Jason Weintraub
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Is Beyonce Set To Have Her Worst Album Sales Ever?

 

Beyonce Projected To Have Worst First Week Sales Yet With Her ‘4’ Album

While the music industry is down to some of the lowest sales we have ever seen it at, surely an international superstar like Beyonce would be able to push copies of her album “4” right?

Well according to Hits Daily Double,  Beyonce is predicted to only move between 275-300k in first-week sales.

Although 300,000 albums is nothing to call a fail, this will be Beyonce’s lowest first weeks sales since her debut album “Dangerously In Love” back in 2004.

Her last album I Am… Sasha Fierce,” debuted with 463,000 copies moved the first week, which was only 2nd to her album “B’Day” which debuted with 541,000 copies.

So who is to blame for the weak projected sales? 

In recent weeks there’s been controversy regarding the marketing and sound of the album that left a bad aroma going into its surprise release date.

With different obstacles such as leaks, a rumored unsatisfied label, and rush marketing, many fingers can be pointed to why the hype around this Beyonce album is one of the lowest.

The label has recently released a statement extinguishing the rumors of their discomfort with the album by saying,

“The story about us being unhappy with the record and stuff is just not true. There’s never been any doubt or conversations about moving the record or changing it… Those conversations never existed. We’re really, really happy with it.”

While talks of Beyonce’s double platinum status in other countries present a sense of success compared to her prior albums, many people are uninformed that many countries do not have the same Platinum and Gold statuses as we do in the States.

So is it the just the state of the record industry?

Lady Gaga has had the most successful album sales this year by selling 1.11 million copies in the first week but it didn’t come without certain circumstances.

Out of the 1.11 million, Over 430,000 of these sales were at a special price of $ 0.99, which Amazon offered for two days during the album’s first week of release.

Adele, who recently released her sophomore album “21,” sold 375,000 units her first week and has been reported to be hovering around the 2 million mark.

So why are fairly young and not as popular artists like Adele outselling Beyonce?  Is it the music?

While many fans and critics weren’t too excited of the Diplo and Switch sampled “Run The World (Girls),”  the highly played radio single has only sold 422,000 copies to this day.

While Lupe Fiasco’s latest album “Lasers” only pushed 200,000 copies its first week, his lead single “The Show Goes On,” is rounding 2 million digital downloads.

Even though the stats are just a prediction, if Beyonce is indeed facing her worst album sales ever, who do you blame?

Comment Comments: 10 Tags Tags: beyoncé, beyonce, 4, new beyonce album
  • bri

    No one is to blame. just the fact that not as many ppl are interested in her any more!

    • Landon

      The explaination of what you pretending to ask is in the information everyone knows already, so stop pretending. Her album was leaked 3 weeks ago which explains lower sales..Whoever wrote this article is just trying to get conversation on here site. Beyonce is slated to be #1 in 14 to 20 countries on Sunday including the U.S and U.K. So sweetheart, there is not anything wrong with her sales.. You people are idiots to still try to spin negativity on this wonderful artist after hoping she would completely fail. Not that she is showing you all that even with leaked for 3 weeks CD, she still will be able to achieve #1 status,it blows your mind. Yet still try to find something negative after all the postivity that she created out of this sabotage. GET A F_UCKING Life..

      • JR

        I seriously think there is something wrong with Beyonce fans…. I mean seriously!!! I read these comments from her fans and I’m like wow really?? It’s like people are entitled to their own opinion. Some will like BIeyonce and some will not. What is there to get upset about???? I read these comments in stupor wondering why people take things so personally. It’s like Beyonce Fan are Hypnotized or something. I mean its ok to like or admire an artist, but to the point or blurting out insults to others over someone you DON’T know personally is preposterous!!!!!! Take it for what it is, she’s just a singer that some of you may love and others will loathe!!!!! IT’S NOT THAT SERIOUS REALLY!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Trish

    give this topic a break, already…she’s human and no one is #1 all the time…dang…I’m a huge fan of hers and all these articles about her and her album sales and her and kelly rowland is working my damn nerves…theres plenty of other artists and subjects to report about…she’s not perfect and just like any other person, will have her downs, as well as ups…

  • Landon

    The explaination of what you pretending to ask is in the information everyone knows already, so stop pretending. Her album was leaked 3 weeks ago which explains lower sales..Whoever wrote this article is just trying to get conversation on here site. Beyonce is slated to be #1 in 14 to 20 countries on Sunday including the U.S and U.K. So sweetheart, there is not anything wrong with her sales.. You people are idiots to still try to spin negativity on this wonderful artist after hoping she would completely fail. Not that she is showing you all that even with leaked for 3 weeks CD, she still will be able to achieve #1 status,it blows your mind. Yet still try to find something negative after all the postivity that she created out of this sabotage. GET A F_UCKING Life.. Beyonce still rocks and will have #1,so get over it..

  • LN

    What’s to blame is her choice to venture off the pop path that was laid out for her. This album isn’t really a pop album when you listen to it. She chose to do something different — bend genres and come out with a new sound. And I’m guessing she knew the risks and the consequences of that.

    At this point, I think Beyonce wants to be seen as more than just an American pop diva, she wants to be an international music icon. And the flavor of this album, as well as the way she’s gone about promotions (spending weeks in Europe leading up to the album’s release) speak to that.

  • Linda

    She has over-saturated the market. The public is just tired of seeing her, I think.

  • Tonto Kawalski

    CO-SIGN WITH LINDA. BESIDES, AS FOR ME, I WOULDNT BUY THAT CRAP WHEN I CAN COPY IT FROM MY KIDS. OR BETTER YET, STEAL IT, OOPS. I MEAN SAMPLE IT OFF YOUTUBE.

  • champhf

    every black site i go to is downing this artist they all sound like a bunch of hatters to me. i think the Black media has taken a strong black couple and demonize them to the general black audience. i gues there can only be one black couple at a time then.

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