Friday, April 19, 2024

Madonna “Rebel Heart” Ache: Falls 19 Spots on Charts, But Three Cities Add Concert Dates


Madonna is having a good day/bad day. Live Nation just added second nights in Manhattan, Montreal, and Miami for her “Rebel Heart” tour. It’s an alliterative thing– Madonna, M, get it?

But the “Rebel Heart” album looks like it took a beating in its second week. The numbers aren’t all in, but it could be a 50% drop in sales. “Rebel Heart” was number 2 when it debuted, but will end up at 19 or 20, if the singer is lucky, by tomorrow morning. Madonna dropped from 2 to 7 on the official British charts this week.

Not all the people who bought concert tickets have redeemed their free digital download of “Rebel Heart.” If they did, the album sale would be counted. But some of the concertgoers don’t seem to want the album. Ouch!

More to come…keep refreshing…oh yeah: Kendrick Lamar is number 1, with the Empire soundtrack at number 2.

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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