Madonna Ties Fab Four On Singles Honor Roll
With a Recording Industry Association Of America (RIAA) -certified gold single (for U.S. sales of 500,000 copies) of "Don't Tell Me" now under her belt, Madonna has pulled neck-and-neck with the BeatlWith a Recording Industry Association Of America (RIAA) -certified gold single (for U.S. sales of 500,000 copies) of "Don't Tell Me" now under her belt, Madonna has pulled neck-and-neck with the Beatles in second place among artists who have the most gold singles in U.S. history. The Material Mom and the Fab Four have each notched 24 gold-certified singles, behind only Elvis Presley's remarkable 51.
"This marks yet another milestone in what has been an amazing career," RIAA president/CEO Hilary Rosen said of the March achievement in a statement. "Madonna continues to strengthen her hold as one of the cornerstones of American music."
"Don't Tell Me," the second single from Madonna's "Music," topped Billboard's Hot 100 Singles Sales and Hot Dance Music/Club Play charts, and peaked at No. 4 on The Billboard Hot 100. The album, which debuted at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 last October, has been certified double-platinum for U.S. sales of 2 million copies by the RIAA.
As previously reported, an updated accounting of Eagles titles has ranked the California contingent as the third highest-selling band in the U.S. The group's certified album sales were upped by more than 17 million in the latest audit, bringing the total to 83.5 million, behind only the Beatles (163.5 million) and Led Zeppelin (103.5 million), and ahead of Pink Floyd (68.5 million). The Eagles ''Their Greatest Hits: 1971-75'' remains the best-selling album in U.S. history, certified by the RIAA for 27 million copies.