US Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction
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Madonna joins rock's Hall of Fame

Madonna has been inducted into the US Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at a star-studded ceremony in New York.
The 49-year-old thanked her detractors in an acceptance speech, including those who 'said I couldn't sing, that I was a one hit wonder'.
Madonna received her honour at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel from singer Justin Timberlake.
'The world is full of Madonna wannabes. I might have even dated a couple,' he said. 'But there is truly only one Madonna.'
The singer recalled a teacher who encouraged her to follow her dreams at the age of 14, adding that she is still lucky to have people spurring her on.
As for her critics over the years, she said: 'They inspired me because they made me question myself repeatedly and pushed me to be better.'
'I have gone on to do so many things in my life, from writing children's books, to designing clothes, to directing a film.'
'But for me it always does, and it always will, come back to the music, so thank you,' said the singer.
Madonna and Timberlake then shared an anecdote of how the pop star gave him a vitamin injection herself after asking him to remove his trousers.
Iggy Pop and The Stooges performed on Burning Up and Ray of Light on her behalf.
Artists become eligible for the US Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 25 years after their first recording.
The candidates are chosen by a committee and whittled down to a final list of five by more than 600 music experts.

From BBC News


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