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2008 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductee Madonna Onstage at the Induction Ceremony

Madonna

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  • Year:
    2008
  • Inducted by:
    Justin Timberlake
  • Category:
    Performers
Madonna

Hall of Fame Essay

2008

Jim Farber

Forget her role as fashion plate. And businesswoman. And dancer. And sexual contrarian. And video groundbreaker. And PR powerhouse. And shock queen. And even as icon.

Yes, all those roles play their parts in the global juggernaut, and aesthetic nexus, that is Madonna, but, collectively, they offer one big distraction from the key element that anchors them all: the music.

Madonna’s music dared you. Hell, it ordered you to express yourself.

Justin Timberlake

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Photography: Kevin Mazur, WireImage; Bob Gruen

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