Music not the bling.
Tinashe recently released her new album, Songs For You, and it’s great. A couple of the highlights include “Perfect Crime,” Story Of Us,” “Save Room For Us,” “Link Up” and “Cash Race.” Unfortunately, the masses didn’t support it like they should’ve.
Songs For You debuted at No. 147 on the Billboard 200 with 6,900 in sales plus streaming (or 830 in pure sales). It debuted on a Thursday, meaning some of the first-day sales aren’t accounted for.
After swimming upstream trying to release Joyride, and then dealing with the subsequent aftermath of it failing to make waves on the Billboard 200, then becoming an independent artist, Tinashe isn’t concerning herself with chart performance this time around. A fan asked her on Instagram if she cares about the charts.
“NAH,” she responded. “Charts = farts.”
Preach! You smell that?
I’m with Tinashe on this one. It’s too exhausting to create music with the sole purpose of smashing the charts. If it performs well, cool, but how many times something is streamed or how high it places on a list does not mean it’s better than other music. It means it was streamed a lot…
What do YOU think? Should Tinashe care about chart performance? Let us know what you think in the comments.