mariahfan150 wrote:So ur point is that BTW was not as big as some of her previous singles. Why is that ur point? it's being mentioned becasue?
mariahfan150 wrote:was still a big hit, no matter if u discredit it for not being as big as previous hits.
mariahfan150 wrote:And I don't think she'll be going the Judas route for future singles.
If her next single is as polarizing as "BTW" "Judas", I seriously doubt she'll sell even close to as much in the first week.
"BTW" was not as well received as "Just Dance", "Poker Face", "Bad Romance". It also sold less and left radio much quicker than the aforementioned songs.
Obviously it was a big hit, was it *as* big and well-received? No, that was the point. EVERY artist has singles bigger than others it's really not the end of the world.
The point is that she'll need a single that's MASSIVE like "JD", "PF" or "BR" to ensure such huge first week sales again - which helped the album sell what it sold (really, almost all albums are extremely front-loaded now). "Born This Way", while it WAS a hit was not as well-received and not the sales or enduring airplay hit the aforementioned songs were. If she comes with another song that does what "BTW" did, she might
not sell that much in the first week. My post was making an observation about the third album after a huge
first one and a second decent selling one, it was certainly not to hate or discredit Lady Gaga, especially when I've been giving her credit where it was due the ENTIRE time.
"TEOM" = huge
"TMB" peaked with 120 million audience impressions, sold 1.5 million copies and opened "E=MC²" with 463k.
"E=MC²" = not as big as "TEOM"
"Obsessed" peaked with only around 30 million audience impressions less and actually sold more singles, yet opened its parent album with nearly a third of what "E=MC²" did. If we were comparing the singles stats you'd think "Obsessed" would have opened with like 350k (90 million audience to 120 million audience), but it didn't because Mariah had a ton of hype coming off the "TEOM" era that she didn't going into the "Memoirs" era.Example #2: Avril Lavigne
"Let Go" = huge
"Don't Tell Me" only made it to #24 in airplay (all of her debut singles were Top 10 in airplay) yet "Under My Skin" opened with nearly 400k.
"Under My Skin" = not as big as "Let Go"
"Girlfriend" was much bigger than "Don't Tell Me" yet the "The Best Damn Thing" opened with with like 100k less.
What this says to me (and I'm sure there are plenty of other examples) is that hype from a previous album is a big part of first week sales for an album. You'd have to have a lead single that's WAY bigger than the lead single on the '2nd highly anticipated album' for the '3rd album' to do as much in the first/earlier weeks as the '2nd highly anticipated album'.
U say that if her next lead single is as polarizing as BTW she won't
sell as much. What if it is as polarizing, and it's a big hit like BTW
and the follow up is not a flop like Judas?
Then it's gonna be what it's gonna be, even to what I was saying.