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Madonna beats Elvis’s No.1 albums record as MDNA tops UK chart

 
 
 
 
 
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Madonna has added another Guinness World Records title to her collection after her latest album MDNA went straight in at No.1 in the UK charts at the weekend.

It marks the 12th time the singer has reached the top spot with a long-player, making her the most successful solo artist ever on the UK album charts, edging past Elvis Presley's record of 11 No.1 albums.

Madonna's No.1 albums (Like a Virgin, True Blue, Like a Prayer, The Immaculate Collection, Evita (film soundtrack),  Ray of Light, Music, American Life, Confessions on a Dance Floor, Hard Candy, Celebration and MDNA) have spent 30 cumulative weeks at No.1 - more than any other solo female on the UK albums chart.

Elvis Presley has had 11 UK No.1 albums (Rock 'n Roll, Loving You (film soundtrack), King Creole (film soundtrack), Elvis is Back!, G.I. Blues (film soundtrack), Blue Hawaii (film soundtrack), Pot Luck, From Elvis in Memphis, 40 Greatest, Elv1s - 30 #1 Hits, The King).

Madonna still trails The Beatles for the most No.1 albums on UK chart by a single act, with the Fab Four having notched up an incredible 15 No.1 albums

Nevertheless, the 53-year-old can rightly claim the title of the queen of pop, with the star currently holding 20 world records including the highest grossing music tour per concert by a female artist for her 60-date 2006 'Confessions' tour and the top-selling female recording artist of all time, with record sales in excess of 75 million in the USA and 200 million abroad.

The star's most recent entry into the record books came in February when she set a new record for the largest TV audience for a Super Bowl half-time performance. Her set, which included guest appearances from hip-hop star's Nicki Minaj and MIA, attracted 114 million viewers - a larger figure than the actual match itself which saw the New York Giants defeat the New England Patriots.

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