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Sales: Kelly Clarkson Back on Top

I like to tell anybody who will listen to me that Kelly Clarkson owes her career to me. I voted for her from the get go during the first season of American Idol. Multiple times a week. She had me from the moment she belted out “A Natural Woman” during “sixties week.” So I’m proud to see her with another #1 album on the Billboard 200:

1. Kelly Clarkson – All I Ever Wanted – 255,000 (debut)

2. The-Dream – Love Vs. Money – 151,000 (debut)

3. U2 – No Line on the Horizon – 132,000 (-73%)

4. J. Holiday – Round 2 – 55,000 (debut)

5. Taylor Swift – Fearless – 52,000 (-1%)

6. Lady GaGa – The Fame – 47,000 (+10%)

7. Nickelback – Dark Horse – 36,000 (-1%)

8. Beyonce – I Am… Sasha Fierce – 28,000 (-9%)

9. Jamie Foxx – Intuition – 27,000 (-17%)

10. Chris Cornell – Scream – 26,000 (debut)

Neko Case‘s Middle Cyclone drops from #3 to #17 (20,000). Not too shabby.

• The Yeah Yeah Yeahs debut at #32 debut for It’s Blitz! (13,000). That’s a thousand more than the Jonas Brothers’ 3D Concert Experience, so good for them.

Additional sales data via MTV.

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American Idol Season 6 Finale

Idol FeverThank goodness for Tivo. I don’t understand how anyone watches Idol without it. Tonight’s finale lasted over two hours, but it took me less than 45 minutes to watch it. Usually with the results shows I only watch the last five minutes, but tonight was the big old season finale so I felt obligated to at least attempt to watch the whole thing. I didn’t make it very far.

I got about three seconds into the first chorus of Gwen Stefani’s live via satellite guest spot before the first bloop. For those unfamiliar with Tivo, there’s a secret hack that you can program into your remote to allow you to instantly advance thirty seconds forward. I abuse this feature. Especially when watching Idol.

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