Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Music Buzz: Archuleta's Single Crushes Yet Another Chart; Billboard "Predictions" and More

Awaiting the Big News for Little D

Archie on location, filming for MV to first single

While everyone's waiting for the Billboard Hot 100 Numbers, here's some stat of Archie's "Crush" in the Digital Downloads.
David A. crushes competition

I'm reversing the order of the posts this week, because the big news is on the download side (you're getting this even before the general music sales post goes up). David A.'s first single, Crush, makes its debut at No. 1 on the digital songs chart by selling 166,000, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It holds a 26,000 edge over the closest competitor, Rihanna's Disturbia. (Ken Barnes, Idol Chatter)

Although Archie may have beaten Rihanna as to the sales of their current singles, the latter may win the battle of airplay basically because adds for Crush in radio stations in the US doesn't become "officially official" 'til Sept. 2. So maybe Archie has a shot at #1 for the Billboard Charts, but I don't want to keep my hopes high enough so as to avoid disappointment - you know how fangirls can be - so I'm lowering my expectations: "Archuleta Debuts at #2" sounds fair enough to me. Any spot in the Top 5 is actually an astounding achievement for a debut, with little to no airplay (yet), to be honest.

Speaking of Crush, Archie has (most likely) just recently shot the music video for his single at Wynn's Pond, Georgia (think Reese Witherspoon in Sweet Home Alabama). With his video out soon, it may be safe to say his sales may go up even more - something I'm sure Archie, a chart-geek himself together with his fans, critics, and more importantly *hints*sarcasm* haters, will be enjoying.


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