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SHE'S NO. 1 IN TWO COUNTRIES, BUT LOOK OUT MADONNA
[FINAL, C Edition]
Chicago Tribune (pre-1997 Fulltext) - Chicago, Ill.
Author: DeKnock, Jan
Date: Jan 11, 1985
Start Page: 53
Section: FRIDAY
Abstract (Document Summary)

This week, there's good and bad news on the charts for Madonna Louise Ciccone, the Michigan native who moved to New York City a few years ago to be a ballet dancer, but found fame and fortune as a dance singer instead.

The good news is on the singles' charts, where Madonna (these days, she goes by just her first name) is in her fifth week at No. 1 with "Like a Virgin," which also is the No. 1 song in Australia. The bad news: Madonna's "Like a Virgin" album, which last week moved up to No. 2 and looked like it could challenge the longtime No. 1, Prince's "Purple Rain," was bumped back to No. 3 by Bruce Springsteen's "Born in the U.S.A." And now that the "Like a Virgin" fever has peaked, Madonna won't have the momentum to get to No. 1 on the album charts unless she can quickly release a hot follow-up single.

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