According to industry estimates, British songbird Susan Boyle’s debut platter ‘I Dream A Dream’ is set to crush Rihanna’s 1st week sales of her 4th CD by over 800,000 copies! Boyle’s CD set a record in the UK for the biggest 1st week for a debut album in history with over 400K units sold.
Here in America, the Britain’s Got Talent runner up is expected to top that figure with over 600K sold in the first week, giving her an astonishing 1 million albums sold in the first week!
There is something to be said for great music. I guess all those industry fools who think sex sells over talent are rethinking their strategies now.
Meanwhile, Def Jam/IDJ’s Rihanna, ‘Rated R’ is expected to sell just 180-200k here in the states. This, despite the incredible hype attached to Rihanna’s first sit down interview where she discussed her beat down at the hands of convicted woman beater Chris Brown.
Lady GaGa’s Fame Monster EP, a seven-song addition to the deluxe edition available on its own, will do 180-200k.
Rihanna photo: INF DAILY