Saturday, June 15, 2024

Adele “30” Album Finally Displaced At Number 1 By Kelly Clarkson Christmas Album, Single Also Vanquished


Adele’s run at number 1 with her “30” album is over, at least for today.

Kelly Clarkson’s “When Christmas Comes Around” has overtaken it on iTunes and is number 1. “30” falls to number 2.

Clarkson’s album was pushed by her TV special last night which looked pretty good. It was an encore– repeat- and the numbers aren’t in yet, but it obviously had some effect on album sales.

Adele is also completely out at number 1 on the singles chart. “Easy On Me” has fallen to number 5 after two months. Adele has no follow up single so far from “30” to replace it. “Oh My God” is at 84, and isn’t coming back. Strangely, her “Water Under the Bridge” from 2015 is at number 54. I don’t know why.

Adele’s “30” album will have a little extra sales over the next two weeks but unless a second single can be cultivated, I think the novelty is over. Now she goes to Vegas, where ticket prices are between $1,000 and $30,000 depending on how crazy you are. That’s where she’ll make her money, playing to people who don’t have it.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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