On this day in 1985 Madonna’s album ‘Like A Virgin’ became the first album by a solo female artist to sell more than 5 million copies.
The American mega-star is considered a singer, songwriter, actress, author, director and entrepreneur. She has been performing for over 20 years, and Guinness World Records have named her as the ‘Best Selling Female Recording Artist of All Time’; and Madonna has been named in Time’s ’25 Most Powerful Women of the Century’ list.
In 2008 Billboard named her number 2, behind The Beatles, of their ‘Hot 100 All-Time Top Artists’, making her the most successful solo artist in the history of that chart; and in 2012, VH1 crowned her the Greatest Woman in Music.
Now aged 54, the Queen of Pop is still an incredible force of influence within not only the music industry, but world popular culture as well, and will undoubtedly continue to be for many years to come.