It's amazing how much "coverage" the sale of her album is getting though. Granted it's her "comeback", seems to me people are either loving her "flop" or are actually waiting for something good to come out. I don't think 200k after less than a month is that terrible though. I know Kylie Minogue was/is not as big as Christina globally, but the gap between "Body Language" & "X" was also 4 years. "X" now that's a massive flop having only sold 1 Million worldwide. I hope she does release "You Lost Me" as the 2nd single, it'll easily top the Adult Contemporary Charts and it's a very refreshing single compared to what's currently out there.
Christina's Back To Basics sold around 350K in its first week in the US.
Today, Bionic sells 200K copies worldwide. That is a major flop
Yikes, just read the album dropped from #1 to #29 in the UK. Possibly the biggest drop in UK album chart history?
I saw the cd for sale at target for $4.99. Not a good sign.
Not a Christina fan. I got sort of interested when it was announced that she was collaborating with some of the artists that I like...so I dowloanded her album. I'm on board with Elastic Love. I think that it should be a single. In fact I think it should have been the first single if she was really serious about giving the fans a different sound like she was blabbing about for years. Not really original but it sounds interesting, It's deffinitely an MIA track and the beats could easily be on Peaches next album. A sound that is new to most Christina fans and a sound that may get the pitchfork crowd a little interested.
I hate boys is the international single & You lost me radio remix is for US
^I have to agree. No one can touch Christina when it comes to vocals (well...maybe Leona). She shines the best on her ballads.
Turns out her team has remixed You Lost me for the radio, I hate it. It doesn't sound as dark as it originally was. I also heard that I Hate Boys may be the international single. She (or RCA) needs to get their act together.
^^ Agreed. The new 'YLM' edit is TERRIBLE. This era is such a mess lmao.
Its almost like a game of "Lets do the worst things possible". Sadly she seems largely to blame. Her taste level is really bad. She very in control of horrendous bionic looks and she chose to put her album on hold for this movie. which i cant even believe they made this movie. This is not the time for a chick flick about a singer doing a movie playing a singer/performer. It's all about buddy comedies and big blockbusters with megan fox and kristen stewart.
The ship has sunk. Let it lie.
Personally, I don't consider the poor album sales to be a "flop". Her hardcore fans obviously really enjoy it and I think that was the goal for this project. Even if this entire thing ultimately becomes a career "embarrassment" (à la Madonna's Erotica), it will remain popular among her fans. As far as the big mistakes she's apparently making, I think some of you are taking it way too seriously and should remember the fact that she's said from the start that this album is "all about having fun" and experimenting. Even if it's a huge commercial failure and all the fat gay bloggers rip it to shreds, it's not going to kill her career, because she's far too talented for one album to turn people off of her.
Just think of the money being sunk into this campaign. It's not that the album is even that bad (it at least has "You Lost Me," which is one of the best things she'll ever record), it's just that they doomed any chance of its success by releasing a song as ghastly as "Not Myself Tonight."
Someone said earlier in this thread that she's not going to make new fans with this album - but I actually have a few friends who are huge electronic fans (who detest modern pop) and have bought this album, because it's such a refreshing break from what's going on in music at the moment. In my opinion, that is far more important than statistics or mainstream approval.
I agree..the radio mix of YLM is disgusting WTFFFF are they doing?!!!!!!!!!! They ruined a very powerful/emotional song. AND "I Hate Boys"?? as the international single? I've heard it a few times on the radio this morning here in Sydney and it's WEAK!!! (one of my least faves on the album). Hell even "My Girls" would've been more infectious or "Vanity".
so, ive been listening to bionic for a while now, and i feel like throwing in my impressions. forgive me for not having waded through to entire thread so far.
the bad: she always seems one step behind (first she was copying p!nk, then amy, now gaga), there is too much filler and too many mawkish ballads, she is helplessly self-centered (the way she makes her daughter say how mommy is the best), and she generally tries way too hard.
the good: despite her copycat tendencies, aguilera certainly has personality. and her vulgar way is part of that, and im kinda enjoying it. there are some nice tracks, and i like her choice of collaborators. needless to mention her vocal talent.
so, i think bionic is a typical xtina album, a mixed bag with the same strength and weaknesses as her previous two.
Many other pop acts can sing as well; they may not be able to sing as well as Christina, but there are others who can sing. I was being a bit drastic when I said that she will get dropped, but in today's unstable market where the value of music has dropped and artists have less value, Bionic would put a major dent in her career.
Even if Christina's album does not make a turn around in sales I doubt that this will effect her in the future. She has established herself after three(four if you count her spanish album) successful albums. She will not be the first nor the last established artist to have an album with weak sales.
It's because she'll always be an act, not an artist. I don't care how many octaves she can sing, she simply doesn't have the chops to make it as a legitimate performer.
Everytime I listened to I Hate Boys, I think of that target commercial.
haha Perez just posted a link to this...thought it was pretty funny
ok I guess the picture I tried to post didn't work 2 posts up
here's the picture that Perez linked to on twitter
BIONIC is about her having fun, if you don't like her then that's fine. But to dismiss her for not having "the chops to make it as a legitimate performer" IS PURE RUBBISH!
You can diss, you can dislike, but sayin she's overrated is a lil bit too much in my opinion.
I'v seen her live, and she's very good.
She just sucks at promoting records and choosing lead songs.
Lately she has been doin nothin but messin things up. This album is complete chaos she needs to stop for a while and come back with somethin solid
^^..you just keep bringing in the laughs with those stupid comments LMFAO. To even put Christina next to those "artists" hahahaha you really are funny!
^You may not like Christina but to link her with the likes of Justin Beiber and the Jonas Bros is not only incredibly dumb but also incredibly disrespectful. I laugh at the notion that she sings without emotion? Have you not listened to 'You Lost Me', 'I'm Ok', 'Beautiful', 'Loving Me 4 Me'....I can on and on.
You don't have to like people but at least have the decency to appreciate true talent.
And that's just one example of many.
Look at these videos and then tell me Christina Aguilera aint a bad bitch?!
Lift Me Up
What A Girl Wants
There's plenty more on Youtube. Now, of course she's had some off performances (show me a singer who hasn't) but very few can do with the girl can.
And nope, I don't detect a whiff of emotion in her voice. She sings that little tune the same way that she sings her brilliant lyrics about her vag tasting like assorted baked goods.
....and "exploiting her situation in order to turn profit"?? What the hell? Domestic violence (especially witnessing it as a child) has a huge affect on you as a person, and she expressed that personal experience in a song (uhhhh, that's not unheard of, after all). I'm sure there are plenty of people who are thankful to her for being so honest because hearing someone else's account and knowing they're not alone in that experience helps them heal themselves. It wasn't a single, there was no video, and the first time she even performed it for people was at the Storytellers concert (probably because the song has a very heavy backstory and that's pretty much what that specific show is all about) - so I don't see how she's exploited anything.
I actually think alot of the bashers in this thread would be singing a completely different story if she'd decided to do an album of all ballads, because it's clear those are the songs where she blows pretty much everyone away. But because she took her "pop princess" image from years ago and did a modern twist on it by doing more upbeat, fun, silly songs, people consider it forced or insincere, which is totally missing the point of the album.
Also, nobody ever said she had a great management team behind her. Maybe the choices of singles to put out have been wrong ones and maybe her record company is making mistake after mistake promoting this project - but that's happened throughout the history of music. You can't really blame the artist or say that they're the one fucking it up, because their hands are really tied in that situation.
Yet more examples of this woman's amazing artistry and talent.
This album is flopping hardcore everywhere. To be honest I've never been underwhelmed with her studio albums like this. I'm so occupied with other better releases these days i.e Kylie's Aphrodite, Sarah's Laws of Illusion, Sia's We Are Born, Janelle's ArchAndroid that I don't feel like listening to Bionic... bad timing to release a weak album.
What is the music world coming to when Ke$sha outsells Christina in first week sales. Bionic sold like 40,000 in the US this week. Drake opened with 400,000+ and Eminem is on track for 700,000+. What the fuck!? Where are her fans? smh
Christina needs a MAJOR image overhaul. The tacky bleached hair and red lipstick is done and dead. And her attempt at electro music was just boring. Its just to tame to be interesting.
Artists like Xtina and Beyonce have a singing style that relies on too much melisma and warbling that can be really off-putting to some people. Some people call this the ability to "sing", but it's such an extreme way of using one's voice. It's like she's been given a super-power she doesn't quite know how to control. I wouldn't exactly put on one of her songs to relax to, let's just put it that way. Christina herself has referenced this before Bionic was released by stating that she was working with Ladytron to 'soften' her voice. I compare her voice to that of Whitney Houston in her prime, but she exhibited MUCH better control over her voice, whereas Xtina is still so very raw. It's a little late in her career for her to still be coming off as sort of underdeveloped. She needs to find her sound/style and stick with it, instead of dabbling in so many different persona's and music styles she has no concept of. I appreciate her trying to branch out, but chica needs some consistancy....stat!
New hair color , on the set of you lost me video
Is it the photo or does she look like she has put on a little weight in the face?