Industry Analysts Predict Lukewarm Debut For Britney Spears’ ‘Britney Jean’

Published: Friday 22nd Nov 2013 by Sam

The forecasts are in and it’s looking like rainy days may be ahead for Britney Spears‘ new album ‘Britney Jean’.

Led by ‘Work B*tch’, the LP has been the subject of ample debate (including here on That Grape Juice) due to the so-so performance of its preceding singles – the latest being ballad ‘Perfume’.

Like the record-buying public, the material we’ve heard thus far has done little to rouse us. A fact that seems to have weighed heavily on the project’s potential sales.

For, the ever-reliable folk over at Hits Daily Double have revealed their opening week estimates for the LP. And let just say, like ‘Perfume’s chart performance, it doesn’t smell too nice.

See what we mean below…

Via HDD:

(A) very light promo schedule, with little or no TV around the release, could put the album (‘Britney Jean’) on the low-end of the 150-200k forecast.

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Yikes! Whichever way it’s diced or sliced, it’ll be quite the disaster if the LP opens to such numbers (which it currently looks set to). Indeed, if the record debuts anywhere within the suggested region, it’ll become Spears’ lowest first-week figures since 1999 debut ‘…Baby, One More Time’ – which bowed at #1 on the Billboard 200 with sales of 121,000.

And though one could argue that the latter would go on to sell 10 million copies in the US alone, the reality is that the music industry has changed radically and such narratives (see: slow-then-fast sales) are the rarest of occurrences – particularly for established acts in Britney’s predicament.

That said, in the spirit of being fair and unbiased, it’s clear Team Britney are channelling the bulk of their efforts into her upcoming Las Vegas residency. Viewed this way, it appears ‘Britney Jean’ is little more than a vehicle to promote the Vegas shows; shows that look set to line her pockets handsomely. And, of course, the pockets of those in her team.

Still, one has to wonder why embracing the “Madonna model” – which sees new albums merely serve as a reason and advert for tours (see: ‘MDNA’) is worthwhile for a still-young Britney. Indeed, at 31, she has at least 10 years to go before the “Vegas performer” title is one she should wear with pride. Yes, it’s big money, but at what expense? Radio programmers have shown, time-in and time-out, that Vegas rarely connotes “cool” – which could prove problematic for Britney moving forward.

Needless to say, it’ll be very interesting to see how ‘Jean’ fares when it arrives in stores on December 3rd.

Check out the opening week figures for Britney’s previous albums in the US. Has she sadly come full circle or is it reflective of a long-term career with peaks and troughs?

* ‘…Baby One More Time’ debuted at #1 with 121,000 units sold. 

 * ‘Oops!…I Did It Again’ debuted at #1 with 1.3 million units sold.

* ‘Britney’ debuted at #1 with 745,000 units sold.

* ‘In the Zone’ debuted at #1 with 609,000 units sold. 

* ‘Blackout’ debuted at #2 with 290,000 units sold. 

* ‘Circus’ debuted at #1 with 505,000 copies sold.

* ‘Femme Fatale’ debuted at #1 with 276,000 copies sold. 

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  1. Mrs. Carter November 22, 2013

    Uhmm DUH!!! She will be lucky if it does not become a total flop.

  2. Mark111 November 22, 2013

    I dunno, I think 250K, those Brit fans shows out with support. But it been what? 15 years? I don’t know anyone who had a peaking career over 15 to 20 years (solo).

    BTW I always count Blackout as a #1 album, BB changed their rules on the final day and I thought that was wrong and I’m not a huge Brit fan.

    • JB102 November 22, 2013

      Who cares what YOU count? LOL You’re in no position of authority to make or void any chart rules.

      Blackout was #2.

      What else is #2? S***. What else is s***? You.

      /The end.

    • Janet November 23, 2013

      it’s funny right?
      Britney Spears after 15 years… 200k
      Lady Gaga only after 5 years… 260k

      Britney’s a true pop innovator.
      I really don’t care with Britney Jean sales anymore, her latest materials on Britney Jean mostly without autotune blow my mind.
      Vegas Shows is 10 X bigger than this album deal.
      Britney, please focus on your Vegas Shows because it’s worth 30M, and you already broke some records in Vegas.

      Read more: http://thatgrapejuice.net/2013/11/industry-analysts-predict-lukewarm-debut-britney-spears-britney-jean/#ixzz2lRrv998L
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  3. Mrs. Carter November 22, 2013

    That Britney >>>>>>>>> this britney

  4. Brit Brit BIATCH November 22, 2013

    275k

  5. Antonio November 22, 2013

    Her being predicted to sell as much as 200k w/o any promo is actually damn. I do believe this album is merely a promotional tool for her Vegas residency, which I doubt will be as successful as she and her team believe, but let’s say she had a strong promo campaign like she did with Oops, Britney, In the Zone and Circus. She’d easily be predicted to sell around 350-400k. So please don”t act like one low selling album will hurt Britney, seeing as she already has 6 #1 albums that have sold over 100 million copies WW…

    • Anne November 22, 2013

      “I’m sorry but I don’t think there is any amount of promo that can push this to 400K, seriously doubt 350K is possible either. Can’t see her getting anywhere near that range without a stronger single. Maybe she’ll release another single before the release date. She may do okay if she can manage to release a good single and kick off some strong promo the days before and during the release week. Anyway, it actually says that she may fall at the bottom of the predicted range (150K) if she only has light promo. You read it wrong, it doesn’t predict 200K with no promo.”
      Reposted from below in response to Antonio

  6. Diamond Princess November 22, 2013

    Britney Spears unlike other seasoned acts has NEVER flopped. Win or lose with this album not many acts can say they’ve rarely failed when it comes to commercial success. Let’s face it Britney hasn’t been at her performance best since the onyx hotel tour. Yet she’s the ONLY artist I know that can just stand on a stage or just not perform at all but still pull out big numbers with album sales/tours.

    • QUEENHANNA November 22, 2013

      LOL THE DELUSION IS REAL.

      LOL FLOPOUT=FLOP

      FLOPPE FATALE=FLOP

      LOL FLOPNEY HAS FLOPPED BEFORE. THIS WILL BE HER 3RD LOL

      AND WHY IS SHE DOING VEGAS/HASBEEN LAND IF SHE CAN PULL IN BIG TOUR NUMBERS? LMAO THE DELUSION IS INDEED REAL.

      • Diamond Princess November 22, 2013

        Umm if anyone is delusional sweetheart it’s you. I was clearly stating facts, you’re just hurling out insults that make no sense at all. Since when is having all #1 albums except one that was #2 a flop? Pleaaaaaase explain?!! I can’t with you weirdos

    • Minku November 26, 2013

      she’s the ONLY artist I know that can just stand on a stage or just not perform at all but still pull out big numbers with album sales/tours

      so true man… She’s the only legend left after Michael.

  7. Lovebird (Britney Jean – 03.12.13) November 22, 2013

    Britney has NOT promoted anything, she’s selling on name alone so I don’t expect a huge debut.

    I’ve heard some of the leaks and this is an amazing album. Can’t wait.

  8. QUEENHANNA November 22, 2013

    LMAO @ THE STRUGGLE & DECLINE OF FLOPNEY SPEARS.

    125-150K. IF SHE’S LUCKY LMAO. #RIPBRITNEYSPEARS

  9. Molly November 22, 2013

    Aww poor britt britt :-/

  10. Lovebird (Britney Jean – 03.12.13) November 22, 2013

    Dead at you thinking Britey is struggling when she hasn’t promoted anything and is selling on name alone.

    The real struggle is $25 million dollar promo, $5.99 discount, 50 layoffs and;
    2ND WK SALES
    P!nk: TTAL- 94,330
    Prism- 92,000
    Girl on Fire- 76,686
    Femme Fatale- 75,166
    Bangerz- 72,000
    Unapologetic- 71,627
    ARTPOP- 50-55k

    Artpop is real struggle. And based on material alone, Britney Jean will most definitely outsell Artpop in the long run.

    • GAGARULES November 22, 2013

      LOL EXCUSES, EXCUSES. FLOPNEY’S NAME IS OBVIOUSLY A FLOP IF IT CAN ONLY MOVE 150K UNITS.

      ‘FLOPNEY JEAN’S 2ND WEEK SALES WILL LOOK SOMETHING LIKE:

      25-30K. U MAD SIS? #THESTRUGGLETOSTAYRELEVANT

    • yoSMOKE November 22, 2013

      No ones talking about anybody else the topic at hand is BRITNEY SPEARS !

    • Beyanca November 22, 2013

      Not you conviently forgetting 4 & 21. The only 2 that sold over 100K second week.

  11. Molly November 22, 2013

    Not unapologetic 2nd week sales being higher then Artpops.

  12. GAGARULES November 22, 2013

    BWAHAHA, GAGA WOULD NEVER FLOP AS EPIC AS THIS. I HOPE THE EXECS AT HER LABEL ARE STARTING THEIR JOB SEARCHES EARLY LMAO

  13. Tyra November 22, 2013

    @THE FAKE RIHANNA FAN, SIT TF DOWN!

  14. idgi November 22, 2013

    I know that alot of fans and Britney herself keep plugging “its for the fans” but if was for the fans she would be doing performances so her fans can enjoy the era and experience or if it was truly for fans make the album free? Lol. But with lack of promo these predicted are ehhh and who knows they could lower like it did for Gaga.

  15. Molly November 22, 2013

    GaGa rules uhm B**** GaGa already did.

    • GAGARULES November 22, 2013

      LOL 260K>150K B**** LOL #TRYAGAIN

      • SLAY ME GODNIKA (ASBEENISH) November 23, 2013

        But boo, didn’t all the little a*** say that it would do 500k??. Gaga was outsold by Katy – the so called singles artist- and miley cyrus. LMFAOOO

  16. Lovebird (Britney Jean – 03.12.13) November 22, 2013

    Honey, Gags has already FLOPPED. Her last hit was what, Express yourself this way?

    Since then she has been the sinking titanic.

    Didn’t Johnvidal, Dossome, Pop Royalty, Stop the Drama, B**** I can’t even, H20, Cake like, Little Cheisse say Gaga is an album seller and yet she’ll sell 50K second week?

    What sort of album seller is that? Didn’t the Monsters drag MDNA and yet Artpop is performing worst? I CAN’T.

    • GAGARULES November 22, 2013

      LOL CHECK AGAIN, DEAR. GAGA’S LAST HIT IS STILL IN THE TOP 10. 14TH WEEK. 2 MILLION SOLD.

      WHERE IS FLOP B**** THIS WEEK? HOW ABOUT PERFLOP? LMAO

      DOES ANYONE EVEN REMEMBER FLOPNEY’S LAST HIT? LMAO

      AND DIDN’T U SAY FLOPNEY WAS AN ALBUM SELLER TOO? 150K? LMAO NICE TRY, GURL #THESTRUGGLETOSELLMORETHANARTPOP

      • BeyRihStan November 22, 2013

        She didn’t sell 2 million. Stop inflating. Applause has sold 1.6 or 1.7 million lol.

      • nanz December 4, 2013

        britbrit collab with william ‘scream and shout’ is the 6th biggest itunes selling single this year with 6.7M copies sold. gaga’s name will is nowhere in the top 10.

  17. ABC November 22, 2013

    Britney hasn’t promoted? Shes been all over the place doing interviews. She even flew to the UK.

  18. idgi November 22, 2013

    @Gagarules Gaga went from 1M+ to 259k within 5 years. Britney has been in the game for 15 years. What logic are you using? Then again being a Gaga fan I expect nothing but stupidity from you guys

    • GAGARULES November 22, 2013

      LOL AND FLOPNEY WENT FROM SELLING 10 MILLION TO 4 MILLION IN 5 YEARS. YOU REALLY WANNA GO THERE HON? LMAO #THEDELUSIONSCONTINUE

      • m November 22, 2013

        are you serious? A Gaga fan dragging Britney b**** get out.

      • Eric November 22, 2013

        So what you’re saying is that Britney suffered a 60% decline over a 5 year period when Gaga is facing a 70% Decline in just one year?

        That’s a failed attempt at making a reasonable argument lol

      • Minku November 26, 2013

        Still far better than gaga. Dude your trolling yourself

  19. cake like lady gaga November 22, 2013

    NOOOO 🙁

    Not @TROLLbird clearly having a nervous breakdown on TGJ 🙁 🙁

    Ofcos Britney will flop because she has stans like @TROLLbird. He doesn’t support his faves. He downloaded Basic Prism on Mediafire, he didn’t support Riherpes when she was in his country, he didn’t buy Perfume, THE LIST IS ENDLESS…

    So ofcos Britney Jean will flop. Who needs naysayers when you have stans like @TROLLbird??

  20. D November 22, 2013

    I’m a fan but everything about this era is a mess. She needs to ditch will I’m not and find a truly inspired producer. Why they didn’t scrap perfume is BEYOND me. How do they not include the two producers that have written a majority of her hits over the last 6 years? Dr. Luke and Danja should be on this project. Or she should have branched out and tried some producers whose sound is all over the radio. I think she should work with Greg Kurstin (lily allen) and I think even mike will could have come up with something dope morphing his sound into te Britney model.

  21. Lolz November 22, 2013

    FLOP! Watch the excuses come rolling in and the usual decade old receipts kick in motion.

  22. Molly November 22, 2013

    GaGa fans should never come for Britney these aren’t her best numbers but still her career has been goin strong for over 15 years… GaGa b**** ass went for selling a million to sell 250k at the rate she’s going her next album will be lucky to do 30k

    • GAGARULES November 22, 2013

      LMAO GURL PLEASE, FLOPNEY’S CAREER DIED 10 YEARS AGO, THANKS TO BEYONCE. 5 YEARS LATER, GAGA SEALED HER COFFIN WITH ‘THE FAME’.

      HAS FLOPPE FATALE GONE PLATINUM YET? LMAO

      • Molly November 22, 2013

        Didn’t femme fatale open with bigger first week sales then chart flop? mind you that was Britneys 7th album compared to FAGgas 3rd Lmao

      • m November 22, 2013

        honey Femme Fatale opened with higher numbers than Artpop so you can sit down and read the receipts

        Britney 3rd album ‘Britney’ has sold over 18 million WW, when will Artpop?

  23. Lolz November 22, 2013

    But GooGoo fans should not be trying to drag. Your fav will be lucky if she can release an album in 8 years time.

  24. Holy hive November 22, 2013

    Didn’t girl on fire open up with 160k yet its 2nd week numbers are higher then gaga 2nd week numbers Lmao wow

    And brit you dont promote s*** yet your still doing better than Ciara who promoted her s*** everywhere yikes.

    • GAGARULES November 22, 2013

      LOL HOW MUCH HAS FLOP ON FIRE SOLD AT THIS POINT? LMAO DEAD @ YOU BRINGING IN NONFACTORS TO TRY AND SAVE FLOPNEY LMAO

      • BeyRihStan November 22, 2013

        GOF has sold 700k in America. Not her best, but amazing for a strictly R&B/soul artist. Don’t forget that Alicia’s 3rd album sold 6 million copies…..only 2 million less than her 2nd album 😉

  25. idgi November 22, 2013

    @Molly and cierror stans should never come for anyone… Ever!

  26. Avenger November 22, 2013

    People kill me thinking that throwing up the “no promo” excuse justifies anything. If a song or album flops or underperforms because the artist couldn’t be bothered to promote it, then shame on them. Still a flop. It’s as if you’re trying to act like if they HAD promoted, it absolutely WOULD have done better. GTFOH with that shoulda/woulda/coulda BS.

    These numbers are poor and real talk Britney is now over 10 years past her expiration date. If the Backstreet Boys aren’t having hits anymore, I don’t know why anyone thinks she still can. Maybe Britney’s camp isn’t pushing her to promote because they know it won’t change anything.

    Seems all the silly pop chicks are coming out with lackluster or embarrassing numbers this season. Perhaps the GP is finally over them. Good.

  27. cake like lady gaga November 22, 2013

    A Somalian refugee coming for a South African?? I don’t think so…

    Pick one and sit your azzz down sis –> _/ _/ _/

  28. idgi November 22, 2013

    Gaga won’t see 5M

    • GAGARULES November 22, 2013

      LOL AND FLOPNEY WON’T SEE 500K LMAO

  29. cake like lady gaga November 22, 2013

    *Looks at the BB 100*

    I see Applause is still in the top 10, two months after its release. However, I am struggling to find Work B**** and Perfume.

    Can @TROLLbird please organize a search party for these two songs, they are missing on the charts

    • JOHNVIDAL November 22, 2013

      Two months? It´s been like 4 months by now.

  30. FAF November 22, 2013

    ^All those albums are certified platinum, hun

  31. FAF November 22, 2013

    @Holy hive they’re both releasing music in a timely fashion, are u upset sis ? 😆 I need answers, plz

  32. Molly November 22, 2013

    @IDGI Ciara isn’t the only person i stan for come again. I also Stan for Drake and Katy P you dumb d***.

  33. Molly November 22, 2013

    @FAF Holy hive is just mad that her thieving fav has yet to release anything decent this whole year

  34. Lolz November 22, 2013

    @Faf why isn’t Overdose being promoted. Not having anything is better than giving up half way through because the floppage was so strong.

  35. Molly November 22, 2013

    @Lolz hows overdose a flop when it just got sent to radio.

  36. cake like lady gaga November 22, 2013

    DEAD at the bandwagoning Somalian.. He now stans for Drake? Since when? Next he will say he stans for Eminen

    THE STRUGGLE!!!!!!

  37. Lolz November 22, 2013

    @Molly havn’t you been saying that for weeks? Where is it on the charts its been out for ages?

  38. Molly November 22, 2013

    @LOLZ honey give it time to grow, once the video comes out the s*** will slay.

  39. realmusicfan November 22, 2013

    THIS SITE ALWAYS BASHES HER….LETS TALK ABOUT HER LEGACY..6 NUMBER 1 ALBUMS.ONLY TEEN TO SELL OVER 30 MILLION ALBUMS JUST FOR 1 ALBUM!!HOLDS THE RECORD OF 1.3 MILLION SALES FOR A FIRST WEEK DEBUT BY A FEMALE!!I MUST SAY IF SHE WAS TO PERFORM,THAT WOULD HELP…BUT EVERYONE SAID THE SAME THING LAST YEAR,SHE WAS ONLY SUPPOSE TO SELL 150K,BUT ENDED UP SELLING 276K WITH NO PROMOTION..THATS GOOD IN MY BOOKS,U HAVE ACTS LIKE,GAGA,MILEY,RIHANNA,PERFORMING EVERYWHERE,COMMERCIALS,AND THEY STILL ONLY MANAGE TO SELL 259,276,150K…..SO IN REALITY,ITS BRITNEY B****!!

    • JOHNVIDAL November 22, 2013

      You have to be honest. Britney´s legacy is not important, Nobody took her seriously. Yes she´s a big success, but in the end if you don´t have amazing talents for music… you won´t last in people´s minds. Even if Britney has had one of the most successful careers in the last 20 years… she won´t be recognized. Only thing she had was spark, and she lost it years ago.

      • xyz November 22, 2013

        britney has some serious great pop songs and amazing albums. thats what always carried her, she had quality music…

        with that being said, this album is 50 % trash considering the fact that half of the songs sound like will.i.cant rejects

      • JOHNVIDAL November 22, 2013

        But the thing is she had nothing to do with those good pop songs released under her name. People always knew it and in the long run it shows and will show even more.

      • realmusicfan November 22, 2013

        sweetie are you crazy?she wont last?nobody took her seriously?her album sales says different…miss me with that,lol..you couldnt have been serious

      • JOHNVIDAL November 23, 2013

        @realmusicfan
        You´re not getting the point. Of course she has lasted on the charts. But as decades go by she´ll become more and more irrelevant since everybody knows her talent was not big. It has happened in the past. Only people who impacted audiences for long will remain legends forever (Michael, Whitney, Beatles, etc, etc).

  40. Marcel November 22, 2013

    Folks kill me when they say these sales are low… ish, some artist wish they could rank in these numbers it is still considered a win for Britney.. she is making money and people are buying her material

    check out “Dare” by new artist Marcel

    http://youtu.be/UjNYIt2znVo

  41. Lolz November 22, 2013

    Its had enough time to grow lmao. L A Reid has given up promoting this era and so has she. Face it. The album has not even sold 150k and the only thing you can cling to is Pity Party which hasn’t helped the era as a whole one bit.

  42. cake like lady gaga November 22, 2013

    Where did @TROLLbird go??? I’m here waiting for him so we can start that search party to look for Work B**** and Perfume on the charts

  43. The Boy Toy November 22, 2013

    I expected nothing less.

  44. *ℙᏫℙ ℝᏫᎩAℒᎿᎩ* November 22, 2013

    Poor Britney!

    Gaga’s Lil Monster in here need to Keep it cute, you are the main reason Gaga is flopping right now, The Album is good But The People Wanna bring her down just as a karma because you guys Were hateful to every fanbase out there.

    Tone it all the f*** down.

    • JOHNVIDAL November 22, 2013

      How am I loving the album man!
      There are 3 songs I would even give a 10/10 (there are a couple of songs I don´t get at all though 🙂 )

  45. Pop Professor November 22, 2013

    Who cares? Britney has nothing left to prove, and neither does any of the under performing acts that catch a lot of flack on blogs lately.
    Look at those first week sales and name one artist post 2005 that has been that consistent in their first week sales.
    I mean look at Gaga, 5 years into her career and she is already fading, do you know the amount of slayage Britney was doing in her 5th year and that’s not even including the huge album sales minus the #1’s, she didn’t get until the later parts of the 2000’s.

    People were saying Beyonce wouldn’t be seeing 300K in her first week last time 4 came out? She did 310K, so I never take numbers being predicted serious until the final ones are counted and officially listed on Official sites.

    I keep saying this Mariah,Beyonce,Pink,Britney,Kelly Rowland(2nd Lead Soloist of Destiny’s Child),Destiny’s Child,Celine,TLC,Justin T,Janet,Nelly,Jay-Z,Eminem,Backstreet Boys,The Blackeye Peas,Rihanna,T.1,Lil Wayne,Toni Braxton,Coldplay,Kelly Clarkson,Christina Aguilera,Brandy,Monica,Mary J Blige,Missy,Pharrell,Timbaland,Kanye,Diddy,Madonna,Usher,Maroon 5 Could all flop tomorrow at the same damn time and would still have absolutely nothing left to prove on commercial or artistic standpoints.

    Flop or not Britney will be just fine.

  46. *ℙᏫℙ ℝᏫᎩAℒᎿᎩ* November 22, 2013

    See Beyonce release Something around the time this album get released, u all know how Bey roll!!

  47. Lovebird (Britney Jean – 03.12.13) November 22, 2013

    Not until you explain why Now 48 has better SECOND week numbers than Artpop.

  48. Lolz November 22, 2013

    @pop I thought she was scared though. Make up your mind.

  49. cake like lady gaga November 22, 2013

    This egyptian terrorist is soo obsessed with me, its crazy!! He is probably planning to send his brothers to SA so they can bomb my house. Muslims -__-

  50. *ℙᏫℙ ℝᏫᎩAℒᎿᎩ* November 22, 2013

    baby no, if you’re willing to put something out, it will be treated as if it is your 1st album everytime, it is a project after all..

  51. jay scorpio November 22, 2013

    Say want you want but she is still the youngest highest selling female artist of all time and this album really is only being pushed out to support he Vegas Residency

  52. cake like lady gaga November 22, 2013

    You first need to explain why Perfume opened with 49k units sold

  53. Dark horse November 22, 2013

    Im sure Britney careless about sales and atleast her label didn’t waste 25 million on a flop album like Interscope did for SHITPOP.

    • JOHNVIDAL November 22, 2013

      You act as if Prism hadn´t had a HUGE budget. Hell we even had an article here in TGJ about how her label explained in an interview Katy is the biggest campaign of the year for them and that it will last two years. I mean, be f****** serious.
      Focus on the music a little bit.

  54. Kyle November 22, 2013

    She won’t do 200k. I mean come on Britney was over many years ago

  55. Gaga to put interscope in debt. November 22, 2013

    i wish brit all the best with this album… if she or her label wants her to do more numbers than they need to have her out performing and promoting im pretty sure the general public doesn’t even know she has an album coming out in less than 2 weeks.

  56. nivea November 22, 2013

    britt could really care less about the numbers of this album, because the numbers you guys listed above with her previously released albums, slays some of your favorites on their best promo trail! shes sold millions of albums & sold out tours!

    britt really has nothing to prove to anyone anymore! whats just wrong with making music, it seems like everything is about numbers!

    • m November 22, 2013

      yes! finally someone talking some sense!

  57. WE FOUND RIHANNA. November 22, 2013

    ATLEAST BRITNEY WAS STILL SLAYING BY HER 3RD ALBUM NOT FLOPPING LIKE LADY FLOP-GA.

    I’D RATHER FLOP IN MY 12TH YEAR THEN FLOP IN MY 5TH YEAR.

    #TheArtofLongevity

    So Britney wins.

    • JOHNVIDAL November 22, 2013

      What is a Rihanna judging by your constant basic arguments? A persistent flop? After 7 tries all she has ever done is numbers which are similar to current Gaga, Katy or last Britney´s numbers. At least some of these women can say they sold REALLY BIG at some point and that will always be attached to them.
      And no shade to Rihanna cos this is not about her. But damn you are all so damn stupid and delusional

      • BeyRihStan November 22, 2013

        Rihanna wasn’t flopping 5 years into her career hun.

      • JOHNVIDAL November 23, 2013

        Again? How slow are you??? Rihanna´s sales are always similar to what you are calling current flops darling. You are a pure troll.

  58. Theman November 22, 2013

    Y’all are so worried about numbers.. Who gives a shyt.. She hasn’t released a hit single nor has she promoted or performed her recent singles. She cannot keep releasing singles/albums and not promote them. What is the point of that? These artists need to focus on album eras.. You put all of that work into your album, but don’t do anything with it. If she had a hit song, with great promo & performances she’d be doing amazing.. And to the fool that said she can’t get hits, u are insane. She had three hits off of her last album, which were number ones.. “Bytch” was almost a top ten song as well..

  59. Sarah November 22, 2013

    she already did thought 258k in her third album britney femme fatale 276k in her 7th album bye

  60. Liam November 22, 2013

    How can someone who albums are all certified be called a Flop is beyond me!!! you guys use that word so loosely let’s just how things come Dec 3rd lol,,,,ya’ll stan wars are so REDUCTIVE *dead*

  61. JOHNVIDAL November 22, 2013

    Look I need to be clear with this. I´m no Britney fan as everybody knows so this is not about her.
    The thing is these absurd predictions are RUINING entire albums. Why the f*** do we need to predict how many copies an album is going to sell… weeks BEFORE??? I don´t even like estimations based on first day sales, cos that can also ruin the success of an album(or over hype non deserving albums), but this right here is just b*******. The moment they start to talk about how poorly an album is going to sell is the moment when people (superficial people btw) start believing that an album is going to be a flop, the ridiculous hate begins, etc, etc. It doesn´t matter anymore if the f****** album is good or not. That´s why mainstream music is dead nowadays. Only a few lucky talented artists have success at times. Some other times they are just bashed or less talented artists end benefiting from the situation. A damn mess.

    • BeyRihStan November 22, 2013

      People outside of blogs don’t care/know about sales predictions. They purchase whatever they deem worthy!

  62. Alex November 22, 2013

    Early forecast predictions are very misleading. Take GaGa’s ‘ARTPOP’ for instance, early predictions before the album even hit stores were estimated around the 350K range…though its debut was 100K less.

  63. m November 22, 2013

    preach honey

  64. m November 22, 2013

    and dead at TGJ, ‘lukewarm debut’? Brandy/Ciara/Avril would kill for these opening numbers

    I love reading delusional 13 year olds try and knock Britney’s status as a pop legend. Probably the same ones who call Madonna a ‘hag’ and MJ a ‘pedo’. SMH.

    • OQRAM November 22, 2013

      Britney is no pop legend, and I’m much older than 13. Old enough to remember a music scene pre-Britney. She’s no legend. Silly ass 90’s babies think she is because they were only 3 when BOMT came out. Please. She’s a manufactured prop. A precursor to other talentless dipsticks like the one in your avatar.

      • m November 22, 2013

        and yet 15 years later shes still here.. stay pressed hun

  65. xyz November 22, 2013

    actually, gaga flopped harder…

    britney promotes next to nothing, where gaga jumps in front of every camera she can find…

    • JOHNVIDAL November 22, 2013

      You don´t even know Britney´s numbers. These are just some silly predictions weeks before.

      • xyz November 22, 2013

        my comment was a response to a gaga-fan, but somehow it’s shown as a whole new comment…

        whatever, sure, you’re right – what i meant to say is, people should stop calling her a flop and that she is doing worse than gaga, when gaga did everything to make her album a success, while britney…well, she’s just being britney…

      • xyz November 22, 2013

        on top of that…i could care less bout sales, as long as I like the music… I’m not one of those people here, who are living through the sales of their faves like some kind of dancing mom

  66. Slaylor Swift November 22, 2013

    No promo at all and she’ll do 185k, all the promo in the world and flopga could only do 250k lmao #TheStruggle is real for Gaga. Kiiiiii

  67. GAGARULES November 22, 2013

    LMAO I CANNOT WAIT TO HEAR ALL THE EXCUSES FROM FLOPNEY FANS WHEN FLOPNEY JEAN BECOMES THE BIGGEST FLOP IN HISTORY SINCE MADONNASAUR’S MDOA LMAO

  68. Slaylor Swift November 22, 2013

    ^ But MDNA had bigger first week sales then chartflop

  69. Lolax November 22, 2013

    200k with no promotion is great #nowplaying Adore you

  70. Rebecca Black > Lady Flopga November 22, 2013

    Britney Spears’ booger >>> Fugly Tranny Shemale Gaga

  71. Queen Brit Brit November 22, 2013

    Noooooo @ Lovebird dragging Flopga and her fans to hell and back then to hell again!!! LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL!!! I live!!!

    Y’all can keep trying to drag Britney but let me ask you these questions:
    Where was the promo for Work B****?
    Where is the promo for Perfume?
    Do you see any promo for the album?
    Like Britney said, this album is for the fans, not the general public. She doesn’t care about the charts, she has nothing to prove. That being said, those predictions are wayy too early to be taken seriously and even so, for someone who has been in this industry that long with no promo, its more than great. How many artist who debuted in the late 90s can sell over 150k off their name alone? Not to mention Britney was a TEEN ICON. How many teen icons have we seen come and go? Remember Hilary Duff? Tiffany? Debbie Gibson? How long did their careers last? Do you think Selena, Demi, Miley, Justin, 1D, or Ariana will be opening with over 150k 10+ years from now? LOLOLOLOL! They can’t even today in their prime!!

    @JohnVidal
    I get that you don’t like Britney but don’t let the hate delude you. Lets put down the stan cards and be real: Britney is a legend. She has left her mark on the music industry and will be remembered. You claim success doesn’t matter when the reality is it’s the only reason legends are legends. No one would care about MJ if he had only sold 10 million records throughout his career. Britney will be remembered as one of pops best performers. In terms of talent, she’s in the same bracket as Janet and Madonna and look at their legacy. For you to say people wont care 20 years from now is just flat out incorrect.

    • JOHNVIDAL November 23, 2013

      Just a few things: I was the one saying hate shouldn´t blind you all. Madonna and Janet are more talented than Britney (sorry). And no, sales are not the only reason legends are legends. There are a few legends whose album sales are way below artists already forgotten. Sales are very important, obviously, but you need to have something to back that up in the long run, if not, you will end either forgotten or just not respected. It´s Britney´s case.

  72. Anne November 22, 2013

    I’m sorry but I don’t think there is any amount of promo that can push this to 400K, seriously doubt 350K is possible either. Can’t see her getting anywhere near that range without a stronger single. Maybe she’ll release another single before the release date. She may do okay if she can manage to release a good single and kick off some strong promo the days before and during the release week. Anyway, it actually says that she may fall at the bottom of the predicted range (150K) if she only has light promo. You read it wrong, it doesn’t predict 200K with no promo.

  73. Eric November 22, 2013

    *Between her second and third record

  74. Xtina Fan November 22, 2013

    I hope she will do great numbers. But needless to say, even if she sales 5copies on the opening week. She, alongside with Xtina and Beyonce have nothing to prove anymore. The’ve been there and done those things already.

  75. Janet November 23, 2013

    it’s funny right?
    Britney Spears after 15 years… 200k
    Lady Gaga only after 5 years… 260k

    Britney’s a true pop innovator.
    I really don’t care with Britney Jean sales anymore, her latest materials on Britney Jean mostly without autotune blow my mind.
    Vegas Shows is 10 X bigger than this album deal.
    Britney, please focus on your Vegas Shows because it’s worth 30M, and you already broke some records in Vegas.

  76. Janet November 23, 2013

    it’s funny right?
    Britney Spears after 15 years… 200k
    Lady Gaga only after 5 years… 260k

    Britney’s a true pop innovator.
    I really don’t care with Britney Jean sales anymore, her latest materials on Britney Jean mostly without autotune blow my mind.
    Vegas Shows is 10 X bigger than this album deal.
    Britney, please focus on your Vegas Shows because it’s worth 30M, and you already broke some records in Vegas..

    • JOHNVIDAL November 23, 2013

      Britney an innovator??? lol You mean, her team?

  77. michella c** November 23, 2013

    I think Britney will do 300k by looking at her first week sales….. Britney is going to surprise everyone this time around….. Give it time, i think perfume will become a big hit…. Those who call it a flop already…. That’s only first week sales…. It will have legs and it will sell so much better than femme fatale and will go platinum….. Mark my word…. Going to bookmark this so i can tell ya’ll, i told ya’ll so…. She will do amazing and she will be her to show ya’ll haters that she ain’t going nowhere…. My prediction is 300k…. #TeamBritney

  78. Doug November 24, 2013

    WTF IS YOUR PROBLEM? Miley, Katy & Gaga cant crack 300k bit Britneys a big flop at 200k? Youre an asshole. You clearly hate her. Yes shes only 31 but she started much earlier than Madonna and we all know she had a MUCH harder time. 200k at this point in her career with no promo is actually INCREDIBLE. Shes a legend. Get it right.

  79. Grenbo17 November 29, 2013

    This album is for the fans. No matter what all the haters say, this album actually has her singing songs. She is working on yhe Vegas Show more. She has seen the ups and the downs of here career And life. And she is still around. How many artist can say that they have sold 75-100 million albums worldwide. She even sold 1.3 million albums without twitter, facebook, youtube or social media. She did it the hard way promoting. She is a performer. She is not the best singer, even she has said she doesn’t have the best voice. She knows what kind of music her fans like and she does it for them. these predictions are presictions. We will just have to wait and see how she does. I don’t care if she sells 1 album or 10,000 albums. She has nothing to prove.

  80. Brian November 30, 2013

    Nail on the head. The ‘Britney Jean’ album was produced primarily as a vehicle to showcase that Britney can sing. The reality is, Britney is not a strong vocalist. We’ve all known this. Celine and Mariah are both very strong vocalists. Celine, in fact, headlined her own show in Vegas successfully. But, that’s because Celine is such an accomplished vocalist.

    If the ‘Britney Jean’ album is any indication, Britney may find her Vegas romp closing early to plummeting ticket sales. As I said, she’s not a strong vocalist and ‘Perfume’ is a painfully obvious example of that fact. After her loyal fans have seen her perform in Vegas, what’s left will be the casual tourists who likely won’t go in for seeing anyone who’s anything other than a strong vocalist. And, the audience won’t tolerate lip-syncing from this level of performer in Vegas. This is a real gamble for Britney’s career. I’m sure her show will start out strong, but as her voice wears over time and she becomes fatigued over the grueling work, the show’s quality will slip. After that, it’s anyone’s guess what the producers will be forced to employ (i.e., lip-syncing).

    Personally, I would have preferred another auto-tuned pop romp rather than this, but I guess I’ll need to wait another 2 years for it. That assumes that this CD combined with Vegas don’t completely stop her career in its tracks.

  81. Kevin December 1, 2013

    You’ve never heard of an artist that charted longer than 15-20 years? For real?

    Guess that means you’ve never heard of Tina Turner, Elton John, Janet Jackson and the Queen of Pop, M A D O N N A who has had a Top 10 Hot 100 hit in the 1980’s, 1990’s, 2000’s and 2010’s.

  82. Henry December 3, 2013

    Britney Jean will sell between 100,000-150,000 copies. Why? Because it’s a mediocre album that’s why? & the album title is atrocious of all the names she had to choose was that f****** title OMG!!!!! & her music is not as good as it used to be. I listened to Britney Jean at a friends house & I was bored shitless listening to most of it. I’d give it 2/5

  83. Henry December 3, 2013

    The Q.U.E.E.N of pop is Cher because she is the ONLY FEMALE ARTIST IN RECORDED POP MUSIC HISTORY TO HAVE ALL HER SINGLES CHART IN ALL SIX DECADES. 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s & 2010s. Madonna has only had chart success in the 1980s consistently the 1990s was very up & down for her & the 2000s & 2010s decade for Madonna, NEXT!!!!!!!!!

  84. nanz December 4, 2013

    haters gonna hate!

  85. Jeff December 19, 2013

    Prior to its release in the United States, Britney Jean was initially predicted to sell 250,000 copies, However, the day following its release, potential sales figures were lowered to 115-120,000 units.The album debuted at number four with 107,000 units. It is Spears’ lowest sales and chart debut for a studio set. In its second week on the chart, the album fell from number four to number 22 on the Billboard 200, making it Spears’ first album to only spend one week in the top ten.

    LADY GAGA”S ARTPOP? 500,000 sold in its first 14 days & debut at number one on The U.s Billboard & has since sold TWO MILLION copies WORLDWIDE by December 2013. Reported by Nielsen Soundscan.

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