April 3, 2012

THE QUEEN NOTCHES FIFTH CONSECUTIVE NUMBER 1 ALBUM DEBUT MAKING 8 TOTAL #1s FOR THE REINVENTORISTA == ONLY BABS STANDS IN HER WAY BUT ON SHAKY GROUND WITH 9 #1 ALBUMS

HER FIRST WEEK'S SALES TOTAL 359,000 BESTING HER LAST VISIT TO #1 WITH PREVIOUS "HARD CANDY" WHICH SOLD 280,000 IN WEEK 1. NUMBER 2 DEBUT IS AN EXCELLENT COUNTRY DUETS ALBUM BY THE INCOMPARABLE LIONEL RICHIE W/ 199,000 UNITS SOLD.  SAIL ON, HONEY! ("MDNA" HAD MOST FIRST-DAY SALES THAN ANY OTHER ARTIST IN HISTORY AND IS #1 ON ITUNES IN 40 COUNTRIES.  MAYBE SHE REALLY IS IRRELEVANT...