Susan Boyle managed to fend off Andrea Bocelli’s My Christmas to retain the #1 position on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart this week, the trade publication reports. I Dreamed A Dream has now sold a total of 1.23 copies in the U.S. after only two weeks.
Well, Simon Cowell did have Boyle record “Silent Night” for her set of standards, and you can never underestimate the impulse buys of the holiday-shopping public. Does this technically make I Dreamed A Dream a holiday album? Hardly. But when it comes to safe fare for the whole family in December, Susan Boyle more than fits the bill of perfect cookie-baking jams to bring to Grandma’s house. More »
R. Kelly’s new album Untitled doesn’t appear to be too much of a threat—well, unless you’re worried you might suddenly find yourself in the family way after listening to it.
Billboard is projecting that the battle for the peak position on next week’s Top 200 Albums chart is between the current #1, Susan Boyle’s I Dreamed A Dream, and Andrea Bocelli’s encroaching My Christmas, which has been lodged at #2 for the past three weeks. Each is said to possibly sell upwards of 375,000 copies by week’s end.
R. Kelly, on the other hand, is expected to only move about 100,000 copies. Maybe he should have titled his album, after all. More »
Don’t let the clever disguise fool you—that is indeed American Idol‘s Allison Iraheta in a New York taxi cab, on her way to a Best Buy for the purpose of purchasing her own CD incognito (and just maybe aiming for some YouTube views). Guess she read about the expected sales of her debut album and decided to take matters into her own hands. Pretty hilarious vid of Allison’s adventure after the jump, including a chance meeting with her all-time number one fan: More »
Something about the video for Allison Iraheta’s “Friday I’ll Be Over U” makes the actual song seem a little less like a Kelly Clarkson leftover from five years ago. Maybe it’s the way the clip pays homage to a-ha’s classic “Take On Me” vid by employing rotoscoping. Or maybe it’s just the fact that Kris Allen and Adam Lambert’s latest singles have completely underwhelmed. More »
“Technology sucks! (Sucks!) I wish I could change all your numbers, put your phone underwater,” belts big-voiced Allison Iraheta in her Gary Glitter/”Rock and Roll parts 1 & 2″-leaning Just Like You album track, “Robot Love.” That one’s sandwiched between two glossed-up Max Martin numbers, the single “Friday I’ll Be Over U” and the very MM-style ballad “Just Like You.”
But, as is often the case, it’s the best track that gets relegated to the end of the album—the Kevin Rudolf co-penned “Beat Me Up” (catch it below at 5:32 in). More »
With the economy in a crunch, American Idol creator and 19 Recordings bigwig Simon Fuller has dusted off his thinking cap and is sending Kris Allen, Adam Lambert and Allison Iraheta on the stage together once more. Records don’t just sell themselves these days, after all. More »
ARTIST: Allison Iraheta
TITLE: “Friday I’ll Be Over U”
WEB DEBUT: Oct. 5, 2009 More »