“Idol” has been around for most of this decade and two of its alums finished strong in Billboard’s compilation of the decade’s biggest.
Carrie Underwood’s debut “Some Hearts,” which has sold more than 6 million copies since 2005, is the top-selling country album of the entire decade. Amazing! It’s also the 14th biggest selling album of the decade period. She is the No. 10 country artist of the decade based on sales and radio airplay. “Before He Cheats” was the 14th biggest country song of the decade.
Kelly Clarkson, who has had more time than Carrie to compile hits, came in as the 14th biggest radio airplay artist of the entire decade. She’s the No. 2 pop artist. Her song “Since U Been Gone” was the top “Idol” song at No. 47 among Hot 100 songs (which combines radio airplay with sales).
MJ compiled all the rankings here.
-I was watching Access Hollywood last night. The top 9 of the year included Adam Lambert at No. 5. Oprah was No. 3, Twilight’s trio No. 2 and Taylor Swift No. 1.
-Top Idol downloads this week: Carrie Underwood’s “Cowboy Casanova” 124,008 (832,774 total) The song peaked at No. 1 on the country chart a few weeks back but is now falling. Her current single “Temporary Home” is at No. 19 in its fourth week on the Mediabase chart.
Kris Allen’s “Live Like We’re Dying” 109,200 (399,416 total). The song is edging up slowly on the top 40 charts and is now at No. 26 in its eighth week on the chart.
Kelly Clarkson’s “Already Gone” 86,894 (1,005,181 total) The song peaked a couple of weeks ago at No. 5 on the Mediabase 24/7 top 40 charts and is now at No. 9 in its 18th week.
-Carrie Underwood is set to appear on the People’s Choice Awards, where she is of course nominated for best female artist and best country artist.