Idol Related Sales Numbers after the jump.

Digital Download Numbers (Top 50, plus a few extras):

Songs from Idols:
5 Daughtry “Home” 85,925 (17%) Total: 603,125 (4)
7 Kelly Clarkson “Never Again” 80,451 (26%) Total: 385,199 (7)
9 Jordin Sparks “This is My Now” 74,303 (New) Total: 74,303 (-)
11 Blake Lewis “You Give Love a Bad Name” 70,133 (New) Total: 70,133 (-)
14 Carrie Underwood “Before He Cheats” 53,429 (-6%) Total: 1,339,043 (12)
29 Elliott Yamin “Wait For You” 33,357 (-3%) Total: 148,989 (26)
35 Daughtry “It’s Not Over” 27,528 (12%) Total: 1,271,333 (39)
46 Jordin Sparks “A Broken Wing” 21,903 (New) Total: 21,903 (-)
58 Jordin Sparks “I (Who Have Nothing)” 18,162 (New) Total: 18,162 (-)
70 Blake Lewis “Time Of the Season” 14,748 (New) Total: 14,748 (-)
76 Blake Lewis “This Love” 13,288 (New) Total: 13,288 (-)
91 Blake Lewis “When the Stars Go Blue” 11,434 (New) Total: 11,434 (-)
121 Blake Lewis “I Need to Know” 8,814 (New) Total: 8,814 (-)
170 Jordin Sparks “To Love Somebody” 6,681 (New) Total: 6,681 (-)
176 Blake Lewis “Imagine” 6,558 (New) Total: 6,558 (-)

Songs featured on Idol last week:
39 Green Day “Working Class Hero” 24472 (440%) Total: 60,048 (-)
45 Maroon 5 “She Will Be Loved” 22,630 (123%) Total: 996,335 (102)
65 Gwen Stefani “4 In the Morning” 16,088 (247%) Total: 42,484 (-)

Ken Barnes also provided an update on numbers for Kat’s CD Single:
Physical Single: 165,000
Somewhere Over the Rainbow Download: 131,000
My Destiny Downloads: 79,000

Album Sales:
6 Daughtry 74,218 (45%) Total: 2,601,220
8 Carrie Underwood 51,443 (10%) Total: 5,532,746
29 Elliot Yamin 19,900 (-22%) Total: 236,940
61 Bucky Covington 10,429 (-14%) Total: 141,498
85 Fantasia 8,109 (3%) Total: 388,586
109 Kellie Pickler 6,670 (5%) Total: 539,793
158 Katharine McPhee 4,492 (6%) Total: 330,316

Off Charts:
Taylor Hicks 3,016 (50%) 682K
Ruben Studdard 900 (2%) 227K

 
  • Lisa B

    Maroon 5 Earns Biggest First Week In iTunes Store History

    Octone recording act Maroon 5′s sophomore album, “IT WON’T BE SOON BEFORE LONG,” has broken an iTunes Store sales record amidst predictions of a chart-topping debut week (www.itunes.com). The Grammy-winning band sold over 101,000 albums via iTunes in one week including more than 50,000 digital pre-orders that provided fans with two exclusive tracks and a Ticketmaster pre-sale offer….

    http://digital50.com/news/items/PR/2007/05/30/NYW059/maroon-5-earns-biggest-first-week-in-itunes-store-history.html

  • calimari

    I’m curious if Taylor’s CD got a bump from the finale performance last week.

  • Kirsten

    Because it innevitably gets asked, here are the 1st week sales numbers for past Idol Coronation songs that I have (Nevada keeps better records than I, so hopefully, she’ll post if I’m wrong and where I only have rounded numbers).

    Note, that we don’t yet have sales numbers for this year’s EPs (the mini-albums that were issued for Blake and Jordin).

    I’m providing the total of the Commercial Single (CS – single with two or more songs) plus digital download numbers for the A side. I’m including the street violations.

    Clay Aiken “This is the Night”: 393,000
    Ruben Studdard “Flying Without Wings” : 286,000
    Kelly Clarkson “A Moment Like This” : 236,000
    Taylor Hicks “Do I Make You Proud”: 228,418 (CS: 190,619)
    Carrie Underwood “Inside Your Heaven”: 170,528 (CS: 131,504)
    Fantasia “I Believe”: 142,141
    Bo Bice: “Inside Your Heaven”: 121,423 (CS: 108,158)
    Katharine McPhee “Somewhere Over the Rainbow”: 74,965 (CS: 47,394)
    Diana Degarmo “Dreams”: 65,000

    Justin did not release a post-Idol coronation single.

  • pj

    Does anyone know if these numbers include what was sold through the AI website or just iTunes?

  • Kirsten

    Does anyone know if these numbers include what was sold through the AI website or just iTunes?

    I believe that these would just be the numbers from iTunes. The songs released by Blake and Jordin this week were listed as selling 0 “units” the previous week, so I don’t think the AI website reported the sales of those songs.

  • pj

    Thanks, Kirsten. It would be nice to see those figures, too. I wonder about the combined totals and which of the other Idols have sold well.

  • RollTide

    PJ, I agree – it would be nice to combine the iTunes sales with the AI sales. I’m sure there would be a lot more iTunes sales if so many people hadn’t already purchased the songs from AI. Well Blake’s at least since he doesn’t have a new song on iTunes, just the ones that were previously released for download on AI. I think it’s awesome how well Blake is doing!! I’m so happy for him.

  • jpfan

    Billboard Numbers
    6 DAUGHTRY 74,218 up 45%
    total 2,601,220
    – boosted by his Idol performances

    8 CARRIE UNDERWOOD 51,443 up 10%
    total 5,532,746

    29 ELLIOTT YAMIN 19,900 down 22%
    total 236,940

    61 BUCKY COVINGTON 10,429 down 14%
    total 141,498

    85 FANTASIA 8,109 up 3%
    total 388,586

    109 PICKLER*KELLIE 6,670 down 5%
    total 539,793

    158 KATHARINE MCPHEE 4,492 up 6%
    total 330,316

    Even with the AI finale, Taylor didn’t crack the Top 200

  • Lu

    Wow – that’s hard to believe. I thougth Taylor’s AI performance was pretty solid – AND it was a good song.

  • Allen

    I would be interested to know the sales number of digital tracks from the idol site itself as well. I would be fairly surprised though if the numbers were that high.

  • Tony

    Holy HELL! Taylor didn’t even crack the top 200? That’s pretty pathetic.

  • griz

    Holy HELL! Taylor didnà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t even crack the top 200? Thatà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s pretty pathetic.

    It surprises the hell out of me that he didn’t make the BB 200, but consider this – Last week, he sold 2,000, and even if his sales increased 100% (which is a lot), he would have still only sold 4,000 this week (which still probably is below the #200 position). So he might have gotten a big bounce and still not appeared on the chart.

    I sure would like to get the exact number. Kirsten, do you have access to the off the chart numbers?

  • Kirsten

    I sure would like to get the exact number. Kirsten, do you have access to the off the chart numbers?

    I think that we are out of luck this week. Ken Barnes said that he was going on vacation until June 13th and that there would be no sales updates until then. He was the only one who seemed to post off-chart numbers.

    It’s too bad, because I thought he would be our best hope of getting sales numbers for Blake and Jordin’s EPs. Since they are albums exclusive to one vendor, they won’t show up on the top 200.

  • squishy

    I think at 2.6 million albums, Chris is close to passing Kelly Clarkson and will probably have the 3rd best debut album soon in terms of sales of any idol behind Carrie and Clay.

  • Allen

    squishy
    May 30th, 2007 at 4:33 pm
    I think at 2.6 million albums, Chris is close to passing Kelly Clarkson and will probably have the 3rd best debut album soon in terms of sales of any idol behind Carrie and Clay.

    I think with the steady sales he has been having it is pretty much a gimmie that Chris is going to end up with at least the 2nd best debut CD in terms of sales behind Carrie. Beating Carrie will be tough since she is only a few spots behind him in the current charts with her CD being out a year longer than his. You never know though, but it will be a long time before we see if he can match Carrie’s longevity.

  • PamsterAtl

    Hey I actually heard Elliott on my radio today driving home – and yesterday too. Yippee! Finally getting top 40 play.

  • Kirsten

    Does anyone know if these numbers include what was sold through the AI website or just iTunes?

    Somebody over at Pulse contacted Billboard to ask them about why American Idol downloads are not included in the Billboard chart.

    The answer was that FOX declines to report sales from the AI site. They have been invited to report sales several times and still don’t.

    So, take it for what it is (i.e. it’s a post on an internet board so it could be true or false). The poster is a long time poster though.

  • jpfan

    The #200 Album on the BB chart sold 3,700 so Taylor sold less than that.
    I don’t think anyone who performed on the finale got a huge bump including Carrie. Look at Ruben’s nbrs.
    RUBEN STUDDARD / RETURN 900 up 2% from 880

  • KIGsOwn

    do you guys happen to know how many weeks TH stayed in the top 200?
    i never know where to look for that stuff…

  • Nevada

    KIGsOwn
    May 30th, 2007 at 7:44 pm
    do you guys happen to know how many weeks TH stayed in the top 200?
    i never know where to look for that stuffà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ¦

    For 14 weeks; “Taylor Hicks” had sold 657,554 copies when it dropped off the SoundScan 200 chart.

  • KIGsOwn

    thank you

  • griz

    I donà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t think anyone who performed on the finale got a huge bump including Carrie. Look at Rubenà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s nbrs.
    RUBEN STUDDARD / RETURN 900 up 2% from 880

    Where did you see that statistic?

  • jpfan

    A poster on Survivor Sucks seems to get the Billboard info. It’s in the thread Idol Sales News. No Taylor info though. Poor Ruben. I thought he did great on the finale. Kat should have been on AI earlier in the season. It would have helped push her CD so I don’t really get it. They treated their one/two finishers pretty badly all in all.

  • Kirsten

    Idols in the top 50 of BB Hot 100 (based on single sales and airplay):

    5 Daughtry “Home” (5)
    9 Kelly Clarkson “Never Again” (17)
    12 Carrie Underwood “Before He Cheats” (8)
    15 Jordin Sparks “This is My Now” (-)
    18 Blake Lewis “You Give Love A Bad Name” (-)
    35 Daughtry “It’s Not Over” (29)
    35 Elliot Yamin “Wait For You” (31)

    A few bonuses:
    59 Fantasia “When I See You” (62)
    66 Jordin Sparks “I Who Have Nothing” (-)
    96 Carrie Underwood “I’ll Stand By You” (38)
    99 Blake Lewis “Time of the Season” (-)

    Bubbling Under
    1 Kellie Pickler “I Wonder” (2)
    2 Blake Lewis “This Love” (-)
    10 Blake Lewis “When The Stars Go Blue” (-)
    19 Blake Lewis “I Need To Know” (-)
    22 Jordin Sparks “To Love Somebody” (-)

    Complete charts tomorrow.

    Because it always gets asked…debuts of Previous Coronation Singles on the Hot 100 (I don’t have stats for Kelly).

    #1 – Clay Aiken, Fantasia, Carrie Underwood, Taylor Hicks
    #2 – Ruben Studdard, Bo Bice
    #12 – Katharine McPhee
    #14 – Diana Degarmo

  • xoxoyc

    Jordin should have the Hot Shot Debut on the Billboard Hot 100. She will be the first Idol winner since season 3 to not have a #1- but she had no chance with the current set up so overall a pretty respectable debut.

  • jpfan

    Didn’t want to duplicate any numbers.
    Is this mostly based on downloads because they haven’t gotten much radio play? I’m guessing Taylor made it on sales of the single because (again) he didn’t get much radio play.

  • Kirsten

    Is this mostly based on downloads because they havenà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t gotten much radio play? Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢m guessing Taylor made it on sales of the single because (again) he didnà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t get much radio play.

    Yes, they are based mainly on sales, but the Idols always get at least a tiny bit of airplay for their coronation single. They are competing against artists that are getting a lot of airplay though, so they have to sell a lot more units to compensate in order to get into the top 10.

    For instance, Jordin was #9 on the download chart yet on the Hot 100 she was behind Pink who was #22 on the download chart.

  • Nevada

    Regarding Kelly, from September 25, 2002, from E! Online News:

    Kelly Clarkson’s march to world domination has begun.

    The big-voiced American Idol trophy winner (and onetime Texas cocktail waitress) backed up her TV win with chart supremacy as her double-A-sided single, “Before Your Love”/”A Moment Like This” rocketed to number one in its first week in stores.

    Released to radio stations shortly after the September 4 show finale, the single had been languishing on the pop singles chart. A week ago, it was number 52. But that ranking was based on radio airplay alone. Once the single was released in stores on September 17, it took off, jumping 51 spots to number one (a new Billboard record) and selling a staggering 236,000 copies for the week ended Sunday, according to SoundScan figures.

  • Nevada

    Oh, and by the way…Fantasia’s single had street violations, so despite the Idol myth machine operating at full tilt, it did not debut at # 1:

    à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“Based on first-day Nielsen SoundScan sales of her debut single, “Believe,” Fantasia is expected to knock Usher from his throne on next week’s chart. The third season “American Idol” winner bows on Billboard’s Hot 100 Singles Sales a week early at No. 14 because of street-date violations and is predicted to open with 150,000 copies. The single likely needs to move 125,000-140,000 copies to nab the top slot of the Hot 100.à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ 

    Source: Billboard

    I do wish fact checkers would actually check facts…

  • xoxoyc

    Nevada: She debuted at #14 on the Hot 100 Single SALES due to street date violations.

    She did not debut on the HOT 100 until the following week and she debuted #1. It was big news. http://www.realitytvworld.com/index/articles/newssection.php?x=||2

    From J Records website:
    “For good measure, FREE YOURSELF includes “I Believe” which went to No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot 100 Chart in June as Fantasia was celebrating her 20th birthday. Fantasia made Billboard history with the single by becoming the first artist in the history of Billboards Hot 100 chart to debut at Number 1 with her first solo record, “I Believe.” “I Believe” is currently the best selling single this year according to Neilsen Soundscan charts. ”

    So my understanding is she debuted #14 on Hot 100 Single Sales.

    Following week moved to #1 on single sales and then debuted #1 on the Hot 100.

    Maybe my fact checking is wrong but that’s what I remember because the press made a really, really big deal out of it.

  • Kirsten

    Now that the Billboard charts are out, we can do a rough (very rough) estimate of how many EPs Jordin and Blake sold this week.

    Jordin’s EP was number 22 and Blake’s was number 30 on the BB Comprehensive Album chart. This chart monitors all ablums sold including those ineligible for the BB200 (either because they are older than two years or are exclusive to a certain vendor).

    We don’t have the BB200 sales numbers so far this week, but we do have the HDD ones which are estimates. So, we are going to interpolate between two estimates which just tells you that this is a very rough guess (I can’t say that enough), but it will give a ballpark range for sales.

    The following is, chart position on Comprehensive Album, artist’s name, HDD estimate (for Elliott, SS number):

    21 Gretchen Wilson 27,540
    22 Jordin Sparks
    23 Nickelback 27,021
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    .
    .
    29 Justin Timberlake 21,408
    30 Blake Lewis
    31 Elliott Yamin 19,900

    So, Jordin sold about 27K and Blake sold about 21K

  • Kirsten

    The known album numbers have been added to the post.

  • mosheeaka

    Why does it suprise you that Taylor has not sold any records? He’s horrible. If I wanted to hear some old gray haired man sing akward old fashioned music I would listen to my grandpa.

  • Allegra

    Someone asked for an exact number for Taylor this week:

    W/E 5/27/07 3,016 sold for a total of 682,000

  • Chrissey58

    mosheeaka
    May 31st, 2007 at 2:39 pm
    Why does it suprise you that Taylor has not sold any records? Heà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s horrible. If I wanted to hear some old gray haired man sing akward old fashioned music I would listen to my grandpa.

    It surprises his many, many fans because he was so HUGELY popular and should have done much better. Did not get the backing he should have and deserved to get from AI/Clive.

  • Allison

    Has anypost posted numbers anywhere for Paris Bennet, Kimberley Locke or Clay Aiken for this week?
    Also Paris’ number for last week (BB chart 6/2) ?

  • RightSaidFred

    Hey Kirsten — was wondering if the title to this and future threads might include a date, e.g., “Idol Sales News and Figures Week Ending 99/99/9999″ or some such thing? The thread title disappeared to me amongst the list on the front page and I made a comment on the headlines thread that more appropriately belonged here.

    Then again, I could just up the meds.

  • Kirsten

    Hey Kirsten à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬’  was wondering if the title to this and future threads might include a date, e.g., à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“Idol Sales News and Figures Week Ending 99/99/9999à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ³ or some such thing?

    LOL. I’ve added the date…how about that?