According to Billboard, Madonna earned her 7th number 1 album with "Hard Candy" this week. Nielsen SoundScan determined that "Hard Candy" sold 280,000 copies, wresting the top spot for the Billboard 200 from Mariah Carey's "E=MC²." In the process, Madonna broke a 3-way tie [at six a piece] for the most No.1 albums by a female artist on the Billboard 200 between her, Janet Jackson and Mariah Carey. Now only Barbara Streisand has earned more No. 1 albums at eight.
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