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What happened with “Dirrty” in America?

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Ruthless Love    3,489

I'm pretty sure it's because of how sexualized it was, and American just wasn't open to that.

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ajp    9,483

Yes, it was a bit shocking for America and almost killed the album momentum until Beautiful was released and saved her entire career alex1

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Dan    15,060

It did bad in America? I remember hearing it so much as a kid, but maybe that was just around my house ny4  My mom stanned bey6 

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RihannaRTT    11,453
2 minutes ago, Dan said:

It did bad in America? I remember hearing it so much as a kid, but maybe that was just around my house ny4  My mom stanned bey6 

It peaked around the 60s if I recall.

 

And the answer is because it was released in '02/'03. This was a really weird transitional period for the Billboard Charts because physical sales were almost dead but digital sales weren't allowed to chart at the time, so the chart was mostly based on radio plays, and due to the nature of Dirtty, it didn't get many because radios refused to spin it. There's your answer mad1 

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Dan    15,060
31 minutes ago, RihannaRTT said:

It peaked around the 60s if I recall.

 

And the answer is because it was released in '02/'03. This was a really weird transitional period for the Billboard Charts because physical sales were almost dead but digital sales weren't allowed to chart at the time, so the chart was mostly based on radio plays, and due to the nature of Dirtty, it didn't get many because radios refused to spin it. There's your answer mad1 

Ah, thanks! :) 

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34 minutes ago, RihannaRTT said:

It peaked around the 60s if I recall.

 

And the answer is because it was released in '02/'03. This was a really weird transitional period for the Billboard Charts because physical sales were almost dead but digital sales weren't allowed to chart at the time, so the chart was mostly based on radio plays, and due to the nature of Dirtty, it didn't get many because radios refused to spin it. There's your answer mad1 

Things like this are why I’m not nostalgic for tv and radio being “gatekeepers”.

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Kirjava    6,833

Their prudery happened. But due to the controversy everyone knows it, despite it technically not doing well on the charts.

And now look at all the girls citing it as an influence. moo1

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Habits    2,684
5 hours ago, RihannaRTT said:

It peaked around the 60s if I recall.

 

And the answer is because it was released in '02/'03. This was a really weird transitional period for the Billboard Charts because physical sales were almost dead but digital sales weren't allowed to chart at the time, so the chart was mostly based on radio plays, and due to the nature of Dirtty, it didn't get many because radios refused to spin it. There's your answer mad1 

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BlancLover    920

Dirrty was done dirty by conservatives, 

Look at where we are at now? Everyone seemed confident in showcasing sexuality. 

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BlancLover    920
17 hours ago, Dan said:

It did bad in America? I remember hearing it so much as a kid, but maybe that was just around my house ny4  My mom stanned bey6 

Your mom has taste. My mom also loves Xtina and she even bought BIONIC as a sixteenth birthday present for me back in 2010 even though it was such an explicit album. We bopped to Elastic Love and Woohoo so much, even up to now we listen to it. 

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Dan    15,060
1 hour ago, BlancLover said:

Your mom has taste. My mom also loves Xtina and she even bought BIONIC as a sixteenth birthday for me present back in 2010 even though it was such an explicit album. We bopped to Elastic Love and Woohoo so much, even up to now we listen to it. 

Yes! Love that cry7  I love when families have taste! yas2 

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Princess Aurora    18,492

I think it's mostly because of two reasons :

  • The American Public
  • The Radio Spins

Back in 2002, the US was more conservative than it is nowadays. Therefore, Dirrty by Christina Aguilera had the same treatment that other Singers received during those days. One example I could include is Erotica by Madonna which was heavily censored in the US. The other factor is sales. Since Physical Sales were selling that much anymore, they decided to use Radio Airplay as a way to reach Higher Spots in the Billboard Hot 100. So, This led to Dirrty charting lower than expected. This is the reason why the song wasn't popular in the USA.

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Gravity    893

They didn't play the song on the radio because of the video and it didn't chart higher. Radio was a big factor back then along with physical sales.

But otherwise it was really successful. Really you could measure a song's popularity by how well it was doing on TRL. And Dirrty was really successful there.

I still think she should have chosen a different lead single cuz Dirrty doesn't represent Stripped at all. Dirrty is the odd one out on Stripped. It threw people off at first until Beautiful. This album could have been more successful if she chose a better lead single. I mean the song slaps don't get me wrong but CHUD and Dirrty should have been switched. CHUD as the first single to represent the album's message and Dirrty in the summer. xtina11

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Seska    5

As an american, Dirrty gave me life in the early 2000s. Even when it comes on now I still get my life to it. Stripped is a great album. 

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