Madonna's 30-year career in pictures

Published Mar 13 2012, 11:11 GMT  |  By

Since the release of her eponymous debut album in 1983, Madonna has rarely strayed from the spotlight.

She has gone on to sell over 300 million records worldwide (making her the top-selling female artist of all time) while simultaneously compiling a lengthy filmography and a string of record-breaking world tours.

To celebrate the release of her 12th studio opus MDNA on March 26, Digital Spy takes a look back over her astonishing achievements to date.

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Madonna - Career In Pictures

Madonna performs her first major hit 'Holiday' on TV.