Last week saw industry analysts predict Doja Cat would pounce to the top of the Billboard 200 with her third studio album, ‘Planet Her.’
Locked in a tight three-way race with Billie Eilish‘s ‘Happier Than Ever’ and Olivia Rodrigo‘s ‘Sour,’ the Cat accomplishment was set to be that much more noteworthy as it’s been eight weeks since ‘Planet’ first landed on shelves.
Waiting with bated breath for the official Billboard announcement to drop Sunday (August 22), imagine the surprise of Doja’s fans – affectionately called #Kittens – when it was announced she’d missed the top spot by a hair.
See what we mean inside:
As reported here, Eilish – with sales of 60,000 units sold over the last tracking week (compared to Doja’s 59,000) – narrowly defeated the rapstress in the race to #1, despite industry analysts predicting the opposite. Part of the Eilish win came courtesy of enduring vinyl sales – a component Doja could not boast.
Needless to say, the ‘Kiss Me More’ performer’s fans weren’t pleased with the upset news. Look below to see the war that ensued.
kittens talking shit about billie acting like it’s her fault planet her didn’t got #1 while it’s actually their fault for not streaming it instead of crying on Twitter pic.twitter.com/TMSA73nP7O
— mira (@mirasfantasy) August 23, 2021
At writing, Eilish nor Cat have commented on the hoopla.