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Hits And Misses Of '09!

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Who were the big winners of 2009 in the music industry and who failed miserably???

Among the top tier of '09, we've got all the usual suspects - Lady GaGa (selling 2.3 million), Taylor Swift (5.3 mil, including record sales of 2008) and SuBo, who can't be torn down from her #1 spot on the charts, selling 2.9 million records!

But for every big album released, there's a bomb right below it!

Britney's greatest hits collection only managed to sell a measly 90,000 copies, but Mariah's numbers are even more embarassing!

Mimi only sold 375,000 copies of Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel in '09, even though her 2008 release, E=MC2, sold 463,000 copies in its first week.

Yikes.

Check out the entire list of 2009's hits and misses below!

BLOCKBUSTER
Taylor Swift 5.3 million (including 08 sales)
Beyonce 2.7 million (including 08 sales)
Susan Boyle 2.9 million
Lady GaGa 2.3 million + 500,000 more of the EP
Andrea Bocelli 2.1 million

BIG HITS
Jay-Z 1.5 million
Alicia Keys 700,000 (after TWO weeks)
Black Eyed Peas 1.7 million
Miley Cyrus HANNAH Sdtrk 1.8 million
Miley Cyrus TIME OF OUR LIVES 1.2 million
Michael Buble 1.2 million
P!nk 1.5 million
Michael Jackson THIS IS IT 1.3 million
Rascal Flatts 1.2 million & Greatest Hits 850,000
Carrue Underwood 1.2 million (and just getting started)
Eminem 1.7 million

DISAPPOINTING
Adam Lambert 419,000
Rihanna 457,000
Whitney Houston 900,000
Jonas Brothers 600,000
Bon Jovi 400,000
Kelly Clarkson 800,000
Norah Jones 600,000
Barbara Stresisand 450,000
Sting XMAS CD 450,000

BOMBS
Mariah Carey 375,000
Britney GREATEST hits 90,000
Madonna CELEBRATION 175,000
Janet Jackson # 1's 85,000
Leona Lewis 150,000
One Republic 90,000
Shakira 200,000
Rod Stewart 300,000
Kellie Pickler 350,000
Kris Allen 219,000
Robin Thicke 184,000 (and DROPPING)
Chris Brown 219,000
David Archuleta XMAS 200,000
Harry Connick Jr 250,000

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168 comments to “Hits And Misses Of '09!”

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  1. 1

    And what about Sliimy? Wonder how did…



  2. 2

    Gaga and SuBo (L)
    The biggest heroes of my year - no, in fact my life. I love Gagaloo's own unique style, she is uber-cool, I love her passion for music too. And Susan, Dear scottish Susan, who proves if you dream it you can do it.



  3. 3

    Um rihanna has been out for 5 weeks and is about to go gold. get the facts straight.



  4. 4

    so sad about Britney i love her and i love gaga



  5. 5

    Actually that list is old. Susan Boyle for example has sold 4.880.500 by now and Kelly Clarkson's all I ever wanted sold 1.356.500. How about getting your facts straight before you post shit!



  6. 6

    BUT DIDNT MARIAH'S SINGLE OBSESSED WHICH WAS GOING TO FLOP ACCORDING TO YOU SELL 1.3 MILLION??
    SHE CAN ALWAYS TAKE COMFORT IN HER 18 #1's AND 180 MILLION RECORDS SOLD AND THE FACT THAT OBSESSED WENT PLATINUM AND HER CHRISTMAS RINGTONE DOUBLE PLATINUM.
    SHE ALSO HAS THE BIGGEST HIT OF THE DECADE.
    BLOCKBUSTER WITH 2 MILL? LAUGHABLE



  7. 7

    adam wasnt dissapointing in his fan's eyes! and kris allen bombed…and i dont think allison's sale numbers even qualify for a "bomb"



  8. 8

    LOL @ "Madonna CELEBRATION 175,000" and "Mariah Carey 375,000." You gotta love those old Queens of Flops for consistently giving us massive flops through the years.



  9. 9

    you know ive had it with Perez, Why dont u never post ALL of the details? Britney sold almost 2 mill with CIRCUS. Why dont you post THAT? huh Perez?



  10. 10

    Why don't you ever mention BOMBS such as Madonna and Leona Lewis who did worse than Mariah!!???



  11. 11

    There's a typo on Carrie Underwood.
    You wrote Carrue.



  12. 12

    Bummer, I feel sorry for Leona Lewis, I like her. I was kinda expecting that from Brittney though. I haven't seen David Archuleta in a while so……. I just knew Lady GaGa would be on top of the list! :)



  13. 13

    besides Britney's greatest hits was a singles collection as well, so not all of it was cd's.
    You say you love Britney, then give credit where credit is due. why is SHE of the list?



  14. 14

    Britney OUTSOLD Pink. Why isnt THAT on the list huh? just check wikipedia



  15. 15

    yay for andrea bocelli!



  16. 16

    Ok, some of those albums have only been out for like a month. so it doesn't make any sense that you could compare that to a taylor swift album. DUH!? and btw Rihanna is going higher on the charts this week. if all these albums were released on the same day then u could compare it.



  17. 17

    I think this is U.S. sells. Susan has sold 2.9 million here.



  18. 18

    Go T-Swizzle!!



  19. 19

    Taylor Swift looks so pretty.

  20. ap076 says – reply to this


    20

    Well there is no arguing with numbers, but some thoughts.
    -Norah Jones should also have (and just getting started next to her name), she is still in the 20's on the Top 200.
    -If you are going to count Swift's and Beyonce's sales from 2008, the same should be done for Gaga.
    -I would not put Sting's holiday album in the disappointing column or Archuletta's album either. These type of albums have limited sales potential and no pop radio airplay usually.
    -I don't know if failure is the right way to categorize Madonna, Britney, and Janet.
    They have all released greatest hits collections before and all have a fan base that tends to buy all of their albums. Plus I think i t u n e s has changed the way greatest hits albums will sell since any extra tracks can usually be purchased on
    their own.
    -Pickler's album was released in 2008 (and is kind of more of a disappointment than bomb).
    Happy new year



  21. 21

    dammmnnn chris brown, leona lewis shakira. never expected anyones greatest hits to sell



  22. 22

    I know that as far as Madonna's "Celebration" goes, while it didn't do well here, it's sold over 2 million world-wide and is still doing well on World, European and other country-specific charts.

  23. MP says – reply to this


    23

    I don't consider Adam Lambert's 419K to be a disappointing figure. He went from being an unknown singer/artist to almost half a million, I wouldn't call that disappointing. Same thing for Kelly Clarkson…how can 800K be disappointing?



  24. 24

    IM SORRY BUT TAYLOR SWIFT'S MUSIC IS SUCH GARBAGE………..



  25. 25

    ha



  26. 26

    MICHAEL JACKSON IS THE KING OF MUSIC FOREVER
    HE SOLD 750 MILLIONS RECORDS
    LONG LIVE THE KING



  27. 27

    HAGDONNA IS NOTHING IN US SINCE 1990
    EROTICA # 2 sold 2 millions
    BEDTIME STORIES # 3 sold 2 millions
    I'M BREATHLESS # 6 sold 1.5 m
    EVITA # 2 SOLD 2 M
    RAY OF LIGHT # 2 SOLD 3 M
    MUSIC # 1 SOLD 2 M
    AMRICAN LIFE # 1 SOLD 700.000
    HARD CANDY # 1 SOLD 760.000
    CELEBRATION # 7 SOLD 150.000
    she's the queen of flops and shits

    MARIAH IS THE QUEEN of music

    Mariah Carey # 1 SOLD 9 MILLIOS
    Emotions #4 SOLD 4 MILLIONS
    Music Box #1 SOLD 10 MILLIONS
    Merry Christmas #3 sold 6 millions
    Butterfly #1 sold 5 m
    #1's #3 sold 5 m
    Rainbow #2 sold 4 m
    Glitter # 7 sold 1 m
    Charmbracelet #3 sold 1 m
    The Emancipation of Mimi # 1 sold 7 m
    E=MC² #1 sold 2 m
    Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel # 3 sold 400.000



  28. 28

    Mariah Carey the highest selling female artist of all time!

    Mariah Carey 18 Number 1 singles on Billboard

    Mariah Carey 12 Platinum singles more than any other female artist on billboard.

    Mariah Carey Number 1 single of the 90's

    Mariah Carey Number 1 single of the 2000's

    Mariah Carey Longest running Billboard Number 1 by female artist.

    Mariah Carey Top 15 for Artists overall on Billboard 1990's and 2000's chart

    MARIAH IS THE QUEEN
    MADONNA IS THE MAID
    HAHAHAH



  29. 29

    MADONNA'S LAST 3 ALBUMS BOMBED ALL ROUND THE WORLD EXCEPT UK
    QUEEN OF FLOPS



  30. 30

    Mariah was the best selling female artist EVER
    She had more hit singles, than Crackdonna and sold more albums than Crackdonna
    Madonna's Celebration = Massive flop !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    E=M2 is a platinum plus album that sold more than Crackdonna's flop that was "Whore Candy" lol even with Justin she still could'nt get a #1 single

    HAHAHAHAH



  31. 31

    HAGDONNA
    SLUTDONNA
    MANDONNA
    OLDONNA
    SHITDONNA
    LOL
    GO TO HELL



  32. 32

    MADONNA IS OLDER THAN THE EGYPTIAN PYRAMIDS
    HAHAHAHHAHAHA

  33. tasha says – reply to this


    33

    So I'm assuming this is your idea of a list of winners and failures. So people like Rihanna and Adam who released in November are considered failures even though they are both still in the top 30 of the album chart. Rihanna was #18 this week and Adam #29. Rihanna's album has also been named by multiple sources as the best pop album of 2009 too. The artists who released from november on should be included at the end of NEXT years winners and failures not this years.



  34. 34

    DISAPPOINTING - Anyone that didnt sell over a million records. Please 800,000 is hardly disappointing. Oh and this whole bullshit of Taylor Swift [Including 2008] Oh well of course they were counting 2008 sales. If they had realease an acctual NEW album sales wouldnt look that good.



  35. 35

    to be fair adam lambert's album has only been out like a month.



  36. 36

    Thanks Perez for finally realizing that he Jonas Brothers album was not a flop. yeah I guess it was disappointing but they did extremely well in the touring category so its all good :)



  37. 37

    ugh. dumbass



  38. 38

    perez greatest hits albums arent expected to sell millions of copies. mariah, madonna, and britney are some the most famous and biggest female recording artists. they did not miss or flop at all!! britney has the biggest grossing tour of 09. madonna doesnt even need to try! and mariah is just amazing. they all are amazing



  39. 39

    its unfair that you include some artists numbers from 2008. if that included gagas numbers from 08 she'd prob be well above that that talentless trash taylor swift



  40. 40

    NICE OF FATBOY TO SKEW THE RESULTS!! NOTICE HIS BLOCKBUSTER ALBUMS INCLUDE '08 SALES, WTF!! ISNT THIS ABOUT '09 SALES??? WHAT A FUCKING DOUCHE BAG. NOTICE HE DOESNT INCLUDE WORLDWIDE SALES AND FACTOR ALBUMS ONLY RELEASED PART OF THE YEAR. NOTE WHITNEY'S ILTY ALBUM WAS ONLY OUT FOR 16 WEEKS ONLY WITH A WEEK'S SALES DATA LEFT FOR '09 AND SCORED 902K (us) AND 1.6 MIL (worldwide) COMPARED TO JAY Z'S 1.7 MIL (worldwide). of course fatboy doesnt like to put things in perspective!!



  41. 41

    Madonna BOMBED HAHAHAHA :D



  42. 42

    u suck taylor swift pple just like u because of what kanye did 2 u
    i luv u kanyee



  43. 43

    nd michael jackson should have been on this
    he sold alot this year perez



  44. 44

    wait im srry i just realied tht michael jacksonn was on it



  45. 45

    Guess I didn't realize Kris Allen's album had done so badly.
    Yay for GaGa, Susan Boyle and Andrea Bocelli



  46. 46

    no dave matthews band on that list??



  47. 47

    So glad that Shitney hag isn't on the bestseller list.

    Go Subo and Gaga, you guys have talented. I'm surprised about Alicia Keys, good for her.



  48. 48

    Never underestimate the buying power of little girls. They made Taylor Swift.



  49. 49

    leona lewis has sold over 700000
    rihanna- she almost went platinum.



  50. 50

    How does somebody drop record sales? Are people returning these albums?



  51. 51

    Some of these ppl don't deserve to b on here - Taylor swift is nice & all but there's nothing special about her, all her songs sound the same & she can't sing. Miley Cyrus Is even worse she sounds like she's been smoking for 40 years & she's a underaged filthy whore. Britney is a joke and not a real artist. She never sings about anything real & all her songs r bubble gum pop trash - and she doesn't sing live. & ppl always say u go to her shows to c her dance - well she's been doing the same stale ass dance moves since 98. Throw a head mic on a back up dancer with a blonde wig, keep the lights low & her stupid fans won't b able 2 tell the difference! Madonna is a old hag, & she needs to sit her ass down sumwhere, her hay day has come & gone - same 4 mariah + she lost her voice anyway. As 4 rihanna, quick sum1 call Chris brown b'cuz he needs to beat sum talent into her whorin' ass! & last and probably least I'm getting sick of lady guyguy's gimmicks + she's a liar she said thats not an act it's who she is - well when they found that old video of her performing in that night club she looked pretty normal then, she's a fraud & so r the rest of them no talent havin' hoes!



  52. 52

    – Barbara Stresisand –
    -
    REALLY?
    Can someone learn to spell over there?
    First name: BARBRA (not Barbara)
    Last name: STREISAND (not Stresisand)



  53. 53

    This list is all wrong Norah Jones has sold 600k thats not a flop she's only been out for a few weeks. Rihanna isn't a flop either she's only been out for a few weeks and is almost gold. Robin Thicke has just come out and so has Chris Brown. Harry,Janet,Britney & David all had Greatest Hits along with Christmas albums, which sale differently from regular albums. U would expect albums that been out since "08" to sale better than albums that albums that just came out in "09". Yout list ain't logical. Bon Jovi almost gold with limited airplay is decent. Whitney almost a million without any radio hits is good, she came out in like Sept, so how is that a bomb. Adam Lambert almost gold and only been out a few weeks is not disappointing.



  54. 54

    Mariahs album did'nt perform as good as it should, but it can still rebound, it's an amazing album, and the rerelease will be amazing. It's working it's way too gold. So it did'nt sale what it should have but not a flop.



  55. 55

    The only thing these numbers show is that record sales in general suck!



  56. 56

    Mariah Owns Most Popular Songs of '90s and '00s
    With Mariah Carey's crowning of the decade-end Hot 100 songs list with "We Belong Together," she now owns the most popular songs of the '90s and the '00s, as her duet with Boyz II Men, "One Sweet Day," was No. 1 on the '90s-end recap.

    "We Belong Together" spent 14 weeks at No. 1 on the Hot 100 chart during the decade, tying the Black Eyed Peas' "I Gotta Feeling" for the most weeks atop the list in that span. The Peas' anthem is at No. 5 on the decade-end Hot 100 Songs retrospective, one step below the duo/group of the decade, Nickelback, with "How You Remind Me."

    Collectively, the top nine finishers on the Hot 100 Songs recap spent 90 cumulative weeks at No. 1, thanks in part to the one-two punch of "Together" and "Feeling."



  57. 57

    Mariah Owns Most Popular Songs of '90s and '00s
    With Mariah Carey's crowning of the decade-end Hot 100 songs list with "We Belong Together," she now owns the most popular songs of the '90s and the '00s, as her duet with Boyz II Men, "One Sweet Day," was No. 1 on the '90s-end recap.

    "We Belong Together" spent 14 weeks at No. 1 on the Hot 100 chart during the decade, tying the Black Eyed Peas' "I Gotta Feeling" for the most weeks atop the list in that span. The Peas' anthem is at No. 5 on the decade-end Hot 100 Songs retrospective, one step below the duo/group of the decade, Nickelback, with "How You Remind Me."

    Collectively, the top nine finishers on the Hot 100 Songs recap spent 90 cumulative weeks at No. 1, thanks in part to the one-two punch of "Together" and "Feeling."
    !!!!!



  58. 58

    Mariah to Release Two Memoirs "Remix" Albums
    MariahDailyJournal is able to confirm that Mariah will be releasing two separate Remix albums for Memoirs of An Imperfect Angel early next year.

    In addition to the main Remix album which will comprise of R&B/Hip-Hop/Pop remixes, the other will be a Dance album which will all be Jump Smokers remixes of tracks from Memoirs of An Imperfect Angel.



  59. 59

    Mariah to Release Two Memoirs "Remix" Albums
    MariahDailyJournal is able to confirm that Mariah will be releasing two separate Remix albums for Memoirs of An Imperfect Angel early next year.

    In addition to the main Remix album which will comprise of R&B/Hip-Hop/Pop remixes, the other will be a Dance album which will all be Jump Smokers remixes of tracks from Memoirs of An Imperfect Angel.

    !!



  60. 60

    Mariah's Remix Album Drops Feb. 23!
    Mariah's new, as yet-untitled Remix album is set for release on Tuesday, February 23, 2010.

    We have previously confirmed collaborations with Ne-Yo ("Angels Cry" Remix) and Nicki Minaj ("Up Out My Face" Remix), and now, we can also reveal that other artists such as Mary J. Blige, Snoop Dogg, T-Pain, R. Kelly, K-Ci & JoJo, Big Boi, Trey Songz and Fabolous will all be featured in the new Remix album.

    We are told by label insiders that this album will be treated like a brand new project including promotional appearances. Mariah is scheduled to film her appearance on VH1 Storytellers in early January and the album's title and final track listing are expected to be announced next week.



  61. 61

    Mariah's Remix Album Drops Feb. 23!
    Mariah's new, as yet-untitled Remix album is set for release on Tuesday, February 23, 2010.

    We have previously confirmed collaborations with Ne-Yo ("Angels Cry" Remix) and Nicki Minaj ("Up Out My Face" Remix), and now, we can also reveal that other artists such as Mary J. Blige, Snoop Dogg, T-Pain, R. Kelly, K-Ci & JoJo, Big Boi, Trey Songz and Fabolous will all be featured in the new Remix album.

    We are told by label insiders that this album will be treated like a brand new project including promotional appearances. Mariah is scheduled to film her appearance on VH1 Storytellers in early January and the album's title and final track listing are expected to be announced next week.

    !!



  62. 62

    *****I can't believe how biased you are Perez! If you are going to put Britneys #1 album on the list why didn't you put Circus on the the list also!? You want everyone to believe she's a flop! Come on! We all know you want to put her down so Gaga will look great since she's compared to her. We will see were Gaga is in 10 years. We will see if her weird costumes and techno music get old! That's why you have beef with The Black Eye Peas cause they took Gaga down from #1 with Boom Boom Pow, always making fun of Fergie ….your so sad…keep on sucking up!



  63. 63

    Adam Lambert's FYE was the best cd this year and was DISAPPOINTING
    just for the fact that it wasn't a huge hit. FYE should have been the best selling record of the year.

  64. Low says – reply to this


    64

    Adam Lambert is the biggest loser… what a letdown with those HORRIBLE songs… and cd cover.. ugggg.



  65. 65

    Adam's 419k in 5 weeks is not dissapointing!!



  66. 66

    You are nuts. Adam Lambert's album sales are not disappointing. It is almost Gold in only 2 months and will reach Gold in January. It will then reach platinum early in 2010. Stop changing reality to whatever your perception is!!!



  67. 67

    Um. You forgot Michael Jackson.

    FINAL UPDATE: ALBUM SALES FOR 2009, BOTH US AND GLOBALLY.

    *Jackson Sells 24,800,000 albums in 2009 including Jackson 5 material, Motown, and Sony albums!!!

    Jackson's Positions On Global Top 40 Charts For 2009:

    #5: Thriller (4,000,000)
    #6: Number Ones (3,600,000)
    #11: This Is It (3,100,000)
    #13: The Essential (2,900,000)
    #19: King Of Pop (2,000,000)
    #20: Bad (2,000,000)
    #24: Dangerous (1,700,000)
    #25: Off The Wall (1,700,000)



  68. 68

    FINAL UPDATE FOR MICHAEL JACKSON.: ALBUM SALES FOR 2009, BOTH US AND GLOBALLY.

    Jackson Sells 24,800,000 albums in 2009 including Jackson 5 material, Motown, and Sony albums.!!!
    Jackson's Positions On Global Top 40 Charts For 2009:

    #5: Thriller (4,000,000)
    #6: Number Ones (3,600,000)
    #11: This Is It (3,100,000)
    #13: The Essential (2,900,000)
    #19: King Of Pop (2,000,000)
    #20: Bad (2,000,000)
    #24: Dangerous (1,700,000)
    #25: Off The Wall (1,700,000)



  69. 69

    Perez my dear-if you are gonna copy post then at least fix the errors.



  70. 70

    It must break your heart (if you even have one) that Lambert is a failure.



  71. 71

    "… but Mariah's numbers are even more embaRassing!"
    -
    -
    -
    Actually, not knowing how to spell correctly is embaRRassing.



  72. 72

    The jonas brothers are NOT dissapointing thats a pretty good count for only 2 years of singing.



  73. 73

    Mariah actually did better than Madonna and Britney, so I'm pretty confused on how that was "even more embarassing." You just play favorites, sad sad.



  74. 74

    Wow I love Madonna but that was poor, still now a days a Greatest Hits Collection is not commercial anymore since you can buy any song you want on iTunes, well at least I can say I bought the friggin album and it is good xD and Mariah… No surprise there poor promotion and the songs seem bad…



  75. 75

    OMG that is so messed up
    why did they include Taylor Swift's and Beyonce's 2008 records sales?
    thats not right cause if you include Lady GaGa's 2008 records sales she blows them all out fo the water
    she sold 8 million records +
    ah who cares anyways, its all statistics, everyone loves Lady GaGa and thats a fact as well. :)
    I LOVE Lady GaGa!!!!



  76. 76

    Re: jesyrene – U ARE HALF RIGHT, U DUMB TROLL..MAnDONNA HAS GIVEN US FLOPS OVER THE YEARS HOWEVER MARIAH CAREY HAS ONLY GIVEN US ONE HIT ALBUM AFTER ANOTHER..SHE IS THE MOST PROLIFIC SUPERSTAR OF THIS ERA AND HAS SOLD OVER 200 MILLION ALBUMS, MAXI SINGLES AND DIGITAL TUNES, WORLDWIDE…SHE ALSO HAS A VAST TOP SELLING CATALOGUE…OH AND DID I MENTION SHE HAS 18 FREAKING NUMBER ONE SONGS IN THE US ALONE ?! SHE IS AN INTERNATIONAL ICON AND THE WORLD'S BEST SELLING FEMALE ARTIST OF ALL TIMES///HATERS, INCLUDING PIG FACED PERvEZ,GET A LIFE !!



  77. 77

    LOOKING AT THESE COMMENTS IT'S SAFE TO SAY BILLBOARD WONT BE HIRING JACKASS FATBOY ANYTIME SOON! DOUCHE BAG DOESNT KNOW HOW TO INTERPRET OR COMPARE CHART STATS PROPERLY. STFU!!



  78. 78

    Seriously? You're saying David Archuleta bombed it with 200k on a Christmas album? That's sad. He's sold more Christmas albums than some AI alums have on their sophomore pop album. You're crazy if you think that's bad.



  79. 79

    pshh whats the point of albums anymore like who really buys them other then hard core fans

    give it up there is no more huge money in the music industry and it could explain why music is getting so shitty

    you get what ya pay for



  80. 80

    fuck u perez- you have no context for any of these releases you label bombs… archuleta for instance released a christmas album, which was only available for sale 2 months… 200k is very respectable, and damn good sales this year for any kind of album… his sales last year at this point were better than your ass boy lambert's - and lambert has had 100x the promo archuleta got - lambert should be in the bomb category. a xmas album is outselling simon cowell's bitch leona lewis's cd, britney's greatest hits, robin thick, one republic… you grow less and less relevant every day, and why anyone bothers with your sorry ass site is beyond me.

    the biggest bomb of 2009 = adam lambert… mr hyped to death can't quite manage to sell cd's equal to that hype… you bitches in the media are the disappointments and failures for propping his sorry ass up as long as you have. fuck you, and the horse you rode in on perez.



  81. 81

    I laugh at this list. Perez, what the actual fuck do you know about album sales? You're comparing new artists to established artists. Considering the economy, the supposedly "disappointing" sales are actually really good. For example, Adam Lambert's, Whitney Houston's, Kelly Clarkson's, and Norah Jones' album sales are excellent. Especially Adam's, since it's been out just over a month AND he's a gay, new artist, and Kelly's, which is almost platinum. Who the hell would be disappointed with an almost platinum album?
    I apologize that there are immature tweens and kids buying Miley Cyrus and Justin Beiber's albums. And even though I love Gaga, 500K for The Fame Monster isn't massive. And even though I hear Jay Sean, Lil Wayne, and Ke$ha on the radio, their album sales are/will be DISMAL.
    I wonder how many copies of your book you've sold? GIVE US THOSE NUMBERS, IDIOT.



  82. 82

    i agre with djballs… lambert is the biggest disappoint/loser/failure/bomb of 2009… hype ain't helping that crater fac beyotch shift cd's… his ama performance was desperate and disgusting and his cd sucks… he is trying to copy gaga and pink and it ain't happening… runtelldat perez.



  83. 83

    And David Archuleta's Christmas album is doing really well. Definitely not a bomb, especially since there are a GAGILLION Christmas albums out there.



  84. 84

    How is Adam Lambert disappointing?!! he was #3. that's excellent for a new artist that just came out like a month ago! AND he beat mega pop star Lady Gaga first week or something on sales. that's disappointing??
    whoever made this list is stupid.



  85. 85

    WHAT THE HELL PEREZ?!
    Madonna's Celebration sold 2 million in one week!!! and that wasn't even around the world! Just in UK!!! What is the 175,000 for?
    GET YOUR FACTS RIGHT!
    I used to like you but thats deteriorating RAPIDLY.



  86. 86

    How can you compare artists like Adam Lambert and Rihanna who have only had albums out for one month to artists like Taylor Swift and Lady Gaga whose albums have been out for a year?

    With that and the recession, many people on the "Disappointing" list actually did fairly well.

  87. mvp says – reply to this


    87

    Madonna, according to the Guiness World of Records, is the highest selling female artist of all time. With over 200 million.

  88. mvp says – reply to this


    88

    MADONNA IS THE BEST SELLING FEMALE ARTIST OF ALL TIME
    MADONNA IS HUGE EVERYWHERE.
    MADONNAS LAST ALBUM HARD CANDY IS NO1 IN 30COUNTRIES
    ITS NO1 IN USA ,UK, GERMAN ,FRANCE,JAPAN……
    MARIAH IS NOBODY OUTSIDE USA.
    MARIAHS LAST ALBUM E=MC ONLY IS NO1 IN USA.

  89. mvp says – reply to this


    89

    Madonna Celebration Album Charts
    Belgium (Flanders) – 2-1
    Belgium (Wallonia) – 7-2
    Czech Republic – 1-
    Denmark – 1-
    Finland – 2-
    France (C) – 1-1
    Germany – 1-1
    Hungary – 2-4
    Ireland – 1-2
    Italy – 1-2
    Japan – 3-
    Mexico – 2-
    Netherlands – 2-2
    New Zealand – 2-3
    Norway – 1-
    Poland – 3-
    Portugal – 2-
    Spain – 2-
    Sweden – 2-
    Switzerland – 3-
    UK – 1-2-2
    Canada-1-1
    Europe – 1- 1-1-1

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    90

    mariahs Memoirs global chart trajectory and sales
    Chart Trajectory
    United States: 03-07-10
    Canada: 05-17-26
    Australia: 06-15-28
    France: 10-19
    Italy: 17-19
    Switzerland: 18-32-42
    Europe (Overall): 21-48
    Spain: 23-42
    New Zealand: 25
    Netherlands: 26-35-60-90
    Germany: 27-76
    Denmark: 29-08
    Czech Republic: 32-27
    Hungary: 32-36
    Austria: 39-OUT
    Sweden: 44-OUT
    Belgium (Flanders): 69-44-54
    Mexico: 74-49
    Belgium (Wallonia): 94-24-54-49

  91. mvp says – reply to this


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    Artist Certified Units in Millions
    BEATLES, THE 170
    BROOKS, GARTH 128
    PRESLEY, ELVIS 120
    LED ZEPPELIN 111.5
    EAGLES 100
    JOEL, BILLY 79.5
    PINK FLOYD 74.5
    STREISAND, BARBRA 71.5
    AC/DC 71
    JOHN, ELTON 70
    JACKSON, MICHAEL 69.5
    STRAIT, GEORGE 68.5
    AEROSMITH 66.5
    ROLLING STONES, THE 66
    SPRINGSTEEN, BRUCE 64
    MADONNA 64
    CAREY, MARIAH 62.5
    METALLICA 59

  92. mvp says – reply to this


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    MADONNA OUTSELLS WHORIAH EVERYWHER BUT JAPAN.

    MADONNA OUTSELLS WHORIAH 70M ALBUMS IN EUROPE.

    MADONNA IS THE BEST SELLING FEMALE ARTIST OF ALL TIME.

    LONG LIVE THE QUEEN.



  93. 93

    Taylor Swift Sucks!



  94. 94

    Actually Leona's Echo Album has sold over 800,000 CD's WW. 150,000 is for the US. That's not a bomb at all. Dissapointing but it's only been out for a little less than 6 weeks. That info should be changed.



  95. 95

    Madonna's Celebration sold 2 million world wide.

    mariahs new cd only sold 0.5 million world wide.



  96. 96

    Re: madonna is shit
    U R SUCH A LIAR.MADONNA IS THE BEST SELLING FEMALE ARTIST FOR SURE.



  97. 97

    HaHa mariah is over.



  98. 98

    Re: madonna is shit

    shut up

    madonna is the queen

    mariah is nothing but a pig



  99. 99

    Re: mvp – You're referring to American sales right? B/c this isn't consistant with what I've read of global sales…



  100. 100

    Re: minaahm – yeah, that's what I've consistantly read as well….As Madonna said "Long live the King!"

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