Archive for Saturday, December 24, 2005

Idol’ finalists battle on the album charts

December 24, 2005


"American Idol" runner-up Bo Bice soared onto the Billboard albums chart with a robust No. 4 debut, but once again the rocker was unable to top Carrie Underwood.

In its first week, Bice's "The Real Thing" sold roughly 227,000 copies, but that was well behind the 271,000 units moved for Underwood's "Some Hearts," which rose to No. 2 from No. 5 last week. The Billboard list also featured evidence of "Idol" staying power, as first season champ Kelly Clarkson's "Breakway" juggernaut broke back into the Top 10 with sales of 181,000 united, good for No. 8.

None of the "American Idol" veterans was able to beat Eminem's "Curtain Call," which sold 324,000 albums to take the top spot.


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