Saturday, June 15, 2024

Chart Week: Numbers Are In, and No Albums from Mariah, Madonna, Janet Made the Top 50


Well, the chart numbers are in for this week, thanks to and Buzz Angle.

No albums by Madonna, Mariah Carey, Janet Jackson made the top 50. They didn’t make the top 100.

The number 1 album for the week was by 38 Baby 2, called “Young Boy Never Broke Again.” Or vice versa, doesn’t matter Whoever they are, they sold 75,000 copies, most of which were from streaming.

The top selling CD/download was Trivium’s “What the Dead Man Say,” with 16,550 copies, almost no streaming.

The top 50 total was one of the lowest, if not the lowest in history.

Scamming and gaming of iTunes didn’t help anyone except nutty people who amused themselves. The artists didn’t know about it, and when they caught wind of it, I’m sure they were amused. Mariah Carey isn’t stupid. She knows when her lambchops go grazing in the wrong pasture.

Mariah’s “E=MC2,” number 1 on Monday, is currently number 54 on iTunes. Unless the 17 year old kid throws more of his parents’ money on downloading the 2008 album, the party is over.

The good news is that there’s a new Psychedelic Furs album coming on July 31st. It’s their first in 30 years.



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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