Sunday, September 16, 2012

Christmas With Scotty McCreery

Credit goes to dusty125 from Idol Forum for keeping track of Scotty's sales

CHRISTMAS WITH SCOTTY MCCREERY

Amazon Best Sellers Rank:
#642 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
#2 in Music > Miscellaneous > Holiday > General AAS
#6 in Music > Miscellaneous > Holiday > Opera & Vocal
#74 in Music > Country


Walmart
#4 Preorders


Best Buy
#42

I searched and searched best buy today and cant find the Christmas album!


Barnes & Noble
#21

46 comments:

  1. yes, right now scotty's christmas album is #4 on walmart's top selling pre-orders list but their is even a bigger list that he is on. The biggest list is walmart's top 100 best selling albums all genre. It list the best 100 sellers out of all albums waltmar has for sale including all genre & released & pre-orders. Scotty is #10 on that list. Go Scotty. That means out of not only pre-orders but every album for sale, scotty is the 10th best selling right now.

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  2. This is GREAT NEWS- HURRAY

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  3. WOW. Thank you for the information.We love you Scotty!!!!!

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  4. I searched Best Buy yesterday, and I also could not find the album! I guess I will call Best Buy customer service and ask that the album be posted for Pre-order.

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    1. Great idea! So nice to hear about Scotty having so many active fans out there

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  5. Hopefully Walmart will soon add a photo of the album cover to the Pre-order to boost sales and to reduce fan chagrin.

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    1. I am really surprised!..Thought the numbers would be higher!

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    2. I´m not surprised. I know we all want Scotty to sell platin at any time. But we can´t always expect max sales. Just remember the huge competition esp. for the holidays by established artists. And others are proud and happy to sell 10 -50 k. Considering the short time we´ve heard about his album and the little PR it has gotten I think Scotty´s sales so far doing great

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    3. Thanks!..Makes me feel better!..BTW..I wonder how many were pre-ordered the first 2 days on his site?..I know it crashed several times, so there must have been a lot!..Any way of finding out?

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    4. 12:28 how do you know how many albums he sold ? havent seen any totals. Just the number he is at on the list .where did you find total sales and why isn't it listed.

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    5. No, we don ´t know how many he has sold yet. We can only have a rough idea based on the above reports and own site crashing the first day of preorder. I only mentioned that other artist were known with numbers like 10-50 k for us to get an idea of realistic expectations in reference to the previous poster who was surprised he didn´t chart higher.

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    6. and I forgot to add that I´m only guessing but I actually expect Scotty to sell more than 50 k. Didn´t CAD sell 194 k the first week? His Christmas album might equal those sales and then this album will get a boost after exposure to wider audience. And it will sell VERY well. Also much depends on radio. If radio will play Scotty´s Christmas In Heaven - then I´m sure this album will become a top bestseller. Keep fingers crossed

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    7. I had just listen to a country duet sung by George Strait and Alan Jsckdon called "MURDER ON MUSIC ROW" It is an apt song why country radios do not play true blooded country singers but the othrt so called country. I was laughing and thought how true - Molly

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NK1Vrur_ewM&feature=related

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  6. that is so awesome so happy for Scotty

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  7. I called Best Buy. The reason we cannot find Scotty's album is because it is listed under HOLIDAY pre-orders, not under Country pre-orders. I requested that Best Buy list it under Country pre-orders because otherwise, fans will not find it (unless they use the Search bar) . . . To find Scotty's album, click Products >Movies and Music >Music >Pre-orders >Under Genre click See All >Holiday . . . Scotty's album is the first album listed under Pre-order Holiday albums.

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    1. first album listed. I love to hear that

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  8. To extent I understand the numbers, I'm surprised as well. Everyone was saying it would blow the roof off charts regardless of radio play or promo, I thought? What will be considered the debut date, the wk of release in October or is this the pre-order date? Surely not the later. I'm trying to think back to when we saw CAD on HITS DALEY DOUBLE? I'm just not sure what to make of these numbers. I guess we can't tell much til we get figures from Scotty's site, Is this correct? Any idea when we'll know or what we go by for sure?

    12:29 u said first album listed, where is that your referring to?

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    1. I´m just quoting comment 12:05 PM "Scotty's album is THE FIRST ALBUM LISTED under Pre-order Holiday albums"

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    2. 5: 12. No, not everybody was saying. Only a few comments on this site were talking about the album will go platinum and blow the roof. One thing is what we wish and hope for and the other is to stay on earth and keep things in perspective

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    3. No ur correct, poor choice of wording on my part not "everyone", However, I felt there were far more than a few as it struck me that majority felt the Christmas album would counter any loss of momentum or slight of CMA nomination. I recall because I was initially skeptical that any Christmas Album could sell that well...Christmas albums in general, not just Scotty's. No matter now, we're getting more accurate expectations as sales orders come in. I'm just curious what total sales actually are. These listings may be misleading as well until we see combined total for sales.

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    4. I think we can all get carried away when seeing OTT expectations because that´s what we wish for and because Scotty has done so well with CAD, polls and fan awards. I´m with you on Christmas album sales.I read only two major artists succeeded in selling their´s big time. Groban and BublĂ© I believe. I´m sure Scotty´s will sell well esp. when given promotion. But we have no idea how much. As you say we just have to wait and see facts

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  9. 12:29 never mind, I see now...when i read all of comment about urs.

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  10. There are a lot of christmas albums out there this year,and it's hard to tell where there at right now ,on amazon they said the figures are updated every hour.A lot of people don't like to order on line,some rather buy them in the stores,and wait until there released to the stores.I ordered so many on line to make sure I get them ,but I intend to buy the others in the store.I actually think it's more fun for me anyway. Scotty has been bouncy back on forth on Amazon ,he's doing good .Shelton has been up there also.If Blake was by himself on the album it would be a close call,but he has ,Clarkson,Reba,Michael Buble all on there with him.It only stands to reason all there fans are going to go with his album,plus he has the voice on his side to support him.Scotty has a big fan base ,but he is going up against a guy that has a lot of big artist to help sell his album.I bought Michael Buble record last year,and I didn't like it at all.I thought he made a mess out of a lot of good songs,i think i played it twice.Also Lady A. has an album out there too.It is,what it is,I hope is album goes to the top ,but no matter what I know it will be the best one out of them all.

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  11. Can't depend on radio play! SCH on how all that works, even though we have discussed it every which way on this site already. Radio has way to much control over the success of all music

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  12. 9:24 I know all that and have from the beginning felt the Christmas album would do well but not as well as some speculated here....there had just been so much hype and so many saying it was going to be at top of charts, platnum; that CMA didn't matter cause his album would show em and that he was outshining everyone anyway that I kind of forfeited my logic and was hoping it really would blow the roof off w/huge debut. The figures don't look unrealistic to what I originally would have suspected for a Christmas album. I'm sure it will do well, but I got caught up in the hoopla....my original thinking was that Christmas albums weren't likely to do as well as regular album. So is hope for platinum still realistic now that we have more accurate perspective?

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  13. If Scotty has 629,000 loyal followers on Twitter, it is my belief, hope and prayer that CWS can go platinum. If all followers, fans, etc purchased even two cds, it would go platinum. Let's not get pessimistic now!

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    1. Sadly we can´t count on Scotty´s followers. There is no correlation between amount of followers and sales. example AI Adam Lambert. He has 1.673,669 followers but his second album sold less than 150.000. Followers and facebook friends don´t necessarily buy music

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    2. 11:19 I was somewhat doubtful about relying upon followers as prediction for sales as well, but you put forth unfortunate but realistic stats. While there are those that do get into Christmas music, I'm afraid we can't count on # of followers for indication of sales potential, espicially when we're talking about a Christmas album. He needs promotion and perhaps his Scotty and friends concert will help. But still think it's more difficult to even promote Christmas CD. Hope his mgt. is planning something useful.

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    3. Agreeing with you, 2:07 PM. It´s very difficult to speculate about sales numbers. Exposure and promotion seem vital. To my knowledge his Christmas album only got online buzz and we might assume, every fan got the news. But many fans are not online and don ´t follow him closely. Just today I talked to some Scotty fans who had no clue about this album. I share your hope his concert will help and hoping for countless performances on television

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  14. Gosh, I am very impressed with how is doing so far. Scotty said he had a lot of cd's to sign from first 2 days. I preordered the first day, but want to buy in the store, too.
    I also bought the Guinnes Book of World Records 2013 from Walmart yesterday.My son who is in the 5th grade wanted it and even more since Scotty is in it. The 3rd-5th graders love this book so I am thrilled Scotty is in it.

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  15. I am sure there are many more who don't do twitter like me. So the possibility is incredible.

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    1. He has well over 1,200,000 on Facebook.

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    2. AND MANY more that do not how to twit. I have a twitter account and I can never get around to do it. Lol at the old school.

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  16. I really am hopeful that his Christmas CD will sell very well. We have to balance high expectations with realistic expectations. Not all of Scotty's followers may celebrate Christmas. Not very many holiday albums go platinum, only Josh Groban, Michael Buble, Justin Bieber over the last few years. A lot will depend on promotion and visibility and radio play over the holidays. I've already preordered a few and will buy more for gifts when it hits the stores. I can't wait until Oct 16th!

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    1. You made a very good point...we can just be hopeful that he makes the platinum mark but we will just be thankful that he sells more that the average mark of all christmas albums sold.

      Definitely, he will get high sales c/o of his fans but he needs a lot of publicity outside of his website, twitter and internet exposure to attract other buyers. I hope that he gets TV guestings and Christmas shows like last year.

      I wonder if he really switched to a new management team. No news about it from the time the rumor erupted. Because this is very crucial. He is into his second year, second album, another year of touring and etc.

      I will definitely buy more albums as soon as it hits the market on the 16th Oct....Will see BP concert on the 28th Sept. I am just as excited as can be. I will be alone. I dont know how to focus without taking videos or pictures. I want to just watch him and give attention to him because I might not be able to see him again, Who knows. Although I saw him on the second night of their AI Phil tour last Sept 2011 but he was just a kid then. I was already a big fan but I would say he is now more experienced and now joining the ranks of seasoned country artists.

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    2. I'm wondering if he will get the needed media attention...like last year with the tree lighting in Atlanta and Macy's parade. One would think if his mgt arranged for that last year, they should be able to get that and then some given the year he's had with golds, platinum and awards. I'm still curious about his management change, if any. I am disappointed if he hasn't made change, since Merc. Interscope did not have good showing in getting their people nominations for CMA relative to other labels. If they couldn't swing at least a nominee for NA for Scotty with past yrs. success this can have long term implications for Scotty with radio play as well I would presume and we will face the continued problems if his label doesn't carry some weight in the right places.

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  17. I think his album will do very well, it may not go platinum and then it may;however, I still say that Scotty is doing very well for a new entertainer with not a lot of experience or exposure prior to winning American Idol. He amazes me how well he has done and what a fast learner he is. Yes, I agree not many holiday albums go platinum and these days theres not a lot of albums that goes platinum period. I agree that a lot will depend on the promotion and exposure he gets. Heres wishing him the most success.

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  18. The one thing about Scotty's Christmas Album, Christmas albums are specific and limited to the time of year and listed under 'Holiday Albums' which I'm sure many check out to see whos' albums are available. That is one avenue where he'll get wide promotion! And I believe as we get closer to the season, there'll be a whole lot more promotion on radio and elsewhere! With CAD being #1 in all genres, there's lots of fans who love his singing and if they're looking for a Christmas album they'll see his and will buy for sure!!

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  19. I wish people would stop being such downers. I have no worries about his career. I don't know what the #'s are for preorders and that's fine with me. I am just so very thankful that he is coming out with a Christmas CD and that his team had the confidence in him to put one out so soon in his career. I just know that it will lift my spirits, listening to Scotty sing with the passion that he always gives. I can't wait to hear that beautiful voice.

    I think as a product of today's immediate information culture we can get impatient for news about this or that, but there are so many things going on with his new touring schedule, new albums, songs, etc. that we are not privy to...we just need to be patient. Hey, Scotty said that that was one thing he learned from AI and touring was...patience. (Hurry up and wait)

    I know we McCreerian's have a hard time with that but I think we need to start giving it a try.

    Great things are in Scotty's future....I have no doubt in my mind.

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    1. Beautifully said!!..Hard to do, especially for his Xmas album!!..But I will try!..And you are right--Scotty is on a fast trsck to THE TOP!!..Maybe a few glitches-like radio,etc.-but he WILL get there in God's time!!

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    3. A BIG THANK YOU TO ANGELA 5:32 PM ABOVE. I TOTALLY AGREE WITH YOUR COMMENT. YOU SAID EVERYTHING VERY WELL. IT IS VERY UNUSUAL FOR SOMEONE NEW LIKE SCOTTY TO HAVE AT THIS EARLY STAGE TO HAVE A CHRISTMAS ALBUM SO THIS SHOULD TELL US ALL THAT HE HAS GREAT PEOPLE BELIEVING IN HIM. HE HAS HAD SO MANY WONDERFUL THINGS HAPPENING TO HIM SINCE AI AND I AM SURE THERE WILL LOTS MORE.

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  20. Yes Angela, I agree with you. Patience is not one of my virtues when it comes to Scotty's music. There is just something about Scotty that makes you want him to succeed in music. I guess we were part of the his journey on AI and we want to continue the trip. Love Scotty's wonderful vocals and he is so gosh darn adorable too.

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  21. Don't feed the trolls here Scotty fans. His pre-sales for his Christmas album are doing just fine, probably outdistancing Clear As Day with a month to go. Remember, there are a lot of AI fans that don't like Scotty that post here to just get a rise out of everybody. Keep the faith! I bought 3 more today, and he is up to number 7 overall at Barnes and Noble now. If you buy 3 there, you get free shipping. That saves you enough to actually buy yet another Scotty Christmas Album.

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    1. in reply to the number of fans scotty has u will never know the exact figure because our family has followed him and been fans since day one when he was on idol. We absolutely love his voice, his music,and his morals are above reproach, he is a role model like non other. we are so proud of him, also we have been to his concert, he is terrific. He has done so well since idol, like everyone else we want him to be #1 and know that he is our number 1. We were extremely upset about cma and what they did to him. Also, we watche his performance on cma festival, his trouble was off the wall wonderful. I know in my heart that he is in Gods hands and he is going to suprise millions over the next few yrs. Patience has never been one of my virtues either, for him we want it now. We have preordered his christmas cd, listened to clips on the net, he is fabulous,love every song on that cd. It is my belief that the industry never has had an 18 yr. old with so much talent, they cannot believe he is for real, but he is that good. There are many other artists out there who are much older,been in the business for yrs. just standing back and watching because Scotty has a gift, we all know that as well. It is so amazing to us as his fans how great he is but we know he is and that he is for real. Let the industry have time to wake up and smell the roses, they will. Love him, know that he is wonderful in all aspects, we just need to hang in there,his time is coming quick,first the christmas cd which is wonderful shows such talent, now wait for his sophomore cd in my opinion this is only the beginning for Scotty. I could go on forever about all that I do think about what is going on behind the scenes with this young man but it would take a book length novel in regards to the industry,believe me they know he is that good etc. but like I said it would take a novel to explain what I feel. Just keep the faith know that God is in charge and it will be okay.


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