Nile Rodgers was chosen by Madonna as the producer of the (More)
Nile Rodgers was chosen by Madonna as the producer of the album, mostly due to his work with David Bowie on his album Let's Dance. Like a Virgin built on the sound and image that Madonna had created in her debut album, which was very much disco and pop-oriented. Madonna dedicated the album to "all the virgins of the world".
The albums title track, "Like a Virgin" was her first number one hit song. Madonna debuted the song at the first annual MTV Video Music Awards. In this performance, Madonna rolled on the floor in a white wedding dress, exposing her panties and garter belt, all the while wearing a belt that read "Boy Toy". The album's second single, "Material Girl", earned Madonna her nickname of "Material Girl" from the media. Originally, "Into the Groove" was not included on the album. The song was an early recording slated to appear on her debut album, but was dropped at the last minute. It later resurfaced in Madonna's 1985 film, Desperately Seeking Susan and became a worldwide hit. Subsequently, Warner Bros. Records included it on Virgin's European tracklisting. (Less)