Can Revival outsell Views initial week #'s?

Started by debauch, Oct 27, 2017, in Eminem Add to Reading List

Will first week sales be higher than views?

  1. Yeah of course, he's Eminem.

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  2. nah, he washed up.

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  1. debauch
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    Oct 27, 2017
    Is em big enough to beat views? Drake basically (consciously or not), broke a million with a streaming loophole. Em has no single yet and drake had like 9 months leadtime to rack 300 + million streams.

    For those that care about the numbers, review below and discuss / speculate while we wait for the drop.

    [Snippet from Stereo Gum]
    The only reason Views “has crossed the 1 million mark in U.S. sales and nearly 1.2 million globally” is because of the final song on the album; a late inclusion called “Hotline Bling.” As you might recall, back in February, the RIAA changed its certification methodology to account for “streaming and download consumption patterns.” Per the RIAA’s new rules, “1,500 on-demand audio and/or video song streams = 10 track sales = 1 album sale.”

    Initially, “Hotline Bling” was a loosie for Drake, but because it’s now included on Views, all those old streams are counted toward the album’s sales total. Per Forbes:

    On just Spotify alone, recently released singles “One Dance” and “Pop Style” have amassed 67 million and 18 million global plays, respectively. Upon Views’ release, any of those plays that occurred in the United States will apply not only to those songs’ qualifications towards RIAA digital single certifications, but towards the album certification as well. By the RIAA’s new methodology, that amounts to potentially tens of thousands of applicable and attributable sales the second Views drops, though notably it won’t factor into its placement on Billboard’s album charts.

    Furthermore, the inclusion of 2015 single “Hotline Bling” as a bonus track could send Views’ RIAA numbers skyrocketing. With well over 400 million Spotify streams worldwide and close to 700 million official YouTube plays globally on Drake’s Vevo channel, this aging hit could be the infusion that sends Views well on its way to multi-platinum status before year’s end.

    Got that? It’s not that the sales numbers being bandied about by Republic are technically inaccurate; it’s that the May 2016 numbers are artificially inflated by a song released in July 2015, which didn’t even become a hit until its video was released in October 2015.
     
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  2. the lyricvore
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    Oct 27, 2017
    Yeah easily...

    Why is this even a thread
     
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  3. Pyrex
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    Lol
     
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  4. macdaddy019967
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    Oct 27, 2017
    Eminem will sell well over 1.2 million with sales plus streaming easily. Lock this shit
     
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    Nah. America ain't checking for Eminem.
     
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    need a love letter from a therapist

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    idk probably not
     
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  7. Cunner
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    Oct 28, 2017
    prob not since the revised sales system including streams
     
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    :what22: That would mean the streams would help the numbers even more.
     
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  9. Cunner
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    Oct 28, 2017
    Nah drake has an audience that streams Eminem’s audience is older people and children he’ll prob move a bunch of physicals but not huge streams comparatively
     
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  10. Kingindanorf
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    Oct 28, 2017
    That analysis is quite wrong :rockynotimpressed:, with a hype single and a good promotion Em can easily outsell Drake.......easily
     
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  11. Krazee D
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    Pretty sure since Em told half his fan base to f--k off the other week, this album will have the weakest first week sales of any of his albums including HTS
     
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  12. the lyricvore
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    That won’t effect his sales in a negative way. Sure there will be some that don’t go out and buy it. But the majority will become stans again the second his first single comes out.
     
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    That post wasn’t talking about that

    I’m just saying drake has a much bigger streaming fan base but yea idk man maybe he will outsell drake I don’t know anyone that would listen let alone buy an eminem album tho but I guess if he gets a Rihanna stimulus he will sell a stack still
     
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  14. deluxe wife
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    Its just Hotline Bling was a big 2015 meme and everyone knows that if you obtain meme status ur pretty much untouchable

    the only major eminem meme is the stupid spaghetti thing
     
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    If he doesn't its time to put him down
     
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    He's one of the most streamed artists in the world even without an album out in 4 years lol
     
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    Will still need 1 big single of the longevity of at least a Rap God
     
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  18. debauch
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    I'm not so sure myself, the loophole really gave drake an advantage.

    You gotta remember, even Eminem's own recent work never did a million week 1. Not relapse, recovery, or MMLP2.

    Streaming numbers have grown since then, but I doubt you will see north of a million.
     
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  19. the lyricvore
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    His album descusion thread has almost 2000 pages and we don’t even have a single.

    KING MATHERS

    End thread/
     
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    Recovery and MMLP2 would've done a Million first week if streaming was included at the time.
     
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