Britney’s “Blackout” Bombs

November 8, 2007

Britney Boycott Successful

November 7. 2007

Britney Spears’ new album, Blackout, has debuted at #2 on the charts with an utterly underwhelming 290,000 copies sold in its first week of release. For an entertainer that usually sells upwards of 700,000 copies in the the first week of sales, this truly marked a horrible moment in her career. It is the worst opening week sales of her now fallen career.

The opening sales are too low to sustain any kind of decent numbers in the coming weeks, which will in effect, churn out and cement a flop when the smoke clears.

Thank you to all of you that participated in the Britney boycott I requested on October 13, 2007 in the article Britney’s Bad Break for Spears and her label, Jive/Sony/BMG, infringing my copyrights, as mentioned in the aforementioned link. It was also mentioned in my UN Human Rights Abuse complaint.

While Jive/Sony/BMG did pull the two copyright infringing songs, “Get Back” and “State Of Grace,” shortly after I posted the article Britney’s Bad Break calling for the boycott, the damage was already done as far as I’m concerned. Google searches revealed, the lyrics and music for the infringing songs in question “Get Back” and “State Of Grace” was disseminated onto roughly 2 million web sites. That’s a massive infringement.

And for those of you cynics that would wish to reason away the boycott’s effectiveness answer me this:

The Eagles

1. If you wish to attribute it to poor sales in the industry, then why did the Eagles sell a hefty 700,000 copies in one week, with next to no promo, beating Britney to the number #1. Like I wrote last month talent transcends age.

Eagle: Oh snap! I’m #1 – “It’s Britney, *itch” “It’s Eagle, Witch”:

2. If you wish to attribute it to lack of publicity and promo – in the weeks leading up to the release, Britney received more publicity than anyone on the planet. She also received good reviews from publications like People magazine. She also did a widely listened to radio interview with Ryan Seacrest.

Once again, thanks to all who participated in the boycott. It is greatly appreciated. Please keep it going until they desist illegally using my copyrighted works, that were all in existence and under domestic and international protection, before they were infringed, and legally make amends for what they have done. Thank you.

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