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. He wrote the Intelligencer column for NY Magazine in the mid 90s, reporting on the OJ Simpson trial, as well as for the real Parade magazine (when it was owned by Conde Nast), and has written for the New York Observer, Details, Vogue, Spin, the New York Times, NY Post, Washington Post, and NY Daily News among many publications. He is 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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