Daily Numbers 10/13/2010


Adam Lambert, For Your Entertainment (3,000 -5%, 741,000) (#144 BB200)


#55 iTunes US


PC spins at 2:47 AM


18 17 ADAM LAMBERT If I Had You 1980 1857 123 10.928
+14 Spins
-10 Bullet
+0.084 AI

15 20 ADAM LAMBERT If I Had You 3299 4773 -1474 13.891

47 45 ADAM LAMBERT If I Had You 40 30 10 0.078

Canada POP
18 18 ADAM LAMBERT If I Had You 408 478 -70 3.213

Canada HAC
7 9 ADAM LAMBERT If I Had You 509 541 -32 3.112

Updates in context:



Distances to competitors

300 spins ahead of PWT (=)
34 spins ahead of Thomas (+80)
26 spins away from Lady A (+46)
242 spins away from GGD (+83)
263 spins away from Perry (+79)

No starters on POP

Starters HAC

14 Responses to Daily Numbers 10/13/2010

  1. planetangst ( Studio57) says:

    FYE actually rose 14 spots on BB200 🙂 It was #158 last week.


    Oh, and Glee shouldn’t have that much of a hold on the Itunes chart this week- those songs last night were REALLY weak.

  2. saga says:

    Still, I think if RCA wants to keep up the album sales they have to release a new single…

  3. planetangst ( Studio57) says:

    I was reading this really great Hong Kong review yesterday and the writer had a good point about RCA:


    “I also kept thinking, damn, the guy was a few seasons too early: He really deserves to work with some hot, young producers with Universal. As a music company, Sony seems nice and comfortable and “very Simon Cowell commercial.”

    Adam Lambert is not a “Sony Pop talent.” He is far too cutting edge. More than anything else, he is far too Adam Lambert and which is a very good thing.”

    • lob says:

      Heh, just reading this review. Methinks some regular posters at a certain other idol-centered wordpress blog may be severely disappointed with Ebert here. I am pretty sure that Ebert has been quite harsh in his judgment of Adam earlier (which he also alludes to somewhat in this piece), although he has always said the guy has talent – just thought he was using it wrongly or something of that nature. I always find it quite impressive how attending a live show can change someone’s opinion.

  4. fuzzywuzzy1 says:

    Yay for #17! I agree studio that the Glee songs were weak from last night, but I notice that 4 of them are still in the top 10 at iTunes. I enjoy the show, but once the songs are taken out of the context of the show as audio only, most of them lose a lot of appeal for me.

    That’s actually a good point about Adam potentially recording better music with Universal. It will be interesting to see the kind of songs/music on his sophomore CD and how well it sells.

  5. planetangst ( Studio57) says:

    fuzzywuzzy- I certainly do not agree with how RCA/Sony/Jive releases singles, and I wish I knew why it was different for an act like Kesha, who is on the same lable. They have no problem releasing her songs while one is still charting.

    • jchang365 says:

      I’m speculating here, but perhaps it’s because RCA would have to work harder to get radio stations to play Adam’s music and would end up seeing a smaller return after sales. On the other hand, RCA doesn’t have to work hard to get radio to play Kesha anymore, and with her huge sales, profit would be much higher.

      In the end, RCA is a business, and I think it’s all about money.

  6. jchang365 says:

    I disagree that Adam came early. This is exactly the time where glam and bisexuality and homosexuality is being embraced in pop culture, and he contributed to that. Also, with AI audiences decreasing every year (let’s not forget that Adam’s season finale was still the lowest-rated finale since season 1), he would have had even less of an audience had he come a few years later.

    Also, I don’t think the best producers are exclusive to any one music group. Kesha (Sony) and Katy Perry (EMI) work with the biggest, hottest producers and they’re not on Universal.

    I don’t care about IIHY reaching #17 as much as I care about the updates getting out of this 10-20 range. Please go up!!

    • planetangst ( Studio57) says:

      I think the writer meant Adam came on Idol too early because all the newer idols are now going to go to Universal under the new contract with them.

      • jchang365 says:

        I know that’s what he means. I’m saying that 2009 was the year that Gaga and Adam both emerged. Gaga as the most popular artist on the radio and Adam as the favorite contestant on the most popular show on TV, and I think the combination was a powerful force. If he were to be on the show in 2011, he’d just be a reaction to this movement in pop culture right now, not one of the main starters of it.

        And also, imagine how much the ratings would have plummeted in season 8 without Adam. They were already down, but the last two years would have killed the viewership of the show even more. He wouldn’t have had as great of an audience IMO.

        Unless J.Lo gives it the shot in the arm that it needs.

  7. saga says:

    I wished from the beginning that Adam would be signed to Interscope but I also think he made it work with RCA. It’s easy now like this, almost a year later, to wish he had a slightly more “modern” (i.e rythmic) sound but remeber that he had to transition his idol fanbase to a pop fanbase, He can’t afford to loose any of them. His idol fanbase is more the album buying kind and they are valuable. So he needed both.

  8. fuzzywuzzy1 says:

    Lee Dewyze debuted his new single on Ryan Seacrest’s show on KIIS today.

    Hit or miss?

    It sounds really different. I don’t know if that’s good or bad. LOL!

  9. jtfacts says:

    I think it’s obvious why RCA would treat Adam and Ke$ha differently as far as single releases (heck, it’s why they would treat Ke$ha differently than just about every other artists they have right now). It makes sense from an economic perspective. Her singles sell, like what, 2 million minimum? And her singles are so popular right now, pushing her to radio probably isn’t as expensive as other artists. Adam’s single sales range from 300,000 (including FYE) to 1.5 million plus. Getting his songs played could take more radio push, thus requiring more financial investment. There’s more risk there and less of a massive upside. Labels don’t have unlimited funds so they’re usually going to go with the safest, most profitable bet–that’s Ke$ha right now, not Adam or really almost any other RCA artist.

    Good to see IIHY is finally a hit now that it’s made it to 17 on HAC (insert eyeroll here)!

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