Power Station Studio C – where Like A Virgin was recorded
Nile Rodgers – Power Station Studio C
Like A Virgin’s RIAA Gold certification award
On July 22 1985, Like A Virgin was certified 5x Platinum in the US – the first solo album by a female artist to be certified for shipment of 5 million copies. The album remained a consistently strong catalogue seller well into the next decade, eventually earning a Diamond certification (the RIAA’s highest certification award) in 1998 for shipment of over 10 million copies in the US.
On July 16 1985, the Penthouse magazine issue of nude Madonna photos was released.
On July 10 1985, The Playboy magazine issue of nude Madonna photos was released.
On June 29 1985, Madonna’s “Angel/Into the Groove” single hit #5 in the USA.
On June 24, 1985, Madonna and Sean Penn announced that they would marry on August 16, 1985.
On May 27, 1985, Madonna appeared on the cover of Time Magazine. Photos by Francesco Scavullo.
On April 27, 1985, Madonna’s “Angel” debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 at 48, while her previous single “Crazy for You” was at number-two on the chart.
After ten weeks, “Angel” reached a peak position of five on the chart. The song tied Madonna with Olivia Newton-John, as the female artist with most top-five hits on the Hot 100 at that time. It was ranked at 75 on the year end chart for 1985.