Week 4: Who's Got the Gold?
Bonus time has arrived
LOS ANGELES, CA Friday Apr.27.2007 /FantasyMusicLeague.com/ -- Say hello to week 4 of our FML Spring season. The temperature's rising, the days are getting longer, and a host of new and returning artists are making big waves on this week's eTracks charts.
Arcade Fire, who have been one of my personal faves for a long time, have burst on to the Alternative charts at #3 with "Keep The Car Running" off the album "Neon Bible." Welcome to the NMC...we've been waiting.
Let's also give a warm welcome to debut artists The Fratellis at # 16 and The Almost, at #18.
Give a hand to one of our big movers this week - the Sick Puppies, who soared up 10 spots to hit #6 with "All The Same."
No one seems to able to take down the trio of artists that top the CHR charts. Daughtry is still at #1 with "It's Not Over," Justin Timberlake is staying put at #2 with the single "What Goes Around," and Nickelback's "If Everyone Cared" remains at #3.
Ohter CHR artists of note this week include Pink, who shot up 8 spots to hit #9, and Robin Thicke, who is now doing double-duty on the Urban charts as well.
All around, this week's charts may be a good indication of the power of the hit singing contest "American Idol." The first hint starts with Country's Martina McBride, who recently appeared on the show as a celebrity coach/performer. The star rose up 5 spots since last week, putting her at a coveted #3 positon. Another "Idol" alum, Carrie Underwood is holding on strong to #2, and Tim McGraw remains steady at the #1 spot.
Gwen stefani may also have gotten a boost from her "American Idol" appearance - the star is at #2 on Hot AC, rising up 6 places from last week's #8 position. Justin Timberlake's "What Goes Around" has earned him the top spot in the genre once again, and Mika has jumped up an impressive 13 spots to hit #3 with the single "Grace Kelly." The up and coming star has also increased her revenue by 260%.
Fergie's "Idol" stint could explain the star's recent shoot to the top tier on the Urban charts this week - she's made it to #2 with the hit "Glamorous," and has upped her revenue by 174%.
In spite of Akon's recent on-stage scandal with a teenage girl, the R&B star remains at #1 with "Don't Matter," and Young Buck is making a big splash with the single "Get Buck," and lands at #3 this week after jumping up 13 spots.
Looks like I've saved the best for last! Week 4 means Gold bonuses, and here's our list of the top earners:
At #1 is Carrie Underwood with $2,080,000, Fall Out Boy came in 2nd with $2,010,000, in 3rd place is Daughtry with $1,560,000, coming in at #4 is Justin Timberlake with$1,540,000, and in 5th place isNickelback with $1,470,000. The total bonuses awarded so far come out to merely $35,670,000.
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See you week 5!
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