Billboard Update for Issue 10/13/07 and Idol Record News

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  • …And the Idols who still have a presence on the Billboard 200 have seen their albums dip even further this week from last week’s lackluster showing. The highest charting CD is Daughtry at #41. Carrie Underwood’s “Some Hearts” follows at #75, Kelly Clarkson’s “My December” at #99, and Elliott Yamin at #122. Upcoming new releases from Elliott Yamin (10/14), Carrie Underwood (10/23), Bo Bice (10/23), Jordin Sparks (11/20) and Blake Lewis (11/27), should soon add a little Idol heat to the Billboard 200.
  • With the release of Jordin Sparks’ single, “Tattoo” to iTunes last week, comes its debut to the Billboard Hot 100, at #58. “Tattoo” also debuts at #21 on the Hot Digital Tracks and #22 on Hot Digital Songs. It climbs from #70 to #32 on the Pop 100 and #40 to # 36 on the Pop 100 Airplay charts. The digital single sold 33, 780 copies its first week.
  • My Bad. Daughtry’s rock single “Crashed” debuted on the Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks chart LAST week and I inadvertently left it off. Sawry. The good news is that it debuted at #32 last week   and climbed three spots to #35 this week…

Idol Record News

  • Check out Kelly Clarkson’s new video for “Don’t Waste Your Time” at Anyone still under the impression that “My December” is full of depressing pop dirges, needs to check this out. This song, or the bright and poppy “How I Feel” would have made good first singles from “My December” in my very humble opinion.
  • Idol Christmas music coming your way: Elliott Yamin releases a Target exclusive Christmas album on October 14 as part of the NBC Sounds of the Season music collection. Check out the track list here. Carrie Underwood and Kellie Pickler are featured on “Hear Something Country”. Carrie Underwood sings “Do You Hear What I Hear” and Kellie Pickler? “Santa Baby.”
  • Jon Peter Lewis has teamed up with Authentic Records out of Des Moines Iowa. Not only will they be distributing his debut CD “Stories From Hollywood, ” JPL will also have the opportunity to tour with bands from Authentic’s roster, like The Nadas and the Josh Davis Band.   Without label support, it’s been nearly impossible for Jon to get together any kind of a decent tour.   Authentic’s roster is comprised mostly of rootsy folk, rock and blues and will introduce him to an entirely new audience.   That’s a good thing.
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