This week in Billboard Chart History: In 1991, Madonna’s ‘Justify My Love’ hit #1.

On this day, 24 years ago, Madonna scored her 9th Billboard Hot 100 #1 with Justify My Love!

MTV famously refused to air the song’s racy video, but that didn’t hurt its popularity. In fact, it fueled its fire. On this date 24 years ago, “Justify My Love” became Madonna’s ninth Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 (of 12 total).