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Adam Lambert’s album to outsell Kris Allen’s by a wide margin

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Early returns for Adam Lambert’s “For Your Entertainment” from billboard.com show the album will sell about 225,000 this week. I predicted about 200,000. Other acts such as Susan Boyle (left) will outsell Adam.

Kris Allen last week sold 80,000, the lowest ever for an “Idol” winner but that’s a bit unfair given that CD sales keep dropping 15-20 percent every year. He debuted at No. 11.

His single, at least, showed a big jump in download sales thanks to all the publicity but in terms of airplay, “Live Like We’re Dying” is struggling at No. 36 on the top 40 charts, according to mediabase 24/7. (Jordin Sparks’ “S.O.S.” was officially her worst-charting single, already peaking at No. 31 on the same chart. Daughtry’s “Life After You” debuted at No. 40 while Kelly Clarkson notched yet another top 5 single with “Already Gone.”)

Speaking of Adam, some folks are criticizing CBS for blurring Adam’s kiss with his male keyboardist during his “Early Show” segment but not the kiss between Madonna and Britney.

“I think there’s obviously a double standard when it comes to gay male entertainers,” Jeremy Kinser, the magazine’s Arts and Entertainment Editor, tells “Extra.”

Mandisa performed yesterday at the Lenox Square Mall Macy’s tree lighting. I could have gone but decided to hang with friends instead and not work. Syesha Mercado and Katharine McPhee were at the New York City’s Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Daughtry did halftime for a Cowboys game.

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[...] Musical Artist Adam Lambert’s album to outsell Kris Allen’s by a wide margin …returns for Adam Lambert’s “For Your Entertainment” from billboard.com show the album [...]

JTesla

November 27th, 2009
4:05 pm

The numbers don’t surprise me too much, it will be more interesting to see if Allison can top Kris.

Mercedes S.

November 27th, 2009
4:21 pm

So GMA dumps Adam for kissing another man… and books Chris Brown, a violent, convicted abuser. Message from ABC: it’s wrong to be gay, it’s ok to beat up women.

Deirdre

November 27th, 2009
5:49 pm

Entertainment Weekly reviewed Allison’s cd and gave it an A- I don’t recall ANY Idol ever getting an A on their first cd. They ended the review with “Girl. Can. Sang!”

JTesla

November 27th, 2009
8:27 pm

Chris Brown? Hopefully someone punched him in the face.

KPH

November 28th, 2009
11:26 am

Maybe they should have Adam beat Chris Brown with a cat o nine tails. No wait they may both enjoy that too much. I know Adam would.

Highlander

November 28th, 2009
2:22 pm

We always figured that Adam’s CD would outsell Kris’, so no real big news there. But maybe Adam should pay a little attention to the fact that Susan Boyle is predicted to outsell him!

While Adam touted himself as wanting to be “all about the music,” his AMA performance demonstrated the hypocrisy of that stance. NONE of the attention he’s received from it has been about the music!

And Chris Daughtry was destined to have a bit of a letdown after the first album. It’s just extremely difficult to live up to a debut CD that had so many charting singles. And perhaps he’s suffering from a bit of radio overplay, too.

Highlander

November 28th, 2009
3:59 pm

Also, let’s keep in mind that Adam isn’t exactly making history here. Both Daughtry (by a wide margin) and Kellie Pickler have outsold their season winner, Taylor.

JTesla

November 28th, 2009
8:49 pm

I think someone making random sounds on a pan flute could outsell Taylor.

golx

November 29th, 2009
8:09 am

Blake has failed twice with that approach jt.

JTesla

November 29th, 2009
12:07 pm

LOL I stand corrected.

Nana

November 30th, 2009
6:47 am

Good Morning Everybody. Hope all of you had a wonderful Thanksgiving and enjoyed time off from work and spending time with family and friends.

Today’s Quote: “Failure’s not a bad thing. It builds character and makes you stronger.”

I have no comment on Adam in any shape, form or fashion. My silence is golden! :)

I hope we hear from Rickster this morning giving us some good news.

Highlander

November 30th, 2009
8:02 am

Pan flute? …Oh, so that’s why Blake was invited to the Pride parade! :-)

Harriett

November 30th, 2009
8:10 am

Good morning everyone. I had a great Thanksgiving holiday and hope everyone else did. The weekend itself was great, with wonderful weather. Today it will reach 68-70 degrees in Columbia, SC. Hate to think about winter, but it will be here soon enough! I bought Susan Boyle’s album and mostly love it. One or two songs were curious choices for her, but her vocals were sublime.

Lara

November 30th, 2009
8:44 am

Good morning blogsters!!! Still quiet here in the office…hope all of you are easing back into the routine – where did that long weekend go!?
I am hoping to get a copy of Ms. Boyle’s cd. I do have Adam’s and I really like it. There are some really good songs on there – I wouldn’t have picked FYE for the first real performance song – but oh well, they don’t pay me to make decisions like that.
I had every intention of seeing Mandissa perform, heck, even drove down there and parked!! But alas, we forgot our chairs and my mom can’t stand for long periods of time. So, we went to see A Christmas Carole in stead…..

Deirdre

November 30th, 2009
8:46 am

Morning!

I hope everyone’s Thanksgiving was as much fun as mine!

Tomorrow we will reach the final month of 2009. Can that mean that American Idol is far behind!!!??? So far there is little news about the Hollywood contestants and a delayed Hollywood schedule will make it even more difficult to learn the names of the top 50. Could Idol be learning from it’s mistakes finally? Nope! We still have 4 judges.

Rickster

November 30th, 2009
9:15 am

Morning, all….

Thanks, Nana.

No real new news on the s-i-l front. It’s been slightly over 3 weeks since the wreck, and 1 week since the last major medical incident. She’s still on the ventilator, still pretty much non-responsive.

According to the doctor, they pumped 21 “units” of fluids into her, but they’ve not gotten that much back out of her. They can’t close her all the way since she’s still very swollen/bloated. (Gee. You think it may be because of all the fluids they pumped into her?) The doctor also says that – if nothing else goes wrong – she could be in ICU for another 4-6 weeks. They still can’t tell us the prognosis as far as the extent of brain damage.

It was a very long trip (Cracker Barrel does a great Thanksgiving meal) and I’m glad to be home. But to us, it’s still a matter of “if” – not “when” – when we get the call.

But we didn’t think she’d make it this long – so hopefully she’ll prove us wrong.

And since this is an Idol blog… the last time we were in Louisville, and stayed at the same hotel, was the weekend of the Louisville auditions that (I think) brought us Kris Allen.

Woodpappy

November 30th, 2009
10:08 am

Rickster still keeping you and your family in our thoughts and prayers.

linny ,,,=^..^=,,,

November 30th, 2009
10:18 am

Oh my. Got home from taking kiddo back to Marietta (college) and turned on the telly… HBO was running the 4 hour 25th Anniversary of the Rock’n'Roll Hall of Fame and i could NOT turn it off!!! watched almost every minute of it — biggest disappointment was Aretha — she’s just gotten bigger, petulant, and lost a great deal of her power… used to have a lot of (pardon the pun) RESPECT for her, but…. she SHOULD retire. And did not enjoy Metallica very much — but otherwise, OMG — it will be re-aired in at least part on HBO and even GPB-tv will have a portion of it next week i believe… good GOOD stuff for us old-timers!!!

no surprise that Adam tops Kris on sales — splashy always makes big waves — and Adam is not stupid, he knew he had to come up fast and furious and keep the eye (of the camera) on him. But i think Kris will have some quiet longevity, and that works too. In fact, probably suits his personality better than flash in the pan and then…. what?

steak and potato thanksgiving dinner (special request from the college lad) thoroughly enjoyed having 4 days off except for the ride yesterday!

Looking forward to Allison’s cd out tomorrow…

later!

kelly&carriefan

November 30th, 2009
10:50 am

Hi y’all!

Rickster, I’m sorry to hear about your sister in law. At least she’s still hanging on. I continue to pray for you and your family. After all, it is the holiday season, what better time to hope for a miracle? (I’m an eternal optimist…)

D, funny post…and well, yes, Idol is getting oh-so-close.

I had a nice, relaxing holiday…and I can’t wait for the a week from Thursday. Why, you ask? ‘Cause I have a hot date in Columbus with a certain Ms. Clarkson! Ok, not really, but I scored 3rd row tix! Forgive me if I’m a lil bit excited. And no, this doesn’t mean I’m giving up the goal to see her at the Q100 thing either! ;)

Rickster

November 30th, 2009
11:31 am

I think Blake watched too much late-night TV and got hooked on those “Zamfir – Master of the Pan Flute” commercials!

Rickster

November 30th, 2009
11:34 am

You know… I think that dancer on Adam’s AMA performance got confused. He was told to plan Adam’s “Pan Flute” and mistakenly heard “Pants Flute!”

Rickster

November 30th, 2009
11:38 am

or “PLAY” Adam’s Pan Flute

Rickster

November 30th, 2009
11:38 am

(stupid fingers)

Rodney Ho

November 30th, 2009
11:54 am

Okay. Enough pan flute jokes! We are on to a new blog entry! Idol is starting January 12. Mark it on your calendars!

Kate

January 11th, 2010
12:55 am

Mercedes S., thanks for your comment. ABC, shame on you. I still refuse to watch or listen to anything Chris Brown. Give me Adam Lambert any day. Lots and lots and lots of him. :)

carrie

February 23rd, 2010
8:31 pm

Kris Allen’s website currently has 13,000 posts compared to Adam Lambert with 1,000,000 posts. Now who is the more interesting artist??????