Today in Madonna History: August 1, 2006

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On August 1 2006, Madonna unveiled a bronze cast of her hands outside Wembley Arena’s new Square of Fame. Madonna was the first person to be honoured with the privilege.

Quintain Estates deputy chief executive Nick Shattock said: “Madonna is officially the greatest female star in the world and we are delighted that she is the first of what will only be a few major names to be celebrated in the Square of Fame.”

Madonna said: “I look forward to seeing other artists adding their handprints alongside mine.”

Today in Madonna History: May 20, 1996

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On May 20 1996, Madonna’s Take A Bow was honored as one of the Most Performed Songs Of 1995 at the 13th annual ASCAP Pop Music Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California.

Today in Madonna History: January 6, 2015

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On January 6 2015, Madonna won the Favorite Music Icon award at the People’s Choice Awards, hosted by Jane Lynch at the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles, California.

The nominees were Madonna, Paul McCartney, Prince, Steven Tyler and Stevie Wonder.

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Today in Madonna History: January 24, 2004

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On January 24 2004, Madonna received the NRJ Award of Honor during the NRJ awards ceremony in Cannes, France. Madonna accepted the award from Britney Spears and thanked her French fans for two decades of support.

“My ambition may be American, and I may have married a Brit, but my heart belongs to France.”

Today in Madonna History: January 19, 1997

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On January 19 1997, Madonna attended the Golden Globes ceremony and won the Best Actress award for her role in Evita.

Evita also won the Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical.

You Must Love Me won the Golden Globe for Best Original Song – Motion Picture.

Alan Parker was nominated for Best Director – Motion Picture.

Antonio Banderas was nominated for Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical.

Today in Madonna History: January 10, 1987

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On January 10 1987, Madonna’s Papa Don’t Preach was honoured as America’s Most Popular Video and the World’s Favourite Video at the 1st annual World Music Video Awards, produced by Canada’s MuchMusic and Europe’s Sky Channel.

Today in Madonna History: December 10, 2002

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On December 10 2002, Madonna’s West End debut in Up For Grabs at the Wyndham’s Theatre was nominated for the Planet Hollywood Theatre Event of the Year at the Theatregoers’ Choice Awards.

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