In a recent interview with Vogue, singer and producer Diplo admitted that he would not be collaborating with Madonna again because she is too successful. “I can’t really help someone who won’t help themselves, you know?” he said. “She’s one of the biggest artists in the world. You won’t hear anyone say anything bad about her except she won’t collaborate again or let anyone else write songs for her, which is weird.” While Diplo might have been being sarcastic with his final comment, there is some truth to what he says: Madonna has long been criticized for being too controlling over her own career. But does this mean that she isn’t as talented as other female singers? As it happens, the answer is quite the opposite: We believe that Madonna might very well be the most successful female artist in history.
Madonna Is the Only Female Artist to Hit No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot 100 Chart for 19 Consecutive Years
Madonna has spent a total of 36 weeks at the top of Billboard’s Hot 100 chart. This makes her the only female artist to ever spend more than one week at the top of the chart. In fact, by the time she had reached five weeks at the top, Madonna had already become the only female artist ever to spend five consecutive weeks at the top of the chart. She went on to have a total of 19 consecutive weeks at the top of the chart, thus setting a record for the most time spent at No. 1 by a female artist. The only male artist to ever spend more than one week at the top of the Hot 100 chart is The Beatles, who managed to stay there for an impressive 18 weeks.
Madonna is the Highest-Selling Female Artist in Music History
As of 2017, the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) had certified Madonna’s discography at a total of 32.5 million units in the US, making her the highest-selling female artist in music history. This number is likely to increase as the RIAA has yet to certify her latest album, Madame X, which was released in June 2019. Madonna’s closest competitor, Britney Spears, has sold a total of approximately 31.6 million albums in the US.
She’s One of Only a Few Artists to Have 18 Singles in the Top 40 at Once
In 1990, Madonna released her seventh studio album, I’m Breathless, which featured a mixture of classical pieces and pop songs. The album is notable for having a wide variety of musical styles, as well as for featuring guest appearances from Eric Anderson, Che Barret, Jellybean, Stephen Sondheim, and a wide range of classical artists. The album is also notable for featuring a wide variety of musical styles, as well as for featuring guest appearances from Eric Anderson, Che Barret, Jellybean, Stephen Sondheim, and a wide range of classical artists. That year, the album was released as a tie-in with the I’m Breathless Tour, which featured a strong classical music theme. It was a huge success with many of the songs featured on the album becoming hit singles. The lead single, Vogue, went to No. 1 on the UK charts, as did the second single, another classical cover, Hanky Panky. These two songs, as well as the third single, Justify My Love, all made it into the top 10 in the UK charts. The next nine singles, including the classical covers of I’m Going Bananas and Bye Bye Baby, all made it into the top 40. This means that the I’m Breathless album has the distinction of having more than one song enter the top 40 at once for 18 different songs.
She Is Also One of Only Five Artists to Achieve Six Silver, six Platinum, and Six Multi-Platinum Discs from the RIAA
Madonna is one of only five artists to have achieved six silver, six platinum, and six multi-platinum discs from the RIAA. The other four artists are Barbra Streisand, The Beatles, The Eagles, and Metallica.
Madonna has spent her entire career setting records and smashing barriers, both as a female artist and as a person who was born in a culture that wasn’t particularly welcoming to people like her. She is the only female artist to have three albums that have sold more than 10 million copies each. She is one of only five artists to have achieved six silver, six platinum, and six multi-platinum discs from the RIAA. And she is the only female artist to have hit No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart for 19 consecutive years. Madonna may not have been Diplo’s ideal collaborator, but she has proven throughout her long and successful career that she is more than capable of standing on her own two feet.