View this week’s Idol Billboard chart here.
- Idol related CD’s occupy the #1 and #2 spots on the Billboard 200 this week.
- Chris Daughtry’s “DAUGHTRY” is the #1 album this week on the Billboard 200. It’s also #1 on the Rock Chart and the Billboard Comprehensive Albums chart. According to Billboard, “DAUGHTRY”, “debuted at No. 2 in November and has not been lower than No. 11 since. Sales increased 30% over last week, likely due to last week’s premiere of the new season of Idol and the continued strong performance of the single “It’s Not Over” on the top 40 and Hot AC charts.”
- “Dreamgirls”, featuring Jennifer Hudson, drops to the #2 spot on the Billboard 200.
- However, according to Billboard, it was another “dire” week in music retail, ” …the third in a row that the No. 1 Billboard 200 album has shifted less than 100, 000 copies. The last time this happened was in May and June of 1991, shortly after Billboard began using SoundScan sales data on the chart.”
- Kellie Pickler’s appearance as guest host on The View last week gave her numbers a nice bounce. “Small Town Girl” jumped from #83 to #51 on the Billboard 200, and #13 to #8 on the Country Album Chart.
- Kimberly Locke has a new single, “Change”. You can check it out on her MySpace. “Change” debuts at #25 on the Adult Contemporary Chart.
- Clay Aiken’s single “A Thousand Days” debuts at #29 on the Adult Contemporary Chart.
- Bucky Covington’s single, “A Different World” moves 10 spots on the Country Singles Chart, from #57 to #47.