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Michael McCarthy

Ireland

#1 May 31, 2006
Guinness Book of World Records
According to the Guinness Book of World Records, Madonna is the Most Successful Female Recording Artist of All Time.
From 1963 to 1996 Elizabeth Taylor had the record of the greatest change of costumes in a motion picture with the movie Cleopatra. Madonna, 23 years later, broke that record when she had 83 changes of costumes during the motion picture Evita. She also wore 39 hats, 45 pairs of shoes and 56 pairs of earrings.
From 1988 to 2002, the Guinness Book of World Records named Madonna as the Most Successful Artist on Record for the unprecedented worldwide success of the True Blue album, which hit number one in 28 countries.
Madonna has the most consecutive top 5 singles (16) from 1984 (Lucky star) to 1989 (Cherish).
She has the most consecutive top 20 debuts in the charts (27) from 1983 to 1992.
Michael McCarthy

Ireland

#2 May 31, 2006
Billboard
Madonna is the only recording artist to have a top-ten hit on the Billboard Hot 100 with at least one single from every album (Madonna to Confessions on a Dance Floor) that has had a single released.
Madonna has achieved the unique feat of having had at least one single peak at every position in the top ten of Billboard’s Hot 100 chart.
According to Billboard Magazine, Madonna is the Top Female Act of the 1980s. The magazine also declared her as the Second Top Act of the 1980s, behind Michael Jackson.
Madonna holds the record for the most consecutive top-five hits (16) among female artists ("Lucky Star" to "Cherish"), and second only to Elvis Presley. Prior to Janet Jackson, she previously held the record for the most consecutive top-ten hits among female artists (17)("Borderline" to "Cherish").
In the first six months of 1985, Madonna had six separate hit singles on the Billboard Charts (and five videos in rotation at once on MTV).
From 1985 - 2003, Madonna has received 25 Billboard awards and citations.
Michael McCarthy

Ireland

#3 May 31, 2006
Billboard Hot 100

Madonna has had twelve number-one singles on Billboard's Hot 100 Singles Chart; the same number as Diana Ross and The Supremes, and behind only Mariah Carey's seventeen among female artists.
Madonna's US Number Ones (12)
Like A Virgin (1984)- 6 weeks
Crazy For You (1985)- 1 week
Live To Tell (1986)- 1 week
Papa Don't Preach(1986)- 2 weeks
Open Your Heart (1987)- 1 week
Who's That Girl (1987)- 1 week
Like A Prayer (1989)- 3 weeks
Vogue (1990)- 3 weeks
Justify My Love (1991)- 2 weeks
This Used To Be My Playground (1992)- 1 week
Take A Bow (1995)- 7 weeks
Music (2000)- 4 weeks
Madonna is the third oldest female to place a number one at the Billboard Hot 100. The single "Music" reached the number-one spot when Madonna was forty-two years one month old (September 2000). She is behind Tina Turner's single, "What's Love Got to Do with It?", which made number one when Turner was forty-five years old (1984), and Cher whose single, "Believe," reached number one when Cher was fifty-two years old (1999).
Madonna has had six number-two singles on Billboard's Hot 100 Singles Chart, the most for a female artist, tying her with Elvis Presley for the record.
Madonna's Number Twos
Material Girl (Blocked from no. 1 'Can't Fight This Feeling' by REO Speedwagon)
Causing A Commotion (Blocked by Lisa Lisa & the Cult Jam's Lost in Emotion and Michael Jackson's Bad)
Express Yourself (Blocked from no. 1 by Martika's Toy Soldiers)
Cherish (Blocked from no. 1 by Janet Jackson's Miss You Much)
I'll Remember (Blocked from no. 1 by I Swear from All-4-One)
Frozen (Blocked from no. 1 by All My Life from K-Ci and JoJo)
Michael McCarthy

Ireland

#4 May 31, 2006
Hot 100 Chart Records

Madonna has the most top-five singles by a female artist on Billboard's Hot 100 Chart (27).
Madonna has the most top-ten singles on Billboard's Hot 100 Chart (36).
Madonna has the most top-twenty singles by a female artist on Billboard's Hot 100 Chart (42).
Madonna has the most top-thirty singles by a female artist on Billboard's Hot 100 Chart (44).
Madonna has the most top-forty singles by a female artist on Billboard's Hot 100 Chart (47).
Michael McCarthy

Ireland

#5 May 31, 2006
Madonna's Hung Up Single

1) 51st Madonna single to enter the Hot 100 Singles Chart.
2) 36th Top 10 Single (A record for a female artist and ties with Elvis Presley's 36).
3) 42nd Top 20 single (A record for a female artist).
4) 44th Top 30 single (A record for a female artist).
5) 47th Top 40 single (Again a record for a female artist coming behind only to Elvis Presley who has 104, Elton John with 54 and The Beatles with 51).
Michael McCarthy

Ireland

#6 May 31, 2006
Billboard 200 Album Records

Madonna has had six number-one albums on Billboard's Top 200 Albums Chart, behind only Barbra Streisand's eight among female artists.
Madonna is one of only nine women to have had five or more top-ten debuts on the U.S. Billboard 200 album chart. The others are Barbra Streisand, Mary J. Blige, Janet Jackson, LeAnn Rimes, Tori Amos, Britney Spears, Céline Dion and Mariah Carey.
Madonna has had sixteen top-ten albums on Billboard's Top 200 Albums Chart, behind only Barbra Streisand's twenty-six among female artists. Only her two remix album EPs, You Can Dance and Remixed and Revisited failed to crack the top-ten.
Madonna's US Number one albums
Like A Virgin(1984)
True Blue (1986)
Like A Prayer (1989)
Music (2000)
American Life (2003)
Confessions On A Dancefloor (2005)
Madonna has had five number-two albums on Billboard's Top 200 Albums Chart, behind only The Beatles' six and Frank Sinatra's seven.
Madonna's Number Two Albums USA
Ray Of Light (Blocked from #1 by Titanic (soundtrack))
Evita (Blocked from #1 by Tragic Kingdom by No Doubt)
Erotica (Blocked from #1 by The Chase by Garth Brooks)
Immaculate Collection (Blocked from #1 by To the Extreme -Vanilla Ice)
I'm Breathless (Blocked from #1 by Please Hammer Don't Hurt 'Em- MC Hammer
Michael McCarthy

Ireland

#7 May 31, 2006
Hot Dance Music/Club Play

Madonna has had thirty-five number-one singles on Billboard's Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart, proving her dominance in U.S., more than twice the number of her nearest rival Janet Jackson. Madonna has also had twenty-five number-one singles on Billboard's Hot Dance Single Sales chart, more than three times the number of her nearest rivals Michael Jackson, Janet Jackson, Prince, and Notorious B.I.G.
On the Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart, Madonna is the only artist in history to achieve seven top-ten hits from one album (American Life). Madonna is also the only artist ever to achieve seven consecutive number-one hits on this chart twice.(This information is according to Billboard magazine, which was published in the Q&A section.)
For only the second time in Billboard history, one artist is No. 1 on all four of Billboard's dance charts. Madonna's "Sorry" (Warner Bros.) made it to number one on the Club Play, Dance Singles Sales and Dance Radio Airplay surveys while "Confessions on a Dance Floor" rules the Top Electronic Albums list. The only other time this happened was the week of Dec. 3, 2005, when "Hung Up" by Madonna was in charge on the three dance singles charts and "Confessions" was No. 1 on the Electronic tally. Billboard Chart Beat March 09, 2006
Madonna (and Janet Jackson) has a streak of seven uninterrupted chart-toppers. Second only to Kristine W, who has nine.
Madonna's Number One Dance Hits (35)
SORRY (2006)
HUNG UP (2005)
LOVE PROFUSION (2004)
NOTHING FAILS (2004)
ME AGAINST THE MUSIC (2003)
HOLLYWOOD (2003)
AMERICAN LIFE (2003)
DIE ANOTHER DAY (2002)
IMPRESSIVE INSTANT (2001)
WHAT IT FEELS LIKE FOR A GIRL (2001)
DON'T TELL ME (2001)
MUSIC (2000)
AMERICAN PIE (2000)
BEAUTIFUL STRANGER (1999)
NOTHING REALLY MATTERS (1999)
RAY OF LIGHT (1998)
FROZEN (1998)
DON'T CRY FOR ME ARGENTINA (1997)
BEDTIME STORY (1995)
SECRET (1994)
FEVER (1993)
Deeper and Deeper (1993)
Erotica (1992)
JUSTIFY MY LOVE (1991)
VOGUE (1990)
KEEP IT TOGETHER (1990)
EXPRESS YOURSELF (1989)
LIKE A PRAYER (1989)
YOU CAN DANCE (LP CUTS)(1987)
CAUSING A COMMOTION (1987)
OPEN YOUR HEART (1986)
"Angel" / Into the Groove"(1985)
"Material Girl (1984)
"Like a Virgin" (1984)
"Holiday" / "Lucky Star" (1983)
Michael McCarthy

Ireland

#8 May 31, 2006
UK charts
In 2004, Madonna became one of the five founding members of the UK Music Hall of Fame, joining Elvis Presley, The Beatles, Bob Marley, and U2 as automatic inductees.
In 2001, Madonna was named Top Female UK Singles Artist of All Time in the Guinness Book of Hit Singles edition of the Most Successful Artists in the 50-year history of the British charts.
Madonna holds every major sales and chart record for a female artist in the UK In all-time singles sales she lies comfortably fourth behind – Elvis Presley, Cliff Richard and The Beatles – and she is also fourth in combined singles and albums sales behind those three artists, pulling away from the Rolling Stones.
Madonna remains the female artist with the most No. 1s in the United Kingdom with 12. Kylie Minogue is in second place among solo female artists, with seven. The Spice Girls have nine.
Madonna is now tied with Cliff Richard's backing band, the Shadows, for fifth place among artists with the most No. 1s in the United Kingdom. The top four are: Elvis Presley (21), The Beatles (17), Cliff Richard (14) and Westlife (13). Billboard Chart Beat March 02, 2006
Michael McCarthy

Ireland

#9 May 31, 2006
Top Single Records

Madonna has had twelve number-one singles on the UK singles chart, more than any other female artist.
Madonna's UK Number Ones (12)
Into The Groove (1985)- 4 weeks
Papa Don't Peach (1986)- 3weeks
True Blue (1986)- 1 week
La Isla Bonita (1987)- 2 weeks
Who's That Girl (1987)- 1 week
Like A Prayer (1989)- 3 weeks
Vogue (1990)- 4 weeks
Frozen(1998)- 1 week
American Pie (2000)- 1 week
Music (2000)- 1 week
Hung Up (2005)- 3 weeks
Sorry (2006)- 1 week
Michael McCarthy

Ireland

#10 May 31, 2006
Top Album Records

Madonna has had nine number-one albums on the UK albums chart, more than any other female artist.
Madonna has had four number-two albums on the UK albums chart, more than any other female artist.
Madonna has had sixteen top-five albums on the UK albums chart, more than any other female artist.
Madonna has had seventeen top-ten albums on the UK albums chart, more than any other female artist.
From the Evita Soundtrack in 1996 to Music in 2001, Madonna had three consecutive number-one albums on the UK albums chart, a record for a female artist.
Every album, Madonna has released, has reached the top ten in the UK; her self-titled first album is the only one to miss the top five.(Her 2003 EP, Remixed and Revisited, was not allowed to appear on the UK album chart as it was too short to qualify as an album.)
In the UK, Madonna and Kylie Minogue are the only artists ever to have a number-one album and a number-one single in three different decades.
Michael McCarthy

Ireland

#11 May 31, 2006
Canada
Madonna is the most successful female singles artist in Canada, having amassed nineteen number one singles on the Canadian Singles Chart. Her last number-one single in Canada was "Hung Up".[8] "Confessions on a Dance Floor" was her seventh number-one album in that country.
"Music and "American Pie" were declared the number-one and number- two Top Singles of 2000 - the first time in Canadian chart history that an artist held the top two positions on the year-end musical charts.
Michael McCarthy

Ireland

#12 May 31, 2006
So eat shit Scarey Carey, on a worldwide basis Madonna is the most successful female artist ever. You have popularity mainly in the states, Madonna has true worldwide dominationa nd is unbeaten and unrivalled across Europe, Asia and the Middle East
jude

Farmington, MI

#13 Sep 29, 2006
em, I think u'll find ur facts are totally wrong. Mariah Carey is the biggest selling female artist of all time. Embrace it and deal with it, Madonna has sold out to the gay market with her mediocre new album, wheras her royal highness Ms. Mariah continues to sell millions of albums - The Emancipation of MiMi was 2005's biggest selling album don't cha know. So Poo You.
khosrow

Zegveld, Netherlands

#14 Sep 29, 2006
jude wrote:
em, I think u'll find ur facts are totally wrong. Mariah Carey is the biggest selling female artist of all time. Embrace it and deal with it, Madonna has sold out to the gay market with her mediocre new album, wheras her royal highness Ms. Mariah continues to sell millions of albums - The Emancipation of MiMi was 2005's biggest selling album don't cha know. So Poo You.
I think your last sentence reveal how subjective you are. Preach to yourself. You don’t even want to know the truth. Michaels data are truth. They are based on reliable sources.

Madonna’s Ray of Light noted in the Mojo’s record book among the best albums of all times and her Immaculate collection appears among the best Collection albums of all time. Mariah does not appear in that book at all.

Mariah sells her records to Hip-hop audiences and is produced by big name hip hop artists who also often sing on her albums. Madonna’s confession album is set to break the 10000000 mark world wide. Nearly 20% of that is sold in the US alone. And that is just in less than a year.

Mimi does not even come close.

Madonna’s music is Transnational and Trancultural. That she is happens to be the most popular at the gay clubs is just icing on the cake. It says that she is the most colorful artist of our time. What is wrong with that?
Michael McCarthy

Celbridge, Ireland

#15 Oct 3, 2006
jude wrote:
em, I think u'll find ur facts are totally wrong. Mariah Carey is the biggest selling female artist of all time. Embrace it and deal with it, Madonna has sold out to the gay market with her mediocre new album, wheras her royal highness Ms. Mariah continues to sell millions of albums - The Emancipation of MiMi was 2005's biggest selling album don't cha know. So Poo You.
Queen of Pop Madonna has been awarded a Guinness World Record for being the highest paid female singer.
The star, famous for constantly re-inventing her image, knocked singer Britney Spears from the top spot she had held since 2001.
It is thought Madonna made an estimated $50m (£26.7m) in 2004.
Billboard magazine recently reported the singer broke another record for having the highest earning tour for a female performer.

Scarey Carey, couldn't sell out her shows, several dates cancelled, new shows added with ticket prices for around $20.00 in some venues or less - hahahahahaha

Madonna a record breaker for over 25 years - Queen of Pop and biggest selling female artist of all Time.
JOmaha

Omaha, NE

#16 Oct 7, 2006
I think all your information was really interesting and ansered a lot of questions I had. Thanks Michael
dave hope

London, UK

#17 Oct 11, 2006
these are just numbers to me...personally Kylie is the indisputed queen of pop...and the girl looks alot cooler than madge ever did...i think madonna needs to hang up her over worn purple leotard...for good...
khosrow

Den Haag, Netherlands

#18 Oct 11, 2006
dave hope wrote:
these are just numbers to me...personally Kylie is the indisputed queen of pop...and the girl looks alot cooler than madge ever did...i think madonna needs to hang up her over worn purple leotard...for good...
It is oke to like whoever. I mean lets face it people don’t have to share the same taste. But it is wishful thinking on your part to say that Madonna should hung up her leotards. Take a look at those that fantastic Madonna body in her leotards and then go back to daydreaming about what other wanabees will never be.
dave hope

London, UK

#19 Oct 11, 2006
Madonna's new album is great agreed...not as good as Kylie's "Fever" no way....but a good album all the same, but to be in the business as long as she has and to resort using an Abba sample to revive her career after the rubbish american life album, doesn't say much about her originality does it? then again she uses the jackson 5's sample in "Sorry" so again wheres the originality...and no she looked vile in that purple leotard, but to use it in two videos, was there a shortage of clothing in the wardbrode department that day, and in fairness...it is amazing what airbrushing does isn't it...You obviously haven't seen her hands, maybe they along with her bingo wings could do with some computerized touch ups
jude

Farmington, MI

#21 Oct 20, 2006
khosrow wrote:
<quoted text>I think your last sentence reveal how subjective you are. Preach to yourself. You don’t even want to know the truth. Michaels data are truth. They are based on reliable sources.
Madonna’s Ray of Light noted in the Mojo’s record book among the best albums of all times and her Immaculate collection appears among the best Collection albums of all time. Mariah does not appear in that book at all.
Mariah sells her records to Hip-hop audiences and is produced by big name hip hop artists who also often sing on her albums. Madonna’s confession album is set to break the 10000000 mark world wide. Nearly 20% of that is sold in the US alone. And that is just in less than a year.
Mimi does not even come close.
Madonna’s music is Transnational and Trancultural. That she is happens to be the most popular at the gay clubs is just icing on the cake. It says that she is the most colorful artist of our time. What is wrong with that?
F**k off. Read this and maybe u'll educate urslef, u stupid fool. Oh, and u might want to use the word 'subjective' properly. As if ur opinions and research is ur own. Don't call Mariah 'Mimi'. Idiots like u don't deserve to use that name. Bye loser;
Since her debut in 1990, Mariah Carey has sold more than 190 million albums worldwide, which she falls just behind the Beatles and Elvis. And with the Beatles and Elvis no longer making music, that makes Mariah Carey the best selling artist alive, if that's not politically correct.
The career of Mariah Carey is a succession of records. Her first five singles all reached the first place in the Billboard Hot 100. She has the record of the longest Number 1 hit in the history of the modern Billboard and she is the only artist who has a Number 1 hit in every year of the '90s. Mariah has spent more weeks at the top than the Beatles. She has seen more singles debut at Number 1 than any artist in chart history. Furthermore, she has more gold and platinum singles than any artist during the 1990s and more platinum singles than any female artist in history.

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