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Mariah Carey’s New Album Sells 6,500 Copies In UK

Published: Tuesday 3rd Jun 2014 by Sam

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As chart disasters go, few can rival the muckiness of Mariah Carey‘s latest effort ‘Me. I Am Mariah…The Elusive Chanteuse’.

US sales forecasts have the set on course to open with the lowest numbers of the singer’s career. And while the final Stateside figures continue to be tallied, the LP is officially D.O.A across the pond in the UK.

Details below…

Beyond opening at #14 on the Official UK Album Chart, the ‘#Beautiful’ led project’s sales have been revealed — and it’s far from a pretty picture.

‘The Elusive Chanteuse’ debuted with a meagre 6,547 copies sold. Yes, 6547. Tragic. 

It’s worth pointing out, though, that the diva hasn’t promoted the project in the UK at all; neither have any of the singles been serviced to TV or radio. What’s more, unless the artist is Sam Smith or Coldplay, British sales have been bizarrely low of late. Peep the sales of rest of the top 20 in comparison:

1. Sam Smith – In The Lonely Hour (101,752)
2. Coldplay – Ghost Stories (75,032)
3. Paolo Nutini – Caustic Love (18,254)
4. Paloma Faith – A Perfect Contradiction (18,158)
5. Michael Jackson – Xscape (17,889)
6. Pharrell Williams – G I R L (11,555)
7. Arctic Monkeys – AM (8,319)
8. Paul Heaton & Jacqui Abbott – What Have We Become (7,416)
9. The Vamps – Meet The Vamps (7,159)
10. London Grammar – If You Wait (7,053)
12. John Legend – Love In The Future (6,801)
13. Black Keys – Turn Blue (6,776)
14. Mariah Carey – Me. I Am Mariah… The Elusive Chanteuse (6,547)
17. Neil Young – A Letter Home (5,280)
18. Oasis – Definitely Maybe (4,905)
19. Paolo Nutini – Sunny Side Up (4,861)
20. Royksopp & Robyn – Do It Again (4,052)

Still, it’s incredibly alarming that on the strength of her name alone ol’ Mimi didn’t sell more. Yes, the numbers of others may be wack, yet when the dust has settled, few will care what figures it took to chart top ten, they’ll simply remember who managed to achieve it. Sadly, for Mariah, it wasn’t to be this go round. A fact rendered more unfortunate due to the album being her best work in years.

At this point, she has no choice but to go back to the drawing board, regroup with her team (or hire a new one), and begin plotting her comeback from this. Because the chance of any label prioritising a project that is performing so dismally pretty much everywhere is slim as the woman on her album covers.

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  1. FutureCIARA June 3, 2014

    #UltimateFuckingDEATH!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  2. FutureCIARA June 3, 2014

    The UK Children paid #DUST

  3. Bey-Minaj June 3, 2014

    Death! Screaming crying at the shade. #SamYouShadyNinja

  4. Minaj21 June 3, 2014

    DAMN!!! Sam you are one shady bxtch but this is horrible. But I think it’s ok for Mariah to flop cause she’s been in this industry over 20 years so it’s ok for her to flop now.

    • Pettyoncé June 3, 2014

      Nooooo stop it

  5. RihIcon June 3, 2014

    Here we go….

  6. metzo June 3, 2014

    LMFAO. OMFG

  7. Minaj21 June 3, 2014

  8. Stephy June 3, 2014

    THIS IS NOT HER BEST ALBUM IN YEARS!!!!!!!
    .
    WHY DO PEOPLE KEEP SAYING THAT!?

  9. Beyvey June 3, 2014

    Meanwhile, BEYONCE just hit the 400k Mark in the U.K 2 weeks ago!

    Wow this is terrible 🙁

  10. Minaj21 June 3, 2014

    I guess she is flopping everywhere. Mariah maybe you should retire already before you destroy your legacy. #JustSaying

    • OMG Logic! June 3, 2014

      How is she destroying her legacy? She is releasing good music that she enjoys making. Destroying her legacy would be if she was releasing material that Gaga/Miley/Katy release.

  11. Stephy June 3, 2014

    Anyways, THIS IS A FLOP FLOP FLOP FLOP FLOP FLOP FLOP FLOP FLOP FLOP FLOP!

  12. Theman June 3, 2014

    LOL THE UK sales are low, she did not promote nor perform there.. There also isn’t a single out there.. Y would she go back to the drawing board, when she should release a single and get her a** on tv.. Ciara was all over tv/print magazines and no one still cared. Don’t act like Mariah has been promoting this album. Mariah and her label should have released this album properly. By the way the UK is a much smaller market to begin with. Leave to Sam to be pressed. This is the same dude that bragged about Ciara getting 40 million YouTube views lol. Sit your a** down.. If Mariah gets off of her a** she can do something with this album..

    • XYZ June 3, 2014

      It’s a waysmaller market with sales that aren’t that far from the US

      • OMG Logic! June 3, 2014

        They’re galaxies away from each other. The only market that rivals the US is Japan.

  13. SLAYRIAH CAREY (TOUR DE FORCE) June 3, 2014

    #TeamMariah

    • JOHNVIDAL (Iconic chanteuse slayed) June 3, 2014

      What´s you favorite song? If you have any? Mine is “Make it look good” right now.

      • SLAYRIAH CAREY (TOUR DE FORCE) June 3, 2014

        I really like Thirsty, Money, and Heavenly! They’re all great.

      • RihIcon June 3, 2014

        I think faded is the s***

      • GaGa’s Tampon June 3, 2014

        Money should have been a single and Meteorite

      • JOHNVIDAL (Iconic chanteuse slayed) June 3, 2014

        Yes “Faded” and “Make it look good” are my favorites now!

  14. JOHNVIDAL (Iconic chanteuse slayed) June 3, 2014

    I´m tired of Sam´s shade for no reason! Do you pay this much attention to all the artists I could mention right now, both of Mariah´s age and younger artists, sales in every single country??? Why do you try to attack her… just to say what is happening is kind of normal afterwards? Nobody was expecting different. Barely promoted in the USA… and ZERO promo overseas, no radio, no nothing, not to mention for the mainstream audiences she´s been gone for 5 years. Something really big had to be done promo wise to make the album sell huge overseas. Mariah is not promoting for whatever reason, she just wanted to make a great album for us, which she did.
    Sam is a HATER. End of story. Downplaying this way an artist whose music you are admitting is GREAT (past and present) is sad. Where are your principles?

  15. Name (required) June 3, 2014

    She sold less than Ciara!!!! LMAO

  16. Dustin June 3, 2014

    I can handle most of Mariah’s thick brand of delusion these days but as a fan of her early 90s peak with music box, daydream, and butterfly I can’t help but be a little said about the current state of not just her career but also her mental stability. The crazy is at peak levels we haven’t seen since she was bringing ice cream to trl while promoting glitter.

  17. RihIcon June 3, 2014

    So much shade In This article

  18. Barbie’s World June 3, 2014

    Welcome to a new decade Mariah where you are no longer relevant. She can at least say she slayed the 90’s and early 2000’s.

    • OMG Logic! June 3, 2014

      Was Nicki ever relevant though?

      • Barbie’s World June 3, 2014

        Yep seeing as how her last album opened with bigger number then Mariah’s last 2 albums…

  19. Stephy June 3, 2014

    Her UK sales has NEVER been impressive tbh…

  20. FutureCIARA June 3, 2014

    “Mariah…. The GAGGING Chanteuse”

  21. Stephy June 3, 2014

    She has only sold 10,000,000+ records in the UK! Thats pretty low compared to MADONNA & RIHANNA!
    .
    The UK sales are extremely LOW anyways,,, They best selling albu only sold 5 million copies WTF!

    • JOHNVIDAL (Iconic chanteuse slayed) June 3, 2014

      5 million copies is not exteemely low for a single album, what a bad example! You know population in most countries is smaller than in the USA right?
      That said, yes, sales now are extremely low, and yes, Mariah is too R&B/hip hop since 1997 to sell as much as pop artists in the UK (most of Rihanna´s sales come from singles though, so it´s not comparable, bad example again).

  22. SLAYRIAH CAREY (TOUR DE FORCE) June 3, 2014

    Oops… Fans of flops are still looking for company. I won’t go bck & fourth with anyone today because I’m #unphased but Mariah’s last album sold 168k first week in the US! That is more than those flop baby mamas can sell overall worldwide. Now sit.

    • Pettyoncé June 3, 2014

      Hahaha not Mariah fans holding to A 160k first lmfao

      • Pettyoncé June 3, 2014

        *first week

      • SLAYRIAH CAREY (TOUR DE FORCE) June 3, 2014

        168k first week on her 12th album is good. I don’t know why you people are so upset. She isn’t some new artist who has been out for 4 years. This is her 24th year! She has made her mark. But like I said below.. Keep seething and posting those prepared “drags”

      • JOHNVIDAL (Iconic chanteuse slayed) June 3, 2014

        @slayriah
        It´s her 25th year actually.

      • SLAYRIAH CAREY (TOUR DE FORCE) June 3, 2014

        @John

        Oh right, 1990 included. And could also be 27 if you include the years she’s been signed before her debut.

    • FutureCIARA June 3, 2014

      Girl really, You gonna come for my fav when Mariah is getting it from the HIVE, The Barbs, & The Navy… and Im sure the Monsters are on their way…..

      But continue targeting Csquad tho, mad Because

      “I AM MARIAH, The DEPRESSED CHANTEUSE”

      • Amerie’s A-Team June 3, 2014

        more like the Dragged Chanteuse
        Del Ray Is queen of depression

    • XoMoDe June 3, 2014

      Weren’t you supposed to be leaving? Just like you’re Blue Ivy-Rodriguez under a different name. You’re just all around full of sh!t.

  23. SLAYRIAH CAREY (TOUR DE FORCE) June 3, 2014

    Ok say I’m gonna let the Stans of flops have their little moments. Continue “dragging”someone who is FARR superior to your fave! You’re only dragging yourself in the process, and I’m dying @ the oxymoron. Proceed!

    • RihIcon June 3, 2014

      Kii

    • metzo June 3, 2014

      Yasss!

    • TY June 3, 2014

      *6 547*

  24. Adam June 3, 2014

    It’s terrible to see one of the Biggest names in MUSIC do less than one of the Biggest flops in MUSIC. Damn

    • JOHNVIDAL (Iconic chanteuse slayed) June 3, 2014

      How? Which flop?

  25. GaGa’s Tampon June 3, 2014

    Watch how all the Anti Mariah People pop out of nowhere!!!

  26. Pettyoncé June 3, 2014

    Have you guys listen to that new Enrique Iglesias song for the World Cup that s*** might be the surprise summer hit

  27. NICKI IS QUEEN June 3, 2014

    *playes faded*

  28. SLAYRIAH CAREY (TOUR DE FORCE) June 3, 2014

    The bitchh looking for my attention like Ciara will be looking child support payments in a few months. Lol looking ass n*****.

  29. Rob June 3, 2014

    Last time I will ever visit this site. Sam, karma will not be kind to you. I gots to migrate Bye!

  30. JOHNVIDAL (Iconic chanteuse slayed) June 3, 2014

    Seriously, Sam is pressed! Why do flop artists keep releasing albums… but Mariah will have trouble with labels in his opinion? They spent next to no money to promote this, so I doubt the label is losing anything. It would be bad for an artist who has been promoting like crazy in the UK (and the USA) and is around 30 years old (for example some of your favorite flops Sam).
    And btw, Memoirs wasn´t top 10 in the UK either. Don´t act like she´s having an epic downfall now. Mariah has been too R&B/hip hop for worldwide audiences for so long now, so it´s natural that despite being a legend for them still, she loses more and more supporters with every album, it´s normal. She´s not doing pop or the sound she did 20 years ago, like a few of her peers, so it´s normal. It´s been for way more than a decade now.

    • Pettyoncé June 3, 2014

      B**** puuuuuuhlease they v been promoting that h** for years with several first single and video major appearance at bet and gma so what the hell is you talking about?????

      • JOHNVIDAL (Iconic chanteuse slayed) June 4, 2014

        You know nothing it seems…

  31. Stephy June 3, 2014

    Mariah Carey is still a LEGEND! END OF STORY! But those numbers are #Terrible!

    • SLAYRIAH CAREY (TOUR DE FORCE) June 3, 2014

      YESS!

  32. Kamikaze June 3, 2014

    Sales these days can’t even compare to sales during the 90’s.
    Pink, Taylor swift, JT, Bruno Mars, Beyonce are the Only solo popular artists that can push their Albums past 1.5 Millions in the U.S.nowadays. sad but true :/

    • Katycat June 3, 2014

      Yeah but more credits to just Pink, JT, and Beyoncé tux they a have 10+years careers

      • Kamikaze June 3, 2014

        Yess! More credit to Pink JT and Bey because they”ve been in the Game for over a decade and they are still selling albums! They’re the true winners tbh.

  33. Name (required) June 3, 2014

    Not shading Ciara when Mariah’s latest album sold less than her latest. You’re pathetic tbh!!!

    • SLAYRIAH CAREY (TOUR DE FORCE) June 3, 2014

      Mariah who is on her 24th year/ 14th album? Didn’t that other girl sell 37k with her third album? Ok goodbye.

      • Name (required) June 3, 2014

        All that’s good and fine, but Mariah still flopped! Goodbye b****.

      • SLAYRIAH CAREY (TOUR DE FORCE) June 3, 2014

        #StayPressed and enjoy the rest of your evening troll.

  34. B’Rocka SLays June 3, 2014

    Messy numbers, but at the end of the day, I’m Sure MAriah isnt crying over UK numbers
    She put out a good piece of work

  35. MariahIsMusic1 June 3, 2014

    “Vision Of Love” birthed your faves vocals DON’T YOU EVER FORGET THAT YES YOU.

    After selling 200M+ records who cares about her flopping this album is great and a real body of art. She made quality even with a messy team she delivered and I am proud to be a mariah carey fan tbh.

    #teamMariah.

  36. MariahIsMusic1 June 3, 2014

    Sam is a f***** pressed blogger. You’re so biased and its stupid tbh.

  37. SLAYRIAH CAREY (TOUR DE FORCE) June 3, 2014

    Death! They’re saving their already prepared/written “drags” for the US sales post I see. Pressed pressed pressed. Anyway bye b******.

  38. DIGGER BEY June 3, 2014

    Lmfao…..I’m so tired of seeing the words “didn’t promote”. Somebody of her stature should be selling off name alone. Sade comes back every 8 to 10 years and sell off name alone! That’s a Legend Bitchhs! If you’re suppose to be this “biggest selling female”, with this “Epic” voice. Then why isn’t anyone racing to record stores for your sh*t? She just need to retire and stop butchering her career. Before she enters Guinness Records with more FLOPS than anyone Ever. kiiii #THROWNTHETOWEL BITCHH

    • SLAYRIAH CAREY (TOUR DE FORCE) June 3, 2014

      You sound upset. Do you want a cookie or a gummy bear? Maybe a nice cold beverage to quench your thirst?

      • DIGGER BEY June 3, 2014

        No thanks Hun but I would like the MooMoo album though. The thing is I don’t buy Trash, so can I borrow yours kiii

    • RihIcon June 3, 2014

      I hope pretty hurts slays when it gets sent to radio sis…

      • DIGGER BEY June 3, 2014

        I hope Hoeianna 8th album can finally get her on the RIAA KIII

    • OMG Logic! June 3, 2014

      Who is this Sade woman? Have her vocals had any impact on anyone?

      • DIGGER BEY June 3, 2014

        She’s a bitchh that doesn’t have 3 FLOPS N A ROW LOL

  39. RihIcon June 3, 2014

    Let’s see mariah has sold over 200mil albums, & until your fave crosses that(or gets a diamond album)u cannot shade
    her.

  40. MariahIsMusic1 June 3, 2014

    Vision Of Love >>>>>>>

  41. GaGa’s Tampon June 3, 2014

    200 Mill plus 56K

    When will any of our favs achieve such???

    • RihIcon June 3, 2014

      Exactly.

    • SLAYRIAH CAREY (TOUR DE FORCE) June 3, 2014

      LMFAO!

    • GaGa’s Tampon June 3, 2014

      GaGa can discount her whole discography
      But still won’t reach those numbers

    • JOHNVIDAL (Iconic chanteuse slayed) June 3, 2014

      Exactly!

  42. MariahIsMusic1 June 3, 2014

    A Beyoncé stan shouldn’t be shading mariah. Beyhive stfu

    Last time I checked “Vision Of Love” inspired your faves vocals so just stfu. I love yonce but yall be trying it!!!

    • DIGGER BEY June 3, 2014

      Bitchh I Shade whoever I fawkin want. THE QUEEN doesn’t even remember saying that sh*t no way. She was just a kid and kids will say anything kiii

  43. fish box June 3, 2014

    Who releases an album and not do one bit of promotion in the major markets? she thought she was gonna sell off her name alone, apparently that name is worth s*** these days dauhling. Ki!!

    • JOHNVIDAL (Iconic chanteuse slayed) June 3, 2014

      She didn´t think anything you hater! She just did it this way for whatever reason you don´t know. End of story.

      • fish box June 3, 2014

        The truth hurts sis, i know…

      • JOHNVIDAL (Iconic chanteuse slayed) June 3, 2014

        You are inventing things. No truth, just hate. If you had a real argument to offer I wouldn´t have said anything.

      • fish box June 3, 2014

        What i said was the truth. she did not do any promo in any major market tho. How was that a lie?

      • JOHNVIDAL (Iconic chanteuse slayed) June 4, 2014

        But you invented the reason why that didn´t happen. You are a hater. You don´t know the reason, like I stated before. Admit you were wrong.

  44. truth June 3, 2014

    Cheryl Cole is popular in the UK. Nuff said. UK has s*** for taste in music.

  45. MariahIsMusic1 June 3, 2014

    Let me just listen to “Music Box” and just avoid all this negativity.

    • SLAYRIAH CAREY (TOUR DE FORCE) June 3, 2014

      True things! But let Digger Bey have its little moment. She’s gonna pop back in as her alter ego “Career Ender” momentarily.

      • DIGGER BEY June 3, 2014

        Slayriah …..gurl are u bipolar? You was just telling one of Nicki stans the other day that I wasn’t Career Ender and now I’m Career Ender???? Gurrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrl..

    • DIGGER BEY June 3, 2014

      Lmfaooo Well can u also add that MooMoo said THE QUEEN was one of her favs of all time. Kiii

  46. Beyvey June 3, 2014

    Mariah is NOT a Flop!! A flop is when you struggle to have a Gold Album only a few years in the Game. Mariah has been in it for 2 decades n has done it all already. When you become as big as her n accomplished a lot already, sales don’t matter anymore, it’s all about makking music from you, directly to your fans. Just like Beyonce showed us with her last album. No gimmicks. MiMi is a Legend n has inspires all of our faves to sing. #Respect.
    —-
    Talent n legacy always prevail.

    • ME. I AM FlopRiah June 3, 2014

      Honey this album won’t even scan aluminum.

    • TY June 3, 2014

      *6 547*

  47. truth June 3, 2014

    She is completing her contract with Island Def Jam. She aint gonna promote this album much. She wants to leave.

  48. MariahIsMusic1 June 3, 2014

    You don’t see all these stans disrespecting Whitney, Celine, Madonna, Janet but you guys are always in Mariahs case just leave her alone. Atleast she didn’t try to be trendy by releasing generic music. She gave us true art why can’t yall just leave her alone @sam.

    Sam is forever disrespecting Mariah ugh.

    • DIGGER BEY June 3, 2014

      Girl u want a tissue???

  49. ME. I AM FlopRiah June 3, 2014

    You lambs can cling to that 200 mill all you want, no one remebers those albums or even cares. she did that in “pre-historic” times before the internet. it won’t happen again trust.

    • RihIcon June 3, 2014

      Vision of love is timeless

      • MariahIsMusic1 June 3, 2014

        🙂 .. My All too

    • OMG Logic! June 3, 2014

      Her bank account remembers lol. Also, if no one remembered her classics, then why are they covered all over the world on ever singing competition?

  50. Yonce June 3, 2014

    She’s still the Queen of singing. Some of y’all faves can’t even hold a note for 10 seconds. STFU
    Mariah> Your non-singing fave

    • RihIcon June 3, 2014

      Well the only people coming for here are the hive and the c squad so I guess ur talking about c

    • Bubbles the chimp June 3, 2014

      you mean the queen of lip synching

  51. moe June 3, 2014

    holly s*** , im not a mariah fan but this is sad for the lambs . oh myyyy what a flop , a disaster

  52. Proud-Arianator June 3, 2014

    Looooooooool waaaat even yours truly sold more than this flop loooooooool cowriah give up u fat whale ur career is dead ariana is here to take over

    • OMG Logic! June 3, 2014

      Mariah Carey debut = 10M+ albums sold.
      Yours, Truly = Certified Triple Plastic

      Your little Youtube flop should stick to covering other (more successful) people’s music. She should also get a coach for that speech impediment of hers.

    • GaGa’s Tampon June 3, 2014

      Meanwhile “Yours Truly” is struggling to achieve gold status

    • RihIcon June 3, 2014

      I bet this will go gold first tho sis.

  53. SLAYRIAH CAREY (TOUR DE FORCE) June 3, 2014

    Is this album a flop? Yes, possibly.

    Is Mariah Carey herself a “flop”? Most certainly not.

    She has achieved a lot in her career. & let’s not act like her Christmas music won’t come back in a few months and out chart 90% of your faves. She stays up their with the rest of the queens and top divas. So if the flop Stans want to have their little “dragging” moment ten so be it. Mariah is #unphased as she showed when she was strolling through the NYC subways having the time of her life, also as shown on her NBC special. She gives zero f****! She is about her husband, and family now. Her bank account stays slaying and will remain queen. Proceed with your recycled and tired drags. Bye

    • DIGGER BEY June 3, 2014

      But Gurl…Moo has had more FLOPS than Mya

  54. OMG Logic! June 3, 2014

    Checks total albums sold.
    Checks total albums sold from the basics on this board.
    Chuckles as he rolls his eyes.

  55. RihIcon June 3, 2014

    But her Christmas album will slay ALLL our faves come December

  56. Bubbles the chimp June 3, 2014

    2 flops albums in the last 4 years, Cowriah is on a roll girls

    • OMG Logic! June 3, 2014

      When your name is Mariah Carey, you are #unphased by such trivial matters. Her back catalog is timeless.

  57. FutureCIARA June 3, 2014

    So I’ll just be perched, Reading comments…


    Waiting on that Farewell Speech…..
    (Files Nails)

  58. FutureCIARA June 3, 2014

    No shade to Queen Mimi, But one of her stans better live up to her word on leaving this site and start providing speeches…..

    I’ll wait…

  59. Cowriah (number 1 lip syncher) June 3, 2014

    All that lip synching for her life and she still can’t go top 10? even Britney Jean went top 10. poor dat.

  60. JuanR June 3, 2014

    “is slim as the woman on her album covers.”

    D E A D !

  61. HOTSTUFF June 3, 2014

    SHE NEEDS A HIT! & YES THIS IS HER BEST ALBUM SINCE EMANCIPATION 2005. ALSO SHE NEEDS A NEW STYLIST, A FRESHER NON OVER THE TOP DIVA STYLE WOULD BE BETTER….THOSE GOWNS SHES BEEN ROCKING FOR A WHILE NOW ARE TIRED & STALE #NOTCUTEMIMI

    • lala June 3, 2014

      girl bye this is not her best album. E=mc2 says hello

  62. smh June 4, 2014

    This is less than half of what Britney Jean did. Yikes, a legend like Mimi should be able to open with decent numbers, based on her name alone.

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