Idol Lambert Trumps Madge and the Beatles

Second-place American Idol winner Adam Lambert out-sold Madonna, the Beatles, and Susan Boyle in pre-sales on Monday, falling second only to Barbra Streisand’s first new album in four years. The best part about it? Not only did RCA not publicize that pre-release ordering would be available, the singer’s record label didn’t even announce it. The news spread by word of mouth after a dedicated fan found the album on Amazon Sunday morning. Within hours, Twitter, Idol blogs, and Lambert fan sites spread the news like wildfire. The album, which will be out November 24 and doesn’t even have a name yet, will include tracks worked on by Lady Gaga’s producer RedOne, One Republic singer Ryan Tedder, and Swedish songwriter Max Martin, the force behind the hit “Since U Been Gone.”