carlos b fly wrote:
I . Even the last one sold well for the times but 2.3 seems low considering she did like 600k in the first three days. I'm not sure it would have fared better than 4 had it not been for the WAY it was rolled out. I like a lot of songs on the album but just figured sales would be better with how big of an era it was.
I'm actually surprised BEYONCE 'only' did 5 million worldwide, considering the absolute hysteria and industry shifting moment the album release was. Drunk In Love was a massive hit, the way she released the album broke the internet and it was a quality album with good reviews. It really should have sold more. Alas, she didn't promote it enough and the songs after DIL didn't become significant hits either, which likely held the album back.
Yeah at the end of the day the album was always going to be front-loaded with the way it was released and then the lack of subsequent promotion. However, honestly, I don't think any of the songs had 'hit single' written all over them.
I kind of feel the same way about Adele's album. I don't think there is any song strong enough to really carry the album's sales. 'Hello' was by far the strongest single on the album. I expect her album sales won't extend over a long period either.