This is Black Friday. These are your numbers on Black Friday.
It’s nice to see all the up arrows after a rather depressing HDD week. Every Idol reported so far has had an increase in sales but one. All of those increases are in the double digits. Four of them are in the triple digits. Carrie comes out on top as she marches onto inevitable double platinum. And the Idol Christmas albums start popping up.
The lone Idol to see a decrease is, as expected, Lee. First week debut numbers are always inflated due to pre-orders and a rush to get the album. His drop is 62% which is in the range you would expect for a second week drop. One does expect smaller drops during BF, but this drop is lower on the expected range.
This is the daily numbers thread. Please post numbers as you find them. Thanks!
66 Carrie Underwood “Play On” 18K (+53%; lw 12K ) Total: 1.828M (71)
93 Lee DeWyze “Live It Up” 15K (-62%; lw 38, 581 ) Total: 53K (19)
103 Fantasia “Back to Me” 12K (+25%) Total: 330K
192 Carrie Underwood “Some Hearts” 7K (+144%) Total: 7.048M
Jason Castro “Who I Am” 2K (+148%) Total: 5K
Danny Gokey “My Best Days” 2K (+145%) Total: 194K
Mandisa “Freedom” 1K (+32%) Total: 130K
Mandisa “True Beauty <1K ( +34%) Total: 216K
Chris Sligh “The Anatomy of Broken” <1K (+163%) Total: 5K #51 Billboard Heatseekers
Mandisa “It’s Christmas” <1K (+27%) 24, 000)
Clay Aiken “Merry Christmas With Loveless” <1K ( +53%) Total: 1.414M
Rounded numbers from Brian at Idol Chatter.