CSPC: Madonna Popularity Analysis

Full Length related records Sales – Summary

Here is the most underestimated indicator of an album’s success – the amount of compilation sales of all kinds it generated. Due to the dependency of sales of the original studio albums on these releases, they are a key piece of the jigsaw.

We guessed it while listing the distributed sales of each compilation, Like A Virgin is on top. It is responsible for a huge 14,4 million sales, more than 4,4 million ahead of True Bue. Like A Prayer is a strong third while Madonna provided assistance for sales of 7,3 million compilation packages. Those albums contributed in selling so many compilations that it is quite natural that their catalog sales in original form have been rather modest.

Her string of 80s albums really shines over the rest of her discography. Does it make sense? Yes, absolutely. With the release of Celebration in 2009, we noticed that the general public continued to prefer The Immaculate Collection instead. Madonna may have record various smash hits since 1991, the one people love the most is definitely the original superstar from her 20s.

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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

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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