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Released in 1984, Like a Virgin is the second studio album by American singer and songwriter Madonna.
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Originally released on November 12th 1984, Like a Virgin is the second studio album by American singer and songwriter Madonna. The album truly defined her sound and helped her make the jump from pop singer to superstar, spawning four Hot 100 hits: “Material Girl,” “Angel,” “Dress You Up,” and the title track.
Although Madonna had found a fair amount of success with her self-titled debut album, she walked into the studio to record Like a Virgin with a couple of ringers in her court: producer Nile Rodgers helmed the record, and – even better – he brought his Chic compadres Bernard Edwards and Tony Thompson to play bass and drums, respectively. (If you’re wondering, no, they didn’t play on every track, but they’re definitely both in the mix on several tracks.) But the heart of the album was Madonna, of course.
Like a Virgin topped the Billboard 200, giving Madonna her first – but definitely not the last - #1 album of her career. It remains one of the best-selling albums of all time with sales of over 21 million copies worldwide.
- Material Girl
- Like A Virgin
- Over And Over
- Love Don't Live Here Anymore
- Dress You Up