Idol Headlines for 11/19/09

‘GMA’ Presents Free Adam Lambert Concert!

“Good Morning America” announced today that “American Idol” runner-up Adam Lambert will be playing a live, free, intimate concert on Nov. 25 as part of “GMA’s” Fall Concert Series and you’re invited!

If you live in the New York area, come down to the Hudson Theatre on 44th street between Broadway and Sixth Avenue by 6 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 25, to see the star perform live. Seats are first come, first serve.

ABC News

Jordin Sparks cancels

We were looking forward to having Jordin Sparks on our show but we have just received this notice from Sony, Jordin’s music label.

JORDIN SPARKS CANCELS PROMOTIONAL TRIP DUE TO ILLNESS

Sony Music artist Jordin Sparks has had to cancel her planned promotional trip to Australia due to acute appendicitis for which she is currently receiving treatment.

Jordin’s management has released the following statement from Jordin:

“I want to apologize to all of my fans and Guy Sebastian for not being able to travel to Australia. I really hope to see you guys soon and get back to the land down under. Thank you for keeping me in your thoughts and prayers.”

au.lifestyle.yahoo.com

More Idol Headlines after the JUMP…

Adam Lambert: Hot Hollywood Hunk

Tending to press duties as he gears up for his debut album’s release, Adam Lambert attended US Weekly’s Hot Hollywood 2009 Party in Los Angeles on Wednesday night (November 18).

Held at Voyeur, the ‘American Idol’  hunk was all glammed up as he mingled with fellow guests including Kris Allen and Katy O’Connell.

celebrity-gossip.net

A Minute With: Adam Lambert “For Your Entertainment”

LOS ANGELES (Reuters Life!) – Adam Lambert may have lost the battle to be crowned “American Idol” but the glam rocker with soaring vocals says he got what he wanted from the TV singing contest — an album deal, exposure and a chance to make and present music his way.

Lambert’s debut album “For Your Entertainment” will be released on Nov 23. The 27 year-old from California spoke to Reuters about his music, his hopes and how his life has changed.

Q: How would you describe the music on the album?

Reuters.com

Adam Lambert: Who’s outraged by the OUT cover controversy?

As you may have read yesterday, Aaron Hicklin, editor of OUT magazine, wrote an open letter to American Idol season 8 runner-up Adam Lambert, accusing the singer and his management team of the following: only agreeing to the OUT cover shoot if it included a straight woman*; demanding they not make Adam look ‘too gay’ ; and not agreeing to be on OUT’s cover while the Idol season was going on. (Little known fact: The Gay Mafia bylaws state that any gay celeb who doesn’t immediately agree to an OUT cover request can have his/her membership card** revoked. Fact that somehow seems to have been lost on Hicklin: The folks at Fox don’t cooperate with solo contestant covers/interviews till after the Idol season has wrapped.)

Entertainment Weekly

Adam Lambert’s Debut Album ‘For Your Entertainment’ Is Simply Mediocre

Adam Lambert’s Debut Album ‘For Your Entertainment’ Is Simply Mediocre Life after American Idol is a delicate dance on coals for most who pass through the talent show. Customarily, winners/runners-up are called upon to record a crap forgettable single designed to accrue a modest number of spins on radio, and if they’re lucky, they start to come into their own, then are allowed a chance to misstep for the sake of artistic growth. Then they finally hit their stride. It’s here that we finally begin to regard this kind of Idol alum independently of the show that vaulted her to success. To that end, Adam Lambert’s got a long, twisty path to pop stardom ahead of him. For Your Entertainment may make that ascent even more difficult.

Black Book Magazine

For Your Entertainment

It was the album-cover shot shown ’round the world ‘” or rather, the hydra-headed gossip-sphere: Adam Lambert in full gender-bent regalia, a black-leathered, blue-follicled flashpoint of next-level snazzy-dazzlement. And it seemed to make a certain promise: This special snowflake would not tamp down his fabulosity for the masses. He would let his kohl-rimmed light shine, American Idol’s sterile starmaker machinery be damned ‘” nobody puts Glammy in a corner!

Entertainment Weekly

Adam Lambert’s debut, ‘For Your Entertainment, ‘ has plenty of flash, and plenty to offer

Like the man himself, Adam Lambert’s post-‘American Idol’  debut album is over the top and heavily accessorized. But beneath the flashy trappings lurks a trippy hippie heart, and Lambert’s sunny affirmations help make ‘For Your Entertainment’  a shiny party album worth keeping on the morning after.

Written and produced by a slew of industry big shots that includes Pink, Lady Gaga, One Republic singer Ryan Tedder and members of Muse, Lambert’s album suffers from the same glossy professionalism that makes most ‘Idol’  CDs seem permanently shrink-wrapped. Lambert’s crazy, octave-vaulting vocals were like nothing we had heard on ‘Idol’  before, but the blandly bombastic ‘Time for Miracles’  and the generically bouncy ‘Sure Fire Winners’  could have been recorded by anybody.

SignOnSanDiego

Fabulous, yes ‘” you were expecting different?

So, it looks like Adam Lambert’s just going to go for it.

Will you look at this pretty-pretty princess album cover and how it sparkles with fabulousness? Take a minute to appreciate the shade of his blue hair, the detail in his feline-inspired eye makeup, the glistening of the outer space background.

It’s perfection.

For an ‘American Idol’  contestant who most likely lost the competition for being gay, this cover sure feels like Lambert’s making a statement. Imagine this sitting on the shelves in Conway, Ark., home of ‘American Idol’  winner Kris Allen. It’s as uncomfortably flamboyant as you can get.

SignOnSanDiego

Adam Lambert CD Review: WOAH

You guys know it’s not like me to be at a loss for words’ ¦

But that’s exactly what I was after hearing just one track from Adam Lambert’s ‘For Your Entertainment.’  And then I thought of so many words it’s hard to get them all down.

So I’ll just start with one’”WOAH!

I hate to use a clich to describe something so fresh and original but a breath of fresh air really is a great way to say it. Only maybe I would say it’s a gust instead of a breath’ ¦

Media.Herald-dispatch.com

Engine still set at ‘Idol’

They’ve been all over Broadway, so it’s no surprise to find “American Idol” alumni doing cabaret. Exhibit A: Melinda Doolittle, a Season 6 finalist whose elimination was one of the show’s more egregious verdicts, just opened at Feinstein’s.

The engaging singer’s first nightclub stint reveals both the strengths and weaknesses of many an “Idol” contestant: Undeniably talented, with a powerful voice and a soulful delivery, she’s a little too big for the room.

Clearly excited about making her big-city debut Tuesday night, she started out strongly, with a winning rendition of “Hooray for Love” and a jazzy “I Got Rhythm.”

But as the evening wore on, the showboating style encouraged on TV began to break through.

NY Post

Keeping the faith with Mandisa

Contemporary Christian singer and former “American Idol” contestant Mandisa loves performing at women’s conferences. She’s been doing a lot of them this fall, appearing on the Women of Faith and the Extraordinary Women Conference tours across the country.

On Friday, the Extraordinary Women Conference comes to the Municipal Auditorium, and Mandisa brings her voice.

“It’s my favorite audience in the world, ” Mandisa said. “There’s just something where thousands of women get together. There’s a freedom. There’s vulnerability. We tend to share our lives when we’re in a community like that.”

SundayGazetteMail.com

Mercado: Too Broadway for ‘Idol, ‘ perfect for ‘Dreamgirls’

On American Idol, being “too Broadway” has become synonymous with a ticket home.

But for Season 7’s third-place finisher, Syesha Mercado, being Broadway is a good thing. She’s taking the stage as Deena Jones in the national tour of Dreamgirls, a musical about a girl group that encounters fame, fortune and heartache, which opens Sunday at the Apollo Theater in New York and wraps up July 25 in Kansas City.

“(The judges) say a lot of things about Broadway, but it’s OK, ” says Mercado, 22. “Broadway is a good thing. I love Broadway.”

USA Today

The Weekend List: Matt Giraud, Asylum Street Spankers, Steppin’ In It and more

The Big Show: “American Idol” fans, especially of the West Michigan variety, are gearing up for this: Finalist Matt Giraud, of Kalamazoo, plays two concerts Saturday at Cornerstone Church, 1675 84th St. SE, part of the church’s grand opening celebration. Shows are at 3:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m, but the late show (which will be followed by fireworks) already is sold out. General admission tickets for the early show are $10, available at the church office or at Kava House, 6333 Kalamazoo Ave. SE. Giraud will greet fans between shows; call 698-3170 for information. And for who can’t make this performance, Giraud performs at the Forest Hills Fine Arts Center at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 29. (Details online at fhfineartscenter.com.) Here’s Giraud performing his version of Marvin Gaye’s “Let’s Get It On.”

mlive.com

PHOTOFLASH: Paula Abdul Attends Radio City Christmas Spectacular Opening

Choreographer and television personality Paula Abdul was on hand for the opening of the 2009 edition of The Radio City Christmas Spectacular on Tuesday, November 17. At the event, The Make-a-Wish Foundation honored the Garden of Dreams Foundation with the Chris Grecious Award for exceptional dedication at Radio City Music Hall.

The Spectacular, which runs through December 30, features numerous numbers by the world-famous Rockettes, including “The 12 Days of Christmas” and “New York at Christmas, ” use of the giant LED screen, and such longtime favorites as “The Living Nativity” and “The Parade of the Wooden Soldiers.”

Theater Mania

Country music awards boost ABC in the ratings

NEW YORK ‘” Country music is a good friend to ABC.

The network had its strongest ratings week in more than a year last week.

One big reason was its telecast of the Country Music Association Awards, which the Nielsen Co. says brought more than 17 million people to the network.

Also doing well for ABC was a special with Robin Roberts interviewing country stars including Carrie Underwood and Tim McGraw.

Associated Press

Emmy Awards move to earlier date

The Emmy Awards, which are usually held in the middle of September, will move next year to Aug. 29, executives announced Wednesday.

NBC’s early announcement that it will air the 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards a few weeks earlier than usual will give the network and the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences a “head start on creative discussions, ” said Paul Telegdy, executive vice president of alternative programming for NBC and Universal Media Studios.

LA Times

‘So You Think You Can Dance’ recap: Make it Memorable

Well, she made an effort to come out of her cage, but not even a brilliantly quirky Tyce Diorio jazz routine about birds could stop Channing Cooke from getting her wings clipped and pecked out of the competition. And while it seemed that the talented yet benign dancer had been targeted for elimination from the beginning, I was a little sad to see her let go. Despite my inherent wariness of feathered creatures and puckish Tyce Diorios alike, I, like Kate Ward, loved Channing and Victor’s blackbird routine Tuesday night. I also hoped that it would help get them to the hot tamale station ‘” or at least let them stick around for one more week. It also made me wish that there were more oversize bird cages around ‘” you know, just to hang out on or jump through.

Entertainment Weekly

“So You Think You Can Dance”: Pirouette overload!

I don’t think anyone was surprised by the guy who went home tonight: The judges last night warned Kevin Hunte and Karen Hauer that they’d probably be in the bottom three couples after their Broadway dance, and they were proved right. I had a feeling that no matter who else was in the bottom with Kevin, he’d be going home — he just hasn’t proved himself as promising as Nathan Trasoras or Victor Smalley. I do like Victor, but I’m glad that Nigel warned him about his dangerous pirouette habit.

LA Times

‘So You Think You Can Dance’ Exclusive: Judges, Elimated Contestant Reactions

In last night’s episode of “So You Think You Can Dance, ” contestants Kevin Hunte and Channing Cooke went home.

Fox News caught up with Hunte to ask him how he felt about the decision from judges Nigel Lithgoe, Adam Shankman and Mary Murphy.

‘[I’m] a little upset but you know just got to move on, ” Hunte told Fox News. “This is God’s will, you got to brush it up and keep it moving. I’ve got a lot out of this competition, Met a lot of beautiful people and I am blessed I am blessed that’s how I feel I am blessed.’ 

FOX News

ETA:

Kelly Clarkson wows Victoria crowd

It shouldn’t come as a surprise that Kelly Clarkson’s concert Wednesday night at the arena was heavy on cover songs. She did, after all, win the American Idol title in 2002 by tackling everyone from Aretha Franklin to Cline Dion.

Clarkson’s choices were more esoteric during her Victoria debut. The 27 year-old from Fort Worth, Tex., touched on everything from alt-rock to classic country with amazing precision during 90 hit-packed minutes.

She opened with the title track of her fourth album, All I Ever Wanted, a brassy blast which must have given the soundman fits. The shrill sound wasn’t solved in time for the Grammy-nominated Miss Independent, a rocker that showcased her major league pipes, but by the night’s third song, I Do Not Hook Up, Clarkson and her 11-piece band were rolling big-time.

Times Colonist

Album review: Adam Lambert, ‘For Your Entertainment’

For those reasons, there was hope that ‘For Your Entertainment’  would be the first post-‘Idol’  debut to break the mold of industry-manicured pap. Instead, it’s a series of hedged bets. It stuffs Lambert into a box of formulas that keep his musical flamboyance in check.

Rob Cavallo, Dr. Luke, Ryan Tedder, Max Martin — among the most successful songwriters and producers of the decade, experts at manipulating the industry machine — keep him firmly in the middle of the road. The most exciting moments arrive when he veers off, little explosions of individuality that suggest Lambert has a lot more to give than this album and his small army of handlers will allow.

Chicago Tribune

X Factor: Jamie Archer reveals the truth behind Danyl Johnson’s meltdown over Simon Cowell’s song choice

Jamie Archer has explained the real reason behind Danyl Johnson’s meltdown over this weekend’s X Factor performance.

Yesterday, Danyl stormed out of rehearsals because he was furious with Simon Cowell’s song choice ‘ Praying For Time by George Michael.

The 27-year-old disappeared for hours, before ending up at the Sony BMG offices in London, where Simon works, for crisis talks.

But in an exclusive interview with Mirror.co.uk, Jamie revealed that he has since spoken to Danyl and knows the truth behind his breakdown.

Mirror.co.uk

Carrie Underwood Will Serenade CNN Heroes

Oh great. Just what you want to see after you’ve stuffed yourself with turkey, gravy, cranberries, pumpkin pie and every kind of carbohydrate casserole known to man: the slim, trim and gorgeous Carrie Underwood doing what she does best. She’ll be on CNN on Thanksgiving night performing for CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute. With Anderson Cooper as host, the event will honor those selected by CNN’s Blue Ribbon Panel and each hero will go home with $25, 000 in recognition of their work.

CMT

Allison Iraheta’s ‘Friday I’ll Be Over U’ video: When performance and fashion trump concept and execution

Make no mistake: Allison is exuberant and lovely as always ‘” the girl is a total rock star, and her youthful joy at making her video debut bursts (adorably) through the computer screen. But much like the dude in the A-Ha video that this clip attempts to pay homage to, Allison is trapped in a concept that’s flat and one-dimensional. The opening 20 seconds, with Allison and disembodied portions of her bandmates popping up on what looks like a crumpled piece of loose-leaf paper, is not the way to get the party started. Meanwhile, the clip’s director (I’ve got a call in to Allison’s publicist to find out who) uses an entire bag of ’80s tricks like a chef hurling a box of uncooked spaghetti at the wall and hoping it’ll stick: There are Allison’s eyes randomly appearing above a giant, lips-shaped couch! There’s primary Allison shot at peculiar angle while a second Allison does jump-cut dance moves by an amp stack in the background! Hey, let’s toss some random colors and sample lyrics in there, just for kicks! I half-expected to see Chaka Khan boogying next to a chain-link fence.

Entertainment Weekly

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414 Comments

  1. According to Elvisduran- Adam will be in the studio on Tuesday

    @elvisduran: @adamlambert in-studio Tuesday morning!!! RT RT RT

    Doubt they would have him in there if they weren’t planning on playing his songs.

  2. I hope Elvis Duran play both of the singles.

    Also MTV has Adam and Kris and possibly Katy footage from the US Magazine event last night. Jim C tweeted it will be up sometime today

  3. I don’t care which one he plays- I feel totally vindicated that they are waiting for promo to start after the AMA’s. He is also going to be interviewed by Jim C next week- all a part of the Master Plan ;)

    So much for the theory that the Glamberts are making him blacklist the songs.

  4. Bringing over from last night’s Headlines thread. David Cook played his entire CD last night at Hammond, Indiana on the 1-yr anniversary of his debut album release. There were some memorable performances.

    Ah, the lovely Avalanche. This one had the best sound of the three versons that I found. Such raw emotion. Enjoy!

    And do not miss Permanent, written about his late brother Adam.

    Also look at the song that most fans feel should have been released as a single, Lie.

    Check guamquilter’s channel for more high audio quality videos. :)

  5. Doubt they would have him in there if they weren’t planning on playing his songs.

    Well, they’ve already played his song, so I guess that’s true. But — in general — don’t bet on this. Radio stations have people on *all* the time, and then don’t play their songs. The labels — major and indie — all know that, to even get a shot at having their songs played, they have to offer the radio stations access of all kinds to the artists. But it is *zero* guarantee.

    Many many Idols and other musicians have flown all over the ocuntry to many many stations, done acoustic concerts at 8 am in time zones that make that 5 am for Californians, joked with djs, been the prizes in fan contests, had lunch with squeeing fangirls, heard their praises sung, and then seen zero play of their songs by the station.

    Those appearances are part of what payola amounts today — and you have to make them because everybody else is doing it and you don’t want to hand others an advantage, but since no tit for tat is allowed, the stations have no obligation at all to play you after you show up, and many won’t. …

    KIIS LA debuted FYE and Adam did an interview there, they got an exclusive. Have they been playing the song? (last I heard I don’t think they’d played it at all after the first day, but that was a while ago, and I haven’t been checking, so maybe they have started to… But even if they have, they didn’t give it heavy play quickly, which is what common sense would suggest a station that wanted to debut a song would do …)

    So I expect Z100 to play Adam, given recent events, but, boy, his being there is no guarantee, if history is any guide.

    (And I hope Jordin gets well quickly. Too bad that she didn’t get to make the trip to Oz to pick up the boost she’d probably get there from singing with Guy S. )

  6. best wishes and thoughts n prayers for Jordin

    she came thru surgery ok (according to her nana … posted at idolforums)

  7. Sat Radio (7-days Nov 12-18):

    FYE:
    Hot AC – Dial Global: HAC: spins:5
    Kiss – SiriusXM: Top 40: spins 56
    Pink – SiriusXM: Top 40: spins 24

    WWFM:
    No Sat Play yet

    LLWD:
    Pink – SiriusXM: Top40: spins 76
    The Pulse – Sirius XM: Hot AC: spins 26
    And VH1 has played the vid 7 times.

    FIBOU:
    No Sat Play Yet

  8. I’m glad to hear Jordin came through surgery OK dancin.

    Kris fans will want to look at the new Entertainment Weekly with Robert Downey Jr. because it has a HIGHlarious interview with him. Topics discussed include Kris’s choice between outrunning a cheetah and facing down a giant grizzly bear, what lyric he would’ve added to NoBo, the fate of the red aprons, Levi Johnston, what Kris blames on alcohol, and whether he would demand more money to play a gig for the Kardashians or Simon Cowell. It’s 100% silly and it’s GREAT.

  9. So I expect Z100 to play Adam, given recent events, but, boy, his being there is no guarantee, if history is any guide.

    They added WWFM to their playlist yesterday and have been playing it, so I don’t think there’s anything to be concerned about.

    I hope Slezak gets to interview Adam next week too.

  10. Studio57
    11/19/2009 at 10:11 am
    I don’t care which one he plays- I feel totally vindicated that they are waiting for promo to start after the AMA’s. He is also going to be interviewed by Jim C next week- all a part of the Master Plan

    So much for the theory that the Glamberts are making him blacklist the songs.

    Me too.. studio57

  11. David Cook was on z100 last year the day his album was released, and he did a chat with the fans from there. Maybe Adam will do that too? It was kinda cool.
    I also expect Adam to visit WPLJ that day.

  12. jms
    11/19/2009 at 10:18 am
    Sat Radio (7-days Nov 12-18):

    FYE:
    Hot AC ‘“ Dial Global: HAC: spins:5
    Kiss ‘“ SiriusXM: Top 40: spins 56
    Pink ‘“ SiriusXM: Top 40: spins 24

    WWFM:
    No Sat Play yet

    LLWD:
    Pink ‘“ SiriusXM: Top40: spins 76
    The Pulse ‘“ Sirius XM: Hot AC: spins 26
    And VH1 has played the vid 7 times.

    FIBOU:
    No Sat Play Yet

    JMS – remember me? the Stat. Radio lover?
    Thanks for the info. These are the same stations I listen to on a daily basis, including Alt Nation. I’ve heard LLWD probably 5 times and still no FYE. LOL

    Again.. thanks for the info.

  13. KIIS LA debuted FYE and Adam did an interview there, they got an exclusive. Have they been playing the song?

    I haven’t heard it much after that initial day, but right now, Ryan just said “here is Adam’s latest”…and is playing “want do you want from me” – I really like it!

  14. I didn’t know Katy (Allen) O’Connell was using her “maiden” name.

    I think that is fantastic! She really seems to be a very smart and withit young lady (and very attractive). I hope she, too, has a bunch of success on her own.

  15. And do not miss Permanent, written about his late brother Adam.

    *Sniff*. That was lovely. Teary-eyed Cookie kills me.

  16. Katy-Kris-Adam on the red carpet of the US Mag Hot 100 party.

    When I clicked on that link, the picture of Adam that comes up looks exactly like Elizabeth Taylor. I guess it’s the hair and the dark eye makeup. (No snark intended, I just was struck by the uncanny resemblance.)

  17. Ah, the lovely Avalanche. This one had the best sound of the three versons that I found. Such raw emotion.

    That was just stunning! It’s incredible how he continues to find ways to make the song sound new. The tweaks he did to the song, coupled with the lighting … I’m at a loss for words. Just … wow.

  18. Sorry to hear about Jordin being sick. It’s good to hear that she came through surgery OK. Hopefully, she’ll be back in good form shortly.

  19. danny is using the SHF twitter more. I wonder how things are going with that?

    SophiasHeart “If you can’t feed a hundred people, then feed just one.” (Mother Teresa) Please consider being a monthly donor. Visit http://www.sophiasheart.org
    9 minutes ago from web

    Reply Retweet SophiasHeart “If you can’t feed a hundred people, then feed just one.” Please consider being a monthly donor. Visit http://www.sophiasheart.org
    9 minutes ago from web

  20. When I clicked on that link, the picture of Adam that comes up looks exactly like Elizabeth Taylor. I guess it’s the hair and the dark eye makeup. (No snark intended, I just was struck by the uncanny resemblance.)

    quick glance – I can see that, there is a picture of him in full drag and my sister says he reminds her of a young Joan Collins

  21. From the Herald-dispatch.com review:

    Sadly not everything on the CD is original since I instantly recognized ‘Sleepwalker’  as the Ryan Tedder (OneRepublic) song since the opening is terribly similar to OneRepublic’s ‘All the Right Moves.’  It’s still a good song, it’s just hard for me to get past that’ ¦

    Somebody (sorry, don’t remember who) on this board has been vindicated.

  22. wordnerdarchie…thank you for the video links to the amazing live performances of David Cook.

  23. @elvisduran: @adamlambert in-studio Tuesday morning!!!

    So I expect Z100 to play Adam, given recent events, but, boy, his being there is no guarantee, if history is any guide.

    I heard WWFM on Z100 yesterday and posted about it while it was playing in the headlines thread. I’m sure I’ll be hearing it again today.

  24. Squirrely
    11/19/2009 at 10:35 am
    danny is using the SHF twitter more. I wonder how things are going with that?

    SophiasHeart ‘If you can’t feed a hundred people, then feed just one.’  (Mother Teresa) Please consider being a monthly donor. Visit http://www.sophiasheart.org
    9 minutes ago from web

    Reply Retweet SophiasHeart ‘If you can’t feed a hundred people, then feed just one.’  Please consider being a monthly donor. Visit http://www.sophiasheart.org
    9 minutes ago from web

    Does his Twitter have a stutter? ;)

  25. Hola! I fully expect RCA to give WWFM to start playing after the AMAs. It seems to me, and I could be wrong, that FYE is not the strongest song; it’s great for performance but NOT for radio. Considering that OPH party played it several times (FYE was requested but NOT played), Elvis Duran is playing, and now Ryan, it seems logical that it is not only the 2nd single but will be added soon. Mix 104.1 (HAC) played FYE twice. It got a good but not great reception and has not been played since. I also thing WWFM is a better better, just like LLWD is played and seems like a good fit.

    Cantiello IS interviewing, but dunno about Slezak (I’m sure if he can, he will).

    Just happy that Adam is getting airplay and we’ll get some interviews! Jonesing. And I just got my email that I will get the CD in my hot hands soon (hopefully by Monday) and I *should* able to download epic fail iTunes that day. God, I had no idea how much I needed Adam music, but considering how many times I have streamed FYE, guess so. The happiest news is that FYE is getting very good reviews for the most part. I sure hope this results in sales. I am not going to think about it till it’s released, however, except that it seems to be holding pretty steady on iTunes.

    BTW, I have listened to KA a number of times and like it.

    Best wishes to Jordin on a speedy recovery.

  26. KIIS LA debuted FYE and Adam did an interview there, they got an exclusive. Have they been playing the song?

    I haven’t heard it much after that initial day, but right now, Ryan just said ‘here is Adam’s latest’ ’ ¦and is playing ‘want do you want from me’  ‘“ I really like it!

    Great! Here’s to increased airplay for Adam, and for Allison and Kris!

    Also — the apparently rather widespread love for WWFM strikes me kind of funny, given the amount of angst expressed a while ago about how the song couldn’t be any good because Pink had thrown it away …. Guess not, lol.

  27. Sorry Kris and Adam fans, but I can’t help myself. I have to link to my favorite song on David Cook’s CD. Especially since he did it acoustically with his Hummingbird guitar. And besides, he said that his time on Idol was the inspiration for this song.
    Life on the Moon

  28. Mix 104.1 (HAC) played FYE twice. It got a good but not great reception and has not been played since. I also thing WWFM is a better better, just like LLWD is played and seems like a good fit.

    suebrody, is Mix playing LLWD? I have yet to hear it on the radio after all this time. They sure played Heartless a lot, before LLWD came out.

    ck glance ‘“ I can see that, there is a picture of him in full drag and my sister says he reminds her of a young Joan Collins.

    Young JC and young ET kind of looked alike also, yeah.

  29. Sorry to hear about Jordin. certainly wish her well.
    Hope Syesha does great with Broadway stuff – she was impressive on tour last year.

    Most of all – thanks to those who posted the videos from Cookie’s amazing show last night!! He is just so…wonderful.

  30. I haven’t heard it much after that initial day, but right now, Ryan just said ‘here is Adam’s latest’ ’ ¦and is playing ‘want do you want from me’  ‘“ I really like it!

    So Ryan actually called it Adam’s latest? Well, the good news is that the too biggest pop stations in the nation like Adam’s WWFM even if it isn’t a single.

    I know it’s not believed to be part of the Master Plan, but perhaps RCA should consider following radio’s lead.

    67 66 ADAM LAMBERT For Your Entertainment 203 155 33 0.626
    3 Spins
    -12 Bullet
    +0.001 AI

    HAC:
    52 48 ADAM LAMBERT For Your Entertainment 205 143 49 0.923
    -9 Spins
    -22 Bullet
    -0.067 AI

  31. I was there for David Cook’s cellcast last night, along with some other 400+ folks. It was definitely a concert for the books. They played the whole album from start to finish in celebration of the one year anniversary. He pulled out his acoustic guitar for a powerful version of Life on the Moon.

    And to answer the question, “Will he or won’t he play Time of My Life”?, in true DC fashion, he responded with a performance of ‘Shattered Dreams’. LOL. Gotta love that guy! They also played Kiss on the Neck, the terrific new song Make Believe and closed it out with Straight Ahead. What a concert!

  32. Sorry Kris and Adam fans, but I can’t help myself. I have to link to my favorite song on David Cook’s CD. Especially since he did it acoustically with his Hummingbird guitar. And besides, he said that his time on Idol was the inspiration for this song.
    Life on the Moon

    Don’t mind at all LOTM is my favorite song on the album.

  33. koshka, Here’s the times FYE played yesterday on Kiss SiriusXM. 1:42am, 4:39am, 7:34am, 10:56am, 1:20pm, 4:14pm, 7:09pm, 10:07pm. If I recall correctly it seemed to play in the same hours as the day before. So 1-2am, 4-5am, etc. But I don’t know what timezone this is. At a guess, I’d say EST or UCT. Hope that helps.

  34. I think Adam would be the first one to say to DJ’s to play what they want. The thing about this album is it is multi genre, and something for everyone. I think it would be pretty cool if DJ’s just kind of picked which ones they wanted, it certainly won’t burt Adam at all.

    Funny thing- I still like FYE more than WWFM.

    How come every time there is a still shot of Kris from a video he is caught looking like the biggest doofus, lol?

  35. Seems I’m always a day late and a dollar short (thanks to Real Life and a little thing called corporate firewall) but I did finally manage to listen to the stream of Adam’s album.
    o
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    It is SO much more than I thought 19/RCA would let him get away with, judging by the comments I’d been reading here since joining this blog back in June. I really thought they would make him dull his shine and record a safe album full of formulaic pop. He really is driving this bus, isn’t he? I love it. Even the “weaker” songs are better than most people’s hit singles that get played on radio these days. And what a voice. This weekend I will take the time to write a song-by-song review on Planet Fierce, but for now, I’ll just take a deep breath and say THANK YOU ADAM.

  36. I want to post a video from David’s concert last night, to mention his 1 year anniversary, and the fact that he played his entire album. Which one should I use?

  37. Tough break for Jordin. Hope she recovers quickly and I’m happy to hear the surgery went well.

  38. MJ, the one he performed last night that means the most to fans is Permanent. He’s only done that live twice since May. That would be my choice. (And the one I linked had the superior sound.) Another rarely performed song is Avalanche.

    Life on the Moon is good too, but he made a mistake on a lyric. And Lie will be on Carrie’s special, so you might want to wait until that airs to post it.

  39. Studio57
    11/19/2009 at 10:49 am
    I think Adam would be the first one to say to DJ’s to play what they want. The thing about this album is it is multi genre, and something for everyone. I think it would be pretty cool if DJ’s just kind of picked which ones they wanted, it certainly won’t burt Adam at all.

    Funny thing- I still like FYE more than WWFM.

    Won’t hurt his album sales, but as others (who know far more about it than me) noted, it will affect his singles’ positions. Maybe that’s alright with RCA. They keep throwing curve balls, so who knows. :)

    I like both FYE and WWFM equally, I think. They are very different from one another. But if I had to guess, WWFM will do better on radio. Easier for people to just sing along with, even if it’s not as boppy and dancey as the other.

  40. Billboard Current Charts:

    LLWD
    #70 Hot 100
    #39 Pop Songs
    #44 Christian Songs
    #20 Adult Pop

    FYE
    #84 Hot 100
    #56 Digital Songs
    #33 Canadian Hot 100

    Good for Kris and Adam :)

  41. I was at the anniversary show last night. It was full of epic. From the opening strains of Declaration to the end of Straight Ahead it was amazing. I’m still basking in the afterglow. My favorite was LOTM. It was beautiful. Permanent is beautiful and amazing and all but I just hate to see him in pain. I was 3rd row so saw every bit of it.

    I’m actually going to see them again in less than 12 hours (don’t judge, it’s only my 4th show). I justified it to myself because I hadn’t seen Green River Ordinance open for them, and I want to, coupled with the fact that David Cook and The Anthemic are getting near tour’s end, and it’s making me rather anxious (if not that, I’m sure I could have made up a different excuse).

  42. I just looked up the Hudson Theatre. It seats 1100, so plenty of seating. I don’t know how Adam’s new band has time to rehearse for more than a couple of songs, and this will only be their second performance together (AMA being the first).

    Good luck and have fun to those wanting to attend.

  43. MJ, the one he performed last night that means the most to fans is Permanent. He’s only done that live twice since May. That would be my choice. (And the one I linked had the superior sound.)

    I haven’t had a chance to look at all the videos since I’m at work. I thought the Avalanche video was pretty powerful. Unfortunately, although the sound is good in the Permanent video, half the time you get a shot of the very top of DC’s head or the light above it and not him. If that were an MP3, it’d be better.

  44. FYE, the album, is creeping up the itunes chart. Now at #24. Will these pre-sale orders count as the first week of sales? I’ve asked before, but no one heard me.

  45. suebrody
    11/19/2009 at 10:47 am

    Jim’s interview w/ Kradam:
    http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1626633/20091119/index.jhtml

    Gots to go. Hope there is lots of news when I get back. laterz!!!

    OMG…did you catch at the very end of the video where Adam points to his “glove” and says, “this is a certain type of ring” to Kris? Then Kris cracks up! It’s the GMA glove/ring.

    Adam, you are so naughty!

  46. BestAI
    11/19/2009 at 10:58 am
    I just looked up the Hudson Theatre. It seats 1100, so plenty of seating. I don’t know how Adam’s new band has time to rehearse for more than a couple of songs, and this will only be their second performance together (AMA being the first).

    Good luck and have fun to those wanting to attend.

    If it had been the 24th as originally announced I could have made it but can’t do the 25th. So you know what I’m going to say, right? Can someone brave the concert police and GET IT UP ON YOUTUBE FOR ME US?

  47. from Ryan

    RyanSeacrest Top 5 cities – “ryan, rock my town”: little rock, NYC, LA, modesto, chicago. What up w/ @AdamLambert’s home San Diego?? http://bit.ly/v0hdX

    Little Rock is leading

  48. Does anyone have spins for WWFM? Just curious.

    jms – oh the irony. The only times I am not in my car. I’ll have to sign up for their internet trial to listen. I find the chase a little humorous.

  49. MJ LOTM #1 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TbDRhGDMb2U or this one but it is sideways # 2 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ljv5DDqNdr8&feature=channel

    This is a beautiful rendition and it is a song he rarely does in concert, this version gives me chills.

    But Permanent is gorgeous: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PczyGjS5m0c

    This is a stripped down version of Avalanche: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5v8CdlD7_Ts

    David was on fire last night but maybe some folks like his more rocking stuff from last night.

  50. OMG’ ¦did you catch at the very end of the video where Adam points to his ‘glove’  and says, ‘this is a certain type of ring’  to Kris? Then Kris cracks up! It’s the GMA glove/ring.

    I know that was a fab interview. And the way Kris turned away from the camera to try and hide his reaction at that point was precious. Also loved Kris saying it’s all about the hair with the requisite “man” thrown in and Adam saying it was other things that attracted the ladies to Kris. I was grinning through the whole thing but burst out laughing and scared the cat at the glove comment.

  51. I know it’s not believed to be part of the Master Plan, but perhaps RCA should consider following radio’s lead.

    How do you know RCA isn’t the one leading radio? Maybe they’re the ones pushing WWFM now. All these stations suddenly playing it this week can’t be that much of a coincidence.

  52. Sassycatz, I agree about the visual on Permanent, those darn camera nazi’s. I like Avalanche too, since that one is rarely performed. If it wasn’t for the lyric glitch I’d cast my vote for LOTM, since it’s my favorite song. Maybe no one other than us fans noticed the miscue, heh?

  53. Oh cr@p that interview was funny….!!!!

    ETA:
    “How do you know RCA isn’t the one leading radio? Maybe they’re the ones pushing WWFM now. All these stations suddenly playing it this week can’t be that much of a coincidence.”

    I agree. I can’t help but wonder if they just threw FYE out there just to see what would happen. I still dig it more than WWFM.. but I get why it isn’t a radio song.

  54. elvisduran

    1. @adamlambert in-studio Tuesday morning!!! RT RT RT

    Elvis Duran is a popular show broadcasted on z100.

  55. from Ryan

    RyanSeacrest Top 5 cities ‘“ ‘ryan, rock my town’ : little rock, NYC, LA, modesto, chicago. What up w/ @AdamLambert’s home San Diego?? http://bit.ly/v0hdX

    Little Rock is leading

    Wha’ the heck? NYC has more than 8 million people and Little Rock has less than 300 thousand.

  56. Elvis Duran is syndicated, too. I know they play his show on the big top 40 station in Philly.

  57. Wha’ the heck? NYC has more than 8 million people and Little Rock has less than 300 thousand.

    But when less than a thousand people care enough to vote….

  58. RyanSeacrest Top 5 cities ‘“ ‘ryan, rock my town’ : little rock, NYC, LA, modesto, chicago. What up w/ @AdamLambert’s home San Diego?? http://bit.ly/v0hdX

    Little Rock is leading

    there’s a shocker

  59. BeckyMD
    11/19/2009 at 11:07 am
    elvisduran

    1. @adamlambert in-studio Tuesday morning!!! RT RT RT

    Elvis Duran is a popular show broadcasted on z100.

    Often, whoever is on Z100 also visits WPLJ and vice versa. I retweeted Elvis’s tweet to Scott and Todd, the PLJ morning DJs. There’s always been rivalry between these two stations. A little healthy competition never hurt. Hopefully Adam does visit WPLJ while he’s in NY.

  60. How is Modesto in the top 5 cities requesting the Kradison concert. Little Rock at least makes sense — but Modesto????

  61. I thought the Avalanche video was pretty powerful. Unfortunately, although the sound is good in the Permanent video, half the time you get a shot of the very top of DC’s head or the light above it and not him. If that were an MP3, it’d be better.

    Forget what I said. The Avalanche video suffers from the same problem, so you might as well go with Permanent.

  62. Elvis Duran’s show is the one that premiered Kris’ single. His show is a major deal for Top 40 radio…

  63. MJ, I’ve got a suggestion, why don’t you post 3 videos. :)
    Permanent, Avalanche, and Life on the Moon. The first 2 are not done very often in concert. Here are the numbers for the year.

    Permanent: 18
    Avalanche: 22
    Life on the Moon: 63 (but hardly ever done acoustic)

    (Note: this is with 146 concerts, so Permanent and Avalanche are very rare.)

    Here is another Permanent version with decent audio. (Some audio distortion, but great visual)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0UrpieYJ9sk

  64. BestAI
    11/19/2009 at 11:08 am
    from Ryan

    RyanSeacrest Top 5 cities ‘“ ‘ryan, rock my town’ : little rock, NYC, LA, modesto, chicago. What up w/ @AdamLambert’s home San Diego?? http://bit.ly/v0hdX

    Little Rock is leading

    Wha’ the heck? NYC has more than 8 million people and Little Rock has less than 300 thousand.

    Maybe people in NYC don’t listen to Ryan’s show very much or aren’t that into American Idol? When I voted for LA, there were only 37 total votes and it was in 2nd place. I also don’t listen to KISS and neither does anyone I know, regardless of age.

  65. How is Modesto in the top 5 cities requesting the Kradison concert. Little Rock at least makes sense ‘” but Modesto????

    All it takes is one large high school with a motivated student body to get out enough votes to win this thing. Go vote yourself and pick Modesto’s zip code and you’ll see how few votes they really needed to compete.

  66. MJ – re which vid from Cookie’ s show last night – I have a soft spot for ADailyAntheM and Straight Ahead, but I think most would vote for Permanent or Avalanche. lots of good choices.
    thanks for giving him the shout-out.

  67. Wha’ the heck? NYC has more than 8 million people and Little Rock has less than 300 thousand.

    I don’t understand why everyone is surprised. NYC and LA are big, cosmopolitan cities. They host celebrities and events bigger than the Idols. To Little Rock, the Idols would be *the* big thing; to the other cities, not so much.

  68. I want to post a video from David’s concert last night, to mention his 1 year anniversary, and the fact that he played his entire album. Which one should I use?

    Maybe Avalanche, because it’s not played as much as it’s only David and a guitar, so the sound is good.
    The Straight Ahead video would also be a good option, it’s a good one and a less known David song. Too bad it doesn’t have the end when he walks in the audience.

  69. I listen to WPLJ on my way to work in the morning. Would I sure love to hear Adam! Yesterday they had Kris on. Yeah for the Idols!

  70. I listen to WPLJ on my way to work in the morning. Would I sure love to hear Adam! Yesterday they had Kris on. Yeah for the Idols!

    Well, they had been playing FYE quite a bit. But then the DJs got harrassed. Now they haven’t played it at all for three days. Coincidence?

  71. I want to post a video from David’s concert last night, to mention his 1 year anniversary, and the fact that he played his entire album. Which one should I use?

    Yeah, unless a vid of ADAM shows up (which seems perfect for the occasion) I’d echo the Permanent or Avalanche suggestions. Permanent is a rarity live for obvious reasons. He was in such amazing voice, though, for Avalanche, and the audio is phenomenal.

    Ohhh, new vid popped up of Mr. Sensitive, with banter, in which David calls Mr. S his favorite child. So, maybe this one?

  72. All the songs were beautiful but Permanent was breathtaking. Beautiful man beautiful song. I would pick this one MJ.

  73. In addition to such faces as Johnny Depp, Ryan Reynolds, Jake Gyllenhaal and Robert Pattinson, People magazine recently named Idols and Adam Lambert two of the hottest guys to hit the music industry this year.

    They left Kris’ name out! Their proofreader must be an Adam stan.

    Probably. I think the ‘idols’ in forementioned news include Daughtry and David C too. But still fail by MTV.

    ha, they added Kris in the article. Not too late.

  74. jms
    11/19/2009 at 11:25 am
    Well, they had been playing FYE quite a bit. But then the DJs got harrassed. Now they haven’t played it at all for three days. Coincidence?

    Now that seems weird to me. Why would fans harass a station that already IS playing it? Don’t you try to get stations to play it that haven’t? No wonder DJs get pissed.

  75. I don’t understand why everyone is surprised. NYC and LA are big, cosmopolitan cities. They host celebrities and events bigger than the Idols. To Little Rock, the Idols would be *the* big thing; to the other cities, not so much.

    I somehow think it would have been better if areas that the tour played in had been ineligible for the Kradison show. Give peeps who didn’t get a chance to see them on tour a chance.

  76. glad that Adam’s album is getting mostly good reviews.
    poor jordin hope she feels better soon.

  77. I somehow think it would have been better if areas that the tour played in had been ineligible for the Kradison show. Give peeps who didn’t get a chance to see them on tour a chance.

    Great point.

  78. Ouch, Ryan just retweeted a tweet suggesting that they just send Kriss(sp) to Little Rock along with a message Vote Vote

    Can’t post the tweet itself, on iPod.

  79. jms
    11/19/2009 at 11:25 am
    Well, they had been playing FYE quite a bit. But then the DJs got harrassed. Now they haven’t played it at all for three days. Coincidence?

    rowenaaine
    Now that seems weird to me. Why would fans harass a station that already IS playing it? Don’t you try to get stations to play it that haven’t? No wonder DJs get pissed.

    I think the better question is why would fans harass a station at all? There is a difference between calling in or emailing occasional requests to play a song and harassment. It is their prerogative to play or not play it.

  80. Danny just announced on a radio station that “Best Days” will be his first single that he is releasing and not “It’s Only”. That’s interesting.

  81. Every town that wants to see the Kris, Adam, Allison concert can vote. Whoever wins wants it the most and should get it, imo.

  82. Danny just announced on a radio station that ‘Best Days’  will be his first single that he is releasing and not ‘It’s Only’ . That’s interesting.

    I don’t think it’s that big of deal, since to me, they both suck equally as hard.

  83. ^Ahhhh yes, I remember it well. His hair looked great..no, it kinda sucked….okay, but his label did great…no, he totally got f*cked…Ah yes, I remember it well. ;)

    (Sorry, that was to wordnerdarchie. Too slow.)

  84. Wow. Michael Slezak said something bad about Allison. I’m going to faint! lol

    He didn’t care for her video as much as he likes the song.

    I’ve haven’t read the article yet, but really that vid does not stand up. I mean, sure, it was fun to watch it once to see Allison being all cute. But the effects were nothing new or original. There was nothing in it at all that would bring people back to watch it over and over. Heck, I still keep watching the twink fan vid for Miley’s Party in the USA. That vid was so fun it actually got me to like the song. Allison’s is just sort of meh.

  85. Ouch, Ryan just retweeted a tweet suggesting that they just send Kriss(sp) to Little Rock along with a message Vote Vote

    Ryan has been kind of douchey towards Kris in the past so that doesn’t really surprise me.

  86. Kirsten
    11/19/2009 at 10:41 am

    67 66 ADAM LAMBERT For Your Entertainment 203 155 33 0.626
    3 Spins
    -12 Bullet
    +0.001 AI

    HAC:
    52 48 ADAM LAMBERT For Your Entertainment 205 143 49 0.923
    -9 Spins
    -22 Bullet
    -0.067 AI

    Looks like it has peaked in HAC. Still stalling in CHR.

  87. jms
    11/19/2009 at 11:45 am
    rowenaaine
    Now that seems weird to me. Why would fans harass a station that already IS playing it? Don’t you try to get stations to play it that haven’t? No wonder DJs get pissed.

    I think the better question is why would fans harass a station at all? There is a difference between calling in or emailing occasional requests to play a song and harassment. It is their prerogative to play or not play it.

    Oh, absolutely, and I should have clarified that when I asked “Don’t you try to get stations to play it that haven’t?” By “try” I mean things like go to their website and vote on a song, or send a request, or even call in a request. “One” request. Not 75,000 requests. To me, it goes without saying you shouldn’t ever harass a station. I don’t see how people think that could accomplish anything.

  88. k0ka
    11/19/2009 at 12:01 pm
    Looks like it has peaked in HAC. Still stalling in CHR.

    I’m not going to write it off until after next week’s promo. If it doesn’t move up after that, then I will agree that it peaked or stalled.

  89. Fans bug DJs every season. Last year some Cook fans annoyed Jeff Corder the afternoon DJ at The Mix in Chicago and they actually stopped playing LO for a period of time. There was quite a bit of stress about it on DCO, I’m sure it could be dug up in the archives. I think this happens every year. Personally, I don’t think fans should contact DJs at all (do people really request songs on the radio anymore or is it just excited Idol fans?)

  90. Wha’ the heck? NYC has more than 8 million people and Little Rock has less than 300 thousand.

    New York also has gazillions of top-name entertainers — including Kris, Adam, and Allison — stopping by to perform and/or just hang out every day of the week! Little Rock, not so much.

  91. Now that seems weird to me. Why would fans harass a station that already IS playing it? Don’t you try to get stations to play it that haven’t? No wonder DJs get pissed.

    Because AI sends out some weird brainwave-scramblers as they broadcast the program that render many fans totally deranged for, like, years after the show is over? Seriously, I wonder that sometimes.

    Of course, it’s also true that you really *shouldn’t* request the song at a station where it’s not being played, or at least not more than once or so, at the most. “Real” requesting — as opposed to AI-related requesting — generally happens when radio plays a song and then people who liked it call in and ask for it to be played again. …. AI is one of the few realms where fans know all about the songs before the stations do and where a significant proportion of fans are so personally invested in the artists that they call in for songs that a station has never played.

  92. Danny just announced on a radio station that ‘Best Days’  will be his first single that he is releasing and not ‘It’s Only’ . That’s interesting.

    I actually prefer It’s Only to Best Days, but I’m assuming that with Danny out on the radio tour, maybe some of the folks there have been taking more of a liking to Best Days.

    It’s possible that it could be bettter as a first single for Danny specifically because there are no religeous references in the song. That way he avoids all the talk of “he should be doing CCM.” I still think It’s Only sounds sufficiently country, and that it may do well as a second single. It’s a very pretty song. I’ve received VERY good feedback from everyone who I’ve played It’s Only for.

  93. (do people really request songs on the radio anymore or is it just excited Idol fans?)

    Mostly it’s tweens and teens dialing up and texting all summer long and fifteen times an hour after school. But there are also dedicated listeners that call in requests all the time. But they are usually attached to song and don’t act en mass like idol fans and teens. And then of course at this time of year you get the idol fans.

  94. My deluxe album from Adam Official was shipped – I’m so excited SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!

  95. I think this happens every year. Personally, I don’t think fans should contact DJs at all (do people really request songs on the radio anymore or is it just excited Idol fans?)

    You are correct, it does happen every year. I’m not sure about the last part, because I haven’t requested a song on the radio since I was 13.

    Also – I think Lucy’s “brainwave-scramblers” theory is a legitimate one. I’ll just go with th at.

  96. I actually prefer It’s Only to Best Days, but I’m assuming that with Danny out on the radio tour, maybe some of the folks there have been taking more of a liking to Best Days.

    It’s possible that it could be bettter as a first single for Danny specifically because there are no religeous references in the song. That way he avoids all the talk of ‘he should be doing CCM.’  I still think It’s Only sounds sufficiently country, and that it may do well as a second single. It’s a very pretty song. I’ve received VERY good feedback from everyone who I’ve played It’s Only for.

    Hi aek. :)

    I prefer “It’s Only” over “Best Days” but I do like both songs. I think that “Best Days” has a more of a country feel to it than “It’s Only” does even though “It’s Only” does remind of some inspirational country songs that I like.

    I think that there is a good chance that the studio version of “Best Days” is going to have even more of a country feel to it. I definitely want to hear the studio version of the song and wonder when the label will put that out.

    I still hope that both songs are available for purchase in December. I believe that the vast majority of Danny’s online fans will buy both songs if they are made available for purchase, and I would love to see Danny have two songs charting on Itunes.

  97. FWIW, Samantha Ronson just tweeted

    Listening to @KrisAllen’s album – you guys should check it out.

    Maybe little things like this will boost 1st week sales?

  98. FWIW, Samantha Ronson just tweeted

    Listening to @KrisAllen’s album ‘“ you guys should check it out.

    Maybe little things like this will boost 1st week sales?

    That’s good promotion she has a lot of followers.

  99. How do you know RCA isn’t the one leading radio? Maybe they’re the ones pushing WWFM now. All these stations suddenly playing it this week can’t be that much of a coincidence.

    That’s what I’ve been trying to say for the last few days, but I was informed that I was wrong. That RCA wouldn’t do that with an expensive video just filmed on the weekend and the big AMA performance about to happen.

    So, I’m trying to be open-minded, not beat a dead horse and look at it from a different angle. Anything can happen in the music biz.

    Personally, I think RCA wanted WWFM and 19M wanted FYE. One of 19M’s responsibilities is to get the bookings like the AMAs and one of RCA’s job is to push to radio. I think RCA can do it’s job if it wants to.

    FYE is a better performance song (if you want to make a splash). WWFM is probably more radio friendly.

  100. I don’t see Ryan being a douche in this tweet. Here is the thing. Everyone can vote to help get Kradison to your city. The city that gets the most votes gets the concert, it’s as simple as that.
    You don’t have to tweet Ryan and tell him to send only Kris to Little Rock. That is stupid. I just checked the person’s tweet and I know where she belongs.
    All Ryan can do is to tell her to vote and that’s nothing against Kris. I think he was rather giving the person a cheeky tweet that the concert is free so you can vote. If Little Rock feel they want Kradison and are voting their fingers off to win, then they really want to see them, period. Anyone who wants it should vote too instead of complaining, ugh.
    If they wanted the concert to go to a specific place, they wouldn’t have done it this way. More votes = free concert. Go Little Rock!

  101. WooHooo! Just got notification that my FYE Deluxe from AO has been shipped!

  102. Personally, I think RCA wanted WWFM and 19M wanted FYE. One of 19M’s responsibilities is to get the bookings like the AMAs and one of RCA’s job is to push to radio. I think RCA can do it’s job if it wants to.

    Huh, yanno, this makes the most sense out of any other theory I’ve heard yet. It never occurred to me that 19 and RCA had different responsibilities that would affect the single they’d like to see chosen. Very interesting.

  103. I just got a new Toyota Solara Convertible! The weather is about 70 today and this weekend. OMG! Having Adam’s CD playing with the top down………heaven! Now, if they could just legalize mary j’s! lol

  104. Kirsten- I don’t think anyone was telling you you were wrong about them pushing WWFM- Many of us have said there are plenty of artists out there with more than one song on the radio/itunes. I think the difference of opinion came with you declaring a deathwatch for FYE.

    I can only speak for myself but I do not think FYE is dead yet. I find it very hard to believe that no radio station would play a song just performed on the AMA’s.

    Alaadam- that was the best fricken post of the day!

  105. Huh, yanno, this makes the most sense out of any other theory I’ve heard yet. It never occurred to me that 19 and RCA had different responsibilities that would affect the single they’d like to see chosen. Very interesting.

    I agree. And at this point I would trust RCA more that 19 (similarly I trust Jive more than 19 with regards to Kris and Allison). My mistrust of 19 is based on how shoddily the show was run for S8 and how manipulative it has become. I think RCA and Jive as labels are better in touch with the market for music as compared to 19. (And I keep typing RCSA instead of RCA thanks to my job – work is taking over my life!!!)

  106. Well whoever at 19 went for FYE should be fired. It’s a non starter on radio and now the performance at the AMA will be a wasted opportunity (unless they switch it up). Ditto for the expensive video that’s fairly useless.

    Maybe they’ll smarten up and Adam will do WWFM at the AMA. Country radio probably said no to It’s Only so they’re switching Danny’s singles as well. When did picking the right single become such a problem?

  107. FYE is a better performance song (if you want to make a splash). WWFM is probably more radio friendly.

    Yup. I agree with that 100%.

  108. and this is the question of the day:

    nutting2lose: i’ve been listening to @adamlambert PUU. at what point does he breathe from the bridge up and beyond when he sings “loverrrrrrrrrr”.
    7 minutes ago from

  109. I so wanted to see Melinda during her stint at Feinstein’s. But, it just didn’t work out this time. I hope she’ll be back!

  110. I don’t agree about FYE at all. I think it’s prefect for radio AND perfect for the AMA’s.

  111. My 14 year old daughter is totally hooked on FYE. She and her friends never listen to the radio. Songs are spread by word of mouth and internet play. I played it for her and she sent it to all her friends and now they all love it. So I’m not big on radio play as an indicator of popularity.

  112. and this is the question of the day:

    nutting2lose: i’ve been listening to @adamlambert PUU. at what point does he breathe from the bridge up and beyond when he sings ‘loverrrrrrrrrr’ .

    lol I’ve often been amazed at Adam’s breath control. There’ve been lots of fan blogs written about it and finding the vids that have the most seconds w/o breathing but with glory notes at the end. I think the brigadoon vid was one that was especially long.

    ETA: “I don’t agree about FYE at all. I think it’s prefect for radio AND perfect for the AMA’s.” Ditto from me.

  113. and this is the question of the day:

    nutting2lose: i’ve been listening to @adamlambert PUU. at what point does he breathe from the bridge up and beyond when he sings ‘loverrrrrrrrrr’ .
    7 minutes ago from

    Adam’s breath control has always been way past amazing.
    That’s my favorite passage on the whole album!!

  114. Saw 2012, and it is a lot better than I expected (posters here saying it was cheesey). It’s a gripping movie. I thought it was funny, the guy next to me was sitting at the edge of his seat half the time. Even middle of the week, the theatre was full. Considering they made over $225 mil worldwide over the weekend, and the Thanksgiving weekend is their big ticket seller, this movie is the blockbuster that was predicted.

    TfM in surround sound was unbelievable. Adam’s vocals sounded better than I could have imagined, if that’s even possible. I did hear someone who was walking out saying, “Who is that singing?” I wanted to shout out, but didn’t. Unfortunately, by the time the music credits rolled on the screen, no one was left except for my husband and myself.

    BTW, mostly guys in the theatre, and I’ve heard from other people that that was the case when they saw the movie.

  115. Well whoever at 19 went for FYE should be fired. It’s a non starter on radio and now the performance at the AMA will be a wasted opportunity (unless they switch it up). Ditto for the expensive video that’s fairly useless.

    Completely disagree with this. 1) A lot of people really like the song, 2)it is a better and more splashy performance song that WWFM and will promote the album of the same name, so the AMAs are not a wasted opportunity, 3) the video will promote both the song and the album, and even if not a big hit in US, can be used in the international market, so it is not at all useless…FYE may never be a big hit; or it might yet be. We do not know what RCA’s or 19’s plans were/are…

  116. I just think the whole radio deal is simple. Why should they play the song for free when they can withhold it and get Adam there for promo (and this goers for any artist)? It would like giving away their bargain ship for free. They might do that with artists they already have an established working relation with but for a newbie?

    It might be that the song sucks and it tanked blah blah, but I we have to wait till AFTER the promo runs to see what happens.

  117. That point in PUU from the bridge to the glory note is insane and must be what Rivers meant when he alluded to the “money moment.” Honestly, Pick U Up may be my favorite song on the album.

  118. just think the whole radio deal is simple. Why should they play the song for free when they can withhold it and get Adam there for promo (and this goers for any artist)? It would like giving away their bargain ship for free. They might do that with artists they already have an established working relation with but for a newbie?

    It might be that the song sucks and it tanked blah blah, but I we have to wait till AFTER the promo runs to see what happens.

    I think what will be interesting to see on the radio talk show circuit is which song is being promoted, FYE or WWFM. If FYE is the promoted song the question is why is WWFM out there as well. IF WWFM is promoted the question is why was FYE the song originally released and performed at the AMAs.

  119. Adam’s breath control has always been way past amazing.
    That’s my favorite passage on the whole album!!

    Mine too :) I think the reason he laughs at the end is because people must have been going apeshit in the booth watching him sing this.

    Tiny-minded two tone suckers
    Same old faces make me shudder
    Countless times I screamed “Oh, brother!”
    Where are you I want someone to be my looooooooveeeeeeerrrrrrrr
    !

    Chicagolaw- PUU, Fever, and Soaked rotate as my favorites.

  120. That point in PUU from the bridge to the glory note is insane and must be what Rivers meant when he alluded to the ‘money moment.’  Honestly, Pick U Up may be my favorite song on the album.

    Oh, I so totally, totally agree with this. That bridge is SIIIIICK! I would love for this song to be released as a single somewhere along the road but it might be a bit too OTT?

  121. I think FYE is a fun song but it’s been rejected by radio. Plus I think the lyrics are unpleasant and it won’t do Adam any good to perform it on the AMA. Of course, I could be 100% wrong. It could be a smash. We’ll know eventually.

  122. I think FYE is a fun song but it’s been rejected by radio.

    I still think we should make the call after the promo run. There is nothing about FYE that is not already out there in current radio songs. Russian Roulette anyone?

  123. It really burns me that they couldn’t push two songs simultaneously for Cook (i.e., CBtM, blah that is and at their insistence, *and* Bar-ba-sol). It’s not like he couldn’t have sold them and he wasn’t making them any money.

    I have to wonder what David is thinking of it … if he is.

  124. Mine too I think the reason he laughs at the end is because people must have been going apeshit in the booth watching him sing this.

    That note he sings just before the chuckle is pretty amazing too. I’ts long and drawn out but with this grittiness to it. Very sexy. The vocal riffs on SFW really remind me of CTF, anyone else?

  125. Well, someone(RCA?19?) made the deliberate decision to release WWFM early as a free download with the purchase of the album. There had to be a reason that was done.

    I do think that WWFM was to be the 1st single, then the AMAs came up and they decided they needed something bigger and splashier.

    They should have released WWFM early in October. By now, it would probably have been charting well with good radio pick up. Adam then could still have performed FYE at the AMAs as it will be a big enough production–and Adam is such a charismatic performer–to stand on its own.

    Regardless, I think there is nothing to worry about where Adam is concerned.

  126. 11/19/2009 at 12:01 pm
    Kirsten
    11/19/2009 at 10:41 am

    67 66 ADAM LAMBERT For Your Entertainment 203 155 33 0.626
    3 Spins
    -12 Bullet
    +0.001 AI

    HAC:
    52 48 ADAM LAMBERT For Your Entertainment 205 143 49 0.923
    -9 Spins
    -22 Bullet
    -0.067 AI

    k0ka: Looks like it has peaked in HAC. Still stalling in CHR.

    I think that it is premature to say that FYE has peaked before the song has ever been performed live. In fact, Adam has not done a live public or broadcast performance since the Idols Live! tour ended. [There are 2 private parties and the Ford event unless I am forgetting something.]

    So how about we wait until after FYE is actually performed to make a judgment of what this single can do?

  127. I think that it is premature to say that FYE has peaked before the song has ever been performed live. In fact, Adam has not done a live public or broadcast performance since the Idols Live! tour ended. [There are 2 private parties and the Ford event unless I am forgetting something.]

    So how about we wait until after FYE is actually performed to make a judgment of what this single can do?

    The only reason I disagree is that this didn’t happen to Kris before his first live performance of LLWD. (Wasn’t the first public live performance at the school and Bosom Ball after the song had already gone for adds?) And it doesn’t seem to be happening to WWFM which also hasn’t been performed live and seems to be getting some very good response already.

  128. FYE promo starts next week — announcements are coming out on twitter. There are at least 6 promo events scheduled, plus media interviews [some done and on embargo for next week] and TV. It all kicks off with the AMAs on 11/22 — Adam is on the Red Carpet for an interview and then preforms, interviews on 11/23-11/24, and GMA and Letterman on 11/25. [Letterman is being taped on 11/23.]

    Here is one of the radio promos:

    elvisduran
    @adamlambert in-studio Tuesday morning!!! RT RT RT
    about 3 hours ago from web in reply to adamlambert

    Name Elvis Duran AM Show
    Bio Elvis Duran and the Morning Show — weekdays from 6-10 AM. Listen live @ ElvisDuran.com

    There is a station list for the show at http://elvisduran.com/pages/splash.html?pass=/main.html

  129. Posted on a radio station message board:

    “You’re playing Adam Lambert and not Kris Allen? Kris has a great single out Live Like We’re Dying.”

    This is posted right after this comment:

    “Good Morning. Could you please play the new Adam Lambert song.”

    Beautiful.

  130. saga, I think if Adam is accepted on radio there could be a chance for PUU down the line. WWFM is probably the best way to get him to that point. It reminds me of the point in the Slezak interview where Adam talks about the finale, and how by the time he got that far people could accept him wearing the Bob Mackie wings and boots without thinking he was a “freak show.” They may just need to bring him in “gradually.”

    Got to say, FYE is still the best song to perform at the AMAs. There are 18 performs, I think? Adam needs to stand out and not get lost in the mix.

  131. FYE promo starts next week ‘” announcements are coming out on twitter. There are at least 6 promo events scheduled, plus media interviews [some done and on embargo for next week] and TV. It all kicks off with the AMAs on 11/22 ‘” Adam is on the Red Carpet for an interview and then preforms, interviews on 11/23-11/24, and GMA and Letterman on 11/25. [Letterman is being taped on 11/23.]

    Is there a list of these promo’s somewhere?

  132. The only reason I disagree is that this didn’t happen to Kris before his first live performance of LLWD. (Wasn’t the first public live performance at the school and Bosom Ball after the song had already gone for adds?)

    I think both the songs had pretty similar lives after they were released to radio up till the point Kris started doing live shows and radio promo (two weeks after its release?). Adams promo is starting a bit later and that’s probably what we see (imo).

  133. Q100 is hosting its annual free concert for its listeners at the Loft (capacity 650 people) with headliners Kelly Clarkson and Jay Sean (No. 1 song ‘Down’ ). Two things to note: only way to get in (besides connections) is to be a friend of Q100 online or to win tickets on the station. And Kelly will be doing a ‘power acoustic’  set for just 25 minutes, according to Q100 OM Rob Roberts.

    http://blogs.ajc.com/american-idol-blog

    http://www.q100atlanta.com

  134. Got to say, FYE is still the best song to perform at the AMAs. There are 18 performs, I think? Adam needs to stand out and not get lost in the mix.

    I agree. FYE is a performance song. I’m really looking forward to seeing it live.

    Standing out has never been Adam’s problem. lol

  135. think both the songs had pretty similar lives after they were released to radio up till the point Kris started doing live shows and radio promo (two weeks after its release?). Adams promo is starting a bit later and that’s probably what we see (imo).

    I hear what you’re saying – but I just see WWFM moving slowly more in the way that LLWd as compared to FYE. Both were picked up early by Z100, for example, and FYE has yet to be.

  136. don’t know if this is real or not but someone posing as the OUT editor commented on the MTV article. People are tweeting about it- take it with a grain of salt:

    Hey Dovesland, I don’t disagree. I never asked Adam to be a political figure, or to use his voice to crusade for gay issues. Being out is enough. I simply believe his management uses a double standard when dealing with gay media versus mainstream, and think it’s time that was challenged. As someone who has edited mainstream magazines, I can tell you that no publicist ever asked me to avoid making their client look “too straight” or issued any other criteria in point of fact. So why does it happen all the time with gay magazines. My plea to the entertainment industry is stop marginalizing and patronizing gay media by treating us second best. Adam appeared on the cover of the Out 100–an issue that is designed to acknowledge gay men and women who have refused to let their sexuality become an obstacle to success and happiness. Adam is a terrific example of that, but telling us to tone down his sexuality kind of defeats the principle.

  137. My plea to the entertainment industry is stop marginalizing and patronizing gay media by treating us second best.

    Well, if not before, now Out is really going to be treated as second best. As MJ said when we got to read the editor letter, the guy burnt a brigde with that stab. Publicists will think twice before allowing someone to go there.

  138. Sassycatz, DC is in a tough position. I love Bar-ba-sol, David sounds so sexy on it, but he never stood a chance on rock radio. I know the rock/alternative station in my market will never, ever, ever, under any circumstance play a song from someone on Idol. Yes, they are snobby. But it is what it is. CBTM was never one of my favorites on the record, but, it is about as radio-friendly as anything on there. I don’t think Declaration would have done much better than LO did. Lie is my favorite, and probably should have been released, but there is no guarantee for that song on the charts either. Where Adam could have an advantage, I believe (and I said , could) is on CHR which seems to be much more accepting of Idol people. Country is as well, I think.

    I love DC but he is going to have big decisions to make when it come to the second album.

  139. don’t know if this is real or not but someone posing as the OUT editor commented on the MTV article. People are tweeting about it- take it with a grain of salt:

    Yep, before I waste any time on this comment from MTV, I would like to know if it really came from that opportunist MFer. Did you know he is the editor responsible for outing Anderson Cooper and Jodie Foster? He is no better than Perez!

  140. Hey Dovesland, I don’t disagree. I never asked Adam to be a political figure, or to use his voice to crusade for gay issues. Being out is enough. I simply believe his management uses a double standard when dealing with gay media versus mainstream, and think it’s time that was challenged. As someone who has edited mainstream magazines, I can tell you that no publicist ever asked me to avoid making their client look ‘too straight’  or issued any other criteria in point of fact. So why does it happen all the time with gay magazines. My plea to the entertainment industry is stop marginalizing and patronizing gay media by treating us second best. Adam appeared on the cover of the Out 100’“an issue that is designed to acknowledge gay men and women who have refused to let their sexuality become an obstacle to success and happiness. Adam is a terrific example of that, but telling us to tone down his sexuality kind of defeats the principle.

    If this is what he wanted to say – why didn’t he say it without taking pot shots at Adam and putting him in a tough position?

  141. 11/19/2009 at 1:25 pm

    FYE promo starts next week ‘” announcements are coming out on twitter. There are at least 6 promo events scheduled, plus media interviews [some done and on embargo for next week] and TV. It all kicks off with the AMAs on 11/22 ‘” Adam is on the Red Carpet for an interview and then preforms, interviews on 11/23-11/24, and GMA and Letterman on 11/25. [Letterman is being taped on 11/23.]

    unique28v: Is there a list of these promo’s somewhere?

    All announced Adam events are located here — once formally announced they are added.

    http://www.planetfierce.proboards.com/index.cgi?action=calendar

  142. I don’t have a horse in this race but maybe when people say FYE is not a hit they mean that it is already downgraded from ‘Adam is the bestest singer in the history and FYE is the bestest song in the universe so all the DJ’s will crap all over themselves to spin it 24/7’ to ‘let’s wait for the AMA’s’ ? I mean, there is a visible difference between the two as far as I am concerned.

  143. Yep, before I waste any time on this comment from MTV, I would like to know if it really came from that opportunist MFer. Did you know he is the editor responsible for outing Anderson Cooper and Jodie Foster? He is no better than Perez!

    Really? No, I didn’t know that! why do him and Perez do that?

  144. erenguest- I don’t think anyone said FYE was the best song in the Universe- but I personally said Soaked was :)

    And for what it’s worth I still think Adam is the best singer out there right now. I certainly do.

  145. If this is what he wanted to say ‘“ why didn’t he say it without taking pot shots at Adam and putting him in a tough position?

    Well now, that wouldn’t have attracted nearly as much attention now would it?

    Plus – he’s kind of full of shit. Maybe at the straight magazines, the publicists don’t ask that they refrain from making their clients look to straight. But, they sure as hell ask them to avoid other topics.

    Yeah, you can interview Mel Gibson, but please don’t mention drunk driving or Jewish people. Sure, we’ll make Michael Richards available, but only one question about the racial stuff, okay? We’ll have Tom Cruise over to your studio tomorrow, but please stay away from the scientology topic, oh and, can you use chairs instead of a couch? Thanks.

    It may not always be as nefarious as a subject that is a current political hot-button. But it’s always there.

  146. FYE is #6 on Amazon with a green arrow pointing up. 54 days in the top 100. (I actually think it’s 54 days in the top 12.) That has to translate to pretty awesome sales. I think the poor showing on fye the single, has to do with the fact that people don’t see it necessary to buy the single when they will have it on the album…come on, times is hard.

  147. don’t know if this is real or not but someone posing as the OUT editor commented on the MTV article. People are tweeting about it- take it with a grain of salt

    For what its worth, I think I can pretty much confirm that this comment on the mtv post came from Aaron Hicklin himself. The reason I say that is that I sent him a long letter expressing my disagreement with his Out letter to Adam via the letters to the editor email on the Out website. I pretty quickly received a longish response from him in my personal email–I won’t quote that here as it was a private response–which said pretty much the same thing as the poster on MTV said, in the same language. SO I think its highly likely that this comment comes from the man himself.

  148. Personally, I think RCA wanted WWFM and 19M wanted FYE. One of 19M’s responsibilities is to get the bookings like the AMAs and one of RCA’s job is to push to radio. I think RCA can do it’s job if it wants to.

    That was the first thought I had when the weirdness started with WWFM, which is why I asked if anyone knew what the division of power is, specifically, between 19R and RCA when Idol alum record under both labels. I’m wondering if there was some sort of power struggle going down during the single selection process. I imagine Adam would be on Team FYE. And, like Sassycatz, it also makes me wonder what happened in the war room when it was decided that Cook was going to simultaneously release CBTM and BBS and BBS then got zilch in the way of label support. I think Cook might have made a compromise in good faith and then BBS wasn’t even given a fighting chance. I guess even if Cook was rooting for BBS, it wouldn’t make sense to burn label bridges though by not promoting CBTM on the TV appearances. Lord knows Kelly has been vocal about going head to head with RCA…. What a clusteryouknowwhat it all must be behind the scenes. God bless the artist who makes it in the biz with their soul intact, is all I’m gonna say.

  149. I don’t have a horse in this race but maybe when people say FYE is not a hit they mean that it is already downgraded from ‘Adam is the bestest singer in the history and FYE is the bestest song in the universe so all the DJ’s will crap all over themselves to spin it 24/7’ ² to ‘let’s wait for the AMA’s’ ? I mean, there is a visible difference between the two as far as I am concerned.

    LOL – that’s the normal OTT, uber-fan progression timeline. First, they’re going to change the face of music as we know it. Then, they’ll be a success if only they can get to double platinum. After that, success comes if they just hit platinum. Within six months, they’re a success as long as they get to do what they love for a living and don’t need to take a job in a cube to support their music.

    Check the archives of any fanboard, and this timeline will hold true. As each goal appears to be unlikely, the definition of “success” is repeatedly downgraded.

    Trouble is, it’s really only a small, vocal minority who make these declarations. Most fans of anyone don’t ride that train down the hill. But yes, Idol-fandom is pretty much ground zero for revisionist history.

  150. But yes, Idol-fandom is pretty much ground zero for revisionist history.

    B-b-but I thought Adam would become GOD?!

  151. I think it’s interesting that on Amazon.co.jp Adam’s album is #4 Hot 100 Music in Japan up from #6 last week. He has also moved up to #26 at Amazon.co.uk from 101 last week.

  152. B-b-but I thought Adam would become GOD?!

    Well, Gokey told me that God told him he wasn’t quite ready to retire yet. So, Adam will just need to keep looking for a new career path. He should submit an application to Aerosmith. I hear they’re hiring LOL.

  153. But Europeans still can’t preorder his album on itunes or AO right? I haven’t checked in a while.

  154. LOL ‘“ that’s the normal OTT, uber-fan progression timeline. First, they’re going to change the face of music as we know it. Then, they’ll be a success if only they can get to double platinum. After that, success comes if they just hit platinum. Within six months, they’re a success as long as they get to do what they love for a living and don’t need to take a job in a cube to support their music.

    Check the archives of any fanboard, and this timeline will hold true. As each goal appears to be unlikely, the definition of ‘success’  is repeatedly downgraded.

    Trouble is, it’s really only a small, vocal minority who make these declarations. Most fans of anyone don’t ride that train down the hill. But yes, Idol-fandom is pretty much ground zero for revisionist history.

    SpenserJ just summed up years of OTT AI fan behavior and patterns in three easy to read paragraphs. If you’re a newbie and just joined us in the middle of the Adam/Kris/Allison/Danny revisionism, save it for next year and watch it unfold for yourself from the beginning. ;)

  155. LOL, SpencerJ, you’re on fire today!

    Cooped up with a sick kindergartner – causes me to be a little punch drunk and start post-ho-ing :)

  156. If this is what he wanted to say ‘“ why didn’t he say it without taking pot shots at Adam and putting him in a tough position?

    Well now, that wouldn’t have attracted nearly as much attention now would it?

    Plus ‘“ he’s kind of full of shit. Maybe at the straight magazines, the publicists don’t ask that they refrain from making their clients look to straight. But, they sure as hell ask them to avoid other topics.

    Yeah, you can interview Mel Gibson, but please don’t mention drunk driving or Jewish people. Sure, we’ll make Michael Richards available, but only one question about the racial stuff, okay? We’ll have Tom Cruise over to your studio tomorrow, but please stay away from the scientology topic, oh and, can you use chairs instead of a couch? Thanks.

    It may not always be as nefarious as a subject that is a current political hot-button. But it’s always there.

    So true – and I also agree he is full of shit.

  157. Not that I’m complaining, but these media are lazy’ ¦.

    It’s in their job description :)

    Appreciate the compliment Niall. I’m going to thank you and saga in the liner notes of my next cd.

  158. Adam is getting many really great reviews. I’m glad they are not only focusing on the good tracks but his amazing vocals. I am so happy for Adam. No wonder the producers and writers were OTT enthusiastic when they wrote and tweeted about Adam.

  159. Maybe Adam scared the shit of his management with that album cover and used up all his gay free points and they put him on a diet; no more gayish covers!

  160. Not that I’m complaining, but these media are lazy’ ¦.

    Naah, it is typical for lots of papers and websites to pick up reviews from one of the major wire services….this AP review will be reprinted in a jillion papers etc.

  161. Really? No, I didn’t know that! why do him and Perez do that?

    In the case of some who out people, it’s a political act.

    You may not agree that it’s allowable to reveal something about a public figure in the name of making a political point, but many people do think that’s a legitimate action.

    There can definitely be debate of that point, but for some people desperate times simply require desperate measures, and for some in the gay rights community, we have arrived at a desperate and crucial juncture. And this is not a desperate measure that does actual violence.

    It’s simply a matter of “where do you draw the line” on allowable civil political actions that raise the temperature on an issue of importance. Different people will draw it in separate places.

    And I have to say that, having seen with my own eyes on more than one occasion that Anderson Cooper appears to be pretty much totally out in Washington, I can sympathize with those who have thought he’s a huge hypocrite and kind of deserves to be outed.

    He’s long seemed to enjoy a very public life here where he’s clearly out and about as a gay man while at the same time portraying to tv viewers that he isn’t, or at least keeping them in the dark about that. He’s long enjoyed the benefits of the double standard that let *him* be out among a populace that accepts him while in his tv news and commentator persona not having to honestly be a gay person confronting the homophobia and lack of gay rights we have in this country. What is that, anyway?

    I don’t know that I’d be party to outing myself, but I can see how somebody might well believe that the Cooper situation is wrong on a lot of levels, given the point we’ve reached in the gay-liberation struggle. For one thing, it has let the tv network continue to behave hypocritically.

    Don’t know about the Out guy specifically, and whether he has any right to be taken seriously as a political person rather than as just a publicity seeker. But Perez of course just likes to stir crap up.

  162. I think that it is premature to say that FYE has peaked before the song has ever been performed live. In fact, Adam has not done a live public or broadcast performance since the Idols Live! tour ended. [There are 2 private parties and the Ford event unless I am forgetting something.]

    So how about we wait until after FYE is actually performed to make a judgment of what this single can do?

    anovich: The only reason I disagree is that this didn’t happen to Kris before his first live performance of LLWD. (Wasn’t the first public live performance at the school and Bosom Ball after the song had already gone for adds?)

    The way in which these two songs were promoted and released in very different:

    Kris LLWD –
    9/21/09 – World Premiere on Z100 — promo radio events start
    9/21/09 – Released for sale
    10/13/09 – First live performance Bosom Ball
    10/15/09 – Goes for radio adds

    Adam FYE –
    10/30/09 – World Premiere on KIIS Ryan Seacrest [only promo radio event]
    10/30/09 – Prerelease on sale at AO.com
    11/2/09 – FYE goes for radio adds
    11/2/09 – On sale on Amazon.com
    11/4/09 PM – On sale on iTunes.com
    11/22/09 – first performance of FYE [AMAs]
    11/23/09 – FYE radio promo starts

    LLWD went for radio adds AFTER Kris did radio promos — lots of them — and after he had performed the song live.

    19/RCA seem to have put all the promo behind 11/22/09.

    The other big difference is the “elephant” in the room. Clear Channel [the largest owner of radio stations in the US] is not a “gay-friendly” radio network. IMO Adam may need to go around radio to promote his music. We’ll see in the next couple of weeks if things have changed or if a new gay artist — even with massive support from RCA/Sony — can get played on US radio. So hopefully music buyers are smarter and less fearful than corporate radio management.

    In the meantime, FYE is being played on the radio in a least 6 other countries. And the album is headed up the charts everywhere — a few examples:
    iTunes albums – US Deluxe #24 all albums, #10 Pop US Reg #38 Pop
    Amazon Bestsellers — US: #6 Canada: #10 Japan: #65 [#7 Pop] UK: #142
    Barnes & Nobel Bestsellers – #8
    CDUniverse – #2 11/23/09 releases

    Finally, regarding radio — does it really matter? — LLWD has a ton of radio spins behind it and it is #54 on iTunes, FYE is #58.

  163. LOL saga, maybe that’s how the conversation happened: “Come on Out magazine, give us a break here. The guy’s kissed his boyfriend in front of the papps, wore a ton of make-up a questionable glove and tilted his head at an absurd angle on the album cover. Help us out. Like maybe you could shoot him grabbing Cyndi Lauper’s boob or something?”

  164. UK Amazon no 26 is very impressive for Adam’s album in presales. UK exposure to AI is miniscule.

  165. This was sweet so I’m putting it here too. A Tweet from Adam’s friend.

    ali22san
    Kris Allen THE TRUTH’ ¦.is an amazing song.

  166. Well whoever at 19 went for FYE should be fired. It’s a non starter on radio and now the performance at the AMA will be a wasted opportunity (unless they switch it up). Ditto for the expensive video that’s fairly useless.

    FYE is the perfect pick for the AMAs, where Adam needs a great performance to stand out from all the other entertainers, and to “brand” him. Definitely not a wasted opportunity, when there will be a good-sized audience “meeting” Adam for the first time. I’ll be surprised if Adam’s performance isn’t a stand-out, especially given those who are working with him on it.

    WWFM would be too bland for Adam to stand out in a big way. I love the song, (it was my 2nd least favorite from the 30 second snippets, but now that I have the full song, I love it), but it’s not the right song for “branding” Adam on the AMAs.

    Same thing for the video. Using the internet to help introduce Adam to the public, the MV of FYE will promote the “brand”, and give a clearer indication of what an Adam Lambert concert might be like, I think.

    Of course, we’ll have to see what the MV and performance are really like first…but from the photos we saw of the MV shoot, it won’t be run-of-the-mill, and just blend in with everything else out there. LOL

    I think they made a wise choice, and are working on presenting Adam’s identity to the public, and building a long-term career, (hopefully), vs. going to a quick rise up the radio charts, (which aren’t very friendly to an openly gay male.)

    Radio is only one medium that can be used to promote a talent, and it appears that they’re working the other options, rather than focusing on radio. (No radio promo events yet, so clearly not a focus, though some are coming up, if I read someone’s post correctly.)

  167. The other big difference is the ‘elephant’  in the room. Clear Channel [the largest owner of radio stations in the US] is not a ‘gay-friendly’  radio network. IMO Adam may need to go around radio to promote his music. We’ll see in the next couple of weeks if things have changed or if a new gay artist ‘” even with massive support from RCA/Sony ‘” can get played on US radio. So hopefully music buyers are smarter and less fearful than corporate radio management.

    I researched Clear Channel a couple of weeks ago, and discovered that Clear Channel was a very Conservative enterprise. I’m glad you confirmed that.

  168. Like maybe you could shoot him grabbing Cyndi Lauper’s boob or something?’ 

    Yeah it was probably all a misunderstanding. Gay-gay is just a code word for grabbing Cindy Lauper’s boob.

  169. saga
    11/19/2009 at 2:24 pm
    Maybe Adam scared the shit of his management with that album cover and used up all his gay free points and they put him on a diet; no more gayish covers!

    LOL! Funny! I have to say thought that the cover was definately campy for sure which is not the same as “gay” but I get why people see it that way. “gay free points” Hahaha

  170. Another day of cabin fever mandalay, and I’ll be for real drunk.

    I don’t know that I’d be party to outing myself, but I can see how somebody might well believe that the Cooper situation is wrong on a lot of levels, given the point we’ve reached in the gay-liberation struggle. For one thing, it has let the tv network continue to behave hypocritically.

    I see your point, and I understand that there is no easy answer here. But, I also know that whether or not Anderson is gay, is not relevent to his delivery of the news. And, I think every individual has a right to decide what they are and are not comfortable discussing with the public. Just as I believe that a celebrity shouldn’t be forced to share some traumatic event from their childhood with all of America, I don’t believe they need to discuss their personal lives if they’re not the type of people who are comfortable with sharing that information.

    I sympathize with those in the struggle for the civil rights of gay people, and I support their cause. But, for me, their beef is with the government, not with closeted celebrities. Maybe their struggle could be made easier by trusted gay Americans formally coming out of the closet, but I don’t think it’s Anderson’s job to sacrifice his privacy to make life easier on others.

    Besides the fact that I think recent commentary on Adam would show that coming out of the closet isn’t necessarily going to win you any fans either. Maybe Anderson doesn’t want to be subjected to the not gay enough / too gay scale :)

  171. Did Anderson Cooper respond when he was outed by OUT magazine?

    from wiki

    Independent news media have reported that Cooper is gay,[22] and in May 2007, Out magazine ranked him second behind David Geffen in their list of the fifty “Most Powerful Gay Men and Women in America.”[23] When asked about his sexuality he stated “I understand why people might be interested. But I just don’t talk about my personal life. It’s a decision I made a long time ago, before I ever even knew anyone would be interested in my personal life. The whole thing about being a reporter is that you’re supposed to be an observer and to be able to adapt with any group you’re in, and I don’t want to do anything that threatens that.”[4] He has, however, discussed his desire to have a family and children.[5]

  172. I researched Clear Channel a couple of weeks ago, and discovered that Clear Channel was a very Conservative enterprise. I’m glad you confirmed that.

    If you search on Google, you will find a number are well researched articles about the issues for gay artists getting radio airplay in the US.

    But they wouldn’t play Elvis or The Beatles on the radio either — Elvis used TV to go around radio. And The Beatles finally broke thru in the US Market after a 5 minute special report on the CBS evening news about them included part of a Beatles song, then their appearance on Ed Sullivan.

    More recently, Lady GaGa couldn’t get radio airplay in the US for almost a year. She built her success on a combination of US clubs and Europe.

    So we’ll see what happens with Adam — but so far all the reviews except the one posted in Today’s headlines — for the album have been really good. And the B+ from EW is great — tied with Kelly and Jordin for highest rating by EW for an idol alum debut album. [I can’t find their review of Fantasia’s debut — so that could have been better. But I found all the other major alums’ reviews.]

  173. He has, however, discussed his desire to have a family and children.[5]

    I find the “however” an interesting qualifier…as if the fact that he has a desire for a family and children means he must not be gay.

  174. But, for me, their beef is with the government, not with closeted celebrities.

    Yeah, I agree that you can see it this way. Another way to see it, though, is that, in America, we’re a democracy — so if your beef is with the government, in fact your beef is with the people, because we have a government of, by, and for the people! …. So some activists will see it that way and try to raise the issues so that *people* will have to respond. … In his real life, Cooper doesn’t seem to have been ‘closeted” for a long long time. So that’s where some of the anger at him has come in, I think. … But, as you say, there’s more than one way to see these things!

  175. Clear Channel [the largest owner of radio stations in the US] is not a ‘gay-friendly’  radio network.

    Been too busy to read – it is a work day after all but I had to pick up on this comment for one simple reason: If they are not “gay-friendly” why would they pick up a song by a known gay artist that hasn’t even been sent for adds yet (WWFM)?

    Kris LLWD ‘“
    9/21/09 ‘“ World Premiere on Z100 ‘” promo radio events start
    9/21/09 ‘“ Released for sale
    10/13/09 ‘“ First live performance Bosom Ball
    10/15/09 ‘“ Goes for radio adds

    also, slightly inaccurate – Kris was on Z100 on Monday and song went for sale on Friday – if you remember these boards at the time it caused much angst as to how this would impact first week numbers.

    I really just do not think FYE should have been Adam’s first single. As a second or third, once he had established his presence on radio I think it would have done much better. IMO Adam is too talented to be having the issues getting radio adds that he’s had for FYE (and I’m not really much of an Adam fan). For me, the proof of this comes from the fact that WWFM is getting what seems to be a much more positive reaction.

  176. Yeah, you can interview Mel Gibson, but please don’t mention drunk driving or Jewish people. Sure, we’ll make Michael Richards available, but only one question about the racial stuff, okay? We’ll have Tom Cruise over to your studio tomorrow, but please stay away from the scientology topic, oh and, can you use chairs instead of a couch? Thanks.

    It may not always be as nefarious as a subject that is a current political hot-button. But it’s always there.

    Well, here’s the thing about that …

    When a publicist says, “Oh, don’t mention Mel’s *drunk driving,* or his *anti-Semitism,* or Michael’s *racisim,* or Tom’s *over-the-top-wild-eyed-craziness-while-bashing-Brooke-Shields,* every single one of these requests is, to some extent at least, asking that a *bad* thing (or at least “perceived to be bad” thing, in the case of Cruise) not be mentioned or be treated lightly.

    So when somebody turns around and asks that a client’s *homosexuality* be tiptoed around, then, in the minds of some (I might even say many) political activists, that is equating “gay” with those “bad things” like anti-Semitism and drunk driving, that are the typical things for a pr rep to want suppressed.

    I think you can probably see why this is upsetting to those who are dedicating themselves to ending the stigma our society has long attached to being gay. You yourself here have unwittingly linked it to anti-Semitism and drunk driving — saying that the Gibson’s pr rep and Adam’s would hvae been doing the same thing …. And I’m sure you can see why some would object to having “gay” be considered as something similar to “drunk driver” or “anti-Semite” or “racist.”!

  177. The other big difference is the ‘elephant’  in the room. Clear Channel [the largest owner of radio stations in the US] is not a ‘gay-friendly’  radio network. IMO Adam may need to go around radio to promote his music. We’ll see in the next couple of weeks if things have changed or if a new gay artist ‘” even with massive support from RCA/Sony ‘” can get played on US radio. So hopefully music buyers are smarter and less fearful than corporate radio management.

    I researched Clear Channel a couple of weeks ago, and discovered that Clear Channel was a very Conservative enterprise. I’m glad you confirmed that.

    This really makes me sad, but that’s a pretty bold accusation- what makes you think specifically that it’s not gay friendly?

  178. Finally, regarding radio ‘” does it really matter? ‘” LLWD has a ton of radio spins behind it and it is #54 on iTunes, FYE is #58.

    Well, that’s true. As long as Adam can continue to get a lot of press for releasing his album next week and have FYE as his pre-order downlink, he should be able to sustain those numbers. Unfortunately, at some point, I do think they actually have to release the album.

    FYE is at #58 probably because we are starting to see big interviews in the press and reviews of the album coming out. That can’t be sustained forever.

    And, LLWD has two versions in the top 100 (exactly the same song, but one is a single and one is the album track so the skew codes are different) so it’s likely moving more units than it’s first position on iTunes might indicate. Again, those levels of sales won’t be maintained because Kris is in the middle of release promo.

    The nice thing about airplay is that it does a nice job of sustaining sales when you don’t have any television appearances booked. Really, it is by and large out-of-hearing, out-of-mind when it comes to selling music. Just look at the track record for the CMAs last week or Glee each week. Television will cause a short-lived spike (3 or 4 days) and then things typically settle back. Compare it to “Already Gone” which didn’t have any big television appearances, but has slowly climbed the download chart as it climbed the airplay chart.

    BTW labels often pull the single version at some point to stop the sales splitting with the album tracks.

  179. Finally, regarding radio ‘” does it really matter? ‘” LLWD has a ton of radio spins behind it and it is #54 on iTunes, FYE is #58.

    Q3, are you saying that the second LLWD currently at #85 is not counted as sales this week?

  180. saga
    11/19/2009 at 2:14 pm
    But Europeans still can’t preorder his album on itunes or AO right? I haven’t checked in a while.

    FYE Reg, Deluxe – iTunes US, Canada, Mexico
    FYE CE – AO.com US only — not even Canada yet

    FYE MP3 single is now available from Amazon France, and on iTunes in a few countries.

  181. BTW labels often pull the single version at some point to stop the sales splitting with the album tracks.

    Kirsten

    Until or unless this is done, how is this counted for this weeks sales? Will the numbers be added together for the total or will they have 2 seperate reporting numbers?

  182. I’d say the worst you could ever do to a person is out a person who hasn’t outed him/herself. Ultimately what does it even matter to you what somebody’s sexual orientation is unless you have designs for them. So if you haven’t been clamboring to fuck this person, who really cares who they want to do when the lights go low? Ultimately outing someone in anger is a horrific crime. I find it despicable.

    Adam has totally fucked up by snipping back at people he should have no interest in nor response to. I happen to think it makes him look like a bitch. I certainly hope he isn’t one, but I’m actually not convinced at this point because of his responses to the media.

    I’d ultimately say that I’ve been shocked how unpolitically correct Adam has been to his community. It seems to me at this point that he wants it both (or even all) ways. Please rest assured that nobody ever gets that….regardless of the fanbase.

  183. Until or unless this is done, how is this counted for this weeks sales? Will the numbers be added together for the total or will they have 2 seperate reporting numbers?

    They will be added together. They even do that if the versions are slightly different (e.g. lyric changes).

  184. I think FYE the single is available in all Europe on itunes. No?

    Its not available in UK yet !!

  185. <With the release of his debut album, Adam Lambert is about to become a huge star.
    Lost the Associated Press to that damn Idol Bubble too…….

  186. ETA (but I can’t edit my post).

    Keep in mind that if somebody uses the “complete my album” option, they will return the singles they had previously purchased (Tayor’s “Love Story” actually went into negative sales the week her album was released), so it’s really hard to predict single sales the week the album is released.

  187. Well whoever at 19 went for FYE should be fired. It’s a non starter on radio and now the performance at the AMA will be a wasted opportunity (unless they switch it up). Ditto for the expensive video that’s fairly useless.

    Why is this now being talked about like it’s fact? The record label ultimately picks the singles. They might take input but the label decides.

    But it is stupid to start playing one song when a video for another song was just shot. If they’ve shotgunned WWFM into radio, FYE must have been testing pretty damn poorly. I’d like to see WWFM get major radio play though, if only to kill the ridiculous “Clear Channel won’t play Adam because they’re conservative and he’s gay” excuse for FYE’s slower than expected start.

    I’m sure the picture will be more clear after the AMA’s.

  188. I’d like to see WWFM get major radio play though, if only to kill the ridiculous ‘Clear Channel won’t play Adam because they’re conservative and he’s gay’  excuse for FYE’s slower than expected start.

    As I stated in an earlier post, I think this has already started based on Z100, the largest Clear channel station, adding WWFM this week. I think the problem is the song FYE and not Adam Lambert.

  189. When a publicist says, ‘Oh, don’t mention Mel’s *drunk driving,* or his *anti-Semitism,* or Michael’s *racisim,* or Tom’s *over-the-top-wild-eyed-craziness-while-bashing-Brooke-Shields,* every single one of these requests is, to some extent at least, asking that a *bad* thing (or at least ‘perceived to be bad’  thing, in the case of Cruise) not be mentioned or be treated lightly.

    But see that’s exactly the reason I think they should be allowed to portray themselves how they like regarding their gayness. Because being gay IS a perceived bad thing by many. Otherwise so many people wouldn’t be in the closet. Otherwise people wouldn’t be killed because of it. Otherwise careers wouldn’t end when people were outed. Yeah. It totally sucks. But being openly gay is a political act in and of itself. And no one has the right to make an involuntary martyr out of another person. What Out is doing is sacrificing people for the good of the cause. It’s wrong. It’s unethical. And it’s antithetical to very rights and acceptance they are struggling to achieve.

    Okay, that’s my last ever post on this dead horse of a subject.

  190. Why is this now being talked about like it’s fact? The record label ultimately picks the singles. They might take input but the label decides.

    The only person I want fired is Bruce, but keep in mind that there are two labels involved with every Idol. 19R and some Sony label. We aren’t sure how those dynamics work. 19R shares the same parent company as 19M. There is probably a wall built between them, but there could be some holes in the wall.

    I agree about the Clear Channel excuse as well. There are lots of other radio station companies that aren’t rushing to play FYE either. I’m not sure the AMAs will be the point when we will know, though. There is always another milestone that will ensure that an Idol single will sky-rocket.

  191. Okay, that’s my last ever post on this dead horse of a subject.

    Yeah…let’s get the Rabbit Hole song. That’s what we need to walk away from this very dead horse.

  192. There is always another milestone that will ensure that an Idol single will sky-rocket.

    I just don’t know what you are talking about lately. I read several posts about giving LLWD time, but FYE is not treated the same? Let Adam start his promo and we’ll see.

  193. You’re right Lucy. I probably made a crappy analogy there. My point was more about that all sorts of subjects might be taboo to an idividual. Certainly not to equate being gay with something “bad”. I didn’t mean to imply anything like that at all.

  194. Yeah’ ¦let’s get the Rabbit Hole song. That’s what we need to walk away from this very dead horse.

    What about that Voodoo song? Is that one about Drake (remember adam described hims as voodoo-down)?

  195. Oooooo….I’ll take the VooDOoo song, and what about the other one, that hasn’t been talked about, what’s the name of the third one?

  196. You can’t buy FYE single or pre-order album but you can buy “Take One” on UK itunes !!

    I assume FYE will be available here for download on Monday..Kris’ CD was last week.

  197. What about that Voodoo song? Is that one about Drake (remember adam described hims as voodoo-down)?

    Wait. What? What’d I miss? What voodoo song?

  198. Oooooo’ ¦.I’ll take the VooDOoo song, and what about the other one, that hasn’t been talked about, what’s the name of the third one?

    Can’t Let You Go

  199. I just don’t know what you are talking about lately. I read several posts about giving LLWD time, but FYE is not treated the same? Let Adam start his promo and we’ll see.

    The issue that is coming up is that WWFM was put out there. Jive did not put a second song out there in any format when LLWD was having a slow start. All the questions around FYE, I think, are because WWFM is now out there and available. I think FYE would be viewed with more patience at this point if WWFM had not been made available.

  200. ??? Where are these coming from. Voodoo song? “Can’t Let you Go??” You’re killing me here guys.

  201. Otherwise people wouldn’t be killed because of it. Otherwise careers wouldn’t end when people were outed. Yeah. It totally sucks. But being openly gay is a political act in and of itself. And no one has the right to make an involuntary martyr out of another person. What Out is doing is sacrificing people for the good of the cause. It’s wrong. It’s unethical. And it’s antithetical to very rights and acceptance they are struggling to achieve.

    Well, I wasn’t talking about outing here! I agree with you that there are lots of nuances about that.

    I was responding to SpenserJ’s post equating Adam’s pr rep (allegedly) not wanting him to be made “gay gay” in Out with Mel Gibson’s rep saying, “Don’t ask him about drunk driving or antisemitism.”

    If two pr reps ask those two things, and we consider them equivalent requests, then that *is* continuing to slap a negative label on being gay.

    Not anything like the situation with outing. A completely different issue.

  202. The issue that is coming up is that WWFM was put out there. Jive did not put a second song out there in any format when LLWD was having a slow start.

    I think we’ll see next week. I don’t really find this so strange, doesn’t Rihanna have two singles released from her album already? Russian Roulette is still the one being pushed. Carrie has several songs out right? Maybe radio stations loved WWFM so much they couldn’t stop themselves from playing it. :grin:

  203. I think FYE is good song to perform in AMA to make a statement. Whatever that statement is.

  204. Eh. Adam’s fine through Christmas IMO, they just need to sort out his radio stuff by January. The Christmas slowdown will complicate that, but they’ll just have to work through it. The two biggest station just jumped on WWFM so that will help a lot.

    I finally finished listening to the album today. I think it’s good. If they play their cards right they should sell a lot of these, I think.

    I don’t really find this so strange, doesn’t Rihanna have two signles released from her album already?

    Its unusual for radio to play more than one from anyone but the biggest established radio stars. That’s why people are a bit freaked out. Eventually, the label will have to pick one to pick IMO, and I bet its WWFM.

  205. I just don’t know what you are talking about lately. I read several posts about giving LLWD time, but FYE is not treated the same? Let Adam start his promo and we’ll see.

    If WWFM wasn’t getting spins on the two biggest pop stations in the US while FYE was losing spins every day this week, then I would be all about giving FYE time to grow.

    If some other Kris single suddenly started getting spins on Z100 and KISS-LA while LLWD started losing spins, I would say it was time for a new single too.

    I don’t see how the two situations can be seen as parallel at all. FYE has stalled out in the low spins. Songs that platueau there usually die there. Especially when there is a defacto second single being taken up by the two industry leaders. Platueas also happen higher up the chart, but those are often not fatal.

    The comment is about milestones is a history thing. People are often urged to wait until such and such a milestone for things to suddenly take off, but if that doesn’t happen, there are people that are eternally optimistic that the next milestone will be what causes the sky-rocket. So, I was just pointing out that the debate won’t end after the AMAs should FYE not happen to sky-rocket (it might end if it does). It really has nothing to do with Adam and applies to all fans in general.

  206. If two pr reps ask those two things, and we consider them equivalent requests, then that *is* continuing to slap a negative label on being gay.

    The ironic thing in this whole “gate” is that he gave them one hell of an interview, speaking a lot about being gay.

  207. don’t see how the two situations can be seen as parallel at all. FYE has stalled out in the low spins. Songs that platueau there usually die there. Especially when there is a defacto second single being taken up by the two industry leaders. Platueas also happen higher up the chart, but those are often not fatal.

    Why I am saying this sounds a bit OTT is because they guy haven’t even started promo. He has never performed the song. We’re talking like it’s been out for months. *shrugs* I won’t argue the point anymore.

  208. I agree about the Clear Channel excuse as well.

    From:
    http://bible.gideonse.com/?p=1928&o=20008&l=dis

    “There has never been an openly gay pop star. The closest we’ve ever had are Elton John, George Michael, KD Lang, and Melissa Etheridge, and all were big stars before they came out. And aside from Elton John ‘” with his Disney work and his Princess-Diana-is-dead song ‘” none of them have had a radio hit in the United States since they came out. In case you haven’t noticed, American radio stations are more homophobic than any other popular media format.”

    “It also seems that these are the same people in charge of radio playlists. Notoriously conservative Clear Channel dominates radio in the United States, and aside from their back-of-bus, mostly online Pride channel (which has played just two gay acts among their last 200 songs, when I checked), none of their mainstream rock or Top 40 stations play anything by gay acts, so it doesn’t seem terribly crazy to believe that they are either preventing gay acts from succeeding on the radio or tacitly allowing their failure. As someone pointed out, Clear Channel is nice to its gay employees. Awesome. But that has nothing to do with whether or not they will promote out gay artists on the radio.”

    It’s a long article, and the entire article is at the above link.

    At the very least, though, let’s let Adam start the promo work, (just days away now), and see how things go from there.

  209. I think the problem is the song FYE and not Adam Lambert.

    I think the problem is both in combination. If FYE was sung by Britney, I think it could have been a hit like “3” (very similar style song). The fact that radio is so freaking conservative (and no, I’m not specifically even making this a matter of sexual orientation, just the fact that radio doesn’t like to try new things) is what has made the FYE sell harder.

    It’s aggressive and sexual, and that combination, for a new, male singer, is something radio is not used to presenting. I think FYE, otherwise, would have done very well on radio, and think it might have done very well in the future if Adam was already established on radio with the help of other songs.

    And I don’t believe FYE as an MV or on the AMA’s will hurt either. FYE is a better branding song for Adam, and better for performances, etc. And it will hopefully help sell the album too when it’s performed live. But WWFM is the safer, radio friendly song that will hopefully gain traction there.

  210. If WWFM wasn’t getting spins on the two biggest pop stations in the US while FYE was losing spins every day this week, then I would be all about giving FYE time to grow.

    If some other Kris single suddenly started getting spins on Z100 and KISS-LA while LLWD started losing spins, I would say it was time for a new single too.

    This is what I’ve been thinking since WWFM appeared.

    I’m also interested to see what happens to Allison and FIBOU. Talk about a slow start. And she performed Don’t Waste the Pretty accoustically today which just adds to what could be some intrigue for her if that song gets picked up somehow over FIBOU.

  211. Allison sang 2 songs this morning. They are acoustic versions of Just like you (Link) and Don’t Waste the Pretty (Link).

  212. I think we’ll see next week. I don’t really find this so strange, doesn’t Rihanna have two singles released from her album already? Russian Roulette is still the one being pushed.

    For Rihanna, despite the fact the “Russian Roulette” is at 22 on the pop chart, RR is considered a flop. She released “Hard” to Rhythmic and it looks like it will be moving over to Pop. Either the label has stopped pushing RR or radio isn’t biting because it has slowed down a lot. I expect it will start dropping bins soon (it is already losing spins on Rhythmic). Her fans are hoping she performs “Hard” at the AMAs.

    Carrie has several songs out right?

    No. Not really. Unless you count the Christmas song she recorded last year (or two years ago?) which is currently charting on AC. Her current single is “Cowboy Cassanova” and it’s just started to lose spins (after reaching number 1 on Country…it is now at 2). Her next single will go for adds on December 4th and it will pick up the spins that CC is losing.

    It often seems that artists can trade spins for spins. Look at the HAC board and you can see that Daughtry’s new song is gaining almost the exact number of spins that his previous song is losing. Quite common. The trick is normally to plan releases to pick up those spins your other song is losing.

  213. think the problem is both in combination. If FYE was sung by Britney, I think it could have been a hit like ‘3’ ³ (very similar style song).

    It actually reminded me of Womanizer in terms of the beat – lol.

    I think FYE, otherwise, would have done very well on radio, and think it might have done very well in the future if Adam was already established on radio with the help of other songs.

    I think I said the same thing in my original post that you are responding to.

    FYE is a better branding song for Adam, and better for performances, etc. And it will hopefully help sell the album too when it’s performed live. But WWFM is the safer, radio friendly song that will hopefully gain traction there.

    While this might be true I think it would have been better had one song been able to do both, YMMV.

  214. I’m also interested to see what happens to Allison and FIBOU. Talk about a slow start. And she performed Don’t Waste the Pretty accoustically today which just adds to what could be some intrigue for her if that song gets picked up somehow over FIBOU.

    She’s also performing Just like you acoustically but FIBOU doesn’t really lend itself for an acoustic arrangement with just a guitar. However, they’ve been playing the song during her radio interviews and as a bonus, she performs two different songs acoustically. She’s not just promoting the single, she’s promoting the entire album and it’s good for people to hear that there are other types of songs in there.

    They just released the FIBOU video last night so the song is still getting promoted. She got a slow start because her promo just began and she didn’t come out of Idol with the massive fan base that the winner and runner up guys came out with. Remember, she placed 4th. The song is being picked up by radio stations every week and her radio promo tour is going well so far.

  215. So we’ll see what happens with Adam ‘” but so far all the reviews except the one posted in Today’s headlines ‘” for the album have been really good.

    Q3, regarding the one negative review posted in today’s headline thread, I commented yesterday about this “review” but I’ll repost the gist of what I said.

    The point had been made by someone else that Aaron Hicklin was the former editor of BlackBook magazine. And when I checked, I discovered that Rohin Guha, the guy who wrote the “review” of FYE and called the album mediocre is the site’s (BlackBook.com) Pop Culture writer, not its music reviewer.

    Oh, occasionally Mr. Guha has given a personal opinion here and there on some single or a few cuts of an album, but I scrolled back two months and I could not find a single instance where he had ever actually written a formal review of an album and rated it on some one-to-five star system. Not once. Mostly Mr. Guha writes about Pop celebrities, both of the musical and non-musical variety, and the latest scandal du jour.

    It was interesting to me that Mr. Guha suddenly elevated himself to the status of Music Critic (for the sake of Adam Lambert) and for the first time in at least two or more months actually reviewed an album. I suppose no other music had been released during that time so he had nothing else to listen to. Or perhaps his new job promotion was only recently effective.

    Of course, Mr. Guha has been busy writing other things. Not long ago he wrote an article that was extremely snarky and critical of Adam’s Details shoot. In fact, his comments sounded a lot like Hicklin’s ‘ ¦.

  216. And I swear my tongue is bleeding here but I’ll stay strong.bonus songs!!

    ????

  217. The ironic thing in this whole ‘gate’  is that he gave them one hell of an interview, speaking a lot about being gay.

    Yep, he sure did. It was a fabulous interview.

    I don’t think the controversy, to the extent that it is one, will be remembered by next week this time. Just one more of the many storms that tend to swirl up around Adam, lol. And around Idol finalists generally, come to think of it — Adam just has a few additional attributes that help increase his number of teacup tempests beyond even the usual high number that Idols ordinarily see. Being openly gay and trying to launch a sex-symbol-y entertainment career *while* being an American Idol with all the hyper-invested fans that entails is inevitably gonna cause lots of little ruckuses as time goes on. He’ll get used to it. … Just gives him more publicity.

  218. I was responding to SpenserJ’s post equating Adam’s pr rep (allegedly) not wanting him to be made ‘gay gay’  in Out with Mel Gibson’s rep saying, ‘Don’t ask him about drunk driving or antisemitism.’ 

    If two pr reps ask those two things, and we consider them equivalent requests, then that *is* continuing to slap a negative label on being gay.

    Just to be clear – I was NOT trying to equate those two things at all. What I was trying to say (not very well) was that the behavior of the PR reps was similar – not the subjects. That’s what PR reps do – try to craft the image the way they want to, and steer the conversation in the direction that leads to the story they’re trying to tell.

  219. If anyone is interested, Access Hollywood is supposed to do a Behind the scenes look of Adam’s FYE video shoot. Should be interesting to say the least. :)

  220. Her fans are hoping she performs ‘Hard’  at the AMAs.

    Yes – RR would suck live, imo, talk about a downer – and not a lot of positive fan response to that song (which made me surprised it did as well as it did).

    While this might be true I think it would have been better had one song been able to do both, YMMV.

    True – but Adam is trying something very new, which means his sell is a little harder than some other artists (like Kris). We’ve discussed before that radio is extremely conservative about trying new things (even when every other form of media LOVES Adam. ) WWFM is a safer song that will help his transition to radio better, imo. But for the full, OTT, sexified Adam that I know and love, well, I guess by default it would be really really hard to get both “conservative radio friendly” and “OTT Adam” in the same song. WWFM walks that line better than a lot of songs.

  221. Wow- Yinyang!

    Thanks for the info! I wasn’t aware of those facts (if they are, indeed, facts)- that’s a very sad thing.

    I’m suddenly very proud that some of Israel’s more prominent singers are gay and out, some of them never hiding it to begin with, and some who came out a little later in their career- but when that happens- they are usually really embraced and keep having hits (if they’re any good, that is).
    If that’s not the case in the US, then I’m suddenly realizing for the first time what a tough job Adam has, and what ballsy risks he’s taking.
    I am so hoping he will succeed- first and foremost because he moves like no one has for the past 15 years, but now also, yes, because of the greater cause.

  222. Can I just add what awesome performances that was by Allison? Really good.

  223. Her fans are hoping she performs ‘Hard’  at the AMAs.

    Actually, Rihanna does not scare me in the least- she’s not a good live vocalist, and Adam will eat her alive.
    But there are many others to fear…lol…

  224. Ah, I love Russian Roulette and I love Rihannas voice. I was hoping for that one, though it is VERY dark. A visual performance of that song might not be good for business.

  225. Actually, Rihanna does not scare me in the least- she’s not a good live vocalist, and Adam will eat her alive.

    Just to be clear, I wasn’t implying that Rihanna will give a better performance than Adam. I was just pointing out that even her fans have moved onto her second single and RR will soon fade away so it does not really parallel Adam’s FYE/WWFM situation if one believes RCA is pushing both singles at the same time. Rihanna’s label does not appear to be trying to push two singles (I actually think it parallels the FYE/WWFM situation, but I was addressing the argument that somebody put forth to demonstrate that I might be wrong).

    Personally, I think Lady Gaga is always tough to beat for the water-cooler moment, but we’ve all seen Adam pull out some pretty amazing stuff.

  226. I probably made a crappy analogy there. My point was more about that all sorts of subjects might be taboo to an idividual. Certainly not to equate being gay with something ‘bad’ . I didn’t mean to imply anything like that at all.

    Yep, I’m sure you just picked those examples because they’re the ones that would occur to any of us! They’re the main ones that pr reps *do* hope to suppress — the obvious examples!

    But I think that’s actually what the editor guy was reacting to — For the most part, when we think of what a pr person will try to quash, we automatically think of these bad things ….So if “gay” is also something that a pr rep will try to suppress, then somebody, somewhere is equating it with a bad thing — or at least something that a lot of people are going to think might be bad …. and that’s exactly what an activist will struggle to change.

    How often does a pr agent ask to have something suppressed or treated lightly that’s widely viewed in society as good? If that happened a lot, I don’t think anybody would have minded the alleged request not to make the guy too gay gay!

  227. If that’s not the case in the US, then I’m suddenly realizing for the first time what a tough job Adam has, and what ballsy risks he’s taking.
    I am so hoping he will succeed- first and foremost because he moves like no one has for the past 15 years, but now also, yes, because of the greater cause.

    This is why I couldn’t believe some of the interviewers, including Oprah saying to Adam: Why haven’t you been discovered before now? How is he supposed to respond to that: Uh, maybe because I am openly gay?

    Why do you think indie labels would just shelve Adam’s demos and not want to spend any money towards “real” studio recordings? Yes, Adam always had the talent, but he’s also had that elephant in the room.

  228. I have always believed that Adam’s first single was supposed to be WWFM instead of FYE because of the incident on AO where a poster was presented with a popup page which listed WWFM as his first single. I believe this was a glitch with the website and she wasn’t supposed to see that page. For whatever reason, RCA or 19E changed their minds about using WWFM and instead chose FYE. I think the AMA performance by Adam may have been the reason for the change.

    I’m also wondering if 19E and RCA were at odds with each other about which single to use. I came across a post on AO by the official RCA mod which seems to suggest this may be the case. The postscript is regarding complaints about lack of FYE radio play.

    http://www.adamofficial.com/us/node/938506#comments (The last sentence is interesting)

    rmged: (this is the official RCA mod’s username)

    Re: Requesting Adam's Music from Your Local Radio Stations

    Please only request Adam’s song from your LOCAL stations, and do try to stop short of harassment or the stations may go so far as to blacklist Adam’s music. This is a serious issue, gang, and we’ve had several complaints from stations already today, so please request responsibly! Having said that, we know you mean well and truly appreciate your support.

    RCA Records

    p.s. – And no, we don’t ‘share our strategy’ for working singles at radio, as this is between RCA, 19 and Adam. It’s no huge secret operation – it’s just a colossal amount of strategic detail that will bore you to tears, and is handled by professionals with DECADES of experience. If you must know: http://www.amazon.com/Need-Know-About-Music-Business/dp/0743293185. If Adam’s single had been delivered to us last month like KA’s was to JIVE instead of last week, it would be at radio already.

  229. Personally, I think Lady Gaga is always tough to beat for the water-cooler moment, but we’ve all seen Adam pull out some pretty amazing stuff.

    Kristen- that’s why I added that there are many others to fear…
    but naaa, I’m not really worried, just excited.

  230. Alison’s performances are great – love that voice. Thanks for bringing them over. I will forward to the hubby. Still love it that after watching Idol since Season 2… he never would sit and really watch with me until Alison came along. Hee!

  231. Sorry, guys, i’m gonna take one last flog at this dead horse, because I’ve been thinking (yeah, it happens sometimes, when I’m not paying attention) and thought of a better comparison than the mel gibson/tom cruise ones. Whilst I, too, wish Adam’s management hadn’t felt the need to say those things, and like Saga I appreciate that Adam clearly didn’t feel the least restricted in the wonderful interview, I think Adam’s people are really trying not so much to prevent a negative image, as trying to prevent his turning in to a limited cliche. So, here’s a good comparison:
    If I were managing Danny Gokey’s career, I would have no problem with his posing on the cover of, say, Rolling Stone (he wishes) with a cross around his neck. But I would be very hesitant to put him on the cover of a Christian mag, and if I did, I would not allow him to, say, clutch a crucifix and stare heavenwards, because that would be “too Christian” or “Christian-Christian” (to paraphrase the supposed language used to Out), not that there’s anything wrong with that. But as someone managing Danny’s career, given the fact that Danny is trying to make it in mainstream music, I wouldn’t want to box him in to that extent regardless of the fact that he is, in fact, a devout Christian. I wouldn’t be denying it (see Rolling Stone cover comment) but I wouldn’t want to turn him into a cliche.

    Does that help at all? No? Should I have just let it be? Okay, stepping away from the horse, putting away my flogger.

  232. SpenserJ I got what you were saying ‘“ no worries.

    I get what SpenserJ was trying to say, too. I have no beef with what she was trying to say — I understand her point and I am in no way implying that she was saying anything negative about gayness at all! I’m sure that she and I completely agree about all that stuff!

    But what I’m trying to say is — The reason she chose the negative examples of what pr reps try to suppress is that pr reps *only* try to suppress negative things (or things that they figure a substantial portion of the public will consider negative) ….

    She didn’t accidentally choose bad examples of spinning and deflection, when, in fact, there were good examples she might have chosen if she’d thought harder. She chose the kinds of examples she did because they are the only kinds of examples that exist.

    PR reps don’t try to suppress or spin you away from information that they believe that the vast majority of the public will see as positive. Period.

    And that’s why someone might react badly (or even over-react!) when “overly gay” is something around which a pr rep allegedly asks a reporter to step lightly.

    (Even if it is just to “prevent caricature” as mentioned above — a good point, I agree — somebody who’s involved in a struggle and is very sensitive about their gayness is generally *not* happy with the idea that being “really really gay” would turn them into some kind of caricature…. If you’re in the mindset of a political struggle over your identity, then the pr-reps-try-to-prevent-caricature would not work for you either. You just don’t want to hear about gayness being suppressed, in any way, shape, or form, for any reason. … Now plenty of people in and out of liberation movements might say that that’s taking your politics too far. But plenty of people would sympathize with the view, as well.)

  233. midwifespal, I’m with you on this comparison. I think it’s fair. I will add that I firmly believe that 19’s guidelines to Out (which they alluded to but still want us to think was more than this) were not to discuss Adam’s homosexuality in the context of the current political climate: March on Washington, his thoughts on marriage equality, DADT, etc. Out blew that out of proportion to make their point.

  234. BeckyMD
    11/19/2009 at 2:20 pm
    Another FYE review
    http://www.chicoer.com/entertainment/ci_13824612

    http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/wireStory?id=9128571
    Great review of FYE from the AP

    They are the same review from AP.
    http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_MUSIC_REVIEW_ADAM_LAMBERT?SITE=JRC&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT

    And Yahoo picks it up too.
    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20091119/ap_en_ot/us_music_review_adam_lambert

    Not that I’m complaining, but these media are lazy’ ¦.

    lol. They’re not lazy. they all pay for the service. AP is int he business of distributing news. It’s good Adam is getting such exposure. AP is picked up by thousands of news outlets everywhere!

  235. Kristen- that’s why I added that there are many others to fear’ ¦
    but naaa, I’m not really worried, just excited.

    LOL. Yes, the Lady Gaga thing was in response to your addition (my guess as to who might have that water-cooler moment…the person to “fear”). I wonder what she will come up with this time?

    Lots of fun to be had those events, so Adam should have a blast mingling with all those other stars.

  236. If anyone is interested, Access Hollywood is supposed to do a Behind the scenes look of Adam’s FYE video shoot. Should be interesting to say the least.

    Oh, yes! I can’t wait to see the mv! (or just parts of it!)

    midwifespal, that’s a really interesting point. There’s such a double standard at play when considering Adam’s sexuality, but it’s interesting to see it from another standpoint (e.g. Danny).

    Personally, I think Lady Gaga is always tough to beat for the water-cooler moment, but we’ve all seen Adam pull out some pretty amazing stuff.

    That’s why I’m kinda secretly hoping for a little controversy with Adam’s set. Not sure what kind of controversy, but the worst thing he could do would be just boring (then again, Adam and boring are two words that aren’t ever allowed in the same sentence, lol). I almost want an “album cover” moment – for a lack of a better phrase, something that, love it or hate it, gets people talking.

  237. Idolator interview with Adam:

    http://idolator.com/5301201/the-idolator-interview-adam-lambert

    BB: Speaking of a stripped down sound, have you listened to Kris Allen’s album?

    AL: I have. It’s fantastic. I got a copy from a publicist. What I love about his album is he really stayed true to what made him so fantastic on the show because he’s an incredible musician, he’s got a beautiful voice and he’s honest. I think those songs really captured his spirit.

  238. Another good review for FYE from Afterelton

    They just keep coming.

    But didn’t I hear that these people are all in some kind of bubble? lol

  239. I’ve been piling up FYE reviews HERE if you have an hour to spare to read them, lol.

    That’s awesome! Thanks! I’ve had like no time to catch up on all the reviews, I’m such a bad Adam fan right now. Then again, I’m also partly ambivalent to the reviews, because I feel “well, I love the album, and think it’s brilliant, so what do I care what anyone else says” ;-)

  240. About Britney

    BB: She lip-synched concerts in Australia and they had a hissy-fit, basically.
    AL: They haven’t been watching her career for the past few years? That’s what she does.
    BB: Is lip-synching during a performance something a pop artist should be ashamed of? Or should audiences just know better going into a show?
    AL: It depends on the type of performer you are. Some are known for their voices, and some are performers. I think Britney is a fantastic performer, I think she’s a lot of fun, and gorgeous. She’s dancing! And something when you’re dancing really hard, it’s hard to sing. She’s gotta do what she’s gotta do.

    This is my favorite quote from the interview. People complain that Adam has no filter… yet he is able to say something & maneuver out of an awkward topic pretty easily without insult.

  241. Another good review for FYE from Afterelton

    http://www.afterelton.com/music/2009/11/adam-lambert-fye-review

    The genius of the album as a whole may be the effortless way he slips in and out of sounds that remind you of so many artists across so many years ‘“ it’s what may make the disc uniquely Adam instead of a series of cover songs.

    I like this review although I don’t agree with 100%. Sleepwalker seems to get praised by almost all reviews. It’s my fav too. Hope they will make it another single.

  242. Mary102- I think the album is brilliant also even (hyperbole coming) grammy nom worthy, but it is nice to see reviewers liking the album too, esp. outside the “bubble”.
    koshka- I love that Adam has no filter and yes he does know how to say what he thinks without being rude. Even when slams someone (deservedly) he throws in something positive to soften the blow LOL.

  243. TheSpindleshay
    11/19/2009 at 4:24 pm
    I’ve been piling up FYE reviews HERE if you have an hour to spare to read them, lol.

    Thanks for the link, I favorited it!

  244. If I were managing Danny Gokey’s career, I would have no problem with his posing on the cover of, say, Rolling Stone (he wishes) with a cross around his neck. But I would be very hesitant to put him on the cover of a Christian mag, and if I did, I would not allow him to, say, clutch a crucifix and stare heavenwards, because that would be ‘too Christian’  or ‘Christian-Christian’  (to paraphrase the supposed language used to Out), not that there’s anything wrong with that. But as someone managing Danny’s career, given the fact that Danny is trying to make it in mainstream music, I wouldn’t want to box him in to that extent regardless of the fact that he is, in fact, a devout Christian. I wouldn’t be denying it (see Rolling Stone cover comment) but I wouldn’t want to turn him into a cliche.

    You do realize that there are a lot of Christians and Christian groups and Christian publications who would take serious exception to your thinking this distinction is okay, right? … That seeing him as “too Christian” would be a bad thing for his career and a caricature …. and for pretty much the same reason that the Out guy has for taking exception to it.

    He doesn’t in the least represent all gay activists or gay publications in thinking this way, and Christians who argue this don’t in the least represent all Christian groups either. But there are definitely are quite a few who would be very outraged by what you’re suggesting here as an allowable pr request for a Christian guy and a Christian magazine, I guarantee it.

    You run into this kind of feeling *any* *time* a group feels and/or is oppressed. And while it may be an over-the-top reaction, it’s also very very understandable, and to be expected. It’s not just a gay thing or an Out guy thing.

  245. I’ve lost track. Maybe MJ could put a daily banner up. Is today an “Adam is too gay” day? Or an “Adam isn’t gay enough” day?

  246. I think that those who suggested ‘FYE was released first because it would be a good fit for an AMA production’ are right, and WWFM being released later would be more radio friendly. I suggested once that having both out there might not be a bad thing as people could pick one and it might pull the other in. I was formally advised that this was not possible. My feeling is this. If I hear song A and don’t like it, ok. Then I hear song B by same artist and love it. I will go back to song A and give it another chance. Therefore, song B may pull in song A. Anyway, this may not make sense to anyone, but… I do think FYE is for AMA production and vid impact and WWFM is for radio play.

  247. “http://www.afterelton.com/music/2009/11/adam-lambert-fye-review”

    Positive one but most of the times I don’t know what the writer is talking about – some of his comparisons are really out of place and seem too forced.

  248. I suggested once that having both out there might not be a bad thing as people could pick one and it might pull the other in. I was formally advised that this was not possible.

    I think the idea of having more than one song at the same time may have more to do with radio play (though I could be wrong). I think it has to do with cannibalizing the airplay of both songs if you, say, release two at the same time (as opposed to having one out, letting it peak and fade away, and then releasing another). I’m not quite sure myself about all the reasoning behind this, but I think that’s where it comes from.

    From my pov, it’s all a money issue. There are many ways to promote music: online, on the radio, performances, etc. And whatever strategy creates the most bang for the buck, that’s the one the label should go with. So, conceivably, if you had two songs out, one being promoted through performances (especially over a short amount of time), and the other through radio play, and they both combine to drive up both single and album sales (and mv sales), then that startegy is just fine for it’s purpose. JMO.

  249. LOL ‘“ that’s the normal OTT, uber-fan progression timeline. First, they’re going to change the face of music as we know it. Then, they’ll be a success if only they can get to double platinum. After that, success comes if they just hit platinum. Within six months, they’re a success as long as they get to do what they love for a living and don’t need to take a job in a cube to support their music.

    Check the archives of any fanboard, and this timeline will hold true. As each goal appears to be unlikely, the definition of ‘success’  is repeatedly downgraded.

    Trouble is, it’s really only a small, vocal minority who make these declarations. Most fans of anyone don’t ride that train down the hill. But yes, Idol-fandom is pretty much ground zero for revisionist history.

    Very well put. There are only 4 Idol contestants that have exceeded expectations, IMO:

    But as for revisionist history….I can easily see “Let’s wait until after the AMAs” morphing into “Let’s wait until after the holiday music is off of the radio”. Been there, done that. :)

  250. Susan Boyle’s album has the biggest pre sales globally of any album in Amazon history. Simon Cowell really deserves those big bucks he gets.

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20091119/en_nm/us_susanboyle

    That Idol timeline is on the money. It also usually goes -will be bigger than Elvis, bigger than Kelly/Carrie, bigger than Daughtry, doing well for a new artist.

  251. He’s (Anderson Cooper)long seemed to enjoy a very public life here where he’s clearly out and about as a gay man while at the same time portraying to tv viewers that he isn’t, or at least keeping them in the dark about that. He’s long enjoyed the benefits of the double standard that let *him* be out among a populace that accepts him while in his tv news and commentator persona not having to honestly be a gay person confronting the homophobia and lack of gay rights we have in this country. What is that, anyway?

    How does one “portray on television” that they are gay? How is Anderson Cooper keeping the viewers in the dark? He reports the news. It doesn’t matter if he is gay, straight or asexual. Why do we need to know about people’s personal lives to accept them as credible and reliable people.

    Why do others want to force gay people to be politically active? Some are, some aren’t. Some will be later in life, some never will.

    Unfortunately, because of the way this country is-it is difficult to be out and proud. If you aren’t, you are perceived as hurting the gay rights cause. If you are out and proud and comfortable about being gay, you are accused of “throwing it in people’s faces”.
    It’s sad-they really can’t win.

  252. Susan Boyle’s album has the biggest pre sales globally of any album in Amazon history

    Ugghhhh….seriously, who wants to listen to it????? Does it just make people feel good to buy it, like they are performing a charitable act? Or do people really enjoy the music she is putting out?

  253. Mary102
    So, conceivably, if you had two songs out, one being promoted through performances (especially over a short amount of time), and the other through radio play, and they both combine to drive up both single and album sales (and mv sales), then that startegy is just fine for it’s purpose. JMO.

    Thanks Mary102, that is what I meant the first time and this time. I just couldn’t put into words… :)

  254. After seeing:

    “http://blogs.chron.com/peep/2009/11/adam_lambert_provides_fun_fier_1.html”
    and
    “http://leisureblogs.chicagotribune.com/turn_it_up/2009/11/album-review-adam-lambert-for-your-entertainment.html”

    I’m still waiting for better reviews. Something more eloquent and really paying attention – c’ mon people 14 songs is not that many. I’m more interested in good review than how FYE is rated.

  255. You do realize that there are a lot of Christians and Christian groups and Christian publications who would take serious exception to your thinking this distinction is okay, right?

    Yes, sure, that’s kinda why I chose that example. I’m trying to communicate that despite Aaron Hicklin’s bemoaning the double standard implied by Adam’s team’s reluctance, it is in fact not so much a double standard but something that is true across a whole number of communities, when dealing with a member of that community (I could give more examples: Michael Sarver on a hunting mag, say).

    But there are definitely are quite a few who would be very outraged by what you’re suggesting here as an allowable pr request for a Christian guy and a Christian magazine, I guarantee it.

    I sympathize with this feeling, even more so, really, in the Out example than in the Gokey-Christian example because gays really are a very disadvantaged group in this country today. My problem with the Out letter was never so much with the complaints about Adam’s management as with the way in which it was addressed to Adam himself, especially after that remarkably open interview he gave them (which was left out of the print edition). However, my point in making this comparison is that I really don’t think, in this case, that the pr worry was about the negative image of gays. I think the worry was much more about simply limiting an artist’s image, and, frankly, that’s a publicists job: to figure out how to market his client as widely as possible. THis was never about what’s appropriate for Adam himself, it was always about what would be a good career choice for him. I am a deep believer in gay rights, gay marriage, all the rest of it, and frankly don’t know what’s the matter with this country. And hell, I’d love to see him snogging some guy on the cover of Out, that would make my personal day; Adam’s happy campiness is part of what I love about him, and his enthusiastic queerness is part of what makes him sexy; I loved the album cover and had no problem with it. But: I do not, frankly, want to see him labeled as the Gay Idol. There’s obviously much more to him than that, just as there is much more to Kris than simply being the Married Idol. Or Gokey than being the Christian Idol (I think, I’m giving him the benefit of the doubt, despite his craptastic first single ;)).

    Gah, now I have gone on and on, and I didn’t mean to. I just wanted to make it clear that I sympathized with why some people found this kind of marketing offensive.

  256. LOL ‘“ that’s the normal OTT, uber-fan progression timeline. First, they’re going to change the face of music as we know it. Then, they’ll be a success if only they can get to double platinum. After that, success comes if they just hit platinum. Within six months, they’re a success as long as they get to do what they love for a living and don’t need to take a job in a cube to support their music.

    Check the archives of any fanboard, and this timeline will hold true. As each goal appears to be unlikely, the definition of ‘success’  is repeatedly downgraded.

    Trouble is, it’s really only a small, vocal minority who make these declarations. Most fans of anyone don’t ride that train down the hill. But yes, Idol-fandom is pretty much ground zero for revisionist history.

    Very well put. There are only 4 Idol contestants that have exceeded expectations (in a major way), IMO.

    And as for revisionist history, this year is proving no different. “Let’s wait for…” is the phrase of choice.

  257. ughhh so many awesome reviews.I have an email alert so I’ll just read them later.c u tommorow peeps I’m gonna be in rl today…

  258. He’s long enjoyed the benefits of the double standard that let *him* be out among a populace that accepts him while in his tv news and commentator persona not having to honestly be a gay person confronting the homophobia and lack of gay rights we have in this country. What is that, anyway?

    I think this is why things are so different outside of the U.S. What is that, anyway? It is a human being living his life as he sees fit. Period.

  259. midwifespal
    However, my point in making this comparison is that I really don’t think, in this case, that the pr worry was about the negative image of gays. I think the worry was much more about simply limiting an artist’s image, and, frankly, that’s a publicists job: to figure out how to market his client as widely as possible. THis was never about what’s appropriate for Adam himself, it was always about what would be a good career choice for him. I am a deep believer in gay rights, gay marriage, all the rest of it, and frankly don’t know what’s the matter with this country. And hell, I’d love to see him snogging some guy on the cover of Out, that would make my personal day; Adam’s happy campiness is part of what I love about him, and his enthusiastic queerness is part of what makes him sexy; I loved the album cover and had no problem with it. But: I do not, frankly, want to see him labeled as the Gay Idol. There’s obviously much more to him than that, just as there is much more to Kris than simply being the Married Idol. Or Gokey than being the Christian Idol (I think, I’m giving him the benefit of the doubt, despite his craptastic first single ;) ).

    ITA It is a shame that this whole situation even exists, but it does have to be dealt with in regards to his career. Life just sucks sometimes. We can’t all meet every community’s agenda all the time, sometimes we have to just ‘be’.

  260. I think the problem is both in combination. If FYE was sung by Britney, I think it could have been a hit like ‘3’ ³ (very similar style song). The fact that radio is so freaking conservative (and no, I’m not specifically even making this a matter of sexual orientation, just the fact that radio doesn’t like to try new things) is what has made the FYE sell harder.

    As much as people criticize Britney, I really think that she has a gift of bringing out the best in songs like “Womanizer” (with the help of autotune). FYE is more suited to her…it has nothing to do with radio being conservative. Yes, Adam is very versatile, but I still think it’s a huge mistake for RCA or anyone to assume that a better singer can pull off a Britney song as well as she does. Adam is far more talented than Britney so why not release a song that lets him shine in his own unique way rather than restrict him to a Britney song? There are tons of better candidates on his album..WWFM is one of them. They should switch.
    If they want him to do a cool FYE dance routine at the AMA’s fine. But if the song doesn’t take off immediately, then they should switch. He has almost guaranteed hits on his album.

  261. ABC has video up of AMA rehearsal. I doubt any other contestant has put on this kind of performance straight off of the show.

    So excited!!!!!!!!!!!!

  262. Love the vid. Thanks for posting.

    I think I loved the one guy that was imitating Adam when he hit that high note even more. LOL

  263. saga No need to be nervous. Adam is truly in his element here. He is loving this and will ROCK. ‘Real World’ let us introduce you to Adam Lambert – Entertainer!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  264. That’s not stopping me from being nervous… This is a huge production. :grin:

  265. Haha! I wish I didn’t watch it either but this is soooooo damn exciting- that wardrobe guy could hardly contain himself!

  266. He did so much with so little on the Tour. Imagine what he will do with props and a stage and costumes… he is in all his glory and will shine. I have complete confidence in him after seeing this. It will be great and rank up there with the rest of the performances.

  267. Adam was in Wicked, he can learn a routine easily and knows how to work a stage. I’m not Skeerd.

    How exciting for him! He just has to remember the camera will be close as well and not act to the back of the house. He’ll be fine!

  268. This is an interesting tweet from Kris:

    KrisAllen Just got to see some people that worked at idol while I was shooting some promo for next season. Good to see those people.

    Shot a promo for next season’s show, huh. Good for him.

  269. Seriously… in many ways Adam has been waiting and training for this moment for almost 20 years. He’s got it covered. :)

    On another note… Good for Kris!

  270. That Idol timeline is on the money. It also usually goes -will be bigger than Elvis, bigger than Kelly/Carrie, bigger than Daughtry, doing well for a new artist.

    Yeah, I missed a few. But, poor Elvis takes enough abuse around these parts :)

  271. Shot a promo for next season’s show, huh. Good for him.

    Hopefully, it will be something like those great commercials that they made for Carrie and Cookie last year. But it might be just some footage for the show.

  272. OMFG! This is a huge production! I was thinking a few dancers, a cool jacket, a little fog and glitter-but damn! You know BB is loving every second of this!

    Does anyone have the list of other performers?

  273. This is what I think of Adam’s AMA footage:

    HOT HOT HOT HOT HOT

    As I posted in the other thread, this reminds me a LOT of the sets used for Michael Jackson’s last (not to be) Tour. (See TII if you haven’t.) So if he goes on after Janet Jackson’s 8-minute opening montage, I wouldn’t be surprised.

    GLAM TOUR 2010

    EPIC

    ETA: And a year ago, he was a Chorus Boy in Wicked. *snif*

  274. Seriously’ ¦ in many ways Adam has been waiting and training for this moment for almost 20 years. He’s got it covered. :)

    Adam is an example of a real life “Slumdog Millionaire” in that way.

  275. IMO, the worst thing that can happen is for Adam to forget the words and/or dance steps. But on the other hand, Adam can improvise as we’ve seen on the tour. So even that would be no problem. This sounds like it is going to be huge. Really huge. This is Adam’s debut for not only his album, but for his tour. His tour is going to be epic.

  276. Adam is an example of a real life ‘Slumdog Millionaire’  in that way.

    He comes from a middle-class family. Those kids live in horrible conditions. And the dude almost went to jail for answering a few questions in a game show.

    I mean, wonderful for Adam to reach his goals, but it’s not really comparable.

    I haven’t seen the footage (can’t watch it on this computer), but I’m sure Adam will put on a tremendous show. Is ABC featuring any of the other acts on their site like Adam? This could mean they are really behind him.

    IMO, the worst thing that can happen is for Adam to forget the words and/or dance steps.

    That’s not going to happen. If it does, he’s a pro and will recover with anyone barely noticing (Beyonce practically crashed into one of her back-up dancers last year (not the girl from Glee, but the other one) and you really have to be paying attention to notice).

  277. Lambert has an assistant wardrobe stylist for the AMA peformance? I guess that means that RCA didn’t drop him afterall.

  278. He comes from a middle-class family. Those kids live in horrible conditions. And the dude almost went to jail for answering a few questions in a game show.

    I mean, wonderful for Adam to reach his goals, but it’s not really comparable.

    Obviously, I didn’t mean literally. I meant from the concept of so much of his past experiences dovetailing to allow him to be where he is today.

    I saw a promo for the AMAs today and they were hyping Whitney’s live performance and mentioned that MJ was up for a lot of awards. No mention of any other performers by name.

  279. Umm let me see who I remember…

    Janet
    Rihanna
    Gaga
    Whitney
    Lil Wayne
    Nelly Furtado
    Timbaland
    Jay-Z and Alicia Keyes
    Green Day
    Shakira
    Daughtry
    Kelly
    Carrie
    Adam
    Eminem
    BEP
    Keith Urban
    JLo
    Mary J BLidge

  280. IMO, the worst thing that can happen is for Adam to forget the words and/or dance steps.

    Nope. Adam has had many, many years in theatre. You don’t show your mistakes. It is drilled into you. I have seen parts of sets fall over and people singing to or dancing with an imaginary person. I’ve seen wardrobe and set malfunctions. The key is NEVER LET ON that anything went wrong.

  281. choreographer: “It’s kinda like you are checking him out.”
    Adam: “yah”

  282. So I think this is going to be the kick off to a major tour. I guess TPTB were right in waiting til after AMA to do heavy promo’s. I knew they had a plan…

  283. Obviously, I didn’t mean literally. I meant from the concept of so much of his past experiences dovetailing to allow him to be where he is today.

    Oh, okay. I see where you are going. Yes, I can see that comparison.

  284. Not sure of the Lil Wayne, Nellie Furtado and Timbaland trio. Anyone knows?

  285. I know he’s used to this stage stuff, but I’m still having anxiety attacks. those were a lot of stairs…

  286. I know he’s used to this stage stuff, but I’m still having anxiety attacks. those were a lot of stairs’ ¦

    I am totally with you Squirrely…

  287. IMO, the worst thing that can happen is for Adam to forget the words and/or dance steps.

    Nope. Adam has had many, many years in theatre. You don’t show your mistakes. It is drilled into you. I have seen parts of sets fall over and people singing to or dancing with an imaginary person. I’ve seen wardrobe and set malfunctions. The key is NEVER LET ON that anything went wrong.

    You didn’t read the rest of my post. I said Adam can improvise. Even on the idol tour when he messed up some words, or had to kick something off stage, he never missed a beat. He even changed up his dancing.

  288. I know he’s used to this stage stuff, but I’m still having anxiety attacks. those were a lot of stairs’ ¦

    He’s been preparing for this moment most of his life. He’ll hit this out of the ballpark, and won’t have any problems with the stairs.

    I’m sorry if you’re having an anxiety attack, but I’d rather it be you than Adam. LOL. Fortunately, I think he feels quite at home on stage, and he’ll be very comfortable with it all.

  289. So I think this is going to be the kick off to a major tour. I guess TPTB were right in waiting til after AMA to do heavy promo’s. I knew they had a plan

    Did you notice what the stylist said? He was the assistant stylist for “Adam’s promotional tour, which kicks off with the AMA’s”

    Yep. They got a plan.

  290. I’m so excited, I feel like I’ve had five cups of coffee. Whenever I see promos on TV, I always see Adam in them, and they don’t show most of the others. I think they are going to spread the big productions throughout the show: Janet, Gaga, Adam… Adam will be the only man with a big production number.

  291. Hmm, they really like Adam, but complain that he was forced to play it too safe with the debut.

    Really? They think FYE is playing it safe! That’s kind of crazy!

  292. maybe I’ll watch it with no sound.is sound important in the clip(other than him singing)?

    Just watch it!! They aren’t wearing their costumes. Well they are wearing clothes, however. But it’s just a little tease.

  293. it says YouTube not available(it always dies that when there’s something exciting happening)

    I’ll watch on my computer with no sound.

    oops I forgot to post the countdown:

    time until the best album ever;

    3  days, 5  hours, 12  minutes and 58  seconds

    wow

  294. You didn’t read the rest of my post. I said Adam can improvise. Even on the idol tour when he messed up some words, or had to kick something off stage, he never missed a beat. He even changed up his dancing.

    I’m agreeing! I knew what you meant. It’s all good!

    I just meant there are worse things that could happen other than forgetting words or steps-but let’s not think about it!

  295. Remember when the vocal device in Adam’s ear distracted him during Crying (b/c the damned background singer was off-key)? He took it out of his ear like it was part of the performance and kept going.

    Yeah, he’s gonna be just fine.

  296. Did you notice what the stylist said? He was the assistant stylist for ‘Adam’s promotional tour, which kicks off with the AMA’s’ 

    Yep. They got a plan.

    it appears so… Go Adam – you can do it :)

  297. SuBo is still sitting pretty at #1 on Amazon. Adam is #6 with Bob pointing upward

  298. edit: don’t comment on the thread

    In regards to Adam and this theory that the FYI single is a failure already — B.S.! It truly has not even hit yet. There seems to be this need for fans to have instant validation that their favorite is the best by having thousands of downloads in the first few weeks. If the song doesn’t soar to the top of the charts it must be a failure, right? NO. In the real world these things take time. Often months and months. The video isn’t even out yet. As a side story, I downloaded FYI from AO the day it came out and put it on a mix for a Halloween party. When it came on everybody loved it and was dancing. Some asked who it was, and I told them “Adam Lambert”. Maybe 2 people even recognized the name, the rest had no clue and they didn’t care, they only knew that they like the song. I know for myself it takes a while for a new song to stick. The song is current AND good. It will hit, just not right away.

    And record sales are not the only way to gauge popularity in the days of online file sharing. For instance, I was on a site the had Kris Allen’s album available days before the release. It had over 4,500 downloads before it was taken down. Those are probably all fans of his music. Weather they bought the album legally, or not, those are still fans (maybe less morals) who would probably but a concert ticket. When Adam’s album leaks tomorrow, it will be the same case. Point is: worry not. Both will have good careers. Just un-invest a little and enjoy the music!

  299. John Mayer is holding them off on iTunes. I wonder if Adam can pull off a John Mayer on Monday…it would be nice if he could

  300. Remember when the vocal device in Adam’s ear distracted him during Crying (b/c the damned background singer was off-key)? He took it out of his ear like it was part of the performance and kept going.

    Yeah, he’s gonna be just fine.

    he did such a good job I didn’t even notice that much live…

  301. Squirrely
    11/19/2009 at 6:58 pm
    John Mayer is holding them off on iTunes. I wonder if Adam can pull off a John Mayer on Monday’ ¦it would be nice if he could

    I wish…

  302. SuBo is still sitting pretty at #1 on Amazon. Adam is #6 with Bob pointing upward

    Frickin SuBo. I am still amazed at the people who woulld want to listen to that shit. I mean, that there are people still alive that would listen to it.

  303. From Extratv.com:

    Lambert, 27, also discussed his feud with the editor-in-chief of Out magazine, who accused the singer of trying to downplay his sexuality.

    “I talked about my relationships, I talked about the gay community,” he said. “It was pretty gay.”

    “Maybe he was mad we did Details before him and he was a little bit sore about that,” Lambert continued.

    His debut album, “For Your Entertainment” drops Nov. 23. He’ll perform his new single at the American Music Awards this Sunday.

  304. @qtpiekimber I can’t give up too much…but…dancers, leather, pyro…JT move over ADAM’s REALLY bringing sexy back.

    Adam will kill us all!

  305. Studio57
    11/19/2009 at 7:53 pm

    Great new article in EW about the OUT ‘kerfluffle’ 

    http://music-mix.ew.com/2009/11/19/adam-lambert-out-magazine-exclusive-response/

    Adam takes FULL responsibility for what his handlers did.

    Excellent interview brief but to the point. I always thought that the comment “gay gay” was taken out of context as it was said by a “Gay” person (the publicist is gay). Bravo Adam…and as a person of the gay community I couldn’t agree more with what he said.

  306. Great new article in EW about the OUT ‘kerfluffle’ 

    http://music-mix.ew.com/2009/11/19/adam-lambert-out-magazine-exclusive-response/

    Adam takes FULL responsibility for what his handlers did.

    This was a great interview. Adam really articulated well. He has said numerous times that he didn’t want to talk about political issues so I’m not surprised he told his publicist to make sure those type of questions are off the table. Just like I’m sure Jennifer Hudson tells interviewers not to mention her family’s death last year, etc. I agree that OUT crossed the line, but at least its in the past now.

    On another note, that AMA performance looks hot!! And Adam looked good in the little footage they showed of his music video on access hollywood.

  307. I don’t know if anyone’s posted this yet but Mediabase officially has Kris as #20 on the HAC chart – though only by 3 spins over John Mayer right now

  308. Good on Adam. As usual, very articulate and candid about the Out interview (and Whitney did a great job, as she always does). Tomorrow’s two parter should be fun.

    Adam is starting to look Zodiac show, I think. ;)

    Geez, I cannot wait to see Adam and Jim, but I think it will be VERY interesting to see if Slezak goes one on one with Adam about his tracks the way he did with Kris. Well, lessee, I was laying on the floor and this song just came to me…yeah, different context, me thinks.

  309. I’m bringing sexy back (yeah), you muthaf**kers don’t know where it’s at (yeah)…

    Justin, watch out…Adam storm about to hit.

    ‘I talked about my relationships, I talked about the gay community,’  he said. ‘It was pretty gay.’ 

    I just like that quote. It was pretty gay.

  310. “we’ll see what happens with Adam ‘” but so far all the reviews except the one posted in Today’s headlines ‘” for the album have been really good.”

    that review in the headlines is from the same people that run VFTW

  311. Why do you think that review was written by VFTW? It’s a totally different site and the author is not the VFTW owner. His name is Dave. The writer of the review is named Robin. It is possible that more than one person might not enjoy Adam’s album. Every artist gets good and bad reviews.

  312. Does anyone have an account for Getty Images? They have a bunch of (watermarked) photos of Adam from today’s AMA rehearsal…they are posted on a thread on ontd-ai, and all I can say is…wow

  313. love your post WILLIS, ITA with your perspective. We need to enjoy the ride:)

  314. Adam is starting to look Zodiac show, I think.

    We can only hope it is that fabulous.

  315. I’m going to make one last comment on the OUT controversy and them I am OUT on that subject for time everlasting.

    We only have the words of the girl interviewing Adam about what was discussed between her and the PR person and the jist of the conversation was taken from her recollection of the events. I am sure that there were things said, and specifically about any politicizing that was to be verboten during the interview….but the rest is her paraphrasing the discussion and relating it to her Editor. Second hand information is not always the best and that is why it is called heresay in a court of law.

    She was protecting her job when she reported to the Editor…and unless he was also in the room (which I don’t know) then her relay of the discussion CAN BE construed to protect her as an interviewer who didn’t get what her editor wanted.

    Besides, I think Roger was talking to her as a gay man to someone he thought was inside that bubble. His words COULD have been over the top but they were not said for any kind of public consumption. I think she is as much at fault as anybody and I don’t think she should get off scott free for telling tales (no matter how truthfully) out of school.

    End of my rant….and end of the discussion for me.

  316. So much news, MJ! Thank you.

    But beneath the flashy trappings lurks a trippy hippie heart, and Lambert’s sunny affirmations help make ‘For Your Entertainment’  a shiny party album worth keeping on the morning after.

    I just love the wording in this one sentence! How great is it that Adam’s album is getting such great reviews.

    Yes, Syesha Broadway is just fine regardless what a certain judge says. Best of luck with this project!

  317. So I picked up the People Sexiest Men issue. Shouldn’t have bothered. No sign anywhere of either Kris Allen or David Cook, and only a TEENY picture of Adam. Chris Daughtry gets a full page, however

  318. Looks like I’ll skip the People Sexiest Man issue this year – Daughtry? really. no. not sexy (it’s all subjective, remember).
    I will agree with Johnny Depp, of course, but David Cook just gets sexier and sexier. In fact his whole band is HoT! (even Monty)

  319. Kelly’s “Already Gone” is #1 on the mediabase Hot AC chart! Kris’ “LLWD”, meanwhile, is at #20! Daughtry’s Life After You” has made a big move, from #40 last week to #28 this week. Adam’s “FYE” is at #49

    On Mediabase Top 40 chart, Kelly is at #8 and Kris is at #37

  320. In the current issue of EW (with Robert Downey Jr. on cover), Slexak does the “5 Stupid Questions” bit with Kris. I can’t scan the issue and I wasn’t able to find a link, so here were go.

    MS: Your first single is called “Live Like We’re Dying”. Keeping with that theme, if you had to wrestle a bear or outrun a cheetah, which would you choose?
    KA: I would wrestle a bear because I could find a way to make it like me and it wouldn’t kill me. I feel like we would end up cuddling in a cave somewhere.
    MS: If you could’ve added one extra natural disaster to the lyrics of yor Idol coronation song “No Boundaries”, what would it hae been?
    KA: [laughs] What was in there? A hurricane? Okay, what if there was a mudslide. What could you rhyme with mudslide? Mudslide, mudslide, mudslide. Bonnie and Clyde!
    MS: That works! Levi Johnston! Will you google image search him
    KA: What?
    MS: He’s posing for Playgirl, so…
    KA: I don’t even know who Levi Johnston is.
    MS: Fair enough. Okay, it’s 6 pm. Do you know where your matching red aprons – the ones you and your wife wore on Idol – are?
    KA: [sighs] You know what?We just moved a lot of stuff from Arkansas to L.A. They’re probably in those boxes, and my wife is probably hanging them up right now, as we speak.
    MS: Which event would you have demanded more money to play: Khloe
    Kardashian’s wedding or Simon Cowell’s birthday?
    KA: Errr. Probably the Kardashian thing. A lot of dramatic women there. I would’ve needed a lot [of money] to play there. If you did something wrong, They;d come at you with knives and stuff.
    MS: Jamie Foxx declared he was a fan of yours when he guested on Idol and sang his hit “Blame It [On the Alcohol]”. What do you blame on the alcohol?
    KA: You know what I blame alcohol for? Lindsay Lohan. Thanks. Thanks, alcohol. I have to hear about her all the time on TMZ now.

    (PS – it says in this feature that Kris did 39 separate interviews (including the one with EW) the day before his album dropped. Yikes!!!)

  321. Todays (unpublished) Top 40 numbers:
    61 65 JASON CASTRO Let’s Just Fall In Love Again 234 257 -23 0.401
    68 66 ADAM LAMBERT For Your Entertainment 200 175 25 0.609
    76 ADAM LAMBERT Whataya Want From Me 92 0 92 0.863
    82 77 ALLISON IRAHETA Friday I’ll Be Over U 91 78 13 0.118

    Jason’s song looks done on Top 40. WWFM is already ahead of FYE in terms of audience size.

  322. HDD has their weekend update already and Kris is maintaining his numbers so far:

    * John Mayer (Columbia) 290-315k
    Andrea Bocelli (Decca) 190-200k
    * Norah Jones (Blue Note) 150-160k
    * 50 Cent (Aftermath/Interscope) 140-150k
    * Casting Crowns (Provident/Reunion) 140-150k
    * Justin Bieber (Island/IDJ) 110-120k
    Michael Jackson’s This Is It (Epic) 95-105k
    Carrie Underwood (19/Arista Nashville) 90-100k
    * Kris Allen (19/RCA/RMG) 85-90k
    Taylor Swift Fearless (Big Machine) 85-90k
    Twilight Saga: New Moon (Chop Shop/Atlantic) 75-80k

    Stars denote debuts.

    Looks like Andrea has the Christmas album of the season. Can it pull off numbers like Josh Groban’s Noel (which became the best selling album of it’s calender year)?

  323. That’s good news for Kris. At least they didn’t drop the numbers! Kirsten, are the Friday numbers usually more accurate than the original numbers that came out on Wednesday? I would assume so since they have more days to base the numbers off of. Although I guess the weekend always throws a monkey wrench into the predictions.

  324. Kirsten, are the Friday numbers usually more accurate than the original numbers that came out on Wednesday?

    Yes, usually. But they can still be wrong.

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