TIfan wrote:I was having a discussion with a friend yesterday, we both think that Jay/Bey released this album only because the tour was not well received by fans at first. That's probably why the artist is "The Carters" instead of Jay/Bey, unlike Jay other collab albums. It was smart to do it that way. So mama can get her 7th consecutive #1 album.
I think that is why i do not care for them to win Grammys for this. It is decent, but not on the level of both of their discographies.
Is it really always going to be about their albums hitting #1 in the Billboard charts or winning the Grammys for them?
Actual legends do not need such validation.
It's funny how they have to debut at #1 for them to have a "good" album or era for the fans.
This album (filled with rants about how not everyone is happy with their self-proclaimed supreme status) perfectly encapsulates that they are not really musicians but mere trend-chasing businessmen.
It's no surprise that their actual sales are finally exposed to the public with this album.