Is the Beyhive‘s bark bigger than its bite?
It would seem so.
For, after launching a digital attack on the artist Kid Rock for comments he made on their leader Beyonce, they have learned that their stinging has done nothing to get in the rocker’s way on a commercial front.
Comments published here give the fan base cause to attack the performer on social media this week, blasting him for suggesting that Beyonce’s discography lacked an iconic hit.
However, their huffing and puffing failed to blow Rock’s commercial house down now that his new album is set to debut in the Billboard 200’s Top Ten next week.
Kid Rock is on track for his eighth top 10 album on the Billboard 200 chart, as his latest album, First Kiss, should open at No. 2 on next week’s list.
The set, which is his first for Warner Bros. Records after a long tenure with Atlantic Records, was released on Feb. 24. Industry forecasters suggest it could earn over 120,000 in overall album equivalent units in the tracking week ending March 1.
The Billboard 200 chart ranks the most popular albums of the week based on multi-metric consumption, which includes traditional album sales, track equivalent albums (TEA) and streaming equivalent albums (SEA). The new Billboard 200’s top 10 will be revealed on Wednesday, March 4.
Though failing to compete or compare with/to first week numbers pulled in by the ‘Single Ladies‘ singer, Rock’s new album finds itself undisturbed by the negative press he scored after slamming the star.