MP3 (2008) Era
In his attempt to go always higher, M. Pokora went to the US where he was in contact with heavily hyped producer of the time Timbaland to work on his third album.
The whole project leading to MP3 album was regarded as pretentious by the general opinion so when lead single Dangerous bombed it completely back-lashed on the artist. Not only the pop star missed to break new territories, he also lost a huge part of his following in France.
One may say Dangerous was a #1 hit. Technically it was thanks to the dying physical market and the delay of the SNEP to include downloads, already way more relevant in order to gauge a success at that time. On that specific ranking, the song peaked at #19 only.
The album opened with a third of sales of its predecessor, starting at a low #7 position. The debut was already bad but the long run was even worst with only 7 weeks in total inside the Top 100. Shipping enough for Gold upon release, the LP sold only 35,000 units by the end of the year, a disastrous results giving the investment on it.
Top 3 Most Streamed Tracks on Spotify
- Dangerous – 1,126,000
- Catch Me If You Can – 366,000
- They Talk Sh#t About Me – 248,000