Danny Gokey Debut: Hits Predicts 67K (UPDATE: Sold over 65K)

UPDATE: The official numbers are in–Danny sells over 65K this week, he enters the country music chart at #3 and the Billboard 200 at #4…

Last week’s sales numbers from industry rag Hits Daily Double are in, and they’ve got Danny Gokey’s new album, My Best Days, debuting at #4 with overall sales of 67, 278 for last week.

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According to Brian Mansfield over at Idol Chatter, Danny was 3rd in iTunes sales, behind the Almost Alice compilation and Lifehouse’s Smoke and Mirrors.

Official Soundscan numbers will be in tomorrow, but Hits is often a good predictor of the final numbers.

Hits originally predicted 45-50K for Danny this week. No doubt, his appearance on American Idol last week gave him a very nice sales bump…

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62 Comments

  1. Those are pretty solid numbers for a third place finalist, and well deserved. It’s a good album!

  2. Whoo hoo!!! WTG, Danny. Those #s are impressive considering he’s a new country artist. Blake Shelton is established and sold just 4k more than Danny with his new album.

    Danny’s album is FANTASTIC.

  3. That is so amazing. Congratulations. Especially for Mid March. Wonder what he would have sold during the holiday season. He should be very pleased!

  4. Especially for Mid March.

    Yes, indeed =)

    Very good numbers for mid March. And its only the beginning; the album is great and hopefully will sell itself.

    Now hoping for good second week sales

  5. Great debut week for Danny! I think he’s going to have some staying power on the album charts (touring with Sugarland should help). I couldn’t be happier for him. He really made the most of his Idol appearance.

  6. I never would have thought Danny would sell that many for the first week, but he obviously worked very hard and earned this….. congratulations are definitely in order…..and in a big way!

    Good job Danny!

  7. I was pleasantly surprised to see the final chart pop up with that estimated figure. I honestly didn’t expect the AI bump to be that huge either.

    Congrats to Danny!

  8. Oh Danny!!! That’s so awesome! He pretty much made a big statement that he will be around for a while!
    Does anyone know what Allison sold her first week?

    I’m sure RCA is very happy with what Danny did this week!
    He was such a great guy when I met him… Very happy

  9. The only surprise for me is that I thought it would be more. I’ve been the most optimistic on this website, I believe. :-) Oh well, I’m hoping he cracks 70K, I like that number more. lol

  10. Very solid debut numbers for Danny and #4 on Billboard ain’t bad either. He has been working extremely hard and deserves it. His single will also make the top 30 country songs on Billboard this week.

    Here’s the article from HDD:

    LADY A-GAIN!

    Six Debuts in the Top 10, Including Blake Shelton, Danny Gokey and Almost Alice Soundtrack

    http://www.hitsdailydouble.com/news/newsPage.cgi?news07970

  11. congrats to danny! incredible accomplishment!

    can’t help but feel this is how jive should have handled allison’s release rather than toss her in with all the big hitters last fall. oh well.

  12. If those numbers become official, it will put Danny’s album between Kellie Pickler’s Small Town Girl (79,133) and Bucky Covington’s self-named album (60,814) for first-week debut album sales. Not bad for Danny!

  13. Congratulations to Danny. This is fantastic. :) I am very happy for him. His album is a good album, and he has worked very hard and definitely deserves this.

  14. That’s great for Danny. If it holds true, that’s well above what I was guessing for him. Looks like he got a major bump off his Idol appearance after all. From what I’ve read, he’s worked really hard to promote this album, so good for him.

    Don’t know how he would have done if his album had been released in the Black Friday period. Probably not as well given all the competition. But that doesn’t matter, since his management obviously picked a good time to release it, and, as I say, Danny has worked very hard on it.

  15. I have no doubt Danny will continue to sell. He will easily reach gold in about 2-3 months. He needs a second single to achieve that but I see it happening.

  16. I’m sure RCA is very happy with what Danny did this week!

    I’m not sure major labels get very excited about 67k first-week units moved. There was some indication that Jive might not have been ecstatic about Kris’s 80k. Some have even called that a disappointment. For most Idols, I think first-week sales are largely Idol fan sales. Certainly by the end of the second week, that barrel is likely pretty well emptied. RCA is probably hoping Danny’s appearances will cause his sales numbers to expand rapidly with non-Idol buyers.

  17. Larc, I’m led to believe that RCA may be pleased with these numbers. I was hearing several reports of stores being sold out of his album…which could mean that his label/management didn’t anticipate these sales. In this day and age where album sales are much lower than they were several years ago, these numbers are impressive for Danny. Jive may not have been happy with Kris’s #s cause his album was released in the height of the Christmas sales…when sales are at least double than what they are the rest of the year. JMO and speculation. :)

  18. 67,000 sales is excellent for a March release and with no national promotion except for the Idol performance. Great news for Danny!

  19. I have no doubt Danny will continue to sell. He will easily reach gold in about 2-3 months. He needs a second single to achieve that but I see it happening.

    Let’s not get ahead of ourselves. Weeks 3 & 4 will probably be a better indication of Danny’s future sales as the buying frenzy wears off. His album is already down on iTunes (#13). Actually, as far as singles, Danny would be on his third announced single with the next one.

  20. Actually, as far as singles, Danny would be on his third announced single with the next one.

    That is a misleading statement. One might infer from it that there was a failed first single. That is not true. The label changed its mind about what track to release as the first single. “It’s Only” was never released for adds to radio or to any outlet for sale as a single. The next single will be the second one.

    But hey! This is great! I am so happy for Danny. Clearly the AI crowd remembers him, and he has been working very hard to lay the groundwork to gain new fans in country music. I could not be happier for him.

  21. Brian Mansfield also earlier said that Bucky Convington debut at 61K was considered very impressive for a male country artist – who usually do not sell over 60K, the first time out.

    Congratulations to Danny. He has worked so hard for this.

    Larc: Kris’ debut at 80K was considered the weakest showing of all the AI winners. The winner usually gets more promotion, but has higher expectations to sell. Danny did not win AI nor was in the finals. Even HDD call their first prediction of 45K – 50k an “impressive” debut for a country male artist.

  22. I have no doubt Danny will continue to sell. He will easily reach gold in about 2-3 months. He needs a second single to achieve that but I see it happening.

    Considering the rate in which he’s falling now, post idol appearance, that’s a little premature. He needs to get some solid airplay and do some more tv promotion just to maintain.
    That said, ‘bravo’ to him. He’s doing very well.

  23. When Bucky Covington sold 60K albums his first week, it was the biggest debut album from a male country singer in 10 years. The previous record had been set by Billy Ray Cyrus. So Danny’s opening week of 67K may be the best debut week for a male country singer since Bucky. Country artists seem to build their careers sLOwly (Unless they’re from Idol).

  24. When Bucky Covington sold 60K albums his first week, it was the biggest debut album from a male country singer in 10 years. The previous record had been set by Billy Ray Cyrus. So Danny’s opening week of 67K may be the best debut week for a male country singer since Bucky. Country artists seem to build their careers sLOwly (Unless they’re from Idol).

    I read that Bucky’s record at the time, now surpassed by Danny, was the best selling debut album for a male country artist since 1992. Nearly two decades :) Even Darius Rucker coming in with big name recognition from his previous career apparently was lower than Bucky, although for some of this should consider the relative market differences.

    Very impressive for Danny in country music terms, especially in these tougher times for music sales. He sold nearly as many albums as the very popular Blake Shelton’s much cheaper EP, and ~50% or so more than Easton Corbin’s quite successful debut album which is at #10 on the HDD projection with ~44,000 in sales.

  25. I’m not sure major labels get very excited about 67k first-week units moved. There was some indication that Jive might not have been ecstatic about Kris’s 80k.

    I would bet his label is pretty happy about 67k; esp., if you look at what the top 3 above him sold. Except for Lady A; the other two didn’t sell a heck of a lot more than him. March sales are definitely lower. Many were predicting doom and gloom with Danny releasing so far from the Idol season, when people were already moving on to S9.
    If Jive was indeed not happy; I would imagine it is because there is no greater PR than winning AI; and sales are highest during the Christmas shopping period. I don’t think it is a valid comparison between 67k in March from a third place finisher and 80k in late November from the AI champ. Not that I want to compare between AI people anyway; Danny has moved on and his fans prefer to compare him and consider him a country artist now.
    Yes, he got a good AI bump; but remember he was predicted to sell 45-50k even before that; even Billboard called that impressive and knew he would at least be in the top 10.

    Weareallinnocent: I like 70k better too; we’ll see what the final #’s are! And remember; he really sold 1k more that the final (those 1000 street violation sales from the prior week, lol-I was one of them-oops!)

  26. Yes, he got a good AI bump; but remember he was predicted to sell 45-50k even before that; even Billboard called that impressive and knew he would at least be in the top 10.

    I had thought that the 45,000-50,000 that HDD originally predicted for Danny was nice and impressive. I think that it’s even greater that it looks like he got a really nice boost from AI possibly around 17,000.

    Danny did a good job or promoting himself and his music on AI. He had almost 12,000 people on his official website after he performed on AI last Thursday. And at least an additional 1,000 to that after the broadcast aired on the west coast. I am glad to see a huge bulk of those people decided to buy his album.

  27. Yes, he got a good AI bump; but remember he was predicted to sell 45-50k even before that; even Billboard called that impressive and knew he would at least be in the top 10.

    That’s true. There was already a good-sized projection for Danny before he even appeared on AI9, and prior to his appearance he hadn’t been particularly promoted a lot. With the show running long, Ryan even forgot to mention the night before that Danny would be performing that Thursday :(

    So the 45-50K were based on residual goodwill/name recognition from AI, the hard work Danny was doing on his radio tour, promotion within country media (Danny’s been all over GAC, for one), etc. In some markets also, his single has gotten good airplay. That seems to vary considerably based on the radio station format. Some are very restrictive and rarely play anything outside the top hits. Others are more open, and in some of those cases have been playing MBD with reasonable frequency.

    If Sony has shipped another 127,000 albums to stores, that seems like a good indicator. I do wonder if stores were more conservative in what they ordered for Danny’s album given the lower overall sales for AI8 and the difficult economy. If they under-estimated interest, hopefully that will give Danny some good momentum into further sales weeks.

    And at some point, we should find out when he is booked for GMA, Ellen, Regis & Kelly, etc. Perhaps more outlets as his successful return visit to AI9, good sales result, and higher radio chart placing may open more doors for him.

    We’re kind of losing sight of it with the sales focus, but Danny’s moved up to the top 30 on the mediabase (#30) and Billboard country charts (#29), which is a nice milestone for him and will qualify him for more of the country countdown shows.

  28. HDD also predicted that Danny will debut at #4 on Billboard’s Top 200. And it was great to know that stores have ordered an additional 127K of Danny’s album.

  29. Someone mentioned to me that Christian outlets aren’t normally included in these figures. Danny gets some coverage in Christian media, and a lot of word of mouth through church networks.
    There may be a segment of his actual sales we’re not even seeing. I know I saw last month that a Christian online retailer had Danny’s CD as their featured album of the week or month.

  30. WAY too premature to suggest Danny’s album will go gold, especially in 2-3 month time. Kris sold more than Danny will his first week, and his album hasn’t even reached 300K yet — and that’s with a platinum selling single on it! Danny’s single and album are both already sliding down iTunes charts, so it will be interesting to see what kind of drop in sales the album will have in the coming weeks. If he can follow in the footsteps of what Adam’s album has done, then yes, he’ll have a real shot at going gold. But if he follows in the footsteps of what Kris’s album has done, then 500K would be a longshot.

    Still, 67K is a strong number for a debut week, so good for him.

  31. dishwalla

    where did you see stores have ordered 127K more copies of his album?

  32. girlygirl, that is a quote from Danny. he DMed it to a long-time fan who met him recently and was asking him questions today or yesterday on twitter.

  33. Danny is tired of hearing complaints from fans on twitter, lol, about not being able to find his album, that he DM one fan that there are more coming to stores, knowing they would spread it around.

    Saw a screen cap of it, so know it is legit.

  34. steph7449

    oh ok, thanks…well then I won’t take much stock in that number. Seems way high to me. Figure if Danny sold 67K last week, he will likely sell approx 30K next week (it appears a 50-60% drop in 2nd week is fairly standard) — so why would stores order 127K? I may be missing something here in terms of supply/demand, but I don’t get why they would order so many copies until they had a better idea of whether he can sustain sales,

    I’m not doubting that stores ordered more copies — just the 127K figure.

  35. Don’t know why Danny would make that up. Ordering twice as many albums as Danny sold this past week doesn’t seem a huge risk to me for stores, especially those in areas particularly friendly to Danny & country music. He has a lotta fans in certain areas.

    Walmart has Danny’s Soundcheck interview (maybe performance, though I don’t think so yet) scheduled for release next Monday. They may want copies available at their stores to tie in with that. WMSoundcheck was tweeting earlier today that the poster Danny signed at his Soundcheck visit had some 1000 bids coming in from the promotion run through AINow and WMSoundcheck on twitter. On twitter, I also see good word of mouth by people talking about having seen Danny on AI or having picked up his CD and really liking it. Have yet to see anyone who liked Danny, bought his album, and says they were disappointed in it.

    Some 300-500 people reportedly went to see Danny at the Best Buy appearance Sunday in Chicago (video showed up http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hgh2LIqK_Yw ), he had anywhere from 100-300 at other locations. I can’t imagine that there would not be some word of mouth within the retailer chain when store managers have hundreds of people showing up to see Danny, purchasing his CD, and waiting in line for his autograph. Plus the store personnel themselves are hearing Danny sing, and he is really quite impressive live — so I believe that would generate more word of mouth :)

    Sometimes at this site, Danny’s real-world appeal gets underestimated. I went to see Danny last Monday when he stopped at a northern Virginia suburban Best Buy not far from DC. That was on a work day starting during rush hour — three days before he was scheduled to be back in the national exposure of AI9. The people standing around me didn’t realize Danny was going to be back on AI, and had not been following him closely since the show ended. Yet he had left a strong enough impression with them that there were easily 200-250 people there to see him, drawn from some limited local promotion.

  36. Sometimes at this site, Danny’s real-world appeal gets underestimated

    I think that is true for the internet world in general. I don’t know why his fans are less active on the internet; but it does appear so. I know some were just surprised to even see him signed by a major label.

    127k seems an odd # for Danny to pull out of his hat. I doubt he is making it up. It makes sense if you consider there were some stores who didn’t even carry the CD to start with (reports of Wal Marts and Targets in particular), so if some of them are jumping on board it could account for that; not that existing stores expect him to see 127k in the next week.

    Steph: That link of Best Buy is great! Wow, he looks hot and sounds so good; esp. for just the day after his Turner Hall full concert and a full week of daily appearances.

  37. Steph: That link of Best Buy is great! Wow, he looks hot and sounds so good; esp. for just the day after his Turner Hall full concert and a full week of daily appearances.

    One thing that bonds Danny with his fans is how much he invests in his appearances. He’s not just showing up in these stores to sing a song or two. He did a full six songs with 3-piece band behind him when I saw him at the Virginia Best Buy location. And that’s just a flippin’ Best Buy store. And he’s been doing that, or similar appearances, day in and day out most weeks since Thanksgiving.
    People really appreciate I think, that he values their time to deliver a substantial, quality performance every time, plus all the effort to do autographs, pose for pics, etc. I don’t know that that is a norm. I remember seeing a media person in the midwest somewhere, who interviewed Danny after having seen him perform at a radio station stop. She was quite shocked and said so on air that Danny had sung so many songs at that type of appearance, when she’d gone in expecting to hear just one or two.

  38. No ands, ifs or buts about it. Danny is certainly exceeding the expectations of the peanut gallery.

  39. forgot to mention but — agree, Danny does look good in that Best Buy video, and his voice seems to be holding up well there although that may not be his most challenging song vocally.

    You couldn’t see the big big crowd in that video’s vantage point — but boy, you sure can hear them ;)

    I can see why the radio station peep was tweeting afterward about how crazy that was with the crowd energy and the performance.

  40. I can’t believe it after hearing it, because the album stinks. But that’s just my opinion of course. Didn’t like him on Idol and can’t stand him even more now.

  41. steph, his voice sounded good but he sounded a little croaky when he was talking. I’m glad he finally got a day off today, I hope he didn’t say one word to anyone. But I truly doubt that was the case!

  42. steph, his voice sounded good but he sounded a little croaky when he was talking. I’m glad he finally got a day off today, I hope he didn’t say one word to anyone. But I truly doubt that was the case!

    Danny’s voice showed a little strain once or twice even when I saw him last Monday, and then he had one or more performances every day since then until today. So yeah, he certainly deserves a day off, or more than one, just to relax and absorb what he’s accomplished so far.

    Seems like it is a short break though. Have read that he has another concert at a club in TN tomorrow, and then the Jeffrey Steele fundraiser performance Thursday plus Danny’s second Opry visit to perform at both Opry concerts this Saturday. And, quick trip to Boston for another concert/fundraiser for St. Judes in between.

    Not sure much of that counts as rest :)

    Just read this at another site, awwwww — fan talking with Brandon Fraley — Danny’s keyboard player and background vocalist

    I imagined he was sorry that his wife Jamie wasn’t part of the tour. (She works as a back up singer for Carrie Underwood.) He told me that Jamie is a huge fan of Danny and she wants to sing with Danny whenever her schedule allows. (which explains the Sony Christmas party and her performing at the CRS with Danny.) He said she encouraged him to be Danny’s keyboardist.

  43. It’s too bad Jamie couldn’t have joined Danny’s tour, but I guess Carrie had dibs. Maybe sometime in the future, though.

  44. WAY too premature to suggest Danny’s album will go gold, especially in 2-3 month time.

    I don’t think gold in 2-3 months is in the cards. Elliott — another third place finisher who released in March — sold 90,000 his first week and then had a top 10 song for the *year* on both top 40 and HAC…. Wait for You was heard literally *everywhere* that year (although being an indie Elliott got hardly any tv promotion, admittedly) … And it took his album 6 months to go gold.

    Elliott had some handicaps, being on an independent label and not being a country singer, but he also had a boost over Danny — releasing in 2007 when more people were still kind of buying music.

  45. I’m sure Jamie loves singing with Carrie, but could imagine she’d love to tour with Danny especially while her husband is on the road with him. I saw Brandon tweeting that he was going to miss Jamie for some 2-3 months while she’s out on Carrie’s Play On tour, that’s got to be hard.

    I don’t know if or when Danny’s CD might go gold, but certainly something a nice question to even be able to think about :) Brian Mansfield put up a post today repeating that Danny’s first album is the best debut for a new country artist since 1992.

    http://content.usatoday.com/communities/idolchatter/post/2010/03/danny-gokeys-my-best-days-sells-65k-in-first-week/1
    Danny Gokey enters the country album-sales chart at No. 3 and The Billboard 200 at No. 4. having sold more than 65,000 copies of My Best Days in his first week. That’s a few thousand better than Bucky Covington did with his debut a few years back, and I believe (I’m sure RCA will have a press release with the specifics later today) that gives My Best Days the best first-week numbers for any new male country act since Billy Ray Cyrus’ Some Gave All did about 90,000 back in 1992.

    Appears that would even include Darius Rucker at around ~60k sales, who Brian apparently didn’t count due to an older solo album I don’t remember hearing much about.

  46. Per Brian Mansfield. Soundscan has Danny at 65k. So hdd overestimated a little. Not unusual regardless 65k is fantastic for Danny

  47. Excellent. RCA can now use the PR that Danny has broken the debut record set by Billy Ray Cyrus. I think Bucky topped out at around 380K for so. We’ll see how Danny does with 19 behind him.

  48. Sorry, I mean Danny has had the best opening week since Billy Ray Cyrus. Danny is looking good these days so that should help as well. Next stop, some national TV promo: Regis, Ellen, etc. Not sure Leno books country artists.

  49. So the HDD estimate came in a little high? Brian Mansfield now says Danny sold 65K this week. Still very solid.

  50. Danny did very nicely selling his debut album…and he, along with other Idols, have shown that coming off of the show does help with a buying fan base. Now the interesting thing will be to see, if without the AI promo, his sales will hold up and “country” fans will embrace his album. If he continues to sell well then I will firmly give him high kudos even though he isn’t my favorite person or artist.

  51. For the Danny fans a recap of his performanc this Monday in MI, sorry I am so long winded…..

    On Monday night I watched Danny perform at Diamond Back Saloon in Belleville, MI. Our local country station gave away free tickets to the show (my sister knows the owner of the bar so she got us tickets). There were about 1,000 people in attendance with a good mixture of ages and genders. First, let me say that TV does not do Danny’s voice justice. That boy can flat out sing. I liked Danny on AI. I know many people could not understand why the judges were pimping his singing so much, but after hearing him live, I can see why. He has this really great soulful vibe when he sings that did not come through on TV, he was throwing out notes left and right and every one was pitch perfect. (I was surprised to learn that his choir director job was a night job, he also worked days driving an 18 wheeler). Danny was very sweet, funny, relaxed and had great stage presence. He sang songs off his new album and covered “What Hurts the Most” and “Back at One.” He did some funny bantering with the audience when he dedicated “Back at One” to all the ladies and told them to make sure that the man in their lives treated them right, because they deserved it and then commented the one thing he didn’t understand about women is why it takes them 3 hours to shop for clothes (how did he know it took me two hours to find the top I was wearing that night…freaky). After he finished his last song the audience gave him a standing O and someone yelled out “PYT!” He turned to this bass player and said, “sorry I don’t think the band knows that one.” After some encouragement from the crowd he sang the first verse and then the audience started clapping along and his bass player joined in and we were treated to an impromptu a cappella version of PYT. After the show he stayed to signed autographs for everyone but we were told we could not take photos with him as he had to catch a plane (which turned out not to be entirely true LOL!).

    My sister and I hung out at the bar for about a half an hour after the band left and then decided to grab something to eat at family diner near the bar. As we were pulling into the restaurant, we see Danny and his band get out of a white van. We couldn’t believe it (so much for having to catch that plane). I kept asking me sister, “are you sure that was him.” The restaurant was not very crowded when we got inside and after we were seated we realized that it was him and he was sitting just two tables away from us. We kept debating whether to go over to his table. Since they were not eating yet my sister finally got up, (I heard her mumble “balls to the wall” as she got up from our table) walked over to his table, apologized for interrupting and said that we had just been at his concert and would he mind if we got a quick picture. He laughed and said “sure girls come on over.” My sister flagged me over and Danny got up from his seat and shook my hand. I told him the show was great, I really loved his CD and that I was having a very difficult year (which I am) and that his music really connected with me. He said “I am sorry to hear that, I am really glad it inspires you, thank you so much.” We both got our pictures and thanked him again. Funny side note, when I sat back down a guy in the booth next to me asked if they were famous and I said “no just some old friends from high school,” I am not sure he believed me LOL! As we were on our way out of the restaurant we told him thanks again and to have a safe trip home. He said “thanks ladies have a great night.”

    I know many people were turned off by Danny on AI because they felt he talked too much about his deceased wife and was using it to get sympathy. He did talk about Sophia last night (I did not know they were together for 11 years). If anything, he sounded like someone who was doing his best turn a positive into something very tragic (apparently Sophia’s death was unexpected, she was given a 90% chance to recover from the surgery she died from) and he really does want people to find some inspiration in his story. Having recently gone through a very difficult time myself (ever feel like life just hits you with on bad thing after another? That sums up my year) I can understand where he is coming from and I, for one, appreciate his willingness to share his grief. Sometimes seeing other people go through a difficult situation and come out on the other end OK inspires you to just keep pushing on (even when some days you just want to bury your head in the sand and give up).

    On a interesting side note, when I got home last night and told my husband what happened and told him about some of the backlash Danny received on AI (he does not watch the show and does not know anything about Danny) he said “so what if he talks about his wife all the time, if I lost you I don’t think I would ever stop talking about you, they would probably have to lock me up.”

    Anyway, I really enjoyed the show and thought he was a sweet, sincere person (and did I mention the boy can saaang!)

  52. Besides the record of highest debut sales in 18 years for a country artist he also made this record:

    Highest digital first week download sales of a debut country artist ever (19,000)

    Country fans aren’t big digital fans; so that must be AI fans or perhaps more did download since his album was in short supply at stores.

  53. Julie Ann, thanks so much for sharing your recap, that was great! I was so touched by your comment from your husband, that was so sweet.

  54. Julie, yes, your hubbie is a keeper =)

    Now the interesting thing will be to see, if without the AI promo, his sales will hold up and “country” fans will embrace his album. If he continues to sell well then I will firmly give him high kudos even though he isn’t my favorite person or artist.

    Danny is my favorite person and artist from AI ever; so I am really hoping that RCA Nash will be successful in its rollout and continuation of Danny promo.

  55. Wow, #4 on overall Billboard chart!!!!!

    And setting records for Country.

    Who would have thunk it!

    But I’m not surprised; the album is really good.

  56. Julie Ann, Thanks for that recap. I really enjoyed reading it!

    Congrats to Danny on his first week sales! Great numbers!

  57. Glad to see the confirmed results for Danny’s very successful album launch. Highest sales for male country solo debut since 1992 and “best first-week digital album sales ever recorded by a debut country act.” Not too bad ;) I hope Danny continues to see strong sales this month as the stores that understocked or sold out, receive shipments of his CD.

    First, let me say that TV does not do Danny’s voice justice. That boy can flat out sing. I liked Danny on AI. I know many people could not understand why the judges were pimping his singing so much, but after hearing him live, I can see why. He has this really great soulful vibe when he sings that did not come through on TV, he was throwing out notes left and right and every one was pitch perfect. (Danny was very sweet, funny, relaxed and had great stage presence.

    Julie Ann, thanks for telling us about your experience seeing Danny the other day :) (and fair warning, seeing Danny live in concert can be quite the addictive experience, lol)

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