Showdown: Ciara vs. Chrisette Michele

Ciara and Chrisette Michele

Ciara and Chrisette Michele are going head-to-head in a battle for the No. 1 spot on next week’s charts.

Ciara’s third album Fantasy Ride and Chrisette’s sophomore album Epiphany were both released on Tuesday. According to HITS Daily Double, next week’s top debut looks like a heated race between the two R&B singers.

Ciara has lined up several high-profile TV appearances this week including “Good Morning America,” “Live with Regis and Kelly,” and “SNL.” Meanwhile, Chrisette is benefitting from strong digital sales. Her album is currently No. 1 on iTunes and No. 2 in MP3 downloads on Amazon.com where it is priced at $2.99

Which leading lady will dominate the charts? The results will be revealed next week.

UPDATE: Based on one-day sales, HITS reports that Ciara and Chrisette are on track to do between 70-80,000 in their first week. But the girls may face competition for No. 1 from Disney’s Hannah Montana: The Movie soundtrack.



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40 Comments

  1. Giselle

    Of course Ciara will be #1 but who deserves it? Chrisette does. Her music has more substance.

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  2. Kyle

    This is hard because Christette has gotten a lot of attention from critics which a lot of people seem take their word. But Ciara is a big seller and she has really stepped up her promo-game. I think Ciara might take it.

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  3. Kyle

    Not to mention, digital sales don’t count for as much as we’d think. A couple weeks ago Rap-Up posted a showdown battle between Rick Ross and Asher Roth. Idk if anyone really payed attention, but Asher Roth was #1 on Itunes the WHOLE WEEK and Rick Ross still outsold him by almost 100,000. (152,000 and Roth sold 67,000). So that’s something to think about.

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  4. FANTASY RIDE

    Well obviously I bought Ciara’s album .

    Good luck to everyone but we all know how Def Jam numbers are always funny.

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  5. Nick

    Chrisette is #1 on iTunes.

    Ciara is #4.

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  6. Jay

    @ Kyle I definitely know what you talkin bout. I noticed the same thing. Asher album is still over Ross on itunes, but he was no where near to selling more than Ross. That just means asher sold more in digital, but Ross sold more hard copies…so you never know. I would have to say that Ciara is gonna pull it off. I do like Chrisette, but I’m goin with my girl Ciara.

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  7. Playboy

    I’m pulling for Chrisette, A REAL VOCALIST over a back up dancer. Now if this was a DVD battle, I’d pull for Ciara. LMAO

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  8. carl

    This is so interesting. I love Chrisette’s album also.

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  9. bass_man

    I can’t believe that Chrisette has the #1 album on iTunes! That vH1 Soundstage did promo wonders.

    I won’t be upset if one gets the number one over the other…

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  10. itsmeniccas

    lmao @ nick i know u dont like ciara so y r u always being so willing 2 be on her site? shes # 2 on itunes hey dont forget rick ross and asher roth. asher roth was leading and rick ross was behind hime. now how much mr roth sells? dats wat i think so too but when u hate a person so much they always win and make it at da deadline. so bye girl fly girl

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  11. Michelle

    LMFAO @ ciara’s flop album.

    all that promo and only 70k?

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  12. Ash

    Ha Ha, Ashanti sold more than them.

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  13. Kevin

    I didn’t listened to Ciara’s album (yet), but I definitly think that Chrisette Michele’s album should be #1…

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  14. Rap-Up-Player

    They both are on track to sell 70k-80k first week.
    I feel bad for Ciara.

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  15. Jay

    Also don’t forget Ciara’s album did come out May 4th overseas and May 5th in the US…I just remembered that. So that’s more sales right there. Also there’s itunes charts in other countries too.

    And to the haters above, yaw need to stop frontin like yaw don’t buy Ciara’s music. I know you got that Goodies, Evolution and you probably already got Fantasy Ride. lol So give it up!

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  16. J_R0K

    ALTHOUGH CHRISETTE iS A bETTER V0CALiST , iBELEiVE CiARA WiLL SELL M0RE B/C HER MUSiS IS F0R EVERYONE … P0P L0VERS(W0RK & TELL ME WHAT Y0UR NAME iS), SL0W GRiNDERS(LiKE A SURGE0N & KEEP DANCiNG), EM0s(NEVER EVER & L0VER’S THiNG), && DANCERS(HiGH PRiCE , i’M 0N) …

    iHAVE B0TH ALBUMS .. && iLUV CiARA’s BETTER ..
    B0TH SH0ULD GET GRAMMY NoDs TH0UGH ..

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  17. 4REAL

    IT’S ONLY BEEN A DAY PPL !!!!!!!!!!!
    IT’S DOESN’T MATTER WHO COMES NUMBER 1 THIS WEEK BECAUSE CIARA IS AN INTERNATIONAL ARTIST SO SHE GOING TO SELL MORE REGARDLESS OF THE US SALES.

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  18. 4REAL

    CIARA IS DOING A WORLD WIDE RELEASE SO LETS BE REAL. THERE BOTH VERY VERY COOL ARTIST AND THEY BOTH GOT AMAZING ALBUMS SO IT’S ALL ABOUT THE MUSIC

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  19. Jay

    @ 4REAL Yeah say that! I agree with you and it is about the music. I got both albums too…I just love Fantasy Ride more.

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  20. v

    Chrisette is better singer but ciara is more popular :/

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  21. Yan

    Ha Ha, Ashanti WITHOUT ANY PROMO sold more than Ciara.
    Sorry Ciara, but you are a flop. Love your album, but you messed up with the single choices…

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  22. mike check

    Goodies – 300k
    The Evolution – 250k
    Fantasy Ride – 70-80k???

    Ciara, i feel bad for you!

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  23. itsmeniccas

    @ da fools dat r inside here has da albums drop yet? so y people r talking all kind of mess against ciara? dey chrisette michelle’s album too. so y u love 2 pick on ciara? both of these young ladies album has not been released yet not bcuz they did a speculation about da album means it is so. these women can surprise u next week stop being media washed by everything the site say. typical black people.

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  24. crunkpoet

    i have both albums and love them both…..i dont really care who gets number one..both girls are good

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  25. dlady03

    Did yall not read everything? Hannah Montana? She got #1. Please. The girl is a monster.

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  26. mamama

    i hope ciara gets it…..

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  27. jj3309

    I must say as big as everyone try to make ciara out to be Ashanti did sale more in her 1st week a year ago…i luv Ciara and I do have the album but I think she could have done alot more promo…she should have took some pointers from beyonce..everytime she promotes something…she makes sure she is everywhere

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  28. jopacangrie

    jajajaj Hannah Montana its at #1 please what its wrong with the people

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  29. Haw

    I think Ciara!!
    I love her music!!
    and her songs are good!!

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  30. AnTwaun

    both are great artist in there own way but im rooting for Ciara, i got 2 copies of Fantasy Ride & the album is AMAZING, although we’ve all heard most but Cici really put “WORK” into this album, shes been gone to long, glad shes back. the album has something for everyone & Chrisette is cool to, slowly growing to like her but her music is way too laid back. so i say BUY FANTASY RIDE!

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  31. kyra

    I don’t understand this bs like how can you tell how much an artist gonna sell… fantasy ride is out for like what 2 days????
    correct me if I’m wrong but wth
    And I thought her pre-sales were good

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  32. Catie

    Wow, i would be shocked if Ciara only sold between 70 and 80k in the first week. The album has been getting a lot promo and “Love Sex Magic” was a top ten hit. Before i read this report, i would have guessed that Ciara would sell somewhere between 250 and 300,000 in the first week.

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  33. PrettyCrissy

    Ciara is dancer. Her live performances on TV this week were horrible. Chrisette a singer for real. Her live performance is bananas. I’m pulling for Chrisette Michele!!! Go get em Chris!!

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  34. tell'em

    This is a good look for Chrisette since this is more than a 100% increase over her last albums first weeks sales but this is a MAJOR FLOP for Ciara. The Evolution did north of 300K its first week and promo is serious for Fantasy Ride… theres no excuse. People just aren’t feeling her this time around. The music speaks for it self..

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  35. yup

    if Ciara sold her album just for 2.99 lol of course she would be at atleast 300k right now
    time is hard people arent spending money on records.

    so basically Chrisette is cheating for number 1 smh.

    get real cici is going to get that spot
    after her saturday night live performance!!!!!

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  36. IRT

    CM is cheating nd she is not setting her album price for her so called fans…but for herself

    since her last album only sold 27,00 first week she is desperate

    if u want a fun dance album then get FANTASY RIDE and the ballads r outstanding give it a chance if u havnt listened ye

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  37. B

    I hope Ciara gets it. She deserves it after all she’s been through with this album. She’ my favorite artist. I am definately buying Fantasy Ride this weekend. Although both are good artists. #2 is OK. Ill just be mad if Hannah Maontanna is #1

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  38. Rj

    I’m rooting 4 Ciara cuz her album is amazing, its a much more mature side we hav seen of her as of late, she deserves it, she don’t needa cheat. I had recently bought both albums(fantasy ride & the deluxe edition) oh and Chrisite’s as well. So if u wanna cry & make ur mother cry cuz u like to see her cry, then buy Chrisite’s, but if u truly want great entertainment in music buy Ciaras Fantasy Ride. It jus shows (from the promo) that she actually cares 4 her album (i.e. Ciara), we don’t need an EMO version of Rhianna, lord knows she’s already turnin into one. BUY CIARAS FANTASY RIDE!!!!!

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  39. Jaelani

    I’m glad Ciara’s true fan’s are in this post. I just got Fantasy Ride deluxe yesterday and I love it!

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  40. John

    How are you going to compare this two women?!?!? They are nothing alike! I’m sorry but Ciara is nothing but a knock off of Janet with worse vocals. I like a couple of the tracks on Fantasy Ride but there is nothing on the album to make me buy it – we’ve heard it all before from hundreds of ‘singer’s’ who have come before and will come after her!!! If she makes over 100k first week I’d be astounded.

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