MariahKremlin wrote:Current itune's album positions top 100
is it possible that her team doesn't care of these bad numbers at all?
It depends. None of us read the deal between Interscope and LiveNation about the album.
It seems a release born to push tour tickets sales, all in a tour with no name was announced and sold before the album and combined with it (preorders, combo tickets tour+album, etc). Maybe all this was expected. I mean, she released Hard Candy in spring too, instead of choosing a more comfortable late autumn release (NOV 08 Hard Candy release and Christmas sales, spring/summer 09 S&S US & Europe leg, autumn break, winter 09/spring 10 S&S south american and asian leg, and then W.E.). The album sold less than a half of what COADF did. If they chose to release Mdna in spring, too, it means they considered HC sales as acceptable. And so they considered its chart trajectory.
What they probably didn't expect was the Gmayl flop. The 'winning HC formula' was: a big hit to sell the album, good sales for a month, then the tour.
After the Gmayl fiasco they tried with a GGW rushed release, with the Masterpiece experiment in the UK, etc. But it didn't work, and Madonna was not available for any kind of promotion, because the main thing, the tour, was imminent...