Christina Aguilera’s new album ‘Bionic’ bombs, RCA in ‘rescue mode’
HollywoodNews.com: Christina Aguilera’s new album “Bionic” has bombed.
The pop singer’s fourth album barely hit 200,000 copies sold in its first five weeks. “Bionic” debuted in the No. 3 spot on the Billboard charts and remained in free fall thereafter.
Pundits peg the paltry sales to Aguilera’s inability to distinguish herself among other rebellious pop icons. When the pop singer first came to fame, she had an edge over her peers, but now she’s competing with iconoclasts like Lady Gaga and M.I.A.
Aguilera’s cancellation of her summer tour hasn’t helped. Nor did her sexually charged video “Not Myself Tonight;” critics slammed her as a Lady Gaga knockoff.
Page Six claims that Aguilera’s record label RCA is in “rescue mode” on the album.
“Bionic” is the pop singer’s first album in four years since “Back to Basics.”
A RCA rep affirms to Page Six that Aguilera “is a pillar of the RCA Music Group and is an undeniable talent with one of the greatest voices of our time. She continues to push herself as an artist, and we are behind her efforts 100 percent.”
Her manager, Irving Azoff, adds, “I am the one who deals with the label, and this couldn’t be further from the truth.”
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