August 26, 2010

MUSIC RETAILERS: DON'T THANK SANTA...THANK SUSAN...



...BOYLE THAT IS -- SHE MIGHT HAVE BEEN "BRITAIN'S GOT TALENT'S" RUNNER-UP BUT SHE WAS THE WINNER IN JUST ABOUT EVERYTHING ELSE -- FROM THE MOST BUZZED ABOUT PHENOM ON THE INTERNET TO HER DEBUT ALBUM SPENDING WEEKS AT NUMBER 1 IN THE STATES AND THEN BECOMING THE 2ND BEST SELLING CD OF THE YEAR -- JUST BEHIND THAT OTHER UNDERACHIEVER MS. SWIFT. SO WHILST SANTA IS GEARING UP TO SPREAD HIS HOLIDAY CHEER MS. BOYLE IS PUTTING THE FINISHING TOUCHES ON HER FIRST HOLIDAY ALBUM -- AND SECOND EFFORT. THERE HASN'T BEEN THIS SURE-FIRE OF A MEGA-HOLIDAY-HIT SINCE AMY GRANT BROKE THROUGH THE CONTEMP CHRISTIAN-INTO-POP-STARDOM- CEILING BY BLAZING ONTO THE POP CHARTS WITH "HEART IN MOTION" (SOLD 5 MILLION COPIES) AND THEN FOLLOWED THAT UP WITH A HOLIDAY CD THAT SOLD A WHOPPING 3 MILLION COPIES (HOLIDAY ALBUMS ARE CONSIDERED LOSS LITRES AND IF THEY ARE LUCKY THEY MIGHT SELL 500,000 OVER THE COURSE OF THE ENTIRE LIFESPAN). EXPECT MS. BOYLE TO HAVE A SIMILAR PLATINUM PLATTER SERVED UP THIS HOLIDAY SEASON. LOOK FOR HER CD OUT IN OCTOBER, AS WELL AS "HIT ME WITH YOUR BEST SHOT" DIVA PAT BENATAR WHO ALSO WILL BE RELEASING HER VERY FIRST HOLIDAY CD (WITH THAT VOICE CAN YOU BELIEVE WE'VE HAD TO WAIT THIS LONG?) CHRISTMAS MIGHT BE A LITTLE BRIGHTER BECAUSE OF THEM!