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2009 Idol album sales
« on: January 16, 2010, 09:28:41 pm »
This was posted on one of Adam Lambert's fan sites so I can't guarantee the accuracy but the poster does say the numbers came from Sony Music Nashville. 

Elizabeth says:
January 15, 2010 at 10:33 pm

I was able to get this information from another website. It looks as though Adam is almost GOLD. That’s good news!

Some of you expressed an interest in seeing comparative sales data for all the American Idol albums released in 2009. It has taken me awhile to pull it together, but I’ve finally got a list. (One note: The numbers are release-to-date totals, meaning they include the first week of 2010. But I don’t think a strict 2009 sales list would change any of the places.)

CAPTION Courtesy Sony Music Nashville
1. Carrie Underwood, Play On (1.205 million)
2. Daughtry, Leave This Town (890,000)
3. Kellie Clarkson, All I Ever Wanted (819,000)
4. Adam Lambert, For Your Entertainment (445,000)
5. Kris Allen, Kris Allen (233,000)
6. David Archuleta, Christmas From the Heart (211,000)
7. Jordin Sparks, Battlefield (158,000)
8. Mandisa, Freedom (86,000)
9. Allison Iraheta, Just Like You (77,000)
10. Melinda Doolittle, Coming Back to You (53,000)
11. Elliott Yamin, Fight for Love (48,000)
12. Taylor Hicks, The Distance (45,000)
13 (tie). Ruben Studdard, Love IS (42,000)
13 (tie). Adam Lambert, Take One (42,000)
15. Brooke White, High Hopes and Heartbreak (29,000)
16. Michael Johns, Hold Back My Heart (20,000)
17. Phil Stacey, Into the Light (15,000)
18 (tie). Blake Lewis, Heartbreak on Vinyl (10,000)
18 (tie). Clay Aiken, Playlist: The Very Best (10,000)
20. LaKisha Jones, So Glad I’m Me (7,000)
21. George Huff, George Huff (4,000)
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Re: 2009 Idol album sales
« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2010, 01:26:23 pm »
Thanks Desiree!

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Re: 2009 Idol album sales
« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2010, 01:03:39 am »
Thanks Desiree.  Probably about right.  How many of those did Maria buy  Dunno

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Re: 2009 Idol album sales
« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2010, 01:43:25 am »
I'm just amazed that Brooke didn't sell more albums.  She was heavily promoted on iTunes.   Dunno

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Re: 2009 Idol album sales
« Reply #4 on: January 18, 2010, 01:52:38 am »
Talk about Lakisha also she didn't make it good only 7,000

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« Reply #5 on: January 18, 2010, 02:05:51 am »
Thanks Desiree.  Probably about right.  How many of those did Maria buy  Dunno

Maybe only one.  Soundscan uses point of sale records from stores to count sales.  I'm not sure about this but some people claim that buying multiple copies in the same purchase only counts as one CD sold.  But other people on the internet say that is an old rule that is no longer enforced.   Dunno
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Re: 2009 Idol album sales
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Re: 2009 Idol album sales
« Reply #7 on: January 18, 2010, 04:52:56 am »
Thanks Desiree.  Probably about right.  How many of those did Maria buy  Dunno

Ha!  I think I have about 50 of them.  I'll be using them for the scholarship fundraising!   Thumbs Up
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