CSPC: Madonna Popularity Analysis

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Records & Achievements

  • At 241,1 million equivalent album sales, Madonna is the most successful female artist of all-time, fourth overall.
  • With 201,9 million albums sold, Madonna is the highest selling female artist on this format of all-time, fifth overall.
  • With 75,2 million physical singles sold, Madonna is the highest selling female artist on this format of all-time, sixth overall.
  • With 7,8 million music videos sold, Madonna is the highest selling female artist on this format of all-time, top 10 overall.
  • At 28,1 million, The Immaculate Collection is the highest selling female compilation of all-time, seventh overall.
  • With 13, Madonna has more UK #1 hits than any other female artist, fifth overall.
  • With 63, Madonna has more UK Top 10 hits than any other female artist, third overall.
  • With 12, Madonna ranks third female, sixth overall among artists with most US #1 hits.
  • With 38, Madonna has more US Top 10 hits than any other artist independently of its kind.
  • With 12, Madonna has more UK #1 albums than any other female artist, third overall.

Please note that Madonna is the owner of countless records and achievements. The most notable of them have been listed so far, feel free to add more details inside the comments section, all valid records will then be added to this page.

In the following results table, all categories display figures in equivalent album sales. If different, pure sales are listed between parentheses.

#CoverAlbumTotal CSPCSales*StreamsTotal CSPC
Studio AlbumsOther LPsPhysical SinglesDigital SinglesLast verifiedAuto updateDaily Increase
1MadonnaMadonna18,721,0009,625,0007,296,0001,191,000
(3,970,000)
364,000
(2,430,000)
61,000
(08/20/17)
245,000
(06/28/22)
Av.: 100
LD: 140
18,721,000
2LikeLike A Virgin40,075,00021,250,00014,381,0003,375,000
(11,250,000)
523,000
(3,490,000)
148,000
(08/20/17)
546,000
(06/28/22)
Av.: 220
LD: 370
40,075,000
3TrueTrue Blue37,366,00022,550,0009,925,0003,651,000
(12,170,000)
421,000
(2,810,000)
108,000
(08/20/17)
819,000
(06/28/22)
Av.: 400
LD: 520
37,366,000
4Who'sWho's That Girl6,746,0005,400,00053,0001,182,000
(3,940,000)
77,000
(510,000)
8,000
(08/20/17)
34,000
(06/28/22)
Av.: 10
LD: 20
6,746,000
5LikeLike A Prayer25,724,00014,275,0008,580,0001,941,000
(6,470,000)
509,000
(3,390,000)
114,000
(08/20/17)
419,000
(06/28/22)
Av.: 170
LD: 170
25,724,000
6I'mI'm Breathless12,639,0006,700,0004,497,0001,050,000
(3,500,000)
203,000
(1,350,000)
59,000
(08/20/17)
189,000
(06/29/22)
Av.: 70
LD: 70
12,639,000
7EroticaErotica9,301,0006,825,0001,480,000801,000
(2,670,000)
114,000
(760,000)
21,000
(08/20/17)
81,000
(06/29/22)
Av.: 30
LD: 30
9,301,000
8BedtimeBedtime Stories11,815,0007,500,0003,257,000804,000
(2,680,000)
146,000
(970,000)
27,000
(08/20/17)
108,000
(06/29/22)
Av.: 50
LD: 50
11,815,000
9EvitaEvita7,694,0006,525,000313,000717,000
(2,390,000)
65,000
(430,000)
22,000
(08/20/17)
74,000
(06/29/22)
Av.: 30
LD: 30
7,694,000
10RayRay Of Light21,402,00016,000,0003,302,0001,530,000
(5,100,000)
298,000
(1,990,000)
67,000
(08/20/17)
272,000
(06/29/22)
Av.: 120
LD: 120
21,402,000
11MusicMusic13,919,00010,700,0001,723,0001,122,000
(3,740,000)
186,000
(1,240,000)
45,000
(08/20/17)
188,000
(06/29/22)
Av.: 80
LD: 80
13,919,000
12AmericanAmerican Life4,414,0003,375,000558,000306,000
(1,020,000)
73,000
(490,000)
33,000
(08/20/17)
102,000
(06/29/22)
Av.: 40
LD: 40
4,414,000
13ConfessionsConfessions Of A Dancefloor13,134,0009,325,0001,499,000705,000
(2,350,000)
787,000
(5,250,000)
131,000
(08/20/17)
818,000
(06/29/22)
Av.: 390
LD: 390
13,134,000
14HardHard Candy6,060,0003,650,000592,000156,000
(520,000)
1,316,000
(8,770,000)
111,000
(08/20/17)
346,000
(06/29/22)
Av.: 130
LD: 130
6,060,000
15MDNAMDNA2,543,0001,850,00065,00015,000
(50,000)
394,000
(2,630,000)
110,000
(08/20/17)
219,000
(06/29/22)
Av.: 60
LD: 60
2,543,000
16RebelRebel Heart1,410,000900,000015,000
(50,000)
158,000
(1,050,000)
195,000
(08/20/17)
337,000
(06/29/22)
Av.: 80
LD: 80
1,410,000
17MadameMadame X (Deluxe)267,000000
(0)
0
(0)
0
(N/A)
267,000
(06/29/22)
Av.: 0
LD: 0
267,000
18Orphan11,708,00006,899,0004,002,000
(13,340,000)
681,000
(4,540,000)
126,000
(08/20/17)
N/AN/A11,708,000
*Pure sales figures updated on 08/20/17.
'Av.' stands for Average, 'LD' for Last Day.

As a reminder:

  • Studio Album: sales of the original album
  • Other Releases: sales of compilations generated thanks to the album
  • Physical Singles: sales of physical singles from the album (ratio 3/10)
  • Download Singles: sales of digital singles from the album (ratio 1,5/10)
  • Streaming: equivalent album sales of all the album tracks (ratio 1/1500 for Audio stream and 1/6750 for Video stream)

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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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