Adam Lambert Stops By Good Morning America, Big Morning Buzz (VIDEO)

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Adam Lambert dropped by the Good Morning America studios to perform this morning. He sang “Shady” and “Trespassing” but only the performance his single “Never Close Our Eyes” was shown in full.  There will be clips on the Good Morning America site. I’ll add those as they become available!  Also, he sat in on GMA’s Pop Culture segment.

After, Adam stopped in to visit the VH1 Big Morning Buzz.  I’ll put up clips of that appearance here as soon as they are available on the VH1 website, so watch this space.

Adam is promoting his new studio album, Trespassing, set to be released tomorrow.

Pop Culture segment

http://youtu.be/h5roR6oBfdw

Trespassing

http://youtu.be/2bQzBkFf_yo

Big Morning Buzz

 
  • Anonymous

    MJ, FYI: small error, the second video is Adam performing NCOE and not Trespassing.

  • Anonymous

    Wow, he looks amazing and that jacket is hot. He sounded really rich on NCOE, especially the chorus. He just looked so smilely and happy to be performing. I wish we’d gotten more of Shady, Kickin’ In, and Trespassing, but what we did hear was really great. Looking forward to more live performances!

  • Anonymous

    I really, really like NCOE! Will be purchasing it tomorrow along with Trespassing.

    And I love the backup singers. They always look like they are having so much fun.

  • Emmy

    hot damn he is awesome. what a voice.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=34307244 Shana Collier

    I can’t pretend like I know what is going to be big on the radio and in sales.  I can’t stand half of whats in the Top 40.  However, I have to say that I’m loving Adam’s new CD and he definitely DESERVES success!

  • Anonymous

    Adam sounds great! Don’t shoot me but it almost looked liked he was lip-synching on NCOE. Sounded perfect but it looked slightly off. Maybe a too loud backing track? Or not.

  • Anonymous

    Wow! Right now a speechless with performance’s fabulousness.

  • Anonymous

    The sound is out of sync with the image for me, it looks like it’s a problem with the video.

    Great performance!

  • http://twitter.com/weeeeezle weezle

    Thanks MJ….I love the Jacket…and the performance was Great!!!

  • YankeeFan08

    Adam doesn’t lip synch.  The vocal track was just a bit off from the video.  It was perfect on TV … actually amazing in HD.

  • Anonymous

    It’s the video. I watched on my tv and it lined up better on there. Also, he doesn’t use a backing track for NCOE, he has backup singers now.

  • http://twitter.com/RonnieDRocks Ronnie D

    NCOE has grown on me for sure. Adam’s vocals…WOW…soaring! He looks so fresh and youthful. I like this look much better than the glitter pants and cod piece. lol I can’t believe his album is out tomorrow! GO ADAM!!! :)

  • Anonymous

     I saw it live on TV and he wasn’t lip-syncing. Adam doesn’t lip-sync. It’s a problem with the video.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ashetalia-Staatz/100001792695528 Ashetalia Staatz

    Awwww! Your saying that his singing might be lipsynched is a huge compliment to him, as he’s ON live, the way so many are not <3 Anyhow, the entire video, including the interview, is out of synch; he's singing live.

  • Anonymous

    Adam looks and sounds great. Love the jacket!

  • Anonymous

    No, it’s not because he sounds too good or anything – I’ve come to expect that from Adam. It just looks a bit off. Could be the video synch.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ashetalia-Staatz/100001792695528 Ashetalia Staatz

    The whole video is off, including the interview. I hate it when that happens!

  • Anonymous

     I think this genre of music might struggle to get played on the radio. The whole presentation is very throwback as well. Interesting to see what happens. Great promo anyway.

  • Anonymous

    Adam looked great and sounded just perfect. His jacket was so cool different then anything he has worn before.. The whole look from head to toe worked. Best part was he looked relaxed and happy, totally enjoying himself. Can’t wait to see him perform on Idol. 

  • justmefornow

    I wish Adam luck with this on Pop radio. This is so much much better than the other crap on there. Not my thing, but he sings it really well.  
    Btw, I like his backup singers, what a hoot!

  • Anonymous

    Whatta voice – whatta face – a truly great performer.

  • sdmama

    I have to ask. Why does Issac have to always sit behind the plastic screen like Pope? I am guessing it is protecting him or the rest of the band from something. Is his drum too loud? Does he sweat too much? Or was there an incident that sticks flew out? Or he is protected from flying stuff because it is hard to duck when sitting down? 

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Kaya-Burke/100002926607733 Kaya Burke

    He sounds and looks flawless as he always does, but the more I hear the song the more I think it will struggle sales wise as well as on radio. 
    I think these nondescript singles are going to keep an otherwise solid pop album in the dark.

  • http://twitter.com/whiskey401 Whiskey

    Had to watch it again and Adam looks and sound so good. I’m looking forward to his AI performance and see how he changes it up again. He changed it up a little here and it worked better than his Kimmel performance. His backup divas are cracking me up and they are so cute.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/ETM2Y5ZXBLZQ6BAJ66MURMBFGY Anonymous

    I think that this album is timed in a very interesting way. He has obviously been working for a year…and yet, just in the last several months I have noticed a huge trend into ‘throwback’ musically. From actual clips of songs to the way it is being sung. the first few times I heard Karmin I actually wondered if Shania Twain was on the radio! It was surreal, wondering if she could lay it out like that!
    And of course, Gaga in the ’80s; GCH all over the last 30 years of music.

    I love all the Adam does, with very few exceptions, and am totally blown away with TSP. What a master fusion of genres. I only hope radio ‘get it’ too.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/ETM2Y5ZXBLZQ6BAJ66MURMBFGY Anonymous

    I really like NCOE.  I don’t know that it ‘represents’ the album–not really so much, outside of his amazing voice–but the song is an earworm and danceable.

  • Anonymous

    It’s to to help prevent the sound from the drums being picked up on the microphones of the other instruments, because they’re loud enough already.

  • http://www.facebook.com/kelli.waner Kelli Waner

    To Reduce feedback from the stage monitors.Generally each musician and the singer has a monitor so they can hear themself without any echo from the concert stadium.The mikes on the drums can get feedback from the monitors.

  • http://twitter.com/weeeeezle weezle

    My opinion is you are in for a rude awakening….

  • http://twitter.com/weeeeezle weezle

    Time will tell, If I were a betting person, I would bet against your struggle scenario..

  • Anonymous

    I’ll take that bet. Radio is very conservative. Right now I can’t see Top 40 stations playing this song much. It just doesn’t fit with the almost tween music that’s working right now.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WIHKL34XDORTS2UZP4SWUUTG3U randi

     I think this genre of music might struggle to get played on the radio. The whole presentation is very throwback as well. Interesting to see what happens. Great promo anyway.

    what genre? pop/dance music?  That’s what’s hot right now on radio…at least top 40 radio. 

    Great promo indeed.  The album was at 104 on itunes overall last time it was checked (after not being in the top 200 prior to GMA). 

    Why does Issac have to always sit behind the plastic screen like Pope? I am guessing it is protecting him or the rest of the band from something. Is his drum too loud? Does he sweat too much? Or was there an incident that sticks flew out? Or he is protected from flying stuff because it is hard to duck when sitting down? 

    If he didn’t sit behind the plexiglass barrier his drums would feed into the live mic and drown out all the other stuff. 

  • Anonymous

    He sounds great! I really like this song—hopefully the next couple weeks will be good ones for it.

    So excited for this week. It’s finally here!

  • Anonymous

    GMA tweeted that they had the largest crowd ever outside for this morning’s show. I wonder why. Lol. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ashetalia-Staatz/100001792695528 Ashetalia Staatz

    I disagree. The song is (imo) radio friendly and season-appropriate, tied to Bruno. If ncoe can’t make it on chr/hac, then it’s a sign that Adam will have problems getting any single to work on the radio.

    I blame RCA for this, but the song is just getting started. We won’t know if it’ll succeed or not for another month. What’s undeniable is that Adam needs a major single for the sake of the album.

  • Anonymous

    I’d echo your comments.  Also,  I might take issue with his term Funk as its more of a disco rock beet than the Funk , the genre that Jame brown created.  All the musicians includign Adam are very good but that driving beat rather than what I think of as a funky beat puts me off…. but he’s 100% right that lots of people all over the world (and especially in europe) love that stuff.

    The back up singers were a hoot… I’m not sure how they don’t end up skinny little things with all that movement.. they were into it!

  • http://twitter.com/whiskey401 Whiskey

    Really? Don’t they have acts like Bieber and 1 Direction. I know Adam could pull in a crowd but largest they ever had?

  • http://twitter.com/whiskey401 Whiskey

    Adam describes the album as a fusion of a lot of genre including funk which I agree. “Shady” definitely has some funk infusion in it with Nile Rodgers on bass. I don’t think he was talking about NCEO which is totally a disconnect from the rest of the album but fits well into the pop dance genre. 

  • http://twitter.com/MissGolightly22 No Thanks

    Those acts usually do The Today Show.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WIHKL34XDORTS2UZP4SWUUTG3U randi

    This is pop/dance music but not exactly the kind I hear on Top 40 stations.

    I guess it might depend on where you live but the mediabase top 20 for CHR/Pop looks like this
    1. Fun
    2. Gotye
    3. Flo Rida
    4. Nicki Minaj
    5. The wanted
    6. One direction <— tween music
    7. Katy Perry
    8. Adele
    9. Carly Rae Jepsen <—- maybe tween music but not dance/pop
    10. Maroon 5
    11. Kelly Clarkson
    12. Justin Bieber <—– tween music but already peaked and moving down the chart
    13. Calvin Harris
    14. Karmin
    15. Train
    16. Usher
    17. Rihanna
    18. Drake
    19. Pitbull
    20. JLo

    So from what I can see the top 20 is pretty diverse and not overly populated with tween music. 

    I think NCOE has a shot at getting a lot of airplay on Top 40.  Adam has a very heavy radio concert schedule coming up and he's not doing those out of the goodness of his heart.  Radio will play is music in order to promo the concerts.

  • Anonymous

    I don’t think either of those have been on GMA.

  • Anonymous

    I like NCOE SOOOOOO much better than BTIKM. I still think it sounds like it should be on a James Bond soundtrack or something. It is more HAC than Pop perhaps, but it is a really good HAC song. I’ll be very disappointed if it doesn’t make inroads on the radio.

  • Anonymous

    As with all songs, it’ll depend on everything lining up with promo, fan support, and RCA promoting it to radio properly.

    With the add date a few weeks off still and major album/single promo still to come, it’s a little ridiculous to make any hyperbolic claims of doom or succes. It always is, for all artists, but people still seem to enjoy it. However they have to get their kicks, I guess.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WIHKL34XDORTS2UZP4SWUUTG3U randi

    the album is #96 overall and #25 on pop.  Looks like the GMA performance is doing it’s J.O.B.

  • Anonymous

    I blame RCA for this, but the song is just getting started. We won’t know if it’ll succeed or not for another month. What’s undeniable is that Adam needs a major single for the sake of the album.

    Considering the pains RCA took to share the singles candidates with PDs before choosing NCOE, I don’t think it will be their fault if the song isn’t played on radio.  They basically let the stations decide which single was going to be released.

    Since the feedback was very positive (unless everyone was just lying, which is possible I guess), the only reason not to play NCOE is simply that there are a lot of Top 40 songs ahead of it on the play list.  Which hopefully means that it will move up the charts as other songs become tiresome to listeners.

    But I wish the top stations could be a little more adventurous and play “Shady” or “Kickin In” just to let their listeners’ heads explode a little.  It would be good for everyone. :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Serena-White/100003161528564 Serena White

    I think Adam did have a little problem; he kept touching his “ear plugs”, for lack of better name.  He certainly does not lip-sync ever—he does not need to!!All and all, I think the performance was amazing(for a morning show).  Adam is of course, ismuch better in a real concert.  I believe the “Trespassing” album will be a big seller and RCA thinks so too!!!  Most of the songs on the album are “radio friendly”—I just don’t know what it takes to get them played. Adam is a very talented singer, but it seems that talent does not win, when it comes to radio air play!! I ,for one will be buying many copies of “Trespassing”.!!

  • http://twitter.com/Miztig Miz

    One Direction and Justin Bieber have both been on Good Morning America. Bieber probably a few times.

    I managed to see a bit of Adam on GMA this morning. I’m pretty shocked by them claiming Adam sold ‘over 2 million ‘FYE albums out of the box’. Particularly since the last number I recently saw was 833,000.

    I guess that is called having a good publicist?

  • seashellz51

    Adam & the band sounded fantastic this morning! His voice just soars. And NCOE had a little different opening which I liked. I love the backup singers and Brian on keys and Tommy & Ashley & Taylor. Ah hell…I love them all.  :D A busy week for them. It must be so exciting though. So happy for Adam.  And that jacket…yeowwwww

  • Anonymous

    They were quoting worldwide sales, but I think the host accidentally switched “nearly” with “over”. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ashetalia-Staatz/100001792695528 Ashetalia Staatz

    I meant that RCA should have released ncoe earlier. Its chr adds date is two weeks after the release of the album, when it was obvious back in February that btikm would not make it on chr. Adam went on a month-long radio tour with a doa song (btikm). That is not a good thing.

    No one knows right now how ncoe will do on radio.

  • http://twitter.com/politicsislife Elizabeth Matthew

    Seems like when GMA said Adam sold over 2 million albums they were including International Sales not just domestic sales since this is the same number RCA has released in recent months…might be wrong, but pretty sure this is the same way other artists sales are used for publicity. 

  • Anonymous

    Finally got to watch my dvr’d GMA. Wow, that was great! I liked that they shortened the intro to get to the beat quicker and those back up singers and their choreography really add something special. Adam sounded and looked fabulous.
    I don’t have any ideal how TSP will do commercially but from the reviews he is getting some terrific critical acclaim and that is going to help. I am beyond impressed by the whole album myself and I can’t believe it comes out tomorrow! I should be getting my Box Sex any day now, so excited!!!

  • http://twitter.com/whiskey401 Whiskey

    NVM. Posters answered already.

  • mmb

    the 2 million is world wide sales. Oops…or what everyone else said.

  • http://twitter.com/MissGolightly22 No Thanks

    One Direction has NEVER been on Good Morning America.  They’ve only been on The Today Show and it was their US debut.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Kaya-Burke/100002926607733 Kaya Burke

      [I wish the top stations could be a little more adventurous and play
    "Shady" or "Kickin In" just to let their listeners' heads explode a
    little.  It would be good for everyone.]

    I think this is exactly what Adam or his label need to do to ensure radio success at this point.  They’ve been doing the exact opposite so far, by playing it saferoad and conforming.  I read the Billboard article about Adam.  If his label is all about breaking Adam as a new artist, they should allow him to introduce his own sound to radio. 

  • Anonymous

    nvm

  • http://twitter.com/whiskey401 Whiskey

    Adam said that him and RCA plan to promote this album for 2yrs just like FYE. I think this is going to be a slow process and they are going to work the songs slowly as not to have an early burnout rate if that makes sense. I do think radio will be on board with NCEO. They screwed up with BTIKM but I think they regrouped themselves. His promo has been amazing and I think this album will do well just by word of mouth.

  • mmb

    I find it interesting that Adam’s music is frequently criticized within the Idol bubble as being throwback or old fashioned or dated or what have you; yet his music is rarely, if ever, labeled as such by the mainstream music press.  Indeed, many of the reviews of Trespassing, which have mostly been good to great, specifically cite the tracks as being very current …indeed today’s review from Slant, known for being pretty tough reviewers, called the music current.  I don’t know what to take away from this, not saying idol fans are right and mainstream press is wrong, or vice versa.  I just find it interesting.

  • Anonymous

    most commercial radio stations only play what the labels tell them are the singles. there are the random shows that do deep album cuts, but those are more often than not on non-commercial and college radio, not on the big commercial stations. Occasionally you will see a big station that latches on to a non-single (one example being WSTR in Atlanta loving Kris’ version of Heartless and 3 years later is still spinning it around 20 times per week), but that is very rare.

  • Anonymous

    No. Actually its called not thinking that only US sales count.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mauricio-Daniel-Arizmendi-Perez/100000110367379 Mauricio Daniel Arizmendi Pere

    Let’s face it people…Adam will flop just like Kris…Singles that are not gaining momentum like we want, 2 years of doing nothing…..yes, Lambert will have bigger sales than Kris in the first week because AI performance (i’m still thinking 55k for Adam, 30K for Kris, and maybe even lower)…but let’s just face the truth as painful as it is

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WIHKL34XDORTS2UZP4SWUUTG3U randi

    I managed to see a bit of Adam on GMA this morning. I’m pretty shocked by them claiming Adam sold ‘over 2 million ‘FYE albums out of the box’. Particularly since the last number I recently saw was 833,000.
    I guess that is called having a good publicist?

    I think that’s called acknowledging that sales outside the U.S. count too. 

  • Anonymous

    It’s nice for RCA to commit to two years for the album but eventually (in the US), Adam needs a hit single.  IF NCOE flops, I’d say single #3 would be iffy. Obviously other countries will show different patterns depending on how NCOE does there.

    I think they’re following the two year plan with Kelly as well. But her first two singles were hits so it’s working! I could see her getting 5 singles if Dark Side  scores.

  • http://twitter.com/whiskey401 Whiskey

    LOL.

  • Anonymous

    I’m not sure some of those words mean what you think they mean, particularly “truth.”

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WIHKL34XDORTS2UZP4SWUUTG3U randi

    It’s nice for RCA to commit to two years for the album but eventually (in the US), Adam needs a hit single.  IF NCOE flops, I’d say single #3 would be iffy. Obviously other countries will show different patterns depending on how NCOE does there.

    The trick is that we don’t know what RCA considers a flop.  A song that peaked at #17 on HAC and sold over 100K copies might not be a flop to them per se. 

    NCOE is moving up the chart and hasn’t had a video released yet or had it’s ADD date on radio.  Adam has a bunch of radio concerts coming up where he is headlining, do people actually think radio won’t be playing his music at that point? 

    They will play the songs. 

  • http://twitter.com/whiskey401 Whiskey

    Go back to your posts from 2009 when you had the same doom and gloom scenerio for FYE. I would do it for you but I’m too lazy right now.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ashetalia-Staatz/100001792695528 Ashetalia Staatz

    It’s taken radio nearly thirty years to get to its present situation, and it’s unrealistic, if not suicidal, for Adam and his label to take it on. imo RCA is doing the right thing by releasing/promoting ncoe, a radio-friendly, season-appropriate, Bruno-related song to radio. I only wish they’d done it back in February.

  • Tess

    If you can show me the direct correlation between hit singles and successful album sales (gold or platinum) or show me how album sellers who have reached gold or platinum but didn’t have hit singles are considered failures I’ll bite that radio is the be-all and end-all.  And is top 40 the only genre that is considered a hit maker.

    I hear songs all the time and I rarely turn on the radio.  Imagine that.

  • Anonymous

    In what way is Kelly in the stages of “development” like cited in the Billboard article? I’m sure they will pull out Kelly’s album for 2 years simply b/c there’s enough material to last that long and different international releases, but comparing any Idol on an establish commercial level to Kelly (or Carrie) is silly imo.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ashetalia-Staatz/100001792695528 Ashetalia Staatz

    Bruno.

    Adam is an unestablished singer who wants to succeed as a pop singer. For that he needs the radio. Can you name a single pop star who does NOT have singles on radio, but gets by with an album alone?

  • Anonymous

    Adam’s such a great salesman.  Love how, on Big Morning Buzz, he shifted the conversation at the end from Queen to his own music.  Smart guy.

  • mmb

    Adam didn’t spend two years doing nothing.  In the time between the release of FYE and Trespassing he will have released 2 remix eps, an acoustic ep, toured the world, released a live dvd/cd on his tour, was the subject of an e true hollywood story, a vh1 behind the music, performed with queen on the MTV VMAs, was nominated for a grammy.  He has remained pretty visible.  If his single and cd do not do well it is unlikely to be because he disappeared for 2 years, because he didn’t.

  • Anonymous

    There is absolutely no way of predicting right now how NCOE will do. We haven’t even reached the radio impact date yet. However, the next two weeks should give some indications. Adam and RCA have done, it seems to me, everything in their power to give NCOE the best chance at radio. I still think it will work

    I am just excited to finally be hearing Adam on Chicago radio—and KISS, at that.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/PVEFG2TOUIXSROKUSO2O2DOWWE Taylor

    I find it interesting that Adam’s music is frequently criticized within the Idol bubble as being throwback or old fashioned or dated or what have you; yet his music is rarely, if ever, labeled as such by the mainstream music press. Indeed, many of the reviews of Trespassing, which have mostly been good to great, specifically cite the tracks as being very current…

    That’s an excellent point. Maybe many of those deep in The Idol Bubble aren’t really sure about what is current or popular on Top 40 radio?

    I often see many comments from hardcore Idol fans that state that they don’t understand why the top 20 songs are popular. If they don’t understand that, maybe they don’t understand that Adam’s music is current. I’ve also seen the frequent comments saying that they don’t listen to Pop radio at all. How do they know what will fit on CHR or even HAC if you don’t even listen to the radio?

    I think I will take the word of those who follow music and review it, and believe that Adam has put out an album that is current.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Kaya-Burke/100002926607733 Kaya Burke

     You tell em. :)  I think statements such as “as long as his album sells moderately well, it doesn’t matter how poorly or well his singles do” are made out of fear that his singles may not be doing so well.  I’ve seen such statements made time and time again for so many Idol alumni who could not break on radio.

  • Anonymous

    I think the term “dated” has become a catch-all insult in the Idol bubble. I have seen it used to describe the music of everyone from Cook to Durbin.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    “I hear songs all the time and I rarely turn on the radio.  Imagine that.”

    Do you hum them to yourself? lol

  • Anonymous

     

    I think the term “dated” has become a catch-all insult in the Idol
    bubble. I have seen it used to describe the music of everyone from Cook
    to Durbin.

    I agree, as well as the catch-all insults of “generic”, “like Nickelback”, “cliché” and “screaming”. ;)

  • mmb
  • http://twitter.com/whiskey401 Whiskey

    Let’s go back to flailing. 

    Awww

    AfterElton
    ?
    @AfterElton

    Photo: vh1: At VH1 this morning, @chriscolfer and @adamlambert share a moment – and a hug! http://tmblr.co/Z26HPyLTb_tn

    LOL at Sony with their planet fierce.

    Sony Music Canada
    ?
    @Sony_Music

    In other Adam Lambert news: the planet fierce native was on @ChelseaLately last Thursday. Check it OUT! http://www.adamofficial.com/ca/news/watch-adam-chelsea-lately

  • http://twitter.com/sgjools julia

    I agree, as well as the catch-all insults of “generic”, “like Nickelback”, “cliché” and “screaming”. ;)

    My favourite is the “not connected/connecting” silliness that is usually thrown at the better vocalists.

  • http://twitter.com/MissGolightly22 No Thanks

    I’m not even going to venture a guess on how TRESPASSING will do sales wise.

    Yeah, radio isn’t looking good BUT the album is getting rave reviews (which is probably giving it good buzz).  Plus Adam’s getting some serious media mileage out of his association with performing with Queen.

    Not to mention that the Gay rights topic is hitting fever pitch right know with Obama’s support of gay marriage.  Adam’s name is often brought up in the discussion (and hey, it’s more free publicity).

    Plus he’s getting a primo promo spot on AI’s Top 3 results night.  That should help move some units.

    Everything all together might be enough to get the ball rolling and keep sales steady.

    Oh, but I’m very certain that TRESPASSING will do VERY well overseas.

  • http://twitter.com/tinawinabina Tinawina

    I feel like we have this conversation every few months. LOL

    Anyway, here we go. Top 10 selling albums of 2011:

    Adele, 21 – 4,817,000 copies sold (massive hits at pop, HAC, AAA, etc)
    Lady Gaga, Born This Way – 1,973,000 (multiple hits at pop)
    Lil Wayne, Tha Carter IV – 1,776,000 (multiple hits at urban, crossover hits)
    Jason Aldean, My Kinda Party – 1,389,000 (multiple country hits)
    Mumford & Sons, Sigh No More – 1,328,000 (multiple hits at alternative & AAA)
    Jay-Z/Kanye West, Watch The Throne – 1,124,000 (multiple hits at urban, a couple of crossovers)
    Michael Buble, Christmas – 1,038,000 (about the only one without hits, but it is a christmas album and he promoted the snot out of it)
    Beyonce, 4 – 956,000 (multiple hits at urban)
    Lady Antebellum, Own The Night – 908,000 (multiple hits at county etc)
    Katy Perry – Teenage Dream – 907,000 (massive pop smashes, and this is with a big chunk of her sales coming the previous year)

    I could do the next 20 but it would be the same outcome. Hits don’t necessarily lead to album sales and when they do, it is not always to the same degree for everyone.

    But it is still hard to have high and/or consistent album sales without radio hits. The end.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WIHKL34XDORTS2UZP4SWUUTG3U randi

    responding to several people here so here goes:

    I think this is exactly what Adam or his label need to do to ensure radio success at this point.  They’ve been doing the exact opposite so far, by playing it saferoad and conforming.  I read the Billboard article about Adam.  If his label is all about breaking Adam as a new artist, they should allow him to introduce his own sound to radio. 

    If we learned nothing else from the release of For Your Entertainment as the first single off Adam’s debut album, we learned that Adam doesn’t get to release the same types of songs that other artists can release.  FYE (the single) would’ve very easily been a top 10 smash for Katy Perry, Britney Spears or Kesha. 

    Perhaps I’m reading too much into it but the same people championing Adam releasing the more “out there” songs right away are the same people who seems to want to see him fail.  Coincidence? I doubt it.

    You tell em. :)  I think statements such as “as long as his album sells moderately well, it doesn’t matter how poorly or well his singles do” are made out of fear that his singles may not be doing so well.  I’ve seen such statements made time and time again for so many Idol alumni who could not break on radio.

    If his album can/could sell without much radio play I don’t think RCA would balk at those sales.  There are artists who have very little radio play and they still sell fairly well, Justin Bieber comes to mind.  It wasn’t until his song Boyfriend that I ever heard him on Top 40 radio and yet his last album sold 3 million copies.  Susan Boyle as well.  No radio but great sales.

    Adam’s debut sold (in the U.S.) 833K on the strength of one solid radio hit.  That’s pretty damn impressive.  The other idol alum from his season had a hit of similar size and only sold 330K.  RCA will take albums sales over single sales/radio success any day of the week but make no mistake if radio success can be estabished the album sales only get better and better(er) so of course radio hits ARE the goal for all artists. 

  • Anonymous

    I liked the performance very much :D. Adam has always been throwback, nothing new. I don’t take it as insult, it’s true. Having said that this album is significantly more contemporary than his first.

  • Anonymous

    Radio stations aren’t obligated to spin someone’s song just because they are playing a concert for them. They usually do, but this seems to range from giving an artist say one spin a day in the week or so leading up to the concert, to playing an artist’s song every hour for weeks on end. It tends to vary widely depending on how big the artist is and how much traction the song has in the weeks leading up to the concert. And once the show is over, stations sometimes stop playing those artists’ songs entirely. So I wouldn’t count on NCOE suddenly seeing a huge jump in spins from the stations where he will be performing — it may happen, but it’s not guaranteed.

  • Anonymous

    Trespassing” shows that Lambert is too good to waste time trying to please the pop masses. They’ll catch up eventually.

    Newsday review – love it.

  • http://twitter.com/MissGolightly22 No Thanks

    FYI:  One Direction hit #1 with their debut album purely on social network buzz (Twitter, Tumblr, YouTube, Facebook, etc.) and a well timed Today Show performance. 

    Their song had barely been introduced to US radio before the album dropped.

    I’m not saying the same will happen for Adam, but just giving you an example of how an album can do well without a big radio presence.

  • Anonymous

    Let’s go back to flailing.

     
    ia ia :DDD/

  • mmb

    Yup..pop acts sell albums and singles, or just singles.  Can’t think of any pure album sellers.  The only acts I can think of that have big album sales without radio hits are 1) legacy acts such as Springsteen, Madonna etc. (but they had mega hits early in their career), 2) pure AC/easy listening acts or reality TV alums debut albums..e.g. SuBo, Josh Groban, Buble, the little girl from AGT.  I suppose Lionel Richie is kinda a hybrid — a legacy act with a gimmicky new album.  On the flip side there are now a LOT of artists with huge radio hits that sell millions of downloads that sell comparatively very few albums.  E.g. Jason Derulo, Flo Rida, the Wanted.  This is becoming more and more common– big radio hitmakers that sell tons of singles but their albums don’t sell much. 

  • YankeeFan08

    Love this review!  So true!

    “Trespassing” shows that Lambert is too good to waste time trying to please the pop masses. They’ll catch up eventually”

    http://www.newsday.com/entertainment/music/adam-lambert-s-trespassing-1.3717099

  • Anonymous

    There is no evidence that 1D would have been able to sustain their sales past the first few weeks without radio.

  • http://twitter.com/whiskey401 Whiskey

    *Clap hands*. Seriously Adam fans have been down this road before with Era 1. Adam promised us an amazing album and he delivered. Get ready for a wild ride. How fun is it to stan this man. It’s RCAs job to work radio not fans and right now Adam is having the time of his life so let’s go with it and ignore the doom and gloomers who like to harsh our mellow.

  • Anonymous

    all these reviews are quite glowing :D

    i was kind of expecting it after hearing the whole album, but i’m seal-clapping anyway :3

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/PVEFG2TOUIXSROKUSO2O2DOWWE Taylor

    Of course it’s not guaranteed, but it’s better to perform at these radio concerts than to stay home- IYKWIM. It would be silly for Adam to pass up these types of opportunities. You go, you do your thing and hope for the best. It’s better than not getting asked at all to do these shows!

    At the very least, Adam’s music is exposed to new ears at these big radio concerts. These new ears are radio listeners that might not have ever listened to Adam’s music before or attended one of his shows.

  • http://twitter.com/MissGolightly22 No Thanks

    Of course.  But radio sure as hell picked up their spins and station adds once they saw those album sales!  LOL!  They fed into each other.  And I’m sure that Today Show performance played a big part too (everyone was shocked at the kind of crowd the boys drew).

    ETA: No one wanted to seem to be behind the curve.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WIHKL34XDORTS2UZP4SWUUTG3U randi

    Radio stations aren’t obligated to spin someone’s song just because they are playing a concert for them. They usually do, but this seems to range from giving an artist say one spin a day in the week or so leading up to the concert, to playing an artist’s song every hour for weeks on end. It tends to vary widely depending on how big the artist is and how much traction the song has in the weeks leading up to the concert. And once the show is over, stations sometimes stop playing those artists’ songs entirely. So I wouldn’t count on NCOE suddenly seeing a huge jump in spins from the stations where he will be performing — it may happen, but it’s not guaranteed.

    Nothing is guaranteed obviously but the song is as radio ready as it gets and add in the Bruno Mars connection and I don’t see any way for radio to resist this song. 

    I know some see others struggling and automatically want to assume Adam is in the same boat but the weakest song on the album, BTIKM, landed at #17 on HAC and sold over 100K copies.  I don’t see NCOE doing worse than that, especially not with an Idol performance just around the corner.

  • Anonymous

    It’s hard to generalize about pop music artists, because right now there are artists who are can sell a boatload of singles but struggle with their album sales, artists who can sell albums without having a huge hit single (by huge hit I’m talking about one that goes Top 5 in format and sells 1.5+ million), and then there are artists who can sell boatloads of both albums and singles.

    For one example, look at the latest boy band sensations. Both The Wanted and One Direction have big hit singles here in the US that continue to get a ton of radio play and sell well, but when their debut albums dropped, One Direction’s sold 176K the 1st week, while The Wanted sold 34K the 1st week. Now granted, One Direction’s was a full-length album while The Wanted’s was a 7-song EP, but that’s still a big difference.

    Or look at someone like Jason Derulo, who sells tons of singles and gets major radio play, but whose last album sold just 13K its opening week.

  • Penny Burke

     ”Adam’s debut sold (in the U.S.) 833K on the strength of one solid radio hit. ”

    You can’t pretend that “Time For Miracles” and it’s surrounding hoopla, “For Your Entertainment” and the AMA debacle, “WDYWFM and ” If I Had You” didn’t get released/promoted because they did.

  • Anonymous

    I like his nails and the jacket :3

  • http://twitter.com/weeeeezle weezle

    Say what you will, you have that right!  But, I will take the positive road and flail  all night…Can’t wait to see him perform on Idol…:)

  • Anonymous

    Got Box Set CD today – put it in my great sound system. 

    The man’s voice stuns.

  • Anonymous

    It’s so lovely to see some fans of other Idols saying how good Adam’s album is and showing some much concern over how it and it’s singles will do saleswise. :)  I know I’ll be sure to return the favor when Kris’s album drops next week. 

  • http://twitter.com/whiskey401 Whiskey

     Going back to that Billboard article my favorite line was:

    “We’re breaking an artist,” he says. “We want him to be more than just an ‘American Idol,’ and that takes time.”

    God I can’t wait.

  • http://twitter.com/RonnieDRocks Ronnie D

    I will say one thing that I forgot to mention. I think RCA should have had the video for NCOE set to go once he started doing promo like going on GMA.

  • Tess

    Alright…I’ll concede.  Radio is now officially the ONLY way to sell music and the only way to sell POP is to have a radio hit.  Therefore, since BTIKM obviously flopped and NCOE is floundering big time it is probably safe to say that Trespassing will ONLY sell to Adam’s fan base and after the first 3 or 4 weeks it will die a very sad death because nobody new will hear it.  Boy, I hate writing obituaries before something is even dead….oh well.

  • Anonymous

    I wonder if they’re timing it to coincide with the adds date instead?

  • http://twitter.com/whiskey401 Whiskey

    I won’t be bamboozled, I won’t be bamboozled. Ignore, Ignore.

    Is the album dropping at midnight tonight?

  • Anonymous

    Adam always looks so relaxed on camera.  I love how he is still somewhat theatrical in his song delivery.  His music is not my cuppa, but I sure wish him the best of luck!

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Yet another pie in the sky theory (based on nothing) ruined by some horrible facts. lol

  • Anonymous

    Its so all of the amps that are miked will not have as much distortion from the drums.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/4PLQMZV4QX7CHQCAUVXJBXYUCM wicked

    Fantastic range – always an articulate interview – looking veeeery good. Still only like about 3 of his new songs though (LOVED WWFM from his last album).

  • Anonymous

    Radio is important but isn’t the only thing that matters. Seems like a simple concept to me.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Thanks for posting that information and going to the trouble of finding and assembling it. I’m going to save it for when this debate come up again, as it inevitably will.  lol

  • Anonymous

    love him and love his voice. hate his music. 

  • Mateja Praznik

     Unfortunately, I’m afraid that’s exactly what’s happening. NCOE’s adds date is still a few weeks away, but radio isn’t showing much interest so far.

  • Anonymous

    Adam was not talking about NCOE, he was talking about the album, which has alot of funk beats.

  • Tess

    Yup…now the only thing left is to prove to me which came first….the chicken or the egg.  It must be known since the consensus is that radio singles sell albums and that the interest in songs based on the sale of albums doesn’t get radio to play the tunes, obviously.

  • Anonymous

    The album has sold in other countries, not just America.

  • http://twitter.com/tinawinabina Tinawina

    Why take it there? Yikes.

    I personally don’t think NCOE is dead. I think it is radio friendly and has a shot. I also think Adam has a real chance to open well, which can only help the song.

    I just don’t think the “He doesn’t need radio!” thing is bourne out by the data. That thought seems to resurface periodically even though there is no real evidence to support the idea IMO. There is always a chance he will sell long and hard (dirty!LOL) without hits, but the chance is small.

    Of course, anyone is free to hope whatever. Maybe he’ll break the odds, you never know. I hope he doesn’t have to and that he ends up with some hits because I think the album certainly has plenty on there.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    There are lots of sources on the Internet available for anyone to research aspects of sales of CDs, etc. if they are truly interested, and I am always
    grateful and respectful of anyone who takes time and makes the effort to
    support their suppositions, theories and opinions with facts, rather than expecting others to provide them with support or refutation.

  • Anonymous

    Exactly. Despite being simplistic, it’s one of the most oft brought up debate. I don’t get why, but I guess people get their kicks from it. 

  • Anonymous

    Radio  is the most powerful, in terms of number of people reached for a long period of time,  medium to have the music heard and reach new ears, by far.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ACMLXLYSSX73RNYQOUZWSO2I4U Enough already!

    Have no idea what the public wants.   Adam has everything to make him the premier superstar of this generation, the looks, the voice, the attitude.   So what does America want a superstar who is not gay???  Well tough!   Sick to death of the naysayers and all the gloom and doom.   If Adam has to climb these stupid mountains, I am sure he will do so and succeed!

  • Tess

    Fuzzy….

    here was my original post….

    If you can show me the direct correlation between hit singles and successful album sales (gold or platinum) or show me how album sellers who have reached gold or platinum but didn’t have hit singles are considered failures I’ll bite that radio is the be-all and end-all.  And is top 40 the only genre that is considered a hit maker.

    I said if someone could prove it to me I’d bite….they proved it to me so I bit.

    I don’t think I need a lecture…and I never said someone’s theory was wrong, nor did I voice a theory other than to say I get my music fix by other means than traditional radio….and no I don’t hum to myself all day, and that was rude.

  • Anonymous

    She never said it wasn’t. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Kaya-Burke/100002926607733 Kaya Burke

    Here’s the latest review from Toronto Sun
    Adam Lambert

    Trespassing

    Dance-Pop

    3 stars out of 5

    Trespassing is the least of it. Glambert’s dance-oriented second disc
    also finds him committing identity theft (many cuts blatantly borrow
    from Jacko, Queen and Prince), engaging in conspiracy (with
    collaborators Pharell, Bruno Mars and Dr. Luke) and impersonating a pop
    diva (some cuts sound more like Katy or Britney). The worst offence of
    all? He fails to be fabulous at all times.

  • Anonymous

    Technically, the latest review is from News Day which has one of my favorite lines: ”Trespassing” shows that Lambert is too good to waste time trying to please the pop masses. They’ll catch up eventually.
    I think it just proves that reviewers will have differing opinion. Good score overall still, though. 

  • Anonymous

    Whew, I forgot what review season was like for Idol alums.  LOL.   I suspect Adam will get some good reviews and some so so reviews.   I wouldn’t even call the 3 out of 5 stars that bad of a score but the text isn’t too complimentary.    Is there more of the review then that one paragraph?   The reviewer must have liked something to give it at least 3 stars, instead of say 2 or 1. 

  • Emmy

    What a great way to start off Trespassing drop week for Adam and fans!  Just watched the Billboard chat, which was AMAZING! Glowing reviews from huge publications, kick ass performance on GMA, and I received my CD in the mail! Hi Def Adam in my speakers – it’s been too long.  The setlist for the MLB performance going around on twitter includes all my faves – can’t wait to get vids.

  • Anonymous

    Thanks.. Whiskey.  You got me to go listen to Shady and  the term “Funk” would very definitely apply there.  “Shady” was far more interesting music to me and its cool that most of the album is Adam seeing where he can go with music if thats more represntitive.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WIHKL34XDORTS2UZP4SWUUTG3U randi

    “Adam’s debut sold (in the U.S.) 833K on the strength of one solid radio hit. ” You can’t pretend that “Time For Miracles” and it’s surrounding hoopla, “For Your Entertainment” and the AMA debacle, “WDYWFM and ” If I Had You” didn’t get released/promoted because they did.

     
    We’re talking about radio success v. album sales so since TFM was never released to radio it doesn’t count.  Not to mention it wasn’t on the U.S. version (it was on the Japan version though and sounded lovely). 
    For your Entertainment, the single, was sent to radio at the end of Oct/beginning of November and pulled the week before the album was released and replaced with WWFM. 
     
    We’ll never know if the AMA performance helped his sales by raising his profile to the general public or hurt his sales by turning off some of his core idol fans.  Either way, not a radio song and therefore not what we were discussing.
     
    I didn’t realize IIHY had done as well as it did peaking at #16 on Pop and # 14 on HAC so I stand corrected. 
     
    On the strength of one solid hit and one moderate hit Adam sold 833K copies of FYE in the U.S. 
     
    YAY, he is officially NOT a one-hit wonder

  • Anonymous

    May I have the link, please?  Thanks.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/PVEFG2TOUIXSROKUSO2O2DOWWE Taylor

    3 out of 5, not bad. Overall, the majority of the reviews have been in the good to excellent range. You can’t win them all, but it looks as if Trespassing is winning a large majority of good reviews from various media sources.

  • http://twitter.com/weeeeezle weezle

    Yes, link please.  I am unable to find that review on Toronto Sun…I would like to read it.  Thanks!

  • Anonymous

    Interesting, Darryl Sterdan, the reviewer here, is the one who wrote that Adam’s singing with Queen was “horrifying” and that Queen should just have retired.  Well, he’s entitled to his opinion, I guess.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WIHKL34XDORTS2UZP4SWUUTG3U randi

    kaya, could you give us a link to that toronto sun review?  I tried to google it and can’t find it.  Thanks.

  • Anonymous

    That review is a funny one to me. identity theft? will there be law suits next?

  • Anonymous

    Wow, 3 out 5 is pretty good actually. From the parts you posted I would have expected a 1 or 2. So I guess he did like it some. I’ll take it!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WIHKL34XDORTS2UZP4SWUUTG3U randi

    The worst offence of all? He fails to be fabulous at all times.

    I’m not offended by the review but rather the reviewers failure to spell check before hitting send LOL

  • Anonymous

    I hope we get the other songs, Shady, kickin in, and trespassing in high quality video soon.

  • http://twitter.com/MoriaPolonius Moria Polonius

    I find it interesting that Adam’s music is frequently criticized within the Idol bubble as being throwback or old fashioned or dated or what have you; yet his music is rarely, if ever, labeled as such by the mainstream music press.

    I don’t know what to take away from this,

    I do.

    Idol bubble has no idea what current music sounds like, especially on top 40.

  • Anonymous

    “Offence” is the correct spelling in Canada and most Commonwealth countries, US is actually the one with the oddball spelling “offense”.

  • Anonymous

    Adam has said he listens to the top 40 constantly – yes, I think he has a better grasp of what’s going on than most of us here.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WIHKL34XDORTS2UZP4SWUUTG3U randi

    #85 overall on itunes/#21 on pop o/

    correction

    Trespassing up to #82 overall and #20 Pop on itunes o/ o/

  • http://twitter.com/Quu3 Q3 –Is it 5.15 yet?

    JMHO but it makes little sense to rehash the FYE Era Adam singles and learn anything. FYE sold on the coattails of Idol and the Idols Live Tour. The fact that FYE was good was not as important and the quality of Adam’s second album. The reviews are very good so far — even from reviewers who are not usually kind to pop artists.

    Trespassing will need to sell on the quality of the music and on giving some group of music buyers what they want. Right now it is #7 on Amazon US and up to #82 on iTunes US. So looks like some people are buying it.

    Radio is a very good way to build awareness — but it is not essential. But it is hard to replace the promotional power of radio. We’ll see what RCA has lined up in 2 week when NCOE hits the Impacting Radio date, but perhaps we should let it get released to radio first.

     

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WIHKL34XDORTS2UZP4SWUUTG3U randi

    ahhh that explains it…we’re not a commonwealth and we spell things however we like LMAO

  • mmb

    The Toronto Sun reviewer generally just gives these 1 paragraph reviews.  FWIW, he gave Garbage a 3.5 and Tenacious D a 3, both being released tomorrow as well.  With maybe one exception, even the “not so good” reviews have been OK, rather than bad.  And there have been really great ones from Rolling Stone, NY Daily News, All Music, Slant, US, Newsday..not to mention all of the music bloggers loving it.  I have no crystal ball to predict how it will do commercially, but from a critical/quality perspective the album is getting a mostly terrific response.  I would assume that is very gratifying to Adam or any artist.

    http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/may/14/listening-station-adam-lambert-willie-nelson/ Another good review.

  • http://twitter.com/MoriaPolonius Moria Polonius
    I think the term “dated” has become a catch-all insult in the Idol  bubble. I have seen it used to describe the music of everyone from Cook to Durbin.

    I agree, as well as the catch-all insults of “generic”, “like Nickelback”, “cliché” and “screaming”. ;)

    Unfortunately, they’re also often valid. Especially if they do happen to go together with the mainstream perception.

  • Anonymous

    I would question an American writer’s grammar and spelling before anyone else in the world, our schools are seriously lacking.

  • http://twitter.com/Quu3 Q3 –Is it 5.15 yet?

    The Toronto Sun capsule reviews really do not matter much — nor is it informative. The big review of the day so far was the Spin Magazine review — and that was 3.5/5 stars and actually had some insightful comments about the music.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WIHKL34XDORTS2UZP4SWUUTG3U randi

    I would question an American writer’s grammar and spelling before anyone else in the world, our schools are seriously lacking.

    I do not tend to read publications from outside the U.S. but having been educated in the U.S., I can assure you that both my spelling and grammar skills are fine.  It is not the schools per se as much as the students/writers who are too lazy to use proper grammar/spelling. 

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/PVEFG2TOUIXSROKUSO2O2DOWWE Taylor

    http://m.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/may/14/listening-station-adam-lambert-willie-nelson/
    Adam Lambert is cut from a different cloth. He may not have won the competition in 2009 – that honor went to Kris Allen, another member of the everyman pack – but he’s one of the best vocalists to emerge from the show in at least five years, with a range as broad as the Appalachians and a tone that sounds like Freddie Mercury’s Broadway-trained cousin after a night of heavy drinking.

    On an album filled with names such as Bruno Mars and Pharrell Williams, though, Mr. Lambert is still the incontestable star, serving as an executive producer – a rarity in the world of pop music, and an unprecedented honor for anyone still under the tightly controlled supervision of “American Idol” – and co-writing most of the songs. He steals the show with his supersized vocals, too.

  • Anonymous

    I actually agree with you there Randi, I too think it is the work ethic of our students that now have our national education level ranked only ‘average’ in the world.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/12/07/us-falls-in-world-education-rankings_n_793185.html

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/PVEFG2TOUIXSROKUSO2O2DOWWE Taylor

    Another positive review, from Hitfix. Trespassing got an A-.

    http://www.hitfix.com/blogs/the-beat-goes-on/posts/album-review-adam-lamberts-continuing-evolution-on-trespassing

    Ready or not, Lambert is kicking down the door. He’s not just coming in, he’s claiming a seat at the head of the table and you will be served. The 15-track set is awash in Lambert’s influences: the aforementioned Queen and Michael Jackson, as well as Scissor Sisters, George Michael, and, even, Parliament. To his credit, while he wears these inspirations with obvious homage, he still creates his own document here with his own history overriding those of any of his musical touchstones.

    Every so often an artist makes an album that brims over with not so much confidence as the feeling that he has left absolutely nothing on the studio floor. “Trespassing” is one of those efforts. It feels like every bit of Lambert’s heart, soul, ambition and sweat went into its creation. Such efforts can be a mess of too much of everything, and restraint has never been Lambert’s strong suit, but his tendency toward excess serves him well here.

  • Ron

    Sorry! Same Link as Taylor.

    Critics rating: A-

    Reader’s rating: A

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WIHKL34XDORTS2UZP4SWUUTG3U randi

    Interesting that even the reviews that are being deemed “negative” are giving him above average grades. 3/5 stars or B- is pretty damn good IMO

  • Anonymous

    They need to have Adam on their GMA concert, believe me it’s going to be a lot of peeps willing to line up since the night before just to get in front of the stage.

  • Anonymous

    The only flopping Adam will do is flopping his vinyl album from side a to side b in his spare time IMO.

  • Anonymous

    Not sure about the truth, as of today both Adam & Kris’ album are not release yet. So where’s the truth in the numbers you mention for both of them?

  • LaurelG

    That hitFix review resonated with me. Regardless of what happens with this single or the next, Adam is an unstoppable force. I’ve always thought that.

  • Ron

     http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/video/adam-lambert-performs-trespassing-gma-16345785

    ABC “Trespassing” vid from GMA viewers didn’t get to see.

    Fades out 12 seconds in but comes back 12 seconds later.

    Note: 2:32 mark

  • Tess
  • Anonymous

    Exactly Taylor. Adam performs at these radio concerts, the audience in the concert hear his music and if they like it they will call the radio and make the request. And because the requests are coming from these casual/new fans hopefully radio will play the song. So it’s a win-win

  • Tess
  • Anonymous

    On the issue of whether Adam will live or die by radio, I think he has some constituencies that are independent of radio:
    1.  Adam is known for having incredible vocal power and artistry.  I think there are people who will purchase him because they are into excellent artistry.  These buyers probably are not into pop radio, but are into vocal excellence.2. The LGBT community.  Adam has said he wanted to write music for his gay brothers and sisters.  Gay leaders like After Elton and The Village Voice are encouraging support.  Quick anecdote, on another site a gay man posted that he just bought because his community was so excited about the album.  He was decidedly not an Idol fan or a fan of pop.  There are millions of people in this community so it has a ton of potential buyers.3. My group: people who became fans on Idol and stuck.Now to be huge he probably needs radio hits, and he wants the pop audience, but he is not as tied to it for success as some.  Katy Perry is an example of a radio dependent star.

  • Anonymous

    OMG – that Trespassing is outrageous – whatta performance!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ashetalia-Staatz/100001792695528 Ashetalia Staatz

    Lots of great reviews here!

    For anyone interested, this site lists reviews which count for metacritic scores https://metacritic.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/1508/session/L3Nuby8wL3NpZC9DOFVxQkczaw==

  • http://twitter.com/wanermania k w

    Heard NCOE for the first time today on my radio. It sounded great!!

  • Anonymous

    That reviewer likes Shady & Kickin-in. I guess for the guy who’s going to front the band Queen, it’s okay to borrow Another One Bites the Dust base line right??? LOL

  • Anonymous

    I hope we get the other songs, Shady, kickin in, and trespassing in high quality video soon.

    Seriously!  I wanna see “Shady” and “Kickin’ In” done live!

  • Ron
  • Anonymous

    This twitter account has links to most of the reviews if anyone wants to look back over them

    https://twitter.com/#!/AdamReviews

    It really is amazing how many of the album reviews are very positive. I think the worst scores he has gotten are a couple of 3 out of 5s and I think I saw one C.

    The album is off to a good start and his performances today were great. Like wise his interviews.

  • Anonymous

    I don’t see Toronto Sun in the list for Music

  • Anonymous

    Trespassing on GMA is kickin a$$ good. When the Trespassing tour starts all of the songs will be perfected and it will be one hell of a tour.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/PVEFG2TOUIXSROKUSO2O2DOWWE Taylor

    http://www.usatoday.com/life/music/revie….sley/54961482/1

    Adam Lambert’s Trespassing

    Trespassing (*** out of four) is the album that fans of the former American Idol runner-up have been wanting from him. More cohesive and personal than 2010′s For Your Entertainment, it finds Lambert drawn to the beats and sounds of EDM, combining over-the-top dance grooves with multi-tracked vocal marvels. While the title track riffs off Queen’s Another One Bites the Dust, the final song, Outlaws of Love, may be the one with traction, a poignant song that addresses the human cost of living outside societal approval. — Brian Mansfield

  • http://twitter.com/sgjools julia

    I don’t see Toronto Sun in the list for Music

    thats ’cause its in a different secret list called ‘hirsten porn’

  • mmb

    Are you referring to the Slant review? I haven’t seen a review from Spin yet

  • Anonymous

    Is that only in the print edition? I couldn’t find it online. If you have a link for it that would be great. Spin is one of my fav’s and I’m interested to hear what they had to say.

  • Anonymous

    (While the title track riffs off Queen’s Another One Bites the Dust) the bass line is not even close to Another One Bites the Dust. They do however have the same vibe. To say it is a rip off is ignorant.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/PVEFG2TOUIXSROKUSO2O2DOWWE Taylor

    http://www.chron.com/life/article/Lambert-s-Trespassing-is-fierce-and-flashy-3557619.php?cmpid=twitter

    There’s a lot going on throughout “Trespassing,” but it’s to Lambert’s credit that he never drowns in excess. He’s a capable enough singer to not only keep his head above water but also to make almost every moment soar.

    Just follow the glitter trail in the sky.

    (4 out of 5 stars)

  • Anonymous

    I can’t wait to go into a store tomorrow and slap down that Tresspassing at the checkout and get that home to listen!  He looks so happy and proud.  He should be.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ashetalia-Staatz/100001792695528 Ashetalia Staatz

    It isn’t. Not all the reviews count for Metacritic.

  • Anonymous

    So is Adam’s album going to be available to download off iTunes tonight?

  • HotHotHot

    Does this mean Adam might sing in the Olympics?? Fingers crossed!!!!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=GUdjP_OjeiM#! 

  • Tess

    I bet it will be Brian and Roger playing and thousands of British school kids singing “We are the Champions”.  

  • Anonymous

    There was never any mention of Adam in that video and the Olympics are notorious for keeping ceremonies limited to hosting countries citizens. Queen had a career before Adam and they’ll continue to work with other artists after him. I wouldn’t get your hopes up, this isn’t on the same level as the EMAs.

  • Anonymous

    He looked and sounded great. 

  • http://twitter.com/LindsayKempFan Not fit to print

    Did someone suggest that Queen didn’t have a career outside of Adam?

  • Anonymous

    No, they implied anything Queen would automatically translate to Adam as well. It’s just simply not the case. I would be the happiest fan ever if such an event was to occur, but let’s be real that is so marginally unlikely and no one has ever even hinted Adam could be involved. 

  • Anonymous

    Well people said sort of the same things about the EMAs, lol, and look what happened! That said it would be great but I am pretty happy and excited about we have going on right now with Adam, so not gonna speculate about something not confirmed when we have sure things in the works to flail over.

  • Anonymous

    Not even slightly on the same level. EMA are a music award show in which any musician can imaginably perform if invited. The Olympics are all about country pride and the hosting country in particular maintains a sense of unity with it’s performers. They’re not even going to have the acts perform live this year (they often don’t), so why would they even need him there? 

    If it happens, I’ll be ecstatic. I just think people are projecting their wishes and are going to be sorely disappointed. 

  • Axxxel

    NCOE reminds me of the song “Atomic” from Blondie http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fmbO5VCLen4&feature=related

    Sorry… personal taste.. am more into “naked love” and the accoustic version of BTIKM.

  • http://twitter.com/LindsayKempFan Not fit to print

    Toronto Sun is a yellow rag of a paper – says this Torontonian.  It’s for people who can barely read. Unless you’re into Miss Sunshine and cheap electronics it’s a complete waste of time. 

  • http://twitter.com/weeeeezle weezle

    We are still waiting for the link to the review!  No one has produced it to us yet…or have they..??

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WIHKL34XDORTS2UZP4SWUUTG3U randi

     

    If it happens, I’ll be ecstatic. I just think people are projecting their wishes and are going to be sorely disappointed.

    which do you think there will be more of?  people who would be sorely disappointed if it didn’t happen or people who would be seriously pissed off if it did? LOL 

    I personally don’t think it’s going to happen but then what do I know?? I didn’t see the EMA performance coming either or his Grammy nomination. 

  • Anonymous

    Great to see Adam perform. Sounds fan-tastic. Love the jacket, too.
    One question, is it possible anyone ordered an extra Trespassing box set that includes
    the set of lithographs?? The company had problem with electronic processing of my
    order. I was just told I will not be receiving the item. Very disappointed is saying it mildly.
    Thanks

  • Anonymous

    Got my download from iTunes. Happy dance!!!!

  • Anonymous

    adam is at his best with ballads a la adele and soft rock. i dont know why he  insists on trying to replicate the shitty music katy perry et al are making;  the only way for him to make it big time and be remembered is with good music and ballads!  it’s no coincidence that FYE flopped as a single but what do u want from me did well. i cant understand why he released such a lousy dance single once again….adele success proves that people still love the big good belters.

  • Anonymous

    not so different. they are all saying the same thing if u read well– adam is much better that the shitty music that’s on his album. he tries to cater to the masses katy perry’s style instead of making good music, which he can and should be doing!

  • Anonymous

    I don’t usually like pop, but I surprisingly like the dance tracks on the album, except for NCOE that I hate.
    The performance itself was vintage Adam though, excellent.

  • Anonymous

    Except not. 
    I don’t think comprehension is the issue but rather the lack of actual reading of most of the reviews on your part.  

    Most seem to think he’s perfectly suited for what he’s put out and that it a very good (some say exceptional) pop album. Music is completely subjective which is why reviews will differ. I find pop to be good music, so we’ll have to disagree on what he should and shouldn’t be doing :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/pam.hart4 Pam Hart

    Did you think Prince, MJ, Queen, Timberlake had shitty music, because those are the names that the critics keep bringing up as influence on his dance tracks. Shady even has a legend playing the guitar and I think it is one of the best tracks.

  • Anonymous

    The track was so off that it was disorienting. I guess I will see how I like it after seeing it on Idol. I wish he didn’t use backing tracks so much. His voice doesn’t need them. But that is the thing right now. I’m not a fan of this style of music. But he does have a nice voice. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/pam.hart4 Pam Hart

    Additionally, Pharell is pretty renowned. He won three Grammys and composed and produced the music for the 84th Academy Awards.

  • http://www.facebook.com/pam.hart4 Pam Hart

    Over on the fansite I use, they say he no longer uses backing tracks for vocals. He has background singers. Are you meaning something else?

  • Anonymous

    Loved the NCOE and Trespassing performances. He looked and sounded great, love the horse jacket…

    Had a little trip up to HMV this morning to get a copy of Trespassing, couldn’t wait for my box set to arrive. It sounds soooooooo good blasting out in my car. i love every track,  don’t need to skip any of them. Happy fan today.

  • http://www.facebook.com/pam.hart4 Pam Hart

    One of the fan sites is reporting Trespassing Deluxe is #19 and Regular is #46 on itunes. I don’t have itunes so I can’t verify.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/PVEFG2TOUIXSROKUSO2O2DOWWE Taylor

    The video isn’t synced right, the video is off, not the non-existent backing track. Adam isn’t using backing tracks, he has back-up singers.

  • http://twitter.com/MoriaPolonius Moria Polonius

    the only way for him to make it big time and be remembered is with good music and ballads!

    Like David Cook or Kris Allen or Clay Aiken are being remembered? 

    I’ll take dance.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Roger-Kramjet/100003524695403 Roger Kramjet

    Barbara Streisand. Do they play her on pop music stations? Did she just get resinged for 30 million dollars? Enough said.

  • http://twitter.com/MoriaPolonius Moria Polonius

    Shady even has a legend playing the guitar and I think it is one of the best tracks.

    The story of getting Nile on board is the best thing ever when it comes to the behind the scenes of Trespassing. I remember Nile tweeting about listening to WWFM and loving it and I was all “Really dude? You’re a legend and you’re in love with WWFM?” I wish Adam talked about it more in interviews, but I guess Pharell was the one who brought about the turning point. 

    And I can’t get over how almost every single reviewer singles out Shady as an outstanding track. Some are more into Pharell stuff, some are more into rock stuff, some are more into ballads, but Shady is consistently in the top. And really, if I were to introduce Adam to a new listener, Shady would be my choice to start because imo it would appeal to everybody.  #shadyforasingleatsomepoint

  • mmb

    I agree that the Olympics speculation is beyond pie ni the sky wishful thinking.  No one is performing live — the music is all being prerecorded. The Olympics are the pinnacle of home boosterism — the host country highlights its artists.  Its super rare that a non-citizen takes part in opening or closing ceremonies.  I suspect Roger and Brian will take part, but the singer will be a childrens chorus, or a brit like George Michael or an audience sing along etc.

  • mmb

    Barbra had a lot of radio hits earlier in her career. Huge radio hits in the 60s, 70s and 80s….all of the Guilty-era stuff, You Don’t Bring Me Flowers, Enough is Enough, the Main Event to name a few (and I’m not even counting her most well-known stuff).   You cannot compare a 60 plus year old legacy artist like Barbra who, earlier in her career, won oscars, tonys, grammys and did havebig  hit radio songs and huge hit albums with a relative newcomer like Adam.  Legacy artists will continue to be able to churn out albums and get lucrative contracts based on the hit albums and singles they had earlier in their career.  As an Adam fan I would love to see him have enough success now that he will become a major legacy artist in the future.  But he will need more hits.

  • http://twitter.com/LindsayKempFan Not fit to print

    I’ve been lucky enough to have the cd since Thursday and NCOE sounds great when you’re listening to the whole cd. The best thing about it is the sound of Adam’s pure voice at the very beginning.

    (My favourite song is still Trespassing and I do love Shady, Kickin’ In, Underneath, OOL, Cuckoo, Naked Love – well, the whole thing actually. Pop That Lock and Broken English took a few listens (the chorus on BE reminds me of the Beatles for some reason).

    Oh heck, I like the whole thing – the only song I skip is BTIKM, which I never really cottoned to.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Roger-Kramjet/100003524695403 Roger Kramjet

    You have to really search to find some negative wording in a review about Trespassing. lol

    Here is my favorite review line from HitFlix… There are so many glowing reviews but this line is my favorite.

    Ready or not, Lambert is kicking down the door. He’s not just coming in, he’s claiming a seat at the head of the table and you will be served.

  • http://twitter.com/LindsayKempFan Not fit to print

    My thought, too. Nothing wrong with a little hopeful Glambert speculation but Adam’s participation is unlikely. I figure it’s going to be “We Are the Champions” as the remaining athletes (mainly medallists in) come flowing into the stadium. It could be sung by all the artists performing that night and, let’s face i,t the crowd will sing along.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Roger-Kramjet/100003524695403 Roger Kramjet

    My point also is that you cannot compare Adam as SOOO many do to Kelly and Carrie who are 10 years out into their post idol careers. Seems just as far fetched to me.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Roger-Kramjet/100003524695403 Roger Kramjet

    The same pie in the sky talk swarmed around Adam doing any set or all of a set with Queen at the EMAs people said it would never happen they would have various artists out there but not just Adam.

  • http://twitter.com/weeeeezle weezle

    I am with you on this one….I love pop music…so keep on catering to me Adam…..

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ashetalia-Staatz/100001792695528 Ashetalia Staatz

    Yes! Hearing it in the context of the album made me love it. It fits, so the rest of the album enhances it.