Wasn’t it just yesterday that Mariah Carey was everywhere? Yes, it was.
The singer released her memoir, “The Meaning of Mariah Carey,” on September 29th. That was two weeks ago. It was followed by her “Rarities” album. There was a flurry of activity. Last Thursday, “The Meaning” debuted on the New York Times best seller list for non fiction (when some argued it should be fiction) at number 1.
And today? The book is at number 8 on the New York Times list. On Amazon, it’s dropped to number 91, having never gotten to number 1. “The Meaning” is almost out of the top 100.
The good news is, you can get 3 copies for the price of 2 on amazon. (I’ve never seen that before for a book, just Lysol.) It’s a perfect stocking stuffer.
The album? Sold 15,000 copies on CD and download. Streaming of all the tracks, etc gives it a total of 25,000. But 15,000 people plunked down money to hear it. Which is too bad, because it has some nice stuff on it.
Anyway. It’s frustrating. This is how short the news cycle is. Also, this was the fan base for all this stuff. I get so much hate mail about Mariah. But then these fans don’t show up to support their idol. Perplexing.
At least Andy Cohen Books can trumpet “Number 1 New York Times Best Seller,” so that’s some consolation.