SOURCE: Warner Bros. Records

April 28, 2008 16:31 ET

Madonna's Digital Sales of '4 Minutes' Single Pass One Million Mark

Madonna Gives Thanks to Her Fans; Free Intimate Performance at Roseland Ballroom on April 30th Celebrating Release of 'Hard Candy'; Lucky Fans Wait in Line Day of Show -- First Come, First Served

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - April 28, 2008) - As digital sales of Madonna's new single, "4 Minutes," pass the one million mark, Madonna will be giving away free tickets to hundreds of lucky fans in celebration of this week's release of her new CD "HARD CANDY" (April 29) when she gives a historic up-close and personal performance at NY's Roseland Ballroom (April 30), it was announced today by Warner Bros. Records.

"It's my way of saying thank you to my fans," said Madonna. As a result, Roseland will be filled up with the most devoted and die-hard Madonna fans who have been asked to wait in line beginning 6:00 am on the morning of April 30th at Roseland Ballroom (239 W 52nd Street between Broadway and 8th Ave.). The tickets will be distributed on a first come, first served basis.

This historic event will include the debut performance of Madonna's No. 1 single "4 Minutes" as well as several other songs from "HARD CANDY" along with previous hits. The show, presented by Verizon, Vodafone and Control Room, is scheduled to be broadcast live on msn (music.msn.com) and will be available to Verizon and Vodafone customers around the world.

Madonna's single "4 Minutes" has become the second single ever to have digital sales exceeding one million (Rhianna was first) units in five weeks. As of today, digital sales are l,004,482 units. "HARD CANDY" is the follow up CD to Madonna's "CONFESSIONS ON A DANCE FLOOR" which debuted at No. 1 in 30 countries and has sold more than 8 million copies.. The CD has already received Four Stars (****) in Rolling Stone, Blender and People Magazine. "It may be the best album of Madonna's career," raved Jim Farber in his Five Star (*****) review in NY's Daily News. The album has been described as a brilliant up-tempo collection of 12 songs in which Madonna remains ensconced in dance club mode with an urban-hip-hop beat in creative collaboration with musical partners Timbaland, Justin Timberlake, Pharrell Williams of the Neptunes and Nate "Danja" Hills.

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