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Madonna performing onstage, 2015
Madonna performing onstage, 2015

American singer Madonna has released thirteen studio albums, three soundtrack albums, five live albums, six compilation albums, and thirty-four other limited releases. Recognized as the world's best-selling female recording artist of all time by the Guinness World Records, Madonna has accumulated a total record sales of more than 300 million units worldwide. In their 2006 press release, the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) confirmed that Madonna's albums alone had sold over 200 million copies worldwide. She is ranked by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) as the best-selling female rock artist of the 20th century and second best-selling female artist in the United States, with 64.5 million certified albums. The Immaculate Collection, Like a Virgin, and True Blue are among the top 100 certified albums according to the RIAA. In the United Kingdom, she is the most successful female artist, with a total of 12 number-one albums. (Full list...)

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Hunter's Home

Hunter's Home is an oil painting by Henry Voordecker held by the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam. A typical genre painting, it depicts a hunter at home, surrounded by animals and members of his family. The work is in a Biedermeier style, and its themes are characterized by the reinforced feelings of security, Gemütlichkeit, and traditional simplicity, portraying a sentimental view of the world.

Painting: Henry Voordecker

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