It’s quite baffling how Madonna in her 40’s seems to have an even bigger success in Europe than the Madonna in her 20’s or 30’s. Generally, Madonna was considered a bigger success in her early years by critics but since her ‘Ray Of Light’ album to today’s ‘Confessions On A Dance Floor’ album, Madonna has become better & better as she grows older! Madonna received, most of her Awards (Grammy Awards, MTV Awards & Europe Video Awards) in her 40’s. Madonna broke the most the world records in her 40’s & her ‘Hung Up’ single may soon be the most successful global single of the 21st Century.
Madonna is now currently the 2nd Biggest Selling Female Artist (after Britney Spears) for the 21st Century with cumulative world sales of 32 million (Music -15 million, American Life – 4 million, GHV2 – 7 million & ‘Confessions’ – 6 million). These sales exclude her catalog albums! In Europe Madonna’s scored 7x platinum (7 million sold) for ‘Ray Of Light’, 5x platinum for ‘Music’ & 3x platinum for ‘Confessions’. In the U.K. alone Madonna had 4 of her 9 No.1 albums in her 40’s.
Madonna is now more successful in Europe in her 40’s than she was in her 20’s or 30’s. Madonna’s success in the U.S. has now shifted towards a bigger market – Europe! Madonna never made a comeback with ‘Confessions’…Her success just shifted from American to European. Considering a 2-month old album selling 3 million in Europe alone speaks volumes. Madonna’s age is not a factor anymore according to critics…Haters better get over this for even an American based youth oriented show like TRL admits – Madonna just keeps getting better with age!