Madonna reminds the world she is still the Queen of Pop on her 60th birthday
The pop sensation was holidaying with her family in Morocco as she took a moment to remind her fans why she's still 'The Queen'
Happy birthday Madonna! The undisputed queen of pop and the best-selling female recording artist of all time turned 60 on Thursday.
To mark the occasion, the 'Like A Virgin' singer took the time to remind fans around the world of the indelible mark she's left on the pop music industry. The pop sensation took to Instagram on Thursday to share a birthday snap of her holding a sign above her head that bore the words 'The Queen'.
Smiling coyly at the camera, the pop icon looked happy as ever as she appeared to be enjoying a lavish dinner with her family and close friends while holidaying in Marrakech, Morocco, Daily Mail reports. In a caption accompanying the picture, the 'Like A Prayer' star sent a gentle reminder to her massive 11.6 million followers on Instagram: “In case someone forgot! #birthday #magic #Marakesh”, she wrote.
Madonna sported long blonde locks, styled into tight waves with thin plaits adding a "boho feel" to her appearance. She added flair to her look with colorful bangles, jeweled cuffs, beaded necklaces and statement rings, with an eye-catching diamante letter 'M' prominently positioned on her middle finger.
The star took to her Instagram story to share further photographs giving an insight into her time in Morocco with her family. One stunning photo saw her twin daughters, Estere and Stelle, aged five, dressed in matching traditional Moroccan outfits with gold coins adorning the hems. Madonna also uploaded a magnificent photograph of herself with a gold tray balancing a chandelier, candles and intricate Moroccan teacups being rested on her head. She had earlier shared a sultry “pre-birthday selfie” of herself wearing Berber clothing in what she called a celebration of the North African people’s culture.
A plethora of stars from the music, film and television industry passed 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.”
Australian singer Kylie Minogue sent her wishes saying: '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!!!'
Darren Hayes of Savage Garden added: 'I wouldn't be who I am without @Madonna. Happy Birthday, Queen'
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!!! 🎈🎤🍰— Kylie Minogue (@kylieminogue) August 16, 2018
Singer Paloma Faith chimed in: 'Happy 60th to the courageous, shape shifting, influencing bad*** that is @Madonna. Thank you for being my childhood pin up and the reason why I will never made the same album twice!'
Meanwhile, British star Denise Van Outen shared a snap of herself dressed up as the pop sensation for a charity event. She wrote in the caption: 'When I was Madonna for the day for @comicrelief Happy 60th birthday @madonna'
Madonna's big day comes just days after she showered son Rocco Ritchie with love on his 18th birthday. She shares Rocco with husband Guy Ritchie, 49, with the couple later going on to adopt their Malawian son David in 2006. They split two years later. Rocco has been living with Guy in London since the director won a nine-month custody battle over Madonna in 2016.
Madonna then relocated to Lisbon, Portugal, so that her adopted son David Banda, 12, could attend a prestigious soccer academy in the city. She is also mother to Lourdes, 21, with Cuban dancer Carlos Leon, and has adopted Mercy James, 12, and five-year-old twins Estere and Stella.
Having sold more than 300 million records worldwide, Madonna is recognized as the best-selling female recording artist of all time by Guinness World Records. The Recording Industry Association of America listed her as the second highest-certified female artist in the US, with 64.5 million album units. She is also the highest-grossing solo touring artist of all time, earning US $1.4 billion from her concert tickets. Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in her first year of eligibility, Madonna also features in Rolling Stone's list of 100 Greatest Artists of All Time and the 100 Greatest Songwriters of All Time.