Here’s this week’s, Billboard Idol Update, now with cute little symbols indicating gold and platinum status! Yay! A triangle equals platinum, the number after it signifies how many times over the record has gone platinum (1, 000, 000 shipped/sales). Little orange circles next to a record signifies gold status (500, 000 shipped/sales).
- Speaking of which: Congratulations to Chris Daughtry for earning triple-platinum status for his debut album, DAUGHTRY. Fantasia’s sophomore effort Fantasia recently earned gold status and Clive Davis’s fav Idol, Kelly Clarkson (not) has earned sextuple platinum status for her album Breakaway.
- Idols are still managing to stay out of the Top 10 of the Billboard 200 this week. The highest charting album is Daughtry, at #13. However, album sales went up for all the Idols on the BB 200 this week, except Fantasia (-7%). Bucky Covington’s debut album sales went up 17% this week.
- However, there is good news for Fantasia. Her single, “When I See You” continues to climb the charts. It is currently #2 on the Hot R&B Singles and Airplay charts.
- Elliott Yamin’s “Wait For You” is also steadily climbing the charts. It’s gone from #34 to #28 on the Billboard Hot 100, #52 to #45 on the Hot 100 Airplay chart, #20 to #16 on the Pop 100, #13 to #12 on the Pop 100 Airplay, and debuts on the Hot Adult Top 40 chart at #40.
- Taylor Hicks’ new single “Heaven Knows” debuts on the Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks chart at #27.
- Chris Daughtry’s “Home” remains at #1 this week on the Hot Adult Top 40 chart.
- Mandisa’s “Only The World” continues in the #1 spot this week on the Hot Singles Sales chart. If TPTB had released souvenir singles, as they have in the past, for Jordin Sparks and Blake Lewis, we might have had either one at the top of this chart this week.
- …but since they decided to release their singles exclusive to iTunes and the American Idol download site, (sales at americanidol.com are not being submitted to Soundscan, so they don’t get included in the the BB charts) Jordin Sparks’ and Blake Lewis’ singles are quickly moving down–and off–the charts.