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Carrie Underwood Aldum Sales: More Than a Breakaway

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Some Hearts ArtistIt's official:

Some Hearts from Carrie Underwood has finally passed Kelly Clarkson's Breakaway to become the best-selling Idol album of all-time. The margin was razor-thin, according to Nielsen SoundScan: 5,813,400 for Carrie, 5,813,200 for Kelly.

Clarkson's current album, My December, is still the top-selling Idol album of the week, dropping from No. 11 to No. 15 on the Billboard chart. It sold 31,000, down from 42,000 the previous week, a 27% drop. It's sold 536,000 total.

Daughtry drops 22-25 on the chart, selling 23,000, an 8% drop; his total is 2.96 million. Carrie moves from number-30 to number-28 on the chart, selling 21,000, off 1% from the previous week.

Meanwhile, Elliott Yamin moves 81-84 with flat sales of about 9,000 and a total of 333,000; Bucky Covington slides 83-91, selling a bit more than 8,000, down 5%, with a total of 231,000.

Kellie Pickler has a nice week, climbing 141-99 on a 42% sales increase to more than 7,000. Her total's 593,000. And Fantasia drops 125-179, selling 4,000, a 31% drop. Total: 447,000.

Matt Richenthal is the Editor in Chief of TV Fanatic. Follow him on Twitter and on Google+.

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