Saturday, April 24, 2010

April 24: Idols on the charts

There's a new Idol-related album on the charts this week. Jason Castro debuted at No. 17 on the Billboard 200, selling 20,000 copies in its first week.

Adam Lambert's For Your Entertainment got a nice bump after his appearance on Idol two weeks ago. The album sold 13,000 copies, pushing his total sales to 605,000 and moving up from No. 77 to No. 35 on the Billboard 200. Adam's single, "Whataya Want From Me," also soared up the charts, moving into the Hot 100 Top 10 at No. 10.

Here’s a look at where former Idols ended up on this week’s Billboard album and singles charts.

Billboard 200 (Albums)

17. Jason Castro (Jason Castro): Debut - 20,000 copies sold
35. For Your Entertainment (Adam Lambert): LW 77, 21 weeks on the charts - 605,000 copies sold
38. Play On (Carrie Underwood): LW 35, 24 weeks on the charts - 1.467million copies sold
74. Leave This Town (Daughtry): LW 69, 40 weeks on the charts - 1.024 copies sold
98. My Best Days (Danny Gokey): LW 92, 7 weeks on the charts (sales numbers unavailable)

Billboard Hot 100 (Singles)

10. “Whataya Want From Me” (Adam Lambert): LW 23
30. “Live Like We’re Dying” (Kris Allen): LW 30
61. “Life After You” (Daughtry): LW 51
73. “Temporary Home” (Carrie Underwood): LW 55
96. “All I Ever Wanted” Kelly Clarkson: LW 99

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