UPDATE2: Hits has revised their estimates today (Oct 6) up to 170-190K
UPDATE: Billboard also predicts Scotty headed for #1, with 160-170K in sales.
The Hits Daily Double 1 day sales predictions are in, and it’s looking good for Scotty McCreery! His debut, Clear as Day, is predicted to come in at #1 with 150K-175k in sales. GO SCOTTY GO!
This is one Idol winner who is living up to the hype.
Mercury Nashville/19/Interscope artist Scott McCreery’s debut studio effort, Clear as Day, will debut at #1 on next week’s HITS Album sales chart with between 150-175k.
That was based on one-day sales figures from those music retailers who aren’t otherwise occupied selling albums to the Wall Street protestors.
The only previous Idol winner who can make that claim is first-season champ Kelly Clarkson, whose RCA debut Thankful, went straight to #1 in 2003. Carrie Underwood didn’t debut at #1 until her second album, Carnival Ride, entered at the top spot in 2007. Daughtry was an Idol runner-up whose second album, 2009’s Leave This Town, debuted at #1.
Suck it Simon Cowell! Ha ha. I’ll be updating Hits predictions all week, so watch out for that!
UPDATE: Looking at a super outdated chart…it’s actually Ruben Studdard in 2003 as the last Idol winner to debut at #1.