Dua Lipa - Future Nostalgia / Break My Heart

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  1. lolly

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    She released a lyric video for Cool & Pretty Please :disco:



     
  3. lolly

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    Album #1 :disco:
     
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    OH I SEE :enya:

    They've released official lyric videos for the whole album now :D:oi::rolleyes:

     
  5. Halli

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    Can see why they have done that in these times of limited promo
     
  6. Ag

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    QUEEN OF CLIMBING TO NO.1 :disco:
     
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  7. Halli

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    Hallucinate FTW
     
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  8. lolly

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    I didn't realise there is a 'Future Nostalgia Experience' on Spotify where she gives a brief video introduction to each song.
     
  9. VoR

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    The 5 Seconds of Summer album that initially beat her to #1 plummets to #17 this week too, so I think it's safe to say she wins the war.
     
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  10. Kevin

    Kevin Niet meer zo lang geleden

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    Break Your Heart has grown a lot on me. And it was already good. Still surprised Physical wasn’t bigger.
     
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    With Dua’s 2 year old debut album ALSO beating them, by charting at number 16 this week :D :disco:
     
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    QUEEN OF EVERYTHING!
     
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    Maybe she doesn't want to over expose?
    Though I'd watch every performance of every track on every late show if she did it.
     
  14. Suedey

    Suedey Run Away With Me

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    GET IN THERE

    Eat that FUCKFACE 5SOS FANS etc. etc. :disco:
     
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    Possible definite winner of Drag Race takes on Levitating

     
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    irrationally it would make much more sense to me if it were titled Ease and not Pretty Please. confused every time
     
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    I just had an e-mail to tell me that the signed picture I ordered with my CD is coming soon but Dua is still signing cards.

    I mean, they clearly oversold that offer trying to get a debut at #1 but, come on, I've got Instagram, I know bitch is doing fuck all right now. Get to work.
     
  18. lolly

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    And she's got such a SHORT NAME!

    How long should it take?
     
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    Hallucinate meets BBC News in the latest edition of gays have too much time.



    It pops off though!
     
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    I had a dream that I was telling @Loufoque that "Break My Heart" was the best song on the album and he agreed. I don't even what he looks like.
     
  22. Sheena

    Sheena MAKE IT QUICK, LUCILLE!

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    I finally caved and bought the pink vinyl this week and it was HORRIBLY warped.
     
  23. FetchFugly

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    Oh no. I would say it was part of their masterplan to sell the much-discussed re-release but mine is ok.
     
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    Dua Lipa is pushing for a return to the albums summit with her acclaimed sophomore LP Future Nostalgia (Warner Records) in the new chart (May 1).

    It would be a second spell at No.1 in the UK for the singer, who narrowly lost out to 5 Seconds Of Summer on release week last month. Lipa’s album has sales to date of 71,873, according to the Official Charts Company.

    As reported in the latest issue of Music Week, Warner Records president Phil Christie is happy with the performance of the album and campaign, including three singles – Break My Heart, Don’t Start Now and Physical – which made No.1 on airplay and secured simultaneous Top 10 placings.

    “The [albums] chart is one metric of success,” said Christie. “It favours physical over streaming, particularly when you’re de-weighting your two biggest records on the album on streaming services to achieve your SEA number.

    “We weren’t able to land the No.1 in the UK [in release week], which is disappointing. But it’s one of a number of metrics that week that were significant. If you look at the performance of the Dua record in week two and 5SOS, you get to see to what extent a core audience were sold hard to in that first week.”

    In the US, Future Nostalgia debuted at No.4. The album opened with 66,000 equivalent album units and secured Warner Records’ biggest streaming week for a pop album in the US.

    In the weeks following its release, Lipa became the No.2 artist globally on Spotify. She currently has 59,490,759 monthly listeners. The Weeknd is on top with 63,015,335.

    Christie said there has been a clear strategy globally following the release of her self-titled 2017 debut.

    “We’ve spent years building her territory by territory on a global basis and putting additional time into areas that were slower to build,” he told Music Week. “We felt the full benefit of that launching this time around, following so much effort and energy and multiple trips out to the Far East, China and Southeast Asia. There was an additional focus on South America and Brazil, in particular, which is now one of our top markets. We put an additional focus on France, that's now one of the leading markets in Europe, so we made sure we've been diligent to go back and pick off territories that were slower [to take off initially] and give them additional assets and additional access.”

    He added: “The global campaign is really humming all over the world and we’re excited about the next 12 months. We’ve got every intention of trying to make her the biggest artist in the world on Spotify.”

    The longevity of Dua Lipa’s debut album campaign has helped it rack up 612,378 sales in the UK according to the Official Charts Company.

    “We’ve just touched four million units on that one [globally],” said Christie. “So the basic goal would be to exceed that. In terms of the start we've made and the scale that she's operating at, it feels eminently achievable.”

    Because of the Covid-19 pandemic, Lipa’s UK arena tour has been postponed to 2021, ensuring that the Future Nostalgia campaign will remain active well into next year.

    “The destruction of the live market has taken a big chunk out of the campaign, she would have been out on tour now, all the way through the rest of the year,” said Christie. “It's very much an album that needs to be seen live, and she's got huge ambitions for that stage production. So that's something we'll work without until it’s back in play next year, hopefully, and then we’ll get the additional benefit of all the live activity.”

    Christie also promised unreleased material and features to maintain streaming momentum.

    “It's really only just begun,” he told Music Week. “We've got a number of key singles to come off the record, before we even start talking about features and new songs that we've held back and will release later in the year and beginning of 2021. So we've got a very clear campaign that runs us all the way into award season next year, and and hopefully beyond.”
     
  25. Sheena

    Sheena MAKE IT QUICK, LUCILLE!

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    I sent it back so hopefully the replacement will be fine.
     
  26. Iguana

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    Phil Christie sounds like a dick. So transparently talking about her like a product. The album is joyous, why tarnish it?
     
  27. lolly

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    It's Music Week. She is just a product to the industry. No different to an article about Benecol if you're reading The Grocer.
     
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    In other news, both Don't Start Now and Physical move to ACR next week and therefore will plummet, but I suppose that may allow Break My Heart back into the Top 10.
     
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    Ha! It's just awful though when you see the language being used. They take entire credit for her success while also saying it's a disappointment
     
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    And how many times have we heard a music boss say it's "really only just the beginning" for an album
     
  31. lolly

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    They ought to acknowledge that 5SoS beat them at their own game as well.
     
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  32. Halli

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    He kind of did by saying it was disappointing they didn't get the #1 in the first week, whatever strategies used.

    The interviews with bosses and marketing always talk about a 'product' this way - I don't see what he's saying in the interview as awful, it's the purpose of the magazine he is taking to - to talk and explain about strategies and projections, its the audience. That's why for example she wouldn't be talking about the campaign like that on say, Graham Norton, and HE wouldn't be interviewed.
     
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    I didn't read it that way at all - to me it reads like he was saying 5SoS sold hard to their core and that's why she was denied. When they tried the same tricks, but 5SoS just did it better.
     
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    The 5SOS album is down at #92 this week.

    Dua still at #1 (and #12 with her debut).
     
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    Sold hard to their core
     
  36. wurst

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    It is mad to think out of Love Again, Hallucinate, Levitating and also Cool at least one of them probably WILL NOT BE A SINGLE :o
     
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    Have they thought about putting out a cassette at all?
     
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    It was "sold out" for a while and then became available again, same for the box set - given that it won't be a repress, a batch were probably found stewing in a warehouse somewhere.
    Watch out for this when Record Store Day items start to become available - they'll have been sat in enormous warehouses with no temperature control for MONTHS and they'll all be fucked.
     
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    Cool will blatantly not be a single despite being completely awesome and slamming harder than a skydiving hippo.
     
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    Au contraire! I could only wish for the Covi19-air / carrot-and-hummus queen to return to Warner Brothers and have someone like HIM in charge of her music..
     

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