As expected, Madonna’s latest album topped the Billboard Top 200. “MDNA” becomes her eighth No. 1 album of her illustrious career which began back in 1984. Remarkably, four out of her twelve studio albums never reached pole position including her critically acclaimed “Ray of Light” effort which garnered four Grammy awards. How insane is that?
Madge’s “MDNA” moved an impressive 359,000 copies this week, beating Lionel Richie’s country-inspired “Tuskegee” which sold 199,000 units. Side note, how awesome is Richie’s reinterpretation of his classic ballad “Endless Love” with Shania Twain? Madonna’s first week sales of “MDNA” improves upon the debut totals of her last offering, “Hard Candy” which posted 280,000 at cash registers. I’m sure concert sales for her Fall North American tour aided in the boost. Concert goers who purchased tickets were given an option to receive either a physical CD or digital download. Those who opted with the former, the copies shipped were included in the first week totals.
So with Madonna Louise Ciccone reigning supreme once again, I ask you Homorazzi.com readers this all-important question. Which of her chart toppers is your favorite? Sadly, since “Ray of Light” isn’t included, I’m have to go with her first album, “Like A Virgin”. It’s OG Madonna. Can’t argue with that. And you?