Today, Aug. 16, marks the date that we welcomed the Queen of Pop (happy 54th birthday!) and lost the King of Rock & Roll.
In honor of two of the most prolific hitmakers in Billboard history, here is a look at some of the chart records that the icons claim.
- 38 top 10 Billboard Hot 100 singles. The Beatles, with 34, rank second. Madonna’s first top 10 was 1984′s “Borderline,” which started a streak of 17 consecutive top 10s through 1989′s “Cherish” (No. 2). Her most recent top 10 was this year’s No. 10-peaking “Give Me All Your Luvin’,” featuring Nicki Minaj and M.I.A.
Read more of Keith Caulfield & Gary Trust’s article at http://www.billboard.com/column/chartbeat/elvis-presley-madonna-the-day-the-music-1005317502.story?utm_source=most_recent#yHvZKV4cDTtjSCTt.99