Last week Madonna's new album was number one and sold 359,000 copies. Those are pretty good numbers in today's market. This week though she set a world record for the biggest second week sales plunge. This week she only sold 46,000 units which is an 88 percent drop and a record. It turns out that people were not buying Madonna's record because they liked it but because you could buy the record as a package with a concert ticket which made everything less expensive. In fact, if you take out the number of people who bought the packages, Madonna would not have even been number one.
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Still though, to have number one records (kind of) in each of the past four decades is pretty amazing. Lionel Richie was probably ticked off he was not number one last week.