Welcome back to our Worst Album Cover Of The Year Tournament, which has already provided us with a few tight races, a few blowouts, and many, many amazing comments from the ballot-casting public. Today we close out the first round of voting in the Bad Photoshop Bracket with two covers that look like they were inspired by the same Trapper Keeper–or at the very least, the same batch of bad hallucinogens.
ARTIST: Blake Lewis
TITLE: “Break Another”
WEB DEBUT: Oct. 30, 2007
Perhaps sensing that today would be a good day to put out bad news since people who cover music would be kinda distracted, release dates for three sorta-big upcoming albums were shifted today. (News that Mary J. Blige’s Growing Pains was also pushed back has also been making the rounds, but this post on her official site, which originally said that its release date was Dec. 11, seems to have been corrected with the original Nov. 27 release date.) After the jump, we look at the three releases that are probably giving their respective marketing departments major headaches right now:
Among the 34 items for sale at stops on this summer’s American Idols Live tour: T-shirts featuring Blake Lewis or Jordin Sparks (the other eight touring Idols are, sadly, not silkscreen-worthy); $50 hoodies that are, for some reason, imprinted with a guitar, and not the faces of the Idols; a $10… More »
Blake Lewis’ cover of “You Give Love A Bad Name” has sold 192,000 digital copies to date–that’s 15,000 more than Jordin Sparks’ craptastic coronation song, “This Is My Now.” Also, 500 people actually paid money to have a Haley Scarnato song on their computers?! More »
After Jordin Sparks was crowned this year’s American Idol last night, iTunes rushed into action, putting out five-song EPs that collect studio versions of songs from the finalists’ repertoires this season. After the jump, we review the collections, and even imagine what Simon would say when each record was through.
Today is homecoming day for American Idol finalists Melinda Doolittle, Blake Lewis, and Jordin Sparks–the three will travel back to their hometowns and announce one of their song selections for next Tuesday’s episode, with one of the judges in tow. More »