"Dawson's Creek" boosts a pop singer's career

By Mark Bautz
Updated June 09, 1998 at 04:00 AM EDT

Fans of “Dawson’s Creek” know that Joey and Jen hang on main hunk Dawson’s every word. But the folks at Atlantic Records were happy to learn that CD buyers pay close attention to Dawson too. After the Edwin McCain song “I’ll Be” played on the soundtrack during a crucial romantic scene on the show’s May 19 season finale, sales of the singer’s album, “Misguided Roses,” nearly doubled — jumping from 9,000 copies the week before the show aired to 17,000 the week after. (“Dawson’s Creek” displayed McCain’s album cover at the end of the hour.) The singer’s CD, which came out nearly a year ago, leaped into the top 100 of the Billboard album chart for the first time, landing at #73 (up from #123) to become the week’s greatest gainer. Aaah, the power of young love.

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