Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Daughtry Sneaks Past Clarkson On This Week's Album Chart

Despite the fact that his CD was released more than 6 months before Kelly Clarkson's, Chris Daughtry passed the first Idol winner on this week's album charts. Daughtry moved just under 21K albums this week, good for the #33 spot, while Clarkson came in at #35, with just over 19K albums sold.

Not to be outdone, Carrie Underwood, whose CD was released almost two years ago, sold just under 16K copies for the #43 spot.

As expected, the soundtrack to High School Musical 2 topped the chart this week, selling an incredible 618K copies. The soundtrack to the first High School Musical also got a huge boost this week, with almost 36K copies sold.

HSM2 was only one of two CD's featuring Zac Efron in the Top 5, as the soundtrack to Hairspray came in at #5 (64K copies). The rest of the Top 5 includes Hannah Montana, Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds, and Now 25.

Numbers courtesy of Hits Daily Double

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