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.