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.