American Idol Album Sales Numbers From This Week

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We won't have figures for sales on the recent releases by Fantasia and Taylor Hicks until next week, but here are some current results for American Idol favorites:
American Idol Albums
: Drops from No. 3 to No. 7, but essentially sold the same amount as the prior week - 155,000 compared to 156,000. Total is now 614,000 CDs sold.

Carrie Underwood: Back to the top 10 at No. 10; up from 13, after selling 126,000 albums last week. Total: 4.1 million.

Clay Aiken: Christmas pickup beginning to show a little; up from 135 to 119 on the holiday sales chart, selling 15,000 (compared to 10,000 the previous week). Total: 441,000.

Ruben Studdard: Down from 176 to 182 on the chart; but up a bit in sales, around 8,400 (compared to about 7,200 the previous week). Total: 157,000.

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