An album or a single can be a smash in terms of sales by two means: longevity (racking up sales thru accumulation over a period of time but never hitting #1 in charts) or huge first week of sales (#1 debut) (racking up almost 70% of the entire sales during the first week). Which is the more relevant? Discuss.
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longetivity. even albums with not great debuts (Teenage Dream) managed to get decent total sales due to it, while you have albums like Electra Heart and Trespassing (which both are great) that debut at #1, but just can't keep it up.
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I'd say longevity prevails a huge debut, but it depends on the artist. Madonna, for example, is long past her peak but was able to have a huge debut for MDNA, which is very impressive in my books, despite the album sadly falling thereafter.