Idol Bits and Pieces: Susan Boyle, Adam Lambert, Carrie Underwood, Jennifer Hudson and Matt Giraud

Hits Daily Double sales numbers are in a day early because of the holiday. Susan Boyle holds on to her #1 position, selling 659, 382 of her debut this week, for a 13% increase. Carrie Underwood is #5, selling 159, 423 of her 3rd album, Play On, with a 44% increase. Glee Vol 2 drops 11%, from #3 to 11, with a total of 103, 252 this week. Adam Lambert climbs from #30 to 27, a 37% increase this week, totaling 62, 623. Neither Kris Allen or Allison Iraheta made the HHD Top 50. Nielsen Soundscan sales numbers, due Wednesday, will give a fuller picture of this week’s sales.

More chart news: Billboard posts a sneak peek of this week’s Billboard charts: Adam Lambert’s “Whataya Want From Me” debuts on Top 40 at #35. Kelly Clarkson’s “Already Gone” sits pretty atop the Adult Top 40 chart at #1. Carrie Underwood’s “Temporary Home” is the Country Songs Chart Greatest Gainer at #21.

Congrats to David Cook, who has 3 songs on Rick Dees Hot Adult Top 40 2009 chart. “Light On”   #18, #23, “Come Back to Me” and “The Time of My Life” at #40.   The Magic Rainbow lives!   Kelly Clarkson (2 spots) and Daughtry also earned chart spots. Pink is the only other artist to score 3 tunes on the year-end chart.

According to an item on AdamOfficial, Adam Lambert’s “For Your Entertainment” will be used by Fox to promote their January lineup. So watch for that!

Jennifer Hudson canceled an appearence at the 2010 Jamaica Jazz Festival to accept an opportunity to perform at the upcoming Grammy awards. ETA: Gossip rag, Star magazine is reporting that Jennifer is pregnant again.

Matt Giraud is back in Nashville writing and recording songs.   On Saturday, he recorded a co-write, “I Miss You Tonight”.   On Monday and Tuesday, he had writing sessions with Marcus Hummon and Jerry Flowers.   He’s been having a blast, tooling around in a rented Corvette.   And on Friday?   Major reunion with new Nashville citizen, Danny Gokey.   Check out their bubble tweet.

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