Yes, hopefully. And the first proof may have come last week after Biebers two part concert special on NBC, when his ratings were 47 percent lower than the Adele concert NBC aired just 3 weeks earlier. And it’s not as if his fans were out on dates or at Popular Girl Practice or something.
The first night, Wednesday, drew just 3.3 million viewers. It was NBC’s lowest rated show of the night and fourth in it’s time slot behind ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ on Fox (6.5 million viewers), ‘The Middle’ on ABC (4.19M), and–I swear I’m not making this show up–‘Dogs In The City’ on CBS (4.9M).
(It’s sold) at least 50,000 copies fewer than originally predicted.
Right now, “Believe” is looking like it sold 370,000 copies–or less. This is way off the 420,00 copies hoped for.
Bieber’s TV special was a bust. And then his numbers on amazon.com significantly trailed off over the weekend. Amazon is now selling a downloadable version of the album for $4.99– a bad sign.
The fact is, Bieber is not moving CDs digitally or physically in big numbers a week after “Believe” was made available. The amount of publicity he’s engendered simply is not resulting in sales, or even airplay.
On the day it was released, Billboard wrote that ‘Believe’ could sell between 400,000 and 500,000 copies in it’s first 6 days (from June 19 to June 24). He still hasn’t even hit the low number. So I guess it’s not a big hit.
Which is awesome because Bieber is just the new Jonas Brother or Backstreet Boy or Aaron Carter, and he has no idea. He’s too busy buying the shiniest cars possible. He’s an dim wigger jackass who actually thinks he’ll have a career like Usher. And he might, assuming he means an actual usher after he pisses away all his money on shit like diamond earrings for his ocelot.