Liberty Games analysed over 6,500 songs and chart records to reveal the most popular artists in history, and Madonna came in at number one

According to Liberty Games, Madonna is the most popular artist of all time. This isn’t just some daring statement made by an overly-enthusiastic Madonna mega fan though, this result was conceived from hard analysis. 

From analysing over 6,500 songs from the top 100 Billboard charts, starting from 1959 all the way to the present day, the games retailer produced a list ranking the most successful performers in history. Their popularity was ranked by how many times they appeared in the chart, with Madonna holding the highest amount on a total of 34 times.

Coming in at a close second was The Beatles, who made their mark on the Billboard chart on 30 occasions. In joint third place was Mariah Carey and Elton John with 26 appearances.


Original research available at Liberty Games