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Madonna is first woman to score Billboard top 10 albums every decade since ’80s

We bow down before Her Madgesty.

By Alastair James

Words: Alastair James; pictures: Instagram/@madonna

The ‘Material Girl’ herself, Madonna, has become the first woman to land in the top 10 on the Billboard 200 album charts in every decade since the 1980s. 

Finally Enough Love, Madonna’s latest record, has debuted at No. 8 on the Sept. 3-dated chart. The retrospective remix album spans her entire career, with revered fan favourites like ‘Vogue,’ ‘Express Yourself, and ‘Like A Prayer,’ as well as a selection of rare remix recordings, 20 of which are being released for the first time.

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Billboard reports Madonna socred her first top 10 album back in 1984 with Madonna. This has been followed up by Like a Virgin, True Blue, Like a Prayer, Music, American Life, Confessions on a Dance Floor, Hard Candy, MDNA, and Madame X.

All the other artists to achieve such a goal are male: AC/DC, Def Leppard, Paul McCartney, Metallica, Ozzy Osbourne, Robert Plant, Prince, Bruce Springsteen, and James Taylor.

In Finally Enough Love – Madonna’s third commercially released remix album – there are highlights of the star’s first-ever remix collection and the second best-selling remix album of all time: You Can Dance.

Nearly every single one of Madonna’s dance chart-toppers features on Finally Enough Love, which flows in mostly chronological order to showcase the evolution of Madge from the 1983 track ‘Holiday’ from her eponymous debut album to 2019’s ‘I Don’t Search I Find.’

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On 29 August Billboard reported that Finally Enough Love was the top-selling album of the week in the U.S. and the first remix album to reach the top 10 on the Billboard 200 since Beyoncé’s More Only in 2014.

Finally Enough Love also marks Madonna’s 23rd top 10 album overall, which brings her equal in number to Bob Dylan for the fourth-most top 10s among solo acts.

Madonna recently said in a Q&A that she was “gagging” to collaborate with Britney Spears again. It comes after Britney’s first new music in six years and since the end of her conservatorship with the release of ‘Hold Me Closer’ with Sir Elton John. 

We’d love to see it.

The Attitude September/October issue is out now.