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Between showcasing a stunning Super Bowl halftime show featuring a controversial middle finger wave from artist M.I.A and problems with Girls Gone Wild creator over the title to one of her new songs, Madonna has been a very busy, very public figure over the last several months. With that in mind, it is no surprise the Material Girl's 12th studio album is all over the Billboard 200 chart.
MDNA only dropped on March 26, but, in a little over a week, the album has already managed to hit #1. With its club pumping tracks and M.I.A. and Nicki Minaj popping in to help out on “Give Me All Your Luvin,’” it is no real surprise MDNA beat out another veteran for that prime position. Lionel Ritchie’s Tuskegee came in second, more than 150,000 album sales behind.
According to MTV News, Madonna’s new number 1 album puts her in a fairly unique position as a music artist. The 53 year-old singer, actor, and director is now the second artist to have ever earned the top position on the Billboard charts eight times. The other female artist to do this is Barbara Streisand, who has actually earned the accolade on a record nine occasions.
So, 359,000 copies of MDNA have been sold. Think the pop icon can pull in another #1 next week when Nicki Minaj’s new album Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded pulls in a full week of sales? We'll have to wait and see.