Madonna

Now & Then

MADONNA

November 2011

Madonna is a true REVOLUTIONARY. She has sold more than 300 million records worldwide and is recognized as the world’s top-selling female recording artist of all time by the Guinness World Records. According to the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), she is the best-selling female rock artist of the 20th century and the second top-selling female artist in the United States, behind Barbra Streisand, with 64 million certified albums. In 2008, Billboard magazine ranked Madonna at number two, behind only The Beatles, on the Billboard Hot 100 All-Time Top Artists, making her the most successful solo artist in the history of the Billboard chart. She was also inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in the same year. Considered to be one of the “25 Most Powerful Women of the Past Century” by Time for being an influential figure in contemporary music, Madonna is known for continuously reinventing both her music and image, and for retaining a standard of autonomy within the recording industry. * (* Source: Wikipedia)

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Photography by Patrick McMullan & Chance Yeh for Patrick McMullan.com

Design by Marie Havens

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NOW:

Madonna at the “ALEXANDER MCQUEEN: Savage Beauty” Costume Institute Gala, The Metropolitan Museum Of Art, NYC, May 2, 2011, Photography by Chance Yeh for Patrick McMullan.com

THEN:

Madonna at the Dallas Party for Amadeus, Limelight, NYC, September 12, 1984, Photography by Patrick McMullan for Patrick McMullan.com

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