American Idols on the Air
Thanks to USA Today for the following update on how often various American Idol artists are heard on the radio...
Let's start with the Nielsen BDS/Arbitron/Radio & Records custom chart, which measures and weights radio airplay from all formats (and therefore is the toughest chart to succeed on. There are two Idols in the top 10: Carrie Underwood, with Before He Cheats (which moved from No. 10 to No. 7 this week after 39 weeks on the chart), and Daughtry, whose Home makes a huge jump from 21-10 after 7 weeks.
Â Next is It's Not Over by Daughtry, declining now and dropping 26-28 after 23 weeks. Fantasia's When I See U drops 43-45 after nine weeks, losing 3.4% in total radio audience from the previous week, but still, even if it's peaked, it's helped revive sales of her album. Carrie's Wasted drops 54-60 after 18 weeks.
Of particular significance, Elliott Yamin and Wait for You rises 88-75. (The significance is that he's now, after Daughtry, just the second Season 5 Idol to hit this chart. Taylor and Katharine haven't done it yet.)
Also significantly, Kelly Clarkson's Never Again drops 64-76 in just its sixth week. Not a good start for the campaign on her new album. Is Clive annoyed, or was he teaching her a lesson in obedience? Finally, Bucky is up 86-84 with A Different World, which as we'll see is doing fine in country.