Grammy-award winning singer Mariah Carey and Long-time friend and manager Jermaine Dupri have parted ways after Carey , on her 17th studio album lag in album sales.
However , it was Jermaine Dupri who broke the news of the split across media outlets on August 5th.
“I’m a very hands-on person when it comes to my work,” JD said. “I put my all into every project. But when I’m not allowed to do what I do, then I know it’s time for me to move on. Mariah and I enjoy working together and will continue to make great music together in the future.” (Billboard)
Recently, JD spoke out in light of Carey’s underselling solo album, Me. I Am Mariah…The Elusive Chanteuse.
“I actually feel like it’s probably one of her best albums she’s ever made,” he said. “I’m excited to see where the album ends up. I tell a lot of people, this era of music and this genre, they don’t understand records that come out small and sell a lot of records.” (Rap-Up)
The album was Carey’s lowest selling albums ever , out of her over 25 year career and 17 studio albums.
Reports claim that the album has only sold 100,000 units since it’s release in late May.
The album debuted at number three on the Billboard 200 albums chart with sales of 58,000 copies. It is her 17th top-ten album in the US, but became her lowest opening for a non holiday studio album since Nielsen SoundScan started tracking sales in 1991. In its second week of sales, the album dropped to number 18 on the chart, selling 16,090 copies, bringing the total to 75,000 copies. In its third week of sales, the album dropped to number 43 on the chart, selling 8,000 copies, bringing the total to 83,000 copies. The album remained on the Billboard 200 for a total of eight weeks before completely dropping off the chart, the shortest chart run for any of Carey’s studio albums; as of August 2014, it has sold 103,000 copies in the United States cumulatively.
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