Madonna by the numbers as she tours for 'Rebel Heart'

It’s Madonna’s (material) world, and we’re all lucky to live in it! The superstar’s Rebel Heart tour kicked off in Montreal on Sept. 9, and her explosive set list, stunning dance numbers (including a pageant of bullfighters and minotaurs) and sexy costumes by the likes of Gucci, Prada and Alexander Wang all help prove why Madonna remains the Queen of Pop more than three decades after her first number-one hit. The 57-year-old mother of four performs in the U.S. and western Canada before taking her electrifying act to Europe, Asia and Australia. Here, we take a look back at Madonna’s earlier tours and celebrate the facts and figures behind her recordbreaking reign.

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Madonna Facts


Her tours have grossed an estimated $1.2 billion over the years, including $305 million from the 2012 MDNA tour.


The record-setting audience for her 2012 Super Bowl half-time performance. Her set, which included guest appearances from hip-hop stars Nicki Minaj and MIA, attracted more viewers than the actual football game itself.


According to Nielsen Music Winning bid on her cone bra from the Blond Ambition tour at a Christie’s auction in 2012. The garment was designed by Jean Paul Gaultier.


Rebel Heart is Madonna’s 13th studio album


The number of copies Rebel Heart sold in its first week, according to Nielsen Music


Face value of a floor seat ticket for her sold-out Toronto show


Number of times Madonna said the F-word on The Late show with David Letterman in 1994. The episode became the most censored in Amercian network television talk-show history.


Cities in the Rebel heart tour, 20 dancers, 10 costume changes per dancer on average, 8 complete costume chages for Madonna


Number of weeks that her first hits, ‘Holiday’ / ‘Lucky Star’ were No. 1 in 1983

300 million

The number of albums she had sold by 2014, when Guinness World Records listed Madonna as the world’ s best-selling female recording artist of all time


Amount Pepsi paid her to appear in a two-minute commercial in 1989. It aired only once – Madonna’s ‘Like a Prayer’ video came out at the same time and was so controversial that Pepsi dropped its sponsorship – but Madonna kept the money.


Number of countries she visited for her Confessions tour, which was the highest-grossing music tour per concert by a female artist in 2006.


The Michigan native dropped out of college in 1977 and moved to New York City with just $35 in her pocket.


Years since Toronto police threatened to arrest Madonna if she carried out a particular sequence in her 1990 Blond Ambition concert stop in the city. Madonna’s response? “I’m not changing my show.”


In 2014, MDNA was her 12th album to hit No. 1 on U.K. charts, edging past Elvis Presley’s record to make Madonna the most successful solo artist ever on the U.K. album charts.


Madonna is No. 28 on Forbes magazine’s 2015 list of America’s Richest Self-Made Women. She’s the wealthiest musician on the list.


Her net worth, as estimated by Forbes

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