Monday, January 25, 2010


Throughout her career, Madonna has set many records in the music industry. Here are her most essential records and career achievements.

Career Achievements

According to the Guinness Book Of World Records, Madonna is officially the World's Most Successful Female Musician of All Time.

In 2008, Madonna was inducted into the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame.

Throughout her career she was nominated 73 times for the MTV Video Music Awards, 19 of which she won, more than any artist.

US Chart records

4 Minutes was Madonna's 37th Top 10 hit in the Billboard Hot 100, breaking Elvis Presley's record of 36 Top 10 hits.

Madonna has the most Top 5, Top 10, Top 20, Top 30 and Top 40 singles by a female artist on the Billboard Hot 100. Every single between 1983's Lucky Star and 1989's Cherish reached the US Top 5.

Madonna is the undefeated Queen of the Billboard Hot Dance/Club Play Singles Chart with no less than 40 #1 singles.

Madonna is the female artist with the most certified Gold singles in the US (26).

UK Chart records

Madonna had more hits on the UK charts than any other female artist, among which 13 #1 hits and 62 Top 10 hits. Every single reached the UK Top 20 until 2008's Miles Away.

Madonna is tied with Elvis Presley for the most #1 albums in the UK for a solo artist (11).

In the UK, Madonna simultaneously topped the albums and singles charts 4 times in her career, which is unmatched by any other female artist.

In the UK, The Immaculate Collection is the highest selling album ever by a female artist (12x Platinum).

Tour records

Madonna's Sticky & Sweet Tour was the top grossing tour ever for a solo artist, grossing over $400 million.

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