Idol Sales News – Week Ending 04/01/12

Still waiting for the full report, but BB released some early numbers
1. Madonna “MDNA” 359K
2. Lionel Richie “Tuskegee” 199K
3. Adele “21” 121K
6. One Direction “Up All Night” 46K

This is Lionel’s biggest album in the SoundScan era (since 1991) and first number one on the BB200 since “Dancing on the Ceiling” in 1986. He outpaced predictions and was a mentor on The Voice. Lionel tops the the Country Albums chart and is only the fourth African-American to do so (the others were Charlie Pride (12 times), Ray Charles and Darius Rucker).

Downloads:
1. Justin Bieber “Boyfriend” 521K (second biggest debut song after FloRida’s “Right Round” with 636K). It may not top the Hot 100 though because fun.’s “We Are Young” sold 364K (becoming only the second song to sell over 300K for 5 weeks).
5 One Direction “What Makes You Beautiful” 199K (+22%) (lw 7),
7 Carly Rae Jepsen “Call Me Maybe” 182K (+32%) (lw 9)

Total Album Sales: 6.16M (+13% compared to last week (5.46M), (-7% compared to the same week last year(6.63M).
YTD Album Sales: 77.84M (+<1% compared to the same point last year (77.83M).

Digital Track Sales: 26.68M (+4% compared to last week (25.62M), (+9%compared to the same week last year (24.52M).
YTD Track Sales: 361.32M (+7% compared to the same point last year (339.12M)

Billboard

Please post numbers as you find them.

Idol albums

Via USA Today

Scotty McCreery, Clear as Day (16,000, +172%, 997,000) (#21 Billboard 200)
Kelly Clarkson, Stronger (15,000, -13%, 698,000) (#26 BB200)
Casey James, Casey James (6,000, -54%, 21,000) (#78 BB200)
Daughtry, Break the Spell (4,000, -15%, 417,000) (#115 BB200)
Clay Aiken, Steadfast (4,000, debut, 4,000) (#120 BB200)
Lauren Alaina, Wildflower (3,000, +20%, 266,000) (#189 BB200)
Carrie Underwood, Some Hearts (3,000, +73%, 7.183 million)
Carrie Underwood, Play On (3,000, +139%, 2.092 million)
Mandisa, What If We Were Real (2,000, -1%, 161,000)
Carrie Underwood, Carnival Ride (2,000, +42%, 3.252 million)
Daughtry, Daughtry (1,000, -3%)
Kellie Pickler, 100 Proof (1,000, -20%, 64,000)

Idol-related albums

One Direction, Up All Night (46,000, -16%, 278,000) (#6 Billboard 200)
Jason Aldean, My Kinda Party (16,000, +13%, 2.479 million) (#23 BB200)
Tyga, Careless World (12,000, -23%, 169,000) (#33 BB200)
Civil Wars, Barton Hollow (11,000, +36%, 396,000) (#38 BB200)
David Guetta, Nothing but the Beat (9,000, -9%, 284,000) (#53 BB200)
Tony Bennett, Duets II (5,000, -27%, 847,000) (#94 BB200)
Various, 2012 Grammy Nominees (5,000, -24%, 301,000) (#95 BB200)
Various, 2012 ACM Awards Zinepack (5,000, +61%, 8,000) (#97 BB200)
Various, WOW Gospel 2012 (4,000, -1%, 81,000) (#119 BB200)
Various, Now That’s What I Call Music 40 (4,000, -23%, 689,000) (#126 BB200)
Various, WOW Hits 2012 (4,000, +3%, 252,000) (#132 BB200)
Aerosmith, Best of Aerosmith: The Millennium Collection (3,000, +14%, 442,000) (#156 BB200)
Brad Paisley, This Is Country Music (3,000, +75%, 654,000) (#184 BB200)
Various, Now That’s What I Call Country Ballads (3,000, -25%, 59,000) (#187 BB200)

Downloads (Idol Chatter)
Kelly Clarkson, Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You) (136,000, -9%, 2.551 million)
Carrie Underwood, Good Girl (66,000, -4%, 498,000)
Scotty McCreery, Water Town Town (15,000, 3,519%, 37,000)
Kelly Clarkson, Mr. Know It All (13,000, -12%, 1.412 million)
Haley Reinhart, Free (12,000, -65%, 48,000)
Jennifer Hudson & Ne-Yo feat. Rick Ross, Think Like a Man (12,000, +5%, 95,000)
Scotty McCreery, The Trouble With Girls (12,000, +4%, 644,000)
Kris Allen, The Vision of Love (11,000, debut, 11,000)
Carrie Underwood, Jesus, Take the Wheel (11,000, +279%, 1.984 million)
Lauren Alaina, Georgia Peaches (10,000, +12%, 130,000)
Jason Aldean/Kelly Clarkson, Don’t You Wanna Stay (9,000, +25%, 2.01 million)
Brad Paisley/Carrie Underwood, Remind Me (8,000, +15%, 1.487 million)
Casey James, Let’s Don’t Call It a Night (7,000, +75%, 88,000)
Carrie Underwood, Before He Cheats (6,000, +30%, 3.434 million)
Mandisa, Good Morning (3,000, +12%, 78,000)
Carrie Underwood, How Great Thou Art (2,000, +15%, 312,000)
Mandisa, Stronger (2,000, +7%, 174,000)

Songs performed on American Idol
Nicki Minaj, Starships (159,000, +13%, 1.039 million)
Nicki Minaj, Starships (45,000, +36%, 194,000)
Miranda Lambert, Gunpowder & Lead (15,000, +158%, 1.415 million)
Carrie Underwood, Jesus, Take the Wheel (11,000, +279%, 1.984 million)
Lifehouse, Everything (2,000, +964%, 32,000)

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