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Billboard praises Ariana, shades Gaga and Justin

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Until early October, pop stars Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber, Travis Scott and others were free to bundle digital albums with concert tickets, T-shirts, hoodies and even jockstraps as a way to influence the Billboard charts and score first-week No. 1 albums. But Billboard's new chart rules, which kicked in Oct. 9, no longer count bundling sales, a move that is changing the way top artists set up new releases and manage their merch campaigns -- Ariana Grande's recent No. 1 Positions came out as a surprise, in part, due to the chart rules.

 

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quitedangerous
1 minute ago, Slate said:

and even jockstraps as a way to influence the Billboard charts and score first-week No. 1 albums.

the lashings

 

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LastGreatBloodline

We love successful, non-fraudulent artists :clap3:

 

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NewStanner

Oh wow, oh wow. Billboard truly snapped in this article, I have to admit

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Almost Home

No lies :clap3: 

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Fnooky
6 minutes ago, Slate said:

and even jockstraps as a way to influence the Billboard charts

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99sandthe2000s

jockstraps, boxers, and thongs are such absurd things to sell with an album :toofunny2: embarrassing

 

OT: :clap3:when all you need is talent + a few signed CDs to take you to the top!

Looking forward to the boost when she finally drops the vinyl :jonny2:tired of waiting

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SwiftLover

Organic grass fed albums only

 

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Sept

Mess i thought only ATRL knew about the jockstraps 

 

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geodude

honestly though Gaga knows her base because I remember the gays on Twitter living for the jockstraps. 

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quitedangerous
1 minute ago, geodude said:

honestly though Gaga knows her base because I remember the gays on Twitter living for the jockstraps. 

she loves her bottoms

 

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Jude
2 minutes ago, SwiftLover said:

Organic grass fed albums only

 

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WtF is this gif. :rip:

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sha-nasty
1 minute ago, geodude said:

honestly though Gaga knows her base because I remember the gays on Twitter living for the jockstraps. 

Right lol. They were gonna buy the album most likely anyways so idk why the bundle thing is an issue. Basically only superfans buy merch, and those same superfans were definitely gonna buy the album anyways. So yeah Gaga was smart to see that & to see the demand for jockstraps in her fan base :gaygacat1:

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quitedangerous
1 minute ago, sha-nasty said:

Right lol. They were gonna buy the album most likely anyways so idk why the bundle thing is an issue. Basically only superfans buy merch, and those same superfans were definitely gonna buy the album anyways. So yeah Gaga was smart to see that & to see the demand for jockstraps in her fan base :gaygacat1:

then why did she need the jockstraps if her fans would buy the album anyways?

 

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the fraudelent, corny tactics

 

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and even jockstraps as a way to influence the Billboard charts and score first-week No. 1 albums.

 

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R.E.M.
2 minutes ago, mcohen said:

folklore :clap3:

The way Taylor and Ariana are the only MPGs who never used something as cheap/desperate as tour bundles to sell an album :jonny5:It's probably why they're the only female artists to produce a multi-week #1 album. No jockstraps or dildo bundles either :clap3: 

 

 

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Not Like The Movies

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diogozsz
20 minutes ago, Slate said:

and even jockstraps as a way to influence the Billboard charts and score first-week No. 1 albums

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wehavetostan
10 minutes ago, Sept said:

Mess i thought only ATRL knew about the jockstraps 

 

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same :ace:

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R.E.M.
4 minutes ago, sha-nasty said:

Right lol. They were gonna buy the album most likely anyways so idk why the bundle thing is an issue. Basically only superfans buy merch, and those same superfans were definitely gonna buy the album anyways. So yeah Gaga was smart to see that & to see the demand for jockstraps in her fan base :gaygacat1:

Bundling a crusty jockstrap with an album is super tacky :rip: You would be dragging any other base if their fav did that. Y'all gave the Swifties hell when Taylor did the ME! vinyl releases, Folklore alternate covers, Lover alternate covers, etc. but at least Taylor was selling music, not cheap underwear. 

 

Chromatica's antics are also made more embarrassing by the fact that she purposely delayed the announcement of her tour to guarantee the tour bundles would count. She knew damn well MONTHS in advance that a tour wasn't happening and her team still fraudulently claimed those tour bundle units :rip: 

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quitedangerous
1 minute ago, R.E.M. said:

Bundling a crusty jockstrap with an album is super tacky :rip: You would be dragging any other base if their fav did that. Y'all gave the Swifties hell when Taylor did the ME! vinyl releases, Folklore alternate covers, Lover alternate covers, etc. but at least Taylor was selling music, not cheap underwear. 

 

Chromatica's antics are also made more embarrassing by the fact that she purposely delayed the announcement of her tour to guarantee the tour bundles would count. She knew damn well MONTHS in advance that a tour wasn't happening and her team still fraudulently claimed those tour bundle units :rip: 

collect them legend!

 

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KingBeyonce.

Yeah, that's something else that the people who are dragging her are forgetting. No bundles and not to mention she's hella overexposed. 34+35 is the 4th single she released this year alone and she has released 3 albums in just over 2 years. Plus all those quick lil singles in between + the Charlie's Angel soundtrack. And yet she is still doing fairly well. Queen tingz. 

 

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TaylorFantasy

Organic success :clap3:No GMO no flavouring no colouring no preservatives :clap3:

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Queenyoncee
26 minutes ago, Slate said:

even jockstraps as a way to influence the Billboard charts and score first-week No. 1 albums.

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