Some artists triumph commercial, while others fail. While 2014 has had its share of chart triumphs; there have been some big-time chart blues for some artists. What makes chart failures even more painful is when the artist was previously successful. Here are some observations from last week’s Billboard 200/upcoming prognostications.
- Mariah Carey has the flop of her career on her hands. Me. I Am Mariah…The Elusive Chanteuse has been plummeting down the charts, with the latest free-fall being tremendous. The album feel from #46 to #70, five weeks into its chart stint! After starting with only 58,000 copies, you can see the blues before your own eyes.
- Joe begins unimpressively, as Bridges debuted at #17. Previously, Joe has been a top 10 machine. Bridges wasn’t well promoted by any means.
- Jennifer Lopez also has a flop on her hands; A.K.A. free-falls from #8 all the way to #31 in it’s second week. Ouch! To begin with, J. Lo only sold 33,000 copies.
- Mali Music quietly debuted at #16 with his R&B debut, Mali Is (his third album overall). The effort falls this week to #52.
- Both Trey Songz and Robin Thicke are expected to see lower sales for new albums Trigga and Paula. Trey’s numbers are still respectable should they hold up (90-100,000), but Thicke’s are horrid (20,000).