There’s Somethin ‘Bout Kreay that people just don’t want to know, which is why her debut album bombed on the music charts.
Oakland rapper Kreayshawn became an internet sensation when her “Gucci Gucci” song went viral on YouTube. Over a year later, Kreayshawn finally released her debut album, Somethin ‘Bout Kreay, which features successful artists like 2 Chainz, Kid Cudi and Diplo.
Somethin ‘Bout Kreay debuted at the number 104 spot and currently rests at number 112 since its release last Tuesday.
It’s been rumored the album took a whopping $750,000 to produce, and unfortunately, the album only moved 3,900 copies.
Columbia Records is definitely pissed they didn’t get any return on their investment, but oh well, maybe labels will think twice before investing in gimmick artists like Kreayshawn.
GlobalGrind thought it would cool and funny to find 10 albums that did way better than Kreayshawn’s Somethin ‘Bout Kreay.
Check out 10 other albums that did better than Kreayshawn’s Somethin ‘Bout Kreay below!
William Hung’s Inspiration
You may remember William Hung from his horrible audition for American Idol in 2004. William sang the catchy song “She Bangs,” and eventually put out an album. Surprisingly, William Hung’s debut album landed at number 34 and sold 37,676 copies its first week.
Lil Kim’s Black Friday
Now, we don’t know how true this is, BUT Lil Kim claimed her mixtape Black Friday moved 113,000 units via Pay Pal.
Adele’s album has been on the Billboard music charts for a whopping 83 weeks, and during the week Kreayshawn’s Somethin ‘Bout Kreay hit store shelves, 21 still landed at the number 12 spot on Billboard’s 200 compared to Kreay’s 104 spot.
MC Hammer’s Look Look Look
MC Hammer’s ninth official album Look Look Look was released in 2006 and sold over 300,000 copies worldwide.
Weird Al Yankovic’s Alpocalypse
Parody artist Weird Al Yankovic’s 2011 Alpocalypse album debuted on Billboard at number 9 and sold a surprising 44,000 copies in the first week.
Bob Marley’s The Best Of Bob Marley
The Legend: The Best Of Bob Marley album has been on Billboard Hot 200 for 241 weeks, and on the week Kreayshawn dropped Somethin ‘Bout Kreay, The Best Of Bob Marley still ranked higher than Kreayshawn at the number 100 spot.
Nas’ Life Is Good
Nas’ tenth studio album debuted at number one on the charts on July 17, 2012, and 10 weeks later, Nas’ Life Is Good still sold more albums than Kreayshawn. At 10 weeks on the charts, Life Is Good moved 5,500 copies.
Milli Vanilli’s Girl You Know It’s True
Milli Vanilli’s U.S. debut album Girl You Know It’s True went number one on Billboard and eventually went platinum. Milli Vanilli never actually recorded any records on the album and were later busted for lip syncing during the height of their career. How does a duo like Milli Vanilli sell more albums than Kreayshawn and they never even recorded their own album?
Ray J’s All I Feel
Ray J’s fourth studio album All I Feel hit store shelves in April 2008. All I Feel debuted at number 7 on Billboard 200 and number one on the R&B music charts.
Yung Berg’s Look What You Made Me
Yung Berg’s one and only album, Look What You Made Me, was released in August 2008 and debuted at number 20 on Billboard and moved 19,000 units its first week. Yes, Yung Berg’s album sold 19,000 copies the first week. Not bad for a rapper with a lisp.