Friday, May 22, 2009

'American Idol' Effect Spikes KISS Sales At iTunes, Amazon

'American Idol' Effect Spikes KISS Sales At iTunes, Amazon
Photo source: Celebuzz

KISS has seen a bit of a sales spike due to its appearance on "American Idol" on Wednesday, May 20. As of this morning, "Rock And Roll All Nite" is No. 12 on iTunes Top Rock Songs list, with "Beth" at No. 22 and "Detroit Rock City" at No. 52.

Over at Amazon, "The Very Best Of Kiss" compilation is No. 1 in the Hard Rock & Metal > Pop Metal Bestsellers category. Other KISS albums charting as of this morning are "Alive!" (No. 23), "Destroyer" (No. 29), "Creatures Of The Night" (No. 41), "Gold" (No. 56), "Dressed To Kill" (No. 59), "Rock The Nation" DVD (No. 60), "Lick It Up" (No. 62), "Gene Simmons" (No. 67), "Ace Frehley" (No. 71), and "Greatest Kiss" (No. 82).

As of 2008, iTunes is the No. 1 retailer of music in the United States, with Amazon at No. 4.

KISS played to one of the biggest crowds of its career on the season finale of "American Idol". According to TV By The Numbers, the show was seen by 28.8 million viewers.