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    Quote Originally Posted by Grisabella;2400995;
    Clay's Measure Of A Man had sold over 2.8 million units (SoundScan) as of about a year ago, and his combined total for MOAM, Merry Christmas With Love, and A Thousand Different Ways is over 4.5 million.
    Thanks for the clarification Gris. That sounds a bit more realistic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grisabella;2400995;
    Actually, that's closing in on Kelly Clarkson's current total sales for Thankful. Clay's Measure Of A Man had sold over 2.8 million units (SoundScan) as of about a year ago, and his combined total for MOAM, Merry Christmas With Love, and A Thousand Different Ways is over 4.5 million. Chris may well surpass that in time, but he's far from closing in on that total at this early date.



    (UncleDavid, I've lost track as of the last month or so, but during the first few months after their respective releases, Chris's debut album was close to keeping pace with MOAM's week-by-week cumulative sales (after the first 2 weeks) but had not quite caught up. My guess is that, with Chris's radio success, its sales did not level off as quickly after the first 4 months, and I expect Chris's album to pass MOAM's sales within the next 6 months. )



    I can't wait for a new Bo album that lets Bo be Bo!
    On the first subject, you are correct, I misspoke, but Chris continues to kick some serious butt.

    I have been putting the sales totals in the AI Media articles thread everyweek. If you are interested.

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    Quote Originally Posted by razorbacker;2401186;
    On the first subject, you are correct, I misspoke, but Chris continues to kick some serious butt.

    I have been putting the sales totals in the AI Media articles thread everyweek. If you are interested.
    Yeah, Chris is doing fine.
    I know several sites that track Idol contestants' sales, but most of them are a bit out of date, since it's hard to keep accurate records once an album drops off of the Billboard 200 chart. (Billboard/SoundScan subscribers have access to things like the Billboard Catalog Chart, but we peons don't. And figures that are posted in columns like Ken Barnes's Idol Chatter blog are rounded off to the nearest thousand or even to the nearest .1 million in the case of large #s.)

    For instance, Josh Gracin, Taylor Hicks, and Bo Bice have all sold close to the same # of copies of their post-Idol debut albums, but I couldn't give you current official SoundScan #s for any of the three, so I don't even know who's ahead.
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    I just bought tickets for Bo's concert here in Vegas on Friday. I'm excited plus it was only $84 for 2 tickets in a small venue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nemanomine;2411551;
    I just bought tickets for Bo's concert here in Vegas on Friday. I'm excited plus it was only $84 for 2 tickets in a small venue.
    You lucky thang!!! I'd love to hear all about it when you get back nemanomine....be sure and let us know, ok?
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    I just found out Bo will be doing several concerts in Southern Calif. the last week in May. He's not coming to the Pacif. NW, unfortunately, but I'm glad he's at least doing the west coast. Check out his MySpace page for more concert schedule details. (Or maybe someone will post, or repost, the schedule here.)
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    'American Idol' Vets Bo Bice, Constantine Maroulis Can't Stop Rockin'
    Unforgettable season-four contestants hanging tough with new albums.
    By Gil Kaufman

    So much for striking while the iron's hot. Instead of rushing out an album right after his ouster from the 2005 edition of "American Idol," Constantine Maroulis has spent the past two years indulging his love of musical theater, acting in a soap opera and putting together an empire under his snarkily named Sixth Place Productions banner.

    "I'm an actor, I love to host and I'm a singer. I did Broadway, and I produced my own tours and started my own label," said Maroulis, who appeared on Broadway in "The Wedding Singer" musical and is currently playing a singer on the daytime drama "The Bold and the Beautiful". "Would I trade all that work for making one successful album right off the show? I don't have that answer. I think this record is better than the one I could have made right off the show. It's more grassroots I picked the band, financed it and co-wrote a bunch of the songs."

    The album, titled Constantine, will drop August 7 on his label, with distribution from Sony/Red. Self-proclaimed "blue-collar guy" Maroulis is confident that his fans will find it and buy enough copies to keep him on the road. "I can sell a couple hundred thousand copies and do what I love to do: play clubs," he said. "I don't need to be a huge star."

    Just in case, though, he did bring in some ringers, including Matchbox Twenty singer Rob Thomas, who co-wrote a song on the album, as well as Nashville songwriter Angie Aparo (Faith Hill's "Cry"). "It's got a distinctly rock sound, kind of an East Coast Bon Jovi/Rob Thomas vibe with great pop hooks," Maroulis said. The first single, "Everybody Loves," has been featured on "The Bold and the Beautiful" and is on iTunes now. The next single, "Girl Like You," will soon be tied to a story line on the show.

    Season four's other rocker, #2 finisher Bo Bice, is also prepping an album for later this year: his yet-untitled sophomore release. His 2005 debut, The Real Thing, featured assists from Jon Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora, Nickelback's Chad Kroeger and former Evanescence member Ben Moody that were brokered by Bice's label. The longhaired Southern rocker says he called the shots this time around.

    The album, which Bice is recording with noted country producer Frank Liddell (Faith Hill, Dixie Chicks), features the music hound's wish list of famed session masters. "I was throwing around ideas of the people I wanted to play on it," Bice said. "And I was like, 'Yeah, sure, these guys will play on my album. Right!' " But a few phone calls landed him Rolling Stones keyboardist Chuck Leavell who Bice met a decade ago when he delivered a package of Christmas CDs to Leavell's house as well as Black Crowes drummer Steve Gorman, legendary session guitarist Waddy Wachtel (Keith Richards, Tom Waits) and bluegrass icon David Grisman.

    "It's a star-studded cast, and I'm the only one on there who's not famous," the ever-humble Bice joked. "I picked and co-wrote the songs that if I was a guy who would be spending my hard-earned money buying an album I would want to hear." That means original back-to-basics Southern rock and country-tinged singer/songwriter tunes co-written with A.J. Croce (son of 1970s singer Jim Croce) and Chris Tompkins (Carrie Underwood's "Before He Cheats").

    Bice said he wrote 31 songs for the album and is narrowing down the list to 10-12 that will make the final cut, including four songs that are currently vying to be the first single.

    "I didn't have a lot to do with the first record," said Bice, who took time off in late 2006 to have another surgery to finally correct a nagging intestinal blockage that hospitalized him 15 times last year. "It was very RCA and Clive [Davis]-driven. It was an excellent album, but it was a revolving door of one guy in this week, another guy the next. This time I was here for every aspect [of it], and I'm a lot more comfortable."

    Bice and Maroulis were the trailblazers for rock singers on "Idol." They paved the way for the show's latest breakout star, last season's #4 finisher Chris Daughtry, a fact Bice takes pride in.

    "It made me proud that Chris said I was part of what inspired him to audition," said Bice, who is in the midst of an acoustic U.S. tour. "There was never a bone in my body that thought I was going to win or make it that far. To see people progress and see more rock people on there makes me proud."

    Bice has eight dates left on his acoustic tour, according to his management: Yuma, Arizona (Saturday); Anaheim, California (Tuesday); West Hollywood, California (Wednesday); San Diego (Thursday); Bakersfield, California (June 1); Tucson, Arizona (June 3); Odessa, Texas (June 7); and Dallas (June 9).
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    Re: Bo Bice

    Quote Originally Posted by bbnbama;2419620;
    'American Idol' Vets Bo Bice, Constantine Maroulis Can't Stop Rockin'
    Unforgettable season-four contestants hanging tough with new albums.
    By Gil Kaufman
    I'll forever be grateful for what those two brought to Idol. Fun memories.

    (Okay, okay, I can't help it, I gotta rock!!!)

    Bo had some rough career spots but I think he's gonna do great. I'm happy both those guys are doing their thing now.

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    The concert was great! It was a small venue. We were 5 rows from the back but only 15 or so from the front. The opening guy, Gary Nichols, is a friend of his and he played for awhile and then joined Bo at the end for the encore where they played an Eagles song and "Midnight Rider" from the Allman Brothers. They ended on "Sweet Home Alabama". He only played one song from his album which was the title track, "The Real Thing". Most of the rest of it was new. He said his new album will be out in the fall. It was an acoustic show so it was him and a keyboardist/guitarist/back-up singer. BTW he has lost some weight and is SKINNY. Not that he was ever big, I was just surprised to see how thin he was.

    There were these two ladies there that were totally cracking me and my husband up. The one would scream "I love you Bo" and the other would yell "Me too!!!" It was hilarious especially because they did it four or five times. hehehe

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    I had to miss the concert. Family's in town for my mother's birthday and she wasn't feeling well.

    Hopefully he'll come back to our casino when the album comes out.
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