clh_hilary wrote: Timmy94 wrote: floria wrote: pcdm3 wrote: Brazilian wrote: pcdm3 wrote:
arab wrote:HDD Final sales
43 MADONNA INTERSCOPE 9,164 -33%
" ? It will problably end up between 500-700k in USA and that's simply FANTASTIC!
You really think it's fantastic?
Britney's "Femme Fatale" sold 800K in the US and 1.6 Million WW and it was a flop... or maybe it was a flop for last year's standards??
1.6M is not floop.
Floop is 550K WW and 300K US Bionic.
You can't say a certain number is a flop... It depends on an artist's selling power! So when someone usually sells 8 mio. per album and then has an album selling 550k, it's nothing but a fail, while it's a glorious result for an artist that hasn't been able to pass the 100k-mark with his previous album(s).
Unfortunately what you said contradicted yourself.
"Hard Candy" sold 700k copies, "American Life" sold somewhere close to that. "Celebration" did what? 300k copies? These, plus that HC was released several years ago shows that 150k less than HC is not a flop by her recent low standards. 550k copies is not even that low considering all the other A-listers' sales either. Beyonce barely did a million copies, Britney Spears went 700k copies, so is Rihanna. Nicki Minaj might sell even less than Madonna. Lady GaGa did 2 million copies but her previous album outsold HC by like 7 times while Katy Perry scored a lot of hits to move 2 million copies.
Minaj might sell less??? LOL. She'll catch MDNA in 2 weeks.. And she's still top 10 while Madge is about to leave the Top 50... Nicki will reach 1 million in the US, MDNA can dream of reaching 600k.
Besides, US is not the whole world... And MDNA might end selling more or less what HC did there, but it'll struggle to reach 2 million ww and HC did 3.5 m. If we look year sales overall, HC was in YE's Top 10 and MDNA won't. Low Top 20 maximum. And for God's sake, we're comparing it with HC, her lowest selling to date.
Beyonce's 4 final sales will be 3 million, being pregnant, little promo for her standards, no big hit... And that will be her lowest selling to date. Gaga's BTW - 6,5 million, 6 million for Katy Perry, Rihanna's TTT is at 3 million WW now but it will end up selling 4..
Femme Fatale was a bit of a flop.. 1,7 million WW... A total dissaster in the UK and other big markets and not even a million in the US despite having 3 hits...
It's you who started comparisons to try make it look better... What would it be next, comparing it to Bionic to make it look like a hit??? Lol.
Yes, if it sells 2 million WW and it's in the Top 20 of the biggest sellers of the year it cannot be called a flop, considering her age, no promo, no hits, that's for sure!! But please, don't try to fool people and yourselves comparing it to other female artists' sales, as that only shows that it's not selling good at all...