Ariana Grande On ‘Charlie’s Angels’ Sales: “Stop Treating This Like A Solo Release”

Published: Monday 4th Nov 2019 by Sam

As reported, the soundtrack for the 2019 incarnation of ‘Charlie’s Angels’ is set to tank on a major scale.

The multi-artist set was executive produced by Ariana Grande, who appeared on several of the featured songs.

With the LP on-course to open with 4-6k pure sales (13-17k with streaming), many – even fans – have been giving post-mortems on the project.

So much so that Ari herself has weighed-in.

Her words below…

In a now deleted tweet, the songbird said:

“putting this back on the tl since y’all are already talking sh*t about the numbers. 🙁 please stop treating this like a solo release / not a soundtrack / comparing it to ‘thank u, next’. it’s ridiculous / makes me want to rip my eyes out with my bare hands. :’) love u.”

While we get her sentiment, it’s convenient of her to make such comments given how things have panned out.

The reality of the matter is that in today’s streaming climate, where carefully constructed albums almost feel like a relic of the past, very little differentiates mixtapes, EPs, playlists, and LPs from one another. So, in a way, it’s unsurprising that her (largely streaming-led) audience are digesting ‘Charlie’s Angels’ in the same way they would a ‘Thank U, Next.’

It does make one wonder, though. Is there “Ariana Grande” fatigue? Or is this, as most artists will experience, a rare misstep? Let us know…

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  1. #TheTruth November 4, 2019

    I could care less about her.
    But I agree, a soundtrack isn’t a solo release. And isn’t getting the same promotion as well.
    If she pulls out such numbers with her next solo release… then we’ll talk.

    • Bam November 4, 2019

      Remember when Whitney Houston produced and was the main feature on soundtracks and they sold like, well, crack? Or even recently when Kendrick did Black Panther and it sold well got Grammy nods and such?

      • nate November 4, 2019

        Whitney, as a MAJOR POP STAR went a whole decade releasing mostly soundtracks, and still remained one of the top selling acts of the decade. Only Whitney.

  2. Adonis November 4, 2019

    But yall laughed at Lil’Kim album sales.

    • Clarkson November 4, 2019

      Idiot, lil Kim album didnt chart.
      Sold less than 1k

      • Adonis November 4, 2019

        Yo moms a idiot ho. Also it did chart.

      • Clarkson November 4, 2019

        Hey kids spelling is fun *Taylor swift voice*

        U uneducated illiterate trash, ur mum is a cùm drinking hàrlot who takes it up the àss. How many strains of h***** does she have.
        idiot.

      • Adonis November 4, 2019

        May ur mum die nobhead amen Loool now gtfoh

  3. king z November 4, 2019

    there’s been zero promotion for this project. come on guys, im with her. stop treating this like it’s one of her albums

    i said the same thing for beyonce’s the gift

    • Meme November 4, 2019

      Zero? I’ve heard and seen promo for this project so much so that I almost listened to it myself. Everyone knew this was coming. There was so much hype over the first single and the song with Normani and Nicki. So you can’t say there was no promo. There was also a music video which is promo in itself.

      • Ciana Gaines November 4, 2019

        Yeah they promoted the soundtrack during Charlie’s Angel’s trailers at the movies forever

  4. Haterz Gon‘ Hate November 4, 2019

    I love me some Ari – but gurl please ✋🏾 anything any artist puts their name to (let alone Executive Produce and rubber stamp) is part of their legacy and you can’t just ‘distance’ yourself when it’s a flop mess. You co-signed and no matter how sensitive you are people are going to critique and you will deal. Like people are gonna stop talking because you asked them to. Take a reality check Ari!! 🤦🏾‍♂️

    • Hmmm… November 4, 2019

      Exactly. Before release, her name was all over it. And now that it flopped, she’s trying to distance herself from it. And it’s not like it’s out of character for her because when Sweetener didn’t perform, she dropped it like a hot potato. You think if this “soundtrack” had made actual waves and was successful, Ariana would’nt have been like “the album is doing so well, thanks for the praise 😭”. Please. She would’ve accepted positive reviews in a heartbeat.

      • only facts November 4, 2019

        LOL. I love Ari but this is all facts. If it did well, she’d be thanking everyone for the success.

        She needs a break. And even as a fan, I will say she comes off as an entitled brat sometimes (I haven’t forgotten about that donut scandal, Ari).

  5. Clarkson November 4, 2019

    WHY ARE YOU RUNNING

    They are running away from their flops. Lol

    Arianna u should have turned this project down.
    whether u like it or not, this album is gonna be in ur discography. this is a major L for u.

  6. Clarkson November 4, 2019

    Arianna, will be fine tho. This project is a stain on her career but she will recover.

    Normani u shouldn’t have attached urself to this nonsense.
    U probably saw the name Arianna and u thought it was gonna be a big hit so u jumped on it, now see the outcome, a massive flop.
    This is a career misstep for u, cause ur just starting ur solo career.
    Attaching urself to flops is not the best

  7. Barb-wire/ Stallion Hottie November 4, 2019

    😂😂😂😂 Ari is my baby, she ain’t taking an L, but she took it literally when the GPS said ‘Go To Hell’ – *Onike Tanya Maraj Petty voice*

    • Barb-wire/ Stallion Hottie November 4, 2019

      GP*

  8. MissImpartial November 4, 2019

    95% of today’s artists are not really successful and don’t sell. They only depend on streaming. If streaming wouldn’t be a thing you would notice how bad the music industry is doing sales wise. Music business is dead and streaming is front and a lifeline.

    • SMH November 4, 2019

      THIS.

  9. MessyBoots November 4, 2019

    “The reality of the matter is that in today’s streaming climate, where carefully constructed albums almost feel like a relic of the past, very little differentiates mixtapes, EPs, playlists, and LPs from one another.”

    That cant be farther from the truth. MANY elements differentiate them. The amount of streams a 25-30 track LP (i.e. Chris Brown) tracks vs a curated film soundtrack of 12 or less songs can differentiate how album sales are measured according to today’s streaming metrics on Billboard.

  10. Ejai November 4, 2019

    This soundtrack failed…point blank period! She was the producer of all songs correct? I heard promotion about this every other day and she was an included performer on most songs right? Yes it is not expected to seek as much as a solo release but it definitely was expected to sell much more than it did…..being that she is a hot young petforming it girl! This was a failure!

  11. Mother November 4, 2019

    But if it had done better numbers she’d be more then willing to take the credit for it. Take the L and move on Ari 🙄

    • Mother November 4, 2019

      Than*

  12. Justafan November 4, 2019

    ha! Flop…and ppl had the nerve to call Glitter soundtrack a flop when it sold 3 mill

    • Clarkson November 4, 2019

      Dumb àss
      Of glitter was released today , it will do worse than this.
      Dont be stupid

      It’s only an idiot than will compare music sales of the past with today’s music sales climate.

      Some of u on this blog are beyond stupid, my goodness.

      • Shayla Queen November 4, 2019

        How would a soundtrack by Camilla perform?

      • Ejai November 4, 2019

        True but I think the point is….any album that sells 3 million then or now is not a flop.

  13. XYZ November 4, 2019

    Stop acting as if I flopped! I mean, I had my hands on all of this, but dont act like it flopped just because all the Songs Sounded like thank u, next b sides!

    Oh, I see a meltdown in front of us. Girl is talented, but we all know she isnt as good as the hype wants her to make. And a lot of people just gained sympathy for her because of Manchester and her dead ex. But this can only take you so Far. She is as boring as her ponytail. Predictable

  14. Quanie November 4, 2019

    Lorde performed better when she executively produced the Hunger Games soundtrack! And that album slapped!

  15. Steve November 4, 2019

    I purchased it. I like it. It has had some solid reviews with one critic giving it 4 stars out of 5 stars. I agree. It might fare better when the movies comes out by November 15th. I’ll be there too 🔥.

  16. Diabetes Unbothered November 4, 2019

    NOONE is going to invest in a soundtrack album for a UNORIGINAL movie. A men in black soundtrack would FLOP too. It’s been done already. As did The Gift.

  17. Mermaid Galore November 4, 2019

    WHY ARE PEOPLE SO CONCERNED WITH SALES AND CHARTS LIKE ITS PAYING YOUR BILLS. JUST ENJOY THE MUSIC.

  18. Jasmine The Real Princess November 4, 2019

    We will do as we please Flopiana

    • Fancy BISH November 4, 2019

      Thank u 😂 I’m so TIRED of these “artists” clogging up Spotify, the press and the airwaves with song after song like they are SO great…NO, stop acting like your ish don’t stink and put out quality over quantity! Every week is a new song, new remix, whole new album, whole new project, new video, new lyric video…I’m tired of it…take your L and go home, bye bye, bust down Flopiana!
      https://tenor.com/view/songbird-mariah-carey-gif-10255396

  19. Fancy BISH November 4, 2019

    PAHAHAHA, I simply cannot 🤣 Keep that same energy when you were winning fake awards and getting press for finally going #1 with a single! And this was February of 2019…the truth is her “sales” are fake AF…if Spotify shut down tomorrow she would be in flopland…Mariah sold 3 million copies of Glitter ✨ Lil Nas X ruined her summer and killed her momentum…she tried it with Boyfriend, Lil Dicky, and the like 😂 And to the ones who called her the Princess Of POP…HA, more like the Princess Of FLOP 👑 Where are her real fans? Keep that same energy, fake asss fans! Coming for Madonna…Madonna would NEVER at 26 years old…coming for Beyonce…Bey would NEVER at 26 years old..and coming for Mariah…Mariah would NEVER at 26 years old! Facts on facts on facts 🤳🏽
    https://tenor.com/view/songbird-mariah-carey-gif-10255396

    • Hmmm… November 4, 2019

      Lmao Lil Nas X really did come out of nowhere and snatched her ponytail off her head 😭😭😭😂😂😂 Like a thief in the night. She had been underperforming her entire career and when she finally got a number 1 after a series of events in her personal life that got more press than her music ever could and the absence of competition on the charts, she thought her success was her own doing and refused to leave us alone from then on. For her next move, she’ll either scurry away like she promised and wait for everyone to forget about this L, or she’ll conjure more personal drama and then call Pharrell, Max Martin, Victoria Monét, a random Norwegian pop producer, and Hannah Lux Davis to get her another hit so she can save face.

      • Fancy BISH November 4, 2019

        Like a thief in the night 🤣 This! ✅ ✅ ✅ 💯

  20. Shayla Queen November 4, 2019

    Most soundtracks by big artists don’t seem to do well, or at least not as well their solo projects that come before and after:

    Madonna – I’m Breathless
    Mariah Carey – Glitter
    Beyoncé – The Gift

    Just seems to be the way it goes.

    • Fancy BISH November 4, 2019

      I’m Breathless sold 7 million copies worldwide and included the #1 iconic, smash hit Vogue…Vogue was the overall best-selling single of 1990 worldwide 🌎

      • Shayla Queen November 4, 2019

        It did, it just wasn’t as successful as her albums usually were. What’s funny is that it’s actually one of my fave albums of her’s! Along with Erotica which was also deemed a flop at the time.

      • Fancy BISH November 4, 2019

        @Shayla, I see what you’re saying…Ariana took it to a new level tho 😂 Yaas, love I’m Breathless ❤️ And I remember when Erotica was deemed a commercial disappointment/flop…they tried it with Slayrotica 🤳🏽

    • 🙋🏿‍♀️Jazzy Da Bi Asian 💁🏿‍♀️Not 👹 TROLLmine 💁🏿‍♀️Nor 🗑 TRASHmine November 4, 2019

      Glitter sold 3 million copies and had a number 2 single, it was low for Mariah standards but still triple platinum. And many soundtracks do well like Whitney Houston’s “the body guard”, Princes “purple reign”, Kendrick Lamar’s “black panther”, Lady Gaga’s “a Star is born” etc

    • XYZ November 4, 2019

      Madonnas Soundtrack gave her some of her most succesfull hits, including the iconic vogue.

  21. Kevon November 4, 2019

    This goes to show the producers righters and the hard working background people are the real stars

    • Fancy BISH November 4, 2019

      I love u Kevon lol…SAY it AGAIN…the truth is coming out toDAY lol ✅ I would love to have a detailed discussion about that! 💯 ☕️

  22. Jayvee November 4, 2019

    I don’t even understand why she had to “executive produce” and sing so many songs on the soundtrack of a movie that has nothing to do with her. It’s not like she was the main star of the movie or something. She’s not even one of the Angels. And yet prior to its release she and her whole camp were acting like it’s her new album. Now that if flopped, she’s acting like it’s not project. Gurl please. She’s gonna take all the credit if it did well, trust me. She’ll be acting like she’s Whitney Houston and pretend the project is her own The Bodyguard soundtrack.

  23. Swirly November 4, 2019

    Ariana is such a pompous little asshole. Everything about her rubs me the wrong way. Sis your name is all over this soundtrack. You even executive produced it. It’s your flop. Take the L and keep it moving.

    • Black November 6, 2019

      So why the hell you reading about her, if you feel that way, take your jeolous ass and go read something else. You people are a trip. lol 😆

  24. Tyty November 4, 2019

    Ariana was lucky with thank you next and that album she released apart from that she has never been a big pop seller she is just slightly better on sales that Selena Gomez. Watch her next project flop.

  25. Stevone l Jackson November 4, 2019

    This proves that her last album was payola…lol i knew it…

  26. Jason November 4, 2019

    It just wasn’t good. I’m sure I’m not the only one that previewed the songs and just moved on. The movie will also flop.

  27. Stevone l Jackson November 5, 2019

    Her next Album will flop to now that they are cracking down on Payola…lmao.

  28. Black November 5, 2019

    She’s just speaking the truth, cause
    they’re was 3 artist involved. Hell, who wouldn’t get p***. Way I see it, some of you so called fans needs to stop bitching so much. Ariana Grande is one of the hardest working artist out there. Just keeping it 100.

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