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Taylor Hicks' album sold a lot of copies last week, but he couldn't quite crack the top of the charts. Nor could he claim the title of best-selling "Idol" debut of 2006.

The "American Idol" winner's debut moved 298,000 copies in its first week of release, a pretty strong debut. It was good enough for the No. 2 spot on the Billboard 200 album chart, behind rapper Young Jeezy's "The Inspiration," which sold 352,000 copies its first week.

Hicks is the second contestant from "Idol's" 2006 season to see an album hit No. 2 in recent weeks. Daughtry, the band fronted by fourth-place finisher Chris Daughtry, entered at No. 2 in late November. No "Idol" contestant who didn't finish first or second has ever had as strong a debut.

Daughtry's first-week numbers are even a little better than those of Hicks; the self-titled "Daughtry" moved 304,000 copies in week one and has since gone platinum (1 million units shipped); it sits at No. 7 this week.

It was a good week for other former "Idol" contestants as well. Carrie Underwood's "Some Hearts," which has now a quadruple-platinum seller, is one spot above Daughtry at No. 6 on the Billboard 200, and season three winner Fantasia's self-titled second album is at No. 19.

Additionally, season two contestant Kimberley Locke is No. 1 on the Adult Contemporary singles chart with her rendition of "Jingle Bells," and season three's Jennifer Hudson is at No. 93 on the Pop 100 with "And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going," from the "Dreamgirls" soundtrack.
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I don't think I would call Fantasia's album a flop. It sold 133,000 copies in the first week, which would have put it in the top 5 in other weeks this year, it just so happens of course sales increase at Christmas time.

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I feel that the Jennifer Hudson song I AM TELLING YOU is going to be HUGE. I should be recieving the promo club dance mix copys any day now...I CAN'T WAIT!
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I don't think I would call Fantasia's album a flop. It sold 133,000 copies in the first week, which would have put it in the top 5 in other weeks this year, it just so happens of course sales increase at Christmas time.
True...but Fantasia is suppose to be a top selling artist. Her new cd should open within the top 10 on the charts during any week of the year . Very dissapointing as i have been enjoying the first single so much . She ( and her record label/ manager) should have prepared allot more for the competition. I hope she gets out and promotes it more after the holidays.
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True...but Fantasia is suppose to be a top selling artist. Her new cd should open within the top 10 on the charts during any week of the year . Very dissapointing as i have been enjoying the first single so much . She ( and her record label/ manager) should have prepared allot more for the competition. I hope she gets out and promotes it more after the holidays.
Yeah, you have a good point, and I agree, I think it's a really good album! It's a shame that a talented singer like Fantasia somewhat flops and an AWFUL singer like Ciara can be #1!

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Depends on whether it has longetivity. If you are going to release an album at this time of year you either have to have a big debut, or stick around at the upper end of the charts for a year to take advantage of Christmas again.
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Yeah, you have a good point, and I agree, I think it's a really good album! It's a shame that a talented singer like Fantasia somewhat flops and an AWFUL singer like Ciara can be #1!
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Her CD is good though. both are REALLY commercial. Fantasia is more specialized though. Ciara's much more commerical.

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I have both CDs and Fantasia > Ciara

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Young Jeezy That album is great!!!!

Fantasia I'm shocked. It should have done much better. It was really good. Hopefully it will climb!

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I'm not shocked about Fantasia. I just barely heard her first single last week for the first time. Arista records sometimes has this habit of releasing albums before the first single has had sufficient time to impact. I think that's the case with Fantasia. Here in the second largest market in the US (Los Angeles) she has had very little airplay. I reckon she's going to have her big drop next week, then she'll settle in and word of mouth will sustain the album. To my surprise, it's a really good album- and that will be her saving grace.

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Fantasia at #19. Flopped.

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I feel that the Jennifer Hudson song I AM TELLING YOU is going to be HUGE. I should be recieving the promo club dance mix copys any day now...I CAN'T WAIT!
Jennifer Holiday's version peaked around 27 I think 25 years ago. Hudson has a great chance in making that song the big hit it should be.
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I think that's enough for Carrie Underwood to have the highest selling album of 2006.
Congrats to Daughtry and Carrie.
Fantasia tried last season sales. It's worked for Alicia Keys, Outkast, and Mary J. Blige in the last few years so it was a good idea until the other American Idols took a little of her steam.

Kimberley Locke continues to do well in AC.

Jennifer Hudson should go higher than Jennifer Holiday's rendition on the charts.
She'll have help from the dance charts.
The remix should be the best of 2007.

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I'm not shocked about Fantasia. I just barely heard her first single last week for the first time. Arista records sometimes has this habit of releasing albums before the first single has had sufficient time to impact. I think that's the case with Fantasia. Here in the second largest market in the US (Los Angeles) she has had very little airplay. I reckon she's going to have her big drop next week, then she'll settle in and word of mouth will sustain the album. To my surprise, it's a really good album- and that will be her saving grace.
She recieved little promotion and airplay in my market also. I knew that somehow Arista would drop the ball this time. The album is good so if she realeases another good single sales should pick up. Honestly, with the way J Records did Monica I didn't expect Fantasia to fare any better.
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fantasia album will be fine and i'm positive her secong single will better than her first considering i hate hoodboy but really like everything else on the album

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