Billboard Update 4/28/07

Here it is.   YOUR giant Idols Billboard Update!

The Highlights:

  • All the Idols on the Billboard 200 took a sales hit according to their Soundscan numbers–Daughtry is down -44.9% from the previous week, Carrie Underwood, -33.3%,   Elliott Yamin, -46.4%, Katharine McPhee, -35.7%, Kellie Pickler, -27.5%   and Fantasia -22.0%.
  • According to  Hits Daily Double   “The market was off almost 24% vs. the comparatively robust Easter weekend, down almost 32% vs. same week last year and now down nearly 17% in what has been a sobering year-to-date for the beleaguered biz.”
  • Daughtry’s  “Home”–this year’s Idol boot theme-  makes it’s first appearance on the Hot 100 Airplay at #68.   It’s also climbing other charts–from #43 to #31 on the Billboard Hot 100,   from #32 to #22 on the Pop 100,   from #37 to #28 on the Pop 100 Airplay and from #30 to #22 on the Hot Adult Top 40.   “It’s Not Over” remains in the #1 position on the Hot Adult Top 40.
  • Fantasia’s new single, “When I See U” continues to climb the charts, from #20 to #17 on the Hot R&B Hip-Hop Singles and Tracks Chart.   Ditto Ruben Studdard’s single, Make Ya Feel Beautiful, from #44 to #33.   On the Hot Adult R&B Airplay, Fantasia’s single climbed from #20 to #17 and Ruben’s from #44 to #33.
  • Kimberly Locke’s single “Change” inches closer to the Top Ten on the Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks chart.   It now sits at #11.   Her album, “Based on a True Story” is set to be released  May 1.
  • Carrie Underwood’s single, “Wasted” is again the #1 tune on the Hot Country Singles and Tracks chart.
  • Bucky Covington’s single, “A Different World” is # 24 this week.     Hits Daily Double predicts  the first week sales for Bucky’s debut album, released last week, at 60K.   They predict he’ll be in the Top 10, or possibly even the Top 5 next week in the site’s weekly sales rankings.   Watch Bucky perform songs from his new album at the AT&T Blue Room.
  • Look for Mandisa to hit the charts soon.   She’ll be releasing a single “Only One World” to radio May 11, and the CD Single edition drops on May 22.   Her album is set to be released on July 31.

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