Idol Sales News – Week Ending 12/23/12

Christmas fell on a Tuesday this week which appears to be messing up Billboard’s schedule. We didn’t get numbers yesterday and now the concert stats seem to be delayed. So, since we have sales numbers being released today, we’ll slide a day as well. Traditionally, last week was the biggest sales week of the year for albums. This week will be the biggest sales week for downloads.

Albums:
4 (4) One Direction “Take Me Home: 177K +39% (moves into #6 on YTD. Their “Up All Night” is #3 on YTD making them the first act to have two albums in the year-end top 10 since Swift in 2008)

7 (7) Phillip Phillips “The World From The Side Of The Moon” 98K +44% Total 475K
First debut album since Carrie’s “Some Hearts” to spend five weeks in the top 5 (Cook and Scotty spent 4 weeks, Carrie spent 12 weeks, Kelly 8 weeks, Ruben 9 weeks)

Downloads:
9 (11) Phillip Phillips “Home” 110K +17%

From Idol Chatter
Phillip Phillips, The World From the Side of the Moon (98,000, +44%, 475,000) (#7 Billboard 200)
Carrie Underwood, Blown Away (58,000, +42%, 1.166 million) (#22 BB200)
Scotty McCreery, Christmas With Scotty (48,000, +1%, 337,000) (#32 BB200)
Kelly Clarkson, Greatest Hits-Chapter 1 (35,000, +49%, 178,000) (#40 BB200)
Kelly Clarkson, Stronger (8,000, +64%, 1 million) (#173 BB200)
Scotty McCreery, Clear as Day (8,000, +62%, 1.145 million) (#183 BB200)
Carrie Underwood, Some Hearts (5,000, +42%, 7.283 million)
Carrie Underwood, Carnival Ride (4,000, +56%, 3.303 million)
Mandisa, What If We Were Real (3,000, -7%, 243,000)
Mandisa, It’s Christmas (3,000, +13%, 64,000)
Casey James, Casey James (2,000, +40%, 64,000)
Casey Abrams, Casey Abrams (less than 1,000, +28%, 20,000)

Idol tracks (not this week’s chart, this is last week’s pre-Christmas numbers)

Carrie Underwood, Blown Away (35,000, +20%, 1.5 million)
Carrie Underwood, Two Black Cadillacs (19,000, +30%, 99,000)
Casey James, Crying on a Suitcase (12,000, +51%, 199,000)
Carrie Underwood, Good Girl (9,000, +31%, 1.468 million)
Carrie Underwood, Before He Cheats (7,000, +13%, 3.633 million)
Scotty McCreery, Christmas in Heaven (4,000, +3%, 25,000)
Carrie Underwood, How Great Thou Art (3,000, +15%, 392,000)
Jason Castro, Hallelujah [Album Version] (3,000, +223%, 118,000)
Clay Aiken, Mary, Did You Know? (2,000, +8%, 143,000)
Colton Dixon, You Are (2,000, -13%, 38,000)
Mandisa feat. TobyMac, Good Morning (2,000, +14%, 237,000)

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