American Idol's Kellie Pickler launched her self-titled album yesterday. The album rocketed in sales to become #9 on Billboard's Top 200 chart.
Kellie Pickler is our second proof point that reality television is becoming one of the most influential launching pads for new artists.
Prior to Pickler, Idol winner Jennifer Hudson proved the same concept when she debuted her album at #2.
Implications - The 22-year-old songstress says that this album is a glimpse at the real her and what she calls "the real deal." She worked hard on the album picking out the producer, the songs and even the cover art for the album. With ten tracks on the CD and five of them being co-wrote by Pickler herself, it's definitely an impressive feat for a first record.
Stats for Reality Career Launching
Trending: Older & Mild
Research: 7,792 clicks in 398 w
Interest: 2.3 minutes
Concept: Reality Career Launching
Related: 59 examples / 45 photos
Segment: Females, 18-35
Comparison Set: 21 similar articles, including: dealing with demagogues, presidential serenades, and blazing-fast encrypted routers.
Reality Career Launching
More Stats +/-
Dealing With Demagogues
Blazing-Fast Encrypted Routers
Top 20 Activewear Ideas in May