CSPC: Madonna Popularity Analysis

Streaming Part 6

With this fifth section of streaming results, we get into the digital era albums. Spotify was still not created when Confessions On A Dance Floor came out but it’s songs were still not too old by then, with Hung Up getting over 57 million plays. It continues riding very high among Madonna‘s catalog. The same phenomenon happened with 4 Minutes which is close at 53 million. This latter song is losing ground as it was nearly 30% ahead of Hung Up one year ago.

Confessions On A Dance Floor joins Ray Of Light by putting all its songs over 1 million Spotify streams. It also enjoyed YouTube explosion a lot as Hung Up alone has 163 million views. Consequently, both albums COADF and Hard Candy outperform their predecessors on streams with respectively 131,000 and 111,000 equivalent album sales.

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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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