David Archuleta’s new single, “Crush” will debut this week at #2 on the Billboard Hot 100. That’s according to reliable sources who regularly leak Soundscan numbers online.
“Crush” has set some records:
- The highest debut, at #2, on the Hot 100 this year.
- The highest debut of all Idol album singles on the Hot 100
- The highest position of all Idol album singles (tied with Kelly Clarkson’s “Since U Been Gone”) on the Hot 100.
- The highest chart position for an Idol, period, since Taylor Hicks coronation single, “Do I Make You Proud” debuted at #1 in 2006.
I’ll bet I’m missing something! At any rate, thanks to the peeps who confirmed these stats for me. And a big congratulations to David Archuleta on his huge chart debut. It’s an incredible accomplishment.
Check out Kirsten’s Idol Sales News for more Idol sales numbers. Download “Crush” on iTunes.