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Old 11-11-2013, 18:31
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Cardle sold 70,896 copies of his debut album Letters the first week it was released in 2011, compared to Arthur's 63,996 for his self-titled LP.

"Well, there you go," Cardle told Digital Spy. "Having slagged me and my career off for a year now, the numbers are in and they speak for themselves.

"For some reason, he has repeatedly tried to humiliate me publicly and cement the perception that I have failed, but I've just celebrated the release of my third top 20 album in as many years, two of which I released independently. I'm proud of what I've achieved."

He added: "Like I initially said 12 months ago, I wish him well, I think he is talented and I hope he is still around in 3 years time."
James must be fuming....
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Old 11-11-2013, 18:32
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http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/music/ne...s-figures.html

I love the pictures they used. They look like reaction shots.
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Old 11-11-2013, 18:33
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That's hilarious
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Old 11-11-2013, 18:33
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I'm sure James album will sell more overtime though it's still top 10 on iTunes
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Old 11-11-2013, 18:34
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could be worth following the sloth for an evening just to see the response
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Old 11-11-2013, 18:34
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Lol this is going to be a Mess
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Old 11-11-2013, 18:35
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I'm sure James album will sell more overtime though it's still top 10 on iTunes
Didn't Matt's debut album go Platinum?
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Old 11-11-2013, 18:38
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Hahahahaha!!!
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Old 11-11-2013, 18:38
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Didn't Matt's debut album go Platinum?
Yeah via shipments I think, but I'm not sure if he definitely sold over 300k
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Old 11-11-2013, 18:39
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Haha nice one Matt
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Old 11-11-2013, 18:41
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oh this is wonderful

I'm sure James album will sell more overtime though it's still top 10 on iTunes
doesn't matter. he thought he'd pick a fight and be a ****** to matt needlessly, 100% unprovoked....only for matt to have outsold him! that right there is gold.

made even better by the fact that matt's actually classy about it.
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Old 11-11-2013, 18:41
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to be fair mathew, james arthurs album is pretty awesome. compared to your lame effort
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Old 11-11-2013, 18:43
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to be fair mathew, james arthurs album is pretty awesome. compared to your lame effort
Yes, that may be the case. But it still sold more in its first week than James' effort...oops.
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Old 11-11-2013, 18:56
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Yes, that may be the case. But it still sold more in its first week than James' effort...oops.
you raise some great points and also had the upper hand in this argument untill your oops comment.
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Old 11-11-2013, 18:58
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you raise some great points and also had the upper hand in this argument untill your oops comment.
I don't think I ever had the upper hand in this argument. The real winner is Matt who seems to have had some success even away from Syco. (I'm not a fan btw)
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Old 11-11-2013, 19:01
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I don't think I ever had the upper hand in this argument. The real winner is Matt who seems to have had some success even away from Syco. (I'm not a fan btw)
im not a huge fan of james arthurs, i find his attitude terrible. i actually much prefer matts attitude and personality, james needs to be carfeull not alienate people.

anyway back to the argument, you wait and see james arthur second and third weeks sales
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Old 11-11-2013, 19:02
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im not a huge fan of james arthurs, i find his attitude terrible. i actually much prefer matts attitude and personality, james needs to be carfeull not alienate people.

anyway back to the argument, you wait and see james arthur second and third weeks sales
If he gets one that is.
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Old 11-11-2013, 19:08
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Thse are epic pictures for the story

As its always been known...

Matt Cardle ---------> James Arthur
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Old 11-11-2013, 19:10
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Fair enough comments. James should have kept his mouth shut until he had some success. He isnt far off Matts first week sales, but those sales now dont really justify his comments - its easy to talk the talk, and criticise others sales, but harder in reality to get people buying records.
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Old 11-11-2013, 19:15
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I smell another James Arther twitter rant in the works.
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Old 11-11-2013, 19:15
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Didn't Matt's debut album go Platinum?
if you add all 3 together they just about do

you can't knock Cardle for wanting to respond, though you do wonder if he's just a better eduacated version of Arthur. And he might have been wiser to wait a few weeks, not all albums are about 1st week sales, and Arthur still has his XF performance up his sleeve so who knows?

matt may have jumped the gun there but who cares, it's all good entertainment - or it will be soon
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Old 11-11-2013, 19:16
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im not a huge fan of james arthurs, i find his attitude terrible. i actually much prefer matts attitude and personality, james needs to be carfeull not alienate people.

anyway back to the argument, you wait and see james arthur second and third weeks sales
Ha-ha, good comment and I do wonder if he is going to sell many copies over the next few weeks? Christmas is coming and so many artists are aiming to hit that market.
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Old 11-11-2013, 19:16
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They're both shit and both need to shut up.
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Old 11-11-2013, 19:18
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I have this picture in my head atm of james Arthur's management team trying to hold his phone out of his reach and him struggling to get to it
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Old 11-11-2013, 19:20
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if you add all 3 together they just about do

you can't knock Cardle for wanting to respond, though you do wonder if he's just a better eduacated version of Arthur. And he might have been wiser to wait a few weeks, not all albums are about 1st week sales, and Arthur still has his XF performance up his sleeve so who knows?

matt may have jumped the gun there but who cares, it's all good entertainment - or it will be soon
James could well sell more of his album in the long run, but it's really funny to see him get owned like that by Matt today
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