Madonna at 60: How she became the queen of all queens

Never afraid of talking about sex, Madonna changed the way people perceived gay sex and vastly improved the lives of those having it by campaigning to publicise preventative measures for Aids. Darren Scott shows how she became a gay icon, without even trying There are many scents that transport me to another place and time. But there’s…

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Madonna at 60: The Queen of Pop in seven charts

Madonna turns 60 on Thursday. To celebrate, we’re taking 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…

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Madonna at 60: The 20 best quotes from the Queen of Pop

This week sees pop’s definitive icon Madonna turn 60. Throughout her career spanning four decades, the multi-instrumentalist – the best-selling female artist of all time – has earned plaudits for her impressive feats: 300m records sold globally, roles in numerous films (some successful, some not so) and the biggest-selling tourist artist in the world.  Having released 75 singles and 13…

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