Billboard – Chart Date 07/12/2014

Idol’s Danny Gokey (8th season, 3rd place) debuts on top of the Christian Album and Christian & Gospel Album charts with “Hope In Front of Me”. Miranda Lamber (Nashville Star) and Carrie Underwood (Season 4 Idol Winner) top the Hot Country Songs and Country Streaming charts with their “Somethin’ Bad” duet. Cher Lloyd is featured on Demi’s “Really Don’t Care” which topped the Billboard Twitter Track chart this week. Voice contestant Gwen Sebastian is featured on Blake Shelton’s “My Eyes” which topped the Country Airplay chart this week. AGT’s Lindsey Stirling has been topping the Classical Cross-over chart for the last 9 weeks. Her single “Shatter Me” is also topping the Classical Digital charts for its 10th week.

Also this week, the SoundScan mid-year report is out. Album sales are down, Stream Album Equivalents (SEA – 1500 streams equals 1 album) double and Vinyl Albums continue to see gains (up 40%). The decline of physical albums continues to outpace the rise of other album sales. Total album sales (including TEA (10 tracks equals 1 album) and SEA) is 227M (235M). Digital Album Sales (including TEA) 113.2M (129.1M). SEA 46.9M (24.8M). Most spun song on radio “Happy”. Market Share: UMG 38.1%; Sony 27.9%, Warner 18.8% Indies 14.3%. Genres: Rock 34.7%, R&B 15.3%, Country 12.2%. Store Share: Download Stores 44.5%, Mass Market (like Walmart): 23.2%, Non-Traditional Venues (like Starbucks and Amazon): 13.3%, Chain Stores 11.8%, Indie Stores 7.3%. Read the full report for lots more juicy numbers at BB.

Interesting note: The market share for labels is based on distribution, but BB notes that ownership shows a much different picture. The Indies are increasing significantly on that front. BB promises numbers on that in the coming days.

As we all know, there are approximately 54,198 Billboard charts. This is a summary of just some of those charts and how the Idols/Voicers/XFactorers/AGTers did on them this week. Please feel free to post rankings from your favourite BB chart or any other numbers you care to share. This is the daily numbers thread. The date in the header is the published chart date.

Albums:
Danny Gokey: “Hope in Front of Me”: BB200 40 (NEW); Independent 10 (NEW); Internet 9 (NEW); Christian Album 1 (NEW)
Phillip Phillips: “Behind the Light”: BB200 57 (59);
Lindsey Stirling: “Shatter Me”: BB200 62 (65); Independent 15 (9); Classical X-Over 1 (1)
One Direction: “Midnight Memories“: BB200 74 (76);
Lindsey Stirling: “Linsey Stirling”: BB200 108 (117)
Lucy Hale: “The Road Between”: BB200 140 (126); Country 16 (16)
Cher Lloyd: “Sorry I’m Late”: BB200 153 (128)
Scotty McCreery: “See You Tonight”: Country 42 (49)
Mandisa: “Overcomer”:Christian 23 (21)

Singles:
Miranda Lambert Duet with Carrie Underwood: “Somethin’ Bad”: Hot 100 19 (84); Digital 21 (47); Country Songs 1 (18); Country Airplay 26 (26); Streamin 12 (NEW)
Demi Lovato f. Cher Lloyd: “Really Don’t Care” : Hot 100 37 (83); Digital 25 (RE); Pop 20 (21); Youtube 16 (NEW); Streaming 36 (NEW)
Blake Shelton f. Gwen Sebastian: “My Eyes”: Hot 100 44 (39); Digital 47 (39); Country Airplay 1 (2); Country Songs 7 (4)
One Direction: “You & I”: Hot 100 96 (87); Pop 31 (24); HAC 33 (32);
Phillip Phillips: “Raging Fire”: HAC 20 (15); AAA 8 (6); AC 15 (14)
Daughtry: “Battleships”: HAC 35 (35)
One Direction: “Story of My Life”: AC 5 (5)
Jennifer Hudson: “Walk it Out” f. Timbaland : Adult R&B 24 (24)
The Swon Brothers: “Later On”: Country Airplay 23 (23); Country Song 29 (30)
Cassadee Pope: “I Wish I Could Break Your Heart”: Country Airplay 34 (36); Country Song 35 (38)
Scotty McCreery: “Feelin’ It”: Country Airplay 39 (39); Country Songs 36 (36)
Danielle Bradberry: “Young in America”: Country Airplay 53 (54)
Mandisa: “Back to You”: CAC 13 (12); Christian Songs 16 (14)
Danny Gokey: “Hope in Front of Me”: CAC 18 (18); Christian Songs 9 (11)
Colton Dixon: “More of You”: Christian Songs 10 (44)

HAC: Adult Top 40
Pop: Mainstream Top 40
Digital: Digital Songs

Social:
Jennifer Lopez 11 (4)
One Direction 15 (14)
Shakira 16 (12)
Lucy Hale 29 (17)

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