‘Amerian Idol’ Alums’ Record Sales To-Date Revealed

Robbie Daw | January 7, 2011 8:12 am

While Billboard recently posted the figures for the ten biggest-selling albums of 2010, USA Today‘s Idol Chatter blog has gone a step further and revealed Nielsen SoundScan data for how many LPs certain American Idol contestants have moved to date. Head below to see how many records Kelly Clarkson, David Archuleta and Daughtry moved, and what kind of business certain albums like Adam Lambert’s For Your Entertainment did in 2010.

Idol Chatter notes that smiling Season 7 runner-up David Archuleta has sold 764,000 units total of his self-titled debut album to date, while his 2009 holiday album Christmas From the Heart has done about 246,000. Last year’s The Other Side Of Down moved 63,000 copies as of December.

Below are more breakdowns:

Kelly Clarkson * Thankful (2.745 million) * Breakaway (6.160 million) * My December (815,000) * All I Ever Wanted (908,000)

Daughtry * Daughtry (4.788 million) * Leave This Town (1.225 million) * B-Sides (12,000)

Meanwhile, Carrie Underwood sold 741,000 copies of Play On over the past 12 months, while Fantasia’s Back to Me is at 384,000 and Adam Lambert’s 2009 post-Idol debut For Your Entertainment moved 351,000.

Do you think Kelly’s upcoming album will get her back to Platinum status?