Madonna Releases "Everybody"

Madonna signed a singles deal with Sire Records, a label belonging to Warner Bros.

Records. Her first release was "Everybody" on April 24, 1982. Her debut album, Madonna was primarily produced by Reggie Lucas. At the same time, she became involved with artist Jean-Michel Basquiat, living with him for a time in his loft, and visiting Los Angeles over December 82-January 83. She left the artist soon after, over his drug use and late hours, and took up with Musician John "Jellybean" Benitez, while developing the album.