7.15.12 - 7.21.12 Numbers Thread Jul 19, 2012 7:31:33 GMT -5
Post by melliemom on Jul 19, 2012 7:31:33 GMT -5
When it peaked, then I thought the huge delay on the album to create NCOE was because radio most likely told RCA they didn't like ANY of the other songs. Why else would you completely re-engineer ALL the albums internationally, delay ALL the drops internationally, have to change all the promo you had lined up etc? An enormous task.
Adam himself said how complex it is to release an album in many countries.
Then to make matters worse, they release the album and NCOE at a time where there are 13 reality show contestants fighting for spins, 8 of them from American Idol.
And if I'm not mistaken, Dark Side was sort of struggling more than Kelly would be expected to, and to me Dark Side is similar to NCOE, but she might be picking up steam now.
We know from reading stuff (like that article about how PDs program), that they are NOT going to spin 13 of the same ilk or 8 AI people back to back all day.
So thanks alot lower tier American Idols for hogging up the spins when everybody knows you weren't going anywhere.
If BTIKM had hung in for another 7 positions, to #10 his entire era would have been smooth sailing more or less. Yeah, I know, DUH lol.
Of course we ARE talking about a MALE POP act, the only one besides Beibs who isn't urban and even Boyfriend is urban super-leaning. And I was shocked to see that after "radio gave Beiber a second chance" that it only peaked at #9 on Billboard. I miss having Mediabase, I have no real feel for what's gong on there especially with Pulse only doling out requests.
How far back to we have to go to find a solo male pop (not urban) superstar/hitmaker? Timberland's last single was in 2007 hit #6 and he wasn't originally a breaking solo but part of a boy band.
So we have the unique male pop singer wearing the Idol stigma, with the ghey scarlet letter, releasing music that isn't exactly sonically what's on the pop charts, which, for some unpredictable reason took a turn to quirky and British after he worked on his album for a year. And his label apparently out of touch with what will work. OR Adam and his collabs not willing to or know how write just for "hits". Then there's the UNKNOWN about radio such as are they just not going to bother because he's too high maintenance or something. We still don'g know what negative feedback they may have internally or from Adam haters. Such as campaigns to threaten radio if they play him, which cancel out campaigns to promote him. I'm referring to the US here because I believe with a hit here, the UK would have been fine. I'm dizzy just thinking about it for the guy. :(
YUP.. you said it all but IMHO greatness will win out and Adam is GREAT
Love the pretty with the crazy eyes..LOL