Thursday, June 22, 2006

King of the Singles

Ken Barnes of USA Today reported single numbers for the American Idols and the runner-ups. It must stick in his craw that Clay is on top of the list since he not a Clay Aiken fan to say the least. If fact, I never remember him saying anything positive about him at all, but the facts are the facts, and Clay is the King of the Singles.

Single Sales (First Week/Total to Date):

1. Clay Aiken/This Is the Night 393,000 (960,000)

2. Ruben Studdard/Flying Without Wings 286,000 (737,000)

3. Kelly Clarkson/A Moment Like This 236,000 (626,000)

4. Taylor Hicks/Do I Make You Proud 190,000 (190,000)

5. Fantasia/I Believe 142,000 (405,000)

6. Carrie Underwood/Inside Your Heaven 130,000 (455,000)

7. Bo Bice/Inside Your Heaven 102,000 ()346,000

8. Diana DeGarmo/Dreams 65,000 (201,000)

9. Justin Guarini/Sorry no sales reported in SoundScan archives; possibly not released as a CD single?

10. Katharine McPhee/My Destiny Out June 27 ***

***Addendum: Katharine McPhee sold 47,000 Commercial Singles plus 28,000Digital Downloads in her first week of sales

You can read my about Clay's single in my blog post, A Single-lar Anniversary which also includes video of him singing both"Bridge Over Trouble Water" and "This Is The Night".

For more reading, visit some of the Clay Aiken blogs linked in the sidebar. If you are looking for other Clay Aiken sites including message boards, a great resource is Finding Clay Aiken (also linked in the sidebar).

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At 5:13 PM, Blogger feelingthejoy said...

Yup, he certainly is king and I think he always will be. Both his first week sales for his first single and for his first album will never be beat by another AI winner/runnerup. I feel pretty confident about that.

At 6:14 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

yes clay is inded the king of singeles


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