barbarellasgalaxy:

To put the debates to rest, once and for all, Guinness World Records has confirmed what we have all known for decades: who the REAL queen of music is:
Madonna (USA, b. Madonna Ciccone) has sold more than 300 million albums in her career since debuting with her self-titled release in 1983.
As of October 2013, Madonna had sold an estimated 305,600,000 albums. Her best-sellers are The Immaculate Collection (1990, 30 million copies sold) and True Blue (1986, 25 million copies sold).
Although precise sales figures are difficult to obtain and are often disputed, it is acknowledged that only The Beatles, Elvis Presley and Michael Jackson have conclusively sold more albums worldwide than Madonna.
 Among female artists, Mariah Carey (USA), Celine Dion (Canada) and Whitney Houston (USA, 1963-2012) all have total worldwide album sales estimated at 200 million units.
In addition to her phenomenal album sales, Madonna’s earnings of $125 m (£82 m) for the period from June 2012 to June 2013 were the highest annual earnings ever for a female pop star, dwarfing those of previous record holder Celine Dion, whose earnings amounted to $56 m ($80 m, or £49 m, today) in 1998.

barbarellasgalaxy:

To put the debates to rest, once and for all, Guinness World Records has confirmed what we have all known for decades: who the REAL queen of music is:

Madonna (USA, b. Madonna Ciccone) has sold more than 300 million albums in her career since debuting with her self-titled release in 1983.

As of October 2013, Madonna had sold an estimated 305,600,000 albums. Her best-sellers are The Immaculate Collection (1990, 30 million copies sold) and True Blue (1986, 25 million copies sold).

Although precise sales figures are difficult to obtain and are often disputed, it is acknowledged that only The Beatles, Elvis Presley and Michael Jackson have conclusively sold more albums worldwide than Madonna.

 Among female artists, Mariah Carey (USA), Celine Dion (Canada) and Whitney Houston (USA, 1963-2012) all have total worldwide album sales estimated at 200 million units.

In addition to her phenomenal album sales, Madonna’s earnings of $125 m (£82 m) for the period from June 2012 to June 2013 were the highest annual earnings ever for a female pop star, dwarfing those of previous record holder Celine Dion, whose earnings amounted to $56 m ($80 m, or £49 m, today) in 1998.

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We can reveal some new exclusive details about the song “Veni Vidi Vici”.
If you thought you were done with Madonna rapping, think again!
In each verse of “Veni Vidi Vici” Madonna sort of raps with a low voice while keeping a certain flow. It’s very different than the “American Life” rap though. The chorus is where the acoustic guitar kicks in, giving it a pop vibe.
Madonna also does her own backing vocals as she starts singing on top of the rap voice halfway through each verse of Veni Vidi Vici.
We can reveal that this is the song Diplo referred to in the BBC Radio interview with Zane Lowe…
We had one song that’s kind of a retrospective record, with lyrics from her career and news reports from her [from the last 30 years.]
Veni Vedi Vici is a reflective pop/hip-hop song in which Madonna reminisces on her past years as an artist and a person.
In the verses, Madonna raps gently, using song titles from her past, as lyrics.  “I took a Holiday”… “I got Into the Groove”… “Music saved my life”… and carries on citing or referring to “Borderline”, “Vogue”, “Express Yourself”, “Justify my love”, “Ray of Light”, “Music” and even “The Power of Good-Bye”.
Madonna tells us “I came, I saw, I conquer” (Veni Vidi Vici) in a truly lovely pop-oriented chorus… definitely the best part of the song.

We can reveal some new exclusive details about the song “Veni Vidi Vici”.

If you thought you were done with Madonna rapping, think again!

In each verse of “Veni Vidi Vici” Madonna sort of raps with a low voice while keeping a certain flow. It’s very different than the “American Life” rap though. The chorus is where the acoustic guitar kicks in, giving it a pop vibe.

Madonna also does her own backing vocals as she starts singing on top of the rap voice halfway through each verse of Veni Vidi Vici.

We can reveal that this is the song Diplo referred to in the BBC Radio interview with Zane Lowe…

We had one song that’s kind of a retrospective record, with lyrics from her career and news reports from her [from the last 30 years.]

Veni Vedi Vici is a reflective pop/hip-hop song in which Madonna reminisces on her past years as an artist and a person.

In the verses, Madonna raps gently, using song titles from her past, as lyrics.
“I took a Holiday”… “I got Into the Groove”… “Music saved my life”… and carries on citing or referring to “Borderline”, “Vogue”, “Express Yourself”, “Justify my love”, “Ray of Light”, “Music” and even “The Power of Good-Bye”.

Madonna tells us “I came, I saw, I conquer” (Veni Vidi Vici) in a truly lovely pop-oriented chorus… definitely the best part of the song.

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