Idol Headlines For 01/01/10

Fox programming still showing on Time Warner Cable

Despite a deal dispute that threatened to cause Fox stations carried by Time Warner Cable to go black for the cable service’s 13 million subscribers at midnight, as of 12:30 a.m. in New York, regularly scheduled programming was still airing on the local Fox affiliate.

R Kelly super fan gets arrested
R Kelly super fan gets arrested

Fox and Time Warner Cable had been fighting over fees, with News Corp, which owns the network (as well as The Post), wanting the service provider to pay $1 per subscriber for Fox, matching the $1 Time Warner now pays to TNT, but Time Warner has so far refused. News Corp also refused to submit to arbitration or an interim agreement that would keep Fox programming on the air temporarily.

New York Post

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‘American Idol’ rocks the decade

It’s hard to believe, but we’ve reached the end of the first decade of the 21st century. While there are numerous lists of the “best of” this and that all over the Web, there don’t seem to be many that recognize the significance and impact American Idol on pop culture.

American Idol debuted in June 2002 as a FOX summer replacement show. All the major networks had turned it down and the only reason FOX picked it up was because the daughter of one of the network executives had seen Pop Idol in the U.K. and convinced her father the show would work in the U.S. She was right. The show was an instant hit.

Syracuse.com

American Idol Kris Allen & Wife Katy Enjoy New Year’s Eve Dinner at Simon at Palms Place

Kris enjoyed Seared Moulard Duck Breast and Katy had the Ahi Tuna. For dessert they enjoyed the Simon Junk Food Platter.

Vegas News

Photo Gallery: Kris Allen plays and parties in first Las Vegas visit

There wasn’t a moment to spare once American Idol Season 8 winner Kris Allen arrived in Las Vegas for the first time yesterday afternoon. It’s a nonstop, two-day, dawn-to-dusk schedule of work and play for the Conway, Ark., native!

Kris’ first stop with his wife Katy and his band mates was at Stack in The Mirage, followed by his first Cirque du Soleil show, The Beatles Love, also at The Mirage. Kris enjoyed a White Russian during the performance, while Katy sipped on white wine.

Las Vegas Sun

Sun Bowl report card: Landry Jones, defense get high marks

Halftime: B

American Idol star David Archuleta thrilled the teeny-boppers with a short concert, the Pride of Oklahoma was its usual solid self and the kooky Stanford band entertained with a spoof of games ‘” tic-tac-toe, pong and bowling. But that’s too much entertainment; a 28-minute halftime is too long.

Read more: http://www.newsok.com/sun-bowl-report-card-landry-jones-defense-get-high-marks/article/3428895?custom_click=headlines_widget#ixzz0bN9hz7Mu

NewsOK

Fan frenzy: Fiesta revs up spirit for today’s Sun Bowl game

Another attraction at the Fan Fiesta this year was the opportunity to have an autograph signed by David Archuleta, last year’s runner-up on the television hit “American Idol.” The first 300 children and teenagers in line received an invitation onto the field for Archuleta’s halftime show at the game.

Ashley Sepulveda, 13, waited in line with her sister, Amber Sepulveda, 17, for an hour and a half to meet Archuleta.

The sisters were breathless with excitement and clutching their autographed pictures tightly, but they managed to say between squeals, “He is so amazing!” Their mother, Linda Hooper, 50, said that the Fabens family had come to the Fan Fiesta specifically for tickets to Archuleta’s show.

El Paso Times

One person’s take on the best albums of the year

‘ ¢ All I Ever Wanted, Kelly Clarkson: Great music is the best revenge. And in Clarkson’s case, it came in the form of this thrilling pop album, a follow-up to her unjustly maligned My December. First single My Life Would Suck Without You topped the charts, but the rest of the disc is better: the naughty rah-rah vibe I Do Not Hook Up, the soaring heartbreak of Cry and Already Gone, the dramatic punch of Don’t Let Me Stop You and Long Shot.

High Hopes and Heartbreak, Brooke White: Funny thing about American Idol, the hub of mainstream pop music. If you don’t win, you’re free to truly get creative. Season-seven finalist White built on her sunny folk vibe via this charming disc, which delivers songs with sunny choruses and unexpected nuances. Her cover of Kings of Leon’s Use Somebody is fresh and frisky, and the title track is a sweet disco surprise.

Chron.com

OK!’s Breakout Stars of 2009

‘ ¢Kris Allen
Accomplishment of the Year: Oh ya know, that little contest he won called American Idol. Kris knocked his competition out on the show though he never thought it was in the bag. Kris told OK!, ‘I don’t think anybody considers themselves a front-runner. I don’t think Adam was like, ‘I’m the best, ‘  or Danny [Gokey] was like, ‘I’m the best, ‘  you know we don’t consider ourselves that way. And I definitely did not. I was striving harder and harder to get through every week. Well, he did and has since debuted his self titled album this year!
Why We Noticed: Kris became more noticed when everyone started asking, ‘Hey, where did Kris go?’  His runner-up, Adam Lambert, started to steal some of his spotlight and then his fans stepped in to help bring him back where he belonged! As the official winner, he should be noticed!
What to Expect Next: Performances! We want to see Kris in concert and put his talent to good use! He’s kicking off the new year right by performing for the Billboard’s New Year’s Eve Live special on the Fox network.

OK Magazine

RIFFS: Elliott Yamin returning home with love

Like many musicians, Elliott Yamin spends most of his time in Los Angeles. He moved to the city in late 2006, hoping to follow his third-place finish on “American Idol” with a long, healthy career.

Mr. Yamin was once a Virginia resident, though, having lived in Richmond throughout his teenage years and early 20s. It was in Richmond that he first caught the music bug, and the city provided him with his first opportunities as a vocalist.

Washington Times

Why Simon Cowell is the chart king of the Noughties

Simon Cowell may have lost the battle for this year’s Christmas Number One.

But as the acts behind half the Top Ten best-selling singles of the past decade were discovered on reality TV shows, the X Factor judge has won the music war.

Music mogul Cowell received a blow this Christmas as a campaign to curb the reality TV dominance of the charts deprived his latest signing, X Factor winner Joe McElderry, of the UK number one spot.

Daily Mail

Retailers fear Simon Cowell and Harry Potter overkill

Retailers have called on media companies to stop churning out sequels and cover versions and produce original films and music or risk losing the public’s interest.

The Entertainment Retailers Association (ERA), is today issuing a new year message to film, games and music companies to be more adventurous after a year characterised by franchises such as Harry Potter and cover versions from Susan Boyle and other TV talent show stars.

ERA chairman Paul Quirk says retailers fear conservative programming is damaging the long-term viability of some of Britain’s most creative industries. He argues that entertainment retail sales beat expectations in 2009 largely thanks to initiatives by retailers.

Guardian.co.uk

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104 Comments

  1. Congrats to Kris on making OK Mag’s Breakout Stars of 2009.

    Happy New Year Everyone!

  2. Good updates for both Kris and Adam…

    POP:
    27 26 KRIS ALLEN Live Like We’re Dying 2260 2206 54 12.676
    +8 Spins
    +20 Bullet
    -0.025 AI

    HAC:
    12 12 KRIS ALLEN Live Like We’re Dying 2034 1882 152 10.052
    +37 Spins
    +56 Bullet
    +0.212 AI

    Pop:

    34 34 ADAM LAMBERT Whataya Want From Me 1516 1340 176 10.794
    +23 spins
    +36 bullet
    +0.318 AI

    HAC:

    43 44 ADAM LAMBERT Whataya Want From Me 248 256 -8 1.194
    +9 spins
    +22 bullet
    +0.12 AI

  3. Happy New Years everyone!

    It looks like a lot of the idols had a successful evening last night. Congratulations to all of them who got a chance to perform. It sounds like they all did an awesome job.

  4. girlygirl, thanks for the info. I just checked the overall live feed for the single. Prior to the NYE gig, Kris was at #31 and AL was at 76/175. This morning Kris is at #30 and Adam is at 78/180. Didn’t someone say the next couple of days will be doom and gloom? Looks like Kris is hanging in there pretty well. And with all the spins he’s getting now, Adam’s singles should finally start selling (outside the AI bubble).

  5. Here are Billboard’s predictions for this week’s sales (ending Sunday 1/3). This will officially be the last week of 2009 and it looks like SuBo will not pass Taylor for sales: Although it will be incredibly close. Nail biter indeed.

    “Dream” is the only album that looks like it will sell over 100,000 in the week the closes on Jan. 3. The runner-up on the Billboard 200 may end up being Lady Gaga’s “The Fame,” which could shift perhaps 90,000 to 95,000 copies. If “The Fame” can rise to No. 2 on the chart, it will be a new peak for the long-running album, which has gone as high as No. 4 on the tally.”

    http://www.billboard.com/#/news/susan-boyle-vs-taylor-swift-nailbiter-for-1004056142.story

    SuBo is predicted to sell around 150K/165K which is pretty decent. But you can already see the big drop from before Xmas. Next week will be even worse for album sales.

    However, this week should be FANTASTIC for singles.

  6. This will officially be the last week of 2009 and it looks like SuBo will not pass Taylor for sales: Although it will be incredibly close. Nail biter indeed.

    Too bad for SB, but then SB should be real winner as she sold all that in 5 weeks for what it took nearly a year for Taylor?

  7. Yes, selling 3 million albums in six weeks ain’t too shabby. :)

    Album sales will be pretty bad the whole month of January. They should revive with the Grammys though.

  8. Didn’t someone say the next couple of days will be doom and gloom?

    Yep and they will be, for album sales. Just look at the latest Billboard article to get an idea of how far sales are going to tumble. Singles should continue to do excellent though.

  9. Nail biter, indeed. SuBo’s numbers are simply unimaginable and good for her. I wonder if she’ll see a usual drop off in album sales or sharper than usual.

    January will be fun for singles sales, but undoubtedly excruciating for album sales. I think I’m prepared, lol.

  10. HAPPY AND PROPEROUS NEW YEAR TO EVERYONE. MAY EVERYONES DREAMS COME TRUE!

  11. In other news, Michael Sarver and I might end up in a twitter fight today!

    What up Twitter wooooorld! Hope your all doing well in the new year. I slept really late and now I’m getting ready to watch my LSU tigers!

    LSU is playing my alma mater, Penn State in the Capitol bowl today.

  12. I just saw yours & Michael’s tweets, MJ. I sense some smack-talkin’ is about to commence.

    Sounds to me like that scam is all about mocking/screwing some Glamberts for sport and not about money at all. So yeah, something that seems too good to be true? Probably isn’t.

  13. Has anyone tracked FIBOU since the NYE performance? I’m wondering if Allison saw any movement in sales after the show aired.

    LLWD was at #31 before NYE, and has slowly been tracking upward since last night. Just went to #28.

  14. Sounds to me like that scam is all about mocking/screwing some Glamberts for sport and not about money at all. So yeah, something that seems too good to be true? Probably isn’t.

    It actually may be much worse. If she claimed to be buying airline tickets for people, she may have “required” a bunch of information from them. This might have been a phishing expedition. If I were those people who were duped, I would be paying close attention to my credit ratings/etc because they may end up being the victims of identity theft. Hopefully this doesn’t happen and the person is either just suffering from delusions of grandeur or has a really weird sense of humour.

  15. Can I just say how disgusting I find it that Selena Gomez is ahead of all the S8 idol contestants. That girl has less than zero singing talent, IMO. She’s just a Disney clone created to steal money from kids.

    Okay – I’m done my rant….LOL

    Kris’s album is in the top 100 on Itunes. I know it probably doesn’t amount to much regarding sales but it’s nice to see!

  16. Can I just say how disgusting I find it that Selena Gomez is ahead of all the S8 idol contestants. That girl has less than zero singing talent, IMO. She’s just a Disney clone created to steal money from kids.

    Plus she stole her bassist Joey from Cook! *pout*

  17. Really good point, Kirsten!! That has happened to so many this Holiday season!

  18. 92 PROFM’s Top 92 Songs of 2009

    2. Kelly Clarkson – My Life Would Suck…
    15. Jordin Sparks – Battlefield
    16. Taylor Swift – Love Story
    18. Kelly Clarkson – I Do Not Hook Up
    19. Daughtry – No Surprise
    27. Kelly Clarkson – Already Gone
    35. David Archuleta – A Little Too Not Over You
    37. David Cook – Light On
    65. Kris Allen – Live Like We’re Dying

    http://www.92profm.com/Article.asp?id=1643445&spid=18117

  19. ozarka, I thought DA’s song would be Crush. And Carrie isn’t on the list?! Kelly rules. Glad to see Kris made it. And what is J-14?

    ETA: I feel a little like I was channeling Cantiello with that choppy post. :lol:

  20. While I feel for the people who found themselves caught up in this alleged scam , I do have to wonder how adults who against their better judgement would get involved ain this. The fact that they spent money that they did not have in order to impress someone who wouldn’t remember them continues to astound me. I hope this will be a hard won lesson to others that if you can’t afford to do something frivilous don’t get talked into with the offer of something for nothing.

  21. I just saw this DC tweet from yesterday. Hee

    thedavidcook: # FYI… @montyanderson’s new nickname is “STANK”. Pass it on.
    about 10 hours ago from mobile web

  22. ozarka, I thought DA’s song would be Crush. And Carrie isn’t on the list?! Kelly rules. Glad to see Kris made it. And what is J-14?

    Crush was released in 2008. ALTNOY was 2009.

    J-14 is a teen magazine.

  23. And what is J-14?

    a teen magazine thing.full of Justin bieber,Jobro shit.(but I like justin:))

    …unless I’m confusing it with something else

  24. Is this scam the thing that happened to Gossip Candy? She said that the person who had promised her a ticket for the Gridlock Event never paid for the table, forcing Candy to really scramble to be allowed to attend the evetn — although it worked out ok in the end.

    Or is it a different scam?

  25. ozarka, I thought DA’s song would be Crush. And Carrie isn’t on the list?!

    92 PRO-FM is a Top 40 station in Providence, RI (market rank #41). I’m a little surprised too that ALTNOY is even on the list, but I sure am happy about it. Carrie probably just doesn’t fit in their top 40 format, she being country and all.

  26. You can watch Fox 4’s live streaming coverage of the Comerica New Year’s Parade in Dallas here: http://www.myfoxdfw.com/subindex/community/chat

    It’s happening right NOW! Jason Castro will be on a float, possibly performing as well. Jason just tweeted a photo of himself on the float…

    jasoncastro: Parade time! http://bit.ly/4neJiK #jasoncastromusic

    _____________________________________________________________

    Archie is in Dallas too, to be at Jason’s wedding tomorrow…

    DavidArchie: Made it safely to Dallas! Hanging with my cousin and aunt for New Years Eve. Had Indian food, and About to watch Sherlock Holmes.
    about 17 hours ago from txt

  27. JRB5776, thanks. They had DC’s “Light On” listed, so I thought they would have had Archie’s first single too. Thanks to everyone who answered my questions!

    Jason Castro’s wedding is tomorrow?! I thought he just got engaged!

  28. They just got through showing Jason on his float. Jason didn’t perform any songs, but he was interviewed on the float. He talked about the release of his new album later this month. He said he’s home for the holidays. No mention of his wedding tomorrow. I’m beginning to wonder if that’s just rumor? LOL.

    On the float with him were Michael, Jackie, his parents and a few friends. No, Archie was not on the float with him. He wouldn’t want to steal Jason’s moment in the sun. :)

  29. Jason Castro’s wedding is tomorrow?! I thought he just got engaged!

    Here is some evidence…

    jasoncastro: Bachelor partayyyy!!! Bowling Poker and pool all in the same room! 10:02 PM Dec 29th, 2009 from txt

    wedding registry

    Brooke White will be at the wedding too…

    @TheJackieCastro: @realbrookewhite Brookeee! I think im gonna be seeing you soon this makes me very very happy haha
    1:34 PM Dec 28th, 2009 from web

    realbrookewhite: @TheJackieCastro YEP!!! And we shall get our dance on!
    9:30 PM Dec 28th, 2009 from web in reply to TheJackieCastro

    TheJackieCastro: @realbrookewhite gurllll im pumped! @davidarchie better be ready to dance too! partyyy!
    12:15 AM Dec 29th, 2009 from web in reply to realbrookewhite

  30. just saw adam’s audition on AI rewind(I think lol).that audition is *why*.why ilove this guy so much.why I’ve spent the last year of my life and will continue to obsess over him. wow-look at how far he’s come.he’s done so much for me(emotionally) I will continue to buy his music,because that’s the least I can do.wow.I think I even started tearing up a little while watching it,lol.I’m such a dork.

  31. luvadamlambert

    I also just saw Adam’s audition of AI rewind, and I am still amazed how cool and confident he was in that audition. Look where he is today, an up and coming singer, who’s getting close to having a gold album. So proud of him and how he has handled the good and bad thrown his way.

  32. Not sure where to put this, but I was just doing some grocery shopping, and “Red Guitar” came on the muzak. I was pretty surprised at that — LLWD, okay, but “Red Guitar,” which isn’t even a single AFAIK? Playing at Schnuck’s at 3 pm on New Year’s Day? I know grocery stores have all kinds of theories about who buys more of what when to what music, so I guess “Red Guitar” fits some theory about the people likely to be running out to the store on New Years Day, stocking up on supplies for football parties? I admit I bought Beer Nuts when I didn’t have them on my list. Did “Red Guitar” make me buy Beer Nuts?

  33. Diane
    01/01/2010 at 5:24 pm
    luvadamlambert, have you been following Kris or Allison post-idol?

    yes,I have(just not as closely as Adam).it’s during the show I was (1) Adam (2) Allison (3) Kris but post-idol I’ve been following them (1) Adam (2) Kris (3) Allison

    Did ‘Red Guitar’  make me buy Beer Nuts?

    LOL.best question of the day!

  34. smartcookie
    01/01/2010 at 5:33 pm
    Not sure where to put this, but I was just doing some grocery shopping, and ‘Red Guitar’  came on the muzak. I was pretty surprised at that ‘” LLWD, okay, but ‘Red Guitar,’  which isn’t even a single AFAIK? Playing at Schnuck’s at 3 pm on New Year’s Day?

    Can I ask you what is “muzak” ?
    Is that a regular radio station ? Somebody said before that sometimes grocery stores have a different type of radio station ?
    The reason I asked is that I never heard No Boundaries by Kris ever on a regular radio station and about a month ago I heard it inside a supermarket. Weird.

  35. Smartcookie: What area of the country are you in? I’ve been wondering if Red Guitar will get any Country interest, and am curious if you’re in what would be generally considered a Country music stronghold.

    And Red Guitar = Beer Nuts? Hmmm maybe a question for Jim, he’s the subliminal message expert.

  36. I’m not surprised that ALTNOY made that list because 92 Pro FM has always been very supportive of David. I remember that they played ALTNOY a lot.

  37. yes,I have(just not as closely as Adam).it’s during the show I was (1) Adam (2) Allison (3) Kris but post-idol I’ve been following them (1) Adam (2) Kris (3) Allison

    The only person I’ve “followed” after idol was David Cook. As a teenager who is into rock, David fits my musical tastes the best. Adam is too dancy/electro for my tastes (Pretty please no tomatoes). Although he has a great voice. =) I just can’t get into Kris for some reason; maybe he’s just too acoustic-y for me. That isn’t a word is it?

    I’m probably a couple years older than you, luvadamlambert. But it’s cool how at your age somebody can be so dedicated. :)

  38. When I got home from work today, I turned on Fox Reality Channel — just in time to see Adam’s AI8 audition! Then I saw Matt and (a brief glimpse of) Kris and Lil. It’s fun to see these auditions with the knowledge of how they ended up doing. Jasmine’s audition s on now.

    Watching the really bad auditions are just as ear pain-inducing as seeing them the first time around. Although some of them remain entertaining.

  39. (Pretty please no tomatoes)

    no tomatoes here :)

    hmm,does *anyone* actually care what some random yahoo blog thinks? because on the front page of yahoo there’s a ‘ are we looking forward to idol?’? they said no,.I don’t think it matters , but it’s on the front page (and oddly,it’s really annoying)

  40. hmm,does *anyone* actually care what some random yahoo blog thinks? because on the front page of yahoo there’s a ‘ are we looking forward to idol?’? they said no,.I don’t think it matters , but it’s on the front page (and oddly,it’s really annoying)

    I saw that. The Most Least Anticipated Returning Shows. I agree with them about Kara. heh

  41. Muzak is what they used to call the packaged music put into playlists just for elevators, hotels, offices, restaurants or other places where they needed music all day long and it was too much trouble to be picking individual albums and playing a stereo somewhere in the bowels of a building. Kind of like a mix tape, intended to be piped in and run for hours and hours without interruption. For elevators, it was almost always easy listening kind of stuff and the term “elevator music” meant really low-key stuff that would blend into the background and not offend anybody. But more recently, grocery stores have become very savvy about what they play when, to try to make customers relax and reach for more stuff. Sometimes I’ll hear Carole King and I’ll think to myself that it’s a time when they’re expecting Baby Boomers to be shopping. They don’t ever play anything too hard or discordant, and I think I read somewhere that they think people are more likely to buy more if they’re playing major chords instead of minor chords.

    Anyway, Muzak was a brand name, and it referred to the people who sold background music for offices, elevators, etc.

    I live in the middle of Illinois. Country music is very popular here, but the other songs in this particular playlist were not country at all. More current AC stuff. (The only other song I noticed was John Mayer.) Schnuck’s is a grocery store chain that originates from St. Louis. I would guess that the music choices for their stores comes from corporate in St. Louis.

  42. mj
    01/01/2010 at 1:07 pm

    In other news, Michael Sarver and I might end up in a twitter fight today!

    What up Twitter wooooorld! Hope your all doing well in the new year. I slept really late and now I’m getting ready to watch my LSU tigers!

    LSU is playing my alma mater, Penn State in the Capitol bowl today.

    LOL! Give Sarver the smack down MJ–Penn State’s my alma mater, too! And we won (messy game, tho)! Love JoePa! :-)

  43. I am trying to figure out if the NYE appearances may have made any impact — at least on the iTunes charts — for Adam, Kris and/or Allison.

    Here are their current positions on the iTunes overall charts:

    Kris:
    #29 (and #922) LLWD
    #93 Kris Allen

    if there has been an impact, it has been on the album chart

    Adam
    #80 WWFM
    #188 FYE (single)
    #124 & #176 FYE (album)

    Doesn’t appear to have been an impact

    Allison
    (no songs in Top 1000)
    #434 & #446 Just Like You

    I think Allison’s album was in the 500’s/600’s the other day, so it looks like that, of these 3 people, she may have gotten the biggest boost from performing on NYE.

    (Of course who knows whether these positions would be more or less the same even without performing on NYE)

  44. Girlygirl: LLWD has definitely had a boost from NYE – if you look at the songs currently around it, many are older songs that were performed last night and/or have been featured on year-end countdowns. Songs like Boom Boom Pow, You Belong With Me, One Less Lonely Girl, Single Ladies, Use Somebody (to name several) are currently above LLWD but were below it a few days ago. So for LLWD to still be holding at #29 means to me it’s received a sales boost, or it would have been knocked farther down the chart. Should move back up once the short-term effect for these older songs wears off (in theory anyway). But, trying not to get ahead of myself.

    I think I heard Kris is co-hosting the Rick Dees Top 40 countdown this weekend? That should help keep LLWD/Kris in mind. It’s apparently a countdown of the year’s (or decade’s) #1 songs.

    And the album has been slowly moving up over the past several days, but much moreso after last night. Come on AOL Sessions, you would help right about now.

  45. Hoosiermama: It’s been funny watching so many football-related tweets today. Mat Kearney tweeted earlier about Oregon, and as much as I like Mat, just. can. not. root. for. the. Ducks. As a Washington alum, it just ain’t gonna happen. Sorry, Mat.

  46. thedavidcook: Day one of ’10: workout done. Write for a bit and hang with fam up next. Thanks again to all for last night’s show. Incredible!
    2 minutes ago from mobile web

  47. Matt Giraud just announced he’ll be releasing a single in February.

    ImMattGiraud:
    So it’s the first day of the new year. What to do in 2010… Oh yeah, I have a single coming out on iTunes in February!! I’m excited! 20 minutes ago from Echofon

    Based on the following story, it is probably his duet of “You Don’t Know Me” with Anna Wilson. Can’t wait!

    IdolNews:
    Catching Up With Matt Giraud: Season 8s Matt Giraud put his stamp on last season. The dueling piano player received… http://bit.ly/7rD1ZC 10:57 AM Dec 30th, 2009 from twitterfeed

  48. yes,I have(just not as closely as Adam).it’s during the show I was (1) Adam (2) Allison (3) Kris but post-idol I’ve been following them (1) Adam (2) Kris (3) Allison

    Did ‘Red Guitar’  make me buy Beer Nuts?

    LOL.best question of the day!/;

    Ditto!

    Thanks. I was just curious because I knew you were a huge Adam fan. :smile:

    girlygirl
    I think Allison’s album was in the 500’s/600’s the other day, so it looks like that, of these 3 people, she may have gotten the biggest boost from performing on NYE.:

    girlygirl, I checked Itunes before Kris sang last night, and the album was at 103 overall. It’s at 93 now, so it moved up 10 spots! That’s pretty major IMO.

  49. luvadamlambert
    01/01/2010 at 9:01 pm
    adam’s on the front page of yahoo

    Wow, that’s really surprising. :wink:

  50. Kris’s latest tweet:

    @KrisAllen I gotta feeling someone is gonna eat the black eyed peas for good luck today. Watch out guys.

    :lol: :lol:

  51. girlygirl, I checked Itunes before Kris sang last night, and the album was at 103 overall. It’s at 93 now, so it moved up 10 spots! That’s pretty major IMO.

    I love Kris, and wish him the best, but don’t think that #93 on itunes is going to translate into much in the way of sales this week. Hopefully he is doing well in the big box stores.

  52. Diane
    girlygirl, I checked Itunes before Kris sang last night, and the album was at 103 overall. It’s at 93 now, so it moved up 10 spots! That’s pretty major IMO.

    Izzie2
    I love Kris, and wish him the best, but don’t think that #93 on itunes is going to translate into much in the way of sales this week. Hopefully he is doing well in the big box stores.

    Izzie2, Kris is ahead of Adam in all areas, so that’s not too shabby. His album has been gradually working its way back into the Top 100, and today he did just that. And the last time I checked Target (Monday night), there were 6 of Adam’s CDs on the shelf and 3 of Kris’s, so I think Kris is doing fine.

  53. I love Kris, and wish him the best, but don’t think that #93 on itunes is going to translate into much in the way of sales this week. Hopefully he is doing well in the big box stores.

    I agree, we’re not talking huge download numbers overall here, but the noteworthy thing for me is that the album has been holding steady/trending upward.

  54. 14. Jordin Sparks ‘“ Battlefield
    32. I Wanna Know You ‘“ Miley Cyrus and David Archuleta
    35. David Archuleta ‘“ A Little Too Not Over You
    50. Daughtry ‘“ No Surprise

    http://radio.disney.go.com/music/newyear/top50.html

    Daughtry surprises me for Radio Disney. I know that for my little girls there is a cute factor involved with having a favorite singer. But then again, maybe there aren’t 50 kid type singers out there. IDK

    Maybe little boys like Daughtry for the rock edge.

  55. Yeah, I don’t think 93 on iTunes means much for cd sales. I think they sold around 3000-4000 digital CDs. I think Kris being in the 20s for singles is much better. I did notice my local borders only had a couple of CDs of both Kris and Adam so hopefully that is good news for both but who knows. I just want them to sell enough to keep making music.

  56. I was flipping through stations and once heard the black eyed peas on radio Disney(I gotta feeling)

    My impression of radio Disney is obviously inaccurate… For some reason I envisioned Disney stars, princesses, and Chipmunks!~ lol

  57. Im really excited about the Matt and Anoop news and am looking forward to hearing their singles when they drop.

    Meanwhile, why is Kris apologizing on twitter?

    Krisallen

    2009: “that’s all folks”. 2010: “stay tuned” about 4 hours ago from Echofon

    I gotta feeling someone is gonna eat the black eyed peas for good luck today. Watch out guys. about 3 hours ago from Echofon

    Sorry everyone. That was really stupid. about 3 hours ago from Echofon

    Does he think people think he was insulting BEP (the group) or something? I know that eating black eyed peas on New Year’s Day is supposed to
    bring you good luck. So why is he apologizing? I is confused!

  58. For goodness sake. People eat black eyed peas for luck on NY’s day.

    I feel bad that Kris felt he had to apologize. :(

  59. Ate mine today!! I thought the joke was funny. I think he was apologizing for the corny joke. Kris is funny on Twitter. Dry sense of humor.

  60. ! I thought the joke was funny. I think he was apologizing for the corny joke. Kris is funny on Twitter. Dry sense of humor.

    Whew… I hope so! And if so that is funny! The politically correct thing has me on edge these days. :)

  61. Izzie2
    I love Kris, and wish him the best, but don’t think that #93 on itunes is going to translate into much in the way of sales this week. Hopefully he is doing well in the big box stores.

    I’ve found it intereseting that neither Adam nor Kris seem to be selling many albums on iTunes. Last week Adam sold only 4,000 digitally. I think the difference between numbers in the low hundreds is only a few hundred cds. It seems like it should be more, but then when the final numbers come out and neither has great iTune’s album numbers.
    I guess people just want to buy the actual physical cds. Maybe people weren’t scared off by Adam’s “album cover”. :)

  62. Kris did NOT have to apologize…I totally got it (and for the record I had my dose of black eyed peas for lunch today).

  63. Hahaha. I actually didn’t get Kris’ twit about the Black Eyed Peas. But, I found it really funny that he apologized minutes afterward.

  64. Kris coming up on Conan tonight’ ¦

    I think I’ll skip this one…it was their first national performance and it showed. I’d rather rewatch some video from the BBKing gig the other night. I’m feeling the need to hear Red Guitar and eat some beer nuts.

  65. krinja_signal

    Kris hosting the Rick Dees’ countdown is now streaming on demand on http://www.rick.com about 1 hour ago from web

    Someone is recording the countdown show but editing out all the songs and leaving just the dialogue & countdown information – should be up on YouTube by Monday.

    Also, apparently NoBo is #14 on the countdown of HAC #1’s. lolwut?

  66. I’ve found it intereseting that neither Adam nor Kris seem to be selling many albums on iTunes. Last week Adam sold only 4,000 digitally. I think the difference between numbers in the low hundreds is only a few hundred cds.

    ITA- And that was with two albums selling in the low 100s. This week, Adam’s two albums, deluxe and regular, at 128 and 170 added together may only equal a couple of thousand. Adam’s MV is at #25, but I wonder how many downloads that equals. probably just 100s.

  67. I’ve found it intereseting that neither Adam nor Kris seem to be selling many albums on iTunes.

    I guess I would only find it interesting if they were selling proportionately more or less than other albums average. If they’re selling an average split of albums via iTunes/retail, then not so interesting, IMO.

    I will, however, find it interesting to see if Kris & Adam sell approximately the same number of digital albums this week as Kris has been between 5 & 30-ish positions ahead of the highest Adam album while Adam also has a 2nd album down quite a bit lower. That would tell us a little about relative iTunes chart positions & how those translate to actual sales numbers – at least for this period. Kris’ iTunes pass/Deluxe album is basically nonexistent as a factor now as no one in their right mind would purchase it (it’s the iTunes pass relabeled and includes NoBo and the tour interviews for $6 more – if someone really wants NoBo they should just download the single track not buy the “Deluxe”).

  68. Kris’ iTunes pass/Deluxe album is basically nonexistent as a factor now as no one in their right mind would purchase it (it’s the iTunes pass relabeled and includes NoBo and the tour interviews for $6 more ‘“

    It will be interesting to see if AI9 winner has an Itunes Pass. I like the idea of it, but it seems it was kind of confusing.

  69. The iTunes pass was confusing for sure. And then once the album dropped, they converted that to the Deluxe with the same, old content. I mean, who was going to pay $6 extra for tour interviews that were so dated and could be easily found on YouTube? Maybe they did the Walmart exclusive CD for Kris because of the iTunes pass thing presumably precluding them from doing a true “deluxe” iTunes album with new bonus material. Don’t know. The one iTunes bonus track was only available as a pre-order with the regular album, and once the album dropped that track is no longer available, which doesn’t make much sense. It seems like an experiment that sounded good in the beginning but then wasn’t all that practical at release date.

  70. I think the itunes pass could work really really well in the future – the idea of getting people to buy it right after the person wins and is at the forefront of more people’s minds makes sense.

    I think they just didn’t handle the follow-through very well – bad communication to people as to what was and wasn’t included, not including the right extras (as in, Adam’s deluxe came with an extra song and other extra vids, which were more timely when the album dropped – getting the tour vids, otoh, with the ipass deal, as was pointed out, is not very useful to new buyers in the fall.)

  71. Agreed, Mary 102. Also – the total and epic failure of NoBo as the coronation single didn’t help matters. The song was panned and ridiculed so badly by everyone, especially the judges on Top 2 Performance night that it really was DOA. Then dropping it from Kris’ set list almost immediately sealed the deal. I think the idea could work, but it seems more thought needs to be put into it – and in the fall as you say, nobody’s interested in the tour interviews and wouldn’t purchase those later. The whole LLWD release was mishandled as well with iTunes pass buyers not knowing if they were getting it or not. They need better planning if they do this again, I think.

  72. Regarding Kris’s black-eyed peas tweet… I get Kris’s tweets via text msg, and was a bit concerned when I saw the apology tweet (saw that one before the original) My first reaction was ‘oh no, did people misunderstand something he’s said and are complaining?” I saw the original tweet – but it didn’t make much sense to me – I wasn’t aware of that particular new year’s tradition (for my family and friends, it’s pork and sauerkraut on new year’s day). After poking around a bit, I came to the same conclusion – he was apologizing for a corny joke – nothing more.

  73. I’ve found it intereseting that neither Adam nor Kris seem to be selling many albums on iTunes. Last week Adam sold only 4,000 digitally.

    I just checked Amazon, and Adam’s album is at 24 and Kris is at 106. I wonder how many units that equates to. I always thought ITUNES would account for more sales than Amazon, but with Adam’s album in the top 25, I wonder if Adam will sell more through Amazon than Itunes this week. By the way, SUBO is # 1 and Glee is #2.

  74. Undercooked: Are those digital albums at Amazon, or physical CD sales?

  75. I just checked Amazon, and Adam’s album is at 24 and Kris is at 106. I wonder how many units that equates to. I always thought ITUNES would account for more sales than Amazon, but with Adam’s album in the top 25, I wonder if Adam will sell more through Amazon than Itunes this week.

    I’m tellin’ ya, people want Adam’s physical cd! They want the real thing in their hands! (Who could blame them? LOL) I just think people want the pretty cover picture! :)

  76. I’m tellin’ ya, people want Adam’s physical cd! They want the real thing in their hands! (Who could blame them? LOL) I just think people want the pretty cover picture! :)

    Following the same logic, I suppose, more than 3million people wanted Susan Boyle’s pretty cover picture in their hands!!!

    For goodness sake. People eat black eyed peas for luck on NY’s day.

    I feel bad that Kris felt he had to apologize. :(

    I didn’t know that. Hahaha. In our side of the globe, we eat round-shaped fruits and cheese as a sign of good luck. AND we use lots and lots of fireworks to drive away evil spirits. :)

  77. Hahaha. And to add credence to the cultural significance of eating black eyed peas on New Years day, Lance Armstrong just twitted the ff.:

    lancearmstrong

    Just ate my black eyed peas.

  78. ‘i gotta feelin’ and Black Eyed Peas.. It was a cute but corny joke.

  79. I didn’t expect a boost for FYE from NYE since Adam’s (fantastic) performance wasn’t televised and only fans would be likely to see the videos. And those aren’t the best quality – although much appreciated.
    I’m not getting too upset about FYE’s position on I-Tunes in relation to Kris or others. Judging album sales by I-Tunes is deceptive. Look at last week’s sales as an example.

    Having said that I’m hoping for a great start to 2010 for Adam in both spins and sales. After January anyway.

  80. Think that might be a tongue-in-cheek apology for the corniness of the joke from Kris, not a genuinely apologetic apology.

  81. Hope I\’m posting this is the right place and it hasn\’t been posted elsewhere on this blog. For those of you interested in the VH1 Top 20 Video Countdown: Kris LLWD is #8, Carrie\’s CC is #6, and Daughtry\’s LAY is #5. Unfortunately, Adam\’s FYE was not in the first Top 20 of 2010 – bummer; yet, FYE could still re-enter next week. Still waiting for the WWFM video debut (or did I miss it?).

  82. Following the same logic, I suppose, more than 3million people wanted Susan Boyle’s pretty cover picture in their hands!!!

    ITA!
    It certainly didn’t scare many off, did it? :)

  83. Undercooked: Are those digital albums at Amazon, or physical CD sales?

    Those are physical CDs I looked at for Amazon. To be honest, I didn’t check out the digital downloads at Amazon because from what I have read, most people go to Itunes and do not download from Amazon. But I can look.

  84. I just checked Amazon, and Adam’s album is at 24 and Kris is at 106. I wonder how many units that equates to. I always thought ITUNES would account for more sales than Amazon, but with Adam’s album in the top 25, I wonder if Adam will sell more through Amazon than Itunes this week. By the way, SUBO is # 1 and Glee is #2.

    I don’t have the exact numbers in front of me, but, iirc, itunes is your leader (by far) for SINGLES, but as far as albums, itunes is a small percentage of the market. Walmart and other big box retailers are number one, and I believe Amazon has a more sizeable market too, compared to itunes. Also, Adam has the two albums listed, whereas only one of Kris’s is there – not fanwarring, just pointing out that Adam’s would be split between the two items, not just one.

  85. ITA!
    It certainly didn’t scare many off, did it? :)

    3 million copies sold do not lie. Lol.

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