Jay-Z & Kanye West's "WTT" First-Week Sales Projections Drop Below 500K

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 7 years ago '08        #81
Andre3stacks 20 heat pts20
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 Maroon_Tiger said:
they shot themselves in the foot with the lack of marketing.. the album was worth 1 mil copies in a week though
Wasn't ur dumb a.ss predicting 1 Mil a week. Thats even worse than that Bron prediction u made.
 7 years ago '04        #82
skillahmang 2 heat pts
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lmao at yall thinking jay-z and kanye sell albums for the money.

that concept is crae! hahahaa

no for really though. jay-z hasn't needed to make money off albums since blueprint 1

its all about that concert money. yall wanna boast how you downloaded and aint gonna buy their album. still gonna pay up 80-200 dollars for a concert seat.

THE THRONE won!

p.s. 50 stay winning. cus he dont need to sell albums either, he just really does enjoy the craft. but you guys will never give him a chance, cus its popular to hate on 50. its cool to be joe budden fan or listen to kendrick lamar.
 7 years ago '08        #83
Andre3stacks 20 heat pts20
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 Slickems said:
Drake won

also, this proves leaked albums help sales, they would have done more if people had listened to the record first
That only happens with good albums
 7 years ago '08        #84
MO CITY TX 
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 MistaKlean said:
wow, without a leak those #'s are horrible. could see it as being ok if the album actually leaked. big sean did like 100k and that was with an album leaking 2 weeks before AND pretty much no promo. and he is 1/20th the size of ye and hov.
I think the album not leaking wasnt entirely focused on for sales reasons. it was probably important to Jay & Ye to keep the music fairly unheard. im sure just as many people still downloaded for free like usual they just had to wait on the release date to do it.

big sean had radio single out for months and also been touring for a year before his album dropped. he definitely had promo.
 7 years ago '04        #85
Javon23 287 heat pts287
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Oooooooooooooh how I love the excuses the Jigga Warriors are coming up with.
If 50 Cent made Watch the Throne album talking c*cky sh*t throughout the album and fu*kin up a maybach and put up those type of number = the hate would be thru the roof!
Kanye has a following
Jay Z has a following
and Considering the album production/marketing & promotion budget and all the c*cky sh*t talking they did = they flopped!.
They opened up a fu*kin store in Manhattan just to sell the album for Christ sake
and lol at someone saying so what if they trashed the car they will "get it back" through charity. 1st off aint nobody paying no where near the value of that car before they fu*ked it up and 2nd its for CHARITY!!!!!!!!!! So they don't get that money back
These bi*ches can't even outsell Drake out the gate?
In my Slip Bayless Voice "Are You Kidding me????"
 7 years ago '09        #86
JewsusChrist 211 heat pts211
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 Maroon_Tiger said:
@ 423k... but at least it'll be platinum in 2-3 more weeks


i wonder if this is physical and digital combined
 7 years ago '04        #87
skillahmang 2 heat pts
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 Maroon_Tiger said:
about lebron being the finals his 1st year in miami!? (true)

or about lebron getting a ring in his 2nd year in miami?! (bout to be true)
thats what im talking about!
 7 years ago '04        #88
justinjones 312 heat pts312
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 Javon23 said:
Oooooooooooooh how I love the excuses the Jigga Warriors are coming up with.
If 50 Cent made Watch the Throne album talking c*cky sh*t throughout the album and fu*kin up a maybach and put up those type of number = the hate would be thru the roof!
Kanye has a following
Jay Z has a following
and Considering the album production/marketing & promotion budget and all the c*cky sh*t talking they did = they flopped!.
They opened up a fu*kin store in Manhattan just to sell the album for Christ sake
and lol at someone saying so what if they trashed the car they will "get it back" through charity. 1st off aint nobody paying no where near the value of that car before they fu*ked it up and 2nd its for CHARITY!!!!!!!!!! So they don't get that money back
These bi*ches can't even outsell Drake out the gate?
In my Slip Bayless Voice "Are You Kidding me????"
you sound angry as fuk through your whole paragraph
you do know that they have the same fanbase right?

and big sean having my last on the radio all the time and performing at award shows is no promo?


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 08-16-2011, 03:22 PM         #89
s7venwords  OP
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 Maroon_Tiger said:
about lebron being the finals his 1st year in miami!? (true)

or about lebron getting a ring in his 2nd year in miami?! (bout to be true)
How the fu*k did we get to this ?
 7 years ago '06        #90
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in reality its like this: if you look at Jay-Z and Kanye's last few cds, both always do something in the 400k range first week. So they did just like they always do. Expecting more was over estimating how many people outside of their usual fanbase would buy the cd. Kanye and Jay-Z pretty much share the same fanbase so there is no case where this would get both of their fanbase to buy the cd.
 7 years ago '04        #91
Javon23 287 heat pts287
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A Jay Album that leaks = 400k Range
A Kanye Album that leaks = 400k Range
A Jay & Kanye Album that doesn't leak = 400k Range
= Jay & Kanye Lost
 7 years ago '04        #92
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 GUNIT-FINEST said:
its not like they need the money . anytime 425k is bad u know ppl are expecting to much. its just gonna be hard for any rapper to sell big numbers agian because the avg rap fan, Has way to many ways to get the music for free. but its not like everyone and there momma dont got the cd.

its not like most ppl dont love it sh*t is just a number and sales haven't told the whole story
in Years let not kid ourself
Exactly
 7 years ago '10        #93
AriGold 173 heat pts173
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n*ggas is about to be mad when those #'s come back and they at 550,000 - 600,000 sold first week,
 7 years ago '04        #94
187Proof 503 heat pts503
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I really doubt it goes gold in the first week.
 7 years ago '06        #95
pa_general 134 heat pts134
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Haters lurkin everywhurrr
 7 years ago '07        #96
Cambury 39 heat pts39
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The 4 week total won't be over 1.5 so it doesn't even matter...this will be a hardbody flop
 7 years ago '10        #97
Smoke500 37 heat pts37
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Lol @ people twisting this into a loss...this is still HUGE numbers. In fact if this was the 1st prediction people would still be wowed...especially since it's mostly off Itunes for the 1st week
 7 years ago '04        #98
justinjones 312 heat pts312
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 Javon23 said:
A Jay Album that leaks = 400k Range
A Kanye Album that leaks = 400k Range
A Jay & Kanye Album that doesn't leak = 400k Range
= Jay & Kanye Lost
all that proved was people will buy/bootleg albums whenever they get it
 7 years ago '04        #99
abstractq 5 heat pts
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its ok numbers if it turns out that way

i mean 400k is what they usually do + you figure that only best buy had the physical

BUT

on the other hand, it didnt leak AND they was giving away sales of the digital with every concert ticket purchased

So i mean in theory I got credited with buying 2 of those albums just from coppin a couple tickets for me and my wife

so its kind of a loss. Next weeks numbers probably will have decent physical sales, but the online sales taking a major hit tho. . .
 7 years ago '04        #100
Mista Mizatti 5 heat pts
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I'm confused how an album thats physical copy didn't drop till a Friday and was only available at one store sold just under a half million copies and thats a 'flop' or 'fail'
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