Madonna is the world's best selling female recording artist of all time. Since her debut in 1982, Madonna has released many chart-topping albums and singles, and has sold an estimated 270 million albums and 160 million singles worldwide.
Madonna is the female artist with the most Certified Singles (gold and platinum) in the U.S. surpassing The Beatles' record.
On the United World Chart, Madonna is the most successful Singles Artist of All Time and has a record of 13 Number One Singles.
Hard Candy (Madonna's 11th studio album) has debuted #1 in more than 27 countries worldwide while Hung Up from her 10th album Confessions On A Dancefloor reached #1 in a record breaking 45 countries!
Before her divorce to Guy Ritchie announced on October 15th 2008, Madonna was said to be worth in excess of £500,000,000.
Madonna's UK #1's are
4 Minutes- 2008
Hung Up- 2005
American Pie- 2000
Like A Prayer -1989
La Isla Bonita -1987
Who's That Girl- 1987
Papa Don't Preach- 1986
True Blue- 1986
Into the Groove- 1985
Her 'Sticky and Sweet Tour 2008' is the best selling concert of all time by ANY solo artist (with ticket sales that reached 300 million dollars in 6 months across Europe, South and North America)
With 4 Minutes and Give It 2 Me, Madonna has now sold more than 17 MILLION singles in the UK.
Madonna holds the record for the most consecutive top 10 hits at a staggering 34 (from "Like A Virgin" in 1984 to "Secret" in 1994. The run was broken by "Take A Bow" which peaked at no. 16).
Madonna is the top Female artiste with the most weeks spent on the top 40 Billboard with 510 weeks (last there with "Celebration" : w/e 3rd Oct 2009) (and another 9 uncredited weeks on the Nick Kamen's 1986 hit "Each Time You Break My Heart")
Madonna has had a record breaking thirty-seven Top Ten Hitson Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart.