Kreayshawn Only Earned $0.01 In Royalties From Her Debut


| January 18, 2014 - 9:57 pm

When it comes Kreayshawn’s debut album Somethin’ ‘Bout Kreay, perhaps it’s best left forgotten. Since its release in September of 2012 — the LP followed the lightning bolt success of her breakthrough single “Gucci Gucci” — Somethin’ ‘Bout Kreay has only suffered sad titles. It holds the title for one of the worst first week sales ever, after it only moved 3,900 copies. Pretty bad considering it was released by major label Columbia and her “Gucci Gucci” video had some 30 million plus hits at the time. This week, a year and some change since the debut’s release, Kreayshawn shared her royalties from Somethin’ ‘Bout Kreay and they’re pretty abysmal. The Oakland rapper only made $.01 — yes, one cent — off the LP. The time frame it took for the penny royalty to accumulate is unknown. It could be for only the last week, the entire year 2013 or since the LP’s release in 2012. (We’re hoping it’s the first.)

Kreayshawn has not released a new LP since Somethin’ ‘Bout Kreay, and has remained quiet on the mixtape front too after giving birth to a boy last year. She dropped a new track titled “Baby Cakes” back in February of 2013 that suggested she was perhaps pursuing a new direction that was less hip-hop and more electro-pop.