Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Selena Gomez’s Justin Bieber PR Pays Off– She Scores First Number 1 Album


Selena Gomez has her first number 1 album. It’s called “Stars Dance.” Her third album, it sold 95,514 copies– almost 20,000 more than her previous album. And that one had the single “Love You Like a Love Song.” which I really liked. In getting to number 1, Gomez knocked off Jay Z’s “Magna Carta.” She will get just this week at the top of the charts because Robin Thicke is going to be there next Monday with his “Blurred Lines” album. PS I have the “explicit” version and wish I had the clean one.

If you haven’t gotten in the Thicke of it yet, don’t wait: his album is superb, and merits a Grammy nomination for Album of the Year. I can’t stop listening to it, especially “Ain’t No Hat for That.” I do hope the Marvin Gaye estate is getting some money from the “Got to Give it Up” sample in the title track. But otherwise, “Blurred Lines” is a summer homerun.

Back to Selena: how the heck did she score number 1? Well, “reuniting” with Justin Bieber thrust her back into the spotlight coincidentally at just the right time. During Grammy time, Gomez wanted nothing to do with Bieber, and was out and about on her own.

You couldn’t blame her. She’s 21. He’s 19 and acts like 12. He spits on fans, spits at fans, is almost wallpapered with tattoos and can’t find the right sized clothes. Their sudden reunion seems like a marketing ploy. It worked. Hey, whatever works!



Roger Friedman
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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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