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Methodology:

Based on #1 singles in the world's biggest music markets (with official singles chart) according to the IFPI. In order to make this more accurate, non-official and radio charts with shady/incomplete info aren't counted (example: Brazil Hot 100 or Polish Airplay Chart)

 

1. Madonna

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180 #1 hits

 

 

United States: 12
Japan: 0
United Kingdom: 13
Germany: 4
France: 3
Australia: 11
Canada: 25
Italy: 23
Netherlands: 5
Sweden: 6
Spain: 22
Switzerland: 9
Belgium: 7
Austria: 2
Norway: 7
Denmark: 4
Finland: 14
Ireland: 8
New Zealand: 5

 

2. Rihanna

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118 #1 hits

 

 

United States: 14
Japan: 0
United Kingdom: 9
Germany: 5
France: 6
Australia: 10
Canada: 11
Italy: 2
Netherlands: 2
Sweden: 4
Spain: 3
Switzerland: 8
Belgium: 3
Austria: 5
Norway: 8
Denmark: 7
Finland: 4
Ireland: 9
New Zealand: 8

 

3. Britney Spears

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86 #1 hits

 

 

United States: 5

Japan: 0
United Kingdom: 6
Germany: 3
France: 3
Australia: 5
Canada: 9
Italy: 4
Netherlands: 4
Sweden: 4
Spain: 3
Switzerland: 4
Belgium: 4
Austria: 3
Norway: 6
Denmark: 6
Finland: 4
Ireland: 8
New Zealand: 5

 

4. Lady Gaga

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70 #1 hits

 

 

United States: 4
Japan: 0
United Kingdom: 5
Germany: 4
France: 3
Australia: 4
Canada: 5
Italy: 1
Netherlands: 3
Sweden: 4
Spain: 5
Switzerland: 3
Belgium: 3
Austria: 4
Norway: 4
Denmark: 4
Finland: 5
Ireland: 6
New Zealand: 3

 

 

 

5. Shakira

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60 #1 hits
 

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United States: 1
Japan: 0
United Kingdom: 2
Germany: 4
France: 5
Australia: 3
Canada: 0
Italy: 5
Netherlands: 4
Sweden: 2
Spain: 10
Switzerland: 5
Belgium: 4
Austria: 3
Norway: 1
Denmark: 2
Finland: 2
Ireland: 4
New Zealand: 3

 

5. Katy Perry

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60 #1 hits

 

 

United States: 9
Japan: 0
United Kingdom: 5
Germany: 2
France: 0
Australia: 4
Canada: 10
Italy: 1
Netherlands: 3
Sweden: 1
Spain: 0
Switzerland: 2
Belgium: 2
Austria: 3
Norway: 2
Denmark: 2
Finland: 1
Ireland: 4
New Zealand: 9

 

 

 

6. Whitney Houston

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53 #1 hits

 

 

United States: 11
Japan: 0
United Kingdom: 4
Germany: 3
France: 1
Australia: 3
Canada: 7
Italy: 3
Netherlands: 3
Sweden: 2
Spain: 3
Switzerland: 3
Belgium: 2
Austria: 1
Norway: 2
Denmark: 0
Finland: 0
Ireland: 2
New Zealand: 3

 

7. Mariah Carey

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51 #1 hits

 

 

United States: 18
Japan: 0
United Kingdom: 2
Germany: 1
France: 0
Australia: 2
Canada: 9
Italy: 0
Netherlands: 3
Sweden: 1
Spain: 1
Switzerland: 1
Belgium: 1
Austria: 1
Norway: 0
Denmark: 0
Finland: 2
Ireland: 2
New Zealand: 7

 

8. P!nk
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49 #1 hits

 

United States: 4
Japan: 0
United Kingdom: 3
Germany: 3
France: 1
Australia: 10
Canada: 2
Italy: 1
Netherlands: 2
Sweden: 2
Spain: 3
Switzerland: 3
Belgium: 1
Austria: 3
Norway: 1
Denmark: 0
Finland: 1
Ireland: 4
New Zealand: 5


9. Christina Aguilera

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46 #1 hits

 

 

United States: 5

Japan: 0
United Kingdom: 4
Germany: 1
France: 0
Australia: 3
Canada: 5
Italy: 0
Netherlands: 1
Sweden: 2
Spain: 5
Switzerland: 2
Belgium: 1
Austria: 2
Norway: 3
Denmark: 2
Finland: 1
Ireland: 4
New Zealand: 5


10. Adele

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44 #1 hits

 

 

United States: 4

Japan: 0
United Kingdom: 2
Germany: 3
France: 3
Australia: 2
Canada: 2
Italy: 2
Netherlands: 4
Sweden: 1
Spain: 1
Switzerland: 4
Belgium: 4
Austria: 1
Norway: 2
Denmark: 1
Finland: 3
Ireland: 3
New Zealand: 2

 

11. Celine Dion

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43 #1 hits

 

 

United States: 4

Japan: 1
United Kingdom: 2
Germany: 1
France: 6
Australia: 3
Canada: 5
Italy: 1
Netherlands: 3
Sweden: 3
Spain: 2
Switzerland: 1
Belgium: 4
Austria: 1
Norway: 2
Denmark: 1
Finland: 1
Ireland: 2
New Zealand: 0

 

11. Beyoncé

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43 #1 hits

 

 

United States: 6
Japan: 0
United Kingdom: 5
Germany: 1
France: 1
Australia: 1
Canada: 1
Italy: 1
Netherlands: 4
Sweden: 2
Spain: 3
Switzerland: 2
Belgium: 2
Austria: 0
Norway: 3
Denmark: 2
Finland: 0
Ireland: 4
New Zealand: 5

 

 

12. Olivia Newton-John

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42 #1 hits

 

 

United States: 5

Japan: 0
United Kingdom: 3
Germany: 2
France: 0
Australia: 5
Canada: 6
Italy: 0
Netherlands: 3
Sweden: 1
Spain: 3
Switzerland: 2
Belgium: 2
Norway: 3
Denmark: 0
Ireland: 5
New Zealand: 2

 

13. Cher

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41 #1 hits

 

 

United States: 5

Japan: 0
United Kingdom: 4
Germany: 1
France: 1
Australia: 3
Canada: 6
Italy: 1
Netherlands: 3
Sweden: 2
Spain: 1
Switzerland: 1
Belgium: 3
Austria: 1
Norway: 3
Denmark: 1
Ireland: 2
New Zealand: 3

 

14. Kylie Minogue

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40 #1 hits

 

 

United States: 0
Japan: 0
United Kingdom: 7
Germany: 2
France: 1
Australia: 10
Canada: 0
Italy: 0
Netherlands: 1
Sweden: 1
Spain: 2
Switzerland: 2
Belgium: 1
Austria: 1
Norway: 1
Denmark: 1
Finland: 3
Ireland: 6
New Zealand: 1

 

 

15. Jennifer Lopez

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38 #1 hits

 

 

United States: 4

Japan: 0
United Kingdom: 3
Germany: 1
France: 1
Australia: 2
Canada: 4
Italy: 4
Netherlands: 1
Sweden: 1
Spain: 3
Switzerland: 2
Belgium: 1
Austria: 1
Norway: 1
Denmark: 1
Finland: 3
Ireland: 2
New Zealand: 3

 

Countries used:

 

 

1. United States (Billboard Hot 100)

2. Japan (Oricon)
3. United Kingdom (Official Charts Company)
4. Germany (Media Control Charts)
5. France (SNEP)
6. Australia (Kent Music Report/ARIA)
7. Canada (RPM/Canadian Hot 100)
8. Italy (FIMI)
10. Netherlands (Nationale Hitparade)
11. Sweden (Topplistan)
12. Spain (PROMUSICAE)
13. Switzerland (Swiss Hitparade)
14. Belgium Flanders (Ultratop)
15. Norway (VG-lista)
16. Austria (ö3 Austria)
17. Denmark (IFPI Denmark)
18. Finland (Musiikkituottajat)
19. Ireland (IRMA)
20. New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)

 

Feel free to correct any mistakes!
Sources: Billboard Hot 100, Official Charts Company, SNEP, ARIA, FIMI, Oricon, etc. Also special thanks to travextina from UKMix.

 

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HausofLeos

Wow Gags is coming for those 55 #1s with Dancin in Circles and maybe Diamond Heart :-*

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Anticipating
2 minutes ago, ᴇʀᴏs said:

I was about to ask why you put Gaga one spot lower than Katy when they have the same number of #1's, but then I saw who the OP was. Needless to say, my question was answered.

 

OT: Born This Way went #1 in Japan, so she actually has 60 and is tied with Shakira for #4. :clap3:

The Japan Hot 100 is not Japan's official chart. Oricon is and none of the pop girls have a #1 there. Mariah got the closest with AIWFCIY reaching #2.

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KTLe
Just now, Anticipating said:

The Japan Hot 100 is not Japan's official chart. Oricon is and none of the pop girls have a #1 there. Mariah got the closest with AIWFYIY reaching #2.

Preach sis :fan: Oricon is what matters in Japan

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Eternium

If y'all don't stop trying to push the Japan Hot 100 :dies:

 

OT: The digital market made #1s much easier and Madonna still shat on our faves. Her power :jonny: 

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Anticipating
4 minutes ago, Blue Honeymoon said:

I think Celine is missing.

Celine Dion - 42 #1s
USA: 4
UK: 2
Germany: 1
France: 6
Australia: 3
Canada: 5
Italy: 1
Netherlands: 3
Sweden: 3
Spain: 2
Switzerland: 1
Belgium: 4
Austria: 1
Norway: 2
Denmark: 1
Finland: 1
Ireland: 2

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GoneHome

Gaga has 6 #1s in Spain I believe. :-*

 

Venus

Bad Romance

Perfect Illusion

Dope

Applause

Born This Way

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Anticipating
2 minutes ago, GoneHome said:

Gaga has 6 #1s in Spain I believe. :-*

 

Venus

Bad Romance

Perfect Illusion

Dope

Applause

Born This Way

Perfect Illusion peaked at #39 on the main Spanish singles chart (and #1 on the downloads-only chart) :-*

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GoneHome
2 minutes ago, Anticipating said:

Perfect Illusion peaked at #39 on the main Spanish singles chart (and #1 on the downloads-only chart) :-*

Oops my bad. I knew that was too good to be true :cm:

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ThirdWardBey

Beyoncé has around 59 solo and 74 with Destiny's Child (so many of these country's charts are confusing) 

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ParallelLines

Rihanna truly is the second biggest female hitmaker (Globally) behind Madonna and the biggest of her generation overall.

 

:clap3: :clap3: :clap3:

 

ICON.

 

@Joey Coco.

 

(Congratulations to Ms. Spears also)

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LoKoPaNdA

For Japan you're using Oricon? I remember Born This Way being one of the only 3 songs in English to top Billboard's weekly Japan Hot 100 (along with Mika's Blame It On The Boys and Leona Lewis' Bleeding Love). It's like my fave Japanese chart trivia ever :skull: 

 

 

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Joey Coco
1 minute ago, ParallelLines said:

Rihanna truly is the second biggest female hitmaker (Globally) behind Madonna and the biggest of her generation overall.

 

:clap3: :clap3: :clap3:

 

ICON.

 

@Joey Coco.

Pop music royalty. :heart2::clap3:

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GreasyBruce
34 minutes ago, ThirdWardBey said:

Beyoncé has around 59 solo and 74 with Destiny's Child (so many of these country's charts are confusing) 

74 with Destiny's Child? :rip: I'm going to have to see some receipts

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Anticipating
43 minutes ago, ThirdWardBey said:

Beyoncé has around 59 solo and 74 with Destiny's Child (so many of these country's charts are confusing) 

I counted 35 for Beyonce (solo) and I'm not sure about Destiny's Child. Feel free to correct

 

USA: 5

Japan: 0
UK: 5
Germany: 1
France: 1
Australia: 1

Canada: 0
Italy: 1
Netherlands: 2
Sweden: 1
Spain: 2
Switzerland: 2
Belgium: 1

Austria: 0
Norway: 3

Denmark: 2

Finland: 0
Ireland: 4
New Zealand: 4

 

43 minutes ago, LoKoPaNdA said:

For Japan you're using Oricon? I remember Born This Way being one of the only 3 songs in English to top Billboard's weekly Japan Hot 100 (along with Mika's Blame It On The Boys and Leona Lewis' Bleeding Love). It's like my fave Japanese chart trivia ever :skull: 

 

 

Yep I'm using Oricon!

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