"Like A Prayer" turns 25

25 years ago, on March 21, 1989, Madonna released the album 'Like a Prayer'. "Like a Prayer" is the fourth studio album by Madonna, released by Sire Records, three years after her previous studio album. Madonna worked with Stephen Bray, Patrick Leonard, and fellow icon Prince on the album while co-writing and co-producing all the songs. As Madonna's most introspective release at the time, "Like a Prayer" has been described as a confessional record. She described the album as a collection of songs "about my mother, my father, and bonds with my family." The album was dedicated to her mother, who died when Madonna was young.

Commercially, Like a Prayer became an international success like its predecessors, reaching the top of the charts in multiple territories. The album was certified quadruple platinum in the United States by the Recording Industry Association of America. Six singles were released from the album: "Like a Prayer", "Express Yourself", "Cherish", "Oh Father", "Dear Jessie", and "Keep It Together". "Like a Prayer" became Madonna's seventh number-one on the Billboard  Hot 100, while "Express Yourself" and "Cherish" peaked at number-two. Worldwide, the album has sold over 15 million copies.

Artwork by Alec Monopoly & Richard Corman ” Madonna Ribbed”

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