Monday Morning Mediabase Update: Dec 7-13

If you thought 8 milestones last week was impressive – this week has 9!

This week, we’ll start at CAC where there are three milestones. Lauren Daigle, an Idol auditioner, makes it to the top of the CAC chart with her collaboration with Chris Tomlin on “Noel”. Her solo effort “Light of the World” also gets a milestone as it moves into the top 7. Idols are clogging up the top 11 (with 4 songs) as Danny Gokey’s “Mary, Did You Know” jogs up to top 15 and 11th spot. His “Lift Up Your Eyes” remains in the top 10 at 8th.

Christmas songs are also having their way over on AC where we get 2 milestones from The Sing-Off. Pentatonix’s “That’s Christmas to Me” is a highly successful album and it is spawned several successful radio singles last year and this. “Joy to the World” leaps into the top 9 on AC and “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” debuts on the chart in the top 50.

The non-Christmas songs are also making in-roads on Pop for 3 milestones. UK X-Factor’s biggest success story is One Direction and the band lands a second consecutive single in the top 15 on Pop. “Perfect” moves to lucky 13th spot. In a similar experiment where X-Factor joined solo singers into a group, Camila Cabello was collected into Fifth Harmony on the US version of the show and they recently had a big hit with “Worth It”. Camila is now experimenting herself doing a duet with Vine sensation, Shawn Mendes. It’s another success with the song, “I Know What You Did Last Summer” making the big move into the top 20 this week. Tori Kelly’s “Hollow” achieves top 30 on Pop.

Rounding out our milestones this week is Carrie Underwood on Country. “Smoke Break” may have gone recurrent, but “Heartbeat” is wasting no time climbing the charts. It debuted last week and moved into top 30 this week. Meanwhile, Canaan Smith returned to the top 40 and Scotty McCreery returned to the top 50.

Season 2 winner Ruben Studdard is featured on Alvin Garrett’s “By Myself” which returns to the top 50 on UAC (it was on there during the summer)

Billboard rounds up the BB200 top 10. Adele is of course at the top of the chart as she crosses 5 million in sales and becomes the first artist to sell 650K+ in an album’s first three weeks. Pentatonic’s “That’s Christmas to Me” continues to sell well for third on pure album chart and 4th on the BB200 with 139K in combined sales (up 48%). Justin’s streaming and download presence caused him to trade places with Pentatonix between the two charts (his TEAs/SEAs account for more than half his combined total of 151K). One Direction continues in the top 10 with “Made in the A.M.” achieving 60K in combined sales.

Adam Lambert:
“Another Lonely Night”: ^29 HAC (28); ^48 Pop (50)

Camila Cabello:
“I Know What You Did Last Summer” with Shawn Mendes: ^20 Pop (28)

Canaan Smith:
“Hole in a Bottle”: ^40 Country (42)

Carrie Underwood:
“Heartbeat”: ^28 Country (37)

Danny Gokey:
“Lift Up Your Eyes”: ^8 CAC (10)
“Mary, Did You Know?”: ^11 CAC (17)

Haley Reinhart:
“Can’t Help Falling in Love”: 46 HAC (46)

Kelly Clarkson:
“Invincible”: ^43 AC (45)
“Piece by Piece”: ^32 HAC (33)

Lauren Daigle:
“First”: 22 CAC (18)
“Light of the World”: ^7 CAC (11)
f. on Chris Tomlin’s “Noel”: ^1 CAC (6)

One Direction:
“Drag Me Down”: 25 Pop (21); 23 HAC (20); 39 AC (37)
“Perfect”: ^13 Pop (16); ^50 AC (47); ^42 HAC (49)

“Can’t Sleep Love”: ^25 HAC (24); ^37 Pop (35)
“Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas”: ^41 AC (61)
“Joy to the World”: ^9 AC (20)

Ruben Studdard:
f. on Alvin Garrett’s “By Myself”: ^46 UAC (57)

Scotty McCreery”:
“Southern Belle”: ^49 Country (53)

Tori Kelly:
“Hollow”: ^30 Pop (32); ^41 RHY (43)
f. India.Arie & Joe Sample “Perfect Time”: ^28 AC (27)

Note: Numbers indicate position on the chart while numbers in brackets indicate the position on the chart the previous week. The “^” (aka “a bullet”) indicates that a song gained spins since last week.

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This is the daily numbers thread for Monday. Stats collected on Monday morning.

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