Clay Aiken, who ended his RCA deal earlier this year after his last album sold poorly, has signed a new deal with Decca Records. It’s home to Boyz II Men, Andrea Bocelli, Celtic Thunder, Morrissey and Sting. Not bad company.
Let’s hope he can regain his mojo on the music front with his next album in 2010.
His charity foundation has been renamed National Inclusion Society (formerly Bubel/Aiken Foundation. It helps young people with special needs.
-Diana DeGarmo has started her stint on “Toxic Avengers” on Broadway. A sample Tweet:
finally in bed w/ the weenies after a mind blowing day… wow, Toxic Avenger, i am blessed to be working w/ all of you! Sarah’s home, baby!
And check her out as a blonde, blind librarian here.
-Jordin Sparks, who skipped a recent opening date with the Jonas Brothers and will be joining a leg of the Britney Spears tour, will be at Philips Arena tomorrow to open for the bros. I am skipping out. Sorry.
And a chart update:
“Battlefield” by Jordin Sparks is now No. 8 on the top 40 chart (746K downloads), No. 20 on the Hot AC chart. Her album has now sold 85K.
Daughtry’s “No Surprise” (637K downloads) has gained some momentum and is now up to No. 12 with a solid shot at top 10 on the top 40 chart. It’s also No. 1 on the Hot AC chart. No sign of Kelly Clarkson’s latest single “Already Gone” on the top 40 chart but it’s No. 22 on the Hot AC chart.
David Cook’s “Come Back To Me” is no. 7 on the Hot AC chart.
Top “Idol” artist on the country chart is Bucky Covington, barely hangin’ in there at 29 with “I Want My Life Back.”
Top “idol” artist on the urban AC chart is Jennifer Hudson’s “If It Isn’t Love,” which remains at No. 12.
Kellie Pickler’s latest album has now sold 294K. Her last single “Best Days of Your Life” is at 743K in downloads.) Carrie Underwood’s “Carnival Ride” is close to 3 million. David Cook is at 1.223 million.
Daughtry’s “Leave This Town” has hit the 500K mark, one of only 30 albums to do so this year. Kelly Clarkson is the “Idol” leader at 675K.