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Madonna’s Celebration Album drops to #20 in US

Billboard Hot 200 Albums – Week of October 24, 2009

18. (14) Harry Connick, Jr. – Your Songs
19. (8) Miranda Lambert – Revolution
20. (7) Madonna – Celebration – 26369

  • trinisun

    I fell in love with Madonna when I was a child, and I grew to love her even more with each passing year. I’m 33 years old now and whenever I play the double cd version of Celebration I can vividly remember my life at its various stages with each song on the cd. Madonna’s music forms the soundtrack of my life. Of course there are other artists whose music fill in the gaps and who have earned the respect of music listeners. There are many, many great artists out there, but there is only one Madonna. In the 1980’s she was called a one hit wonder, a flash in the pan, and other unkind names. She is still around today rocking the world, filling stadiums, selling millions of records, and frequently appearing in the world’s media. I’m glad she’s grown up, and her creativity reflects that. If not, she would still been wearing torn stockings and crucifixes. I’m glad her music has changed too, and it still fits in perfectly with my life. I don’t expect it to be the same for everyone, especially the younger fans who missed out on witnessing Madonna going through the various stages of her life and sharing it through her music. Those were really interesting years, there was dare after dare after dare from Madonna. Celebration is a significant body of work which no one can deny, and the music contained on those 2 cds has earned Madonna and her record label an enormous fortune. I’m happy that she has done exceedingly well, and even happier that her music has always been there for me. I’m looking forward to enjoying Madonna for many, many more years to come and I’m there are millions of people out there who feel the same.

  • trinisun

    I fell in love with Madonna when I was a child, and I grew to love her with each passing year. I’m 33 years old now and when I play the double cd version of Celebration I can vividly remember my life at its various stages with each song on the cd. Madonna’s music forms the soundtrack of my life. Of course there are other artists who have earned the respect of music listeners, there are many, many good artists out there, but there is only one Madonna. In the 1980’s she was called a one hit wonder, a flash in the pan, and other unkind names. She is still around today rocking the world, filling stadiums, selling millions of records, frequently appearing in the world’s media. I’m glad she’s grown up and her creativity reflects that, if not she would have still been wearing torn stockings and crucifixes. I’m glad her music has changed too, and it fits in perfectly with my life. I don’t expect it to be the same for everyone, however I

  • carlos

    Why don’t we just enjoy what we like and shut up once and for all.

  • khosrow

    Read this: 2677780

    That is how many times this version of the song has been listened to so far since it first came out. Do other top 10 songs attract so many viewers and listeners in such a short time, even when there are more than 30 versions of it available on the internet?

    Only multifaceted Madonna attracts so many viewing just with one version. The other remixes are just icing on the cake.

    • adriano

      Hi,all
      i’ll always still rememder madonna for her iconic action.lav ,conical bra.lap, vogue ,her al flop, vogue evita, recoed breaking tours and hung up.gaga and b spears imitates her some way

  • khosrow

    To Paul:
    Let me tell you something Paul, 1- You should speak for yourself and not for most Madonna fans. Because even the best of scientist cannot measure how even a representative portion of Madonna fans feel. Their numbers are so big wide spread around the world; 2- if you and those fans prefer lady gaga over Madonna, then I can tell you that they were not real fans to begin with, they just use her as an excuse to trash Madonna; 3- Your definition of class and mediocoreness is certainly not ours(not Madonna’s and not her fans). So be my guest and just go listen to gaga, spears, mariah,,,,,, and other dime a dozen wannabe starlets. Because Madonna is NOT going to do what others expect her to do, she never has and never will. If she didn’t do that when she was a poor and upcoming star, she most certainly won’t do that now that she has concurred the world and ruled it for nearly 3 decades.

    In fact, the true Madonna fans love Madonna because of her defiance, because of her ability to take simple concepts and turn them into great work. Madonna has built such a great track record that I can go out and buy her record without having to hear it first on the radio. I have never been disappointed by her. She has always delivered the goods. I can’t get enough of to the title track ‘Celebration’. At the club where I go to sometimes, the album version gets hot reception.

    So you can bend it and twist it as music as you want, but regardless of what you say her target audiences still love and appreciate her work. Madonna has just finished a world tour and this song is a great excuse to party and celebrate. When I come home from work I am not in the mood for gaga or crying mariah, but in the mood for a cool, refreshing up-tempo song to make me remember my last vacation and think of the next things that I have to do. Celebration does just that.
    Lets not forget that Madonna’s last studio album Hard Candy, became the third best selling record of 2008 in the world(USA included). It sold more copies in some markets than others, but so what that is always the case with everything. One cannot expect a product to do equal business in every single market. We are talking about the overall record sales of 2008. And not just one week or one market.

    When the chips are all counted the way this collection album is selling now, and will continue to sell, it will outsell all the other albums that are currently on the charts.

    Madonna fans have said all of this before, but you guys(fake Madonna fans)don’t really seem to get it. We don’t expect you to like anything that Madonna does. So don’t waste your time and just go and listen to gaga, mariah, or other dime a dozen wannabee starlets.

    We listen to:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sfBsN6szP_k&hl=nl
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HbwUroDaP3c

    To me she sounds as cool and care free, yet wise as the very first time I heard her songs blasting in the clubs.

    • MD

      Please! Get a life. Do you even think on your own? Or what Madonna says and does goes for you, no matter what? When you are trying to make an argument, especially in here, at least try to use your brain. Don’t patronize us. By just giving us two links on youtube to prove that everybody loves these two trashy songs won’t work, as well as by telling us all Madonna’s accomplishments. We know! She is the Queen! Please try harder. But even if you try, you can’t really change the past and the now. What Madonna became to be now, is from her own greed and starvation to stay relevant. That’s why all the mediocre stuff she puts out now! According to me, Madonna is a fallen idol. And am not arguing here! Am glad her blind fans are still holding on to her, but eventually she will fall – with her chipmunk face. Nevertheless, the blind fans cannot save her. Only we, the real ones, that do care for her, will. And only she, can save herself from the fall. If she want to stay relevant, she needs to stop fooling around acting like a thirteen year old horny girl. She even said it herself. She is a geek and she does care what people think that’s why she is so controlling with her art and does what she does. If you think that she is the only clever, calculating business woman in the entertainment business you are mistaken. Lady GaGa is getting her thrown, and with every right. For now, GaGa is the fresh air to the pop genre. GaGa is so relevant: with performance, musicianship, composition. Let’s just wait and see in five to ten years. If GaGa is alive, believe me, she will still be relevant. If you have some depth, not through Madonna’s eyes, but rather your own, and know how to evaluate the pop genre, will talk again in ten years. GaGa is going to become huge. And even your fallen idol cannot do anything about that! What she needs to do at the moment, is to embrace her vastness in this business and begin to be a true creative.

      • Cum Bubble

        I agree with you 100% MD! I think Madonna is a total mess right now. Its sad how she is now suddenly clinging on to Lady Gaga to stay relevant. It looks desperate. I can already see Madonna copying her looks on her next album. But heck, if it gets Madge to get creative again, then go a copy Gaga. COPY AWAY!

        khosrow is the most psycho fan I think I have ever seen. Get a life you cultish freak.

      • carlos

        Paul. Lady Gaga? just with the name…
        What is so great about lady Gaga?what has she done? she got the balls to do what? hang from a wire with blood on her chest on the MTV awards? songs?
        Madonna might have a boring record once in awhile but no one can be like her. All the female singers out there will never be like madonna ,they all are spins off of her with bad songs and bad fashion. Concerts? no one is as good as Madonna.
        Lady gaga 10 years from now? Madonna has been in our conscious for 27 years and you are still here talking about her.
        Why don’t you take your little Britney, lady gaga, Cristina,etc,etc records and go and get bored somewhere else.

      • MD

        Exactly cum bubble. When you see Madonna wearing masks and weird costumes and hats as well as bubbles around her, be sure she copied it from GaGa. Wonder if she is going to start playing the piano also! She did the same with the “Bedtime Stories” era. She was copying Courtney Love. She did it in the 80s. She was copying Marilyn Monroe. The only two authentic looks that Madonna ever had, were her early years, before she went blonde, and the Ray of Light years. Everything else she does is a copy, from a movie, a book, or a photo.

      • khosrow

        Hello and you talking about trash????? Have you looked at your post and lady whatever lately? Whether we like it or not, Google and U Tube dominate the world and not the mainstream US radio.

        Madonna is the number one most googeld person in the universe. Even the haters googel her practically every day. You are the proof of that. That goes to show you the level of interests in her after all these years.

        Hell I don’t even want Madonna to be mainstream. To me she has always been a subculture artist who managed to dominate the mainstream culture. That is why people who adhere to mainstream hate her so much. People also hate Madonna because she doesn’t do what some people expect her to do. Oh ya, another Ray of Light, another Erotica, oh she left out deeper and deeper, bla bla bla.

        I have all Madonna studio albums and have been an admirer since the beginning, but I will never expect Madonna to do another Ray of Light or Erotica. Things progress and the moods are different, why should she redo herself?

        She has moved on and has done many things that other artists only dream of doing but never dare to do. Would Mariah ever dare to release an album like American Life at the time of war? No way. Mariah just doesn’t have the balls.
        Since Ray of Light, Madonna has produced four international number one albums (number 1 in 30 to 50 countries) I liked music, and loved Hard Candy, American life and Confession on a Dance Floor.
        Madonna’s lowest selling album has already outsold Mariah’s and any other wannabee for that matter.

        Everybody has their favorite art and artist, which they watch and listen to closely, but surfing on the websites of someone you dislike looks bizarre to me and that is exactly you do.

        Let get it through your head: you don’t have to like everything Madonna does, you may even hate her, but what is the use of trashing everything that she does on her sites? Do you think that you are going to change my listening habits by doing so?

        Freedom comes when you let go, creation comes when you say no. She is an artist and free to make what she wants. And You don’t have to like her. Got that?

      • khosrow
      • MD
    • MD

      Oh Carlos! The last words you said to me were: “Do you think I care whaT you think?”

      I guess you do, little kiddo.

      • carlos

        No I don’t.caring and giving an opinion is a completely different thing.
        Maybe Lady Gaga is gonna learn to play the guitar 2.
        Sometimes your comments are so stupid.
        But at the end, you can listen to whoever you want; I just have more fun than you.
        By the way Lady Gaga looked so stupid with her outfit at the MTV awards. You should tell her not to try to hard to be different

      • khosrow

        Even though Carlos and I don’t always see eye to eye on some things, his last post was right on target (to the point ).
        Just because he responded to your comments doesn’t mean that he cares about your opinion.Carlos is right on this one, why don’t you go back to britney, gaga and the rest of the dime a dozen wannabees.

    • MD
  • khosrow

    I find it hypocritical to tell an artist like Madonna, what she should or should not do, who she should or should not sleep with, the kind of album she should or should not make.

    • Cal

      I agree with you. Some fans are worse than the haters.

    • adriano

      that’s show we still love and support madonna, already 90 over comments from loyal fan,haters and so called betrayed fan.Really.i don’t know why b.spears can easily debut no.1 at bilboard hot100 and “3” for me for better off than celebration.not to offend b.spears fans but madonna domlike her and gaga

      • Paul

        most madonna fans like gaga better now. thats because madonna has gone mediocre and weird lately.

      • Cal

        Paul- mediocre and weird is definition of Lady Gaga.

      • carlos

        years are gonna pass by.. and lets see who’s out there… Lady gaga? britney(she has lasted too long for no reason )Ops i did it again’ what a stupid song,those were horrible music times. Now we have lady gaga;she got bigger because Madonna mentioned her, lady Gaga is a copy of the group”missing persons” lead singer from the 80’s.
        Nothing better than hang with Mary jane and listen to erotica and bed time stories, watch the girlie show . i do wish there were more pop music choices out there.They all suck and cant wait for them to disappear so i dont read another stupid comment .

  • khosrow

    You buy or you leave her record. YOU DO NOT OWN MADONNA.

    There are still plenty of people around the world who will continue to love Madonna, simply because she defies what people expect of her and still goes out there and does her own thing. Just because some people don’t like what she does, doesn’t mean she should not do the things that she likes, true artists go by their own feelings and instincts and not only by marketability of every single thing that they want to do. If you like to get in the groove/ mood with her then you are welcome to get to know her work. Otherwise why bother coming in here trying to tell her what to wear, how to sing, who to sleep with, what not to sing,,,,,,,

    Hey, I am glad Madonna listens to her own timing, mood and instincts. Great minds don’t sit there like silly girls waiting for approvals. They just get on with it and do their own things, their own ways, where and and when they want.

    Obviously, there are so many hypocrites in this world. Hypocrites, no good for nothing Hypocrites.
    Obviously her critics lack Madonna’s class.

  • alex

    hey, this is a webpage fan to MADONNA???, IN THE HOT 100 SINGLES SALES US, CELEBRATION UP A #10, MILES AWAY#64(45weeks in the chart), and give it to me reentry at #81(58 weeks in the chart), IS NOT AMAZING????., AHHH IS #1 IN EUROPE AND IN THE WORLD ALBUM CHART, PLEASE US F****,IS JUST ONE COUNTRY,THE WORLD LOVE HEM REALY love from argentina

  • gus

    I need to address a few points here:
    1) After listening to CELEBRATION (the cd)I do not see a decline in her music or talent. The songs CELEBRATION and REVOLVER are great songs, different, but great. She is slowly merging her US and global fans back together after AMERICAN LIFE tanked in the US
    2)I am an American and I resent hearing how US radios sucks. Yes, during the Bush years, it was all hip hip, but now we have Lady Gaga and newer, more New York sounding Americans on the radio. US radio is finally getting it together, albeit slowly.
    3)I LOVED LOVED LOVED HARD CANDY!!!
    4) This is a GREATEST HITS cd! It’s still #1 on the GLOBAL chart!
    5)Warner has done almost ZERO promotion in the US, unlike in Europe and the rest of the world.
    6) Madonna herself is in transition from a Euro life to an American life, no pun intended. Give the woman a break, she has four ki

    • khosrow

      I love Love Hard Candy too. It is great funk album with a little Hip Hop added.

      The cover on that album and the content say: “hey look at this fabulous at 50 body of mine, it is still rocking, still looking better than most people half my age, can sing play with Justin and Timbo, am about to ditch my boring guy and embark on a new tour, I am recession proof, I am going to make more money than ever before, I am STILL NOT ASHAMED, at 50 I found Jesus.”

      Hard Candy has been off the charts for a year, but it is still selling as I type. Many people just don’t understand Madonna and her work, they never did and they never will. Thank god for that too. I mean who want to be the next MJ who ended up being played by all the wrong people, for all the wrong reasons.

      Madonna’s music are far far smarter than the rest of the pop folks.

      People are full of BS, and don’t even get it, that Madonna is not in the mood for grandiose artistic statements right now. Right now Madonna is in a reflective and celebratory mood.

      For those who missed it, here is some fantastic lyrics from hard Candy:

      “Somehow I’ll get through it
      And you won’t even realize
      Falling through your own disguise

      It’s like over and over
      You’re pushing me right down to the floor
      I should just walk away
      Over and over I keep on coming back for more
      I play into your fantasy
      Now that it’s over
      You can lie to me right through your smile
      I see behind your eyes
      Now I’m sober, no more intoxicating my mind

      Even the devil wouldn’t recognize you, but I do
      Even the devil wouldn’t recognize you, but I do
      Even the devil wouldn’t recognize you, but I do
      Even the devil wouldn’t recognize you, but I do
      I do, I do

      You almost fooled yourself this time
      Let all the saints be praised
      You hide your sadness behind your smile
      And you keep your lost heart braced
      The steps that edge along the ledge
      Is much higher than it seems
      But I’ve been on that ledge before
      You can’t hide yourself from me”

    • Cal

      Good points.

      Gaga isn’t making any kind of music that Madonna hasn’t already done. There’s nothing different, unique, or groundbreaking about Gaga’s music, but if that means that more dance/pop music gets on the air in the US versus all this hip hop/rap stuff, then great.

  • modar

    so what ? the cd rocks and and it’s normal to drop like any other cd , it had the number one in the whole world and still rock

  • skag

    U.S. are not the world.
    celebration is still at no1 in the world album chart and the celebration single is at no8 in the world single chart!
    she conquers the world once again.

  • ian love madonna

    come o folks..Madonna need to close her chapter with Warner..thats why she released this celebration Album full of old hits except her 2 new songs.
    I m sure with her hew life at LIve nation she will rise again with new material…she should be giving time to other pursuits b4 a new album so she has gt new vibes…then,,and a whole new set.
    this new album should come handy to her new fans
    who were introduced to her music zirca Hard Candy..etc.we all her fans since her 80s have everything from her alraedy..lol

  • guy

    Her album drops? So what? People here obviously think that only the US matters. She still owns the rest of the world since she’s number one( global) and number one in Europe. Instead of celebrating this fact, people here are bitching about her lack of creativity, the fact she’s supposedly losing fans, or that she should come up with something new.
    Ever start to wonder why she’s number one in Europe and the rest of the world? Because they know how to celebrate and to appreciate someone who has been in this industry so long!

  • susan

    i´m still a madonna fan, but expectations in her are high. at the moment she is just fake. what happend to the madonnna who constantly progressed from ray of light to music and finally american life and then she lost grip…

    and i´m not talking about sales… i don´t care for her sales. the madonna we can see at the moment is a bit of the early 90´s madonna in the body of a 51 year old…

    i hope she worked with a vocal coach again, her singing on celebration and revolver is not good. just check the evita period.

    • Paul

      I agree I ADORE her but lately she is losing me…She is becoming STRANGE and MEDIOCRE I miss Confessions, Ray of Light, Like a Prayer Madonna…I feel like she’s TIRED now :(

      • khosrow

        Okay, so what that she is losing you?

        It is not the end of the world if she loses you and you disappear from her sites.

      • adriano

        PAUL, US IS IRRELEVANT NOW,POLITICAL,ECONOMY,EVEN MUSIC.DON’T BE A FROG IN THE WELL.I DO LIKE B SPEARS AND GAGA , BUT TO HAVE AS SUCCESSFUL AS MADONNA , I DON’T THINK SO.THEY ARE NOT AS SUPREME AS THE QUEEN.DEAD OR ALIVE, MADONNA STILL RULES.

    • carlos

      Fake? u are dom.
      why people keep talking about how old she is. This website is for dom teenagers .

  • Paul

    Am I the only Madonna fan who is starting to not like her? She’s becoming like this weird plastic old lady!

    • alex

      fortunately for all the madonna fans, i guess you are, if not the only one, at least the second one madonna fan who is starting to not like her.
      so leave some space for the true madonna fans.
      thank u.

  • Paul

    Wake up Madonna. You are starting to LOSE fans. Your touring is great but your music has become MEDIOCRE. Also you are 51 dating a 21 year old? GROSS! I have ADORED you for over five years but you are losing me. You are dating someone that is my age…I think the Madonna of yesterday would have laughed at what you are starting to become! Make good music again!

    • Matteo

      why u care so much of her personal life .. u not a family and u not a friend of her …. see how she is good on keeping her self on top …for almost 28 years .

      • Paul

        She’s still on top but she is not innovative anymore. She isn’t creative. Celebration is a joke. Bad artwork. Bad music. It’s an insult to her fans. And I am a HUGE fan of hers but the reason it is selling POORLY is because frankly it SUCKS! I just miss the Confessions Madonna she is becoming very strange! I still love her though.

    • carlos

      Why do you care who she’s sleeping with?
      You are as young as her BF but I dont think he’s stupid like you.

  • BONES

    This CD is a big reality check for Madonna….after a successful world tour it turns that her fans have NO appetite for her old material…I CANT BELIEVE THIS WASNT A REMIX CD…..BORINGGGG….we DEMAND new material…..M needs to go away for at least one year, get refreshed and come back big with something different and exciting or she will NOT stay relevent…and believe me Madonna IS a statistic person right down to the last dollar!

    • helpplease

      Amen! Except for the remix CD part. Her audience isn’t all club kids anymore.

  • Suneil

    Madonna is still #1 in Europe..thats all that matters. The US isn’t everything, so what..move on! We still love her x

    • Cal

      She is #1 in the world as well.

      • Paul

        No she isn’t. Her album number one in like Bulgaria.

  • Mike (and not Mike or the other Mike)

    People,
    It’s a greatest hits album. NO ONE expected it to go to #1 in the U.S. The fact that it’s a greatest hits record means it will have sustainability (meaning it will continue to sell over time, just not necessarily get great chart position) WHO CARES??? Madonna just said in an interview “I’m not a statistics person”, so she doesn’t give a shit about chart position. The only artist that lives and breathes chart status is MARIAH. And the bitch couldn’t get a #1 herself, so all of the lambs on this site need to shut the hell up. AND by the way, the fact that Celebration is #1 for the THIRD week in a row on the European chart and #1 on the WORLD chart (not just rap/hip-hop obsessed U.S.) says a hell of a lot more than how it has charted in the U.S. The U.S. is not the end all and be all, as much as the ignorant Madonna haters on this site would like to claim. Madonna is not hurting at all. Not by a longshot. She’s still the most successful female touring artist of all time and she made FAR more money on her tour, than these Chart obsessed artists have made on their last few albums!!
    If she doesn’t care, why should we?? Honestly!

    • Suneil

      I love you! Well said bro x

    • Scott (the real one)

      Oh, come on. Madonna is a shrewd survivor and most likely cares a great deal about chart position. We all know she’s a business woman at heart and understands the realities of her industry. She probably also knows that chart positions isn’t nearly as relevant as it used to be in the sum of a musician’s career but it is a business and numbers are what success and longevity are all about.

      • Mike (and not Mike or the other Mike)

        Scott, She has said herself (listen to the Ryan Seacreast interview) that
        she’s not a statistics person. She is screwd enough to know that CD sales and chart positions are rapidly declining. The industry is changing and Madonna is AHEAD of the curve. Please, numbers are what success and longevity are about?? Really? Is that why she’s still the #1 woman artist when she hasn’t had chart position for about 10 (or more) years?
        Dude, it’s not about CD sales anymore and Radio play is a JOKE. It’s called PAYOLA and it’s all a corporate
        game. Madonna won’t play, so they won’t play her. Period. You’re WRONG. Moving on…

      • Scott (the real one)

        Yes, Mike, numbers are what it’s all about. You just said it yourself…”she’s still #1.” Hello? “1” is a number. I didn’t say that ONLY CD sales are what make someone a success – it’s the complete picture. Just because Madonna told Ryan Seacrest that she’s not into statistics doesn’t mean that’s entirely true – I seriously doubt she would reveal a weakness by admitting she looks at the charts and records sales. There’s nothing wrong with it so lighten up and just let others express their opinions.

  • shardy

    so Madonna’s greatest hits compilation
    has dropped on the U.S. album charts to #20…

    wanna know why that is…???

    because it’s America, and the states have ALREADY not only heard,
    but bought Like A Virgin / Express Yourself / Holiday / etc…etc…etc….

    now, if this was an all NEW Madonna album, i might be a little
    but more disappointed that it has slipped to a lower sales bracket

    however, most folks on the U.S. are NOT into how the song
    Celebration sounds, ESPECIALLY the Benassi Remix, it’s too
    European sounding

    now…if Madonna or Warner Bros wants to sell that greatest hits
    album, they need to release Revolver as a 2nd single, that song
    will surely get far more radio play than the song Celebration, and
    perhaps compel folks to purchase this latest hits compilation

    until that happens, you can expect Madonna’s
    current chart standing to continue to slip down even further,

    besides, the U.S. radio and sales market in regards to music has been
    stuck in a r&b / hip-hip / ghetto rut since 1996, if it does not sound
    like something you’d hear booming out of an overly accessorized Escalade,
    then chances are it will not be popular here in the boring, ghetto ass U.S.A.

    the rest of the world has been far ahead of the music scene and
    sound for the past 3 decades, they always have the bigger balls
    when it comes to making cool, new, and interesting / progressive
    music, and looks..etc…

    that is why…i hope Madonna ditches the last “popular” producers and
    “writers” she worked with on Hard Candy, and goes for a completely new, different, and fresh european sound for her next official studio album

    well…at least i can hope

  • khosrow

    To Carlos:
    I consider your insults a compliment. You see, in an odd way they magnify our differences of opinion.
    Despite your alliances, you are a Madonna hater, and it amazes me the kind of hold that she has over people like you. As a fan, I know that I don’t have to love or approve everything Madonna does, but I have always respected her openness and honesty.
    Judging from your posts the society (at least the one you are a part of) has not changed much since pre Madonna days. But Madonna and her fans have changed.

    At least:
    Madonna looks fabulous at 50, Madonna had the bestselling solo music tour ever, number 1 album in more than 30 countries, had a number one single in more than 30 countries, broke Elvis’ record for the most top 10, followed that up with a international number 1/ US top 10 collector’s CD, made the cover of Rolling Stone again, has 4 beautiful children, helped charity, got inducted in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and was able to get over a divorce without having to check into betty ford clinic like many other stars have. How many people do you know that have achieved all of that in one year????????
    Madonna´s sexy poses were not intended for viewing by children, but any adult who is capable of understanding what she was trying to express would just be proud to have a mother like that. I am sure Madonna’s children are and will be very proud of their mother when they grow up.

    As far as her fans are concerned, most fans who grew up/ grew with Madonna and her music have taken few tips from her and have done something positive in their own lives as well as others. People need good examples in order to set good examples.

    To me you fall in your own trap, your arguments don’t cut any cheese at all. On one hand you talk about changed society, while on the other hand you throw the same kind of garbage at Madonna as they used to do in the old society. Obviously nothing has changed in the conservative self-righteous society which you are a part of. For Your information, Madonna didn’t just find class yesterday, she had it and showed it from the very first day. Your definition of class is not mine.

    Madonna showed class when she ignored the public opinion and decaled that she was ‘not ashamed’ and went back to work doing her own thing.
    In regards to my last post, I accidently clicked on the send button 3 times. However, considering all the hate mail Madonna gets, I have no regret for saying what I said. To me Madonna is far bigger and wiser than pope is.

    • carlos

      The Pope?come on, the pope is nothing, use someone better.
      I’m not a Madonna hater at all, just because I have a different opinion You have made me wrong an insulted me many times, wasn’t that old society?
      I never cared how old she looks, how old she is, weather she is beautiful or not and whether she is is #1.
      The erotica era for me was the best time I had with her. now that you are going to tell me that when she was masturbated on an sling on the erotica video(her best video ever FOR ME)and when her adult kids see that, dont tell me they will be proud. You see for us she is a star for them she is their mother.

  • M F

    I’ve lived in and out of the USA and American radio sucks….very similar to fast food…what is hot now…but soon forgotten for the next hot thing and so on. I’m all for popular music but the radio stations are so political and or conservative/boring. The United States does not make up the entire world, and speaking of the world and music – Madonna continues to break records.

  • Cal

    Misery loves company… the post below states she is dominating the world & European charts in her 3rd week and it gets hardly any comments and yet this one has tons. Everyone just loves to bash and make negative comments, nothing new.

  • miranda

    I am surprised it even made it to no 1. it is not a new album! its a collection that we all have head thousand times!

  • Pitisiima Divina

    MADONNA DIVINISIMA, SHE IS BIGGER THAT ANYONELSE, BEYOND THE REST OF BLONDES AND COPYS,REFERENCES, OHHHHHH SUPER SIMBOL OF THE 8O, 90, AND NOW , OHHHHH SUPER ETERNAL QUEEN OF OUR TIMES, SHE SHOULD BE LIVE WITH OBAMA LIKE A MEGA DIVINISMA TOTAL, REENCARNATION OF GARBO, DIETRICH, MARLENE, NO ONE IS SO INSPIRING IN THIS EPOQUE, WITHOUT MADONNA THIS WILL EXTRE BORING, WE NEED MADONNA, IS THE CREME, THE REST MEDIOCRE, LONG LIVE SUPER DIVINISIMA SACRE MADONNA

  • Mouwa

    The truth about why Madonna is not as successful in the US anymore as she is everywhere else in the world is because she’s making music that are NOT US radio friendly so they’re not playing her songs on the US radios, and ALOT of people don’t even know that she has a new song or new album. In the US, radio airplay helps ALOT for selling.

    • Pitisiima Divina

      WHAT? AMERICANS LOVE MADONNA, MADONNA IS A AMERICAN SYMBOL, YOU CANT FORGET WHAT SHE DID, PAST IS IMPORTANT, AND IN THE FUTURE AMERICAN WILL NAME MADONNA LIKE THE BIGEER EVER MEGA START OF ALL TIMES, MORE THAT ELVIS

      • JewOn

        Ha ha ha! For a moment I thought your name was “Putitisima Divina”. Sorry Pitita.

      • Mouwa

        it’a not about americans loving Madonna, my comments were about how the radio stations in the US are not playing her most of the newer songs because it’s not hip hop/r&b or teen pop style. I know it’s weired but it’s the fact :(

      • carlos

        Why do you talk like that? it’s very annoying . You need to take less xxx.

    • Cal

      It doesn’t matter what kind of music she makes, the radio will no longer play her in the US simply because of age. It’s not based on quality of music, the songs aren’t even allowed to be played in the first place. Radio play in the US is quite different and premeditated compared to other countries. That is why she still does well in sales for singles, but not in airplay in the US and does extremely well all over the world.

      Her album last year was #1 in the US though so you can’t compare a Greatest Hits album with a new album.

  • remidelino

    this is nothing new. this is how it usually goes with madonna albums. they peak between #1 and top-5 in america then sink pretty quickly. and so what? who cares? no other woman working in pop music has the kind of cultural and global imapact madonna has. a lot of the lack of support for her albums in america is her own fault considering she does very limited promo in america. but with the pop music climate now and in the last 10 years, no series artist would want to be successful in america. it’s kind of an insult to be grouped with the kind of morons topping the us charts now.

    • remidelino

      *series = serious

  • jay

    wow…..so many music industry and P.R experts wasted in this forum….they ALL know madonna should could would or shouldn’t couldn’t wouln’t do.WOW…i’m impressed none of them are in show business.they would be HUGE!

    • jay

      JUST ONE MORE THING..scrow down and u see madonna “STILL #1 IN UNITED WORLD AND EUROPEAN”
      JUST 8 COMMENTS

      MADONNA DROPS
      30 COMMENTS…IS IT REALLY A MADONNA SITE.

      • Julio

        Bravo!!!!
        thats what I’m saying. Bravo!

  • Scott (the real one)

    Hey, I think it’s pretty respectable that she is still in the top 20 with this CD. I mean, we all know that most people already have most of these songs AND the U.S. market is very fickle and fly-by-night, so continuing to sell a decent amount of CDs is a testament to her overall staying power. Most of these songs are so old and can be heard in elevators, so anyone buying them is pretty amazing. Let’s see what’s next for her!

    • Cum Bubble

      Thank god all her gay American fans bought the disc. Otherwise she wouldn’t have even cracked the top 20.

      • Cal

        Actually a lot of fans didn’t buy the album because they already have every song, it was the general public who bought it and will continue to do so for years to come.

    • remidelino

      hopefully she gets experimental on her next album.

  • mr.vega

    So young!!

  • Eddie

    Nature’s first green is gold

    Her hardest hue to hold

    Her early leaf’s a flower;

    But only so an hour.

    Then leaf subsides to leaf.

    So Eden sank to grief,

    So dawn goes down to day.

    Nothing gold can stay.

    -Robert Frost

    • carlos

      What that f**** are u talking about

      • Scott (the real one)

        The poem basically says that all good things must come to an end. Get it? “Nothing gold can stay.” It’s not terribly abstract, Carlos.

    • carlos

      Stupid it is what you wrote.
      Master Yoda

      • Eddie

        me carlos no like poem.
        (um, like, next time, i’ll like, try to um, like be more like, um, i dunno lol!)

      • Eddie

        i’ve got to admit though, carlos:
        the yoda comment was clever.

  • materialchick

    The US fanbase are generally “disappointed” of her, and have been for quite a time. Warner made her move from Confessions to Hard Candy and even though the album has great tracks, it didn’t work well with her fan base who are gay people and women in the most part; so having her make a more r&b, hip hop album was not a good move from warner in terms of her fanbase. Also, they have been feeling disappointing of her last videos: 4 minutes, Give it to me, the Miles Away backdrop video, and now Celebration; and they long for her great videos. I think her fanbase is very intollerant at some point, and bitchy as for the low support to the album in the US. They are getting their hedonistic and bubbleing stuff from Lady gaga, Britney Spears, Beyonce etc….besides they already have all the songs…I think her management within the US has been poor also, because it didn’t gain her new fanbase there. However, worldwide she has only grown Globally. Have this under consideration: in the 90’s, Madonna left the US market to start focusing more in Europe. This paid for the 2000’s when she achieved the best statistics in the singles category, and she did outstandingly in the album zone as well, meanwhile in the USA Hung Up never passed the top 7 . When “Music” was on its best, she released American Life and the boycot towards her(some say there wasn’t but Radio Proved it was!)began.
    Let’s see what Live Nation has in mind. It’s true that Madonna doesn’t need to prove anything o anyone anymore, but maybe to herself.

    • carlos

      You wrote intelligently .
      American Life what a great album,glad didn’t become commercial and cliche.

    • MD

      Totally agree with you! Why would I go spend my hard earned money on recycled music. Even her 2 new songs have nothing new to offer to me. I didn’t even go see the tour. After going through it online, for me it was a combination of Re-Invention and Confession. Nothing exciting. Same old same old Madonna. Madonna is history for now, lets face it. Unless Live Nation gets her in a different direction. There are more relevant musicians out there now, that can even play and compose music. Holding a guitar and playing chords, even a five year old can do that. She needs to come up with something totally new, out of character, and that’s really hard now, especially with the successful career she had/has. And we are not talking about something new in controversy, but something new in with her music. Experimental, whatever shit she likes. I don’t know. She has already proven herself. Let’s see some real metamorphosis and innovation. I understand why Europe still loves her, but I don’t understand why everyone is still defending her music. Although I liked some songs from Music and American Life, and of course loved Confessions on a Dancefloor, I begun getting disappointed with her from Hard Candy. From now on, I refused to buy anything that I don’t like from her. Gone are the days were I would spent money on her tour tikets and mediocre albums. For me Madonna’s highest point in her career was Ray of Light. She really showed maturity as an artist and a person. Then, I really don’t know what happened. It seems to me that although a hard worker, she sometimes prefer the easy way out. Especially these days. And please Madonna, drop that nasty attitude you carry. “You are just a human being.”

      Disclaimer: I consider myself a Madonna fan, even with all the disappointments. I do respect her as an artist and as a person, and I do believe she’s still the Queen. I am not here to trash her, even thought that’s how it might seem to her blind fans. I guess people change, and am one of those fans, from the beginning of her career, that the last 10 years haven’t seen much of her soul. Only some glimpses. Let’s hope the Queen will get back on her thrown.

      • Cum Bubble

        I agree with you. “RAY of Light” was her high point for me. She bloomed into a mature artist and showed her soul. Then she just closed up again once her career got revived from the dead. Now she just seems desperate to stay relevant and tries to act like the young classic Madonna. She just looks foolish. She is at a cross road and I hope she makes the right choice. She can either continue to live in her past, be a joke and be the next Cher, or she can morph and evolve into a completely new artist. She needs to embrace her age and wisdom in her art and give up the damn bubble gum. I hope the CELEBRATION compilation is the door closing on the old Madonna and now a new door will open for a completely new artist.

        I heard her singing opera while rehearsing for “Evita”. The girl CAN sing. It’s time for her to use her voice in a new way and sing from her heart, not like a pop tart. I’m tired of her lazy vocals, “Celebration”, “4 Minutes”, “Revolver”.

      • carlos

        Ray of light saved Madonna from the backlash from the Erotica years. Dont take away Music and American life records. Maybe you don’t know about music > Even if you don’t like some of her records you can not take away her creativity. Maybe right now She doesn’t have strong songs but still She is Madonna with great sounds..;the songs might be boring but yet she is there trying .
        I dont like her last to records but Still she manages to be in people’s mind .
        When was the last time you re-invented yourself and how often?

      • MD

        So right on Cum Bubble. Especially the Cher thing! As for you Carlos, a blind Madonna fan, read my post once again. I think you missed chunks of it. And to answer your question, I haven’t come in this life to be in others peoples mind’s, and I certainly have no interest in re-Inventing myself.

      • carlos

        You got that right.
        It’s very easy to sit there and dissect other people.

      • MD

        Its easy when you speak out from your ass and you are a crazy fan follower. On the other hand, when you dissect someone, just because your neurons in your brain do the math and do signal at each other to make the connection of something beautiful, mediocre and/or trashy, then there’s really nothing wrong with doing that!

      • carlos

        Do you think I care whaT you think?

      • JewOn

        I agree. I have also been a fan since the 80’s and I even bought the Dick Tracy Soundrack which a lot of people thougt it was boring. I basically liked “everything” Madonna did back in the 80’s and 90’s and up until the Confessions album.

        Then when she did Hard Candy, that was it, I sort of lost that obsessive feeling about Madonna. I still love her and obviously I’m here posting on one of her fan sites.

        What I always liked about her was the fact that she always came across as “I do what I want” kind of attitude, and for whatever reason she always made music that I liked.

        Hard Candy came across as someone else’s work. Like she was trying too hard to sell records and please the mainstream US audience. Too generic, if you asked me. That kind of music is the kind that is influenced by Timabaland and JT. I mean, come on, every artist in the US sound about the same. It seems like everyone already worked with Timabland.

        I hate to mention Lady Gaga, but the reason a lot of us like her is that she’s so different (image and music wise) than the rest. And that was another reason we liked Madonna, but her last album just sounded too generic.

        That being said, I’m on my way to buy Celebration.

  • khosrow

    This article sample was posted on Madonna tribe. The content says something that I believed in for years.

    “The Material Girl’s raunchy reputation skyrocketed when a series of sexy shots – in which she appeared totally naked – surfaced in Playboy and Penthouse magazines in 1985.

    Industry experts feared the scandal would end the singer’s career – but she turned it to her advantage and became one of the most famous stars in the world.
    And Madonna admits she was so outraged at criticism of the photos, she developed a steely attitude that helped her survive in the music industry.”

    She tells Rolling Stone magazine, “That was the first time I was aware of saying ‘F**k you’ with my attitude. ‘You’re trying to put me down because of this?’ I (wasn’t) going to let public opinion dictate my own feelings about myself. I (wasn’t) going to apologise for anything I’ve done.”

    It is amazing the twist and turn that life takes. That was exactly the day when in my mind and in the mind of millions of other people around the world Madonna became a cultural institution, the day when emancipation finally began, the day when she became the queen of universe. Since then I have always looked up to her with highest respect. To me Madonna has always been far more than pop star. Her attitude and steel determination is of highest order and can only be worshiped.

    • carlos

      Dude, you are obsess with Madonna. We all know Madonna is great,has balls and has influenced society in one way or another ;she has meant a lot with her art but U are going over board.
      She’s gonna pay a price for all the nasty stuff she did in the past. When her children see their mother having sex in a gay club with a woman next to a urinal,(I’m sure you saw the pictures) I loved it then and love it now but no matter what she is gonna get a second backlash from it.
      What she did then it was great but now society passed those times.. society is more open and accepting without the need of being vulgar.

      • Lola

        So true. This fan is creepy!

    • Cum Bubble

      Good god! Drink that Madonna Cult Juice!

  • khosrow

    ‘The Material Girl’s raunchy reputation skyrocketed when a series of sexy shots – in which she appeared totally naked – surfaced in Playboy and Penthouse magazines in 1985.

    Industry experts feared the scandal would end the singer’s career – but she turned it to her advantage and became one of the most famous stars in the world.
    And Madonna admits she was so outraged at criticism of the photos, she developed a steely attitude that helped her survive in the music industry.”

    She tells Rolling Stone magazine, “That was the first time I was aware of saying ‘F**k you’ with my attitude. ‘You’re trying to put me down because of this?’ I (wasn’t) going to let public opinion dictate my own feelings about myself. I (wasn’t) going to apologise for anything I’ve done.”

    It is amazing the twist and turn that life takes.

    That was exactly the day when in my mind and in the mind of millions of other people around the world Madonna became a cultural institution, the day when emancipation finally began, the day when she became the queen of universe. Since then I have always looked up to her with highest respect. To me Madonna has always been far more than a pretty face on the cover of a magazine. Her attitude and steel determination is of highest order and can only be worshiped.

  • khosrow

    “Madonna is glad the infamous naked photos of her were published early in her career – because the scandal made her determined to succeed.
    The Material Girl’s raunchy reputation skyrocketed when a series of sexy shots – in which she appeared totally naked – surfaced in Playboy and Penthouse magazines in 1985.

    Industry experts feared the scandal would end the singer’s career – but she turned it to her advantage and became one of the most famous stars in the world.
    And Madonna admits she was so outraged at criticism of the photos, she developed a steely attitude that helped her survive in the music industry.”

    She tells Rolling Stone magazine, “That was the first time I was aware of saying ‘F**k you’ with my attitude. ‘You’re trying to put me down because of this?’ I (wasn’t) going to let public opinion dictate my own feelings about myself. I (wasn’t) going to apologise for anything I’ve done.”

    It is amazing the twist and turn that life takes.

    That was exactly the day when in my mind and in the mind of millions of other people around the world Madonna became a cultural institution, the day when emancipation finally began, the day when she became the queen of universe. Since then I have always looked up to her with highest respect. To me Madonna has always been far more than a pretty face on the cover of a magazine. Her attitude and steel determination is of highest order and can only be worshiped.

  • helpplease

    The U.S. fans aren’t suckers and know better than to pick up a greatest-hits package of songs they already own. It’s not worth it to hear “remastered” versions or the extra tracks. “Revolver” is great but can be bought for just $1.29 – no need to buy the GH album.

    M doesn’t need to sell big with this one anyway. It’s her next (and first Live Nation) record that will determine her fan base in the U.S.

  • Mario

    how about the celebration video collection?is it still on top music video on billboard?

  • khosrow

    I find the quick conclusions so hypocritical.

    Madonna doesn’t really have to prove anything to anyone anymore. This completion album is in it for a LONG RUN.

    Long runs are slower and steadier.

    More so, when we are talking about collectors ‘album that practically all of its songs have already sold by millions worldwide (in and out of USA).

    People are so pre-judgmental about Madonna. They have always been that way towards her.
    So what if it drops on the US charts? As far as I am concerned, even at the height of her popularity Madonna has always been more exclusive than pop.

    This album is doing great worldwide went top 10 in the US despite very little publicity and no airplay for the lead song and fragmented remix releases. I found it bazaar that the legal and illegal remixes were allowed to be available long before the official album version of the single was released.

    In the hindsight I still think Celebration was a beautiful and fresh dance song, but after few viewing have come to dislike the video for it. I like black and white as well as color, but this video does not seem to be any of them.

    I wish the original album version had been used for the video and radio airplay.

    But, all in all nothing fails, when people learn and move on to the next step. That is what Madonna taught us. ABOLUTLY NO REGRETS.

    • khosrow

      Quick conclusions are always BIZARRE and hypocritical

    • carlos

      Of course she has regrets…don’t be a fool. That’s why she got great sad noncommercial songs(bed time stories).Its all image. I guaranty you she doesn’t want Lourdes look at her eating pizza naked in a restaurant in South beach..
      To me her best shot is when she’s naked asking for a ride in South beach. No one could have done it better, but it does have consequences .

  • Mario

    So sad..what happen with US??is it because of economy crisis or what?maybe US fans need more new touch from the M…or maybe US fans more eager to listen to late MJ or miss Spears..we’ll see!

    • carlos

      Same songs again bud. How many times are we gonna pay for the same songs?>

  • Vic

    So embarrassing US fans!

  • Danilo S

    Apparently, US fans are gone!!! But who cares anyway… World fans are better. Let US fans live in their own culturally and intellectually parallel world, as they always do. ;)

    • Vic

      Many people care. The US is her home country and the biggest market. This is so frustrating!

    • Mouwa

      The truth about why Madonna is not as successful in the US anymore as she is everywhere else in the world is because she’s making music that are NOT us radio friendly so they’re not playing her songs on the US radios and ALOT of people don’t even know that she has a new song or new album. In the US radio airpoly helps ALOT for selling.

  • Charles

    In this way,Celebration will soon out of Billboard 200.

  • lubilliy

    oh my god, where are the US fans? fuck!

    • martin

      i guess they mess with black eyed peas and lady gaga…poor them xD

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