This Week in Billboard Chart History:  In 1989

April 22, 1989
Madonna‘s Like a Prayer ascends to the top of the Billboard 200 albums chart. The set spawned smashes in the three-week Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 title cut, “Express Yourself,” “Cherish” (both reaching No. 2), “Oh Father” (No. 20) and “Keep It Together” (No. 8).