Madonna - True Blue LP + Poster


The pop icon's third full length effort, 1986's True Blue (a favorite expression of then husband Sean Penn), was a mammoth worldwide success. The album reached No. 1 in the U.S. and an incredible 27 other countries (at the time unprecedented for a female artist) and spawned five smash singles. The lead track, "Live To Tell," hit No. 1 in the U.S. and was followed by four more top five tracks: "Papa Don't Preach" (No. 1), "True Blue" (No. 3), "Open Your Heart" (No. 1) and "La Isla Bonita" (No. 4). The album also cemented Madonna's chart domination in the U.K., where "Papa Don't Preach," "True Blue" and "La Isla Bonita" all hit the top spot. Produced by Madonna, Stephen Bray and Patrick Leonard, True Blue earned her second Grammy Award nomination as "Papa Don't Preach" scored a nod for Female Pop Vocal Performance. The release stands as Madonna's biggest selling studio album worldwide to date, with sales of over 25 million.