With lots of concerts, including lots of Christmas Concerts, to report, there are a wide variety of artists to pick from. Carrie Underwood continues to play to big crowds across the US. The Sing-Off’s winners Pentatonix, UK XF’s Season 7 Cher Lloyd, Canadian Idol’s Season 5 Carly Rae Jepsen, The Voice’s Season 1 winner Adam Levine Javier Colon and Season 5 Idol Mandisa all did Christmas concerts. Season 10 Idols Scotty McCreery and Paul MacDonald teamed up while Season 2′s Clay Aiken soloed.

Carrie Underwood, Hunter Hayes
Dec. 21, 2012: Orlando, Fla.; Amway Center; 11,017 of 11,017 (SOLD-OUT): $631,232
Dec. 19, 2012: Duluth, Ga.; Arena at Gwinnett Center; 9,887 of 9,887 (SOLD-OUT): $591,242
Dec. 14, 2012: Des Moines, Iowa; Wells Fargo Arena; 10,056 of 10,251 (99%): $574,911
Dec. 22, 2012: Sunrise, Fla.; BBandT Center; 7,945 of 8,226 (97%): $477,040
Dec. 18, 2012: Memphis, Tenn.; FedExForum; 8,367 of 8,367 (SOLD-OUT): $476,935

94.7 The WAVE Christmas Concert: Dave Koz, Kenny Loggins, Pentatonix
Dec. 16, 2012: Los Angeles, Calif.; NOKIA Theatre L.A. Live; 3,000 of 4,318 (69%): $290,250

99.7 (NOW!) Triple Ho Show: Psy, Austin Mahone, Conor Maynard, Cher Lloyd, Owl City, Carly Rae Jepsen
Dec. 14, 2012: San Jose, Calif.; Event Center Arena; 4,023 of 4,023 (SOLD-OUT): $191,295

Dave Koz and Friends Christmas Tour: Dave Koz, David Benoit, Sheila E., Javier Colon, Margo Rey
Dec. 21-22, 2012: Cerritos, Calif.; Cerritos Center; 2,874 of 3,346 (2×86%): $231,387

tobyMac, Brandon Heath, Mandisa and others
Dec. 9, 2012: Hershey, Pa.; Giant Center; 6,775 of 6,948 (98%): $174,423

Scotty McCreery, Paul McDonald, Hailey Steele
Dec. 13, 2012: Huntsville, Ala.; Von Braun Center, Concert Hall; 1,708 of 1,955 (87%): $56,979
Dec. 14, 2012: Birmingham, Ala.; Birmingham Jefferson Convention Complex, Concert Hall; 1,687 of 2,885 (58%): $51,000

Clay Aiken
Dec. 21, 2012: Anaheim, Calif.; City National Grove of Anaheim; 714 of 1,036 (69%): $31,258

 
  • windmills

    2012 Blown Away Tour summary stats

    Number of shows: 54 (Billboard Boxscore, all North America)
    Total gross: $28,002,614
    476,051 attendance/487,444 capacity
    97.7% capacity
    Average gross: $518,567
    Average attendance: 8,816
    Average capacity: 9,027
    Average ticket price: $58.82

    2010 Play On Tour summary stats: 
    Number of shows: 81
    Total gross: $29,743,522
    608,319 attendance/628,480 capacity
    96.8% capacity
    Average gross: $367,204
    Average attendance: 7,510
    Average capacity: 7,759
    Average ticket price: $48.89

    Now some new info from Pollstar that’s actually kind of confusing. As already mentioned Pollstar’s Top 50 Worldwide Tours had Carrie at #47 with $29.2 million grossed over 60 tour dates: 54 in North America and 6 in the UK and Australia, with an average gross of $494,915, average attendance of 8,246, and a total of 486,504 tickets sold. 

    Monday afternoon Pollstar released the top 200 North American Tours of 2012. Carrie’s at #34 here with $27.1 million grossed from 54 shows, an average gross of $459,322, average attendance of 7,062, and a total of 492,727 tickets sold. This makes no sense.

    Carrie’s average attendance excluding UK/Australia tour dates should have gone up from the 8,246 Pollstar had listed from its Worldwide list, not down. And how did Carrie’s tickets sold in North America exceed her tickets sold worldwide (which includes North American sales)? Makes no sense when you look inside Pollstar’s own data. Divide her North American tickets sold by 55 shows and you get an average of 8,959 tickets per show. 

    Billboard Boxscores also clearly show a higher average attendance per show, and a lower average ticket price (Pollstar says $69.77 per ticket). I’m wondering if the North American Pollstar report included some small private shows Carrie did and left out a bunch of her arena dates. But why would they do that for her North American dates and not her worldwide dates? Makes no sense.

    So I suddenly don’t know how reliable these Pollstar numbers are but, here are the blog related acts:

    12 – Jason Aldean (Lauren was his secondary opener for part of 2012) $40 million grossed over 59 shows (981,972 total attendance, 16,931 av attendance, $689,842 av gross) 
    15 – Brad Paisley (Scotty was his secondary opener most of 2012) $36.3 million grossed over 56 shows (793,576 total attendance, 14,171 av attendance, $648,214 av gross)
    34 – Carrie Underwood $27.1 million grossed over of 54 shows (see details above)
    62 – American Idols Live $14.4 million grossed over 45 shows (252,703 total attendance, 5,616 av attendance, $319,514 av gross)
    71 – Blake Shelton $12.9 million grossed over 42 shows (266,859 total attendance, 6,354 av attendance, $307,143 av gross)
    84 – Sugarland (Lauren was their primary opener for part of 2012) $11 million grossed over 36 shows (235,717 total attendance, 6,933 av attendance, $323,482 av gross)
    104 – Kelly Clarkson $7.4 million grossed (3,557 av attendance, $185,798 av gross)
    122 – Maroon 5 $6.6 million grossed (11,024 av attendance, $820,502 av gross)
    131 – Daughtry $6.3 million grossed (2,244 av attendance, $110,526 av gross)
    142 – Kelly Clarkson/The Fray $5.8 million grossed (3,926 av attendance, $187,097 av gross)
    191 – Nicki Minaj $3.5 million grossed (2,231 av attendance, $159,091 av gross)

  • jpfan2

    Home drops out of top 10 on CHR:

    10 11 PHILLIP PHILLIPS Home 8213 8464 -251 55.262

    It’s been fun! It’s not losing audience by the bucketful so the increase in AC may keep it from peaking on radio overall.  Anyway, it’s time to get GGG ready to go.
    No way will GGG be half the hit Home was. But half as good as Home would still be amazing!

  • LongKissGoodnight

    Ok, so…
    Home definitely has finally hit the breaking point on radio and now is going down on all formats except AC, where it moved up one spot to a highest position yet – #2.
    (It’s official peaks for last week are #3 Mediabase and #4 Billboard).

    The favorite for Record of the Year – Gotye is holding the top spot, so #1 for Home seems to be a bit of a tall order. However with it’s current speed of growth and being such a good fit for the format, it very well might actually happen.

    1 1 GOTYE Somebody That I Used To Know 1988 1989 -1 13.758

    3 2 PHILLIP PHILLIPS Home 1734 1555 179 10.815
    +62    Spins
    +28    Bullet
    +0.215 AI

    Also it is rather likely that Home is going to snatch a few more Billboard #1s for that massive Idol’s tally on it’s way down, since Billboard keeps the Recurrent charts for various formats. So if the song goes recurrent at #11 it automatically becomes #1 on said chart.
    Though, we are probably not going to find out unless some columnist with access to obscure BB charts decides to comment on it.

  • jpfan2

     I wish they’d announce the date when GGG goes to radio already. I always thought the week Idol returned would be the perfect time.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1638805698 Jason Scott

    Interesting. That’s so weird…

  • springboard2

    Mediabase:

    AAA:
    2  3  PHILLIP PHILLIPS   Home  565  581  -16  1.979
    -11  Spins
    -16  Bullet
    -0.091  AI
    Alt:
    44  42  PHILLIP PHILLIPS   Home  213  213  0  0.858
    -8  Spins
    -11  Bullet
    -0.043  AI
    Country:
    16  14  CARRIE UNDERWOOD   Two Black Cadillacs  3815  3187  628  29.721
    +117  Spins
    +86  Bullet
    +0.542  AI
    20  16  CASEY JAMES   Crying On A Suitcase  2972  2677  295  23.588
    +30  Spins
    +18  Bullet
    +0.246  AI
    37  36  KELLY CLARKSON   Don’t Rush f/Vince Gill  854  738  116  4.539
    -21  Spins
    -65  Bullet
    -0.028  AI
    HAC:
    2  3  PHILLIP PHILLIPS   Home  4536  4415  121  31.6
    -83  Spins
    -83  Bullet
    -0.427  AI
    13  10  KELLY CLARKSON   Catch My Breath  2830  2490  340  20.176
    +42  Spins
    +39  Bullet
    +0.201  AI
    36  35  CARRIE UNDERWOOD   Blown Away  383  393  -10  1.527
    -2  Spins
    0  Bullet
    -0.01  AI
    51  45  ONE DIRECTION   Little Things  148  119  29  0.473
    +8  Spins
    +9  Bullet
    +0.037  AI
    POP:
    10  11  PHILLIP PHILLIPS   Home  8213  8464  -251  55.262
    -147  Spins
    -25  Bullet
    -1.194  AI
    18  18  ONE DIRECTION   Little Things  5043  4548  495  28.768
    +9  Spins
    -19  Bullet
    -0.272  AI
    21  20  KELLY CLARKSON   Catch My Breath  4475  4074  401  28.805
    +17  Spins
    -23  Bullet
    -0.01  AI
    37  31  OLLY MURS   Troublemaker f/Flo Rida  1145  917  228  7.823
    +52  Spins
    +30  Bullet
    -0.052  AI
     

  • springboard2

    ITunes:

    1/10/2013 – Top 1500 Singles (from LivePopBars)
    10. Phillip Phillips – Home
    24. Kelly Clarkson – Catch My Breath
    36. One Direction – Little Things
    48. One Direction – Kiss You
    51. Carly Rae Jepsen – Call Me Maybe
    59. Carrie Underwood – Blown Away
    65. Carrie Underwood – Two Black Cadillacs
    91. One Direction – What Makes You Beautiful
    102. Owl City & Carly Rae Jepsen – Good Time
    110. Cher Lloyd – Want U Back
    118. Olly Murs – Troublemaker (feat. Flo Rida)
    122. One Direction – Live While We’re Young
    135. Cher Lloyd – Oath (feat. Becky G)
    136. One Direction – Kiss You
    163. Carrie Underwood – Good Girl
    172. Kelly Clarkson – Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)
    179. Casey James – Crying On a Suitcase
    202. One Direction – Little Things
    210. One Direction – One Thing
    246. Carly Rae Jepsen – This Kiss
    269. Kelly Clarkson – Because of You
    311. One Direction – Rock Me
    318. Phillip Phillips – Home
    396. Kelly Clarkson – Dark Side
    397. Carly Rae Jepsen – This Kiss
    443. Fantasia – Lose To Win
    448. One Direction – Live While We’re Young
    472. One Direction – She’s Not Afraid
    518. One Direction – Nobody Compares
    568. Carrie Underwood – Before He Cheats
    578. Carly Rae Jepsen – Call Me Maybe
    594. Kelly Clarkson – Don’t Rush (feat. Vince Gill)
    622. Phillip Phillips – Gone, Gone, Gone
    623. One Direction – Heart Attack
    669. One Direction – Still the One
    679. Mandisa & tobyMac – Good Morning (feat. TobyMac)
    718. Kelly Clarkson – Since U Been Gone
    752. Cassadee Pope – Over You (The Voice Performance)
    782. One Direction – They Don’t Know About Us
    840. One Direction – Loved You First
    849. Cher Lloyd – Swagger Jagger
    879. Colton Dixon – You Are
    902. One Direction – Rock Me
    908. Carrie Underwood – Jesus, Take the Wheel
    969. One Direction – Up All Night
    979. Kelly Clarkson – Mr. Know It All
    984. One Direction – Moments
    1070. Carrie Underwood – Cowboy Casanova
    1123. One Direction – Live While We’re Young
    1149. One Direction – Heart Attack
    1196. One Direction – I Would
    1213. One Direction – What Makes You Beautiful
    1239. One Direction – Gotta Be You (2012 US Version)
    1323. One Direction – More Than This
    1332. Kelly Clarkson – Breakaway
    1347. Phillip Phillips – Gone, Gone, Gone
    1384. One Direction – They Don’t Know About Us
    1412. Carly Rae Jepsen & Owl City – Good Time
    1442. Olly Murs – Heart Skips a Beat (feat. Chiddy Bang)
    1464. Carrie Underwood – Undo It
    1469. Cher Lloyd – With Ur Love
    1498. One Direction – Last First Kiss

    1/10/2013 – Top 1500 Albums (from LivePopBars)
    35. One Direction – Take Me Home
    40. One Direction – Take Me Home (Yearbook Edition)
    43. Phillip Phillips – The World from the Side of the Moon (Deluxe)
    47. Kelly Clarkson – Greatest Hits – Chapter One
    55. Phillip Phillips – The World from the Side of the Moon
    67. Carrie Underwood – Blown Away
    97. One Direction – Up All Night (Deluxe Version)
    170. One Direction – Up All Night
    201. Cher Lloyd – Sticks & Stones
    353. Cassadee Pope – The Complete Season 3 Collection (The Voice Performance)
    465. Kelly Clarkson – Stronger (Deluxe Version)
    490. Pentatonix – PTX, Vol. 1
    618. Carly Rae Jepsen – Kiss (Deluxe Version)
    830. Carrie Underwood – Some Hearts
    915. Carly Rae Jepsen – Kiss
    932. Carrie Underwood – Play On
    1011. Carrie Underwood – Carnival Ride
    1044. Mandisa – What If We Were Real
    1076. Daughtry – Daughtry
    1103. Terry McDermott – The Complete Season 3 Collection (The Voice Performance)
    1139. Daughtry – Break the Spell (Deluxe Version)
    1181. One Direction – iTunes Festival: London 2012 – EP
    1238. Nicholas David – The Complete Season 3 Collection (The Voice Performance)
    1281. Scotty McCreery – Clear As Day
    1334. Casey James – Casey James
    1411. Adam Lambert – Trespassing (Deluxe Version)
     

  • fuzzywuzzy

    “13  10  KELLY CLARKSON   Catch My Breath  2830  2490  340  20.176

    +42  Spins
    +39  Bullet
    +0.201  AI”
    Another top10 milestone on HAC for Kelly.

  • http://twitter.com/LexieONeill Lexie O’Neill

    I do have to wonder at some of the concert numbers…when the first show for Scotty was reported as Sold Out by the venue at the time of the show and so on.  The second time nothing was reported, but the first?

  • arkboy

    When the Blown Away tour finishes, it should surpass the $50 million level. 

  • Caro3278sweet

    20  16  CASEY JAMES   Crying On A Suitcase  2972  2677  295  23.588

    +30  Spins
    +18  Bullet
    +0.246  AI

    So close. Come on, snowflake. Come on!

    I might even start dreaming of t10. LOL

  • jpfan2

    HDD Predictions:

    YOUR TOP 15: Lord have mercy! It’s looking like Christian Contemporary artist
    (not contemporary Christian, as previously reported) Chris Tomlin will debut at
    #1 on next week’s chart, as the Top 3 albums are all new releases. We’re hoping
    that our coverage of Chris’ chart success will help keep us from getting struck
    by lightning, at least for another week. Here’s how it looks headed into the
    weekend:
    * Chris Tomlin (sixsteps/Sparrow) 70-75k
    * Hollywood Undead (A&M/Octone) 50-55k
    * Black Veil Brides (Republic)45-50k
    Les Misérables (Republic) 45-50k
    Taylor Swift (Big Machine) 45-50k
    Bruno Mars (Atlantic) 35-40k
    Pitch Perfect (UMe) 35-40k
    Lumineers (Dualtone) 30-35k
    Dropkick Murphys (Dropkick Murphys) 30-35k
    P!nk (RCA) 27-30k
    One Direction (Syco/Columbia) 24-27k
    Mumford & Sons (Glassnote)24-27k
    Phillip Phillips (19/Interscope) 21-24k
    T.I. (GrandHustle/Atlantic) 21-24k
    Imagine Dragons (Interscope) 21-24k
    Rihanna (Def Jam/IDJ) 21-24k
    Now 44 (Capitol) 21-24k
    Out of the top 10 but top 13-18 is fine for P2.

  • maymay

    Next week PP will appear on Idol and two talk shows which can help his album sales and make it return in the top 10.

    The sales of 17k was easily in the top 10 at the same week last year. But there are many strong albums this year, Les Misérables, Taylor Swift, 1D. And The Lumineers, Mumford & Sons have the same genre like PP. 

    I hope PP`s album can keep selling about 15k-25k every week in several months.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Soundscan sales charts have leaked at UKMix.com:

    http://www.ukmix.org/forums/viewtopic.php?t=95364&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=0

    BB200

    Weeks Label 2W LW TW Artist Title TW % LW RTD 

    3 R-RR 33 2 1 SOUNDTRACK LES MISERABLES 92.481 -32 135.670 270.838 15 GLSN 8 8 2 MUMFORD & SONS BABEL 91.042 34 67.796 1.554.394 11 BGMA 1 1 3 SWIFT*TAYLOR RED 68.733 -72 241.202 3.175.982 7 19IN 7 11 4 PHILLIPS*PHILLIP WORLD FROM THE SIDE OF THE MOO 62.583 8 57.990 595.777 8 COL 4 3 5 ONE DIRECTION TAKE ME HOME 61.311 -49 120.313 1.400.963 4 ATLG 3 4 6 MARS*BRUNO UNORTHODOX JUKEBOX 54.819 -50 110.263 535.106 3 UME 45 10 7 PITCH PERFECT SOUNDTRACK 52.163 -10 58.051 264.261 40 DUA 24 9 8 LUMINEERS LUMINEERS 51.171 -17 61.417 744.514 6 RCA 12 18 9 KEYS*ALICIA GIRL ON FIRE 44.489 6 41.888 460.237 16 RCA 14 14 10 P!NK TRUTH ABOUT LOVE 41.171 -22 52.917 985.852 
    28 OCAM 28 19 17 MAROON 5 OVEREXPOSED 34.846 -16 41.461 1.022.999 98 COL 17 16 18 ADELE 21 27.466 -38 44.490 10.265.141
    36 ARNV 22 22 22 UNDERWOOD*CARRIE BLOWN AWAY 23.277 -37 36.916 1.226.056 43 COL 21 15 23 ONE DIRECTION UP ALL NIGHT 21.993 -58 51.816 1.637.632 
    7 RCA 40 62 35 CLARKSON*KELLY GREATEST HITS-CHAPTER 1 15.542 -13 17.919 211.432 
    8 RCA 80 98 63 AGUILERA*CHRISTINA LOTUS 8.702 -16 10.381 200.956 
    16 INT 92 42 68 JEPSEN*CARLY RAE KISS 7.894 -68 24.874 215.972
    40 R-CM 101 81 74 MINAJ*NICKI PINK FRIDAY…ROMAN RELOADED 7.037 -46 12.978 792.454
    14 EPIC 161 72 77 LLOYD*CHER STICKS & STONES 6.726 -54 14.542 121.760
    8 COL 58 109 98 BOYLE*SUSAN STANDING OVATION: THE GREATEST 5.463 -41 9.235 183.340
    77 WAR 73 40 105 SHELTON*BLAKE RED RIVER BLUE 5.262 -79 25.403 905.049
    89 OCAM 120 143 141 MAROON 5 HANDS ALL OVER 3.915 -45 7.110 1.261.227
    10 VERV 6 26 154 STEWART*ROD MERRY CHRISTMAS BABY 3.677 -90 35.095 861.934 
    8 WAR 146 160 156 SHELTON*BLAKE LOADED: THE BEST OF BLAKE SHEL 3.662 -40 6.145 654.561

    Digital Songs:

    Wks On 2W RK LW RK TW RK Artist Title TW Sales % CHG LW Sales RTD Sales 
    12 BGMA 2 1 1 SWIFT*TAYLOR I KNEW YOU WERE TROUBLE. 326,305 -44 582,085 2,367,698 19 MACK 6 7 2 MACKLEMORE & RYAN LEWIS FEAT. THRIFT SHOP 235,673 -22 303,614 1,353,425 14 NELK 1 2 3 MARS*BRUNO LOCKED OUT OF HEAVEN 232,973 -53 496,961 2,526,840 7 INT 4 9 4 WILL.I.AM FEAT. BRITNEY SPEARS SCREAM & SHOUT 203,108 -29 284,615 1,122,707 33 19IN 9 10 5 PHILLIPS*PHILLIP HOME 195,555 -30 281,131 3,484,313 22 R-RR 8 3 6 PSY GANGNAM STYLE 191,618 -52 400,397 3,783,481 33 DUA 3 6 7 LUMINEERS*THE HO HEY 186,157 -39 303,787 2,555,417 13 ISL 7 4 8 BIEBER*JUSTIN FEAT. NICKI MINA BEAUTY AND A BEAT 173,339 -53 371,668 1,459,543 15 DEF 5 5 9 RIHANNA DIAMONDS 159,503 -56 365,183 2,251,671 17 ASTW 10 16 10 SWEDISH HOUSE MAFIA FEAT. JOHN DON’T YOU WORRY CHILD 152,662 -27 209,962 1,069,623 
    29 OCAM 19 11 15 MAROON 5 ONE MORE NIGHT 110,910 -55 245,292 3,571,860
    46 INT 41 29 25 JEPSEN*CARLY RAE CALL ME MAYBE 81,307 -45 148,829 6,555,755 12 RCA 22 39 26 CLARKSON*KELLY CATCH MY BREATH 79,387 -34 120,584 572,123
    8 COL 34 27 27 ONE DIRECTION LITTLE THINGS 78,896 -49 153,404 504,276
    8 OCAM 40 44 33 MAROON 5 DAYLIGHT 76,881 -28 106,259 363,046
    11 UNCM 37 31 38 MINAJ*NICKI VA VA VOOM 63,435 -55 141,576 719,281
    3 R-RR 94 53 41 HATHAWAY*ANNE I DREAMED A DREAM 60,792 -36 95,049 176,090
    27 ARNV 50 35 44 UNDERWOOD*CARRIE BLOWN AWAY 58,636 -57 135,675 1,694,722
    14 COL 43 51 50 ADELE SKYFALL 55,513 -44 98,399 1,332,839
    13 COL 64 32 51 ONE DIRECTION LIVE WHILE WE’RE YOUNG 52,821 -63 140,940 965,870
    38 OCAM 70 40 53 MAROON 5 FEAT. WIZ KHALIFA PAYPHONE 51,054 -56 116,542 4,808,332
    47 COL 79 50 56 ONE DIRECTION WHAT MAKES YOU BEAUTIFUL 48,022 -51 98,488 3,929,133 28 R-RR 80 49 57 OWL CITY & CARLY RAE JEPSEN GOOD TIME 47,580 -52 99,608 2,296,664
    33 EPIC 119 43 67 LLOYD*CHER WANT U BACK 41,445 -61 107,227 1,925,044 
    2 R-RR 130 82 BARKS*SAMANTHA ON MY OWN 33,225 -18 40,447 78,818
    5 ARNV 101 107 87 UNDERWOOD*CARRIE TWO BLACK CADILLACS 32,071 -31 46,483 177,703 
    46 UNCM 139 80 92 MINAJ*NICKI STARSHIPS 30,987 -53 66,268 4,009,487
    14 EPIC 90 58 95 LLOYD*CHER FEAT. BECKY G OATH 29,626 -65 83,882 319,197
    81 OCAM 147 103 102 MAROON 5 FEAT. CHRISTINA AGUIL MOVES LIKE JAGGER 27,060 -45 49,096 5,851,177
    61 RCA 156 131 106 CLARKSON*KELLY STRONGER (WHAT DOESN’T KILL YO 25,556 -36 39,874 4,035,279
    2 ARNV 86 109 UNDERWOOD*CARRIE GOOD GIRL 25,370 -57 58,360 1,552,186
    41 COL 174 83 121 ONE DIRECTION ONE THING 22,943 -63 61,494 1,279,583
    3 COL 115 93 125 ONE DIRECTION KISS YOU 22,341 -60 55,769 154,980
    23 UNCM 199 101 146 MINAJ*NICKI POUND THE ALARM 19,544 -61 49,488 1,089,129
    1 19IN 155 PHILLIPS*PHILLIP GONE, GONE, GONE 18,580 26 14,766 116,054
    8 INT 196 179 JEPSEN*CARLY RAE THIS KISS 16,728 -38 27,143 226,526
    1 RCA 186 AGUILERA*CHRISTINA & BLAKE SHE JUST A FOOL 16,237 -15 19,045 208,346
    2 COL 113 194 ONE DIRECTION ROCK ME 15,731 -64 43,971 124,373

    * ^ are the sales from the “Digital Songs” chart, which are different from the “Hot Digital Tracks” chart. The Digital Songs numbers are larger than those from the HDT chart. Does anyone know the difference between these two charts?

    Top Catalog Albums:
     Weeks Label 2W LW TW Artist Title TW % LW RTD
    On Rank Rank Rank Artist Album Sales CHG Sales Sales

    39 OCAM 152 98 74 MAROON 5 SONGS ABOUT JANE 2,142 -40 3,593 4,896,077
    1 HOL 100 QUEEN GREATEST HITS 1,887 -22 2,425 7,063,126
    4 RLSG 123 109 119 UNDERWOOD*CARRIE PLAY ON 1,765 -47 3,351 2,167,960
    12 WAR 1 1 125 BUBLE*MICHAEL CHRISTMAS 1,704 -96 38,934 3,075,531
    50 RLSG 96 107 129 UNDERWOOD*CARRIE SOME HEARTS 1,678 -51 3,391 7,287,920
    1 RCA 185 DAUGHTRY DAUGHTRY 1,439 -24 1,902 4,922,640

    Top New Artist Albums

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

    3 R-RR 1 1 3 POPE*CASSADEE COMPLETE SEASON 3 COLLECTION 1,970 -75 7,812 20,960
    10 R-RR 6 8 15 MANN*CHRIS ROADS 1,102 -44 1,975 28,207
    3 R-RR 4 5 24 MCDERMOTT*TERRY COMPLETE SEASON 3 COLLECTION 804 -75 3,276 9,617
    3 R-RR 3 4 25 DAVID*NICHOLIS COMPLETE SEASON 3 COLLECTION 785 -76 3,310 9,993
    7 CNCO 73 102 85 ABRAMS*CASEY CASEY ABRAMS 370 -17 446 21,072
    7 INDI 42 68 106 POPE*CASSADEE CASSADEE POPE – EP 322 -42 556 7,781

    Top Country Albums

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

    36 ARNV 6 3 2 UNDERWOOD*CARRIE BLOWN AWAY 23,277 -37 36,916 1,226,056
    78 WAR 16 8 15 SHELTON*BLAKE RED RIVER BLUE 5,262 -79 25,403 905,049
    113 WAR 29 31 27 SHELTON*BLAKE LOADED: THE BEST OF BLAKE SHEL 3,662 -40 6,145 654,561
    4 RLSG 65 53 52 UNDERWOOD*CARRIE PLAY ON 1,765 -47 3,351 2,167,960
    48 RLSG 52 50 57 UNDERWOOD*CARRIE SOME HEARTS 1,678 -51 3,391 7,287,920
    6 MNIN 35 40 60 MCCREERY*SCOTTY CLEAR AS DAY 1,645 -62 4,342 1,151,310

    Lots of charts posted, including:

    Top Independent Current Albums
    Top Hard Music Albums
    Top Current Rock Albums
    Alternative New Artist Albums
    Current Alternative Albums

  • Mateja Praznik

    Oh look, One Direction will soon have another platinum flop!

  • justmefornow

    General numbers listed at that site I found interesting:

    6,255,000 albums were sold in the USA last week. 
    3,065,000 were digital albums. 3,190,000 were physical cds

    It seems the balance is shifting and digital is catching up to CDs.

  • HermeticallySealed

     And yet, their music still remains dreck. But hey, as McDonald’s proves, you don’t have to be good to succeed; just good enough.

  • justmefornow

    Honey Boo Boo, Jersey Shore and Jerry Springer were/are all very popular crap too, with tons of viewers.
     Doesn’t mean any Emmy’s are in any of their futures.

  • LongKissGoodnight

     

    * ^ are the sales from the “Digital Songs” chart, which are different from the “Hot Digital Tracks” chart. The Digital Songs numbers are larger than those from the HDT chart. Does anyone know the difference between these two charts?

    Hot Digital Tracks lists different versions of the song (original “explicit” or “clean”, live, remixed) separately, while Digital Songs combines their sales all together for a summarized figure.

    For example, knowing that studio version of Home listed on Hot Digital Tracks has sold 3,476,510 copies, and combined total of the song listed on Digital Songs is 3,484,313 we can deduct that bonus track ‘Home (live)’ has sold 7,803 copies to date.

    Thank you for fishing out all Idols numbers. It’s a lot of work.

  • Tess

    I don’t think MJ has enough band width to allow me to print out ALL of the platinum singers who eventually sank into the abyss after people caught on that they were little more than a joke and a marketing success.  Not saying it isn’t nice that lots of peeps get their time in the sun, just saying that talent (see Honey Boo Boo, etc.) is not a requirement.  Very few “acts” that are aimed at a certain sub-set succeed into the future.  As their fans mature and drift away those who cater to the tweeny set drift away even faster.

    At my high school reunions I am always amazed at the reaction when, as a group, we find out that the number one song at our graduation was the Monkeys.  Almost to a person the reaction is incredulity with a sharp dose of self deprecating humor.

    Maybe 1D will surprise, but I don’t think so.  And, on point, I wonder how many Mamas are having second thoughts about forcing Taylor Swift onto their young ones.  That white dress she wore may be age appropriate for her but does little to keep her age appropriate for her fan base.  I think the end may be drawing near.

  • bridgette12

    I agree with you about 1D, because they are just another fad boy band. They are a bit like Beiber, sell a lot, but no one really takes them serious as artist. But I do have to disagree about Taylor, she’s different than Beiber or 1D. She can write her own music and unlike Beiber and 1D, the Grammys give her respect by rewarding her efforts. Although I think her music is for the eternal teenager, it will sell for many years to come.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/PVEFG2TOUIXSROKUSO2O2DOWWE Taylor

    Two in the same year! Poor guys, they are really struggling. lol

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Ah, thank you for that explanation. Am I correct in assuming that the digital songs total sales are used for certification purposes? I hope that I managed to pick out all of the artists usually covered here, but I may have inadvertently missed some.  :)

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/PVEFG2TOUIXSROKUSO2O2DOWWE Taylor

    Taylor Swift is nowhere close to the end. Her latest album, tour and all the associated merchandise is still selling like crazy in the US and in many other areas outside of the US. Her second single off this album is headed for #1 on CHR and has been #1 on itunes for a while now. Taylor’s list of accomplishments and awards stretch over the past six years, with four multi-platinum albums to her credit. She has sold 17.8 million albums and 51.1 million digital downloads in the United States alone. If it all stops after this album, she would have had seven years of being at the top of the charts which puts her in a category that is anything but a flash in the pan or a joke in the music industry.

    As far as 1D being a “joke”. Who can predict what will happen with them? They currently have two platinum albums in one year in the US and do even better worldwide. It’s like the predictions that Justin Bieber’s time was up. He now has his third top 10 single (which won’t be the last single released) off of this latest album. Most artists struggle to get even one of their songs to the top 10 or to sell anywhere close to one million albums. Bieber and Swift aren’t having problems in any category at this point. They are both here to stay for a while and it looks like the 1D fever is still moving along in every corner of the world.

  • LongKissGoodnight

    Am I correct in assuming that the digital songs total sales are used for certification purposes?

    Yes, as long as Billboard rules it to be “one song”, and for that to happen structure, lyrics and melody has to remained intact. Otherwise different visions will chart separately, usually called Part 1, Part 2 and so on.

    This rule is rarely imposed but I can come up with a few examples:
    “Empire State Of Mind” had Part 1 and Part 2, so did recently re-recorded for Twilight soundtrack “A Thousand Years” by Christina Perri.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    “And, on point, I wonder how many Mamas are having second thoughts about forcing Taylor Swift onto their young ones.”

    “forcing Taylor Swift onto their young ones”? Seriously? What kind of mother would do that? I haven’t heard about this. Is it widespread?

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Pollstar boxscores for Clay:

    Date Headline Artist/Band/Event Venue City, State Promoter Tickets Sold/Capacity/Percentage Ticket Prices Gross US$ 11/23/12 Clay Aiken Dreyfoos Hall West Palm Beach, FL (In-House Promotion) 697 / 2,100 / 33% $25 – $100 $46,362 12/05/12 Clay Aiken Showroom at Turning Stone Resort Casino Verona, NY (In-House Promotion) 454 / 760 /59% $30.00 – $40.00 $16,986

    12/09/12 Clay Aiken Wilbur Theater Boston, MA Bill Blumenreich Presents 623/ 1059 / 58% $24.50 – $48.00 $29,322 

  • abbysee

    Those are piss poor stats for Clay! Even his so called bread and butter Xmas tours aren’t bringing them in anymore. Wow! Doing The Apprentice did him no favors!

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Yeah, it’s going to be difficult for Clay to continue this level of touring with these kind of attendance figures. I think that the Apprentice appearance may have increased Clay’s appeal as a television personality, but there was probably a disconnect when it came to his music/singing. 

  • springboard2

    In brief you are implying that their present success has no value because they will not last. But even if they don’t, there is no denying, whether we are fans or not, and I am not,  that they are incredibly successful now. Very very few artists have life long success, regardless of talent, because their style falls out of fashion or they can’t renew themselves in a way that both provides continuation and evolution.

    Top international success for a sophomore album is an huge achievement in itself, regardless of what will happen in the future that is, in addition, unknown.