Madonna’s opening-week sales were aided by the fact that concert-goers who purchased tickets to her fall North American tour were given the option of receiving either a physical CD or digital download copy of MDNA. Those who opted for the album therefore contributed to the 359,000 total copies sold.
Madonna’s chart-topping albums, to date, are as follows:
Here’s how the rest of her studio LPs charted:
Two other albums crashed into the Top 10 this week: Shinedown’s fourth offering Amaryllis (#4, 106,000) and Vulnerable (#8, 32,000), the fifth LP from Utah rockers The Used.
The Top 10 Of Billboard’s Top 200 Chart
1. Madonna, MDNA *new* *1 week*
2. Lionel Richie, Tuskegee *new*
3. Adele, 21
4. Shinedown, Amaryllis *new*
5. Various, The Hunger Games soundtrack
6. One Direction, Up All Night
7. Katy Perry, Teenage Dream: The Complete Confection
8. The Used, Vulnerable *new*
9. Bruce Springsteen, Wrecking Ball
10. Various, Now 41