Adele is sucking all the air out of the room, the house and the neighbourhood seeing jaw dropping spincreases all over the dial – but we still manage to have 3 milestones this week – from three different shows.
X-Factor UK spawned One Direction and they have made Simon a mint for years. They are an international sensation raking in some of the highest (if not the highest) concert revenues for the last couple of years. They’ve also released 4 successful albums and their fifth looks to be a success already (with very strong pre-orders). They are going up against Justin Bieber for a release week in mid-November and have released two singles to radio. The first of those, “Drag Me Down” is still making progress and this week, it hit top 20 on HAC. The song is still in the top 10 on Pop (with three songs ahead of it dropping). The second radio single “Perfect” is sitting just outside top 30 in that format.
Pentatonix, winners from NBC’s The Sing Off, just released their number one album a few weeks ago. They have an original song, “Can’t Sleep Love”, charting in the three mainstream formats. This week, they went top 40 on Pop – that doesn’t happen very often for an a cappella group.
Finally, we have Scotty McCreery, the Season 10 Idol Winner. His “Southern Belle” kind of stumbled out of the blocks this summer (being released, but then saying it wasn’t being released and then being released), but it has finally climbed onto the Country chart. This is the debut single for his upcoming album (release date and name yet to be confirmed).
VEDO, from the Voice, returns to the top 50 on Urban.
Billboard confirms that Carrie has the number 2 album of the week o sales and combined. She has 177K on the BB200 and 164K in straight sales. They also note that she is the only Country artist to debut five albums in the top 2 on the BB200 (either first or second). Her first album debuted at number 2, but her other three albums were all at number 1.
Pentatonix’s album spends its second week at number 8 with combined numbers of 32K (-67% – which is not a bad drop for ascend week). Blake Shelton, one of the permanent Voice judges, debuts at number 5 with combined 40K and pure album sales of 33K for his second Greatest Hits album.
“If I Have To”: ^31 AC (37)
“Hole in a Bottle”: ^42 Country (44)
“Smoke Break”: ^4 Country (5)
“Gonna Wanna Tonight”: 15 Country (9)
“First”: 7 CAC (7)
“Drag Me Down”: ^6 Pop (6); ^20 HAC (21); 33 AC (36)
“Perfect”: ^31 Pop (35)
“Can’t Sleep Love”: 20 AC (16); ^31 HAC (35); ^40 Pop (45)
“Southern Belle”: ^50 Country (52)
“Classic”: ^34 UAC (39); Urban ^50 (-)
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 3: Pop: Tori Kelly: “Hollow”
Nov 9: HAC: Kelly Clarkson: “Piece by Piece”
Nov 17: Pop: Adam Lambert: “Another Lonely Night”
This is the daily numbers thread for Monday. Stats collected on Monday morning.