'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.
Devraj Sanyal, Managing Director, Universal Music India and 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 and 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.