The Canadian hip hop scene was established in the 1980s. Through a variety of factors, it developed much slower than Canada's popular rock music scene, and apart from a short-lived burst of mainstream popularity from 1989 to 1991, it remained largely an underground phenomenon until the early 2000s.
Madonna is recognized by Guinness World Records as the "Best-selling female recording artist of all time". The following is a list of the world's best-selling female music artists of all time . The criteria for inclusion are women whose claimed record sales have at least reached 75 million or more of their musical productions.