That's what I was thinking too but now I'm not so sure. Recently Madonna seems to be enjoying more boosts before the concert takes place than after. Pre-tour effect eclipsing the aftermath was already witnessed in Portugal and France when we analyse both the Stade de France and the Olympia shows. Seeing how quickly the album and the songs slid down the iTunes charts in Austria, I wouldn't be surprised if that was MDNA's final tour result. I hope to be proven wrong as a return to the Top 10 in one of her least supportive European countries would be a spectacular achievement.ManTooth wrote:I believe this is pre-tour effect. This chart is for the sales period running July 20-26. The concert happened July 29, so its full effect will be seen in next week's Austria chart update.AndiIversen wrote:Austria:
16 RE Madonna MDNA Universal 5
thanks to beso!
05 (07) 19 MDNA [PK #1]
Could these improvements have possibly been due to the Vienna concert's effect? I'm sure most of the Hungarian and Croatian fans would have attended that date but whether this sole fact could have spurred some additional sales in their respective countries or not is an interesting question. Logically fans aren't tour effects' direct contributors so the concept sounds a bit fishy but I can't see other reasons why only Austria's neighbouring countries have suddenly sent MDNA up their charts (even though the record's Hungarian trajectory has been astoundingly strong and consistant all the way through).AndiIversen wrote:Croatia:
International albums chart:
#30 re-entry MDNA
Exactly. Hardly anyone was expecting it to rise but with all the Olympia publicity and media coverage this drop only means how badly the show's negative aftermath has translated into Madonna's perception. I know that over 70,000 viewers were spread worldwide (so it doesn't mean that in France it enjoyed such a popularity) mostly consisting of her hardcore fanbase but still the exposure of this special show was big enough not only during the live broadcast but also in the media prior to the gig. The backlash's negative effect afterwards must have been huge to reverse the trend so heavily that the album reached the lowest position of its chart life in the end of that particular week. Moreover, even though the French radio is not necessarily keen on turning it up for Madonna's new single, the video gets its regular plays on several big music channels, including MCM so the enormous drop is indeed all but expected.ManTooth wrote:That is still a fairly significant drop. It wasn't declining that fast the week before. She must have lost the "thug" segment of her fanbase.DavNcc1701E wrote:What do you expect? There is no single on the air, and everyone who went to Olympia and probably Paris got the album already....michelangelo wrote:double OUCH!!!madkill wrote:France album chart:
MDNA #168(95) OUCH!!!!!
Any news from Japan? Last time out she was barely clinging onto the Top 200. I'm wondering if she's still there.