Ke$ha Performs On ‘Conan’ / ‘Warrior’ Predictions Are In

Published: Wednesday 5th Dec 2012 by Sam

In a bid to avoid the dreaded sophomore slump, Ke$ha has been aggressively promoting her new album ‘Warrior’. Indeed, the rap-singer’s campaign has seen her touch many a stage in support of the set, which arrived in stores this week and was preceded by chart smash ‘Die Young’.

And while today brought with it another performance on the ‘Conan O’Brien Show’, it also ushered in the first week sales predictions for what many have earmarked one of the year’s biggest Pop releases.

So what is is ‘Warrior’ on course to sell? The answer (and Conan performance) await after the jump…

It appears the Conan performance (below) is just what the project is in need of. For, according to Hits Daily Double, the LP is on course to debut within the top 5 of the Billboard 200 with sales of 80,000 – 85,000.

As an Urban-Pop outlet, day in and out we lament the commercial issues R&B is suffering at the hands of Pop. Hence, it’s somewhat difficult to divert from the fact that these numbers aren’t great considering Ke$ha’s Top 40 mainstay. What’s more, the figure represents an almost 50% drop from the 152,000 US numbers the star’s debut ‘Animal’ opened with in January 2010.

Still (cue the violins), it’s a tough economic climate, so on and so forth. As such, it’s not an entirely fair to make album to album sales comparisons. For, Ke$ha’s sake, though, ‘Warrior’ needs to prove it’s just that on the charts and battle its way to more acceptable sales in the weeks and months ahead.

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  1. Hi5 December 5, 2012

    Ke$ha is so ecclectic and koskel. Lol @ her. Conan seem to be in a straight jacket and eyes fixed on those thighs..

  2. Monstarebel (THE UNAPOLOGETIC PRINCE) December 5, 2012

    damn she flopped well atleast she has a number 2 single on BB HOT 100 BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA….

  3. CHUDDS December 5, 2012

    No one takes her seriously as an artist.

    • mr.m December 5, 2012

      She’s not an artist .. she’s a psycho pet

  4. DERAS December 5, 2012

    SOOO WHEN IT IS KEISHA ,SAM TALKS ABOUT ECONOMIC CLIMATE; BUT WHEN IT COME TO RIHANNA ,IT BECAUS SHE IS A “SINGING MODEL” . WHATEVER SAMANTHA. YOUR HATRED IS SHOWING ,LIL’B**** 0_O.
    I LOOVE KEISHA BTW.

  5. RICHANDBLACK11(JUST LIKE OBAMA AND BEY) December 5, 2012

    Who is she again? Never heard of herrrrr

    • Keondra December 5, 2012

      Whoever she is, she better save her coins because she makes Rihanna look like Beyoncé.

  6. MC December 5, 2012

    Now where the hell are those people that say “BLACK people don’t buy album blah blah blah” now? Clearly she isn’t an R&B act and not black so you can’t blame it on that. Now what is your excuse? Waiting.

    • CHUDDS December 5, 2012

      You know we’re still gonna get the blame.

    • BitchICan’tEvenSpellWelfare December 5, 2012

      Yes @MC!!!!!! Where.are.they!!!!????

  7. erghhh December 5, 2012

    F*** knows whats happening to music industry as a whole in general not a kesha fan by any means but still

  8. boopboop December 5, 2012

    kesha is a seasonal artist………she had her moment in ’10 just like gaga and now her gimmick has got stale. yea she got a #2 on bb hot100 but it wont be #1….promo wont help either, her time is up…she shoulda just gone ahead and made that rock album cuz the result wouldof been about the same

    • Flop Cheeta Whora gave Rob an STD from her 20 guys December 5, 2012

      2012 is the worst time to come out as a new act or make a come back. Emeli Sande flopped globally and Lana cannot make it in the USA.

      RITA WHORA IS TURNING TRICKS. THANK GOD, RIH CAME OUT IN 2005

      THE STRUGGLE IS REAL IN THE GAME 2012

      • boopboop December 5, 2012

        snl performance killed whatever chance lana had of making it in the us. i think if lana sounded as good live as she does on cd then she’d prob be more successful in the us.

    • Flop Cheeta Whora gave Rob an STD from her 20 guys December 5, 2012

      IT WILL BE WORSE NEXT YEAR, BEYONCE PICKED THE WORSE TIME. She should of gone diamond with DIL. Now, she has left too late. From 2003 to 2006 was when she shoulD HARD. SHE left it too late.

    • MC December 5, 2012

      “he had her moment in ’10 just like gaga and now her gimmick has got stale” Gaga is SO 2009-2010 that her album debuted with 1.1million in one week in the U.S. (700k without discount) and gone on to 2 million in the U.S. and 6 million in the world, not to mention that she has the second best tour this year ($200 million+).

    • boopboop December 5, 2012

      let me add adele’s name. yea ’21’ smashed but i bet her next album will be lucky to see 1/4 of those 20 mil sales. i’m sure it will debut with big #s but when ppl see it’s not ’21 pt 2′ it will fall down the charts and by then a new sensation will have come along to steal her shine.

  9. Greg F December 5, 2012

    Yeah, but just take in mind that the younger generation (who would be the main ones buying her album) aren’t buying music anymore. There are other factors besides economic. For instance, Spotify anyone? You can listen to all of her songs FOR FREE, so why in the world would you pay money for something you can get for free?

    The only people who bought her CD are die-hard fans and idiots with money to blow. But now let’s talk about all the sold-out shows she gonna have when she goes on a world tour and all of the other various endorsement deals she’s gonna ink and all of the SINGLES she’s probably gonna push 😉

    • CHUDDS December 5, 2012

      So the younger generation will basically skip over her album and purchase One Direction, Taylor Swift & Pink?

  10. Let’s Be Real December 5, 2012

    I may get thumbs downed like a m********* but ima just be real..first off…I usually know when albums are about to be released …I was at Walmart and saw kesha album there…and I was like “when did she release an album?” And walked away.the climate is different but that’s not why this autotuned mess isn’t selling ..it’s garbage.how sad it is today that artist rely on a hot single to sell an album and it still flops. I remember the anticipation of buying a WHOLE ALBUM because of the experience the artist was trying to convey.now albums are 80% filler and 20% hype from a crap single. I really hope the next generation does collectively better with music

    • Flop Cheeta Whora gave Rob an STD from her 20 guys December 5, 2012

      It is not about Promo. Look At Rita Whora promo in the UK AND USA. That is why The superbowl WILL HELP BEYONCE AS MUCH AS THE VOICE HELPS XTINA.

    • mr.m December 5, 2012

      Lotus >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
      ALBUM OF THE YEAR!

  11. reality December 5, 2012

    I really wish people would quit making excuses as to why their faves flop! Kesha has been all over the place with promo and performances so if she really did have any kind of future success with music, this album would’ve sold equivalent, if not better, than her debut.

    • mr.m December 5, 2012

      YAAAS!!!!
      She killed herself promoting .. and FLOPPED HARD!

  12. mr.m December 5, 2012

    LMAO XD
    Karma is A BITCHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!
    FLOPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPP!!!!!!!!!!!

  13. Flop Cheeta Whora gave Rob an STD from her 20 guys December 5, 2012

    woop diamonds is still number 1 in the USA

    • Rancor December 5, 2012

      Woop the album is out of the top 5 in the USA.

      • Whaaaat? December 6, 2012

        lmao!

  14. mr.m December 5, 2012

    I wonder how much she’ll sell without all the promotion .. 3k?

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    • King bey December 5, 2012

      Um, didn’t Christina open with like 75K ? I don’t Stan for Kesha but sit ya ass Down, acting like Cristina sold over 100K.

      • Helio December 5, 2012

        Xtina didnt promote at all her 1st single or the album… like the 1st performance live came the day the album was released… wtf???!!! she’s promoting more the voice than her career!

  15. JJFan1814 December 5, 2012

    Sam can review Ke$ha’s album but not Wiz Khalifa’s? What happened to the base & foundation of this ‘blog’?

    • Lax December 5, 2012

      @JJFAN Gone the singing Goat from the Caribbean
      got the base, foundation and the soul and running that Marathon with it! Turning Cart Wheels and Popping whellies all over the place.
      @JJFAN and Maybe it’s Me But that Singing, dancing and
      Fashion Icon has kicked things into Gear and GETTING ready to bring that London Fashion Show to the US Now the Navy
      know that , the News is sure to put many a haters on
      STERIODS!!!!!!

  16. Charlie December 5, 2012

    Can we all say it together? F-L-O-P FLOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOP!!!!

  17. Suicide Blonde December 5, 2012

    Since when Kesha is an R&B singer, she is Electropop, bad Dance music IMO, she has the talent but sadly not the looks and the ability to make a good album, she will fade away, she’s like a bad version of Cindy Lauper, she will be remembered as one of the singers that defines this “BAD ERA” in music.

  18. OK December 5, 2012

    *shrugs* I’m not surprised by these prediction numbers. Ke$ha is a singles artist, not an album seller. The majority of her fans are only here for whatever’s in the top 10 on iTunes and/or on the Hot 100. Frankly, I’m surprised she didn’t fall off after “Tik Tok” ran its course.

    • Monstarebel (THE UNAPOLOGETIC PRINCE) December 5, 2012

      Kesha is awesome listen to the album you’ll enjoy xoxo

  19. Monstarebel (THE UNAPOLOGETIC PRINCE) December 5, 2012

    YALL ALL TALKING S*** BUT JUST WATCH 2013 WILL BE KE$HAS YEAR SHE HAS LOTS OF POTENTIAL HITS ON THIS ALBUM. …

  20. CzarM December 5, 2012

    Let’s not make excuses. Kesha wasn’t built to last and always had “15 minutes” stitched on her forehead from day 1. She and her team has been promoting hard for months, and have gotten all kinds of front burner promotion. These numbers simply indicate that no one takes her seriously or wants a whole album of her b*******. She’s only useful (and I’m thinking outside my box when I say that, because I consider her useless) in very small dosages.

    If we weren’t in this banal age of iTunes that annoyingly allows people who should have been one-hit wonders (her, Flo Rida, Jason Derulo, LMFAO, etc., etc.) a second chance, she would have been one with “Tik Tok.” Every hit she’s had since has basically been off of the back of it, but that steam is obviously thinning out. And I say good. Kesha is an affront to music, period. We shouldn’t even be talking about her. Her presence is totally unacceptable.

    • You talkin’ to me? December 5, 2012

      If this was still the age when people had to BUY entire CDs to hear their favorite artist’s music–no internet as we now know it, no illegal downloads, no free streaming online–the Hot 100 and Hot 200 charts would look VERY DIFFERENT from the way they do now. Over half these current acts wouldn’t still be around.

      • CzarM December 5, 2012

        Most of them wouldn’t even have ever existed. The climate of iTunes and the Internet too easily allows people to secretly indulge their inner dork with corny and cheaply produced music that has zero substance or budget, but is peppy and bouncy.

        If people still had to deal with trying to call in and requesting radio stations to play certain songs…make the effort to drive to the record store to buy manually buy music…and face the judgement of friends browsing through their music collection…they’d think twice about Kesha, Rihanna, Gaga, Katy and the rest of those clowns.

        The Internet has allowed consumers to be cheap, shallow, lazy, non-selective and dorky when it comes to music.

    • Whaaaat? December 6, 2012

      @ CzarM, I never thought of it that way. So true!

  21. Flop Cheeta Whora gave Rob an STD from her 20 guys December 5, 2012

    Kesha will not make the UK top 40. Tulisa sold 7000 and will debut at 22.

  22. Monstarebel (THE UNAPOLOGETIC PRINCE) December 5, 2012

    & if this makes Kesha a singles artists oh well atleast she selling something…Can’t say the same for B****** like Ciara Brandy & Christina who aren’t selling s*** clearly they weren’t made to last kiiii

    • Helio December 5, 2012

      give me a break… Xtina’s name doesn’t go on the a same sentence with Kesha (who?)… XTINA is a legend and her voice will be heard 4ever… plus she’s been arround for 15 years… not 2!

      • Monstarebel (WARRIOR) December 5, 2012

        that fat w**** is no legend….legends don’t flop On their 4th & 5th albums…

        Christina hasn’t been hot since back to basics era which is pathetic……

      • MC December 5, 2012

        Xtina is not a legend, go look up the word legend first, then come back here.

      • IM A FREE B*TCH December 11, 2012

        legends dont flop on their 4th and 5th albums? so i guess you are saying that Toni Braxton (who is by all accounts a LEGEND) isn’t a legend?!

    • CHUDDS December 5, 2012

      They may not be selling anything now, but check their track records b****! Well more so Brandy and Christina. Ciara came and went…just like Ke$ha will do.

    • Whaaaat? December 6, 2012

      B**** Please, u be hatin and switching sides like crazy! U don’t know who u wanna support. lmao!

  23. Corey December 5, 2012

    These are AWFUL figures considering her single is #3 in the country. Xtina had a semi-flop single, no promo and still only sold 12K less.

  24. Belladonna December 5, 2012

    I wish her well! Kesha I believe in you gurl. (You Can Do it) p.s I knew her sells weren’t going to be like Taylor’s or One Direction but I didn’t think it would be out of the 100rds. But again that album is really good she can keep fighting.

  25. Monstarebel (WARRIOR) December 5, 2012

    i rather an artist I like sell singles rather than sell NOTHING….

    BRANDY CHRISTINA & CIARA CANT SELL SINGLES OR ALBUMS THATS A TRUE FLOP!!!!!!!!!!

    KE$HA GOT A #2 SINGLE UNDER HER BELT WHAT BOUT KELLY BRANDY OR CIARA HAVE THEY EVEN REACHED THE TOP 60 ON BB HOT 100 YET???!!! HAHAHA F***** LAMES!!!!

    • JDGAF December 5, 2012

      You have s***** taste in music. Rihanna, Kesha, Britney, you probably like PSY and the theme music to Barney & Friends too. That you have the nerve to call other people lames is incredible, considering the fruity nonsense you get on here and endorse.

      • Monstarebel (WARRIOR) December 5, 2012

        NO B**** I ACTUALLY LIKE PEOPLE THAT DARE TO BE DIFFERENT AS IN KESHA, DAWN RICHARDS, LANA DEL REY, RIHANNA, NICKI MINAJ….. SO IF THAT MAKES MY TASTE S***** OH WELL.. YOU GUYS ON HERE ARE JUST MAD R&B IS DEAD…..EAT MY ASS YOU B****

    • CHUDDS December 5, 2012

      Babygirl/boy/it, Brandy & Christina have been selling millions since Ke$ha was in kindergarten. Let’s see if Ke$ha’s career can span 18 years like Brandy’s! Her s*** couldn’t even last for 18 minutes according to these album sales.

      • Monstarebel (WARRIOR) December 5, 2012

        Brandys career died after full moon & Christinas died after back to basic they couldn’t even stay on top for 10 years …. so save it h** xoxo

  26. Rancor December 5, 2012

    Kesha, Lana, Christina, Carly (who had the song of the summer) all bombed. I guess white people don’t buy music either, huh? I’m glad this happened, because no one was as irritatingly electro/euro/dance/pop as Kesha. Hopefully this is an indicator that that silly dance-pop garbage is finally starting to crack and that serious artists/music/talent will start to creep back in 2013. Timbaland said that the public’s taste in music tend to change every 4 years. ::knock wood::

  27. lola December 5, 2012

    LMFAO at these sales! Isn’t this her 3rd album though? Cannibal flopped as well. It only sold 300,000 copies, but her label did what Jive did to Britney Spears and shipped out the rest of the units to give her a certification. Cannibal was certified GOLD. I think that Ke$ha is a waste of space and time in the music industry. She doesn’t even try to act like she can sing or hire good songwriters like Rihanna and Katy Perry do. It’s apparent that sales are low for most of the music artists now-a-days because music is so shallow and watered down. Nobody takes these artists seriously. Rihanna, Katy Perry, and Gaga have to FORCE people to buy their albums by releasing single after single and having s*** loads of promotion and controversy. Not to mention their image. That is why Adele sold so many copies of her album and the same with Susan Boyle. Adele can obviously sing, but her voice is not unique or fresh and her music isn’t something that I haven’t heard before. Because she’s a female making music for all audiences and is big in size like many people, they want to be so quick to buy her music because nobody else is making something they like. In order for Ke$ha or Tra$ha to fool people into buying her album like Rihanna and Katy she needs to be on ALL OF THE HIGH FASHION MAGAZINE COVERS and perform some generic ballad that makes people believe she can sing. Oh, also, she needs some sad story about her life publicized.

    • aynon December 6, 2012

      This is so true

  28. HOTSTUFF December 5, 2012

    then they wanna talk about rihanna… a few b****** on the pop scene score almost or higher first week sales than Rihanna….Rihanna has her longevity though and WW there’s nearly no competition…talk about a reign in this actual CLIMATE according to samantha.

  29. prois December 5, 2012

    Kesha is not a brand like Rihanna and Katy…she just puts out songs radio and people like….RCA did not brand her properly…well, RCA doesn’t do much right…their most successful artists are established and have good management for their music and brand….Kesha should just join Dr Luke’s label full time and continue to write hits for other artists (like Britney) and herself…Kesha is a talented songwriter, she’ll get paid regardless….

  30. Pop Royalty December 6, 2012

    LOL , You flopped ?!

  31. Justin December 6, 2012

    WOW! Even Keyshia Cole sold more as an R&B act, but Kesha’s songs always puts a smile on my face.

  32. Jer December 6, 2012

    Are you kidding me? Thats PATHETIC!!! Her lead single is just as big as Rihannas and shes done several performances…grrrrrrlllll

  33. boo December 7, 2012

    I LOVE HOW IF RIHANNA WERE TO MAKE THESE NUMBERS THIS SITE WOULD BE TLKING THE ONLY S***! BUT EVERYONE ELSE GETS THE “ECONOMIC CLIMATE” EXCUSE PFFT “BEING THE UNBIASED SITE THAT THIS IS”

  34. Dan December 10, 2012

    Ke$ha is wild, and this record is insane – can’t stop listening! “Die Young” is my jam. http://bit.ly/RYZ4VW.

  35. VCR December 10, 2012

    Warrior is an amazing album. It’s really diverse in style and will attract a wider demographic than her earlier work. It’s got electro, rock and country and some really beautiful ballads. I think this album will be huge in 2013.

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