added: 10 Nov 2012 // by: VVN Music
The RIAA has released their list of gold and platinum awards given out during October and the only release by a veteran artist to receive certification was Madonna.
The singer's MDNA has finally gone gold, meaning that it has sold 500,000 copies in the U.S. since its March release (actual total is 512,000).
This could end up as the smallest selling studio album of her career. Every one of her studio albums went platinum until 2003's American Life which, to date, has sold just almost 700,000 copies. Hard Candy (2008) is her second least selling album at 744,000, meaning that MDNA would need to score a huge uptick in sales to get out of the basement.
1.Like a Virgin (1984) - 10 million
2.True Blue (1986) - 7 million
3.Immaculate Collection (1990) - 6 million
4.Madonna (1983) - 5 million
5.Like a Prayer (1989) - 5 million
6.Ray of Light (1998) - 3.9 million
7.I'm Breathless (1990) - 3.2 million
8.Music (2000) - 2.9 million
9.Bedtime Stories (1994) - 2.3 million
10.Something to Remember (1995) - 2.1 million
11.Evita (1996) - 2 million
12.Erotica (1992) - 1.9 million
13.Confessions on a Dance Floor - 1.7 million
14.GHV2 (2001) - 1.4 million
15.You Can Dance (1987) - 1.3 million
16.Confessions Tour (2007)- 1.2 million
17.Who's That Girl Soundtrack (1987) - 1 million
18.Hard Candy (2008) - 0.74 million
19.American Life (2003) - 0.68 million
20.MDNA (2012) - .5 million
21.Celebration (2009) - .3 million
22.Remixed and Revisited (2003) - .1 million
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