Some people have called Phillip Phillips' Home the best American Idol coronation song ever, and the numbers the track put up last week bear it out.
Home sold 278,000 copies last week, according to Nielsen Soundscan. That's more than 100,000 more downloads than Scotty McCreery's I Love You This Big sold last year and nearly three times what Lee DeWyze sold of Beautiful Day in 2010. In fact, its the second-best first-week numbers for an Idol winner's coronation single and the overall third-best first week coming off the show.
Here's how Home stacks up:
Keep in mind that some of the early Idol sales represent physical sales while the more recent ones are digital sales. However you slice it, though, Phillip had a mighty impressive week.
Home, by the way, was the week's second-best-selling single, behind Carly Rae Jepsen's Call Me Maybe.
But wait, there's more: According to Keith Caulfield at Billboard, "It's the second-best digital sales week ever for any Idol contestant. Only Kelly Clarkson's 2009 song My Life Would Suck Without You had a bigger frame, when it debuted with 280,000 downloads."
Phillip Phillips, Home (278,000, debut, 278,000)
Kelly Clarkson, Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You) (72,000, +15%, 3.249 million)
Jennifer Lopez feat. Pitbull, Dance Again (69,000, -35%, 708,000)
Carrie Underwood, Good Girl (53,000, -1%, 932,000)
Phillip Phillips, We've Got Tonight (43,000 debut, 43,000)
Phillip Phillips, Volcano (35,000, debut, 35,000)
Carrie Underwood, Blown Away (27,000, +31%, 155,000)
Phillip Phillips, Stand by Me (24,000, debut, 24,000)
Phillip Phillips, Beggin' (20,000, debut, 20,000)
Scotty McCreery, Please Remember Me (16,000, +302%, 58,000)
Phillip Phillips, Movin' Out (15,000, debut, 15,000)
Phillip Phillips, U Got It Bad (15,000, debut, 15,000)
Phillip Phillips, Have You Ever Seen the Rain (12,000, debut, 12,000)
Phillip Phillips, Disease (11,000, debut, 11,000)
Kelly Clarkson, Mr. Know It All (10,000, +11%, 1.493 million)
Haley Reinhart, Undone (8,000, debut, 8,000)
Kelly Clarkson, Dark Side (8,000, +250%, 36,000)
Carrie Underwood, Cowboy Casanova (8,000, +27%, 1.845 million)
Jason Aldean/Kelly Clarkson, Don't You Wanna Stay (6,000, +4%, 2.075 million)
Brad Paisley/Carrie Underwood, Remind Me (6,000, +1%, 1.54 million)
Carrie Underwood, Before He Cheats (5,000, +6%, 3.479 million)
Scotty McCreery, The Trouble With Girls (5,000, +37%, 693,000)
Mandisa, Good Morning (5,000, -12%, 111,000)
Carrie Underwood, How Great Thou Art (4,000, +98%, 330,000)
Mandisa, Stronger (1,000, 0 change, 187,000)
Rihanna, Where Have You Been (135,000, +47%, 545,000)
Wisin & Yandel feat. Jennifer Lopez, Follow the Leader (13,000, +203%, 41,000)
Aerosmith, Legendary Child (10,000, debut, 10,000)
Update: SoundScan updated its sales data Wednesday afternoon, resulting in a few albums having different chart positions than originally reported.