madonnaWhat better way to spend your birthday than by shimmying down a stripper pole, surrounded by dancing nuns? As Madonna practices for her Rebel Heart tour – where both nuns and stripper poles have been confirmed to appear – we’re celebrating her 57th birthday with four of the best Madonna stories in our back catalog. Next Issue subscribers can catch up with the Material Girl as she shares the reasons behind her provocation, what she thinks of Taylor Swift, and her favorite song to sing live.

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Madonna Gets Real

Entertainment Weekly

Nuns on stripper poles! Stage baes! And her grill! Andy Cohen gets the scoop on his favorite pop star’s upcoming Rebel Heart tour.

It’s Madonna—Need We Say More?

Cosmopolitan

The Queen of Pop sits down with Cosmopolitan to celebrate 50 years of power, provocation, and living that Cosmo-girl life.

Live To Tell

Rolling Stone

After 30 years of provocation, a fiery Madonna explains why she isn’t nearly done pushing limits.

Madonna by Madonna

Harper's Bazaar

The most fearless singer in the world tells the truth about daring, in a self-penned story that charts her path from Midwest suburbia to Madison Square Garden.