She holds the crown as the best-selling female artist of all time with over 300 million albums sold to date.
But there’s one thing the Queen of Pop hasn’t checked off her list during her lengthy career, and that’s performing on The X Factor.
Madonna, who has never appeared on any kind of talent show before, looks set to make a change by inking a deal with media mogul Simon Cowell to debut her new music on his flagship show.
A source told The Sun: ‘It’s looking very hopeful Madonna will perform, possibly in November on one of the live shows.
‘There are a lot of big names releasing music at that time, but she’s absolutely the number one name we are trying to secure.’
‘She needs her next album to be a success in the UK and a performance on ITV in front of 12 million people would be the best platform,’ a show insider added to the paper.
The X Factor – which will see the return of head judge Simon, series regular Louis Walsh, fan favourite Cheryl Cole and the new addition of straight-talking Spice Girl Mel B – has managed to secure major musical acts over the last few years.
From the early series where homegrown talent Robbie Williams and Westlife were a staple, to recent years where pop princesses Beyonce, Rihanna and Katy Perry have graced the stage, the talent has been indisputably A-list.
(@Article by Kate Thomas / Pictures by Rex for dailymail.co.uk)