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MDNA #21 on United World Chart 2012

21. Madonna – MDNA
Interscope
1.6 million copies

Media Traffic 2012 Album Chart

  • Kanaan

    I don’t understand some pointless comments on album sale. Come on people!!!!! Madona is the most popular singer in her own ‘demographic’ an younger . No one over 40 is more popular then her. No one – male or female singer or group. U2 sold their last album 1 million and nobody says it is a flop, they still count as a succesfull popular band!!WTF, double standards !! When someone will sell their show ash she does, by the same price on SOLD OUT tour, than we can talk about it: Britney had a flop tour, Gaga had a disaster in South Ameri andsome europe sghows and Asiia! Rihanna also, Beyonce, we can go on and on..Even birds in the sky can see that noone has a bad press as she does, old tv hosts takl about her like she is an old hag! Can you belive that that people as ugly and as old as Joy Behar, or Joan Rivers can call someone old and a hag????? In every healthy sociaty these women would go ‘under the knife’ in media!!!!

  • Truth Teller

    Saying one album has 2 bad songs or 3 or 4 or not even one is based on personal opinion.
    Critics praised MDNA and to be honest i love it too. Of course i would have liked it better if she came out with a complete different sound and something edgier and more ground breaking and completely different from what we have on the charts today but the concept and the vision behind MDNA is one and the same: all songs are all part of what made Madonna’s music career and how those songs/ video/images/themes inspired countless of young female artists to do exactly the same and that’s what MDNA is all about.
    Look at the charts now ! it’s dance music all over the place.. and we have all these r&b and hip-hop stars becoming dance-pop artists and exploring electronica exactly as Madonna did . Only difference is Madonna did it when it was truly original and unheard of.
    All in all MDNA is an album that reflects the impact of such a big artist in show business..

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Luca-Adami/1567766776 Luca Adami

    stop criticize mDNA..its a grteat album..and gmayl was not bad at all–GGW was really booooring..and the video was not good…TUTR was a wonderful song and another horrible video ruined it…pls Madonna next time think better about the people you work with..they are not good at all…and give us another Love Spent

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Luca-Adami/1567766776 Luca Adami

    maybe I’m strange but I eally love MDNA…and sorry to say but the real boring song on it is GGW..I never liked it and the video was something seen nand reseen..Love spent is the best song and GMAYL is not bad at all and was perfect for the superbowl and infact it worked..and what about TUTR?..it’s absolutely wonderful…unfortunately this was another horrible video…and I’m addicted?…it’s very nice…and of course Masterpiece…well Madonna is surrounded by stupid people…

  • cum on

    do you wanna eat my weet, juicy pussy while listening “where life begins”?

  • m not so wild

    this whole mdna marketing strategy of the m-dna…

    this whole thing always sounded like, m’s being reminiscent about past times, how great she used to be, but now stuck without fresh ideas therefore re-visiting her past…e.g. ggw-video

    let#s hope (or not) for the next album…

  • K

    Hard Candy was in top 5 worldwide
    yearend sales and top 10 US yearend sales. Obviously Wanrner Brothers took much more care with the promotion of the album and its lead single than interscope s**t. I was very sadend when Madonna left Warner Brothers. Why part ways when
    things go well? Sure not everything could hit number one, but they did far better job than interscope. If one does a duet, he or she should do it with someone whom they have a chemistry. Madonna had that with Timberlake. I even liked her working with Missy Elliot, because missy was quite different with Madonna and they made a nice contrast. But even though I consider GMAYL a fun song, I didn’t think that Queen of Universe Madonna should do a duet with wannabees.

  • mdna over and out hopefully

    surly m thought during recording mdna, I don’t give a f*ck about this album.

    and it shows…

  • CONFESSIONS

    THE MDNA ERA WAS HORRIBLE (THE WORST ERA EVER): ONLY 3 SINGLES, A BAD ALBUM, A HORRIBLE TOUR, THERE WAS NO PROMOTION (THIS IS THE FIRST TIME MADONNA HASN’T PROMOTED ONE OF HER ALBUMS).

    1982 – 2009 = MADONNA WAS A TALENTED ARTIST, SHE WAS THE BEST

    2010 – 2012 = SHE LOST HER TALENT

  • Love Spent

    “MDNA” is a good album. It has very good songs but it also has very bad songs:

    GOOD SONGS:
    Girl gone wild
    Gang bang
    I’m addicted
    Turn up the radio
    Some girls
    Superstar
    Love spent
    Masterpiece
    Falling free
    Beautiful killer
    I fucked up
    Best friend

    BAD SONGS:
    Give me all your luvin’
    I don’t give a
    I’m a sinner
    B-day song
    Give me all your luvin’ (Remix)

    The album had a horrible promotion which didn’t work

    Only 3 singles were released and only one of them is really good “girl gone wild”

    “give me all your luvin” is the worst song on the album so it shouldn’t have been released as a single. Instead she should have released good songs like “Love spent”, “Masterpiece”, “I’m addicted”, “Gang bang”, “Beautiful killer”, etc…

    There was no need to do a duet with Nicky Minaj and Mia.

    The MDNA tour had a horrible setlist and horrible outfits, etc…

    To sum up: the MDNA era was a terrible mistake (the biggest mistake Madonna has ever made)

    I really hope the next album is as good as the albums “Ray of light”, “Music” and “Confessions on a dance floor”

    And I really hope the next tour is as good as the tours “The confessions tour” and “Sticky & sweet tour”

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Michael-Dalton/100002496241994 Michael Dalton

      Absolutely agree. It was a terrible era. Thoroughly relieved its over. Let’s hope the next one sees her stand alone and only collaborate with ace producers and skip the rappers/flavour of the month idiots who’ll be long gone as she marches on. She needs to take a chance again, by herself.

      MDNA, all expanded into mini-epics, should’ve been

      1. Girl Gone Wild

      2. Gang Bang (minus all that stupid talk at the end)

      3. Turn Up The Radio

      4. I’m Addicted

      5. I’m A Sinner

      6. I Fucked Up

      7. Beautiful Killer

      8. Love Spent

      9. Masterpiece

      10. Falling Free

  • rr

    mdna could have benn better with more risky singles like love spent or gang bang, give me all your love sound better without the cameos i would also fix the album, superstar and i dont give a are b sides should have been on the extra cd and beatidful killer and i fucked up should have benn on the main album instead

    • rr

      i dont give a is a decent b side but the nicky cameo is awful, madonna always pick sexy cameos now she did wrong with minaj,

      the cameo on gmayl is so rush and pointless it could have been ok if it was a special remix like the katy perry remixes but here as the main single was wrong

      my ideal tracklist is:

      1 ggw

      2 gang

      3 addicted

      4 some girls

      5 gmayl ..demo with no cameos

      6 sinner

      7 love spent

      8 masterpiece

      9 beatiful killer

      10 i fucked up

      11 fallin free

      bonus cds

      turtr-superstar+b day song-i dont give a..gmayl with cameos

  • thief of hearts

    the best songs (which are few) on mdna would still be the worst if included on other m albums

  • girl gone not so wild

    madonna alwasy sold more albums than the average group/artist…but with the mdna sales figure she is average as all the others. as you can see on this chart 3 to 9 million is still possible nowadays…

  • http://www.facebook.com/OskrGod Oskr Gdy

    im actually very surprised artists are still releasing physical albums. there would be a time very soon when they all will stop releasing albums, everything will be digital. Madonna has known this since a long ago, thats why her tours are such bluckbuster. and MDNA is a great album period. even if all the singles released were hits the album still would have sold the same.

  • http://www.facebook.com/OskrGod Oskr Gdy

    haha people are so ignorant and dont ever check the facts… the sales of MDNA are actually very good. HAVE YOU ALL CHECKED THE UNITED WORLD CHART? The sales difference between MDNA and the rest of the albums in the top 40 are not catastrophic. except by ADELE s 21 which is A RARITY as i always said… people albums dont sale nowadays nor is it relevant…. MDNA sold this much without hit singles. taylor swift , one direction are everywhere and only were able to sell not even 4 million with their latest albums

  • K

    I have always been a fan of Madonna and will always remain a fan. She has give us far more than just an album. But now that 2012 is gone by and the album has had its peak, I like to make the following comments:

    1- Bad choice for a title. I hate shortened spelling of things.

    2- GMAYL was a fun song and had a fun video. But not worthy
    of a lead single. Girl Gone Wild was qua beat far more punchier and catchier and its video very stylish. That could have worked better as a lead single but by the time of its release, the album lost momentum. Love Spent and Masterpiece are two great songs that should have been first, second or their singles.

    3- The album promotion was horrible and went badly wrong. By the time of its release, Madonna was busy rehearsing for the tour, and Live Nation was busy promoting the tour. I think next time they should first concentrate on presenting the album to the public and then the tour.

    4- Radio may not be the only relevant medium as it used to be, but it is still very important aspect of breaking a record to the public. You still listen to the radio when you are busy doing other things. So Madonna and Live Nation should NOT abandon the radio promotion.

    It is unfortunate that MDNA suffered because of wrong choices. It still has some great songs on it. But life is a learning process and nobody, not even the queen of universe should take things for granted. It is not the end of the world. Life Goes On And Madonna’s Beat Goes On too.

    Happy New Year everybody.

    • CONFESSIONS

      I ABSOLUTELY AGREE WITH YOU.

    • Eddie

      Your comment made me chuckle:

      1- Bad choice for a title. I hate shortened spelling of things.

      2- GMAYL was a fun song and had a fun video.

      (You abbreviated ‘Give me all your luvin’.) Oh, the irony.

  • Jocke

    Of course, we all love her (that´s why we bother writing her) but I just want her to be at her best! Some parts of MDNA and the MDNA tour are just not good enough. She can do so much better… The problem with both Hard Candy and MDNA is that they didn´t had a fresh sound. Hard Candy sounds 2005 and MDNA like 2009. We used to be spoiled with great songs in fresh package… Come on, M! Show us what you can do. Make an immortal popalbum with a strong expresson! Please.

    • CONFESSIONS

      I AGREE

  • artis

    MDNA is a great album except the 3 bad songs (GAYL / B-DAY/ superstar: we all agree on them!), the lack of promo and the wrong singles choices.
    And that pissed me off: from LAP till COAD albums, i cannot find not one bad song. And then here comes HC with 4 bad songs, then celebration-bad song and terrible video, then MDNA-3 bad songs and bad singles choices. I really hope she will have much time to write the next album, no rush, so not even 1 bad song again. Finally i have to mention that some of my favourite songs ever are here: gang bang, falling free, best friend, some girls, love spent, i don’t give a, beaut killer, i’m a sinner, masterpiece, i f up. Too many from 1 album considering that from HC my top are only two: voices and devil!!

  • http://twitter.com/GiveIt2Me82 EA

    I think everyone is forgetting that album sales have gone down drastically in general. COuld the album have sold more? Yes but with no promo and bad first single its no surprise. However, the album still has done extremely well in the current market

  • Truth

    Stupid to compare MDNA album sales with past albums: MDNA has been for sale for less than a year and the others 4-20 years

    • top of the flops

      but ohter m albums sold this amount in 6 month:)

      • Tall

        Furthermore, who cares ? :)

  • indonesian

    it’s just a matter of promotion thing that has made the record sold 1,6 top. i think this album is an experiment album which the record company and madonna herself agreed not to make proper promotion like she used to do. so madonna and her ‘soldiers’ are ready for this flop. it’s not a flop btw for them. they’re grateful in fact for the album sell without normal promotion reached 1,6 top.
    so reading or hearing u guys speak low about the album, they just don’t care. because they made it so, they created so, they got y’all.
    LOL

  • ScottnNYC

    I really don’t understand why MDNA gets such bad press. It’s a great album!….with the exception of the first single. No one stays on top of the charts forever but no one has had the incredibly long & successful career that Madonna has. And she shows no sign of stopping. Btw, am I the only one who LOVES “I”m A Sinner”???

    • artis

      you are right. and sinner is a great song. almost whole album is great except GAYL and b-day.

      • artis

        …and superstar of course…

    • and I feel

      i´m a sinner is a rehash of ray of light +beautiful stranger

    • rr

      i dont give a is a decent b side but the nicky cameo is awful, madonna always pick sexy cameos now she did wrong with minaj,

      the cameo on gmayl is so rush and pointless it could have been ok if it was a special remix like the katy perry remixes but here as the main single was wrong

      my ideal tracklist is:

      1 ggw

      2 gang

      3 addicted

      4 some girls

      5 gmayl ..demo with no cameos

      6 sinner

      7 love spent

      8 masterpiece

      9 beatiful killer

      10 i fucked up

      11 fallin free

      bonus cds

      turtr-superstar+b day song-i dont give a..gmayl with cameos

  • L4jo1e

    1,6 million is not too bad. But compare to sales of her three lowest album sales : Hard Candy (4,5 million), American Life (5 million), Erotica (6,5 million) it’s pretty bad. She seriously need to make a comeback like Confessions On a Dance Floor.

    But with only the Super Bowl promotion (mainly seen in North America where MDNA did best) with no smashing-hits she sold 1,6 million and #1 in 27 countries. Imagine if she release Girl Gone Wild has first single with performances in some Awards shows, I think the sales could be at least 3 million.

  • the gap between her teeth

    if her next album is as dull as mdna, I won’t even consider attending her concert. Who wants to hear those annoying songs…

  • My name is not Susan

    MDNA= THE IMMACULATE B-SIDE COLLECTION

  • I tow the line

    I will defend MDNA to my death bed. It is a great album with some of my all time favorite Madonna songs (Love Spent, Falling Free, I’m Addicted, Gang Bang).

    • horny helena

      well, those songs are acceptable to great…but the rest of the album is not even worth for a b-side

      • I tow the line

        I say Some Girls, GGW, I’m a Sinner, Masterpiece, and I don’t Give A are also very good, and that the rest is good. I have been listening to GMAYL and TUTR, and now I really like these too. And talking about B-Sides, MDNA bonus tracks are all good, except maybe B-day Song.

    • K

      Yesterday I posted something in reaction to Patval, Why has that not been placed on this site yet? Is my post being censured for giving my political opinion? Talking about free societies, freedom of speech on a website?????

      • K

        Art and Politics have to do with each other. I Posted a answer to you, but it is awaiting moderation. I hope that they place it.

    • http://soundcloud.com/nicky-prince-of-pop Nicky Prince of Pop

      well i absolutely agree with ü. i love MDNA and i think Madonna only released the lights within the darkness in this album. i wish she will do this:
      1. release only a promotional remixes to Superstar. for the Dance club charts and for the people to dance.
      2. release Love Spend. on the day of Valintine. with the acoustic version edit (as she like to do) with speaking with her soft voice in th middle of the song. The Video, should be as she died and her husbend just happy stealing her money. remembering her life and wishing he would hold her as he holds her money. before she barried with that same dress MDNA-Girl gone Wild.
      in the end her sould will be out crying blood from the grave and as the old cartoon will be froze and fade.
      3. Gang Bang. the seguance of that song hounting her husbend by killing many who treating their wifes and girlfirsnds badly. before she finally meet him and pictures of all the boys she killed during appeared in hell waiting him.
      in the end : Bang Bang famous song played the first part “My baby shout me down” arased by high tech sound to the 2nd part “I shout my baby down” and madonna voice says: that’s better, then church bells plays and her soul finally shaped in a black-sharp-killing blue eyes.
      4. Madonna do sepcial, video CD packed with Gang Bang CD. interview as Madonna drinking Whiski and angry and the video making of and the oficial video that willl be 7:13 Mins.
      5. Madonna play MDNA tour. with some edit of the set as she wants “exchange Revolver (Beautiful Killer), Like a Virgin (I F__ked Up), Turn up the Radio (Superstar) Justify my Love (Some Girls)”. so she will play: South America, South Africa, Mexico, Japan, Hong Kong, South Korea, Austuralia, New Zlanda, India, Abo Dabi, Dubi, Israel, {then ending at Olmpia France special concert, & Milan Versace’ hold} from May to July. the tickets can be sold out with Gang Bang CD.
      6. Madonna do nude picture with artistic look as a Comic book describing Gang Bang storry as a mini book or the official CD cover. and Magazine matterial.
      7. Madonna relese MDNA-Tour CD in August, with I’m Addicted, as promotional CD single. the video from the Tour it-self.
      8. Madonna release the Documetary and DVD in November
      9. Madonna do Christmas album. released in Dec 24th. 7tracks only with other 6 covers between them Santa Baby.
      what do you think?
      Love Nicky

    • http://soundcloud.com/nicky-prince-of-pop Nicky Prince of Pop

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      russian_hot_nice_boy@yahoo.com

      please e-mail me because i have a gift to give it to all of you my friends :)

      love ya
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  • Dave

    1.6m is far from a disaster, as long as she releases albums I will be buying them, I love MDNA, she chose the lead single badly, GGW was a brilliant song and video, love TUTR, but alas the video was a bit crap lol …. it should have had Love Spent or Gang Bang with a lavish video at the start of the project if she wanted bigger sales, she still had the biggest tour of 2012 !!!

    • the medna desaster

      all the singles released from this album are crap. ggw just sounds like more of the same so do the remixes.

  • L4jo1e

    Confessions On a Dance Floor sold 1,7 million ONLY in the United States…

    • Oscar Hamptonshire

      Reason Madonna eager release Confessions 2005. Envious
      of Gwen Stefani of No Doubt. Success contract with former label it. Would be Madonna final multi-platinum title. Rest we
      inquire music or trendy style. Writing Madonna trying fit in!

  • day4night

    that’s a lot for such lackluster album

    • Oscar Hamptonshire

      Finally, there fans expressing displeasure. Madonna listen “MDNA” sound as trend. Without radio friends, Madonna did.
      LiveNation influence the productions? Agree with you it sucked!

  • Tomek

    Why 21 not 16 ??? All these artists sold 1,6. Watch this numbers people, MDNA is a BIG success compare to other artists. The problem is nobody buys albums anymore

    Maroon 5 – Overexposed
    A&M / Octone – 2,0 million copiesMichael Bublé – Christmas
    Reprise – 2,0 million copiesEmeli Sande – Our Version Of Events
    Virgin – 1,9 million copiesGotye – Making Mirrors
    Universal Music Australia – 1,8 million copiesEd Sheeran – Plus
    Asylum – 1,7 million copiesDavid Guetta – Nothing But The Beat
    EMI Music – 1,7 million copiesBruce Springsteen – Wrecking Ball
    Columbia – 1,6 million copiesLinkin Park – The Living Things
    Warner Bros. – 1,6 million copiesRod Stewart – Merry Christmas Baby
    Verve – 1,6 million copiesBlack Keys – El Camino
    Nonesuch – 1,6 million copiesFun. – Some Nights
    Fueled By Ramen – 1,6 million copiesMadonna – Mdna
    Interscope – 1,6 million copies

    • Oscar Hamptonshire

      Generalization hello, this what some. Fans aware of publicity of
      deceit. Excuse with so much fuss. Madonna has admit this she
      lost. Her audience not because of economics. Trying to be yes
      a wannabe besides. Madonna style musically: MDNA was hard.
      To listen to failure as Hard Candy 2008. Madonna go back to your roots. Not hair styles but musical creativity! Immediately, you shall regain trust from. Diversify audience call a slanderer!
      Can we address the topic? Not externals MDNA was horrible!

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Luca-Adami/1567766776 Luca Adami

        shut up

      • Tall

        lol

  • Jocke

    Well, If you make a great album, but you release a silly first single and a typical “we´ve heard it all before” 2nd single… What else to expect? And don´t talk about making videos, please Madonna, treat your record with respect and give us something new and fresh! Or I will turn of the radio…

    • Oscar Hamptonshire

      Merci, Jocke for expressing yourself. Only Madonna ego allow
      insight. From loyal fans MDNA was horrible. Cease redundant,
      productions of William Orbit. So called British Dance Wiz?

    • the mdna desaster

      thankx for this commend

    • K

      Thanks for your comments. You are right. It is sad to see how the album MDNA sufferd. I hope Madonna does read your comments.

      But at least the tour did great. Well, nobody can dismiss 300 million earning from a tour in 2012.

      If you concider the world recession, or better said world depression due to wars, conflicts, horrible news, hurricanes, banking crises, housing crises, credit crises and too many wannbees littering the market ,,,,, 300 million from one tour is great. Even if Madonna takes a quarter of that home, it will still be one of the highest earning years in her entire career. She deserves it too, because she has worked hard and she has staged a very entertaining show.

      But I hope that next time Madonna picks and chooses the issues she may want to talk about on her tour. Queen of Universe Madonna should not act like a poppet of CNN, Pentagon and Obama. I hate all three of them. Madonna you are not an embeded journalist. You are a visionary.

      Russia is a great country with great people and great independent minded president and its is going through transformation on its own terms. Pussy cat riots are just idiots. And I don’t see why Madonna should defend them. I was not for Romney, but president Obama has proven to be incompetent, arrogant, and someone who does not keep his human rights promises. He has made a bigger mess of America and elsewhere in the world than Bush did. In the hindsight maybe Rmnney could have been better. Madonna is a very intelligent woman, and I find her support of Obama not very compatible with her at all.

      Dear Madonna.

      Let’s be honest, I want my Madonna the informed visionary as well as the light hearted playful and at times drop dead glamorous musician back. Abandon Obama, pussycat riots and rap craps like M.I.A. and Nicki Minaj.

      • patval

        Poutine a great independent minded president ?!? …..Come on he has just balls made of paper to feel threat by young women who just want to express themselves.

        Obviously even madonna fans can be narrow-minded ( and i’m polite).

        I’m very proud that M defends the Pussy Riots. Sending people in prison just because they sang a song is a shame and will always remain a shame and i hope artists like M will always stand by them.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Luca-Adami/1567766776 Luca Adami

        President Obama is the one who reestablished the economy by doing something which was never done before…and what about russian?..beautiful people?…come on..what are you talking about?..you live in another world…maybe in the same island with putin and Berlusconi…please grow up

    • CONFESSIONS

      I AGREE

  • the mdna desaster

    1.6 LoL

    • ha ha *puke*

      It’s more like lol @ anyone looking at fricking sales

      I bet you dance like bank accountants

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