Madonna on track for record sales drop?
April 10th, 2012
02:43 PM ET

Madonna on track for record sales drop?

Madonna had the biggest album debut of the year with her new offering, "MDNA," but the disc's second week sales may lead to a less flattering record.

Forbes reports that the superstar's latest is on track to have the biggest second-week drop in chart history.

Contributor Roger Friedman is hedging his bets that "when all the numbers are in on Tuesday night, 'MDNA' will have fallen from No. 1 by 88 percent - from 359,000 copies in its first week to roughly 46,000 the second week."

Fans who purchased tickets to Madonna's upcoming tour, which launches May 29, were given the option to purchase the album as part of a bundle, and those sales contributed to Madge's attention-grabbing debut.

“Most of Madonna’s first week sales were CDs that were included in the sale of concert tickets,” Friedman says. “That promotion artificially inflated Madonna’s numbers, putting her first before Lionel Richie and his [new] ‘Tuskegee’ album."

The sales of "MDNA" earned Madonna her eighth No. 1 album on the Billboard 200, but according to Friedman, Richie is the true chart victor.

“In the second week, Richie fell only 47 percent, and sold about 110,000 albums,” he continues, predicting that “‘Tuskegee’ will now finish much higher than ‘MDNA.'"

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  1. Antonio

    She is going to have another amazing tour this summer where millions will show up and bow down to the most legendary and Epic Icon ever known to Man. I can't wait to see her making headlines in 10 years from now and continue to enjoy seeing people hate her. Love You Madonna

    May 2, 2012 at 1:50 am | Report abuse |
  2. maxwunsche

    Can you imagine how many cases of HIV-AIDS were transmitted while her music was playing in the bathhouse?

    April 23, 2012 at 2:05 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Todd M

    You know when adolescents say that Madonna is copying Lady GaGa that she has jumped the shark.

    April 23, 2012 at 1:25 pm | Report abuse |
  4. MIchael D.

    Go On Girlfriend...Dance, Sing, Pose....and ignore the diatribes....You were one of the first blatantly OUT stars, that is, around HIV Awareness and HUGE fundraising when others werre running away. Bless you forever for that!

    April 19, 2012 at 12:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • jolly

      GaGa would wipe her a ss with madonnas talent. Shaking her nasty cone teets is the only way madonna stayed in the spotlight, well that and her porn books. Gaga shows what true talent can accomplish, no singing lessons required..

      April 23, 2012 at 10:03 am | Report abuse |
  5. Zaftig

    All the comments are funny! I think Madonna looks great for her age. I'm sure most of you won't ever be as fit as her in your early 50s. Let's keep an eye on Ga Ga and see she ages. Madonna is still pure energy

    April 19, 2012 at 12:20 am | Report abuse |
  6. Mrs.Thing

    I'm a gay man and I STILL think this album is the worst E-V-E-R. Only 20 year-old gays will buy/listen to MDNA, because as long as they can dance to anything with a beat, they're good. I know...I used to be one of them.

    April 15, 2012 at 7:44 pm | Report abuse |
  7. I'm Going Back To Her Old Playground

    Madonna needs to stick to her old ballads. This mess she's piping out now is embarrassing. Absolutely horrible. Unfortunately I purchased the album before it was too late. Never again. Don't waste your money!

    April 15, 2012 at 7:42 pm | Report abuse |
  8. shle896

    MDNA #3 on the United World Chart = WIN

    April 12, 2012 at 8:18 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Yaiyo1962

    Madonna has never been talented, just nasty. That sells.

    April 12, 2012 at 5:28 pm | Report abuse |
  10. jujubeans

    Madonna on track for record pantie drop?

    April 12, 2012 at 4:16 pm | Report abuse |
  11. jujubeans

    At least Madonna wasn't afraid to show her ( o )( o ) when she was young!

    April 12, 2012 at 1:24 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Sonny G

    Madonna is passe, she did imitate Gaga to try to be relevant, she she do Tull.s song "Living in the Past",

    April 12, 2012 at 9:38 am | Report abuse |
  13. toti myaka

    Geesh...what a ripoff Madonna is!! She is just a cheapened ripoff of the far superior Lady Gaga! I love Lady Gaga

    April 12, 2012 at 8:29 am | Report abuse |
    • sparky

      I LOVE GAGA but Madonna came first, without Madonna there may well be No Gaga,

      April 21, 2012 at 4:51 pm | Report abuse |
  14. smelly

    Lady Gaga looks old.

    April 12, 2012 at 7:07 am | Report abuse |
  15. Viny

    I WAS a fan of Madonna but that was 20 years ago. Now I just don't want to listen to same old songs. She is 50 plus and still pretend to be 20 something. It is hard to digest.

    April 12, 2012 at 5:00 am | Report abuse |
  16. therelapsediary

    I pray my swagg is as good as Madonna's when I get in my 40's!

    April 11, 2012 at 11:29 pm | Report abuse |
  17. Mouth from the South

    It's a shame that Maradona has sunk to such a low after his soccer career ended.

    April 11, 2012 at 8:33 pm | Report abuse |
  18. landon

    Come on people let's be real....before Madonna.....and GaGa....there was Cher...she was the trailblazer for these artists and she still has an amazing following....and a duet with GaGa coming soon. I really don't think anyone can dispute this fact......just saying.

    April 11, 2012 at 7:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • Big Fan

      I think Deborah Harry was more of an influence on Madonna and Gwen Stefani than Cher.

      April 22, 2012 at 2:53 pm | Report abuse |
  19. bloozedaddy

    day-after-day...nothing but horrible news from around the ray of sunshine.

    April 11, 2012 at 7:48 pm | Report abuse |
  20. Illeagle-j1

    I would buy a ticket I wonder where her metal breast cups would be these days? Around her knee caps?

    April 11, 2012 at 5:32 pm | Report abuse |
  21. Kathryn

    I'd rather drink paint than buy anything Madonna

    April 11, 2012 at 5:25 pm | Report abuse |
  22. lefty avenger

    Young people don't buy music, they just download it or get it from their friends for free. Welcome to 2012. Back in the 1980s they said Home Taping is killing music...

    April 11, 2012 at 5:15 pm | Report abuse |
  23. chicagolandguy

    I was a major player in the 80's record industry and, I can say for a fact, that It took approximately 9 months for Madonna's first album to "break" into the charts. This is a very talented woman who is now a seasoned professional. Odds are that, once Madonna tours, she will be breaking more records...

    April 11, 2012 at 5:05 pm | Report abuse |
  24. rob

    I'll never give another penny to Madonna because of her support for that bigoted cesspool Malawi.

    April 11, 2012 at 4:30 pm | Report abuse |
  25. Wrong, Wrong, Wrong

    NO ONE is selling albums today but Adele. With that said this woman has the number one album is DOZENS of countries and is in the middle of rehearsals for a tour where many dates are SOLD OUT or very close to selling out. She will play Yankee Stadium in front of 120,000 people (and most of the dates are stadiums) some thirty years into her career. This tour will probably be one of the highest grossing tours of ALL TIME by a solo artist. The album is not her best (so tired of people bashing Hard Candy which was awesome), but at this point in time in her career she will do what she wants to do and millions will show up. She is the QUEEN OF POP!!!!! PERIOD!!!!!

    April 11, 2012 at 4:28 pm | Report abuse |
  26. foglove69

    foglove69 is the true Diva!

    April 11, 2012 at 3:56 pm | Report abuse |
  27. Who Cares

    First of all Madonna has to learn how to sing? She is so out-of-key it is not even funny anymore. She has very limited talent if you want to call jumping on stage talent? She is washed up and never ever was anything in the music business. Anyone who is a real musician and she is not one, has to read and write music first to be called a musician.

    April 11, 2012 at 3:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • therelapsediary

      Madonna held us down 25 summers! Where is the love! Really though I fight with this bar guest every so often! Madonna vs Gaga! I take Gaga as the true artist he loves Madonna as the OG tripple OG of that shock pop style!!!

      April 11, 2012 at 11:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • guest

      she was never able to push those notes out...but here she's still here

      April 13, 2012 at 1:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • sparky

      Thats a load of CRAP there are plenty of Really Good Singers who cant read music, Streisand comes to mind. Like her or hate her she is a damn good singer. I am also a singer and I dont read music, BUt I can SING. I can hold pitch learn lyrics and perform all without reading music.

      April 21, 2012 at 4:55 pm | Report abuse |
  28. JENJEN

    I am returning the MDNA CD I bought. It sucks. I used to be a big Madonna fan but I can't get thru any of the songs..
    robotic, droning, UGH. last album I enjoyed was Music, and her earlier 80's stuff was great. oh well.

    April 11, 2012 at 3:36 pm | Report abuse |
  29. erich2112x

    Aside from her dwindling fan base, there was no interest at all in this latest work of hers.

    April 11, 2012 at 3:29 pm | Report abuse |
  30. Boof

    The record sales drop is simply because she sucks. What I want to know is what's up with that fake British
    accent? YOU'RE FROM AMERICA!!!

    April 11, 2012 at 3:14 pm | Report abuse |
  31. RichS

    I think they both suck..

    April 11, 2012 at 3:01 pm | Report abuse |
  32. MDNA

    REDUCTIVE ! That's what my new album is and like so what, who gives a flying fu** if I'm copying Lay and GagMe's new sound. I did it all first anyways !

    April 11, 2012 at 1:05 pm | Report abuse |
  33. Wow

    Why do people hate on anyone living his or her own life? I love Madonna. I love her for being crazy and artistic. Is she the best? Who knows? Who cares? I love her for being herself. She is free! What is so wrong with that? I won't be reading comments anymore, because they are quite pathetic. Madonna will do what she wants and I that is reason I love her. Bye!

    April 11, 2012 at 1:04 pm | Report abuse |
  34. tonyC

    this is clearly a sign that Madonna is boreing people,I used to be a fan way back in the 80's,but all the stuff she has released in the last 20 something years has not been that memorable,to say the least.

    April 11, 2012 at 12:53 pm | Report abuse |
  35. Spike

    RIP Madonna you will be missed.

    "Girls just want to have fun" – Madonna.

    April 11, 2012 at 12:46 pm | Report abuse |
  36. Michello Obama

    Madonna has been irrelevant since the late '80s

    April 11, 2012 at 12:44 pm | Report abuse |
  37. DNJ

    Maddona is Maddona and Gaga is Gaga. Leave it at that! it dsnt matter if you dnt know your history of music like if anyone cares. You people are creating a war over who was here first and who is better.

    April 11, 2012 at 12:28 pm | Report abuse |
  38. pickleman773

    Good to hear her latest album is a bomb.
    Hopefully, we will be done with this has been already....

    April 11, 2012 at 12:24 pm | Report abuse |
  39. Famous

    The fact that MDNA and Lionel Ritchie are topping the charts should be proof enough that the current generation of young people have created absolutely nothing relevant, new or unique musically, ever. I like Lady GaGa, but she is a total clone of MDNA. You could also say that MDNA kind of ripped off Cher....who is unmatched in her even longer super career starting in the early 60s.

    That said, the BIGGEST JOKE that happened to music is the shift that the R&B and Hip Hoppers have made to "Electronic\Dance" tracks with Rap Overs...the musical version of Donald Trump's hair do. The Black music scene has gone from awful....and even MDNA's sorry offering on this last album is better than what we get from Usher, Chris Brown, JZ, Pitbull, and of course, Selena Gomez, Rhihanna, and Bieber.

    April 11, 2012 at 12:13 pm | Report abuse |
  40. dawg

    Every time I see Madonna in a video, I can't believe it. She looks so ridiculous. A mature woman trying to fit in with the teenagers. Maybe she finds it hard to let go of her youth. The pictures of her on the Hard Candy album were just unbelievable. She looked like a 50-year old barfly. And spreading her legs for a view of her crotch! She should do something good with her money...there's always a need for help everywhere in the world.

    April 11, 2012 at 12:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • tonyC

      I totally agree Dawg, she has been washed up for over a decade,and its sad that she ,of all people, is clueless to what the current mainstream population wants.

      April 11, 2012 at 1:00 pm | Report abuse |
  41. Big Wally

    I'd let her do me with a strap-on then I'd return the favor with my Big Wally

    April 11, 2012 at 12:01 pm | Report abuse |
  42. K. Owe

    Who cares? I just wish that she would stop shooting her face up with botox (or whatever it is that she's using) because she's starting to look more and more like Mummenschanz. There comes a point where you need to just go somewhere and sit down and leave it to the younger generations to blaze the trail .... at this stage in your life you just look flat-out ridiculous.

    April 11, 2012 at 11:07 am | Report abuse |
  43. Damian X

    That's c/c everyone that wanted it pre-ordered on itunes etc. No surprise here she doesn't sell in the millions to everything madonna.coom and you'll see all the sales figures since she started and a continuous drop inpoarticular in US sales. That being said her live shows are still sell outs.......and a decrease in record sales is normal for aging singers for the most part.

    April 11, 2012 at 10:43 am | Report abuse |
  44. Ugh

    And people are suprised that her new record is gonna suck? She is an ABSOLUTLY WORTHLESS entertainer. I cant even call her a musician because i feel that i would be insulting ANY real musician who ever performed. Bottom line, Madonna and Lordes need to take each other on a humanitarian mission to Afganistan and act as human mine sweepers.

    April 11, 2012 at 10:25 am | Report abuse |
    • Dee

      That is just cruel! Madonna will go down in history along w/ the greats Michael Jackson and Prince. They paved the way for the musicians nowadays!

      April 11, 2012 at 11:50 am | Report abuse |
  45. Yoda

    Finger her I will.

    April 11, 2012 at 10:11 am | Report abuse |
  46. Sgscheerer

    Some people make comments about Madonnas age but Lionel Richie is older and no one has talked about his age and how he needs to give it up.With each of her consort tickets sold the purchaser gets a choice of a free CD of MDNA and since it is considered a gift it can NOT be counted as a record perches soooo if sales have gone down I'm sure it has to do with this.Madonna is not done yet.Also with ones with such negative coments,let me ask this.What's so great about you ? What way have you help the world?Are you a landmark?How much $$$ are you worth ? Got a good body at age 53 ? Please tell kuze I'm sure you will have only 15 min. of fame.Thanks

    April 11, 2012 at 10:01 am | Report abuse |
  47. Tim Krell

    Madonna, I'm laughing too hard to continue typing...

    April 11, 2012 at 10:01 am | Report abuse |
  48. Sbosh!!!

    Can't compare GAGA and MADONNA, only kids born yesterday can do that. So immature!

    April 11, 2012 at 9:59 am | Report abuse |
  49. ej

    Someone called Madonna a Lady Gaga imitator. Now that's someone that's been under a rock for 25 years or is young and doesn't know squat!

    April 11, 2012 at 9:54 am | Report abuse |
  50. cnnlicksit

    She had her time and should be thankful for the poor musical tastes of the general public for her success, and leave it at that. Just go away madge... go away.

    April 11, 2012 at 9:37 am | Report abuse |
  51. Jeeze

    Some really stupid comments here.

    April 11, 2012 at 9:06 am | Report abuse |
  52. Moses

    Wat is satan doing in dis world,dnt u knw dat d lake of fire is ur domain?.

    April 11, 2012 at 9:01 am | Report abuse |
  53. Moses

    I am sick and tired of all these chunks chunks chunks

    April 11, 2012 at 8:55 am | Report abuse |
  54. freddie

    Madonna career went downhill after "Holiday". The rest is junk and all she does is trash Catholics.

    April 11, 2012 at 6:56 am | Report abuse |
  55. SKY


    April 11, 2012 at 6:43 am | Report abuse |
  56. Randy


    April 11, 2012 at 6:34 am | Report abuse |
  57. Randy


    April 11, 2012 at 6:23 am | Report abuse |
  58. Lee

    She did it all before gaga. Its the other way around

    April 11, 2012 at 5:56 am | Report abuse |
  59. Tommy

    Lionel may sell more albums but he can´t fill stadiums and arenas like Madonna does.

    The Madonna Tour this 2012 will be the biggest money-making venture in the music industry for this year.

    Music CD´s sales gives the artist really very little after production costs, royalties, promotion costs, etc. Lots share for the sales price of one CD.

    A concert ticket sells for no less than $75 to $120, cheapest seat.

    Who is really winnning?

    April 11, 2012 at 4:14 am | Report abuse |
    • Margaret

      Saw Springsteen and the e street band Friday and Monday 62 years old the man can sing, his band is right on top of it and he doesn't lip sync. his writing of songs is still incredible and he still puts on a 3 1/2 hour show. no breaks

      Madonna can't sing but people go see her. Madonna cannot dance that well either but people go see her... the 1/2 time show was the same crap everyone has seen in her concerts holiday, celebrate it would be so nice.. that's writing?

      I'll be back to see Springsteen and the e street band in Newark...this band is a legend and its all real. folks spend your money on whats real.

      April 11, 2012 at 11:32 am | Report abuse |
  60. Ashley

    To all of you who say Madonna is an IMPERSONATOR: YOU are CRAZY!! How can Madonna imitate GAGA when MADONNA is the ORIGINAL!! Gaga grew up listening to MADONNA and prayed she could be half as talented, which she isn't!!!

    April 11, 2012 at 4:08 am | Report abuse |
  61. Joe

    Everyone knows the music industry is nothing nobody sells/buys albums anymore. Artist don't make any money in selling music anymore it's all in touring that's where the money is. So to have Madonna's MDNA debut @ #1 in the USA having sold 359,000 copies in the first week is very impressive considering nobody sells that much this days, and that she did no promo for the album and basically relied on word of mouth. Thank God she didn't go as low as making a desperate move as selling the entire album for 99 cents like others i shall not mention. Congratulations to her majesty The Queen of Pop for this great achievement. Thank you very much :DMDNA is #1 worldwide and her tour is selling out across the globe that is what really matters.

    April 11, 2012 at 1:42 am | Report abuse |
    • htownjesse

      Thank you Joe! Peeps seem to have forgotten to say congrats nowadays. No manners at all & pure hatred. Listen y'all, Madonna knows she's 53, duh. When a single one of you can do what she's done, let us know. She's working on her place in music history. She once said "I wanna rule the world" & musically/businesswise she does. She's always said she was well aware she wasn't the most beautiful or best singer but was gonna do the best she could with what she had, which is a far better cry than any of us. I'm a Madonna fan forever. Love you Madge! As long as you are out there rocking so am I! Long live The Queen! See you @ Toyota Center on October 25th in Houston, Madonna & we'll Get Into the Groove as we always have.

      April 11, 2012 at 2:07 am | Report abuse |
  62. itsme

    Madonna needs to give the world the gift of quitting, and stop singing 'I'm sixty and I know it...'

    April 11, 2012 at 1:12 am | Report abuse |
  63. SKY


    April 11, 2012 at 12:58 am | Report abuse |
  64. Jose Canseco

    I like seeing Madonna back on top

    April 10, 2012 at 11:54 pm | Report abuse |
  65. terry

    Thats a bunch of bull Madoña is not tryng to imatate Lady Gaga madoña was frist an she was an is góod! im sure she wishes she could have had the guts to come out like Lady Gaga but back when she came out women were not in the shock culture she broke the íce for the only one that can swing it in this day an age differant rules back then they r now so love them both there the only women out there with balls

    April 10, 2012 at 11:50 pm | Report abuse |
  66. Jose Canseco

    Who dat Madge ?

    April 10, 2012 at 11:46 pm | Report abuse |
  67. haha

    MDOA – I said it first. Super Sorry madge, and yes I LOVE GAGA BIT$$.

    April 10, 2012 at 11:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • haha

      I am a fudge packin fruit!! I said it first....super rump Sorry you fairies. Get in line...and yes, I LOVE cooons with big ol packages!!

      April 10, 2012 at 11:33 pm | Report abuse |
  68. SensaBull

    It is so amazing how anti-old people are!
    Why does it have to be "if you're old and/or not pretty, you are worth nothing, on any level."

    April 10, 2012 at 10:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • Say it ain't so

      Don't worry they'll get there eventually, old that is. And anyway weren't millions of people lining up for the lottery they held to get tickets for the Led Zeppelin reunion back in 2007??? And those guys are like in their 60s...

      April 10, 2012 at 10:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • SensaBukkake

      It be sooo amazing how many ho-mos and butt pirates there are! I love to polish big ol tools and clean up all dat spooo!

      April 10, 2012 at 11:35 pm | Report abuse |
  69. warren


    April 10, 2012 at 10:26 pm | Report abuse |
  70. PhilG.

    Well,when grandma is rocking her groove thing,the kids ain't buying it anymore.

    April 10, 2012 at 10:18 pm | Report abuse |
  71. tom-ay

    i bet all this publicity will help sales! 🙂 she wins again. laugh if you want.

    April 10, 2012 at 9:53 pm | Report abuse |
  72. sarah

    Lionel... Richie? Really? I mean, I like him, just didn't realize he was relevent enough to be competing for the #1 spot. Against 50 year old Madge no less.

    April 10, 2012 at 9:42 pm | Report abuse |
  73. Mfr

    Madonna rules

    April 10, 2012 at 9:33 pm | Report abuse |
  74. May

    This Forbes dude was completely wrong last week and will be wrong this week. Hopefully, people will stop referring to him. He's quite vitriolic in his writing, too. Not a true reporter.

    April 10, 2012 at 9:00 pm | Report abuse |
  75. Dan

    Pardon me, but I do believe Blondie (Debbie Harry) came 1st, people. With more style and class by far. The artist(?) you mention are just attention getters. Not originals. SORRY.

    April 10, 2012 at 9:00 pm | Report abuse |
  76. Krumblebum

    I can't stand Madonna's music, but she is a business genius.

    April 10, 2012 at 8:35 pm | Report abuse |
  77. Ken watnabe

    Go jets! or for the best inspiration

    April 10, 2012 at 8:04 pm | Report abuse |
  78. Ken watnabe

    Go Tim tebow www. tebowsteak. com, www. tebowsteak. net

    April 10, 2012 at 7:59 pm | Report abuse |
  79. Ken watnabe

    Go mdna www. rehearsal. com

    April 10, 2012 at 7:54 pm | Report abuse |
  80. Joe

    It was bound to happen MADONNA isn't promoting the album and is relying on word of mouth. MDNA is #1 worldwide and her tour is selling out worldwide now that's impressive. However maybe Madonna needs to get out there and promote the album on TV like Lionel is.

    April 10, 2012 at 7:39 pm | Report abuse |
  81. @Sokman

    Dude, you're boring.

    April 10, 2012 at 7:37 pm | Report abuse |
  82. I.T

    I still anticipate her new album...

    April 10, 2012 at 7:36 pm | Report abuse |
  83. Sokman

    Good luck with that. After Carmen Electra, I'm pretty sure Rodman would throw rocks at Madonna

    April 10, 2012 at 7:32 pm | Report abuse |
  84. enough already

    Agree with R! Who cares about record sales when you can download music? I'm surprised the big record/music companies are still doing well these days.

    By the way, it's amazing these days how all female pop artists are being compared to Lady Gaga- Madonna, Nikki Minaj, Katy Perry, Christina Aguilera... And yet when Lady Gaga first started, we said she was copying other artists, including Madonna. Get over this comparison people!! Enough already.

    April 10, 2012 at 7:02 pm | Report abuse |
  85. oh yea!

    I want to eat Madonna up, I'll tear here apart, I'll eat everything up, damm! I sound kooku, but she is delicious

    April 10, 2012 at 6:53 pm | Report abuse |
  86. R

    No one buys "CDs" anymore...this story is irrelevant. we should be talking about the Itunes and digital sales chart anyway these days.

    April 10, 2012 at 6:39 pm | Report abuse |
  87. just a note

    OK.... Back in the 80's Madonna had some great dance music and catchy tunes. Unfortunately, as the years have passed, there is an obvious lack of 'originality' from Madonna. Yes, she cleared the path for many artists, however the last 10 years seem as if she is just trying to keep up by copying someone else's style, the so called 'Re-invention'. This new album proves it. She does appear to be trying to imitate Gaga. Both in style and production. Gaga has talent, Madonna had talent at one time. I was once a fan, no longer. As for a fan of Gaga? Not so much, however, respect to her. There is talent below the surface.

    April 10, 2012 at 6:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • Say it ain't so

      Below the waistline too I hear.

      April 10, 2012 at 8:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • Kris

      Youre right, I love Madonna's older stuff. Her last good album was Confessions From a Dance Floor. Hard Candy was very disappointing and her latest album is better, but I still prefer the old Madonna. She is trying too hard to be alot younger than she is, and she needs to go back to working with Patrick Leonard and Nile Rogers.

      April 11, 2012 at 11:55 am | Report abuse |
    • Erin

      Agreed. Madonna's material was better in the 80s and early 90s – La Isla Bonita, Vogue, Express Yourself...I was shocked, when I heard her recent material, because her voice sounds weak and has a "phony girlish" quality about it with an unpleasant, unnatural pitch. I don't really consider her to be the "Queen of Pop." She's accomplished a lot in her career, but, imo, she hasn't really managed to stay relevant. She seems to get so much praise because of who she was, not who she is today. Sure, her body is in stellar shape for her age, but she's in the music business, not the modeling biz. I want to hear you sing and make good music, not cavort with twenty-somethings in a revealing outfit for the umpteenth time. I'm a bit bitter, when it comes to Madonna, because I think she's to blame for many of the "all style, not substance" performers in the entertainment industry today, who think that being controversial and changing their style is enough to sell overproduced, sappy records. And frankly, they're right, because it appears as though she's pulled it off again with MDNA.

      April 11, 2012 at 2:52 pm | Report abuse |
  88. mia

    You people that think madonna is imitating lady gaga are idiots. madonna paved the way so artists like lady gaga can become successful. madonna has already done what lady gaga is doing for this generation.

    April 10, 2012 at 5:51 pm | Report abuse |
  89. Hajee

    Good.....maybe now she can record better music than that generic crap she's currently putting out.

    April 10, 2012 at 5:38 pm | Report abuse |
  90. Observer

    She's a no-talent hack and a liberal stooge.

    April 10, 2012 at 5:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • observerSUX

      and yet way more famous and richer than you... and better looking, and hotter than you... so stop being a jealous biach, and get over it!

      April 11, 2012 at 12:25 am | Report abuse |
    • Pliny

      And you (liberal stooge) are a boring (liberal stooge), uncreative (liberal stooge) drone (liberal stooge) who posts the same (liberal stooge) pointless (liberal stooge) crap (liberal stooge) every day.

      Grow up and get an opinion of your own. Or, just keep on rubbing your infant-sized-genitalia against the radio in your pickup truck, everytime you hear Rush speak.

      April 11, 2012 at 12:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • Johan S

      No talent yet she has sold millions of records and has had multiple number one hits? Logic fail.

      April 11, 2012 at 8:21 pm | Report abuse |
  91. jujubeans

    madonna's still hot!

    April 10, 2012 at 5:18 pm | Report abuse |
  92. Ray

    I cannot wait to buy the new madonna CD. I've better buy the CD than downloaded online. You should too.

    April 10, 2012 at 5:03 pm | Report abuse |
  93. eye_watch

    "Will Work For Oprah!" Shirley Levi @ #OWNTV standing up for Equality, Hunger Relief & Autism Awareness

    April 10, 2012 at 4:58 pm | Report abuse |
  94. DDLR

    A MESS! Impersonate Gaga? How are you? 19? Go take a nap! LOL! Brat!

    April 10, 2012 at 4:57 pm | Report abuse |
  95. anna

    the numers are higher then hdd,which is more and more accurate then the forbes report

    April 10, 2012 at 3:29 pm | Report abuse |
  96. Carrie

    She was great once, but now its sad. She should have retired years ago or done something graceful like Barbra...sure she has a farewell concert every year but she's not making a fool out of herself at the Super Bowl half time show either.

    April 10, 2012 at 3:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mike

      I think you have Madonna and Cher confused. She's had a great career and has branched out beyond music. She's a true artist and not every song and album can be a zinger. Am I the only middle aged person that reads CNN?

      April 11, 2012 at 9:03 am | Report abuse |
  97. Tyler

    Blah blah blah. Who cares how an artist sold their albums or what promotions they offered to consumers. That's not unusual these days. Get over it and move on. Whose #1. Whose #2. Whose dropped 10 placements. My god who cares!

    April 10, 2012 at 3:19 pm | Report abuse |
  98. Marie

    Why don't she quit trying to impersonate Lady Gaga and do something original ?

    April 10, 2012 at 3:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • Kris

      Marie-Again, who copied who? Madonna has been doing her thing for a lot longer and is original. GaGA is an imitation of her and she has even admitted as much.

      April 10, 2012 at 6:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • Marie

      I iz a stupid bioootch and a lezzy! I get rammed in da chute by my super dy-ko butch chica!

      April 10, 2012 at 11:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • URstoopid

      Wow Marie... u really r stoopid! YOu should go hang yourself now!

      April 11, 2012 at 12:23 am | Report abuse |
    • Dee

      Learn your history! Lady Gaga is the imitator of Madonna and has even admitted to that herself!

      April 11, 2012 at 11:44 am | Report abuse |
    • Kat

      Goodness gracious, are some of you living under a rock. Lady GAGA IS A COPYCAT. Either you're all joking or terribly misinformed. Madonna is exactly what and who Lady GAGA is trying to be. Madonna started this whole thing in 1981 (go ahead, do some homework and research!) Once again, Lady GAGA is a COPYCAT – She has stolen everything that has happened in the past 30 yrs in pop music. She even makes the 80s poser faces. Again, Lady GAGA is a COPYCAT. MADONNA IS THEEE ORIGINAL – Say that three times. Cheers.

      April 11, 2012 at 1:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • Grace

      Marie – u sure don't know much about pop history. U must be young and dumb like Lori is. . .

      April 18, 2012 at 4:28 pm | Report abuse |
  99. Lori

    She is just a cheap Lady GaGa imitator.

    April 10, 2012 at 3:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • Lily

      Look, I'm a big Lady Gaga fan, but to say Madonna's "imitating Gaga" is laughable. Madonna paved the way for Gaga long before Gaga even chirped her first tune.

      April 10, 2012 at 4:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • jujubeans

      I love all of these 14 year olds who think Madonna is imitating Lady Gagme.

      April 10, 2012 at 5:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • Kris

      You are to funny. Who came first...Madonna or Lady Gaga??

      April 10, 2012 at 6:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • smarter than you

      you must have just started to have periods you liitle punk

      April 10, 2012 at 7:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ken watnabe

      April 10, 2012 at 8:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ken watnabe

      I iz a flamin fairy!! I wanna pump dudes in da rump!!

      April 10, 2012 at 8:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • harry

      You are a ugly moron

      April 10, 2012 at 8:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • smarter than you

      I want to pack Ken's fudge!! I been a fruit for years. Any fairies wanna get together and pump each other in da pooper!

      April 10, 2012 at 8:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • harry

      My buddy Larry and Ben...Ben Dover been my lovers for ever!! We iz buttt buddies and luv to pump da plump rump!!

      April 10, 2012 at 8:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • SmarterThanU

      Wow Lori, you are truly a smart TROLL, or a really stupid person! Gaga may be good, but Madonna is the Goddess of the music world! Gaga bows down to Madonna, just ask her... pendeja!

      April 11, 2012 at 12:21 am | Report abuse |
    • Alyson

      R you freak'in kidding me!?!?!? Lady Gaga so talented for sure, but be clear in your thinking...Lady Gaga is a Madonna wanna be!!! How old are you? 15? Yeah, okay, so never mind. We know.

      April 11, 2012 at 12:35 am | Report abuse |
    • Rolyat

      I think you got that backwards.

      April 11, 2012 at 8:50 am | Report abuse |
    • M

      clearly she's joking guys

      April 11, 2012 at 9:36 am | Report abuse |
    • mbane18

      Lori, I hope you are being sarcastic. Madonna has been around since her first album in 1983. Gaga wasn't even born!

      April 11, 2012 at 10:05 am | Report abuse |
    • chris

      SERIOUSLY???? "A cheap Gaga.." You are beyond crazy. Do some research, use your brain. Gaga has patterned her WHOLE music career on the genius and creativity of Madonna. I can't even wrap my brain around how stupid your comment is.

      April 11, 2012 at 11:23 am | Report abuse |
    • Dee

      You mean the other way around! Madonna was around first and a success before Lady Gaga! Even Lady Gaga admitted herself that she loves the comparison to Madonna! You must be a young one to think Madonna is a cheap Lady Gaga imitator! Madonna is the original and Lady Gaga has been compared to her many times! As it is w/ this generation, there are so many imitators and no originals! Even the movies are based on books or remakes of previous successful movies!

      April 11, 2012 at 11:43 am | Report abuse |
    • MadonnaFan

      How do you immitate someone who came after you? What r u, some kind of genius?

      April 11, 2012 at 11:47 am | Report abuse |
    • steve

      You must be 12 years old to make a comment like that.

      April 11, 2012 at 11:48 am | Report abuse |
    • kris

      Who was here first, madonna or lady gaga?? Seriously, you need to catch up on your pop culture knowledge if you don't have any idea how long madonna has been in the business for.

      April 11, 2012 at 11:52 am | Report abuse |
    • JoMamma

      You're kidding right?? Maybe you're not old enough to remember Madonna when she was in her hayday. She is the reason there is a Lady Gaga. She was ALWAYS pushing the envelope with her style and actions. She was THE female trendsetter of the 80's, 90's..

      April 11, 2012 at 11:55 am | Report abuse |
    • Syndrome Zed

      Now normally I'd like that joke – but the way Madonna "recreates" her style and personality to market herself to a different demographic (nearly) every album, there may be more truth in your statement than people realize.

      April 11, 2012 at 12:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • maggie

      Gaga is not original, people. David Bowie did the same thing as her in the 70s. Madonna is not a Gaga imitator. Madonna has been here way before Gaga. Get your facts straight

      April 11, 2012 at 12:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • Tthizzle

      Oh, Lori, you are so naive. Do some research before you make stupid comments. Madonna is queen and always will be. Everyone else is just a wanna be.

      April 11, 2012 at 1:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • nightsun2k7

      LOL....try the other way around.

      April 11, 2012 at 1:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • Kat

      Lori, I'll take into consideration that you're probably pretty young. Lady GaGa is a COPYCAT from everything and everyone that happened in the 80s and even part of the late 70s. Now, Lady GaGa WANTS TO BE Madonna – she directly copies from Madonna, Grace Jones, Missing Persons, Plasmatics, I can go on and on. Lady GaGa records overdubbed tracks that were rejected in the 80s and are now being regurgitated by the same production company – splitting it off to everyone from Katy Perry to Rihanna, etc.. Madonna's "Like A Virgin" circa 1984 has a base line loop throughout the song that is practically the precursor to what is now Lady GaGa music (youtube it!) I hope this clarifies things. Best.

      April 11, 2012 at 1:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • ChrisVC

      ? ... ! ... Uh, I'm not a Madonna fan, but she came almost 30 years before Gaga, and was more popular and widely known in her prime of the 80's than Gaga has been. If anything, Gaga has copied from her.

      April 11, 2012 at 1:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bradi

      Are you serious? Madonna was around way before GaGa.

      April 11, 2012 at 2:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • Really???

      GIRLFRIEND YOU ARE DILLUSIONAL...... Madonna was strutting herstuff and paving the way for all the GAGA's of the world when GAGA was still in boarding school working her GOTHness.

      April 11, 2012 at 3:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • Thomas

      God, I hope this is a troll post.

      April 11, 2012 at 5:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • bloozedaddy

      apparently a whole BUNCH of people have had their sarcasm gene surgically removed.

      April 11, 2012 at 7:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • Franco

      Nice trolling, there.

      April 12, 2012 at 9:11 am | Report abuse |
    • Don't Matter

      You really think so, lol?
      Madonna came three decades before, fool.

      April 18, 2012 at 7:48 am | Report abuse |
    • Grace

      Lori, u sure doesn't know jack about pop music icons . . . U must be young & dumb

      April 18, 2012 at 4:25 pm | Report abuse |
  100. Hello

    So long as all her concert dates sell out, she what's the problem? She's still rolling in money and kicking azz.

    April 10, 2012 at 2:52 pm | Report abuse |

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