Madonna albums discography
The albums discography of Madonna consists of eleven studio albums, six compilation albums, three soundtrack albums, three live albums andthree remix albums. In 1982 she signed a recording contract with Sire Records, a label owned by Warner Bros. Records. After the success of her first two singles "Everybody" and "Burning Up", she signed analbums deal in 1983. The first long play album released by her under the label was the self-titled debut album, Madonna. The album peaked at number eight on the Billboard 200 and was certified fivetimes platinum by the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America). She followed the debut album with the sophomore release titled Like a Virgin (1984). The album topped the chart in severalcountries and was certified diamond by the RIAA. True Blue was released as her third studio album in 1986. The album sold 24 million copies worldwide. In 1987, she released two albums that reached platinumstatus in the United States: the Who's That Girl soundtrack and her first remix compilation You Can Dance. The soundtrack contains tracks by other recording artists but is considered a "Madonna" albumby the Billboard 200 and Warner Bros. Records. Madonna's fourth studio album Like a Prayer (1989) became her third number-one album on the Billboard 200.
Madonna entered the 1990s with the releaseof her first greatest hits compilation, titled The Immaculate Collection. The album was Madonna's second long play to be certified diamond by the RIAA. In the United Kingdom it became the best sellingalbum by a female artist, with sales of more than three million copies. Madonna also released the album I'm Breathless (1990), which contained songs inspired by the 1990 film Dick Tracy. After endingher contract with Sire in 1991, she signed a new $60 million recording contract and business deal with Warner Bros. and Time Warner. Madonna founded Maverick Records, which became her main record...