Idol Billboard Update for Issue 10/18/08

This week’s Idol Billboard Update is right HERE. Lots of debuts this week, let’s do the highlights, shall we?

  • Jennifer Hudson’s debut album Jennifer Hudson debuts big on the Billboard 200.   It enters at #2, selling 217K.   Nice numbers, Jennifer!   Her single “Spotlight” moves into the #2 position on the Hot R&B Songs and Airplay Charts.   It retains it’s #1 on the Hot Adult R&B Airplay chart and holds steady at #6 on the Mainstream R&B/Hip Hop chart.   She got a significant boost on the Hot 100 – 36-29, Hot 100 Airplay, 17-16.   It finally debuts on the Hot Digital Tracks chart at #37 and the Hot Digital Songs chart at #38. Sales increased 145% this week, from 13K-32K for a total of 177K.
  • Kellie Pickler’s sophomore effort, Kellie Pickler debuts at #9, selling 43K.   Her single “Don’t You Know You’re Beautiful” debuts at #3 on the Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart and climbs from 26-25 on the Hot Country Songs chart.
  • David Cook’s new single “Light On” enters the Billboard charts this week.   Here are the numbers:   Hot 100 at #17, Pop 100 – #24, Pop 100 Airplay – #67,   Hot Digital Tracks – #8, Hot Digital Songs – #8, Hot Canadian Digital Singles   – #30, Canadian Hot 100 – #61.   Meanwhile, “Time of My Life” hangs in there.   It holds on to its #1 position on the Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks chart, and re-enters the Hot Digital Songs chart at #71.
  • Bucky Covington’s single “I’ll Walk” enters the Hot 100 at #93 and the Hot 100 Airplay chart at #72.

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