Sales Predictions: Lady GaGa & Jennifer Hudson Albums Set To Sell…

Published: Wednesday 24th Sep 2014 by Sam
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With the traditionally busy Fall season upon us, all eyes are on the performance of the various major releases that populate this quarter.

Two projects that many are watching are Lady GaGa and Tony Bennett‘s new Jazz duet set ‘Cheek To Cheek’ and Jennifer Hudson‘s third studio offering ‘JHUD’.

After one day on sale, industry analysts have revealed their-often-spot-on sales forecasts for both sets.

Find out what type of numbers each release is on course to achieve after the jump…

According to Hits Daily Double, ‘Cheek’ is set to open at #2 on next week’s Billboard 200 with first-week sales of 115,000-125,000.

The figure is relatively impressive given that the concept LP is by no means a traditional Pop affair and hasn’t been marketed as such. Indeed, (save for a few interviews) traditional promotion has been scarce and the project has instead been pushed as an artistic side-venture for two major artists from markedly different genres. Add to that the fact that the album is comprised solely of Jazz standards (popular cover versions) and its projected performance is rendered even more respectable.

Unfortunately, the same cannot be said for vocal powerhouse Hudson, whose predicted numbers don’t boast much volume…at all.

Per the report, ‘JHUD’ is set for debut sales of 19,000 – 22,000 – which may be enough for a top ten opening. Sad, but not altogether surprising. For, despite having served up some solid material in the form of singles ‘Walk It Out’ and ‘Dangerous’, the project seems to have been marred by a lack of promotional commitment to any one song. Indeed, from where we’re standing, it’s as if tracks were being thrown out at random intervals with the hope that something would stick.

In any case…

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  1. maurice September 24, 2014

    Gaga’s sales are okay.
    Jennifer Hudson’s… well.. I knew she’d flop with this album.
    meh. Perhaps she should resign a deal with Weighwatchers cos music aint going to pay her.

    • The Wig Snatcher September 24, 2014

      I wonder why That Grape Juice has yet to mention another flop that happened this week: The “On The Run” concert on HBO viewership. This so-called “fair and balanced” blog always want to call out people’s flops except for Tina Turner’s understudy.

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      • truth (icki is the QWEEN OF PUSHBACK!! Iggy got her scuured honey. #IckiAFlop) September 25, 2014

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  2. Proud-Arianator September 24, 2014

    I love the new Jhud album love the direction in which she has taken

    • Pu$$y Juice – Returns September 24, 2014

      A basic ass direction just like the pony tail bimbo u stan for u homo ass d***.

      • #Unbothered September 24, 2014

        Wow. U r sad… Y was ur statement so harsh? It’s just an opinion. What you project is that you’re not happy w/ yourself and it’s very sad. Sorry, I had to say something.

      • truth (icki is the QWEEN OF PUSHBACK!! Iggy got her scuured honey. #IckiAFlop) September 24, 2014

        BIITCH STFU AND PUT MY FAT P**** IN YO MUTHAFUCKN MOUTH!!! SHE CAN DRAG THAT TEEN LOOKN SLUUT IF HE WANTS TO…U FUNKY BIITCH!!! Go ahead pu$$y, Draaaag ha!! Drag dat ho!!! (Lights blunts)

  3. Slay_Hive September 24, 2014

    Gags is a flop! No one wants that boring s***! Poor JHud. Shouldn’t have shaded Beyonce earlier this year. 🙂

    • Skyfall September 24, 2014

      Its a jazz album, these sales are good for that particular genre.

      • Slay_Hive September 24, 2014

        Isn’t he a legend though?

    • Pu$$y Juice – Returns September 24, 2014

      Nigghhhhaa shut your whoring h***** ass u basic cuntttttttt. Her sales are more than fine for a PHUCKIN JAZZ ALBUM. But u are a hive after all so i cant blame u for being a DUMB ass bitchh.

      • Slay_Hive September 24, 2014

        B**** learn how to spell before you come for my intelligence. This s*** is boring and no one will care about this s*** next week! Tranny and a corpse! kii

        Since when was 115,000 acceptable to the monsters? What happened to “Gaga sold 1 million in a week” kii The glory days. Guess ARtFlop taught you b****** kiii

    • Pu$$y Juice – Returns September 24, 2014

      B**** born this way still outsold the shitttt outta BEYONCÉ. Did she pass the 3.4 mil WW already after 6 months?

      • ALC September 24, 2014

        But GaGa sold BTW for a buck (and that’s barely how much it was worth). Beyonce sold her album for 15.99.

      • Slay_Hive September 24, 2014

        Why cant GAG pull those numbers now? Beyonce ‘s been 17+ years and isnt struggling to reach platinum..when will Artshit reach platinum after almost a year?!!! Lol

      • SMH September 24, 2014

        beyonce has not been around 17+ years. 1998-2014 is 16 years. Is there nothing you fleas won’t inflate when it comes to that trick?

      • Slay_Hive September 24, 2014

        Sweetheart Beyonce has been around since 1997! Is there anything you wasps won’t trip over? Do we make ya’ll that mad with facts, that you would complain about 1 year?! kiii

      • Former rihanna stan September 25, 2014

        beyonce came out with no no no no in 1997 and she is still more bigger than rihanna. DO u know Harvard – the worlds best business school is studying beyonce marketing plan as part of a case study?

        bow down to a titan

        DO u know rita ora is now a mini mogul with fashion, films and music and BEYONCE SAT HER DOWN IN THE STUDIO AND TAUGHT HER EVERYTHING.

        bow down to a titan

        WILL RIHANNA SLAY AT17 YEARS ON AT 34? She already looks washed up and faded. ALL she has left is fashion [ RITA took that from her ] and antics and being thirsty. Rihanan pushed her album back, right?

        UNAPOLOGETIC sold cheap, discounted sold only 3.6 in 2 years. AND IT WAS HEAVILY PROMOTED POP ALBUM WITH RADIO GLOBAL HITS: SNL, Victoria serets, ELLEN, 777 tour all over europe and mexico, wetter das in germany and XFACTOR TWICE AS well as french TV show and it FLOPPED

        BEYONCE CAME WITH RNB, NO single no promo and slayed her life in a week. BEYONCE OULSTOLD UNA with less effort

      • Former rihanna stan September 25, 2014

        BEFORE U talk about she need 17 music videos. REMEMBER, HER BRAND Is better than Rihanna and PEPSI GAVE HER 50 MILL to bank roll. WHO WILL GIVE DIRTY RIHANNNA ANY MONEY? She gets fired from brands.

        JUST YOU WAIT TILL BEYONCE IS FINALLY DISCOUNTED ON ITUNES AND Myabe she might do a few TV promotions THE ALBUM WILL CROSS 5 MILL.

      • Former rihanna stan September 25, 2014

        RIHANNA does not have talent so she will come un stuck when she gets older and the antics wear off. That is why she trying to lay low.

        She has give us everything. Bieng nude, acting up on twitter and she still cannot outdo BEYONCE, WHO NOW is being studied at HARVARD WHERE THE RICH WHITE MAN STUDIES. RICH WHITE MEN ARE STUDYING BEYONCE.

        and y’all say RIHANNA IS MORE GLOBAL OR BIGGER THAN BEYONCE? RIHANNA WILL never be given 50 mill DEAL 17 YEARS IN BY A BRAND LIKE PEPSI WHICH is all over the world.

        I wish Titan beyonce would have recorded a special song for Pepsi for the world cup and had Messi and beckham in the commercial. They work for pepsi too. U see, while rihanna was at the world cup acting like thirsty thot for no name german soccer players. BEYONCE OWKRS for the asame BRAND AS THE BIGGEST footballers MESSI AND BEKCHAM.

        BOW DOWN TO A TITAN

    • Memo September 25, 2014

      Beyoncé is a ‘living legend’ but she hasn’t surpassed Adele’s sales, who’s not.

      The self drag.

  4. Skyfall September 24, 2014

    Not Ashanti selling more with Braveheart

    • Brian310 September 24, 2014

      I shouldn’t have but I chuckled at this lol.

    • truth (icki is the QWEEN OF PUSHBACK!! Iggy got her scuured honey. #IckiAFlop) September 24, 2014

      Fat biitch

  5. musicMatters101 September 24, 2014

    “Contrasting Numbers For Two Of Fall’s Notable Releases”

    to WHOOOOOOOOO!!! ? ? ? Expected both to flop. But only Gaga because her name was attached to poor Tony B.’s project!

  6. CherylSoldierr September 24, 2014

    Slay gaga!

    • Skyfall September 24, 2014

      What’s your Favorite Gaga Album?

      Mine is “Born This Way” ( I still cannot believe I slept on this album back in 2011)

      • CherylSoldierr September 24, 2014

        The fame monster. It’s so classic. Born this way is underrated though. I love some of artpop too.

    • Pu$$y Juice – Returns September 24, 2014

      Of course she would unlike the flop ass motaphucka u stan for u lil b**** ass.

      • truth (icki is the QWEEN OF PUSHBACK!! Iggy got her scuured honey. #IckiAFlop) September 25, 2014

        Slay pu$$y SLAY!!!!!!!

  7. Casual-T September 24, 2014

    I’ve been a fan of J-Hud since the first time I saw her on American Idol, but I have to admit her albums are never good. She has a terrible A&R team. But, congrats to Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett.

  8. Pu$$y Juice – Returns September 24, 2014

    Go gaga!! With all of the backlash she pulls 125k with a jazz album, a genere that is far from being mainstream? Please u cant say s*** on that. Jhud on the other hand.. No comment.

    • Stephon Maurice Jackson September 24, 2014

      Hey P**** Juice!

      • Pu$$y Juice – Returns September 24, 2014

        Hi stephon ! What up son

  9. There once was a pimp and his h**…. September 24, 2014

    I can’t believe how bad music sales have become.
    #Shocked

  10. Stephon Maurice Jackson September 24, 2014

    Jennifer Hudson will FOREVER be a flop. All she is known for is that “AND I AM TELLING YOU” song… Lady Gaga you are precious. I love your fighting spirit. With all the GRANDmadonna fans bashing you. Keep your head up boo!

    • Mark111 September 24, 2014

      She’s the Jennifer Holiday of our time, lol.

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      Hi stephy!!

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  11. Mark111 September 24, 2014

    The figure is relatively impressive given that the concept LP is by no means a traditional Pop affair and hasn’t been marketed as such

    The excuses! Barbra’s album isn’t a “traditional pop album” is it did near 200k. Gags os over. R.I.P 2008 – 2012

    • Stephon Maurice Jackson September 24, 2014

      Dont say that Mark. She is so talented! She needs to come back stronger.

      • Mark111 September 24, 2014

        Is she tho? I think she just came out at the same time EDM popped off and both brew up and is now dead.

  12. SURPRISE……(DEC.13) September 24, 2014

    No surprised about J-HUD’s sales, i mean i did not even know she had an album out…No one cares about her…Well as for CACA and Tony Oldnett i expected B*** CHEEK TO B*** CHEEK to do mmore than dat…
    AND TO DAT H** @PUSSYJUICELOVER, TONY’S LAST ALBUM WAS A JAZZ ALBUM AND DID BETTER THAN THIS, SO DAT’S NO EXCUSE… A FLOP IS STILL A FLOP

    • SCHEISSETHRONED September 24, 2014

      Yea but Tony lady album was in 2011. Sales have dropped horribly since. This album did really well for an usually underground genre

      • SCHEISSETHRONED September 24, 2014

        *last

      • Pu$$y Juice – Returns September 24, 2014

        Exactly.

      • SURPRISE……(DEC.13) September 24, 2014

        DEN EXPLAIN BARBARA STREISAND’S ALBUM SALES???? THOUGH NOT A JAZZ ALBUM , IT’S ALSO NOT A TRADITIONAL POP ALBUM, BUT IT STILL SLAYED. I AM NOT SAYING SALES ARE NOT DOWN, DEY ARE….BUT I JUST EXPECTED MORE FROM GAGA AND TONY..

      • [email protected] September 24, 2014

        BARBARA HASNT PUT OUT IN ALBUM IN A WHILE! WTF IF SHE PUT OUT AN ALBUM EVERY YEAR IT WOULDNT SELL NEARLY AS MUCH! DAMN STOP HATING! YALL SAY SHE SUCH A FLOP THEN WHY YOU WASTE YOUR TIME COMMENTING?

      • SCHEISSETHRONED September 24, 2014

        Whatever. Barbra can kiss my ass

    • CATFISH CAREY September 24, 2014

      @SURPRISE
      IS THAT YOUR EMAIL?

  13. SCHEISSETHRONED September 24, 2014

    Gaga is a flop! She is selling what every other Pop girl is. Will she continue this sales streak? Maybe, maybe not. Her next album could Top ‘The Fame’ in GP interest, BUT at the end of the say what does that truly mean? There are soooo many albums that have slated in sales but you all don’t even know the name of because the Artist made no impact on Pop Culture. Lady Gaga was able to do that in 5 years. Whether she continues to flop or not doesn’t matter, she did what she was destined to do. Change lives and sing. How many of you can say you are fulfilling your dreams? Exactly. Pull that tongue out y’all gay asses and go get a life! Go accomplish something before you come for a b**** that has crushed your entire family tree’s accomplishments combined.

  14. #TeamTinashe Stan (Pre-Order “Aquarius” Now On iTunes) September 24, 2014

    This month and the oncoming months in music has been so interesting. A lot of great music are coming out!
    J hud that is sad.

    • #TeamTinashe Stan (Pre-Order “Aquarius” Now On iTunes) September 24, 2014

      *has and are going to be 🙂

  15. Ben September 24, 2014

    omg rnb sells are so bad. sometimes international promotion could save the albums but they rarely do it over here in europe. gone are the days when people used to perform on every talk show or give interviews to reach more people…it’s like most of them don’t even try no more

    • Ben September 24, 2014

      *sales

    • dfdfe September 25, 2014

      they probably would love to be on every talk show but you have to be invite to get on them shows and its up the label whether they promoted oversee

  16. Blacksista September 24, 2014

    R&B is dying and these stupid petty ass kids are laughing. SMH

    • thetruth September 24, 2014

      I know right.. they have no clue! It’s sad to see but then again im glad album sales is starting not to matter anymore. I think it’s even more of a relief for the artists these days bcuz they don’t have to focus so much on album sales anymore… it’s more about the quality of the music their putting out oppose to how much the album will sell.

  17. thetruth September 24, 2014

    Lady Gaga album sales r good. Who even knew she had an album coming out??!! Cause I sure didn’t… As for Jennifer Hudson her album sales has been the worst I’ve seen from a r&b artist so far. This just goes on to show you the poor state that of r&b music is in right now. I don’t want to hear anybody calling Kelly Rowland, Monica, Brandy, Tamar, K Michelle, Alicia Keyes, Fantasia, Keyshia Cole a flop bcuz they all pull in atleast a steady 60,000 1st week sales with their past efforts.

  18. LB September 24, 2014

    LMAO Gaga’s figures are wayyyy more than what I expected, good for her. She proved me wrong.

    Hey Sam/David/Joe/Rashad, I’m still waiting for those OTR from R8 FLOP figure, why are you stalling?

    • CATFISH CAREY September 24, 2014

      IT AINT HAPPENING BRUH SAM STAYS LICKING BEY’S ASS

    • CherylSoldierr September 24, 2014

      canceled rihanna 600k SCREAMMMM

    • Kyle September 25, 2014

      Fuckkk that. We need a post on both Mariannae Faithfull and Mel C dragging Rihanna.

  19. LIL’ KIM IS THE G.O.A.T. September 24, 2014

    I CAN’T at Screamifer Flopson being outsold by Ashanti!!!!!!!!!!

    Ashanti released “Braveheart” independently and sold 28,000 copies in the first week. Screamifer Flopson might not even make it to 20,000 and she is signed to RCA!!!!!!!! THIS IS A LEGENDARY FLOP!!!!!

  20. Kandi Burruss-Tucker September 24, 2014

    Lmao @ fantasia outselling Jennifer Flopson

  21. NOLIES September 24, 2014

    You mean to tell me that ‘JHUD’ (see what I did there) is only going to sell 22k tops? This just shows with R&B, Soul, and etc are DYING. Seriously: Brandy: 65k Fantasia: 100k Tamar: 100k Mariah: 58k Ciara: 56k K. & ETC. This is why Usher is pushing back, this is why Robin Thicke only sold 22k, this is why MJB sold 8k and etc., music is DYING. It’s not even about talent anymore. The eve sadder thing is people are trying to be famous. :/

  22. Rosie September 24, 2014

    Not bad for the jazz album. 115K was exactly what I was expecting. However some delusional Twitter monsters were expecting 175K. Mess.
    Absolute death at Jennifer Hudson.

    • JOHNVIDAL September 25, 2014

      “Not bad for a jazz album”
      Wow you admiting reality and not being blind by the hate? Congrats!

  23. CherylSoldierr September 24, 2014

    Gotta spill that tea:
    Why is my everything also free on Google play?

    • NOLIES September 25, 2014

      Not everything… Cheryl’s USA album release isn’t on there. Oh wait, she doesn’t have one. 🙁

      • CherylSoldierr September 25, 2014

        But her UK releases have all slayed, never for free. So I don’t see your point 🙂

  24. IJS September 25, 2014

    Those are terrible numbers for any artist with a major deal!Where are all her fans who sit on YouTube,acting like she’s the best thing since sliced bread?Jennifer,this is karma for letting that old man pump your head up and let you think you’re the next Whitney!Even Jennifer Holiday had hits outside of her role as Effie LOL!Poor thing, will always be Effie White!Nothing more nothing less…You lost weight and sexed it up and still flopped!I’d like a gospel album next and a compilation album of fans favorite album tracks!I don’t even think she can come out with a greatest hits album,she only has 2! Tony and Gaga did ok..Both albums are solid though!

    • Someone September 25, 2014

      Wait what fans?…

  25. Former rihanna stan September 25, 2014

    Sam,

    HARVARD ARE STUDYING THE BUSINESS OF BEING BEYONCE.

  26. Alan September 25, 2014

    Jesus these numbers are shocking!
    Ive been loving RnB for the last 20 years plus.
    JHUDs num has not even passed Ashantis braveflop numbers.
    RNB IS DYING!!
    Im dreading the numbers that Jazmine Sullivan will pull in on her next release same will go for Whitneys live album?!
    I think to sell a decent amount of albums in this ear you have to be a legend look at Barbara shifting nearly 200k or you have to be the likes of One Direction, Taylor West ect.
    I think the old rnb producers Rodney, Trackmasters, Soulshock, So so Def, Chucky Thompson need to save rnb otherwise it will be no more 😐

    • Someone September 25, 2014

      To be fair I never even saw any promotion for this album. Only song I heard to hype this album up was Walk it Out a few months ago played for a short while on the radio and even that was a flop. Jennifer isn’t a big artist anywhere she needs to try to build her fanbase a little more.

  27. Lady Caca September 25, 2014

    The little morons are really…morons. She is a major recording star so these sales are embarassing, regardless if it is pop or jazz. What happened to the supposed millions of her followers? If you are a true fan, you will buy this regardless if it’s pop or jazz. So maybe the little morons are not as big as they really are: just some noisy internet bullies who are to poor to buy an album

    • JOHNVIDAL September 25, 2014

      You are retarded and have no life. Firstly, those are normal and expected numbers. Secondly, how can you spend your life waiting for Gaga posts on blogs just to leave 50 comments under ridiculous different names? SAD!

      • Lady Caca September 26, 2014

        Those are pathetic numbers for her supposed star power. It means majority of her supposed moronic fans do not approve of this release, or else they would be diminishing in numbers. For someone less than 10 years in the business, this is an early decline. Numbers are numbers, and she really is on a decline, whether you accept it or not. Go lick her c**t if that makes you happy. You are the sad & pathetic one, commenting on all posts here everyday.

    • Someone September 25, 2014

      Majority of her fans are strictly pop lovers. Jazz is a dying medium in the music world. That’s just the way it is

  28. dfdfe September 25, 2014

    now everybody should know why fantasia won american idol cause she was the best the numbers tell it all

  29. JOHNVIDAL September 25, 2014

    Wow WHAT???
    Around 20,000 copies? Only? Damn it, I didn´t expect her to cross the 100,000 mark at all this time (I think her previous album debuted with almost 200,000 copies) because I knew she´s not achieving a real interest from the public, not now not ever, but still, I expected more than 50k at least. I´m so surprised. This is less than JLo LOL And they were calling Mariah a flop for almost 60k in her 25th year in the game… 🙂 It´s obvious album sales decrease and decrease with every passing year. A couple of years ago reaching 100k wasn´t good at all, now it´s a success for most artists except for a few. For example, Alicia Keys, a success for her 6 years ago was 400 or 500k, two years ago 200k, and now, she´ll be lucky if she sells more than 100k first week, just like everybody else, and that would be considered good, cause the market doesn´t deliver. This is sad.
    About the Gaga and Tony Jazz album: for the same reasons, the numbers are good in this case. Congrats.
    PS: Sad sad sad.

  30. FutureCIARA September 25, 2014

    Jhuds team dont know what to do with her, I swear!!!

    Like she needs to focus on TV, Film and Theater. Those numbers are so sadd!

    And drop Clive Davis already! His mentoring aint working! This aint the 1700’s anymore Clive

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