According to Brian Mansfield at Idol Chatter, Adam Lambert’s current single and album showed 60% increases this week over last. (for more, read HERE)
Why the big increase? It’s Oprah, of course. Oprah Winfrey devoted 3/4’s of her talk show on Tuesday to Adam. She interviewed him and he performed his single, “Whataya Want From Me”. Here’s how the numbers shook out:
Whataya Want From Me downloads jumped 59 percent, going from 37,000 to 59,000 (cumulative total: 266,000).
For Your Entertainment replaced Carrie Underwood’s Play On as last week’s top-selling American Idol album, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Weekly sales of For Your Entertainment rose more than 7,000 units (60 percent), from 12,000 to close to 20,000, giving him a release-to-date total approaching 477,000. For Your Entertainment climbed from No. 35 to No. 21 on The Billboard 200 chart.
Percentage-wise digital sales of For Your Entertainment did even better, rising 83 percent, from not quite 2,000 to well over 3,000.
No wonder a spot on Oprah’s show is coveted by many artists, no matter the genre. (Lady Gaga appeared recently).
Susan Boyle, who appeared in the first segment of Adam’s episode, saw a 9K increase in her sales.