One of the defining pop figures of her era, Madonna is the biggest-selling female artist

of all time. Since emerging in the early ‘80s with a provocative street-vamp look,

she has courted controversy throughout her career with a compelling blend of sex and

spirituality – and hits, from Holiday through Like a Prayer to last year’s Give Me All Your Luvin’.

She must be doing something right: Madonna has sold 300 million albums worldwide.