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Crystal Bowersox Outsells Lee DeWyze in Opening Week

MamaSox delivers! Idol alum Crystal Bowersox is now on track to sell more copies of her debut album in its opening week than Lee Dewyze did in his opening week. The long-tressed songstress had been projected to sell between 45,000 and 50,000 units of Farmer’s Daughter this week. But because of rapidly rising numbers, industry research now suggests that she will exceed those expectations and sell 58,000 units. Not bad for a country girl!

Bowersox actually debuted lower on the Billboard 200 than Dewyze, but she rapidly made up the difference. This was probably helped along by her recent television appearances. Remember that magnetic Tonight Show performance? We sure do.

Idol albums on the Billboard 200 break down as follows:

Crystal Bowersox, Farmer's Daughter (58,000, debut, 58,000 total) (#28 Billboard 200)
Carrie Underwood, Play On (25,000, +30%, 1.886 million) (#63 BB200)
Lee DeWyze, Live It Up (12,000, +32%, 84,000) (#119 BB200)
Danny Gokey, My Best Days (2,000, +34%, 198,000)
Jason Castro, Who I Am (2,000, +36%, 9,000)
Mandisa, True Beauty (less than 1,000, +54%, 218,000)
Chris Sligh, The Anatomy of Broken (less than 1,000, +73%, 6,000)
Mandisa, It's Christmas (less than 1,000, -5%, 26,000)
Clay Aiken, Merry Christmas With Love (less than 1,000, +3%, 1.416 million)
Mandisa, Freedom (less than 1,000, +48%, 131,000)

Keep it up Idol-ers!

Source: Idol Chatter

12.23.2010 / 03:54 AM EDT by Nathan Pensky
Related: American Idol, Gossip, Crystal Bowersox

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