Madonna has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in a ceremony at New York’s Waldorf Astoria hotel on Monday night (March 10), with the material girl dedicating the honor to those that said she could never make it.
The awards pay respect to artist’s who have released music more than 25 years ago, with Madonna’s first album called ‘Madonna’ being released in 1983.
Justin Timberlake, whose helped produce the singer’s new album ‘Hard Candy’, inducted the one-time Material Girl, saying, "The world is full of Madonna wanna-bes. I might have even dated a couple. But there is truly only one Madonna."
The 49-year-old performer told a story of a teacher who encouraged her to follow her dreams when she was 14, explaining, "Thirty-five years later, people are still encouraging me to believe in my dreams. What more could I ask for?"
Madonna even gave thanks to those that "said I was talentless, that I was chubby, that I couldn’t sing, that I was a one-hit wonder, they helped me, too. They inspired me because they made me question myself repeatedly and pushed me to be better."
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