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Old 11-28-09, 09:50 PM
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Susan Boyle Clobbering Adam Lambert in First Week CD Sales

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This week marked the release of the debut CDs of those reality show runnerups/internet sensations Susan Boyle and Adam Lambert. It appears Susan is by far the best-selling with first week sales of "at least 550,000, though if retailers can keep the recording in stock sales could go even higher." Lambert's CD on the other hand is expected to sell "about 225,000" in the first week.
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In slightly-related news, It's nice to see that 80's New Wave album covers have become fashionable again.
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Imagine how many more CDs Susan Boyle would have sold if she received a simulated BJ and kissed a woman on stage!
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Re: Susan Boyle Clobbering Adam Lambert in First Week CD Sales

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Imagine how many more CDs Susan Boyle would have sold if she received a simulated BJ and kissed a woman on stage!
Or if she didn't like one of the women who slopped scoops of mashed potatoes onto trays in my grade school cafeteria.
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Never has your signature seemed more appropriate!

Originally Posted by Mondo Kane View Post
In slightly-related news, It's nice to see that 80's New Wave album covers have become fashionable again.
As usual, Kylie did it first (this was in 2007):

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Re: Susan Boyle Clobbering Adam Lambert in First Week CD Sales

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In slightly-related news, It's nice to see that 80's New Wave album covers have become fashionable again.
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Never has your signature seemed more appropriate!



As usual, Kylie did it first (this was in 2007):
Once again, POISON has proven themselves to be the true artists and innovators of a generation:


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^Um no

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^Um no

A few months prior...

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And YEARS before that...

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Not at all surprising when you take into consideration that Susan Boyle's target audience are the people who actually still buy CD's to begin with. You didn't need to be a rocket scientist to see this album was going to be a huge seller in the 50+ set. I also think those projected numbers are a bit kind on Lambert's behalf. From what I've heard from my friends in the biz, she's actually outselling him by about at least 10 copies to every 1 of his.

Oh, and apparently it was "Put you hands on your face on your album cover" week, as this is the one to her album...



Somebody in marketing thought this must have been the best idea, ever.

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Who's Adam Lambert?
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Oh, and apparently it was "Put you hands on your face on your album cover" week, as this is the one to her album...



Somebody in marketing thought this must have been the best idea, ever.
Raffi did it first:

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Or if she didn't like one of the women who slopped scoops of mashed potatoes onto trays in my grade school cafeteria.
At least on Susan Boyle's cover, her face isn't airbrushed into oblivion.
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Imagine how many more CDs Susan Boyle would have sold if she received a simulated BJ and kissed a woman on stage!
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I showed my friend the Adam Lambert CD cover. He had no idea who it was and inquired as to whether it was a Chris-Gaines-like Lady Gaga side project.
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What was I thinking? Susan couldn't get a BJ--she could have her salad tossed though.
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At least on Susan Boyle's cover, her face isn't airbrushed into oblivion.
The BEFORE pic.

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A few months prior...

a few years prior


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What was I thinking? Susan couldn't get a BJ--she could have her salad tossed though.
Are you making her an offer?
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Those are some great (and disturbing) album covers. The Village People!? Really?? Didn't know they changed their image. Wow did that ever backfire on them.

Anyway, I've seen and read everywhere that Lambert's album is projected to see 200K this week, but not according to Hits Daily. As of today (Tuesday), it's only at 98K.

LW TW artist / album label power index
-- 1 SUSAN BOYLE COLUMBIA 267,516
I DREAMED A DREAM

29 2 MILEY CYRUS HOLLYWOOD 107,999
TIME OF OUR LIVES

-- 3 ADAM LAMBERT 19/RCA/RMG 98,401
FOR YOUR ENTERTAINMENT

-- 4 LADY GAGA INTERSCOPE 90,015
FAME MONSTER (EP)

9 5 CARRIE UNDERWOOD 19/ARISTA NASHVILLE 87,748
PLAY ON

-- 6 RIHANNA DEF JAM/IDJ 81,611
RATED R

2 7 ANDREA BOCELLI DECCA 74,608
MY CHRISTMAS

15 8 NOW THAT'S WHAT I CALL MUSIC SONY MUSIC 59,504
NOW 32
-- 9 SHAKIRA COLUMBIA 58,640
SHE WOLF

6 10 JUSTIN BIEBER ISLAND/IDJMG 56,798
MY WORLD
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The Village People!? Really?? Didn't know they changed their image. Wow did that ever backfire on them.
To be fair, they were already d.o.a. thanks to the early 80s backlash against disco, and new wave was the hot thing. They really didn't have much to lose at that point. It reminds me of the 90s when many of the 80s hair metal bands tried to go 'alternative'. That didn't turn out any better.
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Geez they look the same age

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Are you making her an offer?
When pigs fly!
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Geez they look the same age

<--- No clue who those people are. ^^
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