Jordin vs. Blake: Who has Shittier Sales?
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.
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.)
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