Adam Lambert Gets Last Laugh with Chart Comeback
Yes, I’m taking all kinds of liberties with the term “comeback,” but typically after iTunes botches things up for a pop singer as it did with Adam Lambert, resulting in this kind of chaos, it takes something of a Herculean feat to set things right. And Lambert’s legion of fans didn’t disappoint, ultimately pushing his album to Boylean heights on not only on iTunes, but also Amazon, over a week before the album’s release. Which is ultimately for the best, because most of us were really beginning to doubt the mojo of American Idol. Especially after the far-reaching grabs of attention of other AI alums.
Alums like Katharine McPhee, who’s had to bleach her hair in an Ashlee Simpson-esque bid to get people to pay attention to her. You might as well leak a sex tape because both cry “desperation” at similar volumes.
But back to the matter of Lambert’s Last Laugh. With a week and change to go before its actual release, For Your Entertainment is perched optimistically at the edge of the Top 10 on iTunes’ singles chart (however, it’s top of the pops) and at a more promising #8 on Amazon. Previously, there were enough troubles on the administrative side of things and the single was stalled in the lower half of the Top 100.
And maybe there still are, as the lead single of the same name sits at #61 on iTunes. Which appears inconsistent with level of hype surrounding the album. Although it’s definitely within reason given the radio’s lack of support for the tune. A lack which will just get worse as radio self-destructs with the emergence of Beyogaga. But at that point, this should be making headlines. Also, sidebar: Who listens to the radio, anyway?