The news out there seems to be Adam Lambert 24/7. I’ve never seen this level of obsession over the song list of an “Idol” alum’s upcoming album. Every leak seems to be treated like a stock tip for the next Apple Computer. Anyway, Adam himself tweeted that “For Your Entertainment” will be the single:
“Debut single is called “For Your Entertainment” get ready to shake yo asses to this song. It’ll make ya dance for sure. ”
He’s also taping “Oprah” today. His soundtrack song “Time For Miracles” sold 47,000 downloads last week.
I’m sure we’ll soon find out what he had for lunch, too.
-Former Atlantan (briefly, at least) Carly Smithson and her former Evanescence bandmates signed a deal with Universal Republic Records. The band is called We are the Fallen. From the press release, here’s Carly’s canned quote (how often do you think the person actually ever SAYS this in reality vs. having it written by the publicist?)
“The chemistry in this band has made for some incredible music. We are all so grateful for this amazing opportunity and thank our fans for the strong love and support they are already showing us in this early stage . We look forward to working closely now with our new family at Universal Republic Records to bring our music to as many people as possible.”
–Anyway, I missed the David Foster & Friends concert last night, which featured Ruben Studdard and Michael Johns, because I hosted a going away party for a dear colleague at Manuel’s Tavern. I am bummed I missed it but sometimes, personal stuff trumps “Idol,” shockingly enough. Did anybody go? Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to write a review of how Ruben and Michael were. I’ll post it!
I’d also try to attend the Pride Festival this weekend featuring Blake Lewis but I’m going to Los Angeles to see my sister and will miss it. I did interview Blake a few weeks back but was having computer issues and what little I got from him was distinctly unmemorable. I might post something from it tomorrow.
Some sales numbers from Idol Chatter:
Daughtry’s “Leave This Town” sold 10K and 707K total
David Archuleta’s “Christmas From the Heart” sold 7K and 24K total
Kelly Clarkson’s “All I Ever Wanted” sold 6K and 734K total
Kellie Pickler’s self titled album sold 3K and 326K total
Carrie Underwood’s “Carnival Ride” sold 3K and 2.98 million total