Kreayshawn’s ‘Somethin’ ‘Bout Kreay’ Is Almost But Not Quite The Worst-Selling Debut Ever

Sep 29th, 2012 // 9 Comments
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Guess we’ll have to cross Kreayshawn off our Hottest 30 Under List. The “Gucci Gucci” rapstress broke records with her premiere LP, but probably not the records she was aiming for. Somethin’ ‘Bout Kreay has been heralded all over the internet as the worst-selling debut album in music history, and while that’s not exactly true, the numbers are pretty dismal.

There have been plenty of weaker selling albums than Somethin Bout Kreay — though not all of them enjoyed such hype. As the LA Weekly notes, there was the infamous 1999 musical arrival of once-buzzy MTV VJ Jesse Camp, whose debut Jesse & The 8th Street Kidz sold a mere 2,600 copies (in a pre-internet piracy era). And no one could forget the stunning failure of Carly Hennessy, whose 2005 debut Ultimate High sold fewer than 400 copies in its first three months on sale.

What’s surprising about the underperformance of Somethin’ ‘Bout Kreay — who sold just 3,900 copies in its first week — is that Kreayshawn is a fairly popular artist, or she was last year, anyway. “Gucci Gucci” has over 38 million views on YouTube, which is nearly 10,000 times as many views as copies her album sold. That’s a staggering difference, proving that in this day and age, striking while the iron is hot is key. Apparently even die-hard “Gucci Gucci” fans have moved on since last summer. (And that terrible album title couldn’t have helped.)

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  1. Also…. spotify happened.

  2. Jeez, that’s pretty bad. I kind of feel sorry for her.

  3. jordancarrera

    it wasn’t bad at all. i loved it. it’s defiantly not for everybody but kreayshawn just gave a whole different side to rap/hip hop music. more of a teen idle side.

  4. danny

    She actually put an album out? LOL. I don’t see her even being backed by a label. Her style looks like her friends make her music which she raps on. Gucci Gucci was only made up with a video because her friend wanted to do her a favor. Whatever though. Reality check.

  5. Sandra

    I thought her dark hair was a hoodie.

  6. Jed

    I don’t think she’s untalented…I’ve definitely seen worse rappers…but I mean, come on, did anyone actually think her album would sell?

    She had a minor hit…which I’m sorry, was forgettable after about a week. “Gucci Gucci” isn’t the stuff that makes a great rapper. If anything, it reminded me of Lil Mama’s “Lipgloss.” And where is Lil Mama now?

  7. She knocked down Lana Del Rey and Iggy Azalea who I luv, thought she was going to come harder then them with all her talks.

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