Idol Billboard Update for Issue 6/21/08

Here it is! This week’s Idol Billboard Update


  • Big drops for the Idols on the Billboard 200 this week. Carnival Ride, from 19-29, Carrie Underwood, Jordin Sparks, Jordin Sparks from 27-50, Daughtry, from 33-54, Chris Daughtry, Some Hearts, Carrie Underwood from 70-84 and On My Way Here, Clay Aiken from 106-162. This, despite sales being up 4.6% from last week, according to Billboard.
  • Carrie Underwood’s latest single, “Last Name” jumps from 5 to the #1 spot on the Hot Country Songs chart. According to Billboard, “Last Name” is her “sixth chart-topper in less than three years and her fourth No. 1 in a row, not counting holiday and charity releases.” Also, Carrie is “the first solo female artist to have four consecutive No. 1s on the country survey in almost 20 years, since Rosanne Cash had a string of six No. 1 titles between 1987-89.” Good stuff for Carrie!
  • David Cook’s “Time of My Life” drops from 9-20 on the Hot 100, 13-29 on the Pop 200 and 3-10 and 4-10 on the Hot Digital Tracks and Hot Digital Song charts, respectively. However, it’s climbed from 21-15 on the Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks chart and from 31-21 on the Hot Adult Top 40 Tracks chart, due to radio play in these formats.
  • Clay Aiken’s single, “On My Way Here”, debuts on the Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks chart at #29.
  • Blake Lewis’s “How Many Words” debuts on the Hot Dance Club Play chart at #48.

After the jump–By Request: Some Idol coronation singles sales numbers:

These numbers are at least a year old, but they give you a rough idea of what the Idol coronation singles have sold. The asterisks next to Diana and Fantasia indicate that their singles were sold as EPs–they each had 3 songs and were more expensive than the typical single.

1. Clay/TITN/BOTW 1.01 million

2. Kelly/AMLT/BYL 814, 000

3. Ruben/S/FWW 759, 000

4. Carrie/IYH/ID 741, 000

5. Taylor/DIMYP/TI2TS 600, 000

6. * Fantasia/IB/S/CoF 501, 000

7. Bo/IYH/V 426, 000

8. * Diana/D/DCOL/IB 237, 000

9. Katharine/MD/SOTR 231, 000

Jordin and Blake’s numbers for their “coronation” singles as of 7/28/07

Blake: You Give Love a Bad Name: 192, 000
Jordin: This is My Now: 177, 000

And David’s numbers for his coronation single so far:

David Cook: …Time of My Life: 479, 111

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