September 30, 2009

This Week In Flops 9/29/09

Before I get into the album sales shit I just wanted to acknowledge how hot this Mariah album cover is! What's better than 2 perfectly shaped titties?? SIX perfectly shaped titties! Powerful, extremely powerful.

Anyway, MC is looking for another #1 and there's no doubt in my mind she's gonna get it. 1) She's going up against basically nobody and 2) her album is dropping a decent amount of weeks after Blueprint 3. Now the only thing left to be determined is how much this new album is gonna sell as it grabs that top spot. I don't think its gonna do more than E=MC²'s first week numbers (463,000), but its Mariah so I'm sure it won't be too far off. I'm going with 350-425k.

After Mariah its really a crap shot for the rest, but lets try to sort things out anyway.

Its hard to figure out the market on albums like this. You know, the ones you only really know are coming about a month in advance and don't have first singles. I'm really taking a wild stab in the dark here and saying this off the strength of Raekwon selling 68,000 the other week, but I'm gonna rock with 30-50k.

If you knew Marques Houston was dropping an album, please raise your hand. I bet some of y'all are lying y'all ass off because for me, this shit is coming out of nowhere. I don't really remember hearing about a single or anything. Oh well, I'm gonna say Mr. Houston still has a bit of a fanbase and sales somewhere between 15-35k.

(Side note: Instead of calling the album Mr. Houston, why not call it Mr. Marques?? You know like a play on the pornstar Mr. Marcus. I think that would've been pretty gangsta. Slighty homo, but hell, he ain't doing the album for me, its for the ladies.)

This album has been floating around for a little while now. I'm not sure how much traction its gained, but I know Warren is going out on store soon so hopefully all the attendees will cop the album. I'm guessing 10-25k.

Man, talk about no label support! This project has a good chance to do New Boyz numbers. Hell, maybe less! I'm gonna go with 6-15k and an independent label deal after this.

Last, but not least, is Skyzoo's debut album The Salvation. Dude is nice, but at the end of the day he's on an independent. I'll give him 5-15k to be safe, but I hope he can reach 20.