Monday Morning Mediabase Update : June 6-12

Kelly Clarkson’s duet with Jason Aldean continues to tear up the charts. This week, the “Don’t You Wanna Stay” clearly does as it reaches top 15 on HAC and top 20 on AC.

Jennifer Hudson is achieving milestones with two songs. First up is her second single from her second album. “No One Gonna Love You” reached top 40 on Urban while “Don’t Look Donw” reached top 40 on UAC. “No One Gonna Love You” is charting on two charts and Jennifer has three songs charting on UAC (top 10, top 30 and top 40).

Scotty McCreery’s coronation single “I Love You This Big” seems to be getting some big love. The song has only been out 2.5 weeks and it has already reached top 30 on Country. The song reached a new peak of 26 today with the second strongest bullet on the chart (the Brad and Carrie duet have the highest bullet).

David Cook reached the much anticipated top 40 on HAC with his debut single “Last Goodbye” from his sophmore album. The album is set to drop on June 28th.

We bid adieu to Daughtry on our charts for now as their last single “September” went recurrent this week.

Finally, the judges. Well, actually, judge. Steven Tyler reached top 40 on Pop this week.

Details as of 7:23 pm on 06/12/11.

Carrie Underwood:
“Remind Me” with Braid Paisley: ^22 Country (29)

Chris Sligh:
“One”: ^22 CAC (22)

David Cook:
“Last Goodbye”: ^38 HAC (42), ^39 AC (34)

Fantasia:
“Collard Greens & Cornbread”: ^11 UAC (12)

Jennifer Hudson:
“Don’t LooK Down”: ^37 UAC (42)
“No One Gonna Love You”: ^24 UAC (30), ^37 Urban (45)
“Where You At”: 9 UAC (8)

Kelly Clarkson:
“Don’t You Wanna Stay”: ^12 HAC (16), ^17 AC (28)

Mandisa:
“Stronger”: 2 CAC (1)

Scotty McCreery:
“I Love You This Big”: ^26 Country (34)

Jennifer Lopez
“I’m Into You” featuring Lil Wayne: ^33 RHY (34), 49 Urban (41), ^47 Pop (47)
“On the Floor” featuring Pitbull: 7 Pop (6), 20 RHY (19), ^24 HAC (25)

Steven Tyler:
“Feels So Good”: ^19 MRock (19), ^22 HAC (24). ^40 Pop (41)

Note: Numbers indicate position on the chart while numbers in brackets indicate the position on the chart the previous week. The “^” (aka “a bullet”) indicates that a song gained spins since last week

Upcoming Add Dates (from AllAccess)
June 13: Country: Kellie Pickler “Tough”
June 14: Pop: Jennifer Lopez “I’m Into You” (f. Lil Wayne)

This is the daily numbers thread for Monday.

  • McCreerian

    Wow good for Scotty! I can’t wait to see the sales and billboard position for this week also. I’m so excited to see him do well!

  • eyelinerandcigarettes

    Yay Scotty!

  • JudyOhio

    #26! Great! Now….is it safe to say we are past those AI winner curiosity spins yet Kirsten? (hope so!)

  • wordnerdarchie

    It has taken a while, but The Last Goodbye keeps gaining spins and is now in the top 40 on two charts. Congratulations, DC. :)

  • Indigobunting

    Yeah, Cookie! Slow and steady will win the race ;)

  • McCreerian

    I’m beginning to get a little hope that Scotty can go all the way to number 1.

  • Brisblondie

    Yay David Cook!!!!

    Yay Scotty! Yay everybody! :)

  • suenigma

    Go Kelly, Cookie and Scotty! Three awesome idols! So nice to hear some good news on the AI front.

  • springboard
  • luly

    Scotty’s numbers are amazing and I’m glad to see TLG officially making the top 40 on HAC :).

  • SajiNoKami

    \o/ good for Scotty, hope this trend continues.

  • springboard

    Another amazing update for Scotty:

    34 24 SCOTTY MCCREERY I Love You This Big 1229 585 644 8.846
    +125 Spins
    +68 Bullet
    +0.871 AI

  • Kirsten

    34 24 SCOTTY MCCREERY I Love You This Big 1229 585 644 8.846
    +5 (+2 from last night)
    +125 spins
    +68 bullet
    +0.871 AI

    #26! Great! Now….is it safe to say we are past those AI winner curiosity spins yet Kirsten? (hope so!)

    There may still be a few “Look at the new Idol winner” spins in there, but I think this is definitely showing some level of acceptance (and label support).

    Now that the song has hit top 30, it will start being added to more call-out ratings so we’ll see if this has audience support.

    I think that joining Josh Turner on stage may help to convince a few reluctant music programmers. While they all expect massive cheers when an Idol plays for an Idol crowd, they may not have expected such a massive response from a general country audience. Well played UMG. Well played.

  • eyelinerandcigarettes

    #24! Holy potatoes! Great job Scotty!

  • Lucy1234

    Congrats to Scotty – he is really flying up the chart. Lauren single is moving at a slower pace, more typical of new country artists. Her song is on the spincrease chart with 153 spins this morning. I finally found the top 100 mediabase chart and LMMD was at #53 last week up from #61 and #43 on Billboard. I think the song may be at #50 this week on mediabase as that number is missing from All access. LLMD has gotten one add so far this morning. I suspect that Mercury is giving the big push to radio for ILYTB. We will see if they continue to support LMMD. I hope that Lauren can at least get a top 40 hit with LMMD. The sales are solid and that may convince the gatekeepers to give her a chance. I still say that some of the radio love for Scotty may be partly because some of the radio PD’s got berated for what they said in the Stark article and they don’t want to appear as not giving Scotty a chance (since they evidently know he is very popular and sales are good) and hence they all are jumping on board. The song is just not that strong for a country single and I have been following the country charts very closely for some years now.

  • Kirsten

    Updated comparative charts for HAC and also Country:

    Those Country charts are hilarious. The chart for “My Best Days Are Ahead” is far more typical. ILYTB and RM have crazy growth right now.

  • Kirsten

    I finally found the top 100 mediabase chart

    Can you share the link?

    I think the song may be at #50 this week on mediabase as that number is missing from All access.

    It is there. It’s Phil Vassar’s “Let’s Get Together”. 49 is missing.

  • tripp_ncwy

    Mediabase (published) lw/TW: Jun 11

    US

    HAC
    16 12 JASON ALDEAN/KELLY CLARKSON Don’t You Wanna Stay 1923 1632 291 9.852
    24 22 STEVEN TYLER (It) Feels So Good 1036 824 212 3.836
    25 24 JENNIFER LOPEZ F/PITBULL On The Floor 859 790 69 3.717
    42 38 DAVID COOK Last Goodbye 408 357 51 1.136

    AC
    R R DAUGHTRY September
    16 14 MATTHEW MORRISON Summer Rain 256 224 32 1.164
    28 17 JASON ALDEAN/KELLY CLARKSON Don’t You Wanna Stay 182 83 99 3.58
    34 39 DAVID COOK Last Goodbye 34 33 1 1.082

    Country
    29 22 BRAD PAISLEY/CARRIE UNDERWOOD Remind Me 1629 891 738 11.135
    34 26 SCOTTY MCCREERY I Love You This Big 1104 528 576 7.975
    54 50 LAUREN ALAINA Like My Mother Does 218 164 54 1.42 (NEW)

    Top 40
    6 7 JENNIFER LOPEZ F/PITBULL On The Floor 8838 9854 -1016 55.899
    41 40 STEVEN TYLER (It) Feels So Good 871 787 84 3.325
    47 47 JENNIFER LOPEZ I’m Into You f/Lil W… 518 369 149 3.649

    Mainstream Rock
    19 19 STEVEN TYLER (It) Feels So Good 44 42 2 0.08

    Urban
    45 37 JENNIFER HUDSON No One Gonna Love Yo… 601 377 224 2.585
    41 49 JENNIFER LOPEZ I’m Into You f/Lil W… 297 415 -118 0.813

    Urban AC
    8 9 JENNIFER HUDSON Where You At 976 1147 -171 4.714
    12 11 FANTASIA Collard Greens & Cor… 822 765 57 4.014
    30 24 JENNIFER HUDSON No One Gonna Love Yo… 374 256 118 2.411
    42 37 JENNIFER HUDSON Don’t Look Down 162 86 76 1.945

    Rhythmic
    16 20 JENNIFER LOPEZ F/PITBULL On The Floor 1855 2133 -278 11.663
    34 33 JENNIFER LOPEZ I’m Into You f/Lil W… 831 822 9 2.894

    Christian AC
    1 2 MANDISA Stronger 1153 1262 -109 4.698
    23 22 CHRIS SLIGH One 349 334 15 1.276

    Canadian

    Top 40
    4 4 JENNIFER LOPEZ F/PITBULL On The Floor 1262 1337 -75 10.432

    HAC
    3 2 JENNIFER LOPEZ F/PITBULL On The Floor 903 873 30 5.356

    Main-AC
    15 18 JASON ALDEAN/KELLY CLARKSON Don’t You Wanna Stay 138 140 -2 1.284
    34 26 JENNIFER LOPEZ F/PITBULL On The Floor 85 53 32 1.33

    Canada Country
    38 30 BRAD PAISLEY/CARRIE UNDERWOOD Remind Me 314 161 153 1.338
    43 34 SCOTTY MCCREERY I Love You This Big 243 106 137 0.852
    59 48 LAUREN ALAINA Like My Mother Does 86 46 40 0.209 (NEW)

    Canada-Active Rock
    21 16 STEVEN TYLER (It) Feels So Good 118 81 37 0.291

  • tripp_ncwy

    Mediabase (rolling) lw/TW: Jun 12

    US

    HAC
    16 12 JASON ALDEAN/KELLY CLARKSON Don’t You Wanna Stay 1966 1665 301 9.997
    23 22 STEVEN TYLER (It) Feels So Good 1057 876 181 3.871
    25 24 JENNIFER LOPEZ F/PITBULL On The Floor 867 804 63 3.76
    42 38 DAVID COOK Last Goodbye 418 366 52 1.135

    AC
    16 14 MATTHEW MORRISON Summer Rain 258 233 25 1.145
    29 17 JASON ALDEAN/KELLY CLARKSON Don’t You Wanna Stay 188 84 104 3.59
    35 41 DAVID COOK Last Goodbye 33 34 -1 1.138

    Country
    29 22 BRAD PAISLEY/CARRIE UNDERWOOD Remind Me 1737 1014 723 11.906
    34 24 SCOTTY MCCREERY I Love You This Big 1229 585 644 8.846

    Top 40
    6 7 JENNIFER LOPEZ F/PITBULL On The Floor 8645 9799 -1154 54.629
    41 40 STEVEN TYLER (It) Feels So Good 885 816 69 3.382
    47 47 JENNIFER LOPEZ I’m Into You f/Lil W… 557 388 169 3.907

    Mainstream Rock
    20 19 STEVEN TYLER (It) Feels So Good 45 44 1 0.091

    Urban
    43 36 JENNIFER HUDSON No One Gonna Love Yo… 634 419 215 2.767
    44 49 JENNIFER LOPEZ I’m Into You f/Lil W… 296 410 -114 0.811

    Urban AC
    9 10 JENNIFER HUDSON Where You At 963 1151 -188 4.721
    12 11 FANTASIA Collard Greens & Cor… 823 779 44 4.014
    30 24 JENNIFER HUDSON No One Gonna Love Yo… 375 277 98 2.323
    42 36 JENNIFER HUDSON Don’t Look Down 162 86 76 1.985

    Rhythmic
    16 21 JENNIFER LOPEZ F/PITBULL On The Floor 1829 2092 -263 11.675
    33 33 JENNIFER LOPEZ I’m Into You f/Lil W… 824 851 -27 2.798

    Christian AC
    1 2 MANDISA Stronger 1153 1262 -109 4.698
    23 22 CHRIS SLIGH One 349 334 15 1.276

    Canadian

    Top 40
    4 4 JENNIFER LOPEZ F/PITBULL On The Floor 1236 1330 -94 10.338

    HAC
    3 2 JENNIFER LOPEZ F/PITBULL On The Floor 894 887 7 5.413

    Main-AC
    16 18 JASON ALDEAN/KELLY CLARKSON Don’t You Wanna Stay 148 139 9 1.375
    31 25 JENNIFER LOPEZ F/PITBULL On The Floor 88 57 31 1.353

    Canada Country
    37 26 BRAD PAISLEY/CARRIE UNDERWOOD Remind Me 336 183 153 1.41
    41 33 SCOTTY MCCREERY I Love You This Big 265 133 132 0.921
    59 47 LAUREN ALAINA Like My Mother Does 90 48 42 0.234(NEW)

    Canada-Active Rock
    20 15 STEVEN TYLER (It) Feels So Good 124 84 40 0.323

  • Kirsten

    54 50 LAUREN ALAINA Like My Mother Does 218 164 54 1.42 (NEW)

    Lauren is up to 47 on AllStations.

    Congrats to Lauren for making the US Mediabase Country charts too!

  • chearts77

    Go Scotty Go!!! Look at him. This makes me so happy. :D WTG Lauren for cracking the top 50!! And, David’s song is finally gaining some ground. Good for him. This update looks great!!

  • windmills

    Lucy1234: I still say that some of the radio love for Scotty may be partly because some of the radio PD’s got berated for what they said in the Stark article and they don’t want to appear as not giving Scotty a chance (since they evidently know he is very popular and sales are good) and hence they all are jumping on board.

    Usually it’s the opposite thing that happens: if PDs/MDs are skeptical of somebody, they’re less likely to play him/her/them no matter who’s got a problem with it (unless it’s the suits at corporate HQ). It’s sort of like confirmation bias. But it’s the popularity/buzz thing right now: Scotty’s got that aura of undeniability and that’s carrying the song. He’s also got lots of engaged fans who are really excited about him right now.

    I’ll give it another couple of weeks before I think we’re past the hype spins. Like Kirsten said the label and radio stations should be starting to get some feedback on how people feel about the song. I don’t think the feedback will be as bad as the song maybe deserves because people are liking Scotty and also because the verses of the song are halfway decent.

    I don’t think UMG Nashville will want a quick flameout for the song so I’m feeling a peak in the mid-teens at worst before they release a follow up single. Like I’ve said before if ILYTB makes t10 then Scotty may as well get up on a stage and shout “Welcome to the universe of Scotty!” No doubt ILYTB has way exceeded my expectations for its chart performance.

    I think Lauren’s single will maintain a chart presence for a while and slowly climb but ultimately get pulled in favor of an uptempo song with country production. I don’t think it’ll have an amazing peak but it’ll serve its purpose for Lauren in terms of keeping her out there until she has a more viable single ready.

    I’ll see if I can find Red High Heels’s chart run for Kellie Pickler because I’d say that’s a pretty good representation of a chart run for a new country artist’s single that actually becomes a t20 hit single.

  • Buffynut

    Happy to see TLG creeping up the charts. Would love to see it creeping up i-Tunes too.

  • wordnerdarchie

    Thanks, Buffynut, for joining team Cook. ;)

    But I don’t think i-Tunes will be a factor, since the song was used as a bonus (free) so many different ways. Hopefully it does what it was supposed to do, bring attention to David Cook’s album.

  • hoosiermama

    I think that joining Josh Turner on stage may help to convince a few reluctant music programmers.

    I am wondering if Josh is being compensated somehow for the “love” he’s shown Scotty or is he being supportive because he simply likes Scotty? No doubt he legitimizes him.

    Congrats to David on TLG making top 40! Hoping to hear it on my radio soon. I finally saw the video and enjoyed it, especially the ending!

  • Tess

    Right now Scotty’s tune is 19 on the i-tunes country chart and, for the most part, the song’s ahead of it are higher on the country charts. For me, that says everything is right with the world. Idol fans are finished “buying” and Scotty should get his purchases from peeps hearing him on the radio. Besides I don’t see an “advert” for him either…so now its all about people hearing him.

    Besides…even though there is this push to make us consumers believe that “singles” truly are the “True” mark of a top singer…I”m still old school enough to correlate radio success with album purchases. And since Scotty doesn’t have a “real” album to promote I think purchases for his single are a real bonus.

    Besides, Aldean and Clarkson aren’t selling a ton of singles based on their HAC placement. And I am sure Aldean is selling more albums based on his “Dirt Road Anthem” which is high on the country charts and doing well as a single sale. So I just don’t think correlating I-Tunes sales with “success” is a viable theory.

  • Tess

    I am wondering if Josh is being compensated somehow for the “love” he’s shown Scotty or is he being supportive because he simply likes Scotty? No doubt he legitimizes him.

    I think this is a nice two way street which two label mates are driving down. Josh is supporting Scotty because Scotty’s TV time was a big “advert” for Josh and it’s a bit of payback. And, country music has a reputation of supporting their own ’cause these guys seem to realize that for many consumers it is a love of the genre that sustains the sales….and if “country music” stays fresh and vibrant the more sales it generates and that is good for all concerned.

  • larc

    13 radio adds for ILYTB so far. Some auto adds just went up. Among them is WUSN in Chicago with 33 spins.

  • mhann

    hoosiermama says:
    06/13/2011 at 9:55 am
    I am wondering if Josh is being compensated somehow for the “love” he’s shown Scotty or is he being supportive because he simply likes Scotty? No doubt he legitimizes him.

    I think Josh has seen an increase in his sales due to the fact that Scotty sang his song in auditions and introduced a whole new audience to Josh Turner. I had no idea who Josh Turner was before Scotty sang “Your Man”.

  • larc

    mhann says:
    I had no idea who Josh Turner was before Scotty sang “Your Man”.

    I knew who Josh was mainly because of his song “Long Black Train.” But I had never bought any of his music. I got his latest CD after he showed up for Scotty’s hometown visit, though. :)

  • Kirsten

    I am wondering if Josh is being compensated somehow for the “love” he’s shown Scotty or is he being supportive because he simply likes Scotty? No doubt he legitimizes him.

    Josh sent supportive tweets to Scotty after his audition. By all accounts, he is a really nice guy. He’s also expressed appreciation for some of the greats being supportive of him when he first started. So, why wouldn’t he do the same for others? Finally, from a business point of view, Idol can bring some new fans to the table. Why not?

    Among them is WUSN in Chicago with 33 spins.

    And nobody ever accused Chicago of being overly Idol friendly.

    I see Dallas and Houston also added with a healthy number of spins last week. Those are big markets.

    18 adds already today. It might be another fun add day (11 monitored, 5 activator and 2 Canadian-Country)

  • musicality

    Besides…even though there is this push to make us consumers believe that “singles” truly are the “True” mark of a top singer

    Not quite a true statement. There is not a push to make consumers believe that the sale of singles is the mark of a “true” singer. The reality of today’s market is that singles sell better than CD’s. Those who are from pre Itunes days (which are most since iTunes didn’t launch until 2001 and even then took several years to take off) had no choice but to buy a full CD. Why buy the whole CD when there are only a couple of good songs. Labels of course want you to buy the whole CD. They make more money that way. Why wouldn’t a label want you to buy 12 songs all at once versus just one single? Labels are not saying those who sell only singles are successful. It’s more the reality of today’s market and because of it success is measured differently.

  • keware

    Josh Turner is certainly helping Scotty but I the exposure has helped Josh in a big way. He’s no fool. Everytime he does something with Scotty it’s all over his twitter and facebook. I saw Josh in concert the week after the hometown visit with Scotty and he mentioned the increase in his sales over that week and it was huge. He also said he had over a million hits on his facebook. Definitely a two-way street here.

  • rayni

    He’s also expressed appreciation for some of the greats being supportive of him when he first started. So, why wouldn’t he do the same for others?

    I think this is part of the culture of country music – I see more of a supportive family atmosphere as opposed to a competitive one.

  • windmills

    hoosiermama: I am wondering if Josh is being compensated somehow for the “love” he’s shown Scotty or is he being supportive because he simply likes Scotty? No doubt he legitimizes him.

    I don’t think he’s being formally compensated. I doubt he and his people are unaware how it helps Josh’s profile to be as classy, gracious, and welcoming of Scotty as he’s been but that doesn’t make him insincere.

    I really think Josh is getting a kick out of this kid idolizing him. Josh has acknowledged what most everybody thinks which is that Scotty needs time to grow but he’s also said he thinks Scotty may be ahead of where he (Josh) was at 16 in terms of artistic maturation.

    I also don’t think Josh’s support alone could legitimize Scotty in the absence of other factors.

    Unfortunately I can’t find Mediabase data on Kellie’s Red High Heels. I do have her Billboard chart run and I also found S4C’s graph tracking RHH as against 5 other country singles at the time in terms of AI growth.

    Here’s Kellie’s BB chart run:
    48/46/41/41/38/37/39*/37/33/25/25/23/23/20/19/18/17/16/15/18/Recurrent

    RHH debuted on Billboard the week it was released to radio and it peaked at Week 19 with 14.588 million AIs on Billboard. It was still gaining airplay the week it went down from 37 to 39.

    Here’s the graph tracking AIs for Red High Heels and 5 other singles. The other songs are Clay Walker’s ‘Fore She Was Mama (#21 peak), Darryl Worley’s I Just Came Back From A War (#18 peak), Little Big Town’s Good As Gone (#18 peak), Rodney Atkins’s Watching You (#1 peak), and Trace Adkins’s Ladies Love Country Boys (#1 peak). Credit S4C.

    http://nces.ed.gov/nceskids/createagraph/graphwrite.aspx?ID=F6644ACBA85B97F11&file=png

  • keware

    Both of the Tampa stations added Scotty. Finally!

  • Buffynut

    wordnerdarchie says:

    06/13/2011 at 9:46 am

    Thanks, Buffynut, for joining team Cook.

    But I don’t think i-Tunes will be a factor, since the song was used as a bonus (free) so many different ways. Hopefully it does what it was supposed to do, bring attention to David Cook’s album.

    I’ve always been a Cook fan. My Adam “obsession” just gets in the way a little sometimes! LOL! But I am anxiosuly awaiting the album and the tour. Just hoping that if he opens for someone, I like that someone too!

  • hoa_teca

    Scotty’s iTunes sales may decline now, but after his media exposure at CMT and the Idol summer tour, sales can increase.

    And while radio recognition may not go hand in hand with sales, I am still happy that people are getting to know more about him. Wait until his debut album and he will blow up charts.

  • Mike M

    Yippee! More numbery goodness. Glad I remembered to check this week after barely getting my feet wet last week, and I promise to have some irritating questions for all the experts here. In fact, here’s the first:

    I pretty much got the basics of the Mediabase stuff last week measuring adds and spins etc. The thing that’s still a bit abstract for me is, how do these numbers translate to the Billboard charts?

  • wordnerdarchie

    buffynut Good to hear! Sorry that I didn’t know about your earlier fandom allegiance, lol. I prefer a headlining tour myself, but can see the benefits of hopping on another tour. Let’s keep our fingers crossed for a mutually satisfying tour.

  • Kirsten

    I pretty much got the basics of the Mediabase stuff last week measuring adds and spins etc. The thing that’s still a bit abstract for me is, how do these numbers translate to the Billboard charts?

    There are two major competing airplay monitoring services: Mediabase and BDS (run by Nielsen/SoundScan). Billboard uses BDS and its Country chart is based on AI.

    Neither company monitors all stations in the US, but there is a huge overlap. I seem to recall 115 stations overlap.

  • Mike M

    Thanks, Kirsten. So, since Scotty is presently number 28 on the BDS country chart, does that essentially mean he is number 28 on the billboard chart, or is the correlation not that direct?

  • Tess

    The reality of today’s market is that singles sell better than CD’s.

    I’m not quite on board with this statement. Sure some artists live and die by the single (Jordin Sparks, for example) but I can’t think, off the top of my head) any current singing sensation that is at the top of the heap that has just released singles without an album.

    Now…back in my day (Ya know before electricity) the “pop” music scene was all about singles…in fact a Pop artist only made an album when they had enough single success to warrant one, though other genres were more about albums. In fact, it wasn’t until concept albums (driven by rock) became the thing that singles became less and less. The advent of tape and the ease of playing albums also changed things up.

    Until the industry, as a whole, drops albums in favor of singles (and that means dropping eps, too) I still feel that peeps who are only successful as single sellers will be added to the list of one hit wonders. And single sellers are, usually, more about the “song” than the artist and that doesn’t build up a lot of interest that is reflected in longevity, touring, and paying gigs.

  • http://emuisemo.pbworks.com eilonwy
    The reality of today’s market is that singles sell better than CD’s.

    I’m not quite on board with this statement. Sure some artists live and die by the single (Jordin Sparks, for example) but I can’t think, off the top of my head) any current singing sensation that is at the top of the heap that has just released singles without an album.

    You’re both correct in different ways.

    Singles sales surged in 2006 and grew while album sales were shrinking. The highest-selling singles sell better than the highest-selling albums, to the point that being in the top 10 for the calendar year requires being at the high end of 2x platinum for singles (and there are singles that go 4x platinum or better) but only the middle of 1x platinum for albums.

    That said, the singles boom is not evenly distributed across genres, and it is true that successful artists still put out full albums anyway. We have not yet returned to the pre-1975 era, when a hit single might never appear on an album, even from an artist who had multiple hits. (Concept albums start appearing earlier, but album sales take off in the early 1970s.)

  • musicality

    Now…back in my day (Ya know before electricity) the “pop” music scene was all about singles

    LOL!! Love your sense of humor :)

    still feel that peeps who are only successful as single sellers will be added to the list of one hit wonders. And single sellers are, usually, more about the “song” than the artist and that doesn’t build up a lot of interest that is reflected in longevity, touring, and paying gigs.

    This has a lot of truth to it. I wouldn’t doubt though at some point in the future that the industry will only release singles rather than whole CD’s.

  • Tess

    I wouldn’t doubt though at some point in the future that the industry will only release singles rather than whole CD’s.

    If it wasn’t for the fact that the biggest names in the industry have stayed on top because they do put out great albums and catalogues of great material this “could” happen.

    But, again, I’ll say that their is a HUGE difference between a consumer liking a song or liking an Artist…and for future generations they aren’t going to want to do the research to find ALL the singles someone put out. Whether albums are created with singles being a result…or whether singles are eventually collated into an album the end product will be the same…it has always been and will always be.

    ETA: I’ll also say that the logistics of just releasing singles for the “Ipod” generation is mind boggling. And for someone like me who may learn of an Artist by a single but eventually loves an Artist by their music as a whole, as reflected on their albums, where would my place in the grand scheme of things be. Besides, some of you may not give a second thought to downloading and then compiling, but some of us still like the ease of getting our musical inspirations all in one place.

  • larc

    musicality says:
    I wouldn’t doubt though at some point in the future that the industry will only release singles rather than whole CD’s.

    That could happen, but there will always at least be compilation CDs such as “best of” collections. I can see the day when no new music will be first issued on albums, though. That would be a good thing, IMO. There’s far too much crap on albums now that would never be able to make it as singles. Not having to endure all that is a pleasant thought. :)

  • TylerWV

    Country music does sort of mentor its new artists. Sawyer Brown took Bucky under their wing. Big and Rich have a Muzik Mafia, as its known, with several singers as part of it that go on B and Rs tours and most have had hit records. Their artists genuinely appreciate each others music and they root for each others success. I think the whole country atmosphere is more “normal” and family like then the other mainstream genres. One great thing about country, all the artists are huge on supporting their fav charities actively.

  • Mike M

    Scotty now has 20 country adds (14 monitored)
    Lauren has 5 (2 monitored)

  • girlygirl

    How many monitored county stations are there on mediabase, and how many did Scotty have going into today? I thought I saw that after Tuesday, he had been added by about half of them — is that right?

  • Buffynut

    How are JHud’s sales for her singles and album?

  • girlygirl

    I don’t know about going to a singles-only system, but I have heard a lot of rumblings about how labels may end up going to a system where they give artists EPs rather than full albums. It is a lot cheaper to record a 5- or 7-song EP than it is to record a 12- or 14-song album. We’ve already see signs of this with some of the newer artists.

    The country market seems to be one where album sales still drive the market, but in a genre like pop, there are a ton of artists who can sell singles but struggle to really move full albums. So I wonder whether — if, say, two or three years down the line — pop artists are releasing EPs rather than full albums, country artists will follow this trend, or whether they would still hold onto the idea of making full albums.

  • Mike M

    @girlygirl….there are 131 monitored country stations. Scotty had 69 adds on the list before this week and now has 83 of the 131, but this week’s tabulations are not complete.

  • http://emuisemo.pbworks.com eilonwy

    Whether albums are created with singles being a result…or whether singles are eventually collated into an album the end product will be the same…it has always been and will always be.

    Well, except when it wasn’t. Back in the winter, during a fit of boredom, I did a decade-by-decade sampling of #1 singles and their relationship to albums. There are some obvious limitations to the findings, but without research assistants and access to non-free databases, there’s only so much I can do.
    http://emuisemo.pbworks.com/w/page/34616160/Singles-vs-album-sales

  • windmills

    girlygirl: The country market seems to be one where album sales still drive the market, but in a genre like pop, there are a ton of artists who can sell singles but struggle to really move full albums. So I wonder whether — if, say, two or three years down the line — pop artists are releasing EPs rather than full albums, country artists will follow this trend, or whether they would still hold onto the idea of making full albums.

    It’s become very common practice lately for country acts, especially new country acts, to release EPs before albums. The Band Perry did it, Sunny Sweeney’s done it, Ashthon Shepherd did it too. That’s just off the top of my head, I’m sure others did it too.

    You’ve also got Blake Shelton who’d really been struggling to sell albums who had an experiment last year where he released 2 “6 packs” – 6 song EPs. Each of them had a lead single. The 2nd single off the 2nd EP was turned into the lead single of a greatest hits album from Blake when he started to get a little momentum. But now he’s got a lot of momentum so they’ll be releasing a full length album in July.

    At CRS (Country Radio Seminar) the head of Sony Nashville Gary Overton mentioned his label exploring the option of working single deals with new acts that could be stepped up into album deals if the single lands instead of album deals out of the gate. The problem with that though is publishing companies might be less willing to give new acts songs they really believe in if the new act doesn’t have a full album deal.

  • girlygirl

    Windmills

    Thanks, that’s interesting. Do you think UMG might do that with Scotty and Lauren — give them EPs first?

  • Mike M

    The best I can tell (and I’m sure I haven’t seen all the stations) none of the big Nashville stations (WkDF, WSIX, WSM) are playing either song. I don’t know if all three or any of them are monitored stations. I am hoping they add the songs this week after all the big buzz at CMA Fest. I live in the Nashville TV market, and Scotty and Lauren have been getting great coverage throughout and were still talked about this morning.

    Added with 76 of 131 (58%) monitored stations reported:
    Scotty 23 overall (16 monitored)
    Lauren 6 overall (3 monitored)

  • girlygirl

    Monday iTunes

    singles

    #66 – ILYTB
    #138 – LMMD

    albums

    #61 – Scotty
    #222 – Lauren

  • mickeybordentwo

    girlygirl says:

    I don’t know about going to a singles-only system, but I have heard a lot of rumblings about how labels may end up going to a system where they give artists EPs rather than full albums. It is a lot cheaper to record a 5- or 7-song EP than it is to record a 12- or 14-song album. We’ve already see signs of this with some of the newer artists.

    I’d much rather have six songs once a year than twelve songs once every two years. It’s not just the young who favor instant gratification.

    I think the annual EP would work particularly well with singers coming off TV talent shows (and I believe it did with Jackie from America’s Got Talent). It’s been well established that Idolettes have trouble selling their second CDs, and the assumption is their fans may well have moved on to a fresh batch of Idol contestants. It remains to be seen, for example, how successful David Cook will be in holding onto his impressive fanbase.

    But if product comes out once a year, rather than once every two years, there’s fresh buzz and faster reminders. It should also make song selection for touring easier as well, since audiences tend to prefer songs they’re familiar with.

    I think it would also work with singles/radio play/TV shows. Instead of trying to promote the fourth single from a year and a half old CD, it would be the second single from the second EP.

  • larc

    Mike M says:
    The best I can tell (and I’m sure I haven’t seen all the stations) none of the big Nashville stations (WkDF, WSIX, WSM) are playing either song. I don’t know if all three or any of them are monitored stations.

    All three are monitored. None has added Scotty yet. At last check, only WKDF has reported this week.

    ETA: All 3 stations have reported now. WSIX added ILYTB.

  • McCreerian

    I am wondering if Josh is being compensated somehow for the “love” he’s shown Scotty or is he being supportive because he simply likes Scotty? No doubt he legitimizes him.

    Josh is a really nice guy, so I’m sure he genuinely loves Scotty. He has supported him all the way.

  • Mike M

    If the song is added today, will it show up on this week’s mediabase or next week’s?

  • girlygirl

    Buffynut

    I couldn’t find J-Hud’s singles info, but here is what was posted on last week’s sales thread for her album sales

    84 Jennifer Hudson “I Remember Me” 5K (-3%) Total: 343K

  • Kirsten

    Thanks, Kirsten. So, since Scotty is presently number 28 on the BDS country chart, does that essentially mean he is number 28 on the billboard chart, or is the correlation not that direct?

    The connection is that direct. He was 28 on the Billboard Country Songs chart last week (that BDS chart you are looking at is also likely from last week).

    If the song is added today, will it show up on this week’s mediabase or next week’s?

    Adds are an indication that the station plans on playing the song. It’s adding it to its play list. The station may have already started playing the song (e.g. that Chicago station mentioned earlier in the thread) or may never play the song.

    The spins show up on Mediabase regardless of whether the song has been added or not. If you look at the add board for the song, the second column reports how many times the station played the song in the previous week.

    So, spins will show up as soon as they occur (or rather, in the 3 am update of the following day for the charts we have access to).

    ILYTB up to 32 adds (24 monitored).

  • McCreerian

    I wonder how much Scotty will move up on the Billboard Country Chart this week?

  • Pam

    ILYTB: 43 adds (33 monitored)

    CHART DATE: 06/13/2011
    LAST UPDATE: 06/13/2011 12:03:58
    NOW IN: 54.98%

    LW TW artist / album label power index
    2 1 ADELE XL/COLUMBIA 85,214
    21
    1 2 LADY GAGA INTERSCOPE 63,897
    BORN THIS WAY
    – 3 RONNIE DUNN ARISTA NASHVILLE 29,039
    RONNIE DUNN
    8 4 JASON ALDEAN BROKEN BOW 25,625
    MY KINDA PARTY
    7 5 NOW THAT’S WHAT I CALL MUSIC 38 CAPITOL/EMI 25,011
    VARIOUS ARTISTS
    5 6 BRAD PAISLEY ARISTA NASHVILLE 24,354
    THIS IS COUNTRY MUSIC
    – 7 TECH N9NE STRANGE MUSIC 17,887
    ALL 6′S & 7′S
    – 8 DEF LEPPARD MAILBOAT 10,854
    MIRROR BALL
    13 9 BRUNO MARS NEW ELEKTRA 9,743
    DOO-WOPS & HOOLIGANS
    11 10 GLEE CAST COLUMBIA 9,734
    GLEE: THE MUSIC, VOL. 6

    20 18 JENNIFER LOPEZ ISLAND/IDJMG 8,113
    LOVE?

    17 23 ADELE XL/COLUMBIA 6,932
    19

    31 44 LADY GAGA INTERSCOPE 4,465
    FAME

    41 46 CHRISTINA PERRI ATLANTIC 4,383
    LOVESTRONG.

    – 50 ARCTIC MONKEYS DOMINO 3,787
    SUCK IT & SEE

    http://hitsdailydouble.com/sales/salescht.cgi

  • Mike M

    All the country stations have reported.

    Scotty: 40 adds (30 monitored)
    Lauren: 9 adds (4 monitored)

  • Pam

    If you go to the addboard and filter out the Canadian adds that the song has received so far, ILYTB now has a total of 99 monitored adds in the “historic adds” column.

    You can see the full list HERE.

  • Tess

    So Scotty has been added to 75% of the monitored country stations and all but a handful of them have been playing his song…and this is week 3.

    And I just can’t see ALL of these stations giving him courtesy spins…it seems like he is being well-received across the board and that something about this song with its somewhat trite lyrics is resonating with someone. Who would have figured?

    If we are looking at 1200+ spins over the last seven days and 100 stations have added him….that is 12 spins a station so pretty close to 2 spins a day. I’d say that is pretty damn good for the new kid on the block. Congrats, Scotty.

  • windmills

    girlygirl: Thanks, that’s interesting. Do you think UMG might do that with Scotty and Lauren — give them EPs first?

    I think that with the way they’ve started out saleswise and the fact that they have a lot of invested fans, UMG Nashville will start them out with full albums.

    McCreerian: I wonder how much Scotty will move up on the Billboard Country Chart this week?

    He should move up to #24 on Billboard to match his current Mediabase position.

    It’s going to get interesting seeing what happens to Josh Turner’s single I Wouldn’t Be A Man. It’s been a really slow mover (not the right single choice IMO) and it’s currently at #19 Mediabase with about 13.5 million AIs with a small AI loss last week which was its 33rd week on the chart. It hasn’t made t20 on Billboard yet and it’s about to get passed by Brad/Carrie next week. If it hangs on for a little while longer there’ll potentially be a situation where a t20 spot opens up and it’s between Josh and Scotty for it.

    King George leads the pack in adds with his new lead single with 56. US monitored adds for the country Idols with 100% reporting (Canada Country still has 16 out of 27 stations left to report):

    33-Brad/Carrie
    30-Scotty
    17-Kellie
    4-Lauren

    Today was Kellie’s adds date for Tough. Not an amazing week but decent. Just based on the song itself Tough doesn’t feel like it’s going to be her breakout hit and I think the label’s expecting a slow climb. We’ll see how the adds go these coming weeks.

  • Ratna12

    As soon as I turned on the car radio on my lunch time here in Los Angeles, I hear Scotty singing.
    I’m waiting for Lauren.

    And what am I doing listening to a country radio anyway ? :D

  • JudyOhio

    ^^I’ve thought that myself. I used to play my CDs in the car, but now I have preset 2 country stations and play those all the time instead. Wonder why, lol.

    Good add day! Always fun to follow the adds as they come in!

    LOVE the numbers thread each day, the sales, the charts, the placements, the adds, the discussions, etc…………thanks Kirsten!

  • Mike M

    I hope this is not seen as a hijack attempt, but I wasn’t sure where else to put it. It’s a great interview with Lauren by Scotty’s hometown radio station, the one that changed its name to Scotty:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ejm-u_YYn7s&feature=relmfu

    Interview with Scotty from the same station. They hand him some promos at the beginning and he knocks them out like he’s been doing it his whole life:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pGDxExgxLOs&NR=1

  • sr4mjc

    I can’t wait for Kelly, Adam, Daughtry, Kris and Jordin releases so I can watch spins on charts that I actually follow! I’m waiting to see what they are going to do with TLG, HAC watching is so slow. And no new adds yet today and I don’t think any new auto adders are coming in later. Are they switching singles right before VH1 or what?

    Congratulations to Scotty and the country fans though. Sounds like good times :)

  • girlygirl

    I don’t even know if there is a country station here in L.A. But there must be one, right? :) Is it spinning Scotty’s or Lauren’s song?

  • Tess

    Hi Girlygirl…

    KKGO 105.1 Los Angeles….2nd largest country market….they added Scotty the 2nd week…they spun the song 10 times last week.

    And I love doing research…..so thanks.

  • tripp_ncwy

    I can’t wait for Kelly, Adam, Daughtry, Kris and Jordin releases so I can watch spins on charts that I actually follow

    Jordin already has a single out “I Am Woman”. It just hasn’t charted yet or had a big push from Jive.

  • JudyOhio

    girlygirl says:
    06/13/2011 at 12:14 pm
    Monday iTunes

    singles

    #66 – ILYTB
    #138 – LMMD

    for whatever reason, ILYTB has reversed a little and gone up to #61 this afternoon (hope I didn’t jinx it by typing this)

  • sr4mjc

    Jordin already has a single out “I Am Woman”. It just hasn’t charted yet or had a big push from Jive.

    I blocked this song out for some reason as not a single. Something to track, or not as it doesn’t look like Jive is doing anything with it.

    I found the update on Pulse for CHR.

    88 73 JORDIN SPARKS I Am Woman 114 83 31 0.101
    = Spins
    -12 Bullet
    -0.019 AI

    They also posted this interview with Jordin, sounds like she wanted this song a lot. I wonder how much Jive wanted it out early. hmm

    http://www.mlive.com/entertainment/flint/index.ssf/2011/06/sparks_says_nkotbsb_pairing_ma.html

    “I Am Woman” is set to appear on her third album, which has no release date yet as she is still working on it. Sparks decided to rush release the single because she was so proud of it.

  • McCreerian

    for whatever reason, ILYTB has reversed a little and gone up to #61 this afternoon (hope I didn’t jinx it by typing this)

    I wonder if the exposure at the CMA fest and Opry contributed to that.

  • CindyM

    HAC adds 100% in:

    Jason/Kelly Don’t You Want to Stay – 5 adds
    Steven Tyler Feels So Good – 4 adds

    No adds for David this week

  • girlygirl

    Tess

    thanks :)

  • Pam

    No adds for David this week

    Thank you for posting that because I was getting ready to. I figured in the not too distant future that this was coming. I really hate this considering the album is dropping two weeks from tomorrow.

    Adds:

    Brad/Carrie (36)-Remind Me (3 Canada-Country, 33 Country)

    Scotty (33)-ILYTB (3 Canada-Country, 30 Country)

    Kellie (18)-Tough (Country)

    Jason/Kelly (13)-DYWS (7 AC, 1 Canada-Main AC, 5 HAC)

    J-Lo f/Lil Wayne (8)-IIY (2 Canada-HAC, 1 HAC, 5 CHR/Pop)

    Lauren (6)-LMMD (2 Canada-Country, 4 Country)

    Steven (4)-IFSG (HAC)

    JHud (2)-No One Gonna Love You (1 Urban, 1 Urban AC)

    J-Lo f/Pitbull (2)-OTF (HAC)

    Matthew Morrison (1)-Summer Rain (AC)

    LINK

  • Pam

    Since Lauren and Scotty participated in the CMA festival over the weekend, I thought this press release would be appropriate for this thread.

    2011 CMA Music Festival Sells Out For Second Year In A Row

    NASHVILLE, Tenn., June 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — For the second year in a row, CMA Music Festival sold out each night at LP Field. With crowd estimates from free areas and the nightly ticketed concerts at LP Field, CMA Music Festival reached an average daily attendance of 65,000.

  • Elliegrll

    “I Am Woman” is set to appear on her third album, which has no release date yet as she is still working on it. Sparks decided to rush release the single because she was so proud of it.

    Maybe this is why it’s not doing well. Out of the 14 US pop stations that added it, only four played it more than 9 times last week. The song isn’t great, but given Jordin’s track record, it should have more spins and adds than it does.

  • Sydia

    I don’t get this radio adds thingy…so why no adds for Cook?

  • Eileen99

    Another fantastic day of adds for Scotty as well as the two country duets, Brad/Carrie and Jason/Kelly. Looks like Scotty will be steamrolling into the Top 20 with no problem at all.

    Wow about those CMA fest crowds being that large. After singing in front of that many people, the Idol tour will seem like a breeze for Scotty & Lauren.

    Hmm, about Cook’s song. It’s sort of like watching one of those PBS nature shows where the poor baby zebra is running for its life, pursued by the big, bad lions. You know how it ends, but you don’t want to watch. Hope I’m wrong, though.

  • Pam

    It’s sort of like watching one of those PBS nature shows where the poor baby zebra is running for its life, pursued by the big, bad lions. You know how it ends, but you don’t want to watch.

    I hate to say it, but that analogy may be spot on. I hope you are wrong too.

  • Sydia

    Awwe…I hope that the zebra thingy is not how TLG ends either!

  • jpfan

    If Scotty was a Pop star, his single would have all the makings of a smash.

    Without adds, I can’t see Cook’s single going anywhere. The follow up album for Idols folks is truly an uphill climb.

  • CindyM

    Maybe David will get adds next week, it only hit Top 40 on the published chart yesterday. There’s nothing coming up from behind really fast (Katy P and TGIF is on its way, but may take a bit) so it should be able to sustain top 40 for a while.

    I don’t know what’s happening with my HAC station, KPEK in Albuquerque. Last week it only got 5 spins,, down from 7 the week before. They played the crap out of LO, CBTM and TOML and they seem fond of David ever since he did an acoustic in-studio visit during his 2009 tour. I’ve never heard TLG so I think it’s getting late night spins because I listen to the station at work.

    This could just be a temporary lull.

  • Sydia

    So… I keep hearing about how difficult it is for an idol’s follow up single to get decent airplay. I’m baffled by this. I would rather(even though it breaks my heart…cuz I luv Cook)that his lackluster performance is because the song isn’t all that great, than because he is an idol alum. However, he just hit 38 on Hac, who knows if that will bring stronger momentum to the single, which I do like very much. Like, not love, like TMO, but oh well.

  • sr4mjc

    I guess we’ll see what song he does for album promo the week of release. If they stick with TLG, maybe it’s a temporary stall. If not, they may be switching to the next single. I really like Paper Heart more then TLG, but maybe there is another one coming next.

  • Pam

    I really like Paper Heart more then TLG, but maybe there is another one coming next.

    Same here although I do like acoustic TLG.

  • mmb

    Wrt TLG I just think it’s the song. Hac played and continued to play his prior singles to death. He is a proven hac hit maker- he had more than one; he isn’t a one hit wonder. He is getting good promo. The song simply is not getting a good response. Maybe something will change. But as slow as the hac chart is TLG chart performance has been seriously anemic. Again maybe RCA has something up their sleeve but if they did I think we would have seen it already. I fully expect to see Dave performing a different song album drop week. Again, I don’t think this is a reflection on Dave, his fanbase, or hac radios love of him. It’s just a meh song

  • Kirsten

    Brian posted his Idol Airplay Chart. I’ll pull over the top 10 and current singles:

    1 1 Jason Aldean/Kelly Clarkson, Don’t You Wanna Stay (5847 spins) (#17 AC, #12 Hot AC)
    2 2 Daughtry, September (2663)
    3 9 Brad Paisley/Carrie Underwood, Remind Me (2592) (#22 Country)
    4 3 Carrie Underwood, Before He Cheats (2270)
    5 5 Kelly Clarkson, Already Gone (1945)
    6 4 Adam Lambert, Whataya Want From Me (1826)
    7 22 Scotty McCreery, I Love You This Big (1796) (#26 Country)
    8 8 Carrie Underwood, Undo It (1613)
    9 6 Daughtry, Home (1517)
    10 10 Daughtry, No Surprise (1452)

    15 12 Mandisa, Stronger (1176) (#2 Christian AC)

    19 29 Jennifer Hudson, No One Gonna Love You (1051) (#37 Urban, #24 Urban AC)

    21 21 Fantasia, Collard Greens & Cornbread (960) (#11 Urban AC)

    35 37 David Cook, Last Goodbye (524) (#39 AC, #38 Hot AC)

    38 48 Lauren Alaina, Like My Mother Does (463)

    44 44 Chris Sligh, One (344) (#22 Christian AC)

    56 71 Kellie Pickler, Tough (165)
    57 62 Jordin Sparks, I Am Woman (154)

  • eyelinerandcigarettes

    Scotty seems to be getting some boost today. His single went from #66 to #61 and his album is up to #53.

  • hoa_teca

    Er, actually as I just check, his album is up to #52 already.

    His single is #18 on iTunes country chart

  • windmills

    Turns out I’d forgotten Ronnie Dunn hadn’t gone recurrent on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart with Bleed Red so Scotty is actually #25 on Billboard. Lauren got pushed back 2 spots because of the George Strait and Toby Keith debuts so she’s got a bullet at #45 after a flat week. Kellie moved up to #53 and Brad/Carrie moved up to #21.

  • JudyOhio

    I don’t see Bleed Red on mediabase. Where can I see the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart? Is that something you have to pay for or is there a link? Also, I don’t see Scotty’s album at 52, I see it at 59. Is there a “feed” link or something where I can see that? I have a new computer and have lost a lot of the links I used to have.

  • hoa_teca

    You can go there for iTunes chart

    http://musicchartfeeds.com/itunes-country-music-chart/

    Here’s Billboard country music update for June 13. Scotty is doing well.

    http://www.billboard.biz/bbbiz/billboardbiz/photos/pdf/country_update_0613.pdf

  • JudyOhio

    Thank you hoa_tea!!! Very much :)

  • Chicagolaw

    Well, in terms of Cook, I REALLY hope it’s just the song. But, I have this nagging worry that it’s more of an “Idol alum” thing. And, apart from David, it makes me more than a little nervous for Adam. Has any alum gotten a good reception from radio after their first album (and, sometimes, first single) since Kelly and Daughtry? And by good reception, I’m talking about a top 10 or 15 follow-up? I get that Idols are getting airplay in some parts, but Chicago ONLY still plays Kelly and Daughtry. I haven’t heard anything from Cook, Kris, Adam, Jordin in about 8 months.

    Please, Cook, prove me wrong.

  • Kirsten

    Has any alum gotten a good reception from radio after their first album (and, sometimes, first single) since Kelly and Daughtry? And by good reception, I’m talking about a top 10 or 15 follow-up?

    Jordin’s debut song from her second album (“Battlefield”) went to top 7 on Pop. If S6 seems a long time ago, she’s the last winner to release a second album.

    Mandisa always gets a lot of success in her format. Her lead-off single from her third album just went to number one. Jennifer Hudson’s second album has had top 10 hits in her format for her second album.

  • girlygirl

    at 10:30 pm Pacific time, Scotty is at #61 on iTunes singles chart (up 5 spots from this morning) and #67 on the album chart (down 6 spots from this morning). So ILYTB has gotten a small bump for whatever reason

  • McCreerian

    Here’s Billboard country music update for June 13. Scotty is doing well.

    http://www.billboard.biz/bbbiz/billboardbiz/photos/pdf/country_update_0613.pdf

    Is that the final position for the Billboard chart for this coming week?

  • springboard

    Well, in terms of Cook, I REALLY hope it’s just the song. But, I have this nagging worry that it’s more of an “Idol alum” thing.

    Now that the idol buzz has worn off and after a two years break, he needed a good lead single, something with some kind of hook and personality instead of the most generic HAC song on the planet.
    RCA has always done a bad job with his singles, and David got away with it because of his huge idol buzz, but they have outdone themselves this time round.
    Yes he co-wrote it, with Tedder, and it has to be one of the worst Cook song, and one of the worst Tedder song.
    From what I heard, the album might be promising, but like any other artist he needs a decent single to promote it. We’ll see what happens next…

  • Valentin432

    Now that the idol buzz has worn off and after a two years break, he needed a good lead single, something with some kind of hook and personality instead of the most generic HAC song on the planet

    IA.

    The problem IMO is that the two singles out of his first albums went far first and foremost because of Cook’s name and popularity and not because they were good songs or radio friendly.
    As a result and more than 2 years afterwards, radio wasn’t ready to play his single just because his name was attached to it.

    As far as idol alumnis go, Carrie, Daughtry and Jordin (not slightling anyone, just the three I remember the situation of) all had multiple big time hits on their first albums so radio had a spot reserved for them when they came back with the first single of the second album.

    I don’t know if radio was ready to play anything that Kelly was going to offer for her second album. After miss Independent, she had two singles that were relative flops, but Breakaway catched on big time on three formats and SUBG afterwards was huge.

  • Falfor

    Does anyone know how to get into itunes top 100 and/or top 1000? Used to be able to get in there, but it seems something changed and I have not been able to find. Thanks in advance, if you can post the link/s.

  • springboard
  • Chicagolaw

    I don’t think TLG is a great song. I mean, it’s not RITD. It’s very generic. But a lot of what I hear on my HAC station is also very generic. It seems like the song should fit right in.

    I guess Chicago radio makes it difficult for me to objectively see what Idol alums have done. (And I am only looking at HAC/CHR). I guess Jordin has done better than I realized, but I haven’t heard anything since No Air on stations here. I just wish someone (who isn’t Kelly or Daughtry) could break through in an undeniable way. It would help EVERYONE.

    eta: Could it be RCA that is “struggling?” I know they have Kesha and Foo Fighters…have they had much commercial/radio success recently, apart from these two? I know Christina flopped, and Avril hasn’t exactly done great.

  • Mike M

    What does it mean to “go recurrent”?

  • Mike M

    Oops. Had a double post. My apologies.

  • Anonymous

    Xe container hàng ch?c t?n ?âm ti?m t?p hóa, 5  ng??i thoát ch?tT?p hóa - Chi?u 29/3, c?a hàng t?p hóa Cát Tiên trên Qu?c L? 22 (xã Tân Phú Trung H. C? Chi TP.HCM ?ang ?ông khách. B?ng m?t ti?ng va ??p khá l?n vang lên. M?i ng??i nhìn v? phía sau l?ng, ph?n ??u xe ??u kéo ?ã n?m g?n trong hiên ti?m . . .??u container n?m ng?n trong ti?m t?p hóa ( ?nh : T?p hóa )“Hung th?n” làm lo?nCh?a h?t bàng hoàng sau l?n thoát n?n ??y may m?n tr??c ??u xe container, ch? Nguy?n Th? Kim Mai – ch? m?t c?a hàng t?p hóa ?óng t?i ??a bàn xã Tân Phú Trung, huy?n C? Chi, TPHCM - k? l?i: Chi?u 29/3, khi ch? ?ang bán hàng cho kho?ng 4 ng??i khách ??n mua thì b?t ch?t có nh?ng ti?ng ??ng m?nh, ti?ng ??ng c? rít lên r?n ng??i. V?a ng??c m?t lên nhìn ra ???ng, c? 5 ng??i trong ti?m t?p hóa kinh hoàng phát hi?n chi?c xe ??u kéo ch? theo thùng container lo?i 40 feet ?ang ?m ?m lao ??n, tông gãy nát m?t c?t ?i?n bên ???ng. Phát hi?n chi?c xe ?ang lao v? phía mình, ch? Mai v?i hô hào ?? m?i ng??i cùng tránh. Khi t?t c? v?a nh?y ra ngoài c?ng là lúc chi?c container ?p ??n tông s?p m?t góc ti?m t?p hóa.T?i hi?n tr??ng, chi?c xe ??u kéo lao th?ng vào c?n nhà, bánh xe phía tr??c bên ph?i b? n? l?p, gãy lìa kh?i xe. M?t tr? ?èn cao th? c?ng b? chi?c xe tông vào gãy nát.Tr??c ?ó, m?t s? c? giao thông khác liên quan ??n “hung th?n” container ?ã x?y ra vào r?ng sáng 29/3 t?i qu?c l? 22 ?o?n ch?y qua ngã ba Vi?t H?ng, ?p ?ông Lân, xã Bà ?i?m, huy?n Hóc Môn. Xe container mang BKS: 51C-08177 kéo theo r?-mooc BS: 51R-9569 l?u thông trên qu?c l? 22 h??ng t? C? Chi v? C?u V??t An S??ng. Khi ??n ??a ?i?m trên, chi?c container phóng nhanh, tài x? xe không làm ch? t?c ?? ?ã leo lên d?i phân cách r?i cán nát nhi?u kh?i bê tông trên ???ng. V? tai n?n x?y ra khi?n ??u container b? h? h?ng n?ng, ??u xe b? móp và hàng ch?c mét d?i phân cách b? cày nátChúng tôi có m?t t?i ?ây vào lúc 16g30, hi?n tr??ng v?n còn nguyên v?n. Nhi?u ng??i dân thu?t l?i, tr??c ?ó chi?c xe ??u kéo 51E-002.85 kéo theo container 40 feet lao vun vút trên Qu?c l? 22, khi ??n tr??c nhà s? 360 ??t ng?t chuy?n h??ng. ??u xe ?âm th?ng vào dãy bê tông phân cách làn ???ng dành cho xe máy r?i húc ?? và kéo m?t tr? ?i?n ?i h?n 5m vào n?m g?n trong mái hiên ti?m t?p hóa Cát Tiên.
    Tr? ?i?n d??i g?m xe   ( ?nh : T?p hóa ) Nhi?u ng??i có m?t g?n ?ó ?ã v?i tháo ch?y nh?ng bên trong ti?m t?p hóa khách hàng ?ang r?t ?ông, không ai hay bi?t tai h?a s?p giáng xu?ng. Sau nhi?u ti?ng ??ng m?nh, m?i ng??i nhìn ra ??u xe ch? còn cách n?i mình ??ng kho?ng 1m. 

    Bà Nguy?n Th? Kim Mai, ch? c?a hàng Cát Tiên cho bi?t: r?t may xe k?p d?ng l?i nh? húc vào tr? ?? mái hiên. N?u không, tai h?a s? kh?ng khi?p b?i lúc ?ó trong ti?m r?t ?ông khách.

    ??u xe ?âm th?ng vào ti?m t?p hóa ( ?nh : T?p hóa )Quan sát hi?n tr??ng, chúng tôi ghi nh?n toàn b? chi?c xe n?m v?t ngang, t? bên trong ti?m t?p hóa ló ra m?t ???ng. ??u xe hoàn toàn bi?n d?ng. Cây tr? ?i?n b? kéo ?? gãy thành nhi?u khúc. Mái hiên ti?m t?p hóa ?? g?c ph? lên mui xe ??u kéo.

    Lái xe nhanh chóng r?i kh?i xe. C? quan ch?c n?ng ?ã k?p th?i có m?t b?o v? hi?n tr??ng ch? c? quan ?i?u tra ??n l?p biên b?n.Ngu?n : T?p hóa