Madonna Sets Radio Record In Canada

Broadcast Data Services (BDS), the company
that monitors airplay in North America has confirmed that “4 Minutes,”
the first single from Madonna’s forthcoming album Hard Candy, has
debuted at #1 on the Canadian CHR Audience chart. This marks the first
time any single has entered at the top of either CHR chart in BDS
history. “4 Minutes” was co-written by Madonna, Justin Timberlake and
Timbaland. Timberlake also co-produced the track with Timbaland and
performs vocals with Madonna.

The song also entered the CHR
spins chart at #5, only the second song ever to debut in the Top 10 on
that chart. “4 Minutes” also entered the All Format Audience chart at
#2, the highest debut in the chart’s history.

Hard Candy will
be released in North America on Tuesday, April 29, 2008. The album
features Justin Timberlake on multiple tracks and production by
Pharrell Williams, Timbaland and Nate “Danja” Hills.

Minutes” is currently the #1 selling single on iTunes while Hard Candy
has the distinction of being the current best selling album on iTunes
based strictly on pre-orders.