It should come as no surprise but Paris Hilton’s music CD is falling as fast as her panties on a first date. The album had dismal sales in its opening week on the shelves. Christina Aguilera’s CD dominated and blond bombshell Jessica Simpson’s album goes on sale this week.
In its first week out of the gate, Hilton’s first CD is being widely seen as a certified flop. “Paris,” which features the single “Stars Are Blind,” sold a lackluster 75,000 copies in the United States – a pittance compared to Christina Aguilera‘s first-week sales of 320,000, according to Soundscan.
And projected sales for next week are said to be a measly 30,000, which is a larger than normal second week drop.
“The international outlook is not much better for her,” one industry source told Page Six. “The international people are not inclined to do a big push since she can’t back up the album with a tour. Obviously, she can’t sing live.”
Paris also got some bad publicity from a former lover that probably hurt album sales somewhat.
Elijah Blue Allman, the hunky son of Cher and Gregg Allman, boasted to Howard Stern the other day that he had a fling with Hilton before she was famous – but he got nervous right afterward that he might have picked up a sexually transmitted disease from her. Allman says he was so worried, he raced downstairs and grabbed a household cleaning product to pour over his private parts and “disinfect” them.
Hilton wasn’t thrilled with the disclosure. “She’s not happy about it,” said a source, despite the fact Allman tried to lessen the low blow by noting she was a “sweet girl” nonetheless.