Yesterday, fans of ‘Honey‘ hit maker Mariah Carey learned that her latest LP ‘Me.I Am Mariah…The Elusive Chanteuse‘ was to welcome her lowest opening week numbers to date, set to move between 65 to 70,000 units.
Alas, and rather unfortunately considering the project’s stellar material, the album has seen its first week sales projections lowered one day after its release.
What the ‘American Idol’ is now set to move this week?
Find out below…
Though currently #2 on iTunes, physical purchases of the album are set to push it #1 on the ‘Billboard 200′ next week with an opening week figure set to sing to the tune of 60-65,000 units.
Indeed, even when the LP’s pre-order sales are thrown into the equation, fans can now be certain that LP will not touch sales of 100,000 units…a sales mark many had hoped she would cross this week, with the help of current manager Jermaine Dupri.
Had ‘Mariah‘s material been poor, one could have blamed this on that.
Unfortunately, it’s become pretty apparent that the album’s music is just about the only thing that worked for her during this campaign, rescuing her from an even lower prediction.
Sure, though it’d be wrong to write the album off as a “flop” before it impacts the charts, it’s safe to say that Mimi’s current team don’t know what to do when tasked with using her accolades of yesteryear to aid her endeavours of today.
The result? A confusing and “local” mess, with the album’s international run set to dance to the same sombre tune, thanks little or no attention paid to the UK, Germany or Japan, markets that were all neglected in the year she had to promote it.