Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Lady Gaga ARTPOP Comes in At Number 1 with 260K Copies Sold


Well, it’s not the edge of glory, but it’s all we’ve got. Lady Gaga’s “ARTPOP” album came in at number 1 with 260,000 copies sold according to It’s a far cry from her “Born this Way” album but really, nothing is like it used to be in this world. Is it? ARTPOP needs to catch a big hit single on the radio and then it will move.

So far, “Applause” has been okay but not huge. The R Kelly duet “Do What U Want With My Body” actually gets better with every play, but I’m not sure that’s the one. Interscope is trying out “Gypsy.” I think “Manicure” or the title track might do it. Singles are tricky. “Edge of Glory” was not popular when the album came out, then it took off.

Gaga had a lot of songs for ARTPOP including a duet with Cher which she didn’t use. Ironic since Cher’s done so well with her new album. Maybe there will be an ARTPOP 1.2 with added songs.

Interscope does NOT lose $25 million as some idiot blogger wrote last week. And when Gaga hits the road for an ARTPOP tour, millions will pour in. With this album,  however, Lady Gaga, has fallen to Earth with a thud.


Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
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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