‘Bad Girl‘ chanteuse Madonna should think twice if she thinks selling her new album will be a walk in the park today, set to become an uphill struggle now the project’s sales have seen slip, trip and dip out of the iTunes’ chart!
Bad news for the Queen of Pop below…
‘The Daily Mail’ reports:
It was supposed to be precautionary measure prompted be the viral leaking of her latest album, but six new tracks from Madonna’s forthcoming LP, made available on iTunes, have suffered a dramatic dip in sales just one week after their release.
The pop legend acted quickly following the illegal distribution of 13 unfinished and, one week later, 14 completed tracks from new album Rebel Heart, her first release in three years.
But while the early release of six tracks from her thirteenth LP initially soared to the top of the iTunes chart, they quickly plummeted through the top 100, with Nicki Minaj collaboration B**ch I’m Madonna currently the highest charter at number 188.
Meanwhile Living For Love, thought to be the album’s lead single, has fared worse on Amazon, where it languishes at number 529.
The poor sales have prompted concern ahead of Rebel Heart’s planned release next March, with the album currently at number 38 in iTunes pre-orders and a worrying 167 on Amazon.
After three decades of pop domination Madonna’s album sales have declined over recent years, with American Life (2003), Hard Candy (2008) and MDNA (2012) all failing to hit the critical and commercial highs of earlier releases.
It’s understood that the 56-year-old is failing to attract a new generation of fans, while the older generation are less interested in her newer material.
It should be noted the project’s current chart trouble is likely to disappear once the star begins to push the release in the traditional release.
However, one does have to wonder why Madonna’s name alone isn’t enough for the project to sell itself.