bowersox album cover Crystal Bowersox's 'Farmer's Daughter' tops Lee DeWyze's first week album salesThe numbers are in for “American Idol” Season 9 runner-up Crystal Bowersox and while they are not breaking the bank, they are better than Season 9 winner Lee DeWyze‘s first-week sales.

Crystal’s producer, David Bendeth, tweeted early Wednesday morning (Dec. 22) that “Farmer’s Daughter” has sold 57,804 in its first week on the shelves/available for download. That’s good for a debut at no. 28 on the Billboard 200 chart. By comparison, Lee DeWyze’s “Live it Up” debuted nine spots higher but sold almost 20,000 less units.

Bendeth also reports the Bowersox’s album is no. 2 on the Billboard Rock Albums, no. 8 on Billboard Digital Albums and no. 90 on Billboard Canadian chart.

To contrast her with other runner-ups, you can see below (numbers via USA Today) that her just-shy of 58,000 units puts her only in front of Justin Guarini and Diana DeGarmo. Things are not looking good for the Season 9 Idols. Do you think Season 10 will see the pendulum swing back? Or has the “Idol” ship sailed?

Season 8

No. 11, Kris Allen, Kris Allen (80,000)

No. 3, Adam Lambert, For Your Entertainment (198,000)

Season 7

No. 3, David Cook, David Cook (280,000)

No. 2, David Archuleta, David Archuleta (183,000)

Season 6

No. 10, Jordin Sparks, Jordin Sparks (119,000)

No. 10, Blake Lewis, Audio Day Dream (98,000)

Season 5

No. 2, Taylor Hicks, Taylor Hicks (298,000)

No. 2, Katharine McPhee, Katharine McPhee (116,000)

Season 4

No. 2, Carrie Underwood, “Some Hearts” (315,000)

No. 4, Bo Bice, “The Real Thing” (227,000)

Season 3

No. 8, Fantasia, Free Yourself (240,000)

No. 52, Diana DeGarmo, Blue Skies (47,000)

Season 2

No. 1, Ruben Studdard, Soulful (417,000)

No. 1, Clay Aiken, Measure of a Man (613,000)

Season 1

No. 1, Kelly Clarkson, Thankful (297,000)

No. 20, Justin Guarini, Justin Guarini (57,000)

Posted by:Andrea Reiher

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