As a Mariah Carey fan it’s hard to say this, but the superstar may need to start plotting her comeback.
According to reports, her new studio album, Me. I Am Mariah…The Elusive Chanteuse, is performing at the low end of expectations — we’re talking the lowest first-week sales of her career!
While the officially U.S. numbers have yet to be released, sales forecasts are predicting that the project will sell around 55,000 to 60,000 copies in the week ending June 1. Billboard reports that those numbers could give Mimi a possible start at No. 3 on the Billboard 200 chart. And if the official UK album chart’s are any prediction, this is looking to be true. According to reports, the album debut with just 6,547 copies sold over the pond. Ouch.
Considering that Mariah — the diva of all divas! — has had six No. 1 albums between 1991 and 2008 these numbers represent a significant decline. Predecessor Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel sold a total of 168,000 copies its debut week, and prior to that E=MC² moved 463,000 units.
Chanteuse was released on May 27 by Def Jam Records after three delayed release dates.
Check out the official track list below and tell us your thoughts on radio singles like “You’re Mine (Eternal),” “#Beautiful” and “Thirsty.”
Check out the trackist, below:
3. “Dedicated” (feat. Nas)
4. “#Beautiful” (feat. Miguel)
6. “Make It Look Good”
7. “You’re Mine (Eternal)”
8. “You Don’t Know What to Do” (feat. Wale)
12. “Money ($ * / …)” [feat. Fabolous]
13. “One More Try”
14. “Heavenly (No Ways Tired/Can’t Give Up Now)”
15. “Me. I Am Mariah…The Elusive Chanteuse”
16. “It’s a Wrap” (feat. Mary J. Blige)
17. “Betcha Gon’ Know” (feat. R. Kelly)
18. “The Art of Letting Go”
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1. Mariah Carey Doesn't Know Who Kim Kardashian Is...
Here we are, on this sunny April day (with April Fool's Day behind us) and Mariah Carey just shocked the sh*t out of us. According to Nick Cannon, his wife has no clue who Kim K is and we're nice try but that's kind of impossible. Nick recently revealed that he once had sex with Kimmy and after his wife scolded him over his big mouth, she claimed she didn't know the reality star. Well Mariah, check out these facts:
2. She Has A Sex Tape With Ray-J
Dear Mariah, Kim become a household name when the reality stars' sex tape with Ray-J hit the Internet. The adult video shows Kimmy doing naughty things in the bedroom. You know Ray- J right? Brandy's brother...
3. Kim Kardashian Is Engaged To Kanye West
Move over Mariah, Kim Kardashian has one of the biggest engagement rocks we've ever seen (not to downplay yours, of course). Rapper Kanye West (he hangs with Jay Z and stuff) proposed to Kim last year and the couple plan on getting married this month. This isn't her first marriage, she was married to Kris Humphries for 72 days.
4. She's A Mom
That beautiful bundle of joy on Kanye's back is he and Kim's baby North West (they chose that name, not us).
5. She Landed The Cover Of Vogue
Believe it or not, Kimye (that's what fans call the duo) landed the cover of vogue proving that dreams do come true (you know what dreams are, right?) She said this about the honor, "‘Kanye is the first rapper to be on, I’m the first reality star, we're the first interracial couple to be on the cover. It all means so much to Kanye and I!’
6. She Had Sex With Nick Cannon
Your hubby Nick Cannon revealed that he had sex with Kim Kardashian (prompting this post) and you should know that Ray J hit it first!
7. She Has A Big Family...
Kim and her sisters Khloe and Kourtney had their own reality show "Keeping Up With The Kardashians" that's been on TV for eight seasons (yes, how the h*ll did you miss that?). Kimmy also has two other sisters Kylie and Kendall (who model). Her father served as council on the OJ trial and her mom, Kris Jenner, is like a boss. Her step-dad is an Olympian.