Daily Digest: American Idol, Adam Lambert, D’Angelo, Adam Yauch, more

Posted May 25, 2012 by J Matthew Cobb in News

Idol results & ratings, Lambert’s first No. 1, Rolling Stone‘s MCA tribute, Sir Elton’s show cancellations, D’Angelos’ comeback and the newest celeb squabbles at ‘X Factor’ are just some of the headlines for May 24, 2012

Phillip Phillips Wins American Idol, Shocked By Results

On the season finale of American Idol – trimmed with an unexpected marriage proposal, cameo appearances from John Fogerty, Chaka Khan, Reba McEntrye, Aerosmith, Jennifer Lopez, Rihanna, and a highly-talked about ‘Dreamgirls’ return of Jennifer Holliday – Georgia native Phillip Phillips took home the crown of Idol winner of season 11. He also claims that he had no idea he would take home the trophy (Yeah…right).


On the other side of the excitement, the ratings for the aging dinosaur of ‘American Idol’ continue to decline. The ratings for the finale’ was the lowest performed finale of all seasons in the show’s entire history. A third of their audience failed to tune in.


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Idol Runner-up Jessica Sanchez’s First Album Set to Be Produced by Music Mogul Tommy Mottola



Adam Lambert Clinches Number One Spot on Billboard 200, Replaces Idol Carrie Underwood

Call it a mixed blessing: Idol alum Adam Lambert scored his first number one album with Trespassing, and also making history for knocking an Idol winner – Carrie Underwood with Blown Away – out the top spot. That’s where the celebration ends. The first week sales of the new album only totaled 77,000. It’s the lowest first week of sales for an album since the Amos Lee’s Mission Bell in January of 2010. Adele’s 21 also sold 76,000 copies in its 12th week at the top spot.



Kelly Clarkson Takes Stage With Stars on ABC’s Duets



Living Beastie Boys Respond to the Death of Adam Yauch in Rolling Stone



Elton John Cancels Three Vegas Performances for Respiratory Infection



Soul Crooner D’Angelo Profiled in GQ Magazine, Talks About New Album and Comeback



Houston: We have A Big Problem…At ‘X Factor’: Britney Spears and Demi Lovato Clash During First Round of Critics


Meanwhile John Legend, ABC’s celeb co-host on ‘Duets,’ goes for the jugular by declaring that Spears and Lovato aren’t real singers. Ouch.



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