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Beyonce's 4 To Debut To Considerably Less Sales Than I Am…Sasha Fierce!

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Ouch!

Despite Beyonce giving all kinds of ferocity all over Europe in promotion of her latest album, 4, the record itself is set to debut on the HITS album chart, selling between 275-300,000 units in its first week…which is a far cry from gurlfriend's previous effort, I Am…Sasha Fierce, which had numbers like 482,000 alone!

So disappointing!

But she should have known this was coming, with the material she chose to record!

Inneresting, just not very radio-friendly!

Better luck next time, B!

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64 comments to “Beyonce's 4 To Debut To Considerably Less Sales Than I Am…Sasha Fierce!”



  1. 1

    Do people really listen to the radio anymore! Who cares if it is radio friendly,



  2. 2

    She looks really white…



  3. 3

    people can still sell without being "radio friendly" and taking there music in a different direction, but the songs just arent good. there may be one or two decent ones, thats it. she recorded 60+ songs for this album..and if she thought 12 were the best…i'd hate to hear what was left off.



  4. 4

    considering its number one in 24 countries….im positive it will do better than that.



  5. 5

    This is getting annoying. The fact of the matter is, Beyonce has already established herself as an artist, as an icon. She's already been at the top of the charts numerous times. At this point, it's exactly what netgear said, who cares if it's radio friendly. When you're an artist, you shouldn't have to make music that appeals to anyone but yourself and your fans come next. Sadly in today's society it's all about MONEY and making "hit" songs which are in all honesty, crappy songs. This album is her best album lyrically and vocally and anyone who knows music will understand that. Is it commercial? Hell no. But is it a damn good album? Yes.

    Next time when you guys decide to post about ANY artist's record sales, and try and be negative, take that into consideration first. I love this website, but you people sound like idiots half the time.



  6. 6

    Beyonce did not sell her new album for $0.99. 4 will be gold in no time.



  7. 7

    You're pretty quick to report poor sales figures for anyone but Gagarbage. You probably figure we already know how bad she”s flopped seeing that it's common knowledge among your readers fatass.



  8. 8

    Remember that botched hair transplant Mario said the same thing after Britney's Femme Fatale album came out? He's trying to sabotage GaGa's competition, but failing miserably. I don't see B shilling her album for 99 cents in the bargain bin like your precious tranny. BTW what's it like having a rug sewn onto your scalp. You aren't fooling anyone with that botched hair transplant honey. Lulz…



  9. 9

    SHE HAS NO SONG IN THE TOP CHARTS AND SHE STILL IS PREDICTED 300K.. YOU’RE A JEALOUS BASTARD AND I HATE YOU AND YOUR BLOG. I USE TO THINK YOU KEPT IT REAL .. YOU’RE A BLATENT BEYONCE HATER AND YOU CANT PHASE HER. YOUR DUMB ASS DON’T REALIZE HER LAST ALBUM DROPPED DURING HOLIDAY SHOPPING RUSH..BEYONCE HAS SOLIDIFIED FANS YOU F*CKIN HATER! I HATE YOU



  10. 10

    Why does she look so white? Sheesh.



  11. 11

    Oh please. No-one is going to sell as many CDs as someone who flogs them for 99c. Perez's pimping of Gaga & taking cheap shots at her competitors is nauseating. He's either on her payroll or infatuated with her or both. Beyonce is doing just fine and at least she doesn't rely on silly gimmicks to keep herself in the spotlight.



  12. 12

    Talk about white-washing. Jesus. Why can't she be black and beautiful? F'n media.



  13. 13

    Im so tired of you perez, keep beyonces name out your mouth you pop dance wanna get fucked in the butt to a techo trance , disgrace wit jizz in your face loser. You will never have beyonce money you ball licker



  14. 14

    Couldn't have agreed more with LESLIE88. This is her best album to date. It's not filled with Club Bangers like BDday was. This is the album to show she doesnt need th bells and whistles of a "Pop Star Box" shes an icon with the vocal talent to back it up. These are the songs you can hear her belting out in 30 years.



  15. 15

    Re: TrannyTakesATumble – I disagree with everything you just said about Gaga but your "lulz" made me laugh out loud at my desk! Good one! I can't STAND "LOLz" !



  16. 16

    I am not a huge Beyonce fan but I am loving her new album, it is one of the sexiest albums I have bought in years. I also bought the entire album, where usually I just buy the singles I love off the album. There is something so refreshing about her album not being radio friendly and she did not pimp her album out for 99 cents. Love This new Beyonce album — just obsessed.

  17. Max25 says – reply to this


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    Perez You are a piss of shit check your Fact Dangerously in love Sold 319000 copie first week! Secondly she did no promo whatsoever So i don't think its a dissapointement Beyonce aims for LONG term impact! Unlike your Psychotic artist GAGA she sold what over a million the first week and one week after she had a decrease of 87 %??? Child please GAGA can never compare prove Where is she on the Chart now? coz i cant see her after all that promo she ought to have been at least in the top 10 for 10 weeks but the people have spoken she is SHIT point blank period!!!



  18. 18

    PLEASE DIE!!! Thank you!!!



  19. 19

    What is she wearing?



  20. 20

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE this album it's her best one YET! I didn't even like Sasha that much but this one WOW I LOVE LOVE LOVE it. It will do very well for her. Good job B.



  21. 21

    You have not missed a chance to trash the new music Beyonce is releasing. Perhaps you need to mature some beyond your silly interest in juvenile music like Perry and Brittney.
    Beyonce is actually getting terrific reviews for her new cd. Read "Rolling Stone"!



  22. 22

    ummm….considering the fact that the album leaked 3 weeks ago this is MAJOR. you are such an UNBELIEVABLE ASSHOLE! these numbers are great. better than britney spears's debut, asshole.



  23. 23

    AND you didn't even read the article! she sold "I am" in the q4 sales week….Beyonce's sales are MAJOR given the fact the album leaked IN FULL weeks ago, and its a random week in june. you are SUUUCH a major hater. she didn't have to hawk it for 99 cents like gaga….which attributed to 60% of her entire album sales by the way. you are SUCH a dumb fuck. no wonder everyone still hates u. You only know how to hate and bring people down….



  24. 24

    personally, I LOVE the new album. it is different and I like it more than sasha fierce :s Keep up the good work Beyonce, I love it!



  25. 25

    Re: Max25 – I love you for this .. so real!! perez is so evil and i use to like his blog.. Hes really a hater in disguise



  26. 26

    Oh by the WAY did I SAY how much I LOVE Beyonce's new album 4. I LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And you Mario say how amazin Britney's new album was when it came out…it sucked my ass!!!! AutoTunned and BLAND all the songs on that Twits album all sound exactly the fucking same. I cringe everytime I here "When the World Ends" and that shity auto tunned mess. EWWW no thank you! But I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE Beyonce's new album 4 it is really good!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  27. luvu2 says – reply to this


    27

    I bought one of Beyonce's cd's a few years back as I loooooved her in DC and never again. I couldn't even tell you the name of it because I never listened to it.



  28. 28

    HEY FAT ASS! THE ALBUM STILL IS DEBUTING HIGHER THAN RIHANNA, KATY, BRITNEY, AND JLO AND THEY ALL HAD MEGA HITS. BEYONCE DIDN'T EVEN HAVE A TOP 20 SINGLE AND HER ALBUM LEAKED 3 WEEKS EARLY. 300K IS NOT ONLY IMPRESSIVE, ITS EVEN BETTER THAT SHE DID'NT SELL HER ALBUM FOR 99 CENTS. FUCK YOU FATTY



  29. 29

    PHUKKKK this "RADIO FRIENDLY" Bullshit! 4 is amazing material.

  30. Max25 says – reply to this


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    Re: @TEAMFOXYDONDIVA – For Real perez has no credibility when it comes to Music blogging specially Hip hop… The Dude is bitter because Beyonce never acknowledge his sorry ass!!! He has been bitching about her since RTW!! What part doesn't he get Beyonce doesn't need him she will still out stand his favorite! What really irritate me is how he is Boot Leaking Kelly Rownland ass yet for 5 years he was bashing her down and insulting her Work! Perez is just FULL OF SHIT and i cant wait for another Blogger to take over him his time is up!!!



  31. 31

    Who are you to criticize her new material? Let's see you write and sing a hit song or just have some taste … you are famous for being a douche, that's not an accomplishment



  32. 32

    This coming from the man that STILL refuses to report Gaga's figures objectively and honestly.



  33. 33

    so what Sasha Fierce was also three years ago and sales patterns go in cycles like everything elese in life does or maybe Beyonce is finally over exposed



  34. 34

    honestly I think it'll do better than that. However even if it does debut with 300,000 that's excellent for an album that leaked a month in advance. Even her deluxe edition leaked. Without the leak, I'm positive 4 could have easily outsold IASF and even B'day. You just need to accept that Beyonce is putting in work and she's doing really really well considering the circumstances. And she didn't have to sell it for 99cents! This album has great reviews..even better than IASF and Bday had when they debuted. It even has excellent ratings on itunes.. radio friendly or not, this is her best album.



  35. 35

    Re: Leslie88 – AMEN and THANK YOU! The fact that she professionally parted ways with her father is a strong indicator to me that she wanted to make music that spoke to her, and he wasn't cool with that. He's a businessman at heart, so "big singles for big sales" is kind of his thing. However, the "businesspeople" I know have almost no understanding of and/or appreciation for artistic integrity. At some point, an artist needs to divorce him-/herself from the business angle of art to explore uninhibited creativity. The purposes of business and art are essentially in direct conflict with each other, but art now needs business for artists to make a profession out of what they do. Beyonce wouldn't sell nearly as many albums as she is selling now if she hadn't already played the game as long as she has, and I think she has more than earned the right to explore outside of the terrible overall sound of today's Top 40. She's a tremendously gifted singer, and it's a shame that being a true vocalist is almost a handicap, these days.



  36. 36

    ok first of all those predictions are PHYSICAL COPIES ONLY!!!! not digital!!! seriously Perez you need to check your facts! This album is amazing and deserves all the sucess it gets ! it #1 in 16 countries after only being on WW release for 1 day! so so proud of the Queen B !



  37. 37

    The album has a very heavy 80s theme which in today's age is indeed, not radio friendly.
    But full albums are never played on albums and the "4" album already has a #1 hit with BEST THING I NEVER HAD (at least in the UK) and although RTW didn't do extremely well, it still went top 10.

    How you can describe an album as "not very-radio-friendly" is beyond me, and contradicts itself as a statement.

    Perez, you seem to hate Beyoncé one week, and then love her the next. You're nothing more than a fat fake motherfuka



  38. 38

    FAT BOY IS RIGHT FOR A CHANGE. EVEN THOUGH 273-280K IS NOT A FAIL, IT IS WHEN YOU COUNT THE COST OF ALL HER PROMOS, TRAVEL, COSTUMES, GIMMICKS… THEN THAT 273-280K AINT ALL THAT. PLUS, WITH ALBUMS 2ND TANKING AT THE USUAL 50-60% 2ND WEEK SHE BE LUCKY TO HIT GOLD AFTER 3 WEEKS. SHE WONT HIT PLATINUM IN THE STATES FO SHO!!



  39. 39

    Horrendous songs.



  40. 40

    Yea, will she go away. Boo Beyonce go away for years.



  41. 41

    Re: 7hellsbells1 – '

    No it isn't, it is coming from Hits daily double which reports from all sources. It is usually spot on too, except when it predicted too many for the Katy Perry flop. Please don't spread your ignorance!



  42. 42

    Re: Roberto1 – no it says retail ONLY!!!!! its only physical! not digital it was talking about target, FYE and such! you need to get YOUR facts straight!



  43. 43

    Re: Roberto1 – I quote! "Those figures are based on one-day sales from those music retailers " …um yeah! so you ignorant comment is a FAIL!



  44. 44

    Fewer.



  45. 45

    Re: 7hellsbells1

    Oh so Itunes isn't a music retailer? lol wow, some real geniuses on here.



  46. 46

    I think people forget that Lady Gaga sold 700,000 copies of Born This Way at regular price, and only 482,000 were the digital copy sold at 99 cents. But most of the people on this website are idiots, or trolls.. so I shouldn't expect much.



  47. 47

    Re: Roberto1 – no! its talking about retail OUTLETS!!! sooo thats in simple terms for you shops! ok …really I mean really! am I talking to a 5 year old!



  48. 48

    Re: 7hellsbells1

    Itunes is a retail outlet. It doesn't have to be a physical store. You think that every week when Hits daily double makes predictions it is only for physical stores? That's why their predictions are always spot on huh? Wow, you seriously are not the sharpest knife in the drawer, use some common sense!



  49. 49

    album is a different style, and i love it, she doesnt need to be gaga, katy, rihanna, kesha, and britney(i love all those girls) but they cant go outa their boxes, they dont have voices or talent like beyonce. Your just hating on her, and her album has been the top leaked album for a month haha, 300k is great for her, and she didnt promote too much,gaga had to whore her album plus sell for 99cent, and i love gaga but i listen to her album once since i bought it, i wish i got it for 99cent, songs are week. So dont say beyonces album sucks just cause shes going more rAndB, and not mainstream lame pop.



  50. 50

    Beyonce never said this would be a club banging music album, which is what everyone seemed to be expecting from it its seriously a beautiful collection of songs that say more than just shake your ass or fuck me im a hooker….its plain powerful voice not screaming (rihanna even tho i love her) that give you chills if you really settle and listen. She might not get 1 million but id be more worried if she hit 150k or less. I sorta really wished you would have said something about gaga hitting a million in this post…Beyonce probably feels the same about gaga's 99c stint but is too classy to say anything.



  51. 51

    i love miss B… but i dont love this album… the songs arent epic or stellar…. i mean she could sing twinkle twinkle little star and it would be beautiful… but if the material isnt great….uh…… i think she should have taken this album in a more sexy sort of baby-makin slow love groovin direction… its too all over the place… i understand she wanted to do something different and thats great AND WHAT AN ARTIST SHOULD DO… but the material isnt cohesive… and im not feelin it… But i hope it still does well for her…. P.S. PEOPLE: EVERY ARTIST HAS THEIR FLOP MOMENT WHEN IT COMES TO A RECORD… NO ONE IS IMMUNE.. MADONNA, MICHAEL, JANET, BRITNEY, KYLIE…. NO ONE!



  52. 52

    Beyonce has nothing to prove, she releases music for her fans and for the love of the arts. Just like GaGa, artists are not all about the numbers, I know GaGa was happy to sell 1 million + first week, but that does not mean your work is done….
    Beyonce's new album is just soooo refreshing….and I know that she will continue to give us great music…who cares if it is radio friendly….and also….her CD was leaked…so that will surely hurt her…but she has remained super cool about it!



  53. 53

    @Perez:
    With a lot of success, comes a lot of negativity!"
    -Beyonce



  54. 54

    how is that a failure for beyonce when britney spears femme fatale (which you raved about) had the same debut. And you said her album was sucessful so if they both sold the same ammounts how could beyonce be a fail but brit be a successs?



  55. 55

    Perez dear, or the one who wrote this article, music is not necessarily about selling when you're already rich ( and married a rich guy). She can allow herself to do the kind of music she wants to do, that's it. You don't like it but others do, and that's the end of the story yall ^^



  56. 56

    Shit…. I thought that was Kate Moss in the Photo



  57. 57

    Karma is a B#@$#%. B!



  58. 58

    I've just been looking back on Perez and having a look at these comments and as someone who hasn't listened to the album I suppose I don't have much of an opinion, but I think anyone that isn't talking about getting it on in the club ought to be admired. I'm not big on going out so I look forward to hearing music that isn't glorifying the going out and getting wasted culture.



  59. 59

    Gaga's bitch seriously doesn't want Bey to succeed. But to bad for you gaga's bitch…she is Beyonce and you are powerless. It's such a shame how you try so hard to see someone failing. Karma is a bitch, not not Lady gaga's.



  60. 60

    How in the hell is selling 300K a flop? If anything, Beyoncé should be commended for being able to top the Billboard 200 album chart without a huge radio hit. She's one of the greatest female voices of our generation. (Should anyone need proof, just watch her stellar performance in "Cadillac Records" as Etta James). Not only is she an amazing, soulful singer, but a wonderful, passionate actress, as welll. Even while her record company told her to change her material, she stuck to her guns and kept the album as is. She's worked hard to where she's at. Anyone who talks crap on her is just jealous.



  61. 61

    u guys keep talking about shes number 1 in all these diff places but look at whats on the charts O_O albums from 3 and 4 years ago good girl gone bad???



  62. 62

    Perez you are behind in the news, they have higher predictions for 4's debut now.



  63. 63

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