Monday, April 15, 2024

Madonna “Rebel Heart” Sells 12,800 Albums in 3rd Week, Falls to Number 35


Madonna did not have a good third week on the charts. “Rebel Heart” sold 12,800 copies all in, including streaming, downloading, digital, physical and meta physical sales. “Rebel Heart” is about a week or two from being off the charts entirely. Hitsdailydouble puts it at number 35 overall this week. Not even her excellent performance on the I Heart Music Awards helped stir orders.

It’s instructive that all the other albums contemporaneous to “Rebel Heart” are still in the top 10 or top 5, including Kendrick Lamar and the Empire soundtrack. No one is “working” Madonna’s album at radio. Like albums by other ‘legacy’ or older stars such as Mariah Carey and Jennifer Lopez, it seems like “Rebel Heart” is just being let go. A friend of mine who knows a lot about such things suggests that this may be Madonna’s last album of new material. Ever. He may be right.


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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