Ray of Light

1998 studio album by Madonna

Ray of Light is the seventh studio album by American singer Madonna. It was released on February 22, 1998 in Japan and 3 March 1998 was the worldwide premiere. This album is one of the most significant in the music world. In this album, Madonna used a new sound.

Ray of Light
Studio album by
ReleasedFebruary 22, 1998 (1998-02-22)
RecordedJune–November 1997
StudioLarrabee North (Los Angeles)
Madonna chronology
Ray of Light
Singles from Ray of Light
  1. "Frozen"
    Released: February 23, 1998
  2. "Ray of Light"
    Released: May 6, 1998
  3. "Drowned World/Substitute for Love"
    Released: August 24, 1998
  4. "The Power of Good-Bye"
    Released: September 22, 1998
  5. "Nothing Really Matters"
    Released: March 2, 1999

Ray of Light won four Grammy Awards from a total of six nominations. The album debuted at number two on the US Billboard 200.

Ray of Light is mostly an electronica and techno-pop album with many of genres, including ambient, trip hop, psychedelic music and Middle Eastern music. Mystical themes in the music and lyrics were inspired by Kabbalah, Hinduism and Buddhism, and Ashtanga yoga.

Track listing

  1. Drowned World/ Substitute for Love
  2. Swim
  3. Ray of Light
  4. Candy Perfume Girl
  5. Skin
  6. Nothing Really Matters
  7. Sky Fits Heaven
  8. Shanti/Ashtangi
  9. Frozen
  10. The Power of Good-Bye
  11. To Have and Not to Hold
  12. Little Star
  13. Mer Girl