Time for all Adam fans to start cheering again! It is the end of the week, meaning that the updated sales numbers for last week are released. After Adam sold 198,466 in his first week (#3), 50,999 in his second week (#22), and about 46,000 in his third week (#30).. he closes off his first month with an amazing 37% increase compared to last week and leaps up three places in the sales ranking, to #27!
Total sales for this week got a boost because of the holiday season, and probably his appearances on So You Think You Can Dance and Chelsea Lately paid off.. and this reflects in a total sales of 62,623 albums, breaking the 350,000 barrier in his cumulative total while reaching a total sales number of 358,088 for his first month!!!
This surely exceeds expectations and it looks like Adam’s heading towards Gold status in his second month (for which total sales of 500,000 are needed) and might have a good shot of going platinum in the long run! Especially now that he is still appearing on Jay Leno tonight, and since his single is finally taking off, the album can be reasonably expected to keep selling well! 🙂
Speaking about the single.. Billboard.com tweeted about a sneak preview to its updated rankings (available on thursday), and guess who they mentioned as one of their biggest gainers?
“Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest Gainers and debuts on the surveys listed below.” The picture accompanying this article?
The news it brings us?
*** No. 1 *** “Replay” Iyaz
Greatest Gainer No. 2 “TiK ToK” Ke$ha
Debut No. 35 “Whataya Want From Me” Adam Lambert (pictured above, right)
Debut No. 38 “In My Head” Jason Derulo
Debut No. 39 “Smile” Uncle Kracker
ADAM IS DEBUTING IN THE BILLBOARD RANKINGS AT NUMBER 35! After the holiday freeze, Adam will definitely get more and more airplay and might have a good shot at doing really well with this single! Internationally, FYE is also getting more and more attention, so once Adam starts doing some promotion overseas he’ll most likely find that his style and music will appeal to many across the globe.
So its good news all around just before Christmas! A video coming up, album and single both doing amazingly well.. What more can we ask for? 🙂 Oh, probably a good show on Leno tonight will be nice, too!