Second album smash: 7 acts who topped their debut

How many artists can sell over 10 million albums with their debut and then go and double those figures with their second album just 18 months later? That’s exactly what Madonna did with Like a Virgin. The blonde popstar teamed up with Nile Rodgers for the set, which went on to sell over 21 million…

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Madonna book

Madonna Louise Ciccone is known universally as the ‘Queen of Pop’, and with career record sales topping 300 million worldwide, she is acknowledged as the biggest selling female recording artist of all time. Indeed, in Billboard’s 2008 100 All-time Top Artists, she was ranked second only to the Beatles. During a 30-year career she has…

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