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Adam Lambert's Debut Album Rockets to #2 on Amazon


Adam Lambert's debut album, with the placeholder title of New Release 2009, hit #2 in Amazon's music sales shortly after being offered this week. The album is scheduled for release on November 24.

The NY Post notes: "That put Lambert ahead of Madonna, The Beatles and world-wide sensation Susan Boyle...Remarkably, Lambert's record company, RCA, did not announce that it was taking pre-release orders. The sales were all propelled by word of mouth...Fans, left without their daily fix, have been scouring the Internet for news of their "Idol" favorites. It was during one of these searches, early Sunday morning, when a Lambert fan discovered that Adam's album was available. Within hours, word of the album's availability on Amazon spread across the Internet. The online social networking site, Twitter, lit up with the news. Fans traveled from "Idol" blogs to Lambert fanboards to spread the word to other fans. Soon, the album, which has yet to be named, began climbing up the Amazon Bestsellers List. By late Sunday afternoon, it hit No. 4. Later that evening, it peaked at No. 2."

Lambert has been tweeting about the album, MTV reports, and has been working with producers Rob Cavallo, Ryan Tedder, Dr. Luke, and Claude Kelly.

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  1. Yes, you mention Adam is at #2 ahead of Madonna, the Beatles and Susan Boyle. However you failed to mention that the #1 CD on Amazon at the moment is Barbra Streisand and her Diana Krall produced Love is the Answer" set that is her best work in two decades. Looks like that you left that our intentionally and I think Streisand's success would be of interest to your readers.

    Posted by: Max F. Grump | Sep 29, 2009 10:46:09 AM

  2. I can't wait to get it. I preordered my copy -- he can sing anything and make it sound great! Go Adam!

    Posted by: javo | Sep 29, 2009 10:48:11 AM

  3. Yes, it's all a conspiracy to keep Barbra Streisand down. Jesus Christ.

    Posted by: Aaron | Sep 29, 2009 10:49:15 AM

  4. I don't know which is more disappointing... that the fantard phenomenon usually resigned to milquetoast idols like Gayken and Archie seems to be following Glambert too. Or that list of producers.

    My interest in him has plummeted faster than Paula Abdul's career.

    Posted by: crispy | Sep 29, 2009 10:50:43 AM

  5. @Crispy

    Why is it disappointing that an openly young gay singer is getting lots of love from "mainstream America"? Stop being bitter.

    Posted by: Gene | Sep 29, 2009 11:35:34 AM

  6. The Amazon best sellers list is misleading in that it is updated hourly and what was hot five minutes ago could be cold tomorrow.

    Additionally, the top selling album from all Internet retailers -- those selling physical CDs like and -- usually only sells between 5,000 - 10,000 in a week.'s best seller list can give a good indication of the anticipation for an album, but it shouldn't be the only gauge used.

    Posted by: Keith | Sep 29, 2009 11:36:29 AM

  7. Lambert was in the studio this week with Linda Perry god darn. LINDA PERRY. My interest in Adam is rising well, about as equally fast as his career.

    Posted by: Chaunce | Sep 29, 2009 11:36:49 AM

  8. @Keith Agree completely. But what is the winner's album doing? If Adam is selling 5,000 then Allen must have pushed at least 50.

    Posted by: Chaunce | Sep 29, 2009 11:39:21 AM

  9. "Why is it disappointing that an openly young gay singer is getting lots of love from mainstream America?"

    Clearly you've never engaged in a conversation with an Archuleta fantard. They are cuh-razy.

    As for Linda Perry? Jeezus, could it get any worse?! That is some gawd-awful dreck.

    Posted by: crispy | Sep 29, 2009 11:53:42 AM

  10. @ gene,

    who cares what mainstream america thinks about him. he should be judged on his musical merit. i personally don't like the screeching and his look is tired specially for someone his age. and that list of collaborators is dull.

    i can't wait til this is released so he can sell a shit load of cds and is never heard from again.

    Posted by: miaedu | Sep 29, 2009 11:54:13 AM

  11. I wish the kid lots of success, but that Twilight-Vampire look has got to go. It was over before it was over.

    Posted by: mike | Sep 29, 2009 12:48:23 PM

  12. @MIAEDU - "i can't wait til this is released so he can sell a shit load of cds and is never heard from again."
    Yes, I can't wait till it is released so you and your cohorts are all proven wrong! You think you know better than Simon, Brian May etc. LOL! Laughing all the way to the bank!

    Posted by: ABC | Sep 29, 2009 1:10:50 PM

  13. Why in the hell would they use that picture when there are so many great pictures of him out there?

    Posted by: Richie | Sep 29, 2009 1:21:30 PM

  14. @crispy

    Lots of stars have fanatic fans. What makes you think Archuleta fans are crazier than fans of other pop stars such as the Jones Brothers?


    >who cares what mainstream america thinks about him.

    Who cares what you think about him. He won't quit what he wants to do just because you don't like his style. You're not the center of everybody's universe.

    Posted by: Gene | Sep 29, 2009 1:29:05 PM

  15. Gene, no contest. Archie fans are whackjobs. At least Jonas Brothers fans are age appropriate.

    Posted by: crispy | Sep 29, 2009 1:36:39 PM

  16. Didn't Barbra have her farewell concert like 10 years ago? Why is she still bleating away then? Why can't she just have a regular concert?

    Posted by: gabe | Sep 29, 2009 2:52:40 PM

  17. The TRUE American Idol! I couldn't be happier for Adam's success. He is breaking down barriers for gay people in America.

    Posted by: Bill | Sep 29, 2009 4:11:00 PM

  18. dayamn, max. you ARE an Grump. lol.

    Posted by: westward ho | Sep 29, 2009 4:24:23 PM

  19. Adam Lambert's stardom is a sure thing. He has gained this acclaim the old-fashioned way by paying his dues and hard work. Why anyone would wish ill will on this incredibly talented and charitable young man is completely beyond me.

    Posted by: audrieg0 | Sep 29, 2009 5:22:11 PM

  20. Adam is now #1 on

    Posted by: Saffy | Sep 29, 2009 6:13:32 PM

  21. @crispy

    Actually, Archuleta has many young fans. Why do you even care so much about what his fans say/do unless you are one of f'ning lowlife idoits at Vote for the worst?

    Posted by: Gene | Sep 29, 2009 6:43:36 PM

  22. I like that picture of Adam. He's hot. Can't wait for his new CD.

    Posted by: crystal | Sep 29, 2009 6:46:31 PM

  23. Just had to say Lambert is now #1 on Amazon.

    I want a music leak - now!

    Posted by: DaveT | Sep 29, 2009 8:20:51 PM

  24. It's actually at #1 right now

    Posted by: kat | Sep 29, 2009 10:32:27 PM

  25. ... haven't any of you, complaining about Adam's overzealous fans, watched the old Beatles or Elvis footage? Same thing, only I don't think they blogs back then.

    Posted by: kat | Sep 29, 2009 10:39:31 PM

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