It wasn't a good year for Taylor Kitsch, Ashley Judd or Mariah Carey
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"MDNA" - Madonna
Despite a huge introduction via her Super Bowl halftime appearance, Madonna’s latest album never ignited her fans. To be sure, the accompanying tour did well, and ended up as Billboard’s top tour of 2012, but there was no L-U-V for the set, which sold less than 600,000 so far. It may have debuted at No. 1, but it had the highest percentage drop-off rate in its second week in the history of the Billboard 200 during the SoundScan era.
- Melinda Newman