I'm in a lot of international groups and I see positive comments for the most part. Of course there are haters and trolls as usual, but it seems like this time they're a small minority.In France it's a little bit different... And also is in Czech Republic... I've read a lot of really negative comments on Spark Magazine or Rock Hard France...
Yes.Streaming is a much bigger deal in 2021 than 2015.
No.Even boomer fans who clung on to their CD's in 2015 have all got themselves an Alexa or something similar now.
I'm not sure if it will get #1 in Brazil for the first time in a long time, sadly. This year's winner of the biggest reality show here (Big Brother Brazil) was kind of a phenomenom (over 30m IG followers in less than 4 months) and she released an EP last week. Maiden was #2 in the iTunes album charts. Granted, Maiden fans surely will buy way more physical copies, but it's kind of the same situation with Drake, her songs are leading pretty heavily on streaming services. It's gonna be tight, for sure, but hope Maiden keep their #1 streak here.Basically entire Europe and Latin Americas are expected as #1 whereas US will be slacking and UK could be #1 which I hope it gets to be!
This is the point I'm making. This is why Senjutsu is selling less physical copies than TBOS. Even the guy I grew up with who got me into Maiden in the first place hasn't bought it and he's a megafan.But yes, I’m obviously in the minority these days, and at some point I’ll probably be forced to accept other people’s preferred compromises.
It might be interesting to see how the new album will do in the charts.
Accordingly to BMG, they shipped more copies than for BOS in the US.
We know that in the UK they're battling with Drake for the first spot. A guy from the FC wrote they sold 35k copies so far which, even if they're ahead of Drake, could not be that good considering BOS sold over 60k on its first week. The number could not be updated though.
Kanye West sold the equivalent to 309k copies in the US on his first week, which probably means it won't go below 150k this week, and that's more than double of what BOS sold. Drake is even bigger and he released the album on the same day as Maiden, so not a chance to get in the first two positions there.
Apple people are listening to Maiden more. That's a bad sign. They are clearly finishedWell well, iTunes chart. Maiden leading over two multi-billion $ mainstream acts and a re-release of the greatest hits compilation of the arguably most popular pop band in existence.
I kind of missed your optimism.Must say a very optimistic but I think no way Senjutsu will sold more than Drake's last album in every country in the world (almost). And generally people don't buy the physical versions of the albums anymore. I' m old school fan and this situation is not comfortable at all.