Friday, June 11, 2010

Idol Winner Lee DeWyze's "Beautiful Day" Hits #1 on the Charts!

The American Idol Finale Impacts Billboard Charts

Millions tuned in for the Season 9 finale and they liked what they heard. Soon after Lee DeWyze was crowned the American Idol, his version of U2’s “Beautiful Day” went to #1 on the Billboard Rock Digital Chart. This is the new champ’s first Billboard #1.

Season 4’s American Idol, Carrie Underwood, performed her latest single, “Undo It,” on the May 26th finale. The song, which is co-written by Idol judge Kara DioGuardi, took the #1 spot on Billboard’s Country Digital Chart.

With Lee’s and Carrie’s additions to the charts, the American Idol contestants have now accumulated 272 #1s to date.

Kelly Clarkson – 56
Carrie Underwood – 46
Chris Daughtry (Daughtry) – 35
Fantasia – 21
Ruben Studdard – 16
Jennifer Hudson – 13
Clay Aiken – 11
Mandisa – 10
Kimberley Locke – 8
Josh Gracin – 7
Jordin Sparks – 7
David Cook – 6
David Archuleta – 4
Kellie Pickler – 4
Elliott Yamin – 4
Taylor Hicks – 3
Adam Lambert – 3
Kris Allen – 2
American Idol Finalists – 2
Bo Bice – 2
Bucky Covington – 2
Blake Lewis – 2
Chris Sligh – 2
Paris Bennett – 1
Jason Castro – 1
Diana DeGarmo - 1
Lee DeWyze – 1
Tamyra Gray – 1
William Hung – 1
source:American Idol News

American Idol Season 9 winner Lee DeWyze is tearing up two other Billboard Charts as well! Just 3 weeks ago, Lee's pre-Idol album "Slumberland" debuted on Billboard's Heatseekers Albums Chart at #32. In it's second week on the chart, this second release (after "So I'm Told") from Chicago's WuLi Records had jumped to #17...the largest move by any album on that chart. Now in it's 3rd week on the Heatseekers Chart, "Slumberland" has jumped to #7! "Slumberland" debuted at #39 on the Independent Albums Chart, which tracks the week's top-selling albums across all genres, sold via independent distribution channels.

Come on FANS...let's make our American Idol Lee DeWyze #1!


  1. Slumberland is an awesome album. I liked it so much I also purchased Lee's So I'm Told album -- it's also another amazing album.

  2. Great song. Love it!

  3. That is SO sweet Lee congrats, you deserve it(O: I personally can't get enough of hearing you sing that song. You are SO good and such a talent.

  4. Have both albums, love them!!... Can't wait for the next one!!

  5. What a fake story, i thought he was just a paint salesman, not so he already had two cds out and was working on another 3rd one before AI. WHAT A BUNCH OF BULL S**T.

  6. To Anyonymous's comment on June 11th - RE: Lee's 2 previous CD's. They are from independent labels, meaning 'self-funded'. 2 seasons ago, Brooke White & Michael Johns also had CD's out. This is a platform in which to get onto a BIG label. More power to them who can do things on their own without the help of someone with money. Get over it.

  7. Lee shouldnt have even won. Crystal outsang him every single time.