5 000 Copies Of Paris Hilton’s Debut Album Sold Worldwide Every Week

    Paris Hilton’s music phenomenon may have already died along with her debut album, “Paris.”

    But remarkably enough, a steady 5 000 copies a week is now being sold to major music stores. As of March 2nd, 2007, an insider known as “Zago” who has access to MediaTraffic’s database reported on his website this morning that 585 875 records of “Paris” have been sold worldwide since the release of the album in August 2006.

    It is probably still selling because Paris Hilton is in the news, and has established herself as a brand. Every product she sells, the more she gets noticed for her other professions.

    Technically, 545 000 copies have been sold, but since MediaTraffic can’t cover every country’s CD sells, he adds 7.5% to the amount for each music album. MediaTraffic covers about 90-95% of the music market.

    Here’s the list of a couple of well known artists who released an album in 2006 and the number of copies it has sold till this day worldwide (includes 7.5%).

    Justin Timberlake FutureSex / LoveSounds 5 688 900
    Nelly Furtado Loose 4 666 575
    Pink I’m Not Dead 4 201 100
    Beyoncé B’Day 4 039 850
    Gwen Stefani The Sweet Escape 1 860 825
    Janet Jackson 20 Y.O. 946 000
    Lionel Richie Coming Home 889 025
    Clay Aiken A Thousand Different Ways 585 875
    Jessica Simpson A Public Affair 412 800
    Christina Milian So Amazin’ 399 900

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    Posted: March 2nd, 2007
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    Associated Press Plays With Paris Hilton

    Predominant news reporter Jocelyn Noveck and his Associated Press team did an experment on banning Paris Hilton news reports this week. You might have already noticed that the internet is overwhelmed with news reports about Paris Hilton, and she’s the most searched celebrity in news sectons. Almost every day, there’s something new and very ordinary reports about her, and it doesn’t come from the Associated Press.

    The initial story of the ban from Associated Press was released yesturday morning, but funny enough, at the same time, the Paris Hilton driving issue popped up and spread everywhere.

    However, it actually turned out to be only an experiment. Besides, even if many jealous haters want to put an end of Paris Hilton’s publicity in the media, it will never happen. The Paris Hilton craziness is very strong and you can’t break it.

    Associated Press reports are unique in the sense that they report the truth and try to avoid putting its own spin.

    The Associated Press is right when they say that they report too many news about Paris Hilton. At least, two or three Paris Hilton articles appear on CNN.com’s mainpage every month. That’s a lot! But it’s heaven for a Paris Hilton fan. And don’t get me wrong, it’s the people, fans and haters together, who make this possible.


    Jocelyn Noveck’s analysis:

    NEW YORK – So you may have heard: Paris Hilton was ticketed the other day for driving with a suspended license. Not huge news, even by celebrity-gossip standards. Here at The Associated Press, we put out an initial item of some 300 words. But it actually meant more to us than that. It meant the end of our experimental blackout on news about Paris Hilton.

    It was only meant to be a weeklong ban — not the boldest of journalistic initiatives, and one, we realized, that might seem hypocritical once it ended. And it wasn‘t based on a view of what the public should be focusing on — the war in Iraq , for example, or the upcoming election of the next leader of the free world, as opposed to the doings of a partygoing celebrity heiress/reality TV star most famous for a grainy sex video.

    It turned out that people noticed plenty — but not in the way that might have been expected. None of the tens of thousands of media outlets that depend on AP called in asking for a Paris Hilton story. No one felt a newsworthy event had been ignored. (To be fair, nothing too out-of-the-ordinary happened in the Hilton universe.)

    The reaction was to the idea of the ban, not the effects of it. There was some internal hand-wringing. Some felt we were tinkering dangerously with the news. Whom, they asked, would we ban next? Others loved the idea. “I vote we do the same for North Korea ,” one AP writer said facetiously.

    During “blackout week,” the AP didn‘t mention Hilton‘s second birthday party at a Beverly Hills restaurant, at which a drunken friend reportedly was ejected by security after insulting Paula Abdul and Courtney Love . And editors asked our Puerto Rico bureau not to write about her visit there to hawk her fragrance. However, her name did slip into copy unintentionally three times, as background: in stories about Britney Spears , Nicole Richie , and even in the lead of a story about Democrats in Las Vegas.

    Also by then, an internal AP memo about the ban had found its way to the outside world. The New York Observer quoted it on Wednesday, and the Gawker.com gossip site linked to it. Howard Stern was heard mentioning the ban on his radio show, and calls came in from various news outlets asking us about it. On Editor and Publisher magazine‘s Web site, a reader wrote: “This is INCREDIBLE, finally a news organization that can see through this evil woman.” And another: “You guys are my heroes!”

    We also learned that Lloyd Grove, former columnist for the New York Daily News, had attempted a much longer Paris Hilton blackout. He began it a year into his “Lowdown” column and stuck to it, he says, for two years until the column was discontinued last October — except for a blind item (no names) about Hilton crashing a pre-Oscar party.

    Well, not really. “The blackout was a really heartfelt attempt on my part,” he says, “to get publicity for myself.”

    One measure of Hilton‘s fame: She was No. 5 last year on the Yahoo Buzz Index, a list of overall top searches on the Web site (her ever-so-brief buddy Spears is a perennial No. 1).

    Jeff Jarvis, who teaches journalism at the City University of New York, decries the “one-size-fits-all disease” afflicting media outlets, who feel that “everybody‘s covering it, so we must, too.” Even The New York Times, he noted, had substantial coverage of a hearing concerning where Anna Nicole Smith — perhaps the one person who rivaled Hilton in terms of fame for fame‘s sake — would be buried.

    So what have we learned from the ban? “It‘s hard to tell what this really changes, since we didn‘t have to make any hard decisions,” says Jesse Washington, AP‘s entertainment editor. “So we‘ll continue to use our news judgment on each item, individually.”

    Which means that for the immediate future, if not always, we‘ll still have Paris.

    Posted: March 1st, 2007
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    Video: What Does Paris Hilton Think Of Britney Spears Now?

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    A week ago, Paris Hilton gave Britney Spears her best wishes, but in an interview conducted for Extra, she refused to say anything more about Britney Spears’ recent bald buzz.

    This video also talks about her Las Vegas Birthday Party with a few comments from Paris Hilton. It’s a shame that the interviewer didn’t ask her any questions about her upcoming projects. We desperately need to know what Paris has reserved for us in the future!

    Posted: March 1st, 2007
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    Video: Sneak Peak Of Paris Hilton’s Brithday Home Party!

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    For the first time in a long time, Paris Hilton did a short interview with Extra’s Lara Shriftman and invited the crew to visit her second Birthday Party which was celebrated at her own house.

    We haven’t seen many interview with Paris Hilton lately, mainly because there’s no new project yet. But now that the Simple Life 5 is expected to begin filming in two weeks, we’ll certainly see many more. And perhaps, Paris could also explain what she has been up to since the release of her debut album, “Paris.”

    Paris also confirmed to Extra that she and Stavros have reunited despite the fact that she promised not to stay away from boyfriend, but that was mostly because she was working on the promotion of her music album and single “Stars Are Blind” in 2006.

    Posted: February 28th, 2007
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    Paris Hilton Comes Out After POSSIBLE “Violating Probation”

    TMZ is continuing to report false information about Paris Hilton’s recent incident. Unfortunately, they’ve found a bias writer at the moment penning down every line with assumptions. They are reporting that Paris Hilton has violated her probation when in fact, it has not been confirmed.

    Paris Hilton, a day after this incident, was filmed emerging from a West Hollywood medical building and directly went to inside a Range Rover. I’m not sure it was her’s or Nicky’s. She wasn’t driving; it’s was probably Nicky.

    There was once again a swarm of paparazzi who asked her questions about what happened, but she refused to open her mouth.

    Check out the video here, and here’s TMZ’s report.

    One day after violating probation and having her Bentley impounded for driving with a suspended license, Paris Hilton emerged from a West Hollywood medical building, with her cell phone implanted safely at her ear.

    The heiress barely batted an eyelash when a swarm of paparazzi surrounded her as she made her way to a waiting Range Rover. Luckily, Paris rode shotgun this time … and no authorities were needed.

    Posted: February 28th, 2007
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    No, Paris Hilton Was Not Arrested!

    More information is coming as the day passes. Associated Press has released a new report which doesn’t mention the word “arrest.” Blame it on TMZ, always overexagerating and assuming, and they getting away with it.

    This turns out to be a huge misunderstanding. Paris didn’t do anything wrong to get arrested. She only received a ticket for not having turned on her headlights.

    But here’s the funny part: Paris Hilton and her publicist had no idea that her licence was suspended. So here we go again, 90% of the world is now getting the wrong message.

    What’s even more crazy is that 99.9% of us didn’t know that Paris had no right to drive. How can they now say she has no right to drive while she was driving since her arrest in 2006?

    If Paris’ licence is suspended, which still unclear according to the Associated Press, it’s possible that she will go to jail for 90 days, but that’s really not likely considering the situation.

    We will need to know if her licence was indeed suspended.

    Here’s a portion of the second Associated Press report on Paris Hilton:

    WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. — Paris Hilton could have her probation revoked — possibly resulting in jail time — if she is found to have been driving with a suspended license because it would violate conditions of her previous sentence for reckless driving, authorities said Wednesday.

    The 26-year-old hotel heiress and star of “The Simple Life” was ticketed for misdemeanor driving with a suspended license after her blue Bentley Continental GTC was pulled over on Sunset Boulevard on Tuesday, Los Angeles County sheriff’s Sgt. Duane Allen Jr. said.

    She was stopped about 11 p.m. after authorities saw the car speeding with its headlights off, Allen said.

    “Our office is waiting to obtain a copy of the citation,” said Nick Velasquez, a spokesman for the Los Angeles city attorney’s office. “Once we’re able to verify that Miss Hilton was driving the vehicle, we will request that the court revoke her probation and set a probation violation hearing.”

    Hilton could face up to 90 days in jail if a judge finds she violated her probation, he said.

    “That is certainly one of the possibilities,” Velasquez said. “The judge would make that determination.”

    A call to Hilton spokesman Elliot Mintz wasn’t immediately returned.

    Posted: February 28th, 2007
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    Paris Hilton Arrested For Driving On A Suspended License

    Paris Hilton, Frontpage on CNN.com!

    Yes, Paris Hilton was arrested again last night over driving issues, but this time, because her driving license was suspended. They first stopped her for speeding (but not according to Paris’ publicist, Eillot) and driving without her headlights. But there might be a twist here.

    The media such as TMZ is reporting that Paris could face jail time, which is highly not likely, because she violated her probation. According to TMZ, Paris had to strictly obey all laws.

    But the thing is that one may assume that Paris’ licence was suspended since she got arrested last year for DUI, and wonder how she was still allowed to drive.

    Paris and her publicst say that they weren’t aware of that her licence was suspended. No one in the media even said it was. So maybe there was some sort of misunderstanding, but we’ll definitely get more information on this and a hearing will be set according to TMZ.

    Here is the press release from the Associated Press:

    WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. — Paris Hilton was cited for driving on a suspended licence after police stopped her for speeding and driving without her headlights on late Tuesday, authorities said.

    The hotel heiress and star of “The Simple Life” reality series was pulled over on Sunset Boulevard in her blue Bentley Continental GTC at 11 p.m., said Sgt. Duane Allen Jr. of the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department.

    She was on her way home from buying DVDs at Virgin Megastore in West Hollywood after spending the day at home for a photo shoot, her publicist, Elliot Mintz, said.

    Hilton, 26, was issued a ticket for driving on a suspended licence, a misdemeanor, and released. A court date was not immediately set.

    She was alone and there was no sign of drinking or drugs, Allen said.

    Mintz said Hilton didn’t realize the car’s headlights weren’t on because she had just left a parking structure that was brightly lit. She was told by police she was stopped for not having the headlights turned on. Speeding was not mentioned, Mintz said.

    “When she called me, she asked if her licence was suspended,” Mintz said early Wednesday. “If that’s the case, she and I are unaware of it.”

    Hilton was picked up by a friend and taken home after the incident. Her car was impounded.

    In January, Hilton pleaded no contest to alcohol-related reckless driving stemming from her Sept. 7 arrest in Hollywood. She was sentenced to 36 months’ probation, alcohol education and $1,500 in fines. That case was reduced from an original charge of driving under the influence.

    Posted: February 28th, 2007
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