Monday, May 02, 2016

Beyonce Squeaks to the Top of the Charts


Beyonce takes the top spot on the Billboard Charts with surprisingly low numbers...

Lemonade debuts at no.1 on the Billboard 200 with 653,000 equivalent album sales, including  streams, with 485,000 in pure album sales after one week.

Certainly commendable considering Lemonade was a TIDAL exclusive for the first 24 hours, but frightening if Drake's first day sales for Views was actually 630k like he claimed after releasing his new album exclusively on Apple Music [click here if you missed that].

On the bright side Beyonce is now the only artist to debut at No. 1 with their first six albums in a row.

40 comments:

Anonymous said...

Let me comment before the haters get out of bed. CONGRATULATIONS TO THE QUEEN!!! I'm very proud of this lady and her many accomplishments. She has been at the game for a while now and she's still slaying'.......

Anonymous said...

It's not nice to try and fool people. This rating was a gift from Billboard, as we all know inflation s rampant.

Petty Betty said...

That yodeling and twerking can only last so long. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

Anonymous said...

@8:37
I'm glad you feel the same way, I wish the Navy and Hive would stop quoting the Billboard ratings!

Anonymous said...

Every other day the media is reporting that these artist are breaking and setting records yet the music they're breaking it with is trash.

Most of these songs won't be played 30 years from now the way Aretha, Tina, Gladys, Pattie, Marvin, Smokey and Stevie will.

But congrats Bey...

Anonymous said...

It's amazing how DUMB the heehive is. They only love how she looks and fake like she can sing. Cause she can't sing. Shout out to the yellow geechie girl whose killing them with her____

Anonymous said...

Is that a picture of Solange?

Long Time Lurker said...

Part of the Budget.Its the cost of trying to remain on top. Its an Investment. Beyonce has already resigned to Sony she has a new deal and new budget.It paid for the launching of the Lemonade Project.

She couldnt leave anyway, she owed them and other partners of Sony/ Columbia way too much money.

- Lurker

Anonymous said...

Lurker that doesn't sound financially smart - giving another budget to someone that owes you money. Mama Tina is on this band wagon (payroll) now. No lover of Jay z but how does he stand this woman around all the time.

Anonymous said...

Lemonade Stand Is Officially Closed


Grade D

Anonymous said...

10:29 Now you see how artist stay in debt to their Lable forever.

Honey Bun said...

she looks like hell and her desperation to become an icon is repulsive

Anonymous said...

With all of the marketing, HBO special, BS Becky with the good hair fake drama and over hype, she still can’t pull Adele and Taylor Swifts numbers.

Anonymous said...

In other words...The numbers are not actual....this is nothing new. Its the cost of doing business.

They have been pulling this since she had her first sales decline years ago.

Anonymous said...

And like Lurker said a week ago (hi Lurker!), Beyonce's imitation of Rihanna is the main reason why she was able to renew her Sony contract & chart at all. There's no sense in ANY Beyonce stan trying to pretend that it's not Rihanna swaggerjacking that extended Beyonce's 15 minutes for her last two albums. And just barely.

Anonymous said...

Love when Lurker comes out of Lurking....

I can remember a time when we would see Bey and Jay on Yachts, helicopters and private jets daily. Seems like the sinking ship of Tidal stopped all of that.

To me that's the real smoke and mirrors (A billion dollars on the elevator.) not Jay cheating. That's extremely believable as well as Solo beating Jay in defense of her sister and Bey trying to capitalize off of it.

Anonymous said...

ppl are so sick of her stale & tired publicity stunts. This shit backfired on them big time. She will NEVER see Adele or Basic Swift numbers, because in reality that's what this is all about.

Drake busted her ass & word is Bey is LIVID. She has in her mind that everybody is suppose to worship & love "her" only. Drake doesn't have to pull publicity stunts & fuckery to sell records. His "energy" won't last forever, but right now he is the 1 doing it real big.

LEMONADE just got "sour"

Anonymous said...

Those numbers would be great for someone like Brandy, K Michelle, Kelly Rowland etc. but for the "QUEEN", they aren't all that especially considering all the HYPE that went into this.

Anonymous said...

"I can remember a time when we would see Bey and Jay on Yachts, helicopters and private jets daily. Seems like the sinking ship of Tidal stopped all of that."

TRUTH.

Anonymous said...

Drake is sooooo shady. He dropped his album around the same time as Bey which means his album will go head up with Bey at the Grammys. He sold more records which means a win for Apple and another loss for TIDAL which means another loss for Jay Z. That boy is a mess lol

Anonymous said...

wow very low numbers for all the hype, dissertations written about lemonade, and crazy stans on Facebook cussing you out if you just said it was all meh. i find it interesting her stan worship very rarely trantless to big sells. like i saw folks saying the liked the movie but no mention of buying it or if they were planning to changed their mind once they realized they had to sing up with tidal. bey got fickle stans. lol

Anonymous said...

Lurker, I thought Beyonce was starting her own label. What happened to that?

Anonymous said...

She actually sold those albums tho. She didn't give them away or sell them in a deal. Also, she didn't promote her ish for a year (Hi Drake) or even at all besides Lemonade and us coming to conclusion an album was coming after Formation (video and tour) sooo she should be very proud. CONGRATS ����. Steady killing the game on your own terms.

Anonymous said...

12:41, LOL. It's called a Scorpio maneuver. You can expect that from anybody with Scorpio placements like Scorpio rising.

Besides, Beyonce will find another will bwgiven the awards anyway, she never wins anything on true merit. All she does is swagger jack Rihanna, Plagerize other hard working artists and make bad music.

Anonymous said...

@1:01

So.... you're saying she choose to risk having low numbers? Or are you just making excuses because her "surprise" album was not a surprise, and nobody gave a shit?

I mean. What's with the excuses? As if she's God and can not fail.

Anonymous said...

@1:01pm Beyonce need a new team because her tour looks like garbage...the clothes, her weave and the choreography looks like cheerleader squad routines. Lawd fix it.

Anonymous said...

1:01

Please come back and tell us how she's killing the game? And she did promote the Formation album. During Superbowl, after, HBO and beyond! Her surprise was not that much of a surprise. That's why she BOMBED.

Anonymous said...

@1:01- I agree!!
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If she hadn't did the formation performance at Superbowl and pissed off so many people (some who boycotted her performance outside of the stadium in Miami) and had stuck to 7/11 coochie popping type of music, she would have sold more.

Let's face it mass majority of the people who BUY her albums are white and far 2nd black and majority younger than her. (niggas steal they don't count)

Majority of those youngstas aint tryna hear no damn songs about ugly, cheating ass Matty and Jayz, they're ready to twerk and bounce!

Anonymous said...

@1:01

Lol at you saying "besides Lemonade" like that shit didn't dominate the blogs for the past week. Yet and still nobody cared to buy the record. She fell off.

Anonymous said...

Beyonce is crashing and burning right now. She is fake with the BLM and humanitarian things. Hell Beyonce practically ignore her own fans. Yes, I agree 1:53 most mature happy folk don't want to hear no damn songs about cheating mean. Been there done that. Most of us want to hear inspirational positive music that teaches us to make good sound decisions after we fall. Not stay in a BS as marriage with hood stupid fools like Bey and Mrs. Tina, her mother does.

Anonymous said...

She looks like the SERPENT she is in that pic!

Anonymous said...

she didn't have promotion? she had a month of promotion with formation/superbowl/tour announcement. folks knew SOMETHING was coming. and okay let go with the argument she didn't "promote" she's considered an international superstar (as the stans like to constantly remind us all) so why does she struggle so with her record sells. even when she first went solo and deemed the true talent of DC as the stans say she only sold like 3-4 million very low especially at that time when folks like mariah and alicia keys easily went diamond. the fact is bey has never really been that popular. she just has good PR. but as someone said i think it's starting to back fire this time. so much going on in the world right now folks don't have energy to worry about a sheltered pop star. bey had a good run. i'm not understanding why she doesn't go relax other than debt hanging over her head like lurker said.

Yes, I'm That Leah said...

Dangerously In Love JUST reached 5 million sold in 2015.

Single Ladies was her last number 1 hit in 2008.

I don't understand how she's a game killer... numbers don't lie.

Anonymous said...

So right 2:44!

Anonymous said...

I feel sorry for the bee-hive that they never experience any music from what they have here for marketing. They have no choice but to like it; in which it is insulting. Then everyone surprise by Drake. I hope you all eat it till you can choke on it because l'm better than that, we had more choices and l'm so thankful.

Miiss Pee said...

Beyaaaaaawnsy will need to do more than yodel and twerk. Change that look or something. Nobody wants any damn Lemonade. We're sipping the Tea, though. πŸ’…πŸΏπŸ‘πŸΏπŸ˜­

The Real Fedup said...

Again folks her luster is gone. She only appeals to the Beyhive. Outside of that folks woke up to her & her team bullshit. Lemonade had the potential to turn a page from her bullshit kiddie lyrics into some sort of maturity compare to her past work. But then it showed she was a welcome mat to Joe the Camel all the way and now the lemons are rotting away to turn sour. No amount of sugar poured on it can redeem self respect and dignity on her end. Basically she pimp her marital problems for album sales. Folks know she is fraud. Independent women my ass. She is clinging on to Jay's camel humps for life.

There isn't enough Beyhives to push this album into Adele numbers. She lost fans base outside the Beyhive. Again the super bowl fiasco backfired and she lost fans out of that. We all can debate if what she did was right or wrong. But she lost a lot of white folks support which had elevated her brand beyond urban market. Beyonce will be box in as a urban artist now who will not be on top of her game since DIL, B day, or even Single Ladies era. Her stick so to speak is boring and predictable.

Sour lemons will be tossed out. No one falling for her team stunts. Lemonade stand as someone said is closed for business---fraud.

Anonymous said...

#1? How? I've been reading on here for the last ten years that she was washed up, her time was over, blah, blah blah! Rihanna and Beyonce will NEVER EVER sell as much as Awhale and flat butt Taylor Swift.

Anonymous said...

@8:36

Be clear, she IS washed up. She just has a whole bunch of money which mean she can buy entire blocks of media to kiss her ass which would lead to other people kissing her ass just to fit in. Wait til she runs out of money to promote herself.

Anonymous said...

She lost whatever appeal she had when she took on Jay Z's mentality/management to sell records. You know what I’m talking about, that I'm balling drinking champagne and riding in fancy cars that you will never have mentality. That shit worked for a while in the rap game but times have changed and it's hard out here. Nobody wants to constantly be reminded that they are broke and can never have what they have while they live up in their ivory tower and we are out here struggling to make ends meet.

Now she wants us to believe that she is down with us and our struggle by throwing up a fist tacking on some braids while carrying hot sauce in her bag and taking her man to Red Lobster. You weren’t claiming us in those L'Oreal and Pepsi commercials. Yeah, I saw what you did there....

So gone somewhere with that we run the world, um drunk in love, bow down bitches and get into formation BS. The people are officially tired of your reconstituted lemonade stand and they are not buying it any more.

Lemonade for sale for 50 cents(no), 25 cents(nah), 10 cents(hell naw), 1 cent(nope not even for a penny)

BYE BEYONCE!

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