Idol Headlines for 09/29/09

‘Live Like We’re Dying’ debuts on Idol airplay chart

Kris Allen’s Live Like We’re Dying makes the highest debut on this week’s American Idol airplay chart. According to MediaBase, Allen’s debut single picked up 180 spins, enough to put it at #51 on our chart. He enters the Mediabase Hot AC chart at #63 and the Top 40 chart at #93.

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

USA Today

Lambert riot

Within hours of making his yet-to-be-released album available for pre-order on Amazon.com, a frenzy of ordering drove Lambert’s ranking all the way to No. 2 on the online retailer’s bestsellers list.

That put Lambert ahead of Madonna, The Beatles and world-wide sensation Susan Boyle.

Lambert’s album won’t be released until Nov. 24. The only CD that out-ranked him yesterday was Barbra Streisand’s first new record in four years.

NY Post

More Idol Headlines after the JUMP’ ¦


‘American Idol’ winner Kris Allen’s first single is catchy

Kris Allen’s first post-‘ American Idol’  single, ‘Live Like We’re Dying, ‘  is good. It’s surprising, and maybe a little jarring at first, if you expected a ballad or a mellow groove with a spare arrangement, like some of Allen’s best performances on ‘American Idol’  that paved the way to his Season 8 win.

But ‘Live Like We’re Dying, ‘  is very catchy, a bit inspirational (the lyrics are all about seizing the day, and making the most of life and love). Also it’s energetic and danceable, with a really grooving, syncopated chorus ‘” so what’s not to like?

Seattle Times

N.C. State Fair will play host to special events, ‘$5 Footlong Song Challenge’

Also on Oct. 20, the Subway ‘$5 Footlong Song Challenge’  will take place on the Kitchen Craft Waterfall Stage at 1:30 p.m. Five contestants who submitted original lyrics about the State Fair and Subway footlong sandwiches will perform their songs onstage. Special guest judges from radio station G105’s ‘Bob and the Showgram’  will choose the winner, who will receive a $500 Subway gift card and tickets to see Anoop Desai in concert at Dorton Arena on Thursday, Oct. 22. For contest details, log on to www.footlongsongchallenge.com.

The Apex Herald

Underwood, Robin Roberts help Opry fight breast cancer

Monday, September 28, 2009 ‘ The Grand Ole Opry is joining the fight against breast cancer this Friday, Oct. 2 with ‘Opry Goes Pink, ‘  and it is getting help from ABC’s ‘Good Morning America’  co-anchor Robin Roberts, herself a breast cancer survivor. Roberts will be on hand as a special guest announcer for a portion of the night’s first show.

Roberts will introduce acts as well as the Greater Nashville Affiliate Susan G. Komen for the Cure 2009 Honorary Survivor of the Year Tracie Shelby. On each of the night’s shows, Carrie Underwood will take the stage to ‘flip the switch, ‘  turning the Opry’s signature barn backdrop pink in support of the groups Women Rock for the Cure and Susan G. Komen for the Cure. The shows will also include performances from Underwood, Terri Clark, Jo Dee Messina, Lorrie Morgan, Mindy Smith and others as well as special activities recognizing breast cancer survivors and the continuing fight against the disease.

When fans mention the code OPRYPINK when ordering tickets via telephone or enter the same code when purchasing tickets online, $5 from the sale of those tickets will be donated to Women Rock for the Cure and the Greater Nashville affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

Country Standard Time

Paris Bennett interview for ‘American Idol Rewind’

Part-time Fayetteville resident and season five contestant Paris Bennett called in late last week to promote the upcoming season of ‘American Idol Rewind, ‘  which starts this weekend on TV Guide Channel.

Her class of 2006 is considered the favorite among many of us ‘Idol’  acolytes. Among the top 10, Daughtry is huge. Kellie has been a surprisingly sturdy presence in country music. Bucky, Ace, Mandisa, Elliott, Kat and Taylor have kept themselves in the spotlight to various degrees. Even Lisa Tucker is working with Ne Yo.

Paris did come out with an album a couple of years back but got little traction. She had a baby nearly a year ago named Egypt. Whatever diva-like issues she had in 2007 are largely gone. But she really hasn’t forged a solid career image that I can ascertain.

AJC.com

Bucky sparks donations to help feed Richmond Co.

They were among an estimated 5, 000 to 6, 000 people at the hour and a half show and taping of footage for a music video. While it wasn’t the first time she said they’d seen Covington in concert, she thought it was a great idea to have people donate to these hunger-related causes.

‘I felt like this was a worthwhile thing to do because it’s to feed the kids, ‘  Reed said.

Reed’s party didn’t come empty-handed. Not only was she carrying a plastic grocery bag full of donations in each hand, so were the other four people with her.

Your Daily Journal

New Blake Lewis Videos

American Idol Season 6 runner-up Blake Lewis has been working on his sophomore album, Heartbreak on Vinyl. This summer, MyIdol members asked Blake their questions. In an exclusive interview with AmericanIdol.com, Blake answered your questions, and we have it all on tape! Watch our interview with Blake.

American Idol

David Archuleta ‘To Be With You’ 

Last night David Archuleta made a surprise appearance at the concert of his piano player from his tour, Kendra. David, as you will hear in the video above, says that he called Kendra asking for directions and by the end of the conversation the two decided last minute to do a song together at her concert!

David surprised the audience by appearing on the stage to perform ‘To Be With You.’  Not only do we get to watch David and Kendra work their magic on stage together, but we also get to see David play the piano! Our heart melts!

David posted on Twitter about the night: ‘Made a surprise guest appearance in Kendra’s concert playing To Be With You! We haven’t played it or practiced it since tour lol.’ 

Disney Dreaming.com

‘Idol’ finalist shares hopes and heartbreak

It’s been more than a year since Brooke White experienced being a weekly staple of pop culture as a fifth-place finalist on ‘American Idol.’ 

Now the singer-songwriter with the distinctive, raspy voice and confident piano/guitar chops is back to performing for more intimate crowds ‘” albeit on her own terms. (No ballads from ‘Evita’  this go-round.)

The Arizona-bred White is roaming the country on the strength of her first post-‘Idol’  record ‘High Hopes & Heartbreak.’  She’s joined on the road by fellow season seven alumni Michael Johns (eighth place), the pair alternating headlining sets while sharing the same band. They play tonight at the Bottleneck, 737 N.H.

Lawrence Journal World and News

DeGarmo Leads NYMF Concert of Liberty Sept. 29

The New York Musical Theatre Festival concert presentation of Liberty, starring ‘American Idol’  finalist Diana DeGarmo, is presented Sept. 29 at the Acorn Theatre.

Igor Goldin stages the musical that has book and lyrics by Dana Leslie Goldstein and music by Jonathan Goldstein. Jeffrey Lodin serves as musical director. Show time is 8 PM.

DeGarmo (Toxic Avenger, Hairspray, Joseph’ ¦) appears in the title role, with fellow cast members Ryan Duncan (Altar Boyz, Shrek) as James Goodleaf, Leah Horowitz (Les Miserables) as Emma Lazarus and Destan Owens (Chicago, Rent) as Samuel Ferguson.

Playbill

9/29: ‘Wizard of Oz’  70th Birthday Concert

BECAUSE BECAUSE BECAUSE: ‘The Wizard of Oz’  is turning ‘ wait for it ‘ 70 this year, and Netflix is throwing a big ol’ party in Central Park. Come for a concert of the movie’s songs, performed by the likes of Jennifer Hudson and ‘Dancing With the Stars’ ’ Julianne Hough and produced by ?uestlove of the Roots; stay for a screening of the film itself. Its message may be 70 years old, but it’s never gone out of style. 7:30PM.

NBCNewyork.com

Ryan Seacrest looking to cash in on reality series starring Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom

When Khloe Kardashian wed Los Angeles Lakers’ Lamar Odom Sunday night, the reality star heard wedding bells. But for Ryan Seacrest, the reality show producer heard ka-ching, ka-ching.

As guests were arriving to attend the star-studded black-tie event at Kardashian family friend and music manager Irving Azoff’s Los Angeles mansion, the ‘American Idol’  judge was asked if there was any possibility he would turn the couple’s union into a new reality show.

Seacrest, who has been a producer on various reality shows including E!’s ‘Keeping up with the Kardashians, ‘  was quick to answer.

‘I mean, come on, the producer side of me is thinking [it] could be a good reality series, ‘  he admitted to TMZ.com. ‘Today’s about celebration, tomorrow’s about production.’ 

NY Daily News

‘X Factor’ Update: Danyl Johnson Fails To Live Up To Hype

A few weeks ago, affable schoolteacher Danyl Johnson auditioned for British talent show The X Factor and was shockingly told by none other than Simon Cowell that it was the best first audition Simon had ever seen in his eight-year reality career. As a result, Danyl was catapulted to instant viral stardom and declared The New Susan Boyle.

And of course, as a result, the pressure was on. And the backlash was in motion. As the show advanced to its ‘Boot Camp’  round this week, with the final 24 being mentored by Simon and the other three X Factor judges, viewers wondered: Would Danyl rise to the occasion and deliver another watercooler-chatter-worthy performance? Or would he crack like, well, Susan Boyle?

Yahoo.com

EXCLUSIVE: RadarOnline’s DWTS Blogger Lacey Schwimmer Injured

RadarOnline.com’s own Dancing with the Stars blogger Lacey Schwimmer has suffered injuries in and around her hip muscles, we’ve learned exclusively, which will take three weeks of physical therapy to treat.

While in rehearsals on Monday with her Iron Chef star and partner Mark Dacascos, Schwimmer ‘severely strained’  her hip flexors and abductors.

Those muscle groups serve to flex the hip and pelvic regions, and lift them away from the body.

‘I’m doing ok, in a lot of pain but hey that’s a dancers life!’  Schwimmer tells us.

RadarOnline

Louie Vito’s DWTS Blog: ‘My Hair Is Me’

One week down, another to go, and boy, am I thankful to live to dance another week. Going into the first show I had no idea what to expect. I can deal with pressure and nerves. In fact, I LOVE pressure, but this was on a whole other level. The rehearsal went super well. I felt like I danced better than ever. Going into the first dance, I was ready to go. I am my toughest critic. I did my dance successfully and thought I did pretty well. I started to get on myself about my two mini slip-ups during the dance. Chelsie just told me to get over it and kill the salsa. So with the salsa, I just tried to turn it up a notch and get it going. Overall with both dances I was stoked. I didn’t forget any steps. I was a little nervous I would keep a game face on, but I smiled the whole time. Most importantly, Chelsie was happy.

People

Elizabeth Taylor is a Dancing With the Stars Superfan

Former model Kathy Ireland might not be the judges’ favorite on Dancing with the Stars, but she can count on her most loyal supporter, Elizabeth Taylor, to give her top marks.

After Kathy, 46, and her partner Tony Dovolani performed ‘Shall We Dance’  from The King and I Bruno Tonioli wasn’t impressed, telling them ‘You can’t dance the quickstep two miles apart’ ¦ You’re elegant, beautiful to look at, but you have to be engaging.’  But Dame Elizabeth couldn’t disagree more!

‘Saw Dancing With The Stars tonight. Didn’t think the judges were fair to Kathy Ireland.’  Elizabeth, 77, tweeted about her friend and business partner on Sept. 28.

‘Kathy was delightful, gorgeous and fit the music they chose perfectly, ‘  the former Mrs Richard Burton twittered, ‘If they ever do a remake of The King and I she should star in it.’ 

OK Magazine

Aaron Carter Scores Big On ‘Dancing With The Stars’

If Monday night’s episode of ‘Dancing With the Stars’  proves anything, it’s that Aaron Carter and his professional dance partner Karina Smirnoff have the chops and the chemistry to make it pretty far in the competition. Their Muppet-themed tango routine earned the pair a score of 27 out of 30.

And they were praised accordingly by the judges. Bruno Tonioli declared the routine, ‘Spectacular, spectacular!’  adding that Carter is ‘a mini-Fred Astaire.’  Judge Carrie Ann Inaba said the performance was ‘truly a pleasure’  and that it had ‘great pizzazz.’  And the guest judge for the night, ‘Moulin Rogue’  director Baz Luhrmann, said the couple was ‘clever and inventive, ‘  according to People.

All this praise may be why Carter thinks he has a shot at winning the dance competition. In an interview with 104.3 MY FM’s Valentine in the Morning on Monday, hours before the show, he declared, ‘There are no if’s, and’s or but’s or possibilities or chances, I’m going to win ‘Dancing With the Stars.’ ‘ 

MTV

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  1. Developing story in the Philippines… Katy Perry was scheduled to have a one-night concert in Manila at the SM Mall of Asia Concert Grounds, along with Boys Like Girls opening for her, on October 3rd. Due to extenuating circumstances (i.e. the recent Ondoy Typhoon devastation) the concert has been pushed back to the 17th of October. Proceeds from the rescheduled concert will go to benefit victims of Typhoon Ondoy by way of the Red Cross. But the best part of the story is that David Archuleta will be joining them! Final confirmation is still pending.

    source: Archuleta Philippines

    Here are the tweets from Tim Yap, the source of this news. He is said to have close connections with Filipino concert producers and MTV Philippines…

    # katy perry concert postponed..its now going to be a fund raising for the victims of ondoy..just waiting for katy’s confirmation for new date

    # also flying in to help raise funds for the concert w katy perry is david archuleta. Will update you as soon as dates are finalized.

    # concert organizers mtv told me that net proceeds from katy perry-david archuleta will go to red cross to benefit ondoy victims. Mabuhay MTV!

    # concert is now tentatively scheduled for oct 17 but lets wait for mtv’s final confirmation on the katy perry-david archuleta concert tomorrw

    # @anhey its katy perry AND david archuleta. Boys like girls is front act for katy perry.Final confirmation of katy,david and boys like girls

    # final confirmation from mtv is tomorrow-all of this is to fund raise for ondoy flood victims. Net proceeds go to the red cross
    about 3 hours ago from mobile web

  2. Am I the only one not wow’ed with the 2 guys featured on X factor?

    I hope Danyl didn’t give up his teaching job.

  3. Kris’ single is rising up again. It’s #44 on Itunes. Someone said there is a banner today on What’s Hot but I don’t see it.

    Happy that Adam didn’t have a drop overnight. Here’s hoping our top two are well on their way.

  4. MJ:

    I was wondering, there’s been some comparison between Kris and Adam and how they’re doing in pre-orders. Adam’s pre-orders are definitely a really cool potential sign of the interest in him, but how much do Kris’s pre-orders mean given that I would think that a lot of the really dedicated fans, who are now ordering Adam’s album, would probably have ordered Kris’s album a while ago with that itunes pass thing? Or are the numbers not really comparable somehow? I’m only asking because all these articles are making comparisons and I don’t know how much the comparisons really mean.

  5. Studio57
    September 29, 2009 at 10:28 am

    Kris’ single is rising up again. It’s #44 on Itunes. Someone said there is a banner today on What’s Hot but I don’t see it.

    It’s not a banner. It’s an small icon placed amongst about 20 other icons of other singles on the “what’s hot” list.

  6. (Moved from Adam thread)

    Exactly! WTF with the random non sequitor about the crush? Do these writers put any effort into their articles at all? Adam rocked stadiums all summer long, has a song coming out in a big-budget movie, and this is what they put in a current article’ ¦ If the writer couldn’t resist bringing up the fact that the boy likes boys, then Adam does have a current BF, as we all know.

    Thanks again, greeneyedlady,

    MJ article: Awesome. Thanks for that and, btw, did you get a photo cred? That one is adorbs, the highly dissected BVoU/C notwithstanding.

    People: WTF? You mean that weekly behemoth has a photo library with exactly ONE image in it? And an inferior one at that. Do you not have a Getty Image account, People peeps? Talk about completely undermining the production value of a Web site.

    WTF?2: That completely irrelevant, random, older-than-dirt-and-it-was-lame-when-it-was-news comment about Adam and Kris. ???? What does that have to do with anything?

    MJ = Win. (Not the Post, I give them credit only for having the insight to publish MJ’s piece)
    People = Fail.

  7. Umm, the headline?

    Simon Cowell writes letter to younger self, Adam Lambert already No. 2 on iTunes
    7:00 am September 29, 2009, by Rodney Ho
    http://blogs.ajc.com/american-idol-blog/2009/09/29/simon-cowell-writes-letter-to-younger-self-adam-lambert-already-no-2-on-itunes/

    Adam Lambert’s album, nearly two months from release, is already No. 2 on Amazon.com’s sales charts. MJ notes that the link was leaked, that it’s not even available if you search ‘Adam Lambert.’  It’s untitled and costs $9.99.

    His fans are clearing chomping on his bit for this record! Okay, that sounded a wee dirty, didn’t it?

  8. Can you get Kris’ debut album or even the single with Kris’ Itunes pass? I thought it was just his idol performances and tour footage?

    Those two Xfactor dudes sucked when they didn’t have a backtrack to go with and just a piano.

  9. thanks ozarka… i sure hope this ”rumor” is true… david as part of the relief efforts to the people affected in the philippines would be fantastic… they love him there, and with him on the bill with katy perry, there is sure to be a lot more awareness and assistance from the international community for the filipinos dealing with the aftermath of that flooding… david helps to brush the cobwebs away from this idealistic heart o’mine bit by bit with his unselfishness…

  10. Someone said there is a banner today on What’s Hot but I don’t see it.

    You need to click on the ‘Singles’ button to see it under ‘Music’.

  11. You get Kris’s album w/ the iTunes pass, which is why I bought it. You don’t get the single, however, which is why you either have to buy it or don’t have it. As far as I know, you don’t get any singles; you have to wait till the actual album is released in November. Wonderful news that he is starting to get airplay!

    I am glad the Post picked up the Adam’s pre-sales, since they dissed him during the Tour, if I am correct.

    ETA: Duh, I didn’t realize the Post article was yours, MJ. Kudos. Clearly, you were not the reviewer who hated on Adam.

  12. Well MJ wrote this article for the Post. The concert reviewer was someone else.

  13. Studio57

    Kris ITunes pass INCLUDES his album. It does NOT include LLWD. So I woul definitely think his amazon.com numbers are at least slightly impacted by the fact that a bunch of people not needing to pre-order the album on there since they already know they will be getting it with the ITunes pass.

    Meanwhile, LLWD is going back up the charts. At 4 p.m. yesterday (Pacific Coast time), it was at #23 on pop and at #58 overall on Itunes. This morning, at 7:30 a.m. (Pacific Coast time), it is up to #19 and #43, respectively.

  14. The iTunes pass definitely includes Kris’s album. That is why the comparisons between Kris’s and Adam’s Amazon pre-orders are meaningless and misleading. Kris’s numbers on Amazon are not “slightly” impacted by the iTunes pass. They are majorly impacted by it. His album, through the season pass, has been available for pre-order since the finale. Adam’s obviously has not.

    Whether it will include the single is another story. It still hasn’t been added to it yet, although there is a small banner on one of the pages advertising Kris’s season pass saying that a new single has been added.

  15. the gay community taken over top 2 spots, clearly they still have jobs :)

  16. Doesn’t Rodney Ho have the price wrong on Adam’s album? I thought I saw if you go on amazon.com, it costs $13.98 (not $9.99)

  17. Doesn’t Rodney Ho have the price wrong on Adam’s album? I thought I saw if you go on amazon.com, it costs $13.98 (not $9.99)

    No, it’s $9.99 on amazon.com. It dropped when the barnes and noble price dropped.

    And I’m sure Kris’s pre-sales are smaller than they would have been b/c of the iTunes pass. However, as noted, this does NOT include LLWD, so if you want the single now (or didn’t get the pass; I don’t think it’s available anymore), you have to buy the single.

  18. @MTVphilprog The KATY PERRY CONCERT IS POSTPONED. Plans to turn it into a fundraiser with other big artists. Stay tuned to MTV and U92 for details.

  19. Great piece, MJ! And I know you may not have had any say in it, but that pic used for the article – smoking! Great tour pic!

  20. Great article as always MJ. So Adam’s placement on Amazon without fanfare is news after all, huh?

    Katy Perry and David Archuleta, yay! That would be a really cool thing for David to do. That duet with him and Kendra was beautiful. I sorta wish they had released that as a single. I do love ballad David too.

  21. Kris’s iTunes pass IS still available for purchase. In fact, as I mentioned, it’s being advertised again today with a button on either the Music or “Pop” page. So, that is still the place where a lot of Kris fans are going to be pre-ordering his album.

  22. Nope. It’s been discounted to $9.99 on Amazon.

    That’ll help it to sell. I don’t think the Idol’s CDs were quite that inexpensive last year.

  23. Awesome picture of Adam has FINALLY been added to the Amazon pre-order site!!!!!

  24. I am listening to the samples of the songs on David Archuletta’s christmas cd. I am so glad that I have pre-ordered…..I am getting into the Christmas spirit :)

  25. Kris’s iTunes pass IS still available for purchase. In fact, as I mentioned, it’s being advertised again today with a button on either the Music or ‘Pop’  page. So, that is still the place where a lot of Kris fans are going to be pre-ordering his album.

    Oh, okay, thanks. However, LLWD is still not on the album. I see where it’s new and noteworthy, but I still can’t figure out how you buy the iTunes pass (tho I have it, so it’s not for me)..

    ETA: Thank god we finally have a picture with Adam’s TBD album for pre-order on amazon.com. The name of a single would be nice, however.

  26. A lot has been mentioned here about the wonderful response for Adam’s fave charity, I’m going to see if it’s ok if I post this one last time –

    Race for Hope @thedavidcook David Cook Team ($135,333) donations end 9/30! http://bit.ly/18KE1b @curebraintumors @BrainCancerCure

    Full disclosure – my father died from a brain tumor so I am pushing this AI/David Cook connection for personal reasons too.

  27. Amazon has song clips of David A. Xmas Album leaked. Here to listen .

    Awww…it is impossible to not smile when you open up the Amazon link and see David A’s smiling little elf face. He was my Mom’s favorite and she was disappointed that his cd was so pop – she will love this though. His voice sounds just beautiful.

  28. Race for Hope @thedavidcook David Cook Team ($135,333) donations end 9/30! http://bit.ly/18KE1b @curebraintumors @BrainCancerCure

    Full disclosure ‘“ my father died from a brain tumor so I am pushing this AI/David Cook connection for personal reasons too.

    Sorry about your dad.

    That is great news about the amount of money David has raised so far.

  29. Great article in NY Post MJ!!

    I noticed that the NY Post article has the obscure Adam-Kris comparison which is not in yesterday’s blog thread. Is that something requested by the editor? because I think you don’t encourage igniting fanwar in your blog.

  30. That duet with him and Kendra was beautiful. I sorta wish they had released that as a single. I do love ballad David too.

    I love that song too. “To Be With You” is one of my favorite songs on his album. Yes, despite the fact that it was written by the infamous Kara DioGuardi. :lol: It seems David is making a habit of making surprise guest appearances. Haha! Such a treat for the audience. Here’s an even better YouTube of that same performance from last night. It has great closeups of David…

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hLFqkdHIQ_I

  31. Yes, David Cook’s bandmate Andy Skib just tweeted, “Finally in Canada! I hear Canadians love them some live music…hope I’m right.” Fun to think of them in Canada.

    BTW I was scrolling through tv channels the other day and came upon David A. singing at the latin award show. He was great. Loved it. So passionate.

  32. Awesome picture of Adam has FINALLY been added to the Amazon pre-order site!!!!!

    That’s the pic that HiFi grabbed from the internet. Amazon must have just transferred it.

  33. Ugh, just can’t see Ryan succeeding Larry King. Larry has a warmth and geniality whereas Ryan seems kind of cold and calculating, and also Ryan has little knowledge of politics or world affairs that I know of. Ryan’s okay on Idol and ET but I think he has his limits. When he hosted the emmys that became very clear to me.

  34. I will take John King over Ryan any day. Ryan was so bad when he interviewed the Idols (or Kris last week, for that matter) that I think he should stick w/ his day and evening jobs. And I am not a Couric fan. I vote for King.

    Oh, I hope Allison gets a picture up soon (wish Adam’s was the one that the post used for mj’s article!). I wonder if her album price will be decreased, too, like Adam’s was.

  35. Airplay Charts….

    Can anyone recommend a site that discusses the ins and outs of the airplay charts. I know virtually nothing about Hot AC vs top40 and what the difference is between them.

    Also… Yeah for Kris, glad to see the additional airplay. Hopefully once he returns to the US he can go into full promo.

  36. Larry has a warmth and geniality whereas Ryan seems kind of cold and calculating, and also Ryan has little knowledge of politics or world affairs that I know of.

    THIS

    I don’t get all warm and fuzzy about Larry, but I just can’t see Ryan in his seat.

    Hence I scream from the highest mountain. Ryan is a TOOL.

  37. yay for kris moving up on airplay.

    is Britney still releasing singles from her album from ages ago?. How are decisions on single releases reached again?. Are Cook /Archuleta done releasing singles?. cos they are both due for another single release i shld think.

  38. SashaB:Nope. It’s been discounted to $9.99 on Amazon.

    That’ll help it to sell. I don’t think the Idol’s CDs were quite that inexpensive last year.
    ***

    Yup ‘” and certainly not before they had released’ ¦ Interesting that they’ve already reduced the pricing on Adam’s album. Hm’ ¦

    Adam’s album is cheaper than Kris’s.

    Amazon
    Kris: $13.98
    Adam: $9.99

    I believe that was because Adam’s album was in the top 10, and had a sales velocity change (dropped from #2 to #3) and that triggered someone to do a price check. After it was back to market price, it went back up to #2.

    It doesn’t matter what the listed presale price is, Amazon charges the lower price at the time of shipment anyway. Most regular Amazon buyers know this, but some Idol fans may not. IMO Idol fans are pretty sharp and I bet a lot of them knew the price would drop.

  39. I thought it was weird myself, HOTHOTHOT. I was looking for the Carrie U. thread and came across all these random posts. For a minute there, I thought I clicked on the Headlines Thread.

    Well, there is certainly a simililarity, but I don’t think it’s going to hurt Carrie. I wonder if all this from Kelly to Carrie to Kris is just part of the PR game. It all depends on how the critics and media want to play it, giving it a postiive or negative spin, or not acknowledging it at all.

  40. Sasha B – Adam’s CD was discounted to match Barnes and Noble’s price.

    girlygirl, thanks so much for the mediabase info. And because of that link, I was able to dig in and figure out that WPLJ, my station, isn’t Top 40 after all LOL! It’s Hot AC. Wow. But listening recently to Z100 and what they play should have been a clue. (I usually listen to my iPod these days in the car. OK, I’m making excuses for not knowing my fav radio station’s format.)

  41. Nope. It’s been discounted to $9.99 on Amazon.

    That’ll help it to sell. I don’t think the Idol’s CDs were quite that inexpensive last year.
    ***

    Yup — and certainly not before they had released… Interesting that they’ve already reduced the pricing on Adam’s album. Hm…

    Adam’s album is cheaper than Kris’s.

    Amazon
    Kris: $13.98
    Adam: $9.99

    Here’s the post again, for the headlines thread. Anywho, given that Adam’s album is dropping on Black Friday, maybe they just went with the already discounted seasonal price.

  42. OK Jive released Britney’s new song today? That might explain some actions of Jive with Kris.

  43. Here’s the post again, for the headlines thread. Anywho, given that Adam’s album is dropping on Black Friday, maybe they just went with the already discounted seasonal price.

    Maybe its a conspiracy! Lower prices for Adam’s album gives an excuse for Kris’s low sales.

  44. @DavidArchie:
    “Today’s the day…. Dun dun dun… Getting the wisdom teeth out later.”
    12 minutes ago

  45. Wow. I have no idea what happened there. I recovered everything at this point.

    Carry on.

  46. Developing story in the Philippines’ ¦ Katy Perry was scheduled to have a one-night concert in Manila at the SM Mall of Asia Concert Grounds, along with Boys Like Girls opening for her, on October 3rd. Due to extenuating circumstances (i.e. the recent Ondoy Typhoon devastation) the concert has been pushed back to the 17th of October. Proceeds from the rescheduled concert will go to benefit victims of Typhoon Ondoy by way of the Red Cross. But the best part of the story is that David Archuleta will be joining them! Final confirmation is still pending.

    Just so you peeps know…the Philippines typhoon has affected our own.

    Long time mjsbigblog poster, Purplesmile lost everything in the flood. But, thankfully, she and her family are OK…

  47. The People article has been picked up by CNN
    Pre-sale surge for Adam Lambert’s debut CD
    http://edition.cnn.com/2009/SHOWBIZ/Music/09/29/adam.lambert.cd/

    The NY Post article is at the Fox website
    ‘American Idol’ Contestant to Debut Ahead of Madonna, The Beatles
    http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,557100,00.html?test=faces

    NY Daily News
    http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/music/2009/09/29/2009-09-29_presale_orders_surge_for_american_idol_runnerup_adam_lamberts_debut_cd_.html

    mainstream media…

    Grats MJ!

  48. Long time mjsbigblog poster, Purplesmile lost everything in the flood. But, thankfully, she and her family are OK’ ¦

    Is there anything she needs? Is there anything we can do to help?

  49. Is that something requested by the editor?

    More or less. You should have seen what he edited in there initially. Oy. I asked him to change it.

  50. Long time mjsbigblog poster, Purplesmile lost everything in the flood. But, thankfully, she and her family are OK’ ¦

    Oh no :(

  51. I bought David Cook’s album last year from Amazon for $9.99. Here’s the info from my order history:

    1 of: David Cook [Audio CD]
    By: David Cook
    Sold by: Amazon.com, LLC
    $9.99

    I placed the preorder, but that’s the price it was discounted to. So yeah, Adam’s CD isn’t the only to be discounted like that. I’m surprised Kris’s hasn’t yet.

  52. Long time mjsbigblog poster, Purplesmile lost everything in the flood. But, thankfully, she and her family are OK’ ¦

    What can we do to help?

  53. Oh, no for Purplesmile. Thanks goodness the family is ok. We have just got to do something! MJ, if you know of anything we can do for her and her family, just let us know.

  54. The People article has been picked up by CNN

    The NY Post article is at the Fox website

    pre-sale has been mentioned on Fox and Friends (FOX!!!)

    Guess MJ got tired of waiting for RCA to start the Adam Storm and is starting it on her own! :laughing smiley:

  55. I got the iTunes pass for Kris. Now it says that single (must be LLWD) has been added. Can I write to iTunes to ask for it?!

    Kris is at #39.

  56. If you Google Adam Lambert in News, there are 13 relevant results in the last 4 hours, covering either the Amazon #2 story or the Adam is Not a Puppet of 19 story.

    Start of the Adamstorm, a slow news morning or …?

    On the bright side, no facial hair/tank top news stories.
    yet.

  57. Studio57
    September 29, 2009 at 12:41 pm

    Does anyone have even a smidgen of a clue how much this means in sales at Amazon. I know the media is going nuts here, but this really might be nothing in terms of sales, right?

    Amazon, from what I understand having followed David Cook for the last year, is extremely small in terms of sales.

  58. Does anyone have even a smidgen of a clue how much this means in sales at Amazon. I know the media is going nuts here, but this really might be nothing in terms of sales, right?

    Really, it just means Adam is getting a ton of media coverage without putting effort into it. Great buzz can mean great sales-usually.

  59. These articles are kinda putting RCA to shame.

    IDK – I tend to agree that this may be just what they wanted – free publicity, essentially. They don’t have to put any money out there, but he’s getting around in the media (similar to how SuBo got a lot of headlines right after she skyrocketed in the Amazon pre-sales.) They can’t be upset about this kind of press.

  60. RCA is pissing me off. What is WRONG WITH THEM???

    They better put TFM in the 2012 roadblock, tho all indications are that they will. That isn’t affiliated with RCA/19, is it?

    ETA: If Adam is getting this much publicity w/out RCA’s help, couldn’t he get even more with their assistance? And I’m baffled as to why they haven’t given us a name for the first single (have they not decided yet?) or its release date.

  61. RCA is pissing me off. What is WRONG WITH THEM???

    They better put TFM in the 2012 roadblock, tho all indications are that they will. That isn’t affiliated with RCA/19, is it?

    For now I’m just riding it out – I’m much happier with the idea that they could be taking their time to get everything together, than that things could be too rushed, in terms of picking a single, cover art, title, etc. Just my take on it, at least.

  62. Studio57
    September 29, 2009 at 12:41 pm
    Does anyone have even a smidgen of a clue how much this means in sales at Amazon. I know the media is going nuts here, but this really might be nothing in terms of sales, right?

    The significance of the Amazon chart for Adam has never been in the sales numbers, but in the media marketing for his album. What we’re seeing today in the news is why I was squeeing when he climbed the charts.

    Thank you mj for an excellent article. Every other article I’ve read today on the subject, whether blog or News network, referenced your NY Post piece as a source. Congrats mj.

  63. Looks to me like RCA doesn’t have to do much right now. Ride the free publicity as long as you can would be my mantra!

  64. MJ- I think it’s pretty cool that all the articles point back to yours. You should be pretty damn proud of yourself.

    Suebrody- what do we have besides that elephant person saying TFM is in the roadblock? Did I Sarver something?

    ^^ I always wanted to say that, lol.

  65. Our MJ is FAMOUS!! MJ, we are so proud that your article is getting picked up in all the media outlets. You rock!!

  66. This was on Twitter from AI Season 7’s Ramiele Malubay:
    @ramielemalubay PLS RT Typhoon victims in Philippines in dire need of food/clothing. Pls call the American Red Cross to help. 18004357669

    I am sure we can all google and find other online source of places to donate, but the Red Cross is a good place to start.

  67. MJ- I think it’s pretty cool that all the articles point back to yours. You should be pretty damn proud of yourself.

    I also appreciate MJ’s article for actually being factually accurate, as opposed to the lines in People about “other second place finishers” like Chris Daughtry and J. Hudson. Ugh. (rolls eyes)

  68. RCA is pissing me off. What is WRONG WITH THEM???

    Heh, the album is not even finished yet! I think it is much better to finish the album and focus on that and THEN focus on promotion. I feel bad for Kris when I see him going from place to place promoting his single when I assume he just want some time off to work on the album.

  69. I, too, would like to know if there is anything we can do for Purplesmile.

  70. WOW. And someone in the Adam thread below mentioned that his pre-sale has been mentioned on Fox and Friends (FOX!!!). RCA must be doing flips.

    Is that what they’re doing? They haven’t lifted a finger to promote this thing yet. When they take a break from flipping can someone tell them that when you search on amazon for Adam’s album you get everything but Adam’s album? They are trying to make money here right?

  71. I put this on yesterday’s headline thread when today’s went “poof”…bringing it back now.

    tripp_ncwy : Kris now has an icon on the front page of iTunes for his single but it is the same old cover art he had before. Don’t they have a decent picture of the guy they can use. He has had several photo shoots already. Good Grief!!!

    Acutally, has ANYONE seen any of Kris’ new photoshoot stuff yet?

    Adam’s Sebring photos went up for general use pretty quick (even though most of us didn’t know initially why they were there), and were circulating in less than a week. You would think that Kris would have SOME new photos by now!! (I’ll even take new plaid, as long as it look different from the I’ve-seen-it-so-many-times-its-more-familiar-than-my-shirts plaid)

    ETA: Congrats mj!!

  72. I also appreciate MJ’s article for actually being factually accurate, as opposed to the lines in People about ‘other second place finishers’  like Chris Daughtry and J. Hudson. Ugh. (rolls eyes)

    Or talking about his crush on kris. But most importantly, she put a flattering picture of him on there as opposed to one with, say, a PORNSTACHE, lol. Although I am sure there were some grumblings about the…what do you guys call it? The Bedazzled Vest Of Ugliness?”

  73. If RCA can let Adam concentrate on FINISHING THE ALBUM while grinning at the free publicity, good for them!

    I just wish that RCA will (at least internally) acknowledge how much damned money they’ve saved from this week and then USE ALL OF IT FOR EXTRA PROMOTION when the single/album actually drops.

  74. FYI – Amazon discounts when they reach a pre-determined number of pre-sales.

    Archie’s Christmas album went up for pre-orders at $13.98. That lasted less than 24 hours. It then dropped to $9.99. (Walmart still has it listed at $12.98.)

    That also happened with Archie’s and Cook’s album pre-sales last year.

  75. IDK ‘“ I tend to agree that this may be just what they wanted ‘“ free publicity, essentially. They don’t have to put any money out there, but he’s getting around in the media (similar to how SuBo got a lot of headlines right after she skyrocketed in the Amazon pre-sales.) They can’t be upset about this kind of press.

    Yes, but nothing could have happened. Kris’s album was announced, and he didn’t get many sales. Adam’s could have done worse.

  76. If anyone has purchased an idol album for more than $10 they have been out right robbed. Every album has dropped to $9.99 before release date and that is what they have sold for when initially shelved at the retail outlets. In fact, many of the albums have dropped to $7.99 for Black Friday and the weekend.

    Actually, that is why pre-sales are typically pretty bogus. The “in” crowd knows how the game is played and will pre-order, whenever, just to be able to “forget about it” and just wait for their CD (which will ship at the lowest price, regardless). Non savy shoppers will breathlessly wait for the “lowest” price and will then pre-order.

    Amazon and I-tunes DO NOT IMPACT each other. People who buy on I-tunes wouldn’t be perusing Amazon for a hard copy of a CD. They purchase, exclusively, for a digital copy. So, saying that the I-tunes pre-sell has impacted Kris’ Amazon sales is being a little OTT. One doesn’t impact the other.

    Besides, we will never be able to compare any I-tunes presell of Adam and Kris (and blessedly so) because of the pre-sale for Kris. Just like we could never compare AI releases from the two because we were never privy to the “during the season” sales.

    So, everyone should just bask in whatever sales success Kris and Adam have without regards to each other and more about their success compared to other current and relative “newbies” in the recording business.

  77. http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/music/2009/09/29/2009-09-29_presale_orders_surge_for_american_idol_runnerup_adam_lamberts_debut_cd_.html

    Another article on Adam’s pre-sales.

    I apologize if this has already been posted.

    I hope that RCA is planning a lot of publicity for Adam’s album…

    As far as TFM/2012, it was another poster at TwOP this time.

    ITA:

    http://www.movieline.com/2009/09/kris-allens-single-is-dying-like-its-dying.php

    This article sucks in all possible ways, even if it IS linked to mj’s blog.

  78. mj, thanks for the good, accurate article. You need to put more out there so others can quote accurate information.

  79. Valilac- That article really IS in accurate- Kris is really moving up the charts now and he is already at #38. That has got to be from people listening to it and loving it, not left over AI fans, right? I remember someone said something like Tuesday is the day for new sales, so maybe people weren’t looking for it until now? Any guesses?

  80. If RCA can let Adam concentrate on FINISHING THE ALBUM while grinning at the free publicity, good for them!

    I just wish that RCA will (at least internally) acknowledge how much damned money they’ve saved from this week and then USE ALL OF IT FOR EXTRA PROMOTION when the single/album actually drops.

    Works for me :-) How much does it cost to get Adam on Oprah a week before the album drops ;-)

    mj, thanks for the good, accurate article. You need to put more out there so others can quote some accurate information.

    I second that! MJ, you need to write more just so that we have some actual good info out there – these other outlets need to learn from you, I think ;-)

  81. CNN just copied and pasted people’s article. They didn’t even bother to correct the other second place finishers daughtry and Hudson. yes it’s sounding like mj’s article is the only accurate one out there today.

    But on the other hand why is this news exactly?. someone is no 1 and i don’t see articles all over the place and someone was no 2 etc some days ago. I just don’t want them to over hype Adam.

  82. I remember someone said something like Tuesday is the day for new sales, so maybe people weren’t looking for it until now? Any guesses?

    I tend to agree – the friday single release definitely hurt initial sales, imo. Fri and the weekend would be the slowest sales days on itunes, and people are looking for the new music on Tuesday (they get the emails, banners on the itunes storefront, etc.) So now people outside us blogging like crazy in idol-land actually know about it :-)

  83. Long time mjsbigblog poster, Purplesmile lost everything in the flood. But, thankfully, she and her family are OK’ ¦

    Oh my. Let us know if there’s anything we can do. I’m glad that her family are okay, but how devasting. Thanks, MJ, for sharing the news. I’ve been worried about some of the regular posters.

  84. But on the other hand why is this news exactly?. someone is no 1 and i don’t see articles all over the place and someone was no 2 etc some days ago. I just don’t want them to over hype Adam.

    Ehh, same thing happened with Susan Boyle jumping up in pre-sales on Amazon – EXACT same thing (all over news etc.)

    Is it really any more or less newsworthy than most of what else is out there? Kate minus Jon on Jon and Kate? Hugh Jackman getting mad about someone’s cell phone going off during a play?

  85. I’ll be contrarian and disagree with my friend, suebrody.

    I hope that RCA does the absolute bare minimum in terms of Adam promotion. I hope this because, to me, that would be the single best indication that Adam is riding a rocket.

    I doubt that this will happen, but — for me — the less money RCA invests in Adam, the better a sign it is.

  86. IDK ‘“ I tend to agree that this may be just what they wanted ‘“ free publicity, essentially. They don’t have to put any money out there, but he’s getting around in the media (similar to how SuBo got a lot of headlines right after she skyrocketed in the Amazon pre-sales.) They can’t be upset about this kind of press.

    Yes, but nothing could have happened. Kris’s album was announced, and he didn’t get many sales. Adam’s could have done worse.

    I think there is a definite strategy in the timing of the pre-sale release. Kris’s was released a month ago and around here (this blog) people have been asking why Adam’s wasn’t up yet. I truly believe they waited as long as possible/necessary to reap a maximal harvest from the buzz. Furthermore, if the rumours are correct we’ll see a marketing campaign starting soon, which will further fuel the fire.

    Granted, as late as Sunday morning I predicted that the presale would not begin until the promotion had begun because that would increase the chances of the rapid rise on the charts that we’ve seen, which would give the free publicity and interest. So, the actual timing of the release has me a bit surprised but I’m pretty sure they got the effect they were hoping for.
    Actually, now I think the best thing they (RCA) can do is to lay low for a while, let the media run with the charting stories, come Thursday let the 2012 promotion (assuming TFM is part of it) kick in and run its course for a while (again assuming that TFM is released as a single), and then release Adam’s album single in the second half of October and go all out with the promotion at that time. I think the buzz right now and even more if TFM comes out as a single with a video will be enough to propel some decent presales without oversaturating the market.
    Naturally, I know nothing about these matters …

  87. halfie
    September 29, 2009 at 1:30 pm
    I’ll be contrarian and disagree with my friend, suebrody.

    I hope that RCA does the absolute bare minimum in terms of Adam promotion. I hope this because, to me, that would be the single best indication that Adam is riding a rocket.

    I doubt that this will happen, but ‘” for me ‘” the less money RCA invests in Adam, the better a sign it is.

    Hmmm, isn’t that a little like gutting the chicken to get the egg? If Adam is a rocket then he will soar regardless of the size of promotion, but why risk it?

    To quote Paul Coelho’s tweet form the other day “For plan A to work, you need a plan B”.

    ETA: No one in recent memory has been able to produce a hit album without promotion.

  88. Worse! It was MICHELIN MAN!!!!!!!!!!!!! LMAO!

    NOOOO! LMAO – Why would someone do such a thing?

  89. DON’T CLICK ON THE INTERNAL ALBUM COVER LINK WITHIN THE ARTICLE! You’ll regret it’ ¦.

    I didn’t look!! Tell me they didn’t get the NOLA pics! Please!

    LOL! Much worse – Michelin man pic :-) I clicked. I regretted it.

  90. All this talk about strategy, but what if Adam’s album just stood there, and got only a handful of purchases. As it is, if people go directly onto the Amazon site, they have difficulties getting to Adam’s album.

  91. Hmmm, isn’t that a little like gutting the chicken to get the egg? If Adam is a rocket then he will soar regardless of the size of promotion, but why risk it?

    To quote Paul Coelho’s tweet form the other day ‘For plan A to work, you need a plan B’ .

    ETA: No one in recent memory has been able to produce a hit album without promotion.

    Well, I did say that I doubted it would happen. :)

    I still maintain that there is nothing wrong with RCA lying low (right now) and letting the fine folks over at 2012 spend their money cross-promoting Adam.

    I am quite sure, when the time is right, RCA will jump in. I really don’t think they are going to put Adam out to pasture.

    What’s best for Adam is to get promotion when he most needs it; not when we most want it.

  92. sad about Purplesmile and the people affected by the floods. Hope everyone is ok.

  93. Actually, now I think the best thing they (RCA) can do is to lay low for a while, let the media run with the charting stories, come Thursday let the 2012 promotion (assuming TFM is part of it) kick in and run its course for a while (again assuming that TFM is released as a single), and then release Adam’s album single in the second half of October and go all out with the promotion at that time. I think the buzz right now and even more if TFM comes out as a single with a video will be enough to propel some decent presales without oversaturating the market.
    Naturally, I know nothing about these matters ‘ ¦

    lob – I agree with this. I think this makes a lot of sense for promotion. Reap the most bang for the buck.

    IMO – RCA will promote Adam as it needs to. Free publicity = don’t need to do a thing – just let it ride. If the publicity push is needed (or more of it is needed), then by all means they’ll do it. But why throw money out there when its not necessary, at least at this early stage in the game.

    And I do think it WILL be needed, along the lines of what lob suggests above. As Sunn said, no one can sell an album with NO publicity.

  94. EW used a good picture!!!

    God, this has got to stop…I am squeeing too much. But seriously, halfie, what if the adam storm dies? Isn’t this a good time for RCA to jump in? I know nothing about promotion, but what Sunn says makes sense to me.

    BTW, Kris is at #38, and I still don’t think I am going to get the single despite my iTunes pass, am I?

    ETA: I guess RCA knows what it’s doing, but wouldn’t it make sense to at least release the name of the single or when it’s going to drop?!

  95. Could iTunes be any more lame? Right on the bottom of their “Music” page, it has an ad for Kris’s iTunes Pass that says:

    KRIS ALLEN
    iTunes Pass
    New Single
    Added

    But when you follow the link, the “new single” is nowhere to be had. Do we know how many Passes Kris sold? A lot of people are not going to buy the single if they feel like they already paid for it.

  96. And where is Rolling Stone in all of this? They didn’t pick up on MJs story yet? Someone must be asleep at the wheel. ;)

  97. @Hoppers, of course as soon as you told me not to click and look, I DID. That picture always makes me bust out laughing.

    So, @SueBrody, I think I may know why no album cover. They are having to do the shoot all over again since the puffy gumby didn’t look like it was going over that well…. lol.

  98. Oops. Did not see rowennaine’s post. I’m happy to see Kris’s album is continuing to move up on Amazon’s chart. It seemed to be stuck in the #120’s for a couple days there.

    Allison is #1 on the movers and shakers list.

  99. Hey, Kris is #23 on movers and shakers ‘“ his album is up to #67 on the Amazon best seller list!

    Awesome Go Kris! It would be great if they both top the list.

  100. Studio57: Entertainment Weekly has it now.
    http://music-mix.ew.com/2009/09/29/adam-lambert-album-presale/

    What the hell? Are there freaking toddlers on that comments page? My two-year old fights more maturely than that.

    Yummy – now THAT is the correct photo to use :-) I love that pic!

    And yeah, I love EW (LOVE Idolatry) but some of the fanwarring in their comments section is truly truly bad. They have no mod there, I think. Lots of name calling (everyone’s either a bitterbert Kris hater or homophobic Kris lover, ugh)

  101. What’s best for Adam is to get promotion when he most needs it; not when we most want it.

    Absolutely!

  102. I’m with those that say RCA is right to lay low for a bit. I suspect they have a big promotional push planned, but want to let the 2012 roadblock go first and see what (if anything) happens for Adam. He’s generating his own press now doing nothing. And since there’s no leak or single release date as yet, nothing really to promote.

  103. Boot Star, that is what I was saying. Why do they SAY you get the single from the iTunes pass and then you DON’T get it? And if you already have the pass, you STILL don’t get it. Huh?

    LOL on Adam’s album cover. Agreed. I just want a picture for the single. Or for TFM. I just want a new picture and new music, I guess. ;)

    Yeah, where IS Rolling Stone? Shouldn’t they be covering both Kris and Adam?

  104. @halfie

    What’s best for Adam is to get promotion when he most needs it; not when we most want it.

    All I can say is “most profound” and totally correct.

  105. God, this has got to stop’ ¦I am squeeing too much. But seriously, halfie, what if the adam storm dies? Isn’t this a good time for RCA to jump in? I know nothing about promotion, but what Sunn says makes sense to me.

    Just a couple of points:

    1) I firmly believe that the “adam storm”, to the extent it exists today, is being fueled exclusively by die-hard fans. Those folks aren’t going anywhere.

    2) If (and who knows, but if) RCA’s plan is to release the single in late October, while letting TFM do the heavy lifting early in the month, then it probably makes sense to spend less now and go for a blow-out in a few weeks.

    3) No one should read too much into my comment about RCA doing the “bare minimum”. I was only suggesting that the less they have to do, the better. I still assume that they will be doing plenty (only not necessarily on the timetable that we may desire).

  106. I still maintain that there is nothing wrong with RCA lying low (right now) and letting the fine folks over at 2012 spend their money cross-promoting Adam.

    Ya. But I still think the rise through the Amazon chart took them by surprise.

    I just need some real news. Something that will keep the fans from going completely batty with the waiting.

  107. BCU79: Allison is #1 on [Amazon’s] movers and shakers list.

    Yea!!!! :grin:

  108. Adam’s preorder has now been put on the homepage of Barnes and Noble.com under their Newsmakers Banner:

    Pre-Order Adam Lambert’s Debut
    More Music Coming Soon: Susan Boyle, Bob Dylan, Sting

    They still have no picture though.

  109. Something that will keep the fans from going completely batty with the waiting.

    Too late.

  110. Allison is already ranked #178. I bet she will get in the top 100 within another hour.

  111. Sunn: I just need some real news. Something that will keep the fans from going completely batty with the waiting.

    [wry grin] Adam’s vacation wardrobe isn’t real news? :mrgreen:

  112. Marketing….timing is everything.

    It is about 60 days until Adam’s album drops and, as yet, it is not completed and has no title and the cover-art isn’t complete because the title isn’t chosen and the title can’t be chosen because all the songs aren’t complete and chosen…and around and around we go. Heck, Kris’ album is about 50 days out and nothing really substantial is known about it yet, either.

    I am sure Babs has had her album in the can for many moons now….geesh, she’s had over 3 years to work on it, so marketing now is a very good thing since the album is finalized (and yet she is just now working the talk-show circuit).

    I think fans are really being over anxious right now. Why start a big I-tunes and purchase site campaigns when there is NOTHING concrete to sell…if the unthinkable happens and the album has to be delayed that would be real egg on the face for everyone. Personally, I think a good 3 or 4 week campaign is ultimate…a BIG blast is always much more impressive than a lot of little skirmishes. Besides, its the off-line stuff that will sell the albums considering that an online community is less than 25% of actual sells.

    Come November we will have print media, on line media, visual media doing there thing. Do it too early and the “in store” shoppers will forget what they heard about Adam’s or Kris’ albums. Time it right and they will be chomping on the bit come the end of November. Patience is a real virtue…but everyone seems to forget that Halloween and Thanksgiving come before Christmas.

  113. I just need some real news. Something that will keep the fans from going completely batty with the waiting.

    What do you mean by “keep them from going batty”? I thought we were already there ;)

    ETA: yay for Allison – already up to #178 and Kris is moving as well both for the single and the album. It’s all good.

  114. Tess:’ ¦but everyone seems to forget that Halloween and Thanksgiving come before Christmas.

    What stores are you shopping in Tess? :mrgreen:

    [grumble] I’m already seeing damned ornaments everywhere (personal pet peeve = tinsel before pumpkins). [snark] Why should this be any different?

  115. Assuming that TFM being in the 2012 roadblock isn’t one colossal head fake, then there’s fewer than 60 hours before “real Adam news”. That may seem like an eternity for internet time, but it’s right around the corner if I were managing Adam’s rollout.

  116. 2) If (and who knows, but if) RCA’s plan is to release the single in late October, while letting TFM do the heavy lifting early in the month, then it probably makes sense to spend less now and go for a blow-out in a few weeks.

    Don’t forget that TFM will give the die hard fans what they want (some Adam music), keep promoting Adam to the general public AND buy RCA some time to finish the album without rushing themselves to death. It’s rushed enough at is it.

  117. Assuming that TFM being in the 2012 roadblock isn’t one colossal head fake, then there’s fewer than 60 hours before ‘real Adam news’ . That may seem like an eternity for internet time, but it’s right around the corner if I were managing Adam’s rollout.

    ITA – nicely put.

  118. Wait, did they release Kris’ amazon album at the same time as Adam’s? If not, when?

  119. What’s best for Adam is to get promotion when he most needs it; not when we most want it.

    And in the end Adam has to pay them back, what they invest now.

    And if they plan for an international campaign, they maybe even have to shift their resources a little bit different that they normally do for an idol, unless Adam has gotten a different contract from the start.

  120. halfie
    September 29, 2009 at 2:02 pm
    Assuming that TFM being in the 2012 roadblock isn’t one colossal head fake, then there’s fewer than 60 hours before ‘real Adam news’ . That may seem like an eternity for internet time, but it’s right around the corner if I were managing Adam’s rollout.

    60 hours!! Are you serious? Unless I get some news by the end of the day, I may have to resort to making origami swans again. A dark period in my life that I would rather not revisit. :D

    But seriously, I’m not at all sure about the 2012 promo featuring the song. Also, unless the producers plan on releasing the song as a single fairly soon, I don’t see how Adam marketing comes into the film’s efforts.

  121. When is the media blitz going to happen? I don’t think the articles about the album is it because no one could have predicted Adam’s would start selling by itself.

  122. Dallas: More entertainment online news. How much more (free) media buzz could you ask for? Me thinks RCA/19 execs and Adam are sqeeeeeeing and peeeeeing they are so happy.

    As I said before, as long as RCA acknowledges how much damned money they’ve saved from this week and then USE ALL OF IT FOR EXTRA PROMOTION when the single/album actually drops, then I’ll be happy. :-)

  123. I don’t understand why so many people are upset at RCA? Y’all do understand that they are a HUGE label and have more than one artist on their roster? They cannot devote 24/7 to adam lambert, and the truth is that there are artists: David Cook, Daughtry, kelly Clarckson, and others who take precedence over Adam. I’m sure that when the time comes RCA will give Adam all of the attention he deserves, but for now I think people just may have to sit tight. I imagine that they may wait til right before his single releases to start the “adam Storm” eiter right before or after the single releases…

  124. from MichaelSarver1
    What up Twitter wooooorld. So I might have my Internet up and running at my new house today. If so there will be some huge Twitter parties.
    4 minutes ago from Echofon

    from IMMATTGIRAUD
    Yesterday’s interview with ABC News if you haven’t seen it yet http://bit.ly/133Uh4
    about 2 hours ago from web

    Some people are stupid. Life…If you don’t have one, you should get one. My profound statement for the day… To my fans, I do it all 4 u
    about 2 hours ago from web

    @samantharonson Yo I’m in LA this week. We BETTA be meetin’ up!! How about another night with all of us around the piano?!
    about 11 hours ago from web in reply to samantharonson

    Had a fabulous day of writing with @dannyboythepipe and leah! Feel like old friends already and ya’ll should follow him!2mor..we rock again!
    about 13 hours ago from web

    Lunch with ze famous, ze brilliant, @dannyboythepipe work those shades! http://twitpic.com/jj0g7
    about 21 hours ago from Echofon

  125. What up Twitter wooooorld. So I might have my Internet up and running at my new house today. If so there will be some huge Twitter parties.

    I really hope it’s a house he’ll still be able to afford in two years, bless his heart.

  126. I think fans are really being over anxious right now.

    ITA. With the album not due till Nov 24 – that is like a MILLENIUM in the music industry! Just be patient, peeps ;-) I agree with Tess that a push a little later makes more sense than either doing too much or too little this early in the game.

    It’s all good!

  127. So, posters said this happened to Cook last year, that his album jumped to #1 w/o any promotions. When did they start promoting it then?

  128. Reality….

    CD’s, for the average purchaser, are not “thought out, months in advance gifts”. People will purchase their personal digital or hard copy CD when an album first hits (if they are a fan) but for MOST people CD buying is usually reserved for stocking stuffers or last minute gifts or for people you don’t know what to buy for. The biggest push for CDs should come mid December….that is when the sales are the largest and the prices tend to climb a bit.

    How many people really put in pre-orders for hard copy CDs anymore. Once upon a time that was a big thing….not anymore. With a Target or a WalMart on every friggin corner in this country it ain’t that hard to purchase a CD when you want it. It isn’t like the old days when you had to be first in line to get a CD at your local record store….in fact there aren’t a lot of local record stores anymore. Most CDs (at Christmas time) are impromptu purchases that are more likely to come by CD placement at the check-out counter or nice big stand alone displays with a beautiful and eye-catching poster. Now, I’m sure jive and rca know that and are hopefully working on that.

  129. (3rd hand info) Something found in IDF regarding 2012…

    elephant1212

    RE: 2012 roadblock and “Time For Miracles”

    QUOTE
    ‘hey all! i saw that ‘adam storm’  that i was talking about ending up trending! that is so funny ‘ ¦’ ¦neways, i have been texting my uncle every day basically about adam ( he thinks im crazy for it lol) and he said to expect ‘time for miracles’  in the 2012 roadblock!!! yay! ‘ 

  130. Allison is no 1 on Amazon’s movers and shakers!!!!

    Yea! for Allison! Wish we hear a little something.

  131. And for those of you who like to do your holiday shopping early, there’s a lovely children’s book coming out about Adam, which is available at Amazon.com
    http://www.amazon.com/Adam-Lambert-Dream-Big-Superstars/dp/1422216349/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1254247683&sr=1-4

    There is some serious hilarity going on at ontd_ai about this. Apparently a member who works at a library posted after she received preview materials about this book and a similar one about Kris. She posted photos, but I’m not able to link them here, sorry.
    I guess they are unauthorized biographies, for children age 9-12.
    OMG… The idea of making Adam’s story rated G….

  132. Clarification for the ranking on Amazon is it number of units sold overall or during a time frame?

  133. greeneyedlady: OMG’ ¦ The idea of making Adam’s story rated G’ ¦.

    [doubles over laughing] :mrgreen: :lol: :mrgreen: :lol:

  134. How is LLWD doing on radioes so far? anybody has the link to check this kind of thing?

    Great to see LLWD on Itunes home page now. I think it’s doing better than lots of current singles.

  135. AllenTX: How is LLWD doing on radios so far?

    Haven’t heard it since the “Hot or Not” spin on my local radio show last week. Still waiting.

  136. OK, first of all I was listening to LLWD on my iPod today and I decide that I like it, lots. So there’s my Kris feedback for the day. Ha!

    And here’s my daily offering of David Cook — Man in the Box from Bloomsburg Fair last night. Enjoy :)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y-91Yr_TPZI

  137. This article is cute: http://www.popculturejunkie.net/profiles/blogs/adam-lambert-is-not-this

    Yes, but this little gem cracked me up. I mean I love Adam as much as the next person, but … she’s overstating her case here. LOL

    He’s got some serious acting chops as witnessed by many for the first time in the VH1’s Best Week Ever brief segment he did immediately following the Idol finale.

    ETA: HA! halfie, I just read your post. Same wavelength.

  138. Clarification for the ranking on Amazon is it number of units sold overall or during a time frame?

    It is cumulative, but weighed more heavily to the current sales. Thus, being difficult to catch up to Ms. Streisand.

  139. lol THat childrens book thing is the same one that has one for David A too.

  140. AllenTX, here’s the Kris Allen – LLWD (Mediabase Quick Cut).

    ETA: I just love David Cook’s sense of humor. Check out his latest tweet.
    #thedavidcook
    laying down piano on a new song idea. OPERATION SOPHOMORE SLUMP IS A GO!!!

    and:
    to @DavidArchie – dont worry. i dont have wisdom teeth, and look how wise i am! :)1 minute ago from mobile web

  141. ETA: I guess RCA knows what it’s doing, but wouldn’t it make sense to at least release the name of the single or when it’s going to drop?!

    If I were RCA, I would let the movie take on the pr duties this week, then start the buzz about the single after the movie buzz starts dying down. (especially since they also have some “shooting up at Amazon” and “big charity donation” buzz to go along with that.)

    There is a *long* time to go before the holiday buying season is over, and that’s when they really really really have to put on a big push to get the casual fans and the new listeners to buy.

    If they let the single name and content leak now, that pr and the free movie et al pr they’re getting this week will just step on each other.

    They have weeks and weeks to go when they need to keep Adam in the world’s thoughts, and to do that efficiently — because if they don’t do it efficiently the money comes out of Adam’s pocket! — I think it’s by far the better course to just let one piece of pr dominate at a time, at least until those closing weeks.

    We’re only in the barest beginnings of the promotional period for the album yet — still nearly two months out, and nearly *three* months out from the end of the holiday gift-buying season. If you rush it, you will lose the people who don’t start paying attention until closer to the actual sales date — *and* closer to the holiday-buying dates! — and, I would think, gain very little, since the folks who are eagerly awaiting this information now are going to buy Adam’s album anyway.

  142. suebrody, I think the iTunes issue with Kris’s new single not being offered via the Pass is just a typical iTunes snafu. They have numerous glitches on their site all the time. I’ve emailed them, but I wouldn’t be surprised if the song has downloaded to my account before I ever hear back from them. It’s incredibly annoying, however.

  143. AllenTX, here’s the Kris Allen ‘“ LLWD (Mediabase Quick Cut).

    Thanks for posting this! Go, Kris!

  144. Sunn

    But seriously, I’m not at all sure about the 2012 promo featuring the song. Also, unless the producers plan on releasing the song as a single fairly soon, I don’t see how Adam marketing comes into the film’s efforts.

    True, we don’t know if TFM is going to be used heavily in the promotion of 2012 and we do not know if it will be released as a single either. But fact of the matter is that Adam’s name and the song title are featured prominently on the movie poster. Now, Adam Lambert is not exactly a well-established artist or household name to the majority of the potential moviegoers. Perhaps he will be in a few years, but now he is not. So why on earth would his name be featured on the poster if they were not going to use the song for promotion?
    That’s why I think it is likely that TFM will be part of the 2012 promotion.

  145. ETA: I just love David Cook’s sense of humor. Check out his latest tweet.
    #thedavidcook
    laying down piano on a new song idea. OPERATION SOPHOMORE SLUMP IS A GO!!!
    2 minutes ago from mobile web

    LOL! That is hilarious! I know why I loved Cook and his interviews so much last year :-)

  146. I love David Cook and his tweets. I especially love his use of !!!. I like it when my faves have something in common :)

  147. wordnerdarchie

    Thanks for posting those tweets. Hee Speaking of DC’s new tunes, here is the vid of the banter from last night’s show where he mentions heading to NY today for the writing sessions.

    btw, he gives us a geography lesson on Canada. In his own words:

    “It’s North, don’t judge me.”

    LOL!

    ETA: And

    To the audience: “When you’re not around, I fill ill”.

  148. AllenTX, here’s the Kris Allen ‘“ LLWD (Mediabase Quick Cut).

    Thanks. Great start for Kris, I see. Do you have an overall list just to see how it compares to the other singles?

  149. HoppersSkippersMiners
    September 29, 2009 at 2:35 pm
    greeneyedlady: OMG’ ¦ The idea of making Adam’s story rated G’ ¦.

    [doubles over laughing]

    I knoooooow, right? Quotes from the Adam book:
    “For much of American Idol’s eighth season, Adam Lambert was the star of the show. The 26-year old contestant from San Diego, California, wowed judges and stunned audiences with his bold, brash, and highly theatrical performances….While Adam didn’t win the American Idol title in 2009, he did win legions of fans, as ‘Lambertmania’ spread throughout the United States.”
    Huh? Is that related to the H1N1 virus?

    And from Kris’s book:
    Kris Allen wasn’t flashy. When he sang, he wasn’t theatrical. the clothes he wore were modest, conservative, and to some degree, plain.”
    Seriously getting flashbacks to reading Highlights magazine when I was a kid- Goofus and Gallant… which boy do you wanna be?
    ROFLMAO

  150. If you rush it, you will lose the people who don’t start paying attention until closer to the actual sales date ‘” *and* closer to the holiday-buying dates! ‘” and, I would think, gain very little, since the folks who are eagerly awaiting this information now are going to buy Adam’s album anyway.

    This is so true. There’s no reason for a media blitz until they have a product to push, otherwise it’s a waste. I’d much rather they wait and promote the hell out of his CD.

  151. You know it was going to happen, the G** word in the press releases:

    ProjectQAtlanta Adam Lambert rolls over Madonna in pre-sales: With almost no promotion, gay ‘American Idol’ runner .. http://bit.ly/MGWtS 2 minutes ago from twitterfeed

  152. greeneyedlady: Seriously getting flashbacks to reading Highlights magazine when I was a kid- Goofus and Gallant’ ¦ which boy do you wanna be?

    OMG – Goofus and Gallant??!! Do they still have that??

  153. @lucy

    If I were RCA, I would let the movie take on the pr duties this week, then start the buzz about the single after the movie buzz starts dying down. (especially since they also have some ‘shooting up at Amazon’  and ‘big charity donation’  buzz to go along with that.)

    They have weeks and weeks to go when they need to keep Adam in the world’s thoughts, and to do that efficiently ‘” because if they don’t do it efficiently the money comes out of Adam’s pocket! ‘” I think it’s by far the better course to just let one piece of pr dominate at a time, at least until those closing weeks.

    THIS! Adam should be happy because the less money they have spend the quicker his bank account fattens up.

  154. When i bought Kris single today it was #117 on Itunes Canada. Available from this morning..

  155. http://www.barnesandnoble.com

    Barnes and Noble is now pushing pre-orders. A suggestion to “Pre-order Adam Lambert’s Debut” is currently the number one item under “Newsmakers” at the right of their home page.

  156. I hope AdamAloha is awake. A Tsunami is possibly headed for Hawaii. Sorry I know this is off topic, but bad news headed her way. (Due to an 8.3 earthquake.)

  157. So why on earth would his name be featured on the poster if they were not going to use the song for promotion?
    That’s why I think it is likely that TFM will be part of the 2012 promotion.

    Not sure whether or not the song will be used in the promotion, but the prominence of Adam’s name on the movie poster was probably part of the studio’s contract with 19/RCA. For RCA to “lend” him to another label, there would have to be some additional incentive other than just financial.

  158. ProjectQAtlanta Adam Lambert rolls over Madonna in pre-sales: With almost no promotion, gay ‘American Idol’ runner .. http://bit.ly/MGWtS 2 minutes ago from twitterfeed

    Yeah that was an unnecessary description. I do like the picture though. I swear that man looks different in every picture I have seen today.

  159. 4evrmomof4
    September 29, 2009 at 3:00 pm
    You know it was going to happen, the G** word in the press releases:

    ProjectQAtlanta Adam Lambert rolls over Madonna in pre-sales: With almost no promotion, gay ‘American Idol’ runner .. http://bit.ly/MGWtS 2 minutes ago from twitterfeed

    Ummmm…it’s a gay-oriented website. I’d imagine they might use that angle positively.

  160. Thanks. Great start for Kris, I see. Do you have an overall list just to see how it compares to the other singles?

    I can give you links to the weekly mediabase charts for Top 40, HAC, and AC, so you can see how many spins it takes to get onto the charts. They are updated daily.

    Top 40

    AC

    HAC

  161. Totally not what anyone is talking about, but I am THRILLED to read that American Idol Rewind’s Season Five is starting this weekend. I’ve been waiting for it! Will be great to see some of that season again. Great news!

  162. When I search for Allison Iraheta on Amazon, the first result has a picture. It says “New Release by Allison Iraheta (Audio CD) ”
    http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_ss?url=search-alias%3Dpopular&field-keywords=Allison+Iraheta+&x=20&y=20

    The same is true when searching for Adam Lambert. http://www.amazon.com/New-Release-2009-Adam-Lambert/dp/B002QEXN3O/ref=sr_1_15?ie=UTF8&s=music&qid=1254250774&sr=1-15

    These are old pictures but at least they HAVE pictures. Why don’t they use these pics until the new ones arrive? And why are there TWO entries for each of their new release CDs?

  163. 4evrmomof4: You know it was going to happen, the G** word in the press releases:

    ProjectQAtlanta Adam Lambert rolls over Madonna in pre-sales: With almost no promotion, gay ‘American Idol’ runner .. http://bit.ly/MGWtS 2 minutes ago from twitterfeed

    CindyM: Ummmm’ ¦it’s a gay-oriented website. I’d imagine they might use that angle positively.

    [laugh] And on that note, of course they like Kris too…

    “We always liked Adam and his hot straight bestie Kris Allen, whose ‘Live Like We’re Dying’  single is showing well on the charts so far. But even we didn’t expect this kind of rabid fan-based success.”

  164. I just love David Cook’s sense of humor.

    Do ya think he’s a little!!!excited!!??

    And aw Archie. I don’t have my wisdom teeth either. Poor thing will need lots of humor the next couple of days because the pain is rough :(

  165. Dallas
    September 29, 2009 at 3:04 pm
    I hope AdamAloha is awake. A Tsunami is possibly headed for Hawaii.

    There’s no Tsunami warning for Hawaii, It was issued for New Zealand, Fiji and some small Pacific islands, according to MSNBC.

  166. I guess Adam is # 7 on Barnes & Noble & #2 on Best Buy

    thought this was funny: samthemanradio Adam Lambert says “American Idol” does NOT control him. Hot Topic does. 3 minutes ago from web

  167. Aloha has plenty of time to wake up — even if Hawaii is hit by the tsunami, it’s not forecast to arrive until after 1:00pm local time (or about 4 hours from now).

  168. Love Cook’s tweet. That’s the way to handle expectations; with self-awareness and humor.

    Do ya think he’s a little!!!excited!!??

    Hee, hee. I think he’s getting antsy and just itching to get going with the next record. And yeah!!! for piano. I hope with his new purchase for the home, and some practice time, it will eventually be himself playing on the record.

  169. I love David Cook and his tweets.

    So do I. He’s my favourite AI Tweeter. He’s funny, but not too much of the other crap that can turn me off someone’s Tweets (Allison especially, I’m glaring at you).

  170. I can give you links to the weekly mediabase charts for Top 40, HAC, and AC, so you can see how many spins it takes to get onto the charts. They are updated daily.

    Thank you so much.

  171. Aww I just heard an advertisement for Kris’s concert in Napa Valley on my local radio station in Albuquerque. It’s not the first time I’ve heard the ad, but it’s the first time they’ve mentioned Kris along with the other performers!! Sounds like a killer concert and my radio station is giving away a complete package – flight, hotel, concert, spa visit…and other luxuries. Nice.

    The fourth installment of Live In the Vineyard will be held November 7 – 9th 2009 at the luxurious Silverado Resort in the beautiful Napa Valley. Performers for the weekend will include Collective Soul, Blue October, Five for Fighting, Uncle Kracker, Parachute, A Fine Frenzy, Green River Ordinance and American Idol stars Kris Allen and Kimberly Caldwell. And look out there might be a surprise guest. Check back often for a full schedule of the weekend

  172. Good morning and aloha, all! I need to go back and read the threads…

    Oh, and we’re on Tsunami Watch… which is no big deal.

    The important thing is– have had had any leaks today?

    ETA: just scanned a few of the posts above– thanks for your concern, Dallas. I have been awake for a while and keeping an eye on the news…

  173. There was an article from twitter called ‘It is not just Amazon’

    & showed screen shots of the Best Buy and Barnes and Noble rankings. Also it said the Barnes and Noble is suggesting the cd to be pre-ordered as well.

    (editted to add the actual tweet) SandeeVan RT @JandaLee29: Yay! @adamlambert ‘s not just dominating Amazon! Peep this y’all! http://bit.ly/H133Q 14 minutes ago from web

    And… finally someone(EW.com) uses a Sebree photo:

    http://music-mix.ew.com/2009/09/29/adam-lambert-album-presale/

  174. DavidArchie: So everyone says all you can eat is ice cream, but dairy and cold isn’t the greatest combination for me haha.

    thedavidcook to @DavidArchie – dont worry. i dont have wisdom teeth, and look how wise i am! :)

  175. #thedavidcook
    laying down piano on a new song idea. OPERATION SOPHOMORE SLUMP IS A GO!!!

    and:
    to @DavidArchie ‘“ dont worry. i dont have wisdom teeth, and look how wise i am! :) 1 minute ago from mobile web

    OK, I just love them. They are so cute :) .

  176. Wow – Two things I can get really, really excited about: Cookie working on a new record, and Cookie singing “Man in the Box”. Woo – Hoo!

  177. http://www.celebrity-gossip.net/celebrities/hollywood/adam-lamberts-massive-record-pre-sale-219237/

    That’s my favorite picture of Adam. Emo!Adam.

    I always get an email from iTunes when I get something new from the Kris pass. So far, nothing. Grumble.

    ETA: Good to hear you’re okay, adamaloha. A lot of flailing about Adam and talk about Kris’s single which is doing well. Allison is now available for pre-order and is #1 on movers and shakers at amazon.com. Also, some cute Cook tweets. That’s about it, I believe.

  178. They should have combined Adam, Kris and Allison in their three-album deal, not SuBo. I wonder if that is why Kris’s album is starting to climb?

  179. BestAI
    September 29, 2009 at 3:30 pm
    They should have combined Adam, Kris and Allison in their three-album deal, not SuBo. I wonder if that is why Kris’s album is starting to climb?

    Prior to today, for Kris’s album they were combining Kris, Daughtry and SuBo. Adam’s release has taken over the Daughtry slot and I bet in a few days, Allison will take over the SuBo slot.

  180. Just to give the ladies their due because they often get overlooked
    Jordin’s new single SOS is already at #13 on iTunes -Uk.

    And iTunes Uk sells way more downloads than Amazon UK on their best day.

  181. Does anyone else find it strange that Jive would send Kris to London this week. I think I remember Kris saying he will be there a week. How many days does it take to record one song and why did he have to go all the way to London since he has a whole album to get together by October 15. It seems a waist of time this late in the process to throw away a week of time on a single recording. Then the fact that we have gone a whole day without a tweet from him. Allison was able to tweet from Sweden so Kris should be able to from London. There must be something more planned than just a recording session.

  182. Movieline continues to try and put Kris down . Isn’t 3 days a LITTLE EARLY to declare his song a flop? Especially since it is moving back UP the charts?

    http://www.movieline.com/2009/09/kris-allens-single-is-dying-like-its-dying.php

    I haven’t seen one article from movieline.com that has ever had anything nice to say about Kris. So I’m not surprised. But it’s irresponsible journalism to declare the single is a flop when it’s only been released for 3 days.

  183. How many days does it take to record one song and why did he have to go all the way to London since he has a whole album to get together by October 15.

    I thought there was more than one song… I got the impression that the majority of the songs will be produced by the english duo?

  184. Kris just twitter some kind of riddle on who his working with.

  185. tripp_ncwy

    It’s possible that Kris is working on more than just one song with these producers.

    And if he’s really really busy, he isn’t likely to have time to do much in the way of tweeting. Both he and Adam have had stretches of no tweets when they’ve been too budy running aroud the country trying to get all the recording and promotional stuff done.

  186. and American Idol stars Kris Allen and Kimberly Caldwell.

    ummm, how do i break the news gently to Kim? star, you are not.

  187. Actually, tripp_ncwy , I’ve been kind of hoping that, as well as doing a little recording, Kris is getting to have a bit of a holiday in London with his wife this week.

    I definitely think they deserve one – it would make a nice way to celebrate their first anniversary!

    We may never know for sure, though, as he likes to keep his personal life very quiet (smart man!).

  188. Kris tweets(read frm bottom)

    low fat breakfast food. whoever gets this right i am going to be really impressed with
    3 minutes ago from web
    @MandaFa OMG!!! YOU ARE WORKING WITH OJ SIMPSON!!! LOL….but no
    6 minutes ago from web in reply to MandaFa
    riddle to see who im working with: breakfast food. thats all you get.
    13 minutes ago from web

  189. Kris is being cryptic:

    KrisAllen4real

    riddle to see who im working with: breakfast food. thats all you get.
    13 minutes ago from web

    @MandaFa OMG!!! YOU ARE WORKING WITH OJ SIMPSON!!! LOL….but no
    5 minutes ago from web in reply to MandaFa

    low fat breakfast food. whoever gets this right i am going to be really impressed with
    2 minutes ago from web

  190. Ok so far kris tweetweed that it’s breakfast food and low fat. Can someone guess who it is?

  191. Reminder:

    I deleted the VFTW item. Nothing against my fellow bloggers there, it’s just that Drake and the NOLA pictures have officially entered the “Dead Horse” category on my blog. I think you all managed to cover everything last night, and then some.

    Also, please do not spam the blog with identical posts. Pick a thread and post it once. Thank you.

  192. tripp_ncwy
    September 29, 2009 at 3:38 pm
    Does anyone else find it strange that Jive would send Kris to London this week. I think I remember Kris saying he will be there a week. How many days does it take to record one song and why did he have to go all the way to London since he has a whole album to get together by October 15. It seems a waist of time this late in the process to throw away a week of time on a single recording. Then the fact that we have gone a whole day without a tweet from him. Allison was able to tweet from Sweden so Kris should be able to from London. There must be something more planned than just a recording session.

    Is it just one song he’s recording? It kind of sounds like Kris is working heavily with Andrew Frampton and Steve Kipner (Also produce the Script). He said in the VH-1 article, “We got a couple different producers on the album, but there’s a couple songs that [Frampton and Kipner have produced]. And I’m actually going to London to work with them again.” That made me think there were going to be additional songs produced by them in addition to LLWD and the other song mentioned by Kris in the Slezak interview. Am I just reading it wrong?

  193. more from Kris:

    @abh83 EGG WHITE SCRAMBLE? this is the closest so far and its really close. too close
    less than a minute ago from web

  194. From Kris:

    @abh83 EGG WHITE SCRAMBLE? this is the closest so far and its really close. too close

  195. 6 minutes ago from web in reply to MandaFa
    riddle to see who im working with: breakfast food. thats all you get.

    Kevin Bacon? no, guess not.

    @adamaloha. Glad to know you are awake and aware. I just heard the Hawaii Islands around 7:30 EST. Oh, I forgot, the important tsunami is the Adam tsunami!!! :-)

  196. Who is this everyone, his twitter site says he’s a director/photographer in LA?????? I twittered him back to get more info

    spencenicholson The 1st Adam Lambert track is pretty catchy less than a minute ago from Echofon

  197. @abh83 EGG WHITE SCRAMBLE? this is the closest so far and its really close. too close

    buckwheat?

  198. pretty catchy

    I’m starting to not like that term…. give me something else.

  199. Wait, so is Eg White the answer??

    KrisAllen4real

    @raqqers Eg white… whats my prize?? YOU WIN!!! i never said anything about prizes. you think you dont know him but you do. look him up
    less than 10 seconds ago from web

  200. pretty catchy

    I’m starting to not like that term’ ¦. give me something else.

    LOL! Yeah – that seems to be the buzz word. Though I’m pretty happy with catchy.

  201. Sorry about VFTW, mj.

    Anyway…the Idols are enjoying their tweets today. We may get a Twitter party from Michael tonight. He apologized from the lack of one a couple of days ago. Nothing from Adam…must be too busy in the studio (or does not want to play into the Adam storm).

    I hope Kris and Katy are in London together celebrating their anniversary AND the first single dropping.

    And movieline is being totally irresponsible re: LLWD. How it could possibly be tanking already?! Plus, how would they know? I am still waiting to hear it on mix in Boston. Am considering calling them to see if it has been added to their playlist yet. Guess not, but they can be a bit slow. I don’t know if I would call Kelly’s “Already Gone” new music.

  202. So Eg White has some nice credits, including working with Adele and Duffy…he co-wrote Adele’s huge hit “Chasing Pavements”, for one thing. He’s also worked with Sam Sparro and James Morrison, among others.

    This sounds like a very cool collaboration for Kris

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eg_White

  203. Nice…I love Chasing Pavements!!

    At the beginning of 2008, Eg had co-writes on #1 albums by Adele and Duffy. These include the hit single “Chasing Pavements” (for which Eg and Adele were nominated for Best Song and Best Record Grammys) as well as “Tired” and “Melt My Heart To Stone” on Adele’s debut album 19 – all three of which he also produced – and second single “Warwick Avenue” plus album tracks “Delayed Devotion” and “Hanging On Too Long” on Duffy’s debut Rockferry.

    Also in 2008, Eg has had co-writes on albums by Sam Sparro (“Hot Mess” and “Waiting For Time” on the eponymous debut) and Jack McManus, (lead single “You Think I Don’t Care” on “Either Side Of Midnight”).

  204. OK, that Eg White dude has worked with some really good British acts. Lots of blue eyed soul. That’s more like it! Because I ain’t been impressed with what I’ve been hearing so far.

  205. Eg White sounds cool. I heart “Chasing Pavements.”

    I looked up as many Titanic trailers as I could find on youtube to see if ‘My Heart Will Go On” was included. Answer? Not in either the 30 second US TV spot I found or the full-length US trailer. But yes in the German trailer.

    You will notice in the US trailers that the movie was released Dec 19, 2007. (IMDB says it had its US premiere in LA on Dec 14th, and was released in Japan on Nov. 1 and the UK Nov. 18.) Wiki says that Celine’s song was released Dec 8 in Australia and Germany, but not till January everywhere else. (And that’s weird to me, that Germany got first dibs on the song even though the movie didn’t show up there till Jan 8, 1998.) Obviously, people would’ve heard the song by the time it hit radio, except in Germany, where the song may’ve already been a hit before they saw the movie.

    So… No clue if that’s the way movie moguls always do things or if they’ve changed their strategies in the wake of iTunes and youtube.

  206. Ooh, Eg worked with Duffy? LOVED her album! Nice collaboration for Kris.

    I only like ‘Mercy’ and I really love One Republic/Ryan Tedder’s cover of it.

  207. Adam’ ¦must be too busy in the studio (or does not want to play into the Adam storm).

    Maybe he was asked not to react to the pre-order buzz. Don ´t know why but it is weird he has not said anything in Twitter, after the avalanche of messages he has been getting since Sunday morning.

  208. CindyM
    September 29, 2009 at 3:23 pm
    Aww I just heard an advertisement for Kris’s concert in Napa Valley on my local radio station in Albuquerque. It’s not the first time I’ve heard the ad, but it’s the first time they’ve mentioned Kris along with the other performers!! Sounds like a killer concert and my radio station is giving away a complete package ‘“ flight, hotel, concert, spa visit’ ¦and other luxuries. Nice.

    If you win, CindyM, let me know- I’ll come hang out at the spa, too! I live right near here. Now if only the surprise guest were to be Adam…

  209. More entertainment online news. How much more (free) media buzz could you ask for? Me thinks RCA/19 execs and Adam are sqeeeeeeing and peeeeeing they are so happy.

    I hope RCA/19 will take advantage of all this media buzz for Adam by let us know when’s the single will be released or LEAKING his single… hellooooo RCA/19 .. we want to hear that .30second of his single.

    I bet they’re now updating their marketing strategy to promote Adam’s Single/Album

  210. Ooh, Eg worked with Duffy? LOVED her album! Nice collaboration for Kris. Thanks for posting that info girlygirl!

    The Duffy songs in my ITunes Library are Rain On My Parade, I’m Scared, and Mercy. I love them.

  211. That Nicholson dude directed Taylor Hicks and The Devil Wears Prada’s videos

  212. If Kris is in London for a week, they they are probably doing more than 1 song. I wonder if Kris will also be working with Danny O’Donoghue and Mark Sheehan when he is in London.

    Is it just one song he’s recording? It kind of sounds like Kris is working heavily with Andrew Frampton and Steve Kipner (Also produce the Script). He said in the VH-1 article, ‘We got a couple different producers on the album, but there’s a couple songs that [Frampton and Kipner have produced]. And I’m actually going to London to work with them again.’ 

    Frampton and Kipner only produced a few of the songs of The Script album. There are 19 different tracks on the various “The Script” album versions. Here are the credits for the US Version:

    The Script
    Label: Epic, Phonogenic
    Catalog#: 88697334509, 88697334509
    Format: CD, Album
    Country: US
    Released: 17 Mar 2009
    Genre: Pop, Rock
    Style: Soft Rock, Pop Rock
    Credits: Bass [Additional], Guitar – Paul Inder

    Mastered By – Ted Jensen
    Mixed By – Andrew Frampton (tracks: 2, 6 to 11) , Mark “Spike” Stent* (tracks: 1, 3 to 5)
    Producer – Andrew Frampton (tracks: 1, 2, 4, 5) , Daniel O’Donoghue* , Mark Sheehan , Steve Kipner (tracks: 4, 5)
    Vocals [All], Instruments – Script, The
    Written-By – Andrew Frampton (tracks: 1, 4, 5) , Daniel O’Donoghue* , Glen Power (tracks: 1, 2) , Mark Sheehan (tracks: 1 to 11) , Steve Kipner (tracks: 1, 4, 5) , Tony McGuinness (tracks: 9)
    Notes: Album includes the Bonus Track: Anybody There
    Rating: 3.00/5 (1 vote) Rate It
    1 has this / 0 want this

    Tracklisting:
    1 We Cry (3:45) Buy Track
    Producer [Additional Production] – Andrew Frampton , Steve Kipner
    2 Before The Worst (3:23) Buy Track
    Producer [Additional Production] – Andrew Frampton , Steve Kipner
    3 Talk You Down (3:51) Buy Track
    4 The Man Who Can’t Be Moved (4:02) Buy Track
    Arranged By [Strings] – Daniel O’Donoghue*
    Composed By [Strings] – Steve Hussy
    5 Breakeven (4:21) Buy Track
    6 Rusty Halo (3:35) Buy Track
    7 The End Where I Begin (3:34) Buy Track
    8 Fall For Anything (4:33) Buy Track
    9 If You See Kay (3:14) Buy Track
    Drums – Elad Fish
    10 I’m Yours (4:15) Buy Track
    Bonus Track
    11 Anybody There (3:00)
    Arranged By [Strings] – Daniel O’Donoghue*
    Composed By [Strings] – Steve Hussy

    Danny O’Donoghue and Mark Sheehan started out as a backroom team as songwriting and production partners, creating demos for other artists, and are respected producers. They only formed The Script after years of working together creating demos for other artists.

  213. I bet they’re now updating their marketing strategy to promote Adam’s Single/Album

    I’ve had visions all day of the marketing person who’s in charge of Adam’s campaign sitting there with this “perfect” plan and looking at what’s going on with a “What the hell do I do now?” expression.

  214. Studio57
    September 29, 2009 at 4:24 pm
    That Nicholson dude directed Taylor Hicks and The Devil Wears Prada’s videos

    Sorry, what did I miss? What Nicholson dude. I sarvered.

  215. Squirrely
    September 29, 2009 at 4:13 pm
    I only like ‘Mercy’ and I really love One Republic/Ryan Tedder’s cover of it.

    I enjoyed the whole thing, but I also love Amy Winehouse. (They both remind me of Dusty Springfield and I have nearly everything Dusty recorded.)

  216. Adam’s CD is now #2 with a green arrow (significant increase in sales volume). Watch out Babs!!

    Allison is #3 on Movers & Shakers Amazon US

  217. Adam’s CD is now #2 with a green arrow (significant increase in sales volume). Watch out Babs!!

  218. spencenicholson The 1st Adam Lambert track is pretty catchy less than a minute ago from Echofon

    He directs music videos. Maybe he worked on Adam’s …

  219. No music from Adam yet? Just some rumor that next week at the earliest??!?! Maybe, just maybe (no confirmation yet) of TfM on Thursday. Recycled news stories of Adam’s thought process surrounding Kris’ cuteness from June!!! Gah!! *bangs head on keyboard, goes back to lurking for the day*

    Oh, and kudos MJ for providing some real news to the incredible cranking Adam PR machine that is alive and well, no thanks to RCA.

  220. Not surprising with all the media coverage today but yay for Adam moving up to #1 on the Amazon Bestsellers preorder and Hot New Releases lists. (The album is #2 on BestBuy’s preorder list and #7 on the Barnes & Noble music list.)

    Bestsellers in Music
    Any Category > Music
    The most popular items in Music. Updated hourly.
    ——————————————————————————–
    1. Ranking has gone up in the past 24 hours
    3 days in the top 100 New Release 2009 ~ Adam Lambert
    7 customer discussions
    Release Date: November 24, 2009
    Available for Pre-order
    List Price: $13.98
    Price: $9.99
    You Save: $3.99 (29%)

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/new-releases/music/ref=pd_ts_m_mte

  221. Suck it Babs!

    Cindy M- some guy named Nicholson twittered that he heard Adam’s new track and “it’s catchy”. People bombarded him with tweets so he removed it. I looked him up real quick and he is a photographer/video director.

  222. EWMichaelSlezak: Cue Streisand wiping away tears with hundred-dollar bills. RT @jam2885 FYI-Adam’s now the number 1 album on Amazon!!!
    22 minutes ago from web

  223. Studio57
    September 29, 2009 at 6:00 pm
    ONE IS THE NEW ONE!

    Satisfying, isn’t it? :lol:

  224. Adam’s CD is now #2 with a green arrow (significant increase in sales volume). Watch out Babs!!

    wow

  225. Well, I wonder if the flailing and the squeeing knocked down your site, mj? There will some major trending on Twitter tonight, that I can tell you. Unfortunately, Rickey is starting some flaming…Oh, well. The rest of us can be happy for Kris AND Adam.

    Slezak slays me.

    I tweeted Nicholson. That’ll teach him to post about Adam’s catchy single. #ADAMISNUMBERONE

    RCA continues to squee.

  226. The funny thing adamaloha is that it probably doesn’t add up to a whole lot, but yeah, it does feel good.

    I am still kind of wondering why they are calling this unprecedented when Clay and David Cook fans insist they did the same thing too??

    #adamisnumberone is trending at #10

  227. NO 1!!!!!! It’s so nice to see.

    It’s silly of me I know, because the Amazon chart is not a predictor of future sales, but damn it feels so good to say it….. Adam is no 1 in the chart!

    Happy.

    Black Swan

  228. HermeticallySealed
    September 29, 2009 at 4:27 pm

    Blake Lewis’ entire album up for free listening here ‘”-> http://music.aol.com/new-releases-full-cds/#/1

    Listened to all the listings some are pretty good. I actually think “Sad song” is one of the weakest songs on the album. There are two or three songs that would have been better 1st singles. IMHO Overall liked it. May (heavy underline of may) buy it

  229. Looks like all the articles were premature. He is no longer #2

    Articles helped to get to number one. Now, we can say that #ADAMISNUMBERONE

  230. Blake Lewis’ entire album up for free listening here ‘”-> http://music.aol.com/new-releases-full-cds/#/1

    Listened to all the listings some are pretty good. I actually think ‘Sad song’  is one of the weakest songs on the album. There are two or three songs that would have been better 1st singles. IMHO Overall liked it. May (heavy underline of may) buy it

    Ditto dhunken. It was also nice to see Blake’s name listed on Amazon’s movers and shakers, although he is much further down the list.

    ETA- actually he’s number 10 on the movers and shakers list!

  231. I just looked on Amazon and it is true, Adam is now number 1! Wow. Beating out Babs and all the other legends in the list is amazing. Imagine when his music actually hits the airwaves, I have a feeling there is going to be a media blitz!

  232. I am still kind of wondering why they are calling this unprecedented when Clay and David Cook fans insist they did the same thing too??

    Now I could be wrong so please don’t shoot me…but I think the difference is no one not even RCA announced that Adam’s album was available for pre order. I think David and Clay had official announcements prior to there number one pre order rankings. (and there is some talk that David was only number one in the MP3 chart. if people are talking about his pre idol album.) Regardless it is nice, psychologically very satisfying to see.

  233. Adam still has a green arrow at #1 — since he’s been at #1 for over 2-1/2 hours, as I understand the Amazon ranking formula, that means that sales went up in the past hour.

  234. Blake Lewis’ entire album up for free listening here ‘”-> http://music.aol.com/new-releases-full-cds/#/1

    Listened to all the listings some are pretty good. I actually think ‘Sad song’  is one of the weakest songs on the album. There are two or three songs that would have been better 1st singles. IMHO Overall liked it. May (heavy underline of may) buy it

    I’m glad about this. don’t know much about him but from what I have seen he is fresh and interesting to listen to and watch.

    Seems not to be cookie cutter AI.

  235. And now Adam is trending…somewhere, he smiles and thinks, all my work has paid off. I hope his music is as great as the adam storm; I really think it will be.

    Black Swan indeed, Sunn.

  236. Studio57
    September 29, 2009 at 6:00 pm
    ONE IS THE NEW ONE!

    I seriously have tears in my eyes. Am I completely insane?
    So happy for Adam, tho’.
    And MJ should get a ton of credit for starting the media storm today, IMO, which of course led to more sales…

    (In other news, Kris is at #65 on the list)

  237. I’m glad about this. don’t know much about him but from what I have seen he is fresh and interesting to listen to and watch.

    Seems not to be cookie cutter AI.

    Yes, he is an interesting artist. Not particularly that good of a singer, but entertaining.

  238. And Cantiello decided to join in on the fun:

    jambajim Congrats to @adamlambert! I knew OPERATION BABS’ CREEPY DOLL MASSACRE would work. Oh wait, he got to #1 cuz he’s uber-talented? Whatever. :)half a minute ago from txt

    I’m glad I’m going home now, b/c I need to squee for a bit. Kudos to Adam!

  239. i dont know how much amazon means, but in my head adam is standing in the midst of a nice little confetti shower. FINALLY! NUMBER ONE!

  240. BestAI: Yes, he is an interesting artist. Not particularly that good of a singer, but entertaining.

    LOL at myself. I read that and thought for a second that you meant Adam. I was ready to comment “Not particularly that good of a singer my a$$” and then read the original comment!

    Thanks for the laugh!

  241. Unfortunately, Rickey is starting some flaming’ ¦Oh, well. The rest of us can be happy for Kris AND Adam.

    I think Rickey is a litte jellus. He claims he blogged abt the Amazon thing whenever and it took MJ’s article to start a media blitz. sorry no one picked up his article/blog Rickey. maybe if he was more articulate and less weird all the outlets wld be quoting him.

  242. dhunken- thanks. There does seem to be conflicting reports and unless someone comes up with some concrete proof that both Cook and Clay did it, I ain’t buying it. I even tried wading through the AI boards to find out, lol.

    I am still weary ( <Typo, wary) about Amazon, though- we are probably talking less than 10,00 units, aren't we? Q3 do you know?

  243. A fun tweet:

    jambajim Congrats to @adamlambert! I knew OPERATION BABS’ CREEPY DOLL MASSACRE would work. Oh wait, he got to #1 cuz he’s uber-talented? Whatever.
    less than a minute ago from txt

  244. twinkle
    September 29, 2009 at 6:19 pm
    i dont know how much amazon means, but in my head adam is standing in the midst of a nice little confetti shower. FINALLY! NUMBER ONE!

    i think you mean “fianlly”…. 8)

  245. Tweet from Drakes Mom:

    ChristyLabry @JandaLee29 awesome! I got to hear a few songs from it this past wkend it’s gonna be an amazing album. I’m excited for him.
    4 minutes ago from Echofon in reply to JandaLee29

  246. I think Rickey is a litte jellus. He claims he blogged abt the Amazon thing whenever and it took MJ’s article to start a media blitz. sorry no one picked up ur article/blog Rickey. maybe if u were more articulate and less weird all the outlets will be quoting u.

    Perhaps he can start tapping morse code on the pipes in his basement instead of blogging. Maybe more people would notice?

  247. LOL at myself. I read that and thought for a second that you meant Adam. I was ready to comment ‘Not particularly that good of a singer my a$$’  and then read the original comment!

    Thanks for the laugh!

    Glad I could oblige. Yeah, I’m so funny.

  248. I’d pay to listen in on Adam’s RCA teams’s thoughts right now. I would pay quite a bit.

  249. I seriously have tears in my eyes. Am I completely insane?
    So happy for Adam, tho’.
    And MJ should get a ton of credit for starting the media storm today, IMO, which of course led to more sales’ ¦

    I ditto this sentiment

    (GIGANTIC) BLACK SWAN-copyrighted from SUNN-Sept 2009 :-)

  250. aw DANG. sorry adamaloha… in all my excitement i forgot to change my spellcheck to “adamese” hehe.

    FIANLLY indeed!

  251. Tweet from Drakes Mom:

    ChristyLabry @JandaLee29 awesome! I got to hear a few songs from it this past wkend it’s gonna be an amazing album. I’m excited for him.
    4 minutes ago from Echofon in reply to JandaLee29

    I kind of hope she stops tweeting about Adam. Just text message instead. She’s going to get bombarded now by tweets.

  252. BTW-Adam also now has categories, and is listed in POP and ROCK. He now appears in Movers and Shakers, I believe because he moved up in these 2 categories also.

  253. Pre-Sale Orders for the New Adam Lambert Album Have it at #1 on Amazon Bestsellers List

    This is a list that is typically reserved for the hottest albums that have already been released, but suddenly
    Adam Lambert Pre-Sales Put Album at #1 on Amazon Adam Lambert has become the owner of the best selling album on Amazon.

  254. Rickey is so last year. He really needs to get over himself (the rest of us already have). Drake’s mom is adorable. RCA is happy and hears cha ching cha ching (adam storm). And wherever Adam is, I hope he feels really good about himself. He deserves this.

    ETA: I still don’t get ‘fianlly’  but I can let it go this time. ;)

  255. Tweet from Drakes Mom:

    ChristyLabry @JandaLee29 awesome! I got to hear a few songs from it this past wkend it’s gonna be an amazing album. I’m excited for him.
    4 minutes ago from Echofon in reply to JandaLee29

    I kind of hope she stops tweeting about Adam. Just text message instead. She’s going to get bombarded now by tweets.

    She sure is. I don’t think she has a clue what she has just done.

  256. mama2dasha
    September 29, 2009 at 6:24 pm
    Tweet from Drakes Mom:

    ChristyLabry @JandaLee29 awesome! I got to hear a few songs from it this past wkend it’s gonna be an amazing album. I’m excited for him.
    4 minutes ago from Echofon in reply to JandaLee29

    Excuse me for a moment…… (squeee).

    LOL dhunken. I don’t believe in copyrights, free use all the way.

  257. ChristyLabry @JandaLee29 awesome! I got to hear a few songs from it this past wkend it’s gonna be an amazing album. I’m excited for him.
    4 minutes ago from Echofon in reply to JandaLee29

    NGL I am so freaking jealous right now…grrr

  258. I seriously have tears in my eyes. Am I completely insane?
    So happy for Adam, tho’.
    And MJ should get a ton of credit for starting the media storm today, IMO, which of course led to more sales’ ¦

    If you are insane, then count me in that camp as well.
    And yes, mj brought some cred to the topic and it took off from there.
    OTOH, that godforsaken rickey is trying to nab some fame while reigniting the Kradam competition. Idiot. MJ is letting him have it on twitter. You go girl!

  259. undercooked
    September 29, 2009 at 6:26 pm
    Tweet from Drakes Mom:

    ChristyLabry @JandaLee29 awesome! I got to hear a few songs from it this past wkend it’s gonna be an amazing album. I’m excited for him.
    4 minutes ago from Echofon in reply to JandaLee29

    I kind of hope she stops tweeting about Adam. Just text message instead. She’s going to get bombarded now by tweets.

    It’s a learning curve thing. It even took some of Adam’s more knowlegable Hollywood friends a little while to “get it” when it comes to adam’s new crazy fame.

    (i wishe this blog had spellcheck..:))

  260. Adam’s CD status in Amazon now. It’s still difficult to find it, I have to go to 2nd page of all Idol’s CDs

    Product Details
    Audio CD (November 24, 2009)
    Number of Discs: 1
    Label: RCA
    ASIN: B002QEXN3O
    Amazon.com Sales Rank: #1 in Music (See Bestsellers in Music)
    Popular in these categories: (What’s this?)

    #1 in Music > Pop
    #1 in Music > Rock

  261. And MJ should get a ton of credit for starting the media storm today, IMO, which of course led to more sales’ ¦

    haha and she probably didn’t mean for her article to start the storm today. almost every outlet quoted the NY Post. or quoted someone who quoted the post.

  262. luv, it’s been a great day in Adam Nation, and mj helped a LOT. Are you still breathing? It’s all good.

    Black Swan (thanks to Sunn)

    ETA: I know I shouldn’t care that much, but I *really* want to hear some new Adam music. Like, I don’t know, tonight would be good.

  263. ETA: I still don’t get ‘fianlly’  but I can let it go this time. ;)

    Adam can’t spell, he had ‘finally’ spelled that way on his Twitter for weeks. And it annoyed the crap out of me.

  264. ETA: I still don’t get ‘fianlly’  but I can let it go this time.

    It’s how Adam spelled “finally” in a tweet some weeks ago…

  265. ahem

    should I be worried about my reaction t o Adam’s albu
    ?

    bck to algebra1 hw……..I’ve barely strted….D:

  266. Who would have guessed that our own mj would be the catalyst for the Adam Storm? LOL :)

  267. Adam’s #1, Adam’s #1, Adam’s #1, Adam’s #1, Adam’s #1, Adam’s #1, Adam’s #1, Adam’s #1, Adam’s #1, Adam’s #1, Adam’s #1, Adam’s #1, Adam’s #1, Adam’s #1, Adam’s #1, Adam’s #1
    :grin: :grin: :grin: :grin: :grin: :grin: :grin: :grin:

  268. are you still breathing?

    im.not.sure.

    fianlly was how he spelled it when he get his Twitter back on august 5 2009 the day of the Baltimore(I think) show dater he got hacked.he said somthing like it’s fianlly Adam.or that’s how he spelled it when he FIRST got his Twitter.ummmmm.is it sad that I tended look it up?well it’s fianlly Adam trended on Twitter….

  269. Adam’s #1, Thank You MJ for starting that snowball down the hill this morning!!!!!!!!!

  270. J Skins is Jerrod Bettis the former drummer of OneRepublic and doing songwriting now.

    J_SKINS
    : Had dinner with @placesnumbers. Im gettin sick but I did find out that Kelly Clarkson wrote to a song I did and everyone is flippin!

  271. mama2dasha: Tweet from Drakes Mom:

    ChristyLabry @JandaLee29 awesome! I got to hear a few songs from it this past wkend it’s gonna be an amazing album. I’m excited for him.

    4 minutes ago from Echofon in reply to JandaLee29

    How come DRAKE’S MOM got to listen?!!!! :-(

    [pout] NOT FAIR!

    ETA: If any parental party is going to chirp in, I want to hear what Adam’s dad, aka the ex disc jockey, has to say.

  272. NOLA has disappeared into the mists of time – all forgotten, dearest boy.

    Today – think nothing but joyous thoughts.

  273. stupid iPod.tended was didn’t have to….

    I havelilke 5 more hrs of homeworkD:

  274. ETA: I still don’t get ‘fianlly’  but I can let it go this time

    Cook had a mistake yesterday in the tweet where he apologized and nobody mentioned it.

  275. I think people are messing with us, lol. First they make us go on a scavenger hunt for his record on Amazon, and then when you go to EW and try to access the Adam article though the link on the bottom left hand of the page, it takes you to an article on Adam Durwitz of Counting Crows, lol!

    Now adamisnumberone is no longer on twitter…..hmmmm…..
    Oh, and greeneyedlady- I don’t blame you , but I just want to try to calm you guys down because Amazon is not nearly as big as some of you might think..

  276. Squirrely
    September 29, 2009 at 6:34 pm

    ETA: I still don’t get ‘fianlly’  but I can let it go this time. ;)

    Adam can’t spell, he had ‘finally’ spelled that way on his Twitter for weeks. And it annoyed the crap out of me.

    Actually I think that was the 2nd time he misspelt it. His spelt it the same way in his old MySpace account as well I believe.

  277. ChristyLabry @JandaLee29 awesome! I got to hear a few songs from it this past wkend it’s gonna be an amazing album. I’m excited for him.
    4 minutes ago from Echofon in reply to JandaLee29

    NGL I am so freaking jealous right now’ ¦grrr

    I know….what because Adam is sleeping with her son she should get special privilege and be able to listen to those songs that we are all dying to hear….I’ll tell you I was not one of those on the band wagon yesterday who disliked Drake and his family for whatever perceived reason….Oh but I got one now.….Mama Lebray (spit on ground)…You’re dead to me. (J/K)

  278. Studio 57:
    dhunken- thanks. There does seem to be conflicting reports and unless someone comes up with some concrete proof that both Cook and Clay did it, I ain’t buying it. I even tried wading through the AI boards to find out, lol.

    I am still weary about Amazon, though- we are probably talking less than 10,00 units, aren’t we? Q3 do you know?

    This is from MJ’s May 30, 2008:

    “The Album is Available for Pre-Order: By the way, it appears that ‘Time of My Life’  will be featured on David’s upcoming album. That’s according to Amazon.com where the album is already available for pre-order and is currently ranked #2. You cannot fight the power of the Magic Rainbow! lolz!”

    Based on the comment section, later on that day it went to #1, where it fluctuated off and on throughout the Summer and Fall.

  279. C’on Eber

    If Mama LaBry heard this album, you should have too. I value your opinion. START TWEETING.

  280. I just want to try to calm you guys down because Amazon is not nearly as big as some of you might think..

    Tell that to all those writers and music critics.

  281. because Amazon is not nearly as big as some of you might think..

    But he is number one, while others are not

  282. To overtake Babs he must have sold a lot. Her albums sell big time.

  283. Perhaps he can start tapping morse code on the pipes in his basement instead of blogging. Maybe more people would notice?

    LOL It would sound more coherent than Rickey.

  284. #1 yeah !!!!!!!!!!!!!
    What do you do on twitter to get
    something to trend
    I mostly just read and not participate – so I am in the dark ages on these things
    I am in LA and on local news there was a snipet of Adam and Amazon wasn’t paying attention til I heard Adam so not sure which station it was on

  285. I hope this strong presale for Adam holds up because these sales will go into his first week’s sales and Idol alums usually peak in their 1st week of release.

    A strong presale on Amazon is usually a very good sign but it can also be fueled by having a lot of very passionate fans. I am amazed by how quickly Adam hit #1 because he didn’t have the huge YouTube numbers that SuBo had, and he hasn’t released anything. People have heard both SuBo’s lead single and her CD title track.

    Susan Boyle had an amazingly strong presale. Thankfully, she is fianlly fading! But I think she will take #1 for week of 11/24/09. Unless we get a ‘miracle”.

  286. Clay absolutely hit #1 on Amazon for his debut album. This was 6 years ago and I have no idea how to find “concrete proof” but I was a huge fan back then who followed his numbers closely. He also stayed at #1 for several weeks.

  287. Megan tweet defending Allison from Tim and Aaron

    Meganjoysings Mfb….. I will send fire to you… Burning flames of fury… Leave red be!! :)

    The fight is funny, no one’s on Tim’s side – LOL

    timstewart1 listen people i ain’t scared of @Allison4Realzzz … she ain’t gonna do shiiiiiiiit!!! and can at least one person be on my side?! damn!41 minutes ago from web

  288. OMG, I can’t believe Adam is at # 1 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I’ve not gotten on this blog in a few months, but I just had to tell everyone I just ordered Adam’s CD at Amazon…I will also be first in line to buy it the day it comes out in stores. Adam will become iconic, there is NO doubt in my mind.

  289. From Danny Gokey
    In the studio with my producer(Mark Bright) working on the album!!!! Very exciting. Get ready!!!
    16 minutes ago from Twitterrific

  290. Perhaps he can start tapping morse code on the pipes in his basement instead of blogging. Maybe more people would notice?

    I had to re-check. Was so sure that had to be halfie or hwc!

    I agree about the tweet from Drake’s mom. Hawaii may be under a tsunami watch, but she is now under an adamstorm watch.

  291. FIANLLY! Thank You Suenigma! So David Cook’s album did go up for preorder right after the finale. That’s all I wanted to know. Someone was on EW today saying his pre-order was only a couple of weeks before the album came out. I gotta say though, I think it was a good idea to do the pre-order right after the finale while his popularity was still riding high.

    Where the heck is the search engine on here?

    I think Tony said yesterday Clays became available for pre-order on July 4th.

  292. Listened to all the listings some are pretty good. I actually think ‘Sad song’  is one of the weakest songs on the album. There are two or three songs that would have been better 1st singles. IMHO Overall liked it. May (heavy underline of may) buy it

    I agree about others being better singles. In a way, Sad Song seemed more in line with A.D.D.’s sound. I’ll definitely be buying it, but then, I am a sucker for retro.

    On other news, it’s fantastic that Adam is doing so well.

  293. This is from MJ’s May 30, 2008:

    ‘The Album is Available for Pre-Order: By the way, it appears that ‘Time of My Life’  will be featured on David’s upcoming album. That’s according to Amazon.com where the album is already available for pre-order and is currently ranked #2. You cannot fight the power of the Magic Rainbow! lolz!’ 

    Based on the comment section, later on that day it went to #1, where it fluctuated off and on throughout the Summer and Fall.

    The questions was did it get to #1 w/o any announcements or promotion, like Adam’s.

  294. from Allison4Realzzz

    @kokoki oh hey there..!! Alright Dave!! Got you too.. BOTH OF YOU are goin down.. And I have my space boots ready!!!
    33 minutes ago from Echofon in reply to kokoki

    one of you guys should back tim up.. since everyone knows ill beat him up hahaha
    43 minutes ago from web

    ALRIGHT GUYS!! LETS DO THIS!! … who do YOU think will win!! in a fight between @timstewart1 and i !! … and i mean maybe at least
    44 minutes ago from web

    yeeep.. im just gana have to kick @timstewart1 ‘s ass along with all other people i have lined up hahahah j/k
    about 1 hour ago from web

    @timstewart1 YOU KNOW WHAT BUDDY!! your the mean one!! you AND !! @aaronspears !! hhahhaha
    about 1 hour ago from web in reply to timstewart1

    hope you guys have an AAWwwwWesoOOmmEE daAAYYyy!!!
    about 2 hours ago from web

    just woke up!! YEA!! I KNOW!! its 1:50 pm.. im being the lazy ass i am!! hahah recording session was AWESOME btw… ohhh shnaaappss!!
    about 2 hours ago from web

  295. Trina
    September 29, 2009 at 6:50 pm

    Clay absolutely hit #1 on Amazon for his debut album. This was 6 years ago and I have no idea how to find ‘concrete proof’  but I was a huge fan back then who followed his numbers closely. He also stayed at #1 for several weeks.

    No one is debating this FACT….I think the point is he did this after his label announced that his album was available for pre order. Adam had no such announcement.

  296. because Amazon is not nearly as big as some of you might think..

    But he is number one, while others are not

    I totally agree with this….

    Regardless of whether Amazon is as big as some might think or not..it sure is better to be #1 than not….just a sign of things to come.

    And however you like to look at it..Amazon is one of the largest online retailers in the world!

  297. from MeganJoySings

    Mfb….. I will send fire to you… Burning flames of fury… Leave red be!! :)
    8 minutes ago from txt

    I love pumpkin spice. Please place it in my mouth… Coffee, cake, beer, any way… Yesssss.
    about 2 hours ago from txt

  298. dhunkenI know’ ¦.what because Adam is sleeping with her son she should get special privilege and be able to listen to those songs that we are all dying to hear’ ¦.I’ll tell you I was not one of those on the band wagon yesterday who disliked Drake and his family for whatever perceived reason’ ¦.Oh but I got one now.’ ¦.Mama Lebray (spit on ground)’ ¦You’re dead to me. (J/K)

    LOL

  299. I am still weary about Amazon, though- we are probably talking less than 10,00 units, aren’t we? Q3 do you know?

    Are you weary from being wary of Amazon? I would be weary too, trying to wade through their records. And I’d also be leery of using any data about Amazon pre-sales as an indication of overall success.

    Clay absolutely hit #1 on Amazon for his debut album. This was 6 years ago and I have no idea how to find ‘concrete proof’  but I was a huge fan back then who followed his numbers closely. He also stayed at #1 for several weeks.

    And much as I dislike Clays’s music, if Adam had Clay’s level of success in terms of numbers for his first album, I’d be beyond thrilled.

    But I will say, Amazon’s music section and share were even smaller then. I remember the days when music and video were first added to Amazon. Oh the olden days…when Clay was relevant as well. Time waits for no one and there are only 86 blah blah blah thousand seconds in a day!

  300. To trend in twitter you had to add # before what you want to trend, in this case it would be #adamisnumberone

  301. I just want to try to calm you guys down because Amazon is not nearly as big as some of you might think..

    Tell that to all those writers and music critics.

    Tell that to Amazon! LOL

  302. dyg1
    September 29, 2009 at 6:58 pm
    To trend in twitter you had to add # before what you want to trend, in this case it would be #adamisnumberone

    Thank You

  303. And I’d also be leery of using any data about Amazon pre-sales as an indication of overall success

    We are not talking, at least not me, about overall success. I am happy that after 3 days on pre-order without any promo he got to number one. That ´s it.

  304. Well I havn’t pre ordered anything yet but I plan on buying the album.. and I am sure there are a lot of other people who have yet to show there interest on any form of chart.. Congrats Adam.. YEAH!!

  305. because Amazon is not nearly as big as some of you might think..

    Oh no, Amazon actually is very big…depending the parameter you’re using. But for music, it’s not a majority share of the market in the US. It does still have a substantial enough presence in the music and movie worlds, and around the world. In books of course, it still dominates.

    So while iTunes might have the largest share of online music in the US (or all music purchased at this point) Amazon still does a very good business with their music.

    So while I totally agree that gives no real indications of Adam’s future success, still it’s not NOTHING. It’s still a fairly cool thing…for now. And as a fan, I’m pretty happy about it. Even realizing the realities of the situation.

    ETA:

    And I’d also be leery of using any data about Amazon pre-sales as an indication of overall success

    We are not talking, at least not me, about overall success. I am happy that after 3 days on pre-order without any promo he got to number one. That ´s it.

    I was more making a word joke than anything else. Sorry, my bad. Though it remains a good point to try and keep things in perspective and I am speaking to myself about this. I can flail with the best of them, but caution is good.

  306. I agree about the tweet from Drake’s mom. Hawaii may be under a tsunami watch, but she is now under an adamstorm watch.

    Hawaii Tsunami watch was called off before 11AM. So now we’re just bracing for the Adam Tsunami…

  307. I am wondering in what way she heard Adam’s songs. Is he carrying around a CD? Did they listen at the breakfast table? Or did he sing them for her? And are these the THREE songs Aimee tweeted about??????????

  308. I don’t blame you , but I just want to try to calm you guys down because Amazon is not nearly as big as some of you might think..

    I think most of us realize this, but it’s still cool and it has gotten him quite a bit of free publicity(Thanks, MJ!) and that could increase his sales.

  309. Here is a little snippet out of an article about the top 500 online retailers…Amazon isn’t what I would call small time!

    Amazon dominated all other Top 500 retailers and the e-commerce market in 2008. Last year sales at Amazon grew more than five times faster than the rest of the business-to-consumer market’”up 29.5% to $19.17 billion from $14.80 billion in the prior year.

    http://www.internetretailer.com/dailyNews.asp?id=30345

  310. debbie
    September 29, 2009 at 6:59 pm

    I just want to try to calm you guys down because Amazon is not nearly as big as some of you might think..

    Tell that to all those writers and music critics.

    Tell that to Amazon! LOL

    LMAO! Those writers need something to write about and get hits for. Amazon sells less by far than iTunes for digital (tho Amazon is my choice). As far as physical units, it’s not much either. Why would you order from Amazon and wait 3 days after it’s released. yeah some people get physical units a day early even, but my experience has been waiting. And I live in the Chicago metro area. It’s been the same for people I know who live all over the country, metro, suburban or rural. If you want an album the first day it’s out, it’s best to drive to the store and buy it. Here’s some info.

  311. So while I totally agree that gives no real indications of Adam’s future success, still it’s not NOTHING. It’s still a fairly cool thing’ ¦for now. And as a fan, I’m pretty happy about it. Even realizing the realities of the situation.

    You understand me…… ;-)

  312. I just want to try to calm you guys down because Amazon is not nearly as big as some of you might think..

    Ohhhhhh…… I DON’T CARE!!! (stamps feet.)

  313. because Amazon is not nearly as big as some of you might think..

    But he is number one, while others are not

    LOL! Normally, I love a good reality check. But today I just want to squee like a freak ;)

  314. Kanadie Bonttell
    September 29, 2009 at 7:06 pm

    Here is a little snippet out of an article about the top 500 online retailers’ ¦Amazon isn’t what I would call small time!

    Amazon dominated all other Top 500 retailers and the e-commerce market in 2008. Last year sales at Amazon grew more than five times faster than the rest of the business-to-consumer market’”up 29.5% to $19.17 billion from $14.80 billion in the prior year.

    Yeah, my daughter bought every college book they had available from Amazon a month ago. I buy books from them all the time. You can also buy food, appliances, electronics, etc. etc. This article doesn’t mean it’s all music (or even mostly music).

    http://www.internetretailer.com/dailyNews.asp?id=30345

  315. I just want to try to calm you guys down because Amazon is not nearly as big as some of you might think..

    I know! But what are happening with all other albums under Adam’s?

  316. mama2dasha
    September 29, 2009 at 7:05 pm

    I am wondering in what way she heard Adam’s songs. Is he carrying around a CD? Did they listen at the breakfast table? Or did he sing them for her? And are these the THREE songs Aimee tweeted about??????????

    I say we all rush to NO and storm (Adamstorm) her house and force her to give us the goods…….No really….. :evil:

  317. Fantastic begining me thinks.. must remember to get ITunes Pass for that non exsistant Single!!! Still waiting for a leak!

  318. To trend in twitter you had to add # before what you want to trend, in this case it would be #adamisnumberone

    You also must put text before the hashtag. In other words, you can’t start your line with the hashtag item. Also, Twitter considers it spam if you put more than one of the same hashtag items in your tweet and will not count it.

  319. So while iTunes might have the largest share of online music in the US (or all music purchased at this point) Amazon still does a very good business with their music.

    Wal-mart is still the 800 lb gorilla of cd sales market share. It’s the biggest retailer in the world. They own the market share of pretty much any product they choose to sell. Fun fact: on the day that Wal-mart opened their meat counters in the new “Super Wal-marts” it instantly became the largest meat retailer in the world. (I hate walmart with a burning inferno, so I’m ashamed that I know that.

    Amazon is indeed the largest online retailer in the world. They do not have the biggest market share in cd’s, because of the people who buy physical cd’s, more than half purchase those in a physical store (again – usually effin Wal-mart).

    Of physical cd’s, Amazon’s market share is probably in the 10% area (which is actually quite good if you’re a retailer of any sort). I have no idea what that means for actual units moved in a given time period though.

  320. So, the question is still out there. Did any of the other idol’s debut album hit #1 w/o any promotion or announcement?

    Thank you Truthiness. We can’t downplay the success of Adam’s album. For now, it is doing better than well. Also, for those who think the numbers are low as far as units sold on Amazon. I look at Amazon as a random sampling. There are also other outlets selling the album, and I hear they are doing well too. I’m optimistic. Cautious, yet optimistic.

  321. I swear I am not trying to be a Debbie Downer, adamaloha- please, commence partying, lol.

  322. Amazon dominated all other Top 500 retailers and the e-commerce market in 2008. Last year sales at Amazon grew more than five times faster than the rest of the business-to-consumer market’”up 29.5% to $19.17 billion from $14.80 billion in the prior year.

    Amazon has dominated the e-tailer space for years now. In terms of profits and market share and even end over end, profitability. All of that being said, it’s shares of various market shares and products, does vary. So a more useful measurement would be comparing the market shares for music in the US, and other major consuming countries. So not just the share of music overall, but break-out US; JP; FR; GB; etc., shares of their market. For example, while the Amazon share of the music market may be 8% (just a number I seem to recall) it’s market share may be 20% in JP (totally made up number, I have no idea anymore). I mean, just saying.

    And yes as evidenced by here, flail as we might, most Adam fans here seem very aware that this metric of Amazon’s is a nice thing, but an indicative thing..

  323. I just want to try to calm you guys down because Amazon is not nearly as big as some of you might think..

    I know! But what are happening with all other albums under Adam’s?

    Yes, yes, yes. Exactly how feel.

  324. BestAI: The questions was did it get to #1 w/o any announcements or promotion, like Adam’s.

    There is NEVER any huge announcement or promotion when the Idols albums go up for pre-order on Amazon. I think it is just heavily invested fans like us checking in everyday and then spreading the news within the fandom. In any event, it was a cool feat for Clay, Cook, Adam, and, I believe, Archie to accomplish.

    What I like about what is happening with Adam is that the fans are now trumpeting the feat to the mainstream media, which is in turn providing Adam with a great deal of added publicity. Make hay while the sun shines.

    Sort of like what was done with Cook’s Billboard accomplishment:
    “One week after being declared the winner with a record-breaking 56 percent of the nearly 100 million votes cast, Cook rewrote chart history when 11 of his songs debuted on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart ‘” the highest number of new entries in a single week by an artist since the Beatles in 1964.”

    Ultimately it wasn’t quite as impressive as it sounded, but he got lots of great PR from it.

  325. because Amazon is not nearly as big as some of you might think..

    Amazon has an 18% market share of the US CD Album market and sells a much higher share of presale albums. Here are the estimated current shares of the US CD Album market (based on units sold).

    Walmart 29%
    Best Buy 22%
    Amazon 18%
    Target 12%
    Others 18%

    It is also # 7 on Barnes and Nobel and on presale at BestBuy (they do not rank). It is not for sale at Walmart.com, Target or Borders.

    ETA: Here is an estimate of # of CD Albums sold by Amazon.

    The September 2008 weekly average was 6.74 million units
    Assume September 2009 album sales down 20%
    Estimated September 2009 weekly average of 5.4 million units
    Amazon has apx. 18% market share of CD albums
    So Amazon should sell about 972,000 CD albums a week in September

    The #1 spot varies widely in number of units. Monday during business hours is usually the highest numbers, but even that is a small hourly number. A strong album presale is usually equal to about 100,000 total units. Whitney Houston just had a 300K unity first week based on a really stong presale that lasted 40 days and a #1 opening week. In other words, Amazon matters but a few days doesn’t amount to a lot.

  326. There are also other outlets selling the album, and I hear they are doing well too. I’m optimistic. Cautious, yet optimistic.

    Great point BestAI…Adam is number 7 at Barnes and Nobel and has remained there since Sunday too.

  327. FIANLLY! Thank You Suenigma! So David Cook’s album did go up for preorder right after the finale. That’s all I wanted to know. Someone was on EW today saying his pre-order was only a couple of weeks before the album came out. I gotta say though, I think it was a good idea to do the pre-order right after the finale while his popularity was still riding high.

    That person was probably thinking Itunes. That’s where it was a couple of weeks before the album was released and it went to #1.

    So, the question is still out there. Did any of the other idol’s debut album hit #1 w/o any promotion or announcement?

    Well, to be fair, the album only hit #1 after all those articles today. That’s promo and announcement, even if not official.
    Anyway, I don’t remember any announcement for David’s album. I think I read it here on MJs.
    I don’t think these things are announced, but I could be wrong.

    Ultimately it wasn’t quite as impressive as it sounded

    LOL Ahem, it really was. So much that he still holds it and it’s still mentioned in most of his “promo” articles.

  328. The questions was did it get to #1 w/o any announcements or promotion, like Adam’s.

    For Cook (who also hit #1), there is really no comparison because his album was put up just a few days after the finale IIRC — when popularity was at an all-time high. In my meanderings of old forums, the info about pre-orders seemed to be getting passed along by word of mouth (or blogs like MJs) because I don’t even know if it was even official yet that he signed with RCA. I recall that that info took a few days/weeks to be confirmed. In fact, some peeps on TWoP were not ordering on Amazon because they doubted the info because so little had been finalized yet (i.e., label, producers, etc.) But as I said above, you can’t really compare because Cook’s album was put up on Amazon RIGHT after the finale.

    By the way, important tip for Adam, Krsi and Alison fans: If there is ANY change in the release date or any details of the release, including actual delivery date to your house, etc., Amazon will send you an email asking you to confirm that you still WANT the album even with the changed dates/details. A number of Cook fans complained last year that their pre-orders got cancelled by Amazon because they didn’t respond to the emails. This almost happened to me until I saw a post from another fan who alerted me that I should pay attention to the email.

  329. There is NEVER any huge announcement or promotion when the Idols albums go up for pre-order on Amazon. I think it is just heavily invested fans like us checking in everyday and then spreading the news within the fandom

    Thank you! When Amazon puts pre-orders up there aren’t press releases or the record labels broadcasting it so I’m non quite sure I understand this about a big announcement. I don’t remember big announcements when any of the Idol’s CD went up on there.

    IIRC DC’s album went up for pre-order on iTunes the last week in October, and yep it hit #1.

  330. So while iTunes might have the largest share of online music in the US (or all music purchased at this point) Amazon still does a very good business with their music.

    Wal-mart is still the 800 lb gorilla of cd sales market share. It’s the biggest retailer in the world.

    Well now we’ve gone from e-tailing to retailing as a whole. Oh and even Walmart isn’t as big online as Amazon is. :) I remember when the talk was that Barnes and Noble were going to crush Amazon in the book space (when all Amazon sold were books). Or that once Wal-mart got online, that they were going to crush Amazon. Guess how much of that happened? So yes, iTunes vs Amazon etailing and etailing as a whole vs. Wal-mart (and indeed all other physical stores)…Which is why assigning a huge amount of value to the Amazon pre-sales ranking is fun! (and it is) but indicative of larger success? eh.

  331. My question is a little different – did any of the other idols that made #2 or #1 on the Amazon chart not have ANY music out there yet? Obviously, David Cook would at least have had the winner’s song and I think I’ve heard that it did well – in a way, that is promotion for the Album. I also think I heard that Archie had an early single that was popular.

    What is blowing my mind about these results for Adam is that we haven’t heard ANYTHING yet from him that will be on that album. If there was even one single out there, I could understand people deciding “hey, I like that song – I guess I’ll buy the album” – but this has to be people who are choosing to buy the album solely because they want WHATEVER Adam puts out there.

  332. Thank you! When Amazon puts pre-orders up there aren’t press releases or the record labels broadcasting it so I’m non quite sure I understand this about a big announcement. I don’t remember big announcements when any of the Idol’s CD went up on there.

    Well to me this is not relevant. All it means it was a great accomplishment for Clay and David too. It does not take away that it is any less of a wonderful achievement for Adam. It is mostly the news pundits that are saying it is an amazing accomplishment and indicating that it is not something that happens often. None of the journalist acknowledged that it has happened prior. And if Clay and Cook are being used as others that this phenom has happened to then I am even more excited as both of them had very impressive sales figures.

  333. Leome. LOL. Yeah it was and still is an impressive feat, but I was trying to mitigate my obvious fanwanking. David Cook Rocks!

  334. I remember when the talk was that Barnes and Noble were going to crush Amazon in the book space (when all Amazon sold were books). Or that once Wal-mart got online, that they were going to crush Amazon.

    LOL – so true. Amazon is still the “man” so to speak. I don’t know sqwat about cd sales, but I do know who occupies the really big buildings. You can tell who the biggest retailers are by the size of their distribution facilities LOL. Amazon’s main distribution center is so large it has its own zip code (that’s actually true, not hyperbole). And, no one leases or owns more warehouse space in the US than Wal-mart.

    So basically, they both move a shit-ton of product.

  335. pjd: Obviously, David Cook would at least have had the winner’s song and I think I’ve heard that it did well “

    Highest-selling coronation single in Idol’s history!

  336. . And if Clay and Cook are being used as others that this phenom has happened to then I am even more excited as both of them had very impressive sales figures.

    Agreed, if Adam did Clay or even Cook numbers, I’d be duly grateful and thrilled. So if those are the other people who did it before, while maintaining it’s not a parameter, that is a nice precedent.

  337. When Amazon puts pre-orders up there aren’t press releases or the record labels broadcasting it so I’m non quite sure I understand this about a big announcement. I don’t remember big announcements when any of the Idol’s CD went up on there.

    I remember some discussion, that turned into a fanwar–about Amazon sending out emails. Some Archie fans assumed that RCA paid Amazon to send them out.

    What struck me about Adam’s deal was that it happened on a Sunday…and you couldn’t even FIND the pre-order if you searched for “Adam Lambert”. It happened pretty quickly, too.

    Not take away from Cook and Aiken. It’s cool to be #1 in any case.

  338. Trying to imagine how thrilled the dear boy must be at this news. Perhaps drinking and pottie-mouthing – “Can’t believe this fng Amazon number!”

  339. pjd: Obviously, David Cook would at least have had the winner’s song and I think I’ve heard that it did well ‘

    It did well enough to get Cook his first platinum record, sell the most for an AI winner’s song, and is still played frequently on radio. So, as someone once said, never underestimate the power of the magic rainbow.

  340. I remember some discussion, that turned into a fanwar’“about Amazon sending out emails. Some Archie fans assumed that RCA paid Amazon to send them out.

    LOL I think I remember that, but I think that was when the single was released. Amazon sent emails about it, turned out they send many of those emails. But that was the peak of fanwars.

    I think this shows Adam will have great first week sales, no doubt about that, just like David and Clay. Even if Amazon doesn’t translate in many units, it shows the big interest and buzz.
    But I know Cook was ahead of Beyonce and Nickelback on Amazon and Itunes (and overall digital albums) and still sold less than those two overall… it doesn’t really translate into a #1.

  341. It did well enough to get Cook his first platinum record, sell the most for an AI winner’s song, and is still played frequently on radio. So, as someone once said, never underestimate the power of the magic rainbow.

    Cool! Since I am a first time Idol viewer, I actually hadn’t heard of Cook until sometime this spring so all I know is just what I pick up here. (I haven’t listened to popular radio in at least a decade) One would assume that having a popular song on your album would help to sell it. :)

  342. Looks like the writing process for DCTR2 has officially begun according to this tweet:

    thedavidcook: one new song done-ish. off to dinner with RStar and his missus.
    27 minutes ago from mobile web

  343. Q3

    Walmart 29%
    Best Buy 22%
    Amazon 18%
    Target 12%
    Others 18%

    Where did you get his numbers from ?
    Here are numbers from last month and you just get to 18 % if you put together Amazon’s mp3 and CD sales.
    And Amazon just got to that level with the mp3 sales, because of their dumping prices for albums.

  344. Walmart 29%
    Best Buy 22%
    Amazon 18%
    Target 12%
    Others 18%

    Where did you get his numbers from ?
    Here are numbers from last month and you just get to 18 % if you put together Amazon’s mp3 and CD sales.
    And Amazon just got to that level with the mp3 sales, because of their dumping prices for albums.

    If you apply these precentages to Babs first week figures, you shouldl have an estimate of Adam’s sales on Amazon.

  345. Cool! Since I am a first time Idol viewer, I actually hadn’t heard of Cook until sometime this spring so all I know is just what I pick up here. (I haven’t listened to popular radio in at least a decade) One would assume that having a popular song on your album would help to sell it. :)

    Except, by the time the album came out, TOML wasn’t on any radio charts except for AC anymore.

  346. Looks like the writing process for DCTR2 has officially began according to this tweet:

    thedavidcook: one new song done-ish. off to dinner with RStar and his missus.
    27 minutes ago from mobile web

    How much does it annoy me we didn’t have the power of Twitter this time last year when he was creating the first album?? Shit he probably would have tweeted after each writing session with Raine Maida while flailing LOL

  347. so so excited about possible new music from Cookie at ANY time!

  348. So Danny is working with Mark Bright. That’s what many of his fans hoped for, right/?? Yay for Danny!!!

  349. Except, by the time the album came out, TOML wasn’t on any radio charts except for AC anymore.

    ummm … except that we were talking about the pre-sale album selling on Amazon and going up to #1 or #2. I was just saying that it makes some sense when there is a hit song that people will know they are getting with the album.

  350. ummm ‘ ¦ except that we were talking about the pre-sale album selling on Amazon and going up to #1 or #2. I was just saying that it makes some sense when there is a hit song that people will know they are getting with the album.

    umm… except for the fact that at the time the preorder went up TOML wasn’t that popular of a song, even with the idol fanbase. A lot of people were dissing it and the cheesy lyrics.

  351. I think Tony said yesterday Clays became available for pre-order on July 4th.

    Yes, it came available about 4 days after Clay’s Rolling Stone cover which had an issue date of July 10th and a newstand date of June 30th I believe. Looked it up yesterday.

  352. I remember some discussion, that turned into a fanwar’“about Amazon sending out emails. Some Archie fans assumed that RCA paid Amazon to send them out.

    mj, I think this was around the time the actual album came out, not at the time of the original preorder.

  353. Cool! Since I am a first time Idol viewer, I actually hadn’t heard of Cook until sometime this spring

    pjd – There’s tons of good, recent vids of David Cook from his recent tour dates on YouTube. Check it out!!

  354. How much does it annoy me we didn’t have the power of Twitter this time last year when he was creating the first album?? Shit he probably would have tweeted after each writing session with Raine Maida while flailing LOL

    So true. That would have been a blast! LOL I think twitter will really be our friend this time around.

  355. pjd: My question is a little different ‘“ did any of the other idols that made #2 or #1 on the Amazon chart not have ANY music out there yet?

    LOL. The constant parsing to make sure that the bragging rights for Adam’s Amazon accomplishment as one-of-a-kind is kind of hilarious. Yes, yes, pjd, Adam is officially the first (deep breath) Idol runner-up who had no charting single out who reached #1 on Amazon matter of (two) days all without any official announcement or discernible promo (except for media which picked up his reaching #2) and who had the pre-order for his album put up on Amazon on a Sunday and not right after a finale. (ETA: and not right after his Rolling Stone cover just came out. Heh.)

    The accomplishment is to be lauded for sure and Adam has already had a few “first evers” for an Idol, so I think he’s doing great under any calculation. And all of these accomplishments bode well for a strong opening and eventual strong career. But the constant ratcheting up of any Adam-related story into the “only Idol to ever . . . ” spin just invites eye-rolling IMO.

  356. I just gotta say I agree with those who say David Cook is their favorite Idol twitterer. Since I added him, he has made me laugh more than anyone else. I also really like Archie (and I wasn’t a fan of his during season 7).

  357. I really, really hope David starts trying out some of the new songs live, otherwise I think we all might bust waiting for the next album!

    umm’ ¦ except for the fact that at the time the preorder went up TOML wasn’t that popular of a song, even with the idol fanbase. A lot of people were dissing it and the cheesy lyrics.

    Yes, a lot of people online didn’t like the Magic Rainbow lyric, but that eventually became a term of endearment as TOML proved itself to be a tough little song that just won’t die! It sold 1.2 million copies, reached the top 10 on a bunch of Billboard charts, stayed on the Hot 100 for 20 weeks, and was (and still is) played on a variety of TV shows and events. You don’t achieve all of that without some popularity, LOL. TOML was a success by anyone’s standards.

    TOML Wiki:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Time_of_My_Life_(David_Cook_song)

    Coronation song comparison chart, created by LadyMadonna of DCO and MJs:

    http://www.scribd.com/full/11441393?access_key=key-97iinme2ztwd0ls7qsn

    Adam can be a success without having to always beat every other Idol at everything.

  358. TOML was a success by anyone’s standards.

    Of course it was a success, but I do not think that it somehow figured into people preordering the album a week after the finale, since a lot of people were hoping it was not on it.

    And Keel, I couldn’t have said it better myself.

  359. How much does it annoy me we didn’t have the power of Twitter this time last year when he was creating the first album?? Shit he probably would have tweeted after each writing session with Raine Maida while flailing LOL

    So true. That would have been a blast! LOL I think twitter will really be our friend this time around.

    But these twitters raise almost as many questions as they answer! Who else is in NY w/him? Andy’s in Montreal already. How will the guys in the band be involved with new songs? Inquiring minds will be hungering to know.

  360. Cool! Since I am a first time Idol viewer, I actually hadn’t heard of Cook until sometime this spring so all I know is just what I pick up here. (I haven’t listened to popular radio in at least a decade) One would assume that having a popular song on your album would help to sell it.

    You should check Cook out. You won’t be sorry. And I don’t think people were pre-ordering David Cook, the Record (DCTR) based upon “Time of My Life.” They were pre-ordering based upon what he did with “Hello,” and “Billie Jean,” and “Always Be My Baby” and “The World I Know.” They were pre-ordering based upon his Idol run and the Billboard explosion afterwards. And, they were pre-ordering based upon crowd pleasing tour performances.

    Crowd-pleasing parts:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_XnqMo2dWuY&feature=related

    Full performance of the song:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RQsYd-TTgXw

    I say all this to make clear that there is room in this world for more than one good performer. This is not a zero sum game.

  361. Who else is in NY w/him? Andy’s in Montreal already. How will the guys in the band be involved with new songs? Inquiring minds will be hungering to know.

    He said at the concert last night (on video no less), that the band was going on to Canada, while he was going to NY to write a new song. I think that answers the question about where the rest of the band is. Who he was writing with is still unanswered, however. Could it be Ryan Star, since that’s who he ends up at dinner with?

  362. Adam can be a success without having to always beat every other Idol at everything.

    Yes, but it is always interesting that if ANY idol accomplishes anything remotely “nice” there are always a ton of stories about how another idol did it too and did it better. It is just the nature of a competitive reality series and will continue until there are no more idols doing anything in the music business.

  363. I just gotta say I agree with those who say David Cook is their favorite Idol twitterer. Since I added him, he has made me laugh more than anyone else. I also really like Archie (and I wasn’t a fan of his during season 7).

    Ditto on that…I must say that the image of Archie trying to tweet while the dentists are pulling his wisdom teeth just made me smile today.

    But the constant ratcheting up of any Adam-related story into the ‘only Idol to ever . . . ‘  spin just invites eye-rolling IMO.

    I know…I’m practically dizzy from reading this whole thread. I think that with the power of twitter and Adam’s popularity, anything lower than #1 on Amazon for Adam would have been strange.

    ETA:”Could it be Ryan Star, since that’s who he ends up at dinner with?”
    I would love for it to be Ryan (Images of Cook singing Breathe part 2 come to mind).

  364. Oh no. There’s Joey Clement playing bass on “Dancing with the Stars” in Selena Gomez’s band, while dancers prance in front of them.

    Oh man.

  365. Well, David Cook was not writing today with Ryan Star. Check out Ryan’s tweet:

    #RyanStar
    Dc is fashionably late!! Such a rockstar. RT @thedavidcook: one new song done-ish. off to dinner with RStar and his missus.

  366. Awww, I’m enjoying reading all of this info on DC from last year. Good times in spite of the angst! Memories….

    LOL and speaking of Ryan Star, I just found out today that my hubby is on his email list. He really enjoyed him opening for DC!!!! Is cool that he’s going to be opening for him in Canada!

  367. Oh no. There’s Joey Clement playing bass on ‘Dancing with the Stars’  in Selena Gomez’s band, while dancers prance in front of them.

    That was painful. Why, Joey, why??

    I love that David and Ryan S. have become such good friends. And, yay! for a “done-ish” piano-based song.

  368. Yes, but it is always interesting that if ANY idol accomplishes anything remotely ‘nice’  there are always a ton of stories about how another idol did it too and did it better.

    Well, I don’t know how the Adam/Cook/Clay stuff got started, but per my post above, some of it is because fans will ask whether any other Idol besides their fave has ever done XXX before — to which they will, of course, get responses. Alternatively, they’ll say I wonder if any other Idol has done XXX before or say this has got to be the first time that any Idol has done XXX ever — to which they’ll get responses. The thing is that this blog is not a fan board for any one particular Idol so when someone mentions that their fave is unique because of XXX, inevitably another fan with encyclopedic knowledge about their own fave is gonna feel compelled to tell them if that is not the case. It’s just the nature of this blog and, of course, the Idol fandom in general.

  369. That was painful. Why, Joey, why??

    Tired of rock n’ roll?!

    Naaaah.

    Anyway, thank heavens for Monty.

  370. Yes, but it is always interesting that if ANY idol accomplishes anything remotely ‘nice’  there are always a ton of stories about how another idol did it too and did it better. It is just the nature of a competitive reality series and will continue until there are no more idols doing anything in the music business.

    Word. And so and so had a lot of buzz… had rabid fans… got the biggest reception on tour…but he faded into obscurity after the tour. Being #1 on Amazon means doesn’t guarantee the album will be good, or he will have longevity. Gee, Adam can’t seem to get it right, can he?

  371. So I just got to my home pc, and looked at my itunes and email, and still no real PR for Kris and his single :-( Even in the New Music Tuesday email – nothing. So, it makes me think that by premiering the single on Friday (not the norm) they missed out on actually getting any mention in the new music Tuesday emails. Am I missing something?

  372. Q3

    Walmart 29%
    Best Buy 22%
    Amazon 18%
    Target 12%
    Others 18%

    anijsch: Where did you get his numbers from ?
    Here are numbers from last month and you just get to 18 % if you put together Amazon’s mp3 and CD sales.
    And Amazon just got to that level with the mp3 sales, because of their dumping prices for albums.

    It is just CD Album share, not total market share, as I wrote. Data is from Neilsen and from NPD Research.

    I used reports for April through August (post Circuit City closure).

    Total music market share for Amazon is 11% and growing because there digital business is growing and their share of the remaining physical media business continues to grow (although units are dropping.)

    I can’t find any information of their market share of pre-sales but it must be very high — it is core to their business model and is something they used to gain strategic advantage vs. Target and Walmart.

  373. Word. And so and so had a lot of buzz’ ¦ had rabid fans’ ¦ got the biggest reception on tour’ ¦but he faded into obscurity after the tour. Being #1 on Amazon means doesn’t guarantee the album will be good, or he will have longevity. Gee, Adam can’t seem to get it right, can he?

    He may or he may not. I think he has a good shot. You just can’t use Idol stuff to predict anything but Idol fans. Because sometimes Idol popularity translates and sometimes it doesn’t. When that gets pointed it out, it is not necessarily a slam against Adam. Sheesh.

  374. Ok, just one more hilarious tweet from David Cook tonight.

    #thedavidcook
    dinner was great, but i was not fashionably late. @RyanStar gave me fashionably weak directions.

  375. ROTFL oh those boys. I wonder if he was in “Dr. Cook” mode since Ryan apparently had to get X-rays done today? hehehehe.

  376. lol I have to say Cook tweets FTMFW. Although Archie tweets are awesome too…come on, stretchy cheeks? I’m just still enamored w/Season 7. I don’t see it changing soon…sorry (or not :P)

  377. #thedavidcook
    dinner was great, but i was not fashionably late. @RyanStar gave me fashionably weak directions.

    uh huh. ok DC whatever you say. Why can he just admit he was lost?

    Hee! Those two are a riot!

  378. Full performance of the song:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RQsYd-TTgXw

    Who is this Declaration 09 with the fantastic videos and why hadn’t I seen that one yet? Ooh, there are lots on there I haven’t seen… off to watch :)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JRJMD6e6kQE&feature=player_profilepage

    Including that fabulous Lie one!

    And on the topic of Adam, it’s great that he’s #1, and I don’t miss the pre-album-drop angst, it about turned my hair gray last year. Though since David Cook is now starting work on album #2 I guess I can gird myself for more angst, ha!

  379. But the constant ratcheting up of any Adam-related story into the ‘only Idol to ever . . . ‘  spin just invites eye-rolling IMO. It indicates an insecurity in some of his fans that, given the circumstances, is quite puzzling actually. He’s doing great. Be cool y’all.

    Actually, I’m really surprised at the insecurity I see in some of ALL the Idols’ fans. Anything you say that applies to Adam fans also applies to Kris fans, and Allison fans, and Gokey fans. It really gets tiresome, no matter who’s doing it.

  380. UGH THE FAN WARRING. Stop it.

    Each of the Idols has their own unique accomplishments, Why the nitpicking? Back when DC’s album went to pre-order and did well, the fans were too busy flailing and freaking out about his incredible Soundscan numbers (numbers Adam and Kris haven’t touched) to really get that excited about it. So, see? Everyone has something to brag about, so lets move on.

  381. It indicates an insecurity in some of his fans that, given the circumstances, is quite puzzling actually. He’s doing great. Be cool y’all.

    And this sort of rhetoric is NOT COOL. Please don’t question the motives of posters. It’s depressing to think I’m going to have to worry about more than just the Adam/Kris fanwarring this fall…

  382. mj, does it ever feel kinda like Groundhog Day? :) You poor thing. I don’t know how you do it, but I’m glad you do because this place is… well, I’m addicted, to say the least!

  383. Actually, I’m really surprised at the insecurity I see in some of ALL the Idols’ fans. Anything you say that applies to Adam fans also applies to Kris fans, and Allison fans, and Gokey fans. It really gets tiresome, no matter who’s doing it.

    There isn’t ONE fanbase in a position to finger point. Don’t make me pull up old comments. I’m just sayin…

  384. Ya know, I’ve watched AI since season 1. I’ve enjoyed all the ups and downs of it. Some of my favs have won, and some have lost. I’ve dealt with it.

    I absolutely love DC. Watched him closely last season and was so happy when he won.

    But, I hadn’t found mjs til season 8. OMG, what a difference. Because of this blog, I knew Adam would not win by the time it was down to 3. I still watched until the final moments. I had to get up and walk away. I got over it.

    I don’t care about all the technicalities, the numbers, etc. I have total faith that Adam will be a star. He just has that IT factor. I really like Kris and a lot of the other Idols.

    I’m not a *flailing* fangirl. I sit in my chair and read this blog and (smugly) say to myself…it’s ok, he’s going there. I have total confidence in Adam. I do get a bit excited at times, when there is news, and I’ll admit that.

    Why do I feel this way? Because I just *FEEL* it. That’s all I can say about it. I’m calm about it. I have a good friend who watched AI and feels the same as I do, and maybe even more. And, she has never seen any of the blogs or websites that promote Adam. She just knows. And, she keeps me centered and supports me. Plus, she’s the only one I can talk to that understands, except for the peeps here. :)

    Sometimes, I wish I didn’t know as much as I do, but I still am addicted to this blog. It has totally changed my way of thinking about Idol. That could be a good or a bad thing, I don’t know.

    What I do know is that Adam has never disappointed me. I can honestly say that there is not one song that he has sang that I don’t like. I might love some and just like some. That’s understandable too.

    I really think Kris is going to find his own place in all of this and go places, as will Allison, Matt and Danny. I wish only the best for the rest of the crew. I would never say anything bad about any of those kids. They have worked hard and they deserve some recognition.

    One last thing about being on mjs blog. I have found some new and wonderful music by being here. Am listening to Muse right now, for the umpteenth (?) is that a word? time and I am totally addicted.

    TY mj! You’ve made my world a better place.

  385. tierbee, Declaration 09 has to be someone connected to the tour, don’t you think? The “Daily Anthem” from the Philippines was taken from the wings and the “Lie” and “Billy Jean” performances seem to have been taken directly from the venue feeds (and yes, they are *gorgeous*). Who else would have access like that?

    I’m just glad whoever it is is nice enough to share!

  386. tierbee, Declaration 09 has to be someone connected to the tour, don’t you think?

    It certainly seems that way. Whoever they are, I LOVE their videos and am so glad they shared them!

  387. *uh huh. ok DC whatever you say. Why can he just admit he was lost?*

    LOL! Because men never can say that…hehe! It is what it is.

  388. Awwwwww MattG is so cute!!! Love to see him in action. OMG..he meowwwed! Love me some kitties (I have 5)…uh huh, I do.

    Longest bubble tweet I’ve ever seen though. Thought they were only 30 secs?? But then, I’m not too up on twitter. I have an account but have no clue about it.

    Go MattG!! Hope he gets signed soon. He makes me smile.

  389. If you apply these precentages to Babs first week figures, you shouldl have an estimate of Adam’s sales on Amazon.

    It won’t work to take one artist’s sales units and chart rank on Amazon and use it to estimate another artist.

    Amazon may sell 25% of Babs album but only 12% of Paramore’s new single.

    Wal-Mart sells a lot of Top 10 and Country, and the non-explicit hip-hop/urban titles. But iTune rules the Alt Rock, Explicit and tween/teen markets.

    Then throw in the fact that all music retailers do special promotions. So Borders may only have a 2% market share of US Music, but they sold about 6% of the Twillight soundtracks last year because they have a very strong Twillight customer base and did special promotions and parties for the album.

    We won’t know the Adam’s numbers until December when the first week’s sales are reported. Although we’ll get some idea when RCA/19 fianlly releases his lead single for the album. But what matters is if he can sell to non-Idol fans — and we won’t know that for 2+ months.

    Just like who know what will happen with Kris’s or Allison’s — no one.

  390. *uh huh. ok DC whatever you say. Why can he just admit he was lost?*

    Heh, see? Just a normal guy. Refuses to ask for directions no matter what. I’ve had my moments when I wanted to throttle the hubby for that very reason ;)

  391. Just a normal guy. Refuses to ask for directions no matter what. I’ve had my moments when I wanted to throttle the hubby for that very reason

    My dad (even though I love him) is that way too sometimes. LOL

  392. GmaForAdam: What I do know is that Adam has never disappointed me. I can honestly say that there is not one song that he has sang that I don’t like. I might love some and just like some. That’s understandable too.

    I really think Kris is going to find his own place in all of this and go places, as will Allison, Matt and Danny. I wish only the best for the rest of the crew. I would never say anything bad about any of those kids. They have worked hard and they deserve some recognition.

    Loved your entire post but this part was just great. Thanks!

  393. It indicates an insecurity in some of his fans that, given the circumstances, is quite puzzling actually. He’s doing great. Be cool y’all.

    And this sort of rhetoric is NOT COOL. Please don’t question the motives of posters. It’s depressing to think I’m going to have to worry about more than just the Adam/Kris fanwarring this fall’ ¦

    Sorry mj. Got carried away with the speculatin’ and obviously crossed the line. I wasn’t trying to start anything.

  394. Sad to hear of Lacey Schwimmer’s injury. May she heal quickly.

  395. Well, I am just bowled over that the multimillion dollar basketball star Lamar Odom and his new bride Khloe Kardashian are even contemplating doing a reality show with Seacrest. Where are these people’s heads? Do they really think they can beat the odds (Jessica and Nick, Jon and Kate)… And it’s not like any of them need the money. No class… And to top it all off Lamar and Khloe rushed to the altar partly because E was paying for the wedding and they had a deadline to meet. Like they couldn’t (especially Odom) afford to fund their own wedding. I try to be a live and let live type person, but this is just plain mind boggling. And borderline trashy (IMHO).

    Adam if you ever go near a reality show we are finished! Done! (For those of you shaking your head and saying Idol is a reality show, I do not share that opinion. I consider it a talent contest, call me deluded but that’s my opinion and I’m stickin’ to it!) 8)

  396. Adam if you ever go near a reality show we are finished! Done!

    Ummmm…….. ;-)

  397. @DavidArchie:

    # http://twitpic.com/jn07a – IMG00041-20090929-1437.jpg
    about 17 hours ago from TwitPic

    # 1 down 3 to go.
    about 16 hours ago from txt

    # Wow… Those 2 bottom teeth were rough lol. They’re all out now though! Hallelujah!
    about 15 hours ago from txt

    # My bottom lip isn’t working! I can’t feel the lower half of my face!
    about 11 hours ago from txt

    # I can’t fall asleep, and I look like a chipmunk. But there’s a cool lightning storm going on outside.
    1 minute ago from txt

    Here’s David looking like a chipmunk…
    http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_mTMx779hd-4/SsNcR17jyvI/AAAAAAAAADA/l84z_p7TF3g/s1600-h/chipmunk.jpg :lol:

  398. Katharine MCPHEE has NEW song called “Lifetime” on Youtube that someone leaked from her cd coming in Jan 2009…..It is pretty darn good! (Well, as A Kat fan I would think so)…She has really matured and has developed a style of her own…..check it out-you might be surprised!!!!

  399. Developing story in the Philippines’ ¦ Katy Perry was scheduled to have a one-night concert in Manila at the SM Mall of Asia Concert Grounds, along with Boys Like Girls opening for her, on October 3rd. Due to extenuating circumstances (i.e. the recent Ondoy Typhoon devastation) the concert has been pushed back to the 17th of October. Proceeds from the rescheduled concert will go to benefit victims of Typhoon Ondoy by way of the Red Cross. But the best part of the story is that David Archuleta will be joining them! Final confirmation is still pending.

    UPDATE from Mr. Tim Yap:

    # I’ve never seen that many exclamation points& silent screams on my twitter until I posted about David Archuleta-that’s why he loves Manila!
    about 1 hour ago from web

    # David Archuleta is pretty much confirmed.As I tweeted,only Katy Perry’s sched is pending-let’s hope her sched allows/opens up for this
    about 2 hours ago from web

    # KatyPerry-DavidArchuleta fund raiser for Ondoy update: Just called London right now and they are still awaiting for Katy’s availability.
    about 2 hours ago from web

    ETA: If Katy Perry can’t make it, maybe David Cook can? Or would his tour schedule prohibit this?

  400. ETA: If Katy Perry can’t make it, maybe David Cook can? Or would his tour schedule prohibit this?

    Nope, he can’t make it. He’s scheduled for the South Carolina State Fair that night.

    Source

  401. Matt’s latest bubble tweet is a riot. LOL at him having a lyric sheet in his hand so he can remember his (pretty bad) rap!

    He tweeted to ask people to send him rhyming tweets, with the promise to string them together in a rap. And that’s what he did! :) I love it that he’s still interacting with his fans. Thanks for posting this.

  402. The X Factor’ in the US?: Five reasons that makes me fear for ‘American Idol’
    Entertainment Weekly – Michael Slezak http://popwatch.ew.com/2009/09/30/x-factor-simon-cowell-american-idol/

    “5) Idol just keeps getting better: I know, I know, we live in a society where the 18-34 demographic is king, and where any show that lasts beyond four seasons runs the risk of a knee-jerk label of ‘uncool,’  but recent incarnations of Idolhave been as strong as ever ‘” perhaps even stronger. Season 7 gave us the epic Cook-Archuleta showdown ‘” and introduced us to a deep bench of delights, including Jason Castro, Brooke White, Carly Smithson, and Michael Johns. And season 8’s Kradison gives Idol its best chance at three-pronged Billboard-chart success in show history. Why would Fox do anything to derail its money train, even if ratings have slipped a little in recent years?

  403. wordnerdarchie – thanks for the info re David Cook (he’s in NY, band’s in Canada). Although I try, real life sometimes intervenes & I don’t always get to watch all his tour vids!! Guess I’ll catch up when the tour finally ends (sob).
    and those Dec09 vids must either be professional or from someone on the tour, they are so good.

  404. and those Dec09 vids must either be professional or from someone on the tour, they are so good.

    Well, thank heavens they exist, because I’ve been reading on twitter that John — another really good DC concert videographer — has had his videos taken down over some dispute involving Jordin concert videos. (Nothing to do with DC at all.) Since Jordin opens for people such as the Jonas Brothers and Brittany, there’s speculation that it actually involves their rules and restrictions, but who knows.

  405. ooh sassycatz, that is indeed bad news. he does have excellent vids.

  406. I’ve been reading on twitter that John ‘” another really good DC concert videographer ‘” has had his videos taken down

    Noooooooooooooo. Thank goodness I have my favorites downloaded but if he’s not going to be able to (or want to) put up any more… *sad face*

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