Thursday, August 31, 2006
Paris Hilton's first album flops
Paris sold just 75,000 copies in the US during its first week. With second week sales extrapolated to reach just 30,000 the new album described as a mix of R&B, pop and hip-hop has turned out to be an unmitigated flop.
Paris Hilton's music career is looking far from promising despite the expectations raised by the success of her first single Stars Are Blind.
Page Six, quoting data released by Soundscan, reports that her first album Paris, released on 22 Aug 2006, sold just 75,000 copies in the US during its first week, a far cry from the first weeks sales of 320,000 notched up by Christina Aguilera's third album Back to Basics .
With second week sales extrapolated to reach just 30,000 Hilton's new album described as a mix of R&B, pop and hip-hop is an unmitigated flop.
The promising Stars Are Blind single featured on the Album, which debuted at Number 18 on Billboard's Hot 100 chart last month has slid to the last but one position now. Hilton's label, in an attempt to revive the petering sales for Paris has rushed out her second single Turn It Up but that single isn't doing well either.
"The international outlook is not much better for her," one industry source told Page Six. "The international people are not inclined to do a big push since she can't back up the album with a tour. Obviously, she can't sing live."
According to the source Hilton was advised a year ago to train her voice, work with choreographers and learn an instrument to prepare for a limited tour, but "obviously she didn't listen."
Posted by Jessica at 3:03 AM