Madonna Louise Ciccone, better known by just her first name, is one of the most successful recording artists in music history. She needs no introduction from us.
It's hard to believe that the star's debut album came out 1983, setting the stage for her immense popularity and pushing of boundaries across the music spectrum.
She helped popularize MTV and transform pop with hits like "Like a Virgin," "Papa Don't Preach," "Like a Prayer," "Vogue," Hung Up," "4 Minutes" and many others.
Commercially and critically acclaimed, Madonna's diverse musical offerings have won respect and millions of fans over the years, not to mention much controversy.
Madonna turns 52 today. Give it up for the Material Girl!
More recently, her music was immortalized on Fox's Glee, and her relationships with Alex Rodriguez and Jesus Luz have kept her in the celebrity gossip spotlight.
She's also a mother to Lourdes, Rocco, David and Mercy.
Here's hoping she keeps on rocking for years to come. Click to enlarge the gallery of Madonna pictures we've put together below and wish her a happy birthday!