Billboard reports that “I Love You This Big” sold 171,000 downloads last week, which is nearly double the amount Season 9 winner Lee DeWyze’s “Beautiful Day” sold (95,000) this time last year. Scotty’s single also goes in at #32 on the Country Songs chart — a record high for a new artist’s debut offering on that particular tally.
Over on the Top 200 album chart, Scotty’s digital Idol hits album debuts at #12 after first-week sales of 23,000. (Billboard points out that DeWyze’s similar best-of moved 2,000 digital copies last year.)
As for Lauren, “Like My Mother Does” sold 121,000 downloads, and debuts on the Country Songs roundup at #49.
You have to actually go back to “Do I Make You Proud,” by Idol Season 5′s Taylor Hicks, to find the last winner’s song that charted in the Top 10 of the Hot 100. (It debuted at #1 in June 2006 on the strength of 228,000 copies — both digital and physical — sold.)
Here are Scotty and Lauren performing their singles during their respective appearances this week on Live! With Regis And Kelly:
Scotty McCreery — “I Love You This Big”Lauren Alaina — “Like My Mother Does”