Idol Billboard Update for Issue 3/22/08

Check it out! This week’s Idol Billboard Update.

The Highlights:

  • Audio Day Dream, Blake Lewis, re-enters the Billboard 200 on the strength of his appearance on the American Idol Top 16 results show. He debuted his new single, “How Many Words”. ADD had a 135% increase this week, moving 4, 719 units this week for a total of 273, 579.
  • “Bleeding Love”, Leona Lewis (she’s Simon Cowell’s protege from X Factor) debuts on the Hot 100 Airplay chart at #66. It jumps from #41-#21 on the Hot 100, and debuts on the Rythmic Top 40 chart at #39.
  • “Fall” is Kimberley Locke’s new single. It debuts on the Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks chart at #29.
  • “No Air”, Jordin Sparks w/ Chris Brown debuts on the Hot R&B/Hip Hop Songs and Airplay charts at 374. This is Jordin’s first appearance on the R&B charts. Chris Brown, has had serveral R&B chart hits.
  • “All-American Girl”, Carrie Underwood, debuts on the Hot Canadian Digital Singles chart at #75. It tops the Hot Country Songs chart at #1 for the 2nd week in a row.
  • “Hollywood’s Not America” the Idol boot song by Ferras debuts on the Pop 100 at #71, the Pop 100 Airplay at #48 and sits at #18 on the Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart. Hopefully, we’ll see the Top 12 boot song, “Celebrate Me Home” sung by Ruben Studdard chart next week.
  • Jason Castro’s performance of Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” Top 16 week, has rocketed Jeff Buckley’s version of the the song to the top of the Hot Digital Songs chart. The song sold a whopping 177, 824 downloads this week for a total of 565, 773. 31% of Jeff Buckley …Hallelujah downloads that ever sold were sold in the past week. Wow.

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Sales numbers compiled by Kirsten.

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