CSPC: Madonna Popularity Analysis

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Page 4: Original Album Sales – Madonna (1983)
Page 5: Original Album Sales – Like A Virgin (1984)
Page 6: Original Album Sales – True Blue (1986)
Page 7: Original Album Sales – Who’s That Girl (1987)
Page 8: Original Album Sales – Like A Prayer (1989)
Page 9: Original Album Sales – I’m Breathless (1990)
Page 10: Original Album Sales – Erotica (1992)
Page 11: Original Album Sales – Bedtime Stories (1994)
Page 12: Original Album Sales – Evita (1996)
Page 13: Original Album Sales – Ray Of Light (1998)
Page 14: Original Album Sales – Music (2000)
Page 15: Original Album Sales – American Life (2003)
Page 16: Original Album Sales – Confessions On A Dance Floor (2005)
Page 17: Original Album Sales – Hard Candy (2008)
Page 18: Original Album Sales – MDNA (2012)
Page 19: Original Album Sales – Rebel Heart (2015)
Page 20: Original Album Sales – Comments
Page 21: Physical Singles Sales – Part 1
Page 22: Physical Singles Sales – Part 2
Page 23: Physical Singles Sales – Part 3
Page 24: Physical Singles Sales – Part 4
Page 25: Physical Singles Sales – Part 5
Page 26: Physical Singles Sales – Part 6
Page 27: Digital Singles Sales – Part 1
Page 28: Digital Singles Sales – Part 2
Page 29: Digital Singles Sales – Part 3
Page 30: Digital Singles Sales – Part 4
Page 31: Digital Singles Sales – Part 5
Page 32: Digital Singles Sales – Part 6
Page 33: Streaming Sales – Part 1
Page 34: Streaming Sales – Part 2
Page 35: Streaming Sales – Part 3
Page 36: Streaming Sales – Part 4
Page 37: Streaming Sales – Part 5
Page 38: Streaming Sales – Part 6
Page 39: Streaming Sales – Part 7
Page 40: Streaming Sales – Part 8
Page 41: Remaining Long Format – Part 1 – Compilations
Page 42: Remaining Long Format – Part 2 – Remixes
Page 43: Remaining Long Format – Part 3 – Live Albums
Page 44: Remaining Long Format – Part 4 – Early Music Videos
Page 45: Remaining Long Format – Part 5 – Later Music Videos
Page 46: Remaining Long Format – Part 6 – Boxes
Page 47: Remaining Long Format – Summary
Page 48: BONUS – Compilation Albums Sales – You Can Dance (1987)
Page 49: BONUS – Compilation Albums Sales – The Immaculate Collection (1990)
Page 50: BONUS – Compilation Albums Sales – Something to Remember (1995)
Page 51: BONUS – Compilation Albums Sales – GHV2 (2001)
Page 52: BONUS – Compilation Albums Sales – Celebration (2009)
Page 53: BONUS: Total Album (all types) Sales per Country
Page 54: CSPC Results
Page 55: Biggest Tracks
Page 56: Achievements

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Like A Virgin finally reached 40 million EAS. The album absolutely deserves it.


Finally Enough Love (Remix Album) was released last month and sold above 200k worldwide already.


Madonna really is long overdue for an update. You should do it now that she’s celebrating her 40th anniversary of being in the businness.


Her numbers aren’t growing that fast. If she’s updated, they should do Beatles, MJ, Pink Floyd, Rolling Stones and Fleetwood Mac first. Longer ago since the update and better sellers.


A typical example of why this upvote/downvote system is so inappropriate for this website…


I agree, they are pointless, they serve no real purpose.

The main problem here though, is people. People who do not care about sales per se, just their faves sales. They never look at things objectively or even care that other artists are longer without an update or have added more since their last update.


Absolutely shocked people like Adele had albums that sold more than Madonna best one. Damn


ONE album. And Madonna doesn’t update her certifications of a lot of albuns in decades.


Celine Dion has two !

Last edited 3 months ago by DenysAnatol

Adele voice is a unique. Within ten years she will be number one.


Has 4 Minutes really only sold 5 million?? That seems awfully low. Much lower than many other top hits of the time. And it went #1 almost everywhere and had very good placements in year-end lists. Was it all airplay? Very frontloaded sales? It just seems super low.


I’m Breathless shipped 329k by 01/20/1991 according to RIAJ (Japan Gold Disc Award). However, according to Oricon, it scanned 322k copies in 15 charted weeks since its release in June 1990. Can it be inferred that imports were not actually sold and it had terrible catalog sales? Why is the total estimation set on 475k? I think it’s a little overestimated. Thanx

Last edited 4 months ago by Maison

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Delete “/” and then you have it


Your numbers for sales before 2010 are so incomplete! I can’t believe you’re spreading false information this way! Some of Madonna physical singles even sold twice what you wrote they did! You should really contact her Record Labels to get the real info but not sure they have it available to get it to you (if they are lazy to even re-certify albums that sold multiple platinums more in some countries (for over 3 decades) I wouldn’t be that helpfull. Some of your single sales for Madonna are just US + UK and a little more sales (when those singles… Read more »


Why don’t you post your sources for these sales? If you have the “correct” information, then provide the sources to back it up.


Why do you have to re-certify old discs? Those platinum and other discs are problem waste.
Graceland is full prolem waste.


Imo LIB was the most commercially successful Madonna single. Although it was released as the 5th single of the album, it managed to outsell all previously released with the exception of PDP which was released before the album release, which obviously boosted sales. Had it been the other way around, I believe the numbers would be like more than 5m for LIB and about 2 m for PDP. And if one takes into consideration that LIB, a summer anthem, as the 2nd single would be released in the beginning of summer 1986 and not in February, or the fact that… Read more »


She’s a spent force , get over it. Most successful single of all time ? Your having a laugh l😂 😂😂😂😂😂😂


He said La Isla Bonita is Madonna’s most successful single, Not all time best.


Maybe that’s what he meant but the last paragraph does state “the most commercially successful single of all time”, not her most successful.

Last edited 6 months ago by Martin

it makes total sense since he is puting candle in the wind, all the soundtracks and all the holiday songs a part.

But i do not think so, since Everithing i do i do it for you was really huge, so i do not know.


After reading Madonna’s popularity analisys, the first thought I have is what if Youtube and Spotify would be exist since 1985, and the instant reply is that she would be still the biggest female artist of all times, easily in the top 3. Beside, she is the most pirated artist in all times (leaked albums, black market, piracy), countless unofficial channels in Youtube with her videos, shows, performances with dismissed views, etc.


Madonna isn’t the most pirated artist in all times. Never heard about that. Led Zeppelin, Dylan, Pink Floyd, Bowie are most boolegged artists. First bootleg record was Great White Wonder by Dylan, price was 12-17 dollars! and year 1970. It sold 350 000 copies in US. Information from Clinton Heylin book about bootleg record history from 1960s.


isn’t she the biggest female artist of all time already? Not much would change


Are you guys including the new versions of Frozen’s remixes in the Ray Of Light EAS? The song became viral on tik tok and she took advantage and realeased A LOT of versions. YOUTUBE: Madonna Vs Sickick – Frozen (feat. 070 Shake) 1,4 Milion Madonna Vs Sickick – Frozen (Firebou DML Remix) 7 milion Madonna – Frozen (Sickick Remix) | Circles Bob – Frozen (TikTok Remix) 11 milioon Madonna Vs. Sickick – Frozen (Sickick Remix) 8,3 milion Madonna Vs. Sickick – Frozen Remix – 2,7 milion = 30,4 milion on youtube One version of these on Spotify has more than… Read more »

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