Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Paint by Numbers

It's been a few weeks since I've updated the Idol franchise CD sales numbers. Since today, both Taylor Hicks and Fantasia hit the billboard charts with their albums, it's a good time to revisit how people are doing.

Artist/chart placement/this week/total sales
Taylor Hicks: #2 298,199 (299,153) 1 week
Carrie Underwood #6 199,114 (4,294,504)57 weeks
Fantasia: #19 132,964 (133,161) 1 week
DAUGHTRY: #7 180,903 (795,234) 4 weeks
Kellie Picker #56 45,357 (273,582)7 weeks
Clay Aiken #124 19,145(460,184) 13 weeks
Ruben Studdard #197...9,708 (166,478) 9 weeks

First Week Sales for Debut Albums:
Clay Aiken: 612,859
Ruben Studdard: 416,500
Carrie Underwood: 314,549
DAUGHTRY 303,677
Taylor Hicks 298,199
Kelly Clarkson: 297,000
Fantasia: 239,389
Bo Bice: 226,976
Kellie Pickler 79,133
Justin Guarini 58,749
Josh Gracin 57,257
Kimberley Locke 56,894
Diana DeGarmo: 47,000
Tamyra Gray 39,091

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At 1:49 PM, Blogger Carolina Clay said...


Blogroll is not working for me, so there's no indication of which blogs have updated. I just took a stroll through the list and am so glad I did.

Your entry is a great source for sales, past and present. No "Idol" has been close to Clay's first week sales for MOAM. We can only hope for future changes that will work in his favor.

Have a wonderful Christmas Week!


At 7:55 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Actually, Justin's debut number was 58,279 (#20 on the chart that week) ... putting him at the lead of the non-pimped AI'ers, ahead of Josh Gracin and Kimberley Locke.

Ms. Pickler benefited by the decision last year by the ptb to allow any Idol to market and promote their first single/album as they please. Justin was not afforded that benefit, and indeed never officially had a single released to radio, nor any video, and had to wait 9 months after the show (and 3 months after the Season One winner) to release his album.

Just helping you get the numbers straight! :)


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