Madonna’s latest single may have an audience the size of a ghost town in terms of pop music audiences, but the world’s favorite rebel heart doesn’t need to drown in any sorrows. “Ghosttown” is set to break a major chart record. In February, Billboard revealed that Madonna had tied a major record.
“Madonna makes Billboard chart history, as she earns her 44th No. 1 on Dance Club Songs, where ‘Living for Love’ lifts 2-1. (The ranking, dated March 7, will refresh on Billboard.com on Thursday, Feb. 26.) With the coronation, Madonna equals George Strait, who’s logged 44 No. 1s on Hot Country Songs, for the most leaders ever by an act on a singular Billboard chart. It’s fitting history for the artists also known, respectively, and reverently, as the Queen of Pop and the King of Country.”
Madonna is set to break that tie and take over as the artist with the most No. 1 hits on any Billboard chart in history with the dance remix to “Ghosttown.” Drowned Madonna has a preview of next week’s Dance Club Songs chart, where Madonna moves up from No. 6 to No. 3 and is the greatest gainer on the entire chart. She is expected to hit No. 1 on the following week’s chart. Congratulations, Madonna!
Taylor Swift may be the current Queen of Pop, but she still has a long way to go until she ties Madonna in terms of chart performance. Madonna has sold more than 300 million records worldwide. In 2012, she broke her own record when scoring her 12th top ten hit with “Give Me All Your Luvin‘” That Grape Juice celebrated Madonna’s achievement.
“With her latest Nicki Minaj/M.I.A.-assisted single ‘Give Me All Your Luvin’ getting nothing but love from fans, music monarch Madonna continues her reign over contemporaries with reports that ‘Luvin’ has landed her a 38th top 10 single. The first single lifted from her 12th studio album ‘MDNA’, due March 26, only extended the singer’s etch in history books as original gain of the record came from 2008’s ‘4 Minutes To Save the World’ (her 37th top 10).”
Taylor Swift can take solace in knowing that she has, by far, the biggest international selling album of the past year with 1989, and it continues to chart in the top ten seven months after its release. Taylor Swift recently kicked off her 1989 World Tour, which is set to break audience records everywhere.
Perhaps it’s not right pitting Madonna against Taylor Swift; both are huge fans of each other and recently performed together at the iHeart Music Awards in March. Let’s hope Madonna joins Taylor Swift onstage when Swift’s tour hits North America.
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