Madonna turns 60 on Thursday, and celebrates not only a birthday but a place in the celebrity spotlight that has spanned more than 30 years.
Her career has not been without controversy.
Just weeks ago, she told an interviewer that she moved her family from New York City to Portugal to escape Donald Trump’s presidency
To celebrate, BBC takes a look back at her 35 years in the industry.
Since Madonna’s eponymous debut album hit the shelves in 1983, she’s performed on 10 concert tours and sold more than 300 million records.
This has earned her a spot in the Guinness World Records as the best-selling female recording artist of all time.
Madonna’s had 46 singles make the top five in the UK charts – only Elvis has had more.