(CelebrityAccess MediaWire) —
Madonna's new Warner Bros. Records album, "Confessions On A Dance Floor," featuring the global hit, "Hung Up," debuted at Number One on Billboard Top 200 charts and repeated the feat in a staggering 24 other countries from Japan, Portugal, Spain and Australia to France, Germany, Sweden, Italy and the United Kingdom.
The single "Hung Up" is setting charts everywhere ablaze, rocketing to the top spot in eight countries and ruling American dance charts for four weeks in a row. In the process it has joined the ranks of 35 number one dance singles from an artist who has single-handedly defined the genre across nearly two decades.
The MTV Networks (including MTV, VH1 and Logo) have been a huge part of the success of Madonna's new album. The "Hung Up" video, which reached number one on MTV's TRL for five consecutive days, while remaining in heavy rotation on both MTV (The Big 10) and VH1 (Gung Ho).
Additionally, three different configurations of "Confessions On A Dance Floor" currently hold three out of four top downloads spots on the iTunes Music store, while "Hung Up" is lodged at number one on iTunes overall singles chart. Altogether, the iTunes Music store sales represents nearly 10% of Madonna's overall CD sales. As a ringtone "Hung Up" is likewise making history since debuting a full month before its radio release, prompting millions of downloads across the world.
Racking up sales of over 350,000 units in the U.S. alone, "Confessions On A Dance Floor," joins Madonna's two previous albums, "Music" and "American Life," as her third straight number one debut. –Jane Cohen and Bob Grossweiner