Madonna is reiterating how stunning she is. The legend shared three selfies on Instagram on Sunday, all of which showed her wearing black underwear. She is, in fact, 62 years old, according to my notes.
The singer captioned the photo, “And Now For A Moment Of Self Reflection.” She wore a hat, jewelry, and thigh-highs with her underwear.
The comments section was brimming with fire emojis, and rightfully so.
With heart eyes and fire emojis, actress Florence Pugh said, “OH. MY.” One user wrote, “GODDESS.” With a string of heart-eye emojis, someone else added, “How can this possibly be possible??.”
Some people were less than impressed, as you might expect. “Aren’t we a little old for this?” one commenter wondered. While Madonna did not respond to the remark, we can speculate what she might say to others who share her sentiments.
Madonna has long advocated for honoring one’s hard-won body. Madonna has stated why she flaunts her figure since a 2015 interview with the Daily News: “Show me how your ass looks when you’re 56 years old.
I’m a self-sufficient person. I am in excellent physical condition. When I’m 56, 66, or 76, I’ll be able to flaunt my arse. Who’s to tell when I’m going to be able to flaunt my a$$? It’s sexism, plain and simple. It’s sexism based on a person’s age. It’s also a form of prejudice.”
Here’s how serious Madonna is about keeping her body in shape. Madonna’s personal trainer, Craig Smith, recently told People that in an “ideal week,” Madonna works out for six days. Madonna “uses dance to tone the entire body, plus a mix of asana yoga, Bar Method, and a lot of hybrid Pilates programs to give that wonderful, sleek look to her arms,” according to Madonna, who focuses on bodyweight training.
Her body never reaches a plateau because she keeps mixing up her workouts. “It’s always a hunch. Smith added that “recovery time is equally as vital as workout time” since “her body is continually developing in a positive way.”
Yes, she works hard and flaunts her accomplishments—classic that’s “Madonna being Madonna,” as one reviewer put it.
The remarkable, hyper-ambitious Material Girl who never stops re-inventing herself, Madonna is a seven-time Grammy Award-winner who has sold over three hundred million records and CDs to adoring fans worldwide.
Her film career, however, is another story. Her performances have consistently drawn scathing or laughable reviews from film critics, and the films have usually had tepid if any, success at the box office.
Born Madonna Louise Ciccone in August 1958 in Bay City, Michigan, she is the daughter of Madonna Louise Fortin and Silvio Ciccone, an engineer designer for car companies. Her father was of Italian descent (from a family from Pa Centro) and her mother was of French-Canadian ancestry.
She moved to New York in 1978 and studied with renowned choreographer Alvin Ailey, joined up with the Patrick Hernandez Revue, formed a pop/dance band called “Breakfast Club” and began working with then-boyfriend Stephen Bray on recording several disco-oriented songs. New York producer/D.J.
Mark Kamins passed her demo tapes to Sire Records in early 1982 and the rest is history. The 1980s was Madonna’s boom decade, and she dominated the music charts with a succession of multi-million-selling albums, and her musical and fashion influence on young women was felt around the globe.
The big-budget and star-filled Dick Tracy (1990) had her playing bad girl “Breathless Mahoney” flirting with Warren Beatty, but the epic failed to catch fire at the box office.
Taking an earthier role, Madonna was much more entertaining alongside Tom Hanks and Geena Davis in A League of Their Own (1992), a story about female baseball players during W.W.II.
However, she again drew the wrath of critics with the whodunit Body of Evidence (1993), an obvious (and lame) attempt to cash in on the success of the sexy Sharon Stone thriller Basic Instinct (1992).
Several other minor screen roles followed, then Madonna starred as Eva Peron in Evita (1996), a fairly well-received screen adaptation of the hugely successful Broadway musical, for which she received a Golden Globe for Best Actress.
She worked as a waiter and model for nude art in New York while continuing her dance studies. Madonna joined the band ‘The Breakfast Club’ and then founded ‘Madonna & the Sky.
She starred in the film “A Certain Sacrifice” in 1979. She had a solo deal with Warner Music Group’s ‘Sire Records’ in the 1980s.
Her debut solo album, ‘Everybody,’ was published in 1982 and reached the top of the dance charts, followed by ‘Madonna,’ the following year. The albums were well-received and many copies were sold.
When her album ‘Like a Virgin’ was released in 1984, it was a big breakthrough for this artist. This album was an instant hit and cemented Madonna’s status as a global icon. For six weeks, the album’s title tune remained at number one on the Billboard Chart.
She provided her vocals to the song “Into the Groove” in the film “Desperately Seeking Susan” in 1985. This song was also a smash hit, reaching number one on the dance charts in the United States.
The following year, she performed ‘Crazy For You for the film Vision Quest,’ which was also a hit. She embarked on her first concert tour, dubbed “The Virgin Tour,” shortly afterward.
‘True Blue,’ ‘You Can Dance,’ ‘Who’s That Girl,’ ‘Like a Prayer,’ and ‘Who’s That Girl,’ ‘Dick Tracy,’ ‘Bloodhounds of Broadway,’ and ‘Shanghai Surprise‘ were among the albums and films on which this vocalist collaborated between 1986 and 1990.
She also went on concert tours such as the ‘Who’s That Girl World Tour’ and the ‘Blond Ambition World Tour’ during the same time period.
She secured an endorsement deal with the ‘Pepsi’ corporation in 1989, however, the contract was later canceled due to her controversial video ‘Like a Prayer.’
In 1990, she published ‘The Immaculate Collection,’ which became the ‘best-selling compilation album by any solo artist in history.’ Madonna’s first documentary film, ‘Madonna:
Truth or Dare,’ was produced in 1991 and focused on the events of her ‘Blond Ambition World Tour.’ She also appeared in the film Shadows and Fog’ the same year, and in ‘A League of Their Own’ the following year.
In 1992, she and Warner Music Group co-founded the music label ‘Maverick Records.’ Her book ‘Sex,’ an adult coffee table book with pornographic photos of this artist, was released the same year, as was her album Erotica.’
‘Body of Evidence,’ ‘Dangerous Game,’ ‘Blue in the Face,’ ‘Four Rooms,’ and ‘Girl 6’ were among the films she worked on from 1993 to 1999. She also performed on the ‘The Girlie Show World Tour’ and released albums such as ‘Bedtime Stories’ and ‘Ray of Light.’
She won an Academy Award for her performance as Eva Perón in the musical drama ‘Evita’ in 1996.
Despite the controversies surrounding her, she continued to pursue her musical and acting careers, appearing in films such as ‘The Next Big Thing,’ ‘Swept Away,’ ‘Die Another Day,’ ‘I’m Going to Tell You a Secret,’ and ‘Arthur and the Invisibles between 2000 and 2012.
‘Music,’ ‘American Life,’ ‘Confessions on a Dance Floor,’ ‘Hard Candy,’ and ‘MDNA’ are among the albums she released at this time.
She took part in the ‘The MDNA Tour’ concert tour in 2012.
In 2015, she launched her album Rebel Heart,’ as well as a concert tour with the same name.
‘Semtex Girls,’ ‘Hard Candy Fitness,’ and ‘Truth or Dare by Madonna’ are some of the production firms and brands she is affiliated with.
Achievements and Awards
MTV gave her the ‘Artist of the Decade: Mega Artist’ award in 1989.
This performer has won numerous prestigious prizes for both her singing and acting abilities. In 1992, she won her first ‘Grammy Award’ for ‘Blond Ambition World Tour Live’ in the category of ‘Best Music Video, Long Form.’
Six more ‘Grammy Awards’ followed for her albums Ray of Light,’ ‘Beautiful Strangers,’ ‘Confessions on a Dance Floor,’ and ‘The Confession Tour.’
‘Highest-grossing music tour per concert by a female artist, ‘Highest paid female singer on the planet’, ‘Most Number-one Albums in the UK charts, and ‘Largest TV audience Super Bowl in history are just a few of the eleven ‘Guinness World Records’ this talented artist has been credited with between 1996 and 2012.
She won the ‘Juno Awards twice, once for the song ‘Vogue’ and once for her album ‘True Blue.’
She was awarded the ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’ at the ‘TRL Awards’ in 2006. The ‘Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inducted this musician two years later.