Idol Sales News – Week Ending 09/14/14

Rapper Lecrae will have the top album of the week. Adam Levine’s Maroon 5 will have an excellent second week in second. With his show starting up again next Monday, it may help the album to have legs. Having a strong single is helping as well.

The top selling single of the week will likely be Taylor’s “Shake it Off”, but it could still be “All About the Bass” (the single version was pulled mid-week for the EP version which causes a ripple in sales. It helps to be in the top 10 of iTunes when people log on). “All About the Bass” will likely top the Hot 100 for a second week.

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This week’s battle of the albums has Babs vs Chris Brown with HDD predicting sales in the 120K range.

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

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  1. Mediabase – Wednesday update:

    AAA:
    37 30 PHILLIP PHILLIPS Unpack Your Heart 139 111 28 0.255
    +5 Spins
    +8 Bullet
    +0.027 AI
    AC:
    6 6 ONE DIRECTION Story Of My Life 1649 1690 -41 13.223
    -11 Spins
    -12 Bullet
    -0.011 AI
    Country:
    12 10 M. LAMBERT & C. UNDERWOOD Somethin’ Bad 4752 4618 134 34.592
    -16 Spins
    -61 Bullet
    -0.059 AI
    14 14 SWON BROTHERS Later On 4036 4051 -15 29.197
    -32 Spins
    -45 Bullet
    -0.12 AI
    26 22 SCOTTY MCCREERY Feelin’ It 2486 2506 -20 15.134
    +7 Spins
    -13 Bullet
    +0.265 AI
    29 26 DAVID NAIL Kiss You Tonight 2099 1942 157 12.858
    -38 Spins
    -55 Bullet
    +0.064 AI
    37 37 RAELYNN God Made Girls 1087 1110 -23 6.019
    +18 Spins
    +4 Bullet
    +0.14 AI
    HAC:
    25 24 DAUGHTRY Battleships 1050 1016 34 3.68
    +4 Spins
    +9 Bullet
    +0.014 AI
    33 29 G.R.L. Ugly Heart 730 683 47 3.252
    +3 Spins
    -11 Bullet
    +0.054 AI
    36 33 PHILLIP PHILLIPS Unpack Your Heart 652 544 108 1.57
    +5 Spins
    -4 Bullet
    +0.013 AI
    44 39 ELLA HENDERSON Ghost 355 288 67 1.193
    +4 Spins
    -16 Bullet
    -0.002 AI
    45 43 ALEX & SIERRA Scarecrow 221 270 -49 0.511
    -8 Spins
    -2 Bullet
    -0.027 AI
    POP:
    50 44 ELLA HENDERSON Ghost 630 483 147 2.208
    +26 Spins
    -7 Bullet
    +0.102 AI
    44 46 G.R.L. Ugly Heart 571 685 -114 1.965
    -20 Spins
    -8 Bullet
    -0.107 AI
    Urban AC:
    13 13 JENNIFER HUDSON It’s Your World f/R. Kelly 650 670 -20 4.675
    +17 Spins
    +4 Bullet
    +0.149 AI
    47 49 TESSANNE CHIN Heaven Knows 62 59 3 0.095
    -2 Spins
    -5 Bullet
    -0.013 AI
    Canada-Country:
    7 6 M. LAMBERT & C. UNDERWOOD Somethin’ Bad 822 776 46 4.413
    -7 Spins
    -12 Bullet
    +0.016 AI
    49 49 SWON BROTHERS Later On 128 136 -8 0.506
    -1 Spins
    +3 Bullet
    -0.017 AI
    Canada-Hot AC:
    5 5 HEDLEY Heaven In Our Headlights 1071 1028 43 6.49
    -3 Spins
    -16 Bullet
    -0.077 AI
    Canada-Main AC:
    9 12 HEDLEY Heaven In Our Headlights 266 279 -13 1.902
    -7 Spins
    -12 Bullet
    -0.04 AI
    Canada-Top 40:
    11 10 HEDLEY Heaven In Our Headlights 1253 1261 -8 6.657
    -6 Spins
    -15 Bullet
    -0.038 AI
    Christian AC:
    2 2 DANNY GOKEY Hope In Front Of Me 1396 1383 13 6.441
    +11 Spins
    +26 Bullet
    +0.101 AI
    17 14 COLTON DIXON More Of You 602 574 28 3.137
    +8 Spins
    +1 Bullet
    +0.014 AI
    51 48 VARIOUS ARTISTS Hope Can Change Everything 67 67 0 0.129
    +1 Spins
    +2 Bullet
    +0.007 AI

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  4. The BB article mentioned that some of the M5 sales were from an album redemption promo by concert ticket buyers. Does anyone know the particulars?

    When Tessanne was getting no promo, I wondered about giving Voice Tour ticket buyers her album, but was told that wouldn’t count. I’m guessing the M5 deal was reduced price, but not free.

  5. 9/17/2014 – Itunes Top 1500 Singles and Albums (from LivePopBars)

    Singles:
    9. Alex & Sierra – Here We Go
    80. Miranda Lambert – Somethin’ Bad (with Carrie Underwood) [Duet Version]
    103. Fifth Harmony – BO$$
    188. RaeLynn – God Made Girls
    193. Scotty McCreery – Feelin’ It
    214. G.R.L. – Ugly Heart
    219. Ella Henderson – Ghost
    236. Melanie Martinez – Carousel
    242. Alex & Sierra – Little Do You Know
    247. One Direction – Story of My Life
    293. Alex & Sierra – Scarecrow
    294. Pentatonix – La La Latch
    299. David Nail – Kiss You Tonight
    325. Danny Gokey – Hope in Front of Me
    328. The Swon Brothers – Later On
    349. Melanie Martinez – Dollhouse
    367. Alex & Sierra – Bumper Cars
    388. Phillip Phillips – Gone, Gone, Gone
    403. Olly Murs – Dance With Me Tonight
    404. Alex & Sierra – Just Kids
    431. One Direction – You & I
    433. Phillip Phillips – Unpack Your Heart
    441. One Direction – What Makes You Beautiful
    444. Phillip Phillips – Home
    524. Pentatonix – Problem
    600. Colton Dixon – More of You
    614. Daughtry – Battleships
    661. Phillip Phillips – Raging Fire
    681. David Nail – Whatever She’s Got
    692. Kelly Clarkson – Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)
    764. Daughtry – Waiting for Superman
    791. Carrie Underwood – Blown Away
    862. Carrie Underwood – How Great Thou Art
    872. Fifth Harmony – Bo$$
    887. Scotty McCreery – See You Tonight
    900. Carrie Underwood – Before He Cheats
    987. Jennifer Hudson – It’s Your World (feat. R. Kelly)
    1034. Mandisa – Overcomer
    1105. Fifth Harmony – Miss Movin’ On
    1283. Carly Rae Jepsen – Call Me Maybe
    1306. Mandisa – Good Morning (feat. TobyMac)
    1344. Jennifer Hudson – It’s Your World (feat. R. Kelly)
    1362. Little Mix – Salute

    Albums:
    17. One Direction – FOUR (Deluxe Version)
    58. Alex & Sierra – It’s About Us
    70. Pentatonix – PTX, Vol. III
    113. Mandisa – Get Up: The Remixes
    140. One Direction – Midnight Memories (Deluxe Edition)
    198. Phillip Phillips – Behind the Light (Deluxe Version)
    239. Melanie Martinez – Dollhouse – EP
    293. Jennifer Hudson – JHUD
    344. Pentatonix – PTX, Vol. II
    369. Fifth Harmony – Reflection (Deluxe)
    390. Pentatonix – PTX, Vol. 1
    429. One Direction – Up All Night (Deluxe Version)
    471. Phillip Phillips – The World From the Side of the Moon (Deluxe Version)
    534. One Direction – FOUR
    633. Danny Gokey – Hope in Front of Me
    665. Phillip Phillips – Behind the Light
    700. Home Free – Crazy Life
    718. One Direction – Take Me Home (Yearbook Edition)
    749. Colton Dixon – Anchor
    798. Avicii – True
    809. Daughtry – Baptized (Deluxe Version)
    810. Fifth Harmony – Better Together – EP
    941. Scotty McCreery – See You Tonight
    970. Carrie Underwood – Blown Away
    1151. Pentatonix – PTXmas (Deluxe Edition)
    1240. One Direction – Take Me Home
    1272. One Direction – Midnight Memories
    1345. Daughtry – Daughtry
    1402. Olly Murs – Right Place Right Time (Deluxe Edition)

  6. Here are the Soundscan rules on ticket/album bundles again:

    Ticketing and CD bundling is not eligible if the consumer does not have an option to purchase the CD and ticket individually. The consumer must have the option to purchase the ticket for entrance and the CD under hisher discretion. The price of the single ticket must be different from that of the bundle.

    Your plan to give away Chin’s album with Voice tour tickets would have been ineligible unless (a) it was not a giveaway, but there was a price attached to the album [and that price would have to be $3.99 or higher, as discounts below that don’t count in the first month of sales] and (b) ticket buyers could opt to buy only the ticket (no album) for a different price.

    ETA: Checking M5’s web site indicates that there were album preorder bundles that also gave preorder access to tour tickets. So not even really a combined sale price, just the opportunity to buy early.

  7. So they could have given everyone who bought a Tour ticket an additional coupon that reduced the album’s price to $4?

    Wish they had done that

  8. So they could have given everyone who bought a Tour ticket an additional coupon that reduced the album’s price to $4?

    I don’t think so, as that would violate the part where you have to be able to buy a ticket WITHOUT getting anything related to the album. They could have sold a ticket-album package that cost $4 more than the regular ticket alone.

    If they went with a coupon (say, it pre-paid the album for $4), it’d have be redeemable only at the merch table or on the artist’s site, as getting iTunes or Amazon to take a coupon is a complicated thing and can’t just be made to happen by printing a coupon.

    The tour was struggling to fill 1,500-seat venues, so anything that would have been Soundscan-legal would also have moved very few incremental albums, while deepening the label’s loss. Once Republic saw that Chin’s own fans weren’t pre-ordering in large numbers (she’s another where the pre-order went up right after the win), there was no way they were going to take trouble to try to sell her to non-fans.

    Important lesson from the launches of Tessanne Chin and Caleb Johnson: If your OWN FANS don’t open their wallets in large numbers, the label is not going to go in the red to find you more fans who actually buy music.

  9. YAY!! 2 sold-out shows!!!

    5 Queen + Adam Lambert Allphones Arena Sydney, Australia Aug. 26-27, 2014 $3,803,070 24,773 /
    24,773 2 / 2 $186.01, $92.96 Dainty Group

  10. It’s in the ETA on my original answer — what I can find is the album bundled with pre-sale access to tour tickets. The album’s also available without the pre-sale access, and obviously it’s possible to buy tour tickets once they go to general sale. (If there was other or more. somebody else gets to Google it.)

    Bundles like this are aimed at fans — it gets incremental dollars from people who are already willing to spend on the band. It’s not aimed at random people who’ve shown no interest in the band. (Not that NONE of those random people will ever use the offer, but if you don’t care, how often are you checking the band’s web site? Will you be excited about ticket pre-sales?)

    Chin’s problem is that, with the monumentally big promo of singing in front of 13 million people for thirteen weeks or so, there still just weren’t many people who wanted to buy her music. The problem isn’t unique to her — it seems to be endemic to the entire singing-show genre — but it still doesn’t change that what labels signed-on for was to get artists with existing, passionate fanbases. These winners were supposed to be cash cows, not “development” money pits.

  11. Impressive. 3.8 million buckaroos. Not too shabby for an oldies band.

  12. Buzz Feed Music article on who is buying music in 2014 (as opposed to in 2004).

    Maybe, despite the huge success of 1D and the like, targeting the tween/teen crowd isn’t the best road to take (at least in terms of album/singles sales; concert revenue is entirely different thing). Also, women are buying more than men.

    “As a group, 13-17-year-olds have plummeted to a mere 7% of the CD-buying population, down from 14.9% in 2004. Their share of digital purchases, either singles or albums, is also down a healthy 12 percentage points — to just 13% — as downloading has become more mainstream among older demographics.”

    http://www.buzzfeed.com/reggieugwu/who-buys-music-anymore-a-statistical-inquiry#3x0w1ja

  13. Roughstock Digital Singles 9/17/14

    – Scotty McCreery “Feelin’ It” sits at #36 with another 8k scanned this week for a total of 143k tracks sold to date

    Place Artist Track Sales Total
    7 Blake Shelton Neon Light 31,000 110,000
    13 Miranda/Carrie Somethin’ Bad 22,000 720,000
    17 Chase Rice Ready Set Roll 19,000 763,000
    27 Keith Urban Somewhere In My Car 12,000 136,000

    http://roughstock.com/news/the-top-30-digital-singles-09-17-2014/

  14. YOUR NEW RELEASES: Hello, gorgeous! As we mentioned earlier, Barbra Streisand’s Partners will croon its way to a #1 bow on next week’s HITS Album Sales Chart. The set has ascended to #1 at iTunes, and indications are that the digital portion of her sales may be higher than previously anticipated. Here’s a rundown of the key debuts:

    Barbra Streisand (Columbia) 155-165k
    Chris Brown (RCA) 130-140k
    Tim McGraw (Big Machine) 67-72k
    George Strait (MCA Nashville) 45-50k
    Train (Columbia) 40-45k
    Slash (Dyk Hayd) 25-28k
    For King & Country (Curb) 24-27k

    In addition to Babs’ TV marathon, we’ll be on the lookout for surprise appearances by one of her many duet partners. (9/17p)

  15. They just released it 2 days ago. Their songs tends to chart well the first few days before dropping.

  16. Someone to add to the iTunes album chart:

    Caroline Glaser (from S4 of The Voice) #81 overall – Better Days, Vol 2 (EP)

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