made people come together en masse at record stores around the country. The Material Girl's latest album debuted at No. 1 on Billboard
's album chart, selling 419,600 copies last week. It was Madonna's first No. 1 album since SoundScan began tabulating sales in 1991. The last time one of her albums sat atop the chart was 1989's Like a Prayer
. Her last effort, the multiple Grammy-winning Ray of Light
, opened at No. 2, moving 370,000 copies. Music
's sales no doubt were boosted by the album's single of the same name, which has been No. 1 on Billboard
's Hot 100 Songs chart for the past three weeks. Madonna should hurry up and enjoy her moment of glory, however. Next week, Revelation
, the new album from boy wonders 98 Degrees
, is expected to claim the top spot.