Mariah Carey and Britney Spears have recently released new singles to a public that doesn’t seem to care. Mariah Carey released “Infinity” a couple weeks back and it debuted at No. 82. This week, it fell off the Hot 100. However, Mariah at least made the chart, unlike some of her peers.
Even though Britney Spears debuted at No. 29 on Billboard‘s Hot 100, things are actually looking worse for her. The Iggy Azalea duet “Pretty Girls” was expected to easily become a No. 1 hit due to both Spears and Azalea involved. The song dropped out of the Top 40 on iTunes, but now has moved slowly back up to No. 35 after the release of the video. It is expected to take a major drop on the Hot 100 next week.
Mariah Carey ran into troubles earlier this week when she cancelled a show. Gossip Cop was one of the very first sites to announce the cancellation.
“Mariah Carey cancelled her Wednesday ‘#1 To Infinity’ show in Las Vegas, one week into her residency at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace. The singer has been struck with bronchitis after performing just three times. The cancellation was very last-minute, and ticket-holders only found out when they arrived at the theater.”
Gossip Cop noted that a sign said the show wouldn’t be rescheduled. Many automatically assumed it was because of too many empty seats. Several commenters under a Billboard article on the same topic were very suspicious.
“Um, has nothing to do with Bronchitis. If you go onto Ticketmaster, you will see that there are several thousand tickets available for all her shows. Mariah Carey is a scam artist, we all know how she achieved her no 1s,” said commenter PMarcasiam.
The theory of poor ticket sales is completely false. As it was noted almost a month ago, ticket sales weren’t amazing, but good enough to where Mariah Carey wouldn’t have to cancel any shows in the near future. If one tries to buy tickets to the remaining shows at AXS, they will notice that tickets aren’t available in every single section. So, what’s the real reason for Mariah Carey’s cancellation?
The New York Daily News believes Mariah Carey cancelled because she didn’t rehearse enough. The “source” told the New York Daily News that Mariah Carey’s first couple dates in Vegas didn’t go well and now she’s feeling the heat. This story could be incorrect because the first couple dates, for the most part, received positive reviews.
The 2015 Billboard Music Awards will air at 9 p.m. ET on ABC. Let’s hope Britney Spears and Mariah Carey give performances that remind audiences of their star power.
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