60 Years of Madonna

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From her infamous 1984 performance at the MTV Video Music Awards to her record-breaking Super Bowl halftime show, take a look at some of Madonna’s most memorable moments on her 60th birthday!

Madonna tells Dick Clark she wants to “rule the world” (1983)

Madonna’s career was still in its infancy when she performed on Dick Clark’s American Bandstand in 1983, but her confidence was at a peak.

Madonna performs “Like A Virgin” at the first MTV Video Music Awards (1984)

Stunning television viewers everywhere at the time, Madonna decided to make her MTV Video Music Awards debut as provocative as ever. The performance of “Like A Virgin” set the tone for future Madonna controversies and performances for decades to come.

Madonna releases Vogue, her highest-selling single in the U.S. (1990)

Madonna took from the ball culture of the 1980s New York club scene in order to craft one of the most influential singles of all time. Vogue would go on to become certified double platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America, and her highest-selling physical single in the United States to date.

Madonna’s Rock The Vote commercial airs (1990)

The same year that Vogue is released, Madonna stars in a Rock The Vote commercial that includes her infamously changing the lyrics to her hit single, “Speak your mind, there’s nothing to it. Vote!”

Madonna earns a Golden Globe for Evita (1997)

Madonna wins the Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy for her performance in 1996’s Evita.

Madonna kisses Britney Spears at the MTV Video Music Awards (2003)

Keeping with her tradition of shocking television audiences with her live performances, Madonna locked lips with Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera nearly 20 years after her debut at the MTV Video Music Awards.

Madonna embarks on her highest-grossing world tour (2008)

Madonna garnered over $400 million with the Sticky & Sweet Tour, the seventh highest-grossing concert tour of all time.

Madonna headlines the Super Bowl XLVI Halftime Show (2012)

Cementing her iconic status, Madonna performed to a television audience of 114 million at the Super Bowl XLVI halftime show. The show garnered nearly 3 million more viewers than the game itself, which only reached 111.3 million viewers.


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