May 13, 2008
Madonna puts the "hot" in Hot Shot Debut this week as the diva scores her seventh Billboard 200 No. 1 with "Hard Candy." The feat breaks a tie with Janet Jackson and Mariah Carey to give The Queen of the Dance Floor sole ownership of the No. 2 spot on the all - time list of album No. 1s among female artists. Only Barbra Streisand, with eight, has more. "Hard Candy" moved 280,000 units its first week out.
And that's not the only accomplishment for the pop great this week, as she also own the Hot Shot Debut title on The Billboard Hot 100 with new single "Give It 2 Me," which entered at No. 57, almost entirely on the strength of digital sales. The single moved 38,000 downloads to earn the No. 21 spot on Hot Digital Songs.