Here is your Idol Billboard Update. Better late than never.
- Elliott Yamin’s appearance on the Top 3 Results show to sing his single “Wait For You” paid off in a big way. His album Elliott Yamin climbed from #67 to #20 on the Billboard 200. It also climbed back to the #1 spot on the Independent Albums Chart, from #49 to #20 on the Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums chart, and re-entered the Top Digital Albums chart at #14. The single, “Wait For You” climbed from #80 to #31 on the Billboard Hot 100, entered the Hot 100 Airplay at #72, climbed from #45 to #23 on the Pop 100 and from #28 to #24 on the Pop 100 Airplay. The single also entered the Hot Digital Tracks and Hot Digital Songs charts at #19 and #26 respectively.
- As Clive announced on the American Idol Finale, Carrie Underwood’s album “Some Hearts” has gone 6x platinum. The album has shipped 6 million units. Good for Carrie. The album charts at #8 on the Billboard 200 and #2 on the Top Country Albums chart.
- Daughtry’s single “Home” continues to climb the charts, from #13 to #5 on the Billboard Hot 100, #26 to #21 on the Hot 100 Airplay, #11 to #7 on the Pop 100, #12 to #9 on the Pop 100 Airplay, #7 to #4 on the Hot Adult Top 40, #10 to #4 on the Hot Digital Songs, and #7 to #3 on the Hot Digital Tracks chart. Daughtry’s appearance on the finale could bump the single into the #1 position on key charts next week.
- Reba McEntire’s duet with Kelly Clarkson “Because of You” enters the Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart at #42. Her single “Never Again” is stalling on the charts. Her appearance on the Idol finale should give her a bump next week.
- Fantasia, who is currently winning rave reviews on Broadway in the “The Color Purple” also has a single out that’s currently climbing the charts. “When I See You” has climbed from #71 to #62 on the Billboard Hot 100, from #46 to #36 on the Hot 100 Airplay, from #14 to #8 on the Hot R&B Hip Hop Singles and Tracks chart and from #14 to #8 on the Hot R&B Hip Hop Airplay chart.
- Maroon 5’s “This Love, ” sung by Blake Lewis on Top 3 night, has re-entered the Hot Digital Tracks and Hot Digital Songs charts, both at #41. Maroon 5’s album “Songs About Jane” re-enters the Top Pop Catalog chart at #5.
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Idol Record News
- Season 5’s Ace Young has been signed to S Curve Records. His CD is set to drop in September with a single released in July. The album is being executive produced by Desmond Child, with songs written by Diane Warren (who has written for many Idols including Taylor Hicks and Carrie Underwood) and Andreas Carlson. Ace says he is writing or co-writing all the tunes on the album. All Top 9 Idols from Season 5 have signed record/distribution deals at this point. Taylor Hicks, Katharine McPhee, Elliott Yamin, Chris Daughtry, Paris Bennett, Kellie Pickler and Bucky Covington have all released CDs. Mandisa’s album is due out later this year.
- Bo Bice and Constantine Maroulis from Season 4 are both working on new albums. Bo is recording the album with country producer Frank Liddell, and features Rolling Stones keyboardist Chuck Leavell, Black Crowes drummer Steve Gorman, legendary session guitarist Waddy Wachtel and bluegrass icon David Grisman. It features songs co-written with A.J. Croce (son of Jim Croce) and Chris Tompkins (Carrie Underwood’s “Before He Cheats”). Bo wrote 31 songs for the album and is narrowing down the list to 10-12.Rumor has it that Bo has left RCA. No word on what label will release the CD. It looks like Bo has gone back to his Southern rock roots with a vengeance and is doing his own thing. It makes me think that it’s NOT RCA, but we shall see…Constantine Maroulis’s album “Constantine” will drop August 7th on his own label with distribution from Sony/Red (distributors of Elliott Yamin’s CD). The album features songs co-written with Matchbox Twenty singer Rob Thomas, and Nashville songwriter Angie Aparo. Two songs, “Everybody Loves” and “A Girl Like You” are being featured on “The Bold and The Beautiful.” Constantine currently has a recurring role on the CBS daytime soap.