Is Madonna suffering from the same blacklisting that the NFL is facing for their overt political stance?
Perhaps when you admit — stiltedly from a script — that you have ‘thought an awful lot about blowing up the White House’ because Hillary didn’t win, you just might alienate some fans.
Speaking of ‘bombs’…
Madonna released a new live album on September 15, and if that’s news to you, well, you’re not alone.
Madonna released a live album last Friday. News to me. News to everyone, apparently.
The “Rebel Heart” Tour album sold just 3,848 CDs and downloads according to Buzz Angle and hitsdailydouble.com. It had no streaming that was reported.
Source: Showbiz 411
Perhaps it shouldn’t come as a surprise, the original Rebel Heart album released in 2015 was a flop, too. Although, it wasn’t as dramatic a flop as the live album.
It defied the odds to open at #1 on the pure sales tally in the US, but was the first casualty of the chart’s embrace of streaming and had to settle for a #2 on the final Billboard count after being bested by the SPS figure of the ‘Empire’ soundtrack. To date, it’s only sold 240,000 copies — in total.
Source: The Grape Juice
But still — just 3,848 copies of the live album?
A crappy teen garage band can sell more than that.
Actually, even worse, William Hung’s version of She Bangs sold between 30,000 to 40,000 copies in its first week, and we all remember what kind of nightmare-inducing experience that song was.
It’s fitting that William Hung is going to enter the albums chart with a bang.
When figures are released Wednesday, industry insiders expect the “American Idol” reject to debut in the top 30 with sales between 30,000 to 40,000 copies.
Think about that: Madonna sold fewer copies of the live album for the tour that grossed $169.8 million than William Hung’s trainwreck She Bangs.
Madonna should perhaps take the hint — it’s over, honey.
It’s just freaking weird.
Perhaps she should take that thimbleful(?) of self-respect she has left and end her career as ‘gracefully’ as is possible for someone with her reputation.
And please, for the love of all that is good and right in the world, don’t try to save the failing career with nudity.
Nobody wants to see that.