Beauty and the Beat is the debut album by new wave band The Go-Go’s. It was released on July 8, 1981 and charted at #1 on Billboard’s Hot 200.
It was the first number one album written and performed by an all female group. It’s widely considered to be one of the cornerstones of American new wave and one of the best debut albums of all time.
The album title is a reference to the fairy tale “Beauty and the Beast”.