CSPC: Madonna Popularity Analysis

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Digital Singles Sales – Part 2
Who’s That Girl (1987) – 77,000 equivalent albums

Who’s That Girl – 310,000
Causing A Commotion – 155,000
The Look Of Love – 50,000

Like A Prayer (1989) – 509,000 equivalent albums

Like A Prayer – 2,100,000
Express Yourself – 525,000
Cherish – 315,000
Oh Father – 100,000
Dear Jessie – 100,000
Keep It Together – 50,000
Remaining tracks – 200,000

I’m Breathless (1990) – 203,000 equivalent albums

Vogue – 1,150,000
Hanky Panty – 50,000
Remaining tracks – 150,000

Ironically, while mid-80s are truly regarded as the peak of Madonna‘s hype, Vogue and Like A Prayer, especially the latest, stand as her signature songs. At more than 2 million digital sales, Like A Prayer is the flagship of her catalog. It is always the first track to reenter charts all around the World as soon as the news around the diva are hot, like when she performed on the Superbowl in 2012.

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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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