View Full Version : New J-No Album Lucky To Be In US Top 5

Dec 3rd, 2002, 06:53 PM
According to Roger Friedman who writes for the Foxnews.com 411. J-No's new album isn't flying off the shelves. In fact, she will be lucky to land at number five next week when album sales information is released. At the present time, she is behind Tupac Shakur (1971-1996), Tim McGraw (Mr. Faith Hill), Eminem and Shania Twain.

I think that video as well as that horrible song turned people off.

Dec 3rd, 2002, 06:58 PM
Well the video is great wherever Ben appears (without her).

I hope she gets no success this time :angel:

Dec 3rd, 2002, 07:04 PM
Acccording to what Roger wrote, he thinks all the publicity regarding her, who is still legally married, and Ben running around together is turning people off.

I will post the article in a few minutes.

Dec 3rd, 2002, 07:06 PM
New J-Lo Album Struggles to Make Top 5

It just goes to show ya: Ceaseless, unrelenting, self-serving publicity does not always sell albums.

Jennifer Lopez has unleashed a torrent of it recently concerning marriage, divorce, diamonds and her Sexiest Man Alive fiancι, and still it didn't quite work.

Her new album, This Is Me Now, will likely finish in the top 5 in its first week out, but maybe just at number 5 — far behind a dead man (Tupac Shakur) as well as Eminem, Tim McGraw and Shania Twain.

J-Lo's new movie, Maid in Manhattan, opens next week and there will no doubt be the attendant publicity of her being photographed with Ben Affleck, etc. But something about all this obviously turns people off — it's not sending them into record stores, that's for sure. The new J-Lo will be lucky to do 250,000 copies total, and that may be a generous assumption.

Of course, the problem with This Is Me, as with Whitney Houston's new album and much of Puff Daddy's, Eminem's and other whole hip-hop CDs is that they aren't albums of songs; they're press releases.

On this offering, J-Lo talks about her jewelry, sings an icky song to Affleck and promises not to leave him (I mean, there isn't a person on Earth with a basic knowledge of this story that believes that) and covers — not too convincingly — Carly Simon and Michael McDonald's old "You Belong to Me."

At the George Harrison memorial concert in London last weekend, Tom Hanks — noting how the music from that evening had held up so beautifully from the late '60s and early '70s — observed, rhetorically: "Do you think years from now rappers will be getting together to, uh, rap their old numbers?"

I had to laugh at one of the lines in a new J-Lo song: "I'm happy that you seem to blow my mind." That's a keeper. So is: "I love my life and my public." Lopez doesn't know this, but Rodgers and Hart considered using the same line years ago.

Meanwhile in other, stranger, and more ironic news, it looks like Paul McCartney's live album sold twice as many copies as George Harrison's posthumous one in its debut week.

Harrison's lovely Brainwashed will just barely clear 100,000 copies total this week — an absolute travesty, if you ask me. I know that the Capitol promotions department staged listening parties around the country replete with burning incense and throw pillows.

But beyond that, there doesn't seem to have been any kind of mindset about George placed in newspapers and magazines prior to the release. Maybe it would be nice if McCartney, whilst doing his own publicity, plugged Harrison's album as well. Just a thought...

Dec 3rd, 2002, 07:08 PM
She'll get a nice little Xmas bump in a few weeks.
She'll get a nice little Movie bump next week.
She'll get a nice little LLCoolJ bump in Jan w/new video.

I'm not too worried about J Lo

nasty nick#2
Dec 3rd, 2002, 07:10 PM
JLO is crap :p

Dec 3rd, 2002, 07:11 PM
ppor jlo! i do think she is trying for wayyy to much publicity i would nt think that this is the same case with whitney houston though because people write about her and her problems she does nt loo for it like jlo

Dec 3rd, 2002, 07:19 PM
Originally posted by Seles
She'll get a nice little Xmas bump in a few weeks.

The only Xmas bump she will be getting is from Ben, more like the horizontal kind

Originally posted by Seles
She'll get a nice little Movie bump next week.

She will be going up against Analyze That, Harry Potter, The Santa Cluase and Jame Bond, She'll probably end up at number five at the box office too

Originally posted by Seles
She'll get a nice little LLCoolJ bump in Jan w/new video

I'm hoping his album sales don't suffer because of associating with her.

King Lindsay
Dec 3rd, 2002, 08:14 PM
So what did her other three discs chart at? didn't her remix album hit #1? But I don't think any of her CDs have moved that much more than 250,000 in the first week, did they? where's Hurley when I need him?

VSFan1 aka Joshua L.
Dec 3rd, 2002, 08:25 PM
Come on people, stop the hate.....I'm sure Jennifer doesn't care at this point how many albums she sales.

King Lindsay
Dec 3rd, 2002, 08:29 PM
Actually, i'm pretty sure she cares very much. it's not like she's a legend like Bob Dylan who doesn't depend on hit albums/singles anymore.

Dec 3rd, 2002, 08:30 PM
Grrrr this album is great IMO, and should be getting higher up in the chart. Okay, se may have a reputation but since none of us personally know her, I don't think it's fair to judge on her behaviour. Now, if any of you do happen to know her I'm sure you wouldn't mind putting in a good word for me just incase things don't work out for her and Ben...... :p

Dec 3rd, 2002, 08:36 PM
Well if things get bad for her she knows where to come. Perhaps that's why she's worried of failing. ;)

Williams Rulez
Dec 4th, 2002, 01:57 AM
LOL... :)

King Aaron
Dec 4th, 2002, 03:34 PM
:bounce: yay!! J-Lo is J-No!

Dec 5th, 2002, 01:17 AM
Well, it's official, J-No will enter the US Billboard charts at number six, behind a dead man (Tupac Shakur), who debuted at number five, the Now series (Volume 11) at number four, the soundtrack 8 Mile staying at number three, country singer Tim McGraw (Mr. Faith Hill) debuting at number two and Shania Twain staying at number one for a second week. If I am not mistaken, this is her lowest debut. She barely missed number seven by selling about 20,000 more albums than Faith Hill.

Dec 5th, 2002, 03:03 AM
That is the reason why I have little respect for Puffy to this day.

It seems that the only way she can sell albums is if it is remixed.

King Lindsay
Dec 5th, 2002, 03:12 AM
that debut is misleading. Yeah, #6, doesn't look so good. But the album moved 314,000 copies. Kinda shows you up Lizchris. Weren't you saying it would be lucky to top 250K? anyway, the Christmas season is always packed with high profile new releases and big sales for everybody. If I'm Jennifer, I'm happy with that debut, not thrilled. The album definitely needs an 'I'm Real".

Dec 5th, 2002, 02:22 PM
Roger Friedman said it, not me.

It doen't show me up because her last two albums debuted at number one (I am not counting the remix album because it didn't include new music). To debut at number six during Thanksgiving week behind three albums that should have seen a steep drop in sales, a dead man and a country artist whose wife is only behind you by about 20,000 albums isn't great, considering that Sony is hurting for hit albums.

Sorry if the truth hurts.