Hits Daily Double Release Lady GaGa ‘ARTPOP’ Sales Forecast / Set To Mirror Nicki Minaj’s ‘Pink Friday’

Published: Saturday 2nd Nov 2013 by David

 As sales of her second studio album skate well past the 5 million sold worldwide milestone, this week has brought with it the first week sales predictions for its more radio friendly follow up ‘ARTPOP‘.

Predictions, from the ever accurate Hits Daily Double. The same ‘Double’ who predicted Rihanna would score her first #1 album with ‘Unapologetic’ weeks before its November 2012 release.

So, just how many units do they believe the Pop icon is set to shift come release week?

The answer to that question awaits you below…

375,000 units.

The above is the forecasted figure HDD believe ‘ARTPOP‘ will move once it hits stores on November 11th.

If the figure looks a little familiar, it may be because this is the same first week number moved by Nicki Minaj’s debut album ‘Pink Friday‘, which sold that many units in November 2010 and went onto shift 660,000 units in the four weeks that followed, pushing its US sales to the 1,035,000 unit mark before December’s end.

If ‘Double’s forecast proves to be accurate, this would mark GaGa’s second highest first week figure with ‘Born This Way’ moving 662,000 fully priced units in 2011, and her ‘The Fame’ and ‘Fame Monster’ moving 24,000 and and 174,000 in their respective opening weeks.


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  1. RIP Flogaga November 2, 2013

    Slay ?????? 😀

    • Karma???? November 2, 2013

      i smell 0.99 cents once again on Amazon.com. Yes, Queen of Pop !!!

      NOT !

      • Alex November 6, 2013

        You do realise that it was Amazon.com that was responsible for that NOT Gaga. Inter-scope have threatened legal action if online stores try to do it again with ARTPOP as born This Way lost $3 million in revenue. I don’t blame inter-scope for being pissed off it is business after all.

    • Ha x3 November 2, 2013

      Rihanna, Britney and Beyonce are the only true stars left.

      • BREAKING NEWS November 2, 2013

        ‘ARTPOP’ WILL LEAK IN 3 HOURS…. !!!!!!!!!

        😛 😛 😛

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    • Nilla Malik November 2, 2013

      Artpop has leaked and sucks ass… 🙁

    • Belladonna1363 November 2, 2013

      I smell bulsh*t ! I just went and read the hole thing there baseing this off that fact that because Katy only did 200k with a big Hit that because Gaga Dosen’t have a number1 she won’t sell that much. But You ALL ARE GOING TO HIT THE FLOOR WHEN HER FIRST FULL DAY OF SAELS COMES IN & SO WILL DAILY DOUBLE! LOL

      • Artpop 2 out of 5* November 2, 2013

        Artpop is the worst Gaga’s album to date !!!!

  2. The Meltdown Is Happening November 2, 2013

    1.1 million————-> 375k.

    The flop is inevitable.

    • Alex November 6, 2013

      The new Lady Gaga album, “ARTPOP”, was released in presale at dawn on September 13th 2013 and has set a new record. With the song “Applause” included, the album has the largest pre-order in the history of iTunes. Expected to be released on November 11, “ARTPOP” reached number one in nearly 70 countries in less than 30 hours, breaking the record previously that Madonna reached number 1 in 50 countries with “MDNA”.

      • jimmy November 11, 2013

        Um, its #21 on iTunes a day after release, And the stuff about it having the biggest preorders is an outright lie. The albums tanked less than 24 hours and it’s out of the top 20. Mdna was a huge flop…I don’t get why you bother making stuff up dude, doesn’t make sense to me? Why?

  3. Bey Army November 2, 2013

    ….surprised? Applause is the only song that appeared to be a single worth. The rest is just a dust collector.

  4. Keyshia Del Rey November 2, 2013

    1. Nicki should be ashamed that her first album sold 1 million in month and her second hasn’t even done that in almost two years.

    2. Gaga should be ashamed that after all this promotion she’s only going to do marginally better than the other girls. The reason she’s not going to slay is because she lost the GP with BTW. Homegirl doesn’t know how to write good verses anymore and her ideas are too experimental. You can talk about serious ish and have it be fun and she did that with DWUW, but the rest of the album is like a science experiment gone wrong.

    • truth(the new and refined TRUTH. f*** icki she done now i just slay a b****…yew mad??) November 2, 2013

      PREEEEAAACHHH!! I COSIGN!! Nicki IZZZ a b**** girl i agree!

    • Stop the drama Start the music November 2, 2013

      All what promo??

  5. K bye November 2, 2013

    Gold album of the millennium? 😆

    • Ha x3 November 2, 2013

      Count me in. *co-sign*

  6. yoosondaloose November 2, 2013

    TBH I will wait until the predictions are based on first day sales.

    Knowing GAGA she ALWAYS has something crazy up her sleeve.

    But I WON’T be buying.

    • Bobby November 2, 2013

      I agree .. I am no big Gaga fan but predictions are nothing to go by. In 2010 they predicted Katy Perry’s “teenage dream” would sell some 700k+ first week … she did less than 2k

  7. Tremangel November 2, 2013

    OK. So PF actually sold more than UPL has in one year in one month. Nicki , get your act together for this third album and get those epic sales again!

  8. Breaking The Flop November 2, 2013

    Artpop will leak today….so expect the drama on Twitter.

  9. BeyWhoUWanna November 2, 2013

    This is what happens when singers think they can get away with ignoring the GP and do what they want all the time.
    Gaga should have seen something was wrong when MTN only went Gold and the BTW tickets stopped selling. Sometimes you have to find a middle ground between what you want and what others want and make an album that’s not as risky as you’d want it to be but still speaks to where you are.
    Her head clearly got too big and she thinks she can get away from being some kind of niche pop star AND still get mainstream sales. Pick one or the other. MIA is niche and is ok with not selling and so is Bjork but Gaga wants to have her cake and eat it too and that’s why she’s losing.

    It’s so sad that even though she outsells Lana, Nicki, Katy and Rihanna people would rather listen to their music than hers even if though she’s more talented than all of them combined.
    The truth is that those girls can sing stupid songs AND serious ones and have a healthy balance of die hard fans and casual fans. At this point the only people that care about Gaga are her Monsters and there aren’t enough of them for her to sell what she wants to.

    • Stop the drama Start the music November 2, 2013

      “This is what happens when singers think they can get away with ignoring the GP and do what they want all the time.”

      Like a beyonce when she broke away from her father’s management?

    • jay April 7, 2014

      I feel like you don’t know what she wants because you can’t read her mind; she’s probably very proud of herself.

  10. Lana Del Slay November 2, 2013

    Maybe this is why she’s been acting so weird recently.

  11. Ha, desperate ! November 2, 2013

    The main reason why Gaga & Interscope are releasing multiple singles and snippets.

  12. Ha, desperate ! November 2, 2013

    OMG! S** Dreams and Gypsy just leaked !!!!!!!!

    😀 😀 😀

  13. Nicki Beyminaj November 2, 2013

    .50 cent on Amazon would be nice for a start.

    • FRESH NAVI November 2, 2013

      PF RR sales….. would be so benefiting of such a sale maybe it can sale platinum finally!

      • Onika my Queen Other B****** Take A Seat> November 2, 2013

        b**** it is platinum! get your facts straight you dry p**** b****

  14. TruthBeTold November 2, 2013

    I don’t think anyone should laugh at her because she puts more effort into her work than most of our faves do. I just think that she’s reached a point where she’s become so big it’s impossible to feel what people want and that’s why people are tuning her out.

    From my personal experience with her music, the TF reminds me one of the most happiest moments of my life when my best friend and I were still friends and were really passionate about music and couldn’t believe how exciting and refreshing this new girl was and how cool her music was.

    I’ll never forget how cool it felt knowing that only a few other people in my school had heard of her.

    The problem with her now is that she’s fired all of the people she worked with during that era and works with people who are obviously pretending to be honest with her but are too scared to tell her truth and risk being kicked to the curb like LAG.

    All the excitement and joy in her music has been sucked out and now her only concern is to make music she thinks is experimental but is REALLY just self indulgent and selfish, in that it doesn’t take the average Joe into account.

    The average joe can hear and cry his eyes out to Speechless because the emotion is raw and real and universal and because of that, he might secretly buy her album on Itunes and given her a sale he wouldn’t tell his friends about. Now the only person she makes music for is her own ego and that’s why BTW and AP are the only two Gaga releases I refuse to support.

    • JohnVidal November 2, 2013

      Gaga proves to the World she is just an art student !!!!!


      • Emmie November 2, 2013

        if she’d s*** on a plate and wrap a bow around it yáll suckers still would call it art..just cause gaga is trying to get a way with the art card…

  15. TAYLOR SWIFTS NUMBER 1 FAN!!! November 2, 2013

    Can’t match Taylor’s first week totals.

    Taylor will be performing on the Uk X factor on sunday!!! Watch her slay!!

  16. JohnVidal November 2, 2013

    Gaga, why dont you leak the whole thing ??????

    • ARTPOP LEAKED November 3, 2013

      It did 🙂

  17. SLAY ME GODNIKA (ASBEENISH) November 2, 2013

    Nicki is a female rapper. These sales were the highest of ANY female rapper this DECADE. (still are) So for gaga to match the sales of that of a female rapper is shocking. But 375K first week is hardly a flop. If Nicki Promotes like she did with PF. GLUE YO WEAVES ON.

  18. Nilla Malik November 2, 2013

    This is what happens when she tries to be herself and not copying Madonna. lol

  19. Mt November 2, 2013

    Yall call britney a flop but home girl has been here for 15 years. Where will gaga be in 2023 and how much will she sell then?!

    • Emmie November 2, 2013

      my best advice…dont even listen to them…what do they know ? Britney Beyonce Rihanna Christina Shakira are living legends up 2 a 10 or more years in the buss..where others even fail to drop a single…..you should not even waste your time to compare the living legends…with nowaday artists….

  20. FRESH NAVI November 2, 2013

    Sam are we not going to get the post about

    Rihanna’s DWT GROSSING 100M just from its US &EUR LEGS

    I’m slated the queen is everything!!!

    I’m pretty sure she will usurp Beyonce and be the Black Female with the highest grossing tour .


    • Loyalty November 2, 2013

      Keep hoping honey, the Mrs Carter Tour has already grossed 97.3 Million with 61 dates. And she has many more dates to still be announced including her Austrailian leg, second North American Leg and South American Leg.

      • FRESH NAVI November 2, 2013

        we know we know. she has to do north america twice to top Rih

        poor thing she such a KING she should be giving us madge teases with the tour salyage oooOPS.

      • Loyalty November 2, 2013

        Rihannas doing it twice though aswell Ooop.

      • FRESH NAVI November 2, 2013

        But the thing is when the tour was announced and began ALL THE HIVE MEMBERS SAID IT WAS A FLOP AND TICKETS WERENT SELLING

        YET here we are and both tours are pretty comparative it=n terms of grossing…

        i hate being wrong too so i understand the frustration

        seathe. at ease.

      • Loyalty November 2, 2013

        Lol The Navy were the ones who started that s*** mocking Beyonces ‘flop greatest hits Tour’ because she wasn’t doing stadiums. I’m not seething darling, you decided to bring Beyoncé name up first but the fact remains shes still grossing more than Rihanna on average. #FactsOnly. You can celebrate Rihannas first Tour gross to do over 100 mill, good for her, you don’t need to drag Beyoncé into it.

      • Loyalty November 2, 2013

        And Madonna? Rihannas supposed to be the black Madonna, Beyoncé supposed to be irrelevant and washed… Say NADA.

      • FRESH NAVI November 2, 2013

        ok i see your point… we know my b**** is winning tho 😛

      • Loyalty November 2, 2013

        Shes doing her thing, so is mine. They both doing the thing for black females in pop music for their own reasons.

    • Emmie November 2, 2013

      Sorry but have you ever watched rihanna live ? i have seen her in amsterdam once a few years ago with good girl gone bad promo tour..she sucked…then i seen her in london…she sucked …as final i have seen her in amsterdam again..and again she sucked…the so many times i heard a bad note and had to scratch my head like like did i really waste my money and time on this…really ? i love her thats why i went out for her concerts…but lets face it ..80%of the show i a mess..id rather have her playback and have a hot show

      • FRESH NAVI November 2, 2013

        i know that sometimes she can be a mess live

        im not deluded to think she is a great performer she can hold her own when she wants to a put effort into it…

        all I’m saying is that the show was a hit in terms of sales

        because i personally think that the staginging for Diamonds world tour and core was basic as f***

        and i’d much rather go to a beyonce concert.. because while bey’s tickets are expensive you leave thoroughly entertained. She puts in work for her concepts.


        and I’m proud of what she has done 100k plus tour grossing is AMAZING

        and I’m proud of Bey too she’s been doing her thin since forever and always… she just needs to slay us with th music and release something that feels fresh, her and not too try hard

    • HEAR TO EDUCATE DUMB STANS November 3, 2013

      You are so dumb. DWT is in support of an album. MCSWT is not and that 100M that you speak of is from all its shows not just North America & Europe. Rihanna took 8 years into her career to have a tour that big. Beyonce & MCSWT> Rihanna & DWT. remain pressed. Has Unapologetic or Talk that Talk hit 5 Million in WW sales? and Rihanna aint pocketing not even 30M out of that 100M.

  21. Loyalty November 2, 2013

    Its what I expected. Not bad but I know she probably wanted more.

  22. Stop the drama Start the music November 2, 2013

    First of all Gaga is not doing any major promo like SNL and the AMA until AFTER the album is released. If she did all that before this, these sales would probably be higher.

  23. channel_ROMAN November 2, 2013

    Watch it flop like Yeezus.

    • FRESH NAVI November 2, 2013

      i think you mean like PF RR

      the struggle to achieve platinum sales is upon us 🙂

      • SLAY ME GODNIKA (ASBEENISH) November 2, 2013

        Roman Reloaded : 5 Songs with More than 1,000,000 copies sold, the most by any female, tied with Adele.

        1st Female Rapper to have 2 #1 Albums in the US. (PF AND PFRR)

        Birthed ‘Starships’ One of the Best Selling singles of all time. 7.2M Downloads 4x Platinum in US.

        Roman Reloaded was the highest selling Rap Album of 2012.

        So PFRR hardly ‘Flopped’

      • FRESH NAVI November 2, 2013

        PF RR does not have 5 platinum singles lets NOT !

        secondly female rap card is tired as f***….

        thirdly she has yet to hit the 900 k mark in the US thats a f****** flop!

        and last but not lease the album only had one impactful song starships which did do good on the charts… but when taken into account the 10293274349 singles released from the one album and yet it can’t go platinum its sad

  24. Kim (Beyonce/Rihanna fan) November 2, 2013

    She would probaby buy 200, 000 copies herself, she can’t handle the shame.

  25. JOHNVIDAL November 2, 2013

    Why are you guys even discussing this predictions as if they were sales??? It´s crazy! I don´t even like those predictions based on first day sales, cos they help to over hype and succsessful album and to destroy the future of a not that successful album (even if it deserves to sell well). So really, these predictions weeks before are useless. I remember Katy Perry´s Teenage Dream was predicted to sell 400,000 first week by some experts (and she didn´t cross the 200,000 line). It´s absurd. Wait and see.
    Still, if that number became true, it wouldn´t be bad at all. More than any other pop girl, and despite getting too much hate for months.

  26. LTM November 2, 2013

    Weren’t Monsters saying she did 500k in pre-orders alone? What happened to the most pre-ordered album ever? Lol I guess they’ll stop calling Prism’s 1st week numbers a flop. Besides, its the long term that matters.

    • FRESH NAVI November 2, 2013


      Billboards hailed Katy Perry the New Queen of Pop in her recent cover story

      YET she only did 280 only 10 k better than Miley

      notwithstanding the fact that she had huge singles!!

      i love katy but we need to stop the bias b*******

      GAGA album will slay Katy effortlessly and if her predictions are already better than katy i think you should stfu i honestly do

  27. Rosie November 2, 2013

    HDD predicted 400K for Prism based on pre-orders before it was actually released. Maybe T***** will do under 300K? Either way the struggle is real and since T***** lacks longtivity on the album charts it’ll take longer than my fave’s album to go platinum.

    • FutureCIARA November 2, 2013

      Ms.Thing do you have a kindergartner writing your comments now???

      Then I remembered that you are only an adolescent pre-op t*****.

  28. GAGARULES November 2, 2013


    • xyz November 2, 2013

      you wish

  29. XtinaTheDiva November 2, 2013

    ARTpop? more like ARTflop..

    • FRESH NAVI November 2, 2013

      says the Xtina fan

      christina is the definition of flop

      when was she last hot?

      you should be more mad at p!nk who shades your fav every chance possible

  30. FRESH NAVI November 2, 2013

    Whats funny about this whole thing is ALL THESE F****

    where in here parsing katy for doing 280 but gaga gets predicted to do 370 and she’s a flop?

    what a harmon a mess you f**** are.

    Bias at bess but hey isn’t it what this site is fundamentally about.

  31. Amanda Bynes November 2, 2013

    I smell another Twitter meltdown. Lmao

  32. Monstarebel November 2, 2013

    The b**** will probably buy 100k copies just to make it seem like shes not fading.

    • Stop the drama Start the music November 2, 2013

      Like Nicki?? 😀

      • Monstarebel November 2, 2013

        No b**** Nicki is not desperate like GaGa you tried tho.

      • Stop the drama Start the music November 2, 2013

        Was obviously desperate enough to get RR to certified platinum even tho it only scanned 800k. No different. And ur right. Nicki ain’t desperate anymore cuz she realized she already DID fade. Lol

    • HEAR TO EDUCATE DUMB STANS November 3, 2013

      Considering Miss Minaj’s HYPED second album cant clock 1M in US sales yet. you have no basis to say Gaga is fading. ARTPOP’S pre-orders alone have out clocked PFRR you have to say in ths matter. Remain Pressed. or you can buy those 100k of PFRR to help it get to platinum. BYEEEE ASHY

  33. *ℙᏫℙ ℝᏫᎩAℒᎿᎩ* November 2, 2013

    i expect Maybe double or Triple That, get real!

    I will be buying To be honest, i liked every song I heard , it got leaked today and i heard the LQ songs the Japanese LM leaked, Simply it is a sure buy this year.

    I expect 750k-900k 1st week on The way, There is still an App to be released Babies, and The Thirst for this album is so f*****’ real. 😀

    Donatellaaaaaaaaaaa is Life Tbh ;), I’m Happy.


    • JOHNVIDAL November 2, 2013

      You´re making me so f****** excited about the album! I´ve also loved all the songs so far, but I refuse to listen to any non-released songs. Just liek with loved me back to Life. I´ll buy both of them (physical copies) at once.

      • *ℙᏫℙ ℝᏫᎩAℒᎿᎩ* November 2, 2013

        Get MORE THAN excited @Johnvidal !!! The Album is A dope Electronic Candy That you just Can’t Get Enough of.


        Don’t Care about The Hateful B******, Just Like With Rihanna, They will Always Hate.

        the Album is AMAZING AMAZING AMAAAAZING!!! 😉

  34. la Perra November 2, 2013

    ArtPop has LEAKED!!! oh she is going to for sure have a meltdown now!

    • Monstarebel November 2, 2013

      lol girl you lying.

      • la Perra November 2, 2013

        yes it has no need to lie.
        But its low quality though…

  35. Monstarebel November 2, 2013

    Loool Not the girls tryna say Katy leaked artpop.

  36. My face is BEEEAATTTTT hunty November 2, 2013

    ArtFlop leaked and it STINKS!!!!

    • Artpop 2 out of 5* November 2, 2013

      The worst album in Gaga’s career.


  37. Stop the drama Start the music November 2, 2013

    How r Icki Stans gonna talk about someone fading when Icki only has 1 successful album and no f****** Grammys after begging the academy to nominate Stink Friday so many times?? Oh the irony.
    And nicki is lucky for her next album to scan 120k first week….her star power is no longer prevailing. 😀

    • Onika my Queen Other B****** Take A Seat> November 2, 2013

      one successful album? b**** PF:RR was 2012 best rap album! deep throat your moms d*** and gtfo you s**** ass b****.

  38. MOBTER Riri November 2, 2013

    The Fame——> BTw———–> Artpop———> 4 by Beyonce.

    • Beyanca November 2, 2013

      No b**** .
      4&DIL >>>> gaga’s discography.

  39. Klaus Geltl November 2, 2013

    Those predictions are worthless stuff. Just like nonsensical hate comments calling an album a flop before it’s even released, I don’t understand that either. The only thing which counts is that an album KEEPS selling and isn’t forgotten in a year’s time.

  40. Artpop 2 out of 5* November 2, 2013

    Only G.U.Y and Artpop- the title track I put on repeat. Forget the rest.

  41. FutureCIARA November 2, 2013

    Just grabbed the leaked album and I will listen to it shortly, No opinions until I actually LISTEN to the COMPLETE album, which is what a lot of you on here lack when it comes to artist and musical albums.

  42. MusicLover1 November 2, 2013

    I like the singing from Nicki Minaj not the rapping from her. Her second album had some good songs on there. It is so much better then her first. Lady Gaga made an ok comeback. I like her new songs Venus and Do what you want. If Lady Gaga Artpop album was out today i would to listen to the other songs she had on there. I like the way she is showing an artistic side for her album by working with her Dj.

  43. HoneychildPlease November 2, 2013

    Her albums sucks! it leaked and i still wouldn’t download it!To be honest anything over 110 k is too much..

  44. Biting Truth November 2, 2013

    I’m laughing that people are even bothering to listen to the “leak” just to say that it stinks. I already know Gaga’s album is garbage, because everything she does is. In the 5 years she’s been around, this trainwreck hasn’t put out a single song I thought was any good. Everything I’ve heard from her was cringe-worthy. So I don’t need to listen to her new s*** to already know that it ain’t worth the wax. Wack is wack is wack is wack.

  45. IM A FREE B*TCH November 3, 2013

    i sense a big discount coming in order to push those sales up

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