Billboard Begins Releasing Year-End Numbers is beginning to roll out year-end chart numbers, and they began today by posting a few charts.   Here’s where the Idols stand so far:

Top New Artists (number of charted titles)
2.   Jordin Sparks (4)
8.     David Cook (13)
10. David Archuleta (7)

Top Country Album Titles:
3.     Carnival Ride, Carrie Underwood
19. Some Hearts, Carrie Underwood

Hot R&B Hip Hop Songs
9. Spotlight, Jennifer Hudson

Top Rock Albums Titles
8. Daughtry

Of course, Idol stalwarts Carrie Underwood and Chris Daughtry are back on the charts in 2008   It’s cool to see Season 7’s dynamic duo, David Cook and David Archuleta, make the Top New Artists chart–that double digit number next to Cook’s name is astounding.   And who would have predicted Jordin Sparks at #2? It’s also super cool to see Season 3’s Jennifer Hudson hit the charts, at long last.

There’s much more to come.   I’ll be posting all of it as soon as the numbers become available…

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