Madonna’s Popularity Gives The Queen Of Pop Her First UK Top 10 In 15 Years

Madonna has made it back into the top 10 of the UK singles charts for the first time in more than a decade.

And, what’s even more impressive, he did it with a song that’s more than six months old.

Last year, Madonna teamed up with The Weeknd and Playboi Carti on the song Popular, as part of the soundtrack to the ill-fated TV drama The Idol.

Upon its release, Popular peaked at number 11 on the UK charts, but in recent history, it has seen a resurgence in popularity on streaming platforms.

Following the release of an EP featuring sped-up, slowed-down, acapella and instrumental versions of the hit, it has now re-entered the UK charts, reaching a new record high at number 10.

This made Popular Madonna’s first top 10 hit since her single Celebration, which reached number three in 2009.

Madonna now occupies 64 UK top 10 rankingsMadonna now occupies 64 UK top 10 rankings

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Celebration is the title track from Madonna’s third greatest hits collection, with the Queen of Pop currently on a world tour of the same name, celebrating four decades of her music.

The Official Charts Company said that the Like A Prayer singer has now extended her reign as the female artist with the most UK top 10 singles with a total of 64 singles. Only Elvis Presley and Cliff Richard have more to their name, with 76 and 68 respectively.

Back in June, The Weeknd told Apple Music that collaborating with Madonna was something he had “always wanted” to do.

The Weeknd as Tedros on The Idol, the first show on PopularThe Weeknd as Tedros on The Idol, the first show on Popular

“I always wanted to work with him. “I’ve always wanted to write and produce a Madonna album – of course, co-produce with her – because she’s a visionary and she has an incredible vision,” he said.

“I just wanted to come into her world and make a classic Madonna album. That’s always been my dream. So this can… Hopefully this will be the appetizer.”

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