With Hits Daily Double’s one day sales reporting in, one of the above singers has probably cemented herself a spot in history, while the other is probably on her way to being history.
Read below to find out who.
With little national promo and a single that struggled to stay afloat on the R&B charts, it shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone that Keyshia’s ‘Woman to Woman’ album is expected to debut with sales of only 75-85k.
Besides a random TV performance here and there, Keyshia was nowhere to be found the weeks and days leading up to the release of ‘Woman to Woman.’ I saw a few ads sprinkled around online, but that is not promotion and doesn’t motivate fans to buy your album.
At the other end of the spectrum we have Rihanna, a woman who promotes her music relentlessly and is finally on the verge on being rewarded for it, via her first #1 album. HDD estimates ‘Unapologetic’ will sell between 240-260k, easily besting the competition and scoring the singer her first #1 album in the United States and her best first week sales ever.
Other notable debuts on the next week’s Billboard Hot 200 include Kid Rock’s ‘Rebel Soul’ (160-180k), American Idol winner Phillip Phillips’ ‘The World from the Side of the Moon’ (140-160k), Kelly Clarkson’s ‘Greatest Hits Chapter One’ (45-50k), Pitbull’s ‘Global Warming’ (35-40k) and Coldplay’s ‘Live 2012’ CD/DVD (30-35k).
So what do you guys think of these numbers? Are you shocked at Keyshia’s poor showing? Did the unusually high sales of Rihanna’s ‘Unaplogetic’ come as a complete surprise? Sound off below.