Hocus Pocus? Liam Payne Celebrates “Sales” Of 3 Million For Debut Solo Album ‘LP1’

Published: Tuesday 27th Oct 2020 by Sam

While streaming has helped many acts make a splash in an ever-evolving marketplace, it’s muddying the waters in other ways.

Indeed, complex and rapidly changing equations around how sales and chart positions are counted are making it increasingly tricky to tease apart true success from artificial.

Case in point Liam Payne.

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Many were shocked when the One Direction member took to social media today to tout sales of debut album ‘LP1’ to the tune of 3 million worldwide.

Heads were scratched in unison, as the album – which was released last year – struggled to make a mark in any region. Indeed, it notably shifted just 9500 copies first week in the US and debuted at #111.

So where did the colossal total come from?

With the project yielding just one hit in its lead single ‘Strip That Down,’ one can only imagine that the song’s numbers were consolidated into “album sales” – which, believe it or not, is actually a legit practice in today’s certification climate.

Things that make you go hmm.

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  1. #WAP October 27, 2020

    The lies. The lies. The lies. He’s using the same smoke and mirrors as Camila. The only true star from any of the X factors is Harry Styles

    • Clarks0o0ñ October 27, 2020

      Even basic liam payne has an album out

      When would normani?

      The year is already over, no album, no second single
      Are u not embarrassed

      • #WAP October 27, 2020

        Having an album out means nothing. Having a solid body of work is what’s important. Camila and Liam cannot provide that.

      • Clarks0o0ñ October 27, 2020

        Normani doesnt have an album out cause she is not a singer , she is a bra and panties

        Music doesn’t pay her Bills
        Modelling bra and panties on Instagram is what pays her Bills

        Only 1 solo song that tanked after all the hype
        Are u not embarrassed

  2. Clarks0o0ñ October 27, 2020

    The lies
    The lies
    The lies

    He is the normani of 1 direction

    • #WAP October 27, 2020

      Look who copies comments. He’s the Camila of one direction – smoke and mirrors

      • Clarks0o0ñ October 27, 2020

        Camila and Liam have more than 1 solo song, I cant say the same for flopmani


  3. K’’man October 27, 2020

    What in the Jason durulo and trey songz faking sales is going on here!?

  4. AJ October 27, 2020

    Its 3,000,000 record sales (meaning digital download, CD/LP sales and streams) of the album and any songs from said album.

    Still seems like a stretch tbh

    • #WAP October 27, 2020

      Well then with that ideology, Ciara’s “Jackie” should be 10x platinum by now. ⚰️

    • Tink October 28, 2020

      It is. He added all his singles from the previous 3 years to it including his very first single which was a big streaming hit, therefore artificial inflating his album “sales” it’s bs

  5. Ropeburn October 27, 2020

    It’s actually in his best interest to boost those numbers by hook, or by crook. Otherwise the label might just drop his a**. Can’t say I blame him. The music industry is dirty.

  6. Theman October 27, 2020

    Single sales have nothing to do with album sales. That is fraudulent.

  7. Rock October 27, 2020

    Welcome to the new world of fake stats and inflated everything.
    No one should take music stats from 2010 downwards seriously.That was when streaming took off.
    Only 2 people are really selling now
    Adele and Taylor swift.
    Rihanna single sales is full of ‘certifications’ and streaming all thrown together to the point no-one knows how much was sold exactly but trust its about one quarter.
    Same for Chris Brown and the others.
    Fake stats..I know someday someone will come with the real stats.

  8. tyty October 28, 2020

    He looks a mess with long hair … but I will say this if he wants to do rnb he needs to stop trying to be s*** and a weird Justin timberlake reject.

  9. b October 28, 2020

    Y’all need to stop being mean- Liam is an amazing human being. And no, these numbers don’t make the most sense, but it’s still an achievement and we should be proud of him!!

  10. Zach October 28, 2020

    If this album had legit sold 3m in 11 months it would not have left the Global Album Chart at the media de site. In reality, it hasn’t featured once and fell off the BB 200 on its second week. Liam Payne is a pathological liar. He’s engaged to 19 year old girl and lies about her age too.

    His bandmate Harry Styles has sold 3.4m units according to the Global Album Chart and Fine Line is right there at number 7 in the world to prove it.

    Styles is the only success story from 1d.

  11. HavanaONana October 29, 2020

    He’s hot though. And he can strip that down anytime

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