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Maluma, left, and Madonna perform "Medellin" at the Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

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Madonna presents the award for video of the year at the MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall in New York.

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US singer Madonna speaks to the press at a news conference in Blantyre, Malawi. Madonna has adopted four Malawian children, is in the country to celebrate the first anniversary of the Mercy James Centre for Pediatric Surgery and Intensive Care, named after one of her adopted daughters.

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Madonna attends The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute benefit gala celebrating the opening of the Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination exhibition in New York.

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US musician Madonna dances at the opening of The Mercy James Institute for Pediatric Surgery and Intensive Care, located at the Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital in the city of Blantyre, Malawi.

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US musician Madonna, left, sits with her adopted children Stella, David and Mercy at the opening of The Mercy James Institute for Pediatric Surgery and Intensive Care, located at the Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital in the city of Blantyre, Malawi.

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Madonna attends The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute benefit gala celebrating the opening of the Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons: Art of the In-Between exhibition, in New York.

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Madonna campaigns for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton during a surprise performance at Washington Square Park, in New York.

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Madonna sings a song as she campaigns for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton during a surprise performance at Washington Square Park, in New York.

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Madonna performs a tribute to Prince at the Billboard Music Awards at the T-Mobile Arena, in Las Vegas.

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Madonna, left, and Sean Penn arrive at the 5th Annual Sean Penn & Friends HELP HAITI HOME Gala Benefiting at the Montage Hotel in Beverly Hills, California.

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Madonna gets close to her fans as she performs in concert during her "Rebel Heart Tour" in Mexico City.

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Madonna performs on stage at the o2 arena in London, as part of her Rebel Heart Tour.

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Pop superstar Madonna performs at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minn. A few hours after the show, Madonna and a few lucky fans saw Prince perform a private concert at his Paisley Park studios in Chanhassen, Minn.

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Madonna performs during the premiere of her Rebel Heart tour, in Montreal.

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Madonna The material girl tried Ashtanga yoga, and it seems to have got her close to nirvana. She even came up with an album, Shanti Ashtanga.

Madonna performs at the 57th annual Grammy Awards.

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Madonna performs at the 57th annual Grammy Awards, in Los Angeles.

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Madonna performs at the 57th annual Grammy Awards.

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Madonna arrives at the 57th annual Grammy Awards at the Staples Center, in Los Angeles.

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Madonna performs at the 57th annual Grammy Awards

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Madonna performs at the 57th annual Grammy Awards, in Los Angeles.

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"Long hair...... Don't Care!!!!!! #artforfreedom #rebelheart #revolutionoflove" That was what Madonna posted on Instagram today along with a selfie showing armpit hair, ostensibly in a bid to promote female body confidence.

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Performers, from left, Macklemore, Mary Lambert, Madonna, Ryan Lewis and Queen Latifah appear on stage during a performance of "Same Love" at the 56th annual Grammy Awards at Staples Center in Los Angeles.

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Popstar Madonna dedicates her song Human Nature to Malala

Popstar Madonna, 55, writing in the November issue of Harper’s Bazaar, shared her harrowing experiences of arriving in New York which, she writes, "did not welcome [her] with open arms.” “The first year, I was held up at gunpoint. Raped on the roof of a building I was dragged up to with a knife in my back.”

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U.S. singer Madonna performs during her concert in St. Petersburg, Russia.

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U.S. singer Madonna performs during her concert at concert Hall in St. Petersburg, Russia.

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In this photo taken by a cell phone on Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2012, U.S. singer Madonna performs during her concert at Olympic Hall in Moscow, Russia, with the words "Pussy Riot" on her bare back . Madonna has voiced hope that three feminist Russian rockers on trial for performing a "punk prayer" against Vladimir Putin are released soon. The pop star told the AP during her concert tour of Russia that she supports freedom of speech and hopes the judge will show leniency.

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U.S. singer, Madonna, performs in Hyde Park, London.

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Madonna performs during halftime of the NFL Super Bowl XLVI football game between the New York Giants and the New England Patriots, in Indianapolis.

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Madonna speaks during a news conference for NFL footbal's Super Bowl XLVI's halftime show, in Indianapolis.

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Best Original Song in a Motion Picture for "Masterpiece" from "W.E.": Madonna. Later, while presenting the best foreign language film after being introduced by Ricky Gervais, who referred to her hit song title "Just Like a Virgin" with a loud cough, Madonna said: "If I'm still a virgin, Ricky, why don't you come over here and do something about it. I haven't kissed a girl in a few years ... on TV."

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From left British actress Andrea Ridenborough, British actor James d'Arcy, U.S Director Madonna, British actor Richard Coyle and British actress Natalie Dolmer arrive to the UK premiere of W.E. at a central London cinema.

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Way back in 1998 Madonna wore a sari when she performed her all-Sanskrit song Shanti. at the MTV Music Awards. Here, backstage doing a Namaste

US pop star Madonna plants a tree at a ground breaking ceremony for her Raising Malawi Academy for Girls in Malawi. Madonna who is funding the building of the school was the guest of honour at the function. The 51-year-old was accompanied by her four children - daughters Lourdes and Mercy, and sons Rocco and David.

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Madonna performs during her 'Sticky and Sweet' tour at the Palace square in St. Petersburg, Russia, Sunday, Aug. 2, 2009.

A matryoshka, traditional Russian nesting doll of wood, depicting U.S. singer Madonna, center, is sold in St. Petersburg, Russia, together with the matryoshkas of Michael Jackson and Mick Jagger of The Rolling Stones.

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No drooling gentlemen..Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera teamed up at MTV's Video Music Awards to pay tribute to pop queen Madonna. The pair dressed in white, bustier wedding dresses and writhed on stage with Madonna in homage to the star's performance of 'Like a Virgin' at the awards' inaugural show in 1984.

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"She thinks she's tough/She ain't no English rose," sang Knopfler. With all the hoopla surrounding the release of Madonna's new children's book, "The English Roses" nobody noticed the power of an appearance on Oprah. Her book zoomed to #2 on Amazon.

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Britney Spears, MadonnaThe idea was the Material Girl’s but ’twas all In the Zone as the two locked lips for the 2003 MTV Awards show in NY.

Madonna performs during her 'Sticky and Sweet' tour at La Cartuja Stadium in Seville, southern Spain.

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Aug 23, 2008
Fifty must be the new 30. Madonna performs on stage at the premier of her 'Sticky and Sweet' tour at Cardiff's Millennium Stadium in Wales. The queen of pop has kicked off her world tour, armed with three racks of clothing, a small mountain of diamonds, and a retinue large enough to fill a passenger jet.

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Madonna and her daughter Lourdes Leon arrive at "A Night to Benefit Raising Malawi and UNICEF" at United Nations headquarters.

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Just for those interested in such sociological developments, pop singer Madonna and her husband Guy Ritchie spent nearly a week in Rajasthan before making a Mumbai tour, which included visiting a slum area with 'Shantaram' Gregory David Roberts, and a roadside meal of Misal Pav.

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In this undated file photo provided by Madonna's publicist Liz Rosenberg, the pop singer is shown with her daughter Lourdes, 9, son Rocco, 6, right and David Banda, 13-months, who she plans to adopt with her husband director Guy Ritchie. A judge in Malawi today allowed a coalition of human rights groups to proceed with a legal challenge to Madonna's adoption of David. The alliance of 67 Malawian groups had lodged a petition before the court last month, saying existing legislation did not allow for intra-country adoptions. Madonna was granted an 18-month interim custody order which enabled her to take David out of Malawi. The adoption of the boy sparked heated debate around the globe.

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Wednesday 13 September
Madonna performs during her first-ever concert in Russia at the Luzhniki stadium in Moscow. The 48-year-old American pop singer played at Moscow's largest stadium, singing suspended from a cross in a segment which the Russian Orthodox Church has described as "blasphemous". About 7,000 police joined some 50,000 fans in the stadium, while some protestors were detained outside. The pop star has outraged Christian groups across Europe by staging a mock crucifixion and wearing a crown of thorns on her global Confessions tour, which has been described by the Russian Church and the Orthodox Standard Bearers' Union as a "satanic orgy". A Dutch priest was arrested earlier this month when he phoned in a fake bomb threat in a bid to have Madonna's Amsterdam shows called off. The Confessions tour began in May and is expected to break all box-office records for a female artist, with anticipated gross revenues of $200 million.

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Matryoshkas, traditional Russian wooden dolls, one of them depicting Madonna, are displayed for sale in Moscow. A long-awaited concert in Moscow by Madonna had become mired in security concerns. After negotiations - spiced up by protests against the singer performing anywhere in the city - an agreement was struck for the show to be held at the Luzhniki stadium.

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