Today In Madonna History: February 21, 1998

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On February 21 1998, Madonna performed Frozen on BBC1-TV’s National Lottery Show in London, England.

Today In Madonna History: February 20, 1995

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On February 20, 1995, Madonna performed Bedtime Story at the 14th annual Brit Awards at the Alexandra Palace in London, England.

Today In Madonna History: February 19, 2013

On February 19 2013, Beyonce mentioned Madonna as being a maverick in Gentlewoman magazine:

“I think about Madonna and how she took all of the great things she achieved and started the label and developed other artists. But there are not enough of those women.”

Today In Madonna History: February 18, 2001

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On February 18 2001, Madonna wrote a letter to the Los Angeles Times newspaper in defence of controversial rap artist Eminem over the public and media criticism of his offensive song lyrics and Grammy Award nominations:

“What is the big deal about Eminem? Since when is offensive language a reason for being unpopular? I find the language of George W. much more offensive. I find the hypocritical nature of most popular figures in our culture much more offensive. I like the fact that Eminem is brash and angry and politically incorrect. At least he has an opinion. He’s stirring things up, he’s provoking a discussion, he’s making people’s blood boil. He’s reflecting what’s going on in society right now. That is what art is supposed to do. And after all he’s just a boy. Thank God he’s rebellious and not well-groomed. He gets my vote. Yours truly, Mrs. Ritchie.”

Today In Madonna History: February 17, 1998

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On February 17 1998, Madonna arrived in London, England to begin the European promotional tour for Ray of Light.

Today In Madonna History: February 16, 1997

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On February 16 1997, Madonna made a special appearance at Elizabeth Taylor’s 65th birthday party at The Pantages Theatre in Los Angeles, California.

Today in Madonna History: February 15, 2006

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On February 15 2006, Madonna won the BRIT Award for Best International Female. Madonna beat out Bjork, Kelly Clarkson, Mariah Carey and Missy Elliot.

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