Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about Kylie Minogue, TLC, and Electric Light Orchestra (ELO).
GOT THE FEVER FOR THE GIRL
Over the holidays I picked up a copy of Kylie Minogue's latest album "Fever." I saw her at the KIIS [Los Angles] Jingle Ball Concert in December and she was really great. Do you know which song from "Fever" will be her next radio single? Could you also tell how many copies the album has sold in the U.S.?
According to Capitol, it's too early to tell on what the next U.S. single from "Fever" will be. The album has sold 932,000 copies in the U.S. since its February 2002 release, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The set debuted and peaked at No. 3 on The Billboard 200.
The current single from the album is "Come Into My World." This week it's No. 92 on Billboard's Hot 100. It's the third track to chart from "Fever," following "Can't Get You Out Of My Head" (No. 7) and "Love At First Sight" (No. 23). The latter track was recently nominated for a Grammy in the best dance recording category.
'HAND'S UP' FOR TLC
Happy New Year! I was wondering if there are any plans by Arista to release a next single from TLC's "3D?" If so is there any word on what it will be. My pick would be "Hands Up."
"Hands Up" is indeed the second "3D" single being promoted to U.S. radio outlets by Arista. The track is the follow-up to "Girl Talk," which climbed to No. 28 on Billboard's Hot 100 and No. 23 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart.
"3D" debuted at No. 6 on The Billboard 200 in November, and has since sold 536,000 copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan. "Hands Up" made it onto Billboard's Bubbling Under Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart for one week on Jan. 18, appearing at No. 24.
NOT MUCH ZOOM FOR ELO
I've been a fan for years of Electric Light Orchestra. Upon the release of "Zoom" in June 2001, ELO was supposed to embark on a tour across the U.S., but unfortunately canceled a lot of shows, supposedly due to lack of ticket sales. How many copies of the album have been sold? This seemed to be a pretty big undertaking for all involved, especially Epic. I've been looking for sales figures for quite some time, and have had no luck.
Electric Light Orchestra's "Zoom" spent two weeks on The Billboard 200, peaking at No. 94. So far, the Epic album has sold 80,000 copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan.