Chris Brown’s album Don’t Wake Me Up is seeing an increase in sales after a women’s right group placed stickers on his album warning buyers that Brown likes to hit women.
News of the stickers went viral last week, and now an HMV store outside London is claiming an increase in sales for the LP.
According to a representative for the company, the protesters may have “got their point across pretty effectively” but “we were as surprised as anyone when the stickers appeared.”
The representative further noted:
“Obviously someone must have snuck in to put them on a handful of CDs, and although they weren’t up very long before staff removed them, the person responsible managed to take a snap and send it out to media.”
“I guess they got their point across pretty effectively – with widespread coverage around the world, though, by the same token, quite a few more people now know there’s a new Chris Brown album out.”
The stickers in question were directed at a 2009 incident in which Chris Brown punched then-girlfriend Rihanna in the face on the day of the Grammy’s.
The women’s group placed the stickers on Chris Brown’s albums just after he allegedly had a tattoo of a women’s beaten face drawn on his neck.
The old adage “all press is good press” applies really well in this particular case.
Do you think buyers of the album purchased it because of the sticker or simply because they wanted to own the Grammy winner’s newest LP?