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How Did Older Albums by Madonna, Mariah Carey & Janet Jackson All See Sales Gains This Week?
Thanks to sale pricing and fan promotion, a trio of older albums by Mariah Carey, Madonna and Janet Jackson all jumped into the iTunes Store's always-updating Top Albums tally. On April 27 and 28, Carey’s 2008 album E=MC2 was No. 1 on the iTunes Store’s Top Albums tally, while Madonna’s 1994 set Bedtime Stories visited No. 1 on April 30. Meanwhile, Jackson’s 1986 album Control also visited the top 10 during the week -- and at one point, all three albums were together in the top 10.
Mariah Carey 'Overwhelmed' by Resurgence of Love For 'E=MC2': 'What Is Going On?????'
Mariah Carey took to social media on Monday morning (April 27) to express her excitement and disbelief at her 2008 album E=MC2 unexpectedly topping the iTunes albums chart 12 years after its release.
"What is going on?????" the icon tweeted, sharing the surprise news with a series of mind-blown, lamb and sparkling heart emojis. Collecting herself, Carey went on to fully embrace the moment, writing, "How should we celebrate #JusticeForEMC2? I want to do a singing moment for you! Which song?"
Cassettes make a comeback! Sales of reel-to-reel tapes hit 15-year high after Kylie and Madonna both release albums in the old format
Cassette sales have hit a 15-year high, driven by album releases by long- established stars including Kylie Minogue and Madonna.
The number sold more than doubled year on year while the final quarter of 2018 recorded the highest UK sales since 2004.
More recent stars such as Billie Eilish and The 1975 also helped to boost cassette sales to 36,000 so far this year.