Lady Gaga's ‘ART-FLOP’ Suffers Biggest Second-Week Sales Drop of the Year

Lady Gaga's 'ART-FLOP' Suffers Biggest Second-Week Sales Drop of the Year

That “Applause” Gaga is hearing these days has been reduced to a polite golf-clap

Following a steep Week 2 sales decline for Lady Gaga, Eminem is once again the No. 1 selling artist per Nielsen SoundScan.

“ARTPOP” ( a.k.a. “ARTFLOP”) took an 82 percent dive, after selling just 258,000 units during its debut. While not the worst second week drop ever (Madonna's “MDNA” fell historically by 87 percent in 2012), it's not good — even a “Saturday Night Live” hosting stint and buzzed-about performance at the American Music Awards could not generate strong sales for the app-accompanied album.

During its debut week, Gaga's prior album, “Born This Way,” sold more than three-and-a-half times “ARTPOP's” first two weeks combined. That earlier success was partially bolstered by an Amazon promotion. But the real problem with “ARTPOP,” according to some critics, is a lack of marketable singles.

Eminem sold 120,000 copies of his “Marshall Mathers LP II” this week, which marked its third on the charts, according to Billboard. Comparatively, Lady Gaga moved just 46,000 units in its second week. The week's totals return Eminem to No. 1, where he was two weeks ago, and drops Gaga all the way to No. 8.

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As for Eminem, his “MMLP2” album moved enough units in its first two weeks to earn platinum status. And Slim Shady's latest LP is not hurting for singles: at one point the bleached-blond Detroit resident had four songs in the Top 20, a feat not replicated since The Beatles in 1964. One of those tracks was “Rap God,” a long tune with a lackluster hook that demonstrates the emcee's variety of flows. “Rap God” just debuted in its music video form, with Eminem portraying 80's icon Max Headroom, the British TV character turned New Coke pitchman.

Watch the “Rap God” music video:

  • Stephen Silver

    Ouch!! Poor Lady Caca fans…and the next week will be worst !!! :)

    • Leo Ocasio

      That's what she and her horrible monsters get for predicting that her album was gonna outsell every other album out there

      • Mr AddictedToSweat ®

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        • Artflopping Hard

          BREAKING NEWS: ARTPOP only peaked at #1 in …..7 countries worldwide.

      • Mr AddictedToSweat ®

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      • Guest

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      • Lily Gaga

        Rumors has it Lady Gaga's ARTPOP has been sabotage…..

        • Big Yawn

          Finally Americans have realized that all performers who go for shock and gimmicky values actually have no talents like Lady Gaga….lol

          • Gina Kuntoria

            Lady Gaga @ noise with no substance.

          • Shazmeer safree

            Lol. Did you even heard her singing? U might pass out.

        • Zoe

          Rumor has it that Artpop has been sabotaged? That isn't a rumor… That's a fact and Stefani is the one who sabotaged it. If I were her I would just claim all of this is a performance art piece designed to destroy her pop career for fun. =P

          • Shazmeer safree

            Who cares dude? She owns her life! Do what she wants. Its not ur life. Busy body

      • Shazmeer safree

        Who cares? Lol. Busy body.

    • K byee

      RIP Flopga

      • Please Retire

        Lady Gagagone…. lol

      • Shazmeer safree

        RIP YOU!

    • Hot Truth Tea

      Perhaps the world is finally what a talentless hack she really is. Any
      musician that has to rely on gimmicks rather than
      writing/singing/playing ability does not deserve the title of musician.

    • JoanCrawford1

      I think the 3rd week will be around 8,000 copies

      • https://vine.co/v/hTJTAxnjVea sharkeishra.jones

        Remember how wrong you were about Applause every week? Rubbing it in will be such a PLEASURE <3

        • JoanCrawford1

          Where is Applause now?

          • https://vine.co/v/hTJTAxnjVea sharkeishra.jones

            I'm sharkeisha and you're that random other girl. Everybody about to be screaming, “Sharkeisha! NOOOO! Don't kick!”

            Anyway, Applause is top 20 on iTunes 4 months after you said it would flop in a week

          • Blueee

            Omg, that video!!
            And where do I even begin with the ‘name’ itself?

          • https://vine.co/v/hTJTAxnjVea sharkeishra.jones

            I'm the sharkeisha of the Billboarders tbh. Lie and Crackout are the other girl <3

          • Shazmeer safree

            Applause is just behind u waiting it to bang the gong!

          • lovvvvewwgaga

            Still on the radio being played constanly and also #10 on itunes xD Applause is gaga's biggestsong it is bigger than Poker Face & Bad Romance where is roar ? Bearly played on the radio

      • RS

        You know it's Black Friday right? You know nothing about record sales! HDD are estimating her to sell 100K+ this week. Jones is going to prove you wrong indeed…

      • https://vine.co/v/hTJTAxnjVea sharkeishra.jones

        HDD has it's sales for next week (Black Friday week) at 105-115k <3 So you're going with the super low end prediction I see??? LMAO Rest in piss

        • † UNCONDITIONALLY †

          Katy is at 140k 130k

          Gosh I love how she's MURDERING the tranny<3

          • https://vine.co/v/hTJTAxnjVea sharkeishra.jones

            But Gaga beating Lotus’ Black Friday sales by 2x <3 now LM have free reign to drag the Xtina fans i.e. we win anyway xoxo

          • † UNCONDITIONALLY †

            Rocket #9 take off to the plant (to the plant)

            Lotus <3

          • https://vine.co/v/hTJTAxnjVea sharkeishra.jones

            Zendaya is Madonna's superior tbh

          • † UNCONDITIONALLY †

            Oh I forgot to wish all of you Happy Holidays <3

            Spend a festive time dahlin's <3

          • https://vine.co/v/hTJTAxnjVea sharkeishra.jones

            *listens to Moomi's Xmas albums*

          • JoanCrawford1

            LOL I love how you're resorting to Lotus. LOL you are a joke

          • https://vine.co/v/hTJTAxnjVea sharkeishra.jones

            Eat my poo poo caca

          • Todd

            Lady Gaga is a women you disgusting judgmental shyt stain… Nothing wrong with her nor is their anything wrong with trannys … And btw Katy Perry ist doing so well either so that was just a dumb statement … Only one really doing good is Eminem who probably took some of their profits but he is not a pop artist so who knows he could have taken fans who are jsut mixed in genre …either way get your head together.

      • Stephen Silver

        thats interesting :)

  • Hamish

    Max Headroom an English TV character? Nope, American. Hey Tony, do a little more pop culture research there next time. Even if you are just and entertainment writer currently. The Wrap is notorious for not not vetting or proofreading their articles. Let's bring the reporting up a notch (or two).

    • Hamish

      …an…(sic). Couldn't see the screen, a moving banner ad was in the way.

    • Caley McGuire

      Sorry. You don't get to make up your own facts, then chastise others when your own information is faulty.

      Max Headroom originally appeared in the British-made cyberpunk TV movie Max Headroom: 20 Minutes into The Future which was broadcast in 1985. After its success,Headroom character was spun-off into a veejay in the British music videoprogramme, It was an immediate cult hit. A second season was ordered in 1986, which broadened the original concept to include celebrity interviews and a studio audience, and was renamed to The Max Talking Headroom Show.

      A further spin-off from the original film was the dramatic television series, Max Headroom, which was British produced, but broadcast in the United States, running for two seasons from 1987 to 1988. The first episode was presented in an extended edition to American audiences in 1986 on Cinemax.

    • TheWrap

      Appreciate the third pair of eyes, Hamish. The character originated in a British telefilm. Thanks for reading.

  • Cassidy Robinson

    Everyone finally realized how boring her music is. If she had put near as much thought in her songwriting as she did her dress and imagery she might have had some kind of longevity. Instead she just decided to shamelessly copy Madonna and jump on bandwagons like dubstep. And that was the story of Lady Gaga.

    • Whooppss

      A sex tape with Perez Hilton will make people excite again…maybe?

  • Evanesims

    FLOP= Fucking Legend Of Pop

    • Boudicca Gladiatrix

      Fucking Legend of Poop. There , I corrected you darling.

      • Berke Akkuş

        hahahahaha poopga suckssssss

        • Evanesims

          She has 5 Grammys. Just let that sink in…

      • Evanesims

        I'm sorry I can't read shit that doesn't make sense

    • Ha

      yeah right… lol

    • Sore

      FLOP= Fucking Loser Of Pop

      :(

      • JoanCrawford1

        so true

        • Shazmeer safree

          Why do u even have gaga face in ur default picture? Stupid people.

    • JoanCrawford1

      Yea right lol if it makes you sleep at night..

    • Caley McGuire

      Spending your time delighting over another's misfortune. That some classy sh*t.

      • Evanesims

        Well, you spend your time spreading unnecessary hatred thinking someone would give a fuck about you. Lame.

        • Caley McGuire

          Hatred? Nice try at deflecting. I'm not here to curry favor, but again, nice deflection. The snark began with you, dear.

          • Evanesims

            You're the one who came up and replied to me. Idiot.

          • Caley McGuire

            The snark began with you, dear.

          • Evanesims

            I am defending myself. You started bitching to me.

  • Evanesims

    Please stop writing lame previews because you're not even a critic #PromoteOnlineKindness

    • Please Go Away

      Gaga should be exposed. Im tired of stupid Monsters pretending as if she is relevant while clearly her album is so generic, pathetic and garbage.

      • Evanesims

        Stereotype asshole haters like you don't need to put us down and she's more relevant than what you'll ever be, we will be her fans no matter what. Please keep your lame unwanted opinion to yourself…

        • rhiea

          face it gaga's career is not like it used to be 4-5 years ago.. thats a fact!!!! and cut the bullshit are you blind nor deaf??? watch the news read articles youll get what im trying to say!!!

  • Boudicca Gladiatrix

    She is slowly dissapearing and for good.

    • lmfao

      Discounted bin where it belongs…

      • Caley McGuire

        Because of course you actually heard it before slamming her, right?

        • Guest

          Ok..

          • Caley McGuire

            I don't dispute whether or not it's failing. Nor do I have an opinion on the album itself. I haven't HEARD IT. Relative success aside, those who haven't listened to ANY artist's work, have no credibility when they flippantly say it deserves to fail. That's my only point.

      • JoanCrawford1

        This is hilarious!

      • michaelbarrett92

        Yes coz ofc that is legit ;)

      • artflop

        wahahaha!

  • Condolences

    #ARTFAILED

  • Tara Sarvelo

    Tell Gaga to accept Gaga to accept her mediocrity in musical ability. ARTPOP will be remembered as the biggest embarrassment of the history of pop music.

    • Steven

      An article from the Examiner? The pinnacle of journalism…

      • Stephen Silver

        I dont know about this examiner website but they were right all along!!! things are happening like they predicted :)

        • The Truth Exposed

          I love Examiner…they have no personal interest. Free journalism rules.

          • Rot Kelfer

            I agree. They tell it how it is. No sponsored bs, no brainwashed opinions.

      • JoanCrawford1

        It's one of the most viewed articles pertaining to Artpop. People are reading it and not buying the album….ha

    • Natawie

      lmao @ exploit g@y people.

      • Lisa Bade

        ARTPOP is better than PRISM.

        • Natawie

          PRISM > Your life
          XoXo

          • Stephanie

            Bitch please ARTPOP is the best selling album of 2013 by a woman worldwide, the US hates her! Please take a few seats at the back of the stadium and sit yo flat ass down! For comparison purposes from other countries e.g. Japan (2nd biggest market for music) PRISM = 15,000 1st week ARTPOP 18,000 1st day and 50,000 1st week

            You know what? Don't sit down, get the fuck out of the stadium!

          • Natawie

            Shut the fuck up slut <3 how dare you talk to me like that? *pulls your hair*, *bites you* *laughs devilishly* Please choke on a big D. and the U.K. is the 2nd largest market in the world get your fact str8,ugly. You know what? Get AIDS please.

          • RihsNavy4Life (Navy and Ariana

            *throws a bucket of ice water on you for mentioning AIDS*

          • Natawie

            ughhh I couldn't keep my mouth shut ._. she was insulting me!

          • RihsNavy4Life (Navy and Ariana

            She's just a troll, don't entertain them honey -_-

          • ladygaga0820

            LAdy GAga sales are better world wide

    • Rot Kelfer

      I loved that article. Very well written and to the point.

  • Leo Ocasio

    Nothing was sabotage even billboard stated that her album dropped by 81%

    • JoanCrawford1

      82%

  • verguitas

    YAY!
    GAGADONNAAGUILERA ARTPOP FLOP FLOP FLOP FLOP FLOPAPPLAUSE!!!

    • Evanesims

      Bionic flopped…

  • anonimus

    ARTPOP has sold by it's second week 1.1 million copies soo shush!

    • JoanCrawford1

      No it has not! lol where did you get that lie

    • disqus_Ya2ensrlOr

      shipped not sold she plays with words to fool you lil montards!!! like when she use to say she had 7 #1 hits. read her tweet again “celebrating 1.1 mil art poop albums ww” she never inserted SOLD or SHIPPED because she knows you will assume sold. When she said she has 7 #1 hits she never inserted ON THE POP SONGS CHART not hot 100 where she really only has like 3 lol. SHE a liar biggest fraud in music history. She has nothing to innovative or important to say she simple will do anything just to be famous and that it.

  • Steven

    People just want to see her fail. Other artists have had huge drops, but because Gaga is a huge pop star, the media attacks. The Wrap has proven to be a piece of shit ‘news’ site anyways. This is from a website that has used the Examiner as a source for news stories.

    • JoanCrawford1

      She is failing.

  • JoanCrawford1

    ARTFLOP!

  • Radiomantx

    A mere flash in the pan…can you say “ba-bye Gaga”

  • Bart Johnson

    The album is terrible. Not enough time writing and developing the songs and too much time spent on her image and this ridiculous “ArtPot” BS. She needs to find or write some good songs to put on her next album. All the marketing and outrageous outfits in the world are not going to make people want to listen to these horrible songs.

  • SomeFans

    She has 40 million twitter followers and can't sell a million units? Something doesn't add up.

    • Berke Akkuş

      Because they are fake.. Actually Flopga's whole career is fake. She did not become famous because of her music but because of her outfits. She acted too ambitious to become a huge pop queen like Madonna and Britney but she failed.. Madonna and Britney worked very hard and they were REALLY successful. Flopga's fake followers, 99 cents epic fail tactics etc are all FAILURE.. She is over.. Nobody even remembers her august vma performance..

      • Thanx Nerve

        Britney is a flop, Gaga is much more talented. You Britney fans are coward for real, you try to bring Britney name with Madonna LOL. You lose !!!

        • Kelvin

          Are you stupid? Britneys “oops…I did it again” album is still the highest selling album in its first week by any female artist ever.. She's the only artist to have her first 4 albums debut at number 1, every album except for Blackout and most likely Britney Jean have debuted at number 1, and those 2 albums have debuted at number 2, so please lovey don't say Britneys a flop, because when were comparing Britneys third album to CaCas third, the numbers don't lie!! Britneys first album has sold more than Born this Way and the Fame Monster combined.. So you lose you idiot, Britney is far more supreior and talented than CaCa.. Ohh enjoy being another has been.. Christina? Who! Jessica? Nah! Gaga?Pfft please your faves will never!!

          • FuckYouBritney

            Pigney Shit has no talent, OK. So what if her oops I did it again album is a success, but now she is a flop. She uses tons of auto tune just to support her dumb baby-like voice. Making horrible controversy and gimmicks to gain popularity…. And fame…. She can't sing, she can't dance. And her face is so ugly, needs to makeup for one day to look good. She has two fucking kids. What a whore.

        • atj

          i agree with you that Britney is not as big as her name to be uttered in the same sentence as that of madonna's coz really the whole world knows that Madonna is the most respected and legendary and successful female artist and among the most successful artists in general, but i dont think Britney was or is a flop…..yes she is not doing well these days but after all she has had phenomenal albums and almost everyone has to see ups and downs in his or her careers (coz all cant be Madonna).Gaga is so talented but even she has seen too many lows in her career….artpop was a flop (coz if people especially gaga fans say that madonna's mdna which sold 359000 units in its first week and has sold approx 2 million copies to date was a flop, then for sure artpop is a bigger way more bigger flop),after that her born this way ball was really unsuccessful in south america (where acres of the venues remained empty and tickets had to be sold at half or even one-fourth their prices)……..So really u cant call a person who did not do well or isnt doing well since the last few months or years a flop…..but i respect ur opinion that u like gaga more than britney…its completely up tp u…and i even like the respect u showed for Madonna in ur comment as i think mj and madonna are superlegendary and the 2 greatest artists the world has seen(even though i am not a die hard fan)

        • Xtinafan20000000

          Britney fans realize Britney has no talent, no wonder she is a flop now. Lady Gaga's music is amazing. I got nothing to say about that old whore Madonna. She is a flop too. Her music should be good, but she needs to stop acting like a young hoe and pray to God for the end of her days going to hell.

      • atj

        I certainly agree wid u…..Gaga always compares herself to Madonna and her fans call mdna a flop although it sold 359000 copies in its first week and has sold 2 million copies to date….so what would they call artflop…. I am really not on any one of madonna's or gaga's side but i feel like gaga is more sort of oversmart ….not knowing that just by putting out a weird outfit and odd makeup which is a bizarre one cant bcome madonna who undoubtedly was ,is and will always remain the reigning queen.

      • ladygaga0820

        apparently u do remeber her vma performance

  • pt

    Lady Gaga is a tasteless clown… Should not even be a “star” in the first place. She can only get some attention by walking around half-naked or dressing like a circus clown…

    • Evanesims

      Judging her by how she dress and what she looks like? Pathetic.

  • Rodrigo Ceballos

    #promoteonlinekindness stop the hate! FYI: ARTPOP has already sold 1.2 million copies World Wide by her second week. Just because she is not #1 in the US means ARTPOP is a flop. Do your research and stop hating!

    • Zoe

      Repeating a lie Stefani tweeted doesn't somehow magically make it true Rodrigo. She's sold 743k WW.

      • Brad Sprigler

        AMEN Zoe

  • Lady Xerox

    If it sings like a flop and dances like a flop, it's a flop.
    *files nails*

  • Lady Xerox

    #PrayForGaga

  • Berke Akkuş

    She's such a huge flop.. Despite heavy promotion nobody cares her and she's over.. Her Vma performance was forgottan after 2 minutes and people are bored of her stupid outfits. Flopga sucks and imitating other artists dont work anymore..

  • Levin Moses

    lady gaga tried to ruin christina aguileras bionic album now it backfired! i dont like caca at all

  • Levin Moses

    buy christina aguileras bionic album it deserves sucess not artflop

  • Charles De Aquino

    Good. Everybody almost killed Christina, with nasty comments. hahaha. The list is not getting any shorter. Britney now Lady Gaga, Even Madonna, Beyoncé LOL No comments. God made justice…

    • anthony thompson

      Is Beyonce still on your “flop” list?

  • Brad Sprigler

    ARTFLOP….It's too funny

  • Christian S

    Lady Gaga album isn't boring like Britney Jean, besides Work B**ch, also lets get to the fact that Gaga is a way better singer in the studio and in live performances instead of using playback 100% of the time, I love Britney even though this album was blah. ARTPOP is sooooo much better than PRISM and Britney Jean. It just makes me sad to see the album sales when her album is a lot better than other artists. But look at Applause and Do What U Want, its been top 30 on iTunes for awhile, and then you see Work B**ch drop to the 50's or 60's on the list. Also, Gaga won so many honors and awards for Applause being the number 1 come back also.

    • rhiea

      why monstard like you always comparing britney or katy to your mother fucker monster??? doesnt make any sense to me at all,, if artpop is a good album then fine but you dont need to compare it to britney jean or prism,,,
      FYI lady gaga pull out all her efforts promoting her singles and artpop while britney dont make same effort to promote her album like gaga did, so if ever britney flop thats understandable cause she didnt make that much promotion BUT YOUR GAGA DID RIGHT???
      blame yourselves little monsters cause after all the things she have done to promote you only give her this!!!!!
      so stop comparing gaga to britney, katy or other artist …now im thinking why gaga called you little monsters cause you're all monsters!!!!!!

  • verguitas

    LADY GAGAJONESAGUILERA FLOP FLOP FLOP FLOP FLOPAPPLAUSE!!!!

  • artflop

    cmon guys give her a break maybe she thinks she's a music genius out there like Mariah Carey and katy perry who releases their album every year writing good quality music and lyrics.

  • Djordje Nikolic

    So much HATE! STOP

    -Artpop is not a flop!

    -First week sales-WORLDWIDE!

    ARTPOP-611k

    PRISM-453k
    BANGERZ-399

    Go and FUCK your selfs!

    -GO and hate in articles about Katy,Miley!

  • Shazmeer safree

    Wa

  • Shazmeer safree

    Why do you all haters say such bad things to gaga? What is your problem when her album ARTPOP actually flopped?! It has nothing to do with you guys. NOTHING! She's already mentioned it in her song ‘Do What U Want’ that is “U cant stop my voice cause u dont own my life!” Do u guys own her life? Lol. And to be honest, are you guys THAT perfect to judged such a lagendary person? NO! And i know how to shut that mouth of you all. She is the most POWERFUL musician in the world. It has been mentioned by Forbes and also she's gonna sing in SPACE! HAH! Take ur own medicine. I hope ur idol sings space in the future or NEVER! FAKE career? So who's singing all of her song? Dont u guys have a brain? Lol. And who cares about what she's gonna wear. Her outfits are made by a world-class fashion designer. If ur insulting her outfit, that means ur insulting the designer. Watch ur word. Think before you send it. Stupid people.

  • Shazmeer safree

    FIRST WEEK SALE WORLDWIDE IS 611K!

    Now shutup and continue your work. Stupid people

  • Bon

    This is so funny! At the end of the day Gaga is sitting on millions, wearing designer, has a beautiful voice. And seeing the world. And all you negative people are just a joke to her.

  • Michael Epps

    ArtFlop LMFAO!

  • Islam Izak

    Wow The amount of Hate that Gaga gets is really DISGUSTING
    i don't see you write about ARTPOP selling 116K in its third week or selling 250K in japan making it the best selling western album there or even the UK
    whoever wrote this DISGUSTS me

    • SPEECHFREEDOM1976

      your selflies on Facebook discuss me
      just saying!

  • Nobody

    So Many Losers here hating and trolling. Compare you and Gaga. You're nothing. Try to sell an album please. Then say flop…… Flop.

  • Guest

    Artpop may be a flop, but it is still a great album. Good album sales do not equal good album.

  • Bo Jiden

    The most talented person on lady gag's tour bus is the guy who dreams up all the silly costumes that get her free publicity. Most folks never would have heard of her if not for the clown show.