Idol Billboard Update for Issue 12/08/07

This week’s Idol Billboard Update.

The Highlights:

  • Jordin Spark’s album debut’s at #10 on the Billboard 200. She sold 119, 119 albums this week. Her numbers are the lowest first week numbers of all the Idol winners.
  • Jordin Spark’s single “Tattoo” continues to climb the charts: Billboard Hot 100, 16-12; Hot 100 Airplay, 29-27; Pop 100, 13-8, Pop 100 Airplay, 11-10; Hot Adult Top 40, 26-24; Canadian Hot 100, 74-30, Hot Canadian Digital Singles, 72-15; Hot Digital Tracks, 11-8; Hot Digital Songs, 12-8. “Tattoo” sold 77, 247 this week, a 55% increase from last week. Total: 372, 198.
  • Daughtry’s single, “Over You” has passed the 500, 000 mark. It sold 33, 622 digital copies this week for a Total of 526, 009.
  • Now that Billboard is permitting albums with exclusive retail deals to appear on the Billboard 200, The Target-only “The Elliott Yamin Holiday Collection” is able to debut on the Billboard 200 at #170. It debuts at #15 on the Top Independent Albums Chart.
  • Carrie Underwood’s single “Before He Cheats” finally falls off the Billboard Hot 100 after 64 weeks on the chart. It’s the 3rd longest running song on the Billboard Hot 100 of all time.
  • Idol Christmas music debuts: Michael W. Smith and Mandisa’s “Christmas Day” debuts on the Hot Christian Adult Contemporary Chart at #24. Kellie Pickler’s “Santa Baby” debuts on the Hot Country Songs chart at #49. Carrie Underwood’s “Do You Hear What I Hear” debut on the same chart at #53. On the Hot Adult Contemporary Chart, “Do You Hear What I Hear” climbs from 29-13. Kimberley Locke’s “Frosty the Snowman” climbs from 22-10.
  • Bo Bice’s video for “Witness” is #1 again on this week’s VH1 Top 20 Countdown.
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