We start off the week with 6 radio milestones – 2 from XF and one from each of Idol, The Amazing Race, The Sing-off and The Voice.
One Direction gives us two milestones the week their latest album is going for release. “Drag Me Down” was their debut single for their fourth album, but it’s pretty much finished its job. “Perfect” is up to the plate moving into the top 30 on Pop and debuting in the top 40 on AC. The group now has 2 songs in the top 30 on Pop and top 40 on AC (plus a top 20 song on HAC).
Pentatonix from The Sing-Off is also charting in all three mainstream formats. “Can’t Sleep Love” moved into the top 30 on HAC giving them a top 20 AC song, a top 30 HAC song and a top 40 Pop song. Their album should rebound back up the chart a bit now that the Country music albums have had their day in the sun after the CMAs.
Tori Kelly who auditioned for Idol and has become the darling of awards shows (often credited with having the performance of the night) is trying again at Pop. Her first single did well, her second kind of fizzled, but “Hollow” is off to a great start debuting in the top 50 the week after going for ads.
Canaan Smith was a contestant on The Amazing Race and his latest single “Hole in a Bottle” has gone top 40 on Country. His previous song had a very, very long road to number one, so this one is moving at a brisk pace comparatively.
Finally, we have Avery Wilson from The Voice. He’s being working a single on the AC/UAC side of things for a while, but now his collaboration with Migos has gone top 50 on Urban (“Change My Mind”).
Billboard confirms that Carrie Underwood holds the number 2 spot on the BB200 for a second week as Chris Stapleton pips her at the post. They note that Chris has the first debut Country album to hit number one on the BB200 chart since Idol’s Scotty McCreery’s “Clear as Day” achieved that back in 2011. Carrie’s album sold 81K combined (down a relatively small 54% in its second week) and 73K albums (-56% – also relatively small for a second week drop). Now 56 (featuring a song from Idol Nick Fradiani) was expected to be first, but had to settle for 4th with 58K (it doesn’t get to add any downloads or streams to its total). “We Love Disney” (featuring a song by Idol auditioned Tori Kelly) debuts at 8th with 31K combined and 26K in straight sales.
“Change My Mind” f. Migos: ^50 Urban (61)
“If I Have To”: 36 AC (31)
“Hole in a Bottle”: ^40 Country (42)
“Smoke Break”: ^4 Country (4)
“Invincible”: 25 AC (24)
“First”: 8 CAC (7)
“Drag Me Down”: 12 Pop (6); ^19 HAC (20); ^31 AC (33)
“Perfect”: ^24 Pop (31); ^35 AC (67)
“Can’t Sleep Love”: ^19 AC (20); ^29 HAC (31); ^38 Pop (40)
“Southern Belle”: 50 Country (50)
“Hollow”: ^49 Pop (66)
“Classic”: 42 UAC (34)
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.
Adds listed on AllAccess:
Nov 9: HAC: Kelly Clarkson: “Piece by Piece”
Nov 16: HAC: Adam Lambert: “Another Lonely Night”
Nov 17: Pop: Adam Lambert: “Another Lonely Night”
This is the daily numbers thread for Monday. Stats collected on Monday morning.