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So how is Kim Zolciak’s ‘Tardy for the Party’ doing?

Bravo’s “Real Housewives of Atlanta” has spent several episodes focused around Kim Zolciak’s song “Tardy for the Party.” The song was played in promos for an entire week. It was available on iTunes several weeks ago. It has made the top 3 on the iTunes dance chart. So what does that mean in terms of actual sales?

I checked with Nielsen SoundScan, which tracks such download sales. The results: 29,000. That’s not huge over a month’s time. A top-rated download can sell 200,000 plus in one week. At 99 cents per download, that means almost $28,700 in income. I’m not sure how much Kim would actually get from that. Could she maybe buy some nice shoes?

As for radio airplay, the song has gotten virtually none. Mediabase has tracked the song six times on five stations, including twice on Q100, which does frequent Kim-related updates.

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The Truth

October 14th, 2009
7:46 pm

How’s it doing? Awful, anyone that bought the download is stupid and have been fooled. The “song” is all smoke and mirrors with the same lyrics basically said over and over during the two and a half minute song. Six times on five stations? Ha, so basically it hasn’t been played. I went to a great deal of trouble to get a ticket to this Ball that is coming up so I can witness this woman perform. I intend on pointing and laughing from the minute she goes on stage till the end of it. She is not a singer, she is basically like one of the women from those legal brothels in Nevada because that is what she is. She gets down and dirty to get her bills paid and she doesn’t care where the money comes from and who gives it to her. She has been doing this all her life as an “adult entertainer” known as Barbie. Her song is a joke. She is a joke. Where’s her kid’s daddy? She is a real role model for those young girls the way she acts and how she gets her money. She is a disgrace, a total trailer park.


October 14th, 2009
8:56 pm

Lisa Wu can come live at my house.


October 14th, 2009
8:57 pm

Kim has the sexiest legs on TV!! I wonder what her bikini wax looks like.


October 14th, 2009
9:10 pm

I love my Kim – oh lawd know i love her! I love her moar than my lady gaga (who keeps it real by “bluffin w/ her muffin”) don’t worry kim – NO ONE LISTENS 2 RADIO NEMORE! i got my ipod on during my driving and i am never tardy 4 the party! Probably going to download the song 3 more times tonight just to help KZ out. KM srsly, don’t listen 2 the h8rs. WE <3 U.


October 14th, 2009
9:13 pm

Kimluver are you a 9 year old girl sending a text message????LMAO


October 14th, 2009
10:53 pm

me and a bunch of my friends downloaded the song but only because we think its f’ing hilarious to make fun of her and the song. Hopefully she realizes that 99% of the downloads are not serious fans!

Fogo de Chao

October 14th, 2009
10:57 pm

The Regular Guys play it all the time on Rock 100.5. It’s won the Friday Suck-off 2 weeks straight.


October 15th, 2009
8:16 am

You don’t “do” the song

Ron Mexico

October 15th, 2009
3:43 pm

Kim’s single is a pile of dung. It stinks like a truck stop toilet. And another thing she looks like a man. Her face is a mess.


October 15th, 2009
7:12 pm

“Tardy For the Party.” Music just keeps getting stupider by the week.


October 15th, 2009
7:39 pm

I agree the song is bad. Kandi Buruss sure hurt her credibility by producing it. I mean check out the faces of the guy behind the boards in Kandi’s home studio and that tells the whole story!


October 15th, 2009
11:32 pm

i hope that all of them at the end of the day realize ..that the only judge is god ..and fabulous things are great but at the at the end of the day all that matters is family and the love of god……peace


October 16th, 2009
12:50 am

Basically you either like, love, or hate the song, but at the end of the day it is not as bad as some of you say it is. She is no different than J LO, or Cassie or some of the other female singers that are all smoke and mirrors. If you downloaded the song just to laugh at it then you’re an idiot who has too much time on your hands. Stop critizing people and get a life and a job if you don’t have one.

Traci May

October 16th, 2009
10:12 am

To allthe Kim haters:

“You can call her many things — BROKE ain’t one of them”

This girl has skills. She is determined and a survivor – you gotta like that in anybody.

Madoff stole $50 BILLION from a lot of unsuspecting people. In Kim’s case at least the man knows what he’s dealing with, and knows what she is about!

Rule .303

October 16th, 2009
1:41 pm

Kim is a female??????


October 16th, 2009
3:55 pm

I don’t like this song, nor do I think Kim has any talent whatsoever. From what’s seen on the show, everyone knows the song is “smoke and mirrors” as people keep putting it.Anyone who’s seen the show knows that she has no talent. But I must say, Kandi does. Obviously she can’t turn something that sucks into something amazing, but she made the song better than it would have been otherwise.

And Kimluver, radio might not be as popular as it used to be, but people (not myself) still listen to it. And radio plays is a big indicator of how popular a song is. I seriously hope you don’t waste your money buying the same song multiple times. Kim probably gets a couple pennies (if even that) from each download after iTunes takes their cut and she pays the people who were involved in making the song.

As for her being no different than other singers who use smoke and mirrors, I don’t agree. Sure, I’m sure 99% of popular singers use smoke and mirrors, but not to the extent Kim did in this song. She didn’t have even the most basic amount of talent.She doesn’t have skill nor is she a “survivor”. What has she survived? An affair with a married man? She has no class. She’s already raising her daughters to be entitled and obnoxious, just like her.

[...] dress. Chance: If this song was better, I’d like it. He should have definitely collaborated with Kim on the Real Housewives of Atlanta on this. Rich: It’s elementary but [...]


October 18th, 2009
5:48 pm

I am going to purchase the song just so I can use it as a prop for my halloween party! Otherwise I would not normally buy it. I plan to dress as Kim but I don’t think people would know who I was unless I play her song.


October 18th, 2009
6:37 pm

I don’t care for Kim either, but I truly dislike NeNe. Speaking of a Monkey wearing a wig, NeNe’s wig is as cheap as they come. She has talked behind every cast members back on the show. She is definately not a person to believe. I personally feel that she’s trashy and a __ __ it stirrer.


October 19th, 2009
10:52 am

So What! Most records are smoke and mirrors. Do you have one?

jungle jim

October 19th, 2009
4:56 pm

that song is as overdone and phony as Kims’s big ole fake knockers!!!


October 23rd, 2009
12:04 am

Hate Kim she cannot sing, auto tune allows anyone to be a singer, And what do you need a nanny for when you do not work? She is a bad role model for her daughters and very fake looking, and I love Nene.


October 24th, 2009
1:47 pm

This comment goes towards the thruth’s comment, what did kim do to you? your remarks are personal do you know her?

LoveyaKimmie, u go girl!

October 24th, 2009
9:40 pm

Britney Spears made a fortune, screwed up hers and her kids life and won numerous awards, she clearly cannot sing, her songs are all heavily produced. I say you go Kim! It takes balls to open your life to the cameras, knowing full well that they will cut and paste all the bad parts…..If you’ve got it..flaunt it honey, only wish my “puppies” were more up north like hers…..


January 11th, 2010
9:53 pm

To Georgia from an earlier post. Go to hell.