Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Lady Gaga ARTPOP Album Drops to 17 on iTunes, Huge Second Week Drop in Sales


MONDAY 12:43PM-– Lady Gaga’s ARTPOP sales figures for week 2 are being counted now. Expect a HUGE second week drop in sales as the album is already number 17 on iTunes. In one week it went from number 1 to 17. It’s in free fall. Not good.


FRIDAY: History repeats itself. Lady Gaga’s ARTPOP album is set for a huge second week sales drop. Numbers are counted on Monday. ARTPOP sold 260,000 copies in its first week. Now hitsdailydouble is saying the album will do somewhere between 25K and 50K for its second week. That would be roughly an 80% drop.

So far the record holder for second week sales drop is Madonna with her “MDNA” album. But guess who’s number 2? Why, Lady Gaga of course! In 2011, her “Born this Way” album racked up such a huge second week drop that she finishes at number 2 on the list behind Madonna.

The drop for ARTPOP would be be greater, except its first week sales were smaller than both “MDNA” and “Born this Way.”

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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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