Idol Billboard Update for Issue 12/06/08

In case y’all missed it, here is this week’s Idol Billboard Chart

Some highlights:

  • The new David Cook album had a most excellent debut this week. David Cook, came in third behind heavy-hitters Beyonce at #1 and Nickleback at #2.   He moved a more-than-respectable 280K units his first week.   He topped the Digital Album charts, moving 58, 713 units there, the most ever for a debut artist.   Good job, Cookie!   Here are the rest of his Billboard chart positions:   Top Internet Albums – #2 (behind Il Divo..hm), Top Rock Albums – #2 (behind Nickleback, naturally) and Top Canadian Albums – #11.
  • “Time of My Life” remains at #1 on Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks for the 10th week, making him one of 15 solo male artists to top the chart for 10 or more weeks since the chart began in 1961.   His single, “Light On” makes a nice leap on the Hot Adult Top 40 Tracks chart, from 14-18,   and on the Mainstream Top 40 chart from 34-31, even as it falls on the Billboard Hot 100, 82-91.   “Declaration” charts at #13 on the Bubbling Under Hot 100 Chart, and #75 on Hot Digital Songs.   “Come Back to Me” charts at #65 on the Hot Canadian Digital Singles chart.
  • A big, big congratulations goes out to David Archuleta.   His single “Crush” hits the 1M milestone this week, making it eligible to be certified platinum.   Awesome. “Crush” climbs a few positions on the Hot Adult Top 40 Tracks chart, from 17-15. The album, David Archuleta, makes a typical 2nd week drop, from #2 to #11.
  • “If This Isn’t Love”, Jennifer Hudson debuts on the Hot R&B/Hip Hop Airplay chart at #68.   It climbs 92-68 on the Hot R&B/Hip Hop Songs chart.
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