Madonna – Confessions On A Dance Floor (2005)
Claimed Sales – 12,000,000
Estimated Sales – 9,400,000
After Mariah Carey and Celine Dion, it is Madonna’s turn to get her second entry in this listing!
For such a successful comeback, it would be much nicer to argue it shifted 10 million worldwide. In reality this album was the 6th most shipped of 2005 worldwide with 6,3 million units and was out of 2006’s Top 50, again with a cut at slightly more than 2 million.
The album was at least enjoying some decent catalog sales until late 2009 when Celebration was released. In 2007, 2008 and 2009 it charted inside the UK Top 200 album chart for example. Ironically, I mentioned on the page of her debut album that it would have reached 10 million if The Immaculate Collection was released later. This story repeats itself again!