Since it aired just hours before the close of the February 19-25 tracking week, the impact of Kelly Clarkson’s riveting “American Idol” rendition of “Piece By Piece” will be primarily felt next week.
Massive sales and streaming gains for the February 26-March 3 tracking week will result in an impressive position on next week’s Billboard Hot 100.
The most immediate impact of her performance, meanwhile, was enough to score a debut on this week’s Bubbling Under Hot 100 chart.
Thanks primarily to the “Idol”-induced sales gain that took place on the night of February 19-25, “Piece By Piece” generated enough overall activity to earn #18 on this week’s Bubbling Under chart.
Bubbling Under ranks the top songs that have yet to appear on the actual Hot 100.