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Archive for December, 2009

Adam Lambert’s album comes in at No.3; Kellie Pickler’s ‘Santa Baby’

Adam Lambert sold 198,000 copies of his debut album his first week, coming in No. 3 behind Susan Boyle (a whopping 701,000–yes older folks still buy CDs) and Andrea Bocelli at No. 2 (218,000). He outsold Rihanna and a Lady Gaga EP.

My prediction last week was right on the mark.

Naturally how Adam sustains his sales numbers will depend on the success of his second single “Whataya Want From Me.”

Barbara Walters has also named him one of the most fascinating people of 2009, along with Kate Gosselin, Tyler Perry, Glenn Beck and Michael Jackson’s kids, to name a few.

-And Simon Cowell told E! that he anticipates Ellen DeGeneres to be nervous in the hot seat next year.

“She’s going to be very different than Paula,” he says. “I think she’s probably quite nervous… She’s smart, but make no mistakes: this will be a very different kind of show than what you’re used to.”

- Kellie Pickler recently did a video for “Santa Baby” for CMT with her red hair: …

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Adam Lambert plans to focus more on music, not spectacle; Fantasia update; Jennifer Hudson duets with Sugarland

The ramifications (and the double standard) of Adam Lambert’s AMA performance must be sinking in.

On Monday, he wrote a bunch of Tweets saying the AMAs won’t be repeated.

ellen:airing 2m.Singing ‘whatya want from me’! AMA performance was a one time event. Goin in a new direction now. Focus back on the music.

Don’t worry friends: I’m still gonna be me. Always. W/o appologies. Just gonna experiment differently w how I present myself.

And thank you all for your kind and supportive tweets. Means more than you can imagine. It was a looong week.

And this is what he said to Ellen DeGeneres, airing later today:

It was maybe a little too far,” Adam said, “I think in hindsight I look back on it and I go, ‘OK, maybe that wasn’t the best first impression to make again, the first second impression.’ I mean, I had fun up there, I had a good time, my dancers had fun and the band had fun.”

“I respect people and feel like people walked away from that feeling disrespected. …

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