I agree with all of you saying the tour title being similar to a Carrie co-write is not a big deal. Miranda has always been best-known for her tough-girl songs that have her kickin' butt and taking names; this title is not surprising, considering Miranda's image as an artist.
We don't even know if "Set It On Fire" will make Carrie's next album; let's not get ahead of ourselves just yet.
For all we know, Carrie could have an even better tour title in mind; to me, the tour name should represent something about the theme of the current album. If Carrie has songs that encompass that theme, I'm confident she'll chose whatever title she feels represents her current album the best. I wouldn't want her to pick the name of her tour just because it sounds interesting; the process should be a little bit more personal than that, IMO.
^ Oh I agree--- I was just speculating anyway-- lol. For all we know-- Set it on Fire could really suck....so it was discarded. lol
Months ago I wanted the 11-1-11 as the release date for Carrie's album, so I was a bit disappointed when it was announced that Miranda's album will drop on that date as I know there's no way Sony will release both albums from their 2 top country artists on the same date lol. Now I noticed that there are a lot of albums scheduled for that date, so I don't want that date anymore lol.
Other artists with albums scheduled for 11-1-11:
- Justin Bieber
- Florence and the Machine
- Susan Boyle
- Carole King
And some special CDs that I'm too lazy to type, lol.
Which album do you guys think will debut at #1?
My guess is Bieber lol. He has some rabid fans that will buy anything he puts out there.
Justin Beieber will claim #1, no question. I think Susan Boyle has a chance to do incredibly well, too. Her audience seems to be made up of the older crowd, most of whom still buy CD's, as opposed to downloading. All her releases have been albums of cover songs, which her audience seems to have no issue with; again, that could work her advantage as well.
There's still a bit of a question as to how well she could do in the long-term though; she's been out of the spotlight for awhile; it's hard to tell if the public will still have the same endearing, supportive attitude towards her they have shown so far in her career.
Carole King and Magadeath: Who?? But seriously, I don't think these two are known to sell albums, especially with the tough competition these days.
I have no idea how Florence and The Machine compares in terms of sales, but they do seem to have a pretty big, loyal following, so I'm sure they'll do just fine.
As for Miranda: I think she has a chance to debut at 1 or #2 on the country albums chart, but I could only see her reign lasting for a week or two. With the popularity of Scotty Mcreey, I'd be surprised if she can dethrone him. Plus, there really has been no promotion for the new album, and it's released in a few weeks; that could hurt her initial sales. She could do OK on the overall chart, but the competition is much tougher. I'll predict at top 10 or top 15 debut on the overall charts.
If she gets into six figures that would be a very nice opening week for her.
As over zealous as his fans are is how extreme the hatred towards him is. He's pretty talented, I mean he was discovered because of his vocals! He works hard at what he does and has accumulated a strong following which mostly consists of kids and teens but so what. I would rather have kids listening to him than having them exposed to junk the other mainstream artists put out that largely consists of inappropriate subjects and contents.
lol anyways, I do think Miranda will do well first week sales. Probably top 5.
It is too bad that someone as talented as Carole Kind will get lost in the shuffle of the bigger names.
Actually, Justin Bieber might not be able to get that #1. While Susan Boyle should not see any bigger sales than "The Gift", which opened with 318k copies (still HUGE, but a major decline from "I Dreamed A Dream"'s 711k opening), Coldplay will be releasing their album the previous week. Both of their previous albums opened with more than 750k copies in the States alone, and not in the Fourth Quarter. While the performance of "Paradise" (A Hot 100 #14 peaker, their previous leading single, "Viva La Vida" was a #1 single) might mean they could open with something really 'low' like 300-400k copies, they are a rock band and they do have a major core solid fanbase. Say, if they opened with an eye-popping 1 million in their first week, Justin Bieber may need to sell 350-400k copies to outsell their second week. He sold 168k copies of his remix album and brought it to #1, so I won't be surprised if he managed a half a million opening, but his fans buy everything so he might just not open with a way higher number than his remix record. Not to mention, "Misletoe" went to #1 with a 60% lead on iTunes and fell back to #4 in like a day or two!
And to be more Miranda-related, yes she'll definitely get that #1 from country, but her Billboard 200 position might look pretty low. She will definitely be outsold by Justin Bieber, Coldplay, Susan Boyle and even possibly Kelly Clarkson if she does manage to get that AC audience, and perhaps even Michael Buble in his second week (His album is a Christmas album so it's not going to be front-loaded, afterall he's an AC artist). Not to mention ADELE which might start to rack up MAJOR sales in the upcoming weeks. So turned out she may debuted at #7 (same position as "Revolution"?) despite selling in 6 digits. :P
Miranda Lambert will be previewing a track a day from her new album “Four The Record” each day next week, starting on Monday, October 24th. Fans that listen to each song can earn a badge, and once all the badges are collected, they’re entered for a chance to win a fly-away contest to meet Miranda and go to one of her shows for her “On Fire” tour.
VIDEO: Countdown To Miranda Lambert’s Four The Record | Keepin' it Country
Miranda Lambert Returns: The Billboard Cover Story | Billboard.comSony Music Nashville chairman/CEO Gary Overton knew during his first conversation with Miranda Lambert she wasn't that kind of girl. "I remember having a lunch with her at the Palm before she made her first record for Sony," says Overton, who was heading EMI Music Publishing's Nashville division at the time. He was trying to sign Lambert as a songwriter.
"She said, 'I can tell you this: They're not going to tell me what music to record. I'm going to do it my way.' I said, 'Well, that's kind of not the way it happens on Music Row,' and she goes, 'Well, that's the way it's going to happen with me, or I'll just go back to Texas and make my living. I'm not going to change my music or anything else.'"
That Billboard cover is stunning! Miranda looks gorgeous. It may be my favorite picture of her, ever.
Very nice picture of her. It is making me miss Carrie so much though. lol I miss Carrie's album promo stuff. Cannot stand this wait much longer. lol
I am going to predict a solid 100k-150k for Miranda based on all the hype she is getting from the label. They are clearly going all out with this, as I expected them too.
Miranda's fanbase has increased alot in the past few years so I think her numbers will reflect that.