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    Clay's "Solitaire," of course, sold ~300,000+ copies as a "single" (CD and digital format) coupled with "The Way." It came close to winning the Billboard Top-Selling Single of 2004 (Fantasia's post-AI3 single beat it by less than 50k units, IIRC) and did come in #2 on the Billboard Singles Sales chart for 2004. None of those sales counted as "digital downloads of a single" in the same way that individual song downloads are tallied.
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    Here are the stats for the week. CD sales are first. Single downloads are included.

    Idols in slow decline on album chart - Idol Chatter - USATODAY.com

    Currently it is not an especially dynamic time for Idols on the Billboard album chart, but the four Idol albums on the chart did not decline in a big way, so that's something positive.

    Carrie's Carnival Ride is still the topper, nudging downward from No. 33 to No. 34 after selling 14,000, an 8% decline, according to Nielsen SoundScan, with a total of 2.20 million. Some Hearts drops 97-105, selling a rounded-off 7,000 and actually declining from the previous week by the grand total of exactly two albums. Total is 6.47 million.

    Jordin drops 68-75 (last week I reported it was at No. 69; subsequently, SoundScan reran the chart and Jordin (and Daughtry as well) got one point retroactive boosts in their chart positions). She sold 9,000, down 9%, for a total of 834,000.

    Daughtry is down 71-79 (see above parenthetical note), selling in the mid-8,000s, down 8%, for a total of 4.13 million.

    Off-chart Idols, as always, follow.

    Kellie sold 1,600, same as last week, for a total of 771,000.

    Kelly's Breakaway sold 1,600, down from 1,700, for a total of 6.00 million. My December sold 700, up from 600, total 770,000.

    Clay's On My Way Here sold 1,400, down from 2,000, total 144,000. A Thousand Different Ways sold 100, same as last week, total 527,000.

    Josh sold 1,300, down from 1,500, total 52,000.

    Bucky sold 1,100, up from 1,000, total 350,000.

    Phil sold 600, down from 800, total 32,000.

    Blake sold 500, same as last week, and enough to put him at a rounded 300,000.

    Chris S. sold 500, same as last week, for a SoundScan total of 7,400. (More later if I get it.)

    Bo sold 400, same as last week, total 58,000.

    Elliott sold 400, down from 500, total 512,000.

    Mandisa sold 300, same as last week, total 93,000.

    Fantasia sold 200, same as last week, total 515,000.

    Randy sold 100, down from 200, total 31,000.

    Taylor sold 100, same as last week, total 702,000.

    Katharine sold 100, same as last week, total 372,000.

    Kimberley sold 100, same as last week, total 21,000.

    Season 5's disparities between order of finish on the show and eventual sales continues to intrigue me. Here's how it stacks up:

    SHOW RANK/SALES RANK CONTESTANT (SALES TOTAL)

    1/3 Taylor (702,000)

    2/5 Katharine (372,000)

    3/4 Elliott (512,000)

    4/1 Chris (4.13 million)

    5/8 Paris (21,000)

    6/2 Kellie (771,000)

    7/NA Ace (album out July 15)

    8/6 Bucky (350,000)

    9/7 Mandisa (93,000)

    (10-12 -- that is, Lisa, Kevin and Melissa -- don't have albums out)
    New Kellie single jumps on download chart - Idol Chatter - USATODAY.com
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    The Idol quotient on the Digital Songs top 200 went up this week, with the addition of Kellie's Don't You Know You're Beautiful. Here are the chartmakers, according to Nielsen SoundScan.

    Jordin's No Air leads, but drops 20-26 on the chart, selling 48,000, down 16%, for a total of 2.17 million. One Step at a Time got the boost it needed, jumping 105-58 thanks to a 76% sales increase to 25,000, for a total of 152,000. Tattoo drops 128-142, selling 10%, down 7%, for a total of 1.70 million.

    David C.'s The Time of My Life is down 39-45, selling 31,000, off 12%, for a total of 589,000.

    Carrie's Last Name falls 42-48, selling 29,000, down 11%, for a total of 368,000. All-American Girl is off 76-91, selling 17,000, a 5% decline, for a total of 629,000. And Before He Cheats drops 139-149, selling a bit under 10,000, a 2% drop, for a total of 2.39 million.

    And Kellie's song comes onto the chart at 79, selling 19,000.

    A few info requests: Ghostwriter has persistently and patiently asked for download figures for Ruben's Season 7 send-off song, Celebrate Me Home. It never had much to celebrate, having amassed a total of 7,000 downloads.

    Can't read my handwriting (common problem), but it looks something like phoenixm1 who asked for numbers on Jordin's Freeze -- it has sold 15,000 to date, which will increase if it becomes a single, of course.

    And eaglesfan07 had a few Katharine download songs in question. Answers:

    Love Story: 77,000

    O Come All Ye Faithful: 19,000

    Real Love (duet with Elliott): 8,000.

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    Here are the sales figures for the week, from USA Today, followed by download data.

    Idol Chatter: American Idol News, Rumors & Information – USATODAY.com

    Idols down to 3 on album chart

    A complex set of Billboard chart rules kicked in this week and bumped Carrie's Some Hearts album to the catalog chart, reducing the total of Idol albums on the Top 200 current albums chart to just three. (Sales figures for Some Hearts can now be found in the non-charting Idols section that follows.)

    Carrie's more-recent Carnival Ride is still the top Idol seller this week, racking up 14,000, a decline of 3%, as it slips from No. 34 to No. 35 on the chart. Total is 2.22 million.

    Jordin drops 75-80 on the chart, selling in the mid-8,000s, a slide of 6%, for a total of 843,000.

    And Daughtry goes 79-81, also selling in the mid-8,000s, declining just 2%, for a total of 4.14 million.

    Later in July, Idol albums by Ace Young and Jon Peter Lewis will take their shots at the chart. JPL is now adding an exclusive iTunes cover of Van Morrison's Crazy Love (his audition tune) that can be bundled with the album.

    Non-chart Idols, complete with added Carrie stats, follow..

    I would have thought Carrie's Some Hearts would have fallen off the main album chart last week, when it fell below No. 100 (albums more than 18 months old that fall off the top 100 are consigned to the catalog chart as long as they satisfy further rules about having no active songs on various radio charts, which I don't think Carrie had from this album, unless something like Before He Cheats was still hanging around somewhere on the glacially paced Adult Contemporary chart or something). But I'm not a chart manager (any more; I used to do it for Radio & Records years ago). Anyway, it fell off this week, despite selling 7,200 copies, up from 7,000 the previous week. Total is now 6.48 million.

    Another enduring catalog item, Kelly's Breakaway, sold 1,700, up from 1,600, for a total of 6.00 million. My December sold 600, down from 700, total 770,000.

    Kellie sold 1,600, same as last week, total 773,000.

    Bucky sold 1,300, up from 1,100, total 351,000.

    Josh also sold 1,300, same as last week, total 54,000.

    Chris S. sold 1,200, though only 300 or so were tracked by SoundScan. His total is 17,000, 8,000 from SoundScan accounts, the rest in untracked Christian outlets.

    Clay sold 1,100 of On My Way Here, down from 1,400, for a total of 145,000. Thousand Different Ways is still at 100 and totals 527,000.

    Phil sold 500, down from 600, total 32,000.

    Elliott sold 400, same as last week, total 512,000.

    Blake sold 400, down from 500, total 300,000 (and change).

    Bo sold 400, same as last week, total 58,000.

    Mandisa sold 300, same as last week, total 93,000, although possibly higher with added non-SoundScan outlets.

    Fantasia remains at 200 with a total of 515,000.

    Katharine stays at 100, total 372,000.

    Randy stays at 100, total 31,000.

    Now joining Constantine and Paris in the sales-too-low-to-report class (according to SoundScan guidelines): Taylor (total 702,000) and Kimberley (total 21,000). I'll let you know if they hit 100 again.

    Idols have a downbeat download week


    Download sales for all eight Idol tunes on the Digital Songs chart experienced a downturn, according to Nielsen SoundScan.

    Jordin's No Air dropped from No. 26 to No. 31 on the chart, selling 40,000 copies, down 16%, for a grand total of 2.21 million. One Step at a Time manages to hold steady at 58, but is down 5% in sales to 23,000, for a total of 175,000. Tattoo declines 142-149, selling 9,000, off 10%, for a total of 1.71 million.

    David C.'s The Time of My Life drops 45-50, selling 27,000, down 14%, for a total of 615,000.

    Carrie's Last Name dips 48-52, selling 26,000, down 9%, for a total of 394,000. All-American Girl is up on the chart, 91-83, but down 3% in sales at 17,000, totaling 645,000. And Before He Cheats inches up 149-148 despite a 6% drop in sales to 9,000, for a total of 2.40 million.

    And Kellie's Don't You Know You're Beautiful takes a big second-week drop, 80-154, selling 9,000, down 53%, for a total of 27,000.

    Idolmc88 asked about sales totals for a few tracks. Elliott's One Word has sold 34,000, Taylor's Heaven Knows is at 11,000 and Taylor's The Right Place has sold 5,000.

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    Here are the stats for the week.

    Idols idle on album chart - Idol Chatter - USATODAY.com

    Idols idle on album chart

    Idol representation on the Billboard album chart remains at three, all of them still in the top 100, and all of them experiencing minor sales declines.

    Carrie's Carnival Ride slips a notch, from No. 35 to No. 36, selling 13,000, an 8% drop, for a total of 2.23 million.

    Daughtry slides up a notch, 81-80, but is down 7% to just under 8,000, now totaling 4.15 million.

    Jordin drops 80-86, selling in the mid-7,000s, down 10%, for a total of 850,000.

    Fortunately, there's more to report, with the usual plethora of Idol albums not on the chart. That info follows.

    Carrie's Some Hearts (aka Some Girls when the Rolling Stones are, for some reason, on my mind) sold 6,500, down from 7,200, for a total of 6.49 million. It would have placed around No. 106 on the chart had it retained its eligibility.

    Kellie sold 1,600, same as last week, for a total of 774,000.

    Kelly's Breakaway sold 1,600, down from 1,700, and totals 6.00 million. My December remains at 600, with a total of 771,000. And Thankful, as requested by kellyfan98, sold 400 for a total of 2.7 million.

    Josh sold 1,200, down from 1,300, for a total of 55,000.

    Bucky sold 1,200, down from 1,300, for a total of 352,000.

    Clay's On My Way Here sold 900, down from 1,100, total 146,000. Thousand Different Ways sold 100, same as last week, total 527,000.

    Phil sold 600, up from 500, total 33,000.

    Mandisa sold 400, up from 300, total 94,000.

    Elliott remained at 400, total 513,000.

    Blake sold 300, down from 400, total 300,000.

    Bo sold 300, down from 400, total 59,000.

    Chris Sligh's SoundScan sales were 300, same as last week, total 8,000. (Will update with non-SoundScan sales when I get 'em.)

    Fantasia remains at 200, total 515,000.

    Katharine remains at 100, total 372,000.

    Randy remains at 100, total 31,000.

    Finally, a couple of comebacks -- artists whose sales returned to the minimum number I'm permitted to cite. Taylor's back at 100 for a total of 702,000, and Kimberley is back at 100, total 21,000. No such luck for Ruben, Constantine or Paris.

    And here are the download totals

    Jordin takes a 'Step' forward on download chart

    It's another fairly uneventful week on the digital songs chart for Idols, marked by a nice jump and a departure.

    Jordin's got the top track on the 200-place chart with No Air, which drops from No. 31 to No. 35 after selling 34,000, down 16%, for a total of 2.24 million, according to Nielsen SoundScan. She's also got the top Idol mover, One Step at a Time, which jumps 58-39, selling 30,000, up 30%, for a total of 206,000. And she's still got Tattoo on the chart, moving 149-152 after selling 8,000, down 9%, for a total of 1.72 million.

    David C.'s The Time of My Life is off a point on the chart, 50-51, selling 25,000, an 8% decline, for a total of 640,000.

    Carrie's Last Name slips 52-54 after selling 24,000, down 11%, for a total of 418,000. Her All-American Girl is down 83-93, selling 15,000, down 13%, for a total of 660,000. And Before He Cheats climbs 148-136 but sells 9,000, a 3% decline, bringing its total to 2.41 million.

    The dropout is Kellie's new single, Don't You Know You're Beautiful, which hasn't fully kicked in at radio (and thus may return to the chart if that happens). It dropped from 9,000 to 5,000 and fell off the chart from No. 154 last week. Total is 33,000.

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    Here are the stats for the week:

    Idol Chatter: American Idol News, Rumors & Information – USATODAY.com

    Idol album sales: Ace is in the place

    Good afternoon and welcome to another edition of our weekly look at American Idol sales on (and, crucially, off) the album chart. Speaking of welcome, this week we welcome a new addition to the chart -- making his first appearance, with his self-titled debut album, is the ninth Season 5 contestant to release a post-Idol album, Ace Young. He's at No. 160 this week, selling slightly more than 4,000 copies.He joins three other Idols on the chart.

    Carrie's Carnival Ride drops from No. 36 to No. 43 but holds steady in sales at 13,000 (well, to be exact, it was down by 23 copies). Total is 2.24 million.

    Daughtry is down 80-87 on the chart, selling in the mid-7,000s, off 6%, for a total of 4.16 million.

    And Jordin slides out of the top 100, moving 86-101, selling just about 7,000, off 10%, for a total of 857,000.

    Sales for off-chart Idols follow.

    Carrie's Some Hearts held at 6,500 for a total of 6.49 million.

    The other big Idol catalog item, Kelly's Breakaway, held steady at 1,600 for a total of 6.01 million. Meanwhile, Thankful held at 400 for a total of 2.71 million, and My December sold 500, down from 600, to total 771,000.

    Kellie sold 1,500, down from 1,600, for a total of 776,000.

    Bucky sold 1,300, up from 1,200, for a total of 353,000.

    Josh held at 1,200, totaling 56,000.

    Clay's On My Way Here sold 700, down from 900, total 146,000. A Thousand Different Ways remains at 100, total 527,000.

    Phil sold 400, down from 600, total 33,000.

    Chris S. sold 300 through SoundScan outlets, plus about 900 more. His totals are 8,000 in SoundScan, 20,000 all told.

    Mandisa sold 300, down from 400, total 94,000.

    Blake remained at 300, total 301,000.

    Elliott sold 300, down from 400, total 513,000.

    Bo remained at 300, total 59,000.

    Fantasia remained at 200, total 515,000.

    Remaining at 100 were Taylor (702,000 total), Katharine (372,000), Randy (31,000) and Kimberley (21,000).

    And the Download figures:

    Jennifer joins the download brigade

    After a few weeks of lurking and some R&B and adult R&B radio success, Jennifer Hudson's Spotlight makes its debut on the digital songs chart, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It comes on at No. 182, selling about 8,000 copies, up 36% from the previous week, for a total of 33,000.

    Seven other Idol tracks are ahead of it on the chart. One, Jordin's Tattoo, is just a couple of notches above, at No. 180, down from 152 after selling a rounded 8,000, off 4%, for a total of 1.72 million. Jordin's other hits are up higher -- One Step Away jumps 39-31, selling 38,000, up 24%, for a building total of 244,000; and No Air stays at 35 with 33,000, down 2%, for a total of 2.28 million. That's about 4 and a quarter million downloads for those three songs, which is quite impressive.

    David C.'s The Time of My Life is stable, dropping a notch, 51-52, on the chart and selling 24,000, down just 1%, for a total of 664,000.

    Finally, Carrie has Last Name at 60, down from 54 after selling 23,000, down 2%, for a total of 441,000. All-American Girl drops 93-104, selling 13,000, down 12%, for a total of 673,000. And Before He Cheats drops 136-152 but sells just under 9,000, about the same as the previous week, for a total of 2.42 million.

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    Here are the stats for the week. Not good for Ace & JPL.

    Idol Chatter: American Idol News, Rumors & Information – USATODAY.com

    Idol presence on album chart back down to 3

    After one exciting week with four Idol albums on the Billboard chart, the count reverts to three.

    Carrie's Carnival Ride is the only one in the top 50, inching up 43-42 despite a slight (6&#37 decline in sales to 12,000, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Total is now 2.26 million.

    Daughtry holds at No. 87, selling about 7,000 copies, down just 3%, for a total of 4.16 million.

    And Jordin slides 101-108, selling a rounded 6,000, down 7%, for a total of 864,000.

    Plenty of non-charting Idol sales figures follow.

    Well, after a week at the No. 160 position, Ace -- as expected -- fell off the chart this week. What might not have been expected was how far his sales fell -- he went from 4,100 to 1,000, a decline of 73%, for a rounded total of 5,000.

    An even newer Idol album, Jon Peter Lewis' Break the Silence, sold 300 copies its first week.

    Carrie's Some Hearts sold 6,000, down from 6,500, for a total of 6.50 million.

    Bucky sold 1,400, up from 1,300 (continuing a nice steady rise of late), for a total of 355,000.

    Kellie sold 1,400, down from 1,500, total 777,000.

    Kelly's Breakaway sold 1,400, down from 1,600, total 6.01 million. Thankful stayed at 400 for a total of 2.71 million, while My December sold 400, down from 500, to total 771,000.

    Josh sold 1,300, up from 1,200, for a total of 57,000.

    Clay's On My Way Here sold 700, same as last week, to total 147,000. A Thousand Different Ways stayed at 100, total 527,000.

    Phil stayed at 400 for a total of 33,000.

    Elliott stayed at 300, total 513,000.

    Blake stayed at 300, total 301,000.

    Mandisa stayed at 300, total 94,000.

    Bo stayed at 300, total 59,000.

    Chris Sligh stayed at 300, total 9,000, plus more non-SoundScan sales, to be updated when I get 'em.

    Fantasia stayed at 200, total 516,000.

    Katharine stayed at 100, total 372,000.

    Randy stayed at 100, total 31,000.

    Kimberley stayed at 100, total 22,000.

    Taylor fell below the allowably quotable total this week, and remains at 702,000. We'll check in on him next week.

    And the downloads.


    Jennifer on the move on download chart

    It was a fairly uneventful week for Idols on the Digital Songs chart, but most managed to hold their own against competition from eight new Miley Cyrus songs plus a resurgent Camp Rock soundtrack, songs from Mamma Mia, and other such unusual entrants.

    Jordin's One Step at a Time tops the Idol contingent, moving from No. 31 to No. 29 after selling 41,000 downloads, according to Nielsen SoundScan, up 8% from the previous week, for a total of 284,000. No Air drops 35-45, selling 29,000, down 10%, for a total of 2.30 million. And Tattoo hangs on, 180-189, selling about 8,000, down just 1%, for a total of 1.73 million.

    David C.'s The Time of My Life is also steady, slipping 52-56 on the chart but down just 1% to a rounded 24,000 for a total of 688,000.

    Carrie's Last Name stays at No. 60, but drops 10% to 21,000, for a total of 462,000. All-American Girl falls 104-126, selling 10,000, down 19%, for a total of 683,000. And Before He Cheats tumbles 152-180, selling 8,000, down 6%, for a total of 2.43 million.

    Best chart news is Jennifer's, as Spotlight soars 182-149, selling 9,000, up 17%, for a total of 42,000.

    By request, some download figures for kellyfan98 on four of Kelly's singles.

    Never Again: 990,000 total in three versions (the main one, the one you heard on the radio, if you heard it on the radio, has sold 972,000 of that total).
    Breakaway: 1.17 million total: 968,000 for the RCA version, but 204,000 credited to the Disney version from the Princess Diaries 2 soundtrack.
    Walk Away: 983,000 total from a ton of different versions (remixes and such).
    Sober: 87,000.

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    Wow. I was hoping Ace would fare better.

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    Ace isn't doing too well but at least he sold 1,000 copies.

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    This weeks updates from USA Today.

    Idol Chatter: American Idol News, Rumors & Information – USATODAY.com

    Idol album sales: Jordin sparks chart jump

    Of the three Idols on the Billboard album chart, two showed increases this week. Jordin jumped all the way from No. 108 to No. 69 thanks to a 22% boost in sales to a rounded-off 8,000, bringing her total to 871,000.

    Daughtry was up 87-78 with a 4% sales increase to 7,000 and a total of 4.17 million.

    Carrie's Carnival Ride was down 9%, but is still the top-selling current Idol album with 11,000. Sales total is 2.27 million; she slides 42-48 on the chart.

    The usual bumper crop of non-charting Idols' sales follows.

    Carrie's Some Hearts held at 6,000 for a total of 6.50 million, leading the pack of non-charting albums.

    Kelly's Breakaway was up to 1,600 from 1,400, totaling 6.01 million. My December sold 500, up from 400, to total 772,000. Thankful held at 400, total 2.71 million.

    Kellie and Bucky held at 1,400; Kellie's total is 779,000, Bucky's is 356,000.

    Josh sold 1,000, down from 1,300, for a total of 59,000.

    Ace sold 700, down from 1,000, for a three-week total of a rounded 6,000.

    Clay's On My Way Here sold 600, down from 700, total 148,000. A Thousand Different Ways stayed at 100, total 527,000. And checking in on Measure of a Man, it sold 100 and its total is 2.78 million.

    Elliott sold 500, up from 300, for a total of 514,000.

    Mandisa sold 400, up from 300, total 95,000.

    Phil stayed at 400, total 34,000.

    Blake stayed at 300, total 301,000.

    Fantasia stayed at 200, total 516,000.

    Bo sold 200, down from 300, total 59,000.

    Katharine stayed at 100, total 372,000.

    Jon Peter sold 100, down from 300, for a two-week total of 400.

    This week's dropout, falling below the permissibly publishable weekly number of sales, is Kimberley. Taylor's also still below the line. (For those who have asked, it appears SoundScan will be tracking sales of his Early Works Target-exclusive album, starting in a couple of weeks.)

    And the download totals:

    Idol downloads: Cook takes a hike upward

    Jordin's One Step at a Time continues its reign as top Idol song on the digital songs list compiled by Nielsen SoundScan. It's up just a point on the chart, from No. 29 to No. 28, but enjoyed a nice 9% sales boost to 44,000 for a total of 328,000. No Air, meanwhile, drops 45-50 and slides 15% to 25,000 for a total of 2.33 million. And Tattoo hangs on for another week, dropping 189-194 with a 5% loss of sales, down to 7,000, and a total of 1.74 million.

    David Cook's The Time of My Life has a fine week, rising 56-41 on the back of a 20% sales increase to 29,000. Total is 717,000.

    Carrie's Last Name is down 66-76, sliding 10% in sales to 19,000 for a total of 481,000. All-American Girl is down 126-147, off 13% in sales to 9,000 for a total of 692,000. And Before He Cheats inches up 180-178 but is down 4% in sales to 8,000, totaling 2.44 million.

    And Jennifer's Spotlight is up slightly, 149-146, with a 1% sales boost to 9,000 and a total of 51,000

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    Here are the sales for the week from Soundscan & USA Today.

    Idol sales sluggish - Idol Chatter - USATODAY.com

    Idol sales sluggish

    Can't wait for some of these forthcoming Idol albums to hit the charts and spice up this part of the post, which has turned into a minuscule prelude to the long follow-up on Idols not on the charts.

    Still, we make do with what we have, which is Carrie's Carnival Ride at No. 54 on the Billboard album chart, down from 48 after selling 10,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. That's an 8% drop compared to the previous week, and her total is now 2.28 million.

    Daughtry also slides a bit, 78-83, selling 7,000, down 5%, for a total of 4.18 million. When that deluxe version hits, expect a big boost.

    Jordin drops 69-93 following a nice jump last week; she's off 17% to the mid-6,000s and her total is 878,000.

    Off-chart albums follow, as always.

    Carrie's Some Hearts stayed at 6,000 for a total of 6.51 million.

    Kelly's Breakaway sold 1,500, down from 1,600, to total 6.01 million. Thankful stayed at 400, total 2.71 million. My December sold 400, down from 500, total 773,000.

    Bucky stayed at 1,400, total 358,000.

    Kellie sold 1,200, down from 1,400, total 780,000.

    Josh sold 1,100, up from 1,000, total 60,000.

    Clay's On My Way Here stayed at 600, total 148,000. Thousand Different Ways stayed at 100, total 528,000.

    Elliott stayed at 500, total 514,000.

    Ace sold 500, down from 700, for a total of 7,000 (rounded up).

    Phil stayed at 400, total 34,000.

    Chris S. stayed at 400 by SoundScan's tallies, and has sold 9,000 (considerably more at non-SoundScan accounts).

    Bo sold 300, up from 200, and hits 60,000.

    Mandisa sold 300, down from 400, total 95,000.

    Fantasia stayed at 200, total 516,000.

    Blake sold 200, down from 300, total 302,000.

    Katharine stayed at 100, total 372,000.

    Randy stayed at 100, total 32,000.

    Taylor, Constantine and Kimberley remained below the threshold of sales I'm allowed to report, and joining them in this group was Jon Peter, whose total remains at 400.


    And the Download figures:


    Idol downloads on the rise

    Downloads as a whole were down this week, but some of the Idols' tracks bucked the trend.

    Jordin's One Step at a Time leaped from No. 28 to No. 18 on the digital songs chart, selling 50,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. That's a 14% gain over the previous week, and takes the song to 379,000 in total. No Air also rebounded, moving 50-43 on the chart after a 15% sales gain to 29,000 for a total of 2.36 million. Tattoo managed to hang on another week, slipping 194-198 with a 4% sales drop to 7,000. Total is 1.75 million.

    David Cook's The Time of My Life inches up 41-40 with a healthy 10% sales increase to 32,000; total is 749,000.

    Carrie's Last Name drops 76-80, thanks to a 10% sales decline to 17,000. Total is 498,000, so it will pass a milestone next week. Compensating for that chart slide was the arrival of new single Just a Dream at No. 167; it sold 8,000 and has accumulated 74,000 downloads so far. All-American Girl drops 147-170, selling 8,000, down 11%, for a total of 700,000. Before He Cheats slides 178-192, selling 7,000, down 7%, for a total of 2.44 million.

    Jennifer's Spotlight is down 146-153, selling in the mid-8,000s, a 6% decline, for a total of 60,000.

    Meanwhile, Nashville Star winner Melissa Lawson's first single, What if It All Goes Right, gets off to a reasonably strong start with a debut at No. 38 and 33,000 sold.

    Answering a request from firehorse77 for some Daughtry download numbers, What About Now has sold 158,000 in its original version and 128,000 more in its acoustic, Idol Gives Back version. Over You is up to 1.1 million, and Feels Like Tonight has sold 521,000.

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