September 27, 2009
Madonna’s new compilation Celebration leaps straight to number one in the Official Album Chart and brings her level with Elvis Presley’s record of eleven UK number one albums, the Official Charts Company reveals today.
No other solo artist can match this achievement. Only The Beatles, with a total of fifteen, have had more number one albums in chart history.
This feat marks yet another record for Madonna, the most successful female solo artist of all time. She has also:
- Spent more weeks (29) at number one of the Official UK Album Chart than any other female solo artist.
- Had more UK number one singles (13) than any other female solo artist.
- Achieved the chart double (simultaneous number one album and single) more times (4) than any other female solo artist.
- Completed the highest grossing tour in history (her recent Sticky & Sweet tour) for a female artist.
Celebration brings together 36 tracks spanning Madonna’s entire career so far and includes a newly recorded song Revolver featuring Lil Wayne.
Celebration The Video Collection DVD with 47 tracks is released tomorrow, Monday 28th September 2009.
Madonna’s UK number one albums:
LIKE A VIRGIN (1984)
TRUE BLUE (1986)
LIKE A PRAYER (1989)
THE IMMACULATE COLLECTION (1990)
EVITA (OST) (1996)
RAY OF LIGHT (1998)
AMERICAN LIFE (2003)
CONFESSIONS ON A DANCE FLOOR (2005)
HARD CANDY (2008)
Chart Information: The Official Charts Company