Billboard Chart Preview – Issue 6/7/08

David Cook

I’m working on the mega Billboard chart I compile every week. With all the new additions, it’s going to take me awhile. In the meantime, I thought you all might want to take a look at the charts mentioned in Billboard article.Check out the Hot 100, Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles, and Hot Digital Songs Chart, after the JUMP…

With the Season 7 competition coming to a close last Wednesday, Billboard is finally able to include the iTunes singles in their chart count. With the official numbers in, there’s now confirmation of what fans had already managed to figure out. The Season 7 Idols are doing very well, indeed, on the charts.

None of the tunes that made this week’s chart were available for sale the entire week. The Idol performance and studio recordings were pulled last Thursday, while the songs from finale week, David Cook’s coronation single, “Time of My Life” went on sale Thursday.

Keeping the short week in mind, makes David Cook’s virtual takeover of the Hot 100 and the Hot Digital Songs chart, all the more impressive. “Time of My Life” debuted at #3 on the Hot 100 and #1 on Hot Digital songs. He’s got a total of 11 songs on the Hot 100, 14 on Hot Digital Songs, and 6 songs on the Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart. David Archuleta lands 3 songs each on the Hot 100, Bubbling Under Hot 100, and Hot Digital Songs Charts. Jason Castro’s “Hallelujah” charts on the Hot 100 Bubbling Under chart.

With so many songs on the charts this week, Cookie set some records:

Cook’s takeover of the Hot 100 shatters the mark for debuts set by Miley Cyrus (as Hannah Montana) in the Nov. 11, 2006, issue, when she placed six new titles on the list. The 11 songs on the chart are the most in a week by any artist in the Nielsen Music era, which began in December 1991 when the chart converted to Nielsen BDS and Nielsen SoundScan data.

His haul also marks the most placements on the list since the Beatles charted 14 songs on the Hot 100 in the week of April 11, 1964.

The 14 tracks on Hot Digital Songs also gives Cook a record for debuts and total songs on that three-year-old chart, besting Hannah Montana’s total output (8) on the Nov. 11, 2006 chart, and Bon Jovi’s six debuts in the May 19, 2007, issue.

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