Idol Sales News – Week Ending 03/24/13 (UPDATED)

The sales news this week will be over-shadowed by Justin Timberlake. His 968K in sales dwarfs the rest of the market – and he achieved it without fire selling his CD (of course, Taylor Swift does that all the time – most recently last November – but it it is still very rare for a artist to sell that well). 20/20 will have a top 20 best debut week in the history of Soundscan.

In Idol news, Phil continues to sell well after his Idol bump and expect to see the usual suspects on the charts.

This is the weekly sales thread. Please post numbers as you find them. Thanks!

Sales Numbers from Idol Chatter

  • Casey Abrams’ album sales got a 2000% boost from his Idol appearance last week
  • Carrie Underwood’s “Blown Away” passed 2 million in downloads
  • Phillip Phillips‘ “Home” is now American Idol’s top selling single (Via Yahoo.com)

Idol albums

Phillip Phillips, The World From the Side of the Moon (21,000, -7%, 792,000) (#17 Billboard 200)
Kelly Clarkson, Greatest Hits-Chapter 1 (10,000, -6%, 340,000) (#41 BB200)
Carrie Underwood, Blown Away (9,000, -7%, 1.366 million) (#44 BB200)
Colton Dixon, A Messenger (4,000, -17%, 61,000) (#119 BB200)
Casey Abrams, Casey Abrams (3,000, 1,817%, 27,000) (#131 BB200)
Carrie Underwood, Play On (2,000, +6%, 2.19 million)
Carrie Underwood, Some Hearts (2,000, -2%, 7.308 million)
Scotty McCreery, Clear as Day (less than 1,000, -40%, 1.163 million)
Casey James, Casey James (less than 1,000, -14%, 74,000)

Idol-related albums

Various, Now That’s What I Call Music! 45 (25,000, +1%, 294,000) (#12 Billboard 200)
Various, 2013 Grammy Nominees (9,000, -18%, 272,000) (#48 BB200)
One Direction, Up All Night (8,000, +15%, 1.73 million) (#57 BB200)
Various, WOW Hits 2013 (5,000, -1%, 255,000) (#81 BB200)
Various, Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn-Part II (4,000, -63%, 294,000) (#97 BB200)
Beatles, Beatles 1 (3,000, +36%, 12.17 million) (#164BB200)
Ne-Yo, R.E.D. (3,000, +34%, 232,000) (#192 BB200)

Idol tracks

Carrie Underwood, Two Black Cadillacs (29,000, -7%, 599,000)
Carrie Underwood, Blown Away (16,000, -12%, 2.012 million)
Kelly Clarkson feat. Vince Gill, Don’t Rush (9,000, -6%, 225,000)
Carrie Underwood, Good Girl (7,000, -8%, 1.665 million)
Carrie Underwood, Before He Cheats (4,000, -2%, 3.735 million)

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