LeAnn Rimes’ album ‘Spitfire’ tanks, sells less than 11,000 copies in a week

Many of you called this, so you’re probably feeling pretty good right now. Despite some decent reviews and a wall-to-wall press tour to promote the album, LeAnn Rimes’ Spitfire is being declared a “bomb”. All of that hustling for nothing! Honestly, though, I don’t know much about how these things are calculated and all of the charts and ranking systems that make up the current music industry standards. But I do know that selling less than 11,000 copies in the first week is no bueno.

Spitfire or misfire? LeAnn Rimes’ latest album earned critical acclaim (Us Weekly’s Ian Drew gave it 3/4 stars, while USA Today’s Brian Mansfield gave it 4/4 stars) but the disc failed to make an impression on the Billboard charts. Released in the U.S. June 4, the singer’s 12th CD debuted at No. 36, selling a disappointing 10,798 copies. By comparison, Queens of the Stone Age’s sixth studio album, …Like Clockwork, debuted at No. 1 with 91,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan data.

After a tumultuous few years — the singer’s image was tarnished after Us exposed her affair with Eddie Cibrian’ in 2009 while both stars were married to other people — Rimes had been hoping for a hit. Instead of staying quiet, Rimes decided to share her side of the story through music.

“I felt I had nothing to lose by telling the truth,” Rimes said in Us Weekly’s June 10 issue. “I’d been so quiet about everything, it was like ripping a piece of tape off my mouth.”

The stepmom to Cibrian and Brandi Glanville’s sons Mason, 10, and Jake, 6, discussed her affair in the song “Borrowed.” According to Rimes, writing and releasing the song was cathartic. “It was the elephant in the room; I had to to talk about it,” the two-time Grammy winner explained.

“There’s no glamorizing the situation. I was disgusted with myself and thought I was pathetic. But now that I’m on the other side, I’m proud of who I am.”

[From Us Weekly]

If you’ve been on LeAnn’s Twitter this week, you know that she’s trying to put a good spin on the numbers. LeAnn tweeted a bunch of chart images and she claims that Spitfire was the “sole Top 10 country debut.” Eh. As I said, there are a bunch of different ways to analyze the data. We need to get Nate Silver to crunch the numbers! But I think if Us Weekly is calling her out, it’s probably a “bomb”. It could be that her asinine press tour really turned people off. Ha.

Here are some new Vine videos to haunt your nightmares:

Photos courtesy of Fame/Flynet and LeAnn’s Twitter.

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  1. kin says:

    You’re going to crush that trike…and you look like an idiot.

  2. Quinn Parker says:

    Couldn’t have happened to a nicer gal!

  3. Masque says:

    Is she not wearing her usual wedding ring set? Dare I hope that’s a sign of impending break up?

  4. OhDear says:

    If she wants to have a career, she needs to stop talking about her personal drama and focus on music. She actually has (had?) a great voice.

  5. Mandy says:

    Bahahahahahahahahahaha! I guess that was mean. Well, this IS Leann, it’s okay to be mean I guess.

  6. brin says:

    Gee wewe, you should have checked in with us, we called this…but it was fun to watch you squirm on AH.

  7. Cleveland Girl says:

    I actually feel a little bad for her. I believe she is talented and has a good voice, but her performance or the View was mediocre at best and her songs on the new album are far from compelling. She just wasted so much time on her personal drama that I think her talent has suffered.

    • kaligula says:

      I feel bad for her too. She just seems confused and desperate for love. And if she keeps getting bad press like this and officially becomes an underdog/sad case then I will have to start liking her, it’s just my automatic reaction.

      So snap out of it Leanne! Don’t make me have to become a fan.

    • Lucinda says:

      I only have sympathy in that I believe she is mentally ill and untreated. However, she has actively hurt other people in a very public way and is not getting her illness treated so my sympathy is limited.

      • Shannon1972 says:

        Well said. I feel the same ambivalence about her. Repulsed by her abhorrent behavior, but oddly sympathetic…and it’s very odd because I am firmly a fan of Brandi.
        But I think this woman is very immature and can’t see beyond what is happening at any particular moment. It seems to me that she could benefit from a good therapist, at the very least.

      • silver says:

        she herself has said that she’s been going to see a psychiatrist on a weekly basis FOR YEARS. so I’m not so sure about the “poor little rich girl with untreated mental issues” angle.

      • heidi says:

        Brandi sees a number of therapists by her own admission. Eddie likes em cray cray !!! Brandi suffers hysteria and over dramatization of life events. But I do see his connection with Leann lasting because of a deeper quality. Brandi is hyper superficial and volatile. Hard combo to live with.

      • briargal says:

        @heidi–EC’s connection with LR is not because of a “deeper quality”. HaHa! It’s because LR has deeper piles of money!!! And she is waaaaay more crazy than Brandi! Also vindictive, manipulative, deceitful, the list goes on and on and on. Did I mention she lies a lot?? In fact all the time??!!

  8. dorothy says:

    She can sing, the lack of sales have to do with her constant talk about her affair, herself, her step kids and her husband. Not to mention the never ending tweets and pictures. No one’s interested!

  9. Babalon says:


    Yay! I am feeling pretty good right now. And, cackling away…

  10. Jane says:

    Karma…it’s such sweet thing, isn’t it???? I’m toasting the occasion with champagne and OJ (mimosas). Anyone care to join me?

  11. Jenna says:

    And the countdown to the emergency pregnancy/baby (to be deployed when all other options have failed and you have already tried a renewal of vows to garner positive attention) begins in 3, 2….

  12. Leslie says:

    I think all her crazies during promotion hurt her sales. If she’d gone out there and talked about how she loves to sing and write her own songs–about music–more people would have bought it.

    Instead all she talked about was how this entire album is about her having an affair with a married man and the ongoing fight she’s having with his ex, and all the lies people tell about her.

    I don’t think she gets how many woman out there in the real world hate women like her. She just doesn’t get it.

    • claire says:

      I don’t think she gets she has to stop underestimating others’ intelligence. Everyone knows she’s lying when she speaks. They see the proof constantly.

    • ya says:

      Ya very true. I’m actually surprised it sold as much as it did.

      Also she did a publicity tour just this past week or so, but the singles released last year bombed and the album release was confusing.

    • Christin says:

      I personally think they should have put it out there months ago and not lined up any interviews. It still probably would not have sold well, but I think it might have been better than this!

      If she had stayed off the radar for at least four or five years and then released a record without a bunch of references or interviews pointing to the affair, it would probably have gone a whole lot better!

    • Emily C. says:

      She cheated on her husband. This is what gets me. No one ever seems to remember that she wronged him primarily. She had no vows to Brandi — it was Eddie who did wrong by Brandi.

      But people focus on the fact that Leann slept with a man who was married to someone else and seem to completely forget that she was married at the time. That’s the vow she broke and the worst wrong she did then. This gets her off the hook, while putting the responsibility for Eddie’s behavior entirely on her.

      Weirdly, I sort of think she likes it this way. Even her record focuses mostly on the fact that her boyfriend was married, with only one song about how she cheated on her husband. She likes to believe that she “stole” Eddie, when really Brandi kicked him out after finding out he was a serial cheater and so he decided to land on Leann’s doorstep because she’s rich. Plus then Leann doesn’t have to think much about the fact that she betrayed her husband.

      • Virgilia Coriolanus says:

        Good call! I always forget that she was married, simply because she acts like Eddie’s the first guy who ever paid attention to her, who ever loved her.

        She better be glad Dean needed/wanted money more than calling her out….that would’ve been one interview I would’ve loved to have read.

      • Shannon1972 says:

        Huh, I always forget that she was married too. Good point.

      • Shelley says:

        Yes! And what gets to me is that in “what have I done,” the words ‘I broke the sweetest heart of the only man who ever loved me.’ What does that say about how she believes Eddie regards her? What do you all think?

        I love country music and was a closeted country music lover even as a teen. I believe LeAnn has a great voice but I also believe it tends to be – or she tends to use it – robotically, and often stomps the hell out of whatever she’s singing. She substitutes volume and note-warping for interpretation, and that turns many of her vocals just plain ugly. She’s benefit by reatraining and refining her voice, thinking/feeling her way through a song, not belting things out like a child auditioning for “Annie.” Listen to Patty Loveless’ “Here I Am” on YouTube and you’ll see the difference.

        Having said that, I feel genuine sorrow and even horror for the way she was pushed into center stage at 12. I don’t care how much she and her parents say she wanted this. She has also said no one at any age could be prepared for the attention and fame suddenly foisted on her. Parents are to lead, encourage, and protect. They could have ensured she got a rock solid education in regular schools so that she had a normal childhood. Her personality, voice, and career would be so much better now if she’d been allowed to be a regular person until she was of age. Her talent would have only been stronger at 18 than at 12, had her parents egos and greed not been their guiding lights.

      • emmie_a says:

        Shelley: I’m not going to listen to any of her songs — but are you sure that the line you are referencing is about Dean, her ex? In LeAnn’s delusional world, she could be talking about Eddie. She probably thinks she broke his heart bc she had an affair with him but she was married and he’ll never be able to have her…
        And for all I know she could have explained the lyrics and I could be totally off-base but sometimes it’s fun to go into LeAnn’s mind!

      • Annie B says:

        My reply is to Shelley. Mentioning the Patty Loveless song, that woman is COUNTRY. She really is a gorgeous singer. And doing a little Youtube tour I got onto a nostalgia trip of the truly wonderful Pam Tillis. Then Jo Dee Messina (yup, she was on Curb too). These ladies were pure country.

        Funny, in with all these ladies is a Leann video, one of her favorite songs with her die hard country fans, even thought this was during her attempt at “pop”, to compete with Britney and Xtina or pop/country like Shania(failed) One Way Ticket from WAY back when. She gave off an almost likable vibe then. See what very strict handlers and PR can create?


        For more awesome country music, it makes me want to PUKE that Alison freaking Krauss sings “backup” on one of Leann’s songs on Shitfire.

        And here you go, Leann, sweetie, this is the kind of song/story that makes people feel pity for the whore. Sung by Alison’s gorgeous voice. Bragging, smugness and pride makes people DESPISE a homewrecking whore. So you GET why the shit you do does NOT work Leann. This song personifies human nature and emotion.

        Brad Paisley, Alison Krauss – Whiskey Lullaby http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IZbN_nmxAGk

  13. Vero says:

    Lord is she ugly..and dumb!!!

  14. Sarah says:

    When her accounts start to drain, Eddie will go back to work to find a new sugar momma

  15. rottielover says:

    The best thing that could happen to her and her career, is having Eddie cheat and leave her publicly. Maybe then she would gain some humility and perspective. Apologize to Brandi, put out a new album about a cheating douche. I think only then could she rehab her image.

  16. dorothy says:

    Must have been an expensive week for Leann, what with purchasing all those albums and all.

  17. claire says:

    She called those 10,000 a HUGE success. I’m laughing thinking about how miffed she must be that no one else thinks so. Every article is calling it a failure! ahahahaha. Oh, Leann, you so deserve this.

  18. lisa says:

    yesterday on wendy (lame interview) she said it was getting great reviews but she didnt say where

    i suppose there is a great review on leann’s twitter somewhere

  19. Samigirl says:

    I’m curious if she lost money making this album? Anyone know the details on that?

    • Rita says:

      Hi sweet heart! It costs $200-$250,000 to produce an album. She’ll spend another $200,000 on promotion and that’s on the cheap. An “A-Lister” with a record label will spend a half mil on promotion. She has no record label so all of this is out of her pocket. In addition, there are other artists on the album who get their cut of any proceeds. So yes, LeAnn will lose close to a half million….but don’t tell Eddie. He’ll feel really “Blue”.

  20. A says:

    10 000 is a huge flop! Taylor Swift debutes her albums in the million range. Britney, Rihanna and such are in the 200-700 000 range.

  21. JenniferJustice says:

    I am not out for blood. I feel validation more than revenge. This girl has got to learn to shut her mouth and stop justifying cheating, breaking up a family, bad-mouthing the woman whose family you tore apart, and basically SWFing her. I think she’s unbalanced and completely dillusional. Why do cheaters think that if the person you cheated with lasts w/you that what you did to get them was okay? It’s still not okay. I don’t care if she and Eddie last til death do them part. How they got together was unforgivable and I am of the mindset that had she been exactly who she is but w/out the fame, history and money, he would not have left his family for her – hence the continual copying of Brandi. I think she knows she really had nothing to justify his leaving his family for her other than a checking account and possible gigs for him as he rides her quickly disappearing coat tails.

    • Virgilia Coriolanus says:

      I kind of disagree with how they got together was unforgivable. You can’t change the past, but if they had both shown some real remorse to Brandi, and had both tried their best to co-parent with Brandi then this would be a different story.

      Generally, I try not to bash people who cheat or who are alleged to have cheated. I only try to make judgments if I know the whole story (meaning there’s irrefutable evidence) and/or if the person is a well known douchebag with a history. Other than that, I try to realize that there is another side, another story.

      Leann is just a disgusting human being. I mean not only did she cheat, she was always blatantly flirting with Eddie in front of her own husband and Brandi…that’s cold.

      • JenniferJustice says:

        and that’s what I mean about “how they got together.” They could have sat down their current spouses and told them they wanted a divorce BEFORE they both cheated on them. Lots of people get divorced and most end up with someone else afterward, but it’s the way they went about it – shameless!

    • irmawati says:

      agree with you. BEEN IN SAME SITUATION myself. have 20 months baby girl n 9 month boy. n this miss x knowin my husband is married with children she care not. She bad mouthed me on her facebook wall over n over. it is not enough she is dating my husband but she also need to shit on me. EVERYONE WANTS TO BE LOVE N BE HAPPY BUT IT DOESNT MEANT ITS OK TO DESTROY OTHERS PEOPLE HAPPINESS

      • Mimi says:

        I’m sorry that you went(or are going through)that especially w such young children. Your (ex?) husband is not a man, he’s a boy who can’t handle responsibility the way a real man knows how to handle them. Let that GIRL have her little boy, you are a WOMAN who deserves a MAN

      • Virgilia Coriolanus says:

        Oh, God, I’m sorry. Are you doing okay with work and getting childcare? Your husband sounds like a grade a douche. I hope, at the very least, that he’s taking care of his kids. Just hang in there and ignore her…that’ll make her even angrier.

        I can’t stand it when the legitimate “other woman” tries to get up in the wife’s grill, like she was the one who wrong for being married to your boyfriend.

      • Tiffany :) says:

        Hugs to Irmawati! You deserve so much better.

        The girl that was trash talking you will eventually know what it feels like, because you know he won’t be faithful to her either.

      • irmawati says:

        thank you all for the care. I was in the women shelter couple weeks ago for 2 weeks i stayed there cause I cant stand they emotionally abusive me. If day a my husband called me insecure the next day she will posted on her wall: you insecure.
        Is it insecure if a wife asks her husband to not dating another woman???!!!!
        thats happened over n over, anything i talked to him, she will know n posted it to insult me.
        My time in the shelter was great. I have never been happier since 3 years married compared to my time there. Kind social workers n friends that make me stronger.
        I dont love him anymore (how could i when even while i was pregnant he has girlfriend. This miss x is not the first but she is the only one very VOCAL) .
        I told him i dont love him n i want a divorce, but he refused, he love our children n dont want seperated from them (cause after the divorce i will return to my home country with the kids)
        He does everythin to make me dependable to him, 40$ a week money for me that i used for buying food or milk when run out, no credit card, nothing.
        I am strong because my children, i will take their shit for my kids (cant leave him right now, here day care cost 1000$ a month for 1 kid).
        When they big enough (school age) i will leave his ass.
        Thank you for letting me get things out from my chest. Make me feel better to share with someone. Feel like in therapy lol

      • Karma says:


        I read your post last night and my heart went out to you.

        Truly sorry that those two creeps would treat you so poorly. Obviously, only you can decide what is best for you and your babies but it sounds like the shelter was a positive environment for you.

        Maybe the shelter has counseling services or other help so that when you decide to leave your husband you will be ready. It would be horrible if their bad behavior and cruel remarks ruined your future successes and ability to soar. Either way, with sharing on the internet or with the shelter services be sure and take care of yourself while taking care of your babies.

        Congrats on your babies! True love in tiny packages. ;)


  22. Meaghan says:

    I’m so over her and Brandi. Ugh.

  23. Sam says:

    Forgive me, but how did she think doing another country album would be okay? Country music, by and large, has a fanbase that trends towards conservative. Rimes must have known that it’s not a genre that is really open to people who have nasty or scandalous personal lives. Did she think country fans would just accept her back with open arms? I’m amazed at how naive that thinking is.

  24. Samtha says:

    She has made herself utterly unlikable in the public eye, in every way possible. She needs a whole new team to rehab her image, if it’s at all salvageable at this point, which I doubt.

  25. insomniac says:

    “There’s no glamorizing the situation. I was disgusted with myself and thought I was pathetic. But now that I’m on the other side, I’m proud of who I am.”

    Ugh! LeAnn? This is why people can’t stand you. Instead of showing an ounce of remorse about the people your behavior hurt, all you can talk about is how hard your behavior was on *you*, but how *you’re* feeling better about yourself now. Nobody but you is impressed by that, honey.

  26. brin says:

    To “borrow” a phrase from Leann…this must be the (white)elephant in the (board)room of Curb.

  27. Little Darling says:

    “I’d been so quiet about everything, it was like ripping a piece of tape off my mouth.”

    Umm….what? Really? She truly said this. When on earth has this woman ever had her mouth taped? Minus that photo shoot for No H8, I’ve never seen this woman’s mouth closed. Ever.
    “So quiet about everything” in the sense that twitter isn’t an actual voice? Jeeze. This woman.

    • lucy2 says:

      I don’t get that either – she hasn’t shut up in years! If she had, I think things would have gone better for her sales, people are just sick of her right now. Tons of publicity, good reviews, and no one is buying it.
      I wonder if her label will drop her.

  28. Sugar cookie says:

    Her career is so done. She rather continue to talk about the affair and babysit miss Eddie rimes then to focus all her energy and time into what was once her career. It’s a shame bc we all see it when the money runs out so will miss Eddie. Matter of time he will find a young pretty mistress.

  29. Mimi says:

    All she has talked about in the last 4 years is exactly what she wrote on this album….and herself. She never had tape over her mouth but she should’ve

  30. Rita says:

    Walmart and LeAnn bought most of the CD’s, so yes, Spitfire goes down in flames (Pun) with the public.

    Apparently, she’s given up making a come back in the US because she’s now in Denmark hoping they haven’t heard of her over there.

    Nothing like screaming country music to a bunch of Great Danes….”howlin”.

  31. Curious George says:

    Why dont we see Eddie supporting this lunatic with her so called Album? Not a word nothing about it. Imagine those boys when they are older and will understand the embarrassment of their so called bonus mom writing an album about the affair and glorified about it.

  32. b says:

    As much as I loathe her and agree this is a prime gloating opportunity, I think any publicity is good publicity and hope that this site – as well as others – can eventually stop posting about her to hasten her descent into total obscurity. That said, she is totally awful and makes even Lohan and Kartrashian seem saintly in comparison.

  33. drdoolittling says:

    I thought for sure we’d be discussing her wendy Williams interview. You guys HAVE to watch it. It was sooo uncomfortable and Leann’s vitriol towards Brandi was super duper clear. She was ridiculous. The audience was so not into her, I had to watch it with one hand prepared to cover my face. So cringe-worthy.

    • Iyanla says:

      I thought Wendy did good with her questions without sinking to Leann’s muck. Leann jumped on the opportunity to trash Brandi and call her a liar and be condescending about Brandi’s job. Her eyes lit up and she laughed like she was loving. Wendy let her ramble for a bit, Leann could have spent half the interview trashing Brandi! Leann is obsessed with Brandi.

    • Relli says:

      ME TOO! When radar ran the little blurb about it yesterday I thought for sure we would be discussing it today ESPECIALLY because she called Brandi a liar about many things namely the frosting story in her book. NOW normally I take those Radar commenters with a grain of salt but one of them hit on on the head. Had Brandi really lied about that WE would have known because there would have been a lawsuit!

      • Nana says:

        Leann and her lawyers knew well in advance what was in Brandi’s book, some things were taken out, for legal reasons on Brandi and the publisher’s side. What was in Brandi’s book was the truth. Leann was hoping most of the country are to dumb to understand, publishing the truth you can’t be sued.

    • TheTruthHurts says:

      LeAnn was horrible and you are right, the audience was having none of her nonsense. I realized that LeAnn does that same wierd jittery speaking thing like Paula Abdul does (maybe same meds?). I love how Wendy brought up the cake licking incident Brandi wrote about in her book and LeAnn of course said her “it’s a lie!” favorite line. No one in the audience believed her. Wendy was soft on her, respectful, but girlfriend knows how to get her points in and I loved it.

      • Iyanla says:

        Yea her choice of pauses and emphasis in her speech is bizarre. When Leann talks, I just think I am watching a possibly really coked out chick lying and manipulating her ass off. She just oozes dishonesty and hateful/angry energy. Rambling, stuttering, tripping over her words, talking quietly then talking loudly, she is all over the place like some one tweeking hard and not speaking naturally in the moment. She has her rehearsed one liners and comes off as so fake. She tries her hardest but she can’t hide her nasty attitude. Her puffy face and frozen grinch mouth is unreal with her harsh jowls forming.

  34. Vanessa says:

    This is Leann karma for all the rotten things she and her paid minions has done to Brandi good for Leann that the album she has been promoting bomb. Of course Leann is going to try to save face because she doesn’t want to admit that people don’t like her or her music .

  35. Green Eyes says:

    Karma… She strikes every time. Bet she is Brandi’s newest best friend. Obviously Leann never got the memo. Breaking up a marriage and rubbing everyone’s nose in it as if she were the injured party does not glamorize it, make you the victim, or a hit album make.

    Not gloating cuz I truly believe after seeing those interviews she is to put it mildly ” mentally disturbed” sad thing is she’ll never see the wrong in what she did or behaved. Next on Karma’s list Eddie will leave her when the money well runs dry. Chances are he has never stopped cheating.

    Phrase you reap what you sow comes to mind.

    • Skeptical At Best says:

      I couldn’t agree more with your assessment. When you try to portray yourself as a victim when you’re anything but is a HUGE turn off. Not to mention completely lacking in insight. If I was in her position I would NEVER talk about the relationship. Twitter would be for promotion only. But, then again, that would require shame on her part. Which she clearly doesn’t have.

  36. SuperSteph says:

    Is anyone else really annoyed with her creepy selfie shots at the start of all her vine videos? She has this creepy, self satisfied smirk that just bugs me. I hate it when people take so many selfies!!!!

  37. msw says:

    “I’d been so quiet about everything, it was like ripping a piece of tape off my mouth.”


    And the “elephant in the room” means everyone knows what’s up and no one is talking about it because it’s awkward. Not discussing it with every journalist who interviewed you in the past 4 years and blathering about being misunderstood on twitter.

  38. SouthernGal says:

    LMAO!!! Everything that is happening to her is well deserved. I don’t feel sorry for her because any sane person would have moved on. All of the fake tears in interviews, blaming her childhood for her poor decisions, not having the right tools and saying the fued was one-side didn’t help her sell albums.

    I wonder how much money she lost on this album. Between the frivilous lawsuits, purchasing a new home, maintaining Eddie Rimes, expensive vacations, cars, paying bills for her Momma, friends and inlaws,paying her Twitter minions with gifts and having assistants…her bank account is dwindling. Soon she will be filing bankruptcy.

  39. Dani says:

    Please just come to terms that you were and are the ugly mistress that got the hot guy from his hot wife – translation : he is ONLY with YOU because you are HIS sugar mama and he had nothing after BG kicked him out.

  40. lisa2 says:

    I saw her on Wendy Williams performing. And she has a great voice and I actually liked the song.

  41. Apsutter says:

    Well it’s officially a shitfire now! Her vine videos just scream chronic and extreme narcissist.

  42. Dedrie says:

    As Kelly Osborne once sang.. SHUT UP

    You say,
    I should do it differently.
    I don’t,
    Necessarily agree.
    Stand up!
    Sit down!
    Be nice!
    Did ya hear me ask for your advice?

    Don’t bother,
    Trying to tell me your beliefs.
    Don’t want to,
    Know which way it’s good to be.
    Do this!
    Do that!
    On track!
    Do me a favor and don’t talk back!

    Round and round,
    But the conversation always ends where it began.
    Round and round,
    And I need a vacation.
    My god,
    I’ve had it from you!

    Shut up!
    Don’t want to hear your voice.
    Shut up!
    I’m sick of all the noise.
    There’s nothing you can say to me,
    So get away from me.
    Shut up!

    Blah blah, blah blah, blah blah, blah blah.

    That’s what,
    It sounds like you said to me.
    You nag and you brag and I gag,
    There’s so much beauty in what we have.

    You must,
    Have better things that you can do.
    Or just,
    Love all around me too.
    What you want,
    What I need.
    Oh please!
    I think you get off,
    On hearing yourself speak.

    Round and round,
    But the conversation always ends where it began.
    Round and round,
    And I need a vacation.
    My god,
    I’ve had it from you!

    Shut up!
    Don’t want to hear your voice.
    Shut up!
    I’m sick of all the noise.
    There’s nothing you can say to me,
    So get away from me.
    Shut up!

    Don’t want to be polite.
    It’s messed up,
    How you always think you’re right.
    There’s nothing you can say,
    That’s gonna change the way I am.
    Shut up!

    Round and round,
    But the conversation always ends where it began.
    Round and round,
    And I need a vacation.
    My god,
    I’ve had it from you!

    Shut up!
    Don’t want to hear your voice.
    Shut up!
    I’m sick of all the noise.
    There’s nothing you can say to me,
    So get away from me.
    Shut up!

    Don’t want to be polite.
    It’s messed up,
    How you always think you’re right.
    There’s nothing you can say,
    That’s gonna change the way I am.
    Shut up!

  43. Cam S says:

    I’ve come to the conclusion that this young lady’s career has never survived her first lawsuit against her Father. I remember an awards show where she wore a T-Shirt mocking the lawsuit. I think it said “Daddie’s Girl” or something? And she sang a little diddy about her personal drama with her Dad.

    The audience at that awards show did not find it funny AT ALL, I remember their reaction and it was considered bratty. I think her decline started then. You could see the pompous, spoiled attitude with her back then.

    I think she is so homely and has had psoriasis issues, that any media attention she gets she just laps up. The way she conducted herself with her Father’s trial, was very telling. I’m from the south, and we like our country stars HUMBLE. Swift is already walking a fine line, but has an excellent PR team.

    • DGO says:

      I agree with you completely! Her career was on the downward spiral long before Eddie. She was basically a novelty act – a yodeling child from a reality show – who couldn’t cut it in the big league. I never could understand why anyone would purchase an album of hers. I mean, you can only take so much yodeling.

      • Itsa Reallyme says:

        I agree. Admittedly, I don’t listen to country music. Ever. I had heard of her as a young teen when she released Blue and then never heard another thing about her until she decided to own Eddie Cibrian. I would have just assumed she was a one hit wonder. She must have been strictly only heard of on the country circuit because I do hear about other country stars but she was never anywhere on my radar. Doesn’t seem like that makes a person a really huge star.

    • Jayna says:

      Not true. She wasn’t selling like her teen days which was her heyday, but she still put out some good music in her twenties. Her 2005 album, This Woman, debuted at number 3 on the Billboard 200 chart with 101,000 albums sold first week, and also had three singles on the country singles chart.

      Her album Family that came out the end of 2007, debuted at number 4 on the Billboard 200 chart, with 74,000 copies sold the first week. Two great duets on it, one with Reba and one with Bon Jovi, that were also on their albums. Nothin’ Better to Do was a tremendous country song to me and one of her best songs ever to me on it, What I Cannot Change.

      She had respect and a nice little career going before she hooked up with Eddie in the beginning of 2009. She wasn’t a massive seller like Carrie or Taylor or big acts like that, but she still put out some good music and albums that sold decent, no flops.

      • Julaine says:

        Cannot stand LeeAnn Rimes and everything she has done for the last four years has been like fingernails on the chalkboard of my soul but I can’t bring myself to delete What I Can’t Change from my Haunting Songs playlist. The woman can sing, its too bad she has no soul.

      • Cam S says:


        With all the hype surrounding her as a child star plus her natural talent, she should have been bigger than Swift. I’m not saying she didn’t produce quality songs after she sued her Father, but I work just outside of Nashville, and people still talk about it. I think it was the beginning of the end for her as far as letting her personal life take over her career.

      • ya says:

        Cam, I think part of the reason she wasn’t as huge a seller as, say, Swift, in the past was due to her relationship with Curb records, which is notorious for having artists on its roster suing them for various reasons. Tim McGraw is a big example.

        Her lawsuit against them was very legitimate IMO – it’s too bad she lost.

  44. Miche says:

    Karma at its finest!! Leann KNOWS it is a failure, but will never admit it. 10,000 is pathetic. Compare to Darius Rucker’s cd sold 83,000 copies in 1st week, and even newer artist Florida Georgia Line sold around 90,000. Even the girl from the Voice who sang a country song sold 48,000 downloads. Leann knows it is a trainwreck and is trying like hell to pretend it’s not. Her saying she was the “sole top 10 country debut” is riduculous, since she was the only country album she should’ve been No 1 because she had NO OTHER competition. She was still beat by albums that have been out for MONTHS. Poor thing, still delusional.

  45. Apsutter says:

    Guys I just have one question about the Andrew Keegan/LR/Piper Perabo thing. What that before, during, or after Coyote Ugly? Because if it was before that means she SWF-ed her way into the movie and if it was during I can only imagine the bitter bitchiness during that shoot!

  46. nomorerimes says:

    LeAnn, LeAnn, LeAnn,–You went on your nauseating publicity tour touting your Spitfire to anyone who would have you. And where did it get you?? Your CD tanked as predicted! You once stated you had a dark side. Well, maybe you should give in to that side and fly away to your bat cave and hang upside down where noone will hear or see anything from you for a while. No twitter either! You won’t be able to spew any more of your lies! Too numerous to mention! So just go away and enjoy your “prize” hubby (be sure and pay him well to stay with you!)

    Guess now I will retire my name and begin my commenting with a new name. It’s been a good run though and hopefully it will be true–Bye, Nomorerimes

  47. Cirque28 says:

    Snark aside, LeAnn actually seems really unhappy now. Maybe it’s just the frozen features and the odd mouth situation, but her face gives off a major depression vibe.

  48. Holden says:

    Good things happen to good people, what more is there to say?

  49. Jane says:

    I wonder if Brandi is doing a “Happy dance” right now? I know I would.

  50. Zombie Shortcake says:

    That sounds like Depeche Mode’s Enjoy the Silence playing in the first Vine video. Violator is one of my favourite albums. The rest of that vid looks like 28 Days Later. I so hope a “reality” mess show comes out of this disaster.

    • Jayna says:

      Violator is a masterpiece. Song after song is a hit and it’s even before you get to the mega blockbuster Enjoy the Silence deeper in the album. Too much amazingness on one album. I went to their 2006 concert, Touring the Angel. I loved that album Playing the Angel. And Dave at 43 was pure hotness on stage. He was on fire. My frend who went with me said she had never seen such a straight hot yet effeminate performer be so pornolcious sexy.

  51. BeachBelle says:

    Check out these pictures of LeAnn. There’s no way in hell Eddie thinks this woman is beautiful, but she sure thinks she is.


  52. Ally says:

    I love her Vine videos… they are creepier without sound :-)

  53. Emily says:

    How many of those did she buy herself? She bought herself twitter followers to make herself seem more popular, why not albums too?

  54. Jayna says:

    Country Music absolutely would have accepted her back. She started young in this business. There’s a certain fondness for her by country music stars like Reba, etc., and older fans that think of her like the young girl would have forgiven her – had she shown some class afterwards. The first year she and Eddie were together she was at the awards and appeared on CMT with a movie, etc. But she threw away the good will that was still left.

    This album didn’t come out for two years for a reason. Her ongoing fueling the fire. Not her version that only the other side kept it going and she is innocent. It was both sides at different times but it couldn’t have been kept going had she not behaved the way she has on twitter, her stalking Brandi, her going anorexic and appearing every week in a bikini (by her alerted paps), then her bizarre face change (not for the good). Last but not least is the co-opting of Brandi’s children by posting ad nauseum like she is a mom. The icing on the cake, she keeps saying it’s like taking tape off her mouth to give her side. She has been giving interviews since last summer. That’s 12 months of crying, whining, telling her side. Plus add in the twitter fighting and comments made to US Weekly on and on. She had a career and a lot to lose and seemed absolutely delusional about her behavior after the affair, which stuns me.

    So people weren’t seeing LeAnn come from living a quiet singer’s life and all of a sudden put out an album that gives her emotional feelings during this time that people would have been interested to hear.

    And her interviews were okay but the same old thing, and especially the same old thing we’ve heard for a year. I do believe her altered face has hurt her. Because she looks hard and not like LeAnn truthfully. She used to have a sweet look and now it’s really a whole different person.

    She did it to herself. By last year, knowing her album was coming out and had been delayed, should have been from last summer on doing damage control. Staying quiet, not suing people, not fighting for airtime with Brandi for paps and tweets and then she freakin ramps it up this year, coming into the homestretch she’s all over twitter with the Bonus mom crap, photo ops. Brandi was on many people’s last nerve also. If LeAnn had any shred of who she used to be left, she might have stood a chance. But Curb drops the whole thing because of it. When you thnk about it, 11,000 is a miracle. LOL

    • Relli says:

      Dropping truth bombs as usual J ;)

    • Rita says:

      Actually, country music fans began leaving her 10 years ago after she moved to LA and sued her father as well as record label out of pure spite. Then she made an album called Twisted Angel on which she performed a song about having an orgasm.

      The day LeAnn made public her affair, she lost 75% of her marginal fans and the rest of them because of her on going behavior. She wasn’t welcome at the CMT awards 2 years ago where she performed “Swinging”. The smattering of applause was country music’s way of telling her to move on.

    • ya says:

      Well – I think curb has delayed the releases of almost all of her albums, not only the latest one. They tend to do that to so many of the artists on their label – Tim McGraw is a big example of that and he sued them for it.

  55. Izzy says:

    “it was like ripping a piece of tape off my mouth”

    Wish someone would put the damn tape back on…

  56. mrspatrickbateman says:

    I haven’t heard too many of her songs off her new album but I’ve heard she’s done a cover of Missy Higgins Where I Stood (which I love) and I read the lyrics to the song Just a Girl Like You. Both strike me as songs preparing for a break up or at least accepting a break up may be coming, on an album full of personal experiences I wonder if they mean anything?

  57. Christina22 says:

    I hear people say all the time they don’t want to judge Leann for having an affair because they assume Eddie and Leann had this over the top love that they couldnt fight and just had to be together. The truth is Eddie was just a slimy guy trying to mess around on the side and never thought in a million years Leann would stalk him, his wife would find out and the whole mess would follow. In other words, it wasnt like Eddie and Leann had this instant connection and true love that they just couldn’t help and had to be together.

    Leann made conscious choices again and again to stalk Eddie and break up his marriage and family so that she could have him. So I do judge her for literally and consciously breaking apart a family, and there is no excuse or justification she could give in her interviews or in her music that can change those facts.

    The fact that she can’t take responsibility for her actions and plays the victim, the fact that she sh*t talks Brandi and is upset she won’t just disapear from her kids lives, the fact that she constantly oversteps her boundaries with her “bonus boys” are all proof of the horrible person she is and continues to be.

    Leann was so awkward and squirmy in her interview with Wendy. She kept looking down and using her hands, and putting in information that didn’t even go with the questions. She kept saying how “she was so happy people are getting it”.

    Well guess what Leann, people aren’t getting it, we still see you for what you are and your album tanking is proof of that!

    • Virgilia Coriolanus says:

      And that’s what gets me. They didn’t have this all consuming, passionate love for each other, like Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton. They’re two selfish people, who decided to screw around on their spouses, and when they were caught Leanne decided she wanted to keep him, while Eddie had no choice because Brandi threw his ass out. Not the stuff of romance. He doesn’t even touch her unless it’s to piss Brandi off or he has a drink in his hand.

    • ManaMana says:

      Oh, poor poor E… He doesn’t have any fault, really, L did it all by herself. Those evil women who take advantage of men’s lack of autonomy to decide between right and wrong, tsc tsc

      Men can CHOOSE to cheat or not. Men can CHOOSE to protect their family or not. Just take a look at the way he does protect his kids and his ex-wife (to whom HE had a vow, not L) NOW. Do you really think he didn’t wrecked his home by himself? Of course L has her part on it, but it’s nothing compared to HIS part, she wouldn’t be able to do ANYTHING to his family without his permission, sorry.

  58. Dawn says:

    She is totally responsible for the failure of this album, yet she is going to blame it on everyone else, and she is going to take it out on Brandi, watch and see. Next week she is off to Mexico with Ed and his sons. I’m imagining the show she is going to pap for us. This album failure is going to make her even more of hateful, passive aggressive woman then she already is. She is a vindictive, evil person and I believe she has been for most of her 30 years. My opinion of course.

    • nc_magnolia says:


      Beautifully stated. I definitely believe there is pure evil in the world, and on a small scale basis (throwing a wrecking ball into Brandi, Brandi’s boys and Dean’s lives), Leann is evil personified.

      What I will never be able to stomach is how deliberately cruel she’s been to Brandi. Yeah, Brandi could’ve behaved like more of a lady and not engaged with NeighAnn. But Brandi is definitely the victim here. I will never fathom why it is so important to LR to just…obliterate her. smh

      Really delighted that LR’s bullying campaign against Brandi and her “truth” has resulted in pretty much the whole world seeing her disgusting antics and completely rejecting her. What goes around, LeAnn…what goes around. : )

      PS Would anyone like to wager that LeAnn/ LeAnn’s paid minions are responsible for 10,000 of the 11,000 sales of “Sh*tfire”?

      • Rita says:

        You’ve done a nice job concisely stating what every woman of morals and principles feels…as for the others, don’t move into my neighborhood.

      • Jennifer12 says:

        Well said, NC. Leann and her minions wanted to step on Brandi and get rid of her just because Brandi had the nerve to be married to the man Leann wanted and have the guy’s kids. She has spent years trying to push Brandi out of her own sons’ lives and that is what pisses everyone off. You don’t mess with someone’s kids, especially after you blew their life/lives apart and bully them on top of it. Leann has a pretty voice, but so do many others and they don’t have all Leann’s baggage. The sad thing is that Leann will STILL blame Brandi for everything. She needs an enemy. I do not know how Brandi manages with Leann’s obsession with Brandi’s kids.

      • BeachBelle says:

        I think Brandi’s book opened a lot of women’s eyes to LeAnn. I’m one of them. I started paying attention to her. When she was outed in the book, she should have taken a step back, but she only got worse. I just haven’t liked what I have seen at all. The bio-Mom, bogus Mom stuff, her Mother’s Day crazy, the paps and the children, saying the children called her Mom, and then her teaching them the song about her taking their Dad. At every turn she has tried to out do Brandi. These things made many a Mother hate her and not buy her music. Many….. I honestly don’t know how Brandi can deal with her. I really don’t. LeAnn is the ex-wife and step-Mother from hell.

  59. Denver Danni says:

    Thank heavens, can we ignore her now please in favor of actual and interesting stories?

  60. Leslie says:

    The thing I don’t get is doesn’t LeAnn have a PR team that can coach her on what to say on all these TV show and interviews? OR does she have a STUPID PR team that actually thought LeAnn’s spouting out all this “I have a right to say what I want” crap would stir up interest in the record? Also, if she had a PR team worth it’s salt, they would tell her to stop her vindictive, 13-yr-old-girl tweets and act like an adult.

    • Nana says:

      I think now anyone connected to her are Darrell and family, all paid to kiss her ass. I think everyone with any sense, or who have finally come to their senses, have dumped her. No real PR would allow her to continue to talk and say the crap she say’s. I know Curb has dumped her, and she fired her long time road manager, a few months back.

  61. Tiffany says:

    Here s what I think. LeAnn thought going the route Brandi did while promoting her book would work in her favor. One thing she does not realize is that Brandi had quite a bit of self awareness while promoting her book and fell on her sword in interviews. Did she talk about LeAnn, yes. Did you sprew vitriol like LeAnn is doing to this day, no. That is why Brandi still has somewhat positive press and why her book did well.

  62. Katherine says:

    Is she wearing the same tied dyed pants Brandi once wore? Wth?!

  63. claire says:

    Here’s my prediction: she’s going to say the blame for the lack of sales is because the album is so honest, coming from such an honest place of humanity that it was too sophisticated and real for most people. The world isn’t ready for a true honest country album because it’s so rare these days that songwriters write from this place and she’s the only one who does. Then she’ll say she’s at least happy that 11,000 people “get it” and she’s proud of that and them for having the intelligence and heart for that and proud that after 20 years in the business she has come to this enlightened place.

    Did I get all of her favorite words in there?

  64. qtpi says:

    Are there any photos of the other side of her face for comparison? She is obsessed with that same pose!

  65. Juliette says:

    Did anyone else notice that the audience pretty much booed when she said that she “talks the truth”? And did you see the flash of anger in her face before she composed herself? She knows that everyone knows she’s full of BS and her album sales prove it.

    Karma is a wonderful thing.

  66. Denver Danni says:

    No personal attacks, nothing unkind – but can we please please ignore her now and look for more interesting stories? It’s like “Let Them Eat Cake” – the story of a woman who is terrifyingly a part of children’s well being.

  67. judyjudy says:

    She makes me want to grab her face and scream “shuuuuuuuuuuuut uuuuuuuuuup !!!!”

  68. lisa says:

    not an exact comparison but rebecca black sold a lot more copies of friday

  69. Jayna says:

    I was always more a LeAnn pop fan more than anything. I just remembered a song she covered and holy s…t, the lyrics down to “wife and two little children” is frightening, talk about forecasting her future. It’s a far better written song than Borrowed, too.


  70. hatekyle says:

    Did she haul half of it and hide it in her neighborhood storage?

  71. Felicia says:

    The problem is that she talks too much. Angelina Jolie did the same thing, so many celebrities have done the same thing. Am not saying is right, Remember Denise Richardson. No good comes out of discussing it and going back and forth with the person that was cheated on. She should have just laid low for a year or so, but the bitch just keeps on yapping Shut the F up.

  72. AAA says:

    Saw the Wendy Williams interview and agree the audience gasped and booed when she implied Brandi was lying. Glad to see everything “Backfire”.

  73. Christin says:

    The subject of Borrowed is scheduled to appear on the Hallmark channel show Home and Family tomorrow. The listing indicates it is a new show, but it may have been pre-recorded. It will be interesting to see what he says about his happy home life.

  74. lindy loo says:

    Frankly, I think the poor CD sales are an excellent indicator of how sick the general public is with her twitter rants, interviews, etc. It probably is a decent CD because she does have a pretty voice but most people now associate her name with cheating rather than country singing.

  75. Laura says:

    I don’t agree with what she has done in her personal life but nor do I think she is a bad person. I do think that her new album is very good and count myself as one of the 11,000 who bought it. I enjoy her voice and try to tune out the tabloid noise surrounding her messy love life.

  76. Adrien says:

    Shame, the album was quite good.

  77. GrumpyCat says:

    Meh. This is bittersweet. She deserves it but I can’t help but feel bad too

  78. GrumpyCat says:

    Meh. This is bittersweet. She deserves it but I can’t help but feel bad too.

  79. Dani V says:

    Why is this woman so intent on making her whole life about her infidelity? Move on woman. Nobody is going to forget what you did if you keep reminding us all every two seconds. Yeesh.

  80. Vesper says:

    LeAnn has been in the business for 20 years and is worth $32 million. She has won two Grammys, three ACMs, a CMA, 12 Billboard Music Awards, and one American Music award (Wikip). She proved her talent years ago. LOL.

    What is important, or what should be important to an artist at this point in their career, is the quality of one’s music. Critically speaking, Spitfire is very successful. Most music critics have given it glowing reviews and many country artists have done the same. It’s too bad that some people only look at $$ as a sign of success.

    The discrepancy in sales in different parts of the world is interesting. Spitfire was released early in the UK and peaked at #3.

  81. Appleve says:

    I might be the one who find her spitfire album actually kinda good and no I’m not her fans and I can bear her because I don’t tweet so I rely on her craziness based on gossip site. I also bought Brandi’s book from Amazon USA as I live in Belgium. Despite it all I’m downloading Leann’s album n buying Brandi’s book I think this album flop because how strong media perceptions of her because she couldn’t shut her horse mouth up.

  82. Mae says:

    The only way out of this downward spiral it to try and reverse her karma. I’m speaking from experience. She needs to stop thinking of herself all the time and think of others. Really put herself in others shoes. If she did she would NEVER post things about spending time with another mothers children. Flaunting the terrible thing she did by using the kids. It’s sick. Really sick and Eddie’s right there keeping it going. Think of it like this…your husband cheats on you and breaks the home apart and then that peroson is punished by seeing her children less and watching them spend time with the mistress. I can’t believe Leann is that heartless. Empathy is a virtue. The good news is karma can be reversed.

  83. Helvetica says:

    She has such a Joker-like face.

  84. Gia says:

    Nobody bought her album because no one gives a sh-t about Leann Rimes anymore. Period. Done. End of Story.

    • briargal says:

      But you know LR doesn’t think that way. She thinks we all misunderstand her and if only we’d take the time to get to know her, we’d love her. Once again the state of delusion on her part. But she will continue to flaunt her internal ugliness and her bikini bod to all.It’s coming as she and her ho-husband are going on vacation. Prepare yourselves for all the pap pics and selfies she will spew out.

  85. jesa says:

    What’s REALLY creepy that I saw today was an article about how Leann SWF Piper Perabo, the girl who stole Andrew Keegan from her. Turns out Piper is a Scorpio like Brandi and the cover of Spitfire is an exact copy of a photo of Piper. Read this article, it will SO creep you out.

  86. Baylor says:

    I remember back when, when the whole Andrew thing first happened. Her rabid fans would say thing like Andrew and Piper would not have a career for long, unlike Leann. They would rejoice in any of their failures and say LeAnn would outlast both their careers and that she would always be such a star. They would say the same about Christina Aguilera and Britney, etc…

    Look whose laughing now…

  87. Baylor says:

    Oh, and did anyone read the tweet a while back where someone was saying Lila Mcain is a professional photographer now. LeAnn made a big deal about it but was kinda condenscing about it too. She is such a condescing bitch…