01-10-2007, 08:01 AM #2031
Carrie beat Faith again for the Female singer award, & then beat Tim (Mr. Faith) for song. I'm sure they called Carrie to congratulate her
Originally Posted by roses4me;2200723;
Next up.... The Grammys.
01-10-2007, 02:46 PM #2032
Well we have definitely reached the doldrums of the album sales season. The #1 album this week was the Dreamgirls Soundtrack with 66,355 units sold. That is an all time record low for sales of any 1 album ever. Not just a record low, but 20,000 below the previous low.. So, it should come as no surprise that this week stunk for everyone across the board. On partial final Soundscan information I can tell you that Some Hearts finished this week at #19, & dropped to #2 on the Country Chart. Rascal Flatts appearance on the New Years Eve shows helped them to get to #1. By piecing together available information, it looks like Carrie is going to be right around 38,000 for her 60th week. This is still pretty smoking.
Wasted is now at #34, but it is seeing some major increased airplay & there is anywhere from 2 to 5 new stations adding the song on a daily basis. So, it looks like the label’s request of a Feb 5th adds date is being jumped & the stations are adding the song anyway. Before He Cheats is still hanging at #7 on the Billboard Chart & the song remains at #33 on the Hot AC Chart but another AC station has added the song to the playlist so we may see this song go up on this format as well.
But the biggest news of all is comes from Carrie herself. She has posted a blog on her official fan site thanking her fans for helping her to reach the 5X Platinum level. It was just made official today by the RIAA. It sure didn’t take long to go from 4 to 5 times. Congrats Carrie!!!
01-10-2007, 04:39 PM #2033
5X Platinum! Incredible! That was fast.
01-11-2007, 08:30 AM #2034
Records falling like dominos
Carrie Underwood begins the New Year by smashing a few records. Her Arista Nashville debut album, Some Hearts, vaults to RIAA Quintuple-Platinum certification.
The record-setting milestone earns Carrie the fastest 5x Platinum certification of any female country debut in history.
Some Hearts is also the best-selling, single-disc country album by a solo artist (male or female) in the last six years -- since Tim McGraw's Greatest Hits, released in November of 2000.
And with January 10 SoundScan info, Some Hearts, becomes the best-selling, single-disc country album by any artist (solo, male, female, group, duo, etc.) since the Dixie Chicks’ Home, released in August of 2002.
Yes, but can her boyfriend catch a football?
Bonus PCA mention :
-- Kenny Chesney took the People's Choice award for Favorite Male Singer, beating out Toby Keith and Trace Adkins, at Tuesday night's ceremony in Los Angeles.
Carrie Underwood won Favorite Female Singer -- what, you thought anyone else would win? She also claimed the Favorite Country Song award ("Before He Cheats)."
Rascal Flatts picked up trophies for Favorite Song from a Movie and Favorite Remake, with "Life is a Highway."
01-11-2007, 02:05 PM #2035
i guess simon was right by saying she will win and outsell all idols. Damn you simon
01-12-2007, 03:16 AM #2036
I just know you will know this... how many copies did Kelly Clarkson's first album sell? Has Carrie passed her up yet???
Originally Posted by razorbacker;2201919;
01-12-2007, 07:21 AM #2037
The most up to date info I could find is as of the beginning of Dec.. As we know now Carrie is currently right at the 4.7 million level, so she has the best selling FIRST ALBUM by any Idol by 2.2 million. However, she still has a ways to go to catch Breakaway. It's doable, but it will take a few months to get there. One thing to keep in mind is that when an album hits the 2 year mark, it moves to a category that Billboard calls Catalog albums, & it is no longer on the weekly Billboard Top 200 Charts. So at that point they discontinue reporting weekly sales & it becomes tougher to get total sales due to this. It's not impossible, it's just difficult. That is why you see some of these dates thru 4/06 instead of current. And most of these totals should be adjusted up some, how much is the $64 thousand question.
Originally Posted by Blues Songstres;2202719;
Kelly Clarkson - Breakaway - 5,578,101 (thru 11/26/06)
Carrie Underwood - Some Hearts - 3,969,045 (thru 12/3/06)
Clay Aiken - Measure of a Man - 2,742,989 (thru 4/23/06)
Kelly Clarkson - Thankful - 2,510,720 (thru 5/14/06)
Ruben Studdard - Soulful - 1,780,823 (thru 4/23/06)
Fantasia - Free Yourself - 1,687,346 (thru 4/23/06)
Clay Aiken - Merry Christmas With Love - 1,189,295 (thru 4/23/06)
Josh Gracin - Josh Gracin - 660,000 (thru 5/7/06)
Bo Bice - The Real Thing - 625,867 (thru 5/28/06)
Chris Daughtry - Daughtry - 459,310 (thru 12/3/06)
Ruben Studdard - I Need an Angel - 437,114 (thru 4/23/06)
Clay Aiken - Thousand Different Ways - 425,957 (thru 12/3/06)
Kimberly Locke - One Love - 210,000 (thru 5/7/06)
William Hung - Inspiration - 194,000 (thru 2/19/06)
Kellie Pickler - Small Town Girl - 193,185 (thru 12/3/06)
Diana Degarmo - Blue Skies - 163,857 (thru 4/23/06)
Ruben Studdard - The Return - 148,328 (thru 12/3/06)
Justin Guarini - Justin Guarini - 142,455 (thru 4/23/06)
Tamyra Gray - Dreamer - 122,000 (thru 5/7/06)
Latoya London - Love & Life - 51,000 (thru 5/7/06)
William Hung - Hung for the Holidays – 29,189 (thru 7/3/05)
R J Helton - Real Life - 21,227 (thru 11/27/05)
John Stevens - Red - 20,000 (thru 5/7/06)
Mario Vazquez - Mario Vazquez - 18,602 (thru 10/8/06)
George Huff - Christmas EP - 16,278 (thru 11/27/05)
Jasmine Trias - Jasmine Trias - 12,025 (thru 11/27/05)
George Huff - Miracles - 8,264 (thru 11/27/05)
Jim Verraros - Rollercoster - 2,680 (thru 11/27/05)
Corey Clark - Corey Clark - 2,400 (thru 2/19/06)
01-12-2007, 07:52 AM #2038
I should have added that the above sales figures are US sales only & that Breakaway is nearing 9 million on an International basis. A level that Carrie will not approach.
01-12-2007, 10:48 AM #2039
Thanks for all the info. So Carrie pretty much eclipsed Kelly on her first album - it will be interesting to see how well she does on her sophomore effort. Nine million internationally??? Yikes. That will be a tough one to beat, I'm thinking, especially for a country CD.
Originally Posted by razorbacker;2202754;
I'm so proud of Carrie. And Kelly too, for that matter.
01-12-2007, 10:17 PM #2040
Razorbacker, why isn't Taylor Hicks on this list? Is it just timing with when his album was released?
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