Violator is the seventh studio album by English electronic music band Depeche Mode, released on 19 March 1990 by Mute Records.
Preceded by the hit singles "Personal Jesus" and "Enjoy the Silence" (a top ten hit in both the UK and US), Violator propelled the band into international stardom. The album yielded two further hit singles, "Policy of Truth" and "World in My Eyes". Violator is the band's first album to reach the top ten on the Billboard 200, peaking at number seven. It was supported by the World Violation Tour.