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'American Idol' on the Charts: Daughtry's 'Baptized' Is Top Internet Album

The season five alum scores his 40th career chart-topper. Also: season 10 winner Scotty McCreery moves up on a multiplicity of charts.

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BAPTISM: Last week, Kellie Pickler scored her fifth Bilboard No. 1 as her new album, The Woman I Am, debuted in pole position on Top Independent Albums. This week, it’s Chris Daughtry’s turn to up his total of chart-toppers, as his band Daughtry’s fourth studio album, Baptized, bows in first place on Top Internet Albums.

Baptized performs well on several other charts, with debuts at No. 5 on Top Rock Albums, No. 6 on The Billboard 200 and Top Current Albums and No. 23 on the Tastemakers album chart.

On the Billboard 200, all four of Daughtry’s albums have peaked in the top 10. The group’s self-titled debut reached No. 1 in November 2006. Leave This Town also peaked at No. 1, in July 2009. Break the Spell peaked at No. 8 in November 2011.

Daughtry now has 40 Billboard No. 1s to its credit, good enough for third place among all Idols with the most chart-topping titles. Kelly Clarkson leads the way, with 89, and Carrie Underwood is next, with 69.

These new No. 1s by Pickler and Daughtry bring the total number of chart-toppers by Idol contestants to 415.

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BRIGHT ‘TONIGHT’: Scotty McCreery is moving in the right direction on several Billboard charts: up. With the holiday season upon us, his Christmas with Scotty McCreery rebounds 4-3 on Top Country Catalog Albums, 24-18 on Top Pop Catalog Albums and 137-116 on The Billboard 200.

His current single, “See You Tonight,” is also doing well. It climbs 36-32 on Country Digital Songs, 28-26 on Hot Country Songs, 23-21 on Country Airplay and 27-23 on Country Detections. The parent album of the same name holds at No 8 on Top Country Albums.

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BITS AND PIECES: Jennifer Hudson’s “I Can’t Describe (The Way I Feel),” which features T.I., rises 17-15 on the Adult R&B chart… On that same survey, “Without Me” by Fantasia featuring Kelly Rowland and Missy Elliott maintains its peak position of No. 4… Mandisa’s “Overcomer” is No. 1 for the ninth week on Christian Adult Contemporary while yielding its place atop Christian Songs, falling to No. 2 after nine weeks in the penthouse. Her album of the same name reverses course on Top Christian Albums, with a move of 6-4… Phillip Phillips’ “Gone, Gone, Gone” returns to No. 1 on Adult Top 40 Recurrents, for a fifth week on top. The song has led six different charts, beginning with the Triple A survey in May. Phillips’ album, The World from the Side of the Moon, re-enters Top Rock Albums at No. 42… Kelly Clarkson’s Wrapped in Red rebounds 18-16 on Top Digital Albums, while the track “Silent Night,” featuring Reba McEntire and Trisha Yearwood, returns to the top 10 with an 11-9 move on Holiday Digital Songs… Daughtry’s single “Waiting for Superman” re-enters the Canadian Hot 100 at No. 51.

Twitter: @fredbronson