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==Chart Performance==
 
==Chart Performance==
In the United States, "Like a Prayer" debuted at #11 on the Billboard 200, on the issue dated April 8, 1989. It quickly rose to the top of the chart after its third week, where it remained for six consecutive weeks, making it Madonna's longest-running number 1 album.
 
 
The album spent a total of 77 weeks on the chart and also reached a peak of #55 on Billboard's R&B Albums list.
 
 
It was eventually certified multi Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for shipments of three million units. After the advent of the Nielsen SoundScan era in 1991, it sold a further 575,000 copies.
 
 
"Like a Prayer" has sold over 4 million copies in the United States and 15 million copies worldwide.
 
 
 
==Critical Reception==
 
==Critical Reception==
 
"Like a Prayer" received critical acclaim.
 
"Like a Prayer" received critical acclaim.
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