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Madonna

About

Madonna Louise Ciccone (; Italian: [tʃikˈkoːne]; born August 16, 1958) is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. Commonly referred to as the "Queen of Pop", Madonna is noted for her continual reinvention and versatility in music production, songwriting, and visual presentation. She has pushed the boundaries of artistic expression in mainstream music, while maintaining control over every aspect of her career. Her works, which incorporate social, political, sexual, and religious themes, have generated both controversy and critical acclaim. A prominent cultural figure in the 20th and 21st centuries, Madonna remains one of the most "well-documented figures of the modern age", with a vast amount of scholarly reviews and literature works on her, as well as an academic subdiscipline devoted to her named Madonna studies.

Madonna moved to New York City in 1978 to pursue a career in modern dance. After performing as a drummer, guitarist, and vocalist in the rock bands Breakfast Club and Emmy, she rose to solo stardom with her debut studio album, Madonna (1983). She followed it with a series of successful albums, including all-time bestsellers Like a Virgin (1984), True Blue (1986) and The Immaculate Collection (1990) as well as Grammy Award winners Ray of Light (1998) and Confessions on a Dance Floor (2005). Madonna has amassed many number-one singles throughout her career, including "Like a Virgin", "La Isla Bonita", "Like a Prayer", "Vogue", "Take a Bow", "Frozen", "Music", "Hung Up", and "4 Minutes".

Madonna's popularity was enhanced by roles in films such as Desperately Seeking Susan (1985), Dick Tracy (1990), A League of Their Own (1992), and Evita (1996). While Evita won her a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress, many of her other films received poor reviews. As a businesswoman, Madonna founded the company Maverick in 1992. It included Maverick Records, one of the most successful artist-run labels in history. Her other ventures include fashion brands, written works, health clubs, and filmmaking. She contributes to various charities, having founded the Ray of Light Foundation in 1998 and Raising Malawi in 2006.

With sales of over 300 million records worldwide, Madonna is the best-selling female recording artist of all time. She is the most successful solo artist in the history of the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart and holds the record for the most number-one singles by a female artist in Australia, Canada, Italy, Spain, and the United Kingdom. With a revenue of over U.S. $1.5 billion from her concert tickets, she remains the highest-grossing solo touring artist of all time. Forbes has named Madonna the annual top-earning female musician 11 times across four decades (1980s–2010s). She was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2008, her first year of eligibility. Madonna was ranked as the greatest woman in music by VH1, and as the greatest music video artist of all time by MTV and Billboard. Rolling Stone also listed her among its greatest artists and greatest songwriters of all time.

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August 11, 2022

Madonna holds Central Park roller disco to celebrate upcoming album release

The event also featured Questlove and Nile Rogers The post Madonna holds Central Park roller disco to celebrate upcoming album release appeared first on NME.

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August 11, 2022

Watch Madonna Get Into the Groove While Dancing to ‘Queens’ Remix of Beyonce’s ‘Break My Soul’ at DiscOasis

The singer dropped by Central Park's roller disco on Wednesday night to hang with "Like a Virgin" producer Nile Rodgers.

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August 11, 2022

Madonna Joins Jimmy Fallon, The Roots to Perform ‘Music’ With Classroom Instruments

The pop singer also revealed her desire to collaborate with Kendrick Lamar

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August 11, 2022

Madonna and Jimmy Fallon Give the Gift of ‘Music’ on ‘Classroom Instruments’

The queen of pop and the prince of late-night TV came together Wednesday (Aug. 10) to give the gift of “Music”– performed on classroom instruments. Night owls scored a special rendition of “Music,” the title track from Madonna’s 2000 album, which she performed with Jimmy Fallon and his Tonight Show house band The Roots. In […]

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August 11, 2022

Travis Scott Outsells BTS, Beyoncé Thanks Madonna For Remix, These Latin Stars Got Scammed & More | Billboard News

Travis sells more merch than BTS, Beyoncé praises and thanks Madonna for helping her with the ‘Break My Soul’ (Queens Remix), Daddy Yankee and Anuel AA are just two of the artists that were scammed by YouTube and more!

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August 10, 2022

Beyoncé Praises And Thanks ‘Queen’ Madonna For ‘Break My Soul’ (Remix) | Billboard News

Beyoncé and Madonna unveiled a celebration of music’s queens with their newest “Break My Soul” remix, and on Tuesday (Aug. 9), Bey expressed her gratitude for her iconic collaborator.

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August 9, 2022

Beyoncé calls Madonna a “masterpiece genius” in thank you note for ‘Break My Soul’ remix

"You have opened so many doors for so many women" The post Beyoncé calls Madonna a “masterpiece genius” in thank you note for ‘Break My Soul’ remix appeared first on NME.

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August 9, 2022

Here Are the Lyrics to Beyoncé & Madonna’s ‘Break My Soul (The Queens Remix)’

Follow along with the lyrics to the ultimate pop queen collaboration.

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August 9, 2022

Beyoncé Thanks ‘Queen’ Madonna for ‘Break My Soul’ Remix: ‘You Are Masterpiece Genius’

"Thank you for allowing me to sing in your song and thank you for naming the remix," Bey wrote in a note alongside a floral arrangement she sent to Madonna.

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August 8, 2022

Bert Fields, Powerhouse Hollywood Lawyer, Dies at 93

The dean of the entertainment bar, he represented many music figures including David Geffen, Michael Jackson, The Beatles and Madonna.

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August 8, 2022

Madonna teams up with viral star Saucy Santana for ‘Material Gworrllllllll!’

It's a remix of Santana's 2020 viral smash 'Material Girl' The post Madonna teams up with viral star Saucy Santana for ‘Material Gworrllllllll!’ appeared first on NME.

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August 6, 2022

Beyoncé joins forces with Madonna for ‘The Queens’ remix of ‘Break My Soul’

The royal remix marks Bey’s first official collab with the Queen Of Pop The post Beyoncé joins forces with Madonna for ‘The Queens’ remix of ‘Break My Soul’ appeared first on NME.

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August 5, 2022

Queens Unite: Beyoncé, Madonna Join Forces for New ‘Break My Soul’ Remix

Superstar collab drops with 'The Queens Remix' of Renaissance single

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August 5, 2022

Beyoncé Enlists Madonna for ‘The Queens Remix’ of ‘Break My Soul’ & Yes, It’s Iconic

Queen Bey & the Queen of Pop team up for the new edition of "Break My Soul" -- their first collaboration.

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August 5, 2022

Madonna and Saucy Santana Will Bounce You Silly on ‘Material Gworrllllllll!’ Collab

The song is a fresh take on viral phenom Santana's 2020 hit "Material Girl."

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August 4, 2022

Megan Thee Stallion to Co-Host an Episode of ‘The Tonight Show,’ Demi Lovato Set for Three-Day Takeover

Additionally, Madonna will return to the late night show for the fifth time on August 10.

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August 3, 2022

Madonna says she’ll never sell her back catalogue: “Ownership is everything, isn’t it?”

The pop superstar has released 14 studio albums since 1983 The post Madonna says she’ll never sell her back catalogue: “Ownership is everything, isn’t it?” appeared first on NME.

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July 30, 2022

These 2022 VMA Contenders Were Also Nominated at the First VMAs in 1984

The 1984 show is where Madonna seized the moment, took a huge risk and became the most talked-about star in the music business overnight.

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July 29, 2022

Madonna Is Making Her Own Biopic Because ‘No One’s Going to Tell My Story But Me’

"I’ve had an extraordinary life, I must make an extraordinary film," Madonna explained.

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July 28, 2022

Madonna Says She’s Directing Her Own Biopic So ‘Misogynistic Men’ Can’t: It’s ‘My Story’

"I’ve had an extraordinary life, I must make an extraordinary film," singer says of directing Julia Garner-starring movie

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July 28, 2022

Madonna says she’s making biopic herself to stop “misogynistic men” taking over

"No one’s going to tell my story, but me" The post Madonna says she’s making biopic herself to stop “misogynistic men” taking over appeared first on NME.

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July 7, 2022

Amsterdam Dance Event 2022 Announces First Wave of Artist Programming

Happening Oct. 19-23, ADE's festival lineup includes The Blessed Madonna, ARTBAT, Tiësto, Jayda G, CloZee & more.

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July 5, 2022

Manic Street Preachers share playlist of “new and lost recordings”

The covers collection, which features the Manics' spin on Madonna's 'Borderline', serves as a "heartfelt musical tribute to our formative influences" The post Manic Street Preachers share playlist of “new and lost recordings” appeared first on NME.

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June 27, 2022

Watch Madonna & Saucy Santana Do A Remix of ‘Material Girl’ For New York City Pride | Billboard News

Saucy Santana taps the legendary and original ‘Material Girl’ Madonna to remix and perform her hit song ‘Material Girl’ at New York City pride.

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June 27, 2022

Madonna says she’s “plain scared” about Roe v. Wade reversal

"I am scared For my daughters. I’m scared for all women in America" The post Madonna says she’s “plain scared” about Roe v. Wade reversal appeared first on NME.

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June 27, 2022

Madonna ‘Just Plain Scared’ Over Supreme Court Overturning Roe v. Wade

"I am scared for my daughters," the star said. "I’m scared for all women in America."

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June 25, 2022

Britney Spears Is ‘So Honored’ Madonna Came to Her Wedding, Praises Her 12 Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 Hits

Spears gushed over her "Me Against the Music" collaborator's attendance at her big day, and Madonna's illustrious music career.

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June 24, 2022

Evan Rachel Wood Nails Madonna, Alanis Morissette & Janis Joplin Impressions On ‘Fallon’: Watch

Wood will appear as a young Madonna in the upcoming "Weird Al" Yankovic flick starring Daniel Radcliffe.

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June 24, 2022

Madonna Makes Out With Tokischa During NYC Pride Week

Why take a bow when you can take a dembow?

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Discs

MATERIAL GWORRLLLLLLLL!

August 5, 2022

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Impressive Instant (Peter Rauhofer's Universal Radio Mixshow Mix) [2022 Remaster]

July 29, 2022

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BREAK MY SOUL (THE QUEENS REMIX)

July 26, 2022

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Holiday (7" Version) [2022 Remaster]

July 22, 2022

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Finally Enough Love

June 24, 2022

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Ray Of Light (Sasha Ultra Violet Mix Edit) [2022 Remaster]

June 17, 2022

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Deeper And Deeper (David's Radio Edit) [2022 Remaster]

May 26, 2022

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Frozen On Fire

May 19, 2022

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Into The Groove (You Can Dance Remix Edit) [2022 Remaster]

May 4, 2022

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Frozen (feat. 070 Shake)

March 31, 2022

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Frozen (Fireboy DML Remix)

March 3, 2022

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Frozen

December 3, 2021

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Madame X - Music From The Theater Xperience (Live)

October 8, 2021

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True Blue (35th Anniversary Edition)

July 30, 2021

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I Don’t Search I Find (Remixes)

May 1, 2020

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I Don’t Search I Find (Honey Dijon Remix)

December 6, 2019

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Crave (Remixes Pt. 2)

November 15, 2019

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Crave (Remixes Pt. 1)

October 25, 2019

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I Rise (Remixes)

August 16, 2019

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Crave (MNEK Remix)

August 2, 2019

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I Rise (Tracy Young Remixes)

July 19, 2019

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Madame X (Deluxe)

June 14, 2019

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Medellín (Remixes)

May 9, 2019

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Medellín (Remixes Pt. 2)

May 9, 2019

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Madonna at Live Aid (Live at John F. Kennedy Stadium, 13th July 1985)

January 1, 2018

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Rebel Heart Tour (Live)

September 15, 2017

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Bitch I'm Madonna (The Remixes)

June 15, 2015

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Rebel Heart

March 16, 2015

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Ghosttown (Remixes)

March 13, 2015

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Rebel Heart (Deluxe)

March 10, 2015

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Rebel Heart (Super Deluxe)

March 10, 2015

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Living For Love (Remixes)

January 27, 2015

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MDNA World Tour

January 1, 2013

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Turn Up The Radio (Remixes)

January 1, 2012

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Give Me All Your Luvin' (Remixes)

January 1, 2012

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Girl Gone Wild (Remixes)

January 1, 2012

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MDNA (Nightlife Edition)

January 1, 2012

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MDNA

January 1, 2012

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MDNA (Deluxe Version)

January 1, 2012

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Sticky & Sweet Tour

March 30, 2010

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Revolver

December 25, 2009

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Celebration (feat. Akon)

November 13, 2009

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Celebration

August 18, 2009

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Miles Away - The Remixes

August 11, 2009

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Give It 2 Me - The Remixes

August 11, 2009

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4 Minutes (The Remixes)

August 11, 2009

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Hard Candy

April 19, 2008

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Hey You

May 24, 2007

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The Confessions Tour

January 30, 2007

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Jump

October 24, 2006

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Get Together

May 30, 2006

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Sorry (DJ Version)

February 13, 2006

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Sorry

February 13, 2006

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Hung Up (DJ Version)

December 20, 2005

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Confessions on a Dance Floor

November 11, 2005

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Hung Up

October 17, 2005

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American Life

April 22, 2003

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What It Feels Like For A Girl

April 16, 2001

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Music

September 19, 2000

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Music (Remixes)

August 21, 2000

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American Pie

February 28, 2000

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Beautiful Stranger

May 19, 1999

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Ray of Light

March 3, 1998

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Evita: The Complete Motion Picture Music Soundtrack

October 25, 1996

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Don't Cry For Me Argentina

January 1, 1996

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Human Nature

July 28, 1995

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Bedtime Story

February 3, 1995

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Take a Bow

October 25, 1994

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Bedtime Stories

October 25, 1994

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Secret

September 27, 1994

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Erotica

October 20, 1992

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Erotica (PA Version)

October 20, 1992

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Rescue Me

February 23, 1991

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Justify My Love (Remixes)

November 6, 1990

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Hanky Panky

June 12, 1990

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Vogue

March 27, 1990

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I'm Breathless

March 22, 1990

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Express Yourself

May 9, 1989

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Like a Prayer

March 21, 1989

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Like A Prayer

March 3, 1989

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Early Years

January 1, 1989

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Who's That Girl Soundtrack

July 21, 1987

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True Blue (Reissue)

June 30, 1986

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Like a Virgin (Reissue)

November 12, 1984

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Madonna (Reissue)

July 27, 1983

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