On September 27 2009, Madonna’s hits compilation, Celebration, debuted at number one on the Official UK Album Chart, bringing her total of number ones (11 total) in line with Elvis Presley. Only The Beatles had more number ones, with a total of fifteen.
This achievement also marked another record for Madonna: the most successful female solo artist of all time.
Other records (at this time in Madonna’s career history):
- Madonna had spent more than 29 weeks at number one on the Official UK Album Chart (more than any other female solo artist)
- Madonna had more UK number one singles (13) than any other female solo artist
- Achieved the chart double (simultaneous number one album and single) more times (4) than any other female solo artist
- Completed the highest grossing tour in history (Sticky & Sweet) for a female artist