Maybe there really is no accounting for taste. Despite the healthy heaping of critical accolades for Amerie’s fourth album In Love & War—not to mention Idolator’s own five very legit reasons you should pick the record up (there’s still time!)—the sales figures just don’t lie.
That Grape Juice notes that while In Love & War is set to debut within the lower end of the Top 10 of Billboard’s Top 200 Albums chart, it’ll do so with a final tally of less than 20,000 copies sold. By comparison, Billboard is reporting Carrie Underwood’s Play On will top the chart with around 300,000 copies sold.
If only the Def Jam powerhouse had put half the media push behind Amerie as it did Rihanna in the past week. Actually, make that a quarter of the media push. One-seventh? Sigh.
Oh, well. At least some Amerie posters and album samplers were given away at the album release party thrown at San Francisco’s Gus Presents Social Club the other night, right?
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