Madonna through the years

Published On: Jun 02 2011 10:11:55 AM CDT   Updated On: Aug 18 2014 01:00:00 AM CDT

With Madonna turning 56 over the weekend, join us for a look at the singer's life and career, on stage and off, over the years.

Madonna Like a Virgin album cover
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Warner Bros. Records

November 1984: Madonna's second album, "Like a Virgin," solidified the singer's status as a star. The album was certified diamond by the Recording Industry Association of America and sold more than 21 million copies worldwide.

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