Thursday, June 30, 2011
Happy 25th Anniversary To The "True Blue" Album!
True Blue is the third studio album by American singer-songwriter Madonna, released on June 30, 1986, by Sire Records. Madonna worked with Stephen Bray and Patrick Leonard on the album while co-writing all the songs. Deemed as Madonna’s most girlish album, True Blue deals with her visions of love, work, dreams as well as disappointments, and was inspired by her then husband Sean Penn, to whom Madonna dedicated the album.
According to Guinness Book of World Records, True Blue reached number one in at least 28 countries worldwide, an unprecedented achievement at that time. It was the world’s top-selling album of 1986, and by 1991 it had sold over 17 million copies worldwide. It has become one of the best-selling albums in history, selling over 24 million copies worldwide. In the United States, True Blue debuted at number twenty-eight on the Billboard 200 and reached number one on the issue dated August 16, 1986, staying on the top for six weeks, and was on the chart for a total of eighty-two weeks. The album also reached a peak of forty-seven on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart. On February 9, 1995, the album was certified seven times platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for shipments of over seven million copies of the album. This made True Blue the third best selling album of Madonna in the United States behind Like a Virgin (1984) and The Immaculate Collection (1990)