On This Day, July 27th 1983: Madonna Released Her Debut!

July 27, 2020

On this day, July 27th, 1983, Madonna released her debut album “Madonna” on Sire records. It features the hits “Holiday”, “Lucky Star” and “Borderline”.

To promote her debut album, Madonna made television appearances in the United States and the United Kingdom and launched the “The Virgin Tour” in 1985.

She peaked at number 8 on the Billboard 200 and was certified 5 times platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America. The album reached the top ten charts in Australia, France, Netherlands, New Zealand, Sweden and the United Kingdom.

It was also ranked 5th on Entertainment Weekly’s “Top 100 Best Albums of Past 25 Years” back in 2008.

Madonna’s latest album “Madame X” was released in June 2019. 


Written by Emma Brenner