I did my Adam good-deeds for the day! Earlier today I went shopping at Barnes & Noble. “For Your Entertainment” was on the New Release rack right near the check-out. The lines were long, so people were checking out the rack more than usual. There were three CD’s left and I stood there for a moment watching what people were looking at. One lady picked up Adam’s CD and I casually said, “I have that one, it is really good.” She said she was thinking about getting it for her friend. Of course, without trying to sound too fan-ish, I told her there wasn’t a bad song on the whole CD and that her friend would probably enjoy it. She bought it! It gets even better…
A young man, maybe in his early thirties, picked up Susan Boyle’s CD and asked me if I had heard it. I replied that it really wasn’t my type of music. He went on to say how his wife was a true music fan and he wanted to get her a CD for Christmas. That was my cue! Long story short…another CD SOLD! One CD left. What had started out as a fluke was now a mission – I was truly determined to sell that last CD!
Well, I stood there as long as I could and didn’t sell that last CD. But I did go to the general music section and plucked two of the five CDs left and moved them to the rack near the checkout line. Afterall, it had been a lucky selling spot. 😉
Now that I’m home, I’ve checked out the radio airplay charts for the week so I could give you guys an update. It is definitely appearing to be a rocky road. My concern is that radio will be needed to further sell Adam’s CD when his televised appearances come to an end.
Neither of the two released singles appear on the Billboard charts for the U.S. Likewise, neither single appears on the MediaBase charts. The only good news I found was the addition of “Whataya Want From Me” to five, Hot AC radio stations:
KCIX – Garden City, Idaho
KVLY – Edinburg, Texas
WCDA – Versailles, Kentucky
WMGX – Portland, Maine
WXLO – Fitchburg, Massachusetts
Sadly, these appear to be small town radio markets.
If you listen to any of these stations or the ones I posted previously in this thread, http://adamunofficial.com/album-and-radio-airplay-chart-updates/, please let us know if there are opportunities to help out. Often, stations host playlist voting opportunities or music “Face Offs” where one song is put up against another for voting.
Also, don’t forget to make a request to OpenHouseParty on Saturday and Sunday nights for “Whataya Want From Me.” Where and how to make a request to OpenHouseParty, as well as how to listen online, is also outlined in the previous post via the same link above.
One last detail… I’m keeping the “Jingle Ball ’09” post updated. Pictures and videos have been added for Friday night’s appearance in New York: http://adamunofficial.com/jingle-ball-09/
Dana, Glamb #6
P.S. Don’t forget to vote at VH1 for Adam’s video, “For Your Entertainment.” You can vote multiple times.