Charting the Real Housewives Musical Hits and Misses
Whose single soared the highest?
The Real Housewives -- and their significant others -- have given us no fewer than eight singles, but who's number one with a bullet? The Hollywood Reporter did some digging and discovered -- to no one's surprise -- that "Tardy for the Party" from The Real Housewives of Atlanta's Kim Zolciak (and produced by castmate Kandi Burruss) is the best-selling Real Housewife hit, with an impressive 101,000 paid downloads. With variables like piracy factored in, the Reporter estimates that about 1 million people have some copy of the tune in their music files. (Check out "Tardy for the Party" and more musical offerings from the Housewives.)
Kandi can also claim the second-best–selling Real Housewives single with her "Fly Above," reportedly clocking in at about 55,000 sales. The third most popular Bravoleb jam is The Countess LuAnn de Lesseps' "Money Can't Buy You Class," which has sold 19,000 digital copies. The most recent entry onto the Housewives chart, Melissa Gorga's "On Display," has reportedly sold more than 8,000 copies since it was released last month.
DC party enthusiast Michaele Salahi's club anthem "Bump It" fared... well, worse, moving just 122 copies so far. But again, factoring in piracy, that means that approximately 1,220 people may have a copy. Now are you impressed?
The Hollywood Reporters chart dive didn't include Kim Z's follow-up singles "The Ring Didn't Mean A Thing" or "Google Me," or offerings from Gretchen Rossi or Miss Lawrence. If you want to revisit those or any of the Housewives' singles, we've got you covered.
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