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Old 21-11-2012, 18:37
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You know that someone finally should create this one
But seriously looks like their debut album gonna sell less than Flop Cardle did last year
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Old 21-11-2012, 18:38
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They were up against Rihanna though
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Old 21-11-2012, 18:39
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midweeks please?
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Old 21-11-2012, 18:39
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They were up against Rihanna though
It shouldn't influence sales. In the week of release Cardle sold 70k and i don't think LM will sell that much.
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Old 21-11-2012, 18:39
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They're a girlband though.
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Old 21-11-2012, 18:40
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No, they have had a number one single with Wings, a number three single with DNA and have had strong competition on the album chart, and apart from 1 X-Factor performance they haven't had a lot of promo and it is a lot harder for Girl Groups. They had sold 22k by Monday evening.
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Old 21-11-2012, 18:40
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I still think Little Mix and Amelia will be around in 2013 none of the 2012 acts will
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Old 21-11-2012, 18:45
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At least they have 2 #1's and a top 3. Also a top 10 single in Australia (Wings charted at #6)

But Syco have been incredibly lazy with this campaign...it's obvious the girls are not a main priority on the label. This is the problem...they expect an x factor performance and a couple of tweets to solve everything but it doesn't work like that.

The girls will never do a '1D' because they're a girlgroup, they have to work harder and be promoted harder.

The album will probably stay in the top 5 come Sunday, it's good for a new girlgroup...but in XF terms it's disappointing.

Overall they have not flopped yet. As long as the album makes platinum they'll be fine.
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Old 21-11-2012, 18:52
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No

First Two singles go straight to #1

The next goes to #3

The album looks like going top 5.

For a new girlband a top 5 debut album in the busiest time of the year for music is very good.
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Old 21-11-2012, 18:54
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They just don't "work" really. Their image is all wrong, their music mediocre. I think the problem might be that in the short term their non-glamorous image and styling might make them identifiable for teenage girls but most girlbands with any degree of success have an image that girls want to aspire to. If they don't have strong music then the image is all it's about really. They just look cheap most of the time and the unflattering outfits do them no favours, especially the tubby one.

Most kids can see a bunch of ordinary girls like this any day of the week and without memorable songs there is nothing to hook people in.
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Old 21-11-2012, 18:55
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If Wings had flopped about not sold close or over 400k then yes it's be terrible.

But Wings did well. DNA so-so.

The album could be doing a Cher Llyod or even Girls Aloud when they're debut came out.

Of course, you'll get replies who say they arnt working. They've been saying that since before Wings. Just like fans have said no since before.

But the singles are the save.


I don't like Cardles post winner single did very well on top of the album.
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Old 21-11-2012, 18:58
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Haha no, they're really not. #1 'Wings' has sold approx 350k and is rising up the charts again and DNA sold 72k in it's first week alone, these are very impressive figures, especially for a girl group. The album is at #4 which is a little disappointing, but we know it sold 22k on yesterdays midweeks so it will have a respectable total come Sunday. I believe their tour is selling very well too. They're certainly not flopping, I would say the opposite really, they're doing quite well, better than I think most people would have predicted when they won XF.
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Old 21-11-2012, 19:02
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At least they have 2 #1's and a top 3. Also a top 10 single in Australia (Wings charted at #6)

But Syco have been incredibly lazy with this campaign...it's obvious the girls are not a main priority on the label. This is the problem...they expect an x factor performance and a couple of tweets to solve everything but it doesn't work like that.

The girls will never do a '1D' because they're a girlgroup, they have to work harder and be promoted harder.

The album will probably stay in the top 5 come Sunday, it's good for a new girlgroup...but in XF terms it's disappointing.

Overall they have not flopped yet. As long as the album makes platinum they'll be fine.
#3

And I agree everything in this post tbh.
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Old 21-11-2012, 19:03
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They've done better than The Saturdays...
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Old 21-11-2012, 19:06
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and the unflattering outfits do them no favours, especially the tubby one.
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It really really annoys me how in every post you make about LM you call Jesy that. When she isn't at all. If thats what you call "tubby" I would hate to see what you think is normal
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Old 21-11-2012, 19:08
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#3

And I agree everything in this post tbh.
Wasn't it #3 on itunes but in the official charts #6?
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Old 21-11-2012, 19:10
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Wasn't it #3 on itunes but in the official charts #6?
No it charted #6 officially in its 3rd week then climbed to #3 the following week thanks to their XF performance. I think it peaked at #2 on iTunes.
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Old 21-11-2012, 19:49
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I hate wings. Such a generic and horrible song. I turn the radio everytime it comes on.
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Old 21-11-2012, 19:50
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No they are not.
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Old 21-11-2012, 19:57
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No they are not. People need to remember that they ARE a girlband.
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Old 21-11-2012, 20:00
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No they are not. People need to remember that they ARE a girlband.
I'm not sure that is a good excuse. Spice Girls, Girls Aloud, Destiny's Child, All saints were all successful girlbands.

LM are not flopping though, they're not doing too badly.
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Old 21-11-2012, 20:02
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I'm not sure that is a good excuse. Spice Girls, Girls Aloud, Destiny's Child, All saints were all successful girlbands.

LM are not flopping though, they're not doing too badly.
But they are up against a really successful solo singer Rihanna, so yeah I'd say that is a good excuse.
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Old 21-11-2012, 20:04
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I'm not sure that is a good excuse. Spice Girls, Girls Aloud Destiny's Child, All saints were all successful girlbands.

LM are not flopping though, they're not doing too badly.
But if you look at all of the girlbands you've listed, probably besides The Spice Girls, all of their debut album chart positions aren't as good as their future releases.
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Old 21-11-2012, 20:08
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It really really annoys me how in every post you make about LM you call Jesy that. When she isn't at all. If thats what you call "tubby" I would hate to see what you think is normal
There's nothing wrong with being tubby!
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Old 21-11-2012, 20:11
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But they are up against a really successful solo singer Rihanna, so yeah I'd say that is a good excuse.
Again flopping is not particularly about the chart position. It's about the sales and now looks like that they won't sell very much in the week of release. Of course it's all about the longevity, but in XF terms first week sales will be disappointing and currently going towards floppy XF winners males road of course everything could change if their next single is great, because now their second single is already falling quite fast and won't help to sell albums
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