Bojan wrote: nekoocz wrote:
Bojan wrote:And I really hope she'll never give an interview again nor promote in traditional way. She's too big for that. And we witnessed in the recent years that it's not even helping a lot. Unbrekabale has outsold many heavily promoted albums and debuted at Number 1. That's more than enough.
Let's be real ...
She is not "too big" for promotion. She was bigger and she promoted, it payed off.
She didnt have such a strong new material in before to promote.
Unbreakable barely outsold any heavily promoted album.
As much as i love her i don't get why she acts like this, she is her own master with her label, she should follow her managers instincts. Not promoting such a good album was very bad idea.
It beat them all with critical reception and it outsold several, in the USA at least.
Jenifer Lopez - A.K.A. 71,000
Enya - Dark Sky Island 136,000
Jenifer Lopez - Brave 168,000
Ariana Grande - Dangerous Woman 169,803
Me. I Am Mariah... The Elusive Chanteuse 122,000
Meghan Trainor - Thank You 146,401
Madonna - Rebel Heart 207,000
Lana Del Rey - Honeymoon 208,000
Celine - Loved Me Back To Life 224,000Janet - Unbreakable 253,000
Britney Spears - Britney Jean 272,000
Christina Aguilera - Lotus 290,000
Selena Gomez - Revival 333,000
Cher - Closer To The Truth 350,000
Kylie's "Kiss Me Once" sold 215,000 copies ww.
Just a few examples. Correct me if some of you have updated numbers.
So, I am real. She is too big for today's trashy media and too old for what shapes charts today (streaming). Even if promotion would help her to double sales everywhere in the world, what would that change in her life and career? At this point, I only want more good, critically acclaimed and hopefully Number 1 albums, especially in the USA. Billboard 200 is the most important chart in the world. Beat that Barbra Streisand record. For fun only.
nekoocz wrote:I don't think she got the ful backing of her label when it came to marketing and promotion. Such a pity. I can justify why the tour failed.
She got it. It was her decision not to promote, and it was her label after all. BMG is only distributor. She cancelled iHeart and some telnet show in the UK, can't remember which one, and they asked her to perform at the BET Awards but she only walked around and said few words.