Idol Billboard Update for Issue 6/7/08

Holy crap, it took me hours to put together, but here it is, this week’s Giant F*cking Idol Billboard Update! Whew! I covered David Cook’s major takeover of the Billboard Charts in this post, but there’s more!

Before I summarize the charts, Kirsten found some interesting stats on the Idol downloads, and I want to share them, ’cause they are pretty impressive.

  • Idol generated more than 1.5 million sales in the four days after the finale show.
  • Winner David Cook was most popular. He sold 942, 000 downloads alone, or more than 60% of the total.
  • The 1.5 million Idol sales worked out to be about 25% of all sales last week in the USA.
  • According to Kirsten’s calculations, Cookie sold 15.7% of all downloads in the US last week. Archie sold 5.4% of all US downloads.

Here’s the breakdown of the other Idols who sold downloads last week:

  • Runner-up David Archuleta sold 323, 000 downloads.
  • Jason Castro with 64, 000
  • Brooke White with 47, 000
  • Michael Johns with 40, 000
  • Carly Smithson with 33, 000
  • Syesha Mercado with 18, 000
  • Kristy Lee Cook with 10, 000
  • Chikezie with 5, 000

Sales numbers for ALL the Idol downloads last week can be found here.
Sales numbers compiled by Kirsten

Now, on with the chart summary, After the JUMP…

  • “Time of My Life” not only hit #3 on the Hot 100 and #1 on the Hot Digital Songs chart. It’s also placed #6 on the Pop 100, #1 on Hot Digital Tracks, #30 on Hot Adult Contemporary, #1 on Hot Canadian Digital Singles, and #2 on the Canadian Hot 100.
  • David Cook has a total of 11 songs on the Hot 100, 14 on Hot Digital Songs, and 6 songs on the Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart. He also has 16 songs on the Pop 100 (he recorded 17 songs in all), 9 songs on Hot Digital Tracks, 11 songs on Hot Canadian Digital Singles, and 11 songs on the Canadian Hot 100.
  • David Archuleta has 3 songs, “Don’t Let the Sun Go Down On Me”, “Imagine” and “In This Moment” each on the Hot 100, Hot Digital Songs, Hot Canadian Digital Singles and Canadian Hot 100. Those 3 songs plus “Longer” chart on the Pop 100. “Longer”, “Think of Me” and “Angels” chart on the Bubbling Under Hot 100. “Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me” and his two versions of “Imagine” chart on Hot Digital Tracks.
  • Jason Castro’s “Hallelujah” is #13 on the Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles and #94 on the Pop 100.
  • Jordin Sparks new single “One Step at a Time” debuts at #8 on the Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles, #61 on the Pop 100 and #92 on the Canadian Hot 100.
  • Kellie Pickler’s latest single “Don’t You Know You’re Beautiful debuts at #56 on the Hot Country Songs chart.
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