Madonna's New Album Tanks
'MDNA' Sets Record for Biggest Sales Drop
Is the Material Girl no more?
The sales for MDNA, Madonna's first album of brand new material since 2008, have yet to be finalized. But the numbers are already looking grim with sales dropping off 88 percent after the first week.
MDNA did manage to debut at number one on the Billboard charts, selling 359,000 copies during week one. But sales for week two plunged to 46,000 copies, setting a record for the biggest second week sales drop in history.
Although MDNA has generated mostly favorable reviews, some critics seem to have an ax to grind with Madonna. One critic from the L.A. Times said the singer "has lost the art of surprise," while describing the album as "made by someone who's lost touch with the desires of today's popular music."
Tough words for the best-selling female rock artist of the 20th century.
But not everyone thought MDNA was that bad -- especially those in Madonna's inner circle. Her manager, Guy Oseary, said he "felt good about the album," and that his client didn't need to promote her new work because the music spoke for itself.
Looks like he may have spoken too soon.
The Material Girl, er, woman, is set to embark on a worldwide tour in support of the new album, beginning on May 29th in Tel Aviv, Israel.