Despite the fact that she’s freaking MADONNA, along with the media blitz created around her new album, MDNA is about to set a whole new record: she’s about to achieve the biggest second week sales drop for any album ever sold, after MDNA‘s sales plummeted a whole 88% after the first week. MTV reports:
Reporter Roger Friedman wrote that he was told that after debuting at #1 on sales of 359,000 copies in its first week, MDNA is on pace to tumble 88 percent to around 46,000 copies for the week ending Sunday. The piece even calls into question whether Madonna truly topped the charts in the first place, noting that “most” of the first-week sales were for albums included in the sale of tickets to the star’s upcoming tour. “That promotion artificially inflated Madonna’s numbers, putting her first before Lionel Richie and his Tuskegee album,” Friedman claimed.
“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,” he wrote. Madonna has done some high-profile promotion of the album, including playing the Super Bowl halftime show, a pop-in at the recent Ultra Music Festival in Miami, a Facebook interview and Twitter Q&A, but the combination of lukewarm reviews and two singles that failed to gain traction may have done the album in.
Yeah, Karma’s a bitch, sweetums. See what happens when you piggyback on the use of club drugs, despite having absolutely no knowledge of what they do or how dangerous they can be? Yeah, if Youtube videos of fat people falling off tables has taught me anything, it’s that the universe cannot let unbridled stupidity go unpunished. Sucks to be you, Madge.