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Madonna Wants to Spend $5 Mil on Billboard Music Awards Performance, but “Medellin” Has Only Earned $100K or Less So Far

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Madonna is burning through money on her new single, “Medellin.”

According to TMZ, she’s going to spend $5 million to recreate the video she made with Colombian singer Maluma at the Billboard Music Awards.

No one knows what the video itself cost, but it looks like it cost $5 million in extras, costumes, make up and so on.

So far “Medellin” has sold just 9,600 copies according to Buzz Angle Music, from downloads. Including streaming, the number rises to 28,400. These are not good numbers.

On YouTube, “Medellin” has been viewed 12,700,000. That sounds like a lot but it isn’t. According to Quora, You Tubers make between $2,000 and $5,000 per million views. For example, at the high end, Ariana Grande streamed “7 Rings” 13 million times last week and made $109,000.

So Madonna has not cleared $100,000 for “Medellin” on everything all together. Maybe she’s earned $75,000. She spends that much at lunch.

Madonna seems to be beating a dead horse with “Medellin.” The single is not in the iTunes top 100 and hasn’t registered on the Spotify US charts.

Roger Friedman
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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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