Like A Virgin
Like A Prayer
I'm Breathless/Whos That Girl/Cant Stop
Something To Remember
Ray Of Light
American Life/Hollywood Remixed And Revisited
Confessions On A Dance Floor
Actually, the 90's are still my favorite decade for Madonna: I'm Breathless, Erotica, Bedtime Stories, Ray of Light back to back to back. She never hit #1 on the album chart once during the entire decade but I still prefer that string of albums to the other decades that were all #1's (except for her debut).
MDNA #1 On The United World Chart With 740,000 !!!!
HITS predictions for 'MDNA's 2nd Week
Universal Music scores its third #1 in a row as Nicki Minaj's projection increases a little today.
Here's how it looks headed into the Easter weekend:
*Nicki Minaj (Young Money/Cash Money/Universal Republic) 215-235k
Adele 21 (XL/Columbia) 155-165k
*Rascal Flatts (Big Machine) 110-120k
Lionel Richie (Mercury Nashville) 100-110k
One Direction (Syco/Columbia) 70-80k
The Hunger Games soundtrack (Universal Republic) 45-50k
*Marvin Sapp (Verity) 45-50k
*Of Monsters & Men (Universal Republic) 45-50k
Madonna (Interscope) 40-45k
Shinedown (Atlantic) 35-40k
Kelly Clarkson (19/RCA) 27-30k
Now 41 (Capitol/EMI) 27-30k
Luke Bryan (Capitol Nashville/EMI) 24-27k
Shake It Up: Live 2 Dance (Hollywood) 24-27k
Gotye (Fairfax/Universal Republic) 24-27k
Adele 19 (XL/Columbia) 22-25k
*Alabama Shakes (ATO) 21-24k
Bruce Springsteen (Columbia) 21-24k
Whitney Houston Greatest Hits (RCA) 21-24k *Debuts (4/5p)
@ Adele after more than a year.
So what the New York article said was the same thing I said:
Thats why she is the Queen
Madonna: Promo price $ 52.00-1,000 for her Album
Lady Gaga: Promo price $.99
God I love being right
p.s. Let me put on my OMG face on her second week sales. I think its well known that her albums peak at number 1 and then disappear of the charts..lol
Why Madonna still leads, others follow
I thought she was over. Madonna, that is.
I thought she was too old to be referring to herself as a "girl." I thought pop music passed her by. I thought Lady Gaga had killed her.
And then I look at this week's Billboard chart and I see I thought wrong.
Her 12th CD, "MDNA" debuted No. 1 on the album chart and she has two singles on the dance-chart Top 10. She's 53 and the clubs are banging her new stuff, including "Give Me All Your Luvin," which became her 38th top 10 hit on the pop chart. For those of you keeping score, that's more than Elvis, more than The Beatles. I'm not saying she's better, but clearly she's done -- correction -- doing more.
This year she won another Golden Globe and her halftime performance at the Super Bowl drew more viewers than the game itself, according to Nielsen. I know the perception is that only gay men care about Madonna, but if that were true, given the 114 million viewers who tuned in to watch her at halftime, maybe "don't ask, don't tell" should have been called "just assume."
The reality is it's hard for pop music to leave behind someone who keeps leading the pack. Madonna had the highest grossing tour ever for a solo artist (2008) and has sold more than 300 million records worldwide. She's an '80s child whose 2005 single "Hung Up" holds the Guinness Book record for topping the charts in 41 countries, while 2012's MDNA was No. 1 on iTunes in 40 countries.
That's not "over," that's now.
When you look at where Madonna's career is today in the same week we learned Whitney Houston drowned in a foot of water, you're reminded that God truly does work in mysterious ways. The two pop icons released debut albums within two years of each other, Madonna in 1983 and Houston in 1985.
Of course, Houston was the former model with a voice for the ages, while Madonna was the thin-voiced tart rolling around on the floor of the MTV music awards in a wedding dress proclaiming that she felt like a virgin. If anyone might have been expected to meet a desperate, tragic end, back then the safe money would have been on Madonna. And yet Houston's gone, Michael Jackson's gone, Prince is semi-retired and everyone else, with the exception of U2, is making their money off nostalgia
Meanwhile, Madonna has methodically become, arguably, the greatest recording artist of all time. Who would've thunk it?
As for the music, her latest CD is not breaking any new ground, but it does remind everyone who owns the ground Gaga, Rihanna, Beyonce and others are walking on. In fact, each time they receive a royalty check, they should be sending Madonna a cut.
While MDNA is about three songs too long for my taste, I will tell you the first five songs make it very difficult not to want to dance, and that the track "Gang Bang" is pure genius. As you could probably figure out from the title, it's not radio friendly, but likely not because of what you may think. And that, in a nutshell, is why Madonna is who she is.
You can tell you're watching a Woody Allen film with the first five minutes of dialogue. You can identify the beautiful prose of Toni Morrison within a couple of pages. But my 15-year-old came home one day and asked who I was listening to. I told him Madonna and my son, who loves techno and hip hop, thought I was joking.
"Seriously... like your Madonna?" he asked.
"Yep," I said.
"Well, she's still old but that song's not."
The song was "Gang Bang" and I'm glad he left the room before she started singing. As I said, it's not radio friendly. But then again, it wouldn't be Madonna if a song like that was.
If you're an M stan I'm sure you're excited to see her Live. I'm not a stan and I'd climb the highest bluff to have a chance to see her Live. We all know that M is the Queen of Touring right now, so of course her stans rushed to get tickets before they sold out, which were very expensive, so of course they'd opt to receive the album. Thousands of tickets were sold, and those thousands clearly opted to receive the album.
Truth is, sans the ticket deal (even with record breaking SuperBowl exposure and great reviews) 'MDNA' probably sold less than 180K its first week.The billboard article makes no sense. Madonna stans that bought the first batch of tickets most likely already preordered the album and found the free album deal a cheap way to increase Madonnas sales, so why turn it down?
So in theory, they already had the album and were just getting a free copy to help Madonnas sales.Both albums ('Born This Way' and 'MDNA') will have an asterisk next to there debut weeks. Interscope needs to quit it with these shady promo deals.On the other hand, one could argue that there's no way of knowing that of the 185,000 sales from the bundle, fans weren't doubling up their copies. As they pointed out, these are the hardcore Madonna fans. That's what stans do.
MDNA Surprise Party
Prince did it. So did Bon Jovi and Tom Petty. and Springsteen if i remember correctly.
honestly i have no problems with a CD-concert ticket bundle. I think the CD price is somewhat added to the ticket price () plus it makes a lot of business sense:
1) the songs in the new CD will feature prominently in the concert so better for concert goers to be familiar with them;
2) super A lister performers like Madonna, Bruce and Prince command a higher price than current pop favorites so to soften the "blow" of steep prices the CD is included though in the final analysis as a friend of mine who has worked in such a set up told me, the CD was already factored in the final ticket price though discounted (eg, regular CD is $15' if bought with the ticket the CD price is factored in as $10-11 something like that)
Lola, I'm your mother, I'm your sister, I'm your mother, I'm your sister, I'm a mommy, not a mummy! M-U-M-M-Y!
Madonna Makes HISTORY again!
http://www.forbes.com/sites/rogerfri...chart-history/Madonna‘s “MDNA” album had the biggest second week drop in chart history last week, I am told. When all the numbers are in on Tuesday night, “MDNA” will have fallen from number 1 by 88%–from 359,000 copies in its first week to roughly 46,000 the second week. Wow. The first week’s sales, as I revealed exclusively (and then the New York Post lifted it from us), most of Madonna’s first week sales were CDs that were included in the sale of concert tickets. That promotion artificially inflated Madonna’s numbers, putting her first before Lionel Richie and his “Tuskegee” album. In the second week, Richie fell only 47% and sold about 110,000 albums–which is normal. “Tuskegee” will now finish much higher than “MDNA.” I do think that all the people involved in the Madonna ticket-CD deal should apologize to Richie for denying him his rightful place at number 1, starting with Billboard and SoundScan. But Richie’s consolation is that he has a major hit, while “MDNA” is a total dud. So far, “MDNA” has not produced anything like a hit single either, no radio play or anything to provide organic promotion. But Madonna’s concert tour with Live Nation will be a big hit, so it’s not like we have to worry about her financial situation.
Madonna Makes History again !!!
Madonna*earns her record-extending 42nd No. 1 on Billboard's Dance/Club Play Songs chart, as "Girl Gone Wild" zips 4-1. (All charts will be refreshed Thursday (April 12) on Billboard.com).*
The song is the second topper from Madonna's 12th studio album, "MDNA," which bowed atop the Billboard 200 last week with 359,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Just three weeks ago, the set's first single, "Give Me All Your Luvin'," featuring*Nicki Minaj*andM.I.A., reached the chart's summit.*
The speedy return to the survey's top spot grants Madonna her quickest span of back-to-back No. 1s. She had previously linked faster consecutive No. 1s when "Vogue" ruled just seven weeks after "Keep It Together" in 1990.*
Madonna extends her lead for the most No. 1s in the Dance/Club Play Songs chart's 35-year history, pulling further away from runner-up*Janet Jackson, who has 19.*Beyonce*follows with 18 No. 1s, trailed by*Rihanna(17),*Kristine W*(16),*Mariah Carey*(16) and*Whitney Houston*(15).*
With her latest leader, Madonna also tallies her record-padding 73rd week atop the ranking.*
Here is an updated look at Madonna's 42 Dance/Club Play Songs No. 1s, beginning with the double-sided single "Holiday"/"Lucky Star," which reached the top the week of Sept. 24, 1983. (For titles that spent multiple weeks at No. 1, total frames in the lead are noted in parentheses).*
1983, "Holiday"/"Lucky Star" (five weeks at No. 1)*
1984, "Like a Virgin" (three)*
1985, "Material Girl"*
1985, "Angel"/"Into the Groove"*
1987, "Open Your Heart"*
1987, "Causing a Commotion (Remix)"*
1988, "You Can Dance (LP Cuts)"*
1989, "Like a Prayer" (two)*
1989, "Express Yourself" (three)*
1990, "Keep It Together"*
1990, "Vogue" (two)*
1991, "Justify My Love" (two)*
1993, "Deeper and Deeper"*
1994, "Secret" (two)*
1995, "Bedtime Story"*
1997, "Don't Cry for Me Argentina"*
1998, "Frozen" (two)*
1998, "Ray of Light" (four)*
1999, "Nothing Really Matters" (two)*
1999, "Beautiful Stranger" (two)*
2000, "American Pie"*
2000, "Music" (five)*
2001, "Don't Tell Me"*
2001, "What It Feels Like for a Girl"*
2001, "Impressive Instant" (two)*
2002, "Die Another Day" (two)*
2003, "American Life"*
2003, "Me Against the Music,"*Britney Spears*featuring Madonna (two)*
2004, "Nothing Fails"*
2004, "Love Profusion"*
2005, "Hung Up" (four)*
2006, "Sorry" (two)*
2006, "Get Together"*
2006, "Jump" (two)*
2008, "4 Minutes," Madonna featuring*Justin Timberlake*&*Timbaland(two)*
2008, "Give It 2 Me"*
2012, "Give Me All Your Luvin'," Madonna featuring Nicki Minaj & M.I.A.*
2012, "Girl Gone Wild"*
Perhaps aiding its chart domination, the black-and-white "Erotica"-era throwback video for "Wild" on the Official Madonna YouTube Channel has racked 4.1 million views since its premiere on March 21.*
As*previously reported, Madonna also premiered the*Avicii*remix of "Wild" live on-stage on March 24 at the Ultra Music Festival in Miami. She spoke to the crowd of revelers and then danced onstage with the Swedish producer as he played the remix.*
"I had about three days to do (the remix) and I was in the middle of touring, as well," Avicii told Billboard. "(But), it turned out great."*
Speaking of the Dance chart, did ya'll know these artist also went #1 one on the Dance chart in 2012?
"Party People (Ignite the World)" - Erika Jayne (Does anyone know who that is? Cuz I don't.)
"If It Wasn't for Love" - Deborah Cox (And where did you peak on the Hot100?)
"Hotel Nacional" - Gloria Estefan (same as above)
"Dance On" - Blush (Anyone heard of them?)
"F U Betta" - Neon Hitch (Neon who? I kid.)
And here's the list of artists that went #1 in 2011.
Wow...who knew it was that easy to go #1 on the Dance chart? Who knew?
Nice post title btw...though with mine right above it...it's a bit....what's the woooord? Oh yes, it's a bit reductive.
Take care now.
Madonna's MDNA: Behind The 'Eclectic' #1 Album
Producer Martin Solveig opens up to MTV News about working with the Queen of Pop on her latest chart-topping opus.
Madonna released her latest chart-topping album, MDNA, last week, and whatever special magic she cast in the studio seemed to work.
The dance-heavy album sits pretty at #1 this week, selling a whopping 359,000 units, proving that Madonna still is the Queen of Pop. The album is full of dirty and chugging production, with Madge lamenting about her broken heart on some songs and seeking vengeance against a former lover on others.
The album gets production assists from William Orbit, Benny Benassi and Martin Solveig, among others, but it's the contributions from those three that stand as the highlights. Both Solveig and Benassi had a hand in the album's first two singles, "Girl Gone Wild" (Benassi) and "Give Me All Your Luvin" (Solveig), while Orbit brings some emotional gravitas to the record, recalling their work on Ray of Light.
Solveig recently stopped by MTV News and opened up about creating the chart-topping album with Madonna. "We were working with no limits. I think the only thing that she said when we started was 'I just want people to be able to dance to my music and connect easily with my music,' and also probably to take some risks at some point," he explained. "Other than this, it was open to any kind of experimentation."
What Solveig wanted to focus on when it came to experimenting with her was rhythm. "This is why I explored mainly the BPM thing," he said, referring to the beats per minute of his tracks. "You have slow BPM, very fast BMP songs, twisty and more four to the floor, and I thought it was interesting to explore this, because she hasn't done that a lot on the past albums. And actually, William did a little of the same. It's very eclectic. Every song has a little story. It's a collection of songs that are very different, but you are excited to listen from beginning to end."
With a hit record on her hands, Madonna will have a moment to breathe before she kicks off her world tour later this year. The trek will begin May 29 in Tel Aviv, Israel. Madge will land Stateside August 28 in Philadelphia.
Did you pick up Madonna's latest album this week? Share your reviews in the comments!
Does anyone know why Girl Gone Wild is stalling?
Right now the single sits at 339 on US iTunes.
339. Girl Gone Wild - Madonna April 10, 2012 3:42 PM Girl Gone Wild by Madonna from the album MDNA (Deluxe Version)
Report: Madonna's 'MDNA' Sets Record For Biggest Sales Drop
By Rolling Stone
April 10, 2012 12:35 PM ET
Madonna's new album MDNA is on track to set the record for the biggest second week sales drop in history, Forbes reports. According to Forbes' sources, sales of the album will drop by 88 percent, from 359,000 copies in its first week of release to around 46,000 in its second week in stores.
The album's first-week sales figures were reportedly inflated by CDs that were bundled with the purchase of some concert tickets for her upcoming tour. According to the Hollywood Reporter, 185,000 copies of MDNA were sold as part of the ticket package deal, meaning that only 179,000 copies count as individual album sales. Without these ticket package sales, MDNA would have placed at Number 2 on the charts behind Lionel Richie's Tuskegee, which moved 199,000 copies in that week.
The sales drop for MDNA can largely be attributed to a lack of chart traction for its two singles, "Give Me All Your Luvin'" and "Girl Gone Wild," and limited promotion by the singer. Though the singer performed at the Super Bowl halftime show, participated in a Q&A with Jimmy Fallon on Facebook and went on Twitter for a day, she has avoided major television appearances and live performances.
Read more: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/ne...#ixzz1rfjYyVII
Madonna just doesn't give a shit about the singles chart anymore. If she didn't still need to make new albums as an excuse to on tour she probably wouldn't, because tours are the only music-related thing she cares about now.
IMO this was the worst thing about American Life flopping. She tried so hard to make that album happen and despite all of her attempts, it never did. But then she went on tour the next year and still raked in the money despite having a total flop of an album. Since then she's really never promoted the same way as she used to.
I mean she SORT OF tried with COADF at first but once she was out on tour again she stopped caring and "Get Together" and "Jump" were left out to dry with lame videos and no promo. For HC and MDNA she got her ass on tour even sooner and that's why those albums only had one single with any sort of promotional push. Now with MDNA the tour is even taking precedence over promoting the album itself. As a fan it's really FRUSTRATING but she's going to do whatever makes her the most money... sigh. At least GGW had a better video than Give it 2 Me and Sorry.
I know they tried to make an event out of the "exclusive" interview with Jimmy Fallon for Facebook, but I think that was a terrible idea. I think she said that would the only promotional appearance she would make for the CD.
With Madonna taking over as the record holder for the biggest drop in history, should Lady Gaga send her flowers?
The Pro: Now she can say that Madonna has the biggest drop for an album in Billboard history.
The Con: People are going to remember that even with all that promo, tv appearances, award show performances and transparent stunt moves it still fell 84 % while Madonna with almost Zero promo fell 88 % only a 4 % diff.
What to do what to do???
Touring is where the money is anyways. I mean she did have the biggest selling tour in the world
If Gaga's this nobody that we all claim she is, a huge 2nd week drop should be expected. If Madonna's the Queen of Pop we claim she is, she shouldn't have to promote, after all, if the Queen took a dump it'd go #1 in 54 countries in preorders on iTunes with no promo.
Madonna 'MDNA' is 'DOA': Total Sales Collapse as Amazon Drops Price to 5 Bucks
http://www.forbes.com/sites/rogerfri...ce-to-5-bucks/Madonna's “MDNA” album is dead. It’s really quite amazing. Amazon.com has dropped the price of downloading “MDNA” to five dollars. On iTunes, the only version of the album on the chart is the explicit one, selling for $14.99. It’s at number 46 on their chart. On hitsdailydouble.com, “MDNA” dropped to number 8 from number 1, with an 87% fall off from the previous week.
The amazon.com situation is much worse. As a physical CD, “MDNA” is just gone. The actual CD, explicit or regular (no curse words) is somewhere below 500 in music. This is the second week of release. The clean version — for $5 — is at #733. The dirty one, so to speak, is around 500. “MDNA” is just…gone. It’s a total sales collapse. It makes you wonder, what happened? Of course, Madonna has done very little publicity. And the inflated first week sales–reported here exclusively–are over now as the “bundling” with concert tickets is finished.
But wow. The deluxe version with a special booklet, for sale at $12.99, is showing up on amazon at number 5,706. Five thousand seven hundred and six.
So what did go wrong? The audience wasn’t interested in vituperative songs with the “f” word scattered through them liberally. Instead of dancing, Madonna was cursing. And what does she have to curse about? She’s a gazillionaire. She does whatever she wants, to whomever she wants, whenever she wants. No one stops her. Her charity in Africa was a bust, and the documentary she made about it was ridiculous. She continues to espouse the “philosophy” of the Kabbalah Center. She flaunts lovers half her age. She talks with a haughty accent. Last year, one of her brothers turned up homeless in Michigan. Madonna seemed not to care.
But even more important: those songs. They weren’t uplifting, and weren’t danceable. There’s no humor. Her competitor and successor, Lady Gaga, speaks to kids with hope and faith. And a beat. The kids could relate to it. Lady Gaga created a community. “MDNA” was like a foreign object from another planet.
What to do now: who knows? “MDNA” has turned into “DOA.”
Am I surprised? The great Madonna songs are still great. “Like a Prayer,” “Into the Groove,” “Causing a Commotion,” “Material Girl,” “Borderline”–they’re all still wonderful. Someone joked today that Madonna has to “go country” now–like Lionel Richie–and re-record all her hits with country stars. As if. But it might time for a tribute album, with younger artists performing her songs.
Yes, what to do, what to do?
Is that article seriously blaming this on the audience not being interested in her cursing and other shit like Madonna not enabling her addict brother? They didn't hear the songs in the FIRST place because a big chunk of the public probably doesn't even know this album is out there. All thanks to Madonna not promoting. :/
Most of MDNA is not angry. How is "Turn Up the Radio" not uplifting? How is "I'm Addicted" not danceable? How do "I Don't Give A" and the video for "Give Me All Your Luvin'" not have humor? Did this writer even listen to the album? The parts that are angry and the parts that curse are clearly inspired by her messy divorce -- "I Fucked Up," "Best Friend," "Gang Bang" -- and losing millions to Guy -- "Love Spent." Reaching too much.
^ I couldn't agree more. that article was total bullshit.
The haters could say what they want to and post what they want to. Madonna brings joy to millions of people all over the world and is one of the most successful touring artists alive. While people waste their time clinging on to any negative tidbit they can find, she is busy rehearsing for her world tour that will surely be the highest grossing tour of the year. Anyone that thinks that MDNA is not a hit, globally, is kidding themselves. The music industry in general has changed dramatically and the fact that anyone is buying CD's anymore is a miracle in and of itself. While the haters hate, I'll be dancing in the isles at her New York City show.
ROFL.....Once again let me put on my " OMG I'm so shock" face on..lolHard Candy sold 280,000 the first week and that was like 4 yrs ago yet just last year she was still being called " The Queen" by everybody and being # 1 on many Pop Icon lists. What can I say Once the Queen always the Queen I guess some people are still feeling a little bit humiliated about what happen last year...
Guy Oseary is such a tool. A month ago he was all boasting about how MDNA was going to be promoted in "non-traditional" ways. Well, dear, the second week sales are in and I'm pointing and laughing at the egg on your face because now suddenly we're in panic mode and M has to try to squeeze in TV apperances to save her album. I cannot believe Madonna has allowed this guy to ruin her career for so long.Originally Posted by Madonna's manager on Twitter
Madonna Tops Lady Gaga for Biggest 2nd Week Sales Drop for a No. 1-Debuting Album
http://www.billboard.com/news#/news/...06725152.storyThis week, Madonna's "MDNA" earns the distinction of the largest second-week percentage sales drop for a No. 1-debuting album since Nielsen SoundScan began tracking sales in 1991. The album slides from No. 1 to No. 8 on the Billboard 200 with a 86.7% sales decline (falling from 359,000 to 48,000 according to SoundScan).
The percentage dip surpasses the record set by Lady Gaga's "Born This Way," when it fell 84.27% in its second week on the chart dated June 18, 2011. "Born This Way" bowed the previous frame at No. 1 with 1.11 million, and then sold 174,000 in its second week at the top of the chart. "Born This Way's" debut was amplified by Amazon MP3's decision to offer the set at 99 cents twice on two separate days during its premiere week.
"MDNA's" large fall was expected, as its debut was bolstered by sales gained from a concert ticket/album promotion as well as preorders from iTunes. Further, without a current hit single on our major airplay charts nor any substantial recent promotion on Madonna's part, the drop was bound to be significant.
Both "MDNA" and "Born This Way" would have not had such steep drops, had it not been for unusually enhanced first-week sales.
While "MDNA" has the biggest drop for a No. 1-debuting set in SoundScan history, it's actually the second-biggest fall for a top 10-bowing album. The largest second-week collapse for a top 10-debut was for the rock compilation titled "The Edge" on April 10, 2010. It sold 53,000 when it bowed at No. 4 and then fell by 87.2% to 7,000 (No. 81) in its second week. The Razor & Tie compilation saw its sizable first week sales generated by a direct-response TV ad campaign and preorders.
Most superstar albums that start at or near the top of the chart fall by 60% to 80% in their second week. And, high-debuting sets that are especially front-loaded by pre-orders, niche fanbases or unusual marketing campaigns take harder hits.
"MDNA's" lead single "Give Me All Your Luvin'" (featuring Nicki Minaj & M.I.A.) peaked at No. 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 -- thanks to strong initial sales. However, on the Mainstream Top 40 airplay chart -- the diva's home radio format -- the single faltered at No. 24 and spent only five weeks on the list. The album's second single, "Girl Gone Wild," has yet to dent the Mainstream Top 40 tally.
In terms of recent promotion, Madonna has basically been off the radar, instead focusing her energy on rehearsals for her upcoming world tour. Since headlining the Feb. 5 Super Bowl halftime show, her only significant recent media appearances have been via a live Facebook chat with Jimmy Fallon (March 24) and a brief drop-in at the Ultra Music Festival in Miami the same night.
Guy Oseary, Madonna's manager, tweeted in response to a fan's question last night, saying ". . . I wish we could have done TV last week but we were in rehearsals morning and night. 7 more weeks to show time . . . "
Here are the five largest second-week percentage drops for No. 1-debuting albums in the SoundScan era:
Chart Date - Artist - Title - % Decline - Debut Units - 2nd Week Units
1. April 21, 2012 - Madonna, "MDNA" - 86.70% (from 359,000 to 48,000 at No. 8)
2. June 18, 2011 - Lady Gaga, "Born This Way" - 84.28% (from 1.11 million to 174,000 at No. 1)
3. Dec. 3, 2011 - Mac Miller, "Blue Slide Park" - 82.54% (from 144,000 to 25,000 at No. 24)
4. Dec. 16, 2006 - Jay-Z, "Kingdom Come" - 79.42% (from 680,000 to 140,000 at No. 6)
5. Dec. 11, 2010 - Kanye West, "My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy" - 78.14% (from 496,000 to 108,000 at No. 7)
And, the five largest second-week percentage drops for top 10-debuting albums in the SoundScan era:
Chart Date - Artist, Title - % Decline - Debut Units - 2nd Week Units
1. April 3, 2010 - Various Artists, "The Edge" - 87.19% (from 53,000 at No. 4 to 7,000 at No. 81)
2. April 21, 2012 - Madonna, "MDNA" - 86.70% (from 359,000 to 48,000 at No. 8)
3. June 18, 2011 - Lady Gaga, "Born This Way" - 84.28% (from 1.11 million to 174,000 at No. 1)
4. March 24, 2012 - WZRD, "WZRD" - 84.25% (from 70,000 at No. 3 to 10,000 at No. 34)
5. March 31, 2012 - Passion, "Passion: White Flag" - 83.71% (from 49,000 at No. 5 to 8,000 at No. 51)
I thought this would happen. lol
Last edited by Matt89; April 13th, 2012 at 08:17 PM.
"Love Spent" is officially my jam! I fuckin' love this song!!!
I want you to hold me like you hold your monnnnnneyyy...
Last edited by BrianPGH; April 14th, 2012 at 10:57 PM.
Minaj Dislodges Madonna From Top of Charts
This week on the music charts, Nicki Minaj opens at No. 1 and Madonna earns a dubious distinction with the biggest second-week sales drop for a No. 1 album in at least 21 years.
Ms. Minaj’s new album, “Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded” (Young Money/Cash Money/Universal Republic), sold 253,000 copies last week, according to Nielsen SoundScan, easily reaching the top spot on Billboard’s chart. It is the second No. 1 album by Ms. Minaj, a Queens-born rapper whose costume closet and onstage persona are possibly even more flamboyant than Lady Gaga’s. Her first album, “Pink Friday,” opened at No. 2 in late 2010 and reached the top a few months later. (Despite the title, “Roman Reloaded” is not a reissue or repackaging, but a new release.)
Madonna’s latest album, “MDNA” (Interscope), opened at No. 1 last week, but its sales have plunged. It landed at No. 8 with 48,000 copies sold, down from 359,000. That is an 86.7 percent drop, which Billboard says is the biggest second-week decline for a No. 1 album since 1991, when the magazine began using SoundScan’s data to compile its charts.
Also on the album charts this week, Adele’s “21” (XL/Columbia), still a hit 59 weeks after its release, rose one spot to No. 2 with 153,000, a 26 percent increase. The country group Rascal Flatts opened at No. 3 with “Changed” (Big Machine), with 130,000, and Lionel Richie’s latest, “Tuskegee” (Mercury Nashville), fell two spots in its second week out with 95,000, a 52 percent drop. The boy band One Direction’s “Up All Night” (Syco/Columbia) was No. 5 with 92,000 sales, almost double its total from the week before.
On the digital songs chart, fun.’s “We Are Young” reclaimed the No. 1 ranking, with 390,000 downloads, after yielding the spot for one week to Justin Bieber, whose new single, “Boyfriend,” sold 295,000.
Minaj Dislodges Madonna From Top of Charts - NYTimes.com
wow didnt know there was an acoustic version
i read that M and Orbit have been doing alot of acoustic versions.
Wish M toned down on the production on the vocals or recorded it as suited for the warm texture of acoustic records
I'm going to see madonna for the first time ever this november OMG!! I can't wait!!
I have Girl Gone Wild on repeat especially the intro
Oh my God
I'm Heartly Sorry
For Having Offended Thee
And I Detest All My Sins
Because I Dread The Loss Of Heaven
And The Pains Of Hell
But Most Of All Because I Love Thee
And I Want So Badly To Be Good...
A friend of mine who works at HMV informed me that they sold a ton of MDNA and had to order in a second shipment... but when the new shipment arrived, only a few have sold. Damn.
The only track I truly love on MDNA happens to be "Masterpiece" .. ironic considering the song wasn't written specifically for the album. All 13+ other tracks I truly can't stand......
Mads was overdue for a weak album..... her bad album tends to come every 2 albums......
Ray of Light STRONG
American Life .. ERrrrrrrrr...
Hard Candy STRONG
MDNA ... ERrrrrrrrr.....
Luckily she mixes it up on her tours... Hoping to see not too much focus on MDNA on this one......
Hopefully promo will soon kick in. The world has obviously forgotten.It looks like we have another horse race for #1 next week as Adele and Nicki Minaj battle it out for the post-Easter lead. Based on midweek reports, we're giving Adele the slight nod, giving her a 24th week at the top. Here's how it looks headed into the weekend:
Adele (XL/Columbia) 85-95k
Nicki Minaj (YM/CM/Universal Republic) 80-90k
One Direction (Syco/Columbia) 67-72k
*Monica (RCA) 57-62k
Lionel Richie (Mercury Nashville) 50-55k
*Bonnie Raitt (Redwing) 45-50k
Rascal Flatts (Big Machine) 40-45k
*Hoodie Allen (Hoodie Allen) 35-40k
Gotye (Fairfax/Universal Republic) 28-32k
The Hunger Games (Universal Republic) 27-30k
Of Monsters & Men (Universal Republic) 27-30k
*Trip Lee (Reach) 24-27k
*Prince Royce (TOS/Atlantic) 22-25k
*Counting Crows (Collective Sounds) 22-25k
Madonna (Interscope) 22-25k
Luke Bryan (Capitol Nashville/EMI) 21-24k
Alabama Shakes (ATO) 20-23k
I love MDNA. I still attest that Hard Candy was terrible.
South America dates!
Madonna MDNA World Tour 2012 South American Dates
11/24 — Mexico City, Mexico | Foro Sol
11/28 — Medellin, Colombia | Estadio Atanasio Girardot
12/1 — Rio De Janeiro, Brazil | Parque Dos Atletas
12/4 — Sao Paulo, Brazil | Estadio Do Morumbi
12/9 — Porto Alegra, Brazil | Estadio Olimpico
12/19 — Santiago, Chile | Estadio Nacional
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MDNA had really dismal sales... especially the following weeks after its debut week... and I wasn't particularly impressed by it either quality wise. It's a very average album that sounds more like a remix cd. But yeah it is better then Hard Candy.
And just seeing that list of other artists... you can see why album sales are struggling. It seems like Adele, Minaj and One Direction have all the attention right now.
Madonna's Latest Confessions: She Wants to Be a "Tougher" Mom, Disapproves of Lourdes Smoking
Parenthood ain't easy, even for the Material Mom.
In an interview with NBC's Rock Center with Brian Williams, a preview of which aired on The Today Show, Madonna talked about the difficulties of balancing her pop career—her latest album MDNA debuted atop the charts though second week sales suffered a huge drop—with raising four children.
Needless to say, it hasn't been a holiday.
"To be a single mother of four and to work as much as I do, to live my life in kind of a metaphorical fishbowl, it's pretty challenging. But so far I've survived with sanity and humor intact," the Queen of Pop tells Harry Smith.
When asked by the veteran journalist whether there are two Madonnas—one for onstage and one for off—the Confessions singer joked about her penchant for reinventing herself.
"There's probably 25, but to my children there's mostly the one that comes home and says, 'Have you done your homework?' and 'Why are you wearing that?' and 'Why did you say that?' and 'What are you eating that for?'" said Madonna.
After Smith raised the touchy issue of her 15-year-old daughter Lourdes being caught by paparazzi smoking a cigarette in New York City last month, Madge said she "wasn't very happy." She also talked about how tough she thinks she is as a mom.
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"I think I am, but honestly I don't think I'm as tough as I should be," she confessed. "I think I need to be maybe tougher. It's hard though…everyday is a negotiation. But cigarette smoking I'm not very fond of, for anyone, I don't approve of anyone smoking cigarettes, most of all my daughter."
When Smith asked how she squares that with her new music video for "Girl Gone Wild," in which the entertainer is shown puffing sexily on a cigarette," she tried to have it both ways.
"Yeah, I don't smoke. That's just an accessory, Harry. There's a difference," Madonna pointed out. "She smoked that cigarette before I did that video, so she didn't' get that from me, OK?"
The full sit-down airs tonight at 9 p.m. ET on Rock Center.
(E!, NBC and Rock Center are all part of the NBCUniversal family.)
Read more: Madonna's Latest Confessions: She Wants to Be a "Tougher" Mom, Disapproves of Lourdes Smoking - E! Online
isnt Madonna being mean-girled by Goop, Stella M etc. Just read an interesting article and what they say seem to have double meanings. For instance, Stella's article about Rihanna for Time.
HITS Daily Double: Rumor MillTHINGS COULD BE WORSE FOR RAPINO & CO.: In this morning’s N.Y. Post, Claire Atkinson writes that Live Nation is feeling the heat following the sharp fall-off in album sales for Madonna’s MDNA, as the concert power seeks to deliver on the $120 million deal it inked with Madonna in 2007. Madonna’s 66-date global tour kicks off in Tel Aviv, on May 29. “Sales were brisk for the first few days and then they tapered off,” said a source close to the tour. “It doesn’t mean she won’t sell out, but it may take longer than they expected.” Said Pollstar’s Gary Bongiovanni, “The word is that ticket sales have been good in North America, but the question about Europe is whether ticket prices are too high.” Another source added that manager/business partner Guy Oseary is putting pressure on Live Nation to boost ticket sales. LN’s reported cut of ticket sales is only 10%, while Madonna reaps the other 90%. What Atkinson doesn’t mention is that LN already made a $30 million deal with IGA for the three albums, and the company expects the tour to be super-strong. (4/19a)
Hopefully promo will soon start.