GKMC didn’t have records where he was obviously chasing radio or what was mainstream in rap at the time.
I’ll give you Poetic Justice. That seemed in line with a “single” in 2012. Swimming Pools was not.This is not true at all. "Swimming Pools" and "Poetic Justice" was definitely chasing what was mainstream at the time. "Poetic Justice" even features Drake, who is a go to feature for singles.
I’ll give you Poetic Justice. That seemed in line with a “single” in 2012. Swimming Pools was not.
Fam, these are outliers. It’s not the norm. We’re talking about fukking Adele and Billie Eilish.Adele sold 108k first week on vinyl and 378k on CD and Taylor Swift sold 112k on vinyl and 146k on CD.
Streaming has been dominating the music industry for years now, but 2021 saw a notable rise in sales of physical albums, thanks in part to the success of Adele's latest album.www.cnn.com
54% of Billie Ellish's last album sales, were physical.
“Happier Than Ever” debuted at the top of the Billboard 200 with 54 percent of its total from physical formats.www.nytimes.com
I personally don't like Kendrick's new album at all, outside of 2-3 songs....but people are still buying physical copies of albums, contrary to popular belief.
Fam, these are outliers. It’s not the norm. We’re talking about fukking Adele and Billie Eilish.
Kendrick has physicals available now, does that mean he’s selling a ton in week 2?
Since this is the excuse you guys wanna use? Is it gonna translate to another 300k or what?
There’s not a single rapper selling significant amounts of physical copies. Not one
The thing is, I don’t even think Kendrick underperformed. No other rapper is doing a bundleless 300k outside of Cole, and a select few. I think ya’ll projections were just way off. He was never gonna beat Drake… the guy has 300 billboard hot 100 entries. He’s on a different playing field
Breh you said nobody is buying physicals anymore....literally the biggest names in any genre are moving a fukk ton of physicals.
That's the only point I was making.
Do I think Kendrick would've sold 2-3x as much, with physicals? No.
Do I think it would've affected his over all numbers? Yes, of course.
Do I think it'll affect his sales now? No, as rap releases tend to be first week heavy. More so than pretty much any other genre.
As far as Drake, the comparison isn't really fair. Drake was on literally every Spotify play list, regardless of genre, when "Scorpion" came out.
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Nobody else is getting that kinda promo.
Nobody looks to T minus to produce “album cuts” for them
Swimming pools was a blatant attempt at a crossover single…which it did
Ok."Swimming Pools" was definitely in line with a single in 2012. That song had that Take Care feel to it, which was no coincidence being T-Minus produced "Swimming Pools" and he did several songs on Take Care.