CSPC: Madonna Popularity Analysis

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Digital Singles Sales – Part 4
Ray Of Light (1998) – 298,000 equivalent albums

Frozen – 575,000
Ray Of Light – 775,000
Drowned World (Substitute for Love) – 50,000
The Power Of Good-Bye – 210,000
Nothing Really Matters – 75,000
Remaining tracks – 300,000

Music (2000) – 186,000 equivalent albums

Music – 625,000
Don’t Tell Me – 310,000
What It Feels Like For A Girl – 105,000
Remaining tracks – 200,000

American Life (2003) – 73,000 equivalent albums

American Life – 75,000
Hollywood – 155,000
Nothing Fails – 30,000
Love Profusion – 75,000
Remaining tracks – 150,000

Considering how successful Ray Of Light and Music albums were, plus way more modern than Madonna‘s 80s albums, one may expect their leading hits to be strong digital sellers. They aren’t. Frozen is disappointing, so is Music song.

Ray Of Light too. It is not uncommon at all to see past classics well over 1 million downloads, but those songs are well under that mark. Since this format is now disappearing, they will likely never make it.

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Marcelo

Mdna no sell more than hard candy in brasil.
Certificade coul be double because 2cd deluxe

Same rebel heart
Edition 1cd 31k
Edition 2cd 10k (x2: 20k)

Madame x
Universal refused release in cd, after complaint. Was release one mounth latrer, one edition 2cd with 3k copies. The price was 3x higher than the any other cd

Marcelo

Sales in brazil at 1993
Source magazine veja

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Marcelo

Hi
In brazil
Like a virgin and like a prayer sell more than 800k and true blue sell more than 900k at 1993.
Souce newspaper Jornal do Brasil.
But magazine veja brings other nunber, i send to messenger too.
I send this photo in your messenger.

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Nunno

“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 »

LestGetToIt

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.

certificationaccess

At least known sales (obviously, she sold more): *In Singapore she sold in first 3 months, 60,000 units with Like a Prayer and 20,000 units with Erotica. *She went platinum in Thailand with Music *She outsell in certifications by IFPI Hong Kong all others international artists. *She went gold in Philippines with True Blue, thats about 20-25K units. *She sold about 30,000 units as of 1989 in India with Like a Prayer and True Blue. And went gold with MDNA in 2012. *She sold about 30,000 units i Malaysia with Like a Prayer or True Blue. *In South Korea, she… Read more »

certificationaccess

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

Marcelo

Please. Madame x?
Upgrade for albuns with streaming

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