Doors opened wide for Madonna Louise Ciccone in 1982, after five years as a singer and dancer on New York City’s competitive club circuit.
She signed with Sire Records (her label for the next 14 years) where her idiosyncratic persona exploded onto turntables,
dance floors and airwaves and captured the imagination of the first generation of MTV viewers.
She went on to become the top female star of the 1980s with seven #1 hits, three #1 albums and seventeen top ten hits
in that decade. In addition to molding her public image, Madonna is a meticulous studio craftsperson and completely
uninhibited stage performer.
From her first #1, 1984’s “Like A Virgin” (produced by Nile Rogers of Chic) to her most recent two year Confessions campaign,
Madonna remains one of the most ferociously original artists in music today.
Justin Timberlake presents Madonna as one of the 2008 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductee,
followed by a special tribute performance to Madonna from rock legend Iggy Pop.