Hits Daily Double is currently predicting 15-20k first week sales for Haley Reinhart’s debut album Listen Up! and Kris Allen’s sophomore album Thank You Camellia.
19/Interscope Idol contestant Haley Reinhart emerges with her well-received debut, Listen Up!, which is on target for 15-20k.
Eighth season Idol winner Kris Allen’s 19/RCA sophomore album, Thank You Camellia, is looking at 15-20k as well after his debut scored 80k out of the box in Nov. ‘09.
Those projections put both Idol alums in the running for a top 20 position on next week’s HDD chart. John Mayer is expected to debut at #1 with 225-250k in 1st week sales according to HDD.
Both Haley and Kris currently have singles on the Hot AC chart: Haley’s “Free” sits at #32 and Kris’s “The Vision Of Love” sits at #35. Kris has been promoting his album with FOX satellite interviews, radio gigs, and a performance yesterday on Live With Kelly. Haley has been promoting her album with performance sets and interviews with a variety of internet, radio, and TV media outlets. Both had performances on Idol earlier this season. It would be fair to say the first week sales reflect the size of their committed core fanbases at this point. The hope in both cases will be that their singles catch on and get more people aware of and interested in their albums.