1989: MTV 'Artist of the Decade' Acceptance

As the decade which brought Madonna to the world drew to a close, MTV in the US awarded her an "Artist Of The Decade: Mega Artist" award as part of their "Rate The 80s" TV special.

Madonna accepted the award in her dressing room whilst filming the video for "Oh Father" and here's the full segment that was shown (including a great fast-paced review of her career to date) - recorded from an MTV-Europe broadcast in March 1990

(MTV USA, December 1989)