Idol Sales News – Week Ending 10/09/11

Now with numbers!

We are still waiting for numbers today. Much like a watched pot never boils, SoundScan numbers always seem to come out late on days something interesting in the Idol world actually happens. Yesterday, HDD predicted a 198.5K debut for Scotty’s first album. Where will the actual SoundScan numbers be? And, just as exciting, what will be HDD’s one day prediction for Lauren? October is a busy month this year.

Idol albums (from Idol Chatter)

1 Scotty McCreery “Clear As Day” 196, 739 (NEW; lw127) Total: 196, 881
Mandisa “What If We Were Real” 2K (+104%; lw 1K) Total: 73K
Daughtry “Daughtry” 1K (+10%; lw 1K)


3 Tony Bennett “Duets II” 70, 776 (-22%; lw 91, 075) Total: 341, 168
15 Jason Aldean “My Kinda Party” 20, 194 (-2%; lw 20, 609) Total: 1, 903, 752
69 Various “Now Country 4” 6K (+9%) Total: 172K
124 Aerosmith “Best Of: The Millennium Collection” 4K (-5%; lw 4K) Total: 345K (#124 BB200)

Some stats from Brian at Idol Chatter:
Scotty is the first Idol winner to debut at number 1 since Ruben in 2003.
Scotty is the youngest male to debut at number 1 with a studio album
Scotty has the biggest debut week of a male Country act in SS history
Scotty has the second biggest first week of any Country act this year.

“My head is just spinning, ” Scotty says. “It started out kind of low: They said 100, 000 maybe. Then every day I saw the numbers climbing. It’s wild: It wasn’t a year ago that I was a normal cat, and now I’m number one on Billboard. It’s insane, it really is.”

Downloads (from Idol Chatter):
Kelly Clarkson “Mr. Know It All” 48K (+9%) Total: 275K
Daughtry “Crawling Back to You” 47K (debut) Total: 47K
Brad Paisley/Carrie Underwood “Remind Me” 28, K (-13%) Total: 1.043M
Scotty McCreery “I Love You This Big” 18K (+106%) Total: 630K
Jennifer Lopez “Papi” 16K (+32%) Total: 102K
Scotty McCreery “The Trouble With Girls” 12K (+143%) Total: 85K
Jason Aldean/Kelly Clarkson “Don’t You Wanna Stay” 11K (-7%) Total: 1.715M
Jennifer Lopez “On the Floor” 10K (-10%) Total: 139K
Tyga feat. Chris Richardson “Far Away” 10K (0 change) Total: 170K
Scotty McCreery “Out of Summertime” 8K (debut) Total: 8K
Lauren Alaina “Like My Mother Does” 6K (+32%) Total: 290K
Kellie Pickler “Tough” 6K (+51%) Total: 66K
Scotty McCreery “Water Town Town” 5K (debut) Total: 5K
Carrie Underwood “Undo It” 5K (-5%) Total: 1.199M
Scotty McCreery “You Make That Look Good” 4K (debut) Total: 4K
Scotty McCreery “Clear as Day” 4K (debut) Total: 4K
Carrie Underwood “Before He Cheats” 4K (+13%) Total: 3.311M

Sales Week Summary from Billboard:
Total Album Sales: 5.13M down 8% compared to the sum last week (5.57M) and up 5% compared to the same week last year (4.89M).
YTD Total: 233.63M, up 3% compared to the same point last year (225.96 M).

It is the 20th week in a row where year-to-date album volume is greater than the same time in the prior year.

Total Digital Downloads: 20.59M up 1% compared to last week (20.37M) and up 5% stacked next to the same week last year (19.60M).
YTD Total Downloads: 972.33M, up 10% compared to the same point last year (879.96M).

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