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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“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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