Madonna has sold more than 300 million records worldwide.
Guinness World Records acknowledged her as the best-selling female recording artist and
the fourth best-selling act of all time, behind The Beatles, Elvis Presley, and Michael Jackson.
 According to the
Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), she is the best-selling female rock artist of the 20th century and the second
top-selling female albums artist in the United States, with 64.5 million
 Madonna is the most certified artist of all time in United Kingdom, with 45 awards from the
British Phonographic Industry (BPI) as of April 2013.
Billboard has named Madonna as the
top touring female artist of all time.
 She is also the highest grossing solo touring artist, with over $1.31 billion in concert gross, starting from the Blond Ambition World Tour; she first crossed a billion gross with The MDNA Tour. Overall, Madonna ranks third on all-time top-grossing Billboard Boxscore list, with just
The Rolling Stones ($1.84 billion) and
U2 ($1.67 billion) ahead of her.
 Madonna has been honored with 20
MTV Video Music Awards, including the lifetime achievement
Video Vanguard Award in 1986. She has the second highest number of accolades in the history of the award.
Madonna holds the record for the most number-ones on all combined
Billboard charts, including twelve number-one songs on the Billboard Hot 100 and eight number-one albums on the Billboard 200. With 46 songs topping the
Dance Club Songs chart, Madonna became the artist with the most number-one songs on an active Billboard chart, pulling ahead of
George Strait with 44 number-one songs on the
Hot Country Songs chart.
 She has also scored 38 top-ten singles on the Hot 100, more than any other artist in history.
 In 2008, Billboard magazine ranked her at number two, behind
The Beatles, on the Billboard Hot 100 All-Time Top Artists, making her the most successful solo artist in the history of American singles chart.
 In 2016, the magazine listed her as the number one Dance Club Songs artist, the ranking being decided by each song's performance and trajectory on the chart.