Madonna has been rocking and reinventing pop music, the music industry and fashion for several decades now. While her 1984 No. 1 album, Like a Virgin
, brought her international acclaim, the 1989 critical and commercial hit, Like a Prayer
, solidified her global domination.
In the noughties, her box-office take has been in the millionsÃÂshe earned $319 million from 116 shows in 2004; in 2006, her ÃÂConfessionsÃÂ tour pulled in $194 million; and in 2008 she is on pace to top that number with the ÃÂHard CandyÃÂ tour. We take a look at her life through pictures.
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