Home Celebrity Jennifer Lopez Sells Shocking 33K Copies of New Album in First Week

So much for “AKA.” Jennifer Lopez’s new album sold just 33,815 copies in its first week and finishes at number 6. Just to compare: Lana Del Rey sold over 181,000 copies of her “Ultraviolence” and came in at number 1. Brit newcomer Sam Smith had 170K fans by his debut album. Ironically, all three CDs come from Universal Music Group. Even Willie Nelson outsold JLO with his new collection. Further down the chart, among veteran acts, Mariah Carey sold just over five thousand copies of “Me I Am Mariah.” And the Michael Jackson album “Xscape” had just 15 thousand customers last week, down 35% from the previous week.

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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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