Having recently scored a double Platinum hit with ‘Just A Dream’, many were surprised to see Nelly‘s latest LP ‘5.0’ under-perform on the Billboard 200 this week.
None more so than the Grammy winning rapper himself; who just moments ago took to Twitter to vent his frustrations at his label Universal Motown – following the album’s #10 charting and 63,000 first week sales.
Check out what the St. Louis star had to say after the jump…
A record deal is a 50/50 partnership!As a artist its your job to provide the record company with music that they (record company) can sell!
Thing about the partnership is thati n the public eye the responsibility is not 50/50! The artist is always the 1who catches 90% of the blame. When a artist doesn’t deliver sufficient material they(artist) gets its budget cut for next album or worse dropped from the label!
So not only is the label ur partner but also disciplinarian and 90% of the time the one who decides if the partnership continues!
No doubt wen a artist doesn’t deliver a song that does crack top of the charts or even top10 the label is quick to say artist didn’t deliver.
So intern the artist must bare the brunt of that failure and take responsibility and consequences as handed out by his or her label!!
So whose fault is it when a artist gives the label not only a #1 hit but there first top40 #1 in label history! Sell 2mill n singles n 2.5month? Who should be held responsible wen a artist has a history for selling records so its not like a new artist n no1 knows his r her name?
Benefit of the doubt: Maybe no1 is checking for the artist anymore? Well if that was true then how do u explain selling 2mill singles n 2.5month?
I careless about haters u cant hate on#1song n 2.5mill n singles!but the fact is that some1 need to holdup there end of the partnership!
If the music wasn’t good how do u get to #1 and 2.5mill!!but if folks say they didn’t even no wen the album came out?????
If u only ship 200thound of an album how many are u f#cking tryen to sell??the artist does control that nor does he or she control marketing
“”5.0″”Every1 luvs da album n say its crazy!So wen u hear folks say they didnt no it was out r there were hardly any n the store!WTF?
Ouch…Say what you want about Nelly as an artist, but the man does have a point here. Doesn’t he…?
Trent’s sidebar: Nelly does indeed have a point, especially if the rumours reporting that half of his promotional budget was taken and used to market Nicki Minaj’s ‘Pink Friday’ album instead. Whether her album is better or not is beside the point.