This week’s American Idol Billboard chart. Just for you. On the Billboard 200 this week, every Idol album took a hit this week.
Highlights from this week’s chart:
- “Now 24” the latest edition of the extremely popular hit Top 40 compilation series debuts on the Billboard 200 at #2. Daughtry’s hit song, “It’s Not Over” is featured on the album. “It’s Not Over” is again, #1 for the 7th week in a row on the Hot Adult Top 40 chart. It also rose from #21 to #18 on the Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks chart.
- Although Elliott Yamin’s debut fell from #3 to #28 on the Billboard 200, it has maintained it’s #1 position this week on the Top Independent Albums chart. It’s also #29 on the Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums chart. You can check out some of Elliott’s live performances at Rehearsals.com and AT&T Blue Room.
- Bucky Covington’s single, “A Different World” sits at #27 after 12 weeks on the Hot Country Singles and Tracks chart. Bucky’s debut album drops on April 17. Tonight he performs at the Grand Ole Opry. The GAC country music channel will broadcast the show–check out the schedule here.
- Fantasia’s single “When I See You” climbs from #27 to #20 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart. The Soundtrack for “Happy Feet” re-enters the Billboard 200 at #85. Fantasia is one of the featured artists on the CD.
- Last week’s guest coach, Gwen Stefani’s album “Sweet Escape” went from #25 to #16 on the Billboard 200–a 64.1% increase.
Ken Barnes of the USA Today Idol Chatter blog has more information about this week’s Idol downturn, including percentages. Also, Ken posts numbers for the Idols who have fallen off the charts:
- Off the chart, Taylor sold 2, 900, down from 3, 400 the previous week. Total: 664, 000. Ruben sold 1, 300, down from 1, 500, for a total of 218, 000. Clay sold 700, down from 800, to bring his total to 507, 000. And Kelly Clarkson sold 4, 300, down a bit from 4, 400, for a total of 5.7 million.
As always, Donna Reynolds sizes up the Idol charts in her Chart Watch column from Foxesonidol.com.