Thursday, May 29, 2008

David Cook sets chart records: 11 debuts in Top 100...#3 song on digital sales alone...album due in fall...

Season seven “American Idol” champion David Cook will set a record for debut entries on the Billboard Hot 100 and Hot Digital Songs tomorrow as 11 titles enter the former, while 14 songs jump on the download tally. The onslaught is led by a No. 3 Hot 100 start for his original recording “The Time of My Life,” which shifts 236,000 downloads to easily take the No. 1 spot on Hot Digital Songs.

E! Online:

The latest American Idol champ officially has a record deal, signing to 19 Recordings/RCA Records, and will be soon laying down tracks for a debut album due this fall, the record company announced today.

“Signing this deal is truly a dream come true,” says Cook. “I am looking forward to the recording process…The support I have received from America has been overwhelming, and I can’t wait to hopefully do right by them.”

The 25-year-old belter will record the album over the summer, in between dates on the American Idols Live tour. The road show kicks off July 1 in Glendale, Ariz., and wraps Sept. 13 in Tulsa, Okla.

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