Madonna "MDNA" Album Sales: Oye

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Madonna's new album MDNA has sort of crashed and burned, posting nowhere close to the kind of sales figures one would expect from the Queen of Pop.

The record sold 359,000 copies when it debuted at #1 on the Billboard charts, but has since plummeted to 46,000 copies in its second week of release.

While many acts would be grateful to sell 400,000-plus units, it's a letdown for one of the all-time greats, not to mention a record-setting dropoff.

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Interestingly, in its first week of release, her manager Guy Oseary said of MDNA:

“People are really digging it. We feel good about the album. It's her 12th album and the same story she had 30 years ago. That’s an amazing accomplishment.”

Some critics agree that it's the same story as 30 years ago. They just don't see it as a big selling point for Madonna. Said the Los Angeles Times:

"MDNA more than anything sounds like an album made by someone who lost touch with the desires of today’s music... the Madonna of today has lost the art of surprise."

Ouch.

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Miley fakes

well she used to be the best - now maybe its time to retire??

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WHAT A JOKE TO SAY IT'S "EMBARRASING"!!!
IT'S ALL ABOUT touring TODAY in this day and age, NOT album sales LOL!! AND WHO MAKES more money ON TOUR than ANYONE else, there's only ONE person, and we are STILL talking about her. And to say that she does not make music for her fans who now have famlies? Well if that's the case and she's a joke, then who are these MILLIONS of people going to pay $300+ per ticket at her CONCERTS? The only JOKE here is how OLD it is to BASH MADONNA. But then again, she is IN THE GAME tour de force after DECADES in the biz so TALK THAT TALK, BITCH!

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$359,000 album sold, I am sure that since she has alot of money now she bought all those 359,000 copies to show her album was selling! Ahahaha! What a pity!

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I am a huge fan of M's music and have been it over the last 04 decades. Did you here that? 04 decades!!! Who, at the pop arena of music, has lasted so long? We can't deny we're living different times and after the accessible Internet benefits such as downloads, nobody sells as much as they used to, and to be very honest, I don't think she gives a damn shit. Madonna is happier than ever and the fact she'll be on the road with another outstanding tour is a kinda experience that cannot be easily replaced. Hail the Queen...We should expect nothing, but the best an artist can give. Perrys, Adeles and Gagas will have to thread a long path, yet to come, to get closer to Madonna's shadow... Pop music is what it is nowadays thanx to Madonna. MDNA - listen without prejudice!

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People want Madonna to fail because she has continued to prove them wrong! She is the best selling female with 300 million in sales worldwide and NO ONE AT THE MOMENT IS NEARING TO BEAT HER. SO WTF!
SHE CAN SIT ON HER ASS FOR THE NEXT 10 YEARS AND NO ONE WILL TOP HER SALES IN MUSIC OR TOURING! Album sales are dead anyway and even if the tour only sold 250 million in tickets, who can do that nowadays? Mariah nope, Celine nope, Gaga nope! regardless of their tickets sales Madonna will top them, and the album is almost GOLD in the U.S. so FORBES go to hell!

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Im embarrassed for her. Imagine, once being the greatest and nows she's a pop joke to the younger pop fans. Her old fans have families now and she's no longer playing to the people who buy the music. Yes, it is very very funny, bc she is madonna a hugh star, who fell off her pedestal, but she's still madonna.

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I THINK MADONNA DID THIS BECAUSE SHE LOVES IT IT'S WHO SHE IS. SHE LOOKS LIKE SHE WAS HAVING A GREAT TIME TOO. SURE SHE DOES HOPE TO SELL MANY COPIES, EVERY ARTIST DOES. SHE'S ON ALBUM 12 AND VERY, VERY RICH. ALL OF HER CONCERTS ARE SELL OUTS, SO I'D HAVE TO SAY SHE STILL GOT IT. SHE'S ALMOST 54, LOOKS GREAT AND MOVES AROUND BETTER THAN A LOT OF 20 YEAR OLD'S. SHE'S BEEN ON TOP FOR MANY YEARS, SO THIS LOW SELLING ALBUM WON'T HURT HER AT ALL. THE REAL MONEY IS IN THE CONCERTS NOT THE ALBUM. (MOST PEOPLE GET THEIR MUSIC ONLINE FREE. SO ROCK ON MADGE...LOL!!!

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The reason she sold so many the first week is because the CDs were paired up with concert tickets giving a discount to buyers.

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I hope that Guy Ritchie (Madonna's ex) is laughing his ass off over Madonna's BIG failure. ULTIMATE LOL!!!!!

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I used to be a huge Madonna fan. The narcissism that she exudes has, sadly I might add, turned her into a shell of a person. Unlike many of her former fans, she refuses to age gracefully. I view her as being completely out of touch with the real world which is a turnoff to those of us that were once big fans.

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