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!

7 comments:

  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.

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  2. Great song. Love it!

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  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.

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

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  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.

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  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.

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

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