Madonna is first woman to earn Billboard 200 top 10 albums in each decade since 80s

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Madonna's Billboard 200 chart milestone credit:Bang Showbiz
Madonna's Billboard 200 chart milestone credit:Bang Showbiz

Madonna has become the first female artist to earn Billboard 200 top 10 albums in each decade since the 1980s.

The 64-year-old star - who is often referred to as The Queen of Pop - achieved the milestone after her remix compilation 'Finally Enough Love' debuted at number eight in the chart.

Madonna registered her first top 10 on the Billboard 200 chart in October 1984 with her self-titled record, which went on to peak at number eight.

The 80s also saw Madonna achieve four other top 10s on the Billboard 200 with 'Like a Virgin', 'True Blue', the 'Who’s That Girl' soundtrack and 'Like a Prayer'.

She amassed seven in the 1990s, including the likes of 'The Immaculate Collection' and 'Something to Remember', six in the 2000s, including 'Confessions on a Dance Floor', and four in the 2010s, 'Sticky Sweet Tour', 'MDNA', 'Rebel Heart' and 'Madame X'.

The other acts who have achieved the milestone of having Billboard 200 top 10 albums in each decade since the 1980s are AC/DC, Def Leppard, Sir Paul McCartney, Metallica, Ozzy Osbourne, Robert Plant, Prince, Bruce Springsteen, and James Taylor.

Earlier this month, Nicki Minaj's 'Super Freaky Girl' became the first number one debut on the Billboard Hot 100 chart for a hip hop song by a solo female artist without accompaniment since 1998.

The 39-year-old rapper became the first star since Lauryn Hill, with 'Doo Wop (That Thing)' 24 years ago, to achieve such success, and 'Super Freaky Girl' also gave Nicki her first Hot 100 number one as an unaccompanied artist.

It is also her third Billboard Hot 100 number one, after she featured on Doja Cat’s 'Say So' in 2020, and she starred on 'Trollz' with 6ix9ine in the same year.