#3: CHRISTINA AGUILERA | BIONIC | 111,838
#5: PLIES | GOON AFFILIATED | 57,221
#11: LADY GAGA |FAME | 31,001
#12: USHER | RAYMOND VS. RAYMOND | 29,041
#17: B.O.B. | ADVENTURES OF BOBBY RAY | 18,863
#25: TRAVIE MCCOY | LAZARUS | 15,877
#50: LIL JON | CRUNK ROCK | 8,275
The numbers are in. While the Glee Casts new album debuts at number 1 on the Billboard 200 Charts with 158,135 copies, and even the Twilight Saga: Eclipsesoundtrack debuted at number 2 with 155,207 copies, Christina Aguilera’s album Bionicdebuts at number 3 with only 111,838 copies. It’s not really that bad but the record company had high expectations for the album. iHad my doubts since the failure of Not Myself Tonightbut iHad to remind myself that Christina has a very loyal fan base. Well obviously that fan base is either taking their time to purchase the album, or they just aren’t feeling it. iMentioned last week during my review that Christina has tried something new and while it’s good to reinvent yourself, it just doesn’t work for her. She gave up her slow mid tempo pop songs for upbeat pop electronica songs that just don’t fit her. The 2nd single Woohoo that features Nicki Minaj has debuted at number 79 on the Hot 100, and it doesn’t seem like it will pass the number 60 mark if u ask me. Christina is really at her best with her ballads. If she releases one of the 5 that she has on her album, not only will it help the album sell, but it will let fans know that she hasn’t reinvented herself much; nevertheless the album will still reach platinum status in due time regardless of how the fans receive the album.
Okay i’ll admit it. iLike Christina Aguilera, iAlways have since Genie in a Bottle. iEven owned the album when it was released. After a four year hiatus (she got married and had a baby) Xtina has returned to the Pop world and iMust say…i’ve been waiting. Bionic is a mix of a Euro/Electronica/Pop/Dance sound which is what everyone who wants a hit is using. The 18- track set (24 if you get the deluxe edition like me) is a rollercoaster ride of up tempo dance tracks that goes into this slow zone in the middle and shoots dierectly back into full speed toward the end of the album. Bionic reflects a new direction for Christina Aguilera without abandoning the singer’s history and the sound that long-time fans have come to know. But unfortunately her outspoken openness toward her sexuality also acts as a barrier at times.iThink she pushes her sexualitytoo much. It’s great that she’s standing for something and making it clear that she knows It causes one to get tired of it so quickly. It seems to me that she’s trying to keep up with Ke$ha, Rihanna, and her well known rival Britney Spears, by forcing herself to do music thats not her at all. Artists are always reinventing themselves, but sometiems it doesn’t work out for them like they would hope. iGive Bionic a 7.8/10.
It really seems that Ms. Aguliera can’t catch a break. Several of her songs already made their way online over the past few weeks, her 1st single “Not Myself Tonight” is failing on the Hot 100, and yesterday she stated that she is canceling her upcoming tour. If that wasn’t enough her entire album “Bionic” has been leaked online. My twitter timeline wuz going crazy and imust admit that ilike Christina Aguliera, and wuz anxious to hear it myself. After listening to it ican honestly say that I’m impressed. iwas very skeptical on how the album would turn out, but iwas wrong. What ican say is that I’m almost sure that the album may be pushedback to put “unheard” material on it. Either way, I 4 one can’t wait until it’s offically released.