Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Madonna “MDNA” Tour Will Have No Album on the Charts


And that’s it. Madonna’s “MDNA” is gone from the top 50 of any charts as of this week. has dropped it out of its top 50. has the physical CD at number 63. All versions of the downloadable album are gone from view. iTunes has it around number 250. Apparently, very few people downloaded the album at all. Madonna, though she likes a youthful outlook, belongs to the class of artists who are not big on the digital side. “MDNA” is now officially gone, three weeks before Madonna begins her international tour in Israel. The only way to have saved “MDNA” would have been to reissue it with something new. But Madonna wouldn’t have much time to rehearse her show and cut new tracks. The tour will go on without a promotional tool or a song on the radio. It’s not the best way to do things, but if Madge features a lot of hits in the show, she’ll be alright. If the tour set list is heavy with songs from “MDNA,” it may be a problem. At least Guy Richie doesn’t have to worry that too many people heard the nasty things Madonna sang about him. As for the tour, Madonna’s website indicates lots of tickets still for sale. But there are many sold out dates, and comments of great enthusiasm from her core fans. If only they’d bought the album. PS amazon is still selling versions of it for five bucks.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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