Crystal Bowersox outselling 'Idol' champ Lee DeWyze
Image Credit: Kevin Winter/Getty ImagesAmerican Idol champ Lee DeWyze might have “Sweet Serendipity,” but runner-up Crystal Bowersox has gotten her sweet revenge. The latter singer’s debut album, Farmer’s Daughter, has officially surpassed the 100,000 mark, selling 106,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan (via USA Today). That means Bowersox is outselling Idol‘s season 9 victor, DeWyze, whose Live It Up has sold 102,000 copies. This news must especially hurt the Idol winner, considering Live It Up has been available since Nov. 16, while Farmer’s Daughter hit shelves fairly recently on Dec. 14. (Not to mention the fact that DeWyze’s debut scored the lowest first-week sales out of all the other eight Idol winners.)
Of course, the race is hardly over — and they’ve got plenty of work to do if they want to catch up to Idol alums like Carrie Underwood, whose debut album, Some Hearts, has sold over 7 million copies. As for which album is more critically sold? Here at EW, we have to call it a draw: Both Bowersox and DeWyze nabbed C grades from our critics.