Kelly Clarkson’s endorsement of Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul on Dec. 28 may have helped draw attention to the original “American Idol” champion, but despite multiple reports from other news sites, it did little to help the sales of her “Stronger” album. According to both Nielsen SoundScan data and sources in the know at Clarkson’s label, RCA, little evidence exists to support the theory that Clarkson’s praise for Paul helped her sales.
West planned to “think about it more and see if he got inspired visually,” the film’s producer says.
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Friends and family of the late Waylon Jennings recently came together at the Nashville studios of Sirius/XM for a special taping to promote the Jan. 24 release of “Waylon: The Music Inside, Volume Two.”
Mac Miller returns to top ten and Wale keeps Jay-Z and Kanye West’s “Ni**as in Paris” at No. 2.
Bun B and his manager, Anzel Jennings (also known as Red), got into a minor car accident in NYC. Bun B’s publicist says both are “okay.”
With few new major album releases out this week — as is customary at the beginning of the year — Adele’s “21″ will likely spend a 15th week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart next week. It’s projected to sell anywhere between 100,000 to 140,000 copies by week’s end on Sunday, Jan. 8, according to industry prognosticators.
The She & Him singer made the split official late last year, according to court documents.
Zappa filed for divorce in Los Angeles last week.
Ludacris took to Twitter to announce the opening of his restaurant, “Chicken & Beer,” in Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International airport.