Last night I spoke via phone with a good friend who used to be close to someone in Ciara's camp. All I can say is the mood in Ciara's camp right now is not exactly upbeat.

Ciara's new CD (I forget the name of it) placed a disappointing 3rd in first week sales with only 80,990 units sold. Chrisette Michele's stellar sophomore release Epiphany came in at #1 with 83, 060 copies sold.

We're so proud of Chrisette! THe 26-year-old's soulful album of love-gone-wrong ballads and upbeat tunes is solid and heartfelt. Chrisette's Epiphany easily outpaced Ciara, who never really had a chance due to lack of radio play. I can't say I'm sorry for Ciara because her attitude went South immediately after "Goodies" made her a household name. Now her name is toast.

I'm surprised Jay Z let her go out on tour with him.

Photo: Wireimage/Getty

  • ReadTheBlog

    Nelly said 2 is not a winner and 3 no one remembers - BUT YOU DO SANDRA. She even got her own post INSTEAD OF Chrisette.

    What?

  • http://myspace.com/rayne215 spongebobfan

    *Sigh* i must agree which is sad... i thought she had so much promise, When i first heard goodies and seen her dance i was excited to see someone other than beyonce, Promise, and if i was a boy was bangers but she went left on this album, i like Go Girl and it was a good video and ok song (not on album wtf?) but the overall direction of album sucks for most part... poor ci ci.. maybe next album i wont write you off completly yet...(still think she better than ri ri , ri ri can sing or dance, just got lucky with some catchy songs)

  • SunnyPA

    Sandra, like everyone else I was worried. Wheeew, glad to see you're okay.

  • mizzdallas

    Auntie Sandra Im so happy you let that flava gal go so you can do your daily duties for us!!!

    Back to the topic:
    Well that just first week sales and although I like her music but NOT this 3rd cd she will continue to sell (probably not as much) once she go on TOUR with J & then with Brittany Spears.But it wont be as HUGE as Evolution was which btw was her best album!! Poor C-error she cant get it right..

    Someone said it that she gonna wish she had her old manager back!!! I bet this is the time she is wishing on a STAR!

  • anti-PC

    Sandra! I was getting worried lol

    Ciara looks like an old woman in that pic.
    She should just stick to dancing and forget all of this singing nonsense. Her voice is atrocious.

  • LB

    i have to admit that is is slightly annoying that all these blogs are so focused on the fact that Ciara failed, that the fact Chrisette soared is becoming an after thought. that girls album is soooo good it shocked me lol. Ciara... well... yeah um, she needs new people lol

  • Krysi J

    Awwww WELL. Maybe next time.

  • Krysi J

    Aw well. Maybe next time!

  • http://myspace.com/rayne215 spongebobfan

    at the same time.. only 3000 records seperates the top 3 its really not that serious...

  • Daisy

    I bought CiCis 1st cd and that was it. I did not get Chrisettes cd either. I did youtube the Blame it on me song since yall raved about it. I liked it! Still not buying her cd..lol

  • melinla

    Sorry CiCi...

    Does anyone think that Jay will hit that during the tour? Just 'cause she's there....

  • LadyJustice

    "I’m surprised Jay Z let her go out on tour with him."

    lol me too.

    I FEEL BAD FOR HER. poor poor ciara.

    on toyas world she says "Ciara is also gearing up to release two simultaneous singles - ‘Like A Surgeon’ for urban and ‘Work’ for pop. Sounds familiar"

    trying to get the two singles out like beyonce, maybe she thinks that will help her sales?

  • http://myspace.com/rayne215 spongebobfan

    like i said in last post having #1 album selling 80k is very low.. rick ross&jadakiss did better didnt keri do better?

  • iscream

    The sad thing is she did promote the album SNL, Leno those are huge venue's to promote on. Outside of radio I really haven't saw Christte get big promo's. Had she got the team behind her, her numbers would've been bigger... Listening to Christte now. Love the CD

  • Daisy

    Speaking of Nelly is was on the latest Oceans 7 video looking YUMMY as usual!

  • LadyJustice

    @spongebob
    its pretty serious because chrisette had NO promotion except her twitter page and the urban blogs. ciara was EVERYWHERE...snl, late night shows, mtv

  • melinla

    I couldn't find a rick ross CD in the stores :( Imma get it though

  • teecee

    wait, she beat her out by 3k cds ? i think all are a fail. call me when they drop 500k sales in a week. next pls.

    @ daisy, u can get her cd free off these music blogs, its not worth the money of a purchase.

  • ELove

    @anti ... AGREE !!!
    CiCi looks Really ROUGH in that pic for 20-something

  • http://myspace.com/rayne215 spongebobfan

    for comparison sake Keri Hilson debuted with 94k coming in at number 4 her opening week
    and im not trying to down chrisste yeah she had no promo and still beat hannah and ciara so thats a good accopmishment...it was still overall a slow week tho

  • Krysi J

    Naw the big deal is Christette Michelle sold like 20k first album....so 83k is an improvement

    Ciara's last album sold 383,000 first week, now its at 80k....thats da fukking big deal.

  • Daisy

    YAY My BABY TI is doing a concert here in the A Memorial Day Sun for ONLY 36.70!!!!!!!!!! I can go to Phillips arena. I can't mess with them other hood spots he likes to perform at..lol Sorry yall I digress..lol

  • pointhimout

    funny. hey philana.

  • ELove

    @LJ -- #12
    Only Bey-Baby can get away with that kind of mess
    Her STAN-BASE is Hugh-n-Ridiculously Loyal !!! LOL

  • http://myspace.com/rayne215 spongebobfan

    Sandra Rose Says:

    Thanks to everyone who was worried, but I had to handle some personal business. :)
    __________________________________________________________-

    Yes we all were worried:)

  • http://myspace.com/rayne215 spongebobfan

    Bey Bey has every Gay man in the world... she is like cher all gy men love her

  • Daisy

    @Tee I like cds for my car I am not pressed for chrisesttes cd if I wanted it I would buy it. I am nosey and like to read the thank yous and what not..lol I dont do the downloading thing and all that. I still do buy cds for a select few. I am waiting on my Maxy July 7th!

  • Toi

    I think Kristi J is a better singer than C-Error (and I haven't even heard her voice)

    Thank you Kristi, I loved it. And Kristi, this part right here, I mean this part right here, this part right here

    "WOOOOOooooaH OooWOA

    WOOOOoooOOOAH OooWOOoA wAAh…

    Forever, ForevEr, ForeVERrr

    an OH WOAh"

    You sang that song right dah gurl! That is my part! LOL!

  • http://myspace.com/rayne215 spongebobfan

    question for all.. JAzzmine Sullivan or Chrisste M?

  • mizzdallas

    @melina

    I was thinking the samething, Hmmmm! I wouldnt put it past him or any men to try to hit it being married these days dont mean a thing to some people... So I d/k!

  • LadyJustice

    @ELOVE
    you are right about that, nice chance in the world for ciara to pull that one off. lol

  • ELove

    Whose the Man-Hater... She Gets the Thumbs-Down
    LOL

  • Daisy

    I say Jazmine

  • LadyJustice

    UMM... i meant "no chance"

  • mizzdallas

    @sponge

    I like Chrisste M but I love me some Jazzy thats hard I say BOTH!!!

    @Daisy
    I love me some Maxwell and I cant wait for the cd its been too long!! How much do you think he will sell first week sales? I say 300k-500k..

  • ELove

    @LJ... I KNEW exactly what you meant LOL

  • http://myspace.com/latituded400 Shannon

    Sandra,

    I think Chrisette deserves her own post instead of being buried inside this one.

  • iscream

    @ spoonge I say Christte.

    @ topic

    "I'm surprised Jay Z let her open for his tour"

    ************************
    To me that's a step down for CiCi she is on her 3rd cd, she has won Grammy's, she has has gone Plat in the past. She should not be opening for anyone; and as much as I love him. Sure not no Jay Z. He hasn't had an album out in how long? & that's Bey's husband. I wish I would be the opening act for my biggest competition.

  • Toi

    I for one will be at Best Buy the Tuesday Maxwell comes out.

    Chrissette or Jasmine? That's tough. I need to think about that. Let me go home and listen to these cd's one more time before I vote.

  • ELove

    Oh I'm DEF getting that Maxwell...
    Has he even made a Bad-Song ???
    I'm going to listen to 'Reunion' right now !!!

  • ELove

    I Second @Shannon request Ms. Sandra !!!

  • teecee

    lol@daisy... i havent bought a cd in yrs. most are worth the money they cost. they have 2-3 songs you like and the rest is cd filler.

    i get all of my cd off line. i was never a cd cover person as for me, u buy 50 pack and down load cds buy the 100's. i like the old school cd's the blogs have now.

  • anti-PC

    'C-Error' LOLLLLLL

    Who came up with that name?? That's harsh!!!!!!! LOL

  • ReadTheBlog

    omg - MAXWELL IS GOING TO SELL BY EPIC STANDARDS! I hope he negotiated his contract to get like $1.00 per point per album. I don't think the stores will be stocked well enough. There are so many people that have been sitting and waiting on that mannnnnnnnnnn.

    And I won't even ask why Bilal hasn't put an album out.

  • ReadTheBlog

    Matter of fact - his other albums might get snatched up too!

  • ReadTheBlog

    Beyonce is not Ciaras biggest Competiton. I'm sorry, I don't even like Bey and I think she and Ciara are not in the same category. As for her opening for Jay, I think it's a good move, because between this and her video with JT (which was hot), and this alter-ego *tee-hee*, she's getting ready to cross over.

    Who better to carry you over the burning sands, thatn with Jay-Z? All the white boys and girls love him and his NY logo ball cap.

    Good power move Ciara.

  • luvly1957

    anti-PC Says:

    ‘C-Error’ LOLLLLLL

    Who came up with that name?? That’s harsh!!!!!!! LOL

    I did Anti and I named her that cuz it was a big azz mistake to give her a contract. If u have her first and 2nd cd go back and listen, it is studio mixed and she sings real low so u can't really hear that she can't SANG!!! I agree give Chrisette her own story line.

  • Daisy

    I am rarely disappionted when I buy a cd because I am selective about who I buy.

    Yes I will be at target bright n early on July 7th to get my Maxwell CD. I saw him last yr in concert FAB and I will be going to Essence to see him again. Can't wait to see him perform on the BET awards. His new single is lovely!

    @RTB I also like the video and song with JT Love n Sex n Magic! Works for me

  • http://myspace.com/rayne215 spongebobfan

    Does MAxwell typically sell like that? hes a slow burner if i recall he sells but not a big pop like a 50 or kayne if i recall correctly

  • iscream

    @ RTB with that said....

    I still think its a step down.

    Even KeyCole is an opening act with Big names to follow her.

    & Beyonce (weather we like it or not) is the queen of this R&B game. She is everyones biggest comp. Without even reading back I bet her name was mentioned somewhere in this post. & yt don't love jigga that much. He has been having a hard time selling out shows. & having JT on her album sure didn't help her sell.

    That's just my opinion.

  • http://myspace.com/rayne215 spongebobfan

    JayZ and Beyonce should have a Bonnie and Clyde Tour.... that would be crazy

  • Daisy

    @Mizz I am not sure how many cds he will sell but all his shows last year sold out and that was w/o having any new music out. So I hope they ship enough to the stores. I am sure he will be #1 that week though.

  • anti-PC

    luvly1957--

    I love that nickname!! LOLLLLL

  • junkie2003

    sandra, do you believe that her new management company took her into the wrong direction for this new album. I believe she lost her hardcore fanbase with her new direction. Ciara had her own lane when she came out,but now i don't know what she wants to be a superhero or supermodel. i also blame jive records and her team for putting out old singles on this new album, they were on youtube for the past year. Sandra, i would like to know more information from your source about her album sells and how her former camp feels about her new direction. Ciara needs to be Ciara. The good next door/urban look is what made her unique. I am still a fan.

  • Daisy

    Ciara said she competes with herself I like that motto

  • Charles

    Hahahahahahhahaahhahahahahahahahahahahahhahaahhahahaahhahahahahahahahahahaahahahahahahahahahahaahhahahahahahahahahahahahahaahhahahahahahaha

    She didn't do worse than brandy but oh well

  • http://myspace.com/rayne215 spongebobfan

    Cold as Ice Charles lol

  • flyqtnva

    @spongebobfan
    i go w/chrisette...because jazmine sullivan be trying to sound like my girl l.boogie...get in your own lane...like chrisette

  • Charles

    But its ok ciara will still do better than monica :)

    And its so funny I hope she gets dropped brandy didn't get half her promo and they did the same numbers!

  • flyqtnva

    @iscream
    IMO MJB is the queen of R&B

  • flyqtnva

    Beyonce is the queen of the POP TART Charts (martin voice) lol

  • flyqtnva

    Also to me Ciara just got "lucky" she was in the right place (ATL) at the right time...I mean half the time she on the red carpet the people dont know who the HELL she is

  • iscream

    @ Fly

    Don't make me fight you up in here, up in here.

    I'm talking as far as commercial goes. OF COURSE MARY IS THE QUEEN!

    * leaving this post regreting I even typed that Bey was the queen and then ME of all people getting their coat pulled on MJB.

    3 hail Mary's
    Hail Mary
    Hail Mary
    Hail Mary.

    Okay I repented.

  • MIZZ.I_REP_ATL

    I'm not surprised, Ciara should've saw that sh%t coming anyway.
    --------------------------
    And Sandra said, "Ciara’s new CD (I forget the name of it)...." FantasyRide. You knew the name of the album, don't play. :)

  • Daisy

    Jazmine has has that raspy voice since she was a child dayum why everybody gotta be accused of biting l boogie was not the 1st or only singer who has a raspy like voice geez she has her own lane already

    Chrisette does her thing as well

  • iscream

    & I'm changing my advatar back.

    Christte CD to me is has better substance to me.

  • Krysi J

    You sang that song right dah gurl! That is my part! LOL!
    -----------------------------------------------------

    Anytime chile! :)

    Jazmine has yet to unleash her entire vocal range....people would not believe how talented tha girl is...WOW. The best set of pipes in the industry right now.

  • http://myspace.com/rayne215 spongebobfan

    2 posts Sandra really? thats it

  • http://myspace.com/rayne215 spongebobfan

    " i'm love with another man" trumps anything i heard from chrissite m (IMO)

  • http://myspace.com/tamarlese Peachizz

    C-Error wht happen, why? I don't understand...

  • iscream

    Real Question

    @ Krysi are you in the industry?

  • Charles

    She tried to appeal to the white girls and swagger jack beyonce epiccc fail!

  • Krysi J

    @ Krysi are you in the industry?

    -------------------------------------

    naw babe...no industry for KrysiJTellem..lol! But I do come from an entertainment background so that may explain why I know a few things here and there. Other than that Im just a Dayum fool..LoL! (wink)

  • Krysi J

    good ole country gurl from FLA!

  • candycane

    ReadTheBlog Says:

    Nelly said 2 is not a winner and 3 no one remembers -
    **************
    What song is that? It was on Nellyville right

  • candycane

    question for all.. JAzzmine Sullivan or Chrisste M?
    **********
    Jasmine Sullivan ALL DAYUM DAY!!!!!!!! THat girl SANGS. Not a huge fan, shyt, no even a fan of Chrissette, I do like the Ephipany song.

  • Daisy

    Krysi I don't thin Jazmine can see Tasia vocally but she does indeed have a voice on her. J hud sounds better to me as well. I like singers who have a church background lol

  • http://thechoklitfactory.wordpress.com/ ChokLitFactory

    Charles, you KILL me! U lucky Aunty let you come back!

  • http://charactercorner.blogspot.com attorneymom

    @ Sandra, I am convinced that you and Ci Ci are in partnership. You are really trying to help her career.