Five 2013 Albums With Surprisingly Low First-Week Sales

There are many reasons why the first-week sales of albums could be a total bust. It could be due to terrible promotion strategies, a weak first single, and/or premature leakage. Whatever the case may be, there were definitely some albums in 2013 that didn't rise to the occasion.

Thanks to Vibe, we provide several albums that didn't hit the triple digit selling mark and why.

Trinidad James Don't Be S.A.F.E.
Released 01/29/2013

1st week sales: 11,000
Assumptions of why it failed to sell: A majority of listeners downloaded the mixtape for free.

Joe Budden No Love Lost
Released 02/05/13

1st week sales: 30,000
Assumptions of why it failed to sell: His exposure on Love & Hip Hop and his Slaughterhouse affiliation. #willpower
Released 03/26/13

1st week sales: 29,446
Assumptions of why it failed to sell: Maybe the hashtag album title got people confused.

Tyga Hotel California
Released 04/09/13

1st week sales: 51,466
Assumptions of why it failed to sell: It lacked a trendy single like "Racks."

Snoop Lion Reincarnated
Released 04/23/13

1st week sales: 21,301
Assumptions of why it failed to sell: The reggae style probably didn't attract his regular hip-hop fans.

Better luck next time!

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Comment by Trend Saga on May 9, 2013 at 6:55pm
Trinidad James the only one that make sense, can't believe 11k people bought a mixtape. Truth be told, they all did it to themselves, James just got the best excuse. It's also no coincidence all these n***** images have taken a huge hit or apart of who they are as artist. Everybody on this list tried WAY to hard to get attention this year.
Comment by D.Money on May 9, 2013 at 4:07pm
Puts a smile on my face to see Snoop Lion (Ctfu) get very little support with his government d*** ride'n a** Ctfu! Will say I'm shock'd that William did so horrible, thought he had a huge following with his commercial a**.
Comment by Mr. BOONE on May 9, 2013 at 4:01pm
Comment by J R on May 9, 2013 at 1:38pm
A lot of people that avidly listen to music, if not most, don't buy CD's anymore. They aren't watching TV shows to see recording artists promote their album like they used to before YouTube and Itunes existed. They would have to watch that online. People resort to watching their favorite artist online. They listen to their music online as well. After all, if you had an album available online that you really enjoyed listening to, would you additionally purchase the CD version of it? It would depend on who the consumer is.
Comment by Heck on May 9, 2013 at 12:26pm
The thing is with fif not selln how he used to can't none of them sell as much as he did with their albums put together....that's the f#$ked up part
Comment by Heck on May 9, 2013 at 12:21pm
@Jesus piece where is game?
Comment by FlySean on May 9, 2013 at 12:10pm
I bought Buddens album, he never spits weak bars, I think he lost his audience when he dropped a commercial single with Wayne....
Comment by CDeezNutz on May 9, 2013 at 11:19am
These nigggas are millionaires. They dont pay my bills, so why would i pay theirs?
Comment by Gudda Henry Aguilar on May 9, 2013 at 10:57am
My point of view is dis, trinidad jmes should jump off he aint even rap his s*** low cuz only da stupid people got his s*** da rest laugh at his wacc a** like me lol
Comment by StreetsDaBlock on May 9, 2013 at 10:54am

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