Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Amerie Interview

R&B singer Amerie recently spoke to our good friends over at Rap-Up.com about the poor performance of her latest LP ‘In Love & War’. The 31 year old stunner isn’t ’sweating’ sales, because she apparently sees ‘the bigger picture’. This despite, the album (her Def Jam debut) selling just 12,500 in its first week and only managing a lowly #46 peak on the Billboard 200:



On The Album’s Sales

“It’s a very weird time. I didn’t worry about it ’cause I felt like it’s not about the first week. I knew when the album came out, it wasn’t coming out with a big hit ’cause we just went to radio with the ‘Pretty Brown’ record two weeks before the album came out, so we already knew it was going to be one of those over time things vs. a first week thing, which is cool.”



On not setting expectations of herself due to unpredictability of industry

“There’s no way to tell right now. I was actually curious ’cause I kept saying, ‘This is interesting, going to radio with a song and two weeks later your album is coming out.’ I’ve never really done it like that before.”



On the iTunes error which saw the album not available on the leading music outlet

“That was weird. I don’t know what happened with that. The people at iTunes are really cool. I just thought that was so odd. They tried to fix it as fast as they could.”



Overall "In Love & War" is an AMAZING album, much better than "Rated R" even "Memoirs" if Def Jam spent an ounce of promotion and marketing like RiRi & Mariah get then this album would have been a huge commercial success, Amerie is stunningly beautiful and unlike RiRi doesn't like a lamb being slaughtered on Christmas Eve. "In Love & War" still doesnt have a release date here in Australia, and no singles have been released so the chances of us getting a physical copy (which is a shame because the artwork is AMAZING!) are pretty minimal.

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