Madonna becomes the first woman to score a Billboard Top 10 album across five decades

Madonna has become the first-ever woman to achieve a place on the Billboard 200 albums chart across five decades.

The “Holiday” singer has had newly charting Top 10 records on Billboard 200 albums chart in all decades since the 1980s, and just bagged her spot in the 2020s too.

Her newest album, Finally Enough Love: 50 Number Ones, was released on 19 August and won a place at number eight on the September chart, resulting in the prestigious achievement.

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Madonna’s FINALLY ENOUGH LOVE: 50 NUMBER ONES Dominates Charts Worldwide

 
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - AUGUST 10: Nile Rodgers and Madonna speak to a crowd at The DiscOasis in Central Park on August 10, 2022 in New York City. (Photo by James Devaney/GC Images)

Madonna’s career spanning compilation album FINALLY ENOUGH LOVE: 50 NUMBER ONES is now dominating album charts around the world following its release on August 19. The album debuts at #1 on both the Billboard Top Album Sales and Top Current Album Sales charts, and #8 on the Billboard Top 200. Madonna is now the first female artist with Top 10 albums on the Billboard 200 in each of the last five decades, adding another landmark achievement to her long list of accolades. The album also debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top Dance/Electronic Album and Vinyl Albums charts. FINALLY ENOUGH LOVE can also be found at the top of the charts in countries around the world, with Top 3 debuts in Australia (#1), Belgium (#1), Holland (#1), France (#2), Germany (#2), Italy (#3), Ireland (#2), and the UK (#3). The album also hit #1 on the iTunes albums chart in 35 countries.

FINALLY ENOUGH LOVE: 50 NUMBER ONES – available now on both streaming and physical format – was curated by Madonna in celebration of her historic milestone as the first and only recording artist to have 50 #1 hits on any single Billboard chart when she topped the Dance Club Songs chart for the 50th time.

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Madonna sets new chart record with ‘Finally Enough Love’ remix compilation album

Madonna has proven once again why she’s the Queen of Pop.

Her new dance remix compilation, Finally Enough Love, has debuted at number eight on the Billboard 200 album chart. That makes her the first female artist to hit the top 10 on that chart in the ’80s, ’90s, 2000s, ’10s and now, the ’20s. 

The nine other acts who’ve managed to do this are either male solo stars or groups with an all-male lineup, including PrinceBruce SpringsteenPaul McCartney and Metallica.

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Madonna Breaks Major Records Across the Globe With ‘Finally Enough Love’

Taking to press, the Official Charts Company unveiled this week’s top albums. On it, Madonna’s new remix collection called ‘Finally Enough Love’ blasted onto the charts at #3.

As a result of its high chart entry, she has now gone on to score a massive 23 top 10 albums in the country.

‘Finally Enough Love’ was previously in contention for the #1 spot and had it done so, it would have become her 13th chart-topper. Had she done this, it would have put her in second place with Elvis and Robbie Williams for the second-most #1 albums in the country. Only the Beatles would have more at 15.

Regardless, the album debuted at #8 in the United States on the Billboard 200 chart. As a result, the ‘Hung Up’ songstress has now become the first woman with a newly-charting top 10 title in the last 5 decades.

‘Finally Enough Love’  contains previously released dance remixes, as the set celebrates Madonna’s 50 #1s on Billboard’s Dance Club Songs chart.

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Madonna op #1 in de Nederlandse Album Chart (Dutch press)

Madonna is vandaag op de eerste plek binnengekomen in de Nederlandse Album Chart met het album FINALLY ENOUGH LOVE: 50 NUMBER ONES. De wereldster bracht de plaat met remixes van haar hits vorige week vrijdag zowel digitaal als op CD en LP uit. 

Met meer dan 220 minuten aan remixes neemt deze release je mee in de muzikale reis die Madonna heeft afgelegd en die haar tot een internationaal icoon heeft gemaakt. De tracklist bestaat uit Madonna’s 50 favorieten die geremastered zijn door Mike Dean. Hij werkte eerder mee aan Madonna’s twee meest recente studio albums Rebel Heart en Madame X

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Song Exploder EPISODE 239: MADONNA “HUNG UP”

Madonna is the best-selling female recording artist of all time. She has 12 albums that have gone multi-platinum. She’s won seven Grammys, and has had fifty songs reach number 1 on the Billboard Dance chart. That’s more number 1s than anyone in any category, ever. In this episode, she talks about one of those number 1 hits: “Hung Up,” from her 2005 album Confessions on a Dance Floor. The song and that album were co-produced by Stuart Price, an electronic musician, producer, and DJ from the UK. “Hung Up” began in part because Madonna was working on a film with director Luc Besson (whose films include The Fifth Element and Taken). But the song also grew out of Stuart’s DJ sets.

Madonna has a new career-spanning album out, called Finally Enough Love: 50 Number Ones, and in honor of its release, Madonna and Stuart Price told me the story of how their collaboration and partnership led to one of Madonna’s biggest hits.

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‘Ray of Light made me, and I didn’t know what I was doing’: William Orbit on Madonna, being sectioned and resurrection

William Orbit is an electronic musician living a jazz life. ‘I like to make it up as I go along,’ he says. ‘It’s one long improv session.’ For most of his 65 years, the music skipped along well enough. In the late Nineties, Orbit was the man with lightning at his fingertips. He co-produced (and co-wrote) Madonna’s best album, Ray of Light, followed in 1999 by Blur’s best album, 13. He created big hits for big movies, including The Beach, which featured his song ‘Pure Shores’. Recorded by All Saints, it became the second most successful British single of 2000.

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What’s It Like to Remix a Madonna Song? Four Producers Share Their ‘Proud,’ ‘Scary,’ ‘Life-Changing’ Experiences

While few would argue against Madonna‘s legendary status in the dance realm, her position as an icon, innovator and general party-starter was further cemented with the August 19 release of Finally Enough Love: 50 Number Ones. This remix compilation is made up of songs from Madonna’s historic run on Billboard’s Dance Club Songs chart, where she has a record 50 chart-toppers — the most No. 1s for any artist on any single Billboard chart.

Finally Enough Love: 50 Number Ones, an expansion of the 16-song Finally Enough Love, features career-spanning edits from dance world stars including David Morales, Junior Vasquez, Victor Calderone, Sasha, Dubfire, Axwell, Avicii, Honey Dijon, Felix da Housecat, Bob Sinclar and Benny Benassi, whose work altogether demonstrates not only the progression of Madonna’s catalog, but the sound of dance music itself.

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Modern pop music is confusing, says Madonna

Madonna feels “confused” by modern pop music.

The 64-year-old singer – who is one of the best-selling artists of all time – feels the music industry has changed markedly since her pop heyday.

The ‘Like a Prayer’ hitmaker – who shot to global stardom in the 80s – explained: “I think what’s changed the most is just the songs. Songs have changed. The concept of songwriting.

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Madonna ’50 Number Ones’ Review: Queen of the Club

Very little has been consistent in the life of the chronically self-reinventing Queen of Pop, but one thing she will do almost without fail is turn out a number one hit.

While Madonna’s outsized influence on the landscape of pop music is inescapable, she has had no less powerful a presence in dance and house music.

Given how much she owes to a genre and culture that she has done so much to shape in turn, it should be no surprise that she has chosen to celebrate her career through the artists who have remixed and reinterpreted her iconic catalog through the years.

Arriving the week of her 64th birthday, Finally Enough Love: 50 Number Ones (★★★☆☆) commemorates her 50th time at the top of the dance charts, making her the first and only artist to hit that milestone on any Billboard chart.

Presented as a curated selection of Madonna’s personal favorite remixes and remasters, the 50-track collection is the deluxe edition of a 16-track version that dropped back in June.

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Madonna’s Pop Reign Over 40 Years: A Guide to ‘Finally Enough Love’

Madonna.

The musical icon, actress, director, model, and mother has been loved, hated, lauded, and decried throughout her 40-year career, and yet she perseveres. An unprecedented record for chart-topping hits is evidence enough that, despite her critics, her music resonates with a broad, diverse, and enthusiastic audience. Not only that, but her chameleonic reign has defied trends and the commercial demand for young, new acts who go viral on TikTok. With this week’s release of the definitive remix album Finally Enough Love: 50 Number Ones, what better time than now to celebrate Madonna’s musical, fashion, and film evolution over that chart-topping period from 1982 to 2016? It was a time when she transformed from donning leg warmers and fingerless gloves to dressing as a futuristic geisha, then a cyber-disco diva. She remains as iconic and divisive as ever, but this multi-disc collection reminds us that her talent for nailing the pop zeitgeist is irrefutable.

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All 50 of Madonna’s No. 1 Club Hits Ranked: From ‘Everybody’ to ‘I Don’t Search I Find’

For the past 40 years, Madonna has not only been a if not the Queen of Pop, but also the reigning monarch of clubland. She’s racked up a record-breaking 50 number-one hits on Billboard’s Dance Club Songs chart — remixes of which are collected on the “Finally Enough Love,: 50 Number Ones” album, which arrived today. Clocking in at 220 minutes, the album is a dizzying journey through the ever-changing dance music landscape and a testament to Madonna’s ability to evolve with it.

But equally, “Finally Enough Love” is about reconnecting with the dance music giants of yesteryear. Legendary DJs like Junior Vasquez (who fell out with the pop icon over 1996 single “If Madonna Calls”), Victor Calderone, William Orbit and David Morales defined nightlife in the ‘90s, and they are all represented with remixes of songs like “Secret,” “Justify My Love,” “Bedtime Story,” “Nothing Really Matters” and “Deeper and Deeper.”

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