The person who coined the phrase “there’s no such thing as bad publicity” probably isn’t a fan of #MAGA favorite rock band Trapt. The band, who emerged in 2002 with the admittedly huge hit “Headstrong”, are perhaps more known for vocalist Chris Brown’s Twitter tirades and hilarious memes than anything else. In case you forgot the band makes music, their new album Shadow Work released a couple weeks ago, too!
While Chris Taylor Brown (who operates the band’s socials) touted huge numbers 2 weeks ago upon the album’s release, the album only ended up selling 600 copies in its first week of release.
Shadow Work is #2 most sold Rock album on ITunes! Let’s get this bad boy to #1! Our promo team has not even woken up yet ? They’re west coast boys! We’re going 2 have a GREAT first week! Thank you to all the fans who are such a big part of our lives and what we do! #trapt #rock pic.twitter.com/GmCPqmVdA5
— TRAPT (@TRAPTOFFICIAL) July 3, 2020
Trapt once again makes rock history as their earth-shattering monster of a record sells 600 copies it’s first week! ? pic.twitter.com/fYNVfpbZg7
— Billy (@muchoawesomeo) July 15, 2020
Hilariously, Chris Taylor Brown is also disputing the stats, saying the record sold “almost 4k albums” in its first week, which certainly doesn’t align with the numbers being reported. Of course, Trapt’s #MAGA brand is known for lying about facts and figures, so this doesn’t come as much of a surprise.
We sold almost 4k albums from July 3 to July 9….. Not bad for a band that did everything ourselves and got zero word said about it on any DSPs??♂️ We’re happy with it. Not sure what chart you are looking at, cause they would be missing quite a few.
— TRAPT (@TRAPTOFFICIAL) July 15, 2020
As others have noted, hardly anyone actually cared about the record – all of their previous album, save 1999’s Amalgamation, charted on the Billboard Top 200. Hell, even Bury Tomorrow’s solid new record, Cannibal, managed to sell over twice as many first-week copies as Trapt did.