Leona had far better promotion than Alexandra did and first week means nothing. Also Alexandra was able to stay in the limelight because of the singles. Anyway going in at number 3 isn't bad so no worries. The album will have consistancy if she releases some good singles and gets 4th quarter sales because of an X Factor performance.Garf69 wrote:Huh? You need to get your facts right before you comment . Echo is DOUbLE Platinum in the UK which means its shifted over 600,000 copies.. Plus it opened with 161,000 which was the biggest opening for a female that year! Same with Overcome - 2x Platinum! Granted Leona didn't have much singles success from the Album but she's only had a few massive hits.nwt1234 wrote:Collide came after an underperforming album, Elephant is coming off the success Alexandra had with Overcome and 5 of her singles off the album went top ten (not including Hallelujah). A better comparison would be with Happy. I hope this album does as well as the first album
I think Alexandra has gone in a terrible generic direction. She should go back to RnB!
Haha, sorry my friend, but I completely forgot bout Alexandranickf1 wrote:^^ I thought that he will notice that I have bumped the thread early today, when he posted UK infos in others threads
album ended @ #18 in UK!
this is incredibly awfully f.cking...that's ultra-mega-flop! She's gonna be dropped once again So much hate for her in the UK atm!NorfolkScot wrote:Flop album of the year.
Former X Factor winner Alexandra Burke's first album, Overcome, debuted at number one in 2009 on sales of 132,065 copies. Although it yielded six Top 20 hits and sold 813,469 copies, it didn't prevent Burke from being dropped from X Factor boss Simon Cowell's Syco label. Subsequently signed to sister label RCA - both are part of Sony Music - Burke reached number three with Elephant (feat. Erick Morillo) but follow-up Let It Go has struggled. After debuting at number 33 last week, it now tumbles to number 74 (4,461 sales), while Burke's debut RCA album Heartbreak On Hold debuts at number 18, with first week sales of just 6,731 copies.
Yes, does anyone knows why she got dropped with a 800,000 selling album?Timmy94 wrote:Apart from this huge drop of the 2nd album - why did she get dropped after her first era despite the album selling 800k+ and 6 top-20-singles ?
I know, right? That will forever remain a mystery to meTimmy94 wrote:Apart from this huge drop of the 2nd album - why did she get dropped after her first era despite the album selling 800k+ and 6 top-20-singles ?
Maybe it was a lack on international success? Maybe it was down to personalities....It's jjust my opinion, but she doesn't seem very likeable to me (from what I have seen in interviews).Nackar wrote:I know, right? That will forever remain a mystery to meTimmy94 wrote:Apart from this huge drop of the 2nd album - why did she get dropped after her first era despite the album selling 800k+ and 6 top-20-singles ?
Perhaps it wasn't up to Cowell's standards and he just didn't care anymore.