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Records and achievements of Madonna

During her career Madonna set several world and regional records in different ways.

American singer Madonna, throughout her career, spanning three decades, has obtained a remarkable series of statistical achievements, setting and breaking several world records with her participation in entrepreneurial activities, of acting and her performance in the musical scene for her videos, singles, albums, and tours.

Her first appearance in the Guinness Book of World Records was on 1988 with her third studio album, True Blue. Since then, she has earned multiple appearances, some 20 at least in February 2012, including her insigne record title as the top-selling female recording artist of all time.[1] Madonna's commerciality has achieved scrutiny studies and analysis from different point of view in the academia world or by marketers, through her marketing strategies, controversies and reinvention, surpassing to others new or contemporary artists. In popular culture, many international artists have been called "Madonna", many times, by their impact and success in their respective countries or genres. Also, her presence in popular culture, has been led to create world records about Madonna. Dubbed as the most successful and most influential female artist of all time,[2][3] Madonna's music is defined in several occasions, for changing contemporary music history for women's, mainly rock, dance and pop scene.[4][5][6][7][8][9]

Contents

  • Madonna's commercial impact and analysis 1
  • Key 2
  • World records, milestones and achievements 3
  • Regional records, milestones and achievements 4
    • United States 4.1
      • Madonna's US singles number ones 4.1.1
      • Madonna's US singles Top 2 4.1.2
      • Madonna's US Top 10 Hits 4.1.3
      • Madonna's US Dance number ones 4.1.4
      • Madonna's US albums number ones 4.1.5
    • United Kingdom 4.2
      • Madonna's UK singles number ones 4.2.1
      • Madonna's UK albums number ones 4.2.2
    • Australasia 4.3
      • Madonna's Australia singles number one 4.3.1
      • Madonna's Australia albums number one 4.3.2
    • Canada 4.4
      • Madonna's Canadian singles number ones 4.4.1
      • Madonna's Canadian albums number ones 4.4.2
    • France 4.5
      • Madonna's France singles number one 4.5.1
      • Madonna's France albums number one 4.5.2
    • Italy 4.6
      • Madonna's Italian singles number ones 4.6.1
      • Madonna's Italian albums number ones 4.6.2
    • Japan 4.7
      • Madonna's Japan singles number ones 4.7.1
      • Madonna's Japan albums number ones 4.7.2
    • Germany 4.8
      • Madonna's German singles number one 4.8.1
      • Madonna's German albums number ones 4.8.2
    • Spain 4.9
      • Madonna's Spain singles number one 4.9.1
      • Madonna's Spain albums number ones 4.9.2
    • Austria 4.10
      • Madonna's Austrian singles number one 4.10.1
      • Madonna's Austrian albums number ones 4.10.2
    • Ireland 4.11
      • Madonna's Irish singles number ones 4.11.1
      • Madonna's Irish albums number ones 4.11.2
    • Switzerland 4.12
      • Madonna's Swiss singles number ones 4.12.1
      • Madonna's Swiss albums number ones 4.12.2
    • Brazil 4.13
    • Sweden 4.14
    • Others countries 4.15
  • Records about Madonna 5
  • See also 6
  • Notes 7
  • References 8
  • Further reading 9
  • External links 10

Madonna's commercial impact and analysis

"If you want your product or service to continue to grow and become hugely successful, you need to be like Madonna. She has constantly reinvented herself – without losing the true essence of who she is. She changed as the style of popular music changed. Yes, she had a few missteps, but she was able to move past them"

—Amy C. Teeple from SEO copywriting.[10]

Madonna is the best-selling woman artist in the history[11] and dubbed as the most successful and most influential female artist of all time.[2][3] Her commercial impact and her world records has generated scrutiny analysis from academics, marketers and others professional. These comments and studies usually determine that Madonna has amassed an incredible success through her marketing strategies]. etc.[12][13] [13][14][15] Her particular case, is used like a reference for the media, when other artists have also been called "Madonna", many times, by their impact and success in their respective countries or genres.[16] For example, Tarja Turunen called "Madonna of Metal",[17] Ofra Haza dubbed as "The Israeli Madonna",[18] or "Madonna of the East",[19] Namie Amuro alongside Ayumi Hamasaki as the "Madonna of Japan",[20][21] until Sezen Aksu named "The Turkish Madonna",[22] Ayi Jihu like "The Chinese Madonna",[23] Anita Mui named "Madonna of Asia",[24] and Brenda Fassie as "The Black Madonna"[25] or "The Madonna Of The Townships".[26]

Video-Land, VH1 and others declared her as The Greatest Female Artist of All Time, unsurpassed, unequalled.[27][28] Madonna's music is defined in several occasions, for changing contemporary music history for women's, mainly rock, dance and pop scene.[4][5][6][7][8][9] Susan Sarandon said that "the history of women in popular music can, pretty much, be divided into before and after Madonna".[29] Rolling Stone of Spain wrote that "she became the first viral Master of Pop in history, years before the Internet was massively used. Madonna was everywhere; in the almighty music television channels, 'radio formulas', magazine covers and even in bookshops. A pop dialectic, never seen since The Beatles's reign, which allowed her to keep on the edge of tendency and commerciality."[7] But most high, Geoff Boucher said that Madonna reshaped the definition of a pop superstar.[10]

In her decade-debut in 1980s, yesteryear and current references, denoting her as the most successful female artist in this decade, while Official Charts Company calling her "the pre-eminent female music icon of the Eighties" and the richest woman in pop.[27][30][31] Madonna make a fashion trending during the 1980s and Amy C. Teeple from agency SuccessWorks, said before the phrase "girl power" was even born, you couldn’t beat Madonna.[10] According to Tony Sclafani from MSNBC, "It's worth noting that before Madonna, most music mega-stars were guy rockers; after her, almost all would be female singers ... When The Beatles hit America, they changed the paradigm of performer from solo act to band. Madonna changed it back—with an emphasis on the female."[9] In 1993, Author James Collins described Madonna's relatively unusual status as a woman performer.[32] During the 2000s. In The Global Jukebox: The International Music Industry (2002), author Rob Burnett denoting a range Madonna's albums have sold an average of 9 million copies each worldwide.[33] And generally, Madonna's sales reflected as a phenomenon, like the IFPI report of 1999.[34] The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) announced officially in 2006 that Madonna had sold over 200 million copies for her albums alone worldwide.[35] An analyst mentioned, that "few pop stars and fewer businesses have understood the intricacies of Madonna's genius of reinvention and the inevitable end of the business cycle. They should learn it from Madonna, the branding expert".[36] According to NewNowNext.com during 30 years with her tour concerts, Madonna performing in 511 shows front 10 million people and generated $1.3 billion in ticket sales as March 2015.[37] Billboard named as the greatest female touring artist and with MDNA Tour she is the only female act to be Billboard's highest-grossing tour twice in a three-year span.[38] In May 2014, the magazine listed her as the fourth highest grossing touring act since 1990, with total earned revenue of $1.14 billion and 9.7 million attendance at her 382 shows.[39]

"Remaining a pop phenomenon for twenty years without dying or lapsing into self-parody is quite a feat; the Sinead O’Connor, Milli Vanilli, M.C. Hammer, Prince, Whitney Houston, and on and on.... But as global cultural icons, none of these people can touch her."

—Author Jennifer Egan about Madonna.[13]

"Indeed, in our view, the most consistent characteristic of Madonna's career has been her ability to change and draw attention to change itself as parf of the human condition, human emotions and human experiences."

James Chesebro, Distinguished Professor of Telecommunications talking about Madonna and her reinvention.[40]

Professor Karlene Faith called to as a "mainstream hero";[41] but during her career, the comments about Madonna's success have a variety. For example in 1990, American journalist Bob Sipchen, ask when Saddam Hussein has disappeared into the darkest archives of the world's collective memory banks, questioned if will Madonna remain a universally omnipresent cultural icon?; critic Luc Sante agree that "wants to conquer the unconscious, to become indelible.... then, is a bad actress, a barely adequate singer, a graceless dancer, a boring interview subject, a workmanlike but uninspired (co-) songwriter, and a dynamo of hard work and ferocious ambition.” Madonna’s only talent, according to this line of reasoning, lies in the realm of self-promotion".[42] Likewise American Jennifer Egan novelist said in a critic about her permanence in public eyed and her work, she expressed in a question: "please. Will she ever go away? I asked. And asked and asked as the years kept passing".... "And in all the years since, she’s been there".[13] One of her advocates is author Jon Pareles when said: "Don't think of Madonna as one more singer clawing her way up the pop charts. Think of her, instead, as a continuous multi-media art project dedicated to examining notions of glamour and success, and the limits of mainstream sexuality".[43] In a academic article by European School of Management and Technology annoted that the answer to this question (how has Madonna been able to maintain her incredible success?) lies in five key ingredients of successful strategy that are equally relevant to companies and individuals: Vision, Deep understanding of consumers and the industry environment, Leveraging competences and addressing weaknesses, Consistent Implementation and Continuous Renewal.[44]

VH1 asserted that the central concept of Madonna’s career is reinvention.[4] In this case, Canadian newspaper The Vancouver Sun ambivalent critic said that "her uncanny ability to attract publicity, her remarkable business acumen and a knack for reinventing herself has allowed her to overcome a mediocre voice to become the best-selling female recording artist in the world". Expanding their comment about Madonna's success "not only has set trends in fashion, video and concert performance, she has been a pioneer in the music business. Also in negotiating breakthrough business deals... She also broke the business mould by penning a deal with StubHub. Madonna has won too many awards for her music, videos, performances and acting to list here but she deserves one more -- an honorary MBA".[45] Authors in book The Fine Art of Success described in this way: "One of the most important drivers of Madonna's success has been her desire to achieve stardom her strategic vision. Madonna demonstrated a clear commitment to her superstardom goal that has been pursued with single mindedness throughout her career[...] It is clear that Madonna's success has been underpinned through her deep and insightful appreciation of customers and understanding of the music industry".[46] Mathew Donahue of Bowling Green State University's Pop Culture Studies program called to as really is the Queen of All Media: "she does music and film and books and videos and so on[...] she's on top of the latest trends in the music industry and the fashion industry and in business and in media and technology."[47] Similarly, British academic Peter James Thomas wrote in his book, that "Madonna changes with incredible consistency... each time starting a trend. Her ability to change consistently thoroughout her career separates her from entertainers, thereby strengthening her brand".[48]

Although the media questioning her performance against new artists, others cite, that for example, VH1 that she paved the way for every female artist, including, Rihanna, Lady Gaga, Britney Spears or Katy Perry.[4] Incredible India mentioned that more than twenty years after her debut, "Madonna's marketability continued to soar even as many other stars stumbled and disappeared".[36] Music critic Shannon Carlin from Radio.com in 2013 noted that she’s become a brand of her own, becoming a multi-hyphenate artist who proves female pop stars don’t have an expiration date and throughout her career, Madonna has also taken chances to ensure she made a pretty penny off of her music, even when the industry was dying a slow death.[49] In 2003, Ian Young noted that Madonna as the most successful female performer in history and with twenty years "is a long time to stay at the top of the world's pop charts".[50] DJ producer Martin Solveig expressed:

"She has left her landmark in music and fashion in every era. In the 80s, in the 90s. And she has succeeded – what I think Michael Jackson has failed to do – to still be relevant in the 2000s working with Mirwais [Ahmadzaï] and Stuart Price. I’m more a fan of those albums than the ones she released when she started. And THAT is impressive to me.
— [51][52]

Key

  Denotes broken record by another artist
  Denotes unknown information for record status
  Numbers indicates her record as the female artist with most consecutive number-one albums in US
  • Generally, does not includes her accolades in an hour, week, year-end charts (like Billboard Year-End) and the tabulation or biggest act in a year for albums or singles in a record chart, nor for sales. Basically, is just included her achievements of decade, century, millennium and of all time.
  • In all countries, this preceded a table followed by a detailed expansion of her record chart for singles and albums, including her some achievements; It also details a bit plaintext some important data about Madonna in these countries.
  • The list is ordered by her major music markets.
  • Some of these records title, not necessary appearing in Guinness Book of World Records, but in others reference works or trivia books

World records, milestones and achievements

During her career spanning three decades, Madonna has set several world records, milestones and achievements in different ways: with her business ventures, awards, books, television, radio and Internet appearance more with music performance for her videos, singles, albums, films and tours in terms of sales, attendance, box-office and records charts in different categories for age, music genre, record label and for a foreign, solo, female or artist act, including several formats like physics or digital download. Although it is unstable, probably she owns the highest number of world records for a female musician, with 20 until April 2012.[1] As August 27, 2003 Paul McCartney holds the record for the highest number of world records, listed in the book 26 times.[53]

In music industry, Madonna was the first female pop star to have complete control of her music and image.[54][55] Madonna is the best-selling woman artist in the history[11] and the world's richest recording artist (net worth of $800 million as 2015).[56] Her Maverick Records became the most successful "vanity label" in the history of music. While under Madonna's control it generated well over $1 billion for Warner Bros. Records, more money than any other recording artist's record label.[57][58] Even, she has the biggest recording contract for a women, when signed with Live Nation Entertainment by just three albums for £120 million.[59][60][61] According to several booking agencies, Madonna is the musician best paid by a private concert (without advertising) with a record in one night in Dubai for $5 million;[62][63] but usually, her private concerts amount to more than a million.[64] Authors in Madonna the Companion Two Decades of Commentary felt that Madonna entered the music business with definite ideas about her image, but "it was her track record that enabled her to increase her level of creative control over her music".[65]

In a video formats, Madonna is cited like the first female artist to exploit fully the potential of the music video,[66] and is the artist most associated with music video censorship. However, Richard Burt noted that "censorship" of Madonna's music videos has only affirmed her cultural centrality and made her more successful commercially.[67] Many of her videos are listed as the most expensive music videos of all time. Additionally, she is the first artist to have her concerts as reenactment of her music videos;[68] and has had more videos, played more often, than any other artist in the history of the MTV network.[69] Madonna became the first artist to premiere her video on Snapchat with 2014 single "Living for Love".[70][71] In United States, "Ray of Light" is the best-selling music video single of the SoundScan era.[72] Also her "Justify My Love" is the world's first ever video single,[46] and is the highest selling video single of all time.[73] Her Blond Ambition World Tour is cited as the tour that changed the meaning of live concerts and hence of world tours with its spectacular and innovation.[74] VH1, Nerdist Industries and other references, declared Madonna as the greatest music video artist of all time.[70][75]

In 2012, she set a record with her performance as the largest TV audience Super Bowl in history.[76][77] Her made an appearance on Late Show with David Letterman made the episode the most censored in American network television talk-show history.[78] Also, Madonna is the artist with more won MTV Video Music Award in the history with 20 awards, including the lifetime achievement Video Vanguard Award in 1986 and becoming the first female artist to receive this award.[79] But she is the only person to have received the Golden Raspberry Awards for Worst Actress (Swept Away), Worst Supporting Actress ("Die Another Day") and Worst Screen Couple (Swept Away) in the same year.[78]

Madonna has the second highest number between the best selling albums worldwide with four surpassing the 20 million copies, just behind Michael Jackson, who has five. Additionally, in Europe she has two albums surpassing over 5 million copies with Ray of Light (7 million copies) and Music (5 million copies). With the commercial success it achieved, Something to Remember set a trend of releasing ballad albums afterward, such as the 1996 albums Love Songs by Elton John and If We Fall in Love Tonight by Rod Stewart.[80] Madonna became the first artist in chart record European Hot 100 Singles, self-replacement at number-one with "True Blue" replaced "Papa Don't Preach" (October 1986) and the artist which has scored the most simultaneous number-ones with seven singles and six albums, followed by Michael Jackson with five singles and three albums and Lady Gaga with three singles and one album. Furthermore, she has several singles among the most selling worldwide. Also, "You Must Love Me" is one of the fastest rising singles in the history of Warner Bros. Records.[69]

With her children books, Madonna's success open to other celebrities such as singers, actors and politicians have successfully dabbling in the publishing field for young audiences.[81] Her first book, Sex is the best and fastest-selling coffee table book of all time, moving 1,500,000 in just three days.[46][82] It is referred to as a book that changed publishing history.[83] The English Roses instantly became the biggest and fastest selling book ever by a first-time children's author.[84] Also, The English Roses became the biggest simultaneous multilanguage release of any book ever,[85] with simultaneous release in 30 languages and over 100 countries on the same day.[86]

Record title/Achievements Notes
Best-selling female recording artist of all time With more that 300 million records sold during her career.[11] The Guinness World Records acknowledged her the fourth best-selling act of all time, behind The Beatles, Elvis Presley, and Michael Jackson.[87]
Most successful female solo artist of all time In 2000 Guinness Book of World Records listing Madonna with the title as the most successful female solo artist, citing her as having sold over 200 million records worldwide.[88][89][90][91] The record title was updapted following two years (2001 and 2002), with the book saying: "Her total sales are more than any other female music star".[92][93] In previous years, such as 1992 or 1994, the book also quote in this way: "The most successful singer on records is Madonna".[94][95] Even, the 1998 edition of Guinness Book of World Records stated: "No female artist has sold more records than Madonna around the world... who has had total sales of more than 100 million".[96]
The most successful singer for 1986 Records given by Guinness World Record in 1988[97]
Best-selling remix album by a female artist You Can Dance having sold 5 million copies worldwide (at least until 2008).[98] Is the second overall around the world, behind Blood on the Dance Floor: HIStory in the Mix by Michael Jackson
Biggest selling album by a woman Madonna was holding this record with True Blue, sold of more than 17 million until October 1990 according the 1991 edition of Guinness Book of World Records[99]
Best-selling compilation album by a solo artist Madonna has this record with The Immaculate Collection having sold more than 30 million copies worldwide[100]
Biggest selling album of the 1980s by woman With her third studio album True Blue,[101] remains one of the best-selling albums of all time with sales of more than 25 million copies worldwide[102]
Most expensive music video Madonna was holding this record in two times, with "Express Yourself" (1989) and "Bedtime Story" (1995). At the present time she has the third, fourth and fifth most expensive music videos, with Die Another Day ($6,100,000), "Express Yourself" ($5&,000,000) and "Bedtime Story" ($5,000,000) respectively[103]
Most costume changes in a film In Evita, Madonna changed costumes 85 times[104]
Highest selling video single of all time[73] Certified four-times platinum by the RIAA[105] and selling unprecedented half million units in July 1992[106][107]
Song topping the charts in the most countries She set this record with "Hung Up" topping the chart at 41 countries[108]
Album topping the charts in most counties With Confessions on a Dance Floor topping the chart at 40 countries. Also her third studio album, True Blue held the record for number one in the most countries, topping the charts in a total of 28 countries around the world[109]
Album with the longest stay at number one in European Top 100 Albums Her third studio album True Blue it spent 34 consecutive weeks at the top, most for any other album in history[110]
Artist with most number-one singles in European Hot 100 Singles She had a total 17 number-one singles in chart, most for any other artist
Artist with most number-two singles in European Hot 100 Singles She had a total 7 number-two singles in chart, most for any other artist
Highest-grossing music tour ever by a female artist Originally she reach this record with the Confessions Tour grossing over US $194.7 million ($227,771,360 in 2015 dollars) from 60 shows with 1.2 million spectators and she surpass her own record with Sticky & Sweet Tour a performed to over 3.5 million fans in 32 countries, grossing a total of US $408 million ($448.5 in 2015 dollars)[111]
Highest-grossing tour by a solo artist She set this record in 2009 with Sticky & Sweet Tour (2008-2009),[111] but was broken in 2013 by Roger Waters with The Wall Live (2010-2013).[112] Also Sticky & Sweet Tour was the second higuest-grossing music tour ever[111][113]
Highest-grossing music tour per concert Confessions Tour is recognized as the highest-grossing music tour per concert in the 2007 edition of the Guinness World Records, with $3.2 million ($3,743,546 in 2016 dollars)[114] grossed per concert.[115]
Highest grossing show in Wembley Stadiums With her Sticky & Sweet Tour Madonna performed to a sell-out crowd of over 74,000 fans and grossed over $12 million USD, surpassing all previous grosses at both the old and the new Wembley Stadiums.[116] Since that date U2 and their 360° Tour has broken the attendance record at Wembley Stadium with a crowd of 88,000 people.[117]
Biggest grossing show by an artist in Scandinavia In Helsinki, Finland, Sticky & Sweet sold more than 85,000 tickets, making it the biggest single show by an artist in history for all of Scandinavia[113][118]
Highest-grossing woman in entertainment In 1990, with more than $125 million since 1986 according to Forbes.[119] Oprah Winfrey has this record, including $290 million in earnings between May 2010 and May 2011 according to Forbes[120]
Highest annual earnings ever for a female pop star Her earnings of $125 million for June 2012 – 2013, breaking the Celine Dion record in 1998[121][122]
Highest earnings for a female performer in a year Similar record with a highest annual earnings for a female pop star, but she hold this for a female performer in general according to the 2007 Guinness Book of World Records.[123] She extended her record during 2009 with $110 million earnings.[124]
Highest paid female singer on the planet Awarded by Guinness World Record in 2006.[125] Also in 2008, Forbes for her earnings declared as the richest female musician worldwide[126][127]
World's richest recording artist She has a net worth of $800 million, most for any other artist in the industry[56]
Biggest recording contract for a women She set this world record in 2007 when signed with Live Nation Entertainment by just three albums for £120 million[59][60][61]
Largest TV audience Super Bowl in history Her performer in 2012 was the most viewed Super Bowl halftime show ever, defeating Michael Jackson's previous record, with 114 million viewers throughout the world.[76] This record was later broken by Bruno Mars in 2014 and again by Katy Perry in 2015
Most tweeted about subject on the social network Twitter With 10,245 posts per second by her performance in Super Bowl 2012[128]
Highest-grossing documentary of all time She has this record with a worldwide gross of $29,012,935 of her In Bed with Madonna[82]
Fastest-selling children's picture book of all time With The English Roses and according to newspaper The Age in the children's best-seller list it is second only to the fifth Harry Potter, selling just 220 copies less than JK Rowling's book in its first seven days.[129]
Fastest-selling coffee table book of all time Moving 1,500,000 in just three days with Sex in 1990[46]
Best-selling coffee table book of all time[82] With her first book Sex (1900) at least, in just three days, the book had managed to sell more than 1.5 million copies worldwide[130]
Artist with more won MTV Video Music Award in the history Madonna has 20 awards, including the lifetime achievement Video Vanguard Award in 1986[79]
Largest day of pre-orders ever in iTunes history With her 12th studio album MDNA in the pre-order charts on iTunes in 50 countries across the world[131]
Biggest live webcast of all time Her performance in London's Brixton Academy in 2000 was the biggest webcast of all time. Microsoft was intended to showcase the company's multimedia technology —billed as "near-DVD quality"— According to Microsoft company, an estimated nine million viewers logged watched the live webcast, mostly from the United Kingdom, Europe and United States, breaking the Paul McCartney record with his concert at The Cavern in Liverpool, which had 3 million viewers. Also, the performance received positive comments, generated as much fuss as the NASDAQ crash[132][133][134]

Regional records, milestones and achievements

United States

For her performance in Billboard charts, Madonna has been referred to as unequaled chart royalty and Queen of Charts by Billboard magazine.[135][136][137]
Madonna was the female act with the most number one singles in Billboard Hot 100, after Mariah Carey top the chart with "Honey" in 1997.[138]

Madonna has a several records and accolades in United States in different formats. In sales terminations, she is the second top-selling female artist in the United States, with 64.5 million certified albums and one of the top 15 selling artists.[139] In 2015 with "Living for Love" Madonna became the oldest female artist to enter the Pop Songs chart, since Carly Simon.[140] In general, Madonna has the most Top 5, Top 10, Top 30 and Top 40 singles by a female artist on the Billboard Hot 100. She sell about 85.675 million of her records in United States.[141]

Record title/Achievements Notes
Highest ranking solo artist on the "Billboard Hot 100 All-Time Top Artists" Behind only The Beatles, making the most successful solo artist in the history of American singles chart[142][143]
Best-selling female rock artist of the 20th century According to Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA)[144]
Female artist with the most number one singles in Billboard Hot 100 When she released "This Used to Be My Playground" breaking her tie with Whitney Houston to become the female artist with the most number one singles at that time[145] Her actual position is the third female, surpassed only by Mariah Carey (18) and Rihanna (13) and is the number six artist with most entries in the chart
Act with most consecutive top-five single in Billboard Hot 100 She reach this record with "Lucky Star" (for a female artist) in 1983 and surprass her own record in 1989 with "Cherish" surpassed The Beatles and became in the act with most consecutive top-five singles.[146] 1998 edition of Guinness Book of Records said: "She is the most successful female artist on both the US chart, with a total of 35 Top 20 singles and 10 Top 10 albums since 1983, and the UK ... THE USA Madonna had a record-breaking 16 successive US Top 5 singles between 1984 and 1969 and 27 consecutive Top 20 entries"[147]
Artist for the most No. 1s on all Billboard charts combined She had 157 number-ones on all the Billboard charts for her multi-format, winning support at pop, dance and adult formats.[148] She extended her record in 2015 with "Ghosttown", became Madonna's 45th number-one song on the Hot Dance Club Songs.
Act with most number-one singles on any Billboard chart Madonna became the artist with the most number-one singles ever on a Billboard chart with "Hot Country Singles chart.[137]
Female act with most chart appearances on Billboard Hot 100 In 2012, Billboard said that Madonna leads all women for the most chart appearances. Taylor Swift ranks second with 45 visits in that span, followed by Mariah Carey (44), Nicki Minaj (41) and Mary J. Blige (40)[149]
Artist with the most number one DVD's in the US Her MDNA World Tour DVD topped the US Billboard Top Music Videos, becoming her sixth consecutive and tenth video to top the chart —the most for any artist[150]
Female artist with the most certified Gold singles in the US With "Hung Up" going platinum, Madonna surpassed The Beatles for having most gold certified singles in the United States[151] She had 28th gold certified record in the United States with "Give Me All Your Luvin'" her last gold certified single[152]
Act with most US Top 10 entries She has 38 Top 10 entries, with "Give Me All Your Luvin'" in the last, from her 2012 studio album, MDNA[153]
Female act with most US Top 40 entries As of 2003, she had 44 singles[53]
Solo act with most US Top 20 entries Rihanna break her record in 2011[154]
Act with most number ones on the Hot Dance Club Songs She has a total of 45 number-one songs on the chart —the most for any artist[155]
Artist with most number-two hits in Billboard Hot 100 She hold this record with "Frozen" in 1998, surpassing Elvis Presley[156]
Biggest first-week sales by a female artist in Nielsen SoundScan era With Ray of Light debuted at number two on the Billboard 200 albums chart on the issue dated March 21, 1998 with 371,000 copies sold[157]
Biggest second-week percentage drop for a number-one debuting album in the Nielsen SoundScan era With 2012 studio album, MDNA. The album slides from No. 1 to No. 8 on the Billboard 200 with an 86.7% sales decline (falling from 359,000 to 48,000 according to SoundScan)[158]
Female who had written the most number one songs Madonna replaced Carole King when she released "Take a Bow" in 1994[159]
Best-selling physical singles artist of the decade 2000 Madonna ended the 2000s as the best-selling physical singles artist of the decade in the United States[160]
Female act with the most number one songs during the 1980s With seven reached number one –a number surpassed only by Michael Jackson’s nine-[161]
Best-selling music video single of the SoundScan era With "Ray of Light" when surpass in June 1998, 7,381 copies[72]
Musical event with the highest grossing of all time in Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena She set this record with her Blond Ambition World Tour in 1990, grossing $456,720[161]
Higuest attendance in Radio City Music Hall Her broke all attendance records when the show The Virgin Tour (1985) sold out in a breathtaking twenty-four minutes[162]
Show with fastest tickets sold in a single day for Chicago UIC Pavilion With her show The Virgin Tour 18,000 tickets being sold in a single day[163]
Show with fastest tickets sold in Philadelphia Spectrum arena Record breaking 31,000 tickets were sold in under four hours with The Virgin Tour[163]
Show with fastest tickets sold in Madison Square Garden With her show Re-Invention World Tour[164]
Most appearances for a single artist in one decade at Madison Square Garden With her Sticky & Sweet Tour Madonna's four sell-outs at Madison Square Garden shows added up to a record breaking 23 sold out performances since 2001 at that venue – a record for most appearances for a single artist in the 2000s.[165]

Madonna's US singles number ones

When she reached number one with "Music" in 2000 at Billboard Hot 100, it made Madonna the second artist to achieve number one hits on the Hot 100 in the 1980s, 1990s and 2000s.[166] Also, when she release "Who's That Girl" in 1987 it became Madonna's sixth number-one single in the United States, making her the first artist to accumulate six number-one singles in the 1980s, and the first female performer to get that many number-ones as a solo act.[167][168] In 2012, with "Give Me All Your Luvin'" she became the second female with highest number of Billboard Hot 100 singles by female artists, only behind Aretha Franklin. The song is her 56th appearance on the chart.[169] In 1991, with "Rescue Me" when it debuted at No. 15 on the March 2, 1991 Hot 100 chart, it marked the highest-ever bow for a single by a woman. Further, it was —at the time— one of only four titles to debut in the top 20.[135] Madonna is the third oldest female to place a number one at the Billboard Hot 100. The single "Music" reached the number-one spot when Madonna was forty-two years one month old (September 2000).

Madonna's US singles Top 2

She has the record with six number two hits, most for any artist.[156]

Madonna's US Top 10 Hits

She holds the record with 38 singles within the Top 10, most for any artist.[135][153]

Madonna's US Dance number ones

She has 46 number-one songs in the chart —the most for any artist.[155][170] Also, is the only active artist to chart continuously since 1982, spanning four decades. Billboard said: "comparing her chart champs by decade, Madonna scored nine Dance/Club Songs No. 1s in the '80s and 13 in the '90s. Since 2000, she has almost doubled her total, adding 18 No. 1s in that span".[171] In 2012, when she release "Girl Gone Wild", became her 42nd No. 1 on the record chart, Billboard said that she has the quickest span of back-to-back No. 1s.[170] Also, the magazine declared that "essentially, if Madonna releases a single and it charts on Dance/Club Play Songs, it's a safe bet to assume it'll go to No. 1. Since 2000, she's placed 26 hits on the survey. Of those, all but six have gone all the way to No. 1.[149] Also, Madonna is the only artist in history to achieve seven top-ten hits from one album (American Life) and the only artist ever to achieve seven consecutive number-one hits on this chart twice.

"Give Me All Your Luvin'" set a record chart, when it debuted at 24 in the Dance/Club Play Songs chart and rose to 9 the next week, having the fastest rising to the top 10 for a song ever[172] "Hung Up" became the most successful dance song of the 2000s in the United States, by topping the Dance/Club Play Songs Decade-end tally and "Music" became the second most-successful dance song of decade, reaching number two on the record chart.[173] Furthermore, "Music" was also the longest-running number one song on Dance/Club Play Songs in the 2000s, with a longevity of five weeks at number one.[174][175]

Madonna's US albums number ones

She is the second female artist with most number ones albums, with 8, behind only Frank Sinatra's seven

Her albums The Immaculate Collection, Like a Virgin and True Blue are among the top 100 certified albums according to the RIAA,[179] with The Immaculate Collection and Like a Virgin becoming in one of the best-selling albums in United States with a diamond status. As of 2015, she is the eighth artist with most number-one albums. However, she has a record for the biggest second week sales drop in history in Nielsen SoundScan era with her twelfth studio album, MDNA. Kimberley Dadds from Daily Mail commented that "not the kind of record breaking she's used to!".[180]

United Kingdom

She has various achievements, milestones and records in United Kingdom. Including the most successful female artist in these country and the most certified artist of all time with 45 awards from the British Phonographic Industry (BPI) as of April 2013.[181][182] She sold about 27.860 million of her records in these country.[182]

Record title/Achievements Notes
Female artist with the most UK number one hits She has 13 number one hits in United Kingdom. 4 Minutes (2008) was her last number one[183][184]
Solo artist with more UK number one albums She has 12 number-one albums with 9 studio albums. Like a Virgin, True Blue, Like a Prayer, The Immaculate Collection, Evita, Ray of Light, Music, American Life, Confessions on a Dance Floor, Hard Candy, Celebration and MDNA[181]
The most successful female artist in United Kingdom She hold the record for the most UK number one hits for a female artist, and the solo artist with more UK number one albums. Also, she is the most successful female artist with having spent 30 cumulative weeks at No.1 - more than any other solo female on the UK albums chart[181]
Biggest selling female singles artist of all time She has a combined sales total of 17.8 million as of 2012, surpassed only by The Beatles, Elvis Presley and Cliff Richard[185]
Biggest selling female artist of the 21st century With cumulative sales of 7.65 million copies[186]
Most certified artist of all time in United Kingdom With 45 awards from the British Phonographic Industry (BPI) as of April 2013[182]
Biggest selling UK album by a woman With The Immaculate Collection, selling 3,665,068.[187] Adele surpass this record with 21 in 2011[188]
Female artist with most albums simultaneous topping the Top 40 albums She had three albums in the Top 40 in 1987, but was surprass in 2014 by English singer Kate Bush, having eight albums in the Top 40 at the same time.[189] This makes Madonna in the foreign female artist with most albums simultaneous in the Top 40
Woman with the most top 40 singles in U.K. chart history As February 2015, she had 71st Top 40 U.K. singles. Her last song was "Living for Love" in 2015[190]
Act with most consecutive Top 10 hits According to 1998 edition of Guinness Book of World Records Madonna amassed a record 32 successive Top 10 entries in the UK[191] She hold this record, with 36 Top 10 entries according to Official Charts Company in 2015[192] Journalist Ian Young said in 2003: "Madonna has more than The Beatles and The Rolling Stones put together"[50]
Album with the longest consecutive weeks at number one by a female artist With The Immaculate Collection, topping the chart for 9 weeks. Record that would not be matched until 2011 by Adele's album 21 topping the charts for 10 weeks[188]
Most-played artist of the decade 2000-2009 Figure were compiled by Phonographic Performance Limited (PPL) for BBC Radio 2. She received most airplay and public performances of their recordings from 2000 to 2009[193]
Most searched artist of the decade 2000-2009 Study was elaborated by Liverpool Lime Street railway station and Madonna has accrued 45,633 mentions over the decade 2000-2009 with profile marriage and divorce, adoption bids and one of the most successful careers around[194]
Act with most number-one singles during 1980s She had six number ones: "Into the Groove" (1985); "Papa Don't Preach", "True Blue" (both 1986); "La Isla Bonita", "Who's That Girl" (both 1987); and "Like a Prayer" (1989)[195][196]
Female with most weeks on UK Singles Chart by decade 1980 She had 252 weeks and is the second act, only behind Shakin' Stevens with 254 weeks[197]
Female with most weeks on UK Singles Chart by decade 1990 She had 258 weeks and is the second act, only behind Oasis with 282 weeks[197]
Female with most Top 5 hits She has 44 Top 5 hits in the chart, the second act, behind only Elvis Presley with 54[197]
Female with most number ones written She has 13 hits singles, the second act, behind only Paul McCartney and John Lennon with 33 hits singles
Female artist with the most consecutive number one albums In 2012, Rihanna equals Madonna’s chart record with Unapologetic, having both 3 number one albums[198]
Female artist with most number-one albums during the 1980s With three albums: Like a Virgin, True Blue and Like a Prayer. Also she was one of the artists spent 10 weeks or more at number one on the album chart during the 1980s[197]
Female artist with most number-one singles during the 2000s She had a total of 5 singles topping the chart: "American Pien", "Music", "Hung Up", "Sorry" and "4 Minutes". And was the artist number thirteen with 10 weeks by total number of weeks at number-one[197]
Female artist with most number-one albums during the 2000s With five albums: Music, American Life, Confessions on a Dance Floor, Hard Candy and Celebration. But spent only a total seven weeks at number one[197]
Biggest-selling dance hit of 2005 With "Hung Up" it sold nearly 328,000 copies in the UK and topped the UK Singles Chart. Was also the longest-running number one of year, spending four weeks at the top; it was the longest running number one since "Lola's Theme" by Shapeshifters had spent five weeks at number one the previous year[199][200]
Biggest-selling dance hit of 2009 With "Celebration", topping the chart for six weeks[201]
Fastest-selling show ever at Earls Court Exhibition Centre She set this UK record in 2001 with her Drowned World Tour, sold out her dates at Earls Court Exhibition Centre in record time – six shows in six hours. Madonna made history with the fastest-selling show ever at Earl's Court, as 97,000 tickets were sold[202]

Madonna's UK singles number ones

Madonna has 13 number one hits in United Kingdom, a record for a female recording artist, spanning her number one for three decades: 1980s, 1990s and 2000s

In 1985, Madonna became the first female artist in UK chart history to hold the top-two positions of the chart simultaneously, with "Into the Groove" topping number one and "Holiday" the second place[203] By the end of 1985, Madonna achieved up another record with the song, becoming the first female artist to have eight UK top-ten singles in one calendar year.[204] In 1987 when she published "La Isla Bonita", she became the female artist with the most number-one singles in the British chart history[205]—a record that has since been maintained by Madonna to date[183] Every single reached the UK Top 20 until 2008's "Miles Away". Also, Madonna simultaneously topped the albums and singles charts 4 times in her career, which is unmatched by any other female artist. In 2014, Official Charts Company compiled her Top 40 biggest selling singles, with "Into the Groove" in the top with 870,000 copies.[206] Furthermore, Madonna had 71st Top 40 U.K. singles, the most for any female artist.[190] Her others milestones including, eleven Top 2 singles, sixty Top 10 and forty four Top 20 singles.

Source: Official Charts Company [197]

Madonna's UK albums number ones

She has 12 number-one albums with 9 studio albums —the most for any solo artist. Also, she has five number-two albums and twenty Top 5 albums, more than any other female artist. . In 1986, True Blue opened at the top of the UK Albums Chart on July 12, 1986, making it the first album by American artist to debut at number one in British chart history.[207][208] In 2012, with MDNA she become the first female in have an album in the number one during the 1980, 1990, 2000 and 2010.[209] Also, Madonna and Kylie Minogue are the only artists ever to have a number-one album and a number-one single in three different decades.

According to New Musical Express her albums The Immaculate Collection and Confessions on a Dance Floor are one of the 50 fastest selling albums ever in United Kingdom, selling 340,000 and 217,610 respectively. Making in the female artist with most entries.[188] Both Michael Jackson, Madonna had two of the best selling albums of the decade 1980 with True Blue (#9) and Like a Virgin (#17). Also during the 2000s, she figured with two albums in the top 100 with Music and Confessions on a Dance Floor and she topped the UK chart Christmas with The Immaculate Collection, making the first to the decade 1990s and occupied the record number one during nine weeks.

Source: Official Charts Company [197]

Australasia

She has a high performance and accolades on Australia charts. In 1985, Madonna become in one of the few acts in Australian chart history to replace themselves at the number-one spot, when she top the chart with "Crazy for You", replacing her another release "Angel"/"Into the Groove".[210] When she release "Open Your Heart" in Australia, reached a peak of number 16, breaking a run of nine consecutive top ten singles for Madonna in that country.[211] She has ninth to debut at the top of the ARIA charts, with Rebel Heart her last album,[212][213] it became Madonna's 19th week atop the chart, ranking her at number 24 on the list of artists with most accumulated weeks at the top.[214] In Australia, she sold about 3.457 million of her records up 1997.[215][216] In New Zealand, Madonna sold about 307,500 copies of her records up 1999.[217][218]

Record title/Achievements Notes
Best-selling compilation album in solo artist category (Australia) With The Immaculate Collection, and is one of the best-selling album in Australia, having sold 840,000 copies with 12× Platinum.[219] Overall, is listed as the twentieth best selling album in the country
Solo artist with most number one albums (Australia) She has 11 number one albums, tied with U2[213][220][221]
Artist with most number one singles (Australia) She is tied with Australian singer Kylie Minogue, having 10 number one singles[220][221]
Artist with most weeks at number one in singles chart (Australia) She accumulated a total of 38 weeks in the charts[221]

Madonna's Australia singles number one

She is tied with Australian singer Kylie Minogue, having 10 number one singles.[220][221]

Madonna's Australia albums number one

She has 11 number one albums, tied with U2.[213][220]

Canada

Madonna has a high performance on Canadian music history, with several milestones and records. In these country, she sold about 6.030 million of her records.[222]

Record title/Achievements Notes
Fastest rising single on radio in Canada She set this chart record in 2005 with "Hung Up" became the fastest rising single on radio in Canada, according to Nielsen Broadcast Data Systems[139]
Fastest selling song in the history of the Canadian music charts With "4 Minutes" in 2008[223]
Artist with most singles number ones She has a total of 25 singles number one in Canada —the most for any artist. Only two of this number one singles belong to Canadian Hot 100 and the rest of Canadian RPM singles chart
Show with fastest tickets sold in Montreal On April 8, 2006, Madonna sold 30,000 tickets in under 40 minutes in Montreal, breaking a record previously held by U2[224]
Fastest-selling concert in Canadian Tire Centre With The MDNA Tour sodl 15,000 tickets for the show in Scotiabank Place in 21 minutes,[225] becoming the fastest-selling concert in the arena's 16-year history, beating out previous record holder AC/DC in 2009.[226]

Madonna's Canadian singles number ones

She has a total of 25 singles number one in Canada —the most for any artist in spanning four decades: 1980s, 1990s, 2000s and 2010s. Only two of this number one singles belong to Canadian Hot 100 and the rest of Canadian RPM singles chart. Her 2000 single "Music" was the last number one hit on the Canadian RPM singles chart. Also, she has sixty-eight Top 40, fifty-nine Top 20, fifty-one Top 10 and thirty nine Top 5 singles.[227] Also, "4 Minutes" debuted at the top of the Canadian Contemporary Hit Radio chart. This marked the first time any song entered at the top of the CHR chart in BDS history.[223] Also, with "Music and "American Pie" was the first time in Canadian chart history that an artist held the top two positions on the year-end musical charts.

Madonna's Canadian albums number ones

She has to date, two album with diamond status in Canada with True Blue (in June 1987) and Like a Virgin (July 1992). Making one of the selected artist that have this certification.[228] Also, she has twenty one albums in the Top 5, with only three on the Top 20.

France

Madonna has various achievements and records in France. She sold about 12.745 million of her records in these country.[229][230]

Record title/Achievements Notes
Largest crowd of any concert in French history She set this record in the Sceaux, Hauts-de-Seine with her Who's That Girl World Tour 1987, in front of 131,000 people[231][232]

Madonna's France singles number one

Madonna had only three number one singles in France,[233] but spanning three decades: 1980s, 1990s and 2000s. She has twenty-two Top 10 singles on the French Top 100 Singles charts and forty nine Top 40, during four decades: 1980s, 1990s, 2000s and 2010s.

Madonna's France albums number one

She has eight number one albums in France.[233] Also, she has three albums with diamond status in France with True Blue (1 000 000), The Immaculate Collection (1 000 000) and Confessions on a Dancefloor (750 000). Also, she has ten albums number-two and three number-three albums. Generally, her albums always topped the Top 10 places in France.

Italy

Madonna has various milestones and records on Italy. She sold about 375,000 copies of her records up 2009.[234]

Record title/Achievements Notes
Best selling foreign album in Italy With True Blue having sold 1,550,000 copies to date. It is also the eighth album best selling ever in Italy.[235] Alongside Italian singer Mina are the only female artist in the top 15
Biggest attendance in a concert in Turin, Italy Her Who's That Girl World Tour was watched by 65,000 fans[236]

Madonna's Italian singles number ones

She has a total of twenty-five number ones singles on Italian charts, spanning for three decades: 1980s, 1990s and 2000s. Also she has sixty-eight Top 40, sixty five Top 20, fifty-six Top 10 and forty five Top 5 singles.[237]

Madonna's Italian albums number ones

She has a total of 15 albums number ones in Italy and 8 albums number two. Basically, all of her albums have entered the top 5, with only two studio albums, topping the two.[238]

Japan

Madonna has various milestones and records in Japan. She sold about 5.1 million of her records up 1989.[239][240][241]

Record title/Achievements Notes
Artist with most Artists of the Year at Japan Gold Disc Award She has a total of five awards, most for any other international artist. Even, she has more this award for any other artist, including from Japan and the first singer with a consecutive winner[242]
International artist with most top-ten albums in Japan She has 23 albums, with The Complete Studio Albums (1983 – 2008) has accumulated 22[243]

Madonna's Japan singles number ones

She has four number one singles in Japan, with just two decades: 1980s and 1990s. Also she has three number-two singles: "Material Girl", "Erotica" and "Rain".[244]

Madonna's Japan albums number ones

In Japan, she was the only foreign artist with two albums into the best selling of the 1980 decade, with Like a Virgin (#33) and True Blue (#36). Also, when she release The Complete Studio Albums (1983 – 2008) and MDNA, she became the first international female artist in Japanese chart history to have two albums in the top ten simultaneously and the first international artist in 20 years to achieve such feat, after Bruce Springsteen, who occupied two simultaneous top-ten albums in 1992 with Human Touch and Lucky Town.[243]

Germany

Madonna has various milestones in Germany. She sold about 12.4 million of her records in these country.[248]

Madonna's German singles number one

Madonna had only four number one singles in Germany, but has fifty eight Top 40, thirty-seven Top 20, twenty five Top 10 and nineteen Top 5 singles.[249]

Madonna's German albums number ones

She has one album in the top 40 best-selling albums ever in Germany, with Ray of Light sold 1.5 million units. Also, she is the foreign act with the most number-one albums in German chart history, and equalled Herbert Grönemeyer for the third rank overall, behind only Peter Maffay and James Last with 16 and 13 chart-toppers respectively.[250] She has a number ones albums during four decades: 1980s, 1990s, 2000s and 2010s

Source: Media Control Charts[251]

Spain

Madonna sold about 2.815 million of her records in Spain.[252][253][254][255]

Madonna's Spain singles number one

She has a total of twenty-two singles number one and two number-two singles: "Angel", "The Power of Good-Bye", "Don't Tell Me", "American Life" and "Give Me All Your Luvin'".

Madonna's Spain albums number ones

She has ten number one albums in Spain, spanning during four decades: 1980s, 1990s, 2000s and 2010s. Also, she has twenty Top 5 albums and generally, her albums always topped the Top 20 in Spain.[256]

Austria

Madonna has various milestones and records on Austria. She sold about 595,000 of her records in these country up 1990.[257]

Record title/Achievements Notes
Largest audience ever assembled for a show in Austria With her Sticky & Sweet Tour in 2009, she set an attendance record for the biggest crowds in history in Zurich, Switzerland with 72,000 people[258]

Madonna's Austrian singles number one

Madonna had only two number one singles in Austria, but has forty-eight Top 40, thirty-seven Top 20, twenty four Top 10 and fourteen Top 5 singles, spanning during four decades: 1980s, 1990s, 2000s and 2010s. Her albums always has topped the Top 20 places, with twenty three albums.[259]

Madonna's Austrian albums number ones

She has ten number one albums in Austria, spanning during four decades: 1980s, 1990s, 2000s and 2010s.[260]

Ireland

Madonna's Irish singles number ones

Madonna has seven number ones singles on Ireland. Also she has nine number-two singles ("Crazy for You", "Open Your Heart", "La Isla Bonita", "Who's That Girl", "Cherish", "Causing a Commotion", "Vogue", "This Used to Be My Playground" and "Hung Up").[261]

Madonna's Irish albums number ones

She has five number one albums in Ireland. She occupied the number nine of top 10 with Confessions on a Dance Floor as Top selling albums in Ireland 2005

Switzerland

Madonna has various milestones and records in Switzerland. She sold about 1.080 million of her records in the country up 1989.[266]

Record title/Achievements Notes
Largest audience ever for a concert in Switzerland With her Sticky & Sweet Tour in 2008, which was in front of 72,000 people[267]

Madonna's Swiss singles number ones

Madonna has nine number ones singles on Switzerland. Also she has sixty-two Top 40, forty seven Top 20, thirty four Top 10 and twenty three Top 5 singles.[268]

Madonna's Swiss albums number ones

She has eight number albums in Switzerland, spanning during four decades: 1980s, 1990s, 2000s and 2010s. Also, she has twenty-two Top 10 albums in the country.[268]

Brazil

Madonna has a performance in Brazil music, with various milestones and records. She sold about 3.270 million of her records up 1990.[269].

Record title/Achievements Notes
Best-selling international album by a female artist With True Blue having sold 1,800,000 copies to date. It remain as the second best selling album in Brazil, behind Hey! by Julio Iglesias, but making her the best selling English album ever in the country. Madonna has other albums in the top The Immaculate Collection (1,000,000), Ray of Light (830,000) and Like a Prayer (760,000)[270][271]
Best-selling international female artist in Brazil Having sold 6,100,000 records to date. She remains as the second best selling artist, behind Spanish singer Julio Iglesias, making the best English act in the country[270]

Sweden

Madonna has various milestones and records on Sweden. She sold about 1.070 million of her records in these country up 1987.[272]

Record title/Achievements Notes
Highest grossing multiple shows in Sweden With her Sticky & Sweet Tour in 2009, seen by 119,000 fans[258]

Others countries

"4 Minutes" is one of the 100 best-selling certified singles in Finland. Is the number five for a foreign artist, but the first for a foreign female singer.[273] During the 1980s, Madonna accumulated a total of sixth platinum album in Hong Kong, becoming the most for any international artist of the decade.[274] Madonna also set record for a foreign album in Turkey as MDNA sold over 30,000 copies within four days, outselling all Turkish domestic albums.[275] Also, with the MDNA became the Russian's best-selling album of the year with seven times platinum certification. The first time a foreign artist achieves this.[276][277] Furthermore, MDNA became the country's fastest-selling international album of the year.[278]

With The Sticky & Sweet Tour Madonna's show in Montenegro was performed to almost 70,000, the biggest-ever event held in the small Adriatic republic.[279] In 2012, with The MDNA Tour, sold in a record-breaking one hour 22,000 tickets for her performance in Abu Dhabi.[280][281]

Records about Madonna

On popular culture, Madonna has generated records titles by others ways in Guinness Book of World Records. They said: You might not be able to run as fast as Michael Johnson, or sell as many records as Madonna.[282]

Record title Notes
The most ever paid for an item of clothing belonging to Madonna Is £12,100 ($19,360), for a corset designed by Jean Paul Gaultier and sold at Christie's, London, UK, in May 1994 according to 1998 edition The Guinness book of records[283]
Most people dressed as Madonna at a single event/Largest Gathering of People Dressed as Madonna 440 people who were dressed as Madonna on August 30 in 2014 attended the annual Fool’s Paradise Drag Party at the Fire Island Pines, New York[284]

See also

Notes

  • ^ Are the original cost
  • ^ Are only certified sales. Not real sales
  • ^ Certified sales as April 2015

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Further reading

Books
  • Anderson, Jamie; Reckhenrich, Jörg; Martin, Kupp (2011). The Fine Art of Success: How Learning Great Art Can Create Great Business.  
  • Barcella, Laura (2012). Madonna and Me: Women Writers on the Queen of Pop.  
  • Benson, Carol (2000). Madonna the Companion Two Decades of Commentary.  
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  • Bohem, David A. (1990). Guinness Book of World Records 1990. Sterling Publications.  
  • Bohem, David A. (2001). Guinness Book of World Records 2001. Sterling Publications.  
  • Bohem, David A. (2002). Guinness Book of World Records 2002. Sterling Publications.  
  • Burnett, Robert (2002). The Global Jukebox: The International Music Industry.  
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  • Forman-Brunell, Miriam (2001). Girlhood in America: A-G.  
  • Frith, Simon; Straw, Will; Street, John (2001). The Cambridge companion to pop and rock. Cambridge University Press.  
  • Glenday, Craig (1998). Guinness World Records 1998.  
  • Glassman, Bruce (2010). Scholastic Book of World Records 2011.  
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  • Lazell, Barry (1989). Rock movers & shakers. Billboard Publications, Inc.  
  • Landrum, Gene N. (2007), Paranoia & Power: Fear & Fame of Entertainment Icons, Morgan James Publishing,  
  • Matthews, Petter; Dunkley, Michelle (1994), The Guinness Book of Records 1994,  
  • McFarlan, Donald; McWhirter, Norris (1992), The Guinness Book of Records 1992,  
  • McAleer, Dave (2004), Hit Singles: Top 20 Charts from 1954 to the Present Day,  
  • Mitchell, Claudia; Reid-Walsh, Jacqueline (2008). Girl Culture: Studying girl culture : a readers' guide.  
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  • Regalado, Jojo (2002). Pietro.  
  • Tobler, John (1991), Who's who in rock & roll, Crescent Books,  
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  • Thomas, Harrison (2011). Music of the 1980s (Google eBook).  
  • Wayne, Tiffany K., ed. (2014). Women's Rights in the United States: A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Issues, Events, and People, Volumen 1.  
External references
  • Madonna - Strategy Success and Business Development Prezi
  • Madonna – Strategy on the Dance Floor European School of Management and Technology
  • Madonna: Entrepreneurship on a Dance Floor, Business Strategy Review London Business School
  • Marketing Madonna The Student Room
  • Madonna Madonna as a Business Woman Essayturf
  • The 50 Best Selling albums ever NME
  • Like a Virgin – Is Your Marketing As Fresh As Madonna’s? PsychoTactics.com
  • Case 1 Madonna: Sustaining Success in a Fast-moving Business Academia.edu
  • Sex And Competitive Strategy: The Madonna Effect VetClick
  • Why Thinking “What Would Madonna Do” Can Save Your Business Eden Prairie Chamber Of Commerce

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