Mariah Carey's big music comeback hasn't been the huge success she may have been hoping for - new single 'Triumphant' only managed to claw its way to No.115 in the US chart. Ouch indeed.
But why is this? Is her career over, or is she just another casualty of the worldwide recession? Either way, she's not the only one who's faced chart underperformance, been dropped by their label, or incurred criticism from fans.
Here we list the biggest flops and dissappointments in the music industry this year - some will undoubtedly dust themselves off and try again, but some we may never hear from again (if indeed we heard from this year in the first place)...
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Ginger Baker, Madonna, John Lydon, Sigur Ros and more toe-curling moments
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David Bowie, Marilyn Manson, Nicki Minaj and more who risked religious wrath with their work