American Idol Album Sales Updates: Daughtry Bumped From Top Spot

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It has to happen some time: Chris Daughtry fell out of the No. 1 slot in Billboard, but not by much.

Two debuts edged him: The Notorious B.I.G.'s Greatest Hits, which sold 99,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan, and Arcade Fire's new Neon Bible (92,000). Daughtry sold 82,000, down 9% from the previous week; his total is 1.88 million.

Other American Idol album chart data follows:

  • Carrie Underwood got a nice boost from her Idol performance last week, jumping from No. 15 to No. 12 on the chart and selling 45,000, a 33% improvement over the previous week. That was enough to push her over the 5 million mark (5.04 million, rounded), but she still trails Kelly Clarkson (who sold 3,900 copies last week) by about 700,000 for the all-time Idol album sales title.
  • Kellie Pickler is back down after her Idol boost, dropping 66-83 with 9,700 units sold, 19% off the previous week's sum. Her total is 464,000, maybe a month or a bit more away from the half-million mark.
  • Fantasia Barrino drops 105-121, selling 6,900, a 14% reduction from the previous week. Total: 317,000.
  • Taylor Hicks drops drastically, 109-136, selling 5,900, 20% fewer than in the previous week. Total is 653,000, but all signs point to it not going a whole lot higher.
  • Off the chart: Ruben sold another 1,800, down about 14%, for a total of 213,000; and Clay Aiken sold 1,000, about the same as the previous week, to bring his total to 505,000.

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