2008 Idol winner Wes Carr didn't score a number one record this week, but he came close. "You" missed out by 11 units.
The release of "You" as a CD single increased his sales over the last week. The CD sold 4889 units. Digital sales for "You" were 7499. Total units sold were 12,388.
That wasn’t enough to topple Lady GaGa. "Poker Face" sold 12,399 units across Australia, 11 more than "You".
Wes Carr is an interesting winner for Idol. Previously, Idol contestants were not supposed to have any professional experience. Wes, however, had released two solo albums ‘Rhythm To Fly’ (2006) and ‘Simple Sum’ (2008) as well as the self-titled ‘Tambalane’ album with Silverchair’s Ben Gillies in 2005 before Idol.
I'm surprised almost five thousand people actually paid $6-$9 for the physical CD single. That's outrageous.
Monday, December 08, 2008
LADY GAGA SELLS 11 MORE COPIES THAN WES CARR
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