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  • #61
    Originally posted by RayRay
    Originally posted by frankie_85

    I think i never saw "Rescue Me" chartrun in the airplay chart! It was almost as big as JML on airplay, it makes you realize even more how her label screwed up the single release.
    It needed a video. Still one of her best songs IMO.
    Absolutely agree! I just checked, it was finally released as a single when it was down 13->17 on the airplay chart, at the end of its run basically. THAT and no video=wasted opportunity to have a better chartrun. [And there are some other Madonna single releases that weren't exactly on point]

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    • #62
      One thing I'm upset about is that Beautiful Stranger and American Pie were not released in the US, they both could've been top 10 hits as they did quite good on radio (especially BS).
      I know the label wanted soundtrack album to sell but still, wasted opportunities.

      Can somebody please explain why they did release Into the groove as a b-side only in the States? Her biggest European hit with no proper release in US.

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      • #63
        ^Into The Groove was not on the Like A Virgin album.

        WBR wanted a song that was on the LAV album to be promoted at radio in order to drive album sales.

        They stupidly focused on Angel.

        Madonna was everywhere in 1985.

        MTV was playing MG, CFY, Gambler, ITG videos all at the same time.

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        • #64
          I always thought that was the reason, they wanted to push and give priority to a song that was on the LAV album.

          Beautiful Stranger and especially Into The Groove would've been top5 for sure (and i'm being cautious). It's incredible to think that the woman with the most top10 hits has even more songs that would've done the same if they had a regular release.

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          • #65
            Updating soundscan database on page 2. Will post Digital songs sales later today or tomorrow

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            • #66
              Nichu, not that it changes much but THIS Ask Billboard article has a more updated figure for Hard Candy (744k). Don't know if it could be good to add it or you prefer a more precise figure.

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              • #67
                Amazing work @ the OP
                Usually fans really inflate sales but the estimations in this thread seems really accurate.
                Wish someone would do something like this for Gaga

                Into The Groove would've been up there with her best-selling songs if it was released in the US :(

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                • #68
                  Originally posted by frankie_85
                  Nichu, not that it changes much but THIS Ask Billboard article has a more updated figure for Hard Candy (744k). Don't know if it could be good to add it or you prefer a more precise figure.
                  Of course it's good to add, even though it is not as precise as the previous one. I might've missed some updates, if anyone has got more recent figures, please let me know! (just edited the post with these updated sales)

                  Originally posted by sbk
                  Amazing work @ the OP
                  Usually fans really inflate sales but the estimations in this thread seems really accurate.
                  Wish someone would do something like this for Gaga
                  Thank you very much sbk!

                  I used to collect/estimate Gaga's sales too back in 2009-2010, not anymore now

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                  • #69
                    US CHARTS AND SALES HISTORY IS NOW COMPLETE

                    US Digital songs database added.

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                    • #70
                      Very, very nice work on the new thread, Nichu. Good job.

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                      • #71
                        Living For Love 10k only?
                        You got me feeling hella good, so let's just keep on dancin...

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                        • #72
                          Originally posted by HellaGood
                          Living For Love 10k only?
                          I know that sell 50k!!
                          Poor is the man whose pleasures depend on the permission of another!

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                          • #73
                            Madonna has sold 18.5M digital tracks in the U.S.
                            http://www.billboard.com/articles/busin ... ce=twitter

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                            • #74
                              Thanks!!!.

                              Originally posted by JadeBritx
                              Madonna has sold 18.5M digital tracks in the U.S.
                              http://www.billboard.com/articles/busin ... ce=twitter
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                              U.S. Album Sales:
                              SoundScan era = 28.2M

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                              • #75
                                Billboard goes even further with her album sales total:

                                http://www.billboard.com/articles/busin ... ce=twitter

                                U.S. Album Sales

                                Alicia Keys 18.4M
                                Arcade Fire 2.6M
                                Beyonce 15.8M
                                Calvin Harris 0.3M
                                Coldplay 18.3M
                                Daft Punk 3.3M
                                Deadmau5 1.1M
                                Jack White 0.9M
                                Jason Aldean 10.1M
                                Kanye West 14.6M
                                Madonna 53.2M* (SoundScan era = 28.2M // RIAA certs through May 1991 = 25M)
                                Nicki Minaj 3.4M
                                Jay Z 35.6M
                                Rihanna 10.3M
                                Usher 23.8M
                                J Cole 1.6M

                                TOTAL: 213.3M

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                                • #76
                                  So, she sold roughly 7 millions digital songs in the past 5 years (when the Glee article came out). Not bad, considering she had no big hits.

                                  Has anyone the total around SuperBowl performance?

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                                  • #77
                                    so M has sold 53.2m albums since 1991, right?
                                    Madonna's Rebel Heart Tour live in Turin (Nov. 21 - Sold Out)

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                                    • #78
                                      Wait, so billboard added certifications pre-1991 as sales?

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                                      • #79
                                        Originally posted by adriano
                                        so M has sold 53.2m albums since 1991, right?
                                        Nope, 28.2m according to Soundscan.
                                        The number includes RIAA certifications 1983-1991 (quite random calculation made by Billboard)

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                                        • #80
                                          Originally posted by Westen
                                          Wait, so billboard added certifications pre-1991 as sales?
                                          Apparently.
                                          Originally posted by WhatTheHell
                                          Voice of the truth here!! :(

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                                          • #81
                                            Originally posted by Westen
                                            Wait, so billboard added certifications pre-1991 as sales?
                                            Yes, they probably wanted to provide a comprehensive total, they cannot ignore Madonna's pre soundscan success when mentioning her album sales, though the final number is not precise at all

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                                            • #82
                                              WB oficially reported about 75M albums. Where did they miss 20M pre-1991 ?

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                                              • #83
                                                Originally posted by sniper
                                                WB oficially reported about 75M albums. Where did they miss 20M pre-1991 ?
                                                They just added RIAA certifications through 1991 to Soundscan total, which lead to that inaccurate total

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                                                • #84
                                                  Don't know if this is the right place where to post these figures...

                                                  Celebration sales, March 2015, UK

                                                  01/03 38 2,476
                                                  08/03 38 2,450 est. (N. Gallagher #41 sold 2.359)
                                                  15/03 27 3,500 est. (Shires #23 sold 4.241)
                                                  22/03 31 2,800 est. (Modest Mouse #31 sold 3.010)
                                                  29/03 45 2,200 est. (Marina #44 sold 2.294)

                                                  So more than 13,000 in one month.
                                                  I'd love to see this album certified 2xP by the end of 2015...
                                                  "Despair, regret, and tenderness is what I feel for you"

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                                                  • #85
                                                    Originally posted by sniper
                                                    WB oficially reported about 75M albums. Where did they miss 20M pre-1991 ?
                                                    RIAA certs are 64.5 million alone. Most of the missing numbers are club sales, which in the case of Madonna add up to more to several millions.

                                                    E.g, The Immaculate Collection got its 2 x Platinum cert in Jan 1991 but its 3 x Platinum didn't arrive until Dec 1991, after Soundscan was established. Soundscan = 5.8 million, so there's about 3 million copies floating around.

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                                                    • #86
                                                      Originally posted by HellaGood
                                                      Living For Love 10k only?
                                                      It's just for that one week. I don't think anyone has updated sales after its first week.
                                                      Originally posted by WhatTheHell
                                                      Voice of the truth here!! :(

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                                                      • #87
                                                        Originally posted by clh_hilary
                                                        Originally posted by HellaGood
                                                        Living For Love 10k only?
                                                        It's just for that one week. I don't think anyone has updated sales after its first week.
                                                        Exactly. We also know it sold 13k the week after the Grammy's. But no soundscan total was given unfortunately.
                                                        (Sales must be around 60-80k I believe)

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                                                        • #88
                                                          Originally posted by adriano
                                                          so M has sold 53.2m albums since 1991, right?
                                                          No. All time.

                                                          28.2 million albums since SoundScan began in Jan. or March or May 1991.

                                                          and...

                                                          Madonna's 28.2 million does not include the Evita Sdtk. which has sales over 2,009,000 million.

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                                                          • #89
                                                            Originally posted by thebigham
                                                            Originally posted by adriano
                                                            so M has sold 53.2m albums since 1991, right?
                                                            No. All time.

                                                            28.2 million albums since SoundScan began in Jan. or March or May 1991.

                                                            and...

                                                            Madonna's 28.2 million does not include the Evita Sdtk. which has sales over 2,009,000 million.
                                                            Thanks! So her Soundscan total should be around 30.2m

                                                            I believe the 18.5m figure for digital tracks do not include Me Against the Music btw (which sold +300k)

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                                                            • #90
                                                              Celebration has sold 557,562 copies in the UK, including 2,238 units last week.

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