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Madonna's Global Album Sales

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WW Album Sales:

1..The Immaculate Collection......1990....28.200.000

2..True Blue......................1986....23.000.000

3..Like A Virgin..................1984....21.400.000

4..Ray Of Light...................1998....15.900.000

5..Like A Prayer..................1989....14.250.000

6..Music..........................2000....10.700.000

7..Something To Remember..........1995....10.000.000

8..Madonna/The First Album........1983.....9.350.000

9..Confessions On A Dance Floor...2005.....9.000.000

10.Bedtime Stories................1994.....7.450.000

11.I’mBreathless.................1990.....7.050.000

12.Erotica........................1992.....6.800.000

13.Evita..........................1996.....6.500.000

14.You Can Dance..................1987.....5.800.000

15.GHV2...........................2001.....5.700.000

16.Who’s That Girl................1987.....5.200.000

17.Hard Candy.....................2008.....3.800.000 

18.American Life..................2003.....3.400.000

19.Celebration....................2009.....3.000.000

20.MDNA...........................2012.....1.900.000

21.Rebel Heart....................2015.......900.000 

22.Remixed & Revisited............2003.......500.000

+ 500.000 (other minor releases)>> TOTAL: ~200.000.000

 

VHS/DVDs & LIVE ALBUMS:

1..The Immaculate Collection......1990.....1.425.000

2..The Confessions Tour...........2007.....1.350.000

3..Ciao Italia – Live From Italy..1988.......750.000

4..I’m Going To Tell You A Secret.2006.......750.000

5..The Video Collection 93-99.....1999.......700.000

6..The Girlie Show Tour...........1994.......675.000

7..Drowned World Tour 2001........2001.......675.000

8..Truth Or Dare..................1991.......600.000

9..The Virgin Tour - Live.........1985.......550.000

10.Sticky & Sweet Tour............2010.......550.000

11.Madonna........................1984.......450.000

12.Celebration – The Video........2009.......450.000

13.Blond Ambition World Tour......1990.......400.000

14.MDNA World Tour................2013.......350.000

>> TOTAL: ~10.000.000 

 

Source:

https://www.ukmix.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=24&t=110180

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Adding: BTW, I was shocked to see MDNA so low. People don't know what they are missing. And that goes for Hard Candy and American Life too.

You'll have to keep in mind that album sales these days aren't what they used to be, so while her sales were quiite low, there were just a handful of artists that sold more than her in 2012. They didn't sell much more than her either. The only want that sold way much more than anyone was Adele. She sold like over 7 million while Taylor Swift, One Direction and few others only sold roughly over 2 million. The latter two were far more commercial and accessible to the public/mainstream. Madonna got no airplay while Taylor Swift and One Direction were all over the place... in films, commercials and on the radio.

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By the way, I am actually surprised that Like A Prayer didn't sell more albums. I always felt at the time that period she was reaching the peak of her success. The title song was massive and with the Pepsi/Video controversy, it only helped that song alone get more exposure.

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Thanks for the info!!! I didn't realize sales were lower for everyone. It sounds much like TV ratings these days. Some shows are lower in viewing numbers than they use to be....and yet, they all are. 

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You'll have to keep in mind that album sales these days aren't what they used to be, so while her sales were quiite low, there were just a handful of artists that sold more than her in 2012. They didn't sell much more than her either. The only want that sold way much more than anyone was Adele. She sold like over 7 million while Taylor Swift, One Direction and few others only sold roughly over 2 million. The latter two were far more commercial and accessible to the public/mainstream. Madonna got no airplay while Taylor Swift and One Direction were all over the place... in films, commercials and on the radio.

 

According to wiki the artists you mentioned sold way more than 2 million but I'm not sure if those are shipments or actual sales, because wiki has higher figures for the Madonna albums listed here.

 

IDK

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According to wiki the artists you mentioned sold way more than 2 million but I'm not sure if those are shipments or actual sales, because wiki has higher figures for the Madonna albums listed here.

 

IDK

You're right. The two did sell more than 2 million. I guess I was thinking specifically for the end of the year sales for 2012, and it seemed at the time Madonna sold just as many as them if not just a little less. Unfortunately, she didn't sell much more after that year, while the other two artists kept selling.

 

But still with both those artists, especially Taylor Swift, their last albums didn't do as well as previous albums. I guess my point is that album sales have been drastically declining.

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You're right. The two did sell more than 2 million. I guess I was thinking specifically for the end of the year sales for 2012, and it seemed at the time Madonna sold just as many as them if not just a little less. Unfortunately, she didn't sell much more after that year, while the other two artists kept selling.

 

But still with both those artists, especially Taylor Swift, their last albums didn't do as well as previous albums. I guess my point is that album sales have been drastically declining.

 

Music hasn't been so good in the past year. I like Katy and I loved Teenage Dream but I don't really like Prism a lot. It's just blah.

 

One Direction sold around 4 million in 2012, all their albums have sold around 5 million, but not sure if that includes shipments.

 

MDNA sold relatively well for a non-promoted album, and let's face it the singles weren't very strong for Madonna standards so it did ok. Hopefully her sales won't dicrease with the next album, it would be a shame if she promotes it like apparently she's going to, and it ends up selling the same as MDNA 

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Based on these numbers I found the total is 304M albums+singles, but what about this? more reasonable imo, because many of her old albums continue to sell over time (especially, the Immaculate collection, ray of light, confessions and celebration)

Thanks for the ATRL link. Will go through their stats and update accordingly.

 

The Stats compiled by nichu [ http://fotpforums.com/topic/28897-madonna-charts-and-sales-history-2012-update-page-one/ ]  shows the following totals:

 

Albums TOT= 199.050.000 copies estimated

 

Singles

TOT= 117.605.000 copies estimated

 

VHS/DVD

TOT= 9.475.000 copies estimated

 

MADONNA HAS SOLD + 325.000.000 RECORDS WORLDWIDE.

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Couple things that I find interesting...

 

Immaculate Collection hasn't faired well in the digital age.

Truth Or Dare being a huge documentary on her BAT, really didn't sell well did it? Though, we have "I'm Going To Tell You A Secret" which did sell a million copies.

 

Thanks for all the info.

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Madonna Worldwide iTunes Performance | Last update: 2014-07-14 00:35:06 EDT

 

Celebration

#74 Greece
#76 New Zealand
#89 Slovakia
#94 Costa Rica
#95 Paraguay
#110 Slovakia
#124 Argentina
#127 Hungary
#144 Luxembourg
#151 Peru
#157 Czech Republic
#158 Portugal
#162 Sweden
#164 Colombia
#168 Finland
#177 Poland
#185 Hungary
#186 Poland
#196 Australia
 
MDNA
#46 Venezuela
#72 Argentina
#83 Costa Rica
#90 Hungary
#106 Colombia
#122 Latvia
#139 Finland
#167 Greece
#174 Cyprus
#177 Czech Republic
#184 Lithuania
#190 Bulgaria
#196 Poland
 
Like a Virgin
#30 Vietnam
#174 Philippines
 
Hard Candy
#110 Finland
#169 Portugal
#172 Sweden
 
Confessions on a Dance Floor
#155 Sweden
#157 Greece
#175 Finland
 
True Blue
#170 Turkey
 
American Life
#60 Belarus
 
Music
#69 Belarus
 
MDNA World Tour
#90 Tajikistan
 
Ray of Light
#121 Slovenia
 
 

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Madonna is included in this year's Guinness World Record book! She is still the best selling female…
 
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@Madonna album sales per decade: 80s - 38.70%, 90s - 40.75%, 00s - 19.10%, 10s - 1.45%

http://madonna-charts.com/world/madonna_world_albums.htm

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Estimate Worldwide Sales
Based on a consensus across several online estimates + available info

1 The Immaculate Collection 28,100,000

2 True Blue 22,600,000

3 Like A Virgin 20,450,000

4 Ray Of Light 15,600,000

5 Like A Prayer 14,050,000

6 Music 10,800,000

7 Something To Remember 9,750,000

8 Madonna 9,150,000

9 Confessions On A Dance Floor 9,100,000

10 Bedtime Stories 7,500,000

11 I'm Breathless 6,925,000

12 Erotica 6,800,000

13 Evita 6,400,000

14 GHV2 5,750,000

15 You Can Dance 5,675,000

16 Who's That Girl 5,300,000

17 American Life 3,800,000

18 Hard Candy 3,550,000

19 Celebration 2,800,000

20 MDNA 1,800,000

21 The Confessions Tour 1,200,000

22 Rebel Heart 725,000

23 Sticky & Sweet Tour 650,000

24 I'm Going To Tell You A Secret 450,000

25 Remixed & Revisited 400,000

26 MDNA World Tour 350,000

27 The Complete Album Collection 65,000

 

TOTAL 199.740.000

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