Sunday, May 19, 2024

Madonna’s MDNA Album Also Totally Snubbed by Grammys


Justin Bieber, you are not alone. Madonna was also totally shut out of the 2013 Grammy Awards. The middle aged sexpot’s latest album, “MDNA,” was snubbed by the Grammy committees in all categories. “MDNA” didn’t get any kind of album nomination. And no single from the album managed to elicit a nomination. Madonna didn’t even get a nom in the Dance Music category. “MDNA” was kind of a bust from the beginning. It opened so-so at number 1, then dropped the most of album from the top spot in its second week. Ouch! It also had the strange situation of being included in Madonna’s concert ticket sales– so the first week numbers were pumped by that inclusion. The real sales were very small. At one point vendors couldn’t give it away. It was selling from between 41 cents and $4.99. By the time Madonna’s tour started, “MDNA” was gone from any charts, barely remembered. And apparently the Grammys didn’t remember it either. The Grammys also omitted Bieber’s new album, “Believe,” going for substance this year in a big way over marketing. Very wise.

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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