Friday, October 26, 2012

Scotty McCreery fans are getting into the holiday spirit

Brian Mansfield, Idol Chatter 11:43AM EDT October 24. 2012 

Scotty McCreery fans are getting into the holiday spirit, giving the American Idol Season 10 an early Christmas present in the form of a Top Five debut for Christmas With Scotty. The young singer's holiday album debuted at No. 4 on The Billboard 200, selling 41,000 copies in its first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan.

Here are sales updates for several additional titles from Idol acts.

Idol albums

Scotty McCreery, Christmas With Scotty (41,000, debut, 41,000) (#4 Billboard 200)
Carrie Underwood, Blown Away (14,000, +8%, 864,000) (#25 BB200)
Kelly Clarkson, Stronger (3,000, +3%, 946,000) (#145 BB200)
Mandisa, What If We Were Real (2,000, +12%, 222,000)
Scotty McCreery, Clear as Day (2,000, +16%, 1.119 million)
Carrie Underwood, Some Hearts (1,000, -19%, 7.243 million)
Carrie Underwood, Play On (1,000, -6%, 2.144 million)
Carrie Underwood, Carnival Ride (1,000, -2%, 3.287 million)
Casey James, Casey James (less than 1,000, +1%, 55,000)
Daughtry, Daughtry (less than 1,000, -27%)
Mandisa, It's Christmas (less than 1,000, -2%, 33,000)
Casey Abrams, Casey Abrams (less than 1,000, +19%, 17,000)
Jason Castro, Starting Line EP (less than 1,000, +30%, 2,000)

Idol-related albums

One Direction, Up All Night (15,000, -16%, 1.302 million) (#21 Billboard 200)
Various, WOW Hits 2013 (feat. tracks from Mandisa and Jason Castro) (10,000, -3%, 43,000) (#41 BB200)
Soundtrack, Rock of Ages (8,000, +22%, 215,000) (#48 BB200)
Jason Aldean, My Kinda Party (7,000, +27%, 2.787 million) (#57 BB200)
David Guetta, Nothing but the Beat (3,000, -37%, 407,000) (#133 BB200)


Find out more about Scotty's Christmas album, along with his favorite holiday traditions, in the Nov. 5 issue of Country Weekly, on sale Oct. 29. 

http://www.usatoday.com/story/idolchatter/2012/10/24/scotty-mccreery-christmas-album-sales/1654283/ 

 This is from Roughtstock.com - just added it to this post instead of creating a new post.
Scoring a big debut with his Christmas release is Scotty McCreery with Christmas With Scotty. The album moved 41,000 copies and its sure to find the 2011 Idol winner in the top 10 of the country charts through most of this upcoming Christmas shopping season. 


 I only posted the portion about Scotty you can click on the link below to read the full article
Read more at http://www.roughstock.com/blog/country-album-chart-news-for-october-24-2012-jason-aldean-steamrolls-to-1-with-night-train-album#Hc7TF8hzUAOHgO7r.99

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