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.