Saturday, February 24, 2024

Not a Bon “Voyage”: ABBA’s First New Album in 39 Years Shmeared by New R&B Sensation Summer Walker


ABBA has met their Waterloo.

“Voyage,” the group’s first new album since 1982, failed to cross the 80,000 mark in its first week of sales.

Instead, it wasn’t a very Bon “Voyage” as the album sold just over 79,000 copies according to

Considering the money that was spent to launch this album, a minimum of double that amount would have been acceptable.

But double that amount was exactly what rising R&B sensation Summer Walker did with her breakout album. “Still Over It” sold 177,470 copies. Not bad! Walker also sold around 18,000 copies of her prior album, “Over It.”

Ed Sheeran’s “Equals” album dropped 59 % in its second week, selling just 50,000 copies despite his appearance on “Saturday Night Live.”

Taylor Swift fans, in anticipation of her “Red (Taylor’s Version)” release today, snapped up 50,000 copies of her “Folklore” and “Evermore” albums, and “Lover” (all of which she owns), and the old “Red” album.



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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