Sales News – Week Ending – 04/07/16

Idol is over for the season and forever crowning Trent Harmon as the winner. He’s a winner on the chart too as his coronation song “Falling” is sitting at 4th on the download chart behind Drake and Lukas Graham. We haven’t seen an Idol coronation song this high for a long time. Trent’s two other songs from the season are also charting in the top 100. “Sharp Dressed Man” is 78th and “Drink You Away” is 82nd.

Also pulling in extremely impressive numbers is fourth place finisher MacKenzie Bourg. His self-penned “Roses” spent much of yesterday in the top 10 and is currently 6th. Considering if you blinked last night and you missed him, that’s pretty impressive. Imagine if he’d been able to perform “Roses” last night and let those Idol fans not following him on twitter know it was out? I know it was a tight schedule last night, but perhaps he could have gotten a minute or two of time – say, maybe they could have cut a few minutes from JLo’s 8 minutes…you know, the woman who is already over-paid to be on the show and has several other mediums she can use to make even more money. Just spitballing here. Then, they could have trimmed another 6 minutes of her time to spread around for Dalton and the other top 10 finishers. Speaking of 10, that Idol performance of JLo’s got her new single to 10th. If it passes Trent’s or MacKenzie’s songs this weekend I will be “Grrrrr…”

LaPorsha’s “Battles” is at 45 and Dalton’s “Strike a Match” is 72nd.

Unfortunately, these singles are splitting charts. While in the past, Idol songs would be released on Wednesday or Thursday and have until Sunday to get Hot 100 points, the charting week now ends at Thursday midnight for sales (this changed last summer). That means the units will be spread over two charting weeks which won’t help. Typically, sales are highest for coronation singles between the crowning moment and the afternoon the next day.

Oh, and album sales happened. It looks like a split-chart this week with Chris Stapleton continuing to resonate topping the album chart while Scooter Braun has managed to calm down Kayne enough to becoming a streaming monster (between Scooter righting Bieber’s ship and now starting on Kayne, the guy should get some management Award…those were/are not easy jobs).

X Factorer Zayn was number one on the album and BB200 chart last week and he is currently sitting at 6th in sales – he has strong streams which could place him higher on the BB200. Carrie Underwood, Season 4 Idol winner, sees her album surge to 13th with the help of a Country Awards show. Her performances on Idol should help going into the next week as well. The Voice’s Jordan Smith continues to sell steadily in his third week at 18th.

Twenty88 (rap duo) currently has the top debut, but Lukas Graham (Danish rock) will likely have the top debut on the BB200. Lukas Graham’s “7 Years” has become a world-wide hit. Weezer (rock) is sitting at 4th. The rest of the top 10 is pretty much the usual suspects (Adele, NOW, Justin and Rihanna) and Voice judge Gwen Stefani.

Hits Daily Double Sales (88%)
LW TW Artist / Album Label Sales Index
6 1 CHRIS STAPLETON TRAVELLER MERCURY NASHVILLE 42,471
— 2 TWENTY88 TWENTY88 DEF JAM 36,805
— 3 LUKAS GRAHAM LUKAS GRAHAM WARNER BROS. 26,941
— 4 WEEZER WEEZER – WHITE ALBUM CRUSH 22,922
3 5 ADELE 25 XL/COLUMBIA 16,852
1 6 ZAYN MIND OF MINE RCA 12,239
14 7 NOW 57 VARIOUS ARTISTS NOW/LEGACY 9,885
15 8 JUSTIN BIEBER PURPOSE DEF JAM 8,765
16 9 RIHANNA ANTI WESTBURY ROAD/ROC NATION 8,733
12 10 GWEN STEFANI THIS IS WHAT THE TRUTH FEELS LIKE INTERSCOPE 8,039

48 13 CARRIE UNDERWOOD STORYTELLER 19/ARISTA NASHVILLE 6,994

13 18 JORDAN SMITH SOMETHING BEAUTIFUL REPUBLIC 5,618

5 50 ASKING ALEXANDRIA THE BLACK SUMERIAN 2,179

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