Billboard Update for Issue 2/02/08

Here it is.   This week’s Idol Billboard Update:

The Highlights:

  • The winter doldrums continue for Chris Daughtry,  Daughtry and Carrie Underwood, Carnival Ride.   Sales numbers are down -14% (19, 395)  and -11% (19, 208) respectively.    However, Jordin Sparks, Jordin Sparks is up 1% (12, 569) and Carrie Underwood’s debut Some Hearts is up 15% (10, 590) from last week! Interesting.   Blake Lewis, Audio Day Dream,  continues to slip, but only -7% (5, 408)  this week.  
  • Billboard 200 chart positions:   Daughtry (Chris Daughtry)  20 (19), Carnival Ride (Carrie Underwood)  24 (21), Jordin Sparks (Jordin Sparks)  48 (51) Some Hearts (Carrie Underwood)  57 (72), Audio Day Dream (Blake Lewis)  118 (111).
  • Elliott Yamin, Elliott Yamin re-enters the Top Independent Albums chart at #41.
  • While Jordin Sparks, “Tattoo” appears to have peaked on the charts (from 9-12 on the Hot 100, although it debuts on the Rhythmic Top 40 chart at #40)   Her new single, “No Air” a duet with Chris Brown, is climbing steadily up the charts.   From 69-53 on the Hot 100, 39-31 on the Pop 100, and  34-30 on the Pop 100 Airplay.   It makes a big leap–72-34 on the Hot Digital songs and debuts on Hot Digital Tracks at #30.
  • Carrie Underwood, “All-American Girl” debuts at #91 on the Pop 100. It climbs from 68-64 on the Hot 100, 59-57 on the Hot 100 Airplay,  and holds steady at #12 on the Hot Country songs chart. It’s #83 on the Canadian Hot 100.  
  • Carrie Underwood, “So Small” debuts at #27 on the Hot Christian Adult Contemporary chart.
  • Mandisa, “God Speaking” debuts on the Hot Christian Songs chart at #26.   It sits at the #18 spot on the Hot Christian Adult Contemporary chart.
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