Sixty-year-old Madonna and her people cannot be happy with the mainstream’s reaction to her new comeback single. “Medellin” featuring 25-year-old Maluma.
While Madonna fanatics praise the merits of the single, others have not.
Madonna fans screamed ageism when the BBC refused to pick the single up.
The BBC adds songs to their rotation that they feel listeners want to hear. If listeners requested a song, it would be added. It has nothing to do with a musicians age, as they have added artists such as Cher (72 years old) and Tony Bennett (92 years old).
Also, Bruce Springsteen who is 69 years old and recently released his single “Hello Sunshine” had it added.
Billboard Magazine came out, and the single did not hit any mainstream dance charts (It reached the Latin charts, undoubtedly due to the success of Maluma.)
Madonna fell off the United States iTunes charts completely, despite launching a video which should have boosted the single. “Medellin’s” last charting date was April 25, 2019, when it was at #73.
Meanwhile, Taylor Swift‘s single “ME!” is breaking records. On YouTube, it had the most views in 24 hours of any solo artist since its release, smashing the record set by Ariana Grande.
On iTunes, it has remained #1 in the United States since the single was released on April 26. It also remains number 1 on the iTunes charts of the UK, Canada, Australia, and Brazil.
Madonna is said to be spending $5M of her own money for her performance at the Billboard Music Awards, despite falling off the Billboard charts.
Taylor Swift will open the show featuring Panic! at the Disco’s Brendon Urie with her #1 Billboard smash, the record-breaking “ME!” on May 1, 2019.
Written by Barbara Sobel
Madonna & Maluma – ‘Medellín’ iTunes Charts
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