The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame + Museum


Madonna

Induction category: Performer
Presented by: Justin Timberlake

Biography

Madonna is one of the most recognizable names in the world – and not just the world of music. She became the first multimedia pop icon, crossing from dance-oriented pop music into movies, television, videos, fashion and books while achieving a level of celebrity comparable to that of a primary inspiration, Marilyn Monroe. Madonna has been a ubiquitous and, at times, controversial figure since erupting on the scene with her debut single, Everybody,” in 1982. No one in the pop realm has manipulated the media with such a savvy sense of self-promotion. Yet Madonna’s career has always had a solid ...

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“It is one of the true thrills and privileges of my life to stand on this stage and induct Madonna into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.”

- Justin Timberlake

“It is a great honor to receive this award and I’m grateful and appreciative for the acknowledgment that this implies.”

- Madonna on her induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

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