This Week’s Billboard Update
- Taylor Hicks? Chris Daughtry? Uhhh, no. Try Carrie Underwood? Last year’s Idol winner charts 4th this week, after an amazing 58 weeks on the Billboard 200. That girl’s got legs.
- Ruben Studdard drops off the Billboard 200 this week.
- DAUGHTRY stays steady, only dropping one chart position. According to Ken Barnes from USA Today’s Idol Chatter blog, Daughtry’s sales were up nearly 40% this week. And many Kudos and Congratulations to Chris–his CD passed the 1 million mark. That’s Platinum baby. One last thing–Daughtry’s single “It’s Not Over” debuts on the Modern Rock chart. I’m impressed.
- Taylor Hicks drops from #2 to #15 this week. And his sales dropped too–from 298, 000 to 202, 000. Further drops in sales could be reversed with some radio play. A single is due to be released to radio after the New Year. Meanwhile, the CD has gone gold after two weeks.
- Fantasia’s CD dropped precipitously, from #63 to #19. That’s too bad–it’s a good record.
- Katharine McPhee’s “Over the Rainbow” is #2 this week. The single probably got a nice bounce from her appearance on “Home for the Holidays” last week. Carrie Underwood and Bo Bice’s Coronation single are back on the Single Sales chart this week, at #38 and #39 respectively.
For more chart news, check out Donna Reynolds Idol Chart Watch at Foxes on Idol. To check out my Idol Billboard chart, click on the jump