Austin Mahone The Secret Album ‘Has Disappointing Sales.. Struggling To Sell Records’

austin-mahone-secretAustin Mahone’s record label Republic Records are disappointed over sales of his new EP The Secret. Republic exec Avery Lipman said, ‘The kid can close down any mall in America, but we are struggling to sell a meaningful amount of records.

It sounds good, looks good; goes right in the weeds.’ The Secret sold 46,000 copies in its first week to debut at No. 5 on the Billboard 200, before dropping to No. 34 in its second week with just over 8,000 copies sold. Do YOU think YouTube singers like Justin Bieber and Austin Mahone are in decline?

  • Renee

    Wasn’t his album #1 for a good solid min much of this is true.ocean up get real news!

    • anon

      #1 on iTunes doesn’t mean that much. Billboard 200 is what counts

  • ikeepempressedt

    Maybe try bringing some new to the table…? Nobody wants to see the 2011 version of Justin Beiber over again..

  • laura

    Nah he just came too soon because now all the young girls have One Direction. And he isn’t nearly as talented as Justin is. I don’t really know about his music though since the only I’ve ever listened to was Hmm Yeah and that was absolutely horrendous.
    Maybe if he came in the picture in a year or two when 1D is dying down, his career would’ve taken a different course, who knows.

    • anon

      His music is basically a Backstreet Boys rip-off

  • hi

    honestly whoever is writing his music needs to up their game. he has potential but his songs arent that great

  • guest

    He and his music sucks.Probably why he was so thirsty for a famous girlfriend because thats the only way he will be relevant.

  • anonymous

    hmm… hoe hoe hoe hoe hoe

  • Tash

    His CD is even in South Africa. Got here quick too! They have it all plastered in the front of the shop window. I’m pretty sure most people here don’t know who he is OR care enough to buy the album. Nice guy, really grown as a performer, but crappy album.

  • threelittlebirds

    is this actual album sales or digital album sales? because honestly no one really goes to a store to buy cds anymore, majority buy on iTunes.

    • Tash

      I think this is total album sales. As you said, no one really buys CDs anymore. So if it’s just digital, that doesn’t help either. But in this case, it seems it’s total. That’s even more sad.

      • threelittlebirds

        he should just quit before it becomes too embarrassing.

  • honesty

    Cody and Austin are in the same boat. They came too late after Justin and they’re both lacking star quality, no matter how talented they are. We have Justin. We don’t need you guys.

    • Tash

      You know, the only thing I don’t like about Justin is his attitude. I’ve never been a fan of his personality either. But I used to cheer him on before. Now that attitude just makes it so hard to even support him professionally. I listen to his music but I don’t watch his videos etc. Its just off putting. With Cody & Austin, I like them. But their music is just not up to par. Such a dilemma. That’s why I’m a Nick Jonas fan instead. I like him & his music :) Win!

  • JUG

    Cody Simpson and Austin Mahone are basically interchangeable. Very average voices. Generic forgettable songs. Basic dance steps we’ve all seen a thousand times. The best thing they have going for them is insane amounts of promotion and a willingness to flash their abs at every opportunity and talking about their “love life” during every interview. It’s actually good that they have not achieved big success based on these questionable attributes. Maybe it will encourage labels to finally support real artists with real talent rather than the likes of a Cody Simpson and Austin Mahone.

    • Tash

      No Jug. They are not as successful because they don’t have an amazing perfume empire like Justin ;)

      • JUG

        You’re right! You are nothing without a perfume. Justin & 1D have multiple perfumes. Wonder why there are no Cody or Austin scents? Do they not smell good?

  • BrokenArrow18

    I think he needs more time. I wouldnt compare him with Cody Simpson since Austin has already achivied things that Cody after all this year hasnt. I’ll say that he even sold more than cody since he doesnt even have a certified song, while Austin has. He’s on a higher lever than him but he still hasnt taken off. Give him time.

    • dee

      Actually, Cody’s song ‘On My Mind’ peaked at #8 on billboard and his stuff generally sells better in the long run. First week sales don’t mean anything tbh. Jay-Z’s most critically acclaimed album ‘Reasonable Doubt’ sold 15k first week and everybody called him a flop, but that album went on to sell millions years later. It’s about momentum, hype, but above all GOOD QUALITY MUSIC. And Austin just isn’t delivering that. Teenage/tween girls are shallow, but they’re not stupid. Justin makes good(ish) music. Austin doesn’t. And ultimately that’s the difference.

      • BrokenArrow18

        Still, Austin has achivied more things than Cody after all this years. I do agree with the first sales week since Austin’s song managed to get gold after a few months and I’m sure his album can sell more later. I still didnt see that with Cody.

        And I dont believe there’s such a thing as good music. It’s always gonna be subjective. A song it’s gonna be good depending the situation, the person, the genre, likes, etc. But if you want to use the quality music concept, If you read the lyrics of the 3,none of them do “quality music”.

  • Marina And My Diamonds

    Austin could make it far if he just had better music, he does look like he’s trying to be Justin Bieber 2.0 minus the drama. He could steal Bieber’s fans or something because Justin is ‘abusing’ their love for him. Austin could swoop in.. that’s just a suggestion. Seriously I still think he should pursue acting.

    • BrokenArrow18

      I wouldnt mind see that face on the big screen tho ;)

  • Emmy

    Well, let’s think about this: Austin can barely sing and his songs are mediocre. I wonder why he’s not selling… These record labels are stupid. He’s basically a cheap re-hash of Bieber with sounds ripped off of 90s boy bands. Why won’t anyone tell him the truth?

  • Grammy Winner Taylor Swift

    The more talentless you are, the more you need to join a boyband.


      my fave :)

      • Tash

        I told OU, hire this person! Kindred spirits, I swear!

  • roxanneXD

    this is happening to bieber too. The concerts sold but no longer sells music as before.

  • Me

    I personally love his album. His songs are catchy and have an R&B feel to them that I love. I’m not crazy about him but I enjoy his music.

  • anon

    For an artist whose main attribute is his looks this is a very bad choice for album cover



  • Anon

    People are more crazy about meeting the celebs these days and then anonymously criticizing them then about their work. The younger, the more this holds true. Plus people are “smartening” up and know where to get the songs for free. I’m still buying everything lol. I’m Miss Old Fashioned.

  • Duckyhoward15

    5sos got 1D’s help to sell their album he need some support too

    • dee

      true. his people’s mistake was thinking he was ‘too big’ to open for an artist that could help him, like justin, for example. perfect audience. ariana opened for justin despite having a platinum selling single because she knew she needed the audience and it worked.

      • Duckyhoward15

        Totally agree with you even when 1d started they opened for big time rush before releasing their album , it was a stupid move but well it can still be fixed :)