Idol Sales News – Week Ending 08/17/14

Two American Idol winners released albums last week. Caleb’s results are pretty much in (10,315 estimated by HDD and a top 30 finish) while we will likely have to derive Kris’s numbers as he is outside of the top 50. “Guardians of the Galaxy” tops the album chart again with 95K in sales (and a tiny 8% drop in its third week). Frozen bounces back with a 43% increase (they had sing-alongs on the Family channel – was that what helped?). Meghan Trainor’s “All About the Bass” will likely be the top digitial seller this week while Sam Smith may finally push “Rude” off the top of the Hot 100 chart.

This is the weekly sales thread. Please post numbers as you find them. Thanks!

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  1. We should get the 1-day numbers for Colton’s album today. His 1st week #s for his debut album were around 22K. I don’t know if he will get to that number this time around, but I am not anticipating a big drop for him, since he has established himself in his genre and has a song on the current CCM charts.On the other hand, my prognastication (sp?) skills have been crap lately, so who knows. :)

  2. Mediabase – Wednesday update:

    AC:
    6 6 ONE DIRECTION Story Of My Life 1732 1727 5 13.96
    +6 Spins
    +63 Bullet
    +0.128 AI
    25 24 DANNY GOKEY Hope In Front Of Me 92 104 -12 0.067
    -4 Spins
    -6 Bullet
    -0.004 AI
    Country:
    16 14 M. LAMBERT & C. UNDERWOOD Somethin’ Bad 3983 3899 84 29.529
    +7 Spins
    -24 Bullet
    +0.086 AI
    15 15 SWON BROTHERS Later On 3914 3915 -1 27.41
    -3 Spins
    -5 Bullet
    +0.118 AI
    29 28 SCOTTY MCCREERY Feelin’ It 2003 1729 274 10.417
    +18 Spins
    -1 Bullet
    +0.099 AI
    30 30 DAVID NAIL Kiss You Tonight 1720 1581 139 9.676
    +12 Spins
    -17 Bullet
    +0.373 AI
    39 41 RAELYNN God Made Girls 968 899 69 5.31
    +18 Spins
    +10 Bullet
    +0.02 AI
    HAC:
    30 30 DAUGHTRY Battleships 903 853 50 3.238
    +9 Spins
    +3 Bullet
    +0.028 AI
    42 43 ALEX & SIERRA Scarecrow 310 278 32 0.563
    +6 Spins
    -1 Bullet
    +0.042 AI
    63 49 PHILLIP PHILLIPS Unpack Your Heart 175 57 118 0.514
    +13 Spins
    +4 Bullet
    -0.005 AI
    POP:
    38 37 FIFTH HARMONY BO$$ 1133 1118 15 3.822
    -8 Spins
    -23 Bullet
    +0.008 AI
    47 44 G.R.L. Ugly Heart 658 602 56 1.62
    -10 Spins
    -18 Bullet
    -0.054 AI
    Urban AC:
    20 19 JENNIFER HUDSON It’s Your World f/R. Kelly 349 302 47 2.984
    +11 Spins
    +1 Bullet
    +0.155 AI
    Canada-Country:
    16 13 M. LAMBERT & C. UNDERWOOD Somethin’ Bad 689 667 22 3.527
    +7 Spins
    +4 Bullet
    +0.037 AI
    44 43 SWON BROTHERS Later On 155 155 0 0.654
    -5 Spins
    -9 Bullet
    -0.029 AI
    Canada-Hot AC:
    11 10 HEDLEY Heaven In Our Headlights 851 796 55 4.833
    +23 Spins
    +27 Bullet
    +0.128 AI
    Canada-Main AC:
    16 14 HEDLEY Heaven In Our Headlights 249 216 33 1.837
    -3 Spins
    -10 Bullet
    +0.074 AI
    Canada-Top 40:
    14 11 HEDLEY Heaven In Our Headlights 1134 1030 104 6.178
    +14 Spins
    +3 Bullet
    +0.125 AI
    Christian AC:
    3 2 DANNY GOKEY Hope In Front Of Me 1327 1208 119 5.94
    +11 Spins
    0 Bullet
    -0.041 AI
    12 11 MANDISA Back To You 695 675 20 3.106
    -1 Spins
    0 Bullet
    +0.038 AI
    17 16 COLTON DIXON More Of You 483 442 41 2.362
    +10 Spins
    +1 Bullet
    +0.06 AI
    48 48 VARIOUS ARTISTS Hope Can Change Everything 70 66 4 0.13
    0 Spins
    -1 Bullet
    0 AI

  3. 8/20/2014 – Itunes Top 1500 Singles and Albums (from LivePopBars)

    Singles:
    46. Miranda Lambert – Somethin’ Bad (with Carrie Underwood) [Duet Version]
    63. Fifth Harmony – BO$$
    171. Kat Perkins – Fearless
    177. One Direction – Story of My Life
    184. RaeLynn – God Made Girls
    196. Scotty McCreery – Feelin’ It
    208. Jennifer Hudson – Dangerous
    214. G.R.L. – Ugly Heart
    241. The Swon Brothers – Later On
    258. One Direction – You & I
    285. Jennifer Hudson – It’s Your World (feat. R. Kelly)
    290. Phillip Phillips – Gone, Gone, Gone
    291. Danny Gokey – Hope in Front of Me
    316. Pentatonix – Problem
    333. David Nail – Kiss You Tonight
    359. Jennifer Hudson – Walk It Out (feat. Timbaland)
    369. Phillip Phillips – Home
    378. Jennifer Hudson – I Can’t Describe (The Way I Feel) [feat. T.I.]
    392. Phillip Phillips – Raging Fire
    410. Alex & Sierra – Scarecrow
    422. One Direction – What Makes You Beautiful
    447. Daughtry – Battleships
    482. Melanie Martinez – Dollhouse
    501. Ella Henderson – Ghost
    528. Colton Dixon – More of You
    539. David Nail – Whatever She’s Got
    574. Daughtry – Waiting for Superman
    612. Carrie Underwood – Blown Away
    683. Jesse Kinch – Billie Jean (Rising Star Performance)
    691. Scotty McCreery – See You Tonight
    736. Kelly Clarkson – Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)
    745. Carrie Underwood – How Great Thou Art
    780. Little Mix – Salute
    876. Carrie Underwood – Before He Cheats
    895. Fifth Harmony – Miss Movin’ On
    900. Avicii – Addicted To You
    925. Olly Murs – Dance With Me Tonight
    950. Alex & Sierra – Little Do You Know
    981. Colton Dixon – More of You
    1014. Mandisa – Overcomer
    1061. Little Mix – Move
    1063. Alex & Sierra – Just Kids
    1099. One Direction – Midnight Memories
    1118. Fifth Harmony – Me & My Girls
    1154. Carly Rae Jepsen – Call Me Maybe
    1171. Carrie Underwood – See You Again
    1194. Cher Lloyd – Want U Back
    1233. Cher Lloyd – Oath (feat. Becky G)
    1253. Carrie Underwood – Good Girl
    1303. Little Mix – Wings
    1309. Mandisa – Good Morning (feat. TobyMac)
    1400. Home Free – Ring of Fire (feat. Avi Kaplan)
    1406. One Direction – One Thing
    1407. One Direction – Little Things

    Albums:
    8. Colton Dixon – Anchor
    48. Jennifer Hudson – JHUD
    65. Pentatonix – PTX, Vol. III
    97. One Direction – Midnight Memories (Deluxe Edition)
    278. Home Free – Crazy Life
    290. Caleb Johnson – Testify
    297. Avicii – True
    308. Alex & Sierra – It’s About Us
    311. One Direction – Up All Night (Deluxe Version)
    351. Pentatonix – PTX, Vol. II
    389. One Direction – Take Me Home (Yearbook Edition)
    448. Danny Gokey – Hope in Front of Me
    457. Pentatonix – PTX, Vol. 1
    501. Kris Allen – Horizons
    559. G.R.L. – G.R.L. – EP
    570. Fifth Harmony – Better Together – EP
    604. Phillip Phillips – The World From the Side of the Moon (Deluxe Version)
    631. Daughtry – Baptized (Deluxe Version)
    666. Phillip Phillips – Behind the Light (Deluxe Version)
    719. Melanie Martinez – Dollhouse – EP
    727. Carrie Underwood – Blown Away
    786. One Direction – Midnight Memories
    878. One Direction – Take Me Home
    986. Cher Lloyd – Sorry I’m Late
    1041. Kelly Clarkson – Greatest Hits – Chapter One
    1062. Scotty McCreery – See You Tonight
    1093. Daughtry – Daughtry
    1217. Cassadee Pope – Frame By Frame
    1220. Little Mix – Salute (Deluxe Edition)
    1279. One Direction – Up All Night
    1350. David Nail – I’m a Fire
    1377. Various Artists – NOW That’s What I Call Country, Vol. 7
    1435. Pentatonix – PTXmas (Deluxe Edition)

  4. Monitored Adds per format:
    Canada-Country:
    1 DAVID NAIL Kiss You Tonight MCA Nashville
    Christian AC:
    2 COLTON DIXON More Of You Sparrow
    1 TIM HALPERIN Heal This Broken Heart —
    Country:
    8 RAELYNN God Made Girls Valory
    4 DAVID NAIL Kiss You Tonight MCA Nashville
    3 SCOTTY MCCREERY Feelin’ It 19-Interscope-Mercury
    HAC:
    11 G.R.L. Ugly Heart Kemosabe-RCA
    5 PHILLIP PHILLIPS Unpack Your Heart 19-Interscope
    3 ELLA HENDERSON Ghost SYCO-Columbia
    3 ALEX & SIERRA Scarecrow Columbia
    1 DAUGHTRY Battleships RCA
    POP:
    1 FIFTH HARMONY Bo$$ Syco-Epic
    1 G.R.L. Ugly Heart Kemosabe-RCA
    Rhythmic:
    4 FIFTH HARMONY Bo$$ Syco-Epic
    Urban:
    21 FIFTH HARMONY Bo$$ Syco-Epic
    1 JENNIFER HUDSON It’s Your World f/R. Kelly RCA
    Urban AC:
    3 JENNIFER HUDSON It’s Your World f/R. Kelly RCA

    Monitored Adds per song:
    US
    26 Bo$$ FIFTH HARMONY
    POP: 1
    Rhythmic: 4
    Urban: 21
    12 Ugly Heart G.R.L.
    HAC: 11
    POP: 1
    8 God Made Girls RAELYNN
    Country: 8
    5 Unpack Your Heart PHILLIP PHILLIPS
    HAC: 5
    4 It’s Your World f/R. Kelly JENNIFER HUDSON
    Urban: 1
    Urban AC: 3
    4 Kiss You Tonight DAVID NAIL
    Country: 4
    3 Feelin’ It SCOTTY MCCREERY
    Country: 3
    3 Ghost ELLA HENDERSON
    HAC: 3
    3 Scarecrow ALEX & SIERRA
    HAC: 3
    2 More Of You COLTON DIXON
    Christian AC: 2
    1 Battleships DAUGHTRY
    HAC: 1
    1 Heal This Broken Heart TIM HALPERIN
    Christian AC: 1
    Canada
    1 Kiss You Tonight DAVID NAIL
    Canada-Country: 1

  5. Frozen soundtrack was discounted on iTunes for $5.99. Hence that huge jump. But the sing-along probably helped too.

  6. He has gotten some media coverage also. Flipping through the morning shows, with my AM coffee, I caught him 2 days in a row, on ABC and FNC. I wasn’t looking for him, so he may have hit more.

  7. NEW RELEASES: It could be another battle for #1 as week to date sales suggestWiz Khalifa and the Guardians of the Galaxy: Awesome Mix, Vol.1 soundtrack will both land in the 70-80k range. You’ll also note the addition of another Various Artists contender, Big Machine’s Mötley Crüe Nashville salute. Here are this week’s key debuts, with a glass of Jack to accompany some of the week’s hard-partying releases.

    Wiz Khalifa (Atlantic) 70-80k
    Chase Rice (Dack Janiels/Thirty Tigers/Sony Nashville) 37-40k
    Nashville Outlaws: A Tribute to Mötley Crüe (Big Machine) 28-31k
    Ace Frehley (eOne) 17-20k
    Smokey Robinson (Verve) 9-11k
    Imogen Heap (RCA) 8-10k
    Colton Dixon (Sparrow) 8-10k

    As for singles, Taylor Swift’s ultra-Pop track “Shake It Off,” appears headed to the 425-450k range in its opening week. The first single from her previous album,Red, opened with 623k in August 2012. Oh, and in honor of Ace Frehley’s new record we’ll be working in our Space Ace makeup. (8/20a)

  8. His debut album sold 22K its 1st week, so this would be a 50-60% drop. Which is probably in the average range

    Also — Cassadee has a song on that Motley Crue tribute album, doesn’t she?

  9. Yes, Cassadee Pope has a cut on the Motley Crüe album, Animal in Me. She sings with Robin Zander from Cheap Trick.

    Chase Rice is one of the bro-iest of the bro-country singers out there.

  10. A drop of 50-60% is the reward for getting radio play and some reputation in one’s own niche. Seriously. It was reasonable to believe that Dixon’s debut numbers were inflated by his Idol fanbase (since that was still a thing for S11), and that he’d revert closer to normal numbers for his genre.

    I don’t know if Dixon’s label understands the old Idol inflation phenomenon, but in both that context and the context of CCM sales, these are not bad numbers.

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