Billboard Update (08/11/07)

Check out this week’s Billboard Update:

The Highlights:

  • Billboard debuts a new formula this week for compiling the Hot 100 singles chart. The new formula includes songs  and videos streamed by Yahoo! and AOL.   Streaming will account for 5  % of Billboard’s hit calculation initially, with 55% going to airplay and 40% to sales.     Billboard is expected to add additional online services, like Rhapsody, at a later date.
  • Idol album sales continue to decline this week, except for Elliott Yamin, who stays steady from last week (0%) and Kellie Pickler whose “Small Town Girl” climbs from #141 to #99 for a 42% increase.
  • Speaking of Elliott Yamin, his sweet sleeper hit, “Wait For You” debuts on the Rhythmic Top 40 chart at #40.   “Wait For You” climbs from #20 to #14 on the Hot 100 and from #21 to #15 on the Hot 100 Airplay.   It also climbs from #9 to #7 on the Pop 100, #7 to #6 on the Pop 100 Airplay, #25 to #20 on the Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks chart, #34 to #27 on the Hot Adult Top 40, #20 to #16 on the Hot Digital Tracks chart and #22 to #20 on The Hot Digital songs.   The single has sold 464, 174 so far…
  • Idols at #1:   “Now 25” featuring tunes from Carrie Underwood, Kelly Clarkson, Chris Daughtry and Elliott Yamin  keeps its  #1 position this week on the Billboard 200.    Fantasia’s “When I See You” maintains its #1 on the Hot R&B Singles and Airplay charts, and Chris Daughtry’s “Home” remains #1 on the Hot Adult Top 40 chart.
  • Daughtry’s new single, “Over You” debuts on the Pop 100 at #85.
  • Carrie Underwood is working on her new album, slated for an October 23rd release.   Check out her new single “So Small” on AOL.   She’s got a writing credit on this one. This swelling country ballad is headed for hitsville, I have no doubt…
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