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25
May
10

Top 12 American Idols

published in billboard.com (LINK)

1. KELLY CLARKSON  

Album Sales: 10,600,000
Track Sales: 15,900,000
Radio Plays: 4,260,000

“Idol’s” original queen is still its biggest star. Since winning the title in 2002, Kelly Clarkson has notched eight Billboard Hot 100 top 10s — including two No. 1s — from four albums. And eight years later, the pop singer is still inspiring “Idol” hopefuls: this year’s recently eliminated contestant Siobhan Magnus has said that she perfected her trademark “scream” by singing Clarkson songs in the shower. Clarkson hits the road again this summer, on the revived Lilith Fair tour.

2. CARRIE UNDERWOOD  

Album Sales: 11,500,000
Track Sales: 13,900,000
Radio Plays: 2,426,000

As the first country singer to win “American Idol,” Carrie Underwood leads the show’s graduates with U.S. album sales of 11.5 million, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Her third release, 2009’s “Play On,” showed off a more mature side to the 27-year-old and debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200. Most recently, Underwood made history in April by becoming the first woman to be named ACM Entertainer of the Year twice. Keep playing on, Carrie!

3. CHRIS DAUGHTRY  

Album Sales: 5,700,000
Track Sales: 9,500,000
Radio Plays: 2,439,000

Chris Daughtry’s fourth-place “Idol” finish in 2006 really hurt his career, didn’t it? Not so much. With 5.7 million albums and 9.5 million digital downloads to his name, the gruff rocker ranks ahead of six former “Idol” winners on this list. His self-titled debut and last year’s “Leave This Town” both topped the Billboard 200 on arrival, and though drummer Joey Barnes recently left the band, Daughtry is still plugging away on tour and will return to perform on “Idol” on May 5.

4. JORDIN SPARKS  

Album Sales: 1,300,000
Track Sales: 9,000,000
Radio Plays: 1,146,000

Still the youngest “Idol” winner ever, Jordin Sparks was just 17 when she was voted America’s favorite back in 2007, beating out beatboxer Blake Lewis. Sparks’ has since racked up radio hits like “Battlefield” and “No Air,” her duet with Chris Brown. These days, Sparks is getting ready to take over more than one stage — she’ll embark on a “Battlefield” headlining tour this summer through August, then hit the Great White Way for a 12-week stint with the hit musical “In the Heights.”

5. DAVID COOK    

Album Sales: 1,300,000
Track Sales: 3,900,000
Radio Plays: 536,000

After years of rockers getting the short end of the “Idol” stick, David Cook broke the genre’s bad luck streak in 2008 by trumping another David (Archuleta) in the finale. Cook’s self-titled debut album followed and has since sold 1.3 million copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. As it did when he competed on “Idol,” charity drives Cook. Earlier this month, he raised $140,000 at the 13th Annual Race for Hope in memory of his brother Adam, who lost his courageous battle with brain cancer last year.

6. CLAY AIKEN  

Album Sales: 4,900,000
Track Sales: 532,000
Radio Plays: 195,000

Clay Aiken may have lost to Ruben Studdard in 2003, but he’s still the season 2 favorite in the minds of many longtime “Idol” fans — and he has the sales to prove it. Aiken’s “Tried and True” album is due June 1 on Decca and it’s his first studio set since 2008, a year in which the singer also made headlines for revealing he’s gay and starring on Broadway in “Spamalot.” Aiken will go straight from releasing his album to the “Timeless” tour, a joint summer trek with Studdard.

7. KELLIE PICKLER  

Album Sales: 1,300,000
Track Sales: 2,900,000
Radio Plays: 373,000

Taylor Swift’s BFF finished sixth on “Idol” but has done just fine for herself since, thanks to country hits like “Red High Heels” and “Best Days of Your Life.” Pickler opened for Swift’s massive headlining tour last summer and will open for another big act, Rascal Flatts, later this year. The gig will no doubt help keep Pickler’s star on the rise as she preps her third album for release in the fall.

8. DAVID ARCHULETA  

Album Sales: 968,000
Track Sales: 3,000,000
Radio Plays: 177,000

Currently writing for his sophomore album, David Archuleta is approaching platinum sales of his debut album, which has sold 968,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The 19-year-old also made a memorable solo turn on “Somos El Mundo,” the Spanish-Language version of “We Are the World 25”, and revisited his performance of John Lennon’s “Imagine” on the “Idol” stage in April. True to his nice-guy form, Archuleta recently blogged that year’s batch of “Idol” contestants “a group of cool people!”

9. FANTASIA  

Album Sales: 2,300,000
Track Sales: 957,000
Radio Plays: 624,000

If any “Idol” winner deserves to be known on first-name-only basis, it’s Fantasia, who’s having her busiest year since winning “Idol” in 2004. The 24-year-old R&B diva recently unveiled her new single, “Beautiful,” and will release her third album on July 13. After playing Celie in “The Color Purple” on Broadway, she’s also set to reprise her role in the musical’s film adaptation. Reality TV is back in Fantasia’s life, too, thanks to her hit VH1 show “Fantasia for Real.”

10. RUBEN STUDDARD  

Album Sales: 2,600,000
Track Sales: 337,000
Radio Plays: 434,000

Winning “Idol” in 2003 led to even greater joy for Studdard, who met his future wife at a Wal-Mart autograph signing. The “Velvet Teddy Bear’s” biggest hit, “Sorry 2004,” came that year, but Studdard’s popularity gets a boost every time he returns to perform on “Idol.” He’ll keep his core fans happy this summer on the “Timeless” tour, which he’s co-headlining with Clay Aiken.

11. KRIS ALLEN  

Album Sales: 310,000
Track Sales: 2,600,000
Radio Plays: 165,000

Last year’s “Idol” champion has sold 296,000 copies of his first album, according to Nielsen SoundScan, and covered radio formats from pop to Christian with the single “Live Like We’re Dying.” Though he’s often overshadowed by runner-up Adam Lambert, Allen has plenty of fans drawn to his laidback singer/songwriter vibe. Allen tours with Barenaked Ladies this summer.

12. ADAM LAMBERT  

Album Sales: 685,000
Track Sales: 2,200,000
Radio Plays: 91,000

No recent “Idol” contestant has stirred up a media frenzy like Adam Lambert, who drew comparisons to Elvis Presley during his run and returned to the show this season as a mentor during Elvis week. He did so well, in fact, that many have asked: will Glambert replace outgoing “Idol” judge Simon Cowell? “I would be honored, but at this point I’m just focusing on my career as a recording artist,” said Lambert, who two weeks ago posted his first Billboard Hot 100 top 10, “Whataya Want From Me.”

05
Jul
09

Jamming: Change

Yo!! another week is over!! so here I am again, sharing my top 5 songs for this week 😉

Top 5 Songs 07.05.2009

1. Change – Daniel Merriweather

– Love this song right now!! Everyday ko syang nirerequest sa RX! 🙂 Nadiscover ko sya kay Sashapurse when she requested it.  And ayun, I’m so addicted with this song!

2. Just My Imagination – Craig David

3. Permanent – David Cook

4. I Got A Feeling – Black Eyed Peas

– bounce!! love this song too!!

5. Obsessed – Mariah Carey

– fine fine fine.. mukhang obsessed na rin ako dito.. imagine, this is my LSS while I’m testing my codes!!!

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Change is a song by the Australian singer/songwriter Daniel MerriweatherWale. It was written by Merriweather and Andrew WyattJanuary 30, 2009 in the United States and Canada, and February 2, 2009 in the UK (where the song peaked at no.8). featuring the rapper and produced by Mark Ronson. It was released on

The song will be included on Merriweather’s forthcoming album Love and War. – wikipedia.org

so there ya go! and now, here’s Change by Daniel Merriweather!

Change(DanMerr)


Change

Daniel Merriweather

i saw a dried up withered old rich man turning on a garden hose,
i see a young man picking up a gun i guess that’s where the money goes (yeah),
am i just as good as a bad man sleeping when the rest are dying
or am i jus as bad as a good man saying there’s no use of trying

[refrain]

Oooo tell me do you still believe
Oooo everything that you read
will we learn to get together and see who we really are

[chorus]

ain’t nothing gonna change
ain’t nothing gonna change if nobody’s gonna wake up and start acting whose incharge

ain’t nothing gonna change
ain’t nothing gonna change
ain’t nothing gonna change

nanananana (yeah)

(rap)
ain’t shit changing but life is all babies get higher in the background singing singing (naanaanaanaa) singing (nananana)
ok singing

some people do it all for money & some do it all for their love
some do it all for the glory cuz nothing else their thinking of
i saw a man in a four door truck complaining that the price was high
like a well faired man with a smoothie in his hand saying who ate all the apple pie (yeah)

[refrain]

[chorus]

(rap)
its funny your ready to listen im never gonna listen most people follow intuition while they wishing it would work
and my vision isn’t perfect so i will never learn for it
don’t wish for some change like a church worker
hallelujah preacher i am not influenced if i don’t go into your movement am i not improving
and while a poor for a poor for a peace of American society i get high the munchies i got so down with this i got the girl looking at you cuz i’m worth kissing (mwah) n i ain’t ready to wait when theirs dollars on the rain what do you expect change

will we learn to get together and see who we really are

[chorus]

(rap)
ain’t shit changing but life is all babies get higher in the background singing singing (naanaanaanaa) singing (nananana)

19
Jun
09

Jamming: Permanent

It’s a brand new weekend again, and yes I’m about to share again a song for this week.  But first, here’s the list of my top 5 songs for this week.

#1 – I’m loving this song from Jojo right now.  It’s actually a leaked song, and she said that this is not the official single of the album.  But IMO, i think this is a very nice song.. I’ll share it one of these days.. I’m just waiting for my request to be granted *wink @ SOTW*

#2 – Up until now, this is my last song syndrome. Amf.. I just can’t get this out of my head!! Well, it’s not a bad song naman, so ok lang.. ( I featured it last week, check that out)..

#3 – Thanks to Jolly (of RX) for informing me about this song. I really really love this cute song. This will be her first single on her sophomore album. Check out the song in this site: CLICK

#5 – Yes, I’m still not over it. Love this song.. 😀

TOP 5 Songs – 06.20.2009

1. 25 to Life – Jojo

2. Battlefield – Jordin Sparks

3. Falling for you – Colbie Callait

4. Permanent – David Cook

5. I Need A Girl – Trey Songz

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So here’s my 4th favorite song. Finally, nasa RX93.1  na sya!! whoooot!! Anyways, this is a very heartbreaking song. He actually performed this in American Idol’s Finale.. and guess what, I’m teary-eyed after watching his performance *sobs*

(please click play)

Permanent

David Cook

Is this the moment where I look you in the eye?
Forgive my broken promise that you’ll never see me cry
And everything, it will surely change
Even if I tell you I won’t go away today

Will you think that you’re all alone
When no one’s there to hold your hand?
When all you know seems so far away
And everything is temporary, rest your head
I’m permanent

I know he’s living in hell every single day
And so I ask, oh God is there some way for me to take his place?
And when they say it’s all touch and go
I wish I could make it go away but still you say

Will you think that you’re all alone
When no one’s there to hold your hand?
When all you know seems so far away
And everything is temporary, rest your head
I’m permanent, I’m permanent

Is this the moment where I look you in the eye?
Forgive my promise that you’ll never see me cry

17
May
09

Davids Concert

Davids Concert

Davids Concert

watched the concert with my college friend Aisza.

It was awesome!!

a bit depressed… hindi nakisama ang batteries ng digicam ko.
Masyadong maka-archuleta yata yung batteries.. kung kelan si Cook na, saka nag-inarte.

Malay ko ba naman kasi na ganun 1 hour pala front act ni archuleta! ahaha.. joke lang.. peace architects..

In all fairness.. magaganda yung songs na kinanta ni Little David 🙂

See the pictures HERE

23
May
08

The IDOL is COOK!

Yesterday, I’m hurrying up to reach the house on time just to catch the start of American Idol 7 Finale. For the record, this is my first time ever to complete a season of American idol, from the very start of the audition until the final result show. And luckily, I made it to be at home just in time.

david cook vs. david archuleta

Before I start, let me just share my opinion regarding the final battle of the davids. For me, it was the most exciting final showdown of all time. Both finalists really deserve to be on that spot. The judges said that it was a knockout win in favor of David Archuleta (DA), but I must praise David Cook (DC) for he also delivered a very good battle that night. On the first round, Simon Cowell said DA won over DC. But in my opinion, I like DC’s song more, much livelier than DA’s song. On the second round, both sang two different unknown songs. Simon said Cook’s song is not a winning/finale song; it does not fit the event, and then gave the praise again to Archuleta. But again, my praise goes to Cook. Both of them sang an inspiring song, but I like the message of DC’s song more. Again, it’s a very lively song, and his performance was really stunning, he’s a star! And the third round, I get a little disappointed with Cook’s choice of song. But when he said that the whole thing is a “progression”, I admired him instantly. That’s the right attitude of a real artist, taking risks and does his best whatever happens.

Whew, so back to the finale. Actually, I already knew who won the title that night. And I’m happy that Cook won as the new American idol. I just want to see how the finale went on. The group performances of the final 12 were really good. My only beef with the finale last night is that most of the guests were old artist! You have Donna Summer, Bryan Adams, George Michael, and the performers along with David Cook and Brooke White (see? I even didn’t knew their names!). This is supposed to be a youthful show. But yeah, I see that they must balance everything so that they’ll cater to a much bigger scope of audience. Good thing that they also had Jonas Brothers, One Republic, Jordin Sparks, and Carrie Underwood!

Speaking of Carrie Underwood, she’s so beautiful!! Very stunning, she’s glowing and beaming! And her voice? Wow… she’s the best idol of all of them!

And finally, the new American idol was announced. And we saw a very emotional David Cook singing the winning song of the night. I’m almost teary-eyed last night, watching him emerging as the idol of the year. To tell you the truth, I really didn’t like him at the start. I even hoped before that he wouldn’t make it to the top 12 because he was so arrogant that time. But as weeks gone by, I saw the changes in his personality. He became a little humble, at least. And by and by, I saw his potential to be the winner of the competition because he really has a great voice and great talent. He really deserves to be the AMERICAN IDOL!

Cook wins the Idol




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