Kelly Rowland’s ‘Here I Am’ Debuts in Top 3 on Albums Chart

Kelly Rowland

Kelly Rowland scores her highest-charting album yet this week with Here I Am. The Destiny’s Child diva’s third solo effort lands at No. 3 on the albums chart.

Propelled by the Lil Wayne-assisted smash “Motivation,” Here I Am sold 77,000 copies in its first week on the Billboard 200, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The singer’s previous album, 2007’s Ms. Kelly, peaked at No. 6 with 83,000, while her 2003 solo debut Simply Deep opened at No. 12, moving 77,000 units.

Nearly two weeks after her tragic death, Amy Winehouse’s Grammy-winning LP Back to Black moves up from No. 9 to 4 with 54,000 following a full week’s worth of sales since her passing on July 23. The late songstress’ debut Frank also climbs 57-33 with 12,000.

Elsewhere on the Billboard 200, country crooner Eric Church’s third album Chief claims the No. 1 spot (145,000), Adele’s 21 slips to No. 2 (83,000), and Beyonce’s 4 drops 4-6 (41,000).



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118 Comments

  1. Yeah

    Poor

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    MRBIG Reply:

    @Yeah, do you enjoy music or life at all :-P

    Well done Kelly, don’t quote me but I think those are higher first week sales than Beyonce with 4 even though that was no.1 for that week. She’s done so good.

    (And don’t send people I am a huuuge Beyonce-stan but I love the rest of DC past and present just as much)

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    Mya Reply:

    @MRBIG, Hun No. Beyonce 4 hit 1 with 310k sold in the 1st week

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    Leav Reply:

    @Mya, Beyonce’s new album sucks are ya serious. Listen to Kelly’s ablum lets keep it 100. I havent skiped one track on this album.

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    carl Reply:

    @MRBIG, Higher sales than 4? You must be 10.

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    Bob Reply:

    @MRBIG, LMAO higher sales, she moved 77k bey moved 310k.

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    Mr Xclusive Reply:

    @MRBIG, he’s a troll, funny how your so serious rofl

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    MRBIG Reply:

    @Mr Xclusive,

    I get all that but seriously why waste your time and ooops my bad on sales :-P

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    keke Reply:

    i swear these people were sitting around waiting for something bad to say about the girl. it doesnt matter if she sell 1000000 copies in the first week u would still hate. At least shes doing good way better than she was doing 5 years ago. No wonder her first single on the album is “im dat chick” youll just sit around and hate kelly has great talent even more than those fools that u idiots like to listen. If u dont like her why u guys keep reading her reviews. #sick

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  2. THAT_RIHANNA_REIGN

    Adele is outselling Beyawnce, poor Smelly Rowland :( lol

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    Mya Reply:

    @THAT_RIHANNA_REIGN,

    Adele is outselling everyone including RihYODEL LOL!

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    vvvalente Reply:

    @Mya, you’re S-T-U-P-I-D

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    Put That On Everythang Reply:

    @THAT_RIHANNA_REIGN, YOU ARE SO STUPID.

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    Real Issh Reply:

    @THAT_RIHANNA_REIGN, Add Rihoe .

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  3. NATE

    Wow, it did worse than her 2nd Album but the same as her debut? I still say congrats, she came in at #3 which means that no one was really buying Albums that week. 77K should land you out of the top 10, but times have changed! Again, Congrats to Kelly!

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  4. Rita

    I like Kelly and all, but this is what you call a flop. Yikes :\

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  5. e

    wait Ms. Kelly, peaked at No. 6 with 83,000 sold more? wtf

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    HiH8er Reply:

    @e, Someone probably sold more that week when she dropped her album just like this one did

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    meme Reply:

    @e, albums dont sell like they use to. u can easily have a #1 album with little over 100k sold. Take jill scott for example. Where as back 5 years ago, 100k wouldnt be enough to make in top 5

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  6. Trina

    Lmao Remember When Everyone Was Shading Beyonces Album And Saying Kelly Was Gonna Do Way Better Than Her Lmao Yeah

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    HiH8er Reply:

    @Trina, In my opinion I like kellys album more than beyonces at least kelly doesnt over song her songs and the only reason y her album did good cause she has a lot of stans who even said her album sucked but bought it anyways

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    KD Reply:

    @HiH8er, and I am guessing that you know a lot of Beyonce stans right????

    #SitDown

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  7. e

    i dont think bey will be hitting platnum this year

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    ik Reply:

    @e, do you know anything about music? it’s been all over than beyonce’s album “4″ went platinum last week. do some research before speaking out your ass for once. i’m sick of some of you guys that just talk what i call”dust”

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    Whatcha_Sayin Reply:

    @ik, SHIPPED NOT SOLD. So get your facts straight!

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    JNash Reply:

    @ik, she went platinum worldwide not in the states so you need to do your research!! fool

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    ik don Reply:

    @JNash,

    you need to get yours straight bitch. the riaa tracks only the united states ans at “whatcha saying” E said she was not hitting platinum and she did. i never mentioned anything about sales idiot it was certified so yo bitch ass should read before replying

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    Artist Love Me Reply:

    @ik don, lmao everytime i got ready to reply to a comment that someone made about Beyonce’ i read urs and said Ooops #ThatIsAll lol… but everyone lets jus say congrats to Kelly and leave Bey out of this…

    Congrats Kelly on ur Album Debuting at #3 77k…And Congrats Beyonce’ on ur Album Debuting at #1 selling 310k oh and now Certified Platinum. Yeah “4″ the one everyone called a flop…. hmmmm

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    Real Issh Reply:

    @e, Platinum already WW sweetie :D

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    dayday Reply:

    @e, Bey album 4 is already certified platinum. What that means is the album has shipped more than 1 million copies in the US. That also means that RIAA thinks that it will sell beyond 1 million. I think Kelly’s will go gold

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    J. Sanders Reply:

    @dayday, i co-sign 2 dat!!! Gold no more

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  8. Mya

    Where are all the Kelly Fans at?! I thought she had all these New fans since her single was doing so well and talking about Beyonce where ya’ll at?!!!! Just like I thought talk a good game but can’t back it up.

    BTW i have Kelly’s album ALL 3 of them

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  9. Brionna

    What did y’all expect it’s Kelly. Motivation was only a urban hit

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  10. NikkiIsChillin

    Congrats to Kelly on debuting at # 3. Keep ya head up girl! Team Kelly!!

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  11. Musictologist

    @Mya; I have all 5 of my Here I Am with pic to prove it…..

    If anybody thought it was going to outsell Bey’s first week they were stupid in the first place. Kelly did well considering being gone for 4+ yrs and only having one single out and single promotional performance…

    She can honestly, build on this just like she did on her debut which is gold. If she releases the right singles and rack up the hits she will do good.

    She has a tour with Chris Brown. The album will have longevity which is better than any overnight success…

    see bruno mars, miguel, marsha a, etc… Congrats to MY GIRL KELLY!! She’s about to have best week on the BB Charts of her career. #1 RnB album, Top 15 single, Top 3 Rnb Singles Charts, potential debut of LIOM on BB Hot 100 in the lower portion…

    It’s only the beginning.

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  12. K-Ray

    i love kelly and even if the album didnt do as well as it should have cuz the album is great im still proud of her and i will continuue supporting her and stop comparing her to beyonce they make to different kinds of music and they’re albums are completly different both of they’re albums are great i still bought all of kelly’s and beyonce’s albums whyere michele at?

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  13. mon

    kelly needs a better team, vocal training, and a new hair stylist if she wanna move more than 100,000 in the first week she got the talent just not the know how! and the album should have been 10xs better its lackluster and forgetable….she needs to hook up with r kelly and some better writers!

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  14. Stefan

    I am so glad this has happened
    Now all the beyonce hater can shut the fuck up am realize that Kelly has nothing on bey
    I like Kelly and I got the album an. Apart from the song commender the album is shit as
    She has a nice voice but a terrible song choices
    Peace

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  15. mon

    but congrats kelly 77,000 with inflation is 100,000 these days remember nobody is selling R&B not even beyonce so go kelly there always room for improvement

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  16. ZANIA

    Its funny how people be the first to call someone a flop. How many R & B acts the end of 2010 and this year sold over 200,000, other than Rihanna, Beyonce, Chris Brown? R & B is fading, she needs to do some pop songs.

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  17. MusiqLover

    I love how critics hated, yet it sold no. 3 that week. Rock it kell.

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  18. ZANIA

    OK all the R & B acts who came out with an album under 200,000, Keri Hilson, R Kelly, Keisha Cole, Neyo, Gwinne, Jill Scott, Lllod,Jamie Fox, Cee Lo Green, Ginuwine, Jennifer Hudson, Miquel, Bobby V, Marsha Ambros, Musiq Soulchild, Kelly Price and it will more this year will fall below 100,000 and 200,000.

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  19. ME

    Bruno mars started with first week sells like these, he went from 55,000 to 1.1 mill in the U.S she just gotta hustle.

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  20. Isis

    She could have sold more, but her team decided to not promote her. They are worse than Matthew Knowles. BTW, I have the album and I absolutely love iT!

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  21. JUSTIN

    KELLY ROWLAND LOOKS LIKE A MAN TO ME AND BYONCE IS AN ATTENTION WHORE SLUT! KERI HILSON WILL BE BIGGER THAN ALL THESE BITCHES WHEN HER 3RD ALBUM DROPS. KERI HILSON’S TOURING UNTILL SEPT THEN SHES HEADLINING HER OWN TOUR IN 2012! BITCHES AND HATERS HET READY!!!!!!!! KILLA KERI IS ABOUT TO SHUT THESE BITCHES DOWN ! NO BOYS ALLOWED IS STILL SELLING AND IS THE BEST ALBUM OF 2010/2011 IN R&B BYE KELLY AND FLOP B!

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    Trina Reply:

    @JUSTIN, KERI HILSON WILL NEVER SELL NOBODY IS CHECKING FOR THAT BITCH

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    DANA Reply:

    @Trina, U THE BITCH !

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    Real Issh Reply:

    @JUSTIN, Go watch “The Way You Love Me” video & get that pussy popping . Clown . Fuck me fuck me face ass .

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    J. Sanders Reply:

    @JUSTIN, WHAT????!!!! Who da fuck cares about Keri Hilson stfu talkin’ bullshit…. KING B Stan here!!!

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  22. EPIC!

    It’s fuckin SAD how much Beyonce fans down talk Kelly, you would think they would support her since her and Beyonce are like sisters, Kelly may not be overrated like Bey but she is still GOOD! I have all 3 of her albums, and all 3 are amazing!

    IDK why people always make it seem like Kelly is so lower then Bey, to tell you the truth, Kelly can do anything Bey can do, I think people seem to forget that they did start off together, some Bey fans are just to much at times.

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    Bey Stan Reply:

    @EPIC!, I Love kelly but let’s not get carried away saying she can do anything beyonce do … now that’s just right out crazy talk ok lol !

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    EPIC! Reply:

    @Bey Stan, Bey can sing, Kelly can sing, Bey can dance, Kelly can dance, Bey can act, Kelly can act <— soooo why can't she do what Bey does? and just by looking at Destiny's Child prove's that she can do what Bey does.

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    Bob Reply:

    @EPIC!, Bey increased a lot in 5 years, kelly didn’t and that’s just the truth while kelly was being a socialite bey was perfecting her craft, there is a massive gap between their performances now days, just compare their last tv appearance bey did way better despite being sick.

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    Epic! Reply:

    @Bob, So your gonna really compare their performances? Every singer can increase over the years, including Kelly.
    And duh! their performance’s aren’t gonna be the same because they make different music. which means you can’t compare them when it comes to performing, it’s the music that matters.

    and btw: Ms. Kelly Rowland KILLED the BET Awards when she performed. Just Sayin : )

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    Bob Reply:

    @Epic!, She was NOT SINGING, and wore a hat to hide it, everybody can see it. SMH.

    Tiara Reply:

    @EPIC!, She, in no form, does those things better than Beyonce. She doesn’t sing nor dance better than Beyonce especially live. And Beyonce had to downplay her skills with DC because the other two weren’t on her level especially when it came to performing. I’m a fan of Kelly, don’t get me wrong. Have all 3 albums and bought the deluxe edition. I just think it’s a bit much to say that she’s the same as Bey. Alot of ppl can dance, act and sing but they’re not to the level of Beyonce and that’s what sets Beyonce apart from the others. I’m definitely not downing Kelly. She has talent. Beyonce’s talent is better. That’s all.

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    Bey Stan Reply:

    @EPIC!, Bey Sings ( LIVE ) .. Kelly Lips Sings , Need I Go On ? Ok I Thought So But No Shade I Still Love Kelly That’s My Girl But I Just Wont Let You Sit Up Here & Say She Can Do Anything KINGBEY Can Do !

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    Bey Stan Reply:

    @Bey Stan, *Lip Sync*

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    Real Issh Reply:

    @EPIC!, It’s a few Bey stans that do that .. But let’s not get carried away . I’m a stan & I don’t do it . As for talent , Bey was lead & thee star of the group for a reason . If people thought Kelly should have been the leader , they would have did something about it . So you’re wrong .

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    Pika Reply:

    @EPIC!, Kelly’s fans piss Bey fans off by saying the type of things that you said above (to answer your question). For one Bey is far from overrated, if anything she is underrated by people like you. Second Kelly’s fans need to admit that she is a second rate Beyonce. She can sing and dance, just not as good as Beyonce, it’s the truth and her music selection is inferior to Bey’s. Until Kelly’s fans stop trying to make them equivalent when they are not, Bey fans will continue to point out the difference!

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  23. Kelvin

    Should of been higher her album nice

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  24. muni

    @justin please!!

    First week sales means nothing the album is a banger I am sure it will continue to sell very well.

    Haters fall back!!!

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    Tiara Reply:

    @muni, album is good. Just no promo.

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  25. muni

    Oh by the way Kelly has to be most beautiful woman ever!!

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  27. jusme

    I don’t know what is wrong with a lot of you…we are not talking 77 cds, we are talking 77,000. Do you guys realize how hard that is to do in this environment, especially when your genre is mainly R&B? One that is trying to be pushed out in music these days??? This is history making and most of you are so busy comparing her to solo artists who made it big with pop crossover before the industry climate change, you can’t see it! Acts like Beyonce, Rihanna, etc.. have huge budgets and promotional engines that are basically self-propelled. Kelly, although a former member of Destiny’s Child, is technically like a new artist pushing her way up, while at the same time battling constant comparisons. Give her time and some credit…I think you will be surprised in the final analysis. She is positioning herself to be a triple threat, world-wide star! Time will show her hard work… until then, if you like her music, buy it, support her, and be happy for her success!

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  28. Coverboi-Htown

    how much i love kelly but shes a flopppp…………….beyonce biggger flopppppppppppppppppppp…………guess rihanna n gaga have taken over……….

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    Put That On Everythang Reply:

    @Coverboi-Htown, I see the dumbasses are out and about today. When did a worldwide number 1 platinum album that has only been out like 5 weeks become a flop.

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    Real Issh Reply:

    @Coverboi-Htown, Lol – Stop embarrassing yourself . Bey & Gaga run this , Rihanna ? LOLOLOL .

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    vvvalente Reply:

    @Real Issh, beyflop? I don’t think so…

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    Real Issh Reply:

    @vvvalente, Haha – You’re trying be a hater but you are a stan just like I am .

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  29. King

    Ok can da Kelly and Bey comparisons stop now???

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  30. Tell Kelly the truth

    Let’s be honest here she flopped harder than when she was mathew. If she aint #1. Number 3 is nothing. If we critic kelly the way the world critics Beyonce, she will sell better. How can a garbage of am album aand yet some people are consoling themselves that the album is great. The album is garbage and even from unbiased critics are giving it 1 star. Let’s all begin to tell kelly the truth so she can change it up and stop letting her feel comfy in that lil less than 100,000 spot
    If Bey had made that number y’all would scream and laugh flop.
    Kelly’s album is not rnb. It is Euro-pop/Ameri-pop meets a little Rnb. Lrt’s not act like she didn’t have promo because she did.
    #1 BET performance
    #2 Her RnB song was #1 for 5 weeks that brought some attention to her and her album.
    #3 She did Billboard front page
    #4 Jay Leno
    #5 Beyonce even promoted her on the late night show she went on
    #6 She was on E
    #7 She was on MTV News
    #8 She was on Extra
    #9 She was a trending topic on yahoo
    #10 Cee-lo Green
    #11 Her Banner is on every website for example Thatgrapejuice, Rap-up, Necole Bitchie, Mediatakeout, ATRL, Sandra Rose.
    #12. Every celebrity with a twitter account with over 1mil followers tweeted about her album.
    #13 Her album ads were on Vh1, Mtv and BET.
    #14 She did 106 and park

    So where is the she didn’t have promo come from?
    This is the best promo she has had as a solo act.
    Hard to digest but people don’t want to buy her material(PERIOD).

    She can’t continue being the industry baby. If most of us acted like babies and are dependent on our mums. We wouldn’t grow. Kelly needs to be criticized well so she can grown and stop listening to the Mathew held you back, Beyonce held you back stuff.

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    Tiara Reply:

    @Tell Kelly the truth, you named all of that and there was only ONE national performance/promotion of her album the week of. Beyonce did very few promo for the states and yet she was on Oprah, Billboard awards, and GMA the week before or the week of the release of the album but that’s it. One ain’t going to cut it. I don’t watch E, Extra, MTV News, nor 106 & Park. Not Cee-lo Green either. Those I wouldn’t call so much as promo but “entertainment tv”. I however did see her performance on Jay Leno and saw when Beyonce mentioned the album on Jimmy Fallon. Both are national programs that aren’t aired ONLY on cable and have the access to reach EVERYONE with a tv and not those just on cable. Those shows are strictly to promote an actor/singer/entertainer in what they currently have going on. I’m just saying….the national promo which is needed and that’s something Kelly did not get.

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    Real Issh Reply:

    @Tell Kelly the truth, An amazing write , except for thee Beyonce held Kelly back . Bey has promoted her
    -Facebook with 21,0000,000 likes
    -Jimmy Fallon
    -Extra
    -Has supported Kelly since day one; by going to EACH album release party , she even wore a shirt “Ms.Kelly” shirt in public on multiple occasions.
    But every one wants to make Beyonce look like thee bad guy . Shiddd , even Kelly made Beyonce look like the bad guy.
    You guys blame Bey of
    -It’s her father
    -Not promoting kelly
    -Taking all the good songs(Matthew days)
    -Having all the production money
    -Some hoe just tried to argue with me by saying “Beyonce only sells cuz she’s light skin” — WTF kind of shyt is that? I literally punched my iPad screen in.
    Back to it- You wrote that amazingly except the Beyonce part.

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    look Reply:

    @Real Issh,

    I know ya’ll don’t want to hear this…but historically the light skinned thing is true. You can’t knock that B can sing, and perform her ass off, but I’m sure being light skinned helped. You mean to tell me that no other dark-skinned woman in history has performed like B before? really? You can punch your screen in but please don’t be ignorant. If your light, you’re alright…if you’re brown stick around, if you black get back! And if you don’t believe me, you might have to do some soul and history searchin yourself love. As always, I have to mention, no hate…just givin’ it to you straight.

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    Real Issh Reply:

    @look, I appreciate that . & I know what the truth is , It’s just hard to accept it becuz that’s not right . That woman said she hated Beyonce becuz she was light skin .. I mean damn , is it that serious ? As a light chick myself , I wouldn’t know how deep that issue can be .. Kanye shrug . But to me – Music is music .

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  31. DC3 Forever

    These comments and comparisons are so depressing. Kelly’s album is the bomb, music sales today can’t compare to 2007 and especially not 2002 because nobody actually pays for it. The same people who call someone a flop probably haven’t spent money on music in the last year.

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  32. ZANIA

    77,000 isn’t bad for R & B acts, noone still didn’t name other artist since 11/2010 who sold more than 200,000, other than Rihanna, Chris Brown, Beyonce. none have, so I would call it a flop when she is sold the same amount the other acts sold. Most of them barely sold 100,000 and some a little over.
    All the R & B acts who came out with an album under 200,000, Keri Hilson, R Kelly, Keisha Cole, Neyo, Gwinne, Jill Scott, Lllod,Jamie Fox, Cee Lo Green, Ginuwine, Jennifer Hudson, Miquel, Bobby V, Marsha Ambros, Musiq Soulchild, Kelly Price and it will more this year will fall below 100,000 and 200,000.

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    Pika Reply:

    @ZANIA, How can you compare her to the R&B acts that sold under 200,000 when she didn’t even sell 100,000? Shouldn’t you be making a list of other R&B acts that sold under 100,000 for comparison? I doubt if anyone on that list had the advantages that Kelly had with promo and a long running #1 single on the R&B chart. Also, like someone said above, Kelly’s album is not exactly traditional R&B. It is definitely mixed with Pop and Dance.

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  33. TheTruthWillShutYouUp

    Congragulations Kelly we have to realize she is still coming out and why do people keep saying beyonces album is a flop it went PLATINUM beyonce has a brand Kelly is still on the come up but she needs a better team she only had one video out at the time and that was the only song we really heard on the radio and seen on tv yes she smashed the bet awards but still that was not enough so KELLY NEEDS A BETTER TEAM AND MANAGEMENT PERIOD

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  34. Nia

    I didn’t buy Kelly’s album only because she only had that one song out. In order for people to buy into what you’re selling you have to have more than one good song on the radio. Plus, from what I’m hearing the entire album was about sex and isn’t all that great. Kelly is very talented. She really just needs to take a little time and find herself….her niche….the music that speaks to her. She needs to find HER VOICE!

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  35. DANA

    FLOPPPPPPPPPPP KERI HILSON SOLD MORE ALBUMS AND I CANT WAIT UNTILL SHE HEADLINES HER OWN TOURN IN 2012 !KELLY ROWLAND SUCKS SHE HAS 2 HITS IN HER SOLO CAREER HER ALBUMS IN THE PAST HAVE FLOPPED HARD!

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  37. look

    I think the only reason why people are saying she needs a better team is because IT’S ONLY BEEN A FEW WEEKS! Are you serious? She still moved something! Stop comparing her to GAGA and the other acts that have either been on top for a while or are using gimmicks. Plus, the numbers changes as time moves on.

    On the other hand, I think some of you are just bitter individuals that want to see people fail. I’ll wait for the day when this blog site has more people applauding the attempts at greatness as opposed to judging people. I dare you all with the negative comments to change the world. No? I guess you can just fall back into the REST of the dregs of society and just CRITICIZE.

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  38. Kyle

    Out of her three albums, I thought this would have the highest first week sales but on the upside of that at least it’s her first top 5 debut; and even better it’s in the top 3. I don’t care how it sells in the long run, I just hope she will continue to release successful singles from it and her label doesn’t stop at single #2 like Columbia did with her first 2 albums. I think Universal Motown is treating her right with this album. “Lay It On Me” will tear up urban radio, as well as “Feeling Me Right Now” if she releases that as well. I guess at the end of the day we just have to face the fact that Kelly might not be a “high-selling sales” artist like others. I still give her mad props for what she does. TEAM KELLY!!!

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  39. Name here

    well she could make it as a singles artist a shame tho the album wasnt half bad

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  40. aj

    Yall a trip…beyonce ain’t sell what yall expected her to her 1st week…Chris brown sold the same after All that scandal And with less promo, hype etc..Her 1st album is still her best one. That’s platinum world wide not in USA yet..anyone can do that. Anyway Kelly should have sold more but at least she #3. Keep ya head up Kelly. Your cd was better than B cd. And Kelly did sing on the BET awards..she did on leno too. I’m not gonna get on the other ppl yall mentioned. But yall talkin bout flop this and that and broke this and that but she makin more $$$$ than you. And half yall judging singing and dancing probably can’t hold a note!

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    Real Issh Reply:

    @aj, How about you prove your point without dissing anyone ? Becuz it’s obvious that you don’t know what Billboard or a timeless album is .

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  41. go girl

    Geeez, where it all comes down to, Beyonce is tiring, she oversings, and her “Around the world girls” FLOPPED BECAUSE SHES DOING THE SAME OLD CRAP THAT MAY HAVE MADE HER A HIT BACK THEN TO NOWER DAYS POP ERA TIMES. iM GLAD MOTIVATION SUPRISINGLY DID WAY BETTER THAT Tiring Beys track this time around, especially with “motivaton” being an R and B song in this pop type era. go girl!

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    Real Issh Reply:

    @go girl, You’re still on “Run The World” & “Motivation” ? That’s exactly why your opinion has no value .

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  42. THEreal.

    OK, So I’m tired of this Bey-Kelly bullshit that these Bey stans are pulling. Why do ppl have to be so damn negative when someone has success? Stop trying to downplay KELLY ROWLAND’s success and talent. She is gorgeous and has potential to CHANGE the music game. She’s sophisticated and not about to grind in a leotard with her legs gapped open for the world to stare at her vagina singing, “IF YOU LIKE IT, YOU SHOULDA PUT A RING ON IT”- no shade lol. She also doesn’t need all the financial investments, big budget videos and choreography that others need. The fact that she is at #3 is DAMN GOOD and all you Bey supporters/Kelly haters can FUCK OFF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    dayday Reply:

    @THEreal., The industry is all about numbers. Just because the debut was #3 it’s about how many was sold. With 77k sold how can her record label, Kelly and all her team get paid. Remember the record label get most of the money just for investing in them. NUMBERS DO MATTER.

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    Real Issh Reply:

    @THEreal., It’s not thee Bey Stans pulling it . Or I just need to speak for myself ?!

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  43. willinalli

    Cannot wait for the “Lay It On Me” video…Go Kelendria!!!

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  44. YUNG Reezy

    Im surprise by this. I heard this was going to flop hard! smh

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    DEADDDDDD Reply:

    @YUNG Reezy, 77,000 isn’t something to clap over.

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    Jamie Reply:

    @DEADDDDDD,

    Yes it is something to clap over. She’s number 3 on the charts!!! It also shows her fanbase is consistent. 83k-77k is not a huge margin. I love the album, and I know it may have had low first week sales according to you nobodies standards, but hey, bottom line is, she has yet another top ten album. Hell, TOP 3 so stay mad.

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    DEADDDDDD Reply:

    @Jamie, Mad? No, I’m actually proud of her. Believe in that. But the Truth will always be the Truth. Top 10′s are amazing tho.

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  45. dayday

    Bey sold more in the first week and her album really is an experiment album. She calls it a musical gumbo. It is so different from whats on the radio and Bey still sold more. Now can people stop talking about who is the best.

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  46. andres

    FLOPS FLOPS FLOPS SHUT THE FUK UPP! DAMN SO ANNOYINGG. EVERYTHIGN YALL THINK IS ABOUT SELLS JESUS JUST ENJOY THE DAMN MUSICCC. NO ONE IS BETTER THEN THE OTHER EVERYONE HAS THEIR TALENT. WELL KELLY GOOD FOR U U DESERVE IT AND ITS A DAMN HOT ALBUM. I LOVE U CIARA TOO THESE ARE TWO ARTISTS ARe AMAZINGGGGGGGGGGGG. THEIR MUSIC IS AMAZING!

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  47. what?

    ya’ll beyonce’s stans r hilarious!..first it was brandy you hated on when she was compared to her and now kelly?…ya’ll never compared beyonce to rihanna musically why?…all you do is say that she is hot bt musically you dont agree just want 2 build a hate against artist compared to her.”4″ was straight trash….and as for awards,i wish all the categories in grammy awards she’ll be listed on feature gaga,britney,eminem,bruno mars and rihanna and see if she can beat that…haters…beyonce is overrated as hell…..

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  48. Jamie

    The Beyonce comparisons are so old, and considering how done DC is, and if you’re a follower of DC, that means you’re probably well over 21 so you’re grown. Act like it!!!! It’s sad how people don’t want to give people props. Insecurity is NOT appealing!!!! The ones complaining and comparing probably don’t have neither Bee’s or Kelly’s albums. If you do, you illegally and downloaded it. Nine times out of ten, if illegal downloads were counted towards sales, Kelly would have sold leaps and bound over 77k, but hey nobody wants to be honest these days. I mean, what’s $10 for an album?

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  49. WhataF

    Kelly is not promoting herself enough!
    That is the reason her sales are poor.
    And u haters,if u love Beyonce u should love kelly, cause if u love one of them then u love DC.
    I see no fans of DC in here.
    And Beyonce’s 4 was #1 just cause it’s Beyonce’s album..u see her sales are falling after few weeks.. same thing like Gaga..people bought her sh-t just cause she is Gaga…that song Born this way is the biggest flop..but people bought it just cause Gaga is singing it..and she is artist if she is actin’ like idiot ?? Well I’m gonna wear dress made of fridges..Jeeej!! I’M A STARR!!!

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    Artist Love Me Reply:

    @WhataF, HAHAHAHAHA Her sales are decreasing over the week because everyone bought it the first week….. but they are still buying them… She’s Certified Platinum!!! She Sold 310k First week and now Certified Platinum so she sold 790k since ummmmm

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    WhataF Reply:

    @Artist Love Me, shipped honey..
    and I’m not hating on B,but I’m not her clone..so…

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  50. Artist Love Me

    This FOOL said if u love one member of #Destiny’s Child you should love them all HAHAHAHAHAHA…. okay so i guess

    If u loved “Michael” from jackson five u shouldve loved the rest the same.

    If you loved “Gladys Knight” from the pips u shouldve equally loved the rest

    If you loved “Diana Ross” u should have equally loved the supremes

    If you loved “Dawn” u should love the rest of Danity Kane

    shall i go on…

    If you loved “Ronald” u should have loved the rest on the Isley Brothers

    If you loved “Marsha Am” u should have loved the rest of Floetry

    lol. People dont love artist from a group equally because a group is put together and makes something together but when it spreads. Everyone goes into their own and their own may not be what the world wants or likes.

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    LOL Reply:

    oooh,that post above hit u hard :pp

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    WhataF Reply:

    @Artist Love Me…bwahahah..what an idiot..

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    try_the_truth Reply:

    @Artist Love Me,

    If YOU let love in, baby, you’ll find that It’s not that hard to spread it. The same goes for hatred.

    On another note, Be careful who you point the finger at and name-call…3 fingers are always pointing back at yourself…

    #better yourself loves

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  51. nte

    ADELE is still in the top 3???woooooooow her album was released 6 months ago!!!!!!!hahahahaha congrats to adele. I am her stan YES the same way u guys are B stans I am adele stan
    I know B stans call her adelephant but so what? she is outselling all of them with little promo and a normal body. Congrats to Kells

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  52. Im So Appalled

    Adele is still in the Top 3 after 6 months, well damn, her album did just go 3x Platinum in the US and just sold it’s 9 million copy WW, it’s definitely topping 15 million WW by the end of the year without a doubt. But anyway, Kelly did pretty decent considering she had no major national/international promo and marketing until the week before the album was released and Motivation was only a hit in the urban markets, it didn’t crossover to the Pop or International charts anywhere, so Here I Am selling 77K isn’t that bad if you ask me, however, due to Motivation being such a huge Urban hit, I was expecting somewhere around 125K. I am sure her album will go at least Gold in the US and push around 1.5-2 million WW. This album has several songs that can great single choices: Lay It on Me, Feeling Me Right Now, Turn It Up, Down for Whatever, I’m Dat Chick and All of the Night.

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  53. maya

    She floped, not surprised. Christina Aguilera & Jlo sold more than her, DAMN!

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  54. try_the_truth

    Here is another lesson in music sales…no day in history is the end for an album.

    Miles Davis (if you don’t know who he is, study up on your music, baby) is STILL selling albums and has one of, if not THE best selling albums of his genre.

    Michael Jackson is STILL selling music way after his death.

    Amy Winehouse’s music just boosted in sales too.

    To the ones who want to call out people’s faults (Bey, Kelly, or any person you know that is trying to better themselves) YOU ARE NOT THE JUDGEMENT OF THEIR SUCCESS! What have you done this year to change this messed up world? Go on a blog site and spread hate? Real original.

    To those Beyonce fans that are obviously hiding behind your deep-rooted hatred and calling it “love for Beyonce, NEWSFLASH! There are other singers out there in different genres who experience success that is different than Beyonce’s DEAL WITH IT!
    I know it’s hard for you to believe, but everybody doesn’t want to be like BEYONCE, just like she doesn’t want to be jammed into one type of musical genre. Stop comparing her to everybody because she’s ina league of her own. Wouldn’t you agree?

    There is no terminal date on album sales, as the late Amy, Michael, Mr. Davis and other great artists have proven. For you to overlook this is just a red flag that you are harboring so much hatred inside of you that you have to release it annonymously on a blog site. Sad.

    Album sales change over time. Period. Go Kelly! I am glad to see another black woman…damn that…ANOTHER WOMAN that motivates me to better myself and inspire others to do so. Ya’ll really need to stop with this hate because you are not stopping Kelly, Beyonce, or any woman trying to make change…YOU ARE ONLY POISONING YOURSELF. Hate consumes it’s host….not it’s intended target.

    #Truth

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  55. carol-new haven conn

    You know I’m a die hard Beyonce fan, but I never hated on Kelly because there styles are different. even though I believe Kelly do try to copy some of Beyonce style & moods. Kelly should be like Latoya Luckett, she is making it off broadway playes etc. some people just cant sing, everyone has some kind of talent and Kelly should try something else. they are wearing motivation out. when a singer has a good CD, they go on to the next song within 3 wks. Beyonce, Little Wayne, Rick Ross, Jay Z, Drake, Rihanna, they dont stick to the same song. Kelly is wearing motivation out. there is nothing wrong if she do something else. and a person could promote you, but you must promote yourself, its just like a job, you must sell yourself. rihanna makes good music also, Kelly been in the game a long time. so when will she get a big hit, Rihanna has. Katy Perry etc.

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  56. adrian

    well done kelly and fuck to all her haters

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  57. siai

    ok first of all i dont know why you people keep say oh byonce can do all of this well guess what? she cant beyonce is overrated i am a beyonce fan but anyone that is a beyonce fan know she cant act for shit!!!!!!which why she didnt get the oscar for dreamgirls jennifer hudson did my opinion is that she tries to hard her time is done considering that she had no hit singles from 4 and the only reason it went number 1 is because of her fanbase beyonce tries wayyyy to hard but oh well adele is outselling everyone is better than all these hoes to me :D

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