Time Of My Life Hits Platinum!November 20, 2008
David Cook’s power single “Time Of My Life” has finally smashed into the platinum mark from sales. The coronation song has been selling steadily since it was released when Cook won American Idol Season 7 back in May. Despite low air play, it’s been featured in many shows such as Dancing With The Stars and The Olympics. Since then it has still been going strong in sales, and finally reached it’s platinum status. TOML debuted on the Billboard charts at #3, one of the strongest first week sales since Season 2.
The Time of My Life slips 125-127 but is up 14% to 11,000, and achieves the milestone of 1 million sales!
TOML is now the highest selling coronation single in Idol history, beating Clay Aiken’s “This Is The Night” and Kelly Clarkson’s “A Moment Like This”, which are second and third respectively.
Meanwhile, Cook’s first post-Idol single, “Light On” is managing fairly well although not as successful as TOML.
David C.’s Light On is down slightly on the chart, 67-71, but climbs 17% in sales to 21,000 for a total of 247,000.
As for his self titled debut album, sales are expected to be good. The album is expected to fight with Nickelback’s “Dark Horse” for the second place spot. First place is predicted to fall to Beyonce with her new album “I Am… Sasha Fierce”. Taylor Swift might even go strong in her second week with her sophomore album “Fearless” and rob the #2 spot away.
A double dose of Beyonce and her alter ego will grab the top spot on the HITS Album Sales chart next week, as her two-CD Music World/Columbia set, I Am… Sasha Fierce, will debut at #1 with 500-550k in sales, according to those hardy retailers who still have their doors open. The real tussle will be right below that for #2, as a debuting RCA/RMG’s David Cook and Roadrunner’s Nickelback go head-to-head with this week’s chart-topper, Big Machine’s Taylor Swift, in her second week. All look to be in the 300k range, mas o menos.
Let’s hope Cook’s album will exceed expectations and bow at number one on the charts, even beating Beyonce! Hopefully “Light On” will do better when it gains airplay, and kudos to “Time Of My Life” for hitting platinum!
David Cook’s got a great year ahead of him. GET YOUR COPY OF THE ALBUM, IN STORES NOW!
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