Harry and Meghan's £30million Archewell Audio podcast series beaten by show that sends people to sleep in Spotify chartsDecember 30, 2020
HARRY and Meghan’s new £30million podcast series had a slumbering start — charting below a show designed to send listeners to sleep.
Their first Archewell Audio offering went in at a lowly 17th on the Spotify listings — three places behind Deep Sleep Sounds, featuring whale and sea noises.
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Yesterday it managed to leapfrog its “rival” and go to No 7.
In the US — where Prince Harry, 36, and Meghan, 39, now live — it went into the charts at No 68 before rising to 26.
Critics branded the 34-minute podcast “nauseating”.
They said asking super-rich pals how they coped with lockdown showed just how “out of touch” they were with normal people.
Sir Elton John told how he cut short a tour after coronavirus hit the UK — but he still pocketed £65million.
And Gavin and Stacey star James Corden, now host of the Late Late Show, said he could spend more time with his kids at their £7.5million mansion.
The couple’s ability to sign mega-deals could be hampered if the Spotify venture is seen as a flop.
But PR guru James Henderson said the celeb-driven formula should be a safe bet.
He added: “Access to very well-known people willing to talk out about issues and their thoughts and experiences will always command interest.”
However he said their decision to include 19-month-old son Archie saying “Happy New Year” — in a US accent — seemed at odds with their repeated requests for privacy.
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