What are the accomplishments of Madonna?

  • According to the Guinness Book of World Records, Madonna is the most successful female recording artist of all time.
  • Madonna has 12 No. 1 singles on Billboard's Hot 100 Singles Chart,
  • Madonna has 6 No. 2 singles on Billboard's Hot 100 Singles Chart, the most for a female artist, tying her with Elvis Presley for the record.
  • Madonna has the most Top 5 singles by a female artist on Billboard's Hot 100 Chart (29).
  • Madonna has the most Top 10 singles on Billboard's Hot 100 Chart (37), Surpassing Elvis.
  • Madonna has the most Top 20 singles by a female artist on Billboard's Hot 100 Chart (42).
  • Madonna has the most Top 30 singles by a female artist on Billboard's Hot 100 Chart (44).
  • Madonna has the most Top 40 singles by a female artist on Billboard's Hot 100 Chart (47).
  • Madonna has the most certified (RIAA) singles by an artist with 24 Gold, Platinum, or Multi-Platinum singles in the U.S.
  • Madonna has 7 No. 1 albums on Billboard's Top 200 Albums Chartand behind only Barbara Streisand's 8 among female artists.
  • Madonna has 5 No. 2 albums on Billboard's Top 200 Albums Chart, behind only The Beatles' 6 and Frank Sinatra's 7.
  • Madonna is the most successful dance artist in music history; she has 39 #1 singles on Billboard's Hot Dance/Club Play Singles Chart, more than twice the number of her nearest rival Janet Jackson. Madonna also has 25 #1 singles on Billboard's Hot Dance Single Sales Chart, more than three times the number of her nearest rivals Michael Jackson, Janet Jackson, Prince, and Notorious B.I.G.
  • Madonna's The Immaculate Collection is the highest selling greatest hits album ever by a female artist with estimated worldwide sales of over 23 million copies.
  • Madonna has had more music videos played more often on MTV than any other artist.
  • Madonna was voted by MTV viewers as the greatest music video icon ever on the network's 25 Greatest Video Stars.
  • Madonna was named the sexiest recording artist ever on VH1's 100 Sexiest Artists.
  • Madonna is the most successful act in the history of MTV's Video Music Awards with an all time record 67 VMA nominations and 19 VMA wins.
  • Maverick Records is the most successful "vanity label" in music history. While under Madonna's control it generated well over $1 billion for Warner Bros. Records, more money than any other recording artist's record label.
  • Madonna is the richest female singer in the world.
  • From Borderline in 1984 - Cherish in 1989 Madonna achieved 17 consecutive top 10 singles.
  • From Lucky Star in 1984 to Cherish in 1989 Madonna achieved 16 top 5 singles, surpassing the Beatles (Elvis holds the record), and no artist has duplicated this since.
  • Madonna holds the second-longest string of consecutive Top Five hits - and the most by a female artist - with a run of 16 that extended from 1984's "Lucky Star" to 1989's "Cherish." Furthermore, Madonna is the only recording artist for whom every album (except those from which no single was released) has yielded a Top Ten hit.
  • Madonna has won 7 Grammy awards.
  • Madonna won a Golden Globe in 1996 for her role on Evita.
  • Madonna has been regarded as "one of the greatest pop acts of all time" and dubbed the "Queen of Pop"
  • She is ranked by the RIAA as the best-selling female rock artist of the twentieth century.
  • On March 10, 2008, she was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
  • On August 23, 2008, Madonna embarked on the Sticky & Sweet Tour, her first major venture with Live Nation. It became the highest-grossing tour ever by a solo artist with $US280 million, surpassing the title previous held by her 2006 Confessions Tour. The tour also set new records in several countries for attendance and ticket sales.
  • In the United Kingdom, she is the most successful female in the singles chart history and has more number one singles than any other female solo artist.
  • Billboard magazine's All-Time Top 100 Artists on their 50th year anniversary, Madonna is listed #2 as the most successful singles artist only behind The Beatles.
  • Madonna has sold an estimated more than 250 million albums and 150 million singles worldwide. Only Michael Jackson, Elvis, The Beatles & Bing Crosby have sold more.
  • Hard Candy reached #1 in 27 countries.
  • Her 2005 single "Hung Up" reached #1 in a record breaking 45 countries.
  • On the United World Chart, Madonna is the Most Successful Singles Artist of All Time and has a record of 13 Number One singles.