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Friday, April 6, 2012

Madonna Madness

It's Easter time and the official Madonna "Girl Gone Wild" video has been released (first appearing on the E! network), appropriately opening with M reciting the Catholic "Act of Contrition" almost convincingly.

Miss Madge is making herself very available right now, what with her own Youtube channel, Facebook and new Twitter account, and a recent live chat on same.

This week on  Nielsen ratings' Billboard, Madonna's "MDNA" bows at No. 1  on the  albums chart, selling over 359,000 copies.

Reports Billboard: Madonna has now etched a total of eight No. 1 albums: three in the '80s, four in the '00s and now one in  '10s. She missed scoring a No. 1 in the 1990s, remarkably, but she did claim five No. 2 albums in that decade with "I'm Breathless," "The Immaculate Collection," "Erotica," the "Evita" soundtrack and "Ray of Light."

On Billboard's Dance/Club chart, meanwhile, Madonna is a "Greatest Gainer" as "Girl Gone Wild" jettisons from #7 to 4th place. "Give Me All Your Luvin'" topped the Dance chart last week, but falls to a still respectable 8th place. (Beyonce's "Love on Top" tops this week.)

It's a coup; it's Madonna Madness; and it ain't over yet.

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