Singers like Amerie come a dime a dozen. Record labels sign these chicks and expect consumers to accept their lack of talent and buy their music because they're cute or they fit the cookie cutter industry standard of beauty.
Unfortunately, the #1 album this week belongs to a 46-year-old woman who shattered the false industry standard of beauty by outselling Beyonce, Rihanna, Amerie and Trey Song combined!
So it should come as no surprise to anyone that Amerie's latest studio effort has flopped. Only her record label is surprised.
According to Rap-Up.com, Amerie latest CD, ‘In Love & War’ sold just 12,500 copies in the first week. A dismal number considering that Bow Wow's forgettable CD sold 5,500 more copies than hers.
Amerie's CD entered the charts at around #46 and is already heading in the wrong direction: downward.
But not to worry, Amerie is just happy that magazines will continue to give her photo spreads and kiss up to her like she's Anita Baker or something. After all, what do they know about good, quality music?
On her dismal sales, Amerie said:
“It’s a very weird time. I didn’t worry about it ’cause I felt like it’s not about the first week. I knew when the album came out, it wasn’t coming out with a big hit ’cause we just went to radio with the ‘Pretty Brown’ record two weeks before the album came out, so we already knew it was going to be one of those over time things vs. a first week thing, which is cool.”
Someone needs to remind Amerie that there are no hits records on her entire CD. So her 1st week numbers are the best that she can expect out of that garbage.