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Madonna’s ‘Ghosttown’ Debuts on Adult Contemporary

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Debut No. 21 “Ghosttown” Madonna

Madonna debuts on Adult Contemporary with “Ghosttown,” the second single from her new album, Rebel Heart. First single “Living for Love” reached No. 36 on Pop Songs, aided by concentrated plays on iHeartMedia-owned stations; spins on certain AC stations in the chain likewise spur the start of “Ghosttown.” (It bubbles under Adult Pop Songs, also thanks to iHeartMedia plays in that format).

The bow of “Ghosttown” ends Madonna’s longest break from charting on AC: she last reached the list with “Jump,” which hit No. 21 in January 2007. She makes her 36th visit to the tally. Since her first week on the chart in June 1984 (with “Borderline”), only Elton John (43), Celine Dion (41) and Rod Stewart (40) have made more appearances.

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Madonna’s “Rebel Heart” is the #1 Best Selling Album World Wide

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1 Madonna – Rebel Heart – 315.000
2 Soundtrack – Fifty Shades Of Grey – 126.000
3 Sam Smith – In The Lonely Hour – 114.000
4 Soundtrack – Empire: Season 1 – 111.000
5 Luke Bryan – Spring Break: Checkin’ Out – 103.000
6 Sexy Power – Sexy Power 3 – 101.000
7 Les Enfoirés – Sur La Route Des Enfoirés – 100.000
8 Ed Sheeran – X – 99.000
9 Taylor Swift – 1989 – 84.000
10 Super Junior (Donghae & Eunhyuk) – The Beat Goes On – 58.000

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Madonna’s “Rebel Heart” debuts at #2 on Billboard 200 Chart

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It’s official: Fox TV’s breakout hit series Empire crashes in at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart, as its soundtrack debuts atop the list after a battle was brewing between it and Madonna’s new Rebel Heart album.

The Billboard 200 chart ranks the most popular albums of the week based on multi-metric consumption, which includes traditional album sales, track equivalent albums (TEA) and streaming equivalent albums (SEA).

The Empire soundtrack was released March 10 through Columbia Records and bows with 130,000 equivalent album units earned in the week ending March 15, according to Nielsen Music. It’s the first TV soundtrack to debut at No. 1 since 2010, when three different Glee albums arrived atop the list. (Both Empire and Glee air on Fox TV.)

Madonna’s Rebel Heart, also issued on March 10, starts in the No. 2 slot with 121,000 units. The Live Nation/Interscope Records release is Madonna’s 21st top 10 album.

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Madonna’s “Rebel Heart” is the #1 Best-Selling album in US this week

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1 (-) MADONNA – REBEL HEART (INTERSCOPE) 116,472 —
2 (-) EMPIRE CAST – SOUNDTRACK, SEASON 1 (TWENTIETH CENTURY FOX/COLUMBIA) 107,140 —
3 (-) LUKE BRYAN – SPRING BREAK…CHECKIN’ OUT (CAPITOL NASHVILLE) 83,658 —
4 (3) TAYLOR SWIFT – 1989 (BIG MACHINE) 39,145 -7%
5 (2) FIFTY SHADES OF GREY – SOUNDTRACK (REPUBLIC) 36,606 -36%

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Madonna’s “Rebel Heart” Debuts at No. 1 in Australia

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The Queen of Pop is back on the throne Down Under.

Madonna’s new album Rebel Heart has debuted at the top spot on the ARIA Albums Chart, becoming her 11th No. 1 in Australia, a run that stretches back to True Blue which reached the summit in August 1986.

The pop veteran now draws level with U2 for the most No. 1s on the Australian chart.

Madonna’s career chart-toppers in Australia so far include True Blue, I’m Breathless (May 1990), The Immaculate Collection (November 1990), Erotica (October 1992), Bedtime Stories (October 1994), Something To Remember (November 1995), Ray Of Light (March 1998), Confessions On A Dance Floor (Nov. 2005), Hard Candy (May 2008) and MDNA (April 2012).

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Madonna’s Rebel Heart album debuts at #2 in the UK

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1 (2) IN THE LONELY HOUR – SAM SMITH
2 (New) REBEL HEART – MADONNA (37 000)
3 (3) ED SHEERAN – ASYLUM
4 (1) CHASING YESTERDAY – NOEL GALLAGHER’S HIGH FLYING SOUR MASH
5 (4) WANTED ON VOYAGE – GEORGE EZRA COLUMBIA
27 (28) CELEBRATION – MADONNA

Madonna’s “Rebel Heart” Album First Week Sales in US

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… Madonna should lead the album chart at 100-110k. Here are this week’s key debuts:

Empire (Turn First/Columbia) 115-125k (90-100k sales)
Madonna (Live Nation/Interscope) 115-125k (100-110k sales)
Luke Bryan (Capitol Nashville) 95-105k (85-95k sales)

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Madonna’s Rebel Heart takes early lead in UK albums chart race

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Madonna’s Rebel Heart has taken an early lead in the race for this week’s Number 1 album. The LP is outselling its nearest competitor – current Official Albums Chart Number 1 Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds’ Chasing Yesterday – by nearly 3:1 after just 24 hours on sale.

Other new entries set to score Top 10 placings this weekend include Rebecca Ferguson’s Lady Sings The Blues and Blue’s Colours. Click here to see all of this week’s new releases.

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