERY The Heart Of Dixie Big Machine/Republic
    3 SCOTTY MCCREERY See You Tonight 19/Interscope/Mercury
    1 KELLIE PICKLER Little Bit Gypsy Black River Entertainment
    9 ONE DIRECTION Story Of My Life Columbia
    1 LEE DEWYZE Fight Vanguard
    10 ONE DIRECTION Story Of My Life Columbia
    3 EMBLEM3 3000 Miles SYCO/Columbia
    Spanish Contemporary:
    1 VICCI MARTINEZ Run Run Run Republic
    Urban AC:
    5 FANTASIA Side Effects Of You RCA
    2 CANDICE GLOVER Cried 19/Interscope
    2 JENNIFER HUDSON I Can’t Describe (The Way I… RCA

    Monitored Adds per song:

    19 Story Of My Life ONE DIRECTION
    HAC: 9
    POP: 10
    19 Underneath The Tree KELLY CLARKSON
    AC: 19
    13 Blue Christmas KELLY CLARKSON
    AC: 13
    12 Please Come Home For Christmas KELLY CLARKSON
    AC: 12
    5 Side Effects Of You FANTASIA
    Urban AC: 5
    4 One More Sleep LEONA LEWIS
    AC: 4
    4 The Heart Of Dixie DANIELLE BRADBERY
    Country: 4
    3 3000 Miles EMBLEM3
    POP: 3
    3 See You Tonight SCOTTY MCCREERY
    Country: 3
    2 Christmas Time To Me JORDIN SPARKS
    AC: 2
    Urban AC: 2
    2 I Can’t Describe (The Way I… JENNIFER HUDSON
    Urban AC: 2
    1 Fight LEE DEWYZE
    HAC: 1
    1 Have Yourself A Merry Little.. KELLY CLARKSON
    AC: 1
    1 Little Bit Gypsy KELLIE PICKLER
    Country: 1
    1 Run Run Rudolph KELLY CLARKSON
    AC: 1
    1 White Christmas KELLY CLARKSON
    AC: 1
    1 Run Run Run VICCI MARTINEZ
    Spanish Contemporary: 1
    5 Story Of My Life ONE DIRECTION
    Canada-Hot AC: 4
    Canada-Top 40: 1
    1 Waiting For Superman DAUGHTRY
    Canada-Main AC: 1
    1 Wasting All These Tears CASSADEE POPE
    Canada-Country: 1

  • Anny_nanny

    Today is Wednesday, today is the day of “Idols In Concert-Stats”, not “Sales”.

    Edit: Damn! And where we take the sales figures on Wednesday? I only statistics on concerts found. (

  • Kirsten

    And where we take the sales figures on Wednesday? I only statistics on concerts found.

    Maybe the boxscores came out a day early since tomorrow is a holiday? Usually, they don’t start leaking until Wednesday night.

    We have a theme each day of the week for numbers.

  • CanadianLady

    Happy to see James and Candice tracking.

    Two questions:

    I take it Cumulus stations haven’t added Scotty’s song? Might they if he hits top 20?

    Any chance songs from Scotty’s Christmas CD might get some adds ? Do they have to push a single or might stations just add something? He has several amazing songs on that CD.

  • Craigin

    Good to see Leona getting some adds! I’m loving One More Sleep!

  • LongKissGoodnight

    From Yahoo’s “Chart Watch” and Billboard’s articles:

    Daughtry’s new “Baptized” album arrives at No. 6 with just over 55,000,
    securing the band its fourth consecutive top 10 studio effort (it’s
    entire output). Their last album, 2011’s “Break the Spell,” debuted and
    peaked at No. 8 off a start of 129,000.

    Kelly Clarkson’s “Wrapped In Red” album descends 6-9 with 44,000 (though it’s up by 6%).

    Phillip Phillips’ The World From The Side Of The Moon tops the 500K mark in 2013 sales this week. The album sold an additional 533K copies in 2012. (Give American Idol the bulk of the credit for the 2012 sales. Give Phillips’ personal appeal the bulk of the credit for the 2013 sales.)

    Closing out the top 10 is Minneapolis radio station KTCZ with its new “Cities 97 Sampler, Live From Studio C: Vol. 25.” The live compilation blasts in at No. 10 — a record high for the long-running series.

    It sold 40,000 copies in its debut frame — the entire production run of the annual album. The set features live performances recorded at the station over the past year and 100% of the proceeds benefit local charities. (Due to publishing and label gratis licensing restrictions for charity albums, the production run of the album was limited to 40,000.)

    The album features Passenger, fun. and Phillip Phillips, and was available exclusively at local Target stores in Minneapolis for $32.97. According to KTCZ, the compilation has raised $11.5 million for local charities since its launch in 1989.

    With 120,000 copies sold Eminem’s The Marshall Mathers LP 2 returns to the #1 spot on The Billboard 200, displacing Lady Gaga’s ARTPOP, which tumbles to #8 with 46,000 after a single week on top.

    Sales of Gaga’s album dropped by 82% this week. Only three #1 albums in
    the Nielsen SoundScan era have experienced such steep drops in their
    second week. (Madonna’s MDNA dropped by 87% in its second week; Gaga’s
    Born This Way dropped by 84%; Mac Miller’s Blue Slide Park dropped by
    83%.) But it’s not fair to make too much of this. Albums are simply
    taking steeper second week drops than they used to. Of the 10 #1 albums
    that have experienced second week drops of 78% or more, nine have been
    released since December 2010.

    (Billboard notes: It’s become more common to see No. 1 debuts dip by more than 75% in their second week, as increased focus is placed on first-week sales and pre-orders. That emphasis can drive debut sales to great heights, but also create situations where an album cannot sustain those front-loaded
    sales into its second week.)

    The Marshall Mathers LP 2 has sold 1,124,000 copies in its first three weeks, which puts it at #6 for the year-to-date.

  • elliegrll

    (Give American Idol the bulk of the credit for the 2012 sales. Give Phillips’ personal appeal the bulk of the credit for the 2013 sales.)

    That’s a great endorsement for Phillip.

  • Mateja Praznik

    UK Midweek Charts:
    1. One Direction – Midnight Memories * (144,887)
    2. Gary Barlow – Since I Saw You Last * (58,3k)
    3. Robbie Williams – Swings Both Ways * (33,9k)
    4. Olly Murs – Right Place Right Time ^ (22,1k)
    5. Boyzone – BZ 20 * (15k)

    So the TOP 5 features two boybands, two solo boybanders and one Olly Murs.

    One Direction’s Midnight Memories is heading to
    the top of the UK artist albums chart this weekend with the highest
    first-week sales of the year.

    The boy band’s third album by the end of business on Tuesday had already outsold the entire first-week sales of their Syco debut Up All Night and should easily surpass the
    opening tally of second album Take Me Home, according to Official Charts
    Company statistics. Midnight Memories is up to 144,887 in the
    week so far, compared to Up All Night shifting 138,631 copies in its
    initial week in 2011 and Take Me Home managing 155,316 sales a year ago.

    One Direction are also on course to achieve the highest first-week sales
    for an artist album this year, beating the current best total of 165,091
    achieved by Daft Punk’s Columbia release Random Access Memories back in
    May, while tracks from their new album have flooded the singles market.
    All 14 cuts from the standard edition of the album are somewhere in the
    midweek Top 10 as are the four tracks on the extended version of the

  • Mia

    That’s what I have been saying. Statistically apart from anyone not named Carrie or Kelly the Idol sales are very front loaded. Very few of them are a presence in BB200 6 months down the road. He has never been out of BB200 after full 12 months on the chart,.

    He sells at least 4-5K a week when he tours with John Mayer and 2K less when he has an off week or doing his own headlining show where one presumes, majority of those present have the album or at least have access to it.

    The sales are not because of his 2 singles on radio either. If it was just because of radio-play he would have the same sales every week. It is because he sells his music to the uninitiated with the live performances.

  • Baptized

    Daughtry’s Waiting for Superman will be sent to Top 40 radio come January 2014.

    I’m surprised Daughtry opened at #6. Where did his 2,454 sales go? HDD had him at 57,454 while Billboard said a little over 55,000. Hm.

    Daughtry’s doing not too bad as similar band 30 SECONDS TO MARS opened at #6 earlier this year with 52,000 copies sold.

    Also – I’ve heard Daughtry’s Baptized will be $5 in Walmart this coming Friday. Might give the sales a little boost.

  • LongKissGoodnight

    It’ important to remember, that while highly accurate the final numbers that HDD provides are still predictions.

    So 3,5% difference between the projected HDD’s numbers and final Billboard numbers makes for a very small (and normal) margin of arrow.

  • elliegrll

    There are a few more names to throw in, especially Daughtry’s. It’s too soon to say that Phillip has found an audience like Daughtry, Kelly, Fantasia and Carrie did, but so far there are some positive signs.

    The sales are not because of his 2 singles on radio either. If it was just because of radio-play he would have the same sales every week. It is because he sells his music to the uninitiated with the live performances.

    I think that that’s going too far. I’m sure that Phillip has sold some albums based on his live performances, but logically it makes more sense to conclude that airplay is driving force.

  • Mia

    Look at his weekly sales stats is all I am going to say and correlate it with the number of shows in the continental USA the week prior. Sales were 2K lower for weeks he was in S America, the weeks where he had no shows or less than 3 shows, 3 weeks that he was off while JM was in Europe.

  • Amy Beth

    HDD refuses to round its projected numbers, giving them the aura of exactness. They’re not.

  • elliegrll

    Human nature just doesn’t work like that. It’s just highly unlikely that a significant number of people are going to go out and buy Phillip’s album based on just one concert. Even with those that do, a big factor is that they are aware of who he is before they attend the concert. And the radio is the reason for the awareness.

  • Mia

    The lowest Capacity venue for the John Mayer tour was Red Rocks at 6000. As it sold out, they had 2 shows there. The average amphitheater capacity minus the one extra show in New Hampshire was between 12,000 to 20,000. If we assume that what P2 said is true that the venues were at least 60-70% full when he started his set= he was performing in front of at the least 3500 and at the most 12,000 people even factoring in non sold out shows.

    With on average 4-5 shows a week, he was performing in front of at least 30- 40,000 people a week.

    Even if less than 5% of the crowd ever bought his album it would be roughly 2000.

  • Madilo

    “the production run of the album was limited to 40,000.”

    why ? if they can do more than that why limit it to 40K ?

  • LongKissGoodnight

    Ammm… The answer to your question was given in the first part of the sentence:

    “Due to publishing and label gratis licensing restrictions for charity albums”

    You are welcome to do an in-depth research of the issue, if you feel like it.

  • mmb

    David Cook, Adam Lambert, and Jordin Sparks all saw their debut albums stay in the BB200 for almost a full year. I may be wrong but I think Scotty McCreery’s debut album spent the better part of a year on the BB200 as well

  • Madilo

    Thanks, i’ll leave it at that :)

  • ptebwwong

    Roughstock’s Country Album Sales for Week of 11/27/13

    LW TW Artist Album TW LTD tOTAL

    24 32 Blake Shelton Based on a True Story 11,000 991,000
    44 39 Blake Shelton Cheers, It’s Christmas 9,000 455,000
    48 63 Scotty McCreery See You Tonight 7,000 106,000
    19 69 Kellie Pickler The Woman I Am 6,000 23,000
    137 116 Scotty McCreery Christmas With Scotty 4,000 362,000

  • Lexie O’Neill

    Happy with those numbers, considering no big promo for Scotty–just working radio.:))

  • Madilo

    Why Cassedee isn’t there ?

  • ptebwwong


  • Lexie O’Neill

    Roughstock only reported the Top 20 country albums (which you can’t tell from the numbers above, which are overall Billboard rankings Top #200). Scotty’s CWSM is 16. So, Cassadee might be below those numbers (the lowest is 3K).

  • Madilo

    Thank you guys :)

  • Liteasy

    Now I know why Daughtry released his album last week and not Black Friday week. He never would have been in the #6 spot with all that are being released.

  • Liteasy

    Walmart’s around here don’t sell Idol albums except for Carrie. $5 – might as well give it away!

  • Anny_nanny

    Adam leave BB200 for two or three weeks before the anniversary of the release of the album, so that Phillip surpassed him. But I am very pleased that P2 is compared with Adam, Jordin and David. And not with Scotty (which had a great sale, but the higher start), Lee or Kris, while I love these guys.

  • Baptized

    Black Friday. Everything sells cheaply on that day.

  • Mateja Praznik

    THE FUTURE OF MEMORIES: Our latest sales projection for One Direction’s Midnight Memories is 525-575k, with the odds favoring a bow that beats that of the SYCO/Columbia lads’ prior release. Just how big will the Pop princes’ new one (still #1 at iTunes,
    with the #3 single as well) get? Could Hanukkah gift cards tip the
    balance? You bet your latkes! And speaking of latkes, we full bloated
    just thinking about the next few days. (11/27p)

  • Amy Beth

    There’s a pretty good chance that the people he was performing for already owned his album.

    Even as an opening act, most concert goers seek out artists they know and like.

  • curlyenta

    $5? Already? Hmm.

  • Lori

    Well Walmart isn’t going to put an indie artist who can’t move his CDs on sale. There’s no point. Stores pick the popular artists that have proven they can draw customers into the music section.

  • elliegrll

    Considering that it is just one retailer, and that that retailer is a the main player when it comes to selling physical cds, it would seem that this is a way for the label to make nice with the retailer, so that Walmart will give the cd prime placement in their stores, as well as make sure that their circulars prominently feature the cd. Starting with Daughtry’s first album, RCA has always used Walmart as one of the main ways that they’ve promoted the group.

  • Tess Herself

    Touche’. It’s called a loss leader. Something you know will attract traffic and get people into the store to buy, buy, buy. Actually, I think, a pretty good endorsement of the continued popularity of Daughtry.

  • elliegrll

    I was going to mention this, but decided not to. At least Daughtry has an album that a retailer will stock. All of the brick and mortar stores are cutting back on the number of cds that they carry.

  • curlyenta

    Walmart will stock whatever arrangement they have with the label and distributer. It has nothing to do with who it is. The fact that Daughtry has shed about 50% of his fans with each subsequent CD, I’m actually surprised they are stocking it.

  • Anny_nanny

    Chart News @chartnews
    US digital album sales: @OfficialAdele’s “21” this week becomes the 1st album to sell 3 million digital copies. [10,798,000 total]

  • Anny_nanny

    Chart News ?@chartnews
    US album sales: #6 @CHRIS_Daughtry, Baptized 55,031 (debut).

  • elliegrll

    Actually, it is about the artist/act. Retailers buy the albums from the label, and even though they can send back unsold stock they rarely do. Because of the drop in physical album sales the music sections of all stores has gotten smaller. Because of that retailers are not going to carry music that they don’t think will move. If it was as simple as the label paying a retailer off new acts wouldn’t find that their albums aren’t well stocked.

    I’m actually surprised they are stocking it.

    Isn’t this a contradiction of your first sentence? As it shows, Walmart controls what they will carry, and the amount that they will carry.

  • Madilo

    Adele :)

  • Madilo

    The predictions dropped what happened ?

  • Mateja Praznik

    They had huge pre-orders, so they are front-loaded.

    Anyway, it’s Black Friday week, so it’s hard to predict.

  • Madilo

    Yeah black friday is so not easy to predict, so let’s hope they exceed expectations.
    Do you know if they had an increase last balck friday ?

  • Not fit to print

    Whatever the distributer arrangement, Walmart calls some pretty strong shots, so it’s probably safe to say that a cd positioned as a loss leader on Black Friday has their confidence and seal of approval.

  • Not fit to print

    Radio drives single sales and Philip certainly has those. CD sales are a different matter.

    Philip was opening for John Mayer. It is human nature to go and see an artist you love, regardless of who the opening act is. The opening act has 30-45 minutes to convince you that they are worth the time and trouble.

    Each night Philip had a chance to play a huge chunk of his cd for people whose musical taste leaned towards his style of music. The way human nature works, some of them could very well have liked enough of what they heard to go out and buy it.

    The correlation between weekly sales drops while Philip was in South America does suggest that this theory might be true.

  • Not fit to print

    Most people who love an artist turn out for that artist and don’t care a hoot who the opening act is. If they reference the opening act it is only to decide whether to arrive late or, based on the media info, give them a whirl.

  • CanadianLady

    Speaking from personal experience, most of the time if I really want to see the headliner, I don’t even look to see who the opening act is (I still have no idea who opened for Scotty this spring in Niagara falls and I heard her whole set).

    If I’d known who Eric Church was, I’d never have arrived on time for the Brad Paisley concert here a few years ago!

    And yes, if it turns out I like the opening act, I will often buy a CD to support them.