Crystal Bowersox sold 58,000 copies of Farmer’s Daughter on her debut week according to Nielsen SoundScan. The album debuts at #28 on the Billboard 200.
Crystal outsold Lee DeWyze by 19,000 units. For the second year in a row, the runner-up on American Idol has demonstrated the dubiousness of the American Idol result. In Season 8, Adam Lambert outsold winner Kris Allen by a lot. Should Adam and Crystal have won American Idol? Probably.
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From USA Today:
Crystal Bowersox exceeded sales expectations last week, moving nearly 58,000 copies of her debut album, Farmer’s Daughter, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Initial projections placed her sales in the 45,000-50,000 range, and, as late as yesterday, industry research suggested the album would sell about 53,000 units.