Translation of interview with Danish magazine Poplick.

This is a fairly rough translation of the interview. There isn’t any new information. The interviewer has a very specific style of writing, which is slightly ironic/pop smart, but I have probably managed to mangle that up completely.

[First off, Adam is mentioned in the editorial on the index page]

It is so trivial to talk about the weather but I’m going to do so anyway, because it came close to cancelling this edition’s front page. The night before my interview with the glam idol Adam Lambert I was horrified to read on his Twitter that he had a fever. That the damned Scandinavian ice-winter had caught up with the American pop star’s delicate health. What now? Would he cancel in the 11th hour?

Luckily not. Adam Lambert handled the fever and the subsequent cold as a man and did not seem ill in any way when I sat down with him. On the contrary, he was friendly, engaged and ready to be bombarded with my questions about sexuality, scandals, and, of course, his new album. Which I, after having heard the first couple of tracks, feel confident will throw some warm pop-love all over this cold season.

[Yada yada – talking about the cold and other features in the magazine]

No more talk about the cold. If we ignore it, it might disappear. Until then, take it like a man – like Adam.

[The interviewer is also the editor of the magazine, Kristian Dam Nygaard (KDN)]

[The black box on the first page of the interview is titled Glambert for beginners and is a short fact box of birth date and sales stats] Read more of this post

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iTunes around the globe – 090111 ed

Last week we saw the effect of year-end radio countdown shows but this week we are pretty much back to normal with the iTunes rankings. The overall picture of more songs moving down rather than up the charts is what is to be expected for songs from an album on its very last legs. Otherwise, nothing much of note; it is still the usual suspects that are showing up (and Sleepwalker still not in the top300 for Canada).

International iTunes standings pulled at 19.50 GMT Sunday Jan 9

FYE WWFM IIHY Fever Aftermath
Australia 75 111 61
Austria 240
Canada 285 94
Denmark 282 262
Finland 300 98 106
France 43/143
Germany 164 141
Greece
Italy
Japan
Netherlands 154
New Zealand 130 113 67
Norway 164
Sweden 252
Switzerland 66
UK

iTunes around the globe – New Year’s edition

Happy New Year! Here comes a look at the international iTunes charts on the first day of the new year. Last week’s trip ’round the charts was hindered by snow and Christmas alike and I hope you all survived the numbers shortage.

Anyway, this past week has been dominated by various radio countdowns all over the world  and I’m sure everyone (here) is aware of the fact that at least one (WWFM) and often multiple Adam Lambert songs were present at a lot of countdowns. I think this is visible in the numbers this week, as especially WWFM sees a resurgence in several countries – resulting in a predominantly green chart this week.

International iTunes standings pulled between 20.15 and 20.30 GMT Saturday Jan 1

FYE WWFM IIHY Fever Aftermath
Australia 53 98 44
Austria
Canada 292 229 68
Denmark 240
Finland 278 78
France 60/119
Germany 140 143
Greece 127
Italy
Japan
Netherlands 97
New Zealand 288 98 79 66
Norway 172 132
Sweden 237
Switzerland 96
UK

iTunes around the globe – 191210 ed

Christmas is looming ever closer and christmas songs clog up a lot of the various iTunes charts. However, Adam songs are still charting around the world and as a little early present I have decided to list all Adam songs present in the top300 songs on the various charts. This maneuver gives us a few more appearances of WWFM and also makes Fever show up on the Danish chart. In other notes, FYE is randomly showing back up on the Finnish chart and SW has still not made the top300 songs overall in Canada, although, as per saga’s daily posts, it is moving upwards.

International iTunes standings pulled between 20.30 and 21.30 GMT Sunday Dec 19

FYE WWFM IIHY Fever Aftermath
Australia 57 156 73
Austria
Canada 81
Denmark 297 152 285
Finland 107 259
France 45
Germany 170 131
Greece
Italy
Japan
Netherlands 236
New Zealand 220 159 31
Norway 256
Sweden
Switzerland 74
UK

Worldwide Chart Update

Credit to @BeckPatrick

*** GLOBAL CERTIFICATIONS ***

DOUBLE PLATINUM
“Whataya Want From Me”
Canada – 80,000 units: March 2010
Australia – 140,000 units: October 2010

“If I Had You”
Australia – 140,000 units: November 2010

PLATINUM
“Whataya Want From Me”
U.S. – 1,000,000 units: April 2010
Australia – 70,000 units: May 2010
New Zealand – 15,000 units: August 2010

“For Your Entertainment” album
Canada – 80,000 units: March 2010
New Zealand – 15,000 units: May 2010
Singapore – 10,000 units: September 2010
Finland – 10,000 units: pending

“For Your Entertainment” single
Canada – 40,000 units: March 2010

“If I Had You”
Australia – 70,000 units; August 2010

GOLD
“For Your Entertainment” album
U.S. – 500,000 units: January 2010
Canada – 40,000 units: January 2010
New Zealand – 7,500 units: March 2010
Singapore – 5,000 units: March 2010
Finland – 6,000 units: August 2010
Australia – 35,000 units: September 2010
Malaysia – 7,500 units: November 2010

“Whataya Want From Me”
U.S. – 500,000 units: February 2010
Australia – 35,000 units; April 2010
New Zealand – 7,500 units: April 2010
Denmark – 7,500 units: July 2010
Germany – 150,000 units: September 2010
Switzerland – 15,000: November 2010

“For Your Entertainment” single
New Zealand – 7,500 units: March 2010

“If I Had You”
Australia – 35,000 units; August 2010
New Zealand – 7,500 units: August 2010
U.S. – 500,000 units: October 2010
____________________________________

*** U.S. Charts ***
BILLBOARD

“If I Had You”
#30 Hot 100
#16 Pop Songs
#18 Adult Pop
#30 Digital Sales
#30 Radio Songs
#3 Hot Dance/Electronic Singles Sales

“Whataya Want From Me”
#10 Hot 100
#1 Top 40 Recurrents
#1 Adult Top 40 Recurrents
#1 Hot Dance/Electronic Singles Sales (2 weeks)
#1 Hot Singles Sales
#2 Adult Pop Songs
#8 Digital Sales
#12 Pop Songs
#10 Adult Contemporary
#18 Radio Songs

“For Your Entertainment” single
#1 Hot Dance/Electronic Singles Sales
#5 Dance/Club Play Songs

“For Your Entertainment” album
#3 Billboard 200

MEDIABASE

“If I Had You”
#16 Top 40 (#15 AT40)
#15 Hot Adult Contemporary
#37 Adult Contemporary

“Whataya Want From Me”
#13 Top 40 (#13 AT40)
#2 Hot Adult Contemporary
#7 Adult Contemporary

*** International Charts ***
“If I Had You”
AUSTRALIA
#1 Hot 100 Airplay (TMN)
#4 Singles (ARIA)
#5 Digital Tracks (ARIA)

CANADA
#8 Canadian Hot 100 (Billboard)
#3 Hot Adult Contemporary (Mediabase)
#8 Top 40 (Mediabase)
#8 Top 40 Radio (Nielsen Soundscan)
#9 Digital Sales

CZECH REPUBLIC
#48 Top 100 Radio

FINLAND
#9 Singles
#10 Digital Songs)

GERMANY
#44- Radio (Overall)
#12 Youth Radio
#19 Mainstream Radio
#51 Digital Tracks

HONG KONG
#10 Top 40

HUNGARY
#1 Radio Top 40

LATVIA
#5 Top 50 Airplay

MALAYSIA
#10 Top 40

NEW ZEALAND
#5 Radio Airplay (RIANZ)
#7 Top 40 Singles (RIANZ)

POLAND
#8 Top 100 Airplay

RUSSIA
#20 Top Hit 100 Airplay

SINGAPORE
#1 Radio 91.3FM Hot 30
#1 Radio 98.7FM Top 20
SOUTH AFRICA
#10 Top 40 (5FM)

UKRAINE
#2 Top 40 Airplay

*WORLD*
#29 Singles

“Fever”
NEW ZEALAND
#4 Top 10 Radio Airplay (RIANZ)
#19 Top 40 Singles (RIANZ)

SINGAPORE
#1 Radio 91.3FM Hot 30
#3 Radio 98.7FM Top 20

“Sleepwalker”
CANADA
#37 Hot Adult Contemporary

“For Your Entertainment” single
AUSTRALIA
#32 Singles (ARIA)
#17 Hot 100 Airplay (TMN)
#14 The Music Report

BRAZIL
#19 Hot 30 Dance Club Play

FINLAND
#3 Singles

JAPAN
#1 Hot 100 Airplay (Billboard))
#2 Hot 100 (Billboard)

NEW ZEALAND
#10 Top 40 Singles

SINGAPORE
#1 Radio 91.3FM Hot 30
#5 Radio 98.7FM Top 20

UNITED KINGDOM
#37 Top 40 Singles

“Whataya Want From Me”
AUSTRALIA
#2 Hot 100 Airplay (TMN)
#4 Singles (ARIA)

AUSTRIA
#4 Top 40 Singles
#4 Radio (Overall)

BRAZIL
#32 Hot 100 Singles

BULGARIA
#6 Top 40 Singles

CANADA
#1 Hot Adult Contemporary Mediabase multiple weeks)
#3 Canadian Hot 100 (Billboard)
#2 Adult Contemporary (Mediabase)
#1 Remixes (Nielsen Soundscan)
#4 Top 40 (Mediabase)

CZECH REPUBLIC
#3 Top 100 Radio

DENMARK
#4 Airplay
#12 Singles (Nielsen)

ESTONIA
#1 Top 40

FINLAND
#1 Radio
#2 Digital Songs
#3 Singles

FRANCE
#22 Radio

GERMANY
#1 Radio (Overall)
#1 Mainstream Radio
#1 Youth Radio
#3 Digital Tracks
#5 Top Singles (Media Control)

HUNGARY
#3 Radio Top 40

LATVIA
#4 Top 50 Airplay

THE NETHERLANDS
#7 Top 40

NEW ZEALAND
#2 Radio Airplay (RIANZ)
#4 Top 40 Singles (RIANZ)

NORWAY
#18 Singles

PORTUGAL
#26 Top 50 Singles

RUSSIA
#10 Top Hit 100 Airplay

SINGAPORE
#1 Radio 91.3FM Hot 30
#1 Radio 98.7FM Top 20

SLOVAKIA
#3 Airplay/Sales

SLOVENIA
#1 Radio Top 20

SOUTH AFRICA
#2 Top 40 (5FM)

SWEDEN
#8 Digital Songs
#8 Singles
(Grammofon Leverantorernas Forening)
#9 Airplay (Nielsen)

SWITZERLAND
#5 Music Week Top 100
#6 Top 75 Singles
#6 Radio (Overall)

UKRAINE
#6 Top 40 Airplay

UNITED KINGDOM
#53 Top 40 Singles

*EUROPE*
#21 European Hot 100 (Billboard)

*WORLD*
#11 Singles

“For Your Entertainment” album
#4 Finland
#5 Australia
#5 New Zealand
#7 Canada
#8 Sweden
#16 Germany
#22 Austria
#22 Hungary
#25 The Netherlands
#26 Japan
#30 Denmark
#34 Switzerland
#36 United Kingdom
#46 European Albums (Billboard Hot 100)
#60 Ireland (IRMA)

iTunes around the globe – 121210 ed

This week in iTunes land is mainly negative when it comes to the singles chart (although I have not used colour coding this week) – the combination of Christmas and the winding down of FYE is not beneficial to iTunes rankings and I think this is the barest table I have ever posted on this blog.

During the week the acoustic EP has charted in several countries’ iTunes around the world and we can still see the evidence of this on a couple of the singles charts. In the Netherlands, the acoustic WWFM is charting at #78 and in New Zealand acoustic Mad World is placed at #134.

International iTunes standings pulled between 16.55 and 17.30 GMT Sunday Dec 12

FYE WWFM IIHY Fever Aftermath
Australia 46 109 71
Austria
Canada 93
Denmark
Finland
France 40
Germany 145
Greece
Italy
Japan
Netherlands 52/78 (live)
New Zealand 143 63
Norway
Sweden
Switzerland 80
UK

Billboard 2010 Year End Charts

Adam on 15 of Billboard’s year-end charts… here’s a list:

#27 Top Artists

#29 Top Billboard 200 (FYE album)

#31 Top Billboard 200 Artists

#7 Top New Artists of 2010

#31 Hot 100 Artists

#45 Hot 100 Songs (WWFM)

#46 Hot Radio Songs (WWFM)

#33 Hot Digital Songs Artists

#55 Hot Digital Songs (WWFM)

#48 Pop Songs (WWFM)

#10 Adult Pop Songs (WWFM)

#14 Adult Contemporary Songs (WWFM)

#9 Canadian Hot 100 Artists

#25 Top Canadian Albums (FYE album)

#11, #34, and #98 Canadian Hot 100 (WWFM, IIHY, FYE respectively)

How to get Banners on itunes

British singer Lily Allen has accused Apple of bullying musicians into providing exclusive content for iTunes. Her comments were made in a radio interview.

She stated: “They won’t advertise your album unless you give them extra material,” according to a report in the Wall Street Journal . Allen claimed Apple pushed her to quickly produce a new version of a song for sale on iTunes, so she planned to give them a “rubbish remix”.

Apple shuns the typical pay-for-placement system used by high-street music retailers, which sees labels pay for good in-store placement of albums. Apple claims its stance enables it to make unbiased music recommendations. Apple iTunes VP Eddy Cue wants customers to feel that advice on music is “coming from someone who really liked it versus someone who was paid to say they liked it,” according to the Wall Street Journal report.

In order to gain visibility on the front page of iTunes, labels must negotiate with Apple. Apple offers good iTunes placement to artists who offer exclusive access to new songs, special discount pricing or additional material such as interviews, according to the report. This placement is key. One industry executive told the Wall Street Journal that during a week when an album is featured on the iTunes home page it can sell about five times more copies on average than it does when the album isn’t featured.

Now executives are concerned that Apple is using the iTunes home page to promote TV shows, movies and games, leaving less room for pitching music content. Label executives claim it is now necessary to begin discussions with Apple three to six months before a major music release to have a chance of promoting it on the iTunes home page.

source

Adam Lambert – Acoustic Live

Adam’s acoustic live EP is now available for download everywhere!

So, which songs are you favorites among these new live unplugged versions?

I found myself loving Mad World the most. Then WWFM, Aftermath, Soaked and Music Again (although after a couple of listens it really grew on me)

Selected iTUNES rankings right now (OVERALL)

NZ: #2

FIN: #3

US: #31 #27

CA: #38 #35

AUS: #68

UK: #96

iTunes around the globe – 281110 ed

Nothing much of note on this week’s international iTunes chart. Some songs have risen and some have fallen but no clear trend has emerged this week (if we ignore the continued rise of various Christmas tunes).

International iTunes standings pulled between 17.00 and 17.50 GMT Sunday Nov 28

FYE WWFM IIHY Fever Aftermath
Australia 65
Austria
Canada 80
Denmark 165/190 132
Finland 181
France 19
Germany 177 143
Greece
Italy
Japan
Netherlands 85
New Zealand 148 31
Norway 142
Sweden
Switzerland 63
UK
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