Idol Billboard Update for Issue 2/07/09 – Kelly Clarkson Breaks Records

You’re Idol Billboard update is right HERE.

Some highlights:

  • Y’all know the big BIG story this week is Kelly Clarkson’s single, “My Life Would Suck Without You”. The song, released digitally last week, sold 280K, helping the tune shoot from #97 last week to #1 this week.   It set the record for the biggest leap to #1 on the Hot 100. She managed the same feat when her coronation single, “A Moment Like This” moved 52-1 back in 2002, breaking a record set by the Beatles in 1964 when “Can’t Buy Me Love” jumped 27-1. Kelly has the most #1s–48–of all the American Idols.   Carrie Underwood is second with 36. Plus, she’s the only American Idol to hit #1 on the Hot 100 with a non-coronation song.   The numbers: Hot 100 97-1, Hot 100 Airplay 58-38, Pop 100 31-4, Pop 100 Airplay 25-16, Mainstream Top 40 27-18, Hot Adult Top 40 Tracks 28-18, Hot Digital Tracks – debut at #1, Hot Digital Songs – debut at #1, Hot Canadian Digital Singles, debut at #1, Canadian Hot 100 82-1.
  • Congratulations to David Archuleta.   His album, David Archuleta was very recently certified Gold.   He joins David Cook in the certification party–Cook’s self-titled album was recently certified platinum. Good going, Davids!   You’ll see the symbols for their certifications next to their entries on the chart. Yipee!
  • David Archuleta’s “Crush” went recurrent on the Hot 100 charts.   It’s #1 on the Hot Singles Recurrents chart, and #23 on the Hot 100 Recurrent chart.   Congrats on a great ‘run.
  • Rascall Flatt’s new single “Here Comes Goodbye” enters the Hot Country Songs chart at #29.   Oh yeah, we’re tracking Rascall Flatts because the song was co-written by Season 6’s Chris Sligh.

As a sidenote on the David’s–David Archuleta and David Cook’s tour dates are rapidly selling out.   Sometimes within a few minutes!   For instance, the Borgata Casino in Atlantic City sold out 2 shows for David Cook in 10 minutes.   David Archuleta’s Idaho Falls show sold out in 5 minutes.   Amazing!

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