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Old 29-06-2013, 21:32
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What singer or band has made a flop comeback so far.
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Old 29-06-2013, 21:33
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All Saints.

And incoming- Muttley, Quiche and Chiffon. They will fail miserably.
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Old 29-06-2013, 21:35
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Christina Aguilera has had two in a row.
Ke$ha had a flop with Warrior.
All Saints, Spice Girls and Madonna have also had recent flops.

(just a note, I'm classing these comebacks as flops because they were no where near as successful as past comebacks)
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Old 29-06-2013, 21:36
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The Cardigans comeback now you see them now you don't.

They stopped half way throw out the tour and still no new album.
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Old 29-06-2013, 21:43
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Christina Aguilera has had two in a row.
shame that i thought bionic was fantastic and lotus was good too

do people still care about xtina anymore?
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Old 29-06-2013, 21:44
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No dout.
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Old 29-06-2013, 21:48
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shame that i thought bionic was fantastic and lotus was good too

do people still care about xtina anymore?
I do! They flopped but I enjoyed both of them tbh.
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Old 29-06-2013, 22:19
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Nelly Furtado - The Spirit Indestructable, it was her first English album since 2006, it failed miserably. I really like it though, Believers is one of the best songs of 2012.

Evanescence - Evanescence. Not really a "flop" compared to so many other artists and albums, as it debuted on #1 on Billboard, sold more than half a million etc, but compared to The Open Door, it's somewhat of a "flop", as TOD sold more than two million copies in USA, Evanescence sold a fourth of that.
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Old 29-06-2013, 22:48
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Whitney's last album didn't set the charts alight. The album sold a fair few million, but none of the singles were hits at all in the US although Million dollar bill did really well over here. Plus the tour was critically panned and apparently lost quite a bit of money.
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Old 29-06-2013, 23:30
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Xtina....poor girl, it's just not working out for her. I liked both her albums but I don't think she connects with the public anymore.

Same with Madonna who had a bit of a disaster with MDNA given all the hype around the project.
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Old 29-06-2013, 23:39
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Xtina....poor girl, it's just not working out for her. I liked both her albums but I don't think she connects with the public anymore.

Same with Madonna who had a bit of a disaster with MDNA given all the hype around the project.
I don't follow Christina's career closely, so I can only speak about what I think she needs to do in the UK to gain some success again is actually do some proper promo, she hasn't really done much.

Also maybe book a few appearances on tv chat shows and pop into Capital, Radio 1 etc to try and win the public over again.
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Old 29-06-2013, 23:43
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All Saints.

And incoming- Muttley, Quiche and Chiffon. They will fail miserably.
All Saints was strange as the song was good, and it was a top5 hit...but then they just seemed to abandon promotion and quickly split up again.
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Old 29-06-2013, 23:55
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Britney Spears' 2011 comeback was a bit of a flop. I Wanna go and Criminal didn't chart very well IIRC and her album Femme Fatale was a flop too. Shame really as it was a good album. It's my second favourite Britney album after Blackout.
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Old 30-06-2013, 00:46
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Nelly's one has to be one of the biggest, also Anastacia's 2008 comeback was a big big flop for her.
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Old 30-06-2013, 00:49
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Duffy
Leona Lewis
Sophie Ellis Bextor
Dianna Vickers
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Old 30-06-2013, 00:49
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Britney Spears' 2011 comeback was a bit of a flop. I Wanna go and Criminal didn't chart very well IIRC and her album Femme Fatale was a flop too. Shame really as it was a good album. It's my second favourite Britney album after Blackout.
I Wanna Go did well in other countries, but I think Criminal flopped pretty much everywhere (but it's a 4th single, so that's not too tragic).

I don't think Christina and Britney are hated, since if they were the songs they featured on wouldn't have been such big hits. But in the UK they don't get the airplay they need for a hit with their solo singles.
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Old 30-06-2013, 00:58
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Some of these aren't really 'comebacks' imo.

I consider a comeback to be when an artist decides to come back from either a prolonged absence or when they hope to comeback with success after a major 'flop' era.

Going by this, the most recent example for me is Christina Aguilera with 'Lotus' which is a shame because it's actually my favourite album from her. I guess Madonna's 'MDNA' could also count since she was hoping for more success than 'Hard Candy' which didn't quite work out. Again it's a shame because I thought 'MDNA' was a better album than it's predecessor.
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Old 30-06-2013, 01:37
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Nelly Furtado.
I think most people aren't even aware she released an album last year
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Old 30-06-2013, 01:50
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MC hammer comeback as a gangster rapper
New kids on the block comeback as 'NKOTB'
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Old 30-06-2013, 04:28
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All Saints.

And incoming- Muttley, Quiche and Chiffon. They will fail miserably.
Are these just made up names... apart from All Saints of course
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Old 30-06-2013, 12:37
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Nelly Furtado.
I think most people aren't even aware she released an album last year
She's one of those artists that has hits sporadically though, some songs click like 'I'm Like A Bird' and then her 'Maneater/Promiscuous' era then the stuff in between is ignored.

R Kelly is similar, he has gaps of several years between hits like 'Bump N Grind' 'I Believe I Can Fly' and 'Ignition' and hasn't had a hit for 10 years now...but you can't rule out him having a big hit again with the right song.
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Old 30-06-2013, 12:46
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East 17 and Blue - East 17 won't work without Brian as he was the voice of the band.

Blue did all the promo they possibly could and had a hit show behind them and they were still off the charts in a handful of weeks.
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Old 30-06-2013, 12:57
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Adele. I mean come on, 21 kind of under-performed a litte bit didn't it
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Old 30-06-2013, 13:09
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Christina Aguilera has had two in a row.
Ke$ha had a flop with Warrior.
All Saints, Spice Girls and Madonna have also had recent flops.

(just a note, I'm classing these comebacks as flops because they were no where near as successful as past comebacks)
You do know that taking a break after a tour then going away for a year to make a new album isn't a comeback, right? How the hell has Kesha attempted a 'comeback'? She's only been going since 2010 and she's released 2 albums with a third due this year - when was she away exactly?
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Old 30-06-2013, 13:10
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The Tings Tings - Sounds From Noweheresville.
Nelly Furtardo - The Spirit Indestructible
Little Boots - Nocturnes
The Saturdays - On The Radar
Ke$ha - Warrior
Sophie Ellis Bexter - Make A Scene
Christina Aguleria - Lotus

^These are actual flop albums, Some of the other suggestions are pretty stupid to be honest.

Madonna - MDNA,
Avril Lavigne - Goodbye Lullaby,
Evanescence - Evanescence
Whitney Houston - I Look To You
Britney Spears - Femme Fatel

^ Whislit these have been mentioned as flop they are not. All have sold over 1,500,000 worldwide (Evanescence have only sold like 1 mill) so have achieved success, just not to their usual standards.
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