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    An extensive look at career sales for the Idols. These are obviously US sales only.The article makes a couple of things pretty clear. You don't have to win to have a very successful career & Idol has had an enormous impact on the music business despite all the detractors.

    Chart Watch Extra: The American Idol Alumni Association - Chart Watch


    Chart Watch Extra: The American Idol Alumni Association
    Posted Fri Mar 20, 2009 7:00am PDT by Paul Grein in Chart Watch

    When Kelly Clarkson sold 255,000 copies of All I Ever Wanted in the week that ended Sunday night, she lengthened her lead as the American Idol alumnus who has sold the most albums. This brings her career total to 9,836,000 albums. Still, it's probably just a matter of time until Carrie Underwood overtakes her. Underwood, the Season 4 champ, has already sold 9,408,000 albums. These two women are the only Idol alums who rank among the top 200 album sellers of the Nielsen/SoundScan era (which began in 1991). Clarkson is #187 on the list. Underwood ranks #198. In all, eight Idol contestants have sold 1 million or more albums so far in their careers. Fifteen have sold 500,000 or more.

    The best-selling individual album by an Idol alum is Underwood's Some Hearts, which has sold 6,720,000 copies since its release in November 2005. It edges out Clarkson's Breakaway, which has sold 6,056,000 copies. (Oddly, neither album made #1 on The Billboard 200. Some Hearts peaked at #2. Breakaway reached #3). The rest of the top five in terms of total sales: Daughtry's Daughtry (4,401,000), Clay Aiken's Measure Of A Man (2,783,000) and Clarkson's Thankful (2,719,000).

    The song with the most paid downloads by an Idol alum is "No Air," Jordin Sparks' melodramatic duet with Chris Brown, which has sold 2,874,000 digital copies. It edges out Underwood's revenge saga "Before He Cheats" (2,673,000). The rest of the top five: Clarkson's turbo-charged "Since U Been Gone" (2,063,000), Daughtry's rock ballad "It's Not Over" (1,978,000) and Sparks' gently rhythmic "Tattoo" (1,927,000).

    Three Idol contestants have become Grammy winners. Underwood has amassed four Grammys, Clarkson has picked up two and Jennifer Hudson has won one. Hudson has also won an Oscar.

    Four of the 15 Idol contestants who have sold the most albums competed in Season 5. They are Taylor Hicks, that season's winner; Elliot Yamin, who came in third; Chris Daughtry, who finished fourth; and Kellie Pickler, who placed sixth. Though Hicks won the competition, all three of these other finalists have outsold him. (Hicks isn't the only Idol winner who has been humbled on the charts by a singer he beat on the show. Ruben Studdard, the Season 2 winner, has been outsold by runner-up Clay Aiken.)

    Here's a complete list of the 15 Idol contestants who have sold 500,000 or more albums. Each artist's name is followed by their total album sales tally, through this week.

    1. Kelly Clarkson, 9,836,000. The Season 1 winner this week becomes the first Idol contestant to land two #1 albums. All I Ever Wanted was preceded by her 2003 debut, Thankful. Both albums contained #1 singles, "My Life Would Suck Without You" and "A Moment Like This," respectively. But Clarkson's best-seller is her sophomore album, Breakaway. The 2004 album spawned four top 10 hits, including "Since U Been Gone" and "Because Of You." It's the only album by an Idol contestant to feature four top 10 hits. The album also brought Clarkson two Grammys, including Best Pop Vocal Album.

    2. Carrie Underwood, 9,408,000. The Season 4 winner is the only Idol contestant who has won (or even been nominated for) a Grammy as Best New Artist. Underwood has won a total of four Grammys, more than any other Idol contestant. She has also sold more albums than any other country singer in Idol history. Underwood's debut album, Some Hearts, spawned three top 20 hits: "Inside Your Heaven" (which hit #1), "Jesus, Take The Wheel" and "Before He Cheats." While Some Hearts stalled at #2, her sophomore album, Carnival Ride, opened at #1 with first-week sales of 527,000.

    3. Clay Aiken, 4,896,000. The Season 2 runner-up has sold more albums than any other male singer in Idol history. Aiken has also sold more albums than any other singer who didn't win the competition. His debut album, Measure Of A Man, opened at #1 with first-week sales of 613,000. That's still the record for the biggest weekly sales tally of any Idol contestant's album. The album included two top 10 hits: the #1 "This Is The Night" and a cover of the Carpenters' hit "Solitaire." Aiken also had a million-seller with Merry Christmas With Love, the best-selling holiday album by an Idol contestant.

    4. Daughtry, 4,413,000. Chris Daughtry, who finished fourth in Season 5, has sold more albums than any other rock artist in Idol history. He has also sold more than any other Idol performer who didn't make the final round, and more than any other Idol performer who went on to form a group. The band's debut album, Daughtry, is the only album by an Idol contestant to climb to #1 (as opposed to debut at #1). It first hit the top spot in its ninth week. The album spawned four top 20 hits, "It's Not Over," "Home," "Over You" and "What About Tonight." Daughtry's tally includes an EP that sold 9,000 copies.

    5. Ruben Studdard, 2,487,000. The Season 2 winner has sold more albums than any other African American contestant in Idol history. He's also the only artist on this list who was born outside the U.S. He was born in Frankfurt, Germany, while his father was stationed there in the U.S. Army. Studdard's debut album, Soulful, bowed at #1 with first-week sales of 417,000 copies. It featured two top 10 hits, "Flying Without Wings" and "Sorry 2004." Studdard's sophomore album, the gospel-oriented I Need An Angel, hit #20. His third release, the R&B-focused The Return, hit #8.

    6. Fantasia, 2,309,000. The Season 3 winner, Fantasia Barrino, shed her last name and became a star. She hit #8 with her debut album, Free Yourself. The album featured four Hot 100 hits, including the #1 "I Believe." Her follow-up album, Fantasia, reached #19. Like Clay Aiken (who played Sir Robin in Monty Python's Spamalot), Fantasia has made her mark on Broadway. She played Celie in The Color Purple in 2007.

    7. Jordin Sparks, 1,053,000. The Season 6 winner reached #10 with her debut album, Jordin Sparks. It featured four top 20 hits, "This Is My Now," "Tattoo," "One Step At A Time" and "No Air," a duet with Chris Brown. This tally also includes an EP which has sold 49,000 copies.

    8. David Cook, 1,029,000. The Season 7 winner reached #3 with his sophomore album, David Cook. It spawned a #3 hit, "The Time Of My Life," as well as a top 20 follow-up, "Light On." This tally also includes Cook's pre-Idol debut album, Analog Heart, which has sold 2,000 copies.

    9. Kellie Pickler, 990,000. Pickler, who finished sixth in Season 5, reached #9 with both her debut album, Small Town Girl, and her follow-up, Kellie Pickler. Pickler is from North Carolina, a state that produced three other top-selling Idol contestants-Clay Aiken, Daughtry and Fantasia.

    10. Josh Gracin, 780,000. Gracin, who finished fourth in Season 2, reached #11 with his debut album, Josh Gracin. The album spawned three chart hits, including "Nothin' To Lose," which made the top 40. Gracin's tally also includes his follow-up album, We Weren't Crazy.

    11. Bo Bice, 735,000. The Season 4 runner-up reached #4 with his debut album, The Real Thing. It included the #2 hit, "Inside Your Heaven." Bice's tally also includes his follow-up album, See The Light. Bice is from Alabama, a state that has produced two Idol winners, Taylor Hicks and Ruben Studdard (though he was born in Germany, he grew up in Birmingham, Ala.).

    12. Taylor Hicks, 719,000. The Season 5 winner reached #2 with his debut album, Taylor Hicks. It featured his #1 hit, "Do I Make You Proud," and a remake of the Doobie Brothers' "Takin' It To The Streets," which was a hit a few months before Hicks was born in 1976. Hicks' tally also includes The Distance, his new album, and Early Works, a collection of pre-Idol recordings.

    13. Jennifer Hudson, 669,000. Hudson finished seventh in Season 3. No other Idol contestant who was voted off so early has sold 500,000 albums. Her debut album, Jennifer Hudson, reached #2 and won a Grammy for Best R&B Album. It featured her top 30 hit "Spotlight." Hudson also won an Oscar as Best Supporting Actress for Dreamgirls.

    14. David Archuleta, 665,000. The Season 7 runner-up reached #2 with his debut album, David Archuleta. It featured the #2 hit "Crush," which has sold 1,642,000 downloads.


    15. Elliott Yamin, 630,000. Yamin, who finished third in Season 5, reached #3 with his debut album, Elliot Yamin. It featured his top 15 hit, "Wait For You." Yamin's tally also includes two holiday titles, Sounds Of The Season and My Kind Of Holiday.

    Four singers who made it to the final round on Idol have sold less than 500,000 albums to date and thus didn't make the list. Justin Guarini, the runner-up on Season 1, has sold 146,000 albums; Diana DeGarmo, the runner-up on Season 3, has sold 168,000; Katharine McPhee, the runner-up on Season 5, has sold 376,000; and Blake Lewis, the runner-up on Season 6, has sold 353,000.

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    Re: Idol sales totals from USA Today

    Quote Originally Posted by razorbacker;3386483;
    Here are the weekly sales, earlier than usual. Pretty nice for Kelly, not so nice for Taylor.

    'All I Ever Wanted' is a Number One album - Idol Chatter - USATODAY.com

    'All I Ever Wanted' is a Number One album

    As expected, Kelly Clarkson’s All I Ever Wanted makes its debut as the week’s best-selling album, easily perched atop the lists of Top Current Albums and Top Digital Albums from Nielsen SoundScan. All I Ever Wanted sold 255,000 copies in its first week, 70,000 of them digitally.

    The week’s other Idol debut, Taylor Hicks’ The Distance, entered at 58 on the chart, selling 9,000 units.

    Chalk it up to her announced American Idol appearance or a hot new single, but weekly sales of Carrie Underwood’s Carnival Ride rose 25 percent, from 10,000 to 12,000 (2.7 million total).

    Jennifer Hudson stayed even at 11,000 units (668,000 total), while David Cook dropped from 11,000 to 10,000, a 9 percent decline (1.03 million total).

    Outside the Top 100, David Foster’s Hit Man collection climes 19 percent, from 5,000 to 6,000 (166,000 total).

    David Archuleta slides 6 percent, though staying in the 5,000 range (665,000 total).

    Daughtry’s album sees a slight increase of 3 percent (4,000 for the week, 4.4 million total).

    Melinda Doolittle’s Coming Back to You, however, falls off 23 percent, to 3,000 (37,000 total).

    On the current country albums chart, Carnival Ride takes the 5 spot and Kellie Pickler comes in at 32, selling about 2,000 units, a 10 percent decline from the previous week (181,000 total).

    As far as current digital tracks, Kelly Clarkson’s return to American Idol boosted downloads of My Life Would Suck Without You 38 percent to 141,000 (1.3 million total).

    Already Gone had the strongest debut of the rest of her album’s tracks, getting 32,000 downloads. Other songs from All I Ever Wanted that made SoundScan’s Current Digital Tracks chart: If I Can’t Have You (16,000), I Do Not Hook Up (15,000), Cry (12,000), Don’t Let Me Stop You (11,000), All I Ever Wanted (9,000) and Long Shot (9,000).

    Carrie Underwood’s Mötley Crüe cover, Home Sweet Home, makes its debut at 8 on the chart with 112,000 sales. (That’s right behind the new Rascal Flatts single, by the way. Here Comes Goodbye, co-written by Chris Sligh, had the largest number of first-week digital scans for any country single in history – 126,000.)

    Kanye West’s Heartless also saw a healthy increase in the wake of his AI performance. It was up 18 percent, from 81,000 to 95,000 (2.6 million total).

    Other significant downloads:

    David Cook, Light On (18,000, down 8 percent, 827,000 total)

    David Archuleta, Crush (12,000, down 10 percent, 1.6 million total)

    Jennifer Hudson, If This Isn’t Love (6,000, down 7 percent, 54,000 total)

    I may have some additional figures for you later today. If that turns out to be the case, I'll post them here.
    Since I didn't see it on the list, Elliott's new single Fight For Love sold 10,000 downloads on it's first week, according to USA today.

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    Airplay info…really early this week.

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

    This week's Idol airplay chart

    Not a lot of movement at the top of this week's Idol airplay chart. The Top 10's the same (with Kelly Clarkson's My Life Would Suck Without You perched easily on top), except for Jennifer Hudson's If This Isn't Love overtaking David Cook's Time of My Life. Kellie Pickler's Best Days of Your Life gains a spot, from 15 to 14, as Jordin Sparks' No Air drops three, from 14 to 17.

    Ruben Studdard's Together continues to pick up steam, breaking into the Top 40 at 38. Elliott Yamin's Fight for You is up as well, climbing from 50 to 42. George Huff's Don't Let Go moves from 58 to 52. And Lakisha Jones' Let's Go Celebrate makes its debut, entering our chart at 94.

    This week's highest-chart Season 8 contestant is Adam Lambert, whose Ring of Fire picked up six spins (three of them coming from country stations!). Also, we expanded our chart to 101 positions to accommodate Kris Allen and Matt Giraud, whose each picked up five spins for their Grand Ole Opry night song choices.

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    1 1 Kelly Clarkson, My Life Would Suck Without You (14265)
    2 2 Carrie Underwood, I Told You So (6273)
    3 3 Daughtry, What About Now (5181)
    4 4 David Cook, Light On (4769)
    5 6 Jennifer Hudson, If This Isn't Love (3258)
    6 5 David Cook, Time Of My Life (3200)
    7 7 Daughtry, Feels Like Tonight (2507)
    8 8 Carrie Underwood, Before He Cheats (2427)
    9 9 David Archuleta, Crush (2302)
    10 10 Daughtry, Home (2227)
    11 11 Jordin Sparks, One Step At A Time (1995)
    12 12 Carrie Underwood, Just A Dream (1789)
    13 13 Jennifer Hudson, Spotlight (1769)
    14 15 Kellie Pickler, Best Days Of Your Life (1668)
    15 16 Jordin Sparks, Tattoo (1487)
    16 17 Daughtry, It's Not Over (1442)
    17 14 Jordin Sparks, No Air f/Chris Brown (1348)
    18 18 Daughtry, Over You (1235)
    19 20 Kelly Clarkson, Because Of You (1141)
    20 19 Kelly Clarkson, Since U Been Gone (1106)
    21 21 Kelly Clarkson, Breakaway (1103)
    22 23 Kelly Clarkson, Behind These Hazel Eyes (1051)
    23 22 Elliott Yamin, Wait For You (1024)
    24 24 David Archuleta, A Little Too Not Over You (1013)
    25 26 Carrie Underwood, All-American Girl (897)
    26 27 Carrie Underwood, Last Name (831)
    27 26 Kelly Clarkson, Walk Away (786)
    28 29 Carrie Underwood, Jesus, Take The Wheel (747)
    29 28 Kelly Clarkson, Miss Independent (731)
    30 35 Kelly Clarkson, A Moment Like This (622)
    31 30 Carrie Underwood, Wasted (614)
    32 32 Josh Gracin, Nothin' To Lose (588)
    33 31 Bucky Covington, I'll Walk (500)
    34 36 Fantasia, When I See U (416)
    35 33 Josh Gracin, Telluride (366)
    36 35 Bucky Covington, A Different World (338)
    37 37 Carrie Underwood, So Small (331)
    38 48 Ruben Studdard, Together (289)
    39 39 Carrie Underwood, Don't Forget To Remember Me (243)
    40 43 Fantasia, Truth Is (239)
    41 40 Fantasia, Free Yourself (227)
    42 50 Elliott Yamin, Fight For Love (190)
    43 41 Jennifer Hudson, Pocketbook f/Ludacris (174)
    44 45 Studdard/Haddon/Mary, Love Him Like I Do (169)
    45 46 Carrie Underwood, More Boys I Meet (161)
    46 44 Bucky Covington, It's Good To Be Us (159)
    47 47 Taylor Hicks, What's Right Is Right (157)
    48 42 Josh Gracin, We Weren't Crazy (151)
    49 49 Bo Bice, Real Thing (133)
    50 38 Carrie Underwood, Home Sweet Home (125)
    51 51 Daughtry, What I Want (103)
    52 58 George Huff, Don't Let Go (103)
    53 57 George Huff, A Brighter Day (87)
    54 61 Kellie Pickler, Don't You Know You're ... (76)
    55 53 Josh Gracin, Unbelievable (Ann Marie) (75)
    56 54 Kellie Pickler, I Wonder (73)
    57 56 Melinda Doolittle, It's Your Love (62)
    58 60 Jennifer Hudson, And I Am Telling You I'm Not… (58)
    59 59 Ruben Studdard, Change Me (55)
    60 55 Kimberley Locke, Eighth World Wonder (51)
    61 65 Kelly Clarkson, I Do Not Hook Up (49)
    62 67 Jennifer Hudson, Jesus Promised Me A Home ... (43)
    63 62 Kellie Pickler, Red High Heels (41)
    64 71 Kellie Pickler, Things That Never Cross A ... (40)
    65 70 Josh Gracin, Stay With Me (Brass Bed) (39)
    66 64 Kelly Clarkson, Never Again (37)
    67 52 Ruben Studdard, Make Ya Feel Beautiful (31)
    68 66 Ruben Studdard, Superstar (30)
    69 63 Carrie Underwood, I'll Stand By You (28)
    70 79 Kimberley Locke, Band Of Gold (26)
    71 76 Daughtry, Crashed (24)
    72 68 Daughtry, Feels Like The First Time (23)
    73 73 Ruben Studdard, Sorry 2004 (23)
    74 72 Kimberley Locke, Change (21)
    75 74 Carrie Underwood, Inside Your Heaven (20)
    76 69 Josh Gracin, I Want To Live (19)
    77 80 Jennifer Hudson, I'm His Only Woman f/Fantasia (18)
    78 75 Ruben Studdard, I Need An Angel (18)
    79 81 David Cook, Come Back To Me (17)
    80 77 Josh Gracin, I Keep Coming Back (15)
    81 88 Fantasia, I Believe (14)
    82 82 Josh Gracin, Favorite State Of Mind (14)
    83 86 Kristy Lee Cook, 15 Minutes Of Shame (12)
    84 78 Phil Stacey, If You Didn't Love Me (12)
    85 83 Carrie Underwood, Some Hearts (11)
    86 85 Fantasia, Only One U (10)
    87 87 Blake Lewis, How Many Words (9)
    88 89 George Huff, You Know Me (9)
    89 91 Carrie Underwood, Ever Ever After (8)
    90 84 Fantasia, Ain't Gon' Beg You (7)
    91 95 Katharine McPhee, Over It (7)
    92 NA Adam Lambert, Ring Of Fire (6)
    93 NA Kimberley Locke, I Could (6)
    94 NA Lakisha Jones, Let's Go Celebrate (6)
    95 NA Carrie Underwood, The Star Spangled Banner (5)
    96 100 Fantasia, Baby Mama (5)
    97 NA Fantasia, Two Weeks Notice (5)
    98 NA Jennifer Hudson, The Star Spangled Banner (5)
    99 NA Jordin Sparks, The Star-Spangled Banner (5)
    100 NA Kris Allen, To Make You Feel My Love (5)
    101 NA Matt Giraud, So Small (5)

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    Re: Idol sales totals from USA Today

    Here are most of the weekly sales figures. Evidently he still hasn’t gotten permission from Sound Scan to post those off of the charts sales.

    Idol's Opry Week boosts country stars' sales - Idol Chatter - USATODAY.com

    Idol's Opry Week boosts country stars' sales

    American Idol's Grand Ole Opry week helped put several country tracks in the upper reaches of Nielsen SoundScan's current digital tracks chart. Kelly Clarkson's My Life Would Suck Without You remains the best-selling Idol track (and Number 5 overall) with 122,000 digital scans, a 13 percent decrease from the week before (1.4 million total). After that, though, the Carrie Underwood/Randy Travis duet version of I Told You So makes its chart debut at 8, with 106,000 downloads. (Also, Kanye West's Heartless sells 82,000, enough to keep push it to 10 on the chart -- meaning that this season's Idol has seen performances of three of the week's 10 top downloads.

    Rascal Flatts' Here Come Goodbye, co-written by Chris Sligh, set a record last week for first-week downloads for a country track. Even with a second-week drop-off of 43 percent, Flatts manages a respectable 73,000, for a two-week total of 198,000 and a chart position of 15. Brad Paisley's Then, which got its TV debut on Idol last Wednesday, debuts at 18, with 64,000 sales. Carrie's Home Sweet Home drops 65 percent in its second week out, selling 39,000, enough at keep her in the Top 40 at 37 and bring the track's total to 151,000.

    After that, you've got to go all the way to 88 to find David Cook's Light On, which raises its total to 843,000 with 16,000 sales, 11 percent fewer than the previous week. At 113, David Archuleta's Crush sells 11,000 (down 7 percent, total 1.65 million). Kelly Clarkson's Already Gone drops from 44 to 117, a 68 percent plunge, its 10,000 downloads bringing the two-week tally to 43,000.

    Jennifer Hudson's If This Isn't Love picks up a little steam (7 percent), with 7,000 sales putting the tracks total at 60,000. And Kellie Pickler finally breaks the Top 200, coming in at 197 with 6,000 sales of Best Days of Your Life, a 9 percent jump that puts the track's total at 117,000.

    On the album side, Kelly's All I Ever Wanted remains the best-selling album, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Despite a second-week 65 percent drop, its 90,000 sales keep Kelly ahead of U2's No Line on the Horizon and a surging Twilight soundtrack. In two weeks, All I Ever Wanted has sold 346,000 copies. (It's the week's second-best-selling digital album, behind The Decemberists' The Hazards of Love, its 15,000 download scans a 78 percent decline that gives it a two-week digital total of 85,000.)

    Carrie's return to Idol benefited her Carnival Ride album, which saw a 59 percent increase to 19,000 sales, a 42-15 leap on the chart (5-2 on the country chart) that lets the album's total top 2.7 million. (On the digital side, it re-entered the Top 50 at 30 with 2,000 sales, a 76 percent increase that brought the digital total to 196,000.) Randy Travis also did well, his I Told You So: The Ultimate Hits entering the chart at 21 (#3 country) with 16,000 sales (1,000 of them digital, enough to make a digital albums chart debut at 73).

    Other albums of note:

    David Cook, David Cook (#54/#87 digital): 9,000 sales, off 13 percent, 1 million total (it sold fewer than a thousand digital albums last week but has a new digital total of 116,000).
    Jennifer Hudson, Jennifer Hudson (#56/#166 digital): 8,000, off 25 percent, 676,000 total (46,000 digital total).
    Taylor Hicks, The Distance (#87): 6,000, off 34 percent, 15,000 total.
    Various, Hit Man: David Foster & Friends (#96): 6,000, off 7 percent, 172,000 total.
    David Archuleta, David Archuleta (#125/#183 digital): 4,000, off 10 percent, 669,000 total (58,000 digital total).
    Daughtry, Daughtry (#144): 4,000, off 8 percent, 4.4 million total.
    Kellie Pickler, Kellie Pickler (#36 country): 2,000, up 2 percent, 183,000 total.

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    Re: Idol sales totals from USA Today

    Here is the Radio Play info for the week.

    Adam sees action on the Idol airplay chart - Idol Chatter - USATODAY.com

    Adam sees action on the Idol airplay chart


    The highest debut on our Idol Airplay chart this week goes to Adam Lambert's The Tracks of My Tears, which saw 28 spins on 24 stations in six different formats (including country!). Now, 28 spins may not seem like a lot, but it's the most by far for any American Idol contestant this season, and I don't remember any Season 7 finalist getting more than 7 or 8 spins while Idol was on last year. I'm just guessing, but you might have to go back to Carrie Underwood and Rascal Flatt's performance of Bless the Broken Road to see spins like that from a contestant during the show's run.

    Aside from that, it looks like it's time for some new singles. Kelly Clarkson's My Life Would Suck Without You and Carrie Underwood's I Told You So are the only two tracks in the chart's Top 10 that saw an increase in spins last week, and both of them are approaching their peaks (Carrie's at #9 on USA TODAY's country airplay chart; Kelly's at #3 Hot AC, #4 Top 40, and, with the arrival of Flo Rida's Right Round and Lady Gaga's Poker Face, MLWSWY may not make it to #1 on the Top 40 chart after all).

    Fortunately, a few new tracks show signs of life. Kellie Pickler's Best Days of Your Life moves up from 14 to 12 -- it's barely 200 spins outside the Top 10, so it could be there in two weeks if it keeps its momentum. Meanwhile, David Cook's Come Back to Me and Kelly Clarkson's I Do Not Hook Up are slowly starting to pick up steam, well in advance of their add dates.

    Other tracks seeing increased action include Ruben Studdard's Together (38-34), Elliott Yamin's Fight for Love and Lakisha Jones' Let's Go Celebrate (94-63).

    1 1 Kelly Clarkson, My Life Would Suck Without You (14346)
    2 2 Carrie Underwood, I Told You So (6392)
    3 3 Daughtry, What About Now (5070)
    4 4 David Cook, Light On (4535)
    5 5 Jennifer Hudson, If This Isn't Love (3146)
    6 6 David Cook, Time Of My Life (3115)
    7 8 Carrie Underwood, Before He Cheats 2489)
    8 7 Daughtry, Feels Like Tonight (2487)
    9 10 Daughtry, Home (2167)
    10 9 David Archuleta, Crush (2167)
    11 11 Jordin Sparks, One Step At A Time (1866)
    12 14 Kellie Pickler, Best Days Of Your Life (1836)
    13 12 Carrie Underwood, Just A Dream (1731)
    14 13 Jennifer Hudson, Spotlight (1623)
    15 16 Daughtry, It's Not Over (1460)
    16 15 Jordin Sparks, Tattoo (1428)
    17 17 Jordin Sparks, No Air f/Chris Brown (1344)
    18 18 Daughtry, Over You (1271)
    19 19 Kelly Clarkson, Because Of You (1162)
    20 20 Kelly Clarkson, Since U Been Gone (1102)
    21 21 Kelly Clarkson, Breakaway (1060)
    22 22 Kelly Clarkson, Behind These Hazel Eyes (1033)
    23 23 Elliott Yamin, Wait For You (1027)
    24 24 David Archuleta, A Little Too Not Over You (930)
    25 25 Carrie Underwood, All-American Girl (802)
    26 27 Kelly Clarkson, Walk Away (794)
    27 26 Carrie Underwood, Last Name (779)
    28 28 Carrie Underwood, Jesus, Take The Wheel (741)
    29 39 Kelly Clarkson, Miss Independent (730)
    30 31 Carrie Underwood, Wasted (606)
    31 30 Kelly Clarkson, A Moment Like This (605)
    32 32 Josh Gracin, Nothin' To Lose (570)
    33 33 Bucky Covington, I'll Walk (522)
    34 38 Ruben Studdard, Together (356)
    35 34 Fantasia, When I See U (343)
    36 37 Carrie Underwood, So Small (288)
    37 36 Bucky Covington, A Different World (286)
    38 42 Elliott Yamin, Fight For Love (281)
    39 39 Carrie Underwood, Don't Forget To Remember Me (216)
    40 50 Carrie Underwood, Home Sweet Home (199)
    41 48 Josh Gracin, We Weren't Crazy (196)
    42 40 Fantasia, Truth Is (191)
    43 35 Josh Gracin, Telluride (184)
    44 41 Fantasia, Free Yourself (180)
    45 46 Bucky Covington, It's Good To Be Us (171)
    46 47 Taylor Hicks, What's Right Is Right (149)
    47 45 Carrie Underwood, More Boys I Meet (145)
    48 44 Studdard/Haddon/Mary, Love Him Like I Do (140)
    49 61 Kelly Clarkson, I Do Not Hook Up (139)
    50 43 Jennifer Hudson, Pocketbook f/Ludacris (131)
    51 49 Bo Bice, Real Thing (127)
    52 52 George Huff, Don't Let Go (114)
    53 56 Kellie Pickler, I Wonder (111)
    54 51 Daughtry, What I Want (101)
    55 55 Josh Gracin, Unbelievable (Ann Marie) (88)
    56 60 Kimberley Locke, Eighth World Wonder (77)
    57 64 Kellie Pickler, Things That Never Cross A ... (70)
    58 57 Melinda Doolittle It's Your Love (66)
    59 53 George Huff, A Brighter Day (63)
    60 58 Jennifer Hudson, And I Am Telling You I'm Not.. (57)
    61 54 Kellie Pickler, Don't You Know You're ... (50)
    62 59 Ruben Studdard, Change Me (49)
    63 94 Lakisha Jones, Let's Go Celebrate (46)
    64 70 Kimberley Locke, Band Of Gold (43)
    65 79 David Cook, Come Back To Me (36)
    66 62 Jennifer Hudson, Jesus Promised Me A Home .... (36)
    67 68 Ruben Studdard, Superstar (35)
    68 66 Kelly Clarkson, Never Again (34)
    69 69 Carrie Underwood, I'll Stand By You (32)
    70 63 Kellie Pickler, Red High Heels (32)
    71 67 Ruben Studdard, Make Ya Feel Beautiful (32)
    72 72 Daughtry, Feels Like The First Time (29)
    73 NA Adam Lambert, Tracks Of My Tears (28)
    74 65 Josh Gracin, Stay With Me (Brass Bed) (26)
    75 73 Ruben Studdard, Sorry 2004 (25)
    76 75 Carrie Underwood, Inside Your Heaven (23)
    77 76 Josh Gracin, I Want To Live (22)
    78 71 Daughtry, Crashed (21)
    79 74 Kimberley Locke, Change (19)
    80 81 Fantasia, I Believe (18)
    81 84 Phil Stacey, If You Didn't Love Me (14)
    82 78 Ruben Studdard, I Need An Angel (14)
    83 88 George Huff, You Know Me (13)
    84 80 Josh Gracin, I Keep Coming Back (13)
    85 86 Fantasia, Only One U (11)
    86 NA Mandisa, Only The World (10)
    87 NA Fantasia, Ain't Gon' Beg You (9)
    88 77 Jennifer Hudson, I'm His Only Woman f/Fantasia (9)
    89 82 Josh Gracin, Favorite State Of Mind (9)
    90 83 Kristy Lee Cook, 15 Minutes Of Shame (9)
    91 87 Blake Lewis, How Many Words (7)
    92 85 Carrie Underwood, Some Hearts (7)
    93 99 Jordin Sparks, The Star-Spangled Banner (7)
    94 89 Carrie Underwood, Ever Ever After (6)
    95 NA Clay Aiken, Invisible (6)
    96 97 Fantasia, Two Weeks Notice (6)
    97 96 Fantasia, Baby Mama (5)
    98 98 Jennifer Hudson, The Star Spangled Banner (5)
    99 91 Katharine McPhee, Over It (5)
    100 93 Kimberley Locke, I Could (5)

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    Sales Figures for the week.

    Sales numbers -- better late than never! - Idol Chatter - USATODAY.com

    Sales numbers -- better late than never!

    Kelly Clarkson falls out of the Number One spot on Nielsen SoundScan’s Top Current Albums chart this week, as a 43 percent decrease in weekly sales takes All I Ever Wanted to #5 with 52,000 sales (total: 397,000). Her drop was even more pronounced on SoundScan’s Current Digital Albums chart, where she fell out of the Top 10 as downloads of All I Ever Wanted dropped 52 percent to 7,000 scans (total 92,000).

    Carrie Underwood settles back down after her post-Idol-appearance bump. With a 12 percent drop, Carnival Ride comes in at #31 (#5 country) with 16,000 sales (total: 2.72 million). On the digital side, Carrie had a thousand sales, a 45 percent decline, bringing her digital total for the album to 198,000.

    David Cook’s at #78 after a 15 percent decline to 7,000 units (total: 1.04 million). He fell out of the digital Top 100, though he still sold about a thousand units (total: 116,000).

    Jennifer Hudson, who also sold 7,000 units, is just a little behind David, as her 14 percent sales decrease dropped her to #82 (total: 683,000; digital total: 47,000).

    Mandisa’s album Freedom debuted at #83, selling just a few dozen copies less than Jennifer’s album did. A thousand of her sales came digitally, and she debuted at #73 on the Current Digital Albums chart.

    David Foster’s Hit Man collection falls 23 percent to #128, with 4,000 sales bringing his total to 176,000.

    David Archuleta, though off 9 percent, is still selling in the 4,000 range, coming in at #148 (total: 673,000).

    Taylor Hicks falls out of the Top 100 as sales of The Distance drop 44 percent to 3,000 (total: 18,000).

    Kellie Pickler remains on the country chart at #40, her 2,000 sales a 6 percent dip from the previous week (total: 185,000).

    Here’s some pertinent data for digital tracks:

    Kelly Clarkson, My Life Would Suck Without You: 100,000 (down 18 percent, total 1.51 million)

    Carrie Underwood/Randy Travis, I Told You So: 53,000 (down 50 percent, total 160,000)

    Rascal Flatts, Here Comes Goodbye (co-written by Chris Sligh): 36,000 (down 50 percent, total 235,000)

    Carrie Underwood, Home Sweet Home: 22,000 (down 43 percent, total 173,757)

    David Cook, Light On: 13,000 (down 17 percent, total 856,000)

    David Archuleta, Crush: 11,000 (up 6 percent, total 1.66 million)

    Kellie Pickler, Best Days of Your Life: 10,000 (up 67 percent, total 127,000)

    Jennifer Hudson, If This Isn’t Love: 7,000 (up 7 percent, total 67,000)

    Also, Motown sales saw huge increases after American Idol’s Motown Week.

    For example, the Motown #1’s album sold 5,000 units, a 645 percent increase over the previous week. Digital tracks from that album increased their sales 53 percent in the wake of the Idol performances. A total of 42,000 tracks from the album were purchased during the week, with Let’s Get It On being downloaded 7,000 times (up 168 percent) and Ain’t Too Proud to Beg getting 3,000 downloads (up 318 percent).

    Motown #1’s Volume 2 saw a tenfold increase to 6,000 scans, with digital tracks from the album increasing 53 percent over the last week (16,000 total track purchased, including 3,000 of Signed, Sealed, Delivered – a 68 percent jump).

    And Adam Lambert wasn’t the only one getting downloads for The Tracks of My Tears. Smokey Robinson & the Miracles’ version pulled 12,000 downloads last week – a whopping 477 percent increase over the week before.

    Thanks to Nielsen SoundScan to providing this data – especially the Motown info. And my apologies for taking so long to post it. Trust me, I’m having words with my internet service provider about it.

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    This weeks movement on the radio shows Kris having a pretty good week.

    New singles from Cook, Covington start to move - Idol Chatter - USATODAY.com

    New singles from Cook, Covington start to move

    Our American Idol airplay chart hasn’t seen significant movement in the Top 10 for a few weeks now -- Kelly Clarkson’s My Life Would Suck Without You remains way out in front of the pack, while older singles from Carrie Underwood and Daughtry jostle for positions in the lower half -- but all that could change soon.

    Kellie Pickler moves up to the #11 spot with Best Days of Your Life. She’ll likely pass the 2,000 spins threshold next week and might soon edge out David Archuleta’s Crush for that #10 spot (though Crush did have 15 more spins last week than the week before).

    David Cook’s Come Back to Me starts to make its move, as stations in Kansas City, Mo. (KMXV-FM); Hartford, Conn. (WTIC-FM); and Houston (KHMX-FM) jump on it it in a big way. Come Back to Me leaps from #65 to #44. Expect an even bigger leap next week, now that David has performed the song on Idol.

    Bucky Covington’s I Want My Life Back also makes its debut on our chart this week, as 32 stations add the new single, with WXJN-FM in Salisbury, Md., and WGTY-FM in York, Pa., leading the chart. It enters at #51.

    For some reason, non-single The Bible and the Belt, picks up a number of spins and hits the chart at #69. (A more detailed look at the stats shows that several stations played it a single time, so I’m guessing the show made an appearance on some syndicated radio show.)

    Ruben Studdard’s Together picks up a few dozen additional plays, but it still slips a spot on the chart, from #34 to #35. Six stations add LaKisha Jones’ Let’s Go Celebrate, as it climbs 11 spots from #63 to #52.

    Two Season Eighters have songs in this week’s Top 100 – Kris Allen with Ain’t No Sunshine (#89, 11 spins) and Danny Gokey with What Hurts the Most (#100, 5 spins).
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    1 1 Kelly Clarkson, My Life Would Suck Without You (14685)
    2 2 Carrie Underwood, I Told You So (6735)
    3 3 Daughtry, What About Now (5214)
    4 4 David Cook, Light On (4305)
    5 5 Jennifer Hudson, If This Isn't Love (3308)
    6 6 David Cook, Time Of My Life (3168)
    7 8 Daughtry, Feels Like Tonight (2644)
    8 7 Carrie Underwood, Before He Cheats (2436)
    9 9 Daughtry, Home (2255)
    10 10 David Archuleta, Crush (2182)
    11 12 Kellie Pickler, Best Days Of Your Life (1944)
    12 11 Jordin Sparks, One Step At A Time (1736)
    13 13 Carrie Underwood, Just A Dream (1674)
    14 14 Jennifer Hudson, Spotlight (1565)
    15 16 Jordin Sparks, Tattoo (1517)
    16 15 Daughtry, It's Not Over (1467)
    17 21 Kelly Clarkson, Breakaway (1404)
    18 18 Daughtry, Over You (1292)
    19 17 Jordin Sparks, No Air f/Chris Brown (1169)
    20 20 Kelly Clarkson, Since U Been Gone (1165)
    21 19 Kelly Clarkson, Because Of You (1148)
    22 23 Elliott Yamin, Wait For You (1024)
    23 22 Kelly Clarkson, Behind These Hazel Eyes (984)
    24 27 Carrie Underwood, Last Name (834)
    25 25 Carrie Underwood, All-American Girl (817)
    26 28 Carrie Underwood, Jesus, Take The Wheel (800)
    27 26 Kelly Clarkson, Walk Away (781)
    28 29 Kelly Clarkson, Miss Independent (750)
    29 24 David Archuleta, A Little Too Not Over You (731)
    30 30 Carrie Underwood, Wasted (622)
    31 33 Bucky Covington, I'll Walk (599)
    32 32 Josh Gracin, Nothin' To Lose (598)
    33 31 Kelly Clarkson, A Moment Like This (560)
    34 49 Kelly Clarkson, I Do Not Hook Up (490)
    35 34 Ruben Studdard, Together (443)
    36 35 Fantasia, When I See U (347)
    37 37 Bucky Covington, A Different World (279)
    38 38 Elliott Yamin, Fight For Love (260)
    39 36 Carrie Underwood, So Small (255)
    40 39 Carrie Underwood, Don't Forget To Remember Me (224)
    41 44 Fantasia, Free Yourself (209)
    42 40 Carrie Underwood, Home Sweet Home (197)
    43 42 Fantasia, Truth Is (181)
    44 65 David Cook, Come Back To Me (166)
    45 41 Josh Gracin, We Weren't Crazy (162)
    46 45 Bucky Covington, It's Good To Be Us (159)
    47 47 Carrie Underwood, More Boys I Meet (150)
    48 48 Studdard/Haddon/Mary, Love Him Like I Do (144)
    49 46 Taylor Hicks, What's Right Is Right (144)
    50 51 Bo Bice, Real Thing (126)
    51 52 George Huff, Don't Let Go (119)
    52 63 LaKisha Jones, Let's Go Celebrate (104)
    53 54 Daughtry, What I Want (102)
    54 43 Josh Gracin, Telluride (98)
    55 50 Jennifer Hudson, Pocketbook f/Ludacris (85)
    56 55 Josh Gracin, Unbelievable (Ann Marie) (82)
    57 57 Kellie Pickler, Things That Never Cross A ... (81)
    58 53 Kellie Pickler, I Wonder (69)
    59 58 Melinda Doolittle, It's Your Love (62)
    60 56 Kimberley Locke, Eighth World Wonder (53)
    61 NA Bucky Covington, I Want My Life Back (51)
    62 59 George Huff, A Brighter Day (50)
    63 62 Ruben Studdard, Change Me (50)
    64 60 Jennifer Hudson, And I Am Telling You I'm Not.. (49)
    65 61 Kellie Pickler, Don't You Know You're ... (47)
    66 70 Kellie Pickler, Red High Heels (44)
    67 68 Kelly Clarkson, Never Again (42)
    68 66 Jennifer Hudson, Jesus Promised Me A Home .... (36)
    69 NA Bucky Covington, The Bible And The Belt (31)
    70 69 Carrie Underwood, I'll Stand By You (31)
    71 74 Josh Gracin, Stay With Me (Brass Bed) (30)
    72 67 Ruben Studdard, Superstar (29)
    73 72 Daughtry, Feels Like The First Time (28)
    74 82 Ruben Studdard, I Need An Angel (28)
    75 79 Kimberley Locke, Change (27)
    76 71 Ruben Studdard, Make Ya Feel Beautiful (25)
    77 77 Josh Gracin, I Want To Live 23)
    78 78 Daughtry, Crashed (21)
    79 75 Ruben Studdard, Sorry 2004 (21)
    80 88 Jennifer Hudson, I'm His Only Woman f/Fantasia (19)
    81 76 Carrie Underwood, Inside Your Heaven (17)
    82 81 Phil Stacey, If You Didn't Love Me (17)
    83 80 Fantasia, I Believe (15)
    84 64 Kimberley Locke, Band Of Gold (15)
    85 89 Josh Gracin, Favorite State Of Mind (13)
    86 NA Mandisa, My Deliverer (13)
    87 93 Jordin Sparks, The Star-Spangled Banner (12)
    88 83 George Huff, You Know Me (11)
    89 NA Kris Allen, Ain't No Sunshine (10)
    90 90 Kristy Lee Cook, 15 Minutes Of Shame (10)
    91 92 Carrie Underwood, Some Hearts (9)
    92 84 Josh Gracin, I Keep Coming Back (9)
    93 99 Katharine McPhee, Over It (8)
    94 91 Blake Lewis, How Many Words (7)
    95 95 Clay Aiken, Invisible (7)
    96 85 Fantasia, Only One U (7)
    97 94 Carrie Underwood, Ever Ever After (6)
    98 87 Fantasia, Ain't Gon' Beg You (6)
    99 86 Mandisa, Only The World (6)
    100 NA Danny Gokey, What Hurts The Most (5)

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    Here are the sales for the week:

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

    David Cook's sales go up, Kelly Clarkson's go down


    Turns out Kelly Clarkson’s All I Ever Wanted could muster only three weeks in the Top 10 of Nielsen SoundScan’s Top Current Albums chart. With an influx of new albums from the likes of Keith Urban, Prince and Diana Krall, All I Ever Wanted falls from #5 to #14 this week. That’s a 34 percent drop that takes her to 34,000 units (431,000 overall). She’s at #18 on the Current Digital Albums chart, with 5,000 sales (a 38 percent drop, 97,000 total).

    David Cook, on the other hand, got a nice shot of momentum from appearing on American Idol last week. His album more than doubled its previous week’s sales – 7,000 to 25,000 – moving him back into the Top 20 (1.07 million total). David actually outsold Kelly slightly on the digital side, with a little more than 5,000 downloaded albums bumping his weekly total 499 percent and his release-to-date digital total to 122,000.

    Carrie Underwood’s the only other Idol in the Top 40 this week, as Carnival Ride comes in at 33, its 16,000 sales a 3 percent dip from last week (2.74 million total). Carrie’s at #5 on the country chart and at 86 on the digital albums chart, where she sold 1,000 copies, down 3 percent (199,000 total).

    Here are other Idol-related albums of note:

    Jennifer Hudson, Jennifer Hudson (8,000, up 8 percent, 691,000 total, 47,000 digital total)

    Mandisa, Freedom (5,000, down 27 percent, 12,000 total, 2,000 digital total)

    David Archuleta, David Archuleta (4,000, up 3 percent, 677,000 total)

    Clay Aiken, Playlist: The Very Best (3,000, chart entry, 3,000 total)

    Various, Hit Man: David Foster & Friends (3,000, down 25 percent, 180,000 total)

    Kellie Pickler, Kellie Pickler (2,000, up 23 percent, 187,000 total)

    Lady Gaga got a download bump for Poker Face by performing it on American Idol last Wednesday, but it wasn’t a big one – just 10 percent. Poker Face sales went up slightly less than 20,000, from 199,000 to 218,000. That’s still enough for the second slot on SoundScan’s Digital Tracks Current chart this week, behind Black Eyed Peas’ Boom Boom Pow (465,000 downloads).

    Kelly Clarkson also drops out of the Top 10 on this chart, as My Life Would Suck Without You falls 26 percent to 74,000 and a #13 spot (total: 1.58 million).

    At #37, David Cook’s Come Back to Me takes a massive leap in downloads, selling more this past week (39,000) than it had since its release (21,000). New total: 60,000. Light On also gets a bump, with a 35 percent increase for 18,000 tracks (874,000).

    Rascal Flatts’ Chris Sligh-penned Here Comes Goodbye stays just outside the Top 40 (#41) with 37,000 downloads, 2 percent better than last week (total: 272,000).

    The Carrie Underwood/Randy Travis duet version of I Told You So gets an additional 32,000 downloads this week. That’s 39 percent off of last week’s number, bringing it to total of 192,000.
    Meanwhile, Carrie’s Mötley Crüe cover, Home Sweet Home, drops 10 percent to 20,000 (total: 194,000).

    Kellie Pickler’s Best Days of Your Life keeps climbing. It’s now up to 13,000 downloads a week, up 32 percent from the week before (total: 140,000). Look for that number to be even bigger after she performs on Idol this week.

    Other tracks:

    David Archuleta, Crush (11,000, down 1 percent, 1.66 million total)

    David Cook, Time of My Life (7,000, up 39 percent, 1.17 million total)

    Jennifer Hudson, If This Isn’t Love (7,000, 0 percent change, 74,000 total)

    David Archuleta, A Little Too Not Over You (7,000, up 12 percent, 151,000 total)

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    Quote Originally Posted by razorbacker;3064560;
    Here are this weeks sales totals:

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

    Carrie, Daughtry gain a little in album sales

    In a good week for album sales in general (up 23%, largely attributable to Lil' Wayne's million-selling debut), Carrie and Daughtry registered gains for their chart albums. Not sure what the connection would be, unless it was a more-people-in-stores, rising-tide-floats-all-boats scenario.

    No Idol album is in the top 30, as Carrie's Carnival Ride drops from No. 29 to No. 33 on the Billboard chart, but it's up 9% in sales to 18,000, bringing its total to 2.18 million, according to Nielsen SoundScan.

    Daughtry slips 54-57 on the chart, but is up 16% in sales to 13,000, totaling 4.12 million now.

    Jordin drops 50-66, but slips just a tad (1%) in sales to a rounded 11,000, for a total of 816,000.

    And Carrie's Some Hearts is down 84-92 but up 9% in sales to the mid-8,000s, totaling 6.46 million.

    Clay's On My Way Here falls off the chart this week; figures can be found in the non-charting Idol summary that follows.

    Doing an album his way doesn't seem to have helped Clay in the sales arena so far; he falls off the top 200 after selling 3,000 copies, compared to last week's 4,000. Total is now 140,000. A Thousand Different Ways sells 100, same as last week, for a total of 527,000 -- a total On My Way Here will have to really accelerate its pace to match or come close to. Part of the slowdown is the general decline in sales of the industry, so that you can't expect to match your last album automatically, but also it would seem that Clay needs to expand his fan base. Maybe a change in labels would help?

    Anyway, continuing, Kellie sold 2,100, up from 2,000, for a total of 768,000.

    Kelly sold 2,000 copies of Breakaway, same as last week, and is still just shy of 6 million (although the total easily rounds up to 6 million, so it's fair to call it a 6-million-seller). My December sold 700, same as last week, for a total of 768,000 (same as Kellie).

    Josh sold 1,500, down from 1,600, and hit 50,000 total.

    Phil sold 1,200, down from 1,400, and hit 30,000 total.

    Bucky sold 1,200, up from 1,000, for a total of 348,000.

    Elliott sold 700, up from 500, total 511,000.

    Blake sold 700, same as last week, total 299,000.

    Bo sold 700, same as last week, total 57,000.

    Chris S. sold 500 by SoundScan tally (will update with additional Christian bookstore figures when I get them), down from 600, for a total of 6,000.

    Mandisa sold 400, same as last week, for a total of 92,000.

    Fantasia is down to 200 from 300, totaling 514,000.

    Randy sold 200, same as last week, for a total of 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.

    Ruben, Constantine and Paris are below the reportable limit this week.


    And the download data:

    Status quo for Idols on download chart

    Nothing dramatic occurred this week for the Idols on the top 200 digital songs chart, based on Nielsen SoundScan information. The same eight songs are represented; three went up on the chart (slightly), five dropped; two were up in sales (not dramatically), six were down (two of them substantially). But enough generalizations; here's the actual info:

    Jordin regains the top spot among Idols as No Air climbs from No. 16 to No. 12, selling 66,000, a 4% increase, for a total of 2.06 million. Tattoo is up by the same margin exactly 100 places downward, 116-112, selling 11,000, a drop of 2%, for a total of 1.68 million. One Step at a Time continues its soft launch by dropping 107-121, selling 11,000, a decrease of 15%, for a total of 114,000.

    David Cook slides 10-23, selling 44,000, a 46% drop, for a total of 523,000, enough for gold status.

    Carrie's Last Name is down 26-32, selling 37,000 (down 6%) for a total of 306,000. All-American Girl is up 71-68, selling 19,000, up 8%, for a total of 593,000. Before He Cheats slips a tad, 132-134, selling a rounded 10,000, down 1%, for a total of 2.37 million.

    And Daughtry's Feels Like Tonight falls 100-146, selling 10,000, a 31% drop, for a total of 468,000.

    A couple of requests:
    Fans of Kelly were hoping for a new million-selling download from three promising candidates, but it hasn't happened yet. Never Again has sold 961,000, Breakaway (the song) has sold 955,000 and Walk Away is at 918,000 as of this week.

    Ace's Addicted has sold 5,000 to date (100 this week).
    I'm new to this thread, but I'm wondering why Jennifer Hudson is not included in your summary.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2observe;3410900;
    I'm new to this thread, but I'm wondering why Jennifer Hudson is not included in your summary.
    It's not my summary, it comes from the USA Today Idol Blog. He reports the info he gets, or that Soundscan allows him to. Sometimes, though he misses one or two.

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