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Madonna on top again

Published April 4, 2012 9:54 am

This is an archived article that was published on sltrib.com in 2012, and information in the article may be outdated. It is provided only for personal research purposes and may not be reprinted.

Madonna has returned for the 8th time to the top of the Billboard's Pop Charts with "MDNA" selling 359,000 albums according to Neilsen Soundscan.

It is the biggest selling first-week debut this year.

"MDNA" is The Material Girl's fifth No. 1 studio album in a row and her first album for Interscope Records. Other facts: "MDNA" debuted No. 1 on iTunes Charts in 40 countries and had the biggest one-day pre-sale on iTunes by any artist in history. -Madonna's "Girls Gone Wild" video is her most-viewed video on YouTube with 32 million views. Barbra Streisand is the only other female to have more No. 1 albums (9), according to Billboard.