Idol Sales News – Week Ending 10/31/10

Update: Lee’s Sweet Serendipity debuts at 18K

The big news for record sales is Taylor Swift. The official SS numbers are in and she’s moved 1, 047, 000 copies of “Speak Now”. That’s the highest 1 week sales numbers in over 5 years (since 50 Cents’ “Massacre” in March of 2005), the highest 1st week sales from a female in 10 years (since Britney Spear’s “Oops! I did it Again” in 2000) and the highest 1st week sales from a country artists in 12 years (since Garth Brooks’ “Double Live” in 1998).

She’s had the second highest sales week of a female artist (only 4 females have ever sold over 1 million in a week (Norah and Whitney)), the second highest sales week from a country artists and the highest sales week from a female country artist. Billboard

For our Idols, Fantasia is still in the top 50, Carrie in the top 100, and Daughtry, David and Adam round out the top 200.

More fascinating numbers after the jump.

Albums
49 Fantasia “Back to Me” 8K (-9%; lw 9K) Total: 291K (46)
52 Carrie Underwood “Play On 8K (29%; lw 6K) Total: 1.776M (69)
112 Daughtry “Leave This Town” 4K (-5%; lw 4K) Total: 1.175M (98)
163 David Archuleta “The Other Side of Down” 3K (-21%; lw 4K) Total: 37K (125)
179 Adam Lambert “For Your Entertainment” 3K (2%; lw 3K) Total: 749K (187)
Mandisa “Freedom 1K (32%; 1K) Total: 127K

Singles
Adam Lambert “If I Had You” 19K (-4%) Total: 808K
Lee DeWyze “Sweet Serendipity” 18K (NEW) Total: 18K
Daughtry “September” 15K (-24%) Total: 300K
Carrie Underwood “Mama’s Song” 10K (-12%) Total: 139K
Carrie Underwood “Undo It” 7K (-9%) Total: 880K

Additional country tracks

Carrie Underwood “Cowboy Casanova” 4K (-4%) Total: 1.507M
Carrie Underwood “Before He Cheats” 3K (-3%) Total: 3.094M
Carrie Underwood “Temporary Home” 3K (-12%) Total: 601K

Rounded numbers from Brian at Idol Chatter.

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