CSPC: Madonna Popularity Analysis

Remaining Long Format – Part 4 – Early Music Videos

Just like live albums, VHS / DVDs depend on which song is sung during each tour. Some videos are also themed around a compilation like The Immaculate Collection, which happens to be her greatest seller up to an impressive 1,6 million.

Each of the five VHS issued from 1984 to 1990 is led by songs from Like A Virgin, confirming its status as the main force of Madonna‘s catalog, ahead of True Blue. On its side, Ray Of Light is the easy leader of the 93:99 period.

We still need to add all figures together to understand how big it really is, but as you can guess, the overall number of equivalent album sales generated by Like A Virgin is mind-blowing.

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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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