Idols In Concert – Stats – 09/04/14

One Direction continues to roll in the dough (I’m picturing Simon jumping into a swimming pool of ca$h like Scrooge McDuck). Another $15M from 3 concert – Kaching! Still, Beyonce and Jay Z raked in some pretty impressive numbers – perhaps One D won’t be the biggest touring act of 2014. Never mind, they just made it into the Guinness Book of World Records for being the first act to debut at number 1 with their first three albums. What kid doesn’t dream of getting in that book?

In other news, Queen+Adam Lambert and The Voice (Oz version) both report from the Perth Arena. This amazing venue has a very elastic size. Q+AL racked in an impressive $2M and The Voice can be proud of its numbers given the general suckitude of reality singing competition show tours this summer.

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One Direction, 5 Seconds of Summer/Jamie Scott
Aug. 29-30, 2014: Chicago, Ill.; Soldier Field; 104,617 of 104,617 (2xSOLD-OUT): $9,446,247
Aug. 27, 2014: St. Louis, Mo.; Edward Jones Dome; 52,315 of 52,315 (SOLD-OUT): $4,281,608

Queen + Adam Lambert
Aug. 22, 2014: Perth, Australia ; Perth Arena; 13,285 of 13,285 (SOLD-OUT): $2,008,590

The Voice on Tour
July 27, 2014; Perth, Australia; Perth Arena; 1,883 of 2,074 (91%): $118,540

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  1. Billboard 200:
    #99 – Colton Dixon (2 weeks) : -76

    Hot 100/Bubbling Under:
    #1 – Shake It Off – Taylor Swift (2 weeks) : same
    #58 – Somethin’ Bad – Carrie Underwood (15 weeks) : same
    #67 – Bo$$ – Fifth Harmony (8 weeks) : -3
    #92 – Later On – The Swon Brothers (3 weeks) : +5
    #120 – Feelin’ It – Scotty McCreery (2 weeks) : same

    Trending 140:
    #5 – Shake It Off – Taylor Swift
    #38 – Hope In Front Of Me – Danny Gokey
    #51 – It’s Your World – Jennifer Hudson
    #106 – Sweeter Than Fiction – Taylor Swift
    #124 – Bo$$ – Fifth Harmony
    #125 – Feelin’ It – Scotty McCreery

  2. If they hit Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, and Adelaide, that’s all five metro areas with populations over 1 million and about 65% of the country’s population.

    There’s a big gap down in size to the #6 metro area, which has half the population of Adelaide.

  3. Caleb’s album is out of the BB200 after only 2 weeks. This is a new low for an Idol winner. Candice’s album had a 4-week run. After a period of of dropping out of the iTunes top 1500 albums and then returning, Testify now appears to be gone from there as well. So chances of any BB200 re-entry look very slim from where I sit.

  4. Mediabase – Thursday update:

    49 36 PHILLIP PHILLIPS Unpack Your Heart 106 61 45 0.202
    +4 Spins
    +0 Bullet
    +0.000 AI
    7 6 ONE DIRECTION Story Of My Life 1652 1732 -80 13.623
    -31 Spins
    -34 Bullet
    -0.045 AI
    29 28 DANNY GOKEY Hope In Front Of Me 68 82 -14 0.073
    -2 Spins
    +2 Bullet
    -0.001 AI
    13 11 M. LAMBERT & C. UNDERWOOD Somethin’ Bad 4448 4280 168 32.959
    +8 Spins
    -33 Bullet
    +0.204 AI
    15 13 SWON BROTHERS Later On 3988 3991 -3 27.732
    +0 Spins
    +19 Bullet
    -0.112 AI
    28 27 SCOTTY MCCREERY Feelin’ It 2359 2099 260 12.809
    -3 Spins
    -37 Bullet
    +0.199 AI
    29 29 DAVID NAIL Kiss You Tonight 1832 1795 37 11.473
    -60 Spins
    -76 Bullet
    -0.185 AI
    38 38 RAELYNN God Made Girls 1018 1025 -7 4.682
    +2 Spins
    -12 Bullet
    +0.006 AI
    29 28 DAUGHTRY Battleships 952 994 -42 3.351
    -6 Spins
    -37 Bullet
    -0.049 AI
    38 34 G.R.L. Ugly Heart 579 383 196 2.842
    +10 Spins
    -41 Bullet
    -0.008 AI
    41 37 PHILLIP PHILLIPS Unpack Your Heart 448 337 111 1.082
    +15 Spins
    -6 Bullet
    +0.036 AI
    42 43 ALEX & SIERRA Scarecrow 303 332 -29 0.599
    -9 Spins
    -14 Bullet
    -0.007 AI
    35 43 FIFTH HARMONY BO$$ 746 1067 -321 2.285
    -74 Spins
    -48 Bullet
    -0.301 AI
    43 46 G.R.L. Ugly Heart 704 666 38 2.263
    +3 Spins
    +15 Bullet
    +0.024 AI
    Urban AC:
    18 14 JENNIFER HUDSON It’s Your World f/R. Kelly 480 357 123 3.775
    +58 Spins
    +46 Bullet
    +0.371 AI
    47 46 TESSANNE CHIN Heaven Knows 57 53 4 0.08
    +1 Spins
    -2 Bullet
    +0.010 AI
    Christian AC:
    1 1 DANNY GOKEY Hope In Front Of Me 1395 1362 33 6.201
    -4 Spins
    -8 Bullet
    -0.054 AI
    11 14 MANDISA Back To You 635 694 -59 3.31
    -12 Spins
    -2 Bullet
    -0.005 AI
    17 16 COLTON DIXON More Of You 543 537 6 2.589
    +6 Spins
    +6 Bullet
    -0.018 AI
    50 49 VARIOUS ARTISTS Hope Can Change Everything 66 67 -1 0.122
    +0 Spins
    -2 Bullet
    +0.000 AI

  5. 9/4/2014 – Itunes Top 1500 Singles and Albums (from LivePopBars)

    17. Pentatonix – La La Latch
    59. Miranda Lambert – Somethin’ Bad (with Carrie Underwood) [Duet Version]
    85. Fifth Harmony – BO$$
    114. G.R.L. – Ugly Heart
    163. Pentatonix – Problem
    166. The Swon Brothers – Later On
    183. Scotty McCreery – Feelin’ It
    201. RaeLynn – God Made Girls
    234. One Direction – Story of My Life
    244. Ella Henderson – Ghost
    253. David Nail – Kiss You Tonight
    322. Phillip Phillips – Gone, Gone, Gone
    366. Danny Gokey – Hope in Front of Me
    409. Carrie Underwood – Before He Cheats
    469. Phillip Phillips – Home
    503. One Direction – You & I
    595. Jordin Sparks & Chris Brown – No Air
    598. Fifth Harmony – Them Girls Be Like
    659. One Direction – What Makes You Beautiful
    701. Daughtry – Battleships
    705. Melanie Martinez – Dollhouse
    726. Alex & Sierra – Little Do You Know
    735. Alex & Sierra – Scarecrow
    741. Carrie Underwood – Blown Away
    750. Colton Dixon – More of You
    778. Phillip Phillips – Raging Fire
    823. David Nail – Whatever She’s Got
    841. Fifth Harmony – Miss Movin’ On
    846. Carrie Underwood – Cowboy Casanova
    898. Daughtry – Waiting for Superman
    915. Kelly Clarkson – Because of You
    929. Kelly Clarkson – Since U Been Gone
    968. Kelly Clarkson – Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)
    1037. Scotty McCreery – See You Tonight
    1048. Carrie Underwood – How Great Thou Art
    1088. Fifth Harmony – Me & My Girls
    1130. Mandisa– Overcomer
    1141. Alex & Sierra – Bumper Cars
    1285. Pentatonix – Say Something
    1384. Carrie Underwood – See You Again
    1401. Avicii – Addicted To You
    1403. Little Mix – Salute
    19. Pentatonix – PTX, Vol. III
    99. Various Artists – Nashville Outlaws: A Tribute to Mötley Crüe
    165. Pentatonix – PTX, Vol. II
    186. One Direction – Midnight Memories (Deluxe Edition)
    207. Alex & Sierra – It’s About Us
    236. Pentatonix – PTX, Vol. 1
    269. Fifth Harmony – Reflection (Deluxe)
    290. Colton Dixon – Anchor
    318. Home Free – Crazy Life
    346. Avicii– True
    470. One Direction – Up All Night (Deluxe Version)
    480. Phillip Phillips – Behind the Light (Deluxe Version)
    540. Danny Gokey – Hope in Front of Me
    575. G.R.L. – G.R.L. – EP
    630. Scotty McCreery – See You Tonight
    649. Melanie Martinez – Dollhouse – EP
    659. One Direction – Take Me Home (Yearbook Edition)
    694. Various Artists – NOW That’s What I Call Country, Vol. 7
    696. Jennifer Hudson – JHUD
    739. Phillip Phillips – The World From the Side of the Moon (Deluxe Version)
    772. Fifth Harmony – Better Together – EP
    820. Daughtry – Baptized (Deluxe Version)
    959. Carrie Underwood – Blown Away
    1004. David Nail – I’m a Fire
    1055. Pentatonix – PTXmas (Deluxe Edition)
    1082. Little Mix – Salute (Deluxe Edition)
    1131. Kris Allen –Horizons
    1148. Carrie Underwood – Some Hearts
    1151. One Direction – Take Me Home
    1257. Daughtry – Daughtry
    1296. One Direction – Midnight Memories

  6. Glover’ album had a single with radio play, albeit not a ton of spins. She also got a teeny bit of TV promo.

    Once Johnson’s album has sold to his fans, there was nothing to prod anybody to buy. With him, we are seeing what “no promo” really looks like. I see why the label went for a quick cash grab loss, but the spiraling result of many people’s decisions is that he never had a chance of success.

  7. I think the performance of Caleb’s coronation single on iTunes probably told the label all they needed to know. It was gone within a week and a half after the Idol season ended, along with any incentive for promo efforts.

  8. Any news on his touring plans lately? Has he formed a band yet at least?
    I was never a fan, but boy, he really got a raw deal, even worse than Candice. I feel bad for him.

  9. ….And probably a lot of other ex-Idols as well, lol. Especially those that didn’t even get a second album.

    Congrats to him.

  10. I thought I saw a tweet from Caleb not that long ago about putting together a band. Not sure, though, so don’t hold me to this. :) Hopefully he will be able to pout a band together and at least start playing some small club dates (I doubt they would book him at any bigger venues), or latch on as an opener for someone (although people going on on fall tours probably already have openers lined up, so he might have to wait until 2015 for that).

  11. There was a tweet from Caleb a few weeks ago about plans to form a band. But there hasn’t been any news since then.

  12. IdolsNow @idolsnow · 6h
    COLTON DIXON’s “More Of You” re-enters Christian Digital Songs chart at No. 22. @coltondixon #Billboard #Idol

    IdolsNow @idolsnow · 6h
    SCOTTY McCREERY’s “Feelin’ It” rises 40-37 on Country Digital Songs. @ScottyMcCreery #Billboard #Idol

    IdolsNow @idolsnow · 6h
    PHILLIP PHILLIPS’ new single “Unpack Your Heart” debuts at No. 38 on the Adult Top 40 chart. @phillips #Billboard #Idol

    IdolsNow @idolsnow · 6h
    DAUGHTRY’s “Battleships” sails 28-26 on the Adult Top 40 chart. @CHRIS_Daughtry #Billboard #idol

  13. Chart News @chartnews · 5h
    Billboard Hot 100: #67(-3) Bo$$, @FifthHarmony [8 weeks]. *peak #43*

    Chart News @chartnews · 5h
    Billboard Hot 100: #30(-4) Really Don’t Care, @ddlovato Feat. @CherLloyd [13 weeks]. *peak #26*

  14. Going all the way back to early July on Twitter, the only mention of a band I can find is an Aug 24 tweet about “how great it’ll be to hit the road again” — which is such vague language that I assume it’ll happen “soon.” I didn’t repeat the process on FB, but his FB and Twitter seem to cover identical material. He mentioned in a summer interview the intent to form a band, but it was during the Idols Live tour, so auditions hadn’t started then.

    (I was avoiding a complicated piece of modeling until I’d had more coffee. But hey, I got to see the promotional photoshoot Zia Records did for the Phoenix visit. They posed Johnson on a bluff with a 1970s muscle car and downtown Phoenix in the background. It is the the most apt piece of art I’ve seen in the entire launch and as a Phoenician, I think it is awesome.)

  15. Didn’t Caleb already have a band that he played with, or was he planning on leveling up with new people. Idol just appears to be fading slowly away with the judges the only ones getting rewards.

  16. yeah but it’s all very vague — “maybe” he’ll open for a band, “maybe” he’ll co-headline. And that article was before his album came out, so plans may have changed.

    Candice still hasn’t done any real tour, so there’s no guarantee Caleb will, either. I do think that the most likely possibility is him doing a solo tour of small clubs.

  17. He did, but from what I remember it sounded like he wasn’t interested in getting that band back together.

  18. Of this years idols, the ones I’ve seen jump right in and start lining things up are Alex and Jessica. Nothing major, but both are ready to go. I’m sure others are doing things also, but I only follow 4 or 5 from this season.

  19. Yeah, those two and Jena Irene seem to be the ones hitting the ground running as far as public appearances. They don’t have management and label to help… but they also don’t have management and label to get in the way, which 19 is all too apt to do when the job’s not easy-peasy.

    You’ve nailed exactly why I said, a couple weeks ago, that I hoped Interscope/19 weren’t going to get caught in a dithering loop with Johnson. As long as he’s with these folks, he’s got to make decisions with them — even though most evidence suggests they’re just not that into him — so it’s harder to get him out on tour.

  20. And Sam…he’s got a producer lined up to help him put out an EP

    Alex hinted on twitter about a possible EP as well

  21. Those two were already the ones with the most industry experience. The true amateurs will have a harder go at it.

  22. I realize Caleb doesn’t have the freedom to go his own way. I missed that Jena has been hitting the ground. I do follow her but not as closely. I don’t follow Sam, so I hadn’t heard about him. Jessica has lined up 4 or 5 dates around Alabama and Georgia and is going back to continue work on her CD. Alex is working onD also, and was looking for new musicians. I’m not sure if that is for the CD or to add to his band.

  23. This is an example of what putting out an album of pedestrian 80’s style rock sells like. Seriously, there is not a radio format for the music on this album — it is not classic rock, and it has nothing to do with AAA or any other rock genre. Sure as heck not going to hear this on Mainstream Top 40. But he seemed to have won without ever being able to sell any music very well — even Idol covers or Coronation single. Interscope is not one to burn money.

  24. Both Queen’s Greatest Hits and Platinum Collection have moved way up on iTunes all over the world. QGH moved into AU and NZ Top 10 iTunes albums. This is clearly a result of the Q+AL Tour and associated promo. It will be interesting to watch what happens when they release Queen “Live at the Rainbow ’74” next week.

    Adam is getting a bit of radio airplay in the promo. The Q+AL concert featured several songs that were performed at the Rainbow in 1974 and some of the iHR classic rock stations have been playing these cuts along with the live audio from the Q+AL iHeartRadio Music Festival performance (mostly WATC which was not performed in 1974 because it did not exist yet). It is packaged into an interview program (Brian and Roger say very nice things about Adam and promote the new album) and also just being played.

  25. Weren’t the guys that took over acoustic duty from Alex for some of those appearances, members of Caleb’s pre-idol band or am I imagining that?

  26. I thought the OP was just referring to the Top 200 albums chart, in terms of Colton surpassing James?

  27. Yeah what I’ve seen is that Sam is working on an EP, Alex is working on an EP and trying to line up some gigs, Jena has got a couple of gigs lined up in her home state and Jess has gotten a few gigs. And either Malaya or Majesty (I thnk Malaya, but I haven’t actually gone to YT to check) is getting a lot of YT hits by posting covers every Monday

  28. From both their twitter feeds, it looks like Jess and Majesty are trying to line up some dates together.

  29. I’ll have to check out Jena more closely. I grew up less than 5 miles from where she lives, in the same ‘burb that Malaya is from. Jess and Alex are both good at networking with their fans and have used them to find clubs in different cities. I’m not surprised Jess may be trying to line stuff up with Majesty. They posted a lot of pics together during the show. They also seemed to hang out together with Jena a lot.

  30. This is an example of what putting out an album of pedestrian 80’s style rock sells like.

    True, but that album didn’t just happen on its own. Interscope/19 made a decision to put out an album of 80s style rock, rather than trying to make Johnson’s sound current, AND to not use the one current-ish-sounding song as the single. The album is what it is — and has no viable radio format — because the label had already said “screw it, let’s cash in on the fans and call it done” before Johnson walked into Benson’s studio.

    This wasn’t inevitable — see, e.g., RCA’s attempt to make DeWyze “poppy,” back in the day, not to mention RCA’s reframing both Sparks and Archuleta as much more current-sounding than their Idol songs were. Heck, back around S5, half a million fans would have bought an album of pedestrian 80s rock to support their snowflake, as Idol fans back then bought anything and everything — so some blame goes to the changing audience dynamic.

    As I’ve said MANY times, I also put part of the blame for the album’s sound and the label’s shrug on Johnson, whose willingness to show where he fit in current music declined over the course of his Idol run. (It ought to have increased, once he locked in his “oldies” fanbase and had the freedom of doing two songs a week.) There were things he could have done to give himself a shot at real promo, and he did not do them.

  31. lol. Yeah maybe, I guess I read that wrong.

    But total album sales and placement on the BB200 are two different things, especially now a days with such low sales needed to make that chart compared to even a few years ago.

  32. I get the idea that Caleb’s idea of self promotion is limited to inflated bragging. That probably didn’t help Interscope see him in a positive light. In producing and releasing his album, they apparently did what they had to do in order to fulfill their contractual agreements with Idol and nothing more. I believe they saw Caleb as totally unmarketable and thought anything they spent on promo would be wasted. Frankly, I would have a hard time arguing against that position.

  33. I get the idea that Caleb’s idea of self promotion is limited to inflated bragging.


    ITA that Johnson’s rhetorical style has done him no favors. While I’ve complained that it’s unfair to expect him to be Cook, there are lessons on both Idol strategy and promo that Johnson could and should have taken the opportunity to learn when he was around Cook, Lambert, and Daughtry.

    Any of the three could have told him a thing or eight (Cook said in early Idol interviews that he took a look at Daughtry’s strategy when forming his own, Lambert said the same about Cook). Unlike other hypothetical Idols, they were RIGHT THERE on the set with the S13 batch, and they’re all three different enough in musical style and personality that you’d think Johnson could have grokked one of them in fullness, at least to the point of getting an email address and asking some questions later.

  34. I don’t think Caleb is totally unmarketable. He and Candice are in niche genres and would not be as mainstream as Phillip Phillips. At this point, it would take more of an effort and $ for Interscope to send singles from Caleb and Candice to radio, than it would be for Phillip. And because of his genre, the WGWG will also have more opportunities for touring. Phillip can reasonably attract an audience of 1,500 and launch a Fall/Winter tour, whereas neither Candice or Caleb have the bandwidth to do that.
    I also don’t think Caleb’s so-called bragging hurt him with Interscope. Their priority is going to be their own artists, not former Idol alums that were never on their label.

  35. I don’t think Caleb is totally unmarketable. He and Candice are in niche genres

    Here’s the key difference between Candice Glover and Caleb Johnson:

    –Glover is in a niche of R&B that has a radio format that plays new music (UAC). She can potentially get radio play. There is an audience out there that wants new music in her niche, if she can manage to reach it (including ways other than radio).

    –Johnson’s niche is not “rock” in the sense of the radio formats “active rock” or “mainstream rock,” both of which play new music. His rock is “classic rock,” which is heard only on oldies stations that don’t play new songs and don’t report to Mediabase. The audience for music that sounds like his is happily listening to their familiar oldies and going to pricey arena shows by great bands of olden times. Their cheap-Friday-night live music needs are served by cover bands. IF they are also seeking new rock (and some might be) — he’s still not in line with current rock norms and won’t find exposure at venues that highlight new rock.

    I’m not kidding when I say he ought to play the Rhythm Room which, while it gets new indie bands, also defines my region’s market in older non-cover bands and very retro music. Capacity 250, baby!

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