CSPC: Madonna Popularity Analysis

Madonna - HUng up vinyl

Physical Singles Sales – Part 5
Confessions On A Dance Floor (2005) – 705,000 equivalent albums

Hung Up – 1,720,000
Sorry – 390,000
Get Together – 130,000
Jump – 110,000

Hard Candy (2008) – 156,000 equivalent albums

4 Minutes – 330,000
Give It 2 Me– 120,000
Miles Away – 70,000

MDNA (2012) – 15,000 equivalent albums

All Singles – 50,000

Rebel Heart (2015) – 15,000 equivalent albums

All Singles – 50,000

The norm by 2005 was that physical singles weren’t selling anymore except in a few European countries plus Australia. They were doing so at a lower rate than a few years earlier even on those countries. Hung Up challenged those norms, destroying charts and sales figures. Its total of 1,72 million is one of the highest since its release to date, all acts considered.

Both Sorry and later 4 Minutes were successful too. The market was becoming truly irrelevant, but Madonna has the advantage of a solid base of fans who purchases her collectors. Thanks to them, she keeps selling physical singles even by now.

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“Into The Groove” was released in Canada in 2 formats: Cass-single and 12″. Sold 100k copies there as RPM clearly states on their 1986-07-26 issue (at the time had 40k from “Into The Groove” cassette singles made it the best selling cassette single in Canada so far). You can read the original issue PDF scaning that also have other interesting info about other artists here: https://web.archive.org/web/20210124041521/https://worldradiohistory.com/CANADA/RPM/80s/1986/RPM-1986-07-26.pdf I’m sure it must be hard to find info about sales on most countries previous to the 00’s decade as most was only printed on weekly magazines or internal industry reports and still aren’t… Read more »


Hello MJD, I have been following your page for a couple of years now and I have always wondered what were your exact estimations of Madonna’s album sales in Asia, outside of Japan, like how much did each of her albums sell in Taiwan, Philippines, Thailand, Malaysia, India, Hong Kong etc.


Do you guys have a link to the claim of her Italian sales of “the first album” (1983)?


Please. Madame x?
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