Lady Gaga – CBS Sunday Morning Interview; Addresses ARTPOP Sales
Simply put, ARTPOP didn’t match the sales prowess of any of Lady Gaga’s previous albums, most notable her worldwide debut smash The Fame (it was still easily a success, having sold some 2.5 million units across the board, which is far better than a lot of popular artists today).
Sitting down with CBS Sunday Morning (above, alongside her latest collaborator Tony Bennett), the Pop star spoke pretty candidly on those sales, as well as issues she faced with management and her relationships.
A couple of notable quotes regarding sales and former manager Troy Carter below:
I felt like people were holding me to a pretty high standard. Everybody’s hooting and hollering because, you know, I didn’t sell 20 million records this time, which I did with my first album. And you know, it’s not easy to replicate that. And you just – I don’t have a formula.
My partner left me, and he told the whole world that I left him. That was very hard.
I think I felt like they weren’t very proud. [Troy Carter] had moved on to other things, other business ventures. I felt abandoned. But, you know, that’s my own issue. Every artist needs different things.