On May 23 1985, Madonna accepted a Canadian Quadruple Platinum certification award for shipment of over 400,000 copies of her second album, Like A Virgin, within Canada. The award was presented by WEA Canada’s VP of sales Garry Newman to Madonna and Sire Records president Seymour Stein prior to her sold-out Toronto concert at Maple Leaf Gardens.
Like A Virgin was eventually certified (in July, 1992) with the rare Canadian Diamond certification for shipment of over one million copies in Canada. The only other Madonna album to date to receive Diamond certification in Canada is True Blue, which managed to achieve the feat within a year of its release. To date, only eighteen albums in total (by any artist or musical group) have received a Diamond certification in Canada.
On May 22 2002, the real-life All The Way Mae died. Faye Dancer was a member of the All American Girls Professional Baseball League in the 1940s and an inspiration for the character (Mae Mordabito) Madonna played in the 1992 hit film, A League of Their Own.
On May 21 2021, a new digital album or remix EP for Madonna’s Beautiful Stranger single was loaded to digital platforms.
The digital single was loaded with 5 remixes:
- Beautiful Stranger (Calderone Club Mix)
- Beautiful Stranger (Calderone Dub Mix)
- Beautiful Stranger (Calderone Mix)
- Beautiful Stranger (New Club Edit)
- Beautiful Stranger (William Orbit Radio Edit)
Download or stream the remixes now!
On May 19 1990, Madonna’s single Vogue hit #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the USA.
Vogue reached number one in over 30 countries worldwide, becoming Madonna’s biggest hit at that time. It was also the best-selling single of 1990 with sales of more than two million, and has sold more than six million copies worldwide to date.