Thursday, May 30, 2024

First 24 Hours: Mumford & Sons Outsells Mariah Carey 7 to 1 As “Caution” Gets Muted Response


Are there really only 20,000 people annoying me on Twitter? Because that’s the number of fans who bought Mariah Carey’s “Caution” album in its first 48 hours of release, from Friday midnight through Sunday 12 am.

“Caution” hit number 4 upon release on iTunes. But the total sales numbers come from Buzz Angle Pro.

Meantime, Mumford and Sons’ new album, “Delta,” came out of the gate at top speed. They sold 145,000 copies in the same period, better than 7 times as many as “Caution.” predicts a total for the week of 40K for Mariah and over 200K for Mumford.

So where are all these Mariah fans, the ones who allegedly sent “Glitter” to number 1 last week? Will there be #justiceforCaution?

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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