Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Prediction: Adele on Track to Sell 5 Million Copies of “25” Before End of Year



There is now a prediction that Adele will sell 5 (five) million copies of her “25” album between now and December 31st. This is thanks to Here’s their little chart:


Is it possible? And when does the backlash begin? Adele is getting overexposed very quickly. There are dozens of “interviews” all over the web, all clickbait with ridiculous one off quotes. She’s giving her opinion on everything. You know what? A little mystery goes a long way!

Something weird and I guess modern is going on, too. We’re not allowed to have serial singles– first “Hello,” then in a couple of months a new one. No– it’s not like that any more. Everything is a single! The “Whole” must consumed quickly and instantly. No waiting! You must like the whole thing NOW. It all must be a hit NOW.

Caution: this is what killed “Desperate Housewives” on TV and is killing “Empire” now. We’re burning this stuff out too fast.

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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