Madonna's producers, dancers and other assorted backstage helpers threw her a surprise party yesterday to celebrate her latest album, MDNA, debuting in Billboard's number one slot.
ArtsBeat reports: MDNA sold 359,000 copies in its first week out, according to Nielsen SoundScan, sending her to No. 1 for the eighth time — among female performers. That puts Madonna second only to Barbra Streisand, who has had nine No. 1’s.
Madonna benefited from early promotion by performing at the Super Bowl halftime show, but her numbers this week were also helped by a promotion bundling the album with sales of Madonna’s concert tickets.
My review of MDNA can be read here.