8 comments on “High Jump, Low Debut

    • Absolutely…Jay Sean and Jason both had singles that sold over 1 million copies. But is that a success anymore? And is it possible for a project with a worldwide scope and projection to break even under those conditions (high single, low CD)?

  1. Poor Derulo. Seriously, is he evaporating faster than alcohol after the 2nd single?

    Yay for Taio Cruz though 🙂

    • I don’t think Derulo is done, but this does show he hasn’t really evolved from being a radio star.

  2. RE: DeRulo. Word. Artists should feel lucky to have garnered enough attention on a single, and if that translates to albums, than it was meant to be. I didn’t see DeRulo turning into much more than a one-hit-wonder anyway — the most appealing thing about “Whatcha Say” was the Imogen sample.

    RE: Taio. I’m super surprised by this. I didn’t even realize it was big on the radio market here and all of a sudden its all over iTunes and #1 on the Hot 100. It feels so immediate, even though I’ve been spinning that song for what feels like forever. Good for him, I say. BUT – wasn’t “I Just Wanna Know” released here? I remember getting a copy of his other UK album a few years back, hearing that cut and thinking why does this sound familiar? And then I realized my local station in the-middle-of-nowhere-Central-New-York was spinning it all the time. I know it’s not in my head…I think.

    • I actually love “In My Head”, but the full-length is not very good. Let’s hope this is a wake-up call for JR Rotem that he can’t just slap his siren and name on a whole CD and expect it to sell. As for Taio, I don’t recall the first album getting a release, but singles get floated all the time from overseas, and never see a full-length release. My beloved Liberty X comes to mind…

  3. Chock me up as shocked too re: Tao. Good on him though. His duet with Ke$ha, I bet, will be a hit if released. Everything that hooker touches right now is a hit.

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