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The first greatest hits album by legendary American Pop singer.
Originally released on November 9, 1990, it contains new remixes of fifteen of her hit Singles from 1983 to 1990, as well as two new songs. Its title is a loose pun on the Immaculate Conception, the conception of the Virgin Mary without the stain of original sin.
An EP titled "The Holiday Collection" was released in Europe to accompany the compilation and the re-release of "Holiday", which included three hits not included on the main compilation.
"Justify My Love", the album's lead single, became Madonna's ninth number-one Single on the Billboard Hot 100. Its music video included sexual themes and was banned by MTV, becoming one of Madonna's most controversial Singles. "Rescue Me" was released as the second Single and became the highest-debuting single on the Hot 100 by a female artist at that time, entering the chart at number 15 and eventually peaking at number nine. "Holiday" was reissued in Europe as the album's third Single and peaked at nine on the UK Singles Chart.
On November 24, 1990, "The Immaculate Collection" debuted at number one on the UK Albums Chart, remaining there for nine weeks, becoming the biggest selling UK album in 1990, also breaking the record for the longest consecutive weeks at number one by a solo female artist, a record that would not be matched until 2011 by Adele's album "21".
In the United States, "The Immaculate Collection" reached number two on the Billboard 200, while topping the album charts in the United Kingdom. It became Madonna's second album to be certified Diamond by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for shipments of over 10,000,000 copies in the United States. Additionally, the album topped the charts in Australia, Canada and Finland, and the top-five in France, the Netherlands and Spain. The compilation was certified 12× Platinum by Australian Recording Industry Association, becoming one of the best-selling albums in Australia. In the United Kingdom, "The Immaculate Collection" was certified 12× Platinum by British Phonographic Industry (BPI) for shipment of 3.6 million copies. In France, the album was certified Diamond for shipment of one million copies of the album. In August 2018, the album was confirmed by the Official Charts Company to have sold 3.77 million copies, making it the biggest-selling album by a solo female artist in British history, the fourth biggest-selling the greatest hits album in the UK by any artist, and the 12th biggest-selling album of all time in the UK. Additionally, during its performance in 1990 the album sold 330,000 in a week, becoming in the second highest weekly total on record according to Official Charts Company. According to the Official Chart Company, "The Immaculate Collection" is one of the Top 50 Ireland's biggest female artist albums of all-time.
The album has sold 30,000,000 copies worldwide, making it the best-selling compilation album by a solo artist and one of the best-selling albums of all time.
"The Immaculate Collection" is the first album ever to use the audio technology QSound. It would be later superseded by Madonna's third greatest hits album "Celebration" (2009), which includes every song from the album, except "Rescue Me".
Sire Records/Warner Records Inc., a Warner Music Group Company, 1990/2020 (RB1 26440 / 603497859344)
1. Holiday 4:01
2. Lucky Star 3:35
3. Borerline 3:57
4. Like A Virgin 3:08
5. Material Girl 3:49
6. Crazy For You 3:42
7. Into The Groove 4:06
8. Live To Tell 5:14
1. Papa Don't Preach 4:08
2. Open Your Heart 3:48
3. La Isla Bonita 3:44
4. Like A Prayer 5:47
5. Express Yourself 4:00
6. Cherish 3:50
7. Vogue 5:16
8. Justify My Love 4:56
9. Rescue Me 5:28
Total playing time: 72:29 min.