Album Sales: Mariah Carey Surges While Kanye West, Nicki Minaj & Ne-Yo Tumble

Published: Tuesday 7th Dec 2010 by Trent

It looks like Mariah Carey will have the last laugh this Christmas. The diva’s new Holiday collection, ‘Merry Christmas II You’, has been experiencing increasing sales in the last 3 weeks and has rebounded to #14 with a 43% growth on the album charts. In fact, the record has sold over 60k copies this week, outselling the 56k that it sold when it debuted on the tally.

To date, ‘Merry Christmas II You’ has sold over 226k despite Carey only doing one live televised performance to promote the project. However, this recent success may be attributed to the record-breaking success of her ‘Oh Santa’ single which ascended to the #1 spot on the Adult Contemporary chart after only 2 weeks; the fastest rise of any song to top of that tally in history.

Things aren’t looking so ‘merry’ for Ne-Yo, though. After getting off to a surprisingly strong start on last week’s tally, the singer’s ‘Libra Scale’ LP has plummeted from #8 to #39, selling only a meager 29,209 copies (a 75% decrease from its initial 117k units sold).

Kanye West and Nicki Minaj also experienced a 2nd week slump was they both sold 106,003 (down 80%) and 102,395 (down 72%) copies respectively this week . Moreover, Rihanna’s ‘Loud’ barely hung onto the #10 position as it sold less than 70k units at retail outlets, bringing its total to an underwhelming 418k to date.

New albums on the lineup this week include Jazmine Sullivan’s ‘Love Me Back’ which enters at #15 with 57,325 sold and Chrisette Michele’s ‘Let Freedom Reign’ at the #24 spot with 43,874 in sales. Of course. Finally, the Black Eyed Peas ‘The Beginning’ had a disappointing debut with 117,066 copies sold, position it at #6.

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  1. carl December 7, 2010

    UMMM…. NICKI WILL BE ‘GOLD’ BY THE 3RD WEEK!!! HOW IS THAT A TUMBLE WHEN SHE A NEW ARTIST? IF ANYONE TUMBLED IT’S RI!!!

  2. Blu Majik December 7, 2010

    I wish Jazmine and Chrisette had higher numbers. They’re albums are good! Oh well. Congrats to Mariah. Her Christmas album is really good. I expected that for BEP.

  3. Marquis / Ciara STAN/FAN December 7, 2010

    Whoop Whoop GO MARIAH!!!!!!!! 😉 Nicki And Kanye Hanging In There Also!! GREAT And The BEP Doing Good…….F The Rest. Dont Like Em lol 😉

  4. MariahLuv93 December 7, 2010

    I’m so glad for Mariah’s increase but the fact is the album is still doing extremely poorly. The single has gone nowhere, has not even charted in the top 100 or bubbling under yet. 🙁
    Merry Christmas had sales stacked through the roof by now. It won’t even be able to ready 400k copies sold I bet by the end of Christmas. All I wanted it to do was go at least GOLD! Like C’mon … No one is checking no more for MC since the E=MC2 slump…damn!

    But Kanye, Nicki and especially Rihanna are doing perfectly fine.

    Ouch to BEP and Ne-Yo though…

  5. Crack is wack December 7, 2010

    Given that all the haters and some of the fans already downloaded Riris album… she is doing just fine. I know both Trent and Sam alreday have their copy

  6. Marquis / Ciara STAN/FAN December 7, 2010

    Oh Yeah Jasmine S.. Number’s Are Okay ! =)

  7. Geronimo Deuces December 7, 2010

    congrats mariah………… nicky is beutiful and all but i dont understand why she puts these funny faces (pouting mouth, bulging eyes, etc)

  8. Crack is wack December 7, 2010

    And Jazmine and Chrisette are rather boring so who cares…

    and Maraih needs some sales to make up for her recent Flop FLOP FLOP history

    An Xmas album wont really help that much…

  9. Kahari December 7, 2010

    It seems as if the industry has become more about competing for the top spot rather than delivering substantial music. Top Billboard positions don’t necessarily dictate that your career is over, it only explains the popularity of that artist and how much airplay they receive. Many artist go on to release material and have a fair amount of airplay. Look at Pink for example, she just garnered her third number 1 hit and has been out for the past 11 years! It’s about the formula the artist creates and how they choose to promote their project. The music industry has become a fickle battlefield…That’s why things have become so complicated for most artist these days, because they feel like if they don’t reach the #1 spot, then it’s over. As an individual artist , there are many entertainment outlets to expose your talents to a different and sometimes, wider audience. You just have to think outside the box, sometimes and be ready to put in hard work. 🙂

  10. Mickjoe18 December 7, 2010

    Thanks for the updates!

  11. REASONABLE VOICE December 7, 2010

    THIS ISNT TRUE

    Rihanna’s Loud sold 207,000+ first week, 144,000 second week, and 69,000 3rd week.

    Grand total of 400,000 copies in 3 weeks (nearly 1 million worldwide), how is that underwhelming?

  12. ~aMaZiNG.Lee~ December 7, 2010

    Ok, so completely exaggerated Mariah’s “success.” That is not that great, honey. Yes, I love me some Mariah and I love the album; if anyone can do an ENTIRE Christmas album, it’s MARIAH. However, the success of this album is just a smidgen away from being labeled as a FLOP, because Black Friday has already passed and her sales haven’t skyrocketed as you CLAIMED they would and Christmas is only a mere 20 days away. Sorry.

    I’m not really shocked by Ne-yo LACK OF success. And although I do like his album, it’s just not up to par with his previous albums.

    I actually think Rihanna is doing rather well, but still not good enough. Not to mention, it’s a WHOLE lot lower than her stans’ predictions. I wouldn’t call it a FLOP, but it damn sure is LACKLUSTER!

    Kanye’s slump was a bit more than I expected. I knew it would fall but not as much as it did. I just think people aren’t really feeling his new album. I like it, because I’m a hardcore Kanye fan, but this album isn’t his best.

    Late Registration>>>College Dropout>>>Graduation>>>Fantasy>>>808’s

    Nicki’s slump isn’t surprising at all. The album is borderline WHACK. I like some songs but it damn sure ain’t no indication of the Lauryn Hill comparisons. Maybe her sales would elevate if she pulled in a worthy performance. Let’s see if she gets as far as her teeny bop stans think she will in sales. And let’s be real, she should be pulling in better numbers than this!

  13. Badd December 7, 2010

    Mariahhhhhh & Taylorrrrrrrr !!!
    🙂

  14. Lol December 7, 2010

    It’s funny how Trent praises Mariah’s 226k sales but shades Rihanna’s 350k sales as underwhelming when Mariah’s album came out two weeks before Rihanna’s and Riri has thus far sold more… Yet Rihanna’s album is underwhelming?!?!?! Both albums are underwhelming!

  15. royalkev December 7, 2010

    Kanye is only suffering due to his Taylor Swift outburst. He’s being punished now! He was on his way to having one of the biggest albums of the year.

    Ne-yo and BEP, really didn’t surprise me. This would be the result of all the generic dance crap we were being feed. I think most people are bored with both of them right now.

    That’s great news for Mariah, but I think her increase is being made into too big a deal. Rihanna, Kanye and Nicki had much bigger totals in their debut week so it’s expected for them to lose half of their sales(or even more). Mariah did 56,000 so there’s no where to go but up or atleast try to consistently sell that amount throughout December. She may struggle to get gold this time around.

  16. Badd December 7, 2010

    But even Glee is killing Mariah.
    Idk how they are slaying with this random Christmas album.
    They’re slaying on Itunes & on the charts.
    it’s amazing how Rihanna is neck & neck
    in terms of sales with Glee.

  17. Rihdef December 7, 2010

    Rihannas album sold 418k in 3 weeks not 348k nd she hung to top 10 so Shut the f*** up like Lil kim would say 🙂

  18. Shane December 7, 2010

    some people have no clue about the music industry! Christmas albums arent not really pushed as hard in terms of sales. Look at at when MC first released Merry Christmas and the album sales i think it was somewhere around 45k i think look at it today CERTIFIED 5xplatinum after what like 15 or 16 years. All i want for christmas peaked at 83 on the charts and that was YEARS after the album came out. people educate yourselfs before you speak. Lol

  19. Badd December 7, 2010

    @ Lol:
    Mariah has a Christmas album with no promotion.
    & has been out for decades…so she’s earned her title.
    Rihanna has TONS of promotion & her album is a
    regular poppy album…..go figure.

  20. SWELL December 7, 2010

    @ Amazing Lee

    You may say Kanye West’s albums isn’t his best, but you need to go on Google and search it up on Wki…….

    ‘UNIVERSAL ACCLAIM’ DAHLING!!!

    But, I agree… Critics loved it but there were some 2 or 3 songs that I thought were quite mediocre, if not, VERY EXXAGURATED!!!!!!!

    REMEMBER HIS ALBUM HAD EVERYTHING: INDIE, POP, SOFT ROCK AND JAZZ, but ALL still merged together under the element of HIP-HOP!!! HE IS A VERY TALENTED PRODUCER AND SONG-WRITER

  21. annie December 7, 2010

    Kanye, Nicki and Rihanna are doing perfectly fine. 2nd week numbers into 100k is normal and good numbers. Rihanna in her 3rd week and at 60k is good actually. Don’t being a hater. lol They are all doing good.

  22. tjahbas December 7, 2010

    Well ACTUALLY Rihanna’s total is 416K as of now, NOT 350K.

    its not terrible but at the same time, we have artists that can easily go gold their first week out and it’s gonna take Rihanna more then a month looking at her sales. It’s really nothing spectacular giving she had a ton a promo, and fanmail from 27 million ppl but hey! What do i know? Lol

    That is the reason why Rihanna’s stans are so quick to pull out WW numbers when we are talking about the U.S., they can never stay on topic because her sales are nothing special here. I predict 3-4 million WW with Loud and nothing more, eventually maybe selling 1 million in the U.S. (something Taylor did her 1st week debut) *kanye shrug*

  23. tjahbas December 7, 2010

    So much for the next ‘Thriller’ LMAO! And is that 10year old STILL selling more then Riri? Lol!

  24. LUCRATIVE December 7, 2010

    @AMAZING LEE

    Its obvious that there IS NO NEED FOR LAURYN HILL COMAPRISONS TO NICKI MINAJ because there nothing alike!!! Music has changed over the past TWELVE YEARS when lauryn first released her debut album!!! Lauryn was up-front hip-hop, with reggae, jazz and r’n’b/quiet storm influences- Nicki is 2010+ Hip-Hop (Auto-tune/pop/electro with minute r’n’b undertones) Still, I think there isn’t any problem with Nicki’s album – I LIKE IT! But he flavour of music has changed, will change and keep changing- u never know *FOLK* music could be the banger in 2020

    Just like music (hip-hop) changed from 1984 rap music to fugees ‘the score’. There is a COMPLETE difference!!!

  25. REASONABLE VOICE December 7, 2010

    Rihanna’s promo schedule:
    SNL – Halloween
    David Letterman – Nov 16
    106 & Park – Nov 16
    The Seven – Nov 15
    AMAs Opening – Nov 21

    How has she had “all this promotion”? Thats not even 8 performances. People always have to make up excuses for her success. Yall are just mad because the album isnt flopping like you predicted.

  26. S*** December 8, 2010

    LOL, That Sucks. I think Nikki & Kanye will Outsell loud when Its all said.

  27. rallo aka chef papa john aka that goodlove December 8, 2010

    STOP BEEN HATERS nicki and kanye have done good, ppl are all legally downloading soo what to you expect

    RIHANNA is doing perfect 400k in 3weeks she could do so much better for the promo and attention she gets cuz others with her promotion go gold in this first week but the album Loud is no where near underwelming soo DONT HATE

    Black eyed peas and Ne-yo wow the album the end was massive for them then this one flops dang but its kool cuz most of they new material is in PITS and ne-yo he is just gone boring but i expected him to flop in his first week he did ok

  28. Ariana December 8, 2010

    Thanks for the updates Trent! Love MC’s sales are going up… I adore her album. This week is crucial, her 1st xmas album sold over 200k on its sixth week, this following week is the 6th for MCIIY, fingers crossed!

  29. Chase December 8, 2010

    KANYE has done good tbh going gold soon at this day and age that is great will all this interenet ishh

    RIHANNA everyone thought Loud will flop but narr 400k in three weeks is FINE and she is doing great one of her best ever soo good on her she not only a singles artist as if GOOD girl gone bad has not done something like 10million WW

    NICKI im shocked she could have done more but besides that she has done GREAT

  30. tron December 8, 2010

    I’m far from A LAMB. but there is no one way in hell that you can call MIIY a flop. it’s consistently selling 20K plus a week. THE NERVE OF SALTY FANS OF OTHER ARTIST TO COMPARE A CONCEPT ALBUM to an LP!!

    THAT’S WHY SOME OF YOU ARE SIMPLY BLOG READERS. you seriously have NO KNOW ABOUT THE INDUSTRY..

    CONGRATS MARIAH, KANYE, NICKI, AND OTHERS.

  31. 123456 December 8, 2010

    Nicki and Kanye dropped wayyyyyyyyyy too much

    Rihanna might didnt sell good first week but she never drops hardcore like that

  32. blah December 8, 2010

    F*** NICKI! Her album is over hyped and REALLY some s***. People are being cheated for their money by giving in to the HYPE thats around this gimmick smh. I’m glad more and more people are seeing see’s isn’t that the MEDIA are TRYING to make her to be. Queen my ass…

  33. blah December 8, 2010

    ..and NO i’m not a Kim stan. I STAN FOR HIPHOP! 😉

  34. Crack is wack December 8, 2010

    Susn boyle, Talor and Jackie are all white…

  35. Daniel December 8, 2010

    @Crack is wack so what? last weeks top 2 was black.. whats the point your making?

  36. FactsOfficer December 8, 2010

    SOOOO like how Nicki was flooding twitter saying she broke all sorts of records, is she gonna also flood our time lines and say that she had the BIGGEST DROP of any RnB or Hip-Hop female in week 2 of their sales? #JustAsking

  37. Jay Jay December 8, 2010

    thats a huge drop for kanye though and same for nicki but i think will go platnium in the long run.

    Rihanna is almost gold so thats not bad BUT she had 2 #1 singles so i think she should already have been gold #justsayin

  38. Amras December 8, 2010

    I’m a lamb, but Trent just let it rest, ok? It’s annoying!
    This site always compares musicians with others. We know there is “good” music & “bad” music, but in the end it’s a question of taste. And why does this site always compare music from an artist with another. You can describe music without doing that. It’s annoying!

  39. ~aMaZiNG.Lee~ December 8, 2010

    @Swell

    I don’t need to search a damn thing, because I don’t give a flying F*** about a critic! You guys give critics WAY too much credit and act like they are the GODS of music. No ma’am. Critics can be fans, stans, and “haters” just like people on this blog. The only difference is they have a more public way of displaying their opinion. If you ask me I think the consumer is more credible than a critic because they actually buy the music. But like I said I like the album, but it’s not his best.

    @Lucrative

    Honey, the only reason I brought up the Lauryn comparisons is because idiots like Irv “Irrelevant” Gotti said that Nicki is just as talented as Lauryn and Nicki’s dumbass co-signed that BULL by saying after you hear her album we would see why he made that comment. So after listening to Pink Friday I, along with other sane people, didn’t hear a damn thing that gave Irv or Nicki a reason to say some idiotic s*** like that! Now come again?

  40. Shana December 8, 2010

    I’m a huge fan of Mariah Carey too and I agree with amras. It’s so annoying to see other fans hyping up MC’s sales and then turning their back on her if she doesn’t live up, or coming back to her if sales are good >:(

  41. TC ;D December 8, 2010

    BEYAWNCES CAREER IZ OVERRRRRRRRRRRRRR

    ITZ WIG SNATCHIN SEASON FOLKS & YA GIRL WONT HAVE A CAREER WHEN THIS YEAR IS OVER

    BRITNEY ALSO ANNUNCED HER ALBUMS DROPPIN

    & THE “ORIGINAL B” AKA BRANDY ALSO ANNOUNCED TODAY SHES DROPPIN ON YOU N***** ASAPINGTON

    SOME WIGS GETTIN SNATCHED AN SHITTED ON THIS SEASON & THESE 3 LADIES WILL BE THE MAIN ONES DOIN IT!

    BEYAWNCES KNOWN 4 DROPPIN WHEN THEIRS NO COMPETITION WELL B**** BRANDY BRITNEY & JANET FINNA DO SOME SERIOUS DAMAGE THIS UPCOMING YEAR BEWARE HOEZ!!

  42. THEREALNICKY December 8, 2010

    HATERS GET READY FOR LOUD TO INCREASE OVER THE NEXT SEVERAL WEEKS!!!!!!!!

    CAN WE SAY AROUND 2 MILLION WORLDWIDE BY YEAR’S END????????

    HAHAHAHAHAHHAHAH

    710,000 ALBUMS IN 2 WEEKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  43. ヅ•·.·´¯`·.·•-ΛalexisR-♩ ♪ ♫ ♬ ★ ☆ ✰ T.I.P.•·.·´¯`·.·•ヅ December 8, 2010

    Yall mad aye? RIri still in the top 10 LMAO!

  44. TC ;D December 8, 2010

    I SEE A PLATINUM ALBUM IN NICKI’S FUTURE! 😀 KANYE ILLUMINATI LOVIN ASS TOO! THE INDUSTRY IZ ABOUT 2 GET REVIVED!

    BEYAWNCES CAREER IZ OVERRRRRRRRRRRRRR

    ITZ WIG SNATCHIN SEASON FOLKS & YA GIRL WONT HAVE A CAREER WHEN THIS YEAR IS OVER

    BRITNEY ALSO ANNUNCED HER ALBUMS DROPPIN

    & THE “ORIGINAL B” AKA BRANDY ALSO ANNOUNCED TODAY SHES DROPPIN ON YOU N***** ASAPINGTON

    SOME WIGS GETTIN SNATCHED AN SHITTED ON THIS SEASON & THESE 3 LADIES WILL BE THE MAIN ONES DOIN IT!

    BEYAWNCES KNOWN 4 DROPPIN WHEN THEIRS NO COMPETITION WELL B**** BRANDY BRITNEY & JANET FINNA DO SOME SERIOUS DAMAGE THIS UPCOMING YEAR BEWARE HOEZ!!

  45. S*** December 8, 2010

    @ TC ;D

    You sound more & more RIDICULOUS with every post.

    Bey shits on every artist you just Named… O_o

    Bey’s last album sold 1 millie in a month & nearly 2 Milli WW in a MONTH

  46. S*** December 8, 2010

    When was the last time S****** & Tranndy ever had a High Selling Album??

    2004??? LMAO #FAIL!!

  47. Rated Xxx(aka rated x) December 8, 2010

    go mimi, jazmine, ye…

    I think the point Trent is trying to make is that, Mimis xmas album so far is doin better than her last one, for the weeks they both been on the charts..

    Mimi has been in this game for over a decade sold 175 million..so I doubt shes home crying over album sales..
    as a big fan of hers, I aint sweating it either,

    neyo needs to just stay in the background and write hits..cause I think his time has passed.. hes a great singer..but his music aint all that

    black eye peas , I’m gonna need Fergie to go solo again..

    pon de forehead hasnt reach 1 million world wide in sales yet.. why u stans always got to lie.. its gonna take months and months for this album to go platinum, another RATED R..no wonder def jam is making her tour so quick again.. they r losing money fast..

  48. S*** December 8, 2010

    @ TC ;D

    How does Bey only Drop during No Competition when her last album dropped around Gaga & Taylor Swift & the BEPs????

    Well you’re kinda right seeing that Beyonce HAS NO Competition.

  49. Daniel December 8, 2010

    Taylor swift album has sold 2.4 million in 6 weeks in the sates!! she’s stole the wigs of all your artists hahahhahaha

    She rules!!

  50. Rated Xxx(aka rated x) December 8, 2010

    I think kanyes numbers are gonna be fine..dude may be a d***** but hes a very talented d*****..

    jazmine, talented people like her are always gonna be pushed to the side, so one hit wonders can get a hit…

    but with her talents, she has potential to be around for along time, look at jill scott, mary j, all these other talented females who hardly are on the charts, and yet they are still around making paper..

  51. Beyonce-Stan December 8, 2010

    Mariah’s # are a huge flop compared to Susan Boyle and Jackie. she has been promoting this album and her pregnancy and still hasn’t hit 300k yet. And WorldWide her album is a flop as well.

    Sad

  52. Rated Xxx(aka rated x) December 8, 2010

    @Daniel
    u aint never lie, Taylor swift pale skinny white a** is just murdering everybody on the charts..

    the broad is doin it without any number 1s…

    I would think pon de fore head would be on the same level as fame as her, or hell bigger…

    mariah gets a pass, because xmas albums are not on the same level as a regular album.

    jazmine doent count, she hasnt reached the level of fame as taylor, rihanna or mariah.

    nicki album was to damn hype..too much auto tune singing not enough rap, people are more interested in her silicone fill a**, than her album

    kanye, we know whites runs america, and they hate his a** right now, so he gets a pass..

    rihanna, people just tired of seen her naked a**, her whinning about people hating on her naked a**, her whinning about her a** kick…
    I would think she would be the one who would be on the same level of sales as taylor

  53. Daniel December 8, 2010

    @ Rated Xxx(aka rated x)
    Yeh, Taylor still hasnt had a number 1 single.. but her albums sales are massive.
    Susan Boyle has nearly sold 1.2 million in 4 weeks. shes doing well.. back to being the number 1 album, ahead of Taylor. whos at 2.

  54. Yellow Gorillah December 8, 2010

    Who cares about how much the WHITE artist have sold they are more marketable and so on they hav enothing to struggle with so I dont give a shi about taylor or susan PLUS i dont know ONE person who got there album so they are irrelevant to me,

    Kanye will do good I expected a drop but yh that really was a big one

    Nicki her album ……….. I’m not expecting big numbers from her so…

    Rihanna will do fine she will end up going platinum in the long run with the help of more single’s. so i aint even worried

  55. Daniel December 8, 2010

    @Yellow Gorillah
    Wow, Why make it about race… you just see them as white… like cause they’re white.. they dont matter.. they aint like us.. thats a very dangerous way to think.. people that think like you are the reason black and whites aint closer united.

  56. Tlc December 8, 2010

    “It seems as if the industry has become more about competing for the top spot rather than delivering substantial music.”

    Exactly, Trent and Sam and all the other people are SO OBSESSED with these number one spots instead of getting “Quality” music. Their too concerned about Rihanna not getting the #1 spot on the Billboard 200 for the 5th time or Mariah not having a number one single in years. That’s why this site is a joke because it puts artists against eachother for hits. They try to point out what one artist can do that another can’t. You guys don’t give a s*** about quality just numbers but when you hear a song that sounds generic you diss it like…..if all you care about is number 1 EVERYTHING why should how good the song matter?? Get it together or prepare for a generation of nothing…

  57. Beyonce owns Your Fav. December 8, 2010

    Trent made is seem like Mariah had surged to the Top. Like she did big numbers, I love MC but Damn you go overboard sometimes. And you made it seem like Nicki and Kanye dropped a lot. Well Kanye did go down a lot considering last week it was at 500,000+, but Nicki did okay for her second week being that she is a female rapper and it is her first album, and honestly I was expecting her to be under the 100,000 mark this week. Congrats.

  58. Joel, Jamaica December 8, 2010

    Thats right!! GO MARIAH ! ! ..i love her album… Nicki Minaj #PinkFriday and Rihanna #Loud both great albums.. i hope they last long
    BUT right now it’s all about “MERRY CHRISTMAS II YOU” #MC2U

  59. Agent_Mariah December 8, 2010

    Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaas! Mimi continue to SLAY and ya’ll will #STAYMAD

  60. Mike December 8, 2010

    Long live the Queen Diva, Mariah 🙂

  61. Hannah Carter December 8, 2010

    HAHAHAHAHAHA

    I knew Mariah Carey would get back on top! After the rocky Memoirs era, this certainly makes up for it! I have a feeling “Oh Santa” will get into the Billboard Top 100, we just gotta wait because that rocketing shot from #12 to #1 on the Adult Contemporary is definitely an indication that this song has potential! And seriously y’all, the album is damn amazing, so it deserves all this sales! I’m so happy for Mariah, I want this album to go Diamond if possible!

  62. Hannah Carter December 8, 2010

    Hahaha, about my last comment, I don’t think the album would go diamond, but Merry Christmas II You definitely needs to go platinum because the music on it is fantastic, and seriously y’all, Mariah deserves the hype because this album is selling more in its debut weeks compared to her old Christmas album in its debut weeks. And let us remind ourselves that her previous Christmas album is the best selling Xmas album of all time! So I hope this album surpasses that!

  63. Rated Xxx(aka rated x) December 8, 2010

    what the hell does race has to do with sales?

    I notice the rihanna stans will come up with the dumbest and stupidest excuse to why shes not doin as well people who is less relevant to her, …

    susan boyles and taylor swift numbers aint got s*** to do with color, race, age..

    maybe they are selling because they are actually more talented..and people would rather spend money on their whole album, than buy a couple of singles..

    how is taylor swift more marketable than rihanna? rihanna has been in/on more magazine than taylor swift..she has been on every tv stations, every radio stations…
    and keep in mind that loud has two number 1 hits..
    where the hell was taylor swift? number 3, 5, 6, 21

  64. True Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ Blue December 8, 2010

    “It looks like Mariah Carey will have the last laugh this Christmas.”

    Last I checked, nobody was really hoping for her to flop, so no one is laughing.

    Anyway, Kanye will eventually go platinum, but he would be wise to shut the hell up about the incident from now, because at this point he is basically inviting the ridicule and hate upon him.

    And Amazing.Lee is right about critics, their opinions are no more important or special than yours and mine. The only difference is that they get paid to publish their opinions. Sometimes though if you follow a particular critic or blog and their tastes/line of thinking is the same as yours, their opinion can be helpful, but overall you’re not gonna decide to buy/not buy an album because a critic says it’s good or bad. When it comes to art, quality can’t be proven. One man’s trash is another man’s treasure and vice-versa. There are some albums that are critically acclaimed that I personally find highly overrated and some that are way underrated to me.

    And very few critics know how to properly review music. Most of them are either overly biased or they just don’t know what the hell they’re talking about.

  65. Rated Xxx(aka rated x) December 8, 2010

    and since u guys love to bring up the race issue so damn much..

    I thought white people suppose to love rihanna?

    I’m glad that rihanna has come so far in this game, with so little to offer….hell I applaud that broad for being in this game for so long..
    I’m glad she managed to get all these hits…

    but u guys put her on a high pedistal that she doesnt belong on, not with these weak a** numbers..
    like I said if suzan boyle can manage to sell over 600k on her first week(her first album)
    without all the money, promotions rihanna has behind her,
    why cant rihanna bring in those numbers too?

  66. Travon Austin December 8, 2010

    So I want to know as to why every post that I go online and read, someone is starting an argument about Mariah Carey and her sales. All I have to say is if people that I don’t even know want to classify themselves as fans then maybe they should look elsewhere because if u try to misunderstand the difference between sales and then try to compare new careers to veteran careers in the music industry; Then obviously u are immature and seem to want to start a bad conversation of logic vs sad— By sad I mean immaturely disabled and by logic I mean people like I that are true fans and want to see Mariah Carey succeed.

  67. Jamal December 8, 2010

    ARE YOU ALL FORGETTING THAT MARIAH ALBUM IS A CHRISTMAS ALBUM. HOW MANY PEOPLE ACTUALLY LISTEN TO CHRISTMAS ALBUMS OR BUY THEM FOR THAT MATTER. PEOPLE DOWNLOAD EVERYTHING SO THIS IS GOOD NUMBERS. ITS STILL SELLING WEEK AFTER WEEK PEOPLE…..HELLO!

  68. Rated Xxx(aka rated x) December 8, 2010

    we all know kanye aint gonna keep his mouf shut for long…

    and I think its sad that people hate him so much because he kept it real..

    taylor swift didnt deserve that award….I saw the video, and it did not deserve video of the yr…I’m not saying bey bey deserved it either, but taylor hell nawl

    people are acting like kanye killed a child, r*** or murder somebody..

    but of course we live in a country where u get more hate for speaking ur mind, than murdering somebody..

  69. True Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ Blue December 8, 2010

    ^^^ True that, that incident was WAY overblown.

  70. Flop-Fat_Riah December 8, 2010

    I don’t call a album that has sold 226k compared to Susan’s album which is platinum and Jackie Evancho’s album which is gold, successful.

    Mariah is a flop and u all know it

  71. Keesha December 8, 2010

    Oh, the shade Trent. Anyway, I don’t really like Mariah’s “Oh Santa” song. I still love her and everything though, I just haven’t liked much of the music that she has came out with.

    “It seems as if the industry has become more about competing for the top spot rather than delivering substantial music. Top Billboard positions don’t necessarily dictate that your career is over, it only explains the popularity of that artist and how much airplay they receive. Many artist go on to release material and have a fair amount of airplay. Look at Pink for example, she just garnered her third number 1 hit and has been out for the past 11 years! It’s about the formula the artist creates and how they choose to promote their project. The music industry has become a fickle battlefield…That’s why things have become so complicated for most artist these days, because they feel like if they don’t reach the #1 spot, then it’s over. As an individual artist , there are many entertainment outlets to expose your talents to a different and sometimes, wider audience. You just have to think outside the box, sometimes and be ready to put in hard work.”

    I totally agree with you.

  72. sugarwalls December 8, 2010

    You can’t put the Christmas Queen Down!!!!

  73. Mariah4Life December 8, 2010

    Ha. Chew on THAT haters!
    We all (haters included) knew MC’s Xmas album was gonna increase in sales during December. Maybe Mariah can give you some whistle register as you try to swallow that foot in your mouth. 😉

  74. firsttime December 8, 2010

    I dont judge music by how many units are sold, I judge it by how it sounds. People are programmed like robots to support these so-so artist regardless of how it sounds in this new information age. The thing that puzzles me is, what does these pompous rich artists CD sales do for any of you? You defend them as if you are getting some of the money they throw away on gawdy jewelry and cars and alcohol. The bar on music is very low. Music is suffering because we are allowing the industry to program us and feed us all kinds of cheap poppy crap. The worse it gets, the less chance our future will have to make any money out of it. WE ARE LITERALLY KILLING MUSIC. #Just Sayin

  75. Kevin December 8, 2010

    mariahs album is doing exactly what they wanted it to. shes not super hot, so shes not gonna pull susan boyle #’s, but shes selling consistently high. the fact that she sold 60k in its 4th/5th week and Kanye sold 100 in ints 2nd MUST tell you something… that shes put out a solid album.

    and oh santa is #1 on AC charts and #1 DEBUT at Holiday…its definitely getting radio play/making the rounds. It won’t be ALL I WANT FOR XMAS IS YOU popular, but its making its mark slowly but surely.

  76. firsttime December 8, 2010

    Wow Kevin, I remember a time when music was judged by what was ON the CD. Not the percentages surrounding it. Music has been reduced to statistics, and this is ok?

  77. Kevin December 8, 2010

    whaaaaaaaaat mariah selling 1/2 of Loud’s sales!? #dead

    Riri had a 9minute intro to the AMA’s…Mariah had a 3 min break atthe Rockefeller Tree Lighting #dead

    #yourfavecouldnever

  78. firsttime December 8, 2010

    Numbers and Style over Art ans Substance. This is why the 70’s and 80’s are recreated constantly. No NEW ideas, just a bunch of numbers and gimmics.

  79. firsttime December 8, 2010

    I got some numbers for you, In 10 yrs which is 3650 days, You wont even give a damn! You will be counting the next fads numbers. SMH

  80. james December 8, 2010

    Omfg sit your ass down!
    The title of this thread should be “Everyone is outselling Mariah’s album”!

    “Mariah surges with 70k this week. While Nicki SLUMPS with 150k”

    GURL BYE!

  81. latin86 December 8, 2010

    Congrats mc!

  82. wassup December 8, 2010

    wow the obsession with SALES as if its goin in your pockets! although i must admit i LUV jazmine Sullivan chrisette M and hope she sales more of course i paid for her albums lol…the rest of them dont really care about kanye, niki or rhianna…ugh

  83. THE ONE December 8, 2010

    Great Job Mariah!!! The Queen if Xmas!! Its funny how some peeps try to compare an Xman album to an LP, I mean are you really that stupid?

  84. cash December 8, 2010

    Mariah’s album is AMAZING, and she’s doing very well. Vocally she SLAYS. Secondly, You cant compare this to Susan’s album to hers, because as stated many times, its NOT a Christmas album, and Jackie Evancho album has an astonishing 3 TRACKS on it, yes, 3. Mariah has a full, amazing, selling album. She can promote this and her other Xmas album for another 20yrs if she wanted to…Oh yes, Slay Mariah.

  85. Jasmine December 8, 2010

    Everyone is doing good except for Ne-Yo. Mariah and Rihanna are outselling expectations actually and Nicki is doing good for a new artist.

  86. jhuntdaprodigy December 8, 2010

    Thought Ye would a little bit more the 2nd week, but that’s still better then some people’s debut week, and he’s at 600k so far. He’ll probably go platinum over the next two months

  87. Mariah = Flop Queen December 8, 2010

    Mariah

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    FLOP QUEEN!

  88. minajsecurity December 8, 2010

    Go Nicki go. What the f*** they gon say NOW? Keep pissing the bitter haters off keeping them speechless on they toes and anxious.

    blasts “Im the best” track 1 on Pink Friday.

    Happy Birthday Nicki.
    Get your copy Pink Friday deluxe with the bonus tracks now at Best Buy. Dont be left out!

  89. Theman December 8, 2010

    To me Mrs.Carey kilt this album. This album is classic, her album is stellar. Think of it this way she has sold more than artists that are debuting on the charts now, her album has been out for about 5 wks, this one 15 yrs. later has outsold her first one in it’s first week out. She has had the number1 & number2 Holidays singles, she’s broken records on the AC radio format in a matter of two short wks. She went from 12 to 1. That is huge. The woman is a force to be reckoned with period, oh and look for her sales to keep on increasing. Susan’s album isn’t a Christmas album, and Jackie is coming off huge exposure & a huge television show. They cater to middle America. Mariahs sales are fantastic, and is selling extremely well. The album is great.

    Also, look at this way Rihanna has had two huge singles & she’s sold 67k her 3rd wk, Mariah who has a concept Christmas album has sold 60k, almost about the same as Rihanna so that says alot. The woman is a megastar, and has been doing her damn thing since she’s hit the scene, i’m glad Trent made a big deal about it, because he should have, notice that the haters had to compare Mariahs album to two of the top selling ones which aren’t Christmas albums, she’s genius.

    She’s outselling peoples regular albums. She’s just that damn talented. This is a concept album, not a regular Lp. Haters stay mad because she’s dominating. Oh and lil sidebar/ All I Want For Christmas is the biggest single there is. She just keeps on smashing em’.

  90. Theman December 8, 2010

    People Nicki & Kanye were already gold their first week.

    Album sales are certified according to shipments.

    They both shipped over 500k to stores or close to with how well their albums sold in it’s first week.

  91. HARD fact December 8, 2010

    MARIAH SURGES= MARIAH STRUGGLES !!! 🙁

    (4)1 SUSAN BOYLE 214,594- THE GIFT

  92. Come on grow Up December 8, 2010

    Mariah 32 k this week…..nothing to be proud of, Trent !!!

  93. Anas December 8, 2010

    MoMoo still a flop Queen this year… Hail !!!

  94. Yolanda December 8, 2010

    True, Cowriah struggles to reach 300k worldwide , ya’ll

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

  95. Mariah era has ended December 8, 2010

    226k only …. you desperate Lamb are funnier weeks by weeks !

    I’m so proud of Taylor & SuBO, not only they have shown improvement in vocals, but they also showed improvement in their sales without any abortion or try to pimp their mothers like a flop Queen like Mariah Cowry.

    Yeah, beat that delusional Lambs. It is not that Mariah re-entering Top 10 or something. Her sales just a momentum from a lipsyching Disney promo.

  96. GangsterA December 8, 2010

    get em nicki gold next week

  97. TERI December 8, 2010

    I think what turned people off from Mariah is when she showed up drunk at some show.

  98. Theman December 8, 2010

    All of u Hater get thefck outta here, MARIAHS ALBUM IS A SUCCESS & u fcktards can’t take it. Susaun Boyle ain’t got sh*t to do with Mariah. Get a damn hobby. Mariahs album ww had shipped between 400 to 500k. This is a concept album, and she is doing amazing, people are loving increases every week since it’s been out. Lol all of u losers stay mad. Join the winners club. She also sung Oh Santa live, certain parts may have been mimmed but so was everyone else, but she did sing and sounded really good while doing it. Keep on Smashing Mimi, you’re doing you’re job. Haters who ? Thought so. Now go make sure your favorite flop is doing something, or nobody is it checking for them lol.

  99. Beyonce Queen of Grammy December 8, 2010

    “Merry Christmas II You” has becoming Mariah’s worst album since her Glitter era…sad isn’t it ?

  100. Diaries of An Old Flop KFC Bucket December 8, 2010

    MAMARRY CAREY IS A HAS-BEEN, PERIOD !

  101. Retire December 8, 2010

    Agree with haterZ, Mariah’s poor sales @ the reflection of her bad album, voice and songs.

  102. Riri still top 10 December 8, 2010

    @ THEMAN

    Please Lamb, who are u kidding?

    For album which is struggling to hit 500k worldwide; is a flop by any artists, means and standards. 🙁

  103. White Roses from Ciara December 8, 2010

    sorry for your lost, Lambies.

  104. gio88 December 8, 2010

    seems you don’t love Black eyed peas….

  105. taji December 8, 2010

    Nicki’s 2nd week drop is not good 72% at 102k. Hmm, wonder if she will retweet that. Confidence is good but cocky is not! She will continue to fall off.

    Kanye has a big drop but I think he will stabilize.

    Mariah’s MCIIU is not doing that great. 226k to date during the holidays, ehh. Andrea bocelli with no promo, old xmas album sold mroe this wee,.

  106. Facts Officier December 8, 2010

    Again I ask…is Nicki gonna Tweet that she had the BIGGEST drop in sales of any other female Rapper? And don’t gimme that numbers crap. Because Kim, Eve, and Missy have moved Big first week numbers before…..but never fell this hard. #14MinutesOfFame

    Is anyone still calling PinkFriday a “Classic” ?

    Can anyone who is NOT a Nicki stan honestly play that album all the way through without skipping? Then it’s NOT a Classic!

    And MiMi could care less about numbers at this point in her career. Almost 200 Mill records sold worldwide by age 40? and Susan 10 mill at 50? <——GIRL BYE!!!

    Mimi is a LIVING LEGEND! Lover her or Hate Her!

  107. SUPPORTBLACKMUSIC December 8, 2010

    Jazmine’s cd is bananas!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It’s been in constant rotation since last week. i’m surprised it didnt peak higher than that.. Maybe i shouldnt be surprised. People need to go out and BUY black music. Susan Boyle and Taylor Swift will always be at the top of the charts, because we dont buy black music, the only exception is the rappers and mostly white people buy those records as well.

    SUPPORT!!!

  108. Black people are s*** December 8, 2010

    F****** kill all these black animals! They should chart in the Billboard Animal Chart top 100.

  109. the 758 posse December 8, 2010

    mariah is a flop—-her album came out way before subo and jackie and still under performing….heck even the glee christmas album has more backbone than mariah—–mariah is a “has been”, her time is OVER!!!!!!

    kanye and nicki———decrease in sales is expected, but that was way to much over 60% decrease..JAH

    @Rated Xxx(aka rated x)———-u make this too much about rihanna, heck if u say susan boyle and jackie is beatin rihanna is sales because of talent, heck then Jasmine sales should have been over 600K first week–your convo, equals no substance

    BTW i think that we folks pay too much attention to sales rather than appreciating the singer way of art….we pay attention way too much of competing each artist with each other, its like: ” i love beyonce, so i should hate rihanna”, i love mariah so i should hate whitney, i love taylor so i should hate kanye for what he did to her, i love ciara so i should hate keri, i love CB so i must hate rihanna, or i love rihanna and i must hate CB”…its like so ridiculous, cant we all just like music and try our best to keep it alive….and u often wonder why ppl like erykah badu or jasmine sullivan or chrisette etc are not getting recognition when their music is amazing and they have all this great vocal and talent…its because we spend to much time creating a gap of hatred to all musicians out there is we like one, this is absurd and ridiculous

  110. TRAVON AUSTIN December 9, 2010

    MAYBE YOU M************ SHOULD LEARN TO SHUT YOUR F****** MOUTHS ABOUT S*** YOU CAN’T F****** EXPLAIN.

    ALL U HATERS OUT THERE TRY TO MATCH TO MY LEVEL BECAUSE I AM GOING TO DEFEND MARIAH AS A TRUE FAN AND I DON’T GIVE A DAMN ABOUT YOUR IMMATURITY.

    AT LEAST SHE IS MAKING MILLIONS WHILE ALL OF U R SITTING DOWN BEING LAZY AND NOT DOING S*** BUT COMPLAIN ABOUT A PERSON THAT ALL OF U ARE OBSESSED WITH AND CAN NEVER BECOME.

  111. theman December 9, 2010

    Notice that only the haters of other artists are here throwing shade. MCllU is a great success. Susan and Bocelli caters to that mature demographic. Rihanna who has 2 smash hits, did not sale much more than Mariah. Go play in traffic idiots. A Christmas album does’nt do what regular albums usually do, the fact that u idiots are comparing her album to the number1 selling album in the country speaks to her success. Her album sales have increased the last couple of weeks. She’s CLASSIC. & your mad. Oh well find something to do. She’s right nowsmashing so many records . What is your favorite flop up to besides pushing their material back a million times.

    All these haters in this thread are the same people with different names. Your hate is just making Mariah more successful lol stay mad.

    Glee has tv exposure every week and is one of the biggest shows in the country right now. They only compare her to successful things, because if not they look stupid laughing at u idiots. Mariah is still increasing…….. others have dropped like a hot potatoes, by the way her album sales have increased upwards of 56%. Still mad lol. Leaped from 26 to 12. Got something to say thought not. She by now has shipped 400 to 500k ww.

    Sit your weak azzes down …….

  112. MCLOVE December 10, 2010

    Mariah will at least sell over a million copies in the US before 2010 ends and 2 million, give or take, worldwide! That’s my prediction! A perfectly respectable figures for a Christmas album! Not to mention Christmas albums comes back every year on charts and sales continue to go higher! Oh Santa! has gotten to number one already on US Adult contemporary and Holiday Charts! It’s number 18 on Bubbling Hot 100 and I’m pretty sure it’ll crack in the Hot 100 next week! The music video for Oh Santa! has been successful to topping charts in the UK! In Asia, the album is experiencing success too, most notably in Malaysia, Korea, and the Philippines! I hope sales in Japan picks up as the holidays gets closer!

  113. Me December 10, 2010

    2009:
    Susan Boyle – I Dreamed a Dream
    701,000 copies sold in its first week; finished at 3,100,000 copies in total so far

    Mariah Carey – Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel
    176,000 copies sold in its first week; finished at 500,000 copies in total so far

    2010:
    Susan Boyle – The Gift
    1st week: 318,000 copies sold
    2nd week: 320,000 copies sold

    Mariah Carey – Merry Christmas II You
    1st week: 55,000 copies sold
    2nd week: 30,000 copies sold

    QUEEN OF EPIC FAIL FLOPS = MARIAH CAREY
    QUEEN OF EPIC FAIL FLOPS = MARIAH CAREY
    QUEEN OF EPIC FAIL FLOPS = MARIAH CAREY
    QUEEN OF EPIC FAIL FLOPS = MARIAH CAREY
    QUEEN OF EPIC FAIL FLOPS = MARIAH CAREY
    QUEEN OF EPIC FAIL FLOPS = MARIAH CAREY
    QUEEN OF EPIC FAIL FLOPS = MARIAH CAREY
    QUEEN OF EPIC FAIL FLOPS = MARIAH CAREY
    QUEEN OF EPIC FAIL FLOPS = MARIAH CAREY
    QUEEN OF EPIC FAIL FLOPS = MARIAH CAREY
    QUEEN OF EPIC FAIL FLOPS = MARIAH CAREY
    QUEEN OF EPIC FAIL FLOPS = MARIAH CAREY
    QUEEN OF EPIC FAIL FLOPS = MARIAH CAREY
    QUEEN OF EPIC FAIL FLOPS = MARIAH CAREY
    QUEEN OF EPIC FAIL FLOPS = MARIAH CAREY
    QUEEN OF EPIC FAIL FLOPS = MARIAH CAREY

  114. Mariah Fan December 24, 2010

    Mariah is a living legend. None of the artist memtioned here can live up to what she has accomplished. Dream on, people, dream on.

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