Madonna Scores Her 9th Number 1 Album with Madame X
Madonna is No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with her new album Madame X, which snagged the top spot on the all-encompassing tally, beating a handful of debuts, including an album from Bruce Springsteen.
Madame X opens in the top spot thanks to 95,000 equivalent units, with 90,000 of those being pure sales.
Madonna has earned at least four top 10 albums in each of the last four decades and has the second-most No. 1 albums of any female artist following Barbra Streisand.
Madame X marks the 60-year-old’s ninth chart leader on the Billboard 200, following 2012s’ MDNA, 2008’s Hard Candy, 2005’s Confessions on a Dance Floor, 2003’s American Life, 2000’s Music, 1989’s Like a Prayer, 1986’s True Blue, and 1985’s Like a Virgin.
Billboard announced Friday Madame X‘s Maluma-assisted lead single “Medellín” had become Madonna’s 47th No. 1 on the Dance Club songs chart.
Before Madame X dropped, four more preview cuts were issued: “I Rise”; “Future,” with Quavo; “Crave,” with Swae Lee; and “Dark Ballet.” “Crave” recently debuted on the Adult Contemporary airplay chart, and holds at No. 15 on the most recently published list (dated June 22).