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How many records has Madonna sold world wide?

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05/18/2010

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 estimated more than 210 million albums and 65 million singles worldwide (before the Soundscan era).

Known as the Queen of Pop, her 11th studio album, Hard Candy has debuted #1 in more than 27 worldwide while Hung Up from her 10th album Confessions On A Dancefloor reached #1 in a record breaking 45 countries. 4 Minutes featuring Justin Timberlake has grasped her 13th Number One in the U.K. singles chart a record for any females. The single has also broken records in the UK, where it became Madonna's 61st Top 10 hit and 13th Number One single, more than any other female solo artist.

Madonna is the top-selling female recording artist in the U.S., that is if we combine both her albums and singles sales. But if you're going to break it down, in the album category, she is second to Barbra Streisand while for the singles category, she tops among all female artists. As of 23 April 2008, Madonna is back at #1 in Soundscan Digital Single Sales. 4 Minutes has sold over 1,000,000 downloads in only a few weeks.

*Madonna is also the female artist with The Most Certified Singles (gold and platinum) in the U.S. surpassing The Beatles' record.

*Madonna has 37th top 10 hits in 2008, the most for any artists in the history of the Billboard Hot 100 charts.

*RIAA named Madonna the Best Selling Female Rock Artist of the twentieth century.

*On the United World Chart, Madonna is the Most Successful Singles Artist of All Time and has a record of 13 Number One singles.

*Madonna holds the record of 40 #1 Hot Dance Club Play hits in the US, the most for any other artist.

Known as the Queen of Pop, her 11th studio album, Hard Candy has debuted #1 in more than 27 worldwide while Hung Up from her 10th album Confessions On A Dancefloor reached #1 in a record breaking 45 countries. 4 Minutes featuring Justin Timberlake has grasped her 13th Number One in the U.K. singles chart a record for any females. The single has also broken records in the UK, where it became Madonna's 61st Top 10 hit.