Kris Allen Stumbles With Debut Album Sales

Kris Allen may be an "American Idol" winner, but fans didn't vote him to No. 1. this week, according to Billboard.

The Season 8 victor's debut album sold a disappointing 80,000 in its first week, the weakest debut of any "Idol" winner, landing it at No. 11.

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In fact, another "Idol" winner, Carrie Underwood, outsold him with sales of her third album, "Play On." The album sold 86,000 copies, pushing it past the half-million mark overall. It was released on November 3.

And Kris' runner-up, Adam Lambert, is poised to make a much bigger splash with his own debut, "For Your Entertainment." The album is reportedly on its way to a 225,000-selling release following the star's controversial performance on last weekend's "American Music Awards."

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John Mayer earned the week's No. 1 album with "Battle Studies," which sold 286,000 copies.

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