Monday, May 27, 2024

Mariah Carey’s Fans Are Doing it Again, Gaming iTunes and Pushing The “Glitter” Album Up the iTunes Chart


The Mariah Carey fans, who hate me, are doing it again.

They’re gaming the iTunes chart, pushing the “Glitter” soundtrack album from the god awful movie of the same name, back up the chart. They’ve got it at number 13.

The fans did this November 2018 for two weeks, buying around 7,000 copies of “Glitter” and sending it to number 1. It fell off the chart a week later.

Just recently, Mariah’s “lambs” did this with another long and buried album, “E=MC2.” They drove it up to number 1 over a weekend. It hit the top on a Monday and was gone by Friday.

The only difference is that “E=Mc2” was discounted to $4.99. So even though it was money wasted, it wasn’t so much. The “Glitter” download is $8.99. The stakes are higher. Also sitting at number 1 right is a KPop album called “D2,” and those fans are already gaming the chart. So the lambs have a tougher go of it this time around.

“Glitter” sold no copies last week, or the week before. It will be interesting to see what the fans have done. We’ll get the first numbers for today over the weekend. Nature abhors a vacuum, and the Carey fans rush to fill it. I guess this is how they send their stimulus checks.


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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