Memoirs actually scanned 550,000 copies on soundscan. The album was released in the first week of september in the US and globally but was postponed to the end of november in the UK. Yet, it sold 80,000 (hard sales) there and basically the same in Japan. Memoirs should be certified Gold in both countries.GetBack wrote:
I don't think a song has killed her career in the past 20 years, but her decline (compared to her contemporaries) has been very evident, so far. What I think she needs is a single (or singles) that will re-ignite interest towards her sales, her tours, etc. Hopefully, there will be enough public interest in her albums again with her new era.
aaliyahman wrote:PosziMC2 wrote:Run The World (Girls) Is my Sh!t
Not true. 'Only U' became her biggest hit and that was the lead single from her 3rd album. It was the single after that, 'Don't Let Them' that killed her career (in the UK anyway). Nice song, but really bad single choice.leoapp wrote:Ashanti's 2nd album killed her career and she failed to recover.
Oops, sorry, i meant to say her 3rd album, Concrete Rose.biscuits wrote:Not true. 'Only U' became her biggest hit and that was the lead single from her 3rd album. It was the single after that, 'Don't Let Them' that killed her career (in the UK anyway). Nice song, but really bad single choice.leoapp wrote:Ashanti's 2nd album killed her career and she failed to recover.
Actually, Best Thing I Never Had got to #3 on the Uk Chart and has sold 420,000+ and was in the Top 20 most played songs on UK Radio of 2011, also even though BTINH only managed #16 in the US, don't let that fool you as it's almost Platinum there now.MIX wrote:Run The World (Girls) was I guess huge disappointment, since Bee wasn't able to score a hit since then. Hopefully End Of Time will fix this.
She has a new predictable formula now, the collaborate with an artist on a previously recorded album track (when you need a hit album). She did it with "Up Out My Face" and "Angels Cry", and now, with "All I Want for Christmas Is You" and "When Christmas Comes".biscuits wrote:She also follows the same predictable formula (uptempo followed by ballad).Timmy94 wrote:The problem is that both Touch My Body and Obsessed, lead singles to her last two studio albums, were "I'm so sexy"-type of songs where she mostly whispers instead of presenting her complete voice ability.
People remember her songs of the 90s, especially her strong ballads, and than it's clear why those songs fall off.