O.. N.. T.. D.. Only Nerds Til Death (ontd_follow_me) wrote in ohnotheydidnt,
O.. N.. T.. D.. Only Nerds Til Death

"Idol" Winners are BIG losers

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Jordin vs. Blake: Who has Shittier Sales?

Jordin Sparks
Album sales: Her eponymous debut disc has sold 283,000 copies since Nov. 20, after starting with the lowest sales by far for an Idol winner.
Track downloads: 1 million (567,000 for the single Tattoo).
Radio airplay: Tattoo is No. 14 on the national all-format airplay chart, No. 8 in the top 40 format.
Creative control: Jordan co-wrote one song on her album, par for the course for Idols, whose strong point is usually singing, not writing or producing.
Promotional activities: Set to sing the national anthem at the Super Bowl.

Blake Lewis
Album sales: Audio Day Dream has sold 156,000 copies since Dec. 4, a middling pace for an Idol runner-up.
Track downloads: 505,000 (34,000 for single Break Anotha).
Radio airplay: Break Anotha hasn’t hit the national chart but is close to entering the top 40 format chart.
Creative control: Blake co-wrote all but one of the songs on his album, an unprecedented degree of involvement for an American Idol. Source

(Edit: If you look at the source, this info was posted Dec. 31st -- 3 days ago. Different sources pull different data but that's why we source it.)

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Idol Winner Dropped from Label

Just before Christmas, rumors began circulating that season 2's "American Idol" winner Ruben Studdard, who released three albums for J Records since 2003, had been dropped from his label. (Studdard continues his management contract with 19 Entertainment.) Now the Hollywood Insider hears that season 5 winner Taylor Hicks has also lost his J Records deal. "Taylor is going to record his next album on his own," said a label rep. "He is no longer on the J Records roster." Hick's latest self-titled album was released on December 12, 2006 and debuted at the number two spot on the Billboard 200 charts. Source
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