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There's no one quite like Madonna.
Though there have been many imitators and pretenders to the throne in the 30+ years that she's been reigning as the Queen of Pop, very few have ever even come close to accomplishing the sort of cultural longevity and impact. With her forward thinking and countless reinventions, Her Madgesty is responsible for single-handedly crafting the template for the modern pop diva—give or take a Cher. (Hey, everyone can count someone else as inspiration, right?)
In honor of Madonna releasing Madame X, her 14th studio album—and as a way of thanking her for all she's done to essentially deliver the soundtrack of our lives—we're taking stock of a remarkable life well lived (and only just getting started, if you ask us), one crazy fact at a time.