Madonna’s New Album Trips & Slips Out Of iTunes Charts

Published: Saturday 27th Dec 2014 by David

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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.

Any theories?

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  1. Madonna, Queen of Stunts and Gimmicks December 27, 2014

    People see through her gimmicks and stunts.

    • whut December 27, 2014

      Exactly.

    • Mark111 December 27, 2014

      Well its about time. 25 years over due.

      • maurice December 27, 2014

        ciara’s career started in 04 and ended in 06.
        bless.

    • Poor thang December 27, 2014

      They say beyonce is the new Madonna 🙂

      • FAF December 27, 2014

        And you’re somehow still worried about it in 2014. Praise jah !!! 😆

  2. Laughing out loud December 27, 2014

    How funny that all these queens hate on Mariah Carey but have added “Elusive” and “Chanteuse” to their vocabulary after Mariahs album lmfao!!! And the word of the day is “Biters”

    • Lana Del Fan *I Can Hear The Sirens* December 27, 2014

      Lmfao! Yass I notice Chantuese more after Mariah album

      • FAF December 27, 2014

        It’s not funny or surprising they’re saying it ironically

    • Lana Del Fan *I Can Hear The Sirens* December 27, 2014

      *chantuese being used

      • truth (icki is on the radio cryn cause THEPINKSHIT Flippidy flipidy FLOP!!! December 28, 2014

        I dont mean to interupt this post but Honey all that matters in life right is the ‘kii’ of nicki not selln 200k after all and only 4500 ACROSS THE GLOBE! * steps down from soap box and twists of post…PROUD!’

  3. Funkyyyall December 27, 2014

    Good.

    • truth (icki is on the radio cryn cause THEPINKSHIT Flippidy flipidy FLOP!!! December 28, 2014

      NICKI BOUGHT HER OWN CDS!!!! 😀 😀 she a flop

  4. Lana Del Fan *I Can Hear The Sirens* December 27, 2014

    Madonna slayed me at the super bowl, second only to beyonce, but no body cares anymore. I previewed those new tracks and they sucked. The last few songs by her that I liked was Hung Up and 4 Minutes with Justin Timberlake. That nicki and Mia throwback to the beach boys song was…….

    • Pat December 28, 2014

      After watching the super bowl performance over a few times you’ll begin to notice it wasn’t that hot either. Hung up was the s*** though, I will always love that song. Unfortunately, her popularity in pop music has run its course! She’ll be the big 60 soon, release a few ballads for the retired folks or hang it up.

  5. Suicide Blonde December 27, 2014

    The thirst for this album to flop is real, give it some time, the album won’t be released until march. TGJ and The Daily Mail loves Madonna, don’t they?

  6. Rima December 27, 2014

    Reminds of when west coast disappeared outta the hot 100 two weeks after its release .

    • Lana Del Fan *I Can Hear The Sirens* December 27, 2014

      Reminds me of when you’re daddy swallowed my kids on the west coast

    • Rosie December 27, 2014

      F***** you post about Lana with this SAME drag in literally every post you go in. Worry about two soundtrack songs by Lana (from the critically acclaimed Tim Burton film Big Eyes, in theaters now) that are currently available for free download on Yahoo and Google Play, at least 400 spots above F***’s “huge hit with longevity” Applause and her only semi-remembered single Poker Face?

  7. ENOUGH ONIKA December 27, 2014

    Was anyone really gonna buy this old hags crap anyway???

  8. Rima December 27, 2014

    Madonna needs to retire that’s all she can’t compete with the new girls

  9. lambily December 27, 2014

    I am a mimi fan but I must admit, Madonna is badass 😀 not as talented as mimi but more sucessful. Yeah

  10. DanYiel Teflon December 27, 2014

    Who is this again? Oh ok

  11. The Queen Of Everything December 27, 2014

    The Pink Slip – 192K.

    • TRUTH SERUM December 27, 2014

      194k and I’m here for the Madonna official release. Based on the direction of the 6 songs, it will be good.

      • FAF December 27, 2014

        U say 194k like that isn’t more than everyone else but taylor

      • TRUTH SERUM December 27, 2014

        I agree that 194k is a great number. Just responding to the tired shade it was throwing. He could at least get the numbers right.

  12. CT December 27, 2014

    I dont know why she bothers to release new music she doesnt have to compete with the girls… her tour will scalp all of them and this is coming from someone who isnt a fan.

  13. tits mcgee December 27, 2014

    Duh, I knew this would happen. She will just bundle the album with her concert ticket sales next year, as per usual..

  14. whut December 27, 2014

    In all fairness, the album doesn’t come out until March. She’ll be back at #1 her first week of release.

      • Adele’s husband December 28, 2014

        What is this video? I can’t view it on flash player. Give me the details I will search it on youtube

  15. Paulie December 27, 2014

    REPEAT: The albums doesn’t come out until March and Madonna has done no media promo yet.

  16. TheElusiveLamb December 27, 2014

    Doesn’t really sound bad considering the album comes out in March. TGJ borderline claims to hate Mariah, Rihanna, & Madonna, but they make sure to give them a daily article for hits… 🙁

  17. Stephy December 27, 2014

    Ummm Madonna did NOT even want to release it yet! Her album will debut at number 1 in March & her tour will gross over 300,000,000+ $’s with less than 100 shows. The Queen Of Pop has NOTHING to worry about.

    • JOHNVIDAL December 28, 2014

      Stunning pic of Mariah Carey!

  18. Royalkev December 27, 2014

    This write-up is a bit premature, especially when the album is due out in March. Tbh, I think any amount of pre-orders are good. Most people that really plan to be on board usually pay more attention to the actual release week. Daily Mail should at least give Madonna a chance to flop (after all the promo), then they may carry on. Fair is fair! … Although I won’t be surprised if Madge finds a new way to bundle this go around.

  19. Tea honey December 27, 2014

    Madonna should really come harder if she still wants to be successful with her music this isn’t 2000 anymore she’s way out of her prime now but she is still the queen no matter how hard she flops ..btw that tour will f****** slay for the gods honey your fav could NEVER

  20. Tea honey December 27, 2014

    Rihanna could never Taylor Swift could never Katy could never Yawnce could never

  21. madbrax December 27, 2014

    you fucktards it’s a pre order that has had zero promo, rushed released. the single hasn’t even been serviced to radio yet nor had any video or lyric video release. it’s not a proper release YET. this is just based on not even a week out of the gate as a rush release. this is just based on the songs sold on iTunes.

  22. SLAYRIAH CAREY (TOUR DE FORCE) December 27, 2014

    Lmao and lmao @ TGJ constantly using “chanteuse” in articles. Queen Mariah improving the lesser’s vocabulary I see.

    • FAF December 27, 2014

      Not with mariah struggling to find words herself on idol

      • SLAYRIAH CAREY (TOUR DE FORCE) December 27, 2014

        Not you talking about idol when Mariah’s pay doubled Nicki’s.

      • TheElusiveLamb December 28, 2014

        Not as much as Future’s accountant struggles to give Ciara and the Octopussy Crew of Baby Mamas their child support checks

  23. Al December 27, 2014

    Madonna is doing the Grammys before the album drops, so she’ll probably do better than expected. I wonder when Adele is bringing out her album this year.

  24. Theman December 27, 2014

    Madonna is not entirely more successful than Mariah.. The thing is y’all give iTunes far too much credit. You can be high up on iTunes and still flop.. Perhaps more people are interested in a traditional release.. Y’all are making too much out of nothing..

  25. Theman December 27, 2014

    Her material did get leaked, so they have to regroup..

  26. Rosie December 27, 2014

    Someone should tell #1 Lana fan – oops, I mean #1 bitter f***** on this site, Rima, that the massive flop West Coast is currently outselling every F*** song on iTunes except two.

    • Adele’s husband December 28, 2014

      But Lana cannot outsing Gaga. If Gaga and Lana could sing on stage
      together, nobody could hear lana. Gaga is a terrific singer than Lana.
      Grow up. Gaga is a queen compared to lana

    • JOHNVIDAL December 28, 2014

      Why don´t you stop it already? lol It´s not a good look. If I were Lana I wouldn´t want you stanning for me (I´m listening to Ultraviolence album as I type this).

  27. medicinal December 27, 2014

    queen of pop

  28. Indie December 28, 2014

    Madonnas album is not officially out till March its on Pre-order! there is no mass promo , no music videos, no songs sent to radio, its amazing that even on pre-release that it made it to no.1 on iTunes in 90 countries anyway , people need to stop hoping for the worst as the work she has let us here so far is brilliant and thats all that matters

  29. rita ora December 28, 2014

    am,
    I always feed you exclusives lol. Some rita ORA at the white house
    WHERE she shows why she will have a career after 30 and Rihanna WONT.
    Caught on Fire: A pop folk type ballad

    allad at the white house
    PS: Sam, why dont you cover Stromae? He is Half Rwandan and sings about losing his dad in the genocide. His album is one of 2014 best sellers and he does not even sing in English; the album is AMAZING ANF OUT of this world, as are his vides and stage shows.

  30. rita ora December 28, 2014

    Sam

    I tried to post Rita song called ‘ caught on fire’. Let us just say, THIS NEW ALBUM IS GONNA BE SO MUCH BETTER THAN HER DEBUT.

    THE VOCALS ARE ON POINT

    THE LYRICS ARE ARE LEGIT

    THE SOUUND IS READIO FREINDLY, and sounds NOTHING LIKE RIHANNA’ Rihanna was not making quality music like her ON HER ALBUM 2/

    HER new single, Testosterone was produced by The invisible men, who produced Fancy for Iggy and Hot right now ( co wrote ) IT WILL BE A HUGE HIT IN THE UK and hopefully she can crack the USA.

    HER NEW album sounds very mature and VOCAL DRIVEN, yet, EASY ON THE TOP40 ear. WE know she looks good and has good video. SHE can sing live. RITA IS READY TO BLOW.

    • LOL December 28, 2014

      LOL RITA WHO?

  31. rita ora December 28, 2014

    FYI, not sure if this is out or not but Rita Ora has a collab coming with TI soon

  32. rita ora December 28, 2014

    +10 Michael Jackson – Number Ones
    2 -1 Michael Bublé – Christmas
    3 -1 Ed Sheeran – x
    4 = Taylor Swift – 1989
    5 +14 ABBA – ABBA Gold
    6 -3 Madonna – Rebel Heart
    7 -1 Sam Smith – In the Lonely Hour
    8 +20 Queen – Greatest Hits
    9 -4 One Direction – FOUR
    10 +14 Frank Sinatra – Sinatra: Best Of The Best

  33. african music lover December 28, 2014

    Sam can you give this Rita Ora a post about its fav so he that he can take all this long essay to that post….

  34. Casual-T December 28, 2014

    Like a Virgin was #1 on the Hot 100 exactly 30 years ago . . .

  35. JOHNVIDAL December 28, 2014

    Give it a rest, will ya?
    I mean, I´m not the biggest Madonna fan (like @suicide is) and it´s clear that for whatever reason the interest in a new Madonna album stopped after Hard Candy. But that means that the hype and anticipating for a new Madonna album lasted no less than 20 years!!! I mean, that has to be record breaking (I´m talking about huge anticipation, of course legends will always be checked by fans, but you know what I mean, huge mainstream anticipation). Last time she did it was with Confessions (an unbelievably good album). Nothing can last forever at that level, not even in this case. But so what? A little shade a few times can be funny. But being so damn negative on a daily basis when it comes only to certain artists (Madonna, Mariah Carey,…) when they clearly outsell, outlast, outperform your faves (which is the real kii) is pathetic. But of course Dreamgirls was this huge success comparable to The Bodyguard, Titanic or SNL soundtracks right? LMAO In another world and period of time I suppose…

  36. JOHNVIDAL December 28, 2014

    What I´m really interested in too is Adele´s new album! I want to see someone actually selling. I mean, music industry has almost disappeared, look at 2014 sales.
    Only Taylor Swift has been able to sell (and I don´t even want to adknowledge that, I mean how has America fallen for her? Is the media retarded now? She can´t sing or perform, and it´s not like the music she makes is this crazy artistic body of work, like Ultraviolence for exmaple, and I give this example so that you can compare two people whose vocals and performances are controversial).
    Chart phenomenons in the 80s and 90s: Michael f****** Jackson, Madonna, Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey, Celine Dion, U2, Prince, Bruce… Now in the 10s: Taylor Swift and Adele (thank God for her in this case). Are we serious?

  37. LOL December 28, 2014

    LOL WHY IS ANYONE SURPRISED? THIS PREHISTORIC TRASHWH0RE HAS BEEN FLOPPING ALBUMS FOR THE LAST 15 YEARS LOL.

  38. Kyle December 28, 2014

    I’m not surprised! The album doesn’t even drop until March, it’s only on pre-order. It will rise closer to the release date and it will probably see strong first week sales like all of Madonna’s albums do. I don’t think she has reason to worry about that. However, the fact that most of the album has leaked already is concerning. How upsetting for her!

  39. Pat December 28, 2014

    That’s what the heifer get for trying to leak her own s***!

  40. smunky December 28, 2014

    Oh yeah! Quoting from the Daily Mail?! Cos that’s serious journalism, you do realise they make stuff up yeah?

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