Ciara Princess Harris – better known, thankfully, as Ciara (and not Princess) – is trying to revive her slagging album sales by offering it as a deal with Groupon. Groupon are known as the industry leader in selling-you-things-you-don’t-really-want-at-a-steep-discount. The Groupon deal offers the album (aptly titled “Ciara”) alongside “Ciara’s Greatest Hits” for a low, low price.
It’s a shame, actually, because the album isn’t terrible. It even features muppet-pop-rapper Nicki Minaj on a couple of verses that don’t suck!!! Which is sort of rare. Please, Nicki: stop trying that pop shit and start doing more shit like this.
As for Ciara, her album has been performing better than expected – 60,000+ copies sold in its first week of release. It appears, though, that this Groupon deal is just to juice the numbers and get them up higher, faster. Kind of a shame when you’ve worked so hard on such a pretty-good album to have some money-cruncher manager go in and make you look a damn fool by selling it at deep discount to Groupon…
… especially doing it so soon after Jay Z made $5,000,000 from a deal with his album “Magna Carta Holy Grail” – which was, surprisingly, a lot worse than Ciara’s “Ciara.”