Pop Diva’s new single ‘Triumphant’ featuring Rick Ross & Meek Mill failed to create the magic in the US. 'Triumphant' only sold 23,000 downloads in first week and ranked 115 in the Billboard. It dropped to No. 50 in iTunes. In fact Mariah Carey’s comeback seems to be a bit shaky.
"I think it’s really hard to get on Top 40 radio when you are over 40", one top radio host says. "She’s trying to get street cred by having rappers on the song but it isn’t working. What’s really concerning her team is that most superstars' singles get in the top 10 on iTunes within the first days, just out of curiosity. It’s not like people are listening to the song and deciding they don’t like it; [with Mariah] they are not even listening."
This news must be disappointing for the singer who just celebrated the first birthday of her adorable twins and remarried her husband, Nick Cannon, in Parisian style. She joined the 'American Idol' team and became the highest-paid reality show judge in history.
"I think it was a mistake releasing the song before she got on 'Idol'," says Carolina Bermudez, who just left radio station Z100 to join CBS' 'The Couch'. "If radio isn’t playing it, then that’s a problem."
Watch Mariah Carey's new video 'Triumphant' below