MDNA, Madonna’s 12th studio album, has seen a huge decline in sales since it debuted at number one on the Billboard Charts in late March. Forbes is reporting a record 88 percent week-over-week drop, from 379,000 copies to a paltry 46,000. Madonna was doing just fine beating Lionel Richie’s Tuskegee for the top spot but the way MDNA got the title was quite interesting. The Huffington Post reports that though Richie’s album was outpacing Madonna in her projected sales, Madge was business savvy and decided to give her release away to anyone who bought a ticket to her tour. Those sales were counted in Billboard’s tally and Madonna ended up surpassing Tuskegee.
Some might say that Whitney Houston is looking out for her daughter, Bobbi Kristina Brown, from the grave. That’s because the Queen of Pop has been topping the charts since she died on February 11th. Whitney songs began topping digital charts almost immediately, and her albums continue to hold strong on the Billboard charts one month after her untimely death.