December 11, 2002, 8:31pm
I don’t even know
why I read it but foxnews.com has an entertainment insider column called Fox 411. The writer, Roger Friedman is obsessed with Mariah Carey and will not stop shoehorning her into every column (which is often daily).
Mariah Has a Hit
The powers that be start counting sold units of Mariah Carey’s Charmbracelet album today. I’m told that sales will exceed 200,000 copies, putting Carey in the Top 10 and returning her to past glories.
Good for Mariah. I wasn’t always a fan, but you have to respect someone who overcomes her problems. She listened to the right people, and she’s back on track.
Mariah’s Charmbracelet a Charm
We’re watching the sales of Mariah Carey’s new album, Charmbracelet, very carefully. Her last album, Glitter, was a bust. It was also sabotaged by people at her old label. The cards were stacked against her.
With about half the record stores counted,
Hitsdailydouble.com put Carey at No. 1 last night. She’d sold about 150,000 albums so far, way ahead of Eminem, Shania Twain and Jennifer Lopez. If that trend keeps up, by this evening she could have almost 300,000 total in the hands of customers. In other words, she’s baaaack.
Mariah did everything Whitney didn’t — she understood her situation and listened to a crack team of specialists. On that team was Jerry Blair, the radio promotion guy who’d steered her to fame for 11 years at Columbia Records. Blair, like Carey, was pitched out of Columbia by the people in charge. Now they are having the last laugh. And it’s a hearty one at that.
Mariah’s Charmed With a Strong No. 3
Mariah Carey is alive! Her new album, Charmbracelet, finished third in its chart debut this week, selling 238,000 copies — right behind country albums by Shania Twain and Tim McGraw.
Oddly enough, that makes Carey’s release the top-selling pop or R&B album of the week, which is pretty wild considering everyone said her career was over a year ago.
Jennifer Lopez, however, is not doing so well. After debuting at No. 6 last week, she fell one notch to No. 7 with her new This is Me Then album. More importantly, the album lost 54 percent of its sales from the first week, getting only 165,000 copies out the door.
When Lopez was in trouble last time, she remixed all the songs and re-released her album with the clown prince of rap, Ja Rule, taking over. She may be on the phone with him right now. Or maybe Ben Affleck is learning how to run a mixing station.
Now, far be it for me to be a J.Lo defender but according to his very own column, Jennifer Lopez’s CD sold
more than Mariah’s in its first week.
Even though she sold a lot of copies of her new album — 360,000 in fact — Jennifer Lopez failed to make the Top 5 with This Is Me Then. All that publicity about Ben Affleck, diamonds, and a new movie couldn’t help her.
It came in at a lower chart position because there were more releases. Reminder - I don’t like Jennifer Lopez’s music but this guy’s asskissing of Mariah is crazy. My question is:
I’m sure nobody cares, but still.
Wait-her new album is named
CHARMBRACLET?!?! That’s so stupid!
December 11, 2002, 11:22pm
Not that I care about this subject but maybe he wants a date.