Idol Sales News – Week Ending 01/01/12

Now with Idol Album and Download Numbers! Kelly’s “Mr. Know it All” goes platinum

It’s the first chart of the new year and it’s always a little scary for albums while being exciting for singles. HDD estimates were released yesterday, it has Kelly taking the the top spot on the Idol leader board. Scotty managed to stay in the top 15 on the BB200 and top 2 of Country for 3 months, but it’s time for those singles to help sell things, because HDD has him clinging to top 25 and moving down to 3 on Country. Daughtry is not far behind. Where will the other Idols/Voice/AGT contestants find themselves?

Year end charts are starting to show up. These are different than Billboard charts which has their year starting in mid-November. We are talking calender years now and with last week ending in 2012, the Christmas charts are the last of the season.

To no one’s surprise, Adele topped the album sales chart for the year. She managed to sell more copies of a single album in a single year (5.82M) since Usher in 2004 (7.9M). According to Reuters, sales of albums were up 3% and the last time year to year album sales were up was also 2004. Digital sales are up 10%.

Adele also had the best selling single with 5.81M in sales for “Rolling in the Deep”. This is the first year that a song has sold more than 5M downloads in a single year. This year it happened twice. The other song was LFMAO’s “Party Rock Anthem” which sold 5.47M. In third place is Katy’s E.T. with 4.83M.

Here are the best selling singles in the last 5 years (according to SS):
2010: Katy Perry “California Gurls”: 4.398M
2009: Black Eyed Peas “Boom Boom Pow”: 4.762M
2008: Leona Lewis “Bleeding Love”: 3.369M
2007: Soulja Boy Tell’Em “Crank That”: 2.909M
2006: Daniel Powter “Bad Day”: 1,935,974

Daughtry came in 16th on the year-end Rock album chart with 298,634 in sales.

Top 10 Albums of 2011:
1. Adele “21” 5.82M
2. Michale Buble “Christmas” 2.45M
3. Lady Gaga “Born This Way” 2.1M
4. Lil Wayne “Tha Carter IV” 1.92M
5. Jason Aldean “My Kinda Party” 1.58M
6. Mumford & Sons “Sigh No More” 1.42M
7. Drake “Take Care” 1.25M
8. Justin Bieber “Under the Mistletoe” 1.25M
9. Jay-Z and Kanye West “Watch the Throne” 1.23M
10. Lady Antebellum “Own the Night” 1.20M

Top 30 Songs of 2011: (Yahoo – more details about Hot 100 performance at the site)
1. Adele, “Rolling In The Deep,” 5,813,000
2. LMFAO featuring Lauren Bennett & GoonRock, “Party Rock Anthem,” 5,468,000
3. Katy Perry featuring Kanye West, “E.T.,” 4,829,000
4. Maroon 5 featuring Christina Aguilera, “Moves Like Jagger,” 4,111,000
5. Pitbull featuring Ne-Yo, Afrojack & Nayer, “Give Me Everything,” 3,875,000
6. Foster the People, “Pumped Up Kicks,” 3,843,000
7. Adele, “Someone Like You,” 3,750,000
8. Cee Lo Green, “F**k You (Forget You),” 3,724,000
9. Nicki Minaj, “Super Bass,” 3,608,000
10. Lady Gaga, “Born This Way,” 3,476,000
11. LMFAO, “Sexy And I Know It,” 3,363,000
12. Jennifer Lopez featuring Pitbull, “On The Floor,” 3,308,000
13. Chris Brown featuring Lil Wayne & Busta Rhymes, “Look At Me Now,” 3,178,000
14. Rihanna, “S&M,” 3,040,000
15. Rihanna featuring Calvin Harris, “We Found Love,” 2,995,000
16. The Black Eyed Peas, “Just Can’t Get Enough,” 2,950,000
17. Katy Perry, “Firework,” 2,889,000
18. Bruno Mars, “The Lazy Song,” 2,849,000
19. Bruno Mars, “Grenade,” 2,775,000
20. Gym Class Heroes featuring Adam Levine, “Stereo Hearts,” 2,760,000
21. Katy Perry, “Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.),” 2,717,000
22. Ke$ha, “Blow,” 2,694,000
23. Lupe Fiasco, “The Show Goes On,” 2,620,000
24. Jason Aldean, “Dirt Road Anthem,” 2,575,000
25. Lil Wayne, “How To Love,” 2,541,000
26. Hot Chelle Rae, “Tonight Tonight,” 2,512,000
27. Pink, “F**kin’ Perfect,” 2,497,000
28. Britney Spears, “Till The World Ends,” 2,492,000
29. Lady Gaga, “The Edge Of Glory,” 2,325,000
30. OneRepublic, “Good Life,” 2,324,000

Scotty had 833K in sales which were probably enough for a top 20 finish. Top 50 required over 425K in sales.

Idol albums (from Idol Chatter)
17 Kelly Clarkson “Stronger” 25K (-40%) Total: 451K (39)
21 Scotty McCreery “Clear as Day” 22K (-74%) Total: 856K (11)
31 Daughtry “Break the Spell” 18K (-69%) Total: 316K (21)
85 Kelly Clarkson “iTunes Session” 9K (debut) Total: 9K
124 Lauren Alaina “Wildflower” 6K (-55%) Total: 221K (90)
181 James Durbin “Memories of a Beautiful Disaster” 4K (-66%) Total: 74K (129)
Mandisa “What If We Were Real” 2K (-81%) Total: 136K (155)
Daughtry “Daughtry” 2K (-46%)

Idol-related albums
10 Various “Now That’s What I Call Music 40” 41K (-53%) Total: 550K (10)
18 Jason Aldean “My Kinda Party” 25K (-67%) Total: 2.263M (14)
41 Tony Bennett “Duets II” 15K (-72%) Total: 720K (24)
60 Various “Now That’s What I Call Music 39” 12K (-52%) Total: 545K (50)
68 David Guetta “Nothing but the Beat” 11K (0 change) Total: 180K (146)
78 The Civil Wars “Barton Hollow” 10K (-15%) Total: 257K (144)
122 Brad Paisley “This Is Country Music” 6K (-70%) Total: 613K (80)
147 Various “Now That’s What I Call Country, Vol. 4” 5K (-57) Total: 243K (132)
173 Big Time Rush “BTR” 4K (-59%) Total: 653K (150)

Download Numbers
31 Kelly Clarkson “Mr. Know It All” 110,201 (+39%; lw 79,196) Total: 1,040,929 (34)
53 Scotty McCreery “The Trouble With Girls” 69,916 (+13%; lw 61,755) Total: 377,558 (48)
Brad Paisley/Carrie Underwood “Remind Me” 44K (+48%) Total: 1.322M
134 Kelly Clarkson “Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)” 30K (+50%) Total: 182,944 (167)
162 Scotty McCreery “I Love You This Big” 25,774 (+29%; lw 20,007) Total: 743,995 (160)
162 Jennifer Lopez “On the Floor” 25,473 (+77%, 14,430) Total: 271,352
Jason Aldean/Kelly Clarkson “Don’t You Wanna Stay” 21K (+50%) Total: 1.851M
Carrie Underwood “All-American Girl” 13K (+44%) Total: 1.469M
Carrie Underwood “Before He Cheats” 11K (+66%) Total: 3.36M
Kellie Pickler “Tough” 11K (+39%) Total: 118K
Carrie Underwood “Cowboy Casanova” 10K (+54%) Total: 1.734M
Carrie Underwood “Undo It” 9K (+53%) Total: 1.238M
Mandisa “Stronger” 5K (+74%) Total: 139K
Mandisa “Good Morning” 1K (+58%) Total: 33K
Mandisa “Waiting for Tomorrow” 1K (+72%) Total: 11K

Note: Brian gets numbers for songs in the top 200 or from friendly Nashville acts. Songs not listed here did not necessarily sell less than 1K.

Please post numbers as you find them.

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