Clay, Ruben’s singles fall on Billboard chart; Clay’s album at #1 on Amazon.

Clay, Ruben’s singles fall on Billboard chart; Clay’s album at #1 on Amazon.
After debuting at the top of the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart, American Idol 2‘s Clay Aiken and Ruben Studdard have fallen from the top of the chart after two weeks. Clay’s now at number three, while Ruben lands at number 12. However, Clay’s forthcoming, untitled album is already in the number one position on’s charts. Ruben’s album is the 515th most popular album on Amazon.

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