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Madonna turns 60: A look back at her best moments

All hail the Queen of Pop!
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All hail the Queen of Pop!

Since she sprung to fame in the 1980s, Madonna has gifted us some of our favourite hits and sold over 300 million records making her one of the most successful pop stars ever.

Madge and her daring outfits have also made her a modern fashion icon (who could forget that Jean Paul Gaultier cone bra?) and she’s proved that you can flaunt it no matter what your age is.

Madonna also made headlines as a mum of six who include Lourdes Leon, 21, who she shares with ex Carlos Leon, Rocco Ritchie, 18, from her marriage with Guy Ritchie, and adopted children Mercy James and David Banda, both 12, and five-year-old twins Estere and Stella. Not only are her four youngest adopted from Malawi, but her charity, Raising Malawi, continues to help children in the African country.

As the Material Girl turns 60, we take a look back at some of her most memorable moments through the years.

Madonna 1984

Dressed in white…like a virgin! Madonna wore this iconic ensemble at the 1984 MTV Video Music Awards.

Madonna 80s

“Happy girl from the 80s,” Madge posted on Instagram.

Madonna 1985

At the American Music Awards in 1985.

Madonna material girl

The songstress channeled Marilyn Monroe in her Material Girl music video.

Madonna cone bra

Talk about a fashion icon- Madonna rocked the famous cone bra designed by Jean Paul Gaultier on her Blonde Ambition tour.

Madonna vogue

Strike a pose, there’s nothing to it. Madonna taught the world to Vogue in 1990.

Madonna Grammys

The Like A Prayer hitmaker cleaned up at the 41st Grammy Awards in 1998.

Madonna Golden Globes

And she’s not just about Grammys- Madge took home the Golden Globe when she played the titular character in Evita in 1997 and again when she won Best Original Song in 2012.

Sean Penn Madonna

Young love: Madonna and actor Sean Penn were married from 1985 to 1989.

Madonna and Michael Jackson

The Queen of Pop rocked the Oscars red carpet with Michael Jackson in 1991.

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Madonna Carpool Karaoke

Madonna Guy Ritchie

The singer married British director Guy Ritchie in 2000 and were married for eight years.

Madonna Tupac

Power couple: Madge and rapper Tupac had a fling, though she only confirmed it in 2015.

Madonna Britney kiss

Who could forget this? Madonna locked lips with Britney Spears at the 2004 MTV Video Music Awards…and then went for round two with Christina Aguilera.

Madonna Drake

And speaking of controversial kisses, Madonna laid a big one while onstage on rapper Drake in 2015.

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Madonna kissing Drake

Madonna family

Mum of six: Madonna’s children are 21-year-old Lourdes Leon, who she shares with ex Carlos Leon, 18 year-old Rocco Ritchie, from her marriage with ex Guy Ritchie, and adopted children Mercy James and David Banda, both 12, and five-year-old twins Estere and Stella.

Madonna Lourdes

Lourdes Leon is the spitting image of her famous mum.

Rocco Ritchie

Madonna’s eldest son, Rocco Ritchie, was in the middle of a bitter custody battle between his mum and dad, Guy Ritchie.

Madonna David Banda

Madonna adopted her son, David Banda, from Malawi in 2006.

Mercy Estere Stella and Madonna

The pop icon shared a snap of daughters Mercy James, 12, and five-year-old twins Estere and Stella for Mother’s Day 2018.

Madonna Malawi

Madonna’s charity, Raising Malawi, aims to help children from the African country in need.

Mercy James Hospital

Mercy James Centre for Pediatric Surgery and Intensive Care in Blantyre, Malawi, was named after her daughter.


Madonna’s never been one to act shy on the red carpet.

Madonna Met Gala 2016 outfit

And she’s not afraid to show some skin!

Madonna Met Gala 2018

With her Biblical name, she was bound to take the Met Gala 2018 theme Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination seriously.

“I am my own experiment. I am my own work of art.”

Madonna fall

Even when she took a tumble at the 2015 Brit Awards, she looked like a queen.

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Madonna too fit to be injured in fall

Madonna 2018

Happy birthday Madge!

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