Oh how I do wish this were all true, but sadly it's not:
"Kylie continues to assault the US where her debut album sold 500,000 copies in the first week and is expected to go platinum in the second.
Actually she only sold 115,000 copies in the US. Her very first ever album (w/Locomtion) sold a total of 500,000
The only other artist to achieve platinum within two weeks of sales is Whitney Houston.
Janet Jackson, Madonna, Britney Spears.....
Her single "Can't Get You Out of my Head" has sold 5,000,000 copies in the US certifying it as platinum by 5 and to date is the largest selling single [by 3.5 million copies!!!!!!!!!!] in the US for 2002.
She hasn't even released a single as far as one that is purchasable (is that a word?). She has relied only on radio play on 1 week of album sales to get CGYOOMH to #10.
American Top 40 based on a combo of radio/rotation and sales has her single at Nbr 1 and Album at Nbr 1.
Actually J.Lo f. Ja Rule "Ain't It Funny" has been #1 there for 3 weeks, and Alanis' album is noted as their #1
Only other female artists to achieve this are Madonna, Jennifer Lopez, Whitney Houston and Janet Jackson
Her website kylie.com registered a staggering 6.8 million impressions over the last 7 days!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Most hits were from the US.
Confide in Me & Spinning Around have become the most downloaded mp3's in America in the last fortnight - prompting her American Record Company to plan immediate re-release. It is expected these singles will also storm the US charts.
Sears & Robuck - the American catalogue giant have expressed serious interest in carrying Kylie's underwear line.
In the US this week she graces the covers of Rolling Stone, Harpers Bazaar, US Cosmopolitan and will appear on the cover of Vanity Fair and US Vogue next month.
Her second single in the US [In your Eyes] debuted at No.1 on the dance charts and entered the mainstream charts at No.18 with a bullet ensuring it will probably reach No.1 before her current single has left the top 10.
IYE hasn't been released as a commerical single and isn't on the Hot 100. As far as the dance charts: CGYOOMH hit #1, Butterfly hit #2, and IYE hasn't hit it at all (yet).
Her US based fan club which had about 5,000 members before her leap to fame there has seen 75,000+ applications for new membership in the last 4 weeks.
Sales of her single over the last 4 weeks and album in the last week added a cool $3.3 million[US] to her $50m fortune.
MTV added her video for In Your Eyes to its high rotation list.
Not in the US, they barely play CGYOOMH
The video for "Can't Get You Out of my Head" remains the most requested video on both MTV and VH1, America's two high profile music cable channels. In Your Eyes is the second most requested and MTV are about to run a special on her within the next two weeks."
IYE has never been seen on US TV's. On MTV, CGYOOMH is #9 and has never been higher than #8. I can't comment on VH1, I don't watch it.
I really do wish for her and for me being a fan that Kylie was sweeping the US so broadly, but she just isn't yet... It seems that this persons source is way off on their statistics.
has all the charts there w/Hot100, Dance, Albums, etc. Billboard bits has info on sales, etc. For video info, go to www.mtv.com
click under shows and then TRL for video charts.