Kris Allen's debut album sold just over 80,000 copies in its first week, entering Nielsen SoundScan's Top Current Albums chart at No. 11 and giving Kris Allen the lowest opening-week sales of any American Idol winner. (John Mayer's Battle Studies topped the chart, selling nearly 286,000 copies.)
Kris wasn't even the best-selling Idol, since Carrie Underwood's Play On sold more than 86,000 copies, putting it past the half-million mark.
David Archuleta was the week's biggest gainer. Christmas From the Heart jumped 83 percent in week-to-week sales, selling nearly 18,000 copies.
Adam Lambert got an early debut, as his pre-Idol collection, Take One, sold 11,000.
Carrie Underwood, Play On (86,000, -33 percent, 532,ooo total/8,000 digital, -56 percent, 88,000 digital total)
Kris Allen, Kris Allen (80,000, debut, 80,000/24,000 digital)
Various, Now That's What I Call Music! 32 (58,000, -15 percent, 228,000/1,000 digital, -23 percent, 4,000 digital total)
Glee, Glee: The Music Vol. 1 (51,000, -9 percent, 220,000/13,000 digital, -29 percent, 71,000)
Rod Stewart, Soulbook (21,000, -18 percent, 169,000/11,000 digital total)
David Archuleta, Christmas From the Heart (18,000, +83 percent, 67,000/2,000 digital, +56 percent, 9,000 digital total)
Various, WOW Hits 2010 (14,000, -7 percent, 97,000)
Various, Now That's What I Call a Country Christmas (12,000, +29 percent, 32,000)
Daughtry, Leave This Town (11,000, -13 percent, 749,000/2,000 digital, -37 percent, 135,000 digital total)
Adam Lambert, Take One (11,000, debut, 11,000/1,000 digital)
Various, Now That's What I Call Music! 31 (8,000, -10 percent, 771,000)
Various, Now That's What I Call Country Vol. 2 (6,000, -10 percent, 156,000)
Soundtrack, Hannah Montana 3 (6,000, -2 percent, 494,000)
Kelly Clarkson, All I Ever Wanted (5,000, -5 percent, 755,000/1,000 digital, +24 percent, 161,000 digital total)
Carrie Underwood, Carnival Ride (4,000, -17 percent, 2.997 million)
Carrie Underwood, Some Hearts (4,000, -7 percent, 6.867 million)
Kellie Pickler, Kellie Pickler (3,000, -10 percent, 338,000)
Various, Now That's What I Call Country (1,000, -5 percent, 389,000)
Nashville-based Brian Mansfield began writing about music for USA TODAY in 1997 and took over Idol Chatter just before the start of Season 8. He co-authored Make Me a Star: Industry Insiders Reveal How to Make It in Music, and while he has never auditioned for American Idol, he did sing Boot Scootin' Boogie at Disney World's American Idol Experience the day the attraction opened (he lost). More about Brian | E-mail Brian