Home Uncategorized 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.


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6 replies to this post
  1. The album and its singles were not eligible for the dance music categories in the grammys, because they were vocal pop songs which just happened to be dance pop. The dance music categories are now geared towards EDM music such as Skrillex, Moby type artists. The days of Kylie, Britney, Madonna winning dance grammys is over.

  2. Roger has been hot and bothered by Madonna’s success since the 90s. He is a Madonna hater and is in love with Mariah Carey. It’s sad that he still ruminates on Madonna. {edited]

  3. There are a lot of lies on this article. The album returned to Billboard TOP 200 albums in September 2012 when the tour hit US for several weeks (returning even to the TOP 100 part). One single was #10 at the Hot 100 making it to Gold for sales over 500.000 copies. Also got her 2 singles at TOP 40 Pop Radio Hits – the last time she achieved 2 singles at TOP 40 Pop Radio before was with “Music” album in 2000. She also scored 3 singles at the #01 Club Plays Dance Chart. The album is going to be the best classified Madonna album at the Billboard Year End Chart next week (TOP 30) since “Music” came out in 2000. It was also certified Gold (Her 20th Gold album). In chart placement this album was more successful than “American Life” or “Hard Candy”. Overall album sales dropped 40% since 2008 but her album sales are only 30% less than her previous studio album. She didn’t get a huge hit from this album and the album Itself wasn’t huge but it doesn’t look like a big flop also – most artists would die for this kind of flop!

  4. The album is in the top ten selling albums of the year, its first week sales were partially helped by tour bundling but not even close to the amount that the media tried to make out. Its already Gold in the the USA, has made nearly 2 million worldwide…..i think its done fine

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