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Thumbs up Madonnas "Hard Candy" becomes her 7th #1 (#2 female all time) & sells over 280K!

Madonna is on track to net her seventh No. 1 album on next week's Billboard 200 with "Hard Candy," based on first-day sales measured by the Nielsen SoundScan Building Chart released Wednesday afternoon (April 30).

Unweighted sales for the Warner Bros. album from the Building Chart's panel of reporters through the close of business Tuesday, April 29, stood at 100,000.

Among all female artists, only Barbra Streisand has earned more No. 1s -- with eight. Currently, Madonna, Mariah Carey and Janet Jackson are all tied for the second most, with six apiece.

Late last year, Chris Brown's "Exclusive" posted a first day number of
107,000 and finished the week with 294,000. However, sources close to the Madonna project indicate that with much of "Hard Candy's" first-day figure driven by iTunes sales, its full sales week could end up closer to the range of 225,000-250,000.

Madonna's last studio effort, 2005's "Confessions on a Dance Floor," started at No. 1 with 350,000.

Billboard estimates the merchants who report to Nielsen SoundScan's Building Chart -- Trans World Entertainment, Best Buy, Circuit City, iTunes, Starbucks,Borders, Target, Anderson Merchandisers, and Handleman Co. -- comprise about 80% of all U.S. Album sales.

Leading the charge for "Hard Candy" is first single "4 Minutes," featuring Justin Timberlake, which peaked at No. 3 on The Billboard Hot 100 and spent two weeks at No. 1 on Hot Digital Songs. The download has sold 1 million copies to date, according to Nielsen SoundScan, including 185,000 for the week that ended April 27.

Madonna first rang the Billboard 200's bell when "Like a Virgin" reached No. 1 in late 1984. Since then, she's claimed No. 1s with "True Blue" (1986), "Like a Prayer" (1989), "Music" (2000), "American Life" (2003) and "Confessions."

She also owns a whopping five sets that peaked at No. 2 -- "I'm Breathless" (1990), "The Immaculate Collection" (1990), "Erotica" (1992), the soundtrack to "Evita" (1996) and "Ray of Light" (1998).

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Re: First Day Sales Put Madonnas "Hard Candy" On Track For 7th No. 1

Pretty impressive.She will have 7 #1 albums then.

I like her songs.
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What were Mariah and Janet's first week sales for their latest albums? They both made #1 in the US as well didn't they?
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Impressive - Lovin the album - It deserves Number 1

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Madonna - 250,000
Mariah - 475,000

Guess Mariah crushed Madonna in the first week sales in the US and that is after heavy radio promotion for Madge's "4 mins to ruin the world"
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Madonna - 250,000
Mariah - 475,000

Guess Mariah crushed Madonna in the first week sales in the US and that is after heavy radio promotion for Madge's "4 mins to ruin the world"
heavy promotion?....

Madonna did 3 magazines...and almost no Tv interviews....

She got lazy and thus she got what she deserved ...lower numbers

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It is a solid album, and it does not deserve to be @ #1.

But taht's Madonna.

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Too bad, this album is really really really bland. I liked Confessions a lot better.

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It's bland.

Why would anyone buy this?



She looks old. She is old for trying to look
'hot', and grind a 20-something white guy who
is trying to act like a tough hip hop black guy,
and yet, maintain, peach fuzz on his face.


Insert any JT song with the same back beat, and
it's the same song. Over & over.

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Maybe that's what did me in with her, long ago, the
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Madonna - 250,000
Mariah - 475,000

Guess Mariah crushed Madonna in the first week sales in the US and that is after heavy radio promotion for Madge's "4 mins to ruin the world"
Yeah but that was expected in the US, Mariah will always sell more here. Around the world, not so much. Madonna rules around the world, Mariah...not so much.

And its true, Madonna lacked television interviews and any interviews she did, she stopped them from asking about her album and instead focused on her documentary she directed.

So it was expected, but overall I'm sure she's happy with the sales she's going to get everywhere. 4 Minutes was like Number 1 in 18 countries I believe so far. I expect Hard Candy to be number 1 in many countries.

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Madonna - 250,000
Mariah - 475,000

Guess Mariah crushed Madonna in the first week sales in the US and that is after heavy radio promotion for Madge's "4 mins to ruin the world"

The age difference can't be ignored. Mariah just turned 39 and Mo will be 50 in a few months. I think this is an amazing showing for a dance oriented nearly 50 year old woman who can still land #1 cds and top 5 singles on the youth obsessed and r and b/hip hop driven dominated pop charts.

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Yeah but that was expected in the US, Mariah will always sell more here. Around the world, not so much. Madonna rules around the world, Mariah...not so much.

And its true, Madonna lacked television interviews and any interviews she did, she stopped them from asking about her album and instead focused on her documentary she directed.

So it was expected, but overall I'm sure she's happy with the sales she's going to get everywhere. 4 Minutes was like Number 1 in 18 countries I believe so far. I expect Hard Candy to be number 1 in many countries.
But Mariah sold more copies of TEOM than Madonna did with Confessions in terms of worldwide sales.

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But Mariah sold more copies of TEOM than Madonna did with Confessions in terms of worldwide sales.
Yes but TEOM sold almost 6 million copies alone in the US while COADF sold relatively more outside the US.

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She looks old. She is old for trying to look
'hot', and grind a 20-something white guy who
is trying to act like a tough hip hop black guy,
and yet, maintain, peach fuzz on his face.

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Old? I think she looks great.....

and she's not trying to look hot...shes trying to look her best physically and I'm sure many find her hot in the process

let me spell out the undertones in your message for you : agism

cause when a heart breaks, it never breaks even.....
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She looks old.
Because she is old probably. However, she looks good for her age. Cher can get away with this kind of thing, so can Madonna.

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