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…