This week’s Idol Billboard update! YAY!
- All the Idols’ CD’s are pushed down the Billboard 200 to make way for a slew of new entries. There is only one Idol album in the Top 50–Daughtry, at #32. The next to chart is Carrie Underwood’s “Some Hearts” at #61. Mandisa’s “True Beauty”, Bucky Covington’s “Bucky Covington” and Fantasia’s “Fantasia” all fell off the Billboard 200 this week.
- Reba McEntire’s “Reba Duets” album, featuring Kelly Clarkson singing “Because of You” debuted at #1 this week. The single, “Because of You” has spent 13 weeks on the Hot 100 and is currently at #51. It sits at #14 on the Hot Country Songs chart.
- Carrie Underwood’s single “So Small” breaks the Hot Country Songs Top 10 at #10.
- Wow! Check it out! Elliott Yamin’s single “Wait For You” is still hanging in the Top 20 of the Billboard Hot 100 after 23 weeks on the chart.
- Daughtry’s “Home” keeps the #1 spot on the Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks chart for the 8th straight week.
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- Bucky Covington was recently in Bowling Green, KY to shoot a music video for his latest video “It’s Good To Be Us.” It’s being taped at Balance MX Motocross in Oakland. The video should be completed in about a month.
- Kellie Pickler will be back in the studio in January to record the follow-up to her debut CD. She and fellow country music newcomer Taylor Swift have written a song together. Kellie says it’s about an ex she dated for four years who knocked up another woman while she was dating him! Sounds like a country hit to me. Heh.
- Chris Sligh is featured on Kevin Max’s upcoming album “The Blood” due to be released on December 26. The single will be a duet with Chris, “Run On For a Long Time” and will be released to radio this month.
- Americanidol.com has posted a short release about Blake Lewis’s upcoming album “Audio Day Dream.” The list of producers working with Blake:
Sam Hollander & Sluggo (Gym Class Heroes, Boys Against Girls), JR Rotem (50 Cent, Rihanna, Britney Spears, Sean Kingston), Ryan Tedder (V. CENTRAL TO THE PROJECT), David Hodges (Evanescence), BT, Sean Hurley (Robin Thicke), and Mike Elizondo (Maroon 5, Eminem).