Paris Not Exactly A Pop Sensation

August 29th, 2006 // 5 Comments

Looks like despite inital buzz over her first single, “Stars Go Blind,” Paris Hilton’s first CD is pretty much being viewed as a failure. According to the New York Post:

In its first week out of the gate, Hilton’s first CD is being widely seen as a certified flop. “Paris,” which features the single “Stars Are Blind,” sold a lackluster 75,000 copies in the United States – a pittance compared to Christina Aguilera’s first-week sales of 320,000, according to Soundscan. And projected sales for next week are said to be a measly 30,000, which is a larger than normal second week drop. “Paris” is languishing at the bottom of Billboard’s Hot 100 – so Hilton’s label rushed out her second single, “Turn It Up,” which isn’t doing very well either. “The international outlook is not much better for her,” one industry source told Page Six. “The international people are not inclined to do a big push since she can’t back up the album with a tour. Obviously, she can’t sing live.”

My favorite part is when they say that “obviously, she can’t sing live.”

Partying hard? Lotsa $$$.
Landing a record deal based on your famous-for-being-famous status? Even more $$$.
Being born with some actual talent? PRICELESS.

Sorry you can’t charge it to your Visa Mastercard, sweetie.

More photos of Paris and Nicky Hilton are after the jump.

Written by Lisa Timmons

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By Miu von Furstenberg

  1. bob dole

    I think that’s interesting they say she “Can’t sing live” as well considering I saw her on tv last week saying herself that she was working with a vocal coach to go on tour, I imagine she’ll mention the same in her E! special tonight. Even so there’s always lip synching as well as on pitch technology, so I don’t but it sorry. The gorillaz can tour when they’re cartoons I think this is false.

  2. poisonivy

    she cant sing …i mean those who are in de statistics of 75,000 , am jus wondering if they wld regret of buying it even…

  3. Jinxy McDeath

    I am in shock there are 100k people stupid enough to part with 12.00 so easily, even as a joke to buy. It will be in the 2.00 bargin bin in a couple of weeks.

    Of course I still find it hard to believe any company would sign her. Somewhere an A&R person just died a little.

  4. susiesneds

    Madonna tried several vain attempts at acting and it was…well you know the rest. And Willima Shatner?? Just listen sometime to him sing, “Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds”.

    Paris Hilton should just stick to what she does best.
    “Do you have that in a size 2?”
    “Do you take Visa?”
    “I’ll have a vodka tonic, hold the tonic,”
    “Ribbed or French Tickler?”

  5. JaneSays

    I almost fell out of my seat laughing at that “Obviously, she can’t sing live” part. I remember not too long ago that the Post was somewhat kind to her, albeit undeservingly. Now it’s like they’ve come out swinging at her. I wish they were swinging at her face with a bat. It would correct that wonky eye and cause her to have her mouth wired shut for a little while. Does anyone know if she’s going to show her mug at the MTV awards? Every good party needs a good fluffer, ya know?

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