Sales News – Week Ending – 11/10/16

Susan Boyle from BGT released another album, her seventh, this week and she is set to debut at 46th on the sales chart. In 2009, her “I Dreamed a Dream” was released Thanksgiving weekend and topped the chart for 6 weeks to become the second best selling album of that year (3.1M) behind Taylor Swift.

Meanwhile, Pentatonix spends their third week in the top 10 in the sales and combined appearing to move up a spot to fifth. They are well on their way to have the Christmas Album of the year. Their album from last year is also selling well at 17th (33 combined).

Carrie Underwood’s “Storyteller”, released more than a year ago, is 35th on sales and 45th on combined. She also appears at 45th on combined. She has a duet with Keith Urban on “Ripcoord” which is 15th on sales and 16th on combined.

There are 5 albums debuting in the top 10 this week. Bon Jovi (who had a great week mentoring on Idol in Season 6) is debuting first. “This House is Not for Sale” is their 13th album and will be their 6th number one. Alicia Keys, currently a coach on The Voice, is 2nd on both charts followed by “The Trolls” Soundtrack. Now 60 is 4th in sales and features nobody we track. Common debuts 8th on sales. Hold-overs from previous weeks are Pentatonix, Kenny Chesney (last week’s number one), Lady Gaga (number one two weeks ago) Hamilton and Avenged Sevenfold.

Hits Daily Double Sales (89%)
— 1 BON JOVI THIS HOUSE IS NOT FOR SALE ISLAND 75,524
— 2 ALICIA KEYS HERE RCA 29,926
— 3 TROLLS VARIOUS ARTISTS RCA 24,768
— 4 NOW 60 VARIOUS ARTISTS NOW 21,245
6 5 PENTATONIX A PENTATONIX CHRISTMAS RCA 20,637
1 6 KENNY CHESNEY COSMIC HALLELUJAH COLUMBIA NASHVILLE 14,940
4 7 LADY GAGA JOANNE INTERSCOPE 10,257
— 8 COMMON BLACK AMERICA AGAIN DEF JAM 9,159
15 9 HAMILTON ORIGINAL BROADWAY CAST UPTOWN 8,610
2 10 AVENGED SEVENFOLD THE STAGE CAPITOL 7,883

12 15 KEITH URBAN RIPCORD CAPITOL NASHVILLE 5,595 [Carrie Underwood]

31 17 PENTATONIX THAT’S CHRISTMAS TO ME RCA 4,727

29 35 CARRIE UNDERWOOD STORYTELLER 19/ARISTA NASHVILLE 2,462

— 46 SUSAN BOYLE A WONDERFUL WORLD SYCO/COLUMBIA 1,672

HDD SPS (89%)
— 1 BON JOVI THIS HOUSE IS NOT FOR SALE ISLAND 77,524
— 2 ALICIA KEYS HERE RCA 33,926
— 3 TROLLS VARIOUS ARTISTS RCA 26,486
— 4 THE CHAINSMOKERS COLLAGE EP COLUMBIA 22,795
6 5 PENTATONIX A PENTATONIX CHRISTMAS RCA 21,995
— 6 NOW 60 VARIOUS ARTISTS NOW 21,245
1 7 KENNY CHESNEY COSMIC HALLELUJAH COLUMBIA NASHVILLE 17,773
5 8 MEEK MILL DC4 MMG 17,417
4 9 LADY GAGA JOANNE INTERSCOPE 16,366
11 10 HAMILTON ORIGINAL BROADWAY CAST UPTOWN 13,342

16 16 KEITH URBAN RIPCORD CAPITOL NASHVILLE 8,333 [Carrie Underwood]

— 33 PENTATONIX THAT’S CHRISTMAS TO ME RCA 5,376

29 45 CARRIE UNDERWOOD STORYTELLER 19/ARISTA NASHVILLE 4,040

HDD Streaming Song Chart (FINAL)
1 1 THE WEEKND STARBOY XO/REPUBLIC 0 69,393 %
2 2 THE CHAINSMOKERS CLOSER DISRUPTOR/COLUMBIA 0 71,077 %
3 3 DRAKE FAKE LOVE YMCMB/REPUBLIC 0 43,275 %
10 4 RAE SREMMURD BLACK BEATLES (FEAT. GUCCI MANE) EARDRUMA/INTERSCOPE 0 34,259 %
4 5 DRAKE SNEAKIN’ YMCMB/REPUBLIC 0 22,818 %
6 6 BRUNO MARS 24K MAGIC WMG 0 53,693 %
7 7 ARIANA GRANDE SIDE TO SIDE REPUBLIC 0 47,559 %
5 8 TWENTY ONE PILOTS HEATHENS WMG 0 53,825 %
8 9 MAROON 5 DON’T WANNA KNOW 222/INTERSCOPE 0 46,029 %
11 10 ZAY HILFIGERRR & ZAYION MCCALL JUJU ON THAT BEAT (TZ ANTHEM) ALL PRO 0 43,410 %

Bon Jovi is one of the examples that shows that Idol Theme Weeks could be awesome. When it was announced that Bon Jovi was going to be the theme for Top 6 of Season 6, there was much gnashing of teeth in the Idoldome. How could a season that featured 3 R&B powerhouse females, 1 male beat-boxer, 1 male R&B and 1 countryish guy cover the full-throated Jersey rockers that had been kicking around since the 80s? The episode had train wreck written all over it. It turned into one of the best weeks of the seasons. Lakisha who didn’t even know who Bon Jovi was, was forced to throw away her list of over-sung songs and find an absolute gem she played on. Phil Stacey went out in a blaze of glory while Blake Lewis re-wrote the future of Idol by creatively re-arranging “You Give Love a Bad Name”. After Season 6, it would become difficult to win the show without the ability to flip songs on their ear.

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