Adam Lambert sales remain high despite AMA performance

By Monica Stern-Morales,
Lambert's American Music Awards performance may have been criticized for its sexuality, but sales remain high for the "American Idol" star.

American Idol star Adam Lambert's performance at the American Music Awards (AMA) shocked many, as its sexual content strayed far from the typical "Idol" performances.

And when Lambert made an appearance on CBS's "The Early Show" Wednesday morning, he told the public that the degree of sexuality in his piece had not exactly been rehearsed.

"The song lyrically is sexual, and I was just performing the lyrics of my song," he said. "I think in the future I will probably make a little bit more of an effort to stay consistent with what I do during rehearsal to what I do during the show. That's something I'm learning now, and that way if anyone has a problem with what I'm doing it can be explored during rehearsal."

But despite the scandal of his AMA performance, the Los Angeles Times reported that his record sales remain high. In fact, he is on the way to exceeding expecations for his RCA release, "For Your Entertainment," made evident by early sales.

Billboard predicted that "For Your Entertainment" will sell at least 225,000 copies when it premieres on next week's charts. And with Black Friday and heavy shopping after Thanksgiving, sales could be even greater.

Lambert may be overly sexual, but he is predicted to sell a great many more records than this year's "Idol" winner, Kris Allen. Allen sold 80,000 copies of his debut album, despite the holiday season.



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