What Is the Biggest Flop in Music History?

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Postby innocenteyes » Wed Nov 29, 2017 3:56 pm

spiritboy wrote:
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spiritboy wrote:How can one go from Blurred Lines to 530 copies sold? :o :lol:
I put all of the blame on Miley's twerking
That was the best thing happened in VMA's this decade :lol:
More like the most embarassing.

Yep, Paula has to be one of the biggest flops ever, particularly as it happened barely just one year after Blurred Lines.
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Postby heppolo » Wed Nov 29, 2017 9:01 pm

Serby wrote:Def Nelly F's last album.
Also Nelly the rapper (M.O.)
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Postby MusicRecords » Wed Nov 29, 2017 10:04 pm

I legit feel bad for Robin, or any other person out there who gets a nice taste of HUGE success and then is forgotten..
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Postby Erotica » Wed Nov 29, 2017 10:12 pm

innocenteyes wrote:
spiritboy wrote:
heppolo wrote:
spiritboy wrote:How can one go from Blurred Lines to 530 copies sold? :o :lol:
I put all of the blame on Miley's twerking
That was the best thing happened in VMA's this decade :lol:
More like the most embarassing.

Yep, Paula has to be one of the biggest flops ever, particularly as it happened barely just one year after Blurred Lines.
Embarassing is the right word
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Postby BlueScorpion » Thu Nov 30, 2017 12:49 am

J,Lo's A.K.A. :-?
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Postby biscuits » Thu Nov 30, 2017 1:08 am

BlueScorpion wrote:J,Lo's A.K.A. :-?
Legit don’t know what this is
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Postby heppolo » Sat Dec 02, 2017 10:39 pm

Heidi Montag's ''Superficial''
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Postby Guru » Mon Dec 04, 2017 6:01 am

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BlueScorpion wrote:J,Lo's A.K.A. :-?
Legit don’t know what this is
I see what you did there :lol:
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Postby Pawlu84 » Wed Dec 06, 2017 6:59 am

biscuits wrote:
BlueScorpion wrote:J,Lo's A.K.A. :-?
Legit don’t know what this is
A flop album :lol:
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Postby Goldmoney » Wed Dec 06, 2017 7:01 am

Guru wrote:
biscuits wrote:
BlueScorpion wrote:J,Lo's A.K.A. :-?
Legit don’t know what this is
I see what you did there :lol:
Kween probably don’t even know Jenny from the Block :lol:
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Postby JimJim » Wed Dec 06, 2017 7:17 am

The biggest shock of the flop of 'Younger Now' is that these flop albums we discuss don't often have any hits attached to them. This one had a huge hit in 'Malibu', there's absolutely no logic as to why this album couldn't even shift a few decent units. Was it released too long after 'Malibu'? Is it 'Younger Now' (single)'s fault? Was it simply not promoted well enough to the public?

I would agree that something being a flop is relative.
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Postby gabrielflorin01 » Wed Dec 06, 2017 7:36 am

JimJim wrote:The biggest shock of the flop of 'Younger Now' is that these flop albums we discuss don't often have any hits attached to them. This one had a huge hit in 'Malibu', there's absolutely no logic as to why this album couldn't even shift a few decent units. Was it released too long after 'Malibu'? Is it 'Younger Now' (single)'s fault? Was it simply not promoted well enough to the public?

I would agree that something being a flop is relative.
Yes, she waited way too long. Let's do a comparation with Bangerz.

Bangerz: Lead single → June 3 (4 months before album release); 2nd single → August 25 (2 months after lead; 1 month before album releae)
Younger Now: Lead single → May 11 (5 months before album release); 2 single → August 18 (3 months after lead; 1 month before album release)
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Postby heppolo » Wed Dec 06, 2017 7:41 am

JimJim wrote:The biggest shock of the flop of 'Younger Now' is that these flop albums we discuss don't often have any hits attached to them. This one had a huge hit in 'Malibu', there's absolutely no logic as to why this album couldn't even shift a few decent units. Was it released too long after 'Malibu'? Is it 'Younger Now' (single)'s fault? Was it simply not promoted well enough to the public?
No, it's just because Miley stopped twerking with Robin Thicke and entertain kids the way she used to do.
''Younger Now'' sound too mature these days
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Postby spiritboy » Sat Dec 23, 2017 11:42 am

I'd say Witness is also one of the biggest flops in pop music. Katy was one of the biggest pop girls of her generation and she barely sold 280k copies in US and that with the help of a ticket bundle.
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Postby SummerPeur » Sat Dec 23, 2017 1:18 pm

heppolo wrote:Heidi Montag's ''Superficial''
Omg :lol:

Body Language is my jam though.... :oops:
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Postby heppolo » Sat Dec 23, 2017 1:51 pm

spiritboy wrote:I'd say Witness is also one of the biggest flops in pop music. Katy was one of the biggest pop girls of her generation and she barely sold 280k copies in US and that with the help of a ticket bundle.
In terms of the budget, it's a huge flop.
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Postby Ewokguy15 » Sat Dec 23, 2017 1:52 pm

spiritboy wrote:I'd say Witness is also one of the biggest flops in pop music. Katy was one of the biggest pop girls of her generation and she barely sold 280k copies in US and that with the help of a ticket bundle.
Underperformance yes, flop definitely not.
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Postby TIfan » Sat Dec 23, 2017 2:03 pm

I hate to use the word flop because many are passionate about their music, but "shocking underperformamce," would be Katy's Witness era.
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Postby spiritboy » Sat Dec 23, 2017 5:43 pm

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spiritboy wrote:I'd say Witness is also one of the biggest flops in pop music. Katy was one of the biggest pop girls of her generation and she barely sold 280k copies in US and that with the help of a ticket bundle.
Underperformance yes, flop definitely not.
It would've been underperformance if it managed to sell 500k in pure sales in US. That and only one top 10 hit from the album makes this a flop, not underperformance.
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Postby Jonathan » Sun Dec 31, 2017 5:56 am

I'd say Vanilla Ice.

Debut went seven times platinum and the follow-up didn't even chart.
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Postby heppolo » Sun Dec 31, 2017 11:27 am

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Postby NothingFails » Thu Feb 08, 2018 4:33 pm

MusicRecords wrote:I legit feel bad for Robin, or any other person out there who gets a nice taste of HUGE success and then is forgotten..
The saddest thing with him is that he worked his way for a decade to finally release that success, and because of bad timing (Blurred Lines being deemed an offensive/politically incorrect song, etc...), his next album was his biggest flop since his first record. The r&b crowd and his newfound pop crowd both abandoned him at the same time.
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Postby NothingFails » Thu Feb 08, 2018 4:35 pm

heppolo wrote:Prophets of Rage
(as a supergroup)
I think the problem with them is that both groups were 20 years past their glory days. There was a time where Public Enemy were the most socially relevant act on the planet, but Bush Sr. was in office at that time too and they were already fading by the mid-90s and Flavor Flav doing reality shows didn't help, and while Rage was huge in the 90s, they hadn't done a record since 2000 and Audioslave was an entirely different genre of music for them.
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Postby cheapthrills » Thu Feb 08, 2018 4:37 pm

NothingFails wrote:
MusicRecords wrote:I legit feel bad for Robin, or any other person out there who gets a nice taste of HUGE success and then is forgotten..
The saddest thing with him is that he worked his way for a decade to finally release that success, and because of bad timing (Blurred Lines being deemed an offensive/politically incorrect song, etc...), his next album was his biggest flop since his first record. The r&b crowd and his newfound pop crowd both abandoned him at the same time.
I thought Robin had been discovered cheating on his wife or something? And then this album was about her, kind of an apology record. Idk, maybe making this up in my head.
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