Tuesday, July 16, 2024

Kid Rock Has Only Sold 38,000 New Albums, Drops Price at Best Buy to $6.99


Wasn’t Kid Rock thinking about running for the Senate? If album sales are as good as a political poll, I can see why he dropped the idea.

His new album, “Sweet Southern Sugar,” has sold just 38,100 copies since its release on November 3rd. Most of those sales were on the first weekend. Since then, Kid Rock, aka Bob Richie, who Carson Daly once told me was his “best friend,” has not moved many discs.

For that reason, the album price has been dropped to $6.99 at least at Best Buy if not other retailers. The Best  Buy sale is through November 26th, but I bet it remains longer or moves up to just $8.99.

It’s not just Kid Rock’s right wing stance. There’s just no action on the album– no single, no airplay, etc. And no publicity. Surprisingly even though Kid Rock’s audience would seem like it’s red states, etc. the most sales have been in New York, LA, Chicago and his hometown of Detroit.

Roger Friedman
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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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