Money can buy many things, but unfortunately for Tesco Value Tulisa it simply wasn’t enough. For despite a huge promotional campaign and weekly exposure on The X Factor, the 24 year old has scored a UK chart double. A double flop.
Details after the jump…
In news that will stun few, the N Dubz front-woman saw her debut album ‘The Female Boss’ debut at #35 . However, it’s the set’s sales that’ll likely cause many a “gasp”. For, the ‘Young’ led LP could only manage to sell through less than 11,000 copies first week.
Its third single ‘Sight Of You’ also flopped something vicious on the Official UK Singles Chart – debuting at #18 despite ample exposure. The track’s predecessor, ‘Live It Up’, also tanked, peaking at #11 earlier in September.
On the merit of what Ms. Contostavlos represents as an “artist”, this is sadly deserved. Not to be confused with kicking one while they’re down; this merely re-enforces the fact that Tulisa should never have been placed on such a tall pedestal to begin with.
Everything about her product spells both “basic” and “local”, as such it was entirely laughable that she was being pitched as a “premium Pop” act and clocking in studio time with “top US producers”. Even more of an LOL is that, despite all of this, she still ends up with the steaming pile of poo that is her latest single ‘Sight Of You’. Who works with The-Dream, the same man who crafted mega-smashes such as ‘Single Ladies’ and ‘Umbrella’, and ends up with…’Sight of You’? Tesco Value Tulisa, that’s who.
Hence, for that reason and many more, her solo run will be an infinite “LOL”. Let’s pour out a little liquor, because this farce is all but finished…