All hail Madonna! The Queen of pop is the first female artist to have top ten albums in every decade since the 80’s.
The Queen of Pop has earned a place in the record books, for being the first woman in U.S. history to earn a top 10 album in the last five consecutive decades.
The 2022 release of Madonna’s remix album, Finally Enough Love, has debuted at No. 8 on the Billboard chart, which officially marks her top 10th album to reach a top ten spot in every decade since the 1980s.
Barbra Streisand was leading the chart, and had No. 1 albums between the 1960s and 2010s, but Madonna is the first woman to chart top 10 albums in the 1980s, ’90s, ’00s, ’10s, and now 2020s. Since the debut of her first, self-titled album in 1983, Madonna has released 23 top 10 albums throughout her career, nine of which went to No. 1.
Madonna is only the 10th muso to reach this feat; the previous nine have gone to male artists or groups with men. Bruce Springsteen after the release of his latest album Letter To You, made his own history as the first artist to have a top 5 album on the Billboard 200 chart for six consecutive decades.
Let’s go through the decades and look at Madonna’s best albums in chronological order that scored Madonna this landmark record.
1980’s Madonna 1983, peaked at number 8. It features the hit ‘Holiday’ which she performed live for the first time in UK’s music TV show ‘The Tube’. Check it out below.
Like a Virgin 1983, hit top ten in 1984, and peaked at number 1, in 1985. It has sold more than 21 million copies worldwide and become one of the best-selling albums of all time. The titular track which was produced by Nile Rogers became her first number-one hit on the Billboard 100.
True Blue, 1986, peaked at number 1.
Who’s That Girl top hits in 1987 peaked at number 7.
Like a Prayer 1989, peaked at number 1.
By the 1990s, Madonna had well and truly cemented herself as the Queen of Pop, and continued to move into the 90s with her very own brand of dance and visual erotica. Here are her top hits in 1996
I’m Breathless: Music From and Inspired by the Film Dick Tracy, 1990, peaked at number 2.
The Immaculate Collection, 1990, peaked at number 2.
Erotica 1992, peaked at number 3.
Bedtime Stories, 1994, peaked at number 1.
Something to Remember, the Evita soundtrack, 1996, peaked at number 2.
Ray of Light, 1988, peaked at number 5. This was hands down one of the best 90’s dance albums
Music, 2000, peaked at number 1.
GHV2: Greatest Hits Volume 2, 2002, peaked at number 7.
American Life, 2003, peaked at number 1.
Confessions on a Dance Floor, 2005, peaked at number 1.
Hard Candy 2008, peaked at number 1.
Celebration, 2009, peaked at number 7.
Sticky & Sweet Tour, 2010, peaked at number 10.
MDNA, 2012, peaked at number 1.
Rebel Heart, 2015, peaked at number2.
Madame X, 2019, peaked at number 1.
Finally Enough Love, 2022 peaked at No. 8