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April 6, 2020 at 9:16 am #1203412470
This award show won’t be that competitive. A good bit of the spring and summer releases could be pushed back or held off due to the coronavirus.April 6, 2020 at 2:01 am #1203412029
You can remove all sales for The Weeknd, and he still has higher activity than her by a nice margin with just streaming. Even worse, she is even behind a Uzi Vert album that has been out for a month already. An album by a pop star that they market for months and has obscene amounts of airplay payola oughta not being opening at number four with that amount behind projects that are not new. Facts over feelings
You edited your posted four times already, so I’m getting “feelings over facts” from you. I don’t expect you to be objective, just based on your posts throughout this thread and your username.
The Weeknd’s second week was definitely helped majorly by three factors stated in that Billboard article and would have been closer with Dua Lipa without those factors. But The Weeknd has been around longer and is more established than that girl, so there’s no surprise there.
Rap albums have proven to do well on streaming, which keeps them afloat for awhile. So, not sure what that has to do with Dua Lipa being a “niche” artist, though.April 6, 2020 at 1:51 am #1203412022
They are listening to Don’t Start Now, not the album. Don’t Start Now is one of the biggest pop songs of the year. But Future Nostalgia is not loved by the general public like Fine Line or Circles. Future Nostalgia is loved by critics and music circles alike, the ones singing it’s praise. Again for example, Lorde and Carly Rae Jepsen we’re big for a huge singles (Royals and Call Me Maybe) and smaller ones. Yet their next releases, Emotion and Melodrama, were not adored by the general public, just with critics and music circles. They are both huge popstars, yet they have a niche album. Currently Dua Lipa is having the same thing, except she has a big song on the album. Her album and singles aren’t charging as well, her streams aren’t as big as her contemporaries, and she didn’t debut in many places at number one. Her album is niche, yet being a huge popstar. Do I have to explain it you even more?
She has seven songs from her album in the top 10 songs of her most popular songs right now. People are listening to the album. So, you’re wrong.
Lorde released her album with a shaky first single that was nowhere near as big as “Royals” or even “Team.” Her second went nowhere. Carly Rae Jepsen never established herself outside of “Call Me Maybe.” She never had a chance, and she is most certainly no Dua Lipa at this point. Wrong again.
Dua Lipa is one of the most streamed artists right now. Like I said, almost 60m listeners monthly on Spotify. So, wrong… again.
You made a shitty comparison between her album and The Weeknd & 5SOS, and I stated why their second weeks were so high.
Future Nostalgia is no one’s “niche” but you and a couple of others trying to find an excuse why her sales are so low instead of just looking at the actual FACTS. It’s a mainstream album with pop hits on it.
And just because you lack a fanbase doesn’t make you “niche” either.April 6, 2020 at 1:37 am #1203412013
The Weeknd is #1 in his second week because he had three songs tacked on to After Hours + bundles & merchandise were counted. I posted that above.April 6, 2020 at 1:32 am #1203412006
5SOS & The Weeknd got higher.
Both numbers are inflated.
After Hours’ second week was goosed by the addition of three new songs to the set on Monday (March 30), which helped drive streaming activity for the album. Further, the album continued to benefit from more than 90 merchandise/album bundles available on The Weeknd’s official website, as well as sales generated by a concert/ticket album sale redemption offer with his upcoming tour.
Calm’s album sales in the tracking week ending April 2 were bolstered by dozens of merchandise/album bundles sold via the group’s official website, as well as its concert ticket/album sale redemption offer. (While 11,000 CDs from that offer were delivered in the tracking week ending March 26, the rest of the redemptions — and there was a sizable number — were fulfilled in the tracking week ending April 2.)
Dua Lipa did not have those factors.
And an artist with almost 60 million monthly listeners on Spotify is NOT niche and will never be, no matter how y’all flip it. Facts over feelings.April 5, 2020 at 9:15 pm #1203411859
Niche: denoting or relating to products, services, or interests that appeal to a small, specialized section of the population.
Which is not Dua Lipa in the slightest. That’s like calling Jason DeRulo a niche artist. Dua Lipa still gets a ton of streams and radio airplay, which doesn’t describe a niche artist. You would have done better saying that the reason her numbers are low is because of the lack of promotional slots during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Also saying that she appeals to the Tik Tok crowd (one of the most popular apps out there) makes her a “niche artist” is utterly ridiculous.April 5, 2020 at 9:06 pm #1203411843
Doja Cat will never touch an R&B Performance nomination.April 5, 2020 at 8:32 pm #1203411789
I said semi-niche artist. She’s not a well know pop artist like Billie or Ariana, but not as well as indie acts like Clairo and Rina Sawayama. Like the general public acknowledges she’s around, but they aren’t crazy for her. The only ones who do are gays and Tik Tok
She’s no more “semi-niche” or “niche” than Rihanna was on her second release. Niche artists are people like Janelle Monae, St. Vincent, Bjork, etc. Are we calling pop stars with huge pop hits who can’t sell shit “niche” now?
Dua Lipa is a pop star, making huge pop radio hits. She’s not a Lana Del Rey. She’s just a boring personality outside of her music. Stop with the foolishness. She’s not niche, period.April 5, 2020 at 6:42 pm #1203411703
There’s nothing “niche” about Dua Lipa.April 2, 2020 at 9:42 am #1203406474
I’m here for another Regina King win. Watchmen and her performance were awesome.April 2, 2020 at 9:41 am #1203406470
Three of the Glenn’s seven Oscar nominations are in Supporting Actress, so I’m sure that type of recognition would be enough for her. I would love for her to take a Lead win, though. And I believe she still can.March 27, 2020 at 10:05 pm #1203397824
I don’t see it for The Weeknd either. He’ll probably fare better in SOTY or ROTY.
After Hours was expected to do those numbers. They’re not groundbreaking. Now if he maintains great numbers throughout the year, then I’d be happy to call him a lock to win AOTY. But he tends to lose fuel after awhile in most cases.March 27, 2020 at 9:34 pm #1203397779
IDK, he seems like the kind of artist that would get considered established. If he does pass the screening panel then I guess he’s in.
This is his very first album. The only thing that would disqualify him is the fact that he has so many features, but not many official lead singles. I think there’s a possibility he could exclude his own name from contention, but if he’s submitted, I don’t see why the screening panel would disqualify him. He’s probably a more clearer case than Lizzo, and they let her in.March 27, 2020 at 6:25 pm #1203397705
Jay Electronica should be eligible, especially if Lizzo was.March 26, 2020 at 1:25 pm #1203395639
1997 Pop FEMALE
Toni Braxton “Un-Break My Heart” – WINNER
Shawn Colvin — “Get Out of This House”
Celine Dion — “Because You Loved Me”
Gloria Estefan — “Reach”
Jewel — “Who Will Save Your Soul”
I actually think that Toni deserved this grammy for Un-break My Heart. Some were expecting Celine to win. Because You Loved Me is a nice song, but it lacks depth compared to Un-break My Heart. I suspect that Celine came in second.
I do like Gloria and Jewel’s songs, but they did not stand a chance.
“Un-Break My Heart” was originally written for Celine Dion, and “Because You Loved Me” was originally written for Toni Braxton.