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With 'Artpop's Low Sales, Is Something Amiss In Gaga Land?

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Lady Gaga's new album ARTPOP has not done as well as expected. Lady Gaga's new album ARTPOP has not done as well as expected.

After a two-and-a-half year hiatus since Born This Way, Lady Gaga recently dropped -- or, given the Jeff Koons album cover, perhaps the proper phrase is "gave birth to" -- her latest album, Artpop. The highly-anticipated album debuted at No.1 on the charts, and yet despite a heavy promotional push, the record hasn't performed as well as expected sales-wise -- especially compared to her last album, which sold over a million copies in its first week (part of which was due to Amazon's $.99 sale of the album -- but not all of it).  

Soundcheck host John Schaefer talks with music and charts writer Chris Molanphy about what's afoot in Gaga-land and whether we should judge the record on low sales alone.


Chris Molanphy

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