Madonna's 1994 album Bedtime Stories tops iTunes chart after her fans put an end to the #JusticeForBedtimeStories campaign
More than 25 years after its first release, one of Madonna & # 39; s most underrated albums gets some love.
Bedtime Stories, the sixth studio album of the Material Girl released in 1994, skipped Thursday to the top position of & # 39; the US iTunes chart, thanks to a fan-led hashtag campaign & # 39; #JusticeForBedtimeStories & # 39 ;.
The campaign follows in the footsteps of # JusticeForEMC2, a similar movement created by the Mariah Carey fandom in support of her 2008 album, as well as an effort on behalf of Janet Jackson & # 39; s 1986 Record Control.
For the fans, by the fans: Bedtime Stories, Madonna's sixth studio album released in 1994, shot to the top of America's iTunes chart on Thursday thanks to a fan-led hashtag campaign
Madonna's Bedonna Stories marked a transition period in & # 39; career & # 39; a now 61-year-old artist, after she shuttered the envelope with 1992 & # 39; s salacious Erotica album and the publication of her Sex Book, and for her Golden Globe-winning role as button-up Evita Peron in 1996 & # 39; s music film Evita.
And while Bedtime Stories & # 39; last track, Take A Bow, spent seven weeks at number one on & # 39; the Billboard Hot 100 – so far their longest-running number-one single – managed to break only one of the album's other singles, Secret
Yet, to this day, Bedtime Stories remains one of Madge's most cohesive and melodic albums, containing one of her best songs of all time – the arduous and unapologetic anthem of Human Nature.
A Moment in Her Emergence: Madonna's Bedtime Stories marked a transitional period in her career, after she shoved the envelope with 1992's salacious Erotica album and for her role as buttoned-up Evita Peron in & # 39; the 1996 music film Evita
A timeless entry into their catalog: Bedtime Stories remains to this day one of Madge's most cohesive and melodic albums, containing one of their best songs of all time – the arduous and unapologetic anthem of Human Nature
From that point, Madonna would continue to score monstrous big hits with successive albums Ray Of Light, Music and Confessions On A Dance Floor, along with several other well-received records, tours and a 2012 Super Bowl Half-tempo performance.
Needless to say, Madonna fans are among the most loyal and vocal, so it's no wonder they were able to mobilize to make #JusticeForBedtimeStories a success, with supporters dropping $ 4.99 to buy the album, and / or stream it on the platform.
Now, with a whopping 14 albums under her belt, Madonna remains on the cusp of influence, as also seen on Thursday when Kelly Clarkson covered her smash hit 1989 single Like A Prayer for the latest edition of has & # 39; Kellyoke & # 39; videos & # 39; s.
They love it: Madonna fans are among the most loyal and vocal, so it's no wonder they were able to mobilize to make #JusticeForBedtimeStories a success; Madonna seen on her Instagram here with a note to her followers
Rating: Madonna remains at the height of influence, as seen on Thursday when Kelly Clarkson released her smash hit 1989 single Like A Prayer for her & # 39; Kellyoke & # 39; s video covered
Using & # 39; virtual bandmates & # 39; video conferencing with their instruments, Kelly, 38, provided an exciting rendition of the classic.
As for the newfound success of Bedtime Stories, Madonna took to her Facebook page late Thursday morning, writing, & # 39; The Album & # 39; Bedtime Stories & # 39; is currently no. 1 on iTunes U.S! Thank you so much to all my fans who didn't have it there !! #stayhome musical companion! #bedtimestories #madonnafans #togetherapart & # 39;
Mariah, meanwhile, celebrated her 2008 album E = MC2 on Monday reaching the top iTunes spot by thanking her fans and following the track Last Kiss off & # 39; s album on her Instagram, while Janet tweeted a & # 39; Thank You & # 39; to their fans for gaining control in the Top Five on Wednesday.
Gratitude: Madonna took to her Facebook page late Thursday morning, writing a note of thanks to fans for getting Bedtime Stories to # 1