If you’ve been keeping up with the pop culture craze, you’re probably familiar with the songs from both of these pop princesses. Adele’s “Hello” and Beyonce’s “Flawless” have topped the charts and earned their place as hits. But did you know that the albums of the two pop stars also hold the distinction of setting records for their debut sales week? Here’s a look at how the albums sold during their first week of release, as well as how their respective fan bases fared.
One of the most eagerly anticipated albums of the last few years has finally been released. “Hello” is the lead single and it has already topped the charts around the world. This is the first time an artist has had a lead single reach the 1 million downloads mark in the US.
The song was released on October 23, and its success has been astounding. It’s now the third-most watched video of all time, and it has hit the top three on Vevo’s list of “Most Viewed of All Time.” In fact, it’s so popular that it’s likely to hit 100 million streams in its first seven days.
The first week of sales for the album were strong, with more than 800,000 copies sold. Billboard has predicted that the album will sell over 1 million units. That’s a feat which no other album has accomplished since 2000, when ‘N Sync’s “No Strings Attached” went to the top of the chart.
It’s also important to remember that Adele’s third album won’t be available to stream. Apple Music and Spotify both have confirmed that the album won’t be available on their services. This could cause some problems for the artist, who has been a vocal supporter of streaming. However, it will also make her more money, as she can forgo the streaming revenues.
The decision to keep the album off of streaming is said to be in part due to royalties paid to the artists. It is estimated that Taylor Swift pulled her entire catalog off of Spotify in 2014. It was her complaints about royalty payments that caused the move.
The album was originally expected to sell at least 1 million units in its first week. However, the album sold more than 30 million units worldwide, making it the second-best selling album of the 21st century. It has also sold more than 11 million copies in the U.S. and countless other countries.
The music industry has become increasingly polarized over the use of music streaming services. While some musicians withhold their music from the services, others like Adele have chosen to release their albums on such services.
Defeating Beyonce’s fan base
The best way to measure Beyonce’s bona fides is to look at the number of hits she has garnered on her streaming service. This makes her one of the most popular female singers in the industry. The same is true of her female brethren. To put this into perspective, the average female in her prime has roughly two million fans. She is also the only female in the industry to have multiple top five hits over the span of a single decade. This, paired with a few nifty tricks up her sleeve, results in a one-sided showdown. In a recent podcast, Beyonce admits that she’s had her share of lows, but she’s still the queen of the throne.
This is not to mention her sexiest album of all time, which she has toured the world over. She has been known to be an aficionado of the ghetto glitzy, so it’s no wonder her music is as diverse as her persona. With an upcoming tour in the works, Beyonce is sure to be in the thick of it. Fortunately, her horde of a fan base doesn’t have to worry about the next generation. This should translate into an even more lucrative contract in the future. Hopefully this will lead to a return to form for the enigmatic superstar. A well planned out tour will hopefully lead to a bigger and better catalogue for the foreseeable future.
NSYNC’s historic first-week sales week record
No Strings Attached by *NSYNC is an album that had a massive first week. At the time, there was a lot of hype around pop music. The ‘NSync were the biggest act on the radio and were able to sell more than 14.6 million copies of their self-titled debut album.
*NSYNC was originally scheduled to release the album in 1999, but it was delayed due to legal disputes with its original label. Eventually, the band signed with Jive Records. With Jive’s help, the album came out in 2000.
In the week that it was released, No Strings Attached sold 2.4 million copies. While it wasn’t the first 2.4 million-copy record, it did set the benchmark for the longest-lasting first week record.
NSYNC’s “No Strings Attached” is one of the most recognizable songs in history. It was a finely crafted pop song with futuristic bass lines. The lead single is the perfect entry into the new millennium. The band’s voices fit together like puzzle pieces.
The group had a successful career but it ended before the group hit its peak. They reunited in 2013 for the MTV Music Video Awards. The five members of the group have gone on to pursue separate opportunities.
While the ‘NSync’s first-week sales are still considered the best, there have been many other acts that have come close. The Backstreet Boys, One Direction, Justin Bieber, and Eminem all set first-week sales records in the last decade.
NSYNC’s “No strings Attached” sold over 17.9 million copies. That’s the biggest-selling first week of any album to date. This record has stood for over 15 years and is still a threat to Adele’s new release. With a little help from their fan base, the band might break it.
In the meantime, the new Adele album will have to do well in its first week to match No Strings Attached. If she does, she’ll become the first artist to have two albums that both sell over 2.5 million units in the first week.
With all of the momentum that the album has received, it’s possible that the group’s first-week sales record is just a temporary blip on the radar. In any case, No Strings Attached is still one of the best-selling albums of all time.
Defeating Swift’s decision to withhold “1989”
Defeating Swift’s decision to withhold her latest album from Apple Inc’s streaming service is a major feat. In fact, this is a feat that can change the course of the music industry. Moreover, it is an opportunity for a star like Taylor Swift to become a role model for artists of all stripes.
Taylor Swift is a big time pop star, with a long history of commercial success. However, her reputation has come under attack in the past. She has been a frequent target of accusations of being clingy, desperate, and insane.
The most recent waves of criticism were prompted by her decision to withhold her most recent album from Apple’s streaming service. This is despite the fact that she has signed a global exclusive deal with Apple. She has agreed to appear in a series of ads on the service. It is also worth mentioning that the album is being sold through physical retail stores as well as streaming services.
In addition to its commercial success, “1989” has also been a critical discussion topic. Swift’s actions have prompted conversations about issues of intellectual property, private equity, and artists’ rights. It has led to a more enlightened conversation about ethics in the music industry.
While it’s not clear whether the position of Taylor Swift in the music industry will survive the next decade, she has already had a profound influence on how we think about the industry. During her career, she has been a vocal advocate for artists and their rights. She has stood up against unfair music industry practices, and her actions have shaped the way we talk about the industry.
The album’s singles, “Shake It Off,” “Blank Space,” and “Delicate,” have all been among the most successful tracks of her career. They’ve also pushed Swift into the spotlight as an activist. She’s called for a more equitable music industry, and has been the driving force behind a movement to get artists paid properly.
Taylor Swift has a devoted fan base that’s likely to push her to make more controversial statements in the future. She has the potential to create a new culture in the music industry.