On August 16 The Queen of Pop Madonna was born and The King of Rock & Roll Elvis passed away…

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Today, August 16, marks the day that we welcomed the Queen of Pop (happy 57th birthday!) and lost the King of Rock & Roll.

Madonna and Elvis Presley BillboardMadonna and Elvis Presley

Madonna was born Aug. 16, 1958. As we celebrate the Material Girl’s 57th birthday, we likewise note the 38th anniversary of the passing of Elvis Presley, who died on the same date in 1977 at age 42.

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 2012’s No. 10-peaking “Give Me All Your Luvin’,” featuring Nicki Minaj and M.I.A.

“Lucky Star”…

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