Adam Lambert becomes first openly gay artist with no. 1 hit
Former "American Idol" runner-up Adam Lambert pushed his fellow "Idol"alum off the top spot of the Billboard 200 chart on Wednesday to scorehis first No. 1 album with "Trespassing."
Former "American Idol" runner-up Adam Lambert pushed his fellow "Idol"
alum off the top spot of the Billboard 200 chart on Wednesday to score
his first No. 1 album with "Trespassing."
Lambert's second studio
album sold 77,000 copies in its first week, a significantly lower debut
than Underwood's "Blown Away" debut two weeks ago, which sold 267,000
copies to score the top spot on the chart.
"Blown Away" fell to
No. 3 this week, behind Adele's juggernaut "21," which added a further
63,000 copies to its phenomenal sales record this week.
joins six other former "Idol" contestants who have topped the album
chart -- Underwood, Kelly Clarkson, Ruben Studdard, Clay Aiken, Chris
Daughtry and Scotty McCreery.
Comedy rockers Tenacious D,
comprising actors Jack Black and Kyle Gass, made an impressive debut at
No. 5 with their third studio album "Rize of the Fenix," selling 44,000.
Baltimore atmospheric pop band Beach House scored their highest debut
to date with their fourth studio album "Bloom" at No. 7.
musical TV show "Glee" made its lowest chart debut to date, as their
season 3 finale's "Graduation Album" sold 39,000 copies and clocked in
at No. 8.
Newcomer Canadian pop star Carly Rae Jepsen broke
Gotye's long-running streak at No. 1 on the Digital Songs chart with her
infectious single "Call Me Maybe," which she performed at the Billboard
Music Awards in Las Vegas on Sunday.
Gotye's "Somebody That I
Used To Know" featuring Kimbra fell to No. 2, while the rest of the top
five was rounded out by Maroon 5's "Payphone" featuring Wiz Khalifa,
Nicki Minaj's "Starships" and fun.'s "We Are Young," featuring Janelle
Monae, in that order.