myspace friends = music sales?

Tila Nguyen aka Tila Tequila, a model-turned-musican who has gained notoriety by having MySpace's most popular profile, releases her first single "I Love U" today, and is counting on her gazillion "friends" to help her become the first unsigned artist in history to land on the Top 20 Billboard chart: Tila Tequila To Engage In The Ultimate Test Of Her MySpace Friends' Loyalty. "Hell... even make #1!" she says on her blog. Basically, she's hoping to leverage her phenomenal MySpace popularity into record sales: The Toast of MySpace Tries the Music Business. I don't know... something tells me her popularity on MySpace thus far doesn't have a whole lot to do with music... Also, if I'm not mistaken, isn't Lisa Loeb the first unsigned artist ever to hit number one? For her single "Stay (I Missed You)" in 1994.

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