Lorde :: The "Melodrama" Era

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Postby JJeffs » Sun Nov 19, 2017 11:56 pm

It's always interesting to me when a left-of-center artist who isn't particularly "radio friendly" has a big era because of a song (and sometimes a follow up single, if they're lucky) that manages to pierce the mainstream's ear. I guess I don't see this era as an underperformance as much as what I would expect out of an artist like her - commercially speaking - in today's world. I guess I'm saying I think Royals success was a fluke, and I think she probably even knows it was a fluke.

I think the first single was pop radio-friendly enough that if mainstream success was meant to be her lane - it would have been. I just think she's more of a small-but-loyal following, festival type of artist. New Zealand's answer to a Fiona Apple or Lana del Rey type. Maybe she's someone who can be around for a long time doing her own thing - just not a hit-maker with multi-platinum albums in the states.

Super solid album though, and won't be surprised if she gets some Grammy nominations.
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Postby thebigham » Tue Nov 28, 2017 4:21 pm

HUGE!

Grammy's Album of the Year

Childish Gambino
Jay-Z
Kendrick Lamar
Lorde
Bruno Mars
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Postby innocenteyes » Tue Nov 28, 2017 5:03 pm

AUSTRALIA:

26 (28) Homemade Dynamite (new peak)

18 (53) Melodrama <G>
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Postby croatiaxtina » Tue Nov 28, 2017 5:37 pm

thebigham wrote:HUGE!

Grammy's Album of the Year

Childish Gambino
Jay-Z
Kendrick Lamar
Lorde
Bruno Mars
Let's win this!!!!!
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Postby Nippian93 » Thu Nov 30, 2017 11:15 pm

Canadian certifications (@GoldPlatCA): @lorde, Liability Gold (40,000).
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Postby Nippian93 » Sat Dec 09, 2017 11:05 pm

US pure album sales: @lorde, Melodrama 155,000 (total).
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Postby thebigham » Mon Dec 11, 2017 11:55 pm

RIAA.com:

LORDE
Title: GREEN LIGHT
Certification Date: December 8, 2017
Label: REPUBLIC RECORDS
Format: SINGLE
Gold, Platinum
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Postby greek_boy » Tue Dec 12, 2017 12:40 am

Nippian93 wrote:Canadian certifications (@GoldPlatCA): @lorde, Liability Gold (40,000).
how come? was it released as a single?
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Postby Nippian93 » Sat Dec 16, 2017 11:02 pm

US pure album sales: @lorde, Melodrama 156,000 (total).
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Postby Nippian93 » Thu Dec 21, 2017 11:03 pm

US pure album sales: @lorde, Melodrama 157,000 (total).
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Postby croatiaxtina » Fri Dec 22, 2017 9:47 am

I wish she releases Writer in the Dark :cry:
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Postby innocenteyes » Fri Dec 22, 2017 3:56 pm

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Postby Nippian93 » Sun Dec 24, 2017 11:19 pm

WW sales*: @lorde, Melodrama 9,000 (683,000 total).
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Postby Nippian93 » Thu Dec 28, 2017 11:03 pm

US pure album sales: @lorde, Melodrama 158,500 (total).
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Postby heppolo » Fri Dec 29, 2017 2:38 am

Nippian93 wrote:US pure album sales: @lorde, Melodrama 158,500 (total).
It's okay, but should have been a bit more.
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Postby solitaire » Fri Dec 29, 2017 8:25 am

heppolo wrote:
Nippian93 wrote:US pure album sales: @lorde, Melodrama 158,500 (total).
It's okay, but should have been a bit more.
This album deserved so much more.
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Postby spiritboy » Fri Dec 29, 2017 10:07 am

I think it's doing fine considering it doesn't have a hit single.
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Postby JeyBeMust » Fri Dec 29, 2017 10:31 am

WW Spotify
Melodrama: 625,100,000 (+416k equivalent album units)

500k units just from Spotify shouldn't be a problem during 2018.
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Postby thebigham » Tue Jan 02, 2018 5:10 pm

1/6/18 Billboard's Top Album Sales
Total = Chain, Independent, Mass Merchants, Non Traditional

171. LORDE|MELODRAMA 3,120 = 328 234 308 2251

Sales estimate by oldbloke:

MELODRAMA - Lorde ( 162,000 )
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Postby Nippian93 » Thu Jan 04, 2018 11:06 pm

Billboard 200 Year End Albums 2017: #114 Melodrama, @lorde.
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Postby thebigham » Mon Jan 08, 2018 6:33 pm

1/13/18 Billboard's Top Album Sales
Total = Chain, Independent, Mass Merchants, Non Traditional

102. LORDE|MELODRAMA 1,936 = 146 90 109 1590

Sales estimate by oldbloke:

MELODRAMA - Lorde ( 164,000 )
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Postby thebigham » Tue Jan 16, 2018 12:00 am

1/20/18 Billboard's Top Album Sales
Total = Chain, Independent, Mass Merchants, Non Traditional

124. LORDE|MELODRAMA 1,511 = 108 72 93 1236

Sales estimate by oldbloke:

MELODRAMA - Lorde ( 166,000 )
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Postby Nippian93 » Thu Jan 18, 2018 11:00 pm

WW sales*: @lorde, Melodrama 10,000 (728,000 total).
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Postby thebigham » Tue Jan 23, 2018 2:16 am

1/27/18 Billboard's Top Album Sales
Total = Chain, Independent, Mass Merchants, Non Traditional

195. LORDE|MELODRAMA 1,063 = 110 84 267 602

Sales estimate by oldbloke:

MELODRAMA - Lorde ( 167,000 )
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Postby Nippian93 » Thu Jan 25, 2018 11:07 pm

Canadian certifications (@GoldPlatCA): @lorde Feat. @thegreatkhalid, @PostMalone & @sza, Homemade Dynamite Platinum (80,000).
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