Really? And Femme Fatale ended with the image of a flop... Though Britney didn't came from a No.-1-album and didn't have a successful lead single, plus Cheryl had the image of "UK's sweetheart" so 35k is really ...nickf1 wrote:OMG 35,000 only? That's like only 4,000 more than Femme Fatale's first week
No way JB would ever ever have sold 80-100k with this album in the UK, that's delirious thinking!Timmy94 wrote:Really? And Femme Fatale ended with the image of a flop... Though Britney didn't came from a No.-1-album and didn't have a successful lead single, plus Cheryl had the image of "UK's sweetheart" so 35k is really ...nickf1 wrote:OMG 35,000 only? That's like only 4,000 more than Femme Fatale's first week
Just like Justin Bieber: I expected both Justin and Cheryl to sell between 80-100k... Wonder what's wrong with them!
Yes, it's very strange what's happening in the UK atm, especially as it's always known as the stronger music market (compared to the weaker US music market). What's also notable is the decreasing longevity for some albums... Under normal circumstances, we would see older albums selling 25-40k at No. 1 when there's been no high debut, while this year we saw 3 No.-1-albums selling less than 20k and another 5 with sales between 20k and 25k.matt9210 wrote:Agreed. There have been too many number 1 albums this year which have sold very little for that position.Hermes wrote:Anyway, I've noticed that sales are pathetic in the UK these days...
What are you talking about? I never said I thought Justin Bieber should be on top D :Timmy94 wrote:@Nackar: How much do you think should Justin Bieber have sold if he topped what Cheryl Cole should've sold?
Yes. Bieber's sales aren't great, but are in line with his standards, so it's ok.serbia95riri wrote:But I really love this album
And when there was disscussion about Bieber possibly taking #1 I though of it as When did Bieber became soi huuuuuuge in UK? but I see now that it was rather When did Cheryl lost her popularity? :x
I guess it's mostly psychological. Bieber was a teeny sensation from the US, whereas Cheryl is always heralded as the UK's sweetheart (whether any non-fans actually think about her that way is second to the point) and if any of the two had more expectations riding on their performance, I'm guessing it'd be Cheryl.Timmy94 wrote:Why is Cheryl Cole's opening worse than Justin Bieber's?
My World 2.0 sold over 600k+ copies in the UK, while Messy Little Raindrops only reached 400k+ (with a 100k-opening, so was quite frontloaded)...