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Ciara addresses album sales and touring

 

 

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Yesterday, experts predicted that Ciara‘s new album, Basic Instinct, would sell less than 50,000 units on its first week.  Of course, this is nowhere near what Ciara and her label hoped for her, but things could always pick up as time goes along. Ciara sat down with the Associated Press to discuss her album sales, her career moves and why she feels she’s be better off touring.

 

AP: How do you feel when people say that your star as singer has fallen?

Ciara: Even though my last album didn’t do as well as my previous ones, I was still able to go out and make money and tour. Every day is not always the perfect day. Artists that I have loved and admired, who have had a long career, have not had every record or song or video that was always the right choice.

AP: With your previous album not selling well, are you concerned about what type of numbers you put up for “Basic Instinct”?

Ciara: Selling records are becoming smaller fraction of branding and building a long-lasting career. You can sell a lot of records, but can you tour. You can sell records, but where does it go beyond that? That’s a part of building a brand for yourself.

AP: So at this point of your career, going on tour has bigger precedence over album sales?

Ciara: Absolutely. If you can walk away from your career and are successful touring, you’ll always be straight. Artists like Madonna have been doing it for years. She may put out one single, do a tour and gross over $200 million. {Source}

Ciara looks to show doubters she is still relevant – Yahoo! News

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Posted on December 17, 2010, in ENTERTAINMENT NEWS and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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