The Sales Are In! Ciara's 'Jackie' Debuts At No. 17 On The Billboard 200/ Sold "19,000" Copies?
Recently, it was said that Ciara's album 'Jackie' sold 19,000 copies in its first week.
Ciara addressed her take on the album sales earlier this week during an interview basically saying, that of course she would've wanted the best for this album, considering that she deems this her best work yet. I'll just say, that Ciara has never been an artist, that I based her music based on her sales, because I personally feel sales have no relation to the album itself. I think it's sad, that after being in the music industry for 10+ years, Ciara still hasn't quite found success, and I know success isn't everything. I mean, Ciara has said herself that she is in a happier state in her life, but I feel fans just want to see her win, and her team just isn't giving her the kind of treatment she deserves to have a success on her hands.
I feel, with a little more promotion Ciara could've definitely did much better, than what she got as her result. I just didn't feel Ciara exactly hit the right platforms to promote this album. Also, we live in a industry, where many just aren't buying the music the way they used to, which was the purpose of streaming rules. With streaming, this raises Ciara's sales to at least 25,000 having the singer debut at #17. Really, I've never been one to support Ciara's music, but I still see her potential. Possibly Ciara's tour, being around the same date as the release of her album, could've bought conflict toward the album sales, as I said before. Many just don't have that money to buy both an album, and support a show. Still, I'm just hoping Ciara keeps a big heart, and doesn't let this get to her. I mean, which R&B artist has recieved successful album sales recently?