I know there are a bunch of you that are interested in this, & even though I have always posted these totals in the AI Articles thread, I thought maybe some weren't seeing it. So I decided to begin a separate thread. If the mods decide it isn't necessary move it if you want.
Ken over at USA Today was on vacation for a couple of weeks so he is reporting 3 weeks worth of totals all at once. Look for you fave Idol.
Idol Chatter: American Idol News, Rumors & Information – USATODAY.com
Idol sales slump again
The finals provided a boost for many Idols on the chart, but now, two weeks later, the bloom is off that rose.
We've got some catching up to do in this space, so I'll give you a three-week wrap-up of sales, courtesy Nielsen SoundScan.
Here's what the figures mean in order:
This week-last week-2 weeks ago Artist: Sales this week Last week 2 weeks ago Total
29-19-15 Carrie (Carnival): 17,000 19,000 25,000 Total: 2.16 million
50-27-19 Jordin: 11,000 15,000 20,000 Total: 804,000
54-33-20 Daughtry: 11,000 13,000 20,000 Total: 4.10 million
84-70-64 Carrie (Hearts): 8,000 9,000 10,000 Total: 6.45 million
162-106-48 Clay: 4,000 6,000 12,000 Total: 137,000
Three-week trends for off-chart Idols follow.
Kelly (Breakaway): 2,000 this week, 2,000 last week, 3,000 two weeks ago, total: rounded off, she hits 6 million! (5.996 million, to be a little more precise, but congrats are definitely in order.)
Kellie (corrected spelling; brain blip originally): 2,000/2,300/2,600; total: 766,000
Josh: 1,600/1,800/1,900; total: 48,000
Phil: 1,400/1,900/2,500; total: 29,000
Bucky: 1,000/1,000/1,000 (Mr. Consistency); total: 346,000
Kelly (My December): 700/700/800; total: 768,000
Blake: 700/1,000/2,000; total: 298,000
Bo: 700/900/1,000; total: 56,000
Chris S.: 600/700/900; total: 6,000. (Those are SoundScan's numbers. Christian artists track some retail accounts that aren't included in SoundScan totals; according to his label, his sales altogether this week were 1,400 and his grand total is 11,000.)
Elliott: 500/600/600; total: 510,000
Mandisa: 400/400/400 (Ms. Consistency); total: 92,000. (That should be reasonably close to the grand total -- SoundScan's total is 57,000 -- for Idol's other predominantly Christian-selling artist; if a rep from Mandisa's label has other figures, I'll be glad to post them.)
Fantasia: 300/300/300 (co-Ms. Consistency); total 514,000.
Randy: 200/400/400; total: 30,000.
Clay (Thousand): 100/200/300; total 527,000.
Katharine: 100/200/200; total: 371,000.
Taylor: 100/100/100; total: 702,000.
Kimberley: 100/100/100; total: 21,000
Constantine went under the weekly total I'm authorized to quote this week, after selling 100 the previous two weeks. His total is 25,000. Ruben was under the Mendoza line (irrelevant baseball reference) for the last three weeks, and his total is 237,000. Paris is in the same boat, and her total is 22,000. I'll probably drop those two albums from this tally shortly.
He also posted 3 weeks of download data, but it was rather lengthy so I decided to cut it down to latest week which has the most current totals anyway.
David Cook's Time of My Life still leads the Idol troops, dropping 4-10 and selling 80,000, a 51% decline. Total in three weeks is 479,000, close to gold.
Jordin's No Air falls 13-16, selling 63,000, down 8%, but it reaches the 2 million mark (technically it's still 2,000 off, but it rounds to 2 million. Congrats are in order). One Step at a Time drops 82-107, selling 13,000, a 19% slip, for a total of 103,000. Tattoo drops 107-116, sliding 5% to the mid-11,000s for a total of 1.67 million.
Carrie's Last Name, which just hit No. 1 on the country airplay charts for next week, slides 18-26 on this chart, selling 39,000, a 19% drop, for a total of 269,000. All-American Girl slips a bit, 68-71, and is down 1% in sales, still selling 18,000, for a total of 574,000. Before He Cheats plunges 112-132, selling 10,000, down 13%, for a total of 2.36 million.
Daughtry's Feels Like Tonight is just slightly down, 98-100 and 1% in sales, generating 14,000 downloads for a total of 459,000. Home falls off the chart, though.
Iz's Over the Rainbow lingers, 123-130, selling 10%, down 4%. Total is 1.25 million.