Bing photos: Madonna
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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Madonna's music is new and fresh. Lionel Richie's new album is what we call in Spanish refried songs. The only change is that his old songs have been turned into country music.