May 27, 2014 at 8:43 pm #372015
Hits Daily Double is predicting first week sales of 65k-75k for Mariah’s new album. #Yikes
they did this as an estimate predicting slow sales after memorial day….not based on first day sales so let’s wait to report news like this… everyone knows how difficult it is in music to move physical copies but the fans are happy with the product so thats all that matters.May 27, 2014 at 11:20 pm #372016
Don’t they also now count iTunes sales of albums as well.
I also think this album will still go to #1. Mariah has a concert TV special airing on NBC this Saturday night, plus, all of her non-Christmas themed studio albums have gone to #1 before.May 28, 2014 at 2:58 am #372017
Yes, iTunes sales are counted as well.
65-75k is actually higher than I was thinking it was going to sell.May 28, 2014 at 3:47 am #372018
Those numbers are to be expected at this point. #Beatiful peaked months ago. I am not sure her plans for a future true single release.
For a woman who has been in the industry for 25 years and is in he mid 40’s, she should be happy with this. The album is garnering her some of the best reviews in ages and the album is very solid.
I honestly am not sure that there is another potential hit single of the album. Most of it has a very throwback, soulful vibe to it that I do not see radio embracing. There are some truly great songs, but nothing that screams radio hit. Her hope is that the positive reviews and potential word of mouth with give the albums some minor legs.
I’ll wait for the typical poster(s) to comment about how much of a flop this album is. In one, two three…….May 28, 2014 at 5:18 am #372019
I think the album is amazing and a true return to form for MC, but I don’t think the numbers will get much better than what has been reported by Hits Daily Double. Outside of us true Mariah fans, there doesn’t seem to be much interest in the album. The lack of a true single certainly doesn’t exactly help either.
Regardless, I’m always going to be a Mariah fan. As long as she continues to put out albums, I’ll continue to buy them.May 28, 2014 at 11:12 am #372020
I love the positivity in this forum! It’s pretty sad in the music world that artists reaching over 100,000 copies is a great accomplishment nowadays. But looking at the billboard charts… seriously the number 3 cd only sold 67,000 and down to the 10th on the chart sold less than 22,000. Why are people more concerned about downloading one single song versus investing in an artists body of work which is their full cd…. I guess that’s the world we live in but according to hitsdailydouble, Coldplay is going to fall harder than expected(yay for them getting 383,000 in the first week) down to the 60k range in its second week… so wherever mariah lands, she should be happy and be glad that she was able to release a whole piece of work rather than just 1 hit single like so many others seem so focused on trying to achieve.
YOUR NEW RELEASES: Coldplay is favored, for the moment, to repeat at #1 next week at 70-75k, but keep an eye onBrantley Gilbert and the debuting Mariah Carey. While both are long shots at the moment, a steeper-than-expected Coldplay drop could put Gilbert and Carey within striking distance of the summit. Here are this week’s key debuts:
Mariah Carey (Def Jam) 60-65k
Austin Mahone (Chase/Republic) 45-50k
Crowder (sixstepsrecords) 22-25k
Cher Lloyd (Epic) 18-20k
Neil Young (Reprise) 12-14k
Röyksopp & Robyn (Cherrytree/Interscope) 12-14k
It’s worth noting that Mariah’s extravagantly titled Me. I Am Mariah … The Elusive Chanteuse is currently #2 at iTunes. (5/28p)May 28, 2014 at 11:20 am #372021This post was found to be inappropriate by the moderators and has been removed.May 28, 2014 at 8:16 pm #372022
Those first week sales are laughable.
I knew Mariah would bomb. Not only did she make poor single choices (minus “#Beautiful”), she waited way too long to release this project and she had no buzz.May 29, 2014 at 1:32 pm #372023This post was found to be inappropriate by the moderators and has been removed.May 29, 2014 at 1:44 pm #372024
And seriosly, what did people expect this album to do given the delays, etc? The fact that it is still going to debut near the top of the chart is quite an accomplishment for a singer in her mid-40’s who has been around since 1990. Hell, take a look at the sales numbers for the other albums that are going to be in the Top 10. They all are dismal. Hell, very few albums even hit the 1 million in sales mark anymore.
People get so hung up in sales that they are quick to dismiss the album’s quality. I guarantee you that some of the truly best albums of the year for the last several years barely sold 100k-200k total.
Mariah created a great album that is garnering pretty positive reviews. Given all she has accomplished, her status in the industry, and her influence, she should be happy. Take a listen to the album before judging: it is probably her least “single-y” album ever. I think this time she was truly focused on quality and given her core fans the throwback Mariah album they have been asking for so long.May 29, 2014 at 2:34 pm #372025
From what I have heard so far from the album, I really like it and Mariah created a great body of work and I am glad that it is garnering positive reviews because she put in a lot of effort and focusing on a more mature direction and hope that she will continue with this for future projects.
I feel that not enough people (critics in particular) give her enough credit and write her off considering people focusing more on her sales and personal life than the quality of the music. The current top ten albums can barely crack the 100k-200k mark so album sales across the board are down which is disappointing since some people are quick to dismiss an album just because the sales are not up to par.
Lastly, Mariah has been in the business since 1990 and how many artists can say that they are releasing their 14th album with some of the best reviews of their career? How many artists who were popular in 1990 are still around today? Very few. Some of the newer artists wish to have as much longevity as she has, With that being said, Mariah should be proud of herself regardless of the outcome and wish her nothing but success.
P.S. I agree that “You Don’t Know What to Do” with Wale should be the next single.May 29, 2014 at 6:09 pm #372026
Honey, I miss 90’s Mariah. “Fantasy (Remix),” “Dreamlover,” “Always Be My Baby,” “Vision Of Love” and “The Roof” are Mimi at her best.June 4, 2014 at 8:42 am #372027
The frequent delays and lack of a single really hurt her. People are missing out on a great album.June 4, 2014 at 8:05 pm #372028This post was found to be inappropriate by the moderators and has been removed.June 5, 2014 at 9:43 am #372029
I would be perfectly happy without a new Jennifer Lopez album or single ever again. She really should have wrapped up the music career after This Is Me…Then, and that’s me being generous. She is truly one of the the worst, yet most sucessful music artists (and I use that term loosely) ever! It’s quite mind-boggling actually.
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