Despite scoring a number one on the Billboard Dance Chart with ‘Acapella’, Kelis’ latest album ‘Flesh Tone’ has debuted on the Billboard 200 chart with one of the year’s worst opening tally’s. Find out just how much the former Mrs. Nas sold first week after the jump…
According to the ever-reliable Hits Daily Double, ‘Flesh Tone’ limps in at a lowly #46 on the US chart this week, after selling through just 7833 copies.
This marks the lowest sales of the eclectic singer’s career; a career which was never particularly characterised by high sales to begin with.
It’s all rather unfortunate for Ms. Rogers, as this the worst possible start she could have with her new label (will.i.am/Interscope), and put simply, the album isn’t actually that bad. What’s more, the often cited ‘no promotion’ excuse won’t suffice, as Kelis made major appearances on many a show, and worked the International circuit as well (to little success).
If this isn’t one of the biggest flops in recent history, I don’t know what is.
In any case, why do you think folk aren’t checking for Kelis or her album?