So how did Carly Rae Jepsen’s new album sell on its first week in stores? Just … okay. Kiss debuted at No. 6 on the Billboard 200, with 46,000 copies sold. That put her behind Pink’s The Truth About Love (No. 1, at 280,000); Kanye and crew’s Cruel Summer (No. 2 at 205, 000); and the Killers’ Battle Born (No. 3 at 113,000). But she beat out Grizzly Bear and Ben Folds Five, so, small victories.
Carly Rae Jepsen performs on NBC’s “Today” at Rockefeller Plaza on August 23, 2012 in New York City. Photo: Theo Wargo/Getty Images