Madonna's album gets gold in India

Last Updated: Mon, Apr 09, 2012 11:21 hrs

Mumbai, Apr 9 (IBNS) Material Girl Madonna's latest album 'MDNA' has in the first week of its release 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," said an official spokesperson.

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' was released on 26th March 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.

Devraj Sanyal, Managing Director, Universal Music India & SAARC, said, "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.

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