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Re: Sales are 54% in - Game is at 120k
« Reply #50 on: September 02, 2008, 04:40:29 PM »
G-Unit did 102,000 records first week. And a group album is suppose to sell less than a solo artist. In the past 3 years only UGK sold more than G-Unit group wise. So if you wanna compare anything, compare LAX sales to Curtis first week sales. And G-Unit flopped as they should, since the album sucked. And how can you honestly say Game had less promotion ? He was all over MTV, BET, radio and magazine covers in the past few months. He had 2 high budget videos and 1 low budget before the album was released. G-Unit's only promotion was through thisis50.com, shit, the last 2 months, 50 wasn't even around to do interviews, too busy shooting a some movie in New Orleans. Both him and Jimmy probably knew that this was a mixtape turned into an album type of crap so I doubt much money was spent on T.O.S.

bone thugs did 120k first week

plus the ugk joint was a double album (which both helps and hurts sales)

as far as g-unit vs game... just look at the budget for both albums. and the fact that one has fucking yayo on it. tos probably turned up more profit.

at the end of the day, though, I dont give a fuck about the sales. this stuff only matters when you're affiliated with the artist (as some people on here think they are) or if the sales might actually impact the future of their career. since game is taking a break from hip-hop after this album, I don't think that'll be a problem.
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Re: Sales are 54% in - Game is at 120k
« Reply #51 on: September 02, 2008, 04:44:30 PM »
damn so his total numbers for week 1 are only a 100 something?

54% IN, ARE YOU BLIND lol. His final numbers are gonna be between 250-275k!!!


your dumb ass thinks that 54% sales in means that's its only 54% of the sales?



nigga flopped

How did dude flop?? He's signed under Geffen not interscope or any of the other majors so he doesn't get the same promotion as some of his counter parts. He did his own promotion and he can sell 300k and make as much money as an artist who pushes 800-900k signed to a major deal cuz they have more to pay off and make less per record sold. Game doesn't get the same air time as a lot of others.

Major Label? Geffen is a major label, it's as major as it gets. GEFFEN IS A MAJOR LABEL. Holy crap, I can't deal with Game groupies anymore, they don't even know simple facts.

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Game always out selling gunit

Except Game was on G-Unit when he sold 2x platinum on the Doc. DA didn't outsell Bank's first album, it hardly went platinum in the US. BFM sold like 2-3 million in the US. Sure if you do random combinations of G-Unit's solo projects, Game has sold more, counting The Doc, which 50 wrote most of. But since that, Game hasn't sold anything close to 50, or anything close to his first album. G-Unit has sold millions more albums then Game has in the last 5 years, simple, undeniable fact.
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Re: The Game - LAX Final numbers FIRST Week Sales 222,844
« Reply #52 on: September 02, 2008, 04:52:10 PM »
lol at anyone actin like this flopped...the haters will hate ::)

Meho: as stated Bone Thugs outsold G-Unit on their last album as did UGK, and oh, USDA as well.
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Re: The Game - LAX Final numbers FIRST Week Sales 222,844
« Reply #53 on: September 02, 2008, 04:54:16 PM »
lol at anyone actin like this flopped...the haters will hate ::)

Meho: as stated Bone Thugs outsold G-Unit on their last album as did UGK, and oh, USDA as well.

It didn't flop, but neither did Curtis. If Game's album doesn't go platinum in the US over it's entire run, it'll be considered a flop. Not to mention the poor quality of the entire album on every track. Terrible artist, mediocre sales. Let's hope this guy retires so we don't need to listen to his bullshit name dropping.
 

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Re: The Game - LAX Final numbers FIRST Week Sales 222,844
« Reply #54 on: September 02, 2008, 04:56:47 PM »
lol at anyone actin like this flopped...the haters will hate ::)
Meho: as stated Bone Thugs outsold G-Unit on their last album as did UGK, and oh, USDA as well.
It didn't flop, but neither did Curtis. If Game's album doesn't go platinum in the US over it's entire run, it'll be considered a flop. Not to mention the poor quality of the entire album on every track. Terrible artist, mediocre sales. Let's hope this guy retires so we don't need to listen to his bullshit name dropping.
I never said Curtis flopped. Curtis did what every other big album does now a days (the issue here is 50 used to be ahead of the pack, now he's tied/behind Lil Wayne, T.I., Jeezy, Ludacris). since 2006, Curtis has outsold once by T.I., tied once with T.I., outsold by Jeezy and Luda once, outsold by Wayne etc. Plus Jeezy put out a group album (on KOCH) that went gold which 50 couldn't do on a major.
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Re: The Game - LAX Final numbers FIRST Week Sales 222,844
« Reply #55 on: September 02, 2008, 04:58:20 PM »
lol at anyone actin like this flopped...the haters will hate ::)

Meho: as stated Bone Thugs outsold G-Unit on their last album as did UGK, and oh, USDA as well.

close, but no

usda - 95k
tos - 100k

game didnt flop, but he didnt do great either.

edit: nvm, didnt see that last post. surprised they went gold
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Re: The Game - LAX Final numbers FIRST Week Sales 222,844
« Reply #56 on: September 02, 2008, 04:59:52 PM »
lol at anyone actin like this flopped...the haters will hate ::)

Meho: as stated Bone Thugs outsold G-Unit on their last album as did UGK, and oh, USDA as well.
close, but no
usda - 95k
tos - 100k
game didnt flop, but he didnt do great either.
that's first week; USDA had better 2nd/3rd/4th weeks and so on. I know this because I know for a fact USDA sold over 500K and was certified Gold; something Gunit wont do.
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Re: Sales are 54% in - Game is at 120k
« Reply #57 on: September 02, 2008, 05:09:49 PM »
damn so his total numbers for week 1 are only a 100 something?

54% IN, ARE YOU BLIND lol. His final numbers are gonna be between 250-275k!!!


your dumb ass thinks that 54% sales in means that's its only 54% of the sales?



nigga flopped

How did dude flop?? He's signed under Geffen not interscope or any of the other majors so he doesn't get the same promotion as some of his counter parts. He did his own promotion and he can sell 300k and make as much money as an artist who pushes 800-900k signed to a major deal cuz they have more to pay off and make less per record sold. Game doesn't get the same air time as a lot of others.

Major Label? Geffen is a major label, it's as major as it gets. GEFFEN IS A MAJOR LABEL. Holy crap, I can't deal with Game groupies anymore, they don't even know simple facts.

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Except Game was on G-Unit when he sold 2x platinum on the Doc. DA didn't outsell Bank's first album, it hardly went platinum in the US. BFM sold like 2-3 million in the US. Sure if you do random combinations of G-Unit's solo projects, Game has sold more, counting The Doc, which 50 wrote most of. But since that, Game hasn't sold anything close to 50, or anything close to his first album. G-Unit has sold millions more albums then Game has in the last 5 years, simple, undeniable fact.

I will take it slow for u so u can understand. Geffen is not major compared to the Def Jams and Interscopes. Before game even signed to 'em, most people have never even heard of geffen. The proof is in the internet forums where so many said he was done cause they had never even heard of it. Geffen doesn't put as much money into records as an intercope because they don't have that kinda power. Game mostly sells record based off of name. DA didn't outsell Banks first album, but Documentary did and DA outsold Banks, Yayo and Buck's 2nd albums (Yayo's first) combined and is certified platinum. BFM sold 2-3 million and the Documentary surpassed that. So just his first two albums alone outsold both Unit albums.
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Re: The Game - LAX Final numbers FIRST Week Sales 222,844
« Reply #58 on: September 02, 2008, 05:37:12 PM »
LAX debuted at #1 thats all that matters in todays environment for cd sales.  Btw, he had minimal promotion for this cd.
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Re: Sales are 54% in - Game is at 120k
« Reply #59 on: September 02, 2008, 05:37:34 PM »
[I will take it slow for u so u can understand. Geffen is not major compared to the Def Jams and Interscopes. Before game even signed to 'em, most people have never even heard of geffen. The proof is in the internet forums where so many said he was done cause they had never even heard of it. Geffen doesn't put as much money into records as an intercope because they don't have that kinda power. Game mostly sells record based off of name. DA didn't outsell Banks first album, but Documentary did and DA outsold Banks, Yayo and Buck's 2nd albums (Yayo's first) combined and is certified platinum. BFM sold 2-3 million and the Documentary surpassed that. So just his first two albums alone outsold both Unit albums.

Hmm, so you're saying Geffen isn't considered a major label? They're considered 1/3rd of the Universal Music Group big three labels along with Interscope and A&M Records, so how is that not considered a major label?

Also, Geffen has been around since the 70's and went through various label acquisitions and has since been under the UMG umbrella with Interscope and A&M as the "Big 3". So you're wrong in thinking that nobody knows about them.

Ever heard of John Lennon? He released albums @ Geffen. Nirvana? They did too, and the list goes on.
 

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Re: Sales are 54% in - Game is at 120k
« Reply #60 on: September 02, 2008, 05:43:35 PM »
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Ever heard of John Lennon? He released albums @ Geffen. Nirvana? They did too, and the list goes on.

Not to mention Furtado, Common and others all going platinum multiple times in the last 2 years. It isn't the biggest label, but that has nothing to do with promotion. TOS hardly got any promotion, it flopped. Game has huge promotion, and HUGE production. Game's album budgets are huge, not something a minor label could even afford. Sales aren't everything, profit is. DA and LAX are probably losing the company millions, huge album budgets, huge name producers and features, and lower then expected sales.
 

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Re: The Game - LAX Final numbers FIRST Week Sales 222,844
« Reply #61 on: September 02, 2008, 05:48:50 PM »
^just like Curtis lost a shit load of money. =
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Re: The Game - LAX Final numbers FIRST Week Sales 222,844
« Reply #62 on: September 02, 2008, 05:52:23 PM »
^just like Curtis lost a shit load of money. =

Who the hell knows, either way, it used mostly lesser known producers, and few features, and it sold 2 million world wide. This Game album won't make a cent with who he put on it. Game is the typical rapper these days, get a bunch of big name producers, get a bunch of features, and cookie cutter the album together. It's a shitty product, just like Curtis was.
 

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Re: Sales are 54% in - Game is at 120k
« Reply #63 on: September 02, 2008, 05:54:01 PM »
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Ever heard of John Lennon? He released albums @ Geffen. Nirvana? They did too, and the list goes on.

Not to mention Furtado, Common and others all going platinum multiple times in the last 2 years. It isn't the biggest label, but that has nothing to do with promotion. TOS hardly got any promotion, it flopped. Game has huge promotion, and HUGE production. Game's album budgets are huge, not something a minor label could even afford. Sales aren't everything, profit is. DA and LAX are probably losing the company millions, huge album budgets, huge name producers and features, and lower then expected sales.

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Re: The Game - LAX Final numbers FIRST Week Sales 222,844
« Reply #64 on: September 02, 2008, 06:02:34 PM »
^just like Curtis lost a shit load of money. =
Who the hell knows, either way, it used mostly lesser known producers, and few features, and it sold 2 million world wide. This Game album won't make a cent with who he put on it. Game is the typical rapper these days, get a bunch of big name producers, get a bunch of features, and cookie cutter the album together. It's a shitty product, just like Curtis was.
LOL u act like everyone on the game album was HUGE names production wise. Ervin "EP" Pope did 4 beats and those probably all came at a very low price. Jelly Roll did one beat and i'm sure he's not that expensive either. 1500 Or Nothin' did 2 beats and i'm sure they don't charge a lot either. Knobody & Dahoud did a beat and I got no idea who that is; no way they charge much. Ice Cube probably wasn't paid (favor for a favor as Game was on Cube album). No diss, but I doubt Raekwon charges that much. Bilal, Chrisette Michelle, Raheem Devaughn, Latoiya Williams are probably all relatively cheap themselves. The rest (Nas, wayne, Common, Kanye, Luda, Nottz, Storch, Rotem, Ne-Yo i'm sure we're paid quite a bit).

50 had Akon, Dre, Timberlake, Timbaland, Robin Thicke, Eminem, Nicole Scherzinger and Mary J Blige which i'm sure all got paid a lot. Not to mention the SIX high budget videos he put out on BET/MTV.
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Re: The Game - LAX Final numbers FIRST Week Sales 222,844
« Reply #65 on: September 02, 2008, 06:04:58 PM »
^just like Curtis lost a shit load of money. =
Who the hell knows, either way, it used mostly lesser known producers, and few features, and it sold 2 million world wide. This Game album won't make a cent with who he put on it. Game is the typical rapper these days, get a bunch of big name producers, get a bunch of features, and cookie cutter the album together. It's a shitty product, just like Curtis was.
LOL u act like everyone on the game album was HUGE names production wise. Ervin "EP" Pope did 4 beats and those probably all came at a very low price. Jelly Roll did one beat and i'm sure he's not that expensive either. 1500 Or Nothin' did 2 beats and i'm sure they don't charge a lot either. Knobody & Dahoud did a beat and I got no idea who that is; no way they charge much. Ice Cube probably wasn't paid (favor for a favor as Game was on Cube album). No diss, but I doubt Raekwon charges that much. Bilal, Chrisette Michelle, Raheem Devaughn, Latoiya Williams are probably all relatively cheap themselves. The rest (Nas, wayne, Common, Kanye, Luda, Nottz, Storch, Rotem, Ne-Yo i'm sure we're paid quite a bit).

50 had Akon, Dre, Timberlake, Timbaland, Robin Thicke, Eminem, Nicole Scherzinger and Mary J Blige which i'm sure all got paid a lot. Not to mention the SIX high budget videos he put out on BET/MTV.

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1995: "Funky Piano" (E. Bros.) New Jersey Drive Soundtrack
1996: "Can't Knock the Hustle" (Jay-Z f/Mary J. Blige)
1998: "Still Not a Player" (Big Pun f/Joe)
1998: "Movin' Out" (Mya f/Reakwon & Noreaga)
2002: "I've Been High" (R.E.M.)
2004: "Locked Up (Remix)" (Akon f/Styles P)
2004: "Coo Coo Chee" (Ric-A-Che)
2006: "Feels So Good" (Remy Ma f/Ne-Yo)
2006: "Wanna Be" (The Fugees)
2008: "Game's Pain" (The Game] f/Keyshia Cole)
 

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Re: The Game - LAX Final numbers FIRST Week Sales 222,844
« Reply #66 on: September 02, 2008, 06:21:56 PM »
LOL @ People blaming Geffen for the fact Game didn't do huge numbers when half the people in this thread downloaded the album and didn't cop it.

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Re: The Game - LAX Final numbers FIRST Week Sales 222,844
« Reply #67 on: September 02, 2008, 06:49:12 PM »
^just like Curtis lost a shit load of money. =
Who the hell knows, either way, it used mostly lesser known producers, and few features, and it sold 2 million world wide. This Game album won't make a cent with who he put on it. Game is the typical rapper these days, get a bunch of big name producers, get a bunch of features, and cookie cutter the album together. It's a shitty product, just like Curtis was.
LOL u act like everyone on the game album was HUGE names production wise. Ervin "EP" Pope did 4 beats and those probably all came at a very low price. Jelly Roll did one beat and i'm sure he's not that expensive either. 1500 Or Nothin' did 2 beats and i'm sure they don't charge a lot either. Knobody & Dahoud did a beat and I got no idea who that is; no way they charge much. Ice Cube probably wasn't paid (favor for a favor as Game was on Cube album). No diss, but I doubt Raekwon charges that much. Bilal, Chrisette Michelle, Raheem Devaughn, Latoiya Williams are probably all relatively cheap themselves. The rest (Nas, wayne, Common, Kanye, Luda, Nottz, Storch, Rotem, Ne-Yo i'm sure we're paid quite a bit).

50 had Akon, Dre, Timberlake, Timbaland, Robin Thicke, Eminem, Nicole Scherzinger and Mary J Blige which i'm sure all got paid a lot. Not to mention the SIX high budget videos he put out on BET/MTV.

Knobody produced the following singles:

1995: "Funky Piano" (E. Bros.) New Jersey Drive Soundtrack
1996: "Can't Knock the Hustle" (Jay-Z f/Mary J. Blige)
1998: "Still Not a Player" (Big Pun f/Joe)
1998: "Movin' Out" (Mya f/Reakwon & Noreaga)
2002: "I've Been High" (R.E.M.)
2004: "Locked Up (Remix)" (Akon f/Styles P)
2004: "Coo Coo Chee" (Ric-A-Che)
2006: "Feels So Good" (Remy Ma f/Ne-Yo)
2006: "Wanna Be" (The Fugees)
2008: "Game's Pain" (The Game] f/Keyshia Cole)
props for the info but doubt dudes charges a lot for a beat
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Re: The Game - LAX Final numbers FIRST Week Sales 222,844
« Reply #68 on: September 02, 2008, 09:11:15 PM »
this is a big time flop for him. All i know is he will be lucky to sell 100,000 this week so yall do the math.
 

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Re: The Game - LAX Final numbers FIRST Week Sales 222,844
« Reply #69 on: September 02, 2008, 10:38:12 PM »
this is a big time flop for him. All i know is he will be lucky to sell 100,000 this week so yall do the math.
Not as big a flop as G-Unit or Curtis.
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Re: The Game - LAX Final numbers FIRST Week Sales 222,844
« Reply #70 on: September 03, 2008, 12:02:07 AM »
This wasnt no flop, it was weaker then expected but still decent. I thought he would do 300-400k first week. But this aint bad either, def not a flop!!!
 

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« Reply #71 on: September 03, 2008, 12:19:32 AM »
That means Game is the second best rap seller this year right?

1) Lil Wayne - A Milli
2) The Game - 222k
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Re: The Game - LAX Final numbers FIRST Week Sales 222,844
« Reply #72 on: September 03, 2008, 12:20:47 AM »
All this talk about the sales and flops, and for what? Oh yeah, a little healthy arguing.

 

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Re: Sales are 54% in - Game is at 120k
« Reply #73 on: September 03, 2008, 01:49:36 AM »

Yep it's sad how the internet and downloading for free has ruined music sales. . .
lol if you really think that album sales dropped purely due to downloading then you're being ignorant  :P

Well, he's gonna release a new album in the 4th quarter anyways, we'll see how that turns out  :)
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« Reply #74 on: September 03, 2008, 03:10:34 AM »
THE NIGGA FLOPPED ,MAYBE IF HE HAD 75 GUESTS HE WOULD HAVE SOLD A MILL FIRST WEEK

BUT I MUST SAY THIS IS A MAJOR FLOP AND AFTER LISTENING TO THE ALBUM I SEE WHY IT FLOPPED ,ITS TRASH