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The publication reports that "MDNA" is set to have the largest second-week sales drop — 88 percent, to be exact — in chart history. According to Forbes' Roger Friedman, the bulk of Madge's first-week sales tied in to concert ticket purchases and "artificially inflated Madonna's numbers, putting her first before Lionel Richie and his 'Tuskegee' album."
And while "Tuskegee" sold another 110,000 copies over the past week, "MDNA" moved a mere 46,000, claims Friedman. (Billboard will post official chart figures Wednesday.)
"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 No. 1, starting with Billboard and SoundScan," says the writer. Do you agree?
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I am a fan of Madonna's early music but do not care for what she has done in the last 15+ years. She is an aging artist that is trying to hold onto her youth. These days, I much prefer lesser known artists that are more down to earth. I would never pay what she asks for tickets to see her in concert.
A lot of pop artists run into this problem of Old Age.... I think what turns people off to Madonna is her trying to act like she's 20 again.... If she would just accept she's in her 50's and not act so immature and try to be a sex symbol again I bet she would find a solid fan base out there, but when you make a fool of yourself nobody is going to want to listen to your music...
Bottom Line: Act your age.... your not 20 anymore...