Idol Sales News – Week Ending 07/26/09

Idol Related Sales Numbers after the jump (Billboard issue date 08/08/09).

Digital Downloads
7 Jordin Sparks “Battlefield” 101, 427 (87%; lw 54, 195) Total: 544, 131 (19) **NOW GOLD**
26 Daughtry “No Surprise” 45, 991 (-9%; lw 50, 522) Total: 542, 464 (24) **NOW GOLD**
Kellie Pickler “Best Days of Your Life” 30K (-2%) Total: 669K
79 Jordin Sparks “Walking on Snow” 21, 248 (NEW) Total: 21, 248 (NEW)
Kelly Clarkson “I Do Not Hook Up” 19K (-11%) Total: 570, 000
120 David Cook “Come Back To Me” 13, 495 (-3%; lw 13, 913) Total: 287, 552 (119)
147 Jordin Sparks “S.O.S. (Let the Music Play)” 11, 525 (NEW) Total: 11, 525 (NEW)
Rascal Flatts “Here Comes Goodbye” 8K (6%) Total: 538K
Daughtry “You Don’t Belong” 8K (-68%) Total: 32K
Kris Allen “Heartless” 8K (106%) Total: 286K

Songs featured on SYTYCD:
Jordin’s Battlefield (see above) – Jeanine and Brandon
148 Maxwell – “This Woman’s Work” 11, 384 (374%; lw 2, 401) Total: 241, 023 (OFF) – Melissa and Ade
106 Citizen Cope “Let the Drummer Kick It” 15, 136 (OFF; lw 1, 249) Total: 348, 360 (OFF) – Jeanine’s solo


Albums

2 Daughtry ‘Leave This Town’  99, 752 (-63%; lw 269, 299) Total: 370, 746 (1)
4 Various Artists ‘Now 31’ ³ 54, 005 (-18%; lw 69, 467) Total 397, 145 (4)
5 Hannah Montana ‘Hannah Montana 3 Soundtrack’  53K (-27%; lw 73, 157 ) Total: 264, 620 (3)
7 Jordin Sparks “Battlefield” 47, 637 (NEW; lw 67) Total: 48, 039 (NEW)
53 Various Artists “American Idol Season 8” 8, 164 (-18%; lw 10, 016) Total: 43, 253
MARKET WATCH
72 Kellie Pickler “Kellie Pickler” 5, 965 (7%; lw 5, 575) Total: 278, 042
84 Daughtry “Daughtry” 5, 348 (-21%; lw 6, 811) Total: 4, 499, 297
88 Carrie Underwood “Carnival Ride” 5, 045 (-9%; lw 5, 546) Total: 2, 934, 743
90 David Cook “David Cook” 4, 794 (-9%; lw 5, 275) Total: 1, 209, 712

‘ ¢ Album units, current chart week: 6.2 million units
‘ ¢ DOWN 8.5% from last week’s charts: 6.8 million units
‘ ¢ DOWN 20.8% from same week, 2008: 7.8 million units

Billboard Report
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45 Comments

  1. Airplay (increase in audience impressions):

    No. 37 – Jordin Sparks ( 4.9 million)
    No. 43 – Daughtry ( 3.6 million)
    No. 88 – David Cook ( 0.3 million)

    Streaming:
    No. 9 – No Surprise
    No. 17 – Battlefield

  2. Good numbers for Jordin, a nice bump and it looks like she’ll get another platinum single after all. It’ll offset a little the disappointment that will come later with the album number. It’s interesting that Walking On Snow is doing better than SOS (which IMO is a mistake as the choice for the next single).

  3. http://keelyskorner.com/2009/07/

    I don’t know if this site is accurate but it has some SounScan numbers for albums

    2) Daughtry ‘“ Leave This Town ‘“ 99,752 (After 2 weeks ‘“ 369,418)

    7) Jordin Sparks ‘“ Battlefield ‘“ 47,637

  4. Nice bounce for Jordin’s single. Hopefully that means it’s taking off big. She needs hit singles badly, since she’s not an album artist apparently.

  5. I don’t know if this site is accurate but it has some SounScan numbers for albums

    Looks legit since it’s in-line with what BB says:

    ‘ ¢ Jordin Sparks’ sophomore album, “Battlefield,” also makes a top 10 entry, arriving at No. 7 with 48,000. That gives the “American Idol” champ her second top 10 set. Her self-titled debut entered and peaked at No. 10 in 2007 with 119,000.

    ‘ ¢ And now a recap of the rest of the top 10 on the Billboard 200 . . . Daughtry’s “Leave This Town,” which debuted at No. 1 last week, falls to No. 2 with nearly 100,000 sold (down 63%).

    Thanks for finding the unrounded numbers. I’ll update the post.

  6. Congrats to both Jordin and Daughtry for their singles going gold the same week.

    I love “Walking On Snow.” It’s one of my favorite songs on Jordin’s album.I hope it ends being a single at some point.

  7. SOUNDSCAN (WEEK ENDING 7/26/09)
    1) Demi Lovato ‘“ Here We Go Again ‘“ 107,125
    2) Daughtry ‘“ Leave This Town ‘“ 99,752 (After 2 weeks ‘“ 369,418)
    3) Maxwell ‘“ Blacksummer’snight ‘“ 71,546 (After 3 weeks ‘“ 493,545)

    Other Debuts
    7) Jordin Sparks ‘“ Battlefield ‘“ 47,637

    Demi Lovato’s tweet:
    # ‘HERE WE GO AGAIN’ #1 ALBUM ON BILLBOARD’S TOP 200!!! THANK YOU GUYS SOOOO MUCH!!!! I LOVE YOU!!!!!!!
    about 11 hours ago from web

    I’m very impressed with Demi Lovato. I didn’t realize she was this popular. She has over 679,000 Twitter followers (Archie has 161,343 by comparison). Suddenly, it doesn’t seem like such a bad idea that he is tagging along with her on tour. He will undoubtedly win over some of her fans.

  8. Suddenly, it doesn’t seem like such a bad idea that he is tagging along with her on tour. He will undoubtedly win over some of her fans.

    I hope so, but the JoBros are hugely popular, much more so than Demi, and that isn’t helping Jordin’s album sales. I wonder if there’s a mismatch in style? Jordin’s best singles are more rhythmic/Top40 than the faux pop rock/whiny boy band sound of the JoBros? (Yeah, not a fan of the JoBros)

    5 Hannah Montana ‘The Movie Soundtrack’  53K (-27%; lw 73,157 ) Total: ~263K (3)

    The number five album isn’t the Hannah Montana Movie Soundtrack. The movie soundtrack which came out a while ago (and has the hit song The Climb on it) has sold well over 263K (it may be platinum?). The current Hannah Montana soundtrack with the Archie duet just came out, and is called “Hannah Montana 3 Soundtrack”, or the third soundtrack to the TV show. Yeah, confusing I know. Also, why do we need so much Hannah Montana music in close succession? Nevermind…

  9. Yeah, Demi’s done quite well for herself.

    MARKET WATCH

    ‘ ¢ Album units, current chart week: 6.2 million units
    ‘ ¢ DOWN 8.5% from last week’s charts: 6.8 million units
    ‘ ¢ DOWN 20.8% from same week, 2008: 7.8 million units

    Yowza. And it’s not like last year was a good one for sales to begin with. Maybe Jordin’s first week sales aren’t as bad as they seem when you consider the context.

  10. The number five album isn’t the Hannah Montana Movie Soundtrack. The movie soundtrack which came out a while ago (and has the hit song The Climb on it) has sold well over 263K (it may be platinum?). The current Hannah Montana soundtrack with the Archie duet just came out, and is called ‘Hannah Montana 3 Soundtrack’ , or the third soundtrack to the TV show.

    Fixed! Thanks for the correction.

  11. Chris is doing great!

    Jordin–it must be a let down for her and her label. I think it’s the problem of her genre, pop just doesn’t sell a lot in album if you are not a huge name. Rock is different. Guys in a band automatically have some cred, which might contribute to Daughtry’s success

  12. It’s interesting that Walking On Snow is doing better than SOS (which IMO is a mistake as the choice for the next single).

    Sorry for replying to my own post but I just had a thought – Walking On Snow is the first track on the album, is it possible that people are downloading the first track of the album just to see if they like the album? I’m curious because many people have been saying how well Declaration did on the download front when the David Cook’s album was released, I’m just wondering if this is the same effect? I see the same thing for Daughtry’s album with its first track You Don’t Belong, although in this case I do think it is the best song on his album. I haven’t taken much notice of how tracks in other album releases do so I wouldn’t really know, but is this a general trend to those who follow the chart closely? Just thought that if this is the case, then we shouldn’t assume that Declaration is a popular song?

  13. yuck Demi Lovato!

    Jordin deserves way more sales than that…
    But I hope the album is just a slow burn.

  14. Suddenly, it doesn’t seem like such a bad idea that he is tagging along with her on tour. He will undoubtedly win over some of her fans.

    I hope so, but the JoBros are hugely popular, much more so than Demi, and that isn’t helping Jordin’s album sales. I wonder if there’s a mismatch in style? Jordin’s best singles are more rhythmic/Top40 than the faux pop rock/whiny boy band sound of the JoBros? (Yeah, not a fan of the JoBros)

    Honestly, I don’t think many Jonas Brothers fans (or fans of the Disney music stars generally) care or even know what the style of the music is. They’re loving the image and all the stuff that surrounds those stars –the Jonas Brothers’ major safe yet sexy (apparently) thing; Hannah Montana) rather than the music, anyway. I would even bet that, if the Jonas Brothers started singing soft r&b pop or some other kind of pop tomorrow, the huge majority of their current fans would just transfer right on over there with them, despite the changed sty.e Of course, that being the case, maybe Jordin *should* get a bump from being with them, despite her different style …

    On the other hand, I truly truly think that at least 80 percent of Jonas Brothers fans are loving the Jonas Brothers and not the music — and their romantic-aura interest in the Jonas Brothers just isn’t going to translate that much to their opening-act girl singer, no matter what she sings or how good she is, seems to me.

  15. On the other hand, I truly truly think that at least 80 percent of Jonas Brothers fans are loving the Jonas Brothers and not the music ‘” and their romantic-aura interest in the Jonas Brothers just isn’t going to translate that much to their opening-act girl singer, no matter what she sings or how good she is, seems to me.

    I totally agree. That is why I think that Jordin should have been opening for Demi Lovato. I think the Demi fans would be far more likely to go for Jordin than the Jonas Brother fans.

  16. Does anybody know why Hanna Montana Soundtrack is on that list???

    Because 8 year old girls are really good at convincing their parents to buy them stuff?

  17. Thanks spenserJ, that’s a good reason, but I thought it was the movie soundtrack and it has nothing to do with Idol, but this CD (Hannah Montana 3) has the duo with Archie.

    But yeah, kids are a powerful buying machine.

  18. Yeah golcook – my answer was a wee bit tongue in cheeck :) I think you’re right that the reason is the Archie duet.

  19. Kristen correct me if I am wrong but i doubt 63% drop in sales is considered good thing luckily it is not the stock market..

    Man Disney is very good this and Ai is trying to get a piece of that pie. David A opening for Demi good move.Tween or maybe teen girl yeah it is more than just music about the jonas Brothers. Hannah Montna sound tract heard “The Climb” at work can’t get the sound out of my head.Maybe I need an exorcist .

  20. The normal expected drop for 2nd week sales is at around 60-65% unless of course if your 2nd week falls on a good sales week (Thanksgiving, Easter, Christmas, etc.).

  21. The normal expected drop for 2nd week sales is at around 60-65% unless of course if your 2nd week falls on a good sales week (Thanksgiving, Easter, Christmas, etc.).

    Yep, that’s the trend we’re seeing these days

  22. Yup. That’s a pretty standard dropoff for Daughtry’s CD, and still (by this music market’s standards) a pretty strong number for the second week for the CD.

    Declaration sold well the first week that DC’s record was out at least in part because it had been well-received when it was performed on SNL a couple of weeks before.

  23. Rounded numbers from Brian at Idol Chatter:

    Daughtry, Leave This Town (100,000, -63 percent, 369,000 total/17,000 digital, -72 percent, 80,000 digital total)

    Soundtrack, Hannah Montana 3 (53,000, -27 percent, 264,000/3,000 digital, -40 percent, 24,000)

    Jordin Sparks, Battlefield (48,000, debut, 48,000/12,000 digital, debut, 12,000)

    Various, American Idol Season 8 (8,000, -21 percent, 43,000)

    Kellie Pickler, Kellie Pickler (6,000, 6 percent, 278,000)

    Daughtry, Daughtry (5,000, -22 percent, 4.499 million/1,000 digital, -46 percent, 375,000)

    Kelly Clarkson, All I Ever Wanted (5,000, -12 percent, 655,000/1,000 digital, 8 percent, 139,000)

    Carrie Underwood, Carnival Ride (5,000, -10 percent, 2.935 million)

    David Cook, David Cook (5,000, -10 percent, 1.210 million/1,000 digital, -16 percent, 149,000)

    Brooke White, High Hopes & Heartbreak (5,000, -53 percent, 14,000/2,o00 digital, -80 percent, 12,000)

    Carrie Underwood, Some Hearts (3,000, -8 percent, 6.818 million)

  24. Kirsten, sorry for the stupid question, but could you explain “Airplay” vs. “Streaming”? Or direct me to an informative website that would have all these definitions for the uninformed (like me).

    And, I just heard Kris’ NB on the radio in Seattle on 98.1 (soft rock). I had a few seconds of complete and total brain confusion as I was trying to compute hearing NB and reconciling that with the fact that I knew I’d left my iPod at home …… finally dawned on me I was hearing Kris on the RADIO! First time I’ve ever heard Kris (and never Adam) on the radio in Seattle. Plenty of Kelly, Jordin, and Cook, but no Kradam.

    Thanks!

  25. No numbers for Michael Johns? Just wondering because I can see his album on the Walmart charts so he must be selling a few of his CD.

  26. More numbers from Idol Chatter:

    Jordin Sparks, Battlefield (101,000 87 percent, 544,000 total)

    Daughtry, No Surprise (44,000, -10 percent, 538,000)

    Kellie Pickler, Best Days of Your Life (30,000, -2 percent, 669,000)

    Jordin Sparks, Walking on Snow [Main Version] (21,000, debut, 21,000)

    Kelly Clarkson, I Do Not Hook Up (19,000, -11 percent, 570,000)

    David Cook, Come Back to Me (13,000, -3 percent, 288,000)

    Kelly Clarkson, My Life Would Suck Without You (12,000, -2 percent, 2.031 million)

    Jordin Sparks, S.O.S. (Let the Music Play) [Main Version] (12,000, debut, 12,000)

    Rascal Flatts, Here Comes Goodbye (8,000, 6 percent, 538,000)

    Daughtry, You Don’t Belong (8,000, -68 percent, 32,000)

    Kris Allen, Heartless (8,000, 106 percent, 286,000)

  27. Brian at Idol Chatter and our usual sources typically can only get us numbers for CDs in the top 200. I’d assume that Michael Johns is still selling at least some CDs, but it may not be enough to make the relevant chart.

    Same thing with songs. Just because a given song is no longer in the weekly reports does not mean that it isn’t selling—it just means that it is not making the top 200 on the charts to which Brian gets access.

    Every once in a while, Brian’s source for numbers will get him off-chart numbers that readers have been requesting, but it’s not very regular.

  28. Congrats to Kris for the strong week of Heartless.

    I’m a little disappointed that Brooke’s sales weren’t higher for her 2nd week, given that it was her first week outside of iTunes. It’s a solid album and I hope people outside the Idol bubble notice it. I wonder if its getting any in-store distribution.

    No numbers for Michael Johns? Just wondering because I can see his album on the Walmart charts so he must be selling a few of his CDs

    I would be interested in that as well. In its first 2 weeks in, he was only at $7K. But, I just checked, he is still in the top 100 on iTunes pop (*barely*) — which isn’t huge numbers or anything, but pretty good considering his album is entering its 6th week, so I would guess that means he is winning over new fans. Maybe the AC radio push is yielding some dividends after all. Like Brooke’s its a very good album, and I love to see these indie types succeed.

  29. I’m a little disappointed that Brooke’s sales weren’t higher for her 2nd week, given that it was her first week outside of iTunes. It’s a solid album and I hope people outside the Idol bubble notice it. I wonder if its getting any in-store distribution.

    How would they notice it, though? That thing they did with the Itunes promotion was brilliant, but it’s just darned hard for her to catch lightning in a bottle twice. There’s so much stuff out there, she’s not getting radio play, and she clearly doesn’t have the bucks to buy herself any other kinds of major promotion. That’s juts reality for everybody in her position. Is she not making a radio push or is it just not bearing fruit?

  30. It looks like Soundscan re-run their data:

    2 1 DAUGHTRY Leave This Town 100826 269299
    7 0 SPARKS, JORDI Battlefield 47972 67
    72 81 PICKLER, KELLI Kellie Pickler 5965 5575
    84 65 DAUGHTRY Daughtry 5348 6811
    86 75 CLARKSON, KELL All I Ever Want 5248 5912
    88 82 UNDERWOOD, CARR Carnival Ride 5045 5546
    90 86 COOK, DAVI David Cook 4794 5275
    93 50 WHITE, BROOK High Hopes & Hear 4673 9835

  31. Kirsten, sorry for the stupid question, but could you explain ‘Airplay’  vs. ‘Streaming’ ? Or direct me to an informative website that would have all these definitions for the uninformed (like me).

    Airplay is radio airplay. Streaming is internet streaming (i.e. when you click on AOL or one of the other legal streaming sites to listen to the song. Not all legal streaming sites report the streams though).

  32. Heartless is getting close to 300k. Not bad for a song never pushed to radio.

  33. Do we know how close “Light On” is going Platinum? It must be almost there.

  34. Is she not making a radio push or is it just not bearing fruit?

    I think Brooke released Radio Radio directly to HAC stations. At the time I thought it was a bold move, now I’m not so sure. Has anyone seen airplay numbers for last week yet?

  35. The Quickcut for Radio Radio shows 61 HAC spins and 1 AC spin in the past week.

  36. After seeing Demi L’s numbers and, of course, Miley Cyrus’ album sales, I think Richard R. & Brian M. might have to rethink the whole tween/teen girl “blood on their hands/text”,as far as, the voting for female contestants on Idol is concerned. They love Demi Lovato, Selena Gomez, Miley Cyrus, Taylor Swift, Ashley Tisdale, Vanessa Hudgens, et al., and they support them. Of course, the female contestant needs to be under 20 (or appear to be), fashionably dressed, have great hair, thin, and totally adorable. Disney’s got the market on that. lol

    I didn’t think I’d have figures to compile this week, but thanks to Brian M. (Idol Chatter) we have Kris’ Heartless numbers.

    Kris Allen
    Singles: (post-idol) $928,743.93
    Album: (post-idol) $161,957.88
    Total monies: $1,090,701.80

    Heartless 8,000 X .99 = $7,920.00

    Adam Lambert
    Singles: (post-idol) $589,534.83
    Album: (post-idol) $349,650.00
    Total monies: $939,184.83

    No numbers available for Adam’s Album or singles this week

  37. I see Cook dropped below 5K in weekly sales already. It’s starting to look like he’s going to finish closer to 1.25 M than 1.5M or 2M. Time for new single, stat.

    Of course, I could see the sense in it if RCA decided that his weekly sales trend doesn’t justify releasing a third single. However, Kelly got a third one, and his record sales are almost double hers at this point. And I doubt he’d publically trash his next single in the press either the way she did. So they ought to give him one for these reasons alone.

  38. Well noctem, CBTM has just seen a sizable boost in radio play on HAC with the official adds of a couple more big stations. The song has clearly not peaked yet, so I doubt any new single will be coming out until it does. I think it will likely be a couple more weeks before we see a new single, which seems to be to be a pretty sure thing. All David’s releases so far are continuing to get good to decent radio play, especially on HAC and AC formats.

  39. noctem, I have no idea what the level of sales can be before an album becomes no longer worth pushing. I think 5K is getting pretty close, though. At this point, I don’t think he’ll bounce back from the MJ album decrease without a new song. My guess is they will see where things are when CBTM looks close to peaking and try to project the chances of getting the album sales up. I would guess he gets another single regardless, its just a question of how much money they put into pushing it.

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