Critical response to Lady Gaga’s latest effort, ARTPOP, has been pretty split across the board. With first week album sale forecasts dropping lower and lower. Expected numbers (due tomorrow) have dropped from optimistic forecasts of 350,000 in first week sales to 250,000 and even 200,000 depending on who you talk to.
While ARTPOP is still expected to come in at #1 (giving her a perfect trifecta of #1 debuts) and knock off current champion Eminem’s The Marshall Mathers LP 2, compared to Gaga’s previous effort, Born This Way, which did over 1 million in sales in it’s first week, things are looking pretty bleak overall.
Our oddsmakers have been working out the numbers and here’s what we’re looking at.
Will Lady Gaga’s new album ARTPOP break 1 million in sales before the end of the year?
Yes -325 (ex. bet $100 to win $325)
No +225 (ex. bet $225 to win $100)
Needless to say, we don’t think she’s going to be able to do it and Gaga will be celebrating New Year’s without a 3rd platinum album under her belt.