Madonna: The Biggest Selling Singles Artist of All Time

30 Octobre 2013, 12:27pm

Publié par MadonnaArtVision




Pop queen Madonna has been named the biggest selling singles artist of all time, after it was revealed she had sold over 17.8million singles during her 30 year career.


The singer earns the title ahead of Barbadian superstar Rihanna, who, in only seven years in music, has sold 11.4million singles and is expected to overtake Madonna in the next few years – if she continues to sell at the same rate.


The sales information has been released by the Official Charts Company, who collated the sales information spanning three decades, covering Madonna’s first ever single release ‘Everybody’ in 1982 to ‘Turn Up The Radio’ in 2012. Neither of these singles scored the singer a hit.


The top ten is as follows...

1. Madonna (17.8m)

2. Rihanna (11.4m)

3. Kylie Minogue (10.2m)

4. Whitney Houston (8.5m)

5. Lady Gaga (7.329m)

6. Britney Spears (7.324m)

7. Beyoncé (6.9m)

8. Celine Dion (6.7m)

9. Mariah Carey (6.62m)

10. Olivia Newton John (6.61m)