Soap Appearances Translate To Spike In Record Sales For Musicians


Wonder why you’re seeing so many of your favorite musicians turning up on your favorite soaps? According to Entertainment Weekly, it’s all-or at least partly-about the Benjamins baby!

While hip-hop superstars like Snoop Dogg, who appeared on One Life to Live last week, and Mary J. Blige, who did a stint earlier in the year, are admitted soap opera fans (Blige even used Y&R’s Nadia’s Theme in her hit song "No More Drama"), there appearances in fictional towns like Llanview haven’t simply been related to their adoration for Clint, Bo and Viki.

EW’s Abby West reported that after Blige’s appearance at Starr Manning’s 16th birthday party, the singer’s CD sales rose by 36 percent. Only time will tell if Snoop’s appearance at Bitchy Bang’s bachelorette party or Trace Atkin’s serenade to Nick and Phyllis on Young and the Restless will help their respective CD sales or not.

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  1. Avatar of THEBEST
    THEBEST

    Janet needs to take her ass onto a soap! She is barley promoting Discipline, which is a hot album!

    ***///Living In The World Of Soaps Since 1985\\\***

  2. Avatar of Cyberologist
    Cyberologist

    My main problem with this is when they have African American Artist eg Snoop, Mary J it lends to (their trumped up) “the look of diversity” when in fact eg OLTL is not really.

    I mean the actors of color are wall paper stepin and fechin’ just regular bit day players not in “A” storylines in top tier lead storylines under the sweeps umbrella.

    So it means nothing to me personally. Just a “Cotton Club” mentality you are good enough to perform but you can’t sit in the audience. Only difference is Snoop left out
    the front door. Basically they are on to pimp their ratings. Which is not a bad thing but just saying

    so I see it for what it is. I dont think these multi-millionaires need soaps but I’m sure they are paid for performing on the soap as well so its not all about their record sales.

    JMO

  3. Avatar of DaytimeFan0001
    DaytimeFan0001

    lol imagine a performance on GL. I love the show but I can just see Snoop Dogg on the frigin gazebo with the Olivia Spencer Memorial Park sign and Coop, Ashlee and Rafe standing there…….oh what will be done for that poor show?

  4. Avatar of muze
    muze

    Why was a country singer used on Y&R? They had Pat Benetar, which was great and all 80s for us. But I’m not feeling a modern country singer for what is supposed to be the fashion-glamorous soap. Maybe if they got Faith Hill on there, it would be ok. Nick and Phyllis don’t get down to no Trace Adkins.

    Datytimefan, that’ sad, true and funny about Gl.

  5. Avatar of Jamey Giddens
    Jamey Giddens

    lol imagine a performance on GL. I love the show but I can just see Snoop Dogg on the frigin gazebo with the Olivia Spencer Memorial Park sign and Coop, Ashlee and Rafe standing there…….oh what will be done for that poor show?
    ***
    They’s tape it in Ellen Wheeler’s bathroom, which doubles as Towers.

  6. Avatar of Jamey Giddens
    Jamey Giddens

    Why was a country singer used on Y&R? They had Pat Benetar, which was great and all 80s for us. But I’m not feeling a modern country singer for what is supposed to be the fashion-glamorous soap. Maybe if they got Faith Hill on there, it would be ok. Nick and Phyllis don’t get down to no Trace Adkins.

    Datytimefan, that’ sad, true and funny about Gl.
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    Nick and Phyllis fell in love in Arizona at a country and western bar.

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