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Madonna

British music video and film director Guy Ritchie is born in Hatfield, England, UK, Europe. He will be thrust into the limelight after marrying Madonna in 2000.
Gloria de Los Angeles Treviño Ruiz is born in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico, North America. She will find international success as Gloria Trevi, aka The Mexican Madonna.
Madonna releases a new single, Holiday, in the USA. It will peak at No16 in the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart.
Lucky Star by Madonna enters the Billboard singles chart in the USA, where it will peak at No4.
Andy Warhol attends the first MTV Video Awards, in Radio City Music Hall, New York City, USA, with Diana Ross. Lou Reed is in the same row but pointedly does not acknowledge Warhol. Madonna hijacks the event when, dressed as a bride and singing Like A Virgin, she simulates sexual activity on the stage. Also performing at the event are ZZ Top and Rod Stewart.
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On the Purple Rain tour, Prince And The Revolution play the fifth of six nights at The Forum, Inglewood, Los Angeles, California, USA. Bruce Springsteen and Madonna join Prince onstage for the performance of Baby I'm A Star.
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Weird Al Yankovic releases a new single, Like A Surgeon, on Epic Records in the UK. The track is a parody of Madonna's Like A Virgin.
On her Who's That Girl tour, Madonna plays the second of two nights at Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View, California, USA, supported by Level 42.
On her Who's That Girl tour, Madonna plays at The Astrodome, Houston, Texas, USA, supported by Level 42.
Madonna's controversial Pepsi commercial, featuring Like A Prayer, airs for the first time on tv, as part of a $5m sponsorship deal.
Pepsi ends its association with Madonna in the wake of her Like a Prayer video being decreed to be blasphemous by the Vatican.
Madonna's 54-date worldwide Blonde Ambition tour opens at Chiba Marine Stadium, Tokyo, Japan, Asia.
The American leg of Madonna's Blonde Ambition tour opens at The Summit, Houston, Texas, USA.
The Top Five Billboard chart singles in the USA are all by female artists, with the No1 position being held by Madonna's Vogue. The other songs are by Sinead O'Connor, Heart, Wilson Phillips and Janet Jackson.
Hanky Panky, the second and final single from Madonna's album I'm Breathless, is released in the USA.
Madonna releases a new single, Hanky Panky, in the UK.
On her Blonde Ambition tour, Madonna plays at Olympia-Reitstadion Riem, Munich, Germany, Europe.
On her Blonde Ambition tour, Madonna plays the last of three nights at Wembley Stadium, London, England, UK.
On her Blonde Ambition tour, Madonna plays at Estadio Municipal de Balaidos, Vigo, Spain, Europe.
A songwriter-actress takes Madonna to court to win royalties for her hit song Justify My Love, which she co-wrote, without acknowledgement, with Lenny Kravitz.
Blur win the Best British Group and three other awards at the fifteenth British Music Industry Awards (The BRITS) in Alexandra Palace, London, UK. Oasis are Best Newcomers, Elton John gets Outstanding Contribution, R.E.M. is best International Act and also plays live. Other live performers include Take That, Eternal, Madonna, Elton John and East 17.
Madonna and Guy Ritchie bring in the new millenium at a party given by Donatella Versace in the Versace Mansion, Miami, Florida.
Madonna's Drowned World tour, her first in eight years, sets off from Palau Saint Jordi Arena, Barcelona, Spain.
PJ Harvey is the greatest female rock and pop artist of all time, according to a poll of readers published in Q magazine. Harvey beat Madonna into second place and Kate Bush into third. Q Magazine editor Danny Eccleston says, "She (Harvey) makes music of substance and our readers respond to that. Whereas we know everything about Madonna, there is a real mystique about Polly."
Madonna wins the Michael Jackson International Artist of The Year Award, at the American Music Awards.
Madonna's album Ray Of Light, produced by William Orbit, is certified as 6x platinum in the UK. Also, her hits compilation, The Immaculate Collection, is certified as 12x platinum in the UK.
A new Versace ad campaign featuring Madonna begins running in the Belgian edition of Marie Claire.
The fifth instalment of Madonna's series of children's books, Lotsa de Casha, is published by Callaway/Puffin in the USA.
The Live8 Concert in Hyde Park, London, England, UK, (and several other cities worldwide), features artists including Pink Floyd, Coldplay, Dido, Keane, Elton John, Annie Lennox, Madonna, Muse, Razorlight, Scissor Sisters, Paul McCartney, Joss Stone, Stereophonics, Sting, Robbie Williams, U2, Stevie Wonder, R.E.M., The Cure, Velvet Revolver, Bob Geldof, The Killers and Snow Patrol.
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Confessions On A Dancefloor by Madonna enters the UK pop albums chart at No1.
Scottish painter Peter Howson's portrait of Madonna naked with her husband Guy Ritchie fails to sell at auction in McTear's auction house, Glasgow, Scotland. The painting does not reach its reserve price of £15,000.
The Forbes Magazine Celebrity 100 list reveals that Beyonce is set to earn an estimated $87m from publishing and music sales, touring and other performances, film work, her fashion collection and endorsement deals. The only other singer ahead of her is Madonna, at No3 in the list with Beyonce at No4.
Madonna delays the start of the first European date on her Sticky And Sweet tour show at the O2 Arena, London, by half an hour because she feels the air conditioning is not working to her satisfaction.
Madonna arrives in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, South America, to spend some time at the Carnival. She books into The Fasano hotel for five days.
Madonna releases Give Me All Your Luvin' as the first single from her forthcoming twelfth studio album, MDNA.
It is announced that Madonna's upcoming album, MDNA has ascended to the pre-order top spot on iTunes stores in fifty countries and has broken the record for the largest one day pre-order of any album in iTunes history.
On her World Tour 2012, Madonna plays at Palau Sant Jordi, Barcelona, Spain, Europe.
On her World Tour 2012, Madonna plays at Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh, Scotland.
On her World Tour 2012, Madonna plays at The National Stadium, Warsaw, Poland, Europe.
On her World Tour 2012, Madonna plays at The SKK Arena, St. Petersburg, Russia, Europe.
On the North American leg of her World Tour 2012, Madonna plays at The Air Canada Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
On the North American leg of her World Tour 2012, Madonna plays at Rogers Arena, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
On the North American leg of her World Tour 2012, Madonna plays at The New Orleans Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. During the show, she is booed when she urges her audience to vote to re-elect President Barack Obama. Members of the audience are also seen to walk out.
When Madonna plays the second of two nights at Madison Square Garden, New York City, USA, she is briefly joined by Korean rapper Psy for a rendition of his massive hit Gangnam Style.
On her Rebel Heart tour Madonna plays the second of two nights at The Bell Centre, Montreal, Canada.
On her Rebel Heart tour, Madonna plays the second of two nights at Saitama Super Arena, Saitama, Tokyo, Japan, Asia, supported by Mary Mac.
On her Rebel Heart tour, Madonna plays the second of two nights at Vector Arena, New Zealand, Oceania.
Rocco Ritchie, son of Madonna and Guy Ritchie, is arrested for possession of cannabis in Primrose Hill, London, England, UK.
Kesha is presented with the Trailblazer Award at Billboard magazine's Women In Music ceremony, held at Pier 36, New York City, USA. At the same event, Madonna scoops The Woman of the Year award and Shania Twain is given the Icon award.
Reggie Lucas, a Grammy-winning musician who played guitar for Miles Davis and later penned and produced some of Madonna's earliest hits, dies aged 65, of complications from heart disease.
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