Sales Predictions: Jamie Foxx & Keyshia Cole Set To Outsell Keri Hilson

Published: Wednesday 22nd Dec 2010 by Trent

2010 has truly been a year full of surprises and just because it’s about end doesn’t mean that they shocking moments have begun to dwindle. Despite having considerably smaller promotional campaigns, Jamie Foxx and Keyshia Cole’s latest releases are on track to outsell Keri Hilson’s ‘No Boys Allowed’!

Foxx’s ‘Best Night of My Life’ and Cole’s ‘Call All Hearts’ are both projected to debut with 120-130k in sales on next week’s Billboard 200 lineup. Hilson’s album, on the other hand, is predicted to sell only 90-100k.

However, while Hilson’s figures are somewhat underwhelming in relation to her several promotional appearances – Vh1’s ‘Divas Live’, ‘Lopez Tonight’, ‘106 & Park’, ‘Black Girls Rock’ and more – these numbers indicate that she will sell almost triple what Ciara’s ‘Basic Instinct’ achieved after debuting with only 37k units sold this week.

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  1. YUP215 December 22, 2010

    THAT’S ACTUALLY A GOOD NUMBER FOR KERI..AND ITS NO SUPRISE KEYSHIA MIGHT SELL HIGHER BECAUSE SHE’S BEEN OUT LONGER AND HAVE A BIGGER FANBASE..SO CONGRATS TO KERI!!

  2. HUH? December 22, 2010

    YESS KERI

  3. realist December 22, 2010

    i kno these ciara stans are pissed miss keri outsold they girl…..i wish both artist the best of luck though !!!!!!

  4. who owns the throne December 22, 2010

    i expected her to sell that amount but i never thought that jamie fox and keyshia would sell that much with no sucessful singles especially jamie

  5. itsbkinthemix December 22, 2010

    I really hope Keyshia’s album does well!

  6. SIPDATBOYZ December 22, 2010

    not surprised..but this will be keyshias lowest first week sales in her career

  7. movieman December 22, 2010

    all these flop black girls missing the nr1 spot on the album chart beysus cant come back soon enough

  8. kaye December 22, 2010

    i didnt expect keri to sell over 150…..but i guess 100 is still good for keri

  9. carl December 22, 2010

    I guess the p**** poppin’ , begging to be f***** and world wind promo didn’t help.

  10. ROFL December 22, 2010

    #Fail

  11. WOW December 22, 2010

    Beyonce doesn’t count as a black girl…she’s a white girl since 2003.

  12. Funny083 December 22, 2010

    Congrats Keyshia!!!

  13. AM December 22, 2010

    I’m not mad at her numbers at all…. Good Job Kerri

  14. kody December 22, 2010

    keri hilson doesnt have a strong of a fanbase as jamie or keyshia

  15. theman December 22, 2010

    Lol @ WOW. Keri’s numbers are good. Keyshia and Jamie have strong fanbases, had they had hit singles already with alot more promo ahead of they’re albums i think they would have saw higher numbers. But all 3 of these artists will have good numbers. So congrats. I told y’all Keyshia would’nt flop.

  16. annie December 22, 2010

    Keri did better than most expected. Keyshia Cole has a solid fanbase she’ll always do good/okay numbers. Same with Jamie Foxx.

  17. kody3x December 22, 2010

    keri gone be good tho

  18. carl December 22, 2010

    Apparently Taylor swift of the big machine will get the number 1 spot which means these 3 could have a HUGE 2nd week drop considering the numbers are not that strong.

  19. TYLER December 22, 2010

    KERI DID GOOD. CONSIDERING THAT KEYSHIA AND JAMIE FOX ARE BIGGER ARTIST AND BEEN OUT LONGER. KEYSHIA COLE 1ST WEEK SALES USUALY ARE AROUND 250K AND UP.

    PRETTY GIRL ROCK IS EVEN GAINING MORE AIRPLAY ITS GOING TOP 40 ON BILLBOARD TOMORROW.

    BUT THIS MAY CHANGE. I HOPE BECAUSE THEY PREDICTED KERI TO DO 80K WITH IN A PERFECT WORLD AND SHE DID 94K.

    BY THE WAY BEYONCE WOULD NOT GET A #1 ALBUM IF SHE RELEASED BECAUSE SUSAN BOYLE AND TAYLOR SWIFT ARE SELLING 300K + EVERY WEEK. BEYONCE HAS NEVER SOLD THAT MUCH CONSISTANTLY. SHE WILL NEVER OUTSELL QUEEN TAYLOR

  20. Badd December 22, 2010

    Wowww. Keri Hilson has had MAJOR promotion.
    Whereas Keyshia Cole has little to none….she just started promoting a
    couple of weeks ago….& her dropping the album was sort of a surprise
    because it came soo soon but Keri’s we’ve been knowing about FOREVER
    & this was all she could do…smh.
    & Jamie definitely didn’t have any promotion.

  21. Dee Eugene December 22, 2010

    I didn’t even know Jamie Foxx had an album out. I haven’t heard any of his singles. Then again, wasn’t a big Jamie Foxx fan beyond his comedy. I know Keyshia Cole’s album, Calling All Hearts, will do amazing. It’s a really great album. As for Keri, those numbers are good for her. No Boys Allowed doesn’t even deserve to go Gold as far as I’m concerned.

  22. harvey December 22, 2010

    not bad keri but wait…keri better out sell keyshia cole.jamie that a hard because he kinda didnt have a R&B hit….keri did. nd the battle is on.

  23. harvey December 22, 2010

    I still think keri gonna outsell keyshia album cause come on nobody know her album is out.just us if we didnt come on here we prolly wouldnt even know keyshia had a album out.

  24. Heir December 22, 2010

    @Tyler

    u sound dumb as f*** saying Beyonce would not dethrone susan and taylor. her numbers are always 200k n above. if beyonce released she would do just like kanye, shoot straight to number 1 n then MAYBE, fall after. but i guarantee u she would have a number 1 album….

  25. Prince December 22, 2010

    I think Keri’s 1st 2 singles are 2 blame 4 her low sales cuz Pretty Girls Rock is 2 much of a conceited song about her and The way you love me is jus awful and 2 desperate maybe if The Way You Love me was a slow song i think i would like it. I think if she put out Lose Control or Toy Soldier or Beautiful Mistake or Buyou as the next single her album sales will pick up the pace very quick.

  26. joeblow December 22, 2010

    I can believe keisha will outsell keri 0_o but 100k isn’t bad tho

  27. harvey December 22, 2010

    umm keyshia cole twitter fans are 100,000+…KERI HAS OVER 900,000 TWIT FANS.

  28. Anthony The Great December 22, 2010

    I guess if you have to be Alicia Keys, Beyonce, or Nicki Minaj to have big opening numbers these days. Anywho…

    I didn’t buy or illegally download any of these album but congrats to all.

    Hopefully 2011 is a better year for music.

  29. Funny083 December 22, 2010

    Yes but a lot of Keri fans are hoodrats who don’t buy music so you do the math lol

  30. DS December 22, 2010

    Keyshia Cole has a much bigger fan base than Keri Hilson. Everyone knew that she was going to have higher sales.

    Keri avoided the sophomore slump and pulled out at least decent numbers. Good for her. She worked her ass off for every one of those sales.

  31. Funny083 December 22, 2010

    Keyshia Cole has some fans who are not hoodrats and older and they BUY her cd.

  32. Andrew December 22, 2010

    Get ’em Keysh!! ;D

  33. joeblow December 22, 2010

    Twitter followers dont matter just look at soljafail lol

  34. Anthony The Great December 22, 2010

    Since when does twitter count for how many fans you have. Half of those followers are probably haters. A good chunk are probably other celebs. And another good chunk is probably only people who followed because the person is famous.

  35. Prince December 22, 2010

    I 4got about Keysh. Sorry Keysh i dont have 2 much 2 say about ur album im jus disappointed in ur album. Just release Take me away as a single and Jamie you’ve done better release 15 minutes as a single.

  36. DS December 22, 2010

    “umm keyshia cole twitter fans are 100,000+…KERI HAS OVER 900,000 TWIT FANS.”

    Twitter fans don’t mean sales. Tech savvy people are more likely to just download it illegally.

    The artists that sell the best are ones that have older fan bases that don’t know how to use computers.

  37. Lewis92 December 22, 2010

    very goooooooooood for Kerii : )

  38. My 2 Cents.. December 22, 2010

    ALLLLL That Promo And Thats All Keri Will Sale????
    Keyshia’s Promo Wasn’t Even Half As MASSIVE As Hers..

    Be Back Later..
    But Thats My 2 Cents

  39. cj prowing December 22, 2010

    First off,
    At the last comment Key has a set fanbase..I think her main audience is between African American females maybe around the ages of mostly mid 20’s to late 30’s..somewhere along that line..so I don’t think twitter matters..take Soulja Boy (2million followers & sold 13,00 copies & even Ciara so no way). Futhermore, Keri numbers are good for a sophmore LP, not huge like her promo was..but something about keri that dosent grab my attention. It may be a case of slowly rising instead of selling huge numbers like Ashanti(5mill) debut, and even Ciara w/ Goodies..and sometimes the artist has nowhere but to go down…but then again you have artist such as Alicia Keys who has great numbers since her Songs in a Minor days..and she hasn’t had to show the world her underwear….sadly, I don’t think Keri has that big it factor, after seeing her live it was like watching paint dry on a wall….congrats to the black artist though….also, keri’s fanbase is more then likely a lot of teens and young adults who probaly downloaded the album for free….well
    God bless all and keep God 1st

  40. harvey December 22, 2010

    im confused I gotta hurry and me my itouch 4G and download keyshia I dont get it nobody that I know even knows here album is out and its predicted to do that good.wow

  41. S*** December 22, 2010

    I KNEW IT!!!!

    LMAO 😆

    FAIL B**** FAAAAIIIIILLLL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  42. S*** December 22, 2010

    Jamie Foxx?? Keyshia F-ING Cole!!???

    WTF?? This has to bre the iggest FLOP since BIONIC!!!

    LMAO, All that Promo, All that Money?? The Cover, the performances & you cant even outsell these 2 with ZEROOOOO Promo?? LMAO FAIL

  43. YUP215 December 22, 2010

    @S***..SHUT DA HELL UP..HOW IS 100,000 A FLOP??

  44. YUP215 December 22, 2010

    …AND KEYSHIA AND JAMIE HAVE MORE ALBUMS AND A LARGER FANBASE THEN KERI, SO SHE DID WELL FOR HER STATURE

  45. James December 22, 2010

    @Tyler

    Girl BYE!! ALLL of Beyonce’s albums have debuted over 300k, so if she released this week, she would get another #1 album(with the right singles/promotion etc).

    Her first weeks have been: 317k, 540k, and 480k(in a recession!!!). So just #bye!

  46. carl December 22, 2010

    twitter.com/sashashustla

  47. Change December 22, 2010

    @Yup215

    Ignore S***’s comments (like everybody else)…they don’t mean a thing lol

  48. Nik December 22, 2010

    i’ll wait for the final numbers next week. Hits predicted that Diddy was going to sell 67,000, but ended up selling 101,00. soooo…..as youcan seee hits can be wrong sometimes. i think Keri will sell more.

  49. Jair December 22, 2010

    Poor Keri Hilson. All the promotion fails to pay off. Still, those are good numbers for her since she isn’t that popular of an artist. At least she manages to release memorable singles. Last album she had “Knock You Down” and this time around she has “Pretty Girl Rock”. Even if she doesn’t sell albums, she still leaves her mark. She should be proud of her accomplishments. Keyshia Cole, with little promotion, did extremely well, I think due to her loyal fan base. The most surprising, to me, is Jamie Foxx. Good on him tough. These artists are putting out GOOD MUSIC, and regardless of sales, I still congratulate them for that.

  50. Tami December 22, 2010

    KERI’s NUMBERS ARE GOOD CONSIDERING SHE IS KERI HILSON!AND PLUS LETS NOT FORGET ABOUT CIARA 37 K!SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO she did hella good!AT LEAST SHE IS IN THE TOP 10 with her album unlike #44! *GIGGLEES* GOOD JOB KERI!

  51. THEREALNICKY December 22, 2010

    HI HATERS!

    SAD NEWS!!!!

    BUT GOOD NEWS :

    RIHANNA IS EXPECTED TO SELL 200-250,000 COPIES IN THE UK THIS WEEK HAHAHAH

    YOUR FAVE HAS NEVER!!!! THE FIRST BY A FEMALE ARTIST FROM OUTSIDE THE UK IN YEARS!!!!!

    HAHAHAHAHHHAHHAHAH

  52. Tami December 22, 2010

    Y’all calling Keri a FLOP!?REALLY SHE SOLD MORE THN CIARA AND SHE AINT ONE OF THE FLOP OF THE YEAR LIKE CIARA!LMAO

  53. TYLER December 22, 2010

    THESE ARE GOOD #S REMEMBER HDD PREDICTED DIDDY DIRT MONEY TO DO 67K AND THEY DID 100K

    ANYWAY @THATGRAPE JUICE I FIND IT FUNNY HOW YALL SHADE KERI BUT SHE MENTIONED YALL IN HER THANK YOU CREDITS IN HER NO BOYS ALLOWED BOOKLET.

  54. S*** December 22, 2010

    @ THEREALNICKY

    Thats great, IRRELAVANT as hell but great non the less.

    Though Loud is her Worse album in years, heres hoping she does the same in the States where GOD PAYS ATTENTION… *Crickets*

  55. Change December 22, 2010

    Really Tyler?

    Type what she said about TGJ.

  56. MUSIC LOVER December 22, 2010

    Keri is doing just fine. Although, I think it’s so sad that she outsold Ciara.

    Keyshia and Jamie have no hits so I’m shocked to see they are going to sell that much.

    It doesn’t matter though. Everyone who released albums BEFORE and AFTER Taylor and Susan will completely fade off the charts by February 2011 tops. Those two are the only ones I see who will continue to SELL BIG NUMBERS into 2011 and still do well once Gaga, Britney, and Beyonce release their music and dominate the charts. Bring on 2011 already because these last few months’ album releases have sucked and are totally forgettable!

  57. RihannaForever December 22, 2010

    I’m not too shocked that Keyshia’s pulling those numbers. First of all, she has a STRONG fanbase. Keyshia hasn’t had a HIT single since her second album but she always pulls good numbers because of a strong fanbase. I also do think that the performances helped. Maybe appearances are great and interviews are helpful but performances give people a glimpse of the album and boost sales more than plain interviews do.

    I don’t understand the Jamie Foxx sales, though. He’s had absolutely NO promo for this record and the last single from this album to do well on the charts started to lose success in JUNE. I guess he has a stronger fanbase than I thought he did.

    Also, about Keri’s numbers, I must say that it’s not surprising to me that she’s selling the same number of records this time as last. Keri hasn’t pulled ONE hit single from this record thus far and I don’t think her fanbase is very strong but her promo campaign was amazing, so that’s why she’s pulling such great numbers as opposed to the 20k area we’d expect.

    Keri’s numbers aren’t great, but they’re good for an album without a hit single and an album that had next-to-no anticipation up until the promo campaign kicked off. Singles help, but they aren’t everything.

  58. RihannaForever December 22, 2010

    @Nicky
    Why must you always bring Rihanna’s numbers into this. I know it’s amazing that she’s selling so well everywhere and I’m EXTREMELY proud of her, but could you be a little less ADHD about this?

  59. MISHKA December 22, 2010

    Good for Jamie!

    I think Keri will outsell Keyshia, I’m not impressed by Keyshia this time around.

  60. i’m a billy goat December 22, 2010

    Ewwwwwwww, Jamie Fake! He reminds me of a old letch trying to lure children with lollipops and candy bars! I hope he flops! Keri Hilson and Keysia Cole have pretty solid CDs. I hope they both do well.

  61. TYLER December 22, 2010

    @change

    Keri just listed all the blogs who have been supportive in her career and she list that grape juice

    LOL and she listed sandra rose as well. she was like event tho you shaded me and spread nasty lies about me thats not who i am and you can do the pretty girl rock to.

    lmfao its in her no boys allowed booklet go read it.

  62. Chica December 22, 2010

    Who said Kerri would outsell Keyshia??

    So glad Keyshia is doing well.

  63. mindgames December 22, 2010

    100k isn’t a flop. try again haters

  64. i’m a billy goat December 22, 2010

    Oh please, only if Raggedy RihANNA purchases mass copies of her own CD again! Where is her name listed in this post! Shut up and go purchase Keri and Keyshia’s CDs!
    🙂

  65. Who’s Cedric? December 23, 2010

    I knew Miscarried Baby would DRAG Cedric!!!! Dead, I can’t take all the shade being thrown towards Cedric, I just can’t.

  66. iLoveXtina December 23, 2010

    They might sell well 1st week but i think Keri will have longevity because her album is goood. It turned me into a fan. HEW MAD?

    It will hold me over until the queens come out in 2011

  67. RihannaForever December 23, 2010

    @Mishka
    I didn’t like any of them except Keri’s, to be honest. I love Jamie and Intuition was amazing but I found Best Night of My Life to be dull. Then Keyshia sounded totally uninterested in Calling All Hearts and it’s a boring record but No Boys Allowed was really well done.

    @ILoveXtina
    I know! NBA is an amazing album.

  68. gege December 23, 2010

    @Therealnicky

    That is great but what about the US? You are always quoting numbers from the UK. Wow!! I guess Rihanna music is not well like in the US. Well you win some, you lose some

  69. Jasmine December 23, 2010

    I’m surprised she even did that well. Keri is still a somewhat new artist and has yet to have a hit single under her belt without any features on billboard 100. I don’t know why Ciara did not sell as well as Keri but I’m happy for both of them getting out there and promoting their albums.

  70. tones December 23, 2010

    wowwwww. I am not even a Keri Hilson but she’s been promoting the F*** outta this album and it’s only expected to sell just 90K, I didn’t even know Jamie Foxx had an album coming out and Keyshia Cole just released her album release date like a month ago and just started promoting like 2 weeks ago and they’re both expected to sell 130K. I was honestly expecting Keri to sell at least 150K, and once I saw Ciara mentioned in this article, I knew it was posted by Trent. So what she only 38K, she was expected to sell that low and she did, I bet if she sold 138K, no one would be saying a damn thing. I don’t think Trent should be a blogger or journalist or whatever he thinks he is, because she is so biased and shady it’s crazy. But good luck to all 3 of them, especially Keyshia Cole because I am buying her album.

  71. Yellow Gorillah December 23, 2010

    I’m not suprised I think no boys allowed is a good album I’m going to cop it!

  72. Carmen December 23, 2010

    These are only predictions, could be higher or lower.

    Is Keyshia even doing any big promotional moves for the cd this week, like tv performances, radio, album signings?

    But if Keyshia manages to sell anything over 50K with the little promotion, rushed release date, no hits, the long break she took, then it’s a success in my opinion. Jaime Foxx too

    ALso Keyshia recently joined twitter so its no surprise Keri has more followers than her because she’s been on longer. Not that it matters.

    Are the sales generally higher this week because of Christmas? I bet the Susan Boyle lady and taylor swift will be number 1 again. They won’t let up. It seems like every store in america has their albums.

  73. ICON December 23, 2010

    HAHAHA EVEN SKERI CAN OUTSELL CEDRIC. Those sales are good for someone like Skeri.

    Poor Keyshia Cole such a great artist that’s lost her way. 🙁 Her album really sucks. I have all her previous albums but this one is such a bore.

  74. the scorpion show December 23, 2010

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAH KERI HILSON THE CRUNK QUEEN QUEEN OF POP QUEEN OF r&b SOUL OUT SOLD THAT C** S*** CIARA HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH FAAAAIIIIL CIARA FANS U PRESSED?

  75. Tami December 23, 2010

    @ICON
    GURRRL LMAAAO HEY GURL!YOU CRACK ME UP!Ciara has the “talent” but she can’t sell albums.Oh okay………….All she can do is dance!SMh at least Keri can somewhat hold a note.Lol and has had a hit in the last 2 years!SMH!

  76. Tami December 23, 2010

    IMMA ACTUALLY BUY KERI’S ALBUM!!!I PREVIEWED IT AND ITS HELLA BETTER THAN CIARAS!

  77. ICON December 23, 2010

    @ Tami

    LMAO GURL UR TOO FUNNY. CEDRIC’S SINGLES WILL PROBABLY NEVER ENTER THE TOP 100 AGAIN.

    I WONDER WHERE BASICALLY EXTINCT WILL BE ON NEXT WEEK BILLBOARD. MAYBE 200 IF LUCKY LMFAO

  78. the scorpion show December 23, 2010

    okay trent for reaaaaal? yall a messssss hot messs

    ~f*** ciara

    janet world tour vote!!!

  79. Carmen December 23, 2010

    And if those album sales predictions stick, This will not be her lowest debut. Her first Cd came in lower. Its understandable for the next two to do more because she had the TV show, promotions, hit songs, and on the 3rd album a tour but it only went gold.

  80. latin86 December 23, 2010

    Its all good though cuz MISCARRIAGE BABY has the better album n in the long run it will sell more n more.havn more longevity

  81. MrIncredible December 23, 2010

    I’m surprised Keri did this good. I mean its not exactly good but for her, sure.

  82. theman December 23, 2010

    All of them are successful. Stop hating and just wish these artists well. Keri’s numbers are decent. This fans don’t use computers stuff if they have a set fanbase is bullshyt. It’s called building a loyal following. Alot of people are just fans of they’re favorite artists and just support them as real fans would do.

    You people are wierd, u complain when people don’t buy albums but when they do your finding excuses as to why they are selling.

  83. VA STAND UP!!! December 23, 2010

    Rihannalover: PREACH!! Why can’t all Rihanna stans be like you?? SMH.

    Anywho, that is EXACTLY what I predicted Keri to sell! That is extremely well for her given the current market and all the recent flops we have seen. Not to mention she doesn’t really have a solid hit on her hands this time around. She has been promoting her ass off and she definitely earned those numbers! I guess people would have expected her to sell more due to all of her promotion, but I am sure she as well as her team are pleased with those numbers. This isn’t even the final toll so who knows she could do a bit more. Either way, it’s more than Ciara! Lol! So I guess we can say Keri won!

    I am not surprised at Keyshia’s numbers. She hasn’t had a single hit yet, but she has a strong fanbase. I hated that record with Nicki and her other single ‘Long Way Down’ isn’t really to impressive but I like that record she has with Tank. I think I might pic up her album to support my gurl.

    Congrats to Jamie too, he didn’t have any hits either but I guess he has a strong fanbase too. I have never really been into Jamie’s music like that and I don’ t have any of his albums. He was smart to release that record with Drake cause he is hot right now.

    Anywho, congrats to everyone! These are much better numbers that last week. Geesh!

  84. Jon December 23, 2010

    Regards to the whole “Keyshia Twit fans = 100k & Keri = 900k” or whatever, Keri has WW fans. Keyshia is yet to have a huge hit outside of the US… these sales are for the US only, and Twitter is a worldwide thing. Keri is pretty big in Europe (thanks to ‘Knock You Down’ & ‘I Like’) which is why she needs/must release ‘Lose Control’ as the next single. It’s similar to ‘Te Amo’ mixed with ‘I Like’. It’d do well! Her numbers are VERY healthy, though. Here’s hoping for it to be a consistent seller, just like ‘In A Perfect World…’ was 😀

  85. RihannaForever December 23, 2010

    @VAStandUp!!!
    I wish they were! LOL. We also see eye to eye on the whole situation! I really don’t see how NBA is a flop by any means.

  86. drew December 23, 2010

    Meh.

  87. scorpio December 23, 2010

    FLOP!

  88. S.T.O December 23, 2010

    Ouch…

  89. TAYLOR SWIFTS NUMBER 1 FAN! December 23, 2010

    W/e at new albums.. Taylor swift will still be the number 1 album next week.. on her 9 week out hahahahahah

    TAYLOR RULES!!

  90. TeamKeyshiaUK December 23, 2010

    Well this is good news for the Diamonds. Keri Hilson has been Promoting the hell outta this album. But I do think that “The Way You Love Me” let her down. Plus the Beyonce stans won’t have it.

    I can see why u guys are shocked because You guys wasn’t warming to “I Ain’t Thru” But I am proud of Keyshia’s sale predictions! Obviously because I am a Stan lol!

    But I like Pretty Gurl Rock! But Keri needs to go back to the “Where Did He Go” And the “Slow Dance” Days!!!

    Oh before I go… I wasn’t expecting the Battle to be between Jamie & Keyshia… I Thought Jamie’s album got released LAST WEEK! I was really thinking the battle was going to be between Keri & Keyshia…. But Good look to everybody!

  91. incognegro December 23, 2010

    I agree with the other posts, in that I would still consider this a respectable result for Keri Hilson. It’s all about small victories at this point for Keri, and if nothing else, she should feel proud that she supported and received the support of her label for this album when other artists did not. More importantly, Keri should really be proud that through her promotion she actually opened herself up to other markets. Via her appearance at Diva’s 2010, GMA, Letterman, Jimmy Kimmel, and a number of other popular late night shows, I would argue that promotion was more important than sales in this case in the sense that her promotion might make her a household name – which I would argue is what kept the other albums (Jamie Foxx and Keyshia Cole) afloat despite poor promotion.

    But I must also say that the value of records sales has been diluted in this digital-download era where it is a poor gauge to determine an album’s success. Looking at the numbers, it would appear that she might not have reached the numbers that were expected of her, but at the same time that does not mean that her album has not been downloaded or purchased illegally- the point being, sales do not accurately reflect how an album is being received by fans. Conversely, how many albums have been released which appeared to have not received any fanfare, but yet and still they go on to be platinum albums (i.e. Rated R) – numbers don’t mean anything! It’s a shame that we’re in that day in age where people do not have to support artists to enjoy their music; and honestly, I believe that even those for-pay download centers (i.e. iTunes, Napster, etc.) also foster an environment where people do not feel inclined to purchase a full album – the record industry is not what it used to be, and I just think that record sales is a dated way of looking at a situation that is far more advanced and complicated than just sales…

    But all in all, I really enjoyed Keri’s album, and I know that she will get her just due for the hardwork she put into this album. Keri should keep on polishing her acts, and consider a tour because I am sure that people will be interested in seeing her perform.

  92. CURLY SUE December 23, 2010

    I DON’T THINK THIS HAS ANYTHING TO DO WITH HAVING A STRONG FAN BASE. IT’S THE HOLIDAY, AND PEOPLE ARE GONNA BUY ALBUMS (WITH THE EXCEPTION OF CIARA). IF THIS WERE ANY OTHER MONTH, NEITHER KEYSHIA, JAMIE OR KERI WOULD BE PULLING THESE NUMBERS.

  93. tumay December 23, 2010

    Keri is number 4 on the iTunes general album chart and number 1 on the R&B/Soul chart. Im very happy for her, she deserves it after so much promotion!

  94. BENJAMIN December 23, 2010

    Interesting, although Keri’s album is actually pretty good. I bought all 3 this time, I like them all. I didn’t like Ciara’s though.

  95. Alextricity December 23, 2010

    I agree with Tyler’s 1st post Beyonce releases albums with weaker artists who aint known for selling then she reigns #1 not to mention shes a promoting machine, plus Beyonce is mainstream she’s not REAL R&B like keyshia.. yall throw shade and hate at poor rihanna not being able to sell albums (well besides LOUD, that album is doing superb worldwide the s*** is on steroids in the UK) but she’s known for debuting her albums with HUGE album sellers.. she has my res[ect…still cant sing tho lol

  96. Alextricity December 23, 2010

    First week sells arent really that relevant anyways look at poor kanye lol

  97. Alextricity December 23, 2010

    Last post of the night.. how is rihanna’s music not liked in the u.s when she’s had more #1’s then any female the last two decades??? and how is loud her worse album when it’s already platinum worldwide and pushing 90kk weekly..? sorry ijust hate ignorance do your research peoples.

  98. Perry December 23, 2010

    @Alextricity

    Do you have any idea what you’re talking about? If Beyonce released her album on the same day as Loud, she STILL would have been number one, beating Susan Boyle and that other b****. Beyonce slays Rihanna in sales, release date or not.

  99. Keri P***-on December 23, 2010

    Keyshia Cole is predicted to OUTSELL her fellow R&B counterpart Keri Hilson on next week’s Billboard 200 album chart. Cole’s ‘Calling All Hearts’ is projected to sell between 120-130k whilst Hilson’s ‘No Boys Allowed’ is predicted to sell between 90-100k. I was not expecting Keyshia to sell that much, let alone beat Keri. Cole’s promotion was NOWHERE near as massive in comparison to Hilson who promoted her project weeks in advance and had a billion performances of ‘Pretty Girl Rock’. Cole has not had a charting single this era, yet Hilson’s ‘Pretty Girl Rock’ managed to attain some Hot 100 success.

  100. Alextricity December 23, 2010

    Perry iknow exactly what im talking about Beyonce’s albums are released during the week where its gonna be weak debut’s such as new artists who arent really known.. and time has changed yall say she sold in a recession DANGEROUSLY IN LOVE and B DAY was not out during a damn recession.. illegal downloading wasnt even the s*** then so yess.. she gets them #1’s stratigicaly.. she’ll never do a 900,ooo^ like alicia though..

  101. Alextricity December 23, 2010

    Oh and let’s not go back to 07-08.. Good Girl Gone Bad outsold B-day and if you wanna get into digital sells in the 5years rihanna’s been out she’s outsold her in digital sales so that last part of your comment is irrelevant

  102. credits December 23, 2010

    aaawww man, i really wanted keri to have better numbers…Come on, we can change this!!!!!! KERI FANS UNITE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! lol i kid, i kid but i will buy my copy tomorrow. lol

  103. credits December 23, 2010

    and all these people comparing the chart success of rihanna and beyonces albums and singles and even digital sales your bringing up???? come on, have you nothing better to do with your time?

  104. NY December 23, 2010

    alextricity is a dumbass hater who dont know what he talking about. Alicia last album flopped and her only hit single was with beyonce husband lmao. Rihanna has 5 albums and none od them have been #1 & bey 1st cd alone outsold all rihanna albums. Bey has 16 grammys and no other female artist has won 6 grammys in one night so sit ur dumb a** down. Beyonce is the most successful black female artist of this generation & everybody knows this.

  105. theman December 23, 2010

    Alicia’s last album flopped ? Really, it sold almost 1.6 million and will soon be elgible for a 2x platinum certification yet thats a flop? Shut that stupidity up. I’d like to see Beyonce’ push almost 2 million without a major Pop hit. Alicia’s Unthinkable’ was the biggest R&b hit out.

    Rihanna is a singles seller, and that is particularly due to the fact that she does’nt have much depth to her music. She caters to a particular demographic. Keyshia has a strong fanbase, she and Jamie so i knew she would still do good. Keri’s numbers are good for her.

  106. GangsterA December 23, 2010

    not bad 4 skeri keyshia numbers are good i didn’t liksten to her album yet i hope its good

  107. Lostonez December 23, 2010

    damn i wanted keri to do atleast 200k but i guess half of that is kool

  108. willrtsu December 23, 2010

    These predictions are really good for Keri; I know people hate on her. However, this girl really deserves because she works her ass out and puts lots of energy into her music.

    I didn’t care for Keyshia’s album (Even though I’m in love with “Last Hangover”). Keyshia has some loyal ass fans though and they will stick by her until the end. I’mma need Keyshia to get a divorce and start putting out good music again! Nah, I’m jp….however, usually hurt and pain leads to awesome songs and albums.

    Jamie album is OK, but nothing special.

    Keri’s album is awesome and you can tell she put lots of work in it. The other two felt rushed and filled with fillers. However, I expect decent sells for them all (even though I didn’t know Jamie had an album coming out until like 2 days ago).

    I think Keri could outsell both with Jamie coming in the lowest. Ciara’s album is HORRIBLE. I feel for the 37,000 people who did go out and buy it because that’s money wasted.

  109. Kyle December 23, 2010

    I don’t think that’s surprising. Jamie and Keyshia have pretty dedicated fanbases. As a matter of fact I was expecting them to do a little more than that. Keri will be off to a good start. Her debut did about the same so at least she’s consistant.

  110. me December 23, 2010

    what does ciara have to do with keri sales and the comparison. if you add up caira sales in all the countries she got released in then she did more than 100k too. the point is ciara’s circumstances werenot similar to keri’s or keisha. so no i’m not mad i’m happy for them but their goal is not ciara goal. ciara could have easlity not given her fans BI and followed label instructions but even knowing what would happen she did it. keisha and keri are not her competition. they still haven’t reached her level of success. at this point in ci’s career she’s setting her eyes on something way bigger and this is just the beginning. trust

  111. B**** Im special December 23, 2010

    it’s funny how her stans r so like : this is ok for keri. these r good numbers for keri….WHAT THE F***???? ALL THAT PROMO, where has all the money gone???? they spent money, it was an investment!!!!! hope she’ll sell at least 130….. she was well promoted, i ddnt know about keshia n jamie;;that b**** better be number 1 next week… n stop the excuses, it’s good for keri, nah it aint good; she was on lopez, ellen, vh1 n more…they spent a lot of money, she better bring money back at home

  112. hmm December 23, 2010

    wow the people that hate ciara really hate ciara. interesting.

    anyway i hope keri one day gets a platnum record before she finally fades

  113. hmm December 23, 2010

    here’s the deal, if interscope spent 500k on promor for skeri and she dont’ even do 300k total in this album

    and jive spent 50k on promo for ciara and world wide she does even 150k

    and defjam spent 1 million on promo for rihanna and take 90% of sales and tour %tage

    guess who wins

  114. Redbonechick22 December 23, 2010

    LMAO, keri fans r bringin Ciara’s name, just to make people forget that despite all the promo she couldnt sell well…. CIARA sRELEASE ALBUM = NO PROMO… CIARA= 1 OF THE MOST HATED ARTISTS… Ciara started the promo the next day after the release….. when she performed she shut everyones mouth n proved that she improved her vocals n set her game up….keep supportin ur fave n dont bring cici name in here…. trent was very smart to stress that point :Hilson’s figures are somewhat underwhelming in relation to her several promotional appearances – Vh1’s ‘Divas Live’, ‘Lopez Tonight’, ‘106 & Park’, ‘Black Girls Rock’ and more……
    where was ciara???? her label never gave her that opportunity, Point Blank….n noone can deny that if performed the was she recently did some months ago, she would have killed the game n burned those numbers…SO CALM DOWN cuz ciara fans aint s-ker-ed of u…

  115. Redbonechick22 December 23, 2010

    LMAO, keri fans r bringin Ciara’s name, just to make people forget that despite all the promo she couldnt sell well…. CIARA sRELEASE ALBUM = NO PROMO… CIARA= 1 OF THE MOST HATED ARTISTS… Ciara started the promo the next day after the release….. when she performed she shut everyones mouth n proved that she improved her vocals n set her game up….keep supportin ur fave n dont bring cici name in here…. trent was very smart to stress that point :Hilson’s figures are somewhat underwhelming in relation to her several promotional appearances – Vh1’s ‘Divas Live’, ‘Lopez Tonight’, ‘106 & Park’, ‘Black Girls Rock’ and more……
    where was ciara???? her label never gave her that opportunity, Point Blank….n noone can deny that if she performed the way she recently did some months ago, she would have killed the game n burned those numbers…SO CALM DOWN cuz ciara fans aint s-ker-ed of u…

  116. Madeleine December 23, 2010

    SHE IS ONLY GOOD AT GOSSIPIN ON OTHER ARTISTS….THE BIGGEST GOSSIP OUT THERE…TRUST ME MY COUSINS WORKED WITH HER. SHES SUCH AN EVIL PERSON

  117. Redbonechick22 December 23, 2010

    if u wanna know the truth about basic instinct : http://twitter.com/Leonade

    they say that ciara spent her own money for that project…her label ddnt wanna release it, they even already planned a 5th album…..that’s why she always says that album was dedicated to her core fans…

  118. Perry December 23, 2010

    @Alextricity

    Bahhaah you’re SO wrong again. IASF WAS released during the recession and it outsold GGGB. You still don’t f****** get it. IASF sold 482,000 its first week. And Alicia has NEVER done 900,000 K. You’re a little f****** retarded apparently.

  119. d December 24, 2010

    Ok people when it comes to sales there are 3 basic factors in determing an artits sales……sucess of singles going into album release;fanbase/name status and promo. Though promo is iffy because not being an established act and/or not having a hit,then there isnt much to promote.

    Kanye West:.zero hits,minimal promo but he is a huge name…..opened with gold numbers

    Nikki:not much of an established fanbase(1st album),no hits but huge promo/buzz…..opened with 375k

    Rihanna: One of the biggest musical acts in world,good promo and 2 numbers singles…..barely pushed 200k

    Kells: Strongfanbase,no hits no promo…..opened at 150k +

    Keyshia:Strongfan base,no hits,no promo……130k+

    Diddy: Not much of a fanbase,a few minor hits but ,MASSIVE promo…..opened at 110k

    Keri: No fanbase(not a household name),no hits but nice promo…..around 100k

    So that just shows how Keri with no real hits, and not much of a fanbase but still being able to pull off 100k is quite impressive…in retrospect Keri did almost half as much as Rihanna(and Keyshia just 60k less) despite Rihanna being 5 cds deep, a huge act and having to numbers 1 still barely pushed 200k,so Rihanna stans shouldnt even be in this thread talking s***!

    Also some artists like Mary J,Alicia,Kanye,Kells,Keyshia, are always gonna sell even with no singles sucess or promo simpily because they have loyal fanbases. Though Keyshia’s numbers are pretty low compared to her last few releases(then again she is coming in with no charting single nor any promo plus lots of true R&B competition in Jamie,R Kelly,Kandi,Tank,Jazmin plus Keri and Ciara so actually 130k isnt so bad)

  120. SAMNG December 28, 2010

    @Jon i agree to you Keyshia Cole is not famous worldwide while Keri Hilson do.In Singapore,where i live,more people know Keri Hilson than Keyshia.Ciara album FLOP.SAD FOR HER.She dun even chart in uk chart.but at least for me,i had bought Ciara Basic Instinct album,Keri Hilson No Boys Allowed Album and Rihanna Loud Album.AT LEAST I SUPPORT THEM.HAHA.

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