Archive for September, 2009
Adam Lambert’s debut album is #1 under Bestsellers in Music on Amazon.com. Amazon has added a recent picture of Adam from his photo shoot with Robert Sebree and included the title “New Release 2009″.
HLN’s Showbiz Tonight talks about how Adam Lambert’s debut album due out November 24th is already #1 on Amazon and is beating out albums by Madonna, the Beatles, and Barbara Streisand. Here’s the clip. CNN Showbiz Tonight
We have just received some exciting news from Adam Official!!
EXCLUSIVE SPECIAL DELUXE EDITION ALBUM
SEPTEMBER 30, 2009, 6:13 pm
Visit Amazon.com to pre-order Adam’s new album! In the meantime, keep an eye on AdamOfficial.com for details about an exclusive Special Deluxe Edition coming soon! Make sure you’re signed up to Adam’s Newsletter to be the first to hear about the upcoming release and all other things Adam!
Deluxe Edition? More Adam? We can’t wait to hear more!!
The final results of Adam Lambert’s fan supported charity drive for DonorsChoose.org are here. Adam’s generous fans donated a combined total of $229,000 in just four weeks, helping 87,775 students in public classrooms through DonorsChoose.org. Congratulations to the hundreds of fans at ONTD_AI who donated $82,700 giving them the largest amount donated amongst all the fans groups involved. TALC would like to thank Adam Lambert for bringing to our attention DonorsChoose.org so that we could help bring the Creative Arts back to public schools all over the country. TALC sends out a huge thank you to all the fans who contributed to this effort, each and everyone of you has made such a positive impact on so many children’s lives!
Sep 28, 2009 15:18 ET
Adam Lambert Fans Donate $229,000 to Public School Classrooms at DonorsChoose.org
Fans Fund Essential Learning Supplies for 87,775 Students Across the Country; Fan Group ONTD_AI Wins Competition With $82,000 Donated and Climbing
NEW YORK, NY–(Marketwire – September 28, 2009) – Online education charity DonorsChoose.org announced today that fans of Adam Lambert, “American Idol’s” eighth season runner-up, donated $229,000 as part of a challenge launched by the star to support high-need public school classrooms nationwide. In just four weeks, 1,956 fans contributed directly to music and arts-based, classroom project requests submitted by teachers at DonorsChoose.org, providing learning resources and supplies for more than 87,775 students.
A primary component of the initiative was a competition among Lambert’s online fan groups to raise the highest donation total; ONTD_AI took first place by netting $82,700, donated by hundreds of generous supporters of the group.
“I am unbelievably moved by the generosity and resolve of my fans, who have donated beyond what I could have ever expected to help students around the country,” said Adam Lambert. “Although I was on tour during the length of the competition, I frequently checked in on the challenge progress and was so amazed to see the number of donors and total amount donated continue to rise and rise.”
Continued Lambert, “Congratulations and thank you to ONTD_AI for an astounding win — your commitment is inspiring! And above all, I want to sincerely thank all of my fans for being the most incredible people in the world and making the dreams of thousands of students possible. As a result of the tremendous outpouring of support, we’re making it possible to continue to donate at www.donorschoose.org/AdamLambert on behalf of each fan group — which is so exciting.”
Throughout the challenge, a “Lambert Leaderboard” at www.donorschoose.org/AdamLambert tracked and displayed real-time progress of the fan group competition. The fan groups, eager to help classrooms in need and win a special chat session with Adam, were enthusiastic and innovative. They sent messages to their members, posted on their blogs, utilized social networking websites like Twitter and Facebook, and created original multimedia content to inspire donations.
“Adam Lambert’s fans fully funded our project to have our students dance and learn about dance,” exclaimed Neme Alperstein, a teacher at a high poverty school in New York. “The fans are from all over the world and it’s amazing. Words do not adequately describe our gratitude, as the children in our school benefit from this generosity of spirit!”
Across the country, thousands of classrooms lack the materials that are essential for learning. As school budgets tighten, learning supplies and tools become increasingly outdated, broken and scarce. Often, art, music, and drama programs — which Adam Lambert’s challenge specifically targeted — are some of the first to receive cuts. Through it all, school teachers nationwide spend $1 billion out-of-pocket each year, which rarely even covers each classroom’s needs.
“Thank you to Adam and thank you, especially, to all of his fans who have supported students and teachers from coast to coast,” said Charles Best, founder and CEO, DonorsChoose.org. “Your creativity, resourcefulness and generosity have set a new standard for DonorsChoose.org. Truly, your collective action shows that anything is possible when kind, thoughtful people come together around a common goal — and the impact you’ve made is remarkable. We are excited to see more fans support classrooms projects throughout the year because of Adam.” DonorsChoose.org Press Release
Adam Lambert’s debut album is sitting comfortably as #2 on Amazon’s Bestseller list, under Barbara Streisand and over The Beatles. Quite the accomplishment for an untitled album of a new artist which has had no official press to date. Word spread quickly among eager fans that the opportunity to pre-order the highly anticipated Adam Lambert debut album was here.
Adam Lambert has huge fan support, but we don’t follow him blindly. Adam has earned our support with his undeniable, extraordinary talent, his confidence in knowing who he is as an artist, and his ability to evoke emotion in his listener when he sings. The list goes on and on and it’s full of WIN! This young man has his finger on the pulse of the music industry and is ready to deliver something new and different, uniquely Adam Lambert and we are ready!
Here’s what Lyndsey Parker of Yahoo Music, had to say about Adam Lambert’s upcoming album.
Adam Lambert’s Upcoming Album: Bigger Than The Beatles?
Posted Sun Sep 27, 2009 9:24pm PDT by Lyndsey Parker in Reality Rocks
OK, I know that an inflammatory blog title like the one above might create an outcry not unlike the hubbub that ensued when the Beatles’ own John Lennon declared that the Beatles were bigger than God. But here’s a fact: Only a few hours after being listed on Amazon, Adam Lambert’s pre-orderable debut album is already at #2 on the site’s Bestsellers chart…above Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, fellow Simon Cowell-affiliated reality star Susan Boyle (whose own debut comes out the same day as Adam’s, November 24), and–yes–the Beatles.
What makes this early sales feat especially impressive is the fact that no one (except for a few lucky industry insiders) have even heard any material from Adam’s album yet. While the buzz grows ever-buzzier with news of the album’s many interesting collaborators (Idol judge Kara Dioguardi, Green Day producer Rob Cavallo, Australian electro auteur Sam Sparro, glam-pop piano man Ferras, Swedish hitmaker Max Martin, OneRepublic’s Ryan Tedder, Lady Gaga producers RedOne and Claude Kelly, Nashville songwriter Aimee Mayo…the A-list goes on and on), and the hype surrounding possible lead single “Strut” is especially high, there’s been no Lambert single leaked online or previewed on the radio.
Conversely, American Idol winner Kris Allen’s first single, a catchy cover of the Script’s B-side track “Live Like We’re Dying,” has already premiered to largely positive reactions–but his own debut album, which comes out November 17, is still surprisingly only at #132 on the Amazon chart. While it’s safe to assume that Kris’s album will enjoy a stellar first sales week in November, and will probably even enter the Billboard chart at #1, it doesn’t seem to have the same pre-release buzz as Adam’s right now.
Clearly, Adam’s album is shaping up to be one of the most anticipated releases of 2009. Some diehard fans have already ordered multiple copies. In fact, as of this writing, the only pop star Adam’s been unable to topple on the Amazon chart is Barbra Streisand…but hey, coming in second to the almighty Babs ain’t too shabby. by Lyndsey Parker, Reality Rocks
Pre-order Adam Lambert’s Debut Album
Guess what popped up today? Adam Lambert’s debut album is now available for pre-order in many countries around the world!! Adam Lambert’s yet untitled album is dropping November 24th, but you can pre-order it today. Amazon.com offers links for many countries around the world to pre-order the most highly anticipated album of the year!
For all Amazon orders in the United States, click Amazon.com.
Adam Lambert’s album has only been available for hours, not days and it’s all ready at the #2 slot in “Bestsellers in Music” on Amazon. Adam’s album is also ranked #1 right now in the “Movers & Shakers in Music” category on Amazon. It’s clear that all the hype around Adam Lambert has never been just hype, it’s as real as it gets. People all over the world are highly anticipating Adam Lambert’s music; we’ve waited a long time for Adam Lambert and we’re ready!
Adam Lambert Talks to Rolling Stone About His Album
There has been quite the buzz about “Strut”, one of the tracks on Adam Lambert’s debut album. Many people in the industry think it’s up for consideration as Adam’s first single. Here’s what Adam had to say to Rolling Stone.
“AMERICAN IDOL” RUNNER-UP LAMBERT has two rules for his debut album: “No negativity or whining, naming Seventies rockers T. Rex and electro-pop act Goldfrapp as big influences. “I want it to be positive. I’m not a big fan of emo-type lyrics.” The 27-year-old singer – who call his as-yet untitled LP “nouveau-glam pop rock” – has coralled an A-list lineup of song writers and beat makers to help craft tunes: Max Martin, Lady Gaga producers RedOne, OneRepublic’s Ryan Tedder, and Linda Perry (Lambert is still recording and finalizing the checklist). He also reunited with Idol judge Kara DioGuardi to pen “Strut”, a Depeche mode-meets-Queen self-empowerment anthem that highlights Lambert’s range. “I love stuff that makes you feel sexy, puts you in a good mood.” he says “The song is supposed to be a confidence booster. The message is be yourself. Let it all hang out.” by Nichole Frehsee, Rolling Stone
Ryan Tedder and Aimee Mayo co-wrote a track for Adam Lambert’s Album
There is also quite a bit of talk on twitter about another track from Adam Lambert’s album. This one was written by Ryan Tedder and Aimee Mayo. Aimee is not only a well known song writer, but clearly a big fan of Adam’s talent. Here’s what she had to say on twitter.
Ok there are a bunch of questions about the song Adam cut. The only way I know to describe it is it needs it’s own MOONWALK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
8:40 PM Sep 25th from web
I am Adamcrazy and want to tell everything I want to blast in from my tip-toes from the top of the Eiffel Tower but can’t til I get the OK.
8:41 PM Sep 25th from web
All I can say about it is I can’t stop seeing the video in my head. If it didn’t make the record I might never stop crying. ABSOLUTELY <3 IT 8:43 PM Sep 25th from web I just heard Adam Lambert sing my song!!!!! This happened. It is PROOF that DREAMS come true. His voice is so sexy it hurts. Thank U 10:24 PM Sep 25th from Twitterena AimeeMayo at Twitter.com
Here’s what Adam Lambert had to say on Twitter about his recording sessions with Ryan Tedder.
In Denver recording w Ryan Tedder!!! Get ready for your Sonic Lobotomy!
5:55 PM Sep 20th from Echofon
Denver Tedder sessions were major! Looking forward to working with the fantastic Dr Luke and Claude Kelly tommorow!
4:50 PM Sep 22nd from Echofon
I know it sounds corny, but this album is a dream come true. I am lucky to be working with the BEST producers & writers in the world!
4:52 PM Sep 22nd from Echofon
Get ready to shake yo asses!!! There be some beats a comin!
4:53 PM Sep 22nd from Echofon AdamLambert at Twitter.com
Run, don’t walk, and join the thousands of people who pre-ordered their copy of Adam Lambert’s debut album today!!