The race is on: Madonna and Bruce Springsteen both released their new studio albums this past week and now they are competing for the top spot.
Music News has reported that it might be a close call at the end of the week in the U.K. The two legends have a reputation for topping the album charts with their previous records, but this week, only one of them can claim the top spot in the first week.
"Bruce's Western Stars - his 19th studio album - currently leads the way over Madonna's 14th collection Madame X by just shy of 16,000 combined sales."
"Meanwhile, Madonna is eyeing her 13th Number 1 album - she currently holds the record for the most chart-topping records by a female artist, with 12. If Madame X ousts Western Stars by Friday's Official Chart, Madonna will join Elvis Presley as the solo artists with most Number 1s on the Official UK Albums Chart," Music News continued.
In a tweet last week, Madonna stated that Madame X was currently No. 1 in 58 countries.
Madame X was released via Interscope Records and consists of 15 new songs. Collaborations on the album include songs with Quavo, Swae Lee, Anitta, and two tracks with Maluma.