Today in Madonna History: May 16, 1989

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like a prayer usa promo vinyl

On May 16 1989, the Like A Prayer single was certified Platinum by the RIAA for shipment of one million units in the U.S.

Today in Madonna History: July 22, 1985

1984 steven meisel virgin cover colour (550)

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.

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