After topping the Billboard 200 last week with her latest album MDNA,Madonna is on course to suffer the biggest second-week sales drop in history. According to Forbes, MDNA is set to shift “roughly” 46,000 copies second week, giving it somewhere around a record-breaking 88% drop in sales.
MDNA debut atop the Billboard 200 last week with 359k, but Madge cheated her way to No. 1 by offering the album for free as part of a concert ticket bundle for her upcoming tour. Billboard report that about 185k of MDNA’s first-week sales total came from the ticket deal, making MDNA’s real album sales about 179k, which would’ve seen Lionel Ritchie debut at No. 1 with his new album Tuskegee, which sold 199k.
This whole cheat-first-week-then-suffer-a-sales-drop thing is so ironically Lady GaGa, isn’t it?