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Brit's "Blackout" Wipes Out

11/23/2007 7:36 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

One thing Britney Spears is not thankful for: the support of the record-buying public.

That's because "Blackout" is now officially a total and utter flop. It has sold a total of 430,000 copies after a full month of release, according to the ever-perspicacious FOX News, and it's going nowhere fast. Consider that each of Brit's first three albums sold north of 10 million units (and the first two – more than 20 mil), and that the fourth, "In the Zone," sold 609,000 in its first week. Britney's getting' dinged hard, y'all.


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1.

Lenn K.    

Most people with brain can hear when a person really can't sing. Put Boy George in the cell with Michael Jackson and Marilyn Manson.

2490 days ago
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Jim    

No surprise here.

2490 days ago
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Blah blah blah    

That's what happens when you put a half a$$ed effort into something. What was she relying on, her name, her reputation (gag)?

2490 days ago
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Carltonsux    

The low sales of Brit's album aren't necessarily due to a lack of demand for the music... but moreso the incredibly easy ability to download it for FREE now, as I'm sure millions have already done. People are not 'scared' to do this by any stretch of the imagination.

You cannot accurately predict how many people have posession of albums anymore.

2490 days ago
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Beatles    

She just did not want to promote it.

Do you think all the bad publicity she got about her kids might have hurt

2490 days ago
6.

Al    

This money train is about to end, y'all.

2490 days ago
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www.sugar-shoes.co.uk    

Boy George FREEK

2490 days ago
8.

Blue    

Please. It's not illegal downloading or anything else. Look at how many people bought Kanye's CD and the new Alicia Keys. People still can decent numbers these days. It's because Brit couldn't be bothered to do any promoting. Hell, her fans did far more promoting than she did!

It's a disappointment because everyone insisted this was her big "comeback" and instead it's shaping up to be a big disappointment. Remember when Jive moved up her release date from Nov. 13 to Oct. 30th due to "overwhelming demand" and the leaking of some tracks? Overwhelming demand obviously wasn't the issue and the excuse of leaked tracks doesn't fly considering the entire album was officially streamed at websites for both VH1 and MTV. They knew her sales wouldn't hold up against the competition for the No. 1 spot but still wanted her to come out on top. They moved her to day with no competition (Jive didn't see the Eagles debacle coming) so she could save face. This, as we all know, backfired.

I don't know how much good Black Friday and the holiday season will do for her sales. I have a feeling that the people who want her CD already own it (and probably more than one copy).

2490 days ago
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a guy    

#5 That does not explain why other albums are doing way better than her. What you say may be true, but it doesn't account for the numerous downloads that are actually paid for, and doing better than Britney.

2490 days ago
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Positive Dona    

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2490 days ago
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just sayin    

I think Brit's low sales have everything to do with the fact that 1) the album isn't as good as her early albums 2) she didn't promote it 3) no tour. She might have lost a small % of sales due to her reputation/behavior the past couple of years, possibly sales to parents for their kids.

I highly doubt the ability to download it free (illegally, as some insist) has hurt Brit. Funny that it hasn't hurt contenders in the same genre. One more thing...back in the 80's, we weren't afraid to borrow each others albums and dub them to cassette either. My friends and I were such criminals! *gasp* But, when it come time to see the artist in concert and buy their t-shirts, we PAID!

2490 days ago
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Jeffrey    

Are you kidding me Just saying. Blackout is a way better album than her last one In The Zone. You don't have a clue what your talking about!

2490 days ago
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SASSY    

poor britney - i'm actually starting to feel bad for her. hope she gets it together and starts off fresh in the new year.

2490 days ago
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abw4clay    

Grandaughter a Hannah fan and we were just talking about Tennessee vs. California yesterday. Vote overwhelmingly was for Tennessee. Hard enough to be a child anywhere in the entertainment business. Give her the very best chance available to have as normal a life as possible. Give the whole family a chance to BE a whole family.

2490 days ago
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pat    

Told all you Brit-Retards her cd would bomb.

Stick that in your hat.

2490 days ago
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