American Idol‘s Phillip Phillips sure is on a roll! Thanks to superb Olympics promotion, his coronation single “Home” is predicted to sell another 200,000 copies by the end of the week on Sunday. Congrats!
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To give a little comparison, Flo Rida‘s “Whistle” was the only song to sell more than 200,000 this past week. Wow. “Home” began to be featured during varying segments this past weekend. The week ending July 29, the song saw a 69% increase in downloads, which caused it to reenter the Digital Songs chart at No. 47 and the Billboard Hot 100 at No. 84.
After Sunday night’s events, the song climbed to No. 7 the next morning on iTunes, and a few days later, it climbed to No. 1. The rapid fast selling pace is certainly going to send this song over the top.
According to THR, if the song does move 200k this week, it could surge into the Top 20 of the Billboard Hot 100. The new chart will be released on August. 8.
The song originally debuted on the charts after moving 278,000 downloads in its debut week and has reached 617,000 in total sales in the US.
A rep at Interscope tells EW that the track sold 105,725 copies on iTunes from Monday through Wednesday — a whopping 1,100 percent increase over the same three-day period the previous week, when it moved 8,814 iTunes units.
All told, it’s shifted approximately 155,000 copies on iTunes from Sunday through Thursday this week