Madonna becomes first woman to have a top 10 album in 5 different decades

Muri Assunção
New York Daily News

Madonna is feeling like a queen on a throne.

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 Sept. 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.

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 U.S.) as well as 2 million on-demand streams.

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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.

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 Oct. 20. “Like a Virgin,” “True Blue,” the “Who’s That Girl” soundtrack and “Like a Prayer” also cracked the top 10 in the ’80s.

Madonna, seen in 2016, has had at least one album in Billboard’s top 10 every decade since the 1980s.

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.”

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 U.S.

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