Contributed by ballersfantasy:
Despite suffering a 64% decline in U.S. sales, Clay Aiken’s ‘Measure of a Man’ outsold Mandy Moore’s ‘Coverage’ to lead The Billboard 200 for a second straight week. Aiken’s album sold 225,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan, bringing his two-week total to 838,000. Mandy Moore landed at No. 14 selling 53,000 copies, making this her highest-charting release. Moore, however, has had better sales weeks, as her 2000 album ‘I Wanna Be With You’ bowed at No. 21 with 60,000 units, and her 1999 debut ‘So Real’ sold 55,000.
Mandy Moore Answers TRL E-Mails
October 27, 2003 – Mandy responded to some e-mails from TRL viewers after her appearance on the MTV program last Tuesday. One asked why she decided to do an album of cover songs as opposed to new songs. “The idea for the cover record came about just by experimenting,” Mandy explained. “I wanted to do a couple covers on the album and by the time I finished compiling a list of potentials, I knew that I wanted to do a ‘fun’ record of all of them.”