Bowersox debut to sell 50,000 copies in first weekWritten by Toledo Free Press Staff Writers | | firstname.lastname@example.org
Billboard Magazine is reporting that Elliston native Crystal Bowersox’s debut CD, “Farmer’s Daughter,” could sell up to 50,000 copies in its first week of release. The magazine describes the debut as “significant,” coming in below new CDs by Michael Jackson and Diddy but better than new CDs by Tank and Ciara.
The debut should best the recent CD by Lee DeWyze, who bested Bowersox on this year’s season of “American Idol.”
“For you ‘Idol’-watchers, Bowersox’s first-week will likely exceed that of the fellow she lost to: Lee DeWyze. His ‘Live It Up’ debut started with 39,000 at No. 19 a few weeks ago. (DeWyze’s set earned the smallest start for an “Idol” champ’s first post-show album.),” the magazine reported.
Locally the singer’s sales have been going well with “Farmer’s Daughter” selling out at locations around town.
“This is Culture Clash’s biggest album we’ve ever had,” said Pat O’Connor, owner of Culture Clash Records. “This is this album’s sales are the biggest I’ve seen since ‘Physical Graffiti’ by Led Zeppelin.”
O’Connor said he ordered roughly 300 albums, thinking it would last him through the holidays, but sold out early in the day. The store hopes to have some in stock again by Friday.
RamaLama Records owner Rob Kimple said sales went better than he anticipated, with only one left in the store.
Additionally, Best Buy locations on Monroe Street and in Spring Meadows, both sold out of the CD. Some other area retailer locations like Target and Meijer were also out of the CD last night.