Saturday, June 15, 2024

Pop: Pink is Having a Monster Hit with New Album While Miley Cyrus, Demi Lovato Have Struck Out


The word of pop divas gets more and more curious.

This week, Pink is having  a huge and unexpected success with her latest album. “Beautiful Trauma” has not proven traumatic at all. Expectations are for sales this Friday for the current week of between 350,000 and 380,000. That’s a huge debut in a year that has mostly seen debut weeks for number 1 albums of 100,000 or fewer.

Pink’s success is in stark contrast to releases three weeks ago by Miley Cyrus and Demi Lovato. Both of those have been busts by and large.

Miley’s “Younger Now” has sold just 40,000 copies and has had little streaming value. Although the prohect began with a hit single in “Malibu,” the whole thing went downhill fast.

Demi’s “Tell Me  You Love Me” has also failed, with sales of 55,400. This is even with a big media launch including JBL headphones and a whole episode of Jimmy Fallon.

Of course, all are waiting for Taylor Swift’s new album next month. Her first week should be pretty startling as well.

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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