CSPC: Madonna Popularity Analysis

Remaining Long Format – Part 3 – Live Albums

The status of Madonna evolved from contemporary hit maker to old fashioned icon. The way to exploit this kind of artists is completely different.

With hit makers, the target is to drop as many new material as possible, as it happens with Justin Bieber currently who seem to be releasing new songs every month. Older acts who still enjoy a dedicated fan base are instead exploited by dropping as many new formats as possible of their classic material. Remixes, lives, DVDs, anniversary reissues, every new package is good in order to convince the fan to buy one more item although he already owns the music in various supports.

This is why the number of live albums released has been accelerating in the last part of Madonna‘s career. This is even more true when we consider that markets very keen of live sets like Brazil or France are strong places for the singer.

Like A Prayer is her signature song, for that same reason it is the one which is part of all shows of Madonna. It is visible inside the distribution of sales of all those packages. In recent years, Hung Up has been a real attraction too.

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ChartGeek

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 »

Kris

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

Dimitris

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 »

Tony

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

TapestryCK

He said La Isla Bonita is Madonna’s most successful single, Not all time best.
You ARE SO BIASED!

Martin

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 1 month ago by Martin
Ignacio

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.

Gabriel

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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