Sunday 21 July 2019

Madonna reminds the world she is still the Queen of Pop on her 60th birthday

The singer shared the message on social media.

Madonna celebrates her 60th birthday on Thursday (Ian West/PA)
Madonna celebrates her 60th birthday on Thursday (Ian West/PA)

By Andrew Arthur, Press Association Entertainment Reporter

Madonna has posted a reminder on her 60th birthday that she is still the Queen of Pop.

The singer shared a picture of herself holding up a banner across her forehead that says “The Queen” with the Arabic translation above it.

In a caption accompanying the picture, the Like A Prayer star wrote to her 11.6 million followers on Instagram: “In case someone forgot! #birthday #magic #Marakesh”.

The American singer-songwriter had earlier shared a “pre-birthday selfie” of herself wearing Berber clothing in what she called a celebration of the North African people’s culture.

Stars from across music, film and television lined up to pass on their birthday wishes to Madonna.

French fashion designer Jean Paul Gaultier shared a photo of himself with Madonna at the MET Gala in New York earlier this year.

He wrote: “#JoyeuxAnniversaire to my long time friend, my everlasting muse and our Queen of Pop Madonna.”

Singer Kylie Minogue tweeted: “Happy birthday to Lady Madonna! I’m 14 years old, dancing and singing in my bedroom and she was just WOW!!!

“What a force and an inspiration. Enjoy your day Madonna!”

Singer Lisa Stanfield wrote: “Happy 60th birthday your Madgesty. You’ve shown us and taught us more than a thing or two over the years. Long may you reign.”

Little Britain star and Britain’s Got Talent judge David Walliams shared a black-and-white picture of Madonna and wrote: “Happy 60th Birthday Madonna.

“You have haunted my dreams since I was 13. Shakespeare wrote about Cleopatra, ‘Age cannot with her, not custom stale her infinite variety’. He could have been writing about you.

Madonna is the best-selling female recording artist of all time with estimated sales of over 300 million.

She announced her first single for three years called Beautiful Game in May.

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