There was a time, long ago, when Britney Spears did sell albums. Back in 1999, she sold 12 million of them from her debut CD. In consequent years, Spears sold 10 million, then 7 million. But tastes change- ask Justin Bieber. The audience grows up. And now Britney has a stinker on her hands.
“Britney Jean,” released November 29, 2013 is dead. RIP. The CD has sold a total of 209,000 copies through this week. Soundscan supplied the numbers. Last week, it moved 15,000 units. It spawned no hits and now it’s gone.
Spears is 31 and just made her debut in Las Vegas.
At least we know her sales figures. Justin Bieber, as I wrote earlier, didn’t even bother submitting his “Journals” album to Soundscan. No one knows how few copies it sold.
Britney’s last album, “Femme Fatale,” did sell 769,ooo in the US. She may get one more shot a record with Sony before she shuffles off to her own label with indie distribution. The party is pretty much over.