Just like the music on the album, the sales of Kelly Rowland’s ‘Here I Am’ are far from impressive. Missing the top spot by a considerable margin, the record has given her lowest first week sales of her career to date.
‘Here I Am’ has sold a mere 76k in the past week and is set to enter the Billboard 200 at #3. Rowland’s previous weakest seller, ‘Simply Deep’, debuted on the chart at #12 in 2002 but still managed to outperform ‘Here I Am’ by well over 1k units. Even Rowland’s last effort, ‘Ms. Kelly’, sold 86k copies in its first week in 2007.
So who is to blame for her poor sales this time? Mathew Knowles? Beyonce? Her label? Global warming? Clearly, Rowland needs to step her game up or else she will have to rename this era ‘There I Was’.