Idol Sales News – Week Ending 12/19/10

The big news this week is Crystal’s debut number. But they are being discussed here and not in this thread. MJ keeps scooping me with her Eastern Time Zone.

Updated: Album Numbers. With the exception of the Christmas albums, all Idols see a double digit increase. Most in the 30% range. Nice to get some holiday sales in before the January doldrums.

In other news, Jason Aldean’s album featuring a duet with Kelly Clarkson went gold this week (73K, Total: 565K)

This is the daily numbers thread. Please post them when you find them. Thanks!

Update: Added Download numbers and disclaimer explaining leaked numbers.

Disclaimer: We do not have access to the full SoundScan stats each week. We are dependent on leaks from a variety of sources. The primary source of these leaks is Brian at Idol Chatter. He can have up to 3 updates a week for albums alone. The first set of numbers features those albums in the top 200 and some Nashville based artists. The second release features albums in the top 200 for the year and perhaps more Nashville based artists. The final release may include some special requests he gets from his users. At no point should anybody conclude that albums that are not listed sold fewer albums than the least selling album listed. All that one can conclude is that the album is not likely in the top 200 for the week or the year (Brian is human and does make the odd mistake which he later fixes). We have seen several times that the third release of special request numbers features albums that have sold more than the least selling album listed. We are grateful for any numbers we can get.


Album
28 Crystal Bowersox “Farmer’s Daughter” 57, 804
63 Carrie Underwood “Play On” 25k (+30%; lw 19K ) Total: 1.886M (70)
123 Fantasia “Back to Me” 12K (17%; 10K) Total: 362K (122)
133 Lee DeWyze “Live It Up” 12K (+32%; lw 9K ) Total: 84K (133)
Danny Gokey “My Best Days” 2K (+34%; lw 1K) Total: 198K
Jason Castro “Who I Am” 2K (+36%; lw 1K) Total: 9K
Mandisa “True Beauty <1K (+54%; lw <1K) Total: 218K
Chris Sligh “The Anatomy of Broken” <1K (73%) Total: 6K
Mandisa “It’s Christmas” <1K (-5%; lw <1K) Total: 26K
Clay Aiken “Merry Christmas With Love” <1K (+3%; lw <1K) Total: 1.416M
Mandisa “Freedom” <1K (+48%) Total: 131K

179 Daughtry “Leave This Town” 8K (+33%) Total: 1.21M
Carrie Underwood “Some Hearts” 6K (+35%) Total: 7.063M
Adam Lambert “For Your Entertainment” 5K (+25%) Total: 775K
Carrie Underwood “Carnival Ride” 5K (+36%) Total: 3.157M

Downloads
Jason Aldean feat. Kelly Clarkson “Don’t You Wanna Stay” 32K (+24%) Total: 206K
Carrie Underwood “Mama’s Song” 10K (+5%) Total: 234K
Carrie Underwood “There’s a Place for Us” 8K (-4%) Total: 46K
Carrie Underwood “Undo It” 5K (+6%) Total: 932K
Carrie Underwood “Cowboy Casanova” 3K (+13%) Total: 1.534M
Kellie Pickler “Santa Baby” 3K (-11%) Total: 86K
Carrie Underwood “Temporary Home” 3K (13%) Total: 617K
Clay Aiken “Mary, Did You Know” 2K (+4%) Total: 113K
Jason Castro “You Are” <1K (+31%) Total: 7K
Jason Castro “Hallelujah [Album Version]” <1K (+9%) Total: 51K
Chris Sligh “Only You Can Save” <1K (+12%) Total: 10K

Rounded numbers from Brian at Idol Chatter.

From Billboard:

Total Weekly Sales: 12.5M (+23% from last week, -17% from same week last year)
Total Weekly Sales Last Week : 10.2M
Total Weekly Same Week Last Year: 15.14M
YTD: 303.94M (down 13% from last year, 348.99M)

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