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Who is the biggest selling female artist?

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laffy

Zagreb, Croatia

#1 Feb 28, 2006
Who is the biggest selling female artist; Mariah or Madonna?
Chris

Ellicott City, MD

#2 Feb 28, 2006
Of course mariah is the biggest selling female artist shes won all possible awards for a female R/B/Pop artist and has the same amount of number 1's as Elvis Presley!!
laffy

Croatia

#3 Mar 1, 2006
But some sources say that Madonna is the biggest selling female sartist and she is more popular than Mariah.
nangy

Windhoek, Namibia

#4 Mar 2, 2006
I THINK Madona is more popular than Mariah.but Mariah sings wonderfull than Madona. Dont you think?
Marcolo

Bloomington, IN

#5 Mar 2, 2006
madonna. no contest.
Jennifer Lopez

Bandar Baru Bangi, Malaysia

#6 Mar 11, 2006
Nowadays, Madonna can only dream of being more popular than Mariah. Face it, Madonna can't beat Mimi, it's proven on the charts.
Paris

Asia/Pacific Region

#7 Mar 12, 2006
Madonna's album enterd #1 on the Hot 200 Albums chart.. But that's it, it disappeared like a bubble after, unlike Mariah's "Emancipation" w/c entered at #1 and stayed on the top 5 and the rest of the top 10 the whole year of 2005 simultaneously conquering the singles chart for a whooping 14 weeks. Madonna's "Hung up" barely made it to the top 5. So there u go guys.. Madonna is no much for the "DIVA OF ALL DIVAS" Mimi Carey
salvaretodo

Philadelphia, PA

#8 Mar 12, 2006
Why are ya'll still asking this question, IT IS MARIAH!!!!
ANY RELIABLE SOURCE WILL POINT THAT OUT.
CaRoL

Cyprus

#9 Mar 14, 2006
NO Questions man!! Mariah off course
Michael McCarthy

Ireland

#10 May 29, 2006
Madonna is the biggest selling and most successful female artist and most amazing female performer of all time. Her album Confessions on a Dance floor has sold eight million copies since October '05 and in Europe she is revered and will always and eternally be referred to as The Queen of Pop. She is the one they will be talking about ina hundred years time, not Scary Carey.

MADONNA - Queen of Music
CHARLIE

Makati, Philippines

#11 May 31, 2006
Jennifer Lopez wrote:
Nowadays, Madonna can only dream of being more popular than Mariah. Face it, Madonna can't beat Mimi, it's proven on the charts.
so true!
CHARLIE

Makati, Philippines

#12 May 31, 2006
CaRoL wrote:
NO Questions man!! Mariah off course
i so agree!
CHARLIE

Makati, Philippines

#13 May 31, 2006
salvaretodo wrote:
Why are ya'll still asking this question, IT IS MARIAH!!!!
ANY RELIABLE SOURCE WILL POINT THAT OUT.
very true!
CHARLIE

Makati, Philippines

#14 May 31, 2006
Chris wrote:
Of course mariah is the biggest selling female artist shes won all possible awards for a female R/B/Pop artist and has the same amount of number 1's as Elvis Presley!!
Mariah, totally!
CHARLIE

Makati, Philippines

#15 May 31, 2006
Mariah just capped off a great year last 2005 when she was declared by the Global Charts as the year's best-selling female artist and the third best-selling female act next to two non-female acts where the has-been grandma-d0nna miserably settled for the 10th spot, he-he. And the world music awards has officially declared mariah as the best-selling female artist of the millenium! Congrats, the supreme diva, Mariah Carey!
Michael McCarthy

Ireland

#16 May 31, 2006
Biggest Selling Female Artist EVER!

The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) just released their updated figures. The top 20 is noted below. Note that I am the highest selling female artist ever and also the only artist in the top 5 who didnít have a release prior to 1980. Also note that Mooriah Scarey still hasn't topped Nana Mouskouri! She claims to be the top selling female and she isn't even number 2 yet! Also note that this doesn't include my massive selling "Confessions on a Dance Floor" CD!

01. The Beatles 40+ 400,000,000 UK 60s (1962-1970) Rock/Pop Guinness/EMI

02. Michael Jackson 14 350,000,000 US 70s-00s (1979-) Pop/R&B MJ Stats

03. Elvis Presley 150+ 300,000,000 US 50s-70s (1956-1977) Country/Rock

04. Madonna 16 275,000,000 US 80s-00s (1984-) Pop WBR [1]

05. Nana Mouskouri 450 250,000,000 Greece 60s-00s (1959-) Pop [2][3]

06. Cliff Richard 60+ 250,000,000 UK 50s-00s (1959-1969,1977-1979,1986-1999 ) Rock/Pop [4]

07.The Rolling Stones 54 ~250,000,000 UK 60s-00s (1964-1981) Rock 60.5 million in the US [5]

08. Mariah Carey 14 230,000,000 US 90s-00s (1990-) Pop/R&B
Michael McCarthy

Ireland

#17 May 31, 2006
The above speaks for itself - hehehehe

It is Madonna who is the biggest selling female artist and most successful as per Guinness World Records of all time. bwa - hehehehehe
Michael McCarthy

Ireland

#18 May 31, 2006
The most recent sales figures released by Warner Bros. Records in 2004 for Madonna show that she has sold 250 million records : 175 million albums and over 75 million singles worldwide, including 15 million singles in the UK and 15 million singles in the US, with another 45 million single sales across the globe. The only company that holds Madonna's real sales numbers is the Warner Bros. Records (Warner Bros. Records is the main Madonna's label and distributor. It owns Madonna's past label Sire Records and also owns her own label Maverick Records).
Michael McCarthy

Ireland

#19 May 31, 2006
The figures released for Mariah Carey: over 200 million records, including both albums and singles. Other sources claim 183 million albums and 47 million singles (according to Mariah Carey discography), which gives a total of 230 million records.

Madonna, clearly the winner and biggest selling female artist and most successful of all time
Michael McCarthy

Ireland

#20 May 31, 2006
Madonna Ciccone (born August 16, 1958 in Bay City, Michigan, USA) is an iconic US pop singer, dancer, songwriter, producer, author and actress. After signing to Sire Records in 1982, hits such as "Holiday", "Like a Virgin" and "Like a Prayer" catapulted her to massive success. By the 1990s, her commercially successful albums, constantly reinvented image, groundbreaking music videos and controversial nature would earn her the title "Queen of Pop".

As per the Guinness Book of World Records, Madonna is the most successful female solo artist of all time. Apart from achieving twelve number one hits and thirty-seven top ten hits on the U.S Billboard Hot 100, she has garnered twenty MTV Video Music Awards (including the Video Vanguard Award), five Grammy Awards, as well as a Best Actress (Musical or Comedy) Golden Globe Award for her performance in 'Evita'. Two soundtrack cuts performed by her, "Sooner or Later" and "You Must Love Me", were awarded with Oscars.

Madonna's most recent release, the 2005 album 'Confessions On A Dance Floor', set a new world record by going to No. 1 in a total of 40 countries, the most ever for an album. The lead single, "Hung Up", also set a record for going to No. 1 in 41 countries. "Hung Up" has become one of Madonna's best selling singles ever with a total sales of 4.7+ million from digital, ringtones and single sales.

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