alek wrote:Mexico is in north America , and again , bla ,bla and more bla , you can prove all that you say , and the inflated sales exist only in your head , the poverty , WTF , of course, i was in italy, im not comparing mexico with Italy, both countries are marvelous , im only give an example , but is a fact mexico is in a better economic situation , and the population ,or economic power doesn t matter about album sales between countries , certifications show sales too , without sales ,there s no certifications or albums shipped, again you can t explain your points..you never will understand ..
You don't need to quote the whole long post if you're relating to its short part only. And if you call a discussion "bla bla and more bla", why are you continuing it virtually without any facts or substantial information?
It's true that there is a link between sales and certifications because if something's not selling, it's unlikely going to be certified. They're not showing the same thing though. Shipments are always higher than real sales, sometimes a bit higher but often a lot higher which, I reckon, is the case of MDNA in the Netherlands comparing the album's chart run with other countries where sales are known. You can have your own opinion on it but the fact remains no sales numbers were confirmed for this market as well as the Italian, Spanish and German ones so it's all pure speculation.
As to the facts, yours are somehow incorrect on the economical situation of the world. Here are a couple of links that will show you the position of Italy when compared to Mexico in the rankings of the best developed countries:
- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_co ... P_(nominal
- http://www.aneki.com/countries2.php?t=R ... le=richest
- http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/09/1 ... etherlands
If you don't believe wikipedia, check the links they provide below confirming the statistics are true. Not even one of them states that Mexico has a better economic situation. In other words, its music market can hardly be comparable with the Italian one, full stop.
denise wrote: Thebeatgoeson wrote:
brunosilva wrote:MDNA is the only album that sold more than 350k copies in the first week and less than 500k copies during its initial run on the Billboard 200.
Great! ... A Record
MDNA will get 500K and that's good if you ask me, no one actually was expecting anything better in Usa knowing how ageist is that country and by the fact that radio do not play her new material at all.
Many people were expecting more in fact. Check the first pages of this thread. Even better, check the comments after the opening week's tally of 359k was revealed. As to radios, soon Italy will be the only place where mainstream radio plays old artists' songs because I've hardly ever heard Madonna on the Irish or British airwaves after 2008's "4 Minutes". If you check other European airplay charts (bar Italy), the MDNA era didn't really appeal to radio programmers. Are they ageist too? I just think they clearly see how average these singles are.
Skate wrote: Timmy94 wrote:
But Nicki Minaj isn't well known in Europe and the other artists you named released their albums last year
I'm not talking about what they sold this year, I'm talking about what those albums sold until now
How do you know the sales in the Netherlands?
alek wrote: Skate wrote:
arab wrote:MDNA is the 47th best selling album in Australia this year so far. ~#80 by the end of the year? Or will left the top 100?
#60(Bieber) has sold 15,162 copies, so MDNA could sell 20-23k this year
I'm glad The Netherlands are still supporting her. She is likely to sell more then the latest albums of Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, Rihanna and Nicki Minaj. So that's quite an effort for the album that's not doing great in some markets worldwide.
Madonna is the QUEEN of Europe , no matter other female artists do , madonna always will BIGGER , well Adele , Pink have some relevancy in Europe , but Madonna is in other world compared with all the female stars in Europe
Do you know that stanning is against the rules of this forum? In Europe there are several queens: Elisabeth II in the UK, Margrethe II in Denmark, Sonja in Norway, Silvia in Sweden, Beatrix in the Netherlands, Sofia in Spain. This is a fact.
Madonna is one of the most famous female entertainers / popstars in Europe because of her long legacy. At the moment she's an important stage figure and moneymaker but, as shown by chart positions of her recent singles and albums, is becoming less and less relevant when it comes to new material she's releasing. Is it so hard to understand and admit instead of looning, throwing the same old meaningless slogans about "queens of Europe"?