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Madonna set for 12th No 1 album

Madonna looks set to notch up her 12th UK number one album, knocking Noel Gallagher off the top of the charts.

Rebel Heart is outselling the current number one from Gallagher's High Flying Birds by three copies to one after just 24 hours on sale, the Official Charts Company says.

Chasing Yesterday is High Flying Birds' second album and landed straight in at number one last weekend.

Madonna performed Living For Love, her new single from Rebel Heart, at the Brits when she tumbled in front of millions of viewers after getting caught up in her cape.

The Queen of Pop's previous number one albums include Like A Virgin (1984), True Blue (1986), Like A Prayer (1989), Hard Candy (2008) and MDNA (2012).

She recently announced a tour in Europe and North America, Australia and Asia.

From AP Via Yahoo! News

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Jon

Madonna hit #2 in the UK album charts... with Sam Smith returning to #1!!! So, M couldn't outsell an album that has been in the charts for 42 weeks already?? I am truly amazed...

tracy

right--im just going to say it--am I the only one(who did listen to leaked tracks on you tube)--prefer some of the demo versions????? im hoping the real versions grow on me,as I do like majority of the album--joan of arc & heartbreak city being my current favourites.looking forward to the tour-just hope I can get tickets,as its arenas.fingers crossed.xx

Mike

It still surprises me that "#1" holds any sway, really. It is the sales that count and M's sales have been in terminal decline over the past two albums after the smash that was COADF. These are approximate global sales for M's last three albums, all of which were largely global "#1s":

Confessions 12 million
Hard Candy 4 million
MDNA 2 million

In the UK, COADF shifted approximately 1.29 MILLION sales; by the time of MDNA, this was circa 132,000 sales.

jeffrey

I'm so glad. This is an excellent album and deserves to be huge, and number 1 worldwide!

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