Adam Lambert – For Your Entertainment – Amazon Sale

Adam Lambert’s debut album, For Your Entertainment, is available as an mp3 download at Amazon for only 3.99.

Pre-Order the album For Your Entertainment:

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393 Comments

  1. I’ve never before paid such close attention to a record release, so I don’t know if this is unusual or not. I was surprised to see it at $3.99 from Amazon. I was taken aback really, it almost makes it seem like it went immediately to the bargain bin, unless it was characterized as a special price only for the release week or something. I guess it’s a marketing ploy to get the numbers up? But it also seems like a marketing risk because of the aforementioned “bargain bin” perception. That would be so painful, because it really is a good album! This is probably just par for the course and as I said I’ve not paid attention before. If anyone has insight into this I’d be interested in learning.

  2. I’m not sure about the reasoning, but Amazon does this all the time. I bought Jay-Z’s Blueprint 3 this summer the day it debuted for only $3.99 on Amazon, and that album sold really well. Kid Cudi’s was also 3.99 the week it came out and that had decent-ish numbers.

    Anyway, Rihanna’s album is 3.99 as well, so Adam’s isn’t the only new album on sale.

  3. JosieX
    11/24/2009 at 2:47 am
    I’ve never before paid such close attention to a record release, so I don’t know if this is unusual or not. I was surprised to see it at $3.99 from Amazon. I was taken aback really, it almost makes it seem like it went immediately to the bargain bin, unless it was characterized as a special price only for the release week or something. I guess it’s a marketing ploy to get the numbers up? But it also seems like a marketing risk because of the aforementioned ‘bargain bin’  perception. That would be so painful, because it really is a good album! This is probably just par for the course and as I said I’ve not paid attention before. If anyone has insight into this I’d be interested in learning.

    This is just a promotional offer. The mp3 download of Rihanna’s album, also released today, is for sale at the same promotional price of $3.99.

  4. lilbrusc102, thanks, I feel better! It is rare for me to buy a pop album the minute it comes out (much less pre order one!) so this seemed very strange.

  5. Don’t worry about the bargain bin perception. The truth of the matter is that nowadays most online music is stolen. Someone commented on another site that the reason Susan Boyle’s album sales are so high is that her listeners don’t know how to steal music!

  6. I remember last year, soon after Taylor Swift’s album was released, it was selling for $3.99 at Amazon as well. It’s no wonder it debuted at number 1 on the Billboard Top 200 chart.

  7. Mitla, that is probably very true! I guess that’s why so many of these people are on the road all the time, at least it would be much harder for people to steal a concert experience from them. It’s too bad.

  8. rickey.org claims “Type in coupon code MP34FREE when you check out” and you get an additional $3 off the $3.99 at Amazon.

    FYE album already below $1?

    Wow, how sad.

  9. Someone commented on another site that the reason Susan Boyle’s album sales are so high is that her listeners don’t know how to steal music!

    @_@

    Illegal downloads don’t account for that much of album sales.

  10. Adam is #4 on Pop Albums,#6 on Top Albums on iTunes!!! updated

    good news Adam!

  11. This was done for other albums as well.

    I’m proud of him for having both albums regular and deluxe in the top 10 on the Itunes overall chart for the US and Canada. Adam is doing good in my book. Keep it up!

  12. I wonder if this Amazon deal will affect the iTune sale’ ¦

    I don’t know. I’m concerned if those sales will count toward his weekly numbers, I read somewhere that they may not and that would suck.

    Honestly not sure why this got a separate thread and his albums making it into the top 10 didn’t.

  13. I didn’t get my album yet and I ordered weeks ago, but two of my friends that ordered last Thursday got theirs today. How unfair is that? lol Told my neighbor who works from home to hijack the postman for me tomorrow!! :)

  14. Levine-That’s the whole point of the Amazon sale. Amazon is trying to gain a larger market share of download sales.

  15. Don’t know why his UK numbers make me happy but they do – his album #36 overall and #18 pop.

    SuBo is #1 of course.

  16. rickey.org claims ‘Type in coupon code MP34FREE when you check out’  and you get an additional $3 off the $3.99 at Amazon.

    FYE album already below $1?

    Wow, how sad.

    For Rihanna too. I’m very sorry for your sorrow. :(

  17. I already bought for $17 on ITunes, and no regrets either. I owed Adam paying full price for his album. But this promotion is a good idea–will hopefully draw in the people who would’ve otherwise illegally downloaded, since $1-4 isn’t a lot to spend to assuage whatever little bit of guilt they may feel over stealing music. Since it’s digital, there aren’t any production & distribution costs to recoup, so this makes more sense too.

  18. read this, aimee mayo has written a good article about adam’s performance.way to go aimee. http://blogs.myspace.com/68978684

    i also think that rickey is so pathetic, it seems he wants to see adam’s downfall, sori rickey ul never see it.

  19. read this, aimee mayo has written a good article about adam’s performance.way to go aimee. http://blogs.myspace.com/68978684

    Yeah, that was good. I think there was a several jaws dropping open at the same time, some may still be left in the Nokia theater.

    I want to know how Letterman went, there were only a few reports on Twitter. They were good but no details.

  20. this is the first time commented here but i always read your blogs. i just want to be counted as adam fan.

  21. hmmm when I listen to A Loaded Smile – I think it relates to Adam and Drake and maybe so do Drake.

    MrLaBryFYP a loaded smile : ) lurv you

  22. rickey.org claims ‘Type in coupon code MP34FREE when you check out’  and you get an additional $3 off the $3.99 at Amazon.

    FYE album already below $1?

    Wow, how sad.

    I wonder how some the Glamberts will gloat over the fact that Kris Allen’s cd had low sale numbers compared to Adam’s? When his cd is not being sold for $1 like Adam’s. Which I am certain some will do.

    When I see this, I will know that Adam got a little “help” selling his cd when it was being sold for 99 cents.

    99 cents…lol

  23. The torrent sites tell another side of the story however. There is very little interest in Adam’s album-very small demand. (seeders/leachers). Boyle, on the other hand is huge, as are a number of other new releases. Kris, Allison, Daughtrey, Cook etc. are all higher in demand.

  24. I am buying SoBo’s for sure. She never had to be outrageous or ‘edgy’ to sell herself. She is just a pure soul and singer.

  25. People are sure up early this morning to talk about ADAM. Even two days later. Now THAT is impressive.

  26. LOL. 1$? Really? Someone’s losing lots of money on these sales… But it sure will help the numbers.

    People are sure up early this morning to talk about ADAM. Even two days later.

    It’s lunchtime for some of us.

  27. LOL. 1$? Really? Someone’s losing lots of money on these sales’ ¦ But it sure will help the numbers.

    It’s common enough for Amazon to do these promotional sales for albums that they predict will be big sellers. Rihanna’s digital album is going for $3.99 too, and it just happens that Amazon is having the other promotion for singles. Amazon will win money in the end, b/c the promotion is probably already driving up sales of the hard copy, which is not discounted. Besides, I wouldn’t view this as a mp3 DISCOUNT from $9.99–but rather as an increase from $0.00, which is what the majority of people pay for digital music. They know what they’re doing over at Amazon. I personally find it heartening that they’re treating his album the same way they’re treating Rihanna, a global superstar’s album.

    Also, if you actually go over to the Amazon mp3 bestseller page, you’ll see that quite a few albums in the top sellers are $3.99, with the most popular price being around $5.00. The prices aren’t comparable to physical CDs, and they’re not meant to be.

  28. People are sure up early this morning to talk about ADAM. Even two days later. Now THAT is impressive.

    Uh, sorry, but I came to read about Allison, Kris and the other Idols, this was just on the top and I saw the headlines. Which made me laugh.

  29. i’m a fan that’s why i’m interested all about adam. idont know why non-fans are interested too. they keep on reading, commenting and blogging on adam’s blog.

  30. That’s good. At least to balance his slightly overpriced deluxe album. Money’s tight these days.

    “People are sure up early this morning to talk about ADAM. Even two days later.”

    It’s around 6 pm here in the Philippines. I’m eager to hear the latest regarding Mr. Lambert.

  31. i’m a fan that’s why i’m interested all about adam. idont know why non-fans are interested too. they keep on reading, commenting and blogging on adam’s blog.

    It’s not Adam’s blog, it’s MJ’s. I think you might mean on Adam’s threads/pages? Anyhow, there are many sources of interest besides fandom of someone.

  32. $1? That’s cheaper than most new tracks cost these days. I don’t know how the industry makes any money. There are 14 tracks on that CD. The mechanical royalties alone are $1.274. They are losing 27.4 cents per CD and that’s just to pay the songwriters. Forget the costs of production or promoting.

    It would be cheaper for them if people would just steal it. At least then they wouldn’t have to pay the writers.

  33. im from philippines too. is adam’s album already available here.? i’m planning to buy on weekend.

  34. Hi mfab. I have no idea as I’ve been pretty busy in real life work and stuff. But I plan to visit the mall this weekend and scout for his cd. Good songs in there.

  35. i dont know why non-fans are interested too. they keep on reading, commenting and blogging on adam’s blog.

    That is funny! *shakes head*

  36. Doesn’t look like the Amazon discount did much for Itunes sales. Adam is still sitting pretty with both albums in the top 10.

    And I agree with whoever said earlier that SuBo’s audience doesn’t know how to illegally download and that accounts for a part of why her sales are so high. Add in the lonely fellow cat ladies who feel a bond with her and there you have it. Of course I am sure there are some people who just can’t get enough of The Monkee’s Daydream Believer and the other covers on the album :)

    Nice Aimee Mayo article.

  37. Sherena’s right.

    As an avid Amazon enthusiast, I know that Amazon runs these deals EVERY SINGLE DAY and week. You just go by daily and see the free song of the day and the album deal of the day (the price for which typically lasts the week, even though a new deal pops up every day.) Many, many times, Amazon gives away brand new music, not just classics. Case in point, in August, one of the free songs was Owl City’s Fireflies. Look at it now….

    Rihanna’s also is $3.99, and that same coupon likely applies (wish I’d known that before buying it last night. :-)) Right now, Regina Spektor and the BEP’s latest albums are part of the 500 for $5 each promotion. I wouldn’t say those albums are in the bargain bins for lack of interest or artistry! LOL

    The real question is why FYE’s not the usual Amazon discount to $1.99 or $2.99, which is how Amazon typically prices these specials. I guess it’s so that coupon can work. LOL

    But good for Amazon. That’s their price, not the market or label’s deal. And it’s mp3, digital, low to no overhead. Amazon knows exactly what it’s doing. Exactly.

    I don’t understand the reaction, really. Doesn’t everyone (who’s buying not stealing music) shop for download deals these days? I typically check iTunes, Amazon, and LaLa, to name a few, before buying digitally. No reason not to. (Picked up the Fame Monster from LaLa last night for $5.99 too.) Doesn’t reflect on my love for the music, just allows me to buy more. :-)

  38. Hey- I’m no expert, but even if the discount is because the Record companies want to show off more sales- I don’t think it’s a sign of not believing in Adam in general, but more because of the crazy release day that includes the biggest hit-maker this year (Gaga) and biggest reality sensation (Boyle) long with Shakira and Rihanna, all very having the potential of selling really well…
    Don’t think it’s some kind of agenda to prove Adam’s selling more than Kris, as some seem to insinuate…

    About Slezaks article- I agreed with a lot of it- but lemme just say: how can one not like Pick U Up??? That’s like, one of the best songs on the album!!! :-)
    and also- he spoke of how haunting and beautiful Broken Open is musically, but I have to mention that it’s also beautifully written! The lyrics kill me. I think this song is a masterpiece.
    For the time being- I think it’s the best song on the album (until I change it to SFW again, or Fever, or Soaked, or Pick U Up, or Sleepwalker-which-won’t-leave-my-damn-head!!!)

  39. im from the phil and adam’s album is available now on astro vision!!!! yehey!!! makakabili nko!!!!chill out pipol its not dat deep.

  40. i will buy Adam’s album, but it probably will release in my country (Indonesia) next week, how sad… btw u know what, me and my friends that Adam big fan–we joined Glambert Indonesia , didnt care about his performance on AMA (fyi, my country is conservative and the most people that live there was muslim,,ha..ha.. ) and we still want Adam’s new album..

  41. Excited that he is on Elvis Duran this morning- wanna bet the single is WWFM today– gotta get ready for work so I can hear it streaming– 6-10am this morning

  42. Considering Mr. Lambert’s up against BIG names, I see lowering the price as a marketing strategy.

  43. “tinydance
    11/24/2009 at 5:31 am
    rickey.org claims ‘Type in coupon code MP34FREE when you check out’  and you get an additional $3 off the $3.99 at Amazon.”

    Does anyone really believe Rickey? And does anyone still go there? I’m surprised, because of all the lies and crap he throws out just to get hits..

  44. im dancing with joy!!! adam album is available hr in the phl, pau2009 told me. yehey yehey yehey!!!!!

  45. About Slezaks article- I agreed with a lot of it- but lemme just say: how can one not like Pick U Up??? That’s like, one of the best songs on the album

    I KNOW! That is the one I have to turn the volume up in the car for. Then he gets to THAT BRIDGE. THAT BRIDGE where he doesn’t breath. Ahhh, heaven. Maybe it’s too theatrical for people but I absolutely love how every single song has that element in it- it ties the album together in a nice pretty black glitter bow.

    weareallinnocent- thanks for the explanation of why the digital album isdiscounted. It will probably fall on deaf ears though :(

  46. Hello mayang… are there other outlets aside from astro vision that sell his cd? Thank you very much. If only there’s an Itunes Philippines.

  47. I see lowering the price as a marketing strategy.

    I totally agree. It’s Amazon’s marketing strategy that they employ every day with mp3 downloads generally.

    It’s not RCA’s or 19’s though. If it were, we’d see the drop across the board at other outlets, not just the outlet with the smallest market share. :-)

    But, I agree, it’s not that deep.

  48. im not a genius wen it comes to music but i wana know if adams album worth an award? i think so…

  49. About Slezaks article- I agreed with a lot of it- but lemme just say: how can one not like Pick U Up??? That’s like, one of the best songs on the album!!!

    I liked Slezak’s review as well but I also love PUU. It’s in my top 3 songs on the album! The other two are Fever and Broken Open. (I can’t decide which one is the best…).

  50. sony phil said that they will release FYE on friday pa, however a frend who happens to be a die hard fan also txted me earlier dat FYE is avail on astro vision only, by friday it will be availbale in other outlet.wer u from?craeedemcee?

  51. its amazing dat adam is still trending on twitter? any news on his sales anyone?

  52. Studio 57, I love you. Ya know, I have been a bit sad since Adam’s performance. but I realize now that it’s all good. He knows what he is doing. I am sure he wasn’t happy with the vocals, but hey the sound sucked and he was really busy on that stage (falling down, simulating sex, grabbing crotch, God I Love that man) so “Whataya Want From Me”, right?

    So I am back to HAPPY today for Adam. He will hit it out of the park all day today!!!!! The Adamstorm has commenced, let it roll over me, SQUUUUEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!

  53. mayang- I just noticed that! Wow, I knew that kid was smart.We should hear an estimate today from HDD on his sales.

    Also saw this on twitter ( Planet Fierce also has a running chart of how he is doing in other countries):

    Adam is at #38 in the overall UK iTunes chart and #19 in the Pop chart! And it's only Tuesday!! @AdamLambert =DD
    1 minute ago from

  54. “When I see this, I will know that Adam got a little ‘help’  selling his cd when it was being sold for 99 cents. ”

    Did anyone check this out yet, seems like is was mentioned in the beginning of the comments as a rumor and then blew up into the real thing by being repeated…then again, I don’t think anyone wants to give rickey any hits and the people that do are not going to use the so called coupon to buy Adam’s cd..also noticed that many cd’s are reduced on Amazon…some lower than Adam’s…who will be next?

  55. tammyinohio: For those wanting to get the physical CD, Best Buy has it for $9.99 compared to Walmart’s price of I think $13.96 or something like that.
    ———————————–

    Thanks, Tammy. I’ll shop at Best Buy because I’ll get 10 copies of FYE for my sister’s graduation as party favours for her friends. They love Lady Gaga. Hope they’ll like Adam. Then I’ll get 10 more copies to take home for x-mas and New Year gifts for friends.

    I don’t know if my pre-order from Amazon will arrive before December 6th. I also ordered The Ten Commandments- DVD Musical and other artists’ CDs. I can buy a lot of FYE cds because I’m not lucky enough to get to go to Adam’s concerts. So my concert money goes to spreading his music to music lovers.

    I’m listening to Down the Rabbit Hole right now. Can’t say anything about it yet. Will listen to it a few more times.

    AMA wasn’t televised here so I only saw Adam’s performance on YouTube. It wasn’t his best performance and not best vocals. I avoided reading pages of comments (no time and just a glance it was not nice.)
    I don’t have to watch the video to enjoy his beautiful music.

    Adam, hang in there, sweetheart. I love you.
    You’ve been struggling in this business for quite sometime. You’ve had ups and downs. You will be fine. I have faith in you. You have your family, friends, and fans who will support and appreciate you through thick and thin.
    Before I sign off:
    Adam, my love, What a Gutsy Performance You Gave Me !!!

  56. nnadinola- it doesn’t matter if they use the coupn or not. The amount of people who shop for digital songs and albums is even more miniscule than the amount of people who buy phsical CD’s ( 5%). The only people who this would benefit already bought and received their product.

    oops- sorry mayang- I noticed he was still trending on twitter!

  57. Did anyone check this out yet, seems like is was mentioned in the beginning of the comments as a rumor and then blew up into the real thing by being repeated’ ¦

    I’ve seen a person post elsewhere that they got the album for $0.99 by using the coupon (long-term poster who likes Adam).

    It would seem illogical for Rickey to lie about something that’s easily proven true or false. If you can get an airplane ticket for $1, I don’t see why somebody might not sell an album for a $1. Neither is making any money, but that’s not the point.

  58. rickey is pathetic he wants to see adam’s down fall, becoz of his love for kris…

  59. OK, so we’ll get some radio interviews today riight? Has anyone seen a recap from the Letterman taping (or was any poster here actually there)?

    Also, will, I read you finally listened to the cd. Lovely, isn’t it?

  60. Btw, did anyone like “down the rabbit hole”? Not really feeling this track, it’s kind of psycadelic. Liked Master Plan A LOT more.

    Any rumours on the voodoo track?

  61. To mayang: I’m form Caloocan, Metro Manila. I just stumbled upon this site a month or so ago.

    Mr. Lambert’s pretty interesting. I’ve watched him on idol (I’m a fan of Archie and Cook as well) but I wasn’t really that invested in him. I’ve seen him a couple of times on TV (local channel). After some research I heard his jaw-dropping material (“Come Home”, “Is Anybody Listening”, “Heaven in the Minds”, “Come to me Bend to me”, “Crazy” to name a few) and I got a bit hooked. There’s something in him… And I’m impressed with the music he put out. Not diggin all but there are definite stand outs.

  62. “read this, aimee mayo has written a good article about adam’s performance.way to go aimee. http://blogs.myspace.com/68978684

    loved Aimee’s article..especially the parts about Elvis…I remember when Elvis was on TV and shown from the waist up and what a feeling it was to belong to a group of fans that loved him and shocked parents and most adults …such rebellion at the time..and, yes the haters were out there then and said he would never last…guess they were wrong

  63. i hope wat happened to elvis would also happened to adam. its too early but he is on his way… he is a rebel right but he is also nice. u know adam ,after an over the top performance he will bounce back with a very nice one, im positive that its part of their strategy and i hope and pray it will do him well.

  64. Chiming in as a casual Adam fan who *hated* the AMA performance – the sales price works for me. Interesting tactic – may push a lot of people who are on the fence into buying, Adam’s voice will be heard and he can salvage his reputation for amazing vocals.

  65. crzedemcee im from muntinlupa. i met paulyn hir from diliman and we constrantly txting now about adam, we are both working and prfoessionals and we both like adam so much. its nice to bump to someone hu likes someone u appreciate a lot.wer twitter sis right now.pau gave me mor info about adam.she is the one who told me dat fye is avail at astrovsion. nice to know u crazee.

  66. If you can get an airplane ticket for $1, I don’t see why somebody might not sell an album for a $1. Neither is making any money, but that’s not the point.

    True statement, however, I have to believe it is Amazon not making any money on this one. They run these promotions all the time, it isn’t anything new. Rhianna’s CD is also $3.99. It’s like going to a store and buying a sweater on Black Friday. The manufacture has already been paid their money. The store is the one that loses out.

    Also, the $3.00 thing works. It adds it to your account balance, which is ultimately the same as discounting the CD to $.99, just handled slightly different.

  67. I bet Amazon is trying to steal some market shares from itunes! :grin:

  68. I bet Amazon is trying to steal some market shares from itunes! :grin:

    Exactly. There’s a reason Amazon posted record profits when all other retailers (save perhaps Walmart) posted losses or record losses — and many shut doors completely (ala Circuit City…)

  69. I WANT ADAM ON SNL NOW?!!!!!

    After all drama they must be dying to have him. So much material to do sketches of, it’s like a dream come true for them! Wouldn’t be suprised if we see him there next season. I think this season is all booked.

  70. Saga, I’m not digging the Rabbit song either. Yes it’s fun but Master Plan is much much better. To be perfectly honest I prefer MP more than FYE. A better statement IMHO. I just watched the AMAs performance again. Sigh, Adam and the band you need more rehearsals as soon as possible.. (My alter ego is Angelbunny).

  71. ADAM WILL BE SO NICE AND FUNNY ON SNL I BET!!!!HES AN ACTOR BEFORE RIGHT..HE KNOWS HOW TO DIG IT…

  72. mmb- so funny, so true!

    It’s all so silly. In the very wise words of Taylor Swift, “music ultimately isn’t about competition.”…..

    I’m just going to sit back, love listening to my FYE and enjoy the show.

  73. mmb- yep, that’s pretty much it, lol.

    Adam is supposed to be on Z100 right now but the link to the listen live is not working

  74. Saga, I’m not digging the Rabbit song either. Yes it’s fun but Master Plan is much much better. To be perfectly honest I prefer MP more than FYE. A better statement IMHO.

    Oh, I love FYE but I wouldn’t mind switching Aftermath. Yeah MP is a really message song but it’s also probably why its a bonus track.

    As for the AMA, I think the sound sucked and since this is their first performance they didn’t have much to fall back on. The pitch problem suggest the sound feed to Adam was off. I still think he was flipping his finger to the sound guys!

  75. Sigh, Adam and the band you need more rehearsals as soon as possible..

    they did sound a little rough but much of that was the sound mix which was like it was on acid. I know people cry cop out when an artist blames the sound mix, but like a good lighting person can make or break a movie or photograph, good sound mixing can make or break a performance and the mix last night by pretty much everyones admission was all over the place. So I do give him a bit of a hall pass on that and on repeated listenings, he wasn’t off key – he was improvising with the song a whole bunch but I think that was to try and offset the mixing disaster going on… JMHO of course.

    Could care less if Amazon sells the album for 5 cents a copy – is just about them trying to get market share from iTunes. Music is a loss leader for them, it gets people to their site and while they are there they are hoping they buy other stuff as well. Has nothing to do with Adam’s music.

  76. the cd is two days old and already selling at a 1/4 of the price. yikes

  77. This is what Amazon does; it’s how they work. There is no great statement to be made.

    Love what Aimee Mayo had to say; and, yes, I bet she has been getting a LOT of questions regarding her thoughts on the performance. Nashville probably exploded.

  78. saga i cnat access the show, kindly update. tnks!!!!

    Sorry honey, the interview will prob be posted. They are talking A LOT and he is damn funny! Now they are talking about the album and the dj’s played a piece of fever and he is talking about it. He is pimping the album a lot.

    They are getting along really great in the studio, really, really good interview.

  79. Adam is still holding at #6 and #8 on itunes. Really you could say he is at #5. Only 4 artists ahead of him, Lady Gaga, SuBo, Rihanna and John Mayer. I would say that is pretty good.

  80. Thanks for z100 link! They just called SuBo The Hairy Angel, lol.

    They are playing WWFM now and played a bit of Fever.

    Dlee- not to mention he New Moon is sandwiched in between his two albums- the movie just had the biggest opening EVER.

  81. I bet Amazon is trying to steal some market shares from itunes! :grin:

    That’s absolutely what they’re doing. I buy a lot of downloads from Amazon because they run pretty amazing sales frequently…. In fact, they have the great advantage over Itunes of being DRM-free. About the only way they can get the word out that they do downloads, too, and do them *better,* without the DRM issues, though, is by the sales they have, pretty much, since all anybody knows about is Itunes.

    This really has little to do with Adam and a lot to do with Amazon’s own business goals, seems to me.

  82. Great Adam interview on Elvis show! He was funny, articulate and just made me smile! Now they are playing WWFM.

  83. What I liked about the interview was it was down to earth Adam, the DJs were egging him on, he just laughed about the stuff they were saying to him, they are playing WWFM right now.

  84. The $3 discount using the coupon code is Amazon’s loss. They’re trying to gain more of the market. From RCA’s perspective, they’re getting paid as if the album is $3.99.

  85. Awww…Elvis and the crew said that whenever he is in NY he always has a home with them….they really seem to like him

  86. Did they say they usually don’t have guests in the studio? didn’t the other idols go on there?

  87. I don’t think the Elvis Duran interview could have gone any better. Adam was so sweet and down to earth and they loved him. Just got my day off to a great start!

  88. Adam was his usual precious, adorable self on Elvis Duran this morning. Still saying he got ‘caught up in the moment’  , etc. during the ama performance and Tommy didn’t know what was coming. They played a bit of Fever and all of WWFM. They said a recording of the interview will be up on their site later. Listen, because it was fun!

  89. “Studio57
    11/24/2009 at 6:53 am
    nnadinola- it doesn’t matter if they use the coupn or not. The amount of people who shop for digital songs and albums is even more miniscule than the amount of people who buy phsical CD’s ( 5%). The only people who this would benefit already bought and received their product.

    Thanks for the explanation, but I was just questioning the accuracy of rickey knowing how he will print untruths just to have people go to his site…I only believe what I read if it comes from MJ’s headlines

  90. Linking him to Lady Gaga in the interview was brilliant. She is so hot right now, and not that he needs to ride anyone’s coattails, the fact that she is a collaborator on his album will get people very interested. I wish they would have played all of Fever, the clip doesn’t give it justice. Happy dance anyway for the interview overall!

  91. Good Morning! It is so good to see Adam still in the top ten on iTunes on both charts! There are songs from his album charting all over the top 200 pop. Looks like the Amazon deals haven’t affected the iTunes sales that much. Go Adam, missed the radio interview, somebody post it quick!

  92. Great, great warm interview. They do love him, don’t they. What’s not to love, he’s every interviewer’s dream. Good job Adam and watch your adrenaline levels boy (not that I’m complaining…)

  93. Adam was awesome on the Elvis Duran show this morning– They will be posting a recorded version of their interview soon on their site!

    WWFM was played in full and Fever in part

  94. I have a theory about Adam. I think he has got it bad for Tommy and all this pent up love/lust has messed with his head. I hope Tommy is gay or bi so they can just get that out of the way. LOL!

  95. Adam’s friendliness just shined through the whole Elvis Duran interview. How is it even possible to be so charming? *swoon*

  96. I have to say that when I watched the performance I thought that it really did look like Tommy had no idea what was coming- he was all into his keyboard- and then Adam just GRABBED him- and so, what a good sport!
    I hope he’s not going to run away from the band after the initial shock wears off, breaking down to the media and saying how traumatizing the whole incident was, lol
    Hey Tommy- I’d give a lot to be in your place… just sayin’…

  97. Loved Slezak’s review except for PUU. One of my top two on the album!

    I just caught the last part of the Z100 interview. I’ll have to catch the replay. He is an interviewer’s dream. Articulate and down to earth & real at the same time.

  98. Loved that interview. Adam admitted that he tripped and doesn’t know how he did that ninja move. Elvis asked him if he would pick himself up in a bar and he said definitely not. Asked him what was his type. Said he liked ’em smaller. Should have just said “Like Tommy!!!”
    They asked him if he had any piercings and he said no and didn’t want any. Then they offered the use of their bedazzler.

  99. i really think that tommy is so hot… im beginn9ng to like him and i ithnk adam likes him too. he said he’ll date on tour.uuummmmmmmmmm

  100. So if I have this correct, if Adam sells less than Kris he is a failure; if he sells more than Kris, but not substantially more, he is a failure; if he sells a lot more, but less than Lady Gaga and SuBo (which everyone agrees is going to happen), he is a failure; if he sells more it is only because of the Amazon discount; the Amazon discount itself means he is a failure. Meanwhile, the winner of AI sells less than any prior winner and he is not deemed a failure, but rather is merely a ‘slow grower’ , or a ‘typical new artist’ . Hmmm.

    I think that’s the gist of it, hmmmhmm, that sounds about right. Adam has to take over the world to be considered a success.

  101. mayang
    11/24/2009 at 8:34 am
    i really think that tommy is so hot’ ¦ im beginn9ng to like him and i ithnk adam likes him too. he said he’ll date on tour.uuummmmmmmmmm

    Ha ha! Good one Mayang! We all wondered what the hell “I’ll date on tour” meant….. :-)

  102. I think that’s the gist of it, hmmmhmm, that sounds about right. Adam has to take over the world to be considered a success.

    No, sorry. That won’t do it either. If he takes over the world, then he’ll be an arrogant sonuvabitch who has achieved his world domination only through the hype and over-the-top praise and expectations heaped on him by a lot of in-the-bubble media and through the machinations of 19 and Sony and the rest of the entertainment industry who have unfairly slipped to him so many opportunities that should have gone to Kris, to whom they rightfully belonged. … lol.

  103. Elvis Duran an crew REALLY loved Adam. They were talking about after he left. That makes me happy.

  104. Adam’s CD is here already in Manila…just go to Astrovision/Astroplus branches in any SM mall….i don’t know about Odyssey yet but if you are in the mall, check it anyway.

  105. So if I have this correct, if Adam sells less than Kris he is a failure; if he sells more than Kris, but not substantially more, he is a failure; if he sells a lot more, but less than Lady Gaga and SuBo (which everyone agrees is going to happen), he is a failure; if he sells more it is only because of the Amazon discount; the Amazon discount itself means he is a failure. Meanwhile, the winner of AI sells less than any prior winner and he is not deemed a failure, but rather is merely a ‘slow grower’ , or a ‘typical new artist’ . Hmmm.

    Yes, you are totally right. Mad World :-(

  106. No, sorry. That won’t do it either. If he takes over the world, then he’ll be an arrogant sonuvabitch who has achieved his world domination only through the hype and over-the-top praise and expectations heaped on him by a lot of in-the-bubble media and through the machinations of 19 and Sony and the rest of the entertainment industry who have unfairly slipped to him so many opportunities that should have gone to Kris, to whom they rightfully belonged. ‘ ¦ lol.

    LMAO! He’s doomed.

  107. lucy got o kris tread not hir pls. chill out. its not dat deep.

    I was *joking.* …. !!! I was totally chill while writing it! I’m one of those strange people who is a big fan of Kris as well as Adam (plus Allison and Matt)l …. Nevertheless, I don’t see how anybody can deny that some people are going to say *exactly* what I posted!

    I thought that was obviously a joke on my part, but … guess not!

  108. i like tommy i thnik he is hot and adam likes him too. and he kissed back. pls put the radioo interview now.

  109. mayang – lucy is joking, although what she wrote is probably true.

  110. I said in another thread that I decided NOT to go and buy the physical album after I saw the AMA performance. But I also said I would buy the individual tracks that I like. But after seeing the Amazon mp3 download for $3.99, I went ahead and got the whole thing. I have already put all the tracks (minus FYE and Fever) on my mp3 player, and I will burn a disc for my car.

  111. So he’s still spinning that ‘it was in the moment’ … okay, fine.

    Was anything said about what his single is or are they going to continue with confusion?

  112. The didn’t say anything about what single was official, they just played WWFM.

    He’ll be on WPFJ at 9:10

  113. They didn’t mention singles, but Elvis purportedly does not like FYE, didn’t play it and only played WWFM. They played a bit of Fever so they could talk about Lady Gaga, whom they adore.

  114. Sales seem to be going well. Evidently Adam’s performance was just what the doctor ordered for the AMA’s and this interview showed why Adam is gonna be around for a long while, he’s actually got something to say! It’s a good day in the Adam neighborhood. :)

  115. ok lucy got u. sori.

    No problem! With a lot of the stuff that gets written in heat around here I understand that it’s kind of hard to tell the difference between a joke and one of those things that get written in heat!

  116. You can get the album for 99c

    Amazon is giving a $3 gift card- enter the code, then download the album

    Amazon Code

    ETA- just in case the code is MP34FREE

  117. adam makes every minute so exciting, love him or hate him, its adam.

  118. Adam has to take over the world to be considered a success.

    Well, that’s what Simon told us would happen. That’s what some in the press have hyped would happen. That’s what a number of fans posted would happen.

    I think people can be excused for buying into the hype and then thinking the results are less than predicted.

    BTW I remember being told repeatedly that the promo for FYE the single would start this week and it would quickly bolt up the airplay chart. That the AMAs were the kick-off. I see FYE lost even more spins yesterday and is falling on both charts. And Adam isn’t even bothering to promo FYE (the single) today. Hmm…

  119. As for him winning an award, nope. I don’t think so. His songs are just to establish himself as a recognized recording artist. They’re just not ground breaking to hold a candle up there, IMHO.

    As for his voice, now that, for me, deserves multiple platitudes. From a technical stand point, he’s a total pro (heck I’d be the first to claim his vocal chords if it were to go on auction/ ebay). I do understand his tone isn’t for everybody. Wasn’t sure it was for me either in the beginning. I gave it more time and yes, he won me over as I got to know him better’ ¦ won me over BIG TIME. Plus, he’s a good guy. Talent + good personality, win-win in my book. The looks, fashion sense, other talent is just a side dish.

  120. Down the Rabbit Hole’ ¦ the wail + falsetto is Ring Of Fire 2.0. Good vibe in there. Not loving it, not hating it either. Just in the middle. Depends on my mood maybe. Master Plan is like a rock anthem of some sort. I like it.

    I don’t hate any of his tracks. Just ‘meh’  on a few.

  121. I am happy that anytime now I’ll be picking up from Best Buy the CDs of Adam Lambert and Susan Boyle. Good pricing at $9.99 each + tax and with an option of store pick up or free delivery.

    FYE will prepare my body in the morning for “battle” at work and Susan Boyle’s angelic voice at night to calm my nerves. Perfect combo I think.

    Subo’s CD is now the favorite piped-in music in our HR and Accounting offices. I was informed that somehow her music hypnotizes employees to be happier, less agressive, more productive and from our company doctor lowers blood pressure? WTF is this? I prefer my own office and those under me dead-silent for intense concentration.

    I also added to my purchase an old classic rock “The Other Side of the Moon” by Pink Floyd to replace the damaged CD in my father’s collection. I am surprised that this album released in 1973 is ranked #40 at Itunes rock album.

    Anyway, the bass on the Pink Floyd’s track “Time” blew me away. If you have a good system try this one. I don’t think Ipod is capable of reproducing this amazing bass.

    Out of curiosity, I visited some illegal download sites just to have a feel the favorites of these pirates. Apparently Subo is also a favorite of illegal downloads since her tracks are overloading servers. These sites have a lot of spywares and viruses, not worth staying longer.

  122. His AMA performance bombed. I’m not gonna sugar coat it. But I wasn’t personally offended as I’ve seen worse though I cringed a little. He generated controversy and got attention. He just gotta deal with the backlash. And as I’ve said before, being his own critic won’t help boost his sales. I don’t expect him to apologize for his artistry in performing. I don’t think being unapologetic translates to being arrogant. This is a critical point in his career and being even remotely negative of anything he puts out may be a backlash in itself. I think it’s enough he admitted it ‘was a bit pitchy’  (though it was a whole LOT pitchy for me).

  123. I hope someone can give a little of what’s going on for all us stuck at work and peeking at MJs! They banded listening to radio stations through our computers.

  124. wat does he mean it happened on the fly? i didnt get it. sori im kinda slow.

  125. Letting him pick which song to play!!! FYE or WWFM. Said people have heard FYE and to play the new one. No doubt now that it is the new single.

  126. Sorry for bringing up the AMA’s again. It’s not the topic of discussion.

    To mayang: Nice to hear some “kababayan” in cyber space who are avid Adam fans. I don’t consider myself as an uber fan actually. I’m a budding professional myself and I find myself lurking the net for a reality tv contestant. But I’m willing to talk about latest updates. My email account’s cookie07monster@yahoo.com. Please feel free to drop your number there. Thank you very much!

  127. WWFM sounds good in the radio. first time i heard it on radio. cool.

  128. Adam’s single made a pretty nice jump since the AMA’s. According to the live feed:

    53. FYE
    54. LLWD
    76. FYE
    126. LLWD
    152. Down The Rabbit Hole
    166. Whataya Want From Me.

    How is DTRH charting when you have to buy the album to get it?

    Just an FYI- here are the rest as they chart in the top 500 overall:

    208. Master Plan
    305. Sleepwalker
    319. Broken open
    321. Soaked
    351. Heartless (kris Allen)
    353. If I Had You
    420. Time For Miracles
    433. Fever
    449. Time For Miracles
    459. Music Again

  129. Re “on the fly” joke

    They were asking about the bj moment and whether it was planned. He said he was going with the spirit and it happened on the fly. Not a planned joke, but it can be taken two ways. “Fly” is another word for your pants zipper, and “on the fly” means spontaneous.

  130. I love FYE, but WWFM is a great song for the moment. It fits with this station better too.

  131. I think people can be excused for buying into the hype and then thinking the results are less than predicted.

    BTW I remember being told repeatedly that the promo for FYE the single would start this week and it would quickly bolt up the airplay chart. That the AMAs were the kick-off. I see FYE lost even more spins yesterday and is falling on both charts. And Adam isn’t even bothering to promo FYE (the single) today. Hmm’ ¦

    LOL.

  132. He says he can really get into the lyrics when he sings WWFM live.
    Talking about his silver nails now.
    Now talking about his good hair. Says he rolled out of bed today. (yeah, sure)
    Now talking about Fever.

  133. wow, I’m actually listening to Mr. Lambert in real time… i miss being a bum…

  134. Well, that’s what Simon told us would happen. That’s what some in the press have hyped would happen. That’s what a number of fans posted would happen.

    I think people can be excused for buying into the hype and then thinking the results are less than predicted.

    I think one would have had to buy into the hype first. IMHO, I believe it has more to do with the fact that people resented what Simon said about Adam and have been waiting for Adam to fail. Many people resented Kris not getting his due from Simon, which has nothing to do with Adam. Adam has and always will be a Kris fan. :) Yes, there are some OTT fans for Adam. But I know many, many Adam fans have always worried about how marketable Adam would be because he is so out there. IMHO, that is the way I read the situation based on what I have read on the blogs. Let’s face it, there are annoying Adam fans out there, but by the same token, there are some Kris fans out there who haven’t been so nice either. But hey, I guess it’s album dropping season. Did we expect anything different! :)

    ETA-can’t seem to fix the block quotes….UGH!!!

  135. Says he likes doing other people’s music .
    Now saying how WWFM is different energy than FYE and wants to do video. Will change it up; his career will not go totally the way of FYE.

  136. It’s good he’s not fazed with the controversy. Just moving on with life…

  137. Wow! Master Plan is Charting? How! I seriousl want to hear that on my radio! I love that song. And have you allheard Down the Rabbit Hole? Not as awesome as Master Plan, but awesome! I think we will have to hunt down every Bside out there because the ones we have so far are great!

    As for Adam Album sales, I will just be thrilled if he breaks 100k after the AMA debacle. Go Icarus!

  138. Is there a link to the Elvis Duran interview? I could not listen to the mp3. Maybe MJ will post it like she did Kris’ radio interviews.

  139. Question: I see on Letterman’s site only two names for Wednesday’s show, Natalie Portman and Adam. Doesn’t David usually have two interviews? So does this mean Adam gets to speak, or is it going to be a longer interview with Natalie? (I don’t usually watch Letterman, so I don’t know if it’s unusual)

    tx

  140. How is DTRH charting when you have to buy the album to get it?

    I don’t think you have to get the album to get it – I just bought the album on itunes yesterday, and it looked like you could get DTRH separately too, which a lot of people who got another version of the album probably did.

  141. “i cant compare i dd not hear duran’s interview”

    I’m expecting someone will upload it on youtube soon…

  142. I think itunes screwed up AGAIN and made available songs that were supposed to be album only. That’s fine, more people will hear it now.

  143. “He couldn’t be nicer, posing for pictures for every yahoo in the radio station”, what a diva lol

  144. DJs are talking about how nice Adam is and is taking pictures with everybody in the building.

  145. This is cracking me up – the DJ’s are dull though. They said people are coming from all over the place to take pictures with Adam.

  146. To all Pinoy peeps asking, the CD is available at Astrovision. It’s 430 pesos, not a local version. It is also available already at Music One Greenbelt.

  147. Yeah! I got to hear to Adam live on WPLJ! Love it! Love the album-bought from pre-order at Amazon but downloaded from itunes to get the bonus tracks.

  148. I was just gonna buy a few singles, didn’t care for FYE, but I used the Amazon code and got the whole CD for $1. It was to good a deal to pass up.

  149. He gives the best interviews…… I bet he got out of so much trouble his child and teen years with those talking skills of his…. just so disarmingly cute.

  150. I know Amazon will take the $3 loss as their coupon, but how much will Adam make on a $3.99 digital album download?

  151. I think itunes screwed up AGAIN and made available songs that were supposed to be album only. That’s fine, more people will hear it now.

    Yeah, I actually think this is really a good thing. Better to make it possible for your stuff to be out there for sale. If people don’t have some easy access to your songs, how is word going to spread? And you only sell in the long run if word spreads.

  152. “eastgal80
    To all Pinoy peeps asking, the CD is available at Astrovision. It’s 430 pesos, not a local version. It is also available already at Music One Greenbelt.”

    Thank you. Hope to hear from more “kababayan’s”.

  153. I know Amazon will take the $3 loss as their coupon, but how much will Adam make on a $3.99 digital album download?

    Not much. But they’re still trying to get people to realize that they have high-quality downloads that are DRM free over there, so I think they may find it worth it to take some losses just to spread the word about this. People who download this one will now realize that they should check Amazon out for a download the next time.

  154. Got sick of waiting to get DTRH from AO, so went ahead and bought it at itunes. Wow, sounds so much better than the pirated download I had than I thought.

  155. Found over at Pulse: Peak on the Mediabase Pop chart for Idol winners and runner up debut singles (posted by Rodze):

    #1 KELLY CLARKSON – Miss Independent
    #5 JORDIN SPARKS – Tattoo
    #12 DAVID ARCHULETA – Crush
    #15 CLAY AIKEN – Invisible
    #18 BO BICE – Real Thing
    #20 DAVID COOK – Light On
    #21 KATHARINE MCPHEE – Over It
    #37 KRIS ALLEN – Live Like We’re Dying
    #42 BLAKE LEWIS – Break Anotha
    #46 RUBEN STUDDARD – Sorry 2004 (#1 UAC, #2 URB)
    #53 JUSTIN GUARINI – Sorry
    #56 DIANA DEGARMO – Emotional
    #57 FANTASIA – Truth Is (#1 UAC)
    #58 CARRIE UNDERWOOD – Jesus, Take The Wheel (#1 Country)
    #65 ADAM LAMBERT – For Your Entertainment
    ___ TAYLOR HICKS – Just To Feel That Way (#20 AC)

    Of course, FYE and LLWD are still being spun, so this could change. Taylor’s single was sent for adds 2 months after the album was released.

  156. You can get the album for 99c

    For anyone who cares if the purchase counts towards sales totals, though, I’ve been told that this won’t count. (Even at the “full” $3.99, it won’t count.) Apparently, there is a rule that it doesn’t count if it’s sold for less than 50% of retail price. Someone can verify that, perhaps, but I think I was given valid information.

    So, purchase away if you want the album! But, if you’re thinking that you’ll help sales totals with that purchase, you need to spend a bit more money. :)

  157. eastgal80
    11/24/2009 at 9:31 am
    To all Pinoy peeps asking, the CD is available at Astrovision. It’s 430 pesos, not a local version. It is also available already at Music One Greenbelt.

    Thanks i did get my CD already form Music One Greenbelt. It is also available in Music One Glorietta and West Avenue, QC.

  158. thanks dcglam, listening to the interview now…

    I love the bonus tracks but my favorite is down the rabbit hole!!

    i love how it started as a typical electro intro and then it builds up to the chorus where the crazy vocals of adam comes in with this psychedelic electro treatment and then everything thereafter rocks! so coooool!

  159. #57 FANTASIA ‘“ Truth Is (#1 UAC)
    #58 CARRIE UNDERWOOD ‘“ Jesus, Take The Wheel (#1 Country)
    #65 ADAM LAMBERT ‘“ For Your Entertainment

    I thought JTTW was a big hit for Carrie – I loved Truth is.

  160. someone said on twitter that “Adam Lambert on GMA was cancelled?!” seriously?

  161. Picture #13 is all sorts of adorable.

    LMAO! IKR? Someone needs to macro that STAT!

  162. I thought JTTW was a big hit for Carrie ‘“ I loved Truth is.

    It went to number one on Country. It’s a country song. That it got spins on Pop at all is amazing. Country is a big chart on it’s own.

    Likewise, Fantasia and Ruben were Urban artists and they topped the charts in those formats. The cross-over spins were a nice bonus.

  163. The torrent sites tell another side of the story however. There is very little interest in Adam’s album-very small demand. (seeders/leachers). Boyle, on the other hand is huge, as are a number of other new releases. Kris, Allison, Daughtrey, Cook etc. are all higher in demand.

    What is a torrent site?

  164. someone said on twitter that ‘Adam Lambert on GMA was cancelled?!’  seriously?

    If that’s true he can always do the Today show, no?
    But how strange to cancel a performance.

  165. Is there a link to the Elvis Duran interview? I could not listen to the mp3. Maybe MJ will post it like she did Kris’ radio interviews.

    That’s what I’ve been looking for!

    The GMA info is a RUMOR!

  166. That GMA thing is a rumor that’s been around since Sunday night.

    Thanks for the great listing for first single. It is possible that LLWD will go higher on Pop (its getting adds) but FYE has probably peaked. Radio is moving on to single #2.

    I can’t believe SuBo has fans savvy enough to get her stuff illegally.
    She must truly have multigenerational appeal :)

  167. The GMA cancellation, if true, is just truly wrong.

    Got an official email from Samantha Green, ABC Coordinator, that it WAS cancelled. No word on why.

  168. Adam is all over the pop chart singles on itunes

    Itunes pop chart:
    28. FYE
    39. FYE
    72. Down The Rabbit Hole
    75. Whataya Want From Me
    85. Master Plan
    115. Sleepwalker’
    119. Broken Open
    120. Soaked
    125. If I Had You
    146. Time For Miracles
    149. Fever
    151. time For Miracles
    156. Music Again
    161. Strut
    200. Aftermath

  169. Got an official email from Samantha Green, ABC Coordinator, that it WAS cancelled. No word on why.

    Oh hell to the NO- this is gonna piss ALOT of people off.

  170. Got an official email from Samantha Green, ABC Coordinator, that it WAS cancelled. No word on why.

    Hm. That’s kind of strange. He’s in New York and everything. Well, the wild ride of post-Season-Eight continues, I guess.

  171. Got an official email from Samantha Green, ABC Coordinator, that it WAS cancelled. No word on why.

    That sucks!

  172. Wow, it looks like GMA did cancel it. Maybe they just cancelled the big theatre thing and he’ll be in studio. He could do one song or at least an interview.

    I could see not wanting him to do FYE in a big theatre full of screaming fans. Too much early in the a.m.

  173. I can’t believe SuBo has fans savvy enough to get her stuff illegally.
    She must truly have multigenerational appeal

    Maybe kids are stealing it for their Moms?

    The GMA cancellation, if true, is just truly wrong.

    Maybe Adam cancelled it because he’s pissed at ABC for discriminating against him by editing out his BJ and bird. Or maybe he’s pissed because JLo’s fall got edited and his didn’t.

    We don’t even know if it’s been cancelled. Surely, ABC would send out cancellation notices. I just checked their fall concert series and it’s not listed, but maybe it’s an old list.

  174. FYE is still holding steady at #6 and #8 on the iTunes chart. That’s a good sign. I think KA had dropped to #16 by this time on its release day.

  175. For anyone who cares if the purchase counts towards sales totals, though, I’ve been told that this won’t count. (Even at the ‘full’  $3.99, it won’t count.) Apparently, there is a rule that it doesn’t count if it’s sold for less than 50% of retail price. Someone can verify that, perhaps, but I think I was given valid information.

    So, purchase away if you want the album! But, if you’re thinking that you’ll help sales totals with that purchase, you need to spend a bit more money.

    Where did you get that information? Is that really true? If people buy it for $3.99 and it does not count who WOULD have paid full price, that should actually hurt him quite a bit in sales.

  176. The GMA cancellation, if true, is just truly wrong.

    Got an official email from Samantha Green, ABC Coordinator, that it WAS cancelled. No word on why.

    ABC = GMA = AMA’s ……

  177. Okay, I guess it was cancelled. I hope nobody was planning on flying in for that.

  178. ‘When I see this, I will know that Adam got a little ‘help’  selling his cd when it was being sold for 99 cents. ‘ 

    Yes, Amazon felt the need to “help” Adam (AND RIHANNA) so the poor things could lift their poor heads up off the ground and see the sunlight again. Big corporations are so kind these days, makes me feel all warm and fuzzy.

  179. Got an official email from Samantha Green, ABC Coordinator, that it WAS cancelled. No word on why.

    Wow, now that’s news.
    But is he doing the Today show?

  180. Wow, I really feel bad for all the people who were flying in to see Adam at GMA. I know there are some people already there lining up. I wonder if Adam canceled it, the network, or GMA.

  181. I can’t believe SuBo has fans savvy enough to get her stuff illegally.
    She must truly have multigenerational appeal

    Why on earth would it surprise anyone that older folks can manage to figure out this newfangled internet stuff?
    Jeez.

  182. If Adam is off GMA, I’ll bet it was their decision and not his.
    Most older folks are slower to steal music than the young ins.
    But if SuBo is huge in torrent, they’ve figured it out.

  183. You can get the album for 99c

    Amazon is giving a $3 gift card- enter the code, then download the album

    In case it isn’t clear, you can use this code for any download on Amazon’s site. This isn’t exclusively for Adam’s album.

    I’ve also read that any CD discounted past a certain percentage isn’t counted for sales. Perhaps that’s just for physical CDs?

    Amazon has albums for $3.99 and $5.00 all the time. They always have a deal of the day where you can either get an album for free or $3.99. Right after the CMAs you could d/l a free single from any CMA nominee. They have amazing deals around Christmas time too.

  184. I can’t believe SuBo has fans savvy enough to get her stuff illegally.
    She must truly have multigenerational appeal

    Maybe kids are stealing it for their Moms?

    Not necessarily. I know and 18-year-old and a 22-year-old, both cool chicks and not generally drawn to easy-listening music when last I checked, who are big Susan Boyle supporters. I’m sure they’ll both buy (or illegally download, maybe…argh) her cd for themselves. They feel just as big an emotional pull toward her as older people do, it seems. Similarly, some professional musicians I know, who are in general not into her musical style at *all* and who are usually extremely picky about voices, and such. She warms their hearts, and they’re buyers. It’s aural comfort food. … I wonder whether part of is not the recession, wars and rumors of wars, and so on ….

  185. I’m probably totally wrong here…but since Adam’s album is one of many being offerred as a digital download from Amazon for $3.99 as a Christmas promotion I would think that Amazon is taking the loss not the Artist and consequently the download of all of these Artist’s would count. Besides, these downloads are being promoted by the Record Company (re: Adam’s interview) and I think it would be a cold day in hell before the sale would be promoted if the downloads didn’t count as sales. Others may have additional and more current information, I’m just correlating off of what I consider to be a bit of common sense.

  186. Surely, ABC would send out cancellation notices.

    Read above post – I did get an official email notice from the ABC coordinator.

  187. I would be surprised if Adam decided not to do GMA. It’s a huge promotional opportunity, no matter how irritated he is with them. ABC is probably trying to blunt the criticism for the AMA performance, and is trying to bolster their position that they didn’t know what Adam was going to do. (I suspect they did, but whatever.)

    If they have indeed cancelled, they need to get the word out publicly (and not just in response to telephone calls or e-mails to individuals) because they gave out advance tickets to the thing and people will be showing up at the theatre tomorrow morning at 6 am. No matter how pissed they are at Adam, they owe that to fans who will otherwise be might pissed at ABC tomorrow morning.

    Whatever ABC does, this is not helpful to Adam — even if the Today Show picks him up.

  188. Interesting that it’s from ABC and not GMA. That makes me think it was a network decision. I would hope that Adam or his people would post something at AO or on Twitter to let folks know.

  189. I’m probably totally wrong here’ ¦but since Adam’s album is one of many being offerred as a digital download from Amazon for $3.99 as a Christmas promotion I would think that Amazon is taking the loss not the Artist and consequently the download of all of these Artist’s would count. Besides, these downloads are being promoted by the Record Company (re: Adam’s interview) and I think it would be a cold day in hell before the sale would be promoted if the downloads didn’t count as sales. Others may have additional and more current information, I’m just correlating off of what I consider to be a bit of common sense.

    I think the don’t-count-as-sales-below-a-certain-cost probably has a different threshold for downloads than for albums. Amazon has a lot of very cheap downloads, frequently, and I can’t imagine that all those record labels are allowing them to push sales that won’t count toward their artists’ numbers …. After all, downloaded albums *are* cheaper than hard-copy cds — and maybe even especially so for online merchants, since you don’t only have the fact that there *is* no object (and thus no cost of materials), but you also have no shipping and handling costs either.

  190. They rented a theatre that holds lots of people and gave out tickets. Now the event is cancelled. That’s kind of crazy. And why wait until today. Why didn’t they cancel it yesterday?

  191. Adam Lambert GMA Ticket Giveaway at Hot TopicShare
    Yesterday at 2:55pm
    Adam Lambert will be performing on Good Morning America this Wednesday 11/25/09 and Hot Topic is giving away free tickets to Adam’s performance for anyone who picks up the For Your Entertainment album at the below retails stores. Head on over to these select Hot Topic stores to get your pair of Adam GMA tickets today!

    ^^^^^ It is still saying on his facebook just now that he is performing though? This was updated yesterday and wouldnt they take it off right away if he wasnt?

  192. Maybe Jim will find out the scoop today on the gma thing.
    I was really looking forward to that.

  193. I would be surprised if Adam decided not to do GMA. It’s a huge promotional opportunity, no matter how irritated he is with them. ABC is probably trying to blunt the criticism for the AMA performance, and is trying to bolster their position that they didn’t know what Adam was going to do. (I suspect they did, but whatever.)

    I don’t see how this squares with their saying yesterday that they’d only gotten 1500 complaints, whereas when they have a big brouhahas it’s 15,000 to 20,000.

    … and if they truly are canceling him over that, then this actually *is* a case of discrimination, to me ….

    Maybe they are leery because with school vacations and the parade, New York City is fuller of kids than usual, and they don’t want to be accused of exposing the young to his … well, to whatever it is of his that they may hvae a problem with …

    Seriously, I just don’t get it at all *if* GMA is the source of this cancellation. … If they are, though, it’s sure to become a hot news topic, and thus it’ll generate more buzz around Adam, which may partly make up for the lack of exposure he’ll get from the show — plus make him one of those super-desirable “bad boys.”

    Cripes. It never ends here.

  194. “””Read above post ‘“ I did get an official email notice from the ABC coordinator.””

    I work for ABC and FOX too and didnt get any post, I normally do get these types of things?

  195. Got an official email from Samantha Green, ABC Coordinator, that it WAS cancelled. No word on why.

    Wow. I feel genuinely sorry for the peeps who were flying in for that. I hope they get to see Adam perform at something else while they’re in New York.

    If it’s true he’s doing the Today Show instead then I hope the fans are properly informed.

  196. Could it be that he’s not performing at that theatre anymore but he’s still doing GMA?

  197. I’m guessing he’ll do an interview (maybe WWFM) on GMA but that big theatre concert is finito. That actually makes sense. I doubt they’ll have fans in the studio though.

  198. Interesting that it’s from ABC and not GMA. That makes me think it was a network decision.

    ABC person works specifically with GMA – she just has an ABC email – she dealt with us for Kris’s show too.

  199. I don’t get the cancellation by GMA/ABC at all.

    And how terrible that they are announcing it the day before. Wow

  200. I would be surprised if Adam decided not to do GMA. It’s a huge promotional opportunity, no matter how irritated he is with them. ABC is probably trying to blunt the criticism for the AMA performance, and is trying to bolster their position that they didn’t know what Adam was going to do. (I suspect they did, but whatever.)

    Adam has said more than once, and completely confirmed it this morning on the Elvis Duran show, that he was “in the moment” and hadn’t rehearsed the kiss or other parts of the performance. So, no, I don’t think ABC knew all what Adam was going to do. I don’t think Adam knew what Adam was going to do until he was doing it. I’m not defending ABC at all, really, I just like the facts to be known:):).

  201. It’s broadcast on tv from 7 – 10 am. Maybe they don’t want to take a chance on young kids getting an eyefull. Twice burned is not a good thing.

  202. jambajim: Dear Disney, Miley Cyrus on a stripper pole is ok, but @adamlambert grabbing a vajajay at 10:58pm is not? Does not compute. Love, Jim
    less than a minute a

  203. It’s not on the GMA website, they should post something there if this is true.

  204. Since it is live presentation, GMA can’t be cancelled easily given the complexity of planning, scheduling and sponsorship. From what I understand, ABC and Adam’s management are in the talks to ensure that the show will just focus on music and the performance family-friendly. If no agreement is reached in time ABC may get another artist to fill the slot.

    However, If the sponsors paying ABC had withdrawn from this show, then cancelation is final and nothing more to talk about.

  205. Doesn’t Jim interview Adam today, or did he already?

    Why couldn’t I edit my comment?

  206. Well, that’s what Simon told us would happen. That’s what some in the press have hyped would happen. That’s what a number of fans posted would happen.

    I think people can be excused for buying into the hype and then thinking the results are less than predicted.

    Well because Simon should be taken seriously with all things he says on shows he judges. And yeah, let’s totally care about what some (not all) random fans post on some blog. There guys clearly are the experts.

    Cowell says lots of stupid things, and not like he personally manages Adam, that would be the true world sensation SuBo, so not like he really has a stake in Adam. So his whatever he said on the AI show is whatever. I think you’ve watched Simon on X-Factor for a bit now, thus by showing how truly useless his pronouncements are. LOL.

    Sure, if some people really DID buy into the hype and are disappointed by the likes of Simon Cowell’s prediction on the show, and some random commenters on a blog, okay. And this isn’t to anyone specifically, I feel badly for people genuine disappointed in Adam, (I want to kick his butt for his stunts on Sunday) but maybe others aren’t genuine disappointed in not living up to the hype. Not really.

  207. someone said on twitter that ‘Adam Lambert on GMA was cancelled?!’  seriously?

    If that’s true he can always do the Today show, no?
    But how strange to cancel a performance.

    Musical Guests for the Today Show are booked well in advance. Archie’s is scheduled for 12/22. It’s not that easy to just do The Today Show.

  208. If ABC is behind the cancellation, why do they have the video of his performance on their site?

  209. jambajim: Dear Disney, Miley Cyrus on a stripper pole is ok, but @adamlambert grabbing a vajajay at 10:58pm is not? Does not compute. Love, Jim
    less than a minute a

    Yep. I still maintain that we’re so used to seeing women do this stuff and so subconsciously disturbed by seeing a gay man do it that when we see the women’s stuff we actually *don’*t even see it and certainly don’t register it in our brains as “simulated sex act,” whereas with Adam we really really really do. …. But I’ve said this before, lol. Glad Jim, at least, agrees with me.

  210. Disney — and hence ABC — has gotten a lot of crap for their support of gays. I wonder whether somebody who has been on their case about that for years hasn’t jumped onto the Adam thing and made some threats and such ….

  211. LOL

    They canceled Adam…lol

    Well at least SoBo was on and she was FABULOUS.

    They didn’t cancel him because they don’t support gays. They canceled him because of his vulgar acts. That disgusting display had nothing to do with him being gay, but because it was low class and disgusting.

  212. And why wait until today. Why didn’t they cancel it yesterday?

    Maybe they originally thought that Adam planned those moves and now that he’s told everybody that he just got caught up in the performance, they don’t trust him to behave during a morning television show.

    Either that or maybe they are pissed that he keeps telling people they discriminated against him when they bent over backwards to promote him.

    He better hope that Dick Clark is more forgiving than ABC or he’ll be spending his New Years Eve eating popcorn at home.

  213. Sorry, I don’t blame GMA. Adam said he got caught up in the moment and did things that weren’t planned. That’s unprofessional and means he’s a loose cannon for live TV. I can see them being wary of a live concert.

  214. “If ABC is behind the cancellation, why do they have the video of his performance on their site?”

    Because they are hypocrites.

  215. Wow, wow, wow. It’s true he doesn’t appear on the schedule anymore. The last listed performance is Nov 19.
    I think (hope!) this turns out to be a terrible move by ABC

  216. I just wonder if ABC wanted some kind of guarantee that Adam’s show would be appropriate for all ages and agreement wasn’t reached. Or maybe they didn’t trust Adam’s word that it would be for all ages if he says that his performance the other night was “in the moment”. What if he has that “in the moment” feeling again? Eh, just thinking/typing out loud. I really have no idea what’s going on. For all we know, Adam contracted swine flu. It’s rampant out here!

  217. I’m not surprised that his GMA performance was canceled. I am surprised that they waited until today to do it.

  218. He better hope that Dick Clark is more forgiving than ABC or he’ll be spending his New Years Eve eating popcorn at home.

    Nah…I’m sure there is a casino that caters to old folks that need some New Year’s entertainment. He’ll be fine.

  219. You know, I can’t help but think that this level of controversy tends to be a good thing for pop entertainers. It would be different if he’d committed some sort of crime, or whatever. But what he did was be sexy on television — push an envelope. I think that in the music world, in the long run, that tends to do you more good than harm, with many audiences. …

  220. jill16
    11/24/2009 at 10:24 am
    Adam has said more than once, and completely confirmed it this morning on the Elvis Duran show, that he was ‘in the moment’  and hadn’t rehearsed the kiss or other parts of the performance. So, no, I don’t think ABC knew all what Adam was going to do. I don’t think Adam knew what Adam was going to do until he was doing it. I’m not defending ABC at all, really, I just like the facts to be known:):).

    I think Adam’s trying to disclaim responsibility for his actions because they didn’t get the response he wanted. He knew all along that he was going to have the simulated BJ in the performance. The AP reporter watching rehearsals even wrote about it. The kiss might have been in the moment, but the kiss wasn’t the issue.

  221. He better hope that Dick Clark is more forgiving than ABC or he’ll be spending his New Years Eve eating popcorn at home.

    hahaha
    I’m sure someone else would pick him up.

    Tess: Yeah, maybe he could do a casino show! That would be hawt! lol

  222. For all we know, Adam contracted swine flu. It’s rampant out here!

    LOL. Wasn’t he just live on the radio? That’s a pretty fast moving flu.

    Maybe this is all a publicity stunt. He can probably spin this into more press by claiming that ABC is being mean to him. He could potentially reach a bigger audience by whinging about this to everybody than he would get on GMA.

  223. “GMA could be cancelled because of lack of interest.”

    Ha HA…you have such a great sense of humor

  224. GMA cancelled Adam’s appearance???? WTAF, Disney???? You don’t care that Miley Cyrus dances on stripper poles — and she’s an underaged girl! Adam wasn’t going to simulate oral sex at 8:30 in the morning on live tv — certainly not after what happened Sunday night — he isn’t that stupid.

    ABC, Disney and GMA better get ready for a sh*tstorm from Adam’s fans. I know several people who were flying across the country for this performance. Disney gonna refund their plane and hotel tix??

  225. Musical Guests for the Today Show are booked well in advance. Archie’s is scheduled for 12/22. It’s not that easy to just do The Today Show.

    True but maybe he could just do an interview there.

    Well if nothing else this will extend the whole news cycle about Adam and it’s 1 way of make sure everybody knows about his album. Plus I’m sure Adam’s people will use it as a “him against The Man” story even though Adam has said he didn’t want it be about that.

    I don’t get this cancellation. Were sponsors threatening to pull out? I thought Adam’s performance was pretty bad and also tasteless but is the idea that he can’t be trusted not to do something inappropriate for the GMA audience really enough to rate canning the gig? I’m a little surprised, I’m not gonna lie.

  226. I don’t agree he “was sexy on television”. I like my sexiness more subtle. ABC is a business that depends on sponsors. If indeed they cancelled Adam because of vulgarity concerns, they have every right.

  227. This is just going to garner more support and hoopla for Adam. This is gonna cause WAAAAVES!

  228. “I’m sure someone else would pick him up. Please.”

    He could always give concerts and we know they would be sold out in minutes…

  229. The last time he did GMA, Squirrely, he was representing AI. Now he’s doing his own thing.

  230. Adam knew all along that he was going to have the simulated BJ in the performance. The AP reporter watching rehearsals even wrote about it. The kiss might have been in the moment, but the kiss isn’t the issue.

    Well, depending on who is putting pressure on Disney/ABC, the kiss actually *could* be the issue, or at least one of the issues, seems to me. Disney has a long history of fighting with activists who have tried to combat Disney’s gay-rights stance.

  231. He did GMA before and it was family friendly.

    That was before what happened Sunday night and if that really was “in the moment” there couild be concern that it will happen again.

  232. If ABC is behind the cancellation, why do they have the video of his performance on their site?

    Lol – that is too much :-)

  233. Adam’s being cancelled by GMA sucks for him.

    But not surprising given that he didn’t tell ABC what he going to do with his show and how much heat he’s taken for it.

    What a shame for Adam, he could have shown that he wasn’t just the FYE/AMA shocker. He could have given a nice tender performance of WWFM.

    The wheels are really coming off. Sads, but Adam has no one to blame, but himself.

  234. Well Adam’s interview with Barbara Walters is still happening – or has already happened.

    http://twitter.com/BarbaraJWalters/statuses/6010831713

    Off to interview Kate Gosselin for Dec 9th Special. Just did Adam Lambert. Newsy

    I saw an ad for her year’s most fascinating people and they include Lady Gaga, Tyler Perry, Kate Gosselin, and of course Adam.

  235. barbara just interviewed Adam:

    BarbaraJWalters Off to interview Kate Gosselin for Dec 9th Special. Just did Adam Lambert. Newsy less than a minute ago from TwitterBerry

  236. I agree squirrely they should make announcement and/or post it (lotta ppl will be out there in the cold. Their site is still show Adam as appearing on Wednesday…here:

    http://abc.go.com/schedule

    Adam rocked that radio interview. Can’t wait for Letterman!lol

  237. GMA could be cancelled because of lack of interest.

    If they’re just cancelling the theatre then it could be it.

  238. Maybe they finally figured out he wore a cock ring the last time he was on GMA. :)

  239. If nothing else, this truly legitimizes Adam as a true rock star – controversy, censorship, PTC complaints and all. Welcome to the world of rock stardom Adam.

  240. I don’t agree he ‘was sexy on television’ . I like my sexiness more subtle.

    Okay, he was “unsubtly sexy on television”! I agree with that!

    What I find really really funny — and kind of alarming as well — though, is hearing so many people insist that straight women performers don’t *constantly* “simulate sex” on television. … It’s just that the particular *kind* of sex he simulates is bothersome to a lot of people and they react to it, while the kind of sex the women simulate is not in the *least* more subtle, a lot of the time, but everybody’s so inured to it that they truly don’t even *see* it as sex. … What a fascinating social phenomenon this all is.

  241. If Adam is now considered a loose cannon performance wise, his concerts are going to bring people out in droves like nobodies business. People are going to love someone that will shock and surprise them. LOL! This guy is a PR smorgasbord!

  242. I knew something was up when they didn’t promote Adam’s appearance tomorrow on today’s GMA. I came here and saw that the cancellation was confirmed. I wonder if we will know the real reason for the cancellation at some point?

  243. interesting:

    nbcchicago Adam Lambert talks about AMA and compares self to Prince and David Bowie… he’s taking the humble approach http://bit.ly/6EWm3W 1 minute ago from TweetDeck

  244. So Rhianna can come on GMA and sing about gun play and pulling the trigger but Adam can’t perform…hmmm

  245. ABC can post different content on their site than they can on network tv at 9:00 in the morning. They may truly be worried about FCC fines and sponsors. Who knows? It’s not ABC’s job to risk their resources and licenses for Adam or any other entertainer. I’m just playing Devil’s advocate here, FWIW. There are two sides to every story.

  246. Adam’s being cancelled by GMA sucks for him.

    But not surprising given that he didn’t tell ABC what he going to do with his show and how much heat he’s taken for it.

    What a shame for Adam, he could have shown that he wasn’t just the FYE/AMA shocker. He could have given a nice tender performance of WWFM.

    The wheels are really coming off. Sads, but Adam has no one to blame, but himself.

    Yep.

  247. Adam is no longer listed on the concert list at the GMA website. I suspect that ABC cancelled — their parent company Disney is a conservative company and may not have liked the complaints that ABC received after the AMAs. I suspect that if Adam’s GMA appearance was scheduled for a month from now, after all the criticism of his AMA appearance had died down, ABC would not have cancelled (after all, they need the ratings — the Today show is number 1 in the morning). But since the AMAs are still being discussed, ABC may not have wanted to take the chance of getting more criticism. And Adam probably didn’t help his case by claiming that the editing of the AMA west coast feed was “discrimination”.

    It’s too bad … time for Adam to try to kiss and make up! It’s hard to promote your album when you piss off one of the major TV networks, especially ABC, which has been very good to AI alumni.

  248. What a shame for Adam, he could have shown that he wasn’t just the FYE/AMA shocker. He could have given a nice tender performance of WWFM.

    The wheels are really coming off. Sads, but Adam has no one to blame, but himself.

    If the “wheels come off” a pop performer because he’s sexual and controversial and quickly coming to be seen as too rebellious for the mainstream, it will probably be the first time in history this has happened!

    I’d say kind of the opposite is about to begin. He’s pretty much shed that Idol “taint” of “safe and mainstream” already, I’d say. And since a lot of people say that that’s what tends to hold a lot of the Idols back, I guess now we’ll get a chance to find out for sure!

  249. Maybe they originally thought that Adam planned those moves and now that he’s told everybody that he just got caught up in the performance, they don’t trust him to behave during a morning television show.

    This and this:

    Either that or maybe they are pissed that he keeps telling people they discriminated against him when they bent over backwards to promote him.

    Adam likes attention, he’s almost desperate for it, but he needs to realize that he’s getting close to crossing a line. The mock anger at people’s reactions, especially since most responses have been positive, and have ingnored the fact that he sounded horrible, is fine, but throwing around claims that he’s been discriminated against is just stupid. That is just going too far, especially since he’s saying that the main problem of the act was the kiss, and not shoving some guys face in his crotch.

    Where are people getting the info. that Adam will be on the Today Show. Is this factual information, or just a wish?

  250. ABC, GMA, and Disney better be real careful how they handle this. I’ll bet a wad that no official statement will be forthcoming and that this whole thing will be swept under the carpet.

    And, for better or worse, stuff like this will fan the flames of fame 10 times faster see: Timberlake, Justin…Super Bowl. Real music fans do not take kindly to “one of their own” getting the shaft. Just take a quick look at musical history.

    And to censor someone for what “might happen” is blatantly wrong…so again, the television powers that be better be minding their Ps&Qs.

  251. Truthiness
    11/24/2009 at 10:40 am
    Adam’s being cancelled by GMA sucks for him.

    Truthiness, this is only going to work in his favor.

    Organic
    11/24/2009 at 10:41 am
    If nothing else, this truly legitimizes Adam as a true rock star ‘“ controversy, censorship, PTC complaints and all. Welcome to the world of rock stardom Adam.

    ITA! LOL!

  252. Maybe they finally figured out he wore a cock ring the last time he was on GMA. :)

    LOL!!!

  253. GMA could be cancelled because of lack of interest.

    Surely, you jest. I’ve had tweets already this morning from people who have already lined up for tomorrows show and have flown in just to see Adam.

  254. You know, I can’t help but think that this level of controversy tends to be a good thing for pop entertainers. It would be different if he’d committed some sort of crime, or whatever. But what he did was be sexy on television ‘” push an envelope. I think that in the music world, in the long run, that tends to do you more good than harm, with many audiences. ‘ ¦

    Yep. This is where I’m at on this also.

    And I don’t buy the “loose cannon – can’t be trusted to control himself on live TV – excuse” for this cancellation. He did AI live for months without going off the rails. ABC is just covering their ass. Wonder if the Spielberg thing will still float. I’m guessing yes.

  255. Adam still has Letterman and Ellen and the Steven Spielberg thing. The wheels on this bus are firmly in place.

  256. For all we know, Adam contracted swine flu. It’s rampant out here!

    After that “piggish” show he performed on the AMAs it is possible.

  257. Well, sucks for me. I was looking forward to hearing Adam sing 3 or 4 songs tomorrow.

    Big problem for GMA when they promote this thing and rent a theater because–I had heard–fan interest was so high.

  258. I disagree that “the wheels are coming off”. I am disappointed cause I really wanted to see the performance, but I would venture to guess that this will cause even more publicity for Adam.

  259. If the gma rumor is true, ’tis a sad country we live in. The year is 2009. Time to open your minds people. Plus, what could be better for their ratings than to have the person that everyone is talking about perform on their stage? To shy away from controversy is so freakin lame. I’m not even a diehard lambert fan. But this is pathetic.

  260. @JoyVBehar You think there would be this much outrage over Adam Lambert if he wasn’t gay? || Of course not!!! 1 minute ago from web

    Obviously, Adam has his supporters

  261. The wheels are really coming off. Sads, but Adam has no one to blame, but himself

    lol
    This is pop music-not American Idol. Controversy is not only expected, it is good publicity.

    AI wouldn’t show Green Day live because of their performance at a summer concert series.

    Green Day’s “wheels did not coming off”.

  262. http://twitter.com/GMA

    on the offical GMA twitter page, no mention of any cancellation…at 21 hours ago it mentions the concert and inviting people to come…maybe it was cancelled after this

  263. It is possible that they cancelled cause it just got too big and they are afraid of some sort of riot if too many fans show up to a too small theater? It would be really nice to get an explanation.

  264. They may truly be worried about FCC fines and sponsors.

    Oh, for crap’s sake. He did *nothing* the other night that would bring out FCC fines, unless some activists are pushing the FCC to fine them *because* it was that unheard-of and unholy thing, *gay* *male* simulated sex. Women pop singers hump everything in sight on stages and simulate orgasms constantly (maybe they even *have* the orgasms while singing — for some of us, it doesn’t even take touching, you know….)

    But we have a Democrat-dominated FCC now, so I’m pretty sure they wouldn’t warp the broadcast rules out of shape just for the purpose of fining somebody because they showed a gay performer simulating sex and kissing a guy. Thank goodness. Had it been the Bush era, they just might have warped the rules to do it.

  265. Those who malign other acts for doing casinos ought to be leery of proclaiming that Adam is just too darned special for them, since he’s also too big for small clubs, state fairs, and colleges. Where exactly is he ‘sposed to play? Do his numbers support headlining arenas right now?

  266. There is going to be serious backlash over this and it will mainly be in Adam’s favor. Hoopla magnet strikes again!

  267. It’s too bad ‘ ¦ time for Adam to try to kiss and make up! It’s hard to promote your album when you piss off one of the major TV networks, especially ABC, which has been very good to AI alumni.

    He needs to go on a serious rehabilitation tour and use the appearances he isn’t cancelled on, to get his act in gear and stop being defensive and yes, apologize for a bad performance musically and some questionable taste choices.

    Wheels are coming OFF the bus, his management must be PISSED at him. And they have every right to be. They land him a coup of being on the AMAs, of being the last performer and he screws it up with some stupid, unnecessary antics and doesn’t even deliver vocally. Then after all of that, he WHINES about it in the press about it being discrimination. Stupid piled on stupid.

    So then ABC/Disney pull the plug on his GMA performance, which given his AMA performance, the going off-script, the complaints they got, plus his whining at them, totally makes sense.

    What a nightmare. I feel very badly for Adam’s PR team right now.

    And again, Adam has NO ONE to blame for all of this, but himself. I want to kick his ass for being such an self-indulgent, arrogant child on Sunday.

  268. If nothing else, this truly legitimizes Adam as a true rock star ‘“ controversy, censorship, PTC complaints and all. Welcome to the world of rock stardom Adam.

    Absolutely organic LOL the ripple affect of all this will have Adam out of stratosphere. “This is a show about finding rock stars, he’s the real deal” lol. Love all this controversy and ppl getting bent out of shape, lol.

  269. “Big problem for GMA when they promote this thing and rent a theater because’“I had heard’“fan interest was so high.”

    maybe they are afraid that the thousands of people lined up on the sidewalk will be injured or cause a riot among those who can’t get in

  270. They are behind on their listings, they dont even have Rihannas performance listed, people that work there are human too and get behind:

    Adam TV Takeover!

    In celebration of his new album, Adam will be on TV three times over the next week! Don’t miss Adam’s performances on the following programs:

    11/25 – Good Morning America (ABC 7am)
    11/25 – The David Letterman Show (CBS 11:35pm)
    12/1 – The Ellen Degeneres Show (NBC)

    we just got this at 8:30am this morning – I think someone is pulling our legs, at least I hope so!

  271. heir parent company Disney is a conservative company and may not have liked the complaints that ABC received after the AMAs.

    Disney is not that conservative a company, but they’ve been targeted by anti-gay activists a *lot* — for their support of gay people — and that may well be playing into this. I would think that the Adam thing the other night would definitely bring the anti-gay folks out to pounce on Disney, since Disney is already a *huge* target for them.

  272. Oh, well- more attention for Adam

    this appears to be all it’s about – the music – the music is taking a backseat to attention, hype, controversy… noise…. it was funny to read comments from posters with the audacity to claim susan boyle doesn’t ”deserve” her monster sales, or the media attention and well wishes from the public. people connect with her back story , yeah, but whether her musical style is your cuppa, the focus has been on it – how her music soothes and emotionally connects across many demographics… and it seems the rest of the world must love that – gee whiz, simple music and songs, well sung that connect with a diverse demographic, worldwide… have adam’s people call subo’s people for some tips on how this is done.

  273. AI wouldn’t show Green Day live because of their performance at a summer concert series.

    Green Day’s ‘wheels did not coming off’ .

    Green Day is an established, successful band. Adam is neither of these at this point.

  274. GMA isn’t at 11:00 pm and lots of young kids at home, others not at school due to Thanksgiving. I suppose they don’t really trust Adam at this point. All that talk of shock being fun maybe will keep him off of daytime and primetime tv. And are there still fines involved? Perhaps he cost ABC a ton of money the other night?

  275. Wait…where is it confirmed that GMA is cancelled? I’m just seeing a lot of rumors here.

  276. Adam was interviewed this morning on 95.5. In the interview, he specifically stated that if people think the FYE performance is what he is all about, they’re wrong. Each song is totally different and his performances are based on each individual piece of music. He talked about how WWFM is totally different.

    If they really wanted to censor him, they could have just asked him to not perform FYE. But I really believe Adam has the sense to know his audience. He watched the performances before him on AMA. Some outrageous, sexy performances and some music content that was very adult. He was catering to an ADULT audience.

  277. lucy, I know, you’ve said it over and over. I get it. I even agree. Women do it all the time. BUT, I still maintain forcing someone’s face in your crotch and flipping the bird to the audience is different. AND 9 am, when a lot of schools are out and kids are in the city for the holiday, is different than 11pm on a Sunday night.

  278. They are talking A LOT and he is damn funny! Now they are talking about the album and the dj’s played a piece of fever and he is talking about it. He is pimping the album a lot.

    They are getting along really great in the studio, really, really good

    When has Adam ever given a bad interview? I don’t know how he does it, but I guess it’s as all the writers say. He just has the best personality, and they are equally surprised how humble, grounded and down-to-earth he is.

  279. He did AI live for months without going off the rails.

    Yes, he did, but I’m sure there were all sorts of contracts for AI that he would have violated if he had done anything at all like what he did on Sunday night and he needed AI and in a sense AI needed him. Now he likely isn’t dealing with any contracts like that and these shows don’t need him to get viewers as much as Adam needs them.

  280. Unf**king believable. They sent me an email yesterday saying the concert was on. Now, they sent me one saying it was cancelled. I’ve already booked the friggin hotel for tonight. It’s too late for me to cancel and get a refund. I’m so pissed off right now, you have no idea. I might just go protest outside their window tomorrow morning.

  281. woah:

    @BdwayDiva1: Adam Lambert has been rescheduled for tomorrow for the EARLY SHOW at CBS studios. Spread the word.

  282. I’m sorry, but I have to say that a TV show choosing what performers to show or promote or not, is NOT censorship. It’s really no different than any individual choosing not to watch or buy or read something, it just has a larger impact.

    GMA probably wouldn’t have a hard-core rapper on their show either.

    It’s their choice to make, just like it’s Letterman’s choice to have Adam on his show but not Kris or Allison or Danny, and calling it censorship is ridiculous.

  283. edit: no call to arms on the blog. Organize your email campaigns on your fansites

  284. This is just ABC’s way of satisfying all the pearl-clutchers. I agree that the whole thing will just give him more cred with those that think Idol is a teeny-bopper show.

  285. Real music fans do not take kindly to ‘one of their own’  getting the shaft. Just take a quick look at musical history.

    Totally agree, Tess. For some people who may have been lukewarm in their support, this is a bit of a tide shifter.

  286. Adam will be performing on the CBS Early Show tomorrow!!
    He will be performing LIVE in front of the audience at The Early Show-59th and 5th Avenue

  287. it was funny to read comments from posters with the audacity to claim susan boyle doesn’t ‘ deserve’  her monster sales, or the media attention and well wishes from the public. people connect with her back story , yeah, but whether her musical style is your cuppa, the focus has been on it ‘“ how her music soothes and emotionally connects across many demographics’ ¦

    To my mind the focus is not on SuBo’s “music” at all.
    It is “oh look at this poor pitiful woman who never had the first good thing ever happen to her- lets give her this moment because it makes us feel good about all the other shitty stuff we do”.

    I think people just feel sorry for her and spending $10 makes them feel like they did a good deed.

  288. I really don’t think that ABC is trying to satisfy “pearl-clutchers”. I think they either had sponsorship issues, or were worried about fines. IMO

  289. “have adam’s people call subo’s people for some tips on how this is done.”

    Guess he’ll have to go on QVC to sell some albums

  290. Wait’ ¦where is it confirmed that GMA is cancelled? I’m just seeing a lot of rumors here.

    People who go confirmiation email before, got email from GMA/ABC saying not to come as it’s cancelled.

  291. ABC, GMA, and Disney better be real careful how they handle this. I’ll bet a wad that no official statement will be forthcoming and that this whole thing will be swept under the carpet.

    And, for better or worse, stuff like this will fan the flames of fame 10 times faster see: Timberlake, Justin’ ¦Super Bowl. Real music fans do not take kindly to ‘one of their own’  getting the shaft. Just take a quick look at musical history.

    And to censor someone for what ‘might happen’  is blatantly wrong’ ¦so again, the television powers that be better be minding their Ps&Qs.

    adam is a little fish in a big pond in this thing – he is nowhere near big enough to warrant these huge corporations batting an eye with any decision they have made or will make concerning the viability in booking him… they hold the power, he doesn’t, and i can’t see too many folks outside of these internet blogs rallying behind his cause right about now… there is usually a sympathy factor at play in that occurring, and since adam intimates that he is no puppet, or victim, he’s large and in charge of his destiny and career, he hasn’t done much to harness a lot of sympathy for himself… he’s pretty much on his own with this one. 19e may back him, and rca, but i don’t think those companies are sweating lambert too much right now…

  292. If the ‘wheels come off’  a pop performer because he’s sexual and controversial and quickly coming to be seen as too rebellious for the mainstream, it will probably be the first time in history this has happened!

    I wouldn’t say that the “wheels are coming off,” but the problem is that people, especially those in the industry, are getting an impression of Adam that doesn’t have anything to do with his musical ability, and it’s not a positive impression. Someone said that real music fans are seeing that Adam is a real musician, but nothing that we’ve seen of Adam post AI, would give anyone this impression. Adam sounded horrible on Sunday, and the song is just not good, which is why stations aren’t playing it, that’s something that has nothing to do with his sexuality. Adam has gotten a lot of press, but the vast majority of it has been about his personal life, who he’s dating, the celebrities that he’s hanging around or collaborating with, the red carpets he’s walking, the parties he’s gone to, etc. His storyline so far has made him look more like Paris Hilton, not Bono. He’s someone who’s famous for being famous, not for anything that he’s accomplished, and that type of fame is not stable, the press and the public have an unhealthy appetite for those who have this type of fame, but the press and public also like to see these people fail.

    Adam needs to put the focus on the music, so far he hasn’t lived up to the hype. TFM and FYE were supposed to be hits, and he was supposed to set sales records, but it hasn’t happened. He hasn’t done anything to warrent his current attitude, so he needs to change it, before more people in the industry and press turn against him.

  293. If this is ABC getting scared, then that just really sucks. Some of us are adults who don’t want this ridiculous censorship left and right. Adam always tones it down for the audiences he has, he would tone it down for this. Sure, they don’t know for sure that he will tone it down, but it just irritates me when network tv is so wimpy about every little thing they show. Everyone is ALWAYS offended by something (rolls eyes).

  294. @TommyJoeRatliff GMA is still on! Didn’t get canceled :) Letterman went great, we had a lot of fun!!!

  295. Real music fans do not take kindly to ‘one of their own’  getting the shaft. Just take a quick look at musical history.

    Exactly. Anyone tell their kids NOT to do something. That makes them want to do it all the more!!

  296. If the GMA performance really is canceled, something Adam said this morning in his Elvis Duran radio show interview may be a key. He claims some things he did on the AMA show were spur of the minute and he didn’t even know in advance he was going to do them. That kind of spontaneity and unpredictability may be fine for a live stage performance where the audience has bought tickets, but questionable for TV broadcast into people’s homes. I can understand that ABC might be wary of risking what might happen on GMA based on the AMA performance.

    There’s an old saying… Once burned, twice shy!

  297. New rumor- the CBS Early show will have Adam on tomorrow

    Well it’s just a rumor at this point, yes?

    And I feel badly for the people who were looking forward to his GMA show and planning for it. Sucks for them, and so last minute as well!

  298. I sure hope they didn’t cancel Adam. That’s to their detriment if they did. And this time, I really do feel that it’s discrimination if they do so. (And no, I’m not an Adam apologist and thought he did lousy on Sunday night and the simulated fellatio was rightfully removed from the west coast feed.) When has GMA ever cancelled an appearance like this before based on not being ‘assured’ that the musical guest will behave? They likely got a ton of complaints from anti-gay groups (masquerading as parent or other conservative groups) and they caved. (Assuming that his appearance is indeed cancelled, of course.)

  299. That’s to their detriment if they did. And this time, I really do feel that it’s discrimination if they do so.

    GMA has been around for a long time, so I think they’ll be able to withstand the brunt of the Adam Storm, Adam Bomb, or whatever it is today.

  300. “TommyJoeRatliff

    Ok I’m REALLY sorry for the mix up!!! I JUST found out that we are not playing GMA. We ARE playing The Early Show!”

  301. In his interview this morning he never mentioned the GMA concert, I questioned it then about it being cancelled, Adam really toned it down for the interview I thought, someone is telling him to hold it in, he wasnt the aggressive person the night he was after the show. TEEHEE this is all to funny, I hope Adam addresses the cancellation. Barbara Walters was mad at her network, ABC, for there discrimation of the show, Another contraversy. Why cant Adam just sing and leave all the other shit alone, altho I think the news loves stirring the pot!

  302. Through all of the hype and press, for both Susan and Adam…People aren’t going to buy an album if the music sucks. No matter how much hype and press they get…if the music sucks then albums wont sell. Every artist has their backstory I don’t care who they are. Ultimately it IS about the music. You can do all sorts of things to get noticed, which most famous people do at some point, but if they are putting out horrible music that no one likes they will tank. Susan is a very talented singer and I loved her version of Wild Horses. Adam is also a very talented singer, and he has some amazing songs on his album. So if the music is good and people like it, they will still buy it even through all of the press either positive or negative. Look at Madonna when she was going through her Erotica stage. They wouldn’t even play some of her videos because they were so pornographic. I don’t think that impacted her album sales or if she got on a show or not.

  303. from Ryan’s twitter

    RyanSeacrestjust got off the phone with @adamlambert. He’s not taking @ABC’s decision personally. “they probably have a lot of pressure coming at them”
    13 minutes ago from UberTwitter

  304. Adam Lambert is discounted to $3.99, one day into his launch? Wow, that seems rather unusual. I don’t follow that sort of thing, but the Amazon Sale Topic caught my eye and brought me here. Can someone explain the theory behind this? Are sales so poor, that this sale is to move some units? Before you get all over me, I am not being sarcastic, or inflammatory, I honestly don’t remember this happening so soon with past idols. Maybe someone can fill me in. Thanks.

  305. Adam Lambert is discounted to $3.99, one day into his launch? Wow, that seems rather unusual.

    Rihanna’s disc is discounted to $3.99 also. If it hadn’t been, I probably wouldn’t have bought it…despite all the hype we all know surrounds her! I don’t know “the theory behind this”, but it just might entice fence sitters, like myself, to buy an album they otherwise would not have bought had they actually had to to go to a storefront and pay $9.99-$14.99 for the disc. At $3.99, if I didn’t like Rihanna’s disc, I could chalk it up to something akin to a less than desireable “meal” at McDonalds. Something cheap and disposable that’s meant to satisfy for the short term. If it turns out to be more than that, then YEEAA!!! If not, then Oh Well… Not a big deal. Despite the recession, it’s not THAT hard to come up with $4 of disposable income.

    BTW, I picked up Adams’s “FYE” Monday. I made sure I went to Best Buy to actually purchase the disc. I’m wary of Amazon and their discounted discs when it comes to Soundscan reporting. I thought only Best Buy, Target, Walmart, Starbucks and perhaps 1-3 others (iTunes?)make up Soundscan reporting. I don’t remember Amazon (or their digital sales) being a part of that.

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