This week, as expected, Madonna has again become champion of the American charts by scoring her second straight "double"--No. 1 in singles (with "Papa Don't Preach") and in albums (with "True Blue").
"Papa Don't Preach" is currently the No. 1 single in Canada and Australia, and a former No. 1 in England. It's also No. 3 in West Germany and up from No. 17 to No. 8 in France.
And those are just the foreign lists that are published each week in Billboard magazine. Madonna's record company (Sire) also is claiming No. 1s --for "Papa Don't Preach," "True Blue" or both--in Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Israel, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, the Philippines, Switzerland and Venezuela.