Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Billboard's Top 10 CDs -- Corrine Bailey Rae Jumps High

Never underestimate the power of Oprah. Corinne Bailey Rae made an appearance on Oprah's show and her debut CD (one of my favorites of the year) immediately jumped back into the Top 5. I couldn't be happier. Meanwhile, you should never underestimate the power of "American Idol." the new season has begun and the rock band Daughtry hits #1 for the first time. Sure, sales are slow, but it's still #1. And he has a genuine hit single with "It's Not Over," which I already pointed out should have a long shelf life as a favorite tune for sports shows. Daughtry beat out the "Dreamgirls" soundtrack total by only 130 CDs, the smallest margin since SoundScan came online in 1991. And never count out adult CD buyers either: Diana Ross debuted at #32, Frank Sinatra has a compilation at #36, Al Grren has a greatest hits CD at #46 and America returns at #52. The Top 10 per Billboard.

1. Daughtry -- "Daughtry"
2. "Dreamgirls" soundtrack
3. "Jump In! soundtrack
4. Corinne Bailey Rae -- "Corinne Bailey Rae"
5. Akon -- "Konvicted"
6. Justin Timberlake -- "FutureSex/LoveSound"
7. Various -- "Now 23"
8. Nickelback -- "All The Right Reasons"
9. Carrie Underwood -- "Some Hearts"
10. Beyonce -- "B'Day"

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