Madonna becomes first woman to have top 10 album in five different decades

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Madonna has become the first woman to have a top 10 album in each decade since the 1980s.
Madonna has become the first woman to have a top 10 album in each decade since the 1980s.  © Nicholas Hunt / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / Getty Images via AFP

The Queen of Pop made history this week by becoming the first woman to have a top 10 album in each decade since the 1980s.

The achievement comes as her latest remix compilation, Finally Enough Love, debuted at No. 8 on Billboard’s September 3 chart, which was announced earlier this week.

The album is available in either a 16-track standard album or an expanded 50-track deluxe set sold on digital platforms, as well as a three-CD or six-LP version.

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It’s Madonna’s 23rd album to reach the top 10 in the United States with 30,000 units sold – 28,000 pure album sales (digital and physical sales in the US) as well as 2 million on-demand streams.

It’s also the first remix album to reach the top 10 in nearly eight years. The last remixed album to accomplish that was Beyoncé's six-track More Only EP, which debuted and peaked at No. 8 in December 2014.

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The Michigan-born global superstar, who just celebrated her 64th birthday, first entered the exclusive group of artists with a top 10 album with her self-titled debut in October 1984.

Madonna peaked at No. 8 on October 20. Like a Virgin, True Blue, the Who’s That Girl soundtrack, and Like a Prayer also cracked the top 10 in the ‘80s.

During the ‘90s, the Grammy-winning chart-topper saw seven albums cracking the top 10 list: I’m Breathless: Music From and Inspired by the Film Dick Tracy; The Immaculate Collection; Erotica; Bedtime Stories; Something to Remember; the soundtrack to the movie Evita, for which Madonna won a Golden Globe for best actress in a musical or comedy motion picture; and Ray of Light.

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There were also six top 10 albums in the 2000s – Music, GHV2: Greatest Hits Volume 2, American Life, Confessions on a Dance Floor, Hard Candy, and Celebration – and four in the ‘10s: Sticky & Sweet Tour, MDNA, Rebel Heart, and Madame X.

Of Madonna’s 23 top 10 entries, nine of them went on to reach the top spot. Like a Virgin in 1984; True Blue in 1986; Like a Prayer in 1989; Music in 2000; American Life in 2003; Confessions on a Dance Floor in 2005; Hard Candy in 2008; MDNA in 2011; and Madame X in 2019.

Finally Enough Love: 50 Number Ones consists of some of Madonna’s favorite remixes of her record-breaking 50 No. 1s on Billboard’s Dance Club Songs chart – the only artist with 50 No. 1s on any single Billboard chart.

The album also tops five other Billboard charts this week: Top Album Sales; Top Current Album Sales; Top Dance/Electronic Albums; Vinyl Albums; and Tastemaker Albums, which tallies the top-selling albums at independent and small chain record stores across the US.

The mother of six also reached several top 10 charts across the globe – including the UK, Spain, the Netherlands, Germany, France, Italy, Ireland, and Australia, where she scored her 12th No. 1 album.

Cover photo: Nicholas Hunt / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / Getty Images via AFP

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