POP MUSIC EMERGENCY .... Madonna flops with "Rebel Heart" ... BEAT by Empire Soundtrack .....

Madonna will NOT debut at number 1 on the U.S. Album charts. Hits Daily Double reports that "Rebel Heart" was beat by the Empire soundtrack.

In more disturbing news, Madonna's 122,000 sold is off more than 200,000 copies from her last stufio album MDNA. Madonna also missed the top spot in the U.K., when she was beat by Sam Smith's album.