Rap-Metal Fatigue Crimping CD Sales

Jim Farber of the New York Daily News reports the rap-metal album sales trend has shown big signs of lightening up, highlighted by Crazytown. The band sold 1.6 million copies of its 1999 debut album, ‘The Gift of Game,’ at the trend’s peak in 2000, but their follow-up has been a disaster. In mid-November, ‘Darkhorse,’ opened at an awful No. 120 on Billboard’s Top 200, with sales of 12,843 copies. Five weeks later, it has vanished from the Top 200 with total sales of only 35,000. The full article at nydailynews.com has since been removed or relocated.

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