FashionOne talks Madonna – The best-selling recording artist of all time
According to Guinness World Records, Madonna is the best-selling female artist of all time—an accolade not to take lightly; this massive success has spanned an impressive 32 years in the music industry to date.
Madonna, born Madonna Louise Ciccone on August 16, 1958, is not just a pop star but also a songwriter, an actress and a businesswoman. Originally born in Bay City, Michigan, Madonna initially studied dance. After dropping out of college, Madonna moved to New York City and turned her hand to the music industry, releasing her first album, entitled Madonna, in 1983. The song “Holiday” was the first hit from this album and reached number 8 in the Billboards chart. Pop hits “Lucky Star” and “Borderline” followed next.
It was the ‘80s that saw Madonna catapult to worldwide fame. Alongside her albums, she also was famous for her style. From her infamous cone bra to her famous bleach-blonde hair and fishnets, she inspired girls and women everywhere. Her iconic music videos had us all glued to the screens, and it was her second album Like a Virgin that saw her achieve global recognition. To date, she has sold over 300 million records worldwide, an achievement that has earned her her “Queen of Pop” status. Madonna is known for having reinvented herself during her career, and whatever she is doing must be working for her to be named as the best-selling female artist.