This just in! The flaw free Queen of Everything just made herself a little more comfortable on the throne she’s been sitting on for the past 30 years! Madonna’s ‘MDNA‘ exceeded sales expectations by selling 359,000 copies it its first week to début at # 1 on the Billboard 200 Albums Chart! The album, which has already topped the UK Top 40 earlier this week, thus breaking Elvis Presley’s record of 11 # 1 albums, becomes Madonna’s 8th chart topper in the US, the second most among female vocalists, behind Barbra Streisand with 9. Additionally, ‘MDNA‘s first week sales are the highest she’s seen in over a decade, when ‘Music‘ moved 420,000 copies in its first week back in 2000. And this comes in without any promo, practically no hit single, no $ 0.99 discounted albums, just a Superbowl performance, a 20 minute Facebook chat and a few hours on Twitter!
Basically Madonna kicked everybody’s ass…yet again!
Great news for Lionel Richie, as he debuts at # 2 with his new duets album ‘Tuskegee‘, selling 199,000 copies, which is his best sales and chart position since 1986’s ‘Dancing On The Ceiling‘ spent 2 weeks at # 1.
Stay tuned for the entire top 10 on the Billboard Charts later tonight!