madonna_mdna_cover230cover.jpgMadonna is making history with her new album MDNA ... but it's not great news.

The pop icon's album sales dropped from No. 1 to No. 8 on the Billboard 200 charts. That was an 86.7% drop in sales from it's debut week from 359,000 to 48,000. Yikes!

Madge broke the record previous set by Lady Gaga's Born This Way album ... which back in June 2011 dropped from 1.11 million to 174,000 by the second week of its release. Guess these two superstars have more in common that people think.

Madonna's record label has been accused of inflating their client's sales figures via Twitter.

Time will tell!