Adam Lambert’s Upcoming Album Available for Pre-Order at Amazon

Adam Lambert’s upcoming CD, due to be released on November 24, is now available for Pre-order on Amazon. It’s also available for pre-order in other countries, including Amazon UK, Amazon Canada, Amazon Germany and Amazon Japan.

Adam is going worldwide baby! Click the widget to pre-order!

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832 Comments

  1. thanks for the link to preorder, MJ. I couldn’t find it on my own, and wanted you to get credit, so the link came in handy!

  2. The widget takes you to Amazon.com. You can link from there to Amazon.ca. Will MJ get credit (?) if we order through Amazon.ca or only if we use Amazon.com?

  3. Amazon Japan – #27
    Amazon UK – #344
    Amazon Germany/Austria – #562

    Canada and France do not show ranking.

  4. Thanks for the link MJ- ordered mine!

    Just wondering- has the debut album for the runner ups and winners always been available for pre- order before the album name was known? Have they all had the TBD title?

  5. I suppose the album will be released in other countries eventually, but all those say Import, which means the album is coming from US, doesn’t mean the album is being released in those countries. (Other than Canada) Those Amazon stores just get it from the US to people in those areas and it’s way cheaper than getting it directly from the US.

  6. I like to buy Adam’s music through iTunes. I assume I’ll be able to… eventually.

  7. yay!!! so excited. we are getting closer and closer. This week is gonna be good and interesting. Hopefully leaks of the single, on thursday TFM or bits of it.
    can.not. wait.

  8. Question – on the International sites for Amazon for Germany, Japan and Canada the listing for his album says “Import” and available on the same date it is available here in the US, November 24th.

    On the Amazon UK site, though, it doesn’t say “Import” and won’t be available until 2 weeks later.

    Why the difference?? Is there going to be a UK specific version released then? Confoozled a bit.

    Okay..what is the ASIN #. Just noticed that the ASIN # for the US and the “import” sites (Japan, Germany and Canada) are the same:

    ASIN: B002QEXN3O

    For the Amazon UK listing, it’s a different number:

    ASIN: B002I62516

    Does that mean anything??

    Just looked at the wiki entry:

    The Amazon Standard Identification Number (ASIN) is a unique identification number assigned by Amazon.com and its partners for product identification within the Amazon.com organization.[1]

    So, does that mean that the Amazon UK album is a unique product, separate from the product sold on the other partner sites?

  9. Amazon Japan ‘“ #27
    Amazon UK ‘“ #344
    Amazon Germany/Austria ‘“ #562

    Canada and France do not show ranking.

    Thank you Q3 for the updates!

    So, does that mean that the Amazon UK album is a unique product, separate from the product sold on the other partner sites?

    Maybe it’ll have unique bonus tracks.

  10. The Amazon.com US site is messed up a bit — they haven’t taken down the old Adam Lambert TBD Album listing. So the old page comes up at #4 and the pre-order page in #13 (2nd page) when you search on “Adam Lambert”.

    And, I haven’t gotten an email to say it is available for pre-order yet. Maybe other people have. But, hopefully, they will get rid of the old page soon.

  11. I ordered two………I think Adam’s cd will be high on my gift giving list this Christmas :) I will hold off and order the rest later so that Adam’s sales numbers will continue.

  12. And, I haven’t gotten an email to say it is available for pre-order yet. Maybe other people have. But, hopefully, they will get rid of the old page soon

    No email yet. Who needs email when you got MJ.

  13. And, I haven’t gotten an email to say it is available for pre-order yet. Maybe other people have. But, hopefully, they will get rid of the old page soon.

    I haven’t either, which again proves the sleuths at MJ’s scoop standard operating procedures.

    I’m a little confused about the points CindyM laid out. Is it possible there will be two countries of origin for this CD?

  14. So, does that mean that the Amazon UK album is a unique product, separate from the product sold on the other partner sites?

    Maybe it’ll have unique bonus tracks.

    It looks like it’s a separate product — so that might mean that it will have some bonus or that the tracks included will be different. I also expect that there will be a Japanese edition at some point in the future.

  15. Thanks, ordered. I hope it trends high. It’s doing really well in Japan so far.

  16. SusamM: I’m a little confused about the points CindyM laid out. Is it possible there will be two countries of origin for this CD?

    Yes, it looks like RCA decided to invest in a UK version right out of the gate. Otherwise Amazon UK would have the US Import on 11/24 — instead of 12/7/09. And it’s been up for a long time, so it is not a mistake.

  17. YES!! This is going to be an exciting week after this last week’s dry desert of Adam info. Pre-sale in other countries climbing the charts! Yee-haw, as we say in Texas – this is just all good.

    I just think Simon was right when he spoke of Adam having the potential to be an international star. I continue to be optimistic about his upcoming CD.

  18. MJ, I ordered thru your link – I ordered on the other discussion thread of Adam -by the time I finished you started this one.

  19. I just ordered two — one for my car and one for my home!
    Thanks for the link, MJ……. :-)

  20. MJ do you get credit if I click the link or do I have to order it as well?

    I got an Amazon gift certificate for my birthday but the code is at work, if I order now and add the code tomorrow will Amazon pull the payment from that code come the 24th or do they charge your credit card on file as soon as you order? I have never pre-ordered with them.

  21. Hey Sunn still read and love what you write just went back to lurking !!!!!!!!

  22. CindyM:

    On the Amazon UK site, though, it doesn’t say ‘Import’  and won’t be available until 2 weeks later.

    In play.com (UK) (http://www.play.com/Music/CD/4-/11066210/New-Album-TBA/Product.html) they don’t specially mention import but list 23/11/2009 as the release day. So at least that UK-based album must be the same as the American one.

    Maybe there is no “European version” (there usually isn’t, only Japan gets their own versions these days it seems), but the European release date, sometimes around 07/12/2009, is only a date when the physical cd’s are officially delivered to regular stores. It makes sense that the mail order stores are able to start selling the album the same day when it only arrives to the huge center storages for later distribution.

  23. And, I haven’t gotten an email to say it is available for pre-order yet. Maybe other people have. But, hopefully, they will get rid of the old page soon.

    That’s because it turns out that the album we signed up to be notified about is NOT ADAM’S OFFICIAL DEBUT CD – it’s that cd being put out by Wilshire records.

    If you scroll down to Customer Discussions you’ll see the first one:

    BEWARE! This is NOT Adam’s debut CD!

    http://www.amazon.com/New-Release-2009-Adam-Lambert/dp/B0020MMDBA/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&s=music&qid=1254076413&sr=1-3

    I wondered why there was no email so I went back and checked.

  24. MJ I have moved this from another Thread as I don’t think you saw it and before I order anything I hope you can answer this question for me:

    MJ I have a question about Itunes I have a Mac and of course have Itunes on it I have tried to order through you site before by clicking on your Itunes link. It brings me to my Itunes application on my computer. I can not tell if you then get credit for it. Amazon link you can see in the toolbar your blogs name but my Itunes application I can not tell. So even if your link bring me to my application on my computer to my account do you still get credit. Sorry if this is not the place to ask.

  25. After only an Hour on the US AMAZON Pre-Order list

    Adam already charted to

    #24!!!!!

    * Audio CD (November 24, 2009)
    * Label: RCA
    * ASIN: B002QEXN3O
    * Amazon.com Sales Rank: #24 in Music (See Bestsellers in Music)
    US

  26. Thanks Cindij!!

    CindyM:
    On the Amazon UK site, though, it doesn’t say ‘Import’  and won’t be available until 2 weeks later.

    It’s not an import, it’s a UK edition, which is quite common for US artists releasing in the UK. We don’t usually get a lot of imports, they’re too expensive. With the UK economy what it is today, an expensive Adam Lambert (import) CD would cut down the sales numbers appreciably, so a UK produced copy is a good move by 19/RCA.

  27. 4mula1,

    And, I haven’t gotten an email to say it is available for pre-order yet. Maybe other people have. But, hopefully, they will get rid of the old page soon.

    That’s because it turns out that the album we signed up to be notified about is NOT ADAM’S OFFICIAL DEBUT CD ‘“ it’s that cd being put out by Wilshire records.

    If you scroll down to Customer Discussions you’ll see the first one:

    BEWARE! This is NOT Adam’s debut CD!

    I think this is inaccurate. If you click on Product Details, you get this:

    Audio CD (November 24, 2009)
    Label: RCA
    ASIN: B002QEXN3O
    Amazon.com Sales Rank: #24 in Music (See Bestsellers in Music)

    This is NOT “On With the Show,” (which has a name and wouldn’t be listed as tbd). It is Adam’s debut with 19/RCA.

    ETA: With the link MJ has, which is what I ordered through. I still have the window open.

  28. Thanks Sunn for the info on the UK imports. I was wondering if it would be any different. I remember Adam saying in his Idolatry issue that they were talking about the international releases and different songs for different markets, but I think he was talking about the release of singles, not album tracks.

  29. I think this is incredible. #24 on Amazon after a couple of hours. No announcement of any kind, no promotion, no leaks. ADAM: You don’t need high-priced PR people working for you. The Adam sleuths can do it themselves.

  30. CindyM
    September 27, 2009 at 3:18 pm
    Thanks Sunn for the info on the UK imports. I was wondering if it would be any different. I remember Adam saying in his Idolatry issue that they were talking about the international releases and different songs for different markets, but I think he was talking about the release of singles, not album tracks.

    There might be a different bonus track on the LP, or no bonus track at all for the UK edition. We won’t know until the tracks are listed I’m afraid.

  31. BestAI
    September 27, 2009 at 3:23 pm
    I think this is incredible. #24 on Amazon after a couple of hours. No announcement of any kind, no promotion, no leaks. ADAM: You don’t need high-rpriced PR people working for you. The Adam sleuths can do it themselves.

    I’m not getting too excited about rankings yet. Amazon rankings are relative, meaning how many CD’s sold per hour at a certain hour relative to other CDs’ sales per that same hour. It’s not a total sales ranking.
    So it’s high now because all the Adam fans on the bloggosphere are buying.
    Let’s wait and see where it is after the first flush of internet excitement.

    Black Swan.

  32. Moving my question about the CD over here….

    I’m not going to be pre-ordering this early for no apparent reason when it’ll be widely available on that day, whether in stores or as a digital d/l, but what I’m wondering is if pre-sales count toward the CD’s sales numbers pre-release. What I mean is, is it hypothetically possible for an album to go ‘gold’  (or whatever the first magical quantity is that makes people sit up and take notice) before a CD is actually available?

    That would be the only reason I’d bother to pre-order, to help with sales totals in my own miniscule way.

  33. I’m so excited!!!

    Hello everybody, I’m in the Dominican Republic, I’ve been waiting for this with a fever. I can do anything with iTunes!!

    So, so happy!!!!!

  34. What I mean is, is it hypothetically possible for an album to go ‘gold’  (or whatever the first magical quantity is that makes people sit up and take notice) before a CD is actually available?

    I don’t think so but I think many pre-orders would increase the buzz though.

  35. I’m not getting too excited about rankings yet. Amazon rankings are relative, meaning how many CD’s sold per hour at a certain hour relative to other CDs’ sales per that same hour. It’s not a total sales ranking.
    So it’s high now because all the Adam fans on the bloggosphere are buying.
    Let’s wait and see where it is after the first flush of internet excitement

    Pshshshshshshshsh… That’s the air escaping.. deflating, deflat, defl ddddddddd

  36. Thanks, MJ! I’ll be using your link this afternoon to order two copies. One for me, and one for my 80 year old Mom! (And she’s as excited about it as I am!)

    Edited to add: I can’t wait ’til later. Am ordering them right now!

    Edited & Added: Ordered!! (Guess you can tell I we are excited about this!)

    I will go away now and stop editing and adding. :-)
    …and will sit anxiously on my front porch awaiting delivery in November…Oh, it’s gonna be a long wait!

  37. Dear Amazon.

    Please add a picture to the listing for tbd: Adam Lambert. It would greatly increase my pleasure in purchasing your product. Any picture but those from the YHA or Today show. One of the Sebring ones would be fine. Thank you for your time and consideration.

    PS: Oh, and no Michelin Man please.

    Sincerely,

    Loyal Customer

  38. whether in stores or as a digital d/l, but what I’m wondering is if pre-sales count toward the CD’s sales numbers pre-release.

    I’m curious about this too. Do pre-order sales count as first week sales, or are they counted in some other way? I couldn’t resist pre-ordering Adam’s CD, so I hope it counts.

  39. Pre sales count for first week sales. Last year Cook’s big pre sales helped give him a big opening week which is always a good thing.

  40. I’m curious about this too. Do pre-order sales count as first week sales, or are they counted in some other way? I couldn’t resist pre-ordering Adam’s CD, so I hope it counts.

    Every sale counts – pre-orders will go into first week sales – that’s why people are saying SuBo will be big competition for Adam in the first week. She’s had massive pre-orders.

    @Squirrely: normally money is drawn when the product is shipped, but I think you need to enter the gift certificate no when you order – otherwise Amazon will think that you’re going to use your regular card (I don’t know if that can be changed later though).

  41. I ordered two’ ¦’ ¦’ ¦I think Adam’s cd will be high on my gift giving list this Christmas I will hold off and order the rest later so that Adam’s sales numbers will continue

    I did the same :-)

  42. This is not for the same link that MJ has posted. The link MJ posted is for the new album and it says release date Nov 24 2009

    Yes, that’s right, dhunken. I knew that. Sorry if the wording of my post was unclear.

    I was just pointing this out for those of us who’d signed up to be notified when that item (Adam Lambert “New Release 2009”) became available and were wondering why we didn’t get an email.

  43. From CindyM:

    Dear Amazon.

    Please add a picture to the listing for tbd: Adam Lambert. It would greatly increase my pleasure in purchasing your product. Any picture but those from the YHA or Today show. One of the Sebring ones would be fine. Thank you for your time and consideration.

    PS: Oh, and no Michelin Man please.

    Sincerely,

    Loyal Customer

    [splits gut laughing] :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

  44. Every sale counts ‘“ pre-orders will go into first week sales ‘“ that’s why people are saying SuBo will be big competition for Adam in the first week. She’s had massive pre-orders.

    Is there a way to see the absolute numbers of the pre orders? Or is it relative to other pre orders?

  45. Tis about time! Woohoo! But I need to find out about bonus tracks before I decide where to buy. Well maybe will by a couple of copies???

  46. Is there a way to see the absolute numbers of the pre orders?

    No. Amazon doesn’t release the number of albums it sells. But after the first week, sometimes people can figure it out. Sometimes the label will give the numbers if they’re major.

  47. Susan M.
    September 27, 2009 at 3:09 pm

    Susan,
    It gets curiouser and curiouser then! Thanks to MJ’s widget there’s no problem ordering the right album.

  48. Hrrm…pre-order Amazon one AND wait for iTunes. I want to know track listings!!!

    Will iTunes pre-orders also count toward possible sales or whatever you all talking about?

    Remember: The name of the album is TBD. As is the picture that will be used for the single. And album.

    I still think it should be called A D A M.

    Time to twitter Aimee Mayo (kidding; she’s too busy working with Ferras. And squeeing.)

  49. I’m not getting too excited about rankings yet

    Well, anyway, I am excited, this is a good buzz.

  50. This is all very confusing…but any Adam news is good news. B/c it’s been a VERY SLOW ADAM NEWS WEEK. Isn’t about time there was an album title announced, in all seriousness?

  51. Susan,
    It gets curiouser and curiouser then! Thanks to MJ’s widget there’s no problem ordering the right album.

    It is strange. I was definitely in a panic for a minute thinking I had ordered

    that other record.

    And didn’t put it past “them” to do something tricky like that.

    But Amazon has always been pretty straight forward in my experience, so I was hoping they wouldn’t be party to a bait and switch.

  52. I’ll leave the buzzing to you good people today. I need to back off my blogging addiction and do something different today.

    That being said, I am so excited about this pre-order stuff. Yes, I know it may be a bit too early to get too excited, but it’s Adam, and this is good news that the blogosphere residents have inundated Amazon.com so quickly this morning to pre-order his CD. All this buzz about him is good for him, good for sales.

    I am waiting for the iTunes pre-order. I have a $15 iTunes card that I bought a month ago that is waiting to be spent on Adam. I will also purchase the CD in a store. Waiting for the UPS guy will make me crazy.

    See ya’ll on the next Adam thread!

  53. With NO picture, title, promotion or even a snippet of a leak, Adam’s album is now #1 in the Music Movers & Shakers section of Amazon.

  54. Remember: The name of the album is TBD. As is the picture that will be used for the single. And album.

    Yep, but for Kris they’re using a concert picture. I’d prefer some picture of the boy than none. :)

  55. Not surprisingly no 1 in movers and shakers

    So much for the “Idols are only known in the Idol bubble.” Because if that is true, there are a hella lot of Adam fans.

    ETA: What is UK Amazon link? I wanna see what pic they used. And TBD is just not cutting it for the album title, unless that’s what it’s going to be called. It could be called The Big Disc but I am going to guess that’s not it.

  56. Will iTunes pre-orders also count toward possible sales or whatever you all talking about?

    Yep – any sale counts. Unless of course you buy it from some shady guy on a street corner. In that case I’m pretty sure it won’t count since he probably didn’t pay for it in the first place.

  57. I can see how to pre-order Kris’s cd, but dammed if I can find Adam”s pre-order. Probably right under my nose. :(

  58. Will iTunes pre-orders also count toward possible sales or whatever you all talking about?

    Yep ‘“ any sale counts. Unless of course you buy it from some shady guy on a street corner. In that case I’m pretty sure it won’t count since he probably didn’t pay for it in the first place.

    See, I was gonna do that. ;) There is already a reviewer comment on amazon. Er…the album doesn’t even have a title yet. Heh.

  59. Not surprisingly no 1 in movers and shakers

    So much for the ‘Idols are only known in the Idol bubble.’  Because if that is true, there are a hella lot of Adam fans.

    Honest to God. I’ll stop being such a wet blanket. But it’s Adam’s Idol fans that even know this album is available for sale. No one outside the bubble is aware of stuff like this. Adam won’t make NEW fans until he releases a single.

    Pre sales for Adam will always measure his fanbase until radio plays the single. It’s almost a textbook way to judge how big the fanbases are. As in Kris doesn’t have a very big one. Oh, and Amazon doesn’t sell a heck of alot of albums so a strong fanbase can really get you up this chart quickly (they chart hourly).

  60. So much for the ‘Idols are only known in the Idol bubble.’  Because if that is true, there are a hella lot of Adam fans.

    Not necessarily. Since the rankings are relative real time numbers, it is possible that a #24 ranking corresponds to a couple of hundred albums in the past few hours – I think.

    Kris’s page is here:

    #396

  61. Kris’s album is called New 2009 Releases. ;)

    ETA: Is Adam’s TBC album the one from Hi-Fi that is available two weeks earlier?!

  62. Aloha!!!!
    Just placed my order– thanks, MJ!! Going back to read all the threads now.

  63. I think why Adam is getting #24 in just about 1 hour (from what I heard from idf, and they said Susan Boyle rised to top100 in half a day) is mainly because he has a big fanbase from AI, especially for an album without any name or single yet. But, I do have faith in Adam’s music, so once something is leaked, his pre-order will get higher. I’ll just wait :)

  64. yes, that’s right, dhunken. I knew that. Sorry if the wording of my post was unclear.

    I was just pointing this out for those of us who’d signed up to be notified when that item (Adam Lambert ‘New Release 2009’ ³) became available and were wondering why we didn’t get an email.

    Oh sorry I misunderstood what you where trying to say….Never-mind. ;-)

  65. Adam is #1 on the Amazon US Movers & Shaker’s list, which is the one that measures the biggest gain over the last 24 hours.

    The Bestseller’s list, where he’s currently #24 (after one day!), measures actual sales. It’ll be VERY interesting to see where he ranks this time tomorrow… and this time next week.

  66. Adam has 7 comments re: his album so far, and 3 regarding his first single. I am waiting for this to be a trending topic on Twitter any minute, and it won’t be #timeformiracles this time.

  67. Hi there everyone
    de-lurking briefly just to answer the question above. kris is number 396 in the amazon list.
    Love Adam, love you all. you are massively entertaining!

  68. Adam is #1 on the Amazon US Movers & Shaker’s list, which is the one that measures the biggest gain over the last 24 hours.

    And number 4 in Amazon UK

  69. Regarding Kris’ album, I wouldn’t expect him to have a high position on Amazon pre sale charts since most AI fans probably bought his Itunes pass. Correct me if I am wrong but didn’t that include a pre order of his album? Or only his single?

  70. It was number 1 three hours ago, just goes to show that Amazon numbers are based on relative hourly sales

    I never saw it in number 1. Maybe that ´s when I was AFC

  71. I just ordered two ‘” one for my car and one for my home!
    Thanks for the link, MJ’ ¦’ ¦.

    It means I have to order 3: Home, Car and for work. :smile:

  72. So Kris is #396 and Adam is #24…. lots of interesting conclusions to be drawn from that, and I think most of them can remain unspoken…. or at least, untyped…………………

  73. Kris is NOT a pre-order of the single on iTunes, just the album. (And I know b/c I have the iTunes pass, and have to buy the single.) However, this is not for amazon.com, just for iTunes, and Adam’s is not yet available for pre-order for iTunes.

  74. Amazon and iTunes chart differently. To get to #1 on iTunes you have to sell more than every other album for a period of 1-3 days (no one knows exactly how long.) To get to #1 on Amazon, you just have to sell the most albums THAT HOUR. So numbers jump around alot more.

  75. suebrody: Adam has 7 comments re: his album so far, and 3 regarding his first single.

    Eh. Most of them were from AuntGlambert. [ponders] Wasn’t she a troll on this blog for a while?

  76. dyg1
    September 27, 2009 at 4:31 pm
    It was number 1 three hours ago, just goes to show that Amazon numbers are based on relative hourly sales

    I never saw it in number 1. Maybe that ´s when I was AFC

    terraj posted about it at the time, in the 2012 thread. That’s when I followed the link, it was 5 hours ago.

    terraj
    September 27, 2009 at 11:19 am
    And Adam’s got the pimp spot (i.e #1) for Movers and Shakers in Amazon UK

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/movers-and-shakers/music/ref=pd_mw_m_h__mte

  77. Just for information purposes, I pre-ordered a David Cook CD last year from Amazon, and it arrived 2 days after the release date. So keep this in mind if you want your CD the official day of release. I’m not saying it will happen again this year, but it is Amazon after all.

  78. To get to #1 on Amazon, you just have to sell the most albums THAT HOUR.

    jpfan, where are you getting this information?

  79. To get to #1 on Amazon, you just have to sell the most albums THAT HOUR. So numbers jump around alot more.

    So how long was SuBo in the number one spot?

  80. Adam is #1 on the Amazon US Movers & Shaker’s list, which is the one that measures the biggest gain over the last 24 hours.

    And number 4 in Amazon UK

    I looked a few seconds ago, and it is #3 in UK.

  81. it arrive 2 days after the release date. So keep this in mind if you want your CD the official day of release. I’m not saying it will happen again this year, but it is Amazon after all

    Amazon tells you how many days the CD will take to reach you. It also depends on the kind of delivery you want. At least on the UK site.

  82. And number 4 in Amazon UK

    I looked a few seconds ago, and it is #3 in UK

    yep, it went up

  83. suebrody: Adam has 7 comments re: his album so far, and 3 regarding his first single.

    Eh. Most of them were from AuntGlambert. [ponders] Wasn’t she a troll on this blog for a while?

    Okay. nvm ;) Is there usually a time that iTunes has a pre-order? Is it a month before an album is released?

    Also: Is amazon.com only for CD’s? What about downloads?

  84. Shouldn’t Kris’s itunes pass be calculated into his itunes rankings?

  85. jpfan
    September 27, 2009 at 4:35 pm
    Amazon and iTunes chart differently. To get to #1 on iTunes you have to sell more than every other album for a period of 1-3 days (no one knows exactly how long.)

    Not exactly. Muse debuted at no 1 Itunes UK the day it was released, so did Jay Z. I’m not sure how they calculate their number but I’m inclined to think, from watching chart movements, that their equation takes into account BOTH time relativity and total sales.
    The fact that they keep their ranking method secret, always felt a bit dodgy to me tbh.

  86. Adam will be a worldwide star – it’s just fascinating watching him in the beginning of idol to now. He really hasn’t changed that much – he’s just is in his element as a born entertainer. Too bad he had to go on a cheesy show to be “discovered”.

    Is the music industry really lame for not recognizing what they had in their own backyard? Who else is lurking????

  87. Do you think these pre-orders mean that we will soon have news on the album title and the release of the single on iTunes?

  88. Is the music industry really lame for not recognizing what they had in their own backyard?

    I think it hurt Adam because he was openly gay. Entertainers “come out” after they’ve made it. Even Hi-Fi recording didn’t want to take a chance on Adam.

  89. Number 6 on amazon’s bestseller list ‘“ 5mins ago

    ummm WOW…. that is insane.

    I think it hurt Adam because he was openly gay. Entertainers ‘come out’  after they’ve made it.

    Exactly. They weren’t going to take a chance on someone who had no intention of hiding who he was and honestly, I can’t say I blame them. It’s a lot of money and time that goes into developing a new artist. Adam was brilliant to go on AI IMO and I bet RCA is thanking their lucky damn stars he did!

  90. If someone sells 10, 000K albums on iTunes in an hour, it is very possible to get a #1 album on iTunes. You don’t really need to sell that many albums. Remember, iTunes sells way more singles than albums.

    But iTunes is very secretive about how they rank. I can’t really figure it out. Amazon is alot easier to understand.

  91. I think Amazon update it every hour, but I don’t think it is based on how many copies they sold for the past hour because that is just not reasonable. Plus, if it is 1hr selling, they won’t need the “movers and shakers” part, which is the hourly change. I would think it add all the sells together in a certain time (eg. from last two months to now, this is just my thinking), just like iTunes, so like Susan has been there for several weeks, her accumulated selling # is very strong to keep her there, while Adam, just got this release for pre-order, the accumulation cannot be that huge when compared with the tops. We’ll see.

  92. Number 6 on amazon’s bestseller list ‘“ 5mins ago

    ummm WOW’ ¦. that is insane.

    I still think that is remarkable considering the album has yet to get any promotion, announcement, or any music leak.

  93. so like Susan has been there for several weeks, her accumulated selling # is very strong to keep her there, why Adam, just got this release for pre-order, the accumulation cannot be that huge when compared with the tops. We’ll see

    Well of course Adam hasn’t sold as many as those albums that have been there for weeks but he’s selling enough to move up the ranks and pretty damn quickly too. Now, the question is will he stay there until his album is released?

  94. He and Susan Boyle are keeping some mighty big company there — Beatles, Streisand, Harry Connick, Jr., Michael Jackson…

    Thanks for the info and the link, MJ.

  95. “Wow, that puts Adam one spot ABOVE Michael Jackson’s new one, and he’s been available for 5 days!”

    I think trying to explain that Amazon charts albums hourly is an exercise in futility. ;)

  96. BestAI
    September 27, 2009 at 4:51 pm
    Number 6 on amazon’s bestseller list ‘“ 5mins ago

    ummm WOW’ ¦. that is insane.

    I still think that is remarkable considering the album has yet to get any promotion, announcement, or any music leak.

    Really shows you how strong his internet fanbase is, doesn’t it?? I know he has lots of fans who aren’t on the internet like we are daily, so for me, it’s a great sign :)

  97. After Adam gets a single released, and if it does well, his album will stay waaaay up on amazon.com. At least, that’s my guess. Am most curious about iTunes, just b/c so many of us use it *raising hand*. Of course, I can pre-order amazon and still download iTunes. And that is exactly what I plan to do. :)

  98. ‘Wow, that puts Adam one spot ABOVE Michael Jackson’s new one, and he’s been available for 5 days!’ 

    I think trying to explain that Amazon charts albums hourly is a exercise in futility.

    I get it :) Gotta love fandom! But it’s great that the preorders are selling.

  99. I think trying to explain that Amazon charts albums hourly is a exercise in futility.

    Unless there’s something that specifically explains otherwise, I interpret that to mean the numbers are updated hourly, i.e., published to the web site, not measured hourly. The Bestsellers list is exactly what’s it’s called… BestSELLERS. The Movers & Shakers list measures degree of movement over 24 hours.

  100. Of course, I can pre-order amazon and still download iTunes. And that is exactly what I plan to do.

    me too

  101. If Adam’s album stays in the top ten of the Amazon US chart until the day of release, then I’ll start to throw confetti. Until then, I’ll just watch and quietly squee under my breath while biting my nails into oblivion in anticipation.

  102. Wow, I went away for a little bit, and came back to see Adam’s CD at #6 for US preorders. I know it’s too early to know if that means anything at all, but considering that the PR hasn’t started yet, and it’s just folks like us here who know it’s available for preorder, (it still doesn’t show up as available for preorder if I just search for Adam on Amazon), that’s still looking very promising.

    I can’t believe I’m this excited about a CD — and a CD that I haven’t heard anything from, no less.

  103. The Bestsellers list is exactly what’s it’s called’ ¦ BestSELLERS. The Movers & Shakers list measures degree of movement over 24 hours.

    My understanding of Amazon rankings is, Bestsellers means the bestsellers for that hour within that genre. Movers and Shaker means most advanced in sales within that same period.

  104. If Adam’s album stays in the top ten of the Amazon US chart until the day of release, then I’ll start to throw confetti. Until then, I’ll just watch and quietly squee under my breath while biting my nails into oblivion in anticipation.

    That would be the sane approach, but, with the year (plus) I’ve had, I’ll take my loud squees where I can get ’em. ;)

    I bought his album through Amazon today like a dutiful fan, but if iTunes releases a dealie bobber for him like they did with Muse (too lazy to go check real term) with bonus videos, etc., I’ll go buy it over there, too.

  105. Adam’s CD has jumped to #1 on Amazon U.S. Movers and Shakers Chart!

  106. adamaloha
    September 27, 2009 at 5:01 pm
    I am just so happy.

    Me too, I really don’t care about numbers right now. It just makes it seem more real that we can buy his album. I still remember on AI, Top 13 or 36 episode I think, when he said that getting to record an album would be a dream come true for him. I’m happy for him and for us.

    Stay on the cloud, Adam.

  107. wiredforsound,

    Exactly. They weren’t going to take a chance on someone who had no intention of hiding who he was and honestly, I can’t say I blame them. It’s a lot of money and time that goes into developing a new artist. Adam was brilliant to go on AI IMO and I bet RCA is thanking their lucky damn stars he did!

    Okay, I totally choked up at this.

    adamaloha,

    I am just so happy.

    Mahalo!! Me too.

  108. My understanding of Amazon rankings is, Bestsellers means the bestsellers for that hour within that genre. Movers and Shaker means most advanced in sales within that same period.

    Whatever they mean, Amazon is really crappy about posting explanations of what it means! That we can probably all agree on!

  109. “Adam was brilliant to go on AI IMO and I bet RCA is thanking their lucky damn stars he did!”

    ITA, wiredforsound!

  110. I can see Adam’s next tweet: You can now preorder my album on Amazon.

  111. Quote from the article posted by AdoK

    Yet for all that, few people understand how the Amazon list works or its relative importance in the publishing industry. Amazon’s method of ranking books remains something of a black box, with the fancy word algorithm used to describe it.

    I’m not sure the exact number,” Kessler says of the weightings, “but my guess is 40% hour, 30% day, 20% week, and 10% month. So if you have a huge spike in sales, you don’t completely dislodge books that have been in the top 10 or top 100 for months and months. Though you might pass them for a very fun hour.”

    An Amazon spokeswoman essentially confirms his hunch when she says, “We base rankings on all-time sales, as well as recent sales that are weighted more heavily than older sales, so that our lists are timely and aren’t always dominated by all-time best-sellers like “Harry Potter.”

  112. Adam, Adam, Adam…..
    I believe that somothing huge is happening in the world music industry.
    Sparkling mega-star will be born soon!

  113. Tony
    September 27, 2009 at 5:17 pm
    I still think that is remarkable considering the album has yet to get any promotion, announcement, or any music leak.

    You’re kidding, right?

    I believe that the poster is referencing the fact that the only clue that people had that it was available for pre-sale on Amazon was on the internet, through message boards. If you search for Adam Lambert on Amazon’s home page, the page to pre-order it does not come up. There have been no announcements on any of the entertainment sites that it is available for pre-sale, but I imagine those are coming.

    That said, it certainly speaks to the size of Adam’s internet fan base in a VERY positive way.

  114. BestAI
    September 27, 2009 at 5:15 pm
    I can see Adam’s next tweet: You can now preorder my album on Amazon.

    u missed at least three exclamation point.

    Eta Or it can be: xxx is great!!! best xxx I’ve been work with!! btw my album can be pre order.

  115. Actually, I think CindyM gets credit for digging that one up’ ¦

    OMG, you’re totally right! Sorry, CindyM. I think I quoted both of you in the same post and I kept mixing you up. You rule!

    I hadn’t seen this until today and it’s very fitting.

  116. OMAOMAOMAOMAOMA FLAILING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! O.M.A. ITS ALMOST HERE!!!!

    im getting it on itunes though

    in other news i can fianlly copy and paste on my ipod so how do i do the b-quote thing??!!!:D

    CANT STOP SMILING

    ADAM KICKS A$$

  117. That said, it certainly speaks to the size of Adam’s internet fan base in a VERY positive way.

    And… considering we’re probably not ALL online and ordering during this exact same 2-hour window, I would expect this to maintain itself for a couple of days, at least, while everyone gets caught up…

  118. anthrogeek
    September 27, 2009 at 5:08 pm
    My understanding of Amazon rankings is, Bestsellers means the bestsellers for that hour within that genre. Movers and Shaker means most advanced in sales within that same period.

    Whatever they mean, Amazon is really crappy about posting explanations of what it means! That we can probably all agree on!

    Yes we can, but other people have. Here’s an MSNBC article that explains the algorithm of Amazon’s hourly bestseller list. In this case they talk about books, but the equation is the same for all Amazon products.

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/32336521/ns/business-us_business//

    It’s basically an algorithm of all time sales + Hourly sales, where the recent sales are wighted more heavily, so that older rankings don’t over take the list. Since Adam’s album was just released for pre-order, his ranking is based on the hourly sales rate alone.

    The list seems to be a series of weighted averages

    “I’m not sure the exact number,” Kessler says of the weightings, “but my guess is 40 percent hour, 30 percent day, 20 percent week, and 10 percent month. So if you have a huge spike in sales, you don’t completely dislodge books that have been in the top 10 or top 100 for months and months. Though you might pass them for a very fun hour.”

    An Amazon spokeswoman essentially confirms his hunch when she says, “We base rankings on all-time sales, as well as recent sales that are weighted more heavily than older sales, so that our lists are timely and aren’t always dominated by all-time best-sellers like Harry Potter.”

  119. 7. Does anyone else think the Kardashian mom looks like Adam Lambert?!
    Posted at 11:32AM on Sep 26th 2009 by Mar

    This is completely random… but the quote above refers to the photo here

    picture of weird family

    just made me laugh… people have adamonthebrain fever.

  120. adamaloha
    September 27, 2009 at 5:30 pm
    7. Does anyone else think the Kardashian mom looks like Adam Lambert?!
    Posted at 11:32AM on Sep 26th 2009 by Mar

    This is completely random’ ¦ but the quote above refers to the photo here’ ¦

    picture of weird family

    just made me laugh’ ¦ people have adamonthebrain fever.

    OMG! Yes she does . LOL.
    He has better hair though.

  121. Thanks, Sunn, that’s interesting and good to know.

    Amazon is nothing if not diligent about their statistics. They don’t take these formulations lightly and even though they may convey some “false positives” early on, they do seem to get the big picture pretty accurately overall.

    Hey luv! I hope you had a nice day. Join the collective flailing.

  122. 7. Does anyone else think the Kardashian mom looks like Adam Lambert?!
    Posted at 11:32AM on Sep 26th 2009 by Mar

    So does this mean it was momma Kardashian at the end of Flash Forward?

  123. Thanks for the Amazon info. I actually thought hourly sales were even a bigger % in the equation. Maybe Amazon is as hard to figure out as iTunes after all. ;)

  124. So not to rain on anyone’s parade while we’re all giddy with joy looking at the numbers, but if the info in that great MSNBC article is accurate, there’s a good chance that Adam’s album may drop back down a ways as soon as all of us hardcore fans who plan on pre-ordering click that button.

    The album’s current ranking seems like a good measurement of fan engagement inside the Idol bubble, but since there’s been no radio promo or press specific to the album or single I’m guessing most of the more casual fans who don’t scour the internet daily probably don’t even know about it. Although if the purported “Adam Storm” actually does happen next week, maybe that could keep those numbers from dropping too far.

    ETA:

    Tony
    Errrr’ ¦.

    http://www.rcarecords.com/adamlambert/adam_rollingstone_albumpreview.jpg

    http://i34.tinypic.com/24dn4zo.jpg

    http://i36.tinypic.com/2jchw8.jpg

    http://i34.tinypic.com/15gqpnp.jpghttp://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/32970655/ns/entertainment/page/2/

    Omigod, I have the shortest memory, I completely forgot about all those “most anticipated” lists! Oops. Although it’s not an interview with Adam, that certainly would count as press. So maybe this is being driven by both hardcore fans and the more casual newspaper reader who saw a list and was interested enough to browse over to Amazon.

  125. anthrogeek: Oh my God, that’s hilarious! While we sat here discussing, Adam really did move up the Bestsellers list from #24 to #6!

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/bestsellers/music/ref=pd_ms_m_mte

    Wow, that puts Adam one spot ABOVE Michael Jackson’s new one, and he’s been available for 5 days!

    Aha! Everyone’s now hanging out on this thread!

    I posted this on the other thread, but I don’t think anyone noticed, so I’ll reask it here: I STILL want to know if anyone has yet heard any updates on when MJ’s (as in Michael Jackson’s) new single is coming out, and whether it’s still potentially slated to hit the same day as Adam’s single??

  126. I’m going to buy tons of Adam’s CDs for everyone on my x-mas list.
    I don’t spend much money, only live simple life. But I’ll buy anything Adam’s.
    Here, in the middle east, my friends have a power of buying. We have a pact.
    Wow !!! Finally…POETIC JUSTICE !!!
    I come to this site everyday. Many times I want to join in the chat, but English is too difficult for me and it takes me a long time to write something. But today I want to share my happiness. :)
    WOOOOOO HOOOOOOO!!!

  127. OMG! Yes she does . LOL.
    He has better hair though.

    And he’s prettier too! ;-)

  128. Hi asifclueless!!

    WELCOME!!! [hug] Don’t worry about the English. As stated before, your English is probably far better than any attempts we could make in the other direction. Post away!

  129. Tony
    September 27, 2009 at 5:32 pm

    Errrr’ ¦.

    http://www.rcarecords.com/adamlambert/adam_rollingstone_albumpreview.jpg

    http://i34.tinypic.com/24dn4zo.jpg

    http://i36.tinypic.com/2jchw8.jpg

    http://i34.tinypic.com/15gqpnp.jpghttp://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/32970655/ns/entertainment/page/2

    LOL Tony, none of those articles had today’s date on them as a pre-order release date. If you go to Amazon, there’s no announcement.
    We only found it because we were so bored with the lack of news, that we were trolling the net for anything Adam. LOL

  130. Hi asifclueless!!!!!!!:D

    soooooo how do you do the b-quote thing?

  131. This seems like a good measurement of fan engagement inside the Idol bubble, but since there’s been no radio promo or press specific to the album or single I’m guessing most of the more casual fans who don’t scour the internet daily probably don’t even know about it. Although if the purported ‘Adam Storm’  actually does happen next week, maybe that could keep those numbers from dropping too far.

    That, I have to believe, is the plan. Initial buzz from big debut on Amazon courtesy loyal Internet fans… followed by media blitz to pull in more casual fans.. which keeps the numbers up, still visible… which leads to radio play. Buzz is never a bad thing.
    Course, I’m no expert. It just seems to make sense. :)

    one-two-three punch!

  132. I posted this on the other thread, but I don’t think anyone noticed, so I’ll reask it here: I STILL want to know if anyone has yet heard any updates on when MJ’s (as in Michael Jackson’s) new single is coming out, and whether it’s still potentially slated to hit the same day as Adam’s single??

    Well – I think the unofficial official word right now is that Adam’s single drop date WILL NOT be the same date as MJ’s, who was set for Oct 13, iirc. So Adam is predicted to be the week before or after.

  133. Sorry luv, I thought someone already answered you. What you see on your IPod?

    If you are on a computer, there is a “b-quote” button. If you don’t have any buttons you need to do the following:
    1) before you want to quote, type {blockquote} (with the { } replaced by the “less-than/more-than” signs)
    2) after you’re done quoting, type {/blockquote} (with the { } replaced by the “less-than/more-than” signs)

  134. halfie

    So does this mean it was momma Kardashian at the end of Flash Forward

    halfie you’re brilliant.

  135. So does this mean it was momma Kardashian at the end of Flash Forward?

    My thought too

  136. LOL Tony, none of those articles had today’s date on them as a pre-order release date. If you go to Amazon, there’s no announcement.
    We only found it because we were so bored with the lack of news, that we were trolling the net for anything Adam. LOL

    I deleted my post, but nonetheless, are albums usually “announced” as being available for pre-order on Amazon?

    The only thing I buy on Amazon are books and videogames — never albums.

  137. Hi asifclueless!!!!!!!:D

    soooooo how do you do the b-quote thing?

    Luv, if you cut on your iPhone/iPod by highlighting the section with the blue dots (tapping on section and dragging what you want to include), you can tap this Leave a Reply window and “Paste” will come up. Hit that and your passage will paste.

    After that, tap the selection again. It may only highlight one word, but it should give you the dots to drag out. Drag to highlight everything you want to block quote, then just hit b-quote and it will blockquote the entire passage.

    ETA: Double-clicking (i.e., tapping twice quickly) seems to work best and it will give you a “select all” option, which makes it much quicker. Same thing after you paste. Click on the Reply window once: it will give you the Paste option. Click on that. Double tap the passage again and hit Select All. If it doesn’t cooperate, just drag the blue dots out. Then click b-quote.

  138. Yeah, I’d be really surprised if his ranking doesn’t drop at least a little bit. For the movers and shakers list Adam won’t be ranked by this time tomorrow, of course. Unless he makes a huuuuge drop in the bestsellers ranking. Just saying so people won’t panic when he disappears ;).

    On another note, it looks like Adam’s climb has encouraged more people to buy Kris’s as well – it is now up to #141 on the bestseller and #6 on the movers and shakers list.

  139. I’ve been posting on MJs for just a couple of weeks now, but thought I might recap what I’ve heard predicted about Adam’s future just in that short time:

    1) He will be an international star
    2) He will do movies & television
    3) He may have already done television (Flash Forward end scene)
    4) Time for Miracles is likely to be nominated for an Oscar and Adam will, naturally, perform the song at the Academy Awards
    5) Adam will perform at the 2010 VMAs
    6) Adam will perform at the 2010 Grammys
    7) Adam will be nominated for 2010 VMAs/Grammys
    8 ) Adam will have a #1 album

    And that’s just off the top of my head. All I can say is that the intertubes really need some actual music from Adam before someone has him becoming President or Pope.

  140. jpfan
    September 27, 2009 at 5:33 pm
    Thanks for the Amazon info. I actually thought hourly sales were even a bigger % in the equation. Maybe Amazon is as hard to figure out as iTunes after all.

    For today, Adam’s ranking numbers are essentially based on hourly figures. Tomorrow, the equation will alter slightly.

  141. #6 on Amazon US is pretty hot!! Since they just put it up on a Sunday with no promo — not even an Adam Tweet.

    And lloks like the Idol Bubble includes Japan because Adam is still at #28 on Amazon Japan. It’s only been on the site for 16 hours and hit #34 13+ hours ago.

  142. halfie – how do you do a manual smiley with sunglasses?

  143. vorona
    September 27, 2009 at 5:46 pm
    He’s number four.

    I’m down with that.

    For all of you who know everything about Adam including the color of his underpants—
    is he a practicing Jew?

  144. On another note, it looks like Adam’s climb has encouraged more people to buy Kris’s as well ‘“ it is now up to #141 on the bestseller and #6 on the movers and shakers list.

    That’s hilarious – so should Kris credit Adam’s fans for creating a stink big enough to get EVERYone over there to look for both their albums?? Funny Kris had no statistical significance till all the Adam folks went scurrying over and spread the word….

  145. HSM, I didn’t know until it accidentally appeared in my post. Apparently it’s the numeral 8 followed by a closed parenthesis.

  146. For all of you who know everything about Adam including the color of his underpants’”
    is he a practicing Jew?

    He says no… as for me, I still wanna know the color of his underpants….

    8)

  147. And that’s just off the top of my head. All I can say is that the intertubes really need some actual music from Adam before someone has him becoming President or Pope.

    Nah. Too young, and not Catholic.

  148. @Squirrely: normally money is drawn when the product is shipped, but I think you need to enter the gift certificate no when you order ‘“ otherwise Amazon will think that you’re going to use your regular card (I don’t know if that can be changed later though).

    Thanks lob I’ll pre-order tomorrow then.

    As for album titles I like ‘A D A M’ .

  149. Tony

    I deleted my post, but nonetheless, are albums usually ‘announced’  as being available for pre-order on Amazon?

    The only thing I buy on Amazon are books and videogames ‘” never albums.

    YA, Amazon is like Itunes, it has banners for new and upcoming releases.

    I usually buy all my hard copy CDs through Amazon because It takes longer for them to get to Kuwaiti stores.
    I’m not sure about Amazon’s market share of the CD sales market, I can find out, but I’d be surprised if it were less than 10%.

    I’m sure Q3 can give us exact numbers on the market share.

  150. For all of you who know everything about Adam including the color of his underpants’”
    is he a practicing Jew?

    He says no’ ¦ as for me, I still wanna know the color of his underpants’ ¦.

    Yah. Someone asked him in an interview, and he said he wasn’t religious but spiritual. His underpants are blue to match his hair and eyes.

  151. Very cool 8)
    Note to above poster: do the number 8 followed immediately by one parenthesis )

  152. Sunn
    September 27, 2009 at 5:56 pm

    Testing (8)

    Don’t put anything in front of the eight, I think. 8)

    ETA, yep, worked.

  153. So even if your link bring me to my application on my computer to my account do you still get credit. Sorry if this is not the place to ask.

    Yes, I do…thanks.

  154. For all of you who know everything about Adam including the color of his underpants’”
    is he a practicing Jew?

    No, he isn’t. Although he has done some Jewish benefit performances and sung at the Temple for the Arts in LA for High Holidays. But if he was, he’d be heading for temple at sunset and we would not be hearing from him for a day.

    I am Jewish and will be in temple tonight wondering how his album is doing — not exactly the right thing to be doing on Yom Kippur!!

  155. Tony
    I deleted my post, but nonetheless, are albums usually ‘announced’  as being available for pre-order on Amazon?

    I don’t think they are specifically. But — and this is just me — before this morning happened, I was envisioning Adam’s mini press tour (like the one Kris did for LLWD) for his single starting later this week (well, I was hoping, but of course it could be much later). I figured they’d time the ability to pre-order the album right along with those radio and online publication interviews about the single, and that would send casual fans and curious people to the album pre-order.

    So this morning seemed backwards, the pre-order is available but Adam’s either at some private gig in NOLA or slaving away in the studio, he’s not out telling people about it. And so I was pretty surprised with the speed it rose up the rankings because of that. But maybe the buzz from all those “albums to watch for” lists was enough for more than just the hardcore fan to browse over to amazon during their Sunday morning coffee and internet surfing.

  156. And so I was pretty surprised with the speed it rose up the rankings because of that.

    And imagine how the pace will increase once he does start talking about it or release a single…. maybe it’ll even surpass Kris’ sales surge after his announcement! Oh, wait………… 8)

  157. And that’s just off the top of my head. All I can say is that the intertubes really need some actual music from Adam before someone has him becoming President or Pope.

    Nah. Too young, and not Catholic.

    Good. Answer.

    Also (skip ahead, clearone) he said he sometimes goes commando. 8)

    adamaloha,

    From most accounts, he was never Bar Mitzvahed and he said on his MySpace page that he was agnostic. But he sings in Hebrew beautifully (go figure). Here’s a breathtaking example for those who haven’t heard it:

    http://www.templeofthearts.org/ThePrayer.swf

  158. WOOT for coming home to Adam’s pre-order availability. Of course, I’ll probably go to a store anyway, but still cool. And WOOT for #4 already.

  159. mj
    September 27, 2009 at 5:58 pm

    So even if your link bring me to my application on my computer to my account do you still get credit. Sorry if this is not the place to ask.

    Yes, I do’ ¦thanks.

    Ok great thanks for answering this question!!!

  160. And that’s just off the top of my head. All I can say is that the intertubes really need some actual music from Adam before someone has him becoming President or Pope.

    Nah. Too young, and not Catholic.

    How about future King Of England? I’ll happily ditch Will and Harry for Adam.

  161. SusanMAlso (skip ahead, clearone) he said he sometimes goes commando.

    adamaloha,

    From most accounts, he was never Bar Mitzvahed and he said on his MySpace page that he was agnostic. But he sings in Hebrew beautifully (go figure). Here’s a breathtaking example for those who haven’t heard it:

    http://www.templeofthearts.org/ThePrayer.swf

    Thanks for the link … but even more important, thanks for the image… 8)

  162. ok I’m going to try the b-quote thing now….

    How about future King Of England? I’ll happily ditch Will and Harry for Adam.

    lol and did it work?

  163. Hi Luv

    Thanks for the welcome….I was about to say shouldn’t you be in bed but of course it is not 11pm where you are!!

    Love your posts and I share your love for Adam !!

  164. yay I think it worked!!!!

    thnx again Susan m and hoppers<3

    OMAOMAOMAOMA NUMBER 4??!!! FOR REALZZZ??!!!!!! 8)

  165. I posted this on the other thread, but I don’t think anyone noticed, so I’ll reask it here: I STILL want to know if anyone has yet heard any updates on when MJ’s (as in Michael Jackson’s) new single is coming out, and whether it’s still potentially slated to hit the same day as Adam’s single??

    In case this hasn’t been answered.

    http://www.michaeljackson.com/us/news/new-michael-jackson-album-and-song

    For some reason, I got a email from Sony with this info.

  166. Sorry just realised it was Adamaloha who said welcome !!

    Think I am the one who should be in bed !!

    Hello Adamaloha …I am usually reading your posts st work in the morning !!

  167. Hello everyone! I just ordered 2 TBDs – for 2 cars. MJ, I am so glad you told us about how to link to Amazon through your site…I order all of my books through Amazon and will now make sure I link through here first! Good to know.

    What a wonderful day for all of us to have so many new international fans join (delurk) us!!! (Jumping up and down smiley!!!) Halfie, can you please share the manual for this?

  168. Hi Shev66! The link worked great, thanks!

    Doesn’t he look a little Keanu in that photo? (Though I think he’s cuter than Keanu). In his other version of the prayer with Noa Dori … wait!

    *trots off to go find link*

    I think he resembles Rob Lowe with this hair.

    In celebration of the holiday, here it is: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iu_dPnRzbRQ

  169. Shev66
    September 27, 2009 at 6:15 pm
    Sorry just realised it was Adamaloha who said welcome !!

    Think I am the one who should be in bed !!

    Hello Adamaloha ‘ ¦I am usually reading your posts st work in the morning !!

    Actually, Shev, I think you are right on both counts… everyone welcomes you here!

    And I love the UK– have fond memories of my honeymoon there!

  170. Yah fuckin’ hoo!!! Now THIS is what I’ve been waiting for!

    Bet he sells his ass off. I can buy direct from Amazon UK for a change.

    Off to order!

  171. Here are the current Amazon rankings:

    US #4
    Japan #28
    UK #271
    Germany/Austria #673
    Canada – no ranking shown

  172. adamaloha
    September 27, 2009 at 6:21 pm
    Germany/Austria #673
    Canada ‘“ no ranking shown

    Losers!

    ROFL! THIS is why I love this site.

  173. BTW…A D A M was my idea for his album title. ;)

    Seriously, this is still all a bit onfusing to me.

    Was it announced that Adam’s TBA album would be available for pre-order by amazon.com on their banners? Did several of you receive emails? At the same time, did the information make it onto IDF which then got relayed to mj (and to Twitter, perhaps simultaneously)? And at that point, lots of pre-orders were made, which made Adam go to the Top of Movers and Shakers, and then go to #24 to 6 to 4 on the #of pre-orders that were made (I assume that is that’s what it meant)?

    I mean, this is awesome, but I don’t quite get what happened *slow*. And halfie, as always, you crack me the hell up. God, two Adam threads in two days? Geez. Wait till TFM is leaked (Thursday during 2012 roadblock, perhaps) and/or released, not to mention the first single (possible but not limited to Strut). Hundreds of posters to the board will go into flayling fits. I’m not sure I can handle it. And Twitter will certainly crash.

    luv (hello!), I have never understood the quoting system, so I use bold facing. I could try b-quoting, I suppose… ;)

    Hasn’t Adam already received a Grammy, an AMA, and an Oscar for TFM? (I AM KIDDING.)

    Welcome to the international community! :)

  174. adamaloha
    September 27, 2009 at 6:21 pm
    Germany/Austria #673
    Canada ‘“ no ranking shown

    Losers!

    LOL No tour for them! !scorned

    BTW – Thanks for the link mj!

  175. Shev66
    Re:MJ single to be released on 12 October
    I don’t know how accurate this is (but it is from Reuters!!)
    Apparently there is NOT a single being released.

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20090924/music_nm/us_jackson

    If this article is accurate, that is good news! I still think that MJ’s posthumous song will suck up a good portion of the press, even if it is being released only to radio on the 16th rather than as a single. But probably not as intense, since their big marketing push will likely happen more for the album instead.

  176. Layla, (flove your name, btw)

    Yah fuckin’ hoo!!! Now THIS is what I’ve been waiting for!

    Favorite quote of the day.

    Yeah, those Britain and Japan numbers went awry, but I guess that’s to be expected. No worries.

  177. Was it announced that Adam’s TBA album would be available for pre-order by amazon.com on their banners? Did several of you receive emails? At the same time, did the information make it onto IDF which then got relayed to mj (and to Twitter, perhaps simultaneously)? And at that point, lots of pre-orders were made, which made Adam go to the Top of Movers and Shakers, and then go to #24 to 6 to 4 on the #of pre-orders that were made (I assume that is that’s what it meant)?

    No announcement, no banners, no fanfair, nothing like the SuBo presale press releases and promots. I don’t think Amazon has sent the emails yet in any country — at least no one has said they got it. It just started. IMO Japan gets the credit because they were the first.

    I think when it hit the 30’s in Japan and went on pre-sale in Germany, there started to be a lot on buzz online — and around 2:00AM EST, Adam fans in the UK must have noticed it was on pre-sale there — because sales started accellerating in the UK were it was just sitting.

  178. Was it announced that Adam’s TBA album would be available for pre-order by amazon.com on their banners? Did several of you receive emails? At the same time, did the information make it onto IDF which then got relayed to mj (and to Twitter, perhaps simultaneously)? And at that point, lots of pre-orders were made, which made Adam go to the Top of Movers and Shakers, and then go to #24 to 6 to 4 on the #of pre-orders that were made (I assume that is that’s what it meant)?

    AS far as I know, it wasn’t announced. I didn’t get any email and I had the notification to receive one. Late last night here on MJ’s someone (Q3) I believe noted that Japan was selling his CD. Not sure where her intial finding came from. Then on this site and I’m sure on others, people started looking at other countries…UK, Germany (again Q3 kept us informed.) Many were lamenting that you could buy in those places but not US. I searched through Amazon’s site and it wasn’t listed as being available on their general search and it’s STILL NOT. I’m sure someone kept investigating and found it and shared it on IDF..which made it’s way to all the other blogs. OR…it was here first :) The internet rules at detective work. Hopefully, it wasn’t supposed to be kept quiet until the simultaneous TFM/Single News ETC in order to get the biggest splash the next day. If it was, oops!

  179. Germany/Austria just went up to #578 — I guess they read this!!

    adamaloha
    September 27, 2009 at 6:21 pm
    Germany/Austria #673
    Canada ‘“ no ranking shown

    Losers!

  180. Thanks, Sunn. You, too. :) I wonder how Twitter is doing. I tried trending #adamlambertrocks but I think #adamstorm is back. Maybe #adamisarockgod. Or #adammakesmeflail. All are acceptable.

    I just want a teeny, tiny leak of ANY SONG THAT IS NEW. And I do not mean Crawl Thru Fire, I Just Love You, Come Home, Crazy, or a song that has been previously recorded. I mean NEW STUFF. This seems like a good time, given the furor over the amazon pre-order. Why doth RCA/19 hold out on us? I mean, I know, but it’s mean of them. ;)

    You can’t say Happy Kol Nidre or Happy Yom Kippur, but this should be an excellent year for Mr. Lambert.

  181. Thanks, HoppersSM and luv.
    That’s very kind of you.
    This thread is going very fast like AdamStorm.
    I’ll just sit back and enjoy everybody’s post here.
    8)

  182. suebrody
    Seriously, this is still all a bit onfusing to me … I mean, this is awesome, but I don’t quite get what happened *slow*.

    Let me see if I can take a stab at the chronology.
    1. Someone (do not know who or what community) discovered that Adam’s album was available for pre-order on Amazon Japan, and posted it online.
    2. It quickly spread through the online Idolsphere, and those of us who are wicked insomniacs or super early birds and in non-US time zones entertained ourselves by continually refreshing Amazon Japan while simultaneously flailing as hour by hour it shot up the site quickly.
    3. This also made everyone curious about THEIR country, and links to other international pre-orders were posted as they were found. There was more flailing. And we all started obsessively refreshing Amazon US.
    4. And FINALLY during one of those refreshes, magic happened, it was available ON US SOIL.
    5. There was much rejoicing, links were immediately posted anywhere Idol related anyone could think of.
    6. And not to be underestimated, twitter, twitter, twitter.
    7. Then we all popped popcorn, and settled in to *cross fingers* or pray to @god or whatever, and hope that Adam’s rise up the Amazon US rankings would at least match the Amazon Japan ones. Which they did. And then some. Much much much (probably kinda irritating to those who don’t care about Adam) more flailing ensued.

    ETA: I think it’s possible that having it climb the Amazon US list made it visible to people who happened to be on Amazon looking at music, and the link to the pre-order tweeted over and over also pulled in some casual fans along with the hardcore ones. But there was no organized effort by 19 to get the word out, and Amazon didn’t send any emails or post any banners that I’m aware of. So pretty much Idolsphere grassroots.

  183. Germany/Austria just went up to #578 ‘” I guess they read this!!

    adamaloha
    September 27, 2009 at 6:21 pm
    Germany/Austria #673
    Canada ‘“ no ranking shown

    Losers!

    ROFLMAO!

    This has been hysterical. I’ll leave you guys to it and check in tomorrow. Nightie night and happy flailing :lol:

  184. SuBo’s album has been up for pre-sale for 27 days, and her release date is the same as Adam’s. RCA is throwing Adam under the bus.

  185. Q3
    September 27, 2009 at 6:19 pm
    Here are the current Amazon rankings:

    US #4
    Japan #28
    UK #271
    Germany/Austria #673
    Canada ‘“ no ranking shown

    *blushing* in shame. Here’s one Canadian representing. We’ll catch up, don’t worry.

  186. Geez, you guys are too easy. All it takes is Tbd, not even a date, no album cover, no title….and not even $9.99. I’ll just go to Walmart at midnight to pick it up.

  187. Germany/Austria just went up to #578 ‘” I guess they read this!!

    adamaloha
    September 27, 2009 at 6:21 pm
    Germany/Austria #673
    Canada ‘“ no ranking shown

    Losers!

    Man, adamaloha, you need to start ragging down countries more often. Apparently they hop to.

    Go ahead and blast Iran for their secret nuclear arms development. You can change the world by 6:00 p.m your time.

  188. soverymel

    ETA: I think it’s possible that having it climb the Amazon US list made it visible to people who happened to be on Amazon looking at music, and the link to the pre-order tweeted over and over also pulled in some casual fans along with the hardcore ones. But there was no organized effort by 19 to get the word out, and Amazon didn’t send any emails or post any banners that I’m aware of. So pretty much Idolsphere grassroots.

    Yep. Adam fans rock!

  189. BestAI: SuBo’s album has been up for pre-sale for 27 days, and her release date is the same as Adam’s. RCA is throwing Adam under the bus.

    It doesn’t matter to me if Adam is #1 or #55 — I just want a good album that sells enough to get 10 more albums!!

    Also, everyone expects SuBo to take the week — so it won’t hurt Adam.
    All Adam needs is a hit single, and strong album sales.

    Regarding SuBo, at #3 on Amazon, I just hope Adam passes her soon!!

    ETA: I found the Japan info via a comment on a Singapore Idol fansite last night. Then check IDF who had it and Germany. (Yes, it was a slow news night!)

  190. halfie
    September 27, 2009 at 6:44 pm

    RCA is throwing Adam under the bus.

    hwc, is that you?

    LOL

    It’s so true. RCA doesn’t need to do a thing. Just sit back and collect their sizable royalties. Wait until the bloody single comes out. And TFM. Watch out.

    I wish I could email iTunes so they could put TBD on their pre-order list. ;)

    ETA: Honestly, I am not remotely worried about Adam’s TBD (or TBA or A D A M or whatever) album. The dude is pretty damned savvy, as well madly talented. He only killed it on the Idols Tour (never mind Idol). The album will do well, but I think his Tour will do better, and he can sell thousands more albums that way.

  191. Shouldn’t Kris’s itunes pass be calculated into his itunes rankings?

    Maybe it will be for the album? Because it seems as if the single isn’t part of the Itunes pass? Or if it is, it isn’t registering as such currently? It would be wrong for the Itunes sales not to count toward his album sales, certainly. But the album hasn’t started selling there yet, right?

    How many people put out their stuff with passes? I wonder if the rankings algorithm has the ability to incorporate the passes? I would think it would. If it didn’t, then record companies wouldn’t see any benefit to the passes, since they wouldn’t register in some important rankings.

  192. I hope that once EU gets up they’ll start ordering….WTH are they thinking? #673! the only excuse is that they are sleeping…
    And we, in the US, must get ahead of SB! :)

    Seriously, though, I wish we knew what those rankings mean in sales numbers… anyone?

  193. Considering Simon said to Adam he thought he would be a worldwide star, I’m not in the least surprised that his album was going to be released internationally. I never expected his album to be an import to the UK.

    I can’t remember the last time I saw a CD with an import label stuck on it, unless it was a deluxe version from Japan! And that was many years ago when I saw that!

    Certainly, Kelly, Jordin, Cookie, Archie and Daughtry’s albums were all available from the off in the UK. They weren’t imports. AI is received very well in the UK. There’s no reason why Adam’s album would be an import here.
    Adam’s got buzz in magazines and newspapers since the finale.
    I don’t know just how well he’s known over here, but he’s certainly had his name put about.

  194. SuBo’s album has been up for pre-sale for 27 days, and her release date is the same as Adam’s. RCA is throwing Adam under the bus.

    Adam may not be as important to Sony as SuBo but that doesn’t mean they’re throwing him under a bus either. There has to be some middle ground somewhere.

  195. @soverymel,

    You nailed it.

    Actually, I want to print out your entire post, frame it and hang it on my wall.

    Awesome.

  196. AllenTX
    September 27, 2009 at 6:42 pm
    Geez, you guys are too easy. All it takes is Tbd, not even a date, no album cover, no title’ ¦.and not even $9.99. I’ll just go to Walmart at midnight to pick it up.

    I didn’t used to be. I was a snob, and I had a life once. Lost it about 8 months ago while watching a stupid Karaoke program on my TV.

  197. Well, it wasn’t available when this thread began. So, evs. Amazon counts for 10% of all record sales so don’t poo poo it.

  198. Susan M: Man, adamaloha, you need to start ragging down countries more often. Apparently they hop to.

    Go ahead and blast Iran for their secret nuclear arms development. You can change the world by 6:00 p.m your time.

    No, sorry. Changing the world is Adam’s job. 8)

  199. Adam may not be as important to Sony as SuBo but that doesn’t mean they’re throwing him under a bus either. There has to be some middle ground somewhere.

    Why would he be any less important to SONY?

  200. gnight lob

    I think SuBo is overrated,didn’t think she was that gr8frm the beggining.but my dad and cousin were like flailng over her(okay not really) but then didn’t really like her.I think around the time of her meltdown.

    rofl going to watch the flaming headress video.brb.

    im gonna try to get that on my iPod…..

  201. let’s not even compare to Kris… now we’ll see how many fans Kris really has…

  202. Thanks, Blondie, that’s good to know.

    Since many of us adam freaks are first-time obsessives, we don’t know how thing whole thing shakes down. I appreciate your answer though. It totally makes sense.

  203. Thank you, soverymel. I may resume flailing, already in progress. And like Sunn, I will post this out, b/c it really explains the sequence, which was not clear to me (obviously).

    The thing that pisses me off about amazon.com is that the album is $13.99 PLUS shipping, whereas it will probably be $11.99, no shipping involved (not sure what the cost is at Best Buy or Walmart). Now granted, if you cannot get to these locales, then yes, you buy it on amazon, of course. But I usually buy stuff there b/c of the savings (I see that Harry Connick, Jr’s album has been discounted). If you buy more items, you save the shipping charges (so I suppose I need to buy another item, like a book, to bring it to $25.00 and therefore no shipping charges). But still…isn’t amazon about the savings? *shaking head*

  204. SB – I only heard one song by her… vs thousands of hours of Adam… hmmmm

    ETA: and hasn’t her CD been discounted already to $9.99?

  205. Susan M.
    @soverymel,
    You nailed it.
    Actually, I want to print out your entire post, frame it and hang it on my wall.
    Awesome.

    LOL, thanks Susan M! *blushes*

    While I know intellectually that the numbers will likely fluctuate a lot in the coming weeks, and that Amazon is only a percentage of the overall music market … watching this all play out last night/this morning WAS SO FUN!

  206. advern
    September 27, 2009 at 6:53 pm
    Adam may not be as important to Sony as SuBo but that doesn’t mean they’re throwing him under a bus either. There has to be some middle ground somewhere.

    Why would he be any less important to SONY?

    Yes, Why? I’d think the opposite would be true. Adam’s a young, fresh, electrifying future Superstar!!!

    At most, SuBo has one or two good albums before the novelty wears off and she fades into obscurity.

  207. AH! this is effing sweet! Worldwide!! AHHH HELLZ YA!!! but seriously, they’d be stupid not to. adam > life

  208. AllenTX
    September 27, 2009 at 6:42 pm
    Geez, you guys are too easy. All it takes is Tbd, not even a date, no album cover, no title’ ¦.and not even $9.99. I’ll just go to Walmart at midnight to pick it up.

    I didn’t used to be. I was a snob, and I had a life once. Lost it about 8 months ago while watching a stupid Karaoke program on my TV.

    *snicker*

    And I thought Cook was it for me. I lurrrve Cook, and almost didn’t give S8 a chance, but after Satisfaction, I changed my mind (well, his audition was very cute, too).

    God, please have there be a leak on Monday, during the after-Yom Kippur break fast. (Yes, it’s called that, not breakfast–it’s the breaking of the fast.) But I am sure it will Tuesday at the earliest, and I still predict 10/5, tho w/ TFM, all bets are off (leak on Thursday night during roadblock, Friday release.)

  209. The thing that pisses me off about amazon.com is that the album is $13.99 PLUS shipping, whereas it will probably be $11.99, no shipping involved (not sure what the cost is at Best Buy or Walmart). Now granted, if you cannot get to these locales, then yes, you buy it on amazon, of course. But I usually buy stuff there b/c of the savings (I see that Harry Connick, Jr’s album has been discounted). If you buy more items, you save the shipping charges (so I suppose I need to buy another item, like a book, to bring it to $25.00 and therefore no shipping charges). But still’ ¦isn’t amazon about the savings? *shaking head*

    I think they usually discount it after release suebrody, never during pre-orders.

  210. SuBo’s album has been up for pre-sale for 27 days, and her release date is the same as Adam’s. RCA is throwing Adam under the bus.

    … lol. I can’t even tell whether this comment is meant to be sarcastic or not, but if it’s not, I think I’d rather release on the biggest sales week of the year where SuBo (who sells to a completely different demographic) is pretty much the only competition for the number one spot, than release on a week where I might be buried under John Mayer, Avril Lavigne, Leona Lewis, 50 Cent, Shakira, Norah Jones, etc. etc.

  211. I don’t mind buying at full price in order to get it immediately. And I think, that one or two dollars extra is a small price to pay in support of Adam.
    I really, really want our boy to buy that house he’s dreaming of.

  212. Re: SuBo. I don’t she is going to attract the same demographic as Adam. She was a novelty, the recluse opens her mouth and nails Les Miserables most famous song. They want to merchandise Adam; would you buy a SuBo t-shirt? Poster?

    And a word of warning. I bought Leave This Town from Amazon and there were NO bonus songs. Bonus songs goes to the big retailers – WalMart and Target and Itunes. Maybe there won’t be any bonus songs but it is the latest gimmick to get fans to buy the actual cd and not hand pick tracks from the internet. Itunes sometimes throws in the video from the first single. So be forewarned, you may regret ordering from Amazon.

    BTW, Amazon guarantees their price, if they see other stores selling the same BASIC cd for less, they will reduce the price also.

  213. Susan M.
    September 27, 2009 at 6:04 pm

    From most accounts, he was never Bar Mitzvahed and he said on his MySpace page that he was agnostic. But he sings in Hebrew beautifully (go figure). Here’s a breathtaking example for those who haven’t heard it:

    http://www.templeofthearts.org/ThePrayer.swf

    Thanks Susan! So appropriate for Adam and all of us tonight!

    MJ thanks for the link => ordered my CDs here!

  214. Do artists get a percentage of sales? Or just a flat rate? I don’t mind spending a little more just to have it done, have it on its way for sure, and maybe send a few extra pennies Adam’s way. A twisted form of karma for me, who hopes to be published one day and just learned about royalties and warehouse discounts and remainder racks. ;)

    Plus, I lurve Adam.

  215. adamaloha
    September 27, 2009 at 7:05 pm
    I don’t mind buying at full price in order to get it immediately. And I think, that one or two dollars extra is a small price to pay in support of Adam.
    I really, really want our boy to buy that house he’s dreaming of.

    Awww, you’re a lovely person aren’t you. That’s a wonderful thought.

  216. Actually that is why I bought TWO of HBIC’s TBD. I calculated that the shipping charge was about 75% of the cost of another CD. So, I just ordered 2 of them and no shipping.

  217. I was a snob, and I had a life once. Lost it about 8 months ago while watching a stupid Karaoke program on my TV.

    Ditto. I do not even remember my RL any more…It’s like that Flash Forward black out happened and reality changed and never went back yet… But I AM trying to hold on to my good old snobbism by my finger nails ….ain’t working so much no more…. :) :)

  218. I think they usually discount it after release suebrody, never during pre-orders.

    But Harry Connick, Jr’s is discounted. Maybe he just isn’t as popular as Adam. :) Actually, he and Babs had their albums reviewed in EW this week. Streisand’s was deemed better than Harry’s.

  219. Hey, you guys missed the expression on my face when I said RCA was throwing Adam under the bus.

  220. AH! this is effing sweet! Worldwide!! AHHH HELLZ YA!!! but seriously, they’d be stupid not to. adam > life

    Oh, Duke, this is also another favorite quote on the day.

    I just love you guys who aren’t afraid to show your love.

    Re: The SuBo issue. Yes, I’ve underestimated her before, but really? Thank you advern, you’re totally right. She’s done what? Two/three songs while we’ve heard a thousand (well, maybe several hundred) hours of Adam. In every style, every genre.

    Granted, that’s no guarantee of success and they have to pick a (sort of) genre, but I will say, he not only handles a genre, he is often the best interpreter of any genre I’ve ever heard him sing.

  221. I just saw a TV Commercial for Harry Connick’s new album ….from Target.

    I wish we had an album name and cover pictures….sobbing while flailing.

    “BestAI Hey, you guys missed the expression on my face when I said RCA was throwing Adam under the bus.”

    I didn’t miss it….I knew. I was just waiting for the fallout from anyone who missed your sardonic humor! lol

  222. BTW, this isn’t on adamofficial yet, is it?

    Who the hell RUNS that site?

  223. I’m a bit late getting here today but wanted to thank MJ for posting the Amazon link. I’ve pre-ordered my CD!! Wooooooooot!!! And, it was mentioned on there that if the price goes down, it will be applied to all pre-orders. And, I got the free shipping as I ordered new headphones, which I needed anyways. But, my CD won’t be sent until 11/30, so……

    I’ll also be buying another CD at Walmart, probably at midnight on the 24th. I won’t be able to wait for UPS either. And, if there’s extra stuff on the Walmart one, I want that too. Just want to be sure I’m covered…lol!

    I just watched the Time of My Life video about Adam. I have to say, that brought tears to my eyes. I’m so excited for him. So much so, that it’s hard to even express.

  224. sunn: I was a snob, and I had a life once. Lost it about 8 months ago while watching a stupid Karaoke program on my TV.

    LOL. I resemble that remark.

  225. I thought so too Luv!

    Does anyone know if we ever find out the numbers on the pre-order sales with Amazon?

  226. So be forewarned, you may regret ordering from Amazon.

    Possibly true, but whatevs, I’ll cough up. I figure I owe BB at least $10,738 for all the entertainment and pleasure he’s provided me since January.

    (Note to Adam: Please don’t present me a bill for $10,738; I chose that number at random. I’d be dead. Thanks, BB.)

  227. I’ll also be buying another CD at Walmart, probably at midnight on the 24th. I won’t be able to wait for UPS either. And, if there’s extra stuff on the Walmart one, I want that too. Just want to be sure I’m covered’ ¦lol!

    Soooo… Walmart opens at midnight? Or are they open 24 hours? And do we know that they have CDs stocked on the shelves at that time? Just trying to figure out when I can go, since I’m scared to go there during the day!

  228. ugh vidtomp3.com is taking forever:( I want my flaming headress(pouts)

  229. adam > life

    best quote of the day

    If the Tweeters are looking for something to trend, there ya go!

  230. I just pre-ordered mine! Yippee!
    I will have catch up the thread later.

    By the way Adam’s Eye of Horus necklace I bought is good luck, I just wore it and won $2,000 at a local casino!
    Bring on the Adam gear and concert tour I am ready to buy!

  231. My Best Buy opens at 10AM. It’s down the street. So I will go there at 10AM. And yes, I’ll buy it from amazon.com, to support mj AND Adam’s house buying. ;) (WHY ISN’T IT ON ITUNES YET? BITTER.)

    Oh, and Adam in the ToML video is beautiful. I would love to hear Adam and David sing together sometime. *melting*

    Thank you for keeping the Adam fans happy, mj! :)

    ETA: Awesome!!! I wish I had bought the pendant. :( But I do have Adam’s lips t-shirt. :)

  232. anthrogeek
    September 27, 2009 at 7:26 pm
    adam > life

    best quote of the day

    If the Tweeters are looking for something to trend, there ya go!

    I was also thinking #AdamOnAmazon would be cool.

  233. YES I GOT THE FLAMING HEADRESS MP3(clapping smiley )

    oh noes I just remembered;school 2morrowD:

  234. I can’t wait for this to come out. I have high expectations but at the same time I don’t want to be disappointed. Any song Adam touched during AI turned to Gold imo, so I hope this is the same case for his new album. November can’t come fast enough! I will be watching this blog for ANY news. :)

  235. LOL I will definitely be buying more than one Adam cd — the week of his release is Black Friday, isn’t it? The biggest shopping day of the year?

    Don’t you think Adam’s TBD would make a most excellent gift this year?

    Does anyone here remember what Operation Home was, back in Daughtry’s debut? One of his biggest fans decided that the song HOME would make an excellent gift for soldiers in Irag. We sent tons of packages to soldiers (you can get a list online) included the cd and other things that the soldiers has asked for.

    Have to get creative and think out of the box to boost those sales!

  236. GmaForAdam–I also, ordered two CD,s from the Amazon site with the free shipping on 11/30, and I have a earlier pre-order at a local music store for the Nov. 24th date that I’m keeping so I don’t have to wait for the CD. I would have never done any pre-ordering of music before… but…it’s for ADAM so it’s worth it!

    Did someone post Adam is at #4 on Amazons best seller list? This is really getting exciting now. Bring on the ADAM STORM!

    Welcome to all the international fans!

  237. I think something about Adam’s album will be cool (trending) so everyone will know it’s available for pre-order.

  238. Cool that it’s going world wide right away, because it means someone thinks there’s a market for it. Otherwise, everything seems pretty cool. The album will be available soon from many places and in many ways, and it will be available for many weeks, at least, after it first drops. Everyone’s different, but for me, the least stressful thing is to just wait and buy it in a store (if I hear liner notes are worth it) or download it from iTunes.

    Now, real news would be getting to hear some tracks. I’m chill enough to not buy until I’ve heard it, but that doesn’t keep me from wanting to know whether it’s worth looking forward to. Cough it up!

  239. As soon as I am home I will be ordering several copies (not on a secure network). One for my friend that can’t afford the cd (an earlier xmas present!). She came to the concert with me and we will travel to a solo concert!!! One for my co-worker that I took to the concert and I have partially converted, one for my daughter who pretended not to like Adam until I got to the tour concert (where she begged me for the t-shirt!) and one for my son, who pretends not to like Adam (but I think is just totally perplexed about his mother!!!) In the next week, if I think of anyone else I will add them to the list. I am soooooo hoping for a single, very very soon! And will certainly be watching tv at 10:45 pm on Thursday.

  240. Why would he be any less important to SONY?

    I can tell you that if I were Sony he wouldn’t be. I think he’s a better long-term investment than SuBo.

  241. I am Jewish and will be in temple tonight wondering how his album is doing ‘” not exactly the right thing to be doing on Yom Kippur!!

    Me too, me too *hangs head in shame*

  242. Jim Cantiello tweeted Twice:

    For those of u who aren’t getting their Twitter page bombarded by Glamberts, @adamlambert’s CD is #4 on amazon! Suck it Madonna! CONGRATS!

    For those of u who aren’t getting their Twitter page bombarded by Glamberts, @adamlambert’s CD is #4 on amazon! Suck it Madonna! CONGRATS!

    LOL

  243. I can’t wait to get the album, but will be only buying one copy. I’ll also hold out to find out which one (if any) have bonus songs.

    I don’t think it does an Idol any favors in the long run to buy a bunch of CDs to boost sales. In fact, it could create a false market.

  244. For those of u who aren’t getting their Twitter page bombarded by Glamberts, @adamlambert’s CD is #4 on amazon! Suck it Madonna! CONGRATS!

    Pissing off Madonna is not a wise move Jim.

  245. pj: I don’t think it does an Idol any favors in the long run to buy a bunch of CDs to boost sales. In fact, it could create a false market.

    I’m not sure I understand this. If people are spending cold, hard cash for the cd, how is it a false market?

    I’m not challenging you, I just want to know.

  246. Adam is up to # 2 on Amazon U.S. Best Sellers List.

    ETA:: he’s #3 on Amazon U.K. Movers and Shakers Chart

  247. Did this in the other thread but wanted to say it here as well:

    Welcome to all the international fans and delurkers.

    greeneyedlady
    September 27, 2009 at 7:29 pm
    Adam has lots of freckles’ ¦

    http://tinypic.com/view.php?pic=11c86sl&s=3

    Ahhh.. that smile, those eyes…

    Never knew I loved freckles until Adam
    Never knew I would like certain rock music until Adam
    Never knew I loved glam until Adam
    Never knew I would be certifiable over someone I’d never met until Adam

    *Back to my unfangirly self now* lol.

  248. WTF is wrong with him? (Jim) I agree, not a good move to dis Madonna in an Adam tweet. Twitter can be the devil and Adam floves Madonna.

    and

    OMG OMG OMG
    “adamland
    September 27, 2009 at 7:43 pm
    Adam is up to # 2 on Amazon U.S. Best Sellers List.”

  249. SuBo is just a quick buck for Sony to capitalize on her story. I will bet money that her “star” such as it is, will be gone in a few months.

  250. ADAM’S #2!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    You guys are too fast. I’ll leave mine up because I was so excited.

  251. Um….

    1) I really can’t imagine that Madonna concerns herself one iota about what Jim tweets.
    2) Even if (1) is false, it was obviously a joke.

  252. I can’t wait to get the album, but will be only buying one copy. I’ll also hold out to find out which one (if any) have bonus songs.

    I’m wondering if a deluxe will be offered with bonus tracks. Also if people choose to buy multiples for other people I see nothing wrong with that. I may buy two, one for me and one for my niece. I have an Amazon gift certificate and Borders gift cards to use.

  253. You all beat me to Adam being #2 on amazon.com.

    *flailing wildly*

    Here are Jim’s other tweets, which are nice (okay, the second one is):

    Rather than pulling a Tonya on Susan, I’ll steal her cat instead. Hello rubber room, goodbye CD sales. Ok @adamlambert? Now come to MTVNews!4 minutes ago from txt

    Congrats @adamlambert! Next time u r in NYC, stop by MTV News for an interview! In return, I’ll pull a Tonya Harding on Susan Boyle for u :)35 minutes ago from txt

    Smart, Jim, very smart. Now where is Slezak? I tweeted him. And what about Rickey? I know, who cares?! ;)

  254. number 2???!!! SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

    lol earlier I saw some tweets wondering why slezak Jim catiello and Lyndsey parker didn’t tweet about the album

    I wonder what hbic is doing right now…

  255. halfie
    September 27, 2009 at 7:46 pm
    Um’ ¦.

    1) I really can’t imagine that Madonna concerns herself one iota about what Jim tweets.
    2) Even if (1) was false, it was obviously a joke.

    Yup. 8)

  256. “I don’t think it does an Idol any favors in the long run to buy a bunch of CDs to boost sales. In fact, it could create a false market.”

    -I will also buy only one copy but I don’t mind if others will buy more. It’s spreading the love and introducing Adam’s music to others. Eventually, the “false” market will become the real market once they hear his music.

    I bet fans of the other Idol finalists are and will also buying more than one album/single in support of their Idol.

    I love you Adam and Adam fans.

  257. Number 2!!!! Now– onward and upward!

    (okay, i feel a little silly… but hey..)

  258. lol earlier I saw some tweets wondering why slezak Jim catiello and Lyndsey parker didn’t tweet about the album

    I wonder what hbic is doing right now’ ¦

    It’s Sunday. They are probably out and about which is what I was supposed to be doing.

  259. I think something about Adam’s album will be cool (trending) so everyone will know it’s available for pre-order.

    Since it would benefit only Amazon, they might be considering something now. (Bezos tweets protectedly. Amazon invested in Twitter)

    A trend might encourage other outlets to start their pre-order campaigns as well. Which will be easier to promote once there is a name, and an album cover….

  260. I can’t wait to get the album, but will be only buying one copy. I’ll also hold out to find out which one (if any) have bonus songs.

    I don’t think it does an Idol any favors in the long run to buy a bunch of CDs to boost sales. In fact, it could create a false market.

    Thing is different vendors CD’s have different bonus songs.
    In order to get all the songs you often have to buy multiple CD’s.

    Reason?
    They want you to buy more than one.

    And it is no coincidence that CD’s drop right before the holiday season. They want you to buy them as gifts.

    Buy away.

  261. I’m not sure I understand this. If people are spending cold, hard cash for the cd, how is it a false market?

    I’m not challenging you, I just want to know.

    I’m just going by history. All the Idols that do well in the music industry keep selling week after week. It’s not the Idol fans who keep buying Carrie Underwood CDs and Daughtry Cds. It’s the casual radio listener. If you want to buy multiple copies, feel free. But it won’t really matter in the long run if it doesn’t catch on with the general public and get radio play (see: Hicks, Taylor and Aiken, Clay).

    I might buy more than one if they have different bonus tracks and I want the songs.

    Finally, I’m not telling anyone else what to do. I’m just not going to spend my money in hopes of helping someone else achieve stardom. To me, it’s about a product that I hope I will love.

  262. he’s moved up to #3 on Amazon.UK in the movers and shakers .. just behind compilation albums of “New Romantics” and “Chick Flicks” .. what does that say about us Brits? …lol

    I really hope that the 2012 promo is played over here on our TV’s and in the Cinema’s as even though Adam’s song won’t be part of his album it will certainly create more interest in purchasing his debut album

  263. Lyndsay, get your butt onto Twitter. Geez. ;) Same with Slezak.

    Gotta recharge the stupid laptop. Back in a bit.

    *continuing to flail uncontrollably*

  264. Finally, I’m not telling anyone else what to do.

    I didn’t think you were. :)

  265. Damn this thread is moving fast lol. To answer someone’s question about Walmart – yes, they are generally open 24 hours and yes they usually stock new releases (books, CDs) on the shelves to be sold at midnight on the release date. Check with your local Walmart though to make sure yours does this.

  266. Jim C is weird, normally I like weird, but not his kind of weird.

  267. Thanks, jericho! Gotta figure out the timing so as to not miss the GMA appearance on that day, otherwise I’d just go to Target around the corner at 8am (shoppers there are less likely to be armed and on the lam than at Walmart).

  268. Blondie

    Considering Simon said to Adam he thought he would be a worldwide star, I’m not in the least surprised that his album was going to be released internationally. I never expected his album to be an import to the UK.

    Hi, just catching up here. Blondie, you said other idols albums were available in the UK and they weren’t imports. What does it mean if an album is considered an import. Why would the label release it that way? Is it better to be an import? Higher priced? I’m sorry, I know nothing of how the record biz works.

  269. anthrogeek
    September 27, 2009 at 7:58 pm
    Thanks, jericho! Gott figure out the timing so as to not miss the GMA appearance on that day, otherwise I’d just go to Target around the corner at 8am (shoppers there are less likely to be armed and on the lam).

    Nope, not obsessed at all.
    (I’ll be doing the same thing..) 8)

  270. I have a quick question. Are pre-orders included in a person’s first week of sales? I thought I read somewhere that they aren’t included?

  271. WOW I can’t keep up with this thread. I went off to do food shopping and cook dinner (damn you REAL LIFE!!) and come back to Adam #2 on Amazon???? Above SuBo!! And WTF with Barbra Streisand?? GRRRR

    Really flailing now! Am I 15? What happened to my life?

  272. I have a quick question. Are pre-orders included in a person’s first week of sales? I thought I read somewhere that they aren’t included?

    I think they’re included in the first week of sales. I had a similar question about Jason’s single because if you pre-ordered his album, you got a free copy of his single. I don’t think that counted towards his single sales, but I think a pre-order of his album counts towards his albums sales.

    Make sense?

    Kirsten? Are you out there? Correct me if I’m wrong. She’s the expert.

  273. Finally, I’m not telling anyone else what to do. I’m just not going to spend my money in hopes of helping someone else achieve stardom.

    Just curious – did people in previous years buy numerous CDs just to run up numbers for their favs? I’m just trying to understand as I was never this invested in the process before.

    If it is not crappy (and I know it won’t be – fingers & toes x-ed), I intend to buy more than one copy of Adam’s CD. I will be gifting the CDs in the hopes that the recipients will enjoy listening to the songs.

    ETA: To clarify, I mean did people buy mutliple CDs and kept them (w/o gifting) just to run up numbers?

  274. Now, real news would be getting to hear some tracks. I’m chill enough to not buy until I’ve heard it, but that doesn’t keep me from wanting to know whether it’s worth looking forward to. Cough it up!

    *points in admiration*
    See, people, this is what sanity looks like! (remember?)

    webster, I admire your calm, cool, and collected attitude about this. I love your post because I think it represents what people outside of “the bubble” are thinking about Adam’s album, if they’re thinking about it at all. I am very hopeful, based on Adam’s talent, and the A-list collaborators he’s working with, that he can come out with some excellent, hit-worthy songs.
    Now if they would just let us hear a few notes….

  275. Make sense?

    Yes. That makes sense. I was just wondering because it would be a shame for thousands of copies to be pre-ordered, but have them not count. I doubt they would do pre-orders if they didn’t count though.

  276. susan boyle’s CD is being pressed with a special kind of plastic that melts and turns into a puddle of goo as soon as it is put into a CD player.

  277. My view on buying multiple copies: might not help, but will not hurt.

    Personally, I know that if I don’t buy copies for some of my friends, they’ll just download it illegally.

  278. I have a quick question. Are pre-orders included in a person’s first week of sales? I thought I read somewhere that they aren’t included?

    I think they’re included in the first week of sales. I had a similar question about Jason’s single because if you pre-ordered his album, you got a free copy of his single. I don’t think that counted towards his single sales, but I think a pre-order of his album counts towards his albums sales.

    I have asked someone who followed last season and they said that pre-orders COUNT towards the first week.

  279. Putting my hand up as another international fan who lives way outside the AI bubble. (I come from the land that gave the world Rupert Murdoch!) Have never seen an AI ep, but was lured (post-S8 finale) by all the Adam buzz. If you follow the AI Yellow Brick Road long enough, you end up at MJs.

    Thank you, MJ! This place is like coffee!

  280. The thing that pisses me off about amazon.com is that the album is $13.99 PLUS shipping, whereas it will probably be $11.99, no shipping involved not sure what the cost is at Best Buy or Walmart).

    Actually, they’ll charge whatever the price is at the time they ship it. And at that point the price has usually dropped. I’ve pre-ordered before and have never paid the price as high as the one listed when I pre-ordered. Though there’s always a first time, of course.

    On multiple orders — Well, I think there’s some limit to how many they’ll actually count as sales when they come from one person, isn’t there? Six or something rings a bell, but that may be a hallucination.

  281. Just curious ‘“ did people in previous years buy numerous CDs just to run up numbers for their favs? I’m just trying to understand as I was never this invested in the process before.

    Yes, it happens every year. They even send them to the troops, which is ridiculous if you think about it. Like they have physical CD players and not iPods, etc.

    Also, I’m pretty sure if you buy more than one copy from iTunes they don’t count it unless you “gift” it to someone with an iTunes account.

    My main point is that Adam will catch on if he catches on. If he doesn’t, all this multiple buying is just a waste of money, IMO. :-)

  282. I have a quick question. Are pre-orders included in a person’s first week of sales? I thought I read somewhere that they aren’t included?

    Yes they do. And big first week single sales make for headlines, which make for buzz which make for free marketing which make for more sales.

    But PJ is correct. Long term sales depend on product quality and radio play.

  283. If it is not crappy (and I know it won’t be ‘“ fingers & toes x-ed), I intend to buy more than one copy of Adam’s CD. I will be gifting the CDs in the hopes that the recipients will enjoy listening to the songs.

    People can and should do whatever they like with their own money. Honey go buy a case load if you want to, it’s your money. I’ll secretly think you are crazy, but it’s still your money.

  284. Great News that Adam Is #2. Is that just for today, for the week, or does the ratings continue until the cd drops.

  285. My main point is that Adam will catch on if he catches on. If he doesn’t, all this multiple buying is just a waste of money, IMO.

    It’s only a waste of money if you assume that the only reason we’re buying multiple copies is to boost his sales numbers.

    I just want my friends to be able to hear his music without downloading it illegally. So whether he catches on or not, I wouldn’t consider it a waste of my money.

  286. susan boyle’s CD is being pressed with a special kind of plastic that melts and turns into a puddle of goo as soon as it is put into a CD player.

    Excellent.

    I suppose that clever people who download it will face another problem: the album will only have two songs that just repeat until you want to vomit?

  287. Just curious ‘“ did people in previous years buy numerous CDs just to run up numbers for their favs?

    Oh, good lord. There were programs set up so people could order extra copies and gift them to the troops in Iraq. You should have seen the looks on the faces of starving Iraqi children when they ran over to parachuted food drops and instead of finding hummus and pita bread, tore into the boxes and found thousands of copies of a Taylor Hicks CD.

    There are a lot of Idol fans who are certified loonies when it comes to this stuff.

  288. It’s only a waste of money if you assume that the only reason we’re buying multiple copies is to boost his sales numbers.

    I just want my friends to be able to hear his music without downloading it illegally. So whether he catches on or not, I wouldn’t consider it a waste of my money.

    That’s fair. Go for it!

  289. Wow- #2 on Amazon.com in a flash!!! Not so shabby in Japan & Uk-just wait until their is some promotion by his label & a title for the CD!! B

    RL intruded this weekend- my special needs son has standing hospitalization every other Friday note, so was just able to lurk on the past 2 threads!

    Bet his pre-orders will jump if Time for Miracles is in the 2012 block as believed. People may think it is on the CD, although it won’t be!

  290. Just got home after a tough loss for my Steelers. Adam being #2 has made me feel SO much better….

    Go Adam!

    ETA: LMAO! right smack dab in between Babs and The Beatles…. How sweet is THAT?

  291. That’s fair. Go for it!

    So I’m certifiably sane for the moment? Good to know. :D

  292. lol earlier I saw some tweets wondering why slezak Jim catiello and Lyndsey parker didn’t tweet about the album

    In my opinion, Slezak and Cantiello are waaaay invested elsewhere. And that’s okay.

    However, Adam hasn’t received any support from them thus far, so I won’t expect any now.

    Of course, I’m probably just being a little bit too mama-bearish!!

  293. I wish I had an Adam playlist.oh wait,my Adam plylist I myw hole libraryX/

    And

    It’s Sunday. They are probably out and about which is what I was supposed to be doing.

    What???!!! HBIC IS HAVING A LIFE??!! BLASPHEMY!!!!!!!

    I have stuff to do tonight so I’m leaving early.can’t wait for the Adam storm .I can’t lurk when I have school tommorow:( so..

    GOODNIGHT!!!!!!! :)

  294. Welcome 4evrmomof4! I wondered where you were. Hope your son is doing OK, and glad the threads are entertaining you. I know *I’m* entertained. (Though I will have to go fold laundry soon. Urg.)

  295. BIG HOWDY to all of our new International friends who are frantically looking for news of Adam and find this most excellent MJ’s site! lol

    (No, I do not really ever say Howdy.)

    Checking out for awhile to watch some more football. (Love football Sunday but have been in here more today, what a surprise.) Bye now!

  296. I pre-ordered 4 copies – for Xmas gifts – turning everyone I can into an Adam fan will get me that much closer to attending his solo tour – I will also buy through iTunes when available. Guess I could’ve made CD’s for everyone after the iTunes download, but I want Adam to get any credit possible for the joy his music will bring me and others

  297. Oh, good lord. There were programs set up so people could order extra copies and gift them to the troops in Iraq. You should have seen the looks on the faces of starving Iraqi children when they ran over to parachuted food drops and instead of finding hummus and pita bread, tore into the boxes and found thousands of copies of a Taylor Hicks CD.

    LOL LOL LOL LOL

  298. didilynn
    September 27, 2009 at 8:14 pm
    Guess I could’ve made CD’s for everyone after the iTunes download, but I want Adam to get any credit possible for the joy his music will bring me and others

    THIS! It’s the reason I will give the actual CDs to folks for the holidays.

    ETA: Goodnight luv!!

  299. Well I just pre-ordered 6 copies of Adam’s CD – stocking stuffers for the kids and for one friend. I’m still going to Target on D-day to buy it before I get it from Amazon. It’ll be $13.99 at Target – usually new CD’s are. At least MJ gets credit for all the entertainment she provides us.

  300. Well, as far as buying multiple copies to boost sales. I only wanted to buy one copy and was going to let my mom borrow it.

    But, NO way! She wants her own CD!
    And it doesn’t pay to argue with a stubborn 80 year old! The 80 year olds will win every time. :-)

    So – to keep peace – I ordered two.

  301. Any song Adam touched during AI turned to Gold imo, so I hope this is the same case for his new album.

    The difference is that the stuff they sing on AI (No Boundaries excepted, of course) is all music that’s become pretty popular, stood test of time, etc. On a brand-new Idol’s album, they’ll have brand new stuff, most of it churned out extremely quickly. Even with songwriters who are largely quite successful, that stuff can easily range from mediocre to pure pure crap. And 19 and Sony have not had a good record for ensuring that the songs themselves aren’t pretty crappy.

    That said, Adam can make crap into at *least* copper or nickel or brass, or something, if not gold, I’m sure. And if he gets a *mediocre* song — I think he could take on of those and make it at least silver or gold plate. This is what makes him luckier than most of the other Idol alums, I think.

  302. BTW, not having cared b4 now, but has any other AI person ranked this high on Amazon?

  303. Slezak tweeted

    @adamlambert’s CD is No. 2 at Amazon. Lemme call my mom and see if the two of us can get him to No. 1!

  304. I am sure once ONTD-AI mobilizes Babs will be knocked off the #1 spot. Just look at how they rallied for the Donnorschoose.org. competition.

  305. I only pre-ordered the one for now. I will likely buy the download from iTunes as well, and wait to see if Walmart or some other outlet has a CD with bonus tracks.

  306. See, I figure all my friends will buy their own music that is to their tastes, which runs anti-Idol for the most part. I’m not trying to convert anyone. I just buy for myself. ;-) If my nephews ask for it, though, I’ll buy it for them.

  307. adamaloha -I’m following your lead – but lucky for me my laptop fits on top of my treadmill book bar ;-)

  308. THIS! It’s the reason I will give the actual CDs to folks for the holidays.

    There’s a huge difference between buying them as gifts for friends and family than buying them by the crateload and shipping them overseas! It’s the latter that’s out of touch with reality. The former has probably occurred since the beginning of the Victrola era and 78rpms, so I say go for it!

    Although, I personally will probably only buy one CD and make my own digital copy…. unless there are extras in the iTunes version, of course…

  309. susan boyle’s CD is being pressed with a special kind of plastic that melts and turns into a puddle of goo as soon as it is put into a CD player.

    But that’s only after the IMF agents have received their secret mission instructions. :)

  310. lol earlier I saw some tweets wondering why slezak Jim catiello and Lyndsey parker didn’t tweet about the album

    Who cares? They are idol insiders. Adam is breaking out of the bubble. Bring on the STORM!

  311. Hey, American Idol Auditions: S9 is airing now on TV Guide Network. Alexis is ON!!!

    Okay, so back to flailing, already in progress. ;)

    Hey, int’l fans. WELCOME TO MJ’S BLOG AND…ADAM INFO!!!

  312. BTW, not having cared b4 now, but has any other AI person ranked this high on Amazon?

    Yes, I believe David Cook’s pre-idol album, Analog Heart, was #1 for a short time until AI had it yanked. I don’t know where he ranked for his post AI album.

  313. samantha33
    September 27, 2009 at 8:12 pm
    lol earlier I saw some tweets wondering why slezak Jim catiello and Lyndsey parker didn’t tweet about the album

    In my opinion, Slezak and Cantiello are waaaay invested elsewhere. And that’s okay.

    However, Adam hasn’t received any support from them thus far, so I won’t expect any now.

    Of course, I’m probably just being a little bit too mama-bearish!!

    100% agree about the lack of support they’ve had for Adam … and no you’re not too mama-bearish!

    Ordered mine from mj too; a small token for EVERYTHING that you do!

  314. Thanks, roweaaine,
    He has a Primary Immune Deficiency, milder version of ‘Boy in Plastic Bubble’ disease & needs IV immune replacement every other Friday nite.

    One is his many medical conditions…

    Folding laundry, Ugh….

    Maybe when you come back his cd will be #1

    So excited about this…wait until there is promotion..

    I am twitter, it is really nuts about this!!! (and I am trying to do my part to contribute to the buzz!!)

  315. Wow. Adam album available for presale and the yankees are AL East champs!!!! (Sorry suebrody and I imagine MJ as well….). Its been a great day…..bought a copy for me, and for my aunt, a beatles fanatic who sends me every beatles related cd that drops (its hilarious, I just randomly receive amazon packages with beatles stuff on a semi regular basis) so I figured I’d return the favor by sending her. Adam stuff

  316. I’m gifting everyone on my Christmas list with Adam cds.

    They will thank me. I have no doubt about that.

  317. Thanks pj, hwc, squirrely and everyone else who answered by mutliple CD buying/hoarding question.

    I have always been curious about this as it has been alluded to before and I never quite got exactly what happened.

    I routinely buy CDs, DVDs and books as Xmas/birthday gifts for my family and close friends (i.e. people for whom I think I have an of what their tastes or dislikes are in such matters). Therefore this would be normal for me.

    Edited to fix alluded. I swear, the older I get, the more my spelling fails me. Sometimes I’m not sure if I can spell “the.” :)

  318. Well, as far as buying multiple copies to boost sales. I only wanted to buy one copy and was going to let my mom borrow it.

    But, NO way! She wants her own CD!
    And it doesn’t pay to argue with a stubborn 80 year old! The 80 year olds will win every time.

    Starshine’s Mama — You go, Girl. Love it!!

  319. 100% agree about the lack of support that they’ve given Adam throughout his journey, and no you’re not being too mama-bearish!

    Just pre-ordered mine via mj too … small token for everything she does!

  320. The thing that pisses me off about amazon.com is that the album is $13.99 PLUS shipping, whereas it will probably be $11.99, no shipping involved (not sure what the cost is at Best Buy or Walmart). Now granted, if you cannot get to these locales, then yes, you buy it on amazon, of course. But I usually buy stuff there b/c of the savings (I see that Harry Connick, Jr’s album has been discounted). If you buy more items, you save the shipping charges (so I suppose I need to buy another item, like a book, to bring it to $25.00 and therefore no shipping charges). But still’ ¦isn’t amazon about the savings? *shaking head*

    I’ve bought preorders from Amazon before. When it was actually shipped, I was charged the price at the time of shipping. I received a notice that the price had changed, and I got the discounted price. I Imagine that will be the case here too.

  321. I know this will be considered heresy, but I really must hear the CD before I can decide whether to buy it for someone as a gift.

  322. Has this already been posted? I saw a few comments that Jim Cantiello hadn’t yet tweeted. There are actually a couple more from him, but I’m challenged at cutting and pasting from the Twitter page.

    jambajimFFor those of u who aren’t getting their Twitter page bombarded by Glamberts, @adamlambert’s CD is #4 on amazon! Suck it Madonna! CONGRATS! about 1 hour ago from txt

  323. For me (for you) it’s important to physically have the CD. To see the picture. To read everything. Downloading just doesn’t give me the same joy as owning a CD. That’s why years ago when music cassettes were popular I stuck with vinyl. It’s sad to think that even though Adam’s face was made to grace an album cover we’ll have to make do with a CD.

  324. Didn’t think my post would garner snark!

    The soldiers ask for a lot of different things, magazines, snack food. I think only the government can drop things out of airplanes so I highly doubt they were dropping Taylor’s cd.

    If you want to see how and why this is done (and cd’s ARE on the list) check this out:

    http://www.ehow.com/way_5157526_gifts-care-packages-soldiers-iraq.html

    I hardly bought cases of Daughtry’s cd, a few for friends and a few for the soldiers. We also had people going to some of the rehab hospitals and visiting and dropping off gifts.

    Whoever said gifting the cd stops people from stealing it is right on!

    Sheesh, haven’t you ever heard of street teams for different singers/groups? They actually try to increase sales for their faves.

  325. I intend to buy each version of his cd, just in case there are bonus tracks- Japan, UK, Walmart, Target & ITunes. I here that Japan CD’s usually have more songs on them. Has anyone else heard this?

  326. halfie
    September 27, 2009 at 8:28 pm
    I know this will be considered heresy, but I really must hear the CD before I can decide whether to buy it for someone as a gift.

    Heathen! :twisted:

  327. I know this will be considered heresy, but I really must hear the CD before I can decide whether to buy it for someone as a gift.

    I personally would need to verify someone’s musical tastes before buying it as a gift…. but in my case, problem solved – I don’t buy anyone gifts anymore, period (not just CDs).

  328. I know this will be considered heresy, but I really must hear the CD before I can decide whether to buy it for someone as a gift.

    Yes, me too. I need to wait an hear it first.

  329. There’s a huge difference between buying them as gifts for friends and family than buying them by the crateload and shipping them overseas! It’s the latter that’s out of touch with reality. The former has probably occurred since the beginning of the Victrola era and 78rpms, so I say go for it!

    LOL! And yeah…I’m not about to actually feather Adam’s nest. He’ll need more than me buying 200 albums to buy a house anyway, so I’ll restrain myself. I can’t imagine peeps doing so, but I guess they’re out there.

    Seriously, I’m only planning to buy 3-4 as gifts: one for my girlfriend in North Carolina, one for my mother-in-law and poss two for friends in Toronto and New York. Two of these folks caught a couple of episodes of AI and were impressed with Adam, one was hooked when I sent him a CD of all Adam’s performances and pre-Idol videos, and my MIL just loves good music.

    I just don’t want anyone I know to download him illegally. I’m not big on that practice anyway, but I def want our boy to make money.

  330. I know this will be considered heresy, but I really must hear the CD before I can decide whether to buy it for someone as a gift.

    BLASPHEMY! we will burn u at stake ok

  331. adamaloha
    September 27, 2009 at 5:49 pm
    vorona
    September 27, 2009 at 5:46 pm
    He’s number four.

    I’m down with that.

    For all of you who know everything about Adam including the color of his underpants’”
    is he a practicing Jew?

    Someone probably already answered this, since I just got here, but Adam is Jewish through his mom (seems like his dad might be Scottish ethnically) and considers himself jewish. He has not had a bar mitzvah (as per Rolling Stone interview) and considers himself and agnostic.

  332. Heathen

    BLASPHEMY! we will burn u at stake ok

    Indeed. I’ll probably lose half my twitter followers and have to start hand wringing like Sarver.

  333. I know this will be considered heresy, but I really must hear the CD before I can decide whether to buy it for someone as a gift.

    not at all .. I’m the same .. in fact I very rarely pre-order an album for myself untill I’ve heard a few sample snippets. I’m a huge Robbie Wlliams fan but I haven’t even pre ordered his even though I love the single that’s been released to the radio. I just like to get a feel of the whole album. … I know I’ll buy it but I just want to hear a bit more first.

    The same with Adam’s .. I am 100% sure I’ll buy it but I’m waiting for previews before ordering.

    … and I never buy music as a gift for someone unless I know they like a particular artist or feel that they’ll like the CD and it’s their kind of thing … I don’t like to force my musical tastes on others but I will gift it to my family and friends if on listening to it I think it’s something they’ll like.

  334. Bet his pre-orders will jump if Time for Miracles is in the 2012 block as believed. People may think it is on the CD, although it won’t be!

    I’m hoping it goes the Kelly-Clarkson-Breakaway route (that level of sales would be SWEET). It was originally just recorded for a Princess Diaries soundtrack, but started moving steadily up the charts until they decided to stick it on the album.

  335. Indeed. I’ll probably lose half my twitter followers and have to start hand wringing like Sarver.

    So, to be clear, you expect to lose 2.5 followers??? How is that possible?? ;-)

  336. halfie
    September 27, 2009 at 8:28 pm
    I know this will be considered heresy, but I really must hear the CD before I can decide whether to buy it for someone as a gift.

    ITA. That’s why my caveat was “if it’s not crappy” – but we know it won’t be, right? ;-)

  337. Indeed. I’ll probably lose half my twitter followers and have to start hand wringing like Sarver.

    i may have to follow you, just to up your numbers

    I hardly bought cases of Daughtry’s cd, a few for friends and a few for the soldiers. We also had people going to some of the rehab hospitals and visiting and dropping off gifts.

    I am not trying to negate your great efforts in spreading someone’s music to the troops who are risking our lives for our country. I’m merely suggesting that just because they want music, they may not want XXX music. How about an iTunes gift card? I dunno. Or somthing else?

    Where is SpenserJ when I need her?

  338. Hey, anthro — half my twitter followers would be a whopping SEVEN — it’s pathetic and divisible — so there.

  339. i may have to follow you, just to up your numbers

    Halfie, didya see that? pj just offered to double your number of followers!

  340. 4evermomof4, yes, Japanese CDs often have more or different cuts than the US versions. I would def keep my eye out for that.

    Thank you for sharing about your son. You sure have a lot on your plate, and I’ll keep him in my thoughts.

    OK< really going to fold the laundry. Really. No, really.

  341. Hey, anthro ‘” half my twitter followers would be a whopping SIX ‘” it’s pathetic and divisible ‘” so there.

    Oh. I stand corrected. Commence hand-wringing.

    Hey! You’re cheating by upping your numbers on the fly!

  342. Lyndsey Parker tweeted:

    @adamlambert According to the Amazon preorder charts you are bigger than the Beatles. Well done, sir.

    OK. LOL!

  343. Just to see, checked other outlets.

    Borders: No Adam Lambert in the database.
    BN.com: Pre-order available. Same price (cheaper for members)
    Target.com: Nothing in database
    Walmart.com: No results
    BestBuy.com: Pre-order same price

    And, while I will certainly be buying download and hard copy, also among the not pre-ordering. (not sure about Humane Society/dog fighting/Amazon. Want to see bonus track options. Want to take out of a –preferably large end of aisle display–rack at store.)

    Wonder if there will be any “Apple Cocktail” extra visual material with download?

  344. I shall have to tweet @michaelsarver1 to let him know at the rates we are each going, that I will catch him — at around 23 followers — in approximately three weeks.

  345. You guys always beat me. This time it was about Lyndsey Parker! Now we need Slezak. The Trifecta.

    BTW, Alexis is doing well on the TV Guide Show. But I don’t really care about it at the moment. Heh.

    ETA: I have around 900 followers on Twitter. I am gaining on Sarver. Should I have a Twitter party? ;)

  346. Maria22

    For all of you who know everything about Adam including the color of his underpants’”
    is he a practicing Jew?

    I dont know everything, I seem to recall an interview or article about this. I dont think he is.

  347. I shall have to tweet @michaelsarver1 to let him know at the rates we are each going, that I will catch him ‘” at around 23 followers ‘” in approximately three weeks.

    Sounds like one of those trick math questions about trains traveling in opposite directions at varying speeds – determine at which point they’re calculated to collide.

  348. Sue brody – you’re not keeping up man – Slezak tweeted earlier that he and his mother would preorder so he could jump to No. 1 – twas earlier in the thread.

  349. halfie
    September 27, 2009 at 8:40 pm
    I shall have to tweet @michaelsarver1 to let him know at the rates we are each going, that I will catch him ‘” at around 23 followers ‘” in approximately three weeks.

    OH NO YOU DIDDDDDDDDDDN’T…..LMAO

  350. Adam’s #2 now, behind only Barbra Streisand!

    And IDK why, but I’m LOL at Streisand being #1 on that list.

    Does anyone have a link that goes beyond the Top 100?

  351. girlygirl
    September 27, 2009 at 8:46 pm
    Adam’s #2 now, behind only Barbra Streisand!

    And IDK why, but I’m LOL at Streisand being #1 on that list.

    BEHOLD THE POWER OF OPRAH!!!!!!!!

    She was on her show on Friday. That’s why the desire to see him on her show. :)

  352. smokeyvera
    September 27, 2009 at 8:45 pm

    Sue brody ‘“ you’re not keeping up man ‘“ Slezak tweeted earlier that he and his mother would preorder so he could jump to No. 1 ‘“ twas earlier in the thread.

    Sob. No time for RL.

    Anyway…time for some Realite with Adam…lesse go, Slezak. And Lydnsey must be dying at this moment. Like we are. ;)

  353. suebrody
    September 27, 2009 at 8:41 pm

    Lindsay Parker tweeted!!!

    lyndseyparker@adamlambert According to the Amazon preorder charts you are bigger than the Beatles. Well done, sir.3 minutes ago from Echofon in reply to adamlambert

    LOL

    Now where’s Slezak?

    @suebrody, Slezak already tweeted and Sunn posted it:

    Slezak tweeted

    @adamlambert’s CD is No. 2 at Amazon. Lemme call my mom and see if the two of us can get him to No. 1!

  354. Sounds like one of those trick math questions about trains traveling in opposite directions at varying speeds ‘“ determine at which point they’re calculated to collide.

    LMAO. That’s exactly what I was thinking. :lol:

  355. In my opinion, Slezak and Cantiello are waaaay invested elsewhere. And that’s okay.

    Slezak’s desperately driving around town with his head out the window of his car screaming at passing motorists:

    “Come on, people, SING. Please, sing!”

    Cantiello can’t twitter. He’s sitting at the laundromat getting his kneepads cleaned.

  356. Does anyone have a link that goes beyond the Top 100?

    I was looking for Kris’ ranking earlier and the easiest way to find it is to go to the Movers and Shakers list and it will also show his ranking there – he was 141 last time I checked (6 on the M&S).

  357. I love some Streisand and wouldn’t mind if the she and the Beatles are ahead of Adam in Amazon charts. They have been in the industry for a looooooong time. But Adam……just fresh coming out of the AI bubble. It must be something else. I would wonder however if later on Susan Boyle will be ahead of Adam.

  358. hwc
    September 27, 2009 at 8:50 pm
    In my opinion, Slezak and Cantiello are waaaay invested elsewhere. And that’s okay.

    Slezak’s desperately driving around town with his head out the window of his car screaming at passing motorists:

    ‘Come on, people, SING. Please, sing!’ 

    Cantiello can’t twitter. He’s sitting at the laundromat getting his kneepads cleaned.

    Thank god I bought a new thing of screen cleaner today. Thanks hwc.

  359. No tweets from Adam. He must be freaking out, especially since he hasn’t sang one note to the general public.

  360. Kris’s album has jumped to 115. I wouldn’t be surprised if he cracked the top 100 by tonight. According to Movers and Shakers, this is a 492 percent increase as he was at 681. I just don’t know when he was 681. Was it yesterday, two weeks ago?

  361. Sunn
    September 27, 2009 at 8:44 pm

    adamland
    September 27, 2009 at 8:38 pm
    Adam’s CD is #1 on the Best Sellers Chart ‘“ in Germany!!!

    http://www.amazon.de/s/ref=nb_ss_3_3?__mk_de_DE=%C5M%C5Z%D5%D1&url=search-alias%3Dpopular&field-keywords=adam+lambert&sprefix=ada

    That’s impossible isn’t it? 3 hours ago it was 571.

    I don’t speak German but I think that’s an Adam Lambert search page, not a bestseller page.

    My bad, that is what I get for watching football and trying to get translation while navigating a German website. *cue face palm*

  362. A couple more of the tweets from Jim Cantiello. Sorry if these have already been posted.

    jambajimCongrats @adamlambert! Next time u r in NYC, stop by MTV News for an interview! In return, I’ll pull a Tonya Harding on Susan Boyle for u :)

    Rather than pulling a Tonya on Susan, I’ll steal her cat instead. Hello rubber room, goodbye CD sales. Ok @adamlambert? Now come to MTVNews!
    about 1 hour ago from txt

  363. Kris’s album has jumped to 115. I wouldn’t be surprised if he cracked the top 100 by tonight. According to Movers and Shakers, this is a 492 percent increase as he was at 681. I just don’t know when he was 681. Was it yesterday, two weeks ago?

    Probably from yesterday.

    Once you pre-order Adam’s album, Amazon makes recommendations about products in a similiar genre. I noticed that they recommended several idol albums — Carrie, Archie, Buble,Kris etc. This is heresy, but Kris may be benefiting from the recommendations.

  364. Where is SpenserJ when I need her?

    Will I do???

    Ahhhh the mutilple buying, send them to the troops topic that rears its ugly head EVERY. FREAKING. YEAR. It doesn’t work peeps and you come across as psycho. I agree with you PJ. If you want to support the troops thru music, buy them a giftcard/iTunes Card.

    Everyone has gotten that gift from someone where you appreciate the thought but at the same time think….WTF am I going to do with this???

  365. So now Cantiello wants to interview Adam when he didn’t care before!!!!

  366. Hey Everyone- Just got this Tweet, wonder if it means something about Strut as the single:

    Make #strut a trending topic on Twitter !!!!! Tomorrow at 6:00 PM EST !!! Pass it on!!! 42 minutes ago from web

  367. adamland
    September 27, 2009 at 8:55 pm

    Sunn
    September 27, 2009 at 8:44 pm

    adamland
    September 27, 2009 at 8:38 pm
    Adam’s CD is #1 on the Best Sellers Chart ‘“ in Germany!!!

    http://www.amazon.de/s/ref=nb_ss_3_3?__mk_de_DE=%C5M%C5Z%D5%D1&url=search-alias%3Dpopular&field-keywords=adam+lambert&sprefix=ada

    That’s impossible isn’t it? 3 hours ago it was 571.

    I don’t speak German but I think that’s an Adam Lambert search page, not a bestseller page.

    My bad, that is what I get for watching football and trying to get translation while navigating a German website. *cue face palm*

    From the clickie page: Amazon.de Verkaufsrang: Nr. 420 in Musik (Die Bestseller Musik)
    So he’s now 420 over there.

  368. Yep Cantiello, as stated ealier is getting his knee pads laundered – getting ready because he is going to have to kiss some royal butt – HBIC will be wonderful to him though.

  369. Make #strut a trending topic on Twitter !!!!! Tomorrow at 6:00 PM EST !!! Pass it on!!! 42 minutes ago from web

    I think I saw that plan formulating on AO. I don’t think that came from 19.

  370. hwc
    September 27, 2009 at 8:50 pm
    In my opinion, Slezak and Cantiello are waaaay invested elsewhere. And that’s okay.

    Slezak’s desperately driving around town with his head out the window of his car screaming at passing motorists:

    ‘Come on, people, SING. Please, sing!’ 

    Cantiello can’t twitter. He’s sitting at the laundromat getting his kneepads cleaned.

    LMAO :)

  371. haha I REALLYhave to go actually being yelled right now.but 4evrmomof4 who tweeted you that? it could be someone who ,from the rolling stone interview think adam’s first single is strut or an insider.aimee said they were picking tommorow so idk.geez coming mom *sigh* GOODNIGHT

  372. No I am 4evermomof4 (my twitter name, too!)

    I re-tweeted that because I received numerous tweets about trending #Strut at 6 pm EST, so I passed it on….

  373. I got that, too. And I would have pre-ordered Kris’s, but I already have the iTunes pass. So that’s good enough for me.

    I tried to buy Adam’s album AND the new Dave Eggers’ latest book, and then I end up $.70 short, and can’t get free shipping. How stoopid is that? I need to get a pencil or something. ;)

    ETA: Will now follow you, 4evermomof4! And if you feel like following me, it’s @suebrody1 (how original, eh?).

    The TV Guide show is as annoying as ever, except for a brief glance at Kradam and Cook. :) Oh, and Alexis is doing well…

  374. Will I do???

    Always! I love me some voices of reason. Thanks, angrybax!

    ETA: Also, if anyone buys 100 albums, and there are 1000 peeps who do that… well, that’s not going to make a career. So neither is a ten for friends and family. Save the money, I say! Unless you know someone will really love it. :-)

  375. Make #strut a trending topic on Twitter !!!!! Tomorrow at 6:00 PM EST !!! Pass it on!!!

    This just doesn’t make any sense to do until there is confirmation that Strut is actually the first single. And even then, it’s better to do it once there’s a leak snippet or better yet an itunes purchase link to tweet.

  376. This just doesn’t make any sense to do until there is confirmation that Strut is actually the first single.

    It’s AO and a lot of Glamberts. You expected this to make sense?

  377. Uhm….as far as I can see it’s still just on “notify me” status. The old not-endorsed stuff is there, but the 2009 release doesn’t show as available for pre-order. Unless I’m really missing something, in which case I’d love to know…

  378. one last thing b4 I ACTUALLY go…

    UNTIL THE ALBUM;
    57  days, 3  hours, 46  minutes and 7  seconds

  379. mrskiddens
    September 27, 2009 at 9:12 pm
    Uhm’ ¦.as far as I can see it’s still just on ‘notify me’  status. The old not-endorsed stuff is there, but the 2009 release doesn’t show as available for pre-order. Unless I’m really missing something, in which case I’d love to know’ ¦

    Follow mj’s link above.

  380. You rock, rowenaaine. Off to follow y’all. BTW, this is what will be trending:

    #adamstormonpresales

    LOL

  381. In my opinion, Slezak and Cantiello are waaaay invested elsewhere. And that’s okay.

    Slezak’s desperately driving around town with his head out the window of his car screaming at passing motorists:

    ‘Come on, people, SING. Please, sing!’ 

    Cantiello can’t twitter. He’s sitting at the laundromat getting his kneepads cleaned.

    You’re cracking me up!!

  382. Sunn – the link just takes me to amazon’s home page?

    BUT I do see the pre-order, it’s a separate item from the “2009 release” (notify me) item.

    At least for me.

    But thank you!

    Bottom line is I’m happy to see it :)

  383. Slezak’s desperately driving around town with his head out the window of his car screaming at passing motorists:

    ‘Come on, people, SING. Please, sing!’ 

    OK, am I the only dense one? I have no idea what that means.

  384. Hi Sunn, What is your twitter? We will follow you too

    Anyone else?

    AND #adamstormonpresales

  385. #adamstormonpresales

    Must get out. At first I thought that said Adam’s tormon presales. I do get it now.

  386. People, I am not international but I am a newbie here as well… Can you expand your “welcomes” to us, the humble US folks, not only International?
    Thx…After all I voted like crazy and more….

  387. Hello, advern. Welcome to Mjs. All are welcome

    I believe that last sentence was from”Poltergeist”.

  388. Anyway….can we get Adam to #1? Streisand, watch yer back.

    Slezak needs someone for his next edition of Realite. And Cantiello does lots of man/women on the street interviews in Times Square. Plus Idol in 60 seconds. He should devote the latest one to Adam!!!

    Lyndsey is totally squeeing in her home. And Mrs. Mom Slezak is crying.

    ETA: Dradee is very calm. Sunn squees. :)

  389. From Kimberley Caldwell

    _kimcaldwell #congratsadam!!!!!!!12 minutes ago from Echofon

  390. OMG – I have been gone today and there are 475 comments – don’t have time to read them all.

    Could someone summarize please?

    Thanks.

  391. Suebrody – Do me a favor and twitter ADAM. There are 2 CD’s on Amazon that say Adam Lambert by Sin Synthetic and Adam Lambert Rockstar by Sin Synthetic. This person is using Adam’s name illegally. Can you make Adam aware of this. There are 2 cd’s. Thanx. I don’t twitter

  392. OK, am I the only dense one? I have no idea what that means.

    Slezak fanboy’d over LLWD saying that it was so good he could imagine America driving around with their windows down singing along.

  393. Small people in bed, sneaking back.

    What’s the latest twitter storm??

  394. Thank you again Sunn and sorry I should have looked more carefully first.

  395. For some reason, Sunn, Twitter can’t find your twitter address when I search

    i will keep trying

  396. Wait, are people organizing a mass send-out to the troops for Adam’s CD? Where is that coming from?

    Also, while buying by the boatloads isn’t worth anyone’s time really, they do plan on cashing in on hardcores buying the various copies with extras — a lot of artists do that. Also, they plan on people buying the album as a gift–hence the release date.

    However, en masse missions without knowing the recipient’s taste or caring about them is never a good idea. It happens all the time though, not limited to AI fans. The crap CDs I have got in Secret Santa exchanges at work…

  397. advern
    September 27, 2009 at 9:22 pm
    People, I am not international but I am a newbie here as well’ ¦ Can you expand your ‘welcomes’  to us, the humble US folks, not only International?
    Thx’ ¦After all I voted like crazy and more’ ¦.

    Hi advern, people here always welcome everyone warmly – not just internationals. (I’m a US folk and was warmly received here.)

    So a great big “Howdoyoudo” to you and we are glad you are joining us. [[Hug]]

  398. advern
    September 27, 2009 at 9:22 pm
    People, I am not international but I am a newbie here as well’ ¦ Can you expand your ‘welcomes’  to us, the humble US folks, not only International?
    Thx’ ¦After all I voted like crazy and more’ ¦.

    Oops, sorry. Welcome aboard the board advern. We’re happy to have you.

  399. smokeyvera
    September 27, 2009 at 9:25 pm

    Suebrody ‘“ Do me a favor and twitter ADAM. There are 2 CD’s that say Adam Lambert by Sin Synthetic and Adam Lambert Rockstar by Win Synthetic. This person is using Adam’s name illegally. Can you make Adam aware of this. There are 2 cd’s. Thanx. I don’t twitter

    Hi smokeyvera. Actually, Sin Synthetic is an electronica artist, and the name of his single is “Adam Lambert.” It’s been selling on iTunes for quite awhile now. I haven’t listened to it (or the other one, which may be a remix) but it’s supposed to be about a stalker chasing after Adam. Not very tasteful, but I think it’s legal.

  400. all this multiple buying is just a waste of money, IMO

    If you consider giving presents to your friends a waste of money…. well… to each his own

  401. Rowenaaine, It’s Adam’s name so how can it be legal. Adam owns his name so any use of it belongs to 19/SONY/RCA.

  402. Slezak fanboy’d over LLWD saying that it was so good he could imagine America driving around with their windows down singing along.

    Thank you. That other comment makes so much sense now, and I am actually guffawing at Slezak’s comment. ((Still shaking my head at Slezak.))

  403. Not a lawyer, but I’m fairly sure there is nothing wrong with titling your own creative work, “Adam Lambert”.

    First, IIRC, titles are not copyrightable, only content. Second, Adam is a public person and therefore fair game for tribute or parody.

  404. I think his name in this context may fall under “fair use.”

    Remember the song “Bette Davis Eyes”? I might be able to come up with some others, but I’m not an intellectual property expert. I’ll defer to someone who might be – we have LOTS of professionals on this blog!

    ETA: I see halfie commented. Yeah, what you said. ;)

  405. Thank you EmoElvis and Sunn,
    I’ll to stay on topic from now on…
    IMO: buying music you like as a gift is perfectly OK. That’s how you buy gifts – the stuff you like… And from my VAST “recruiting” experience during the voting season – everyone who gets exposed to Adam loves it (remember “resistance is futile” mantra = very true). Besides – the first edition of his first CD will become a collectable in a few years…- here, I said it first :)

  406. Hi advern!! Sorry, if we were flailing too much to mind our manners.

    That being said *flail* *sqee* and *cry*!

    Lyndsey and Slezak are trying to trend #adamlambert. I had to leave for RL, now RL calls again.

    You guys are awesome though!!!

  407. I was going to put my lips t-shirt on eBay, but I decided to keep it b/c I think it will also be collectible in a few years, too.

    It is clear that Adam is going to be an international star. Pauler was so right about this. And this is why it’s so exciting. If you had told me someone like Adam would end up in the finale a couple of years ago, I would have said NO FREAKING WAY (e.g., RoF, PTFM, WLL). But b/c he is so talented and so charismatic, he went all the way to the end, and it’s just begun. I could not be more excited about this. As they say, the excitement is palpable. And now it’s not a competition. It’s just about Adam. I could cry for him; truly, this is the American Dream.

    I want to hear his singles, see his videos, buy his album, flail at his Tour. And I have NEVER felt that way about a contestant before. Or anyone before. It’s amazing. I am going to buy the bloody album now. I will just find a way to buy a .70 pencil. ;)

    ETA: Yo go, advern. And Steven Fudd is on the Adam Lambert Twitter wall. He’s really cool. So is Austin (@aishe).

  408. WOW #2 it should be interesting in the next couple of weeks.. I like to buy in person.. not into sharing my visa number online!!

  409. I gotta say, went to my mom’s (she was cooking a big pot of green chile stew for my work lunches this week, yeah I’m spoiled) and she asked me what the grin was for. I do believe I have been grinning all day because of this news. Ordered my copy, called my family members that are Adam fans and they ordered their copies and all feels right with the world..lol.

  410. Probably offtopic, but Drake’s mom just tweated:

    ChristyLabry#
    @MrLaBryFYP and @adamlambert…enjoyed NOLA! Great to see Sam again!! Travel safe…love u both…xxxooo

  411. The ABDC ladeez REPRESENTING!!!! Adam breaks new ground and now We Are Heroes!!

    I have to bid all you fine, fellow, flailing Adam fans good nite…preparing for very stressful day in work tomorrow– Being corporate sales can be a b****

    Here’s hoping Adam is at #1 on Amazon presales by tomorrow!!

  412. Calliope
    Wait, are people organizing a mass send-out to the troops for Adam’s CD? Where is that coming from?

    Um, no. People have talked about buying multiple copies for themselves (one for the car, one for the home stereo, for example) or as gifts for friends and family they think might enjoy Adam, especially if he were free.

    However, many people seem to be worried that there are those lurking that MAY be considering ignoring the consequences of past crazy behavior, and shipping crates of CDs to our troops or something. No one has copped to this plan though, the consensus seems to be that it would be seriously cray cray, not to mention counterproductive, behavior.

  413. ChristyLabry#
    @MrLaBryFYP and @adamlambert’ ¦enjoyed NOLA! Great to see Sam again!! Travel safe’ ¦love u both’ ¦xxxooo

    awww….

    I wonder if Adam’s mom is on Twitter?

  414. 4evrmomof4
    September 27, 2009 at 9:20 pm
    Hi Sunn, What is your twitter? We will follow you too

    Anyone else?

    Mine is complicated.
    @valilac

  415. This may be a stupid question…I’ve never preordered a CD before- i just figured i would run into Best Buy on the day it comes out if I can contain myself to drive there (probably won”t be able to sleep the night before)Will it be sold out???? Enlighten me…if I preorder whe nwould I receive it??

  416. Can you imagine how Mrs. LaBry felt when she heard Drake hooked up with a musician. You know the reputation musicians have, and particularly one from Hollywood!! Then this musician turned out to be ADAM LAMBERT!!!

  417. Goodnight, 4evrmomof4 and 4evrmomof4 and rowenaaine. Hoping for some leakage tomorrow (prob not) or Tuesday (maybe) or Thursday (prob. TFM). Pretty please…

    Taking one more break b/f I return and then go to bed…

    ETA: An incredible list of places to pre-order Adam’s album and the collaborators on his album:

    http://alreference.blogspot.com/2009/09/adam-lamberts-album.html

    ETA 2: Good night, Sunn. I am sure there will be more excitement tomorrow…hope so, anyway.

  418. Just pre-ordered mine! Thanks MJ! Where is everyone looking for the Amazon #’s? Being an accountant, numbers fascinate me!

  419. Can you imagine how Mrs. LaBry felt when she heard Drake hooked up with a musician. You know the reputation musicians have, and particularly one from Hollywood? Then this musician turned out to be ADAM LAMBERT!!!

    Hee, that is awesome. She sounds so cool, like Adam’s mom. Reminds me of our earlier poster, Leyla (it’s spelled differently than Adam’s mom I think, but I still love the name ‘“ and if I spelled that wrong, I apologize).

    You just never know.

  420. Seven concerts…nothing surprises me anymore in Adamworld…After all I Listened to all cellcasts/adamcasts… missed only 4 due to RL…so, 48 underwater events… but, I am a girl, we are different :)

    Would be nice to get Adam to #1 tonight…

  421. hwc
    September 27, 2009 at 8:50 pm
    In my opinion, Slezak and Cantiello are waaaay invested elsewhere. And that’s okay.

    Slezak’s desperately driving around town with his head out the window of his car screaming at passing motorists:

    ‘Come on, people, SING. Please, sing!’ 

    Cantiello can’t twitter. He’s sitting at the laundromat getting his kneepads cleaned.

    Both hwc and anthrogeek are smokin’ hot tonight. I can’t stop laughing.

  422. Actually, Sin Synthetic is an electronica artist, and the name of his single is ‘Adam Lambert.’  It’s been selling on iTunes for quite awhile now. I haven’t listened to it (or the other one, which may be a remix) but it’s supposed to be about a stalker chasing after Adam. Not very tasteful, but I think it’s legal.

    Kinda like Sugarland’s song Steve Earle (which is pretty good) or Ray LaMontagne’s song Meg White (not so much).

  423. okay sneaking in here and hoping my mom doesn’t notice.will have to leave in like 3 seconds.um,you guys know the only reason Michael slezak,Jim cantiello,and Lyndsey parker is that they were BOMBARDED w/tweeted frm galamberts.well maybe not Lyndsey.but yknow.instead of Adam storm(Alison porter)@ali22san tweeted something.don’t wanna post it though language too bad and I’m too innocent lol. there are guys posting on the Carrie thread and I think there are like at least 8 or 9 guys that post here.maybe not often ,but they post here.awwww at drake’s mom tweet.adorable.wow fifthhouse sun you’re wisdom is amazing-sometimes so amazing it creeped me out.and I say that with love.HI ADVERN!!!what’s Kris doing in London!!? oh is it to meet up with those producers or something.

    can some 1 plz tell me how to post links b4 my
    mom notices I’m not upstairs right now?thnx

    Well she knows but b4 she forces me to go..,

  424. oh and the sin synthethic thing has been up a long time.he has a Twitter too.stalker song .kinda creepy but nothing wrong with it

    shit have to go now…

  425. It is so weird, but all this excitement has motivated me to go to Itunes and purchase Adam’s No Boundaries. I listened to it and actually enjoyed it. I guess I am finally over the finale results. And that feels very liberating!

  426. i just figured i would run into Best Buy on the day it comes out if I can contain myself to drive there (probably won’ t be able to sleep the night before)Will it be sold out???? Enlighten me’ ¦if I preorder whe nwould I receive it??

    Yes. Every Best Buy, Target, or WallyWorld you drive to will have either not gotten their shipment or be sold out. Every story you can’t drive to will have thousands.

  427. It is so weird, but all this excitement has motivated me to go to Itunes and purchase Adam’s No Boundaries. I listened to it and actually enjoyed it. I guess I am finally over the finale results. And that feels very liberating!

    LOL me toooooo! I couldn’t even listen to it forever! It reminded me of that awful night. But now, bring it on! So excited!

  428. I just pre-ordered my 2 CD’s from Mj’s site. I plan on downloading from Itunes also. Does anyone know if the album will be available on Itunes on the same day, 11/24?
    I am getting sick so I am going to bed. This is so exciting but I am not feeling good. Hope to see Adam at #1 by tomorrow. Has anyone posted where the preorders are at in Japan, UK, Canada, recently?

  429. Slezak’s desperately driving around town with his head out the window of his car screaming at passing motorists:

    ‘Come on, people, SING. Please, sing!’ 

    Cantiello can’t twitter. He’s sitting at the laundromat getting his kneepads cleaned.

    These guys don’t care as much as you think they do. Trust me. LOL.

  430. These guys don’t care as much as you think they do. Trust me. LOL.

    That’s why we’re only joking around :)

  431. That’s why we’re only joking

    it was a funny joke too. i’ve been telling different versions of it for a couple of days. ROFLMAO!

  432. If Slezak and Cantiello don’t care, why are they so extreme in their support for Kris, MJ? All I can judge is based on their behavior, and they behave like men who care.

  433. it was a funny joke too. i’ve been telling different versions of it for a couple of days. ROFLMAO!

    You’re hilarious dear.

  434. However, en masse missions without knowing the recipient’s taste or caring about them is never a good idea.

    I first heard about these “buying en masse for people who probably don’t even want it” campaigns when I first got into the Idol fandom. Personally, I’ve never bought an Idol album for anyone but I’m never surprised when it happens every year for popular fanbases. The campaigns operate under the guise of “sharing the love” but really it’s just trying to inflate sales. It’s every year. These days, these campaigns barely make a blip on the SoundScan/Billboard radar but that doesn’t stop people from trying.

  435. If Slezak and Cantiello don’t care, why are they so extreme in their support for Kris, MJ? All I can judge is based on their behavior, and they behave like men who care.

    Well, I can’t speak for MJ, but one obvious reason would be that both gentlemen do what they do for a living.

    And you don’t get hits by saying something innocuous like: “Kris Allen’s new single is catchy and I could imagine it being a hit.”

    Much better: “OMG, I just heard Kris’ song and EVERY SINGLE PERSON in America — including babies and the deaf — will be rolling down their windows and singing along with that hot new track!!!!!!!”

  436. If Slezak and Cantiello don’t care, why are they so extreme in their support for Kris, MJ? All I can judge is based on their behavior, and they behave like men who care.

    I think you must be an invested Adam fan to think they are biased towards Kris.

    I think Slezak is biased towards the Rocker!

    I think both Jim C and Slezak were both reluctant about Adam at first (and why not? me too.. Cher, anyone?) but came around and supported him towards the end.

  437. However, many people seem to be worried that there are those lurking that MAY be considering ignoring the consequences of past crazy behavior, and shipping crates of CDs to our troops or something. No one has copped to this plan though, the consensus seems to be that it would be seriously cray cray, not to mention counterproductive, behavior.

    Somehow it will filter down as a bunch of crazyass adamfanatics are not only organizing to send to the troops but to libraries, retirement homes, hair salons, schools, the list goes on…. (got the idea from another rabid fanbase).

    I don’t preorder. I am going to wait until I hear something, and also figure out who will have the bonus trax. So almost certain I will download from itunes, and also pick up the physical cd from Target. I must have the physical cd.

  438. Oh, good lord. There were programs set up so people could order extra copies and gift them to the troops in Iraq. You should have seen the looks on the faces of starving Iraqi children when they ran over to parachuted food drops and instead of finding hummus and pita bread, tore into the boxes and found thousands of copies of a Taylor Hicks CD.

    LMAO

  439. I thought it was extreme when Cantiello said Kris debut album was going to ousell every idol in the history of AI.

  440. OK, tried very hard to get caught up, but it is just NOT going to happen. And why do I think that somewhere out there…..MJ is sitting at her computer laughing her ass off :)

  441. I’m never surprised when it happens every year for popular fanbases. The campaigns operate under the guise of ‘sharing the love’  but really it’s just trying to inflate sales. It’s every year. These days, these campaigns barely make a blip on the SoundScan/Billboard radar but that doesn’t stop people from trying.

    They said don’t try to change the world
    You’re just a girl
    So it’s..me against the world today
    I’m gonna do it my own way
    And though nobody understands
    I’m gonna make a one girl stand
    It’s not Independence Day
    I can’t waste time on what they say
    If we believe when we have faith
    We’re gonna change the world someday

  442. These guys don’t care as much as you think they do. Trust me. LOL.

    That’s OK. We don’t care about them as much as they they we do, either. LOL.

  443. to libraries, retirement homes, hair salons, schools, the list goes on’ ¦. (got the idea from another rabid fanbase).

    Yes, it’s like the Scientologists and LaRouche followers, leaving their shiz in libraries that don’t want them. ;-) Yes, I have first hand knowledge of figuring out how to get rid of this stuff. You don’t want to send it back into the world, but you don’t want to be environmentally irresponsible. Yet, you end up the latter. Of course you do.

  444. That’s OK. We don’t care about them as much as they they we do, either. LOL.

    Speak for yourself. I’m an unabashed Jim C fangirl. He loves cats. Too bad he’s married. ;-)

  445. Just came back and there were so many comments to wade through! Advern welcome. As you can tell by the comments tonight, it’s a pretty informative, excitable, and fun bunch here at MJ’s.

    Squirrely–The ‘Brady Bunch’ video….cracked me up. I don’t want to envision Adam putting anything out like that! I know he can do ‘wonders’ with any song’ (remembering ‘Play That Funkie Music’ on AI) but …no help for this one! lol

    When I was here last Adam was at #6 or maybe #4 on Amazon and now #2. WOW! Hope he can reach #1 by tomorrow.

    I feel the ADAM STORM coming.

  446. Yes. Every Best Buy, Target, or WallyWorld you drive to will have either not gotten their shipment or be sold out. Every story you can’t drive to will have thousands.

    Ah, but the “Real Fans” will be waiting in the store at the stroke of midnight, ensuring that the Most Important Release of All Time is in their hands as soon as is humanly possible. If, for some horrible, obviously homophobic reason, the CD is not already on display, the Fans will demand that store staff track it down immediately and/or demand to speak to a manager.

    Then, the Real Fans will helpfully assist store staff in stocking and merchandising the cd’s — face out in the most prominent part of music section. Perhaps there will be some handselling.

    When checking out, the Fan will carefully gauge the reaction of the person at the cash register. Surely they’ve heard of The Most Important Release and are only waiting until they get off work to snatch it up? If not, Real Fan will gift one of their extra copies to the worker. All is now right with the world.

    Good times. Happens every year.

  447. I thought it was extreme when Cantiello said Kris debut album was going to ousell every idol in the history of AI.

    That was a typo. His iPhone spellchecked “Adam” to “Kris”.

  448. I thought it was extreme when Cantiello said Kris debut album was going to ousell every idol in the history of AI.

    That was a typo. His iPhone spellchecked ‘Adam’  to ‘Kris’ .

    LOL, clearly!

    ETA:

    If Slezak and Jim C can only pimp a song to #50 on the iTunes chart, I’d say that America isn’t really paying too much attention to their Idol single reviews.

    America doesn’t pay much attention to music reviews in general.

  449. If Slezak and Jim C can only pimp a song to #50 on the iTunes chart, I’d say that America isn’t really paying too much attention to their Idol single reviews.

  450. Good times. Happens every year.

    You forgot about turning all the other kid’s CDs around backwards and moving them to the Yanni section.

  451. Then, the Real Fans will helpfully assist store staff in stocking and merchandising the cd’s ‘” face out in the most prominent part of music section. Perhaps there will be some handselling.

    LOL! I did that for the RS magazine at every store I went in! I put all the copies on a row-in front of all the others-with Adam’s gorgeous self looking out to the masses of consumers!

  452. If Slezak and Cantiello don’t care, why are they so extreme in their support for Kris, MJ? All I can judge is based on their behavior, and they behave like men who care.

    Based on their actions and comments I think both Jim and Slezak care about Kris and Slezak cares about Allison. Slezak clearly likes Allison a lot and threw a fit when Kris’ press release about being signed wasn’t to his liking. To make a mountain out of a molehill like that you’d have to care.

    Apart from that I can believe they don’t care much. Why should they? Their business is Idol and season 8 is over.

  453. You forgot about turning all the other kid’s CDs around backwards and moving them to the Yanni section.

    OMG! Didn’t think of that! Thanks hwc!

  454. You forgot about turning all the other kid’s CDs around backwards and moving them to the Yanni section.

    Or the Kris section……………………………… heh.

  455. RL has kept me relatively flail free today, though news of Adam’s presale availability on amazon had me jazzed anyway on my own. Saw a few of you talking about your twitter accounts. I’m on there, too, but not with my ravengirl name. I’m @jolinegkg in case you’re wondering.

  456. Yes, it’s like the Scientologists and LaRouche followers, leaving their shiz in libraries that don’t want them. ;-)

    Ahhhh! Xenu save us from the annual Scientology shipment!

    Wouldn’t complain if we received *1* free copy of a current Top 10 CD though.

  457. I agree CindyM and athrogeek. If someone had heard the actual song, the squee would be heard around the world.

  458. Looks like a music download, but sheesh I wouldn’t have thought this would be so easily available ‘“ anybody know more about this’ ¦..?

    It will be that easily available, but not yet.

    And, I’m guessing that MJ would probably appreciate not posting links to illegal download sites.

  459. And you don’t get hits by saying something innocuous like: ‘Kris Allen’s new single is catchy and I could imagine it being a hit.’ 

    Much better: ‘OMG, I just heard Kris’ song and EVERY SINGLE PERSON in America ‘” including babies and the deaf ‘” will be rolling down their windows and singing along with that hot new track!!!!!!!’ 

    Halfie? You are very smart. Thank you.

  460. pj
    September 27, 2009 at 10:50 pm
    If Slezak and Cantiello don’t care, why are they so extreme in their support for Kris, MJ? All I can judge is based on their behavior, and they behave like men who care.

    I think you must be an invested Adam fan to think they are biased towards Kris.

    I think Slezak is biased towards the Rocker!

    I think both Jim C and Slezak were both reluctant about Adam at first (and why not? me too.. Cher, anyone?) but came around and supported him towards the end.

    Can’t agree with you there, given Slezak’s and Jim’s recent hyperbole about Kris’ single.
    Still think the hwc remark is hilarious…

  461. I am jumping on the ship and I am going to follow those of you who posted your twitter accts. I am learning so much and find everyone quite interesting. There seems to be a few ivyrae’s out there. My twitter is ivyrae1.
    Will the rating for Adams cd continually rate until it drops?

  462. OMG! Didn’t think of that! Thanks hwc!

    Of course, all the Elliot fans were already checking out the Yanni section for new releases!

  463. Ahhhh! Xenu save us from the annual Scientology shipment!

    Wouldn’t complain if we received *1* free copy of a current Top 10 CD though.

    Xenu has nothing on the LaRuche peeps. Their unauthorized bio of Bush senior from the early 90s is good reading. I mean, soap opera epic reading.

    But yeah, if someone would drop a Kris, Adam or Allison cd in my library, I wouldn’t cause a stir. Danny… hmm.

  464. anthrogeek
    September 27, 2009 at 11:02 pm
    I thought it was extreme when Cantiello said Kris debut album was going to ousell every idol in the history of AI.

    That was a typo. His iPhone spellchecked ‘Adam’  to ‘Kris’ .

    The wit is flowing tonight! Between this and hwc’s remark, LMAO…

  465. Can’t agree with you there, given Slezak’s and Jim’s recent hyperbole about Kris’ single.

    Perhaps they liked the single? I did. Perhaps they will also like Adam’s single (and album), which so many here seem to want to buy unheard. Talk about hyperbole!

  466. Halfie? You are very smart. Thank you.

    You’re welcome. It takes everything I’ve got to hang with hwc.

  467. Reminder:

    BTW, I just went through this thread and deleted much of the off-topic chatter.

    NOT THE TOPIC OF THIS POST

    Kris Allen or any other Idol
    Other TV shows

    Personal chatter: please, these threads become downright cumbersome…is it really necessary to announce your presence? Say hi to people? Say goodnight (with several people following up with goodnights!)?

    I’d really like to keep these threads devoted to DISCUSSION of the TOPIC. In this case it’s ADAM LAMBERT.

    I see some of you are going off to twitter to chat. Also, Rowainne has created an Adam forum for you. No, my feelings won’t be hurt if you go off to these places. I understand you guys have formed friendships, but I really think you need to cultivate that aspect of your relationship somewhere else other than my blog. I really want to keep the discussion meaty, and most importantly, relevant for ALL the people who lurk here. Thank you.

  468. You forgot about turning all the other kid’s CDs around backwards and moving them to the Yanni section.

    A most shameful lapse on my part. I was thinkin’ that slapping some explicit lyric stickers on Kris’ CDs would be enough of a deterrent.

    (Just as ripping them off Adam’s disc would equally distressing. Are there bets going on naughty language yet?)

    But we’d never do something so petty – the competition’s over…right?

  469. Yes, christylabry is Drake’s mom…the photo she has on her twitter account matches the photo I remember seeing of Adam, Drake and her at a AI tour stop. She seems quite nice.

  470. Thank you Squirrely for my best laugh today!!!

    I’d prefer the “Silver Platters'” Keep on Moving’ song as Adam’s first single (“Oooooooo”), but I’d be OK with Time to Change, too.

  471. And, I’m guessing that MJ would probably appreciate not posting links to illegal download sites.

    GAH! Or to sites that could possibly give people viruses! If Adam’s song leaks, it’s not going to be through some crappy rapidshare file.

    off to delete all the links now.

  472. Does anyone have a link to Season I other than Mr. L and BestArts. Both are now missing several of the perfomances because the link has been removed from youtube. They are missing B&W, ROF, TOMT, PTFMWB.

  473. I see some of you are going off to twitter to chat. Also, Rowainne has created an Adam forum for you. No, my feelings won’t be hurt if you go off to these places. I understand you guys have formed friendships, but I really think you need to cultivate that aspect of your relationship somewhere else other than my blog. I really want to keep the discussion meaty, and most importantly, relevant for ALL the people who lurk here. Thank you.

    Thanks MJ. You’re right. *hangs head* I totally admit to not knowing quite where to draw the line and when we get caught up in the discussion, we forget your rules, but that’s what we’re all here for.

    You are amazing at what you do and this is my first experience with an online community, but it is off the hook!!

  474. re: Slezak and Cantiello– these guys are entertainers, not really reporters.
    I don’t care who they favor or whether they’ve been “fair” or “unfair” to my favorite Idol. A lot of that is seen through your personal bias filter anyway.
    I just enjoy reading their stuff for the entertainment value.

    ETA: MJ, notice I didn’t say hi… :)

  475. readon
    September 27, 2009 at 11:36 pm

    Does anyone have a link to Season I other than Mr. L and BestArts. Both are now missing several of the perfomances because the link has been removed from youtube. They are missing B&W, ROF, TOMT, PTFMWB.

    I just went to BestArts and clicked on the ones you listed and they are still there.

  476. So…b/f I go to bed..I must admit that I feel kind of silly about this. but the *second* that Adam’s album comes out, I WILL be there. So…if the album comes out at midnight (but it wouldn’t, would it?), I will be right there to get it. (God, am I 12? Is this Harry Potter or Twilight?) Such is my love of the Lambert. But I do think it’s something when an album without a name, any confirmed tracks (unless you count Strut–TFM doesn’t count, of course, since it’s from 2012), or even a PICTURE, has shot to #2 at amazon.com IN ONE DAY. I think that is pretty impressive, no?

    Anyway, I will download Adam’s album (seriously, could we get a TITLE, or will it be TBD for ever?!) off iTunes as soon as I can. I tried to get Rolling Stone and I could NOT get it. I only was able to get a copy b/c my supervisor is not an Adam fan (get out!). Then I subbed to it, so this would not happen again, and I’m thinking of asking Barnes and Noble to put Elle’s November issue with Adison on hold for me.

    Oh, and I think of the trifecta: Lyndsey, Slezak, and Cantiello. IMO, Lyndsey is the most…sincere, I guess. Yes, of course she is being paid, but her knowledge of music is SIIIICK. She is fangirly, but I believe it. The others are fun, but I just think it’s more schtick with them. That said they all do a really good job in their own ways. And of course, mj is a saint. I don’t know how you do it, mj; it has to be exhausting!!!

    Well…I guess I have nothing else to say, so I won’t. All I ask for is a teeny tiny leak by Thursday. Is that so much to ask?

  477. Reminder:

    Please, with the personal and insidery chatter’ ¦.

    Thanks for the reminder Mj. Insidery chatter is a big turn off to newbies. This is a great place for information. Everyone who is here probably came from somewhere else that either didn’t provide info or was just to much of clique. MJ provides the padded rooms so that certain followings don’t offend the blog, but we should be careful not to cross the line into total fantard. I will self correct.

  478. LOL! HWC and ANthrogeek have been hilarious!

    On topic, I dont pre-order music. I’ll wait for a snippet and buy on Itunes when it comes out ….looking forward to it though. Glad the presales look promising

  479. Now, all I need is a TWITER.

    Lovely, as always.

    Back to topic, I see no adavantage to me, as a consumer, to pre-order. I’ll wait to see where the bonus tracks land.

    Got off topic. Sorry, MJ.

  480. I did not see if this was posted with this info – the thread is too long to read…:-)

    Adam Lambert Tbd #1 – Amazon US; Movers and Shakers
    Adam Lambert Tbd #2 – Amazon US; Bestsellers

    Kris Allen New Release 2009 #4 – Amazon US; Movers and Shakers
    Kris Allen New Release 2009 #132 – Amazon US; Bestsellers

    Way to go Adam (and Kris)

  481. Such is my love of the Lambert. But I do think it’s something when an album without a name, any confirmed tracks (unless you count Strut’“TFM doesn’t count, of course, since it’s from 2012), or even a PICTURE, has shot to #2 at amazon.com IN ONE DAY. I think that is pretty impressive, no?

    I’m going out on a limb and predicting that one of the first things we see is a music video for Time for Miracles. And, probably a makiing of Time for Miracles video.

  482. Adam has lots of freckles’ ¦

    http://tinypic.com/view.php?pic=11c86sl&s=3

    You know, I love that in addition to bringing sexy back (’cause JT didn’t bring anything back to me!), Adam is bringing freckles back.

    I’m a freckled blond and LOVE that I’m not quite so self conscious of mine now that I adore Adam’s.

  483. Yes, christylabry is Drake’s mom’ ¦the photo she has on her twitter account matches the photo I remember seeing of Adam, Drake and her at a AI tour stop. She seems quite nice.

    …and she’ll learn soon enough to not twitter unless she wants to be bombarded by Adam fans wanting info on him.

  484. I just went to BestArts and clicked on the ones you listed and they are still there

    Maybe it’s my PC. Thanks for the info. I will check out my other PC and see if there is a way to correct.

  485. So’ ¦if the album comes out at midnight (but it wouldn’t, would it?), I will be right there to get it.

    I don’t usually buy from ITunes, but would assume that it will be available at midnight on ITunes, right? I ordered though MJs link from Amazon for a hard copy, but will probably download from ITunes, if I can get that first, and then can loan out the CD when I get that, or use it in my car.

    #2 on Amazon right now! I hope that this will really translate into a successful CD.

  486. Oh, crap. Adam just tweeted that he’s home. (No, I don’t follow Adam’s tweets obsessively. I happened to be on Twitter and there it was.) How many minutes until he’s bombarded with “OMG! You’re #2!!” tweets?

  487. Zsus
    September 28, 2009 at 12:07 am

    Oh, crap. Adam just tweeted that he’s home. (No, I don’t follow Adam’s tweets obsessively. I happened to be on Twitter and there it was.) How many minutes until he’s bombarded with ‘OMG! You’re #2!!’  tweets?

    3, 2, 1……

  488. Michael Slezak was very thoroughly prepared and well informed about Adam before he interviewed him. In my opinion it shows respect and interest to the singer. His interview of him was extremely interesting and generous to all of us, people who want to know more about this singer. He helped us to see many sides of Adam’s personality, his life philosophy, his taste in music… That is being talented reporter and a very warm, understanding person. I take it as an act of good nature.

    When Mr Slezak said that Adam’s performance made him laugh earlier on in the Idol season I think I knew what he meant. And Adam kind of confirmed it saying that his performance is always with the wink to his audience, sort of parody of the character he depicts.
    And that’s all good.
    I wish it was more reporters like Michael, he is very gifted and very observant and smart person. Although I like his interviews more than his writing… Writing is lacking economy of thoughts and words, a bit pretentious.

    I truly believe he is an honest journalist and if he doesn’t like songs he will express it in his own way.

    Jim Cantiello is a very talented IMO, very promising journalist as well. He has a quick mind, fast reaction and is very witty. His joke with luminescent Adam slowly moving among his fans was funny and daring, I like it. His other joke when he mocked intoxicated Adam’s fans standing right near them maybe was not so great. It made me feel compassionate about those fans, they were so honest in their loving and very vulnerable in the moment caught on national TV. But it was not meaningless teasing. He did make a point about craziness of situation.

    So far I don’t see him being a hypocrite. He has a right not to like certain styles, but it is not a contradiction to like or respect the artist who makes a big impact on life of many people. I think he has a good heart. His tweets to all idols on the day of their final performance were very warm and touching. It was very noble of him. I respect him for that and I expect him to become a very charismatic reporter.

  489. adamlambertHome sweet home!
    6 minutes ago from Echofon

    Oh, crap. Adam just tweeted that he’s home. (No, I don’t follow Adam’s tweets obsessively. I happened to be on Twitter and there it was.) How many minutes until he’s bombarded with ‘OMG! You’re #2!!’  tweets?

    I think he already knows he was #2…. :(

  490. greeneyedlady ROFLMAO! and being sad at the OTHER #2 ranking you are referring to:( :)

  491. I think he already knows he was #2′ ¦. :(

    good one greeneyedlady :)

    i went to walmart at midnight to get the last incubus cd and didnt have much trouble getting it. i dont recall even having to ask them to go grab them from the back. i think they are relatively prepared for the monday night release of movies and cd’s.

    at least im hoping i wont have to do too much harassing to get one… i still feel sorry for the poor guy at B&N that i called 4 days in a row for the rolling stone cover. by the time i showed my face to go get it, i was thoroughly embarrassed (but not so much to overshadow the magazine finally being in my hands!).

  492. I first heard about these ‘buying en masse for people who probably don’t even want it’  campaigns when I first got into the Idol fandom. Personally, I’ve never bought an Idol album for anyone but I’m never surprised when it happens every year for popular fanbases. The campaigns operate under the guise of ‘sharing the love’  but really it’s just trying to inflate sales. It’s every year. These days, these campaigns barely make a blip on the SoundScan/Billboard radar but that doesn’t stop people from trying.

    It seriously doesn’t make much of a blip on soundscan, but it seems like some Idol fans feel like they voted, so they have to keep that momentum going somewhere (dunno though — I have never followed Idols very carefully till this year). I rarely buy people music, let alone Idol stuff (I usually burn people I know copies of stuff I think they might like, or make them a mix, but ssshh — don’t tell other people here as it seems on par with crimes against humanity in the Idol fandom). Unless they want it. Like I said, Secret Santa CDs that have nothing to do with my tastes are something I’m acquainted with (my co-workers seem to be of the “let’s get the indie-rock/electrodance chick in the office a Starbucks Jazz album for Xmas!”), so it’s not a surprise to me that it happens.

    Anyway, I don’t pre-order music either. I just get it when it is released where I feel like it. I’m still keeping my fingers crossed for a vinyl release.

  493. I think with an announcement or two, promotion, a single selected and we can listen to, Adam performing and interviewing… his album will continue to sell really well. I am surprised it moved this quickly and got so high with no warning, nothing.

  494. I think it still all hinges on how well the singles do. Especially the first single. It’s got me in a constant state of stress/anticipation.

  495. mJ, I think I clicked on the widget. It didn’t take me to pre-ordering Adam’s cd.

  496. Kris has moved up to #2 in the Movers and Shakers. His album is at #118. Adam is still at #2. We now have Adam and Kris at #1 and #2 in the movers and shakers. As stated earlier, there is a whole lot not be said about this position ranking.

  497. iluvai
    September 28, 2009 at 12:42 am

    mJ, I think I clicked on the widget. It didn’t take me to pre-ordering Adam’s cd.

    iluvai – click on “Tbd” inside the box. It will take you to a page where you can pre-order by clicking on a box on the right side of the page.

  498. hwc: I’m going out on a limb and predicting that one of the first things we see is a music video for Time for Miracles. And, probably a makiing of Time for Miracles video.

    I would say that is a very good prediction — I agree.

    Such is my love of the Lambert. But I do think it’s something when an album without a name, any confirmed tracks (unless you count Strut’“TFM doesn’t count, of course, since it’s from 2012), or even a PICTURE, has shot to #2 at amazon.com IN ONE DAY. I think that is pretty impressive, no?

    I am fairly certain that this is the first time that an album without a title or genre has made it to Amazon’s Top 100 list, forget about #2 on the list.

    And the lack of info about this album is having some strange effects on the Amazon site and with fans:

    1. It has no genre — so it is #2 on the Best Sellers list but not on any of the category lists.

    2. The forum on the Adam Lambert CD page is titled “TBD Forum”. LOL!

    3. I read one comment were someone criticized Adam for having such a dumb album name. I think it was written by someone who doesn’t speak English as a first language and they are calling it “TBD” in France, Germany, Japan and so on!

  499. Oh, crap. Adam just tweeted that he’s home

    Does he have an apartment or is he living with Mom or Drake? Does anyone know this?

  500. iluvai ‘“ click on ‘Tbd’  inside the box. It will take you to a page where you can pre-order by clicking on a box on the right side of the page.

    Thank you!!! I will try… :)

  501. I am fairly certain that this is the first time that an album without a title or genre has made it to Amazon’s Top 100 list, forget about #2 on the list.

    ……and the Storm begins

  502. readon: Kris has moved up to #2 in the Movers and Shakers. His album is at #118. Adam is still at #2. We now have Adam and Kris at #1 and #2 in the movers and shakers. As stated earlier, there is a whole lot not be said about this position ranking.

    Not sure I get your point but I think you are comparing Apples and Oranges:

    Best Sellers is based on units sold — a link to a full explanation is posted earlier in the thread.

    Movers & Shakers is the biggest gainers in Music sales rank over the past 24 hours.

    Adam’s CD hasn’t been on Amazon for 24 hours — in this case they use a formula based on the rate of sale gain.

    Kris’s CD was at #783 when Amazon put Adam’s album up — now up to 118. Kris’ CD is on the Amazon US “Adam Lambert” search page (above Adam’s album) and when you buy Adam’s album you get offered Kris’ album. Many people are buying both.

  503. Hi Adamland!

    Well I bought two copies (somehow) and I don’t really care. :)

    Thanks for your help Adamland!!!!

  504. Kris’s CD was at #783 when Amazon put Adam’s album up ‘” now up to 118. Kris’ CD is on the Amazon US ‘Adam Lambert’  search page (above Adam’s album) and when you buy Adam’s album you get offered Kris’ album. Many people are buying both.

    Lucky dude!

  505. Looks like excitement is high now that we can pre order Adam’s debut CD.
    Wow it’s second to Streisand at Amazon’s. Great going.
    Amazon bestsellers in Music

    Am feeling warm and fuzzy now. Good sign .
    Now ,the actual music will determine if this initial ripple will turn into tsunami waves of sales success.
    I think it will.
    I think Adam has a keen sense of timing . He showed up at a time when the music scene needs a genre upheaval – and many adults specially successful professional women, need a civilized way to get crazy and relief over the doldrums of the current issues.
    Seems like Adam’s battle cry of “Lets Dance and I’ll set you free” is most likely going to happen soon.

  506. Not sure I get your point but I think you are comparing Apples and Oranges:

    I was trying to be subtle. The positions are reversed. Ok, just shoot me.

  507. iluvai
    September 28, 2009 at 1:00 am

    Hi Adamland!

    Well I bought two copies (somehow) and I don’t really care. :)

    Thanks for your help Adamland!!!!

    Hi iluvau and you are very welcome! Now you will have one for home and one for the car!

  508. readon
    September 28, 2009 at 1:16 am

    Not sure I get your point but I think you are comparing Apples and Oranges:

    I was trying to be subtle. The positions are reversed. Ok, just shoot me.

    The ole #2 bringing up the #1.

  509. Looks like excitement is high now that we can pre order Adam’s debut CD.
    Wow it’s second to Streisand at Amazon’s. Great going.

    Am feeling warm and fuzzy now. Good sign .
    Now ,the actual music will determine if this initial ripple will turn into tsunami waves of sales success.
    I think it will.
    I think Adam has a keen sense of timing . He showed up at a time when the music scene needs a genre upheaval ‘“ and many adults specially successful professional women, need a civilized way to get crazy and relief over the doldrums of the current issues.
    Seems like Adam’s battle cry of ‘Lets Dance and I’ll set you free’  is most likely going to happen soon.

    I totally agree with you. You are a genius!!!!! (cough, cough. bleh)

  510. Hi iluvau and you are very welcome! Now you will have one for home and one for the car!

    Yep, anything to support Adam!!!

  511. “I can’t wait until the Rocker Chick outsells them both!!!!!”

    Not if she sings like she did in D.C. – pretty much of a mess – maybe a bad night. Seems a little in love with herself now – bit of a 17-year-old smart a-s according to her twatting. No doubt age will take care of that if she’s lucky. Nice voice – a little limited.

    Disliked “Slow Ride” – age differential too offputting.

  512. The ole #2 bringing up the #1.

    No kidding! I watched it happen today.

    Those glittery coattails are getting a workout today :)

  513. Q3
    2. The forum on the Adam Lambert CD page is titled ‘TBD Forum’ . LOL!

    3. I read one comment were someone criticized Adam for having such a dumb album name. I think it was written by someone who doesn’t speak English as a first language and they are calling it ‘TBD’  in France, Germany, Japan and so on!

    (forgive me … was able to do the quote thing once before … and can’t figure it out again …)

    I’m on the floor with the whole “TBD” title!! This one is a keeper!!

  514. These Adam threads always amaze me. 612 posts on an album with no name and no idea what the songs are or what they sound like.

  515. Wow! I leave for a little while to come back to find Adam’s pre-sales on Amazon.com are already #2 since the option to pre-purchase was set up.

    I think I agree with this:

    Am feeling warm and fuzzy now. Good sign .
    Now ,the actual music will determine if this initial ripple will turn into tsunami waves of sales success.
    I think it will.
    I think Adam has a keen sense of timing . He showed up at a time when the music scene needs a genre upheaval ‘“ and many adults specially successful professional women, need a civilized way to get crazy and relief over the doldrums of the current issues.
    Seems like Adam’s battle cry of ‘Dance with me and I’ll set you free’  is most likely going to happen soon.”

    Especially the bit about Adam’s keen sense of timing and inviting everyone to dance with him so he can set us free. That line rolls around my brain a lot when I think of what he is bringing to the music scene.

    I remember during one interview he talked about the feeling that he was part of a wave of new singers and new sounds. I think he’s right. Like Mika, Katy Perry, maybe Lady Gaga (but I’m not fond of her music).

    I truly believe his CD is going to be amazing. Can we have some of it now, please?

  516. readon: These Adam threads always amaze me. 612 posts on an album with no name and no idea what the songs are or what they sound like.

    Like that would stop the squee-ing?! :grin:
    If it makes you feel better, I still want to hear *something* first before I buy!

  517. readon
    September 28, 2009 at 1:41 am
    These Adam threads always amaze me. 612 posts on an album with no name and no idea what the songs are or what they sound like.”

    Three words:

    Hoopla magnet.

  518. Q3
    2. The forum on the Adam Lambert CD page is titled ‘TBD Forum’ . LOL!

    3. I read one comment were someone criticized Adam for having such a dumb album name. I think it was written by someone who doesn’t speak English as a first language and they are calling it ‘TBD’  in France, Germany, Japan and so on!

    LMAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Hilarious stuff

  519. readon
    September 28, 2009 at 1:41 am

    These Adam threads always amaze me. 612 posts on an album with no name and no idea what the songs are or what they sound like.

    To me this is like how I am with Depeche Mode, I buy their albums as soon as I can no matter what.

  520. adamland: To me this is like how I am with Depeche Mode, I buy their albums as soon as I can no matter what.

    Depeche Mode has a track record!

  521. lovingadam:Lindsey Parker`s new post : Adam Lambert’s Upcoming Album: Bigger Than The Beatles?
    http://new.music.yahoo.com/blogs/realityrocks/273959/adam-lamberts-upcoming-album-bigger-than-the-beatles/

    Thanks for the link lovingadam!

    [laugh] I’m convinced that Lindsey is lurking here!! The quote below is from her article….

    Clearly, Adam’s album is shaping up to be one of the most anticipated releases of 2009. Some diehard fans have already ordered multiple copies.

  522. Can someone please repost the link to rowainne’s Adam chat site? I would be most grateful, even if it comes tomorrow morning with my tea.

    Thanks for the link to lyndsey’s article, lovingadam. That was a great way to end my day!

  523. austinmidwife: Can someone please repost the link to rowainne Adam chat site? I would be most grateful, even if it comes tomorrow morning with my tea.

    For me too! I saw what mj was saying about things getting too chatty for her taste, but – for me – that’s one of the best parts! I’ll seriously miss the interpersonal flavor of this place if it goes away completely….
    :-( :-( :-(

  524. [laugh] I’m convinced that Lindsey is lurking here!! The quote below is from her article’ ¦.”

    Yeah, HSM, it seems that way, doesn’t it?

  525. dietcoke: Someone on AO said a snippet of TFM was played on a radio in Rhode Island. The guy who heard it said it is very Queen_ish/Aerosmith _ish and it is heavy, whatever that means. He said it could be huge or a big mess!

    How big is a “snippet”??!!

  526. Here’s the quote, from Rhode Island:

    “Okay, this is what Jeffrey (my friend) is saying. (BTW he’s my only friend that’s an Adam fan and he thinks he’s sexy, okay anyways)
    He said it was only about 8-10 seconds of a verse, and they stopped right before it went to the chorus. It sounded like “hard Queen, Aerosmith-ish” and “I don’t know how amazing it will do on mainstream radio though, it was kinda heavy”, and he said something like “I think it will either be HUGE or a big mess”……..
    He also said I should listen to 92 Pro FM the next few mornings, so that I will do!
    LISTEN TO YOUR RADIOS PEOPLE!!”

    Now, do we believe this or not? And how did that DJ get a snippet of that song???? Where’s the leak for us, the diehard, up late at night hunting for news fans?

  527. readon
    September 27, 2009 at 11:36 pm

    Does anyone have a link to Season I other than Mr. L and BestArts. Both are now missing several of the perfomances because the link has been removed from youtube. They are missing B&W, ROF, TOMT, PTFMWB.

    I just went to BestArts and clicked on the ones you listed and they are still there.

    I can’t see them on Best Arts.

    I pre-ordered Adam’s CD. Even if I am not happy with the CD (can’t imagine why I wouldn’t like it), he has already given me much pleasure. Buying the CD is my way to say thank you.

  528. austinmidwife
    September 28, 2009 at 1:56 am

    Can someone please repost the link to rowainne’s Adam chat site? I would be most grateful, even if it comes tomorrow morning with my tea.

    HoppersSkippersMiners and austinmidwife: Here you go:

    http://www.planetfierce.proboards.com/

  529. For me too! I saw what mj was saying about things getting too chatty for her taste, but ‘“ for me ‘“ that’s one of the best parts! I’ll seriously miss the interpersonal flavor of this place if it goes away completely’ ¦.”

    I know, but MJ wants to her site the way she likes it and I have to agree with her there. Since rowainne has kindly built a place for us to squee and don flaming headdresses with each other when we can’t help but stray off-topic here, we should go check it out. I’ll be there, you’ll be there, others will follow. It will be fine

  530. austinmidwife
    September 28, 2009 at 2:07 am

    adamland! Thanks!

    You are very welcome! I am registered there as…adamland – big surprise, right? See you there!

  531. Won’t believe the snippet til I see it on YouTube, like kris’s appeared. Hard to believe people wouldn’t have twatted that they heard it. People tweet the most random stuff about him , can’t imagine they’d miss this! I think someone’s being messed with for the lulz that the angst would cause.

    Then again, I might be wrong.

  532. I have to admit that seeing Adam TBD at #2 on Amazon between Barbra and The Beatles, soesn’t quite seem real.

  533. CindyM
    Won’t believe the snippet til I see it on YouTube, like kris’s appeared. Hard to believe people wouldn’t have twatted that they heard it. People tweet the most random stuff about him , can’t imagine they’d miss this! I think someone’s being messed with for the lulz that the angst would cause.

    Then again, I might be wrong.

    I agree. If 8 to 10 sec. of that song was on the radio, someone else would have tweeted.

  534. dietcoke: Someone on AO said a snippet of TFM was played on a radio in Rhode Island. The guy who heard it said it is very Queen_ish/Aerosmith _ish and it is heavy, whatever that means. He said it could be huge or a big mess!

    Ok I for one don’t take too much stock in this supposed snippet being Played. Do any of you really believe if it was true that it played on a radio station that somebody would not have freaked out sooner and tweeted about it on twitter. If it was only 8-10 sec it might not even been the real song and they were playing a joke. I also think that RCA would have a lawsuit with the Radio station.

  535. mj: I see some of you are going off to twitter to chat. Also, Rowainne has created an Adam forum for you. No, my feelings won’t be hurt if you go off to these places.

    austinmidwife: Can someone please repost the link to rowainne’s Adam chat site? I would be most grateful, even if it comes tomorrow morning with my tea.

    adamland: HoppersSkippersMiners and austinmidwife: Here you go:
    http://www.planetfierce.proboards.com/

    Thanks adamland! Just went over there and added the lollipop pail to the padded room! :grin: 8)

  536. This might have already been discussed but I can’t look through 600+ comments.

    What does it mean that Adam seems to be doing really well in pre-orders? I know it doesn’t automatically mean he’ll sell huge with his album but I also know it’s a good sign–right? Does anyone with more expertise have a handle on this?

  537. It’s also described on there as hard rock, and Adam described it as an earthy ballad, so yeah, don’t believe it. Earthy rock ballads are on the radio all the time, so the fact that her friend said it wouldn’t fit on the radio seems weird. Isn’t that kind of what AC and HAC are full of? At least the ones I listen to are..LOL

  538. Ok I for one don’t take too much stock in this supposed snippet being Played. Do any of you really believe if it was true that it played on a radio station that somebody would not have freaked out sooner and tweeted about it on twitter. If it was only 8-10 sec it might not even been the real song and they were playing a joke. I also think that RCA would have a lawsuit with the Radio station.

    IMO what can you really get from listening to 8-10 seconds of a song? You mean to tell me you can say it is Queenish/Aerosmith and heavy???

    Someone is yanking chains I think.

    Q3 – it is so unreal to see Adam’s name up there right under Babs on Amazon Best Seller list! I can only guess how that must make Adam feel.

  539. Thanks adamland! Just went over there and added the lollipop pail to the padded room! :grin: 8)

    Woot!

  540. Q3, I agree, it doesn’t seem real, does it? I keep picturing Adam’s OMFG face when he saw his Rolling Stone cover. He looked so stunned but so happy. I imagine his face like that now X 1000 upon hearing the news about his album. So so happy for him!

  541. I chose not to believe the snippet thing either. If there was really a snippet, someone would have tweeted about it.

  542. I have to admit that seeing Adam TBD at #2 on Amazon between Barbra and The Beatles, soesn’t quite seem real.

    I was really, really excited when it was #24, and that’s where I thought it would stay. At #2? How could that be? Especially when there was no announcement other than mj’s that his album was released for pre-order. It’s Sunday. People are usually out and about. I bet there are many people who are interested in Adam’s album still don’t know they can order it. I hope they make an official announcement that it can be pre-ordered.

    Can hardly wait for TFM and his debut single.

    I’m so happy that Adam is getting closer to having his dreams come true.

  543. What does it mean that Adam seems to be doing really well in pre-orders? I know it doesn’t automatically mean he’ll sell huge with his album but I also know it’s a good sign’“right? Does anyone with more expertise have a handle on this?

    It means that he has a signficant and rabid Idol fanbase, as a few others have had in the past.

    The two most significant things are the speed with which the preorders pushed the album up to the top of the amazon chart and the breadth of the international preorders.

    Just to keep it real, dog: It doesn’t take very many album pre-orders to push something to the top of the amazon list. I mean, some two-bit garage band can’t do it, but a crazed Idol fanbase certainly can.

  544. readon
    September 28, 2009 at 1:41 am
    These Adam threads always amaze me. 612 posts on an album with no name and no idea what the songs are or what they sound like.

    645! I just got here. Hi everyone!

  545. The shocking news tonight is not that Lambert’s CD preorders are ringing the bell at Amazon. That’s was expected.

    Instead, that a teen-pop oriented American Idol winner’s single is bombing at iTunes. iTunes is the gold-standard for teen-pop. To have already cratered down to #58 two days after its release is horrible. Watch very closely to see if 19E does a video. If they do, it means they’ve decided to slug it out over months to get airplay and try to establish the Idol, as they did Jordan. If not, the’ye decided to cut their losses and we won’t see the half million dollar budget required to push the song to radio.

  546. isisdagmar: What does it mean that Adam seems to be doing really well in pre-orders? I know it doesn’t automatically mean he’ll sell huge with his album but I also know it’s a good sign’“right? Does anyone with more expertise have a handle on this?

    hwc: It means that he has a signficant and rabid Idol fanbase, as a few others have had in the past. The two most significant things are the speed with which the preorders pushed the album up to the top of the amazon chart and the breadth of the international preorders.

    I personally find the breadth of the international preorders breathtaking. Combined with all the international de-lurkers last night, it truly gives me hope that “the-kid-who-lost” (to pull a page from your book hwc!) truly has sparked the interest of a large global pool.

    As for the Amazon chart…eh…I’ll be more impressed when its Billboard.

    Now getting my butt to bed. Night!

  547. HoppersSkippersMiners
    September 28, 2009 at 1:49 am

    adamland: To me this is like how I am with Depeche Mode, I buy their albums as soon as I can no matter what.

    Depeche Mode has a track record!

    I have yet to hate one of their albums and I pre-order them!

  548. The shocking news tonight is not that Lambert’s CD preorders are ringing the bell at Amazon. That’s was expected.

    Have the other really popular idols done that well in their albums w/o hearing any of the music: Clay, Taylor, Daughtry, David

  549. adamland: To me this is like how I am with Depeche Mode, I buy their albums as soon as I can no matter what.

    HoppersSkippersMiners: Depeche Mode has a track record!

    adamland: I have yet to hate one of their albums and I pre-order them!

    [grin] That’s called a TRACK RECORD! :mrgreen:

  550. [grin] That’s called a TRACK RECORD! :mrgreen:

    I know, I just wanted to reiterate – and since Adam has not disappointed me to date with his pre-Idol, AI show and AI tour music I don’t anticipate that he will with his album. Not that I expect it to be stellar but his vocals are what will sell it for me.

  551. BestAI
    September 28, 2009 at 3:23 am

    The shocking news tonight is not that Lambert’s CD preorders are ringing the bell at Amazon. That’s was expected.

    Have the other really popular idols done that well in their albums w/o hearing any of the music: Clay, Taylor, Daughtry, David

    I can’t answer based on first hand knowledge, but I believe that by reading the blogs today that no, without hearing anything other than AI show and tour material that this is the 1st time that this has occurred. I may be incorrect and if I am then I am certain that someone soon will call me on it.

  552. I pre-ordered Adam’s CD. Even if I am not happy with the CD (can’t imagine why I wouldn’t like it), he has already given me much pleasure. Buying the CD is my way to say thank you.

    Well said, zzatrms! ITA. Adam has given us so much pleasure this year that it’s really the best way to say “Thanks” to him. Totally excited to follow his career and I think it is going to be fabulous, like him!

    BRB, on my way to pre-order.

  553. HoppersSkippersMiners: [grin] That’s called a TRACK RECORD!

    adamland: I know, I just wanted to reiterate ‘“ and since Adam has not disappointed me to date with his pre-Idol, AI show and AI tour music I don’t anticipate that he will with his album. Not that I expect it to be stellar but his vocals are what will sell it for me.

    Hmm…I’ll agree with you on MOST of that, but my opinion diverges when it comes to an assessment of his new music and songwriting skills. Most of his “self-written” ditties just haven’t popped out as anything special, and NoBo was a complete failure on determining how Adam can handle new songs (bad writing, no time, etc).

    [wry grin] I adore Adam’s vocals. But the SONG *has* to work as well. That’s why, while I’m crossing all my fingers and toes that this album will be good, I don’t have any automatic warm fuzzies.

    And on that note, NOW I’m *really* going to bed! ‘Night (Take #2)

  554. hwc or adamland

    Have you got a link for the more accurate rankings at the iTunes store? I’ve found my way to http://store.apple.com/us but then I get no further … Where to go?

    But I don’t think that measuring the depth of so-called craters actually helps anybody to gain any real perspective on the height of neighboring mountains.