Madonna’s producer says `MDNA` album bombed because of Chris Brown
London: Madonna’s producer William Orbit thinks the reason that the pop icon’s latest album ‘MDNA’ failed miserably was because the best songs that was meant for the singer went to Chris Brown.
The legendary producer, who has previously teamed up with Madonna to great success, took to Facebook earlier this month to explain his views on the pop queen’s latest release being a record-setting failure.
During a recent debate with fans on his Facebook page, Orbit gave two reasons for album’s lack of sales success.
He told the pop icon’s admirers that the best songs written for the 53-year-old singer went to troubled star Brown.
He also admitted that they were strapped for time because of Madonna’s business commitments.
“We were very pushed for time due to… various pressing commitment that took up the artist’s limited time such as perfume ranges and teen fashion contests and other such endeavors,” the Daily Mail quoted him as saying.
“We had songs lined up that were breathtaking, you’ll hear some of them on Chris Brown’s new album, Kreayshawn’s (INCREDIBLE) new album and my own, recently completed Strange Cargo album.
“Most of them, I believe, destined to become classics (let me know in a couple of months whether you concur with that).
“All of us fully committed to putting ourselves through extraordinary efforts to make MDNA the greatest album of the year, but alas the time wasn’t there,” he said.
MDNA debuted at the top of the US album charts in April, selling 359,000 copies in its first week of release.
But experts say the CD’s first-week sales were inflated by copies that were bundled with the purchase of some concert tickets for Madonna’s upcoming tour.
According to Forbes Magazine, sales of the album dropped 86 percent to around 48,000 in its second week in stores.