The numbers are in for the last week of pop record sales.
Olivia Rodrigo led a very soft list with just 89,000 including streaming, of “Guts.” There’s no glory, however.
Diddy’s “Love Album: Off the Grid” dropped 45% from its poor debut last week. He sold just under 17,000 copies. Justin Bieber and The Weeknd on tracks were no help whatsoever.
Taylor Swift sold around 200,000 albums this week from a half dozen titles. She wins something.
The charts reflect ambivalence from fans about recent releases. Next Friday we’ll have the new Ed Sheeran album, and Drake the week after. But there’s no excitement out there. The music biz needs a couple of new hot mainstream stars ASAP.