Selena Gomez is calling on the Selenators for help.
As the tracking week for music sales comes to an end, the 27-year-old singer-songwriter received word that her third studio album, Rare, was in jeopardy of debuting at No. 2. So, in an effort to nab the top spot, Gomez shared a video asking fans to the project on all platforms.
"I just found out that my album is neck-to-neck with another incredible artist," she said. "I told people before that, you know, it's not about numbers for me, but I would love for the most important album I've ever released to become No. 1. So, if you don't mind streaming it or listening to it on all the platforms, it would mean the absolute world to me. This is, again, something I've dreamed about for so long. But, regardless, I just hope that you guys are enjoying it and that it's something that you all can just enjoy and have. So, no worries. Either way, I'm happy."
According to data reported by HitsDailyDouble on Tuesday, Gomez's Rare is leading this week's sales by a slim margin. The project is expected to rake in 105,000 to 120,000 units within its first week. But Roddy Ricch's Please Excuse Me For Being Antisocial isn't far behind, as it is on track to earn an additional 95,000 to 105,000 units this week.
Though some die-hards have expressed their intentions to up their Rare streams, others said the request came off as entitled and, well, desperate.
Many Twitter users also compared Gomez's video to the stunts Justin Bieber pulled earlier this month, when he reposted instructions on how to inflate streams for his new single "Yummy." The post included suggestions like using VPNs to buy multiple copies and creating a "Yummy" playlist that would be streamed throughout the night while fans slept. Naturally, the Biebs was roasted for his efforts, which were ultimately futile. "Yummy" debuted at No. 2 behind Roddy's "The Box."
Good to know Selena has Roddy Ricch in her corner:
Roddy offered a similar note last week for Bieber.