Idol Billboard Update for Issue 11/24/07

This week’s big Billboard chart right here.

The Highlights:

  • Carrie Underwood watch: This week, “Carnival Ride” drops from 3-5 on the Billboard 200. It sold 120, 771 this week–a 29% sales drop from the previous week. Total so far: 818, 397.
  • According to Fred Bronson’s Chart Beat column, Carrie Underwood’s massive single, “Before He Cheats” is the 3rd longest running song on the Billboard Hot 100 of all time. It’s been sitting on the chart for 63 weeks. At #2 is Jewel’s “You Were Meant For Me” 65 weeks, and LeAnn Rimes’ “How Do I Live?” at 69 weeks, both records set back in 1997. That makes “Before He Cheats” #1 in the 21st century. Heh, heh… “Before He Cheats” takes the #43 spot on the chart this week.
  • Jordin Sparks watch: Congrats to Jordin for making the Billboard Hot 100 Top 20. Jordin’s single “Tattoo” had a nice healthy climb from #27 to the #18 spot this week. It continues to climb on other charts as well: Hot 100 Airplay: 50-43 Pop 100: 21-14 Pop 100 Airplay: 20-14 Hot Digital Tracks: 15-13 Hot Digital Songs: 17-14 (digital sales up 26% 47, 047 Total: 245, 106). Tattoo debuts on the Hot Adult Top 40 at #39.
  • Kellie Pickler’s waterworks at the CMA awards last week gave her a nice bounce on the charts this week. Her album “Small Town Girl” re-entered the Billboard 200 after a 9-week absence at #144 (This week:5, 605 Last week: 2, 000 Total: 648, 899) . It rose 56-31 on the Top Country Albums Chart. Her latest single “Things That Never Cross a Man’s Mind” climbed 39-33 on Hot Country songs. And finally….”I Wonder” had a 943% increase in digital download sales over last week! Last week’s total: 1, 293 This week: 13, 486 Total: 189, 823.

(photo above: Carrie Underwood tapes her performance for the NBC Christmas at Rockefeller Center special November 28)

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