O America, where is your Idol now?
Hits estimates for this week’s album sales, based on first-day numbers:
John Mayer, 275k-300k
Norah Jones, 150k-160k
50 Cent, 140k-150k
Casting Crowns, 140k-150k
Andrea Bocelli (Xmas), 140k-150k
Justin “Totally Creeped Out” Bieber, 110k-120k
Kris Allen, 75k-80k
Them Crooked Vultures, 70k-75k
Leona Lewis, 60k-65k
Paul McCartney (live), 50k-55k
Janet Jackson (greatest hits), 35k-40k
Not surprised that Kris is so far underperforming. Very surprised, though, that he’s not even on pace to break six figures. Are people just saving their money for Adam’s record? Or did they just want the real troubadour deal (you know, John Mayer) instead?
Also: LOL RYAN TEDDER