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.

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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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79 Comments

  1. MJ, typo error in your post. TOML is #40 on Rick Dee’s Top 40. LOL

  2. Congrats to David Cook, who has 3 songs on Rick Dees Hot Adult Top 40 2009 chart. . . Pink is the only other artist to score 3 tunes on the year-end chart.

    That’s really nice.

    Pink is one of the few other artists I’m always happy to hear on the radio. In my world, it could be Cook/Pink most of the time.

  3. I remember the bubbletweet from a few days before – ahh, tour memories :-) But does anyone else need a translator to understand everything they say?

  4. For some reason I can’t see bubble tweets anymore. No idea why none of my browsers work with them. Oh well. I’m sure it was fun.

    Grats to all the idols, especially Cook, Kelly, and Carrie!

  5. Wow, congratulations Adam on the 37% increase!!
    Album sales FTW!

    Also FYE being used in FOX promos is nothing but mindblowingly great news- all is happy here in Adam land and the future is wonderfully, beautifully, amazingly bright.

    I kind of hate to see 2009 go as it brought me all kinds of Adam goodness, and the thrill of it all is one that I will never, ever forget. But when 2010 is looking this good I have to face forward and enjoy!
    Wheeee!

  6. Susan Boyle continues to amaze and confound.

    I saw her special the other night where she sang live – truly awful pitchfest.

    One of the big reasons this album is so well received is that they have auto-tuned the heck out of her voice to make it sound MUCH better than sh actually sounds.

  7. “Susan Boyle holds on to her #1 position, selling 659,382”

    who hasn’t bought her cd yet????!!! LOL

    Kudos to her… and Carrie too, she has reached platinum status with Play On, right? =)

    pardon my grammar

  8. Also FYE being used in FOX promos is nothing but mindblowingly great news-

    It could resusitate that song which has been sinking like a rock, but are they going to use all the lyrics? Heh. Other than singing For Your Entertainment over and over again, is FOX promising to hurt me with their new shows? Make it rough? Thanks FOX. If you can’t get your audience to sit down voluntarily, you can always put them on a leash.

  9. Rumors are going around Jennifer Hudons is pregnant again

    Are you kidding? Irish twins?

  10. ‘Susan Boyle holds on to her #1 position, selling 659,382’ ³

    who hasn’t bought her cd yet????!!! LOL

    If I get that thing as a gift, first thing I’m doing on Saturday is returning it (sorry, SuBo).

  11. “If you can’t get your audience to sit down voluntarily, you can always put them on a leash.”
    ———————————————————–
    Can’t say I would want FOX to own the leash, but Adam is more than welcome to leash me up if all I had to do is watch the January line-up. LOL :)

  12. Can’t say I would want FOX to own the leash, but Adam is more than welcome to leash me up if all I had to do is watch the January line-up. LOL

    Why do you people keep putting these images in my head?

  13. Also FYE being used in FOX promos is nothing but mindblowingly great news-

    Sure, if it’s true. Which considering it came from AO…eh. If they post that the sky is blue, I will need three other, real, sources to verify it. It’s not the offical person on the site, so it’s okay it’s just a person there saying it on the boards if they heard it. It’s also okay for me to not believe them, because well, their track record kind of sucks.

    That being said, yes, it would be very cool if true.

    Oh and congrats to JHud for the Grammy performance. Very cool. And congrats to Cook for his threepeat feat.

  14. so WHO is going to be sell more? SuBo or Taylor? while Taylor is a marathon runner, SuBo is surely a sprinter.

    Simon is probably laughing his butt off right now. maybe he needs more accountants.

    Congrats to Carrie. looks like another multi platinum album for her.

  15. ‘Susan Boyle holds on to her #1 position, selling 659,382’ ³ who hasn’t bought her cd yet????!!! LOL

    Poor Grandma Q. Public is going to get 5+ copies, one from each of the grandkids. I guess she can use the jewel cases as coasters.

  16. I remember the bubbletweet from a few days before ‘“ ahh, tour memories But does anyone else need a translator to understand everything they say?

    Lol, I do. They do make a good comedy team. Great to see them hang out. Wish them both well on their respective cd’s.

  17. Word on Twitter is Adam’s total sales for his album are now 358,088!!

    Here’s hoping – knock wood – for a Leno bounce. And some continued upswing from people cashing in their iTunes holiday giftcards.

  18. Sassycatz
    12/22/2009 at 1:21 pm
    Also FYE being used in FOX promos is nothing but mindblowingly great news-

    It could resusitate that song which has been sinking like a rock, but are they going to use all the lyrics? Heh. Other than singing For Your Entertainment over and over again, is FOX promising to hurt me with their new shows? Make it rough? Thanks FOX. If you can’t get your audience to sit down voluntarily, you can always put them on a leash.

    THIS!:lol:

  19. I wish we could get international sales totals. I don’t think they are much (yet) for Adam but I’d like to see them a year from now. Too bad record companies don’t post ‘recoup’ announcements when they are in the black for a record like broadway shows do. That would be fun.

  20. Nice to see the Matt news on this thread, and the Danny-Matt reunion bubbletweet is fun. Matt also tweeted that he has a performance in Nashville tonight, but not where. Perhaps it is a semi-private event like his Hayman Loft performance last month? Anyway, I am thrilled to see all the great contacts he is making and the continued progress on his career. He seems very excited and happy. Looking forward to the possibility of videos from tonight’s performance, and from the basketball game performances on New Year’s Eve!

  21. TwigLA, maybe the bubbletweets don’t work because you have pop-ups disabled on your browsers?

  22. “Sure, if it’s true. Which considering it came from AO’ ¦eh. If they post that the sky is blue, I will need three other, real, sources to verify it. It’s not the offical person on the site, so it’s okay it’s just a person there saying it on the boards if they heard it.”

    Thats not true. This wasn’t just a random post by a fan. It is officially written under the NEWS section of the site. These items can only be posted by a moderator. A moderator wouldn’t post FOX was going to use FYE if it wasn’t true.

  23. It is officially written under the NEWS section of the site. These items can only be posted by a moderator. A moderator wouldn’t post FOX was going to use FYE if it wasn’t true.

    With the AO moderators? not so sure about that. It’s not personal to you, I just don’t trust that site that much. It’s filled with so much fail, so much of the time.

  24. If I get that thing as a gift, first thing I’m doing on Saturday is returning it (sorry, SuBo).

    You are not the only one! Actually I am now almost hoping to get one because there are a couple of CD requests I left off my Christmas list.

  25. Can’t say I would want FOX to own the leash, but Adam is more than welcome to leash me up if all I had to do is watch the January line-up. LOL

    I think it’s Rupert Murdoch. So, enjoy!

  26. My mom likes Susan Boyle but I didn’t get her the CD for Christmas. lol She might buy it on her own though. Thats one person who doesn’t have it yet! :)

  27. SuBo… don’t you dare record the Bond theme song. That’s all I am saying.

  28. “I think it’s Rupert Murdoch. So, enjoy!”
    ——————————————————————
    Hmmm…..that really doesn’t sound pretty, does it? Oh well…I have a pretty high tolerance for pain, so it’s a small price to pay. :)

  29. Two thumbs up for Adam! Going in the right direction. I think 2010 will be a great year for him.

  30. csprof
    12/22/2009 at 2:18 pm
    TwigLA, maybe the bubbletweets don’t work because you have pop-ups disabled on your browsers?

    Thanks for the suggestion. I turned that off and still doesn’t work. They used to work even with pop ups blocked. I’ve tried on 4 different browsers now. :::sigh:::

  31. Just wondering–I know that WWFM is progressing excellently, but is it #35 in the top 40 overall or in the top 40 pop? Or are those the same thing?

    And very cool that he’s selling well. :)

  32. F.Y.E. on F.O.X.
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    Today at 10:14am
    Starting today, look out for FOX TV promos highlighting their January line-up featuring Adam Lambert’s “For Your Entertainment”!

    Saw this on Adam’s Facebook page.

  33. Does anyone know the Itunes stats for WWFM? Did the song see a post-Leno bump?

  34. Billboard included WWFM’s debut on their POP Chart at #35 [based only on CHR airplay] on Monday. They have not said where it is on the Hot 100 — that will be out late Wednesday.

  35. FYE is already being used as a promo song for Newscorp’s STAR TV(reported by Hong Kong and Taiwan viewers online) — Newscorp also owns Fox. The ad show a lot of TV Shows with Adam’s FYE as a background song, you can hear him sing “I’m here for your entertainment” and then there is a superscript [type on the screen] that says “I’m here for your entertainment” at the end of the commercial.

    ETA: If you do not know STAR TV — STAR TV has more than 300 million viewers in 53 countries and is watched by approximately 120 million viewers every day.

    ETA #2: I cannot find any info on FYE being used by FOX TV in the US. Might be true and might just be confusion with the Asia promo.

  36. FOX-TV has confirmed that FYE is being used in there new ads. It appears that the campaign will be in many countries.

    Wonder what the Disney/ABC execs think of this!

  37. “FOX-TV has confirmed that FYE is being used in there new ads. It appears that the campaign will be in many countries”

    Wonder what fans of AI winners think of this

  38. ‘FOX-TV has confirmed that FYE is being used in there new ads. It appears that the campaign will be in many countries’ 

    Wow, that song that shall not be mentioned, is turning into a goldmine for Adam. I wondered how much FOX paid for the use of that song.

  39. Billboard included WWFM’s debut on their POP Chart at #35 [based only on CHR airplay] on Monday. They have not said where it is on the Hot 100 ‘” that will be out late Wednesday.

    Can you please tell me what CHR stands for and the difference between that and the Hot 100 you mention? Thx!

  40. The same here, I started following Cook because of Adam and them I bought DC’s CD.

    Hehe I hope you enjoy it half as much as I do. I’m an Adam and Kris fan because of Cook. Because DC was so great I watched the next year of AI. While Cook has the #1 spot in my heart Adam and Kris are in there too.

  41. Well as a Kris fan first, I’m not upset about Fox using FYE to promote the upcoming season. After all, the song is called “For Your Entertainemnt” — which is a good phrase to promote t.v. shows. I don’t think youcould promote watch the new season of t.v. in order to “”Live Like We’re Dying”

    If Adam’s song was called something else, or wasn’t about being “for your entertianment”, chances are they wouldn’t have chosen that song.

  42. After all, the song is called ‘For Your Entertainemnt’  ‘” which is a good phrase to promote t.v. shows.

    I hope whoever decided to use FYE thought in this way and continues doing so because several songs in FYE have titles good for promotion, such as Music Again, Master Plan, Sure Fire Winners. :D

  43. Well as a Kris fan first, I’m not upset about Fox using FYE to promote the upcoming season. After all, the song is called ‘For Your Entertainemnt’  ‘” which is a good phrase to promote t.v. shows.

    Tee Hee, I must say that when I first saw this rumor today, I got a little nervous. I thought perhaps we were going to have another MJ apocolypse like when AI decided to use Daughtry’s song as the boot song. The Soul Patrol has a pretty serious temper LOL.

  44. I thought perhaps we were going to have another MJ apocolypse like when AI decided to use Daughtry’s song as the boot song.

    Speaking of, does anyone think that they’ll use a song off of Kris’s album for the boot song? There is that one he did that I think is pretty bad as a song, but might be good for the boot one. Can’t remember the title off-hand, because I don’t like the song, so I block it from my mind. Maybe Lifetime?

  45. So what’s Adam got now, around 360k? Not bad, he’s hanging on there! How do Adam and Kris compare to how much the Davids had sold at this point last year?

  46. Other than singing For Your Entertainment over and over again, is FOX promising to hurt me with their new shows? Make it rough? Thanks FOX. If you can’t get your audience to sit down voluntarily, you can always put them on a leash.

    Lol awesome. I sure hope so :P

  47. After four weeks of sales (similiar to FYE), Archie had sold 371K albums and Cook – 582K albums. (I’m rounding up the numbers)

    Before the big January sales slump, Archie had sold 566K (in 7 weeks) and Cook 812K (in 6 weeks). But if Kris and/or Adam connect with big Top 40 hits, they could sell well after January.

  48. Thanks for the numbers jpfan.

    And does anyone know how much Kris and Allison have sold so far?

  49. Congrats to Carrie for having the only platinum album this year for an AI alum!! Play ON is great, and I bet has many more hits on it!

  50. Those numbers will come out tomorrow. They’re not available yet.

    Oh…whoops. I should know that…

  51. Other than singing For Your Entertainment over and over again, is FOX promising to hurt me with their new shows? Make it rough? Thanks FOX. If you can’t get your audience to sit down voluntarily, you can always put them on a leash.

    Aw, come on now, you have to admit that a show like American Idol gives you both pleasure and pain, and is the master of both.

  52. Aw, come on now, you have to admit that a show like American Idol gives you both pleasure and pain, and is the master of both.

    LOL – so freaking true!

  53. AOL Radio added a lot of cuts from Adam’s and Kris’ albums to its Pop Idols channel today – they are playing Bring It Back as I type this!

  54. If Adam’s song was called something else, or wasn’t about being ‘for your entertianment’ , chances are they wouldn’t have chosen that song.

    That’s true. They probably would have chosen “Sure Fire Winners” instead. Or maybe “Master Plan”.

  55. Speaking of, does anyone think that they’ll use a song off of Kris’s album for the boot song? There is that one he did that I think is pretty bad as a song, but might be good for the boot one. Can’t remember the title off-hand, because I don’t like the song, so I block it from my mind. Maybe Lifetime?

    Don’t they usually use a song from a previous idol. (other than the last season) Maybe David Cook will record something they can use. If not, I’m pulling for “Aftermath” from Adam.

  56. I wish Matt well.

    Congrats to SuBo! Wow, this was clearly brilliant marketing and time to drop her album. If I’m not mistake that means sales over two million now?

    JHud makes the right decision to do a Grammy gig over a Jazz festival but pregnant again? This is almost 2010, there is birth control, JHud. You haven’t even married (just endlessly engaged) the father of your last child yet. Have some respect for your child if not yourself.

  57. Congrats Jennifer Hudson, and may he/she bring as much joy to your life as little David already has. You have experienced a loss that most of us cannot even fathom, and I’m sure you welcome this blessing with open arms.

  58. Reminder:

    Please don’t treat this post like a fan thread. Stick to the topic please.

    Headlines go in the headlines thread. Thank you.

  59. Happy for Adam’s numbers. I LOVED his Jay Leno interview. Jay’s a fan boy. HA ha!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Adam is hard to resist!!!!!!!!!!!

  60. My hubby bought Allison’s album for my 9 year old. I just wrapped it and I thought it was cute that he bought that for her since I’m ott for a certain person. :)

  61. After four weeks of sales (similiar to FYE), Archie had sold 371K albums

    Well that’s pretty even then! Especially considering the 13% drop in sales from last year to this year!

    and Cook 812K (in 6 weeks).

    Ouch! Kris is definately nowhere in this ballpark.

  62. After four weeks of sales (similiar to FYE), Archie had sold 371K albums

    Well that’s pretty even then! Especially considering the 13% drop in sales from last year to this year!

    Even? In terms of total output maybe. But in terms of total cost of output, not so much.

  63. and Cook 812K (in 6 weeks).

    Ouch! Kris is definately nowhere in this ballpark

    None of S8 is in the ballpark, not just Kris.

  64. Lets not believe everything the Internet and tabloid magazine tells us. Access Hollywood confirmed last night that J-Hud is not pregant again.

  65. Even if J-Hud is pregnant again why is the number of children she has or her marital staus anyone’s concern but her own. Many single parents do a great job of raising their kids on their own. Not finding the right person to marry or being unable to marry shouldn’t prevent someone of becoming a parent if she/he wants too.

  66. Yet again Idol is proving that winning means nothing. To feature a runner up’s song to promote their new season is a slap in the face to people who voted for Kris who actually won. They just keep shoving it down our throats. In additin, it’s not like FYE set any records. It’s not that I’m crazy about Kris’ single but at least it’s getting a lot more radio plays. It would have been nice if they promoted the winner’s single as a “perk” to the winner.

    In retrospect, Idol 8 was a total bomb and a mess from beginning to end. I have to wonder if they had stayed with a tried & true format (also with only 3 judges) what might have happened if contestants were given equal face time & had the opportunity to really show us progression. Some of those contestants never had a chance to show us what they are capable of & we never got to really connect with them.

  67. Ouch! Kris is definately nowhere in this ballpark

    None of S8 is in the ballpark, not just Kris.

    Kris is the winner of his AI season, just like David Cook was. Kris should be the one who is “in the ballpark”.

  68. In retrospect, Idol 8 was a total bomb and a mess from beginning to end.

    I couldn’t disagree more. Season 8 brought us Adam Lambert. For me and I’m sure countless others, he made the whole season worth watching. I think it was the best season yet and that’s because of Adam.

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