Warner Press Release: Hung Up Fastest Rising Single
Wednesday October 26, 2005
Madonna reaches #1 in Canada in just two weeks – “Hung Up” is the fastest rising single in BDS history
The fans have clamoured for it and radio stations across Canada have delivered it. According to Nielsen – Broadcast Data Systems, “Hung Up“, the first single from Madonna’s forthcoming album “Confessions On A Dance Floor”, has reached #1 on Canada’s Contemporary Hit Radio Chart in only its second week on the air, making it the fastest rising single since BDS began monitoring Canadian radio airplay in 1995.
The track is also Top 5 Hot AC and Top 5 Overall at radio
“What makes this even more impressive is that this achievement has happened after just 10 1/2 days of airplay. No other song has even come close to this in the last 10 years,” said Paul Tuch, Nielsen Entertainment – BDS.
Anticipation for the new Madonna album is building to a feverish pitch and airplay is exploding all around the world. The single has already reached #2 on the European airplay charts as well as #8 in Japan and #8 in Germany. The video for “Hung Up” is scheduled to debut around the world tomorrow, October 27.
“Hung Up” also dominated the digital world this week debuting at #1 on Canada’s Digital Download chart which monitors legal downloads of music.
From a press release by Warner Music Canada Ltd.