Like a Virgin Album is by Madonna. It was released on the 12th of November 1984, was well received by critics. Madonna wrote six of the songs featured, five of which were with Steve Bray as a co-writer.
Released as her second after Madonna her debut album, Like a Virgin became the first female album in history where sales passed five million copies in the United States. It was later certified diamond by The Recording Industry Association of America ( RIAA ) for shipment of ten million units.
As of August 2008, the album has worldwide sales of over 21 million copies, making it one of the best-selling albums of all time.
The lead single ” Like a Virgin ” was released on the 31st of October 1984. In the United States, the single debuted at number forty-eight on the Billboard Hot 100 on the 17th of November 1984, making the top on the 22nd of December the same year. It became Madonna’s first of twelve number-one hits on the chart.
In the United Kingdom, the single debuted on the UK Singles Chart at number fifty-one and climbed to peak at number three on the 12th of January 1985.
Elsewhere in Europe, the single reached the Top Ten of the charts of Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway and Switzerland.
In Australia, it became Madonna’s first Number One on the Australian Kent Music Report Chart.
The Like a Virgin album was a commercial success for Madonna. In the United States, it debuted at number seventy on the Billboard 200, going on to reach the Number One spot, which it held for three weeks.
In the United Kingdom, the album entered the UK Albums Chart on the 12th of July 1986 and reached Number One. It spent six weeks at the top and a total of ninety weeks on the chart.
Elsewhere the Like a Virgin album reached Number One in Germany, Italy, Netherlands and Spain. It peaked within the top five in many other countries, including Austria, Japan, Sweden and Switzerland.
Madonna is an American singer, songwriter and actress. Madonna Louise Ciccone was born on the 16th of August 1958 in Bay City, a city in Bay County, Michigan, United States.
Known as the ” Queen of Pop “, she is considered by many to have been an influence on other artists that have had chart success since.
Along with her career as a recording artist, she has starred in films like Desperately Seeking Susan, Dick Tracy, A League of Their Own and Evita, which she won a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress.
With Worldwide record sales exceeding 300 Million, the Guinness World Records has recognised Madonna as the best-selling female recording artist of all time.
In the United States, the Recording Industry Association of America ( RIAA ) has listed her as the second highest-certified female artist in the country with 64.5 Million albums sold there.
On the Billboard Hot 100 Chart, Madonna is the most successful solo act, overall second only to the Beatles.
From touring she has earned $1.31 billion from her concert tickets since 1990, making her the highest-grossing solo touring artist of all time.
To date, Madonna’s album releases are thirteen studio, three soundtracks, five live, six compilations and thirty-four other limited releases.
She has also released eighty-three singles and sixteen promotional singles and charted with fourteen other songs.
Her video releases are sixty-eight music, eleven-concert tour, two documentary, four compilations, two box sets, four promotional and five video singles.
As a multi-award-winning recording artist, she has won many awards throughout her career including two Golden Globes, seven Grammys, three American Music, six ASCAP Pop and four Billboard.
Like a Virgin Track Listing:
1: Material Girl
3: Like A Virgin
4: Over And Over
5: Love Don’t Live Here Anymore
6: Dress You Up
10: Like A Virgin ( Extended Dance Remix )
11: Material Girl ( Extended Dance Remix)