Well it is week #80 for Some Hearts & as expected the album got a bump in sales from Carries appearance on the Idol Finale. I think it would have done a bit better if she had performed songs of her own, but I personally loved the Beatles tribute & thought she sang I’m Leaving Home wonderfully. I expect sales will begin to decline now though. She has no other TV appearances scheduled, & the concert tour is going to be very sporadic until the completion of the next album,
But, just think about it, after 80 weeks on the chart Carrie returns to the #1 Country album, passing Gretchen Wilson’s One of the Boy’s in only Gretchen's second week of release. And Some Hearts is again in the Top 10 on the Billboard Albums chart coming in at #8. Talk about some staying power.
8 CARRIE UNDERWOOD Some Hearts 51,443 up 10% total 5,532,746
As to Before He Cheats, the song seems to be picking up some steam & looks to be heading into the Top 5, with any luck at all. At this point considering all the charts & radio stations the song is being played on it is getting close to 10,000 spins a week. And just think they have accomplished this without remixing the song for a more Pop feel. It is the same Country mix that spent 5weeks at #1 on the Country Chart.
On AC, BHC moves into the top 10 at #10
On Top 40, BHC remains at #9
On Hot AC, BHC remains at #6
On the Digital sales front: I’ll Stand By You was removed from ITunes immediately following the Idol Finale. Maybe it was for a limited time only, but sales figures are no longer being counted. Before He Cheats however continues strong: suffering only a 6% loss this week to 53.4K. Total sales are now at 1.339 million.