Another American Idol runner-up outsells the first place winner!
Despite coming in second place during AI's ninth season, Crystal Bowersox's debut album Farmer's Daughter posted higher sales during its first week than first place winner Lee Dewyze's debut, which hit stores in November.
Farmer's Daughter outsold almost 19,000 more units than DeWyze's Live It Up in its first week, selling 58,000 copies.
While the album did better than her fellow contestant's debut, sales were still weak compared to previous season's winners and runner-up contestants. Her album only ranked higher than first-season runner-up Justin Guaurini, which sold 57,000 copies and third-season runner-up, Diana Degarmo, which sold 47,000 copies.
Compared to runner-ups like Adam Lambert, who wold 198,000 copies of his album For Your Entertainment and second-season runner-up, Clay Aiken, who sold 613,000 copies of his album, Measure Of A Man, in its first week, Bowersox barely made a dent on the Billboard charts.
It doesn't seem like AI is really producing music idols anymore. Can the 10th season bring in another successful singer? What do U think?
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