Madonna becomes the first woman to have a top 10 album in five different decades
ANN/THE STAR – Madonna (The star, photo below) feels like a queen on a throne. The Queen of Pop made history by becoming the first woman to have a top 10 album in every decade since the 1980s.
The feat comes as his latest remix compilation – Finally Enough Love – debuted at number eight on Billboard’s September 3 chart.
The album is available in either a standard 16-track album or an extended 50-track deluxe set sold on digital platforms, as well as a three-CD or six-LP version.
It is Madonna’s 23rd album to reach the top 10 in the United States (US) with 30,000 units sold – 28,000 pure album sales (digital and physical sales in the US) as well as two million streams to Requirement. It is also the first remix album to reach the top 10 in almost eight years. The last remixed album to achieve this was Beyonce’s six-track More Only EP, which debuted and peaked at number eight in December 2014.
The Michigan-born global superstar, who just celebrated his 64th birthday, first entered the exclusive group of artists with a top 10 album with his self-titled debut album in October 1984.
Madonna peaked at number eight on October 20. Like A Virgin, True Blue, Who’s That Girl Soundtrack and Like A Prayer also hit the top 10 in the 1980s.
During the 1990s, the Grammy-winning chart saw seven albums make the top 10: I’m Breathless: Music From And Inspired By The Film Dick Tracy, The Immaculate Collection, Bedtime Stories, Something To Remember, the soundtrack to the film Evita, for which Madonna won the Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Motion Picture Musical or Comedy, and Ray Of Light.
There were also six top 10 albums in the 2000s – Music, GHV2: Greatest Hits Volume 2, American Life, Confessions On A Dance Floor, Hard Candy and Celebration – and four in the 2010s: Sticky & Sweet Tour, MDNA , Rebel Heart and Madame X. Of Madonna’s top 23 entries, nine of them reached No. 1. Like a virgin in 1984; True Blue in 1986; Like a prayer in 1989; Music in 2000; American Life in 2003; Confessions on a Dance Floor in 2005; Hard Candy in 2008; MDNA in 2011 and Madame X in 2019.
Finally Enough Love: 50 Number Ones consists of some of Madonna’s favorite remixes of her record 50 number ones on Billboard’s Dance Club Songs chart – the only artist with 50 number ones on a single Billboard chart. She also achieved multiple top 10 rankings around the world, including Britain, Spain, the Netherlands, Germany, France, Italy, Ireland and Australia, where she scored her 12th number one album.