I never liked the Elaine Benes jerk dancing Taylor even when he is auditioning.
And now the people who buy records are voting with their money.
This week, Daughtry sold some 90,000 of his self-titled debut record. Hicks' self-titled is treading water down at 109, selling just 7,000 copies in its 12th week. His total sales stand at 647,000 discs, almost a third of Daughtry's tally.
Idol Wild: Daughtry Returns to No. 1
By by David Jenison Yesterday at 2:14 pm
This week's idle record sales turned into an Idol victory for Chris Daughtry.
In its 15th week of release, Daughtry's self-titled debut returned to the top of the charts for a second time. Previously hitting the top spot in late January, Daughtry finished the week ended Sunday back at number one by selling nearly 90,000 copies, according Nielsen SoundScan figures.
The American Idol finalist dropped Norah Jones' Not Too Late into the two spot, where it moved 74,000 copies.
With over 1.8 million copies sold in its first 15 weeks, Daughtry is now the fastest selling rock debut in SoundScan history. It's also the first rock album since Bon Jovi's 1988 release, New Jersey, to top the charts after originally debuting further down, and it's the first album since Santana's Supernatural (which did debut at number one) to make a second trip to the top more than five weeks after its initial visit.
Furthermore, the fourth-place finisher from American Idol's fifth season is blowing away that season's champ, Taylor Hicks. As Daughtry returns to the top, Hicks' self-titled is treading water down at 109, selling just 7,000 copies in its 12th week. His total sales stand at 647,000 discs, almost a third of Daughtry's tally.
Overall sales remained slow, down 7.5 percent from the week previous, and, even more alarming for retailers, down nearly 23 percent from the same period ¬ last year.
With no major new releases in circulation, a trio of former number ones returned to the Top 10. Nelly Furtado's Loose climbed seven spots to seven, the Dreamgirls soundtrack jumped eight to number eight and Grammy champs the Dixie Chicks inched up one position to 10 with Taking the Long Way.
The rest of the Top 10 were holdovers: Akon's Konvicted at three, Fall Out Boy's Infinity of High at four, Robin Thicke's Evolution of Robin Thicke at five, Justin Timberlake's FutureSex/LoveSounds at six and Corinne Bailey Rae's self-titled at nine.
The week's highest debut belonged to B.G. & the Chopper City Boyz's We Got This, which sold about 27,000 copies to open at 21. The former Hot Boyz rapper recently inked a deal with Atlantic Records and plans to release a new album by year's end.
The Goo Goo Dolls, best known for their 1998 hit "Iris," charted at 48 with Let Love In, which sold 15,000. Slim Thug Presents Boss Hogg Outlawz bowed at 63, selling just north of 12,000 copies of Serve & Collect.
Other notable debuts included Bill Engvall's 15¬į Off Cool at 93, Marco Antonio Sol√*s' La Historia Continua‚¶Parte III at 95 and Beth Moore Presents Songs of Deliverance at 143.
Here's a recap of the Top 10:
1. Daughtry, Daughtry
2. Not Too Late, Norah Jones
3. Konvicted, Akon
4. Infinity on High, Fall Out Boy
5. Evolution of Robin Thicke, Robin Thicke
6. FutureSex/LoveSounds, Justin Timberlake
7. Loose, Nelly Furtado
8. Dreamgirls soundtrack, various
9. Corinne Bailey Rae, Corinne Bailey Rae
10. Taking the Long Way, Dixie Chicks