DEBUTS AT #1 ON THE NATIONAL PLANET M RETAIL CHARTS
DEBUTS AT #1 ON THE US AND UK CHARTS AS WELL AS ON THE ITUNES CHART IN 40 COUNTRIES!
The Material Girl’s latest album ‘MDNA’ has in the first week of its release itself shipped Gold in India. The album debuted straight in at #1 on the national Planet M retail charts and is now the fastest selling international album in the India this year.
The queen of pop’s latest offering ‘MDNA’ which has spawned the hits ‘Give Me All Your Lovin’ feat. M.I.A. and Nicki Minaj and ‘Girl Gone Wild’ released on 26th March`12 worldwide and has debuted No.1 on the iTunes charts in 40 countries. The record has also witnessed the biggest one day pre sale on iTunes by any artist in history. Also, the ‘Girl Gone Wild’ video, with 32 million views, is her most viewed video on YouTube. `MDNA’ is Madonna’s fifth #1 studio album in a row.
`MDNA’ is unequivocal proof that Madonna continues to be the world’s most inventive musical artist. Her desire to bring bold new ideas to the mainstream is unparalleled. Madonna understands and respects the simple purity of pop music, while thriving on the belief that people are as smart and hungry for truth and art as she is. It is that belief that will undeniably keep Madonna creating more inspired and inspiring music for years to come.
Devraj Sanyal, Managing Director, Universal Music India & SAARC, says, “Its tough to speak about a diva like Madonna. She is the epitome of everything music stands for and has been for the last two decades. `MDNA’ is a record that will excite the oldest Madonna fans as it will excite the youth with her eclectic mix of electronica & new world pop. The fact that she can still achieve GOLD status on launch itself proves that she is and will continue to be the real pop diva of our times”
The album is flying off the shelves not only in India but across the world. In the UK, MDNA’s No. 1 spot gives Madonna the most No. 1 albums of all (12) by a solo artist – surpassing Elvis Presley, and only behind The Beatles, who have had 15 No. 1 albums there. In Japan, MDNA is her 22nd Top Ten album passing The Beatles record of 19Top Ten albums. MDNA entered their Oricon international charts at No. 1.
Moreover, it’s the 8th time Madonna has returned to the top of the Billboard’s Pop Charts with MDNA selling a phenomenal 359,000 albums according to Neilsen Soundscan and is the biggest selling first week debut this year.
On the Billboard Dance Club Play Charts, she remains queen of the clubs with two songs from MDNA in the Top Ten including “Girl Gone Wild” which has gone to No. 4 and is the “greatest gainer” for the last three weeks. Her first dance hit from MDNA “Give Me All Your Luvin” after going to No. 1 remains in the Top Ten in the No. 8 spot.
`MDNA’ the album is available exclusively on Universal Music on physical and digital formats.
About Universal Music India:
Universal Music India Pvt. Ltd. (UMIPL) is a 100% subsidiary of the Universal Music Group.
UMIPL has an extremely rich Indian catalogue comprising songs from Classic Hindi and Regional Films, IndiPop, Bhangra, Ghazals and Devotional. It’s enviable catalogue includes artistes such as Asha Bhosle, Anup Jalota, Bombay Vikings, Jagjit Singh, JoSh, Malkit Singh, Pankaj Udhas, Panjabi MC, Raghav, Bohemia, Mohit Chouhan to name a few. UMIPL ‘film’ catalogue (the 2nd largest in India) spans music from blockbusters such as Sholay, Qurbani, Amar Akbar Anthony, Chori Chori Chupke Chupke, Devdas and Munnabhai MBBS amongst the numerous jewels which symbolize the musical journey from the 70’s to date. On the International music front, UMIPL are the clear market leaders with artistes such as U2, ABBA, Akon, Bon Jovi, Bryan Adams, The Black Eyed Peas, Enrique Iglesias, Eminem, Lady Gaga, Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber amongst host of other popular music icons and household names in India.