Idol Sales News – Week Ending 01/02/11

David Bendeth has helpfully leaked the first numbers of the week for Crystal. Her drop is 71% which is typical for a post Christmas drop. Considering that there is normally a third week drop on top of that, her drop is actually not bad.

For the other Idols, we are seeing drops typically in the 60-70% range. Christmas is truly over. Usually, the drops are even more significant for next week. The lowest drop was Mandissa at 15%. The highest was Carrie at 77%. Carrie still manages to be the second highest selling Idol of the week. There are two Idols in the top 100 (Crystal and Carrie) and 4 in the top 200 (Fantasia and Lee).

Disclaimer: We do not have access to the full SoundScan stats each week. We are dependent on leaks from a variety of sources. The primary source of these leaks is Brian at Idol Chatter. He can have up to 3 updates a week for albums alone. The first set of numbers features those albums in the top 200 and some Nashville based artists. The second release features albums in the top 200 for the year and perhaps more Nashville based artists. The final release may include some special requests he gets from his users. At no point should anybody conclude that albums that are not listed sold fewer albums than the least selling album listed. All that one can conclude is that the album is not likely in the top 200 for the week or the year (Brian is human and does make the odd mistake which he later fixes). We have seen several times that the third release of special request numbers features albums that have sold more than the least selling album listed. We are grateful for any numbers we can get.

Album Numbers
62 Crystal Bowersox “Farmer’s Daughter” 10, 801 (-71%; lw 37, 710)Total: 106, 367 (47) #10 on Rock
98 Carrie Underwood “Play On” 6, 962 (-77%; lw 30, 517 ) Total: 1, 923, 785 (61)
130 Fantasia “Back to Me” 5, 771 (-63%; 13, 751) Total: 383, 844(114)
170 Lee DeWyze “Live It Up” 4, 411 (-68%; lw 14K ) Total: 102, 133 (125)
Mandisa “True Beauty <1K (-15%; lw <1K) Total: 219K
Danny Gokey “My Best Days” <1K (-73%; lw 2K) Total: 201K
Jason Castro “Who I Am” <1K (-66%; lw 2K) Total: 11K
Chris Sligh “The Anatomy of Broken” <1K (-38%; <1K) Total: 8K

13 ALDEAN*JASON MY KINDA PARTY 34, 356 -61 87, 804 687, 277
21 GLEE CAST GLEE: THE MUSIC, V4 26, 003 -71 89, 941 405, 602
23 VARIOUS NOW 36 22, 416 -67 67, 237 458, 032
31 BOYLE*SUSAN THE GIFT 18, 952 -92 240, 022 1, 851, 753
39 EVANCHO*JACKIE O HOLY NIGHT 16, 420 -89 151, 215 1, 009, 894
103 GLEE CAST GLEE: THE MUSIC V1 6, 739 -70 22, 335 1, 100, 644
108 GLEE CAST MUSIC: XMAS 6, 505 -96 160, 021 916, 907
117 GLEE CAST GLEE: THE MUSIC, V3 6, 355 -76 26, 411 607, 595
121 BOYLE*SUSAN I DREAMED A DREAM 6, 065 -79 29, 047 3, 962, 785
153 GLEE CAST GLEE: THE MUSIC, V2 4, 869 -70 16, 285 832, 252
193 GLEE CAST ROCKY HORROR GLEE 3, 949 -58 9, 334 140, 024
194 GLEE CAST GLEE: THE MUSIC-JOURNEY TO REG 3, 945 -66 11, 444 387, 141

Rounded numbers from Brian at Idol Chatter.

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