Saturday, April 13, 2024

Chart Update: Bruce Springsteen’s “Western Stars” Overtakes Madonna’s “Madame X” At Number 1


Since midnight, the chart fight on the iTunes 100 album list has been between Madonna’s “Madame X” and Bruce Springsteen’s “Western Stars.”

When the race began, Madonna was in the lead, and she was all day. But at 6pm, Bruce overtook her and now has the number 1 spot. He is also number 1 on

As I said earlier, once the first flush of Madonna fans bought their downloads, and listened to “Madame X,” I thought things would change. “Western Stars” is an unexpected masterpiece. “Madame X” is a mess.

It’s not over yet. We’ll check back in the morning and see how things are going. But for Bruce to jump ahead on iTunes, that’s big.

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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