Monica Brown Code Red

Singer Monica Brown's new CD, Code Red, is estimated to sell 30K-35K units in 1st week sales.

At best, Code Red is expected to sell or stream 37,000 units in the 1st week.

This comes after Mo and her management put together a well-organized promotional campaign that saw the Atlanta songbird performing promo shows around the country to promote her album and appearing on talk shows.

Monica's estimated 1st week sales provide more evidence that social media follows and 'likes' are worthless and often do not translate to sales for artists.

Marketing companies are well aware that social media campaigns are fly-by-night at best.

For instance, Monica has over 5 million followers on Twitter.com and Instagram.com combined. Yet her sales are not reflective of her massive social media following.

Monica blamed Code Red's slow sales on stores not restocking her album. Compounding the issue further are rumors that Mo's record label, RCA, only shipped 7 or 8 Code Red albums to each store.

In response to the complaints on her social media timelines, Monica wrote:

"This is such an ongoing problem it literally pains me... I'm a firm believer in what's meant to be will, but I am also one that knows this only comes into play when you've done all you can & thanks to you guys alerting me ocean try and handle the issue... Keep sharing stores that are empty for restocking... #LoveUGuys"

Below is a list of next week's album sales estimates per Hitsdailydouble.com:

Chris Brown (RCA) 125-135k album, 150-160k SPS
Star Wars: The Force Awakens (Walt Disney) 90-100k, 95-105k
Pusha T (Def Jam) 38-43k, 40-45k
Monica (RCA) 30-35k, 32-37k
Ariana Grande Christmas & Chill (Republic) 30-35k, 32-37k
Cage The Elephant (RCA) 20-23k, 23-26k

  • Bootcampgirl

    Meh, still ain't rushing to downl...I mean purchase said CD..:shrugs:

  • Teresa Uriel

    yeah that's a good thing that Monica is doing, because these stores might have a box or two of those CDs sitting in the back (haters)

  • Teresa Uriel

    you know when the industry sees a Happy black woman with her happy black husband, they start Hating REAL HARD

  • SummerBaby

    I've actually heard several talented artist have this same problem. Good luck to her.

  • Teresa Uriel

    I'm pretty sure that's why no basketball team has picked up Shannon yet. Unless he just does not want to be in that environment anymore

  • therealashland

    So is Monica still a fan of the blog? I am sure her album will end up doing close to 500k, Monica still and will always have a steady fan base.

  • ShelleDC

    The album is really good and reminiscent of her Miss Thang days. The fact of the matter is Music labels push who they want to push. since Monica hasn't done a really big hit in years, the company is not going to shell out money to make millions of copies if THEY think she will not sell said million copies.

  • therealashland

    Well, on the bright side, Monica did better than Rick Ross

  • therealashland

    Patti looks a little to snug with Shannon. Cougar alert.

  • ShelleDC

    I said the same thing when I saw the picture. She is a little too close.

  • Teresa Uriel

    the industry rather promote untalented jokers like young frankenstein and the likes

  • Calikush

    ????? "Just one of them daaaays"?????........That's the industry for ya! They're some summabishes!

  • nucynu25

    I like Mo but idk , am not rushing to go cop her album .

  • Just Keya

    I wonder if artist can sue the label for not really promoting or anything...because she is not the first person to have this happen to her.

  • Just Keya

    Right. I want to hear it first to see if I like it. Does anyone in here have it? Is it worth buying?

  • SummerBaby

    I don't know, but there are so many talented singers that can really blow. I honestly get tired of hearing the same artist on the radio all the time.

  • Bella

    At least my baby daddy got the number 1 spot.

  • BKLYNS MAMA

    EH, Blacks just not buying music as much as WHITE folks are. If Monica had a BIG crossover fan base maybe she would have SOLD more. White folk love to her white folks sing RnBish/soul music.... its sad but sure! Case and point Adele..went platinum 1st week out!

  • Smith Jane

    Honestly, Mo's album just wasn't good. I tried to support it, but it was just whack. Nothing about code red was indicative of her claims - to bring r&b music back - it sounded just like all the other garbage polluting the airwaves. Corporations should already know that social media followers aren't reflective of sales. I mean, Kim K has the most IG followers and yet her selfie book, and most of her fashion businesses flop.

    ((;shrugs)))

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    There was a time when record labels put out 2 or 3 good singles before releasing albums. There was no social media back then. Remember those good ol' days?

  • Just Keya

    YES! That is annoying. It's almost like they don't want to give anyone different any shine. It's such a shame.

  • Canary Red™

    EXACTLY, I thought it was photo shopped for a minute, had to do a double take. WOW! LOL!

  • Just Keya

    Yes. And you could get a feel for the album. It's a shame how they are doing these artist.

  • Blaque Mahogany

    I wouldn't buy it. But I don't really buy music. I stream it...and I've only streamed her album once...barely.

  • iWasteTime

    Those labels aren't doing that anymore and getting stuck with loads of albums they can't get rid of

  • Bella

    It's all apart of the agenda.

  • Bella

    They don't. It's very obvious.

  • Just Keya

    R&B is not limited to just black folks. Now with Adele, she can really sing. And it's heartfelt. That's why people like her.

  • Bella

    It worked for Chris. He released Liquor and Zero. It seem to work for him. Monica's music is a bit dated IMO.

  • http://yvonnechase.com/ Yvonne Chase

    You can't pretend to be one way online then put out music that's the opposite of what/who you say you are. People want authenticity. There's something disingenuous about Monica.

    If she is who she says she is and represents the way she says she does, why on earth would she record a song w/Lil Wayne?

    Authenticity sells records. Look at Adele...She's true to who she is on and offline and her records sell w/little to no promotion. Hello...

  • MotherOfDragons, GetOffMyENuts

    Ummm...people could just download it and burn a copy. Are people really riding around to find an album they could essentially get at home?

  • Tammie Reed

    Glad you blogged this info, good luck to Monica!

  • Too Many Colors

    *popcorn*

    This might get ignant

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Monica sticks with the same stale producers who happen to be her friends. She needs someone in her camp who has a good ear for picking hits.

  • Bella

    Adele is NOT R&B. Just cause you can sing loud doesn't make it soulful. Jazmine Sullivan is R&B and her music doesn't sound dated either

  • BKLYNS MAMA

    Too many OTHER singing 'soul' music....so they don't have to buy black RnB artist music. Its just a matter of time before Mo "Other" start Rapping... Then Black rappers will become obsolete

  • BubblingBrownSuga

    It also helps that after releasing a hit collection of songs, Adele knows how to step back and leave her fans wanting more instead of saturating the market with drivel.

  • Just Keya

    Chile

  • ShelleDC

    I have a Rhapsody subscription for my daughter. (I refuse to buy two and three albums a month because her emotions change up so she needs music to match) You can hear the entire album there, and well as Chris. It was available the same day as the albums dropped.

  • Just Keya

    Let me just say this. R&B is a type of music. It is not limited to a type of people. IMO. Thanks.

  • nucynu25

    I don't think you can compare Mo to Adele,. Adele is mad talented but to me honestly Adele is famous bc she a white girl singing like a blk girl. Ppl love wen white ppl can do what blks hve been doing for centuries. I do agree with you tho that record with a Wayne was garbage & proved she isn't abt bringing R&B back.

  • Just Keya

    So she needs a change up.....I don't see how her camp is not telling her this after all this dag on time. I understand supporting friends, but shoot, support your own brand and have some forward movement....IJS.

  • Bella

    Her dying her hair red didn't help either. The look she was going for in this era, wasn't a good look.

    Monica should try chitlin circuit plays. She has the voice for it.

  • Too Many Colors

    Has all the ingredients.

    Black Twitter followers.
    White music vs black music.
    Black purchasing power.

    *pats bench beside me* You come sit over here. Goes to get you a knocked folks pillow...and some snacks

  • MookieFly

    I was about to say the same dang thang! Claws out and firmly implanted. She whispered in his ear "come to the winning team baby...my pies aren't the only thing that drives men crazy"

  • BKLYNS MAMA

    no its not...that's why I said more Others are buying RnB. and thats why Monica needed a CROSSOVER fan base...to get them record sells.

  • Just Keya

    *has a seat* I love snacks! lmao.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    I remember in the '80s when people were making mixtapes, downloading mp3s and burning CDs; and hustlers were selling CDs out of the trunk of their cars. But none of that stopped good albums from selling. Then the RIAA started suing consumers for downloading mp3s - and people stopped buying albums as a result.

  • http://yvonnechase.com/ Yvonne Chase

    I'm not comparing the two. There is no comparison. Monica carries on about the kind of woman she is and what she represents yet her music does not reflect that woman. That's why her records aren't selling. No one cares! I knew it was gonna flop and I never listened to one song except a snippet of that Lil Wayne garbage. There's a HUGE disconnect with Monica...

  • nucynu25

    I agree.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    I agree with you about Adele's race playing a major part in her popularity. I can't stand Adele's singing voice. It is annoying.

  • Just Keya

    That's never going to happen if she keeps working with the same people over and over and doing the same stuff. It's so many other producers...she could try. PoLow and them are not the only ones.

  • YOUR man chose BSweet #ohwell

    What kind of snacks?

  • Bella

    I went ahead and bought Chris cause I wanted to see him do well his first week. Plus the album is really good. He deserve my $12.99. If he'd find the right people to tour with, I'd spend some real money to see him in concert.

  • Carrington

    Translation: 35K pushed week one... 35K... & 9 week six

  • MookieFly

    Isn't that what she was trying to do with Everytime the Beat Drop?

  • http://yvonnechase.com/ Yvonne Chase

    I tried to listen to it but I honestly couldn't. She says she's a grown wholesome woman that's all about her faith, marriage and family yet her music isn't about that...

  • iWasteTime

    lolol

  • Just Keya

    Shyt, "rappers" are damn dear obsolete now. Who really raps now? And not that bs they pushing as rap? Who has any real lyrical content? Kendrick maybe but that's about it.

  • Just Keya

    That video was trash, but I did like the song.

  • nucynu25

    Jcole ,

  • Just Keya

    Hey Carrington!

  • nucynu25

    Girl , wen mo tall as was walking it out I was like Mo cmon u too talented for this ...

  • Just Keya

    Anything with cheese, or sweet....oh and fruit....lol

  • harley_quinn2.0

    I don't understand why people correlate social media followers to album sales. Social media just gives you more access to celebrities. For the most part they don't care about what your pushing. They just want to be in your business and talk shyt.

  • YOUR man chose BSweet #ohwell

    *slides in the post like James Brown * Hey Ya'll *moonwalks back out the post like Michael Jackson*

  • Just Keya

    THIS

  • nucynu25

    I luv her voice but a spade is a spade .

  • Smith Jane

    Yes!!! Monica's album was NOT good! Yeah, Adele is yt, but not all yt singers/rappers get that yt dollar- see Iggy and a host of yt ppl trying to do r&b. Adele sold millions of albums because she can sang AND she makes good music, Monica does not! Seriously, there is only one Monica album that I can say was (semi) decent from start to finish - which was after the storm - her other albums are pop/hip-hop.

  • ShelleDC

    I'm actually going to go ahead and buy both. My son is a huge Chris Brown fan (the album is for me), but he's 10 and I only let him listen to the first two albums, and the old lil Bow Wow. He loves bounce with me lol and Yoooo (you can tell I'm a helicopter mom)

  • Bella

    My nigga Plies....
    "Ran off on the plug twice"

  • MotherOfDragons, GetOffMyENuts

    Well...according to HER in HER, MONICA'S words...she is trying to be an R&B super hero. She's going to save it...she even dyed her hair red to prove she's going to save it.

  • BKLYNS MAMA

    Kendrick was HOt in the BLACK community...that's why that OTHER rapper won over Kendrick....then Kendrick did a song with the Blue eye blonde girl...and then the Others LOVED him...he CROSSED OVER...THEN he became "POPular!

  • Bella

    Bloop!

  • harley_quinn2.0

    Quite honestly 35k far exceeded my expectations of 1st week sales for Code Red. Congrats Mo!

  • Just Keya

    So she wanted to dress like a super hero? She better find a way to super save this album and worry about saving R&B later. About to do the same number as Ciara.....

  • That’s Interesting

    I literally HATE her music. That love all over me and that other stuff she was singing in that other album made me want to rip out all my hair. I haven't liked her music or style since After the Storm.

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    When still standing came out, Monica pushed 2 or 3 good songs before the album came out. She only got just right for me out now and that song is mediocre at best. I'm n atl abd it doesn't get a lot of radio play

  • Too Many Colors

    Imma say MY story as a Mo fan. I done rode with her. I have.
    Since day 1. Told yall I bump Miss Thang like it came out yesterday. Listened to the Mo station on Pandora ALL WEEKEND. Not no secret here I am a Mo fan and fans of others. BUT. Mo puts her all into the wrong STUFF. This album was mediocrity at BEST. The albums she SHOULD have put her all into, she didn’t. She was busy doing her PERSONAL LIFE. Which I get. I do. But every album she had
    that was fire was always backburner to stuff that was going on in HER life. Birthing kids. Relationships. Marriage. She didn’t give one rats ass about promo for some really good music. Now HER life right, and she wants to come back and recapture the ear of folks, and well…here we are in this post.

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    I hate love all over me I just hate it.

  • BubblingBrownSuga

    Sideline Ho surprised me. I wondered if the church ladies liked it.

  • Too Many Colors

    Kendrick. Jermaine Cole. And Pusha T who is listed up top in that list above Mo's name. Das it.

  • ShelleDC

    I think it's a good wedding song .... That's all I got

  • Just Keya

    Everyone I know who listened to her album says its not hot. Last album I brought was R.Kelly's Black Panties. smh

  • MookieFly

    I liked it too but it definitely wasnot her usual sound. I like Monica. She seems really sweet although she smiles too much. But I like Brandy more. #theboyishers

  • nucynu25

    I don't think just bc someone is into church they have to sing gospel , idk Mo just does nothing for me.

  • nucynu25

    Lmao. Girl , plies gives me life .

  • Too Many Colors

    Which is what makes me mad. I could tell by the new songs she sung that it wasnt all that. I mean I like a few. And "Just Right"? Man that song been ON THE RADIO SINCE APRIL. Which here in Dec now equates to ALL YEAR. ONE SINGLE? Come ON (Biz Markie voice)

  • Just Keya

    There was a poster on here before...his name was Man...he did have a saying about people who always smiled showing all of their teeth.....

  • harley_quinn2.0

    I agree she put out 2 songs that were fiyah! Most of the songs on that album were bangers. I like just right for me but it really wasn't hitting on zilch. Come harder next album.

  • SummerBaby

    I don't think her doing a song with Lil Wayne makes her fake. She got kids for Rocko. She used to go with C Murder. Now I'll admit I don't keep up with Adele & I'm not disputing on if Monica is fake or not, but her doing a song with a rapper seems to be who she is. ?

  • BKLYNS MAMA

    so basically...Monica needs a POP song to get the crossover fan base...right now that's not going to happen...CUZ "they" have too many WHITE artist singing RnB...

  • Just Keya

    I have yet to hear any of her new music on the radio. At all. smh. I have not seen the video or nothing. She might need to get an Unsung :kona:

  • ShelleDC

    I follow her on Instagram, her kids are adorable ... But she plays rap music and all with her Mother (who is a pastor) in the car. She is who she is, and has never apologized about being her.

  • BubblingBrownSuga

    I like her voice but I don't consider it to be soul/r&b, just loud. And sometimes her thick tongue can be distracting.

  • Just Keya

    No, Monica needs to work with different people and find songs that are better. Her songs are not great. It's not connecting. It has nothing to do with white or black. Hell tons of white people loved the boy is mine....no one black or white, is feeling her music right now.

  • Too Many Colors

    Im just lost as to the hard promo for THIS project. Why THIS one?

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    It's a shame how record labels gave white artists huge budgets to essentially make them R&B stars.

  • SummerBaby

    Exactly! ??

  • Just Keya

    Nor should she.

  • nucynu25

    Girl, man can't stand Mo.

  • SummerBaby

    +1

  • Just Keya

    Hell she still talks about No Limit like they her family. She can do songs with rappers. That does not make her any less of who she is.

  • Just Keya

    At all. I wonder what happened?

  • OvertheMississippi

    I totally agree. Jasmine and Chrisette are slept on.

  • harley_quinn2.0

    What upsets me about Mo and Brandy, their first singles be trash. In Brandy's case, first single is trash but she has hits on the album. Then you're left wondering why did you choose that bullshyt as the first single? The girl puts in all this WORK just to release an album filler.

  • MotherOfDragons, GetOffMyENuts

    I'm still really trying to figure out how her dyeing her hair Raggedy Anne red to match the album name and save R&B was a good marketing strategy to her and her team. Like, who approved that bs? Who said "Yaaaas Mo Mo THAT is your angle. R&B's redhead super savior. Let's go with that!"

  • ShelleDC

    Right, and Snoop's wife travels with her from time to time on her Tours! She chooses music to reflect who she is. It just doesn't resonate with everyone.

  • Bella

    THIS

  • Just Keya

    Her label is not doing her right. At this point she may as well be an independent artist.

  • SameoleJ

    Well, she is slated to do better than Araina. #OPTIMISM

  • MISSMEWITDATBULL

    TRUTH.

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    Really she needs to think business not personal.

  • harley_quinn2.0

    Dead it's a Christmas album ???.

  • SameoleJ

    CTHU........and we don't need Jimmy to sang about it!!

  • Bella

    Love All Over me was the shyt now.... I used to sang that song in the shower hunni. Lol

  • nucynu25

    Mo always been hood to , doesn't seem like she tries to hide it. Thats almost like saying u cant luv the Lord & traP music. It's just as if Mo hasn't found her nitch

  • Bella

    Quiet as kept Tamar had one of the best R&B albums of 2015. The girl can sing and write.

  • SummerBaby

    Did you see Big Freedia rocking the code red hair? Said Monica was the inspiration for it.

  • SummerBaby

    True indeed

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Record labels are to blame for targeting their marketing to social media. My friends all say I need to be on Instagram. Yet the biggest Instagram bloggers have whack blogs and no blog traffic.

  • Just Keya

    And before anyone says you can't love the Lord and trap music...I Luh God sounds just like trap music. SO what about that?

  • ShelleDC

    Because they don't choose their first single. The music exec's choose it and then pay to push it. If they know they don't want to put a lot of money behind an artist to save the money for their "Stars" why push a song that could be a hit.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Monica loves the gays.

  • Just Keya

    Her attitude sucks sometimes..I am a fan though, but that girl can sing and the singles are good ones. And the album is really good.

  • BKLYNS MAMA

    Adele is RNB to white folks...she got a tad bit of "SOUL" in her voice...so they label her a SOUL singer ... She AINT SOUL to SOME black folks..cuz I surly didn't jump on the Hello song..

  • Too Many Colors

    They not doing her right. But I think its bc her label is fed up with her. They treating her like it. It would not surprise me NONE if they drop her after this. They GAVE her chances the previous albums. And I do understand it was some bureaucracy surrounding J Records folding into RCA. But they gave her chances on Still Standing and New Life to promo. Its almost dare I eem UTTER it...like she REFUSED to promote those albums. I didnt see anywhere NEAR the effort from THOSE albums vs THIS album. As an artist you cannot DO THAT. Pick and choose which projects you gonna be 100% behind vs 85% cause you are: having a baby, a break up, a TV SHOW, a marriage etc. As a fan I feel cheated and gyp'd.

  • Just Keya

    Clearly she is R&B to black people as well....you don't care for her I guess, but a ton of Black folks do.

  • That’s Interesting

    That song makes me angry. It just wrecks my nerves. I don't even really know why. Lol.

  • harley_quinn2.0

    I liked her album...Yes

  • Scorpio

    Sad to say, but the music industry is dead. CD's, Albums, just do not sell anymore.

  • Just Keya

    I agree. Your supposed to go hard with all your projects.

  • MotherOfDragons, GetOffMyENuts

    I don't know who Big Freediais is...am I lame for that?

  • Just Keya

    No. My bonus kids just told me who he was over the weekend.

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    Who comparing Adele to Monica??? Y would u so that?

  • Too Many Colors

    This doesnt count. Look at who she is married to. Family ties etc. Doesnt count AT ALL.

  • Just Keya

    And she has people on her team who KNOW how to pick a song.

  • SummerBaby

    New Orleans bounce artist

  • harley_quinn2.0

    I've noticed that too. They have a big social media presence but barely any hits or comments on their own site.

  • BKLYNS MAMA

    Noo.. her first CD rolling in the deep...was GOOD to me! I just didn't jump on this Hello song....it was just alright to me!

  • WhatHaveYouDoneForMeLately?

    Oh please with the blame game. People don't sell like they used to. Monica is not Taylor Swift.

  • harley_quinn2.0

    Got a point there ?

  • nucynu25

    Joseline married to a Stevie j & still ain't got no hits , or can we count being sting with the kitty Kat?

  • SameoleJ

    I luv em, I luv em, I luv em, I luv em, I luv em. I luv em...........Sorry, but that who part annoys me!!

  • the guest

    You hit the nail on the head.

  • Too Many Colors

    Its people who discount the entire first FIVE years of Mariah career. Why? She was married to Tommy Mottola.

  • Auditor

    Pusha T tho? That's all I got to say...

  • ShelleDC

    The whole song annoys me ... all that dang on screaming

  • harley_quinn2.0

    I didn't know who he/she was until recently.

  • Auditor

    Chile I was up last night putting music on my iPod cause I refuse to pay a subscription to whomever... Funny cause my sis was like you STILL got an iPod...I said yup you damn right...$120/year is vacation money...sh*t

  • Too Many Colors

    Stevie J hasnt had a hit himself since my oldest was in preschool. She has graduated high school and pure is in college. Joseline sister not a Grammy award winning artist she been singing behind for 25 years either. And..Jose just aint got it. Lmaoooo.

  • BKLYNS MAMA

    No black artist just don't sell as much!! Adele went platinum in a week...Taylor Swift too...Hell even Beyoncé struggled. Others are mostly buying music...and by OTHERS I mean white folks.

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    Thank u she wasn't taylor swift in her era. #itneededtobesaid

  • SugarFoot a.k.a Ty

    I got my copy...thx San :) Love my SR fam

  • MookieFly

    Can't trust anybody who is always smiling. Grandfather taught me that. Your face did not come out the womb like that

  • SugarFoot a.k.a Ty

    yes that album was nice!

  • Just Keya

    DEAD

  • Too Many Colors

    I have the Pusha T album. Darkest Before Dawn. Got it the day it came out.

    Fuego.

    Imma get Monica. One day. *shrug*

  • SameoleJ

    Tamar's album can be listened to from beginning to end. Not too many artist can do that: Chris B., Neyo, R. Kelly (please forgive me) and some others.

  • BKLYNS MAMA

    her albums was good...but did Tamar even go GOLD? I know not platinum... just asking?

  • nucynu25

    Oh , lol .

  • Just Keya

    That's a good question.

  • SameoleJ

    I don't, cause Tommy ain't sing none of them notes. I liked her better when she became Mariah "I got Tommy's money and connections" Carey.

  • SummerBaby

    I remember back in the day buying an album just for ONE song. Now days we can stream it or just buy that single. Yeah we had singles back in the day too, but it's different now ?

  • SugarFoot a.k.a Ty

    The albums she SHOULD have put her all into, she didn’t. She was busy doing her PERSONAL LIFE
    _______________
    u aint lying!!!!

  • MookieFly

    U want a PRIME example? That Giada lady on the food network. Don't trust her at all.

  • iWasteTime

    That Pusha is ear Crack!

  • SameoleJ

    The only person who successfully stayed with the same folks forever, IMO, was Janet. Jimmy and Terry were true musicians, though and stayed with the times.

  • AnonymousRose

    I just seen the most (hell I don't even know what to say) this man has maggots in his mouth and breeding............they are in SOME folks heads, Legs....If I die in the next 3 weeks its cause Im sacred to eat... ANYTHING.....I have never seen nothing like it....JESUS help ME..

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    "You already knoooooww!" :) His show is so funny to me. I'm not sure it's supposed to make me laugh as much as it does though.

  • Too Many Colors

    Those first 9 albums were every-THANG. She fell off at EM=MC2. I aint got an album SINCE.

    But no, in the fan forums...folks would and still DO drag her for her first albums made while she was with Tommy. First 2 albums??? MAN LISTEN to me.

  • BKLYNS MAMA

    yeh..it was different because we didn't have many choices back then. Hell, now you don't even have to buy it...you can just youtube and listen as many times as you want,lol!

  • SugarFoot a.k.a Ty

    Yes especially that album with Something Is Missing and Piano Man :facepalm:

  • Too Many Colors

    Long live the King (Push)!!!!

  • harley_quinn2.0

    The last Mariah Carey song I really liked was h.a.t.e. u

  • Arii

    I heard it on Spotify (and that means I bought it), but it's lacking. I wanted something better than this. She sounds good, but the songs aren't hitting.

  • SameoleJ

    And to them I say....Just like Vanessa wasn't shooting with Kobe in the gym, Tommy wasn't sanging with Mariah in the booth. She made him money.....that girl was his golden goose and his taboo wife, with her mixed behind!! LOL

  • Wuts got Petty Davis Eyes..

    WELP THE DRAMA CONTINUES! This dude..

  • harley_quinn2.0

    Human was a great album!

  • Too Many Colors

    Last one wasnt her song. It was a remake. "I Want To Know What Love Is" for the Precious movie soundtrack. She sang that song live on Oprah and SANG HER FACE OWF.

  • SummerBaby

    Which one is he?

  • Wuts got Petty Davis Eyes..

    6'6

  • SummerBaby

    I personally like when she sings ballads #shrug

  • my view

    Even the shade traffic is slow?? i'm not a fan of their work but i thought they were doing well

  • Just Keya

    *continues to eat snacks and waits for the story*

  • Teresa Uriel

    this a convo between who and who?

  • SameoleJ

    Mo has gotten comfortable and is staying safe. At her age and this stage in the game, she needs to step out of the her Miss Thang and Boy is Mine days and grow with her fans. Yes, we all loved her true to the hood, sassy ways, but those fans are now grown and want to see her evolve more than she has. She needs new talent to take her to the next level or will continue to fall short. IJS

  • BKLYNS MAMA

    but..but I think Monica tried that and that didn't WORK either! ppl said she switched up...they didn't like her sound.. *shrugs my ppl are hard to please sometimes! ..Keyshia Cole did the same thing...

  • Wuts got Petty Davis Eyes..

    me and my ex

  • Teresa Uriel

    aww dam..

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    Sis! Get that mans pic off here LMAO
    Do you not know how to ignore and reply a day later? :rules:
    ?

  • Teresa Uriel

    or just don't reply at all..lol

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    Not really. ?

    Big Freedia is the Queen Diva from Nawlins and is credited for bounce music. He has a reality show.

    You and Keya have been on fiyah. ?...?

  • Wuts got Petty Davis Eyes..

    I hate him lolol

  • MS PEACHES

    She needed to have that Tamar hustle.

  • Teresa Uriel

    no you don't chile

  • SugarFoot a.k.a Ty

    Wait!!!! *grabs popcorn and green tea* ok Im ready hun.....

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    I'm gonna go pick up this album this week Yep

  • Wuts got Petty Davis Eyes..

    I don't true but I never go back to what was taken out of my life for a reason..

  • SummerBaby

    Wait! He got a new woman?

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    Hate costs too much time and attention sis.

  • Teresa Uriel

    you better not...lol

  • harley_quinn2.0

    Let me pull that up.

  • Just Keya

    See, my petty self would have him on the block list, so I would NEVER see nothing he was saying anyway. tuh!

  • Too Many Colors

    THIS.

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    SPEAK!

  • Jahnée Gill Mr.Eddie Murphy

    I can't stand that balloon head bish with her wide mouth and 1,000 tooth smile! Ugh! She looks so damn sneaky , veiny big headed broad.

  • nucynu25

    Basically

  • Wuts got Petty Davis Eyes..

    Remember a week after we broke up he tried to contact me and I was not responding. He put a pic up with his New new talking bout they together..but in the same breath showing up to my job n chyt James Browning..

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    WUT trying to act brand new ?

  • SugarFoot a.k.a Ty

    :facepalm: I didn't even see the pic my refresh game is lacking

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    Girlllll
    Them is fighting words LOL

  • Just Keya

    Right. I would not of even asked him what was wrong. Shyt.

  • Teresa Uriel

    as soon as she surrounds herself with those type of people she will grow...lol

    hell I went on her ex's instagram...what's his ...Rocko...smh...all I can say is that dude really needs to grow the hell up already

  • Too Many Colors

    This too. Library man. Foo be in the spam folder and been in that bish for DAYS talking to himself.

    Monday: Hey whats up?
    Monday Night: Hello?
    Tuesday:Are your going to respond?
    Wed: I guess you arent going to respond huh? Well give me a call.

    It be Saturday before I see ANY OF IT.

  • Wuts got Petty Davis Eyes..

    Your rignt I hate his actions.. not him.. But I will not allow him to smooth talk his way back especially since he has been flossing that chick in front of his family on FB like he wasn't just doing the same shyt with me prior..nah kid..

  • SummerBaby

    I missed the part about him having a new woman. Dayum! ? I'm sorry. It's time to no longer be FB friends. My heart can't take it. ?

  • nucynu25

    My nosey ass can't see the pic ..

  • Blaque Mahogany

    Your response about his girl was funny...but this isn't drama. At all

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    A whole minute later Nahhhh :nono:

  • Wuts got Petty Davis Eyes..

    I did..he has a ton of google and extra phones numbers popping up all the time.. LOL so I put a pic to them all so when he pop up I know who it is.

  • Just Keya

    This you? I knew it when I saw all that Mariah stuff. lmao

  • Str8tUpMenace

    *sad* Me either

  • Too Many Colors

    Oh Schnap. Who you thought it was? You shoulda known when I was like sitcho knocked self down beside me and here go some food.

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    Allow him ??

    Too much thoughtin about this sis

  • http://Copblock.org aDingoDrankMyBabies

    "Monica’s estimated 1st week sales provide more evidence that social media follows and ‘likes’ are worthless and often do not translate to sales for artists."

    ??I disagree. Show me an artist with 50k followers that can Push 500k units?? it's not happening. Social media is very reflective of sales. The problem is Monica is hood famous?? Those combined 5mil followers are the same ones who'll bitch and complain about folks raising money for their deceased relative via fundme?? But you don't hear me tho? So yeah, Black folks clowning the IG comedian that got booed at the KendrickLamar concert...Mr Blacker the Berry who got shunned for having a light skinned fiancé...Hahaha sooooo funny? They're booing her, ahhhhhHahahahaha, But while laughing they're missing that 90% of the audience-Ain't Black?? The Black folks couldn't make it. Too busy making Steve Harvey Memes, bitching about Kendrick's chick, bitching about the death of RnB, and bitching about the March of Dimes soliciting Holiday donations, Yet rationalizing their bitching because they are struggling?? I can't afford no movie ticket-I got kids, I ain't donating-Should've had insurance, I ain't buying-It's on the net for free?? bitch bitch bitch bitch?

  • Wuts got Petty Davis Eyes..

    It was a text stream from my ex saying he miss me n chyt. He said he saw my pics on FB and thought it was sexy.. I busted him in the face with "Yeah I saw your pic with ole girl ..cute.. Im at work later..smh

  • Blaque Mahogany

    I can still see it. Hahaha

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    Block his ass from fb. What's the purpose of his access to you?
    Am I missing something?

  • Vegan Sheen Min Min Dawn Sheen

    People follow Monica because she's known for sharing her personal life; not necessarily for her music. She's never found that happy median. She's extremely talented but never received her just due. Social Media has hindered so many.

  • Just Keya

    LMAO!!!

  • Too Many Colors

    Its EVERYTHING. Its an outdoors performance. She had just married Nick.

  • Wuts got Petty Davis Eyes..

    I felt a moment of concern..Thought he lost his job or some shyt..nah niggah just pussy lusting.. I know that trick when they get the urge to have what you know was good to them they start acting all needy..He don't miss me he miss the kitty..

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    Facepalm
    ??

  • SugarFoot a.k.a Ty

    Indeed!!!!

  • capricorn83

    Shannon is cute to me but he always gives off the "slow" vibe. :shrugs:

    Aren't these sales figures in line with Monica's last few albums?? Let me go research. I understand the label not wanting to overproduce

  • Too Many Colors

    You know Imma feed the chirens. Lil unborn needs food.

  • Auditor

    Man...men!

  • NegraGata

    I've seen other artist "grow" out of their childhood persona and get dragged to hell and back for letting their music reflect their growth. I said that to say - "it's a slippery slope to grow when you're an entertainer" because the world is looking and judging!!!

  • Wuts got Petty Davis Eyes..

    I did do that. He gets a new google number, or a extra line I have 4 different numbers so far..smh so I just put one of his pic to it and I know whose calling..

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    Men love thinking you're jealous. Don't give him that satisfaction

  • Auditor

    Lol I got engaged at one point in time n my ex gone pop the question to his...I asked him what happened all he said was she was crazy...uh huh ninja...gtfoh

  • Wuts got Petty Davis Eyes..

    He needs to go have a holy jolly chrimmus with his new bird and leave my stuffing alone!

  • SameoleJ

    But she hasn't even tried.

  • Auditor

    Dead

  • Wuts got Petty Davis Eyes..

    You ain't being Hepfall et alll...

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    Okay
    Y'all figure this one out
    BBL

  • SummerBaby

    I'm notorious for not even reading a text or email from a person once they piss me off.

  • SameoleJ

    She is like Mary. Forgive me, but I think we all think Mary makes the best music when she is miserable. But she is "Sharing her world ", and people can relate.

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    You the one entertaining him
    TUH

    IGNORE ?

  • Wuts got Petty Davis Eyes..

    Yeah hes that one upper dude. I put on my page, not even a pic of dude just two martini glasses..This ninja put up the next day him all over her..rofl..he on one..

  • Tammie Reed

    Glad you blogged this info, good luck to Monica!

  • Wuts got Petty Davis Eyes..

    She a serious rebound chick. She don't know but I do. If he was so caught up with her, he wouldn't be coming at me and would have moved on...

  • Wuts got Petty Davis Eyes..

    He was facebook stalking from jump.. anything I post public he can see so..

  • http://Copblock.org aDingoDrankMyBabies

    I seent it?? He's handsome. Then again, it wouldn't matter. With 13inches, he could look like @DTTS slow ass and I'd still smash?? Can't believe you let that go, chile??

  • Browneyes

    and preschool rapper two chainz. i swear every time i hear him it takes me back to...See Spot run...Run Spot

  • Blaque Mahogany

    Does the new girl look like you?

  • Wuts got Petty Davis Eyes..

    He can be fine a wine and if you cheat..buhbye..

  • http://Copblock.org aDingoDrankMyBabies

    He looked just like Phillip Michael Thomas in his Sparkle days???

  • SummerBaby

    New post

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    It's funny how rap came full circle and now rappers are singers. Lol.

  • Wuts got Petty Davis Eyes..

    Nope. at least i don't see it.. she's lighter than i am, wears heavy make up and weavetastic...which is funny cuz thats the shyt he always said he hated on a woman. Ohhhkaaay

  • Vegan Sheen Min Min Dawn Sheen

    Kinda like T.I. He hasn't had a good album since he got arrested at the BET awards. It's tough being a celebrity and trying to stay relevant. I like media less celebs like Sade, one album every 10 years- sell out- endless sell out concerts.

  • Wuts got Petty Davis Eyes..

    GTFOH..he doesn't lol!

  • Too Many Colors

    And I only go in to look to see if my dad is in there when I put him on time out. But no.This dude be 6 messages in since 2 weeks before lmao.

  • Just Keya

    Yes!

  • SugarFoot a.k.a Ty

    I got your message and I can't finger wave your back hair til Wednesday mmmmmkay?!?!? Bring your own brown gel cause Im out *hugs and kisses*

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    The saddest episode was when his mother died. I cried.

  • harley_quinn2.0

    The only option is to go indie. If she can afford it. I'm not saying they can't I just don't know how her finances are set up.

  • http://Copblock.org aDingoDrankMyBabies

    ??????A mess??? Happy Holidays Shugar Tits??

  • Too Many Colors

    Rappers been singers tho. I JUST said something IN THIS POST about Biz lmaoooo.

  • Wuts got Petty Davis Eyes..

    So you think that helps with me do yah... mkay..lemme show you sumthing..

  • SugarFoot a.k.a Ty

    ditto hunny bun :)

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    U a mess lol

  • Auditor

    Dead he picked the first thing walking down the street...

  • rayne215

    she dont even have a single on the radio (not in philly at least) im not surprised. you have to be a white girl from the uk to sell records these days

  • jazmine

    Same with everything really Kendall Jenner has what 50m ig followers and vs had their worst ratings in years

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    People have a huge misconception about social media. They think more followers means more popularity.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Because it's cheaper to promote garbage.

  • Blaque Mahogany

    Yeah...you're better than me. I woukd have literally DISAPPEARED on his azz. No contact whatsoever.

  • Wuts got Petty Davis Eyes..
  • MookieFly

    She is hella sneaky! I can't and won't do it

  • Canary Red™

    THIS!

  • Jahnée Gill Mr.Eddie Murphy

    I swear her and Bobby Flay had something going on. I see it every time they do a show together.

  • Mz.Capricorn

    Or stick to her nursing job.

  • Mz.Capricorn

    Probably because you didn't have love all over you. Lol.

  • Low E. {CIRCA 1908}

    INDEED!

  • Low E. {CIRCA 1908}

    IT MAY BE TIME FOR MO TO GO INDEPENDENT...METHINKS SHE HAS THE CAPITAL.

  • Low E. {CIRCA 1908}

    I HAVE GOOGLE PLAY ALL ACCESS...INCLUDES YOUTUBE RED. MONEY WELL SPENT.

  • lil goodie

    Awww.. It's so nice and cool..all the shade... My my my .. Congrats Monica... Wish you the best..

  • Mz.Capricorn

    Cute pic uptop! Everybody has the Colgate smile. Lol.

  • 100milesperhour

    Monica is a lazy artist that seems to put everything else in her life above music. That's fine, but don't expect fans to run & buy your CD when it drops either. You get out of it what you put in. If she were a hairdresser, she'd be taking calls, eating dinner, picking the kids up from school, all while you're sitting in her chair. Just way too much going on.
    And who's her target audience? Her voice says one thing, but her song choices don't match. Her style & music cater to teenagers around the way, but her voice is more mature. She has poor management & it shows in her career direction.

  • LeBrick James

    37,000 in its opening week?

    sorry, that's gotta be a bit embarrassing. people just arent buying CDs like they used to though.

  • Bernadette Jackson

    I'm sure that Monica is a lovely person, but her music bores me. And there's this whole movement to bring R&B back, but I don't want to hear 1990s music! The unfortunate thing is that they aren't true musicians, just singers so they don't know how to pick music that is innovative.
    And then when they want to be "different" they just audio tune themselves till their real voices have disappeared.

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    :chase:

  • Rodmilla De Ghent

    Tamar stick with the same stale producers and songwriters too, then she like to change album dates...oh well

  • That’s Interesting

    Lol.

  • http://Copblock.org aDingoDrankMyBabies

    For the record, I didn't see the pic? I'm just a goofball?

  • 1/8

    These days, you won't pay your bills selling music. It's too easy for thieves to steal your product online.

  • Danger

    Idk, the song was on the radio every 5 min, getting as much raido play/promotion as Adele's new song Hello and all of Chris Browns songs off of his new album. I didn't care for the song at all, never even heard the full song because every time it comes on I change the station.

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    Lies :crying1:

  • ArDnAhC45

    Me too, I don't like the song.

  • Danger

    Sounds like Monica is yodeling.

  • PettyEyezPrime

    Get me 1 too. Please and thanks.

  • helpme2understand

    I wish I could help bring r&b back. I have loads of hit songs written that would be perfect for Keyshia Cole, Monica, Ciara, Janet, Alicia keys Mary j, and more.

  • ArDnAhC45

    Everytime I hear, "baby baby, baby... " I change the station.

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    Me too. I was listening to some lyrics I recorded years ago and was like wow, I CAME UP WITH THIS?

    Topic: Honestly, I only follow celebs because I want to see their homes. IDC what they drive or if they sleep on a pile of money. I still only want to see rooms in their home. By now, most SR blog family has to know I love all things real estate. The only thing I love more is celebrity real estate.

    Monica, just go indie. She can still do shows and move the same number of units without all that promotion she did. The people who are fans are going to buy her cd no matter what. Like Sandra wrote, having millions of followers never translate to sells or guaranteed success. We're a nosey people who don't really like you, we just want to know what you're doing all day.

  • ArDnAhC45

    How did Pusha T outsell Monica? I don't like the single that she released but come on, Pusha T? And btw, why is Patti Labelle on her husband like that?Too comfortably close. I'm still mad about getting one of those high calorie pies, Patti Patti. Lol!!

  • ArDnAhC45

    I believe that.

  • Missy

    Ummm why can't her fans buy a digital copy? I can't remember the last time I went into a store buying a hard copy....

    Sounds like excuses ???

  • Missy

    I believe if your a fan you'd get the digital down load right? Kind of kills that excuse. Blame the actual fans...

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    ?Imma burn it to ah pank cd. Cool? :firstbump:

  • jusbecsuse

    Got mine.....CD is awesome Mo

  • PettyEyezPrime

    I was trying to get her to 37,002. You ain't loyal?

  • Enoughsaid2020

    That's because everything is free. If streaming services start charging, these artist can make money.

  • Michelle

    Ciaras single just went Platinum so I think that's a good thing

  • Mister Fantastic

    Come on y'all this is no hate on Monica. She made no effort to visit the top markets for her music. Same with Tyrese, Rick Ross, and a GANG of other black artists. You can not promote a album through social media and Atlanta ONLY. Old school still works: Do promotional appearances/ concerts in the major markets in conjunction with the radio station, contests/ giveaways, and MEET THE FANS IN PERSON. Then they want to blame the record company for their laziness and want to be home bodies...

  • Meme81

    I'm sorry to say, if Monica's not THOT'in, she wont be sellin'.

  • Rochelle Collins

    i read your post earlier and just came back home and I wanted to let you know that just about every store I was in had code red

  • VeyoncèSupreme

    Haven't even heard any of her new music ?? promo now a days ain't how it use to be in the 90s or early 2000s everything these days is damn near technical. Nobody cares to buy music UNLESS your ish is A1 from the first to the last. Everybody can't do it like Adele. Maybe she should have just released an album online first then another album in stores?? These days you have to really think outside the box and be more creative with how you promote ya album and release it . Everybody from her era is grown a2 hell these chil'ren don't know a Monica... And probably think her music is too mature to listen too. Music will never be the same ?

  • jussaying

    Why does everyone assume that every artist wants Beyoncé fame? Monica is making the music she wants to do, and living life as she sees fit. Maybe she is comfortable with what and where she is. Maybe she chose to place her family before her music because her career comes second and she wants it to.

    I don't understand the entitlement of fans, I really don't. There's a lot of sacrifice that goes in to making an album and a lot of unhappiness that comes about as well. Monica seems to enjoy her life and gets to do what she loves and that is a blessing. I would rather her do that than end up like Kurt Cobain dead and gone because the fame and pressure became too much to handle.

  • http://theempirefiend.tumblr.com/ Bird

    Yup. Kendrick is a prime example. I'm sure he has followers but Kendrick is not active on social media. He's super private. I wonder if that has something to do with his highly acclaimed latest album nor even being gold yet. Meanwhile Plies is killing the game as an independent artist because of his IG comedian shtick.

  • MissyJ

    Monica been on tour and doing meet and greets for 2 months..... Just because you don't know, doesn't mean its not being done.
    And those thing have to be done through your label or management company. Someone has to PAY for the prizes, those hotels, that gas, and those meals up front. If your label or management company isn't willing to foot the bill, it won't get done. So yes it does fall on the label not the artist "laziness".

  • Rob N. Lebron

    Who still buys CD's lol. Everything should be Digital at this point

  • Mister Fantastic

    Get out here! I could send your that so "tour schedule" and the MEMOS behind it lol. Chill out defender. Budgets are given for promotions/ marketing. If it is not enough, and she believe in her product,she pays out of pocket with a HIGHER percent coming back to her. She did NOT go to enough markets pre release- simple. Here take this: [_ [_ [_

  • Like Me or Not

    Does she have fans outside of Georgia? I am being serious. I am actually shocked she is projected to sell that many.

  • http://batman-news.com Robert Green

    The Industry? Black People don't support Happy R&B artist. Its happened to Mary J, Kyesha Cole, as long as they going throught the storm they selling, but the minute they get married and are happy, we stop supporting them.

  • Imperfectly_perfect

    That's because blacks relate to pain & sorrow. It's what Amerikkka throws our way. It's what we understand...

  • MissyJ

    Send it.... Missyj 83 @ yahoo

    Its not defending Monica, I didn't buy her albm or go to her concert either, so what do I care. It's the truth for any and every artist on a major label. Paying out of pocket is a ridiculous "solution", everyone isn't able so expecting their sales to depend on that is foolish.

    I am an OG rose... I never sit. But thank you for pulling out my chair like a gentleman.

  • Li

    None of them are nowhere near what Taylor Swift and Adele do....nowhere. It's not like the old days of vinyl, when it was easy peezy to sale 1Million. And you're right, social media is not an indicator.

    My friend and I worked a flea market one day for a non-profit, and the organizer assured us that their Facebook RSVP had 100 people who swore they were coming to support the sale. Do you know how many people showed up? 5.
    Yes, 5. Like I told my friend -- you can't count on FB. People say one thing and do another.
    Besides, Blk people want free stuff, cheap stuff..... so somebody out there has found a way to download torrent the music.

    Maybe black artists should do like Taylor and Adele (if they have that power) and only issue their music on CDs and viny.....and wait a month and make it available for download.

  • pika12

    Adele and Taylor? Actually Taylor is not doing nearly as good as Adele since Adele is selling more than three times faster and will outsell her by next month even though Taylor's been out for about two years. So maybe Taylor should take notes from Adele and learn to sing and write profound songs.

  • pika12

    I'm pretty Monica does not like the fact that her sales have declined. No artists wants their career to dwindle away.

  • jussaying

    I'm pretty certain that she understand the current climate of album sales in general. No one sells albums anymore save for huge artists. Additionally, my comment was more so for people stating what she needs to do in order to sell more. With a huge album comes way more responsibility and it doesn't look like she is that hungry anymore to amass the level of sales people are pushing her to do was my stance. People pointed out her need to work on a family and deal with personal matters as to way her record sales were sinking. And im saying she probably (and rightfully so) places her fam before her career and fame.

  • pika12

    I'm sure her family does come first and it's difficult for most mother's to maintain a successful recording career along with a family. In most cases, like it or not, something has got to give. I think we both have valid points, she may not be pleased with the decline of her career/sales (due to her choice to put her family first and today's R&B sales climate) but I'm sure maintaining her family makes her life rewarding nontheless.

  • jussaying

    i agree! i say that, in general, if she is at all knowledgeable about life in the limelight period, she is aware that no one stays on top forever you know? maybe she should have diversified her portfolio.

  • Demic (Music in Bio)

    Reckless journalism. Get someone who knows something about the music industry or social media to rewrite this. Social Media doesn't translate to sales isn't entirely true and it feeds a propaganda for more people who are ignorant of both industries to speak. She has 5 million followers on Social Media but how did she engage them? How did she activate them? The examples you gave were all tv shows and promo runs. So the article should be written as promo runs and tv appearances don't work......

  • ImKing

    Kendrick album was gold the second week after it came out. He's currently at almost 800,000 in the US and over 1.1million worldwide with 'TPAB'. Apparently you don't know what you're talking about. PeAcE.