Madonna's album MDNA tops Lady Gaga for the biggest 2nd week sales drop for a No. 1 debuting album. The Pop music's queen album slides from No. 1 to No. 8 on the Billboard 200 with a 86.7 percent sales decline falling from 359,000 to 48,000 according to SoundScan.
Lady Gaga's Born This Way fell 84.27 percent in its second week on the Billboard's chart in June 18, 2011. Gaga's album bowed the previous frame at No. 1 with 1.11 million, and then sold 174,000 in its second week at the top of the chart. Born This Way's debut was amplified by Amazon MP3's decision to offer the set at 99 cents twice on two separate days during its premiere week.
The rapper Mac Miller released his album Blue Slide Park on Nov. 8, 2011, but by Dec. 3, the sales had dropped 82.54 percent according to Billboard's chart, jumping from 144,000 to 25,000 at No. 24.
In 2006, Jay-Z also saw his album Kingdom Come's sales dropped 79.42 percent in its 2nd week. It jumped from 680,000 to 140,000 at No. 6 at Billboard's chart.
Kanye West's album My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy dropped 78.14 percent in its 2nd week debut, the sales slides from 496,000 to 108,000 at No. 7 at the Billboard's chart.
The Edge, an album with three discs featuring rock hits from artists like Bush, Oasis, Sublime and Evanescence also dropped its sales 87.19 percent sliding from 53,000 at No. 4 to 7,000 at No. 81.
The pop rock duo from New York City formed by Scott "Kid Cudi" Mescudi and record producer Oladipo "Dot da Genius" Omishore also dropped its sales 84.25 percent in its 2nd week. Their album WZRD went from 70,000 at No. 3 to 10,000 at No. 34.
Passion: White Flag
The album Passion: White Flag, released on March 31, 2012 dropped 83.71 percent on Billboard's chart. The sales went from 49,000 at No. 5 to 8,000 at No. 51. The album was recorded live at Passion 2012 with more than 42,000 university-aged students in Atlanta and featured songs from artists Chris Tomlin, David Crowder*Band, Charlie Hall and Matt Redman among others.
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