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It's been a record breaking week for Madonna. Along with the largest halftime US viewership in Super Bowl history including Madonna's Bridgestone Halftime performance (peaking at 112.6 million viewers), the pre-orders for the Material Girl's upcoming MDNA album ascended to the top spot on iTunes stores in 50 countries and was the largest one day pre-order of any album in iTunes history, it was confirmed today by her record label Interscope. Commented Madonna, 'Thanks for all the L-U-V!! from around the world.'

Below are some of the astounding numbers that add up for Madonna this past week:

Madonna By The Numbers:

50 - Number 1's Pre-orders for Madonna's MDNA album on iTunes (biggest one day pre-order in iTunes history) hit the top spot at iTunes stores in 50 countries!

11,000,000+ - YouTube downloads of new Madonna video...and counting. The most searched subject on YouTube and Google during the Super Bowl

13 - Madonna's new single catapults to the #13 spot on Billboard's Hot 100 Chart

56 - 'Give Me All Your Luvin'' marks Madonna's 56th appearance on the Hot 100 according to Billboard's Keith Caulfield

112.6 Million - Peak audience viewership during Madonna's halftime performance – largest in Super Bowl history – up 4 million from last year – surpasses Michael Jackson's 1993 halftime performance

47.1 Million - Households saw Madonna's Super Bowl Performance

#6 - Trending at No. 6 on European Airplay Charts

#2 - iTunes Single, jumped from previous spot 11 after the Super Bowl

2500 - Spins in less than 48 hours at Top 40 radio

25 - 'Give Me All Your Luvin'' single's chart debut

51 - Global Tour Dates Announced by Live Nation

1600 - Clear Channel Digital Billboards Around the Globe aired Madonna's 'Give Me All Your Luvin''

Super Bowl By The Numbers:

320 - Hours of rehearsal prior to performance

750 - Hours to create and complete the Givenchy gold cape Madonna arrived in

4 - Special guests: Nicki Minaj, M.I.A., LMFAO and Cee Lo Green

1 - Slackliner

20 - Dancing Dolls

17 - Core Dancers

200 - Members of Gospel Choirs from Indianapolis area

150 - Gladiators carried Madonna onto the stadium with 280 feet of custom made 3 inch rope

1200lbs. - weight of Madonna's golden throne designed by Madonna and Jimmie Martin in London. Throne included 2 specially designed sphinx heads covered in Swarovski crystals.

100 - Members of Drumline

250 - Volunteers who assembled and took down stage during half time in 6 minutes (go Hoosiers!)

27 - Carts which carried the stage were wheeled in by the volunteers

36 - Projectors hung from ceiling of stadium to create light show

120 - Individual lashes applied to each of Madonna's eyelids per eye

18k - Rose gold ground down and added to Madonna's eye shadow and lips by makeup artist Gina Brooke

200 - Pairs of black briefs provided by Calvin Klein for the Gladiators (they got to wear them home)

Madonna By The Letters:

MDNA - Title of Madonna's upcoming CD (scheduled for March 26th release)

W.E. - Title of just released film directed and co-written by Madonna

L.U.V. - Madonna

Y.O.U. - You Wanna?

From PR News Wire / Interscope Records


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Didn't we forget that also the Celebration album has been number one in a few European countries over the weekend and number 2 in the US... All in the ITunes charts... Also the video " G.M.A.Y.L." was number 1 and still is in the UK ITunes charts... And Now Celebration is a re-entry on Billboard chart in the US, at Number 2 in digital Albums and number 24 at Normal top 200, on the I tunes Uk the single has been up, then down and now up again... The records have only began :-)

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