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Before the most anticipated debut Billboard Music Awards performance of Madonna to pay tribute to her friend and once-musical collaborator Prince

Let us look back to 1996, just a few months after giving birth to her daughter Lourdes, ‪#‎Madonna‬ was given a special #‎ArtistAchievementAward‬ at the ‪#‎BillboardMusicAwards‬ for her extra-ordinary accomplishments in Billboard charts history, presented by fellow legend Tony Bennett.

This was her very first public appearance post-birth and also an opportune time for the promotion of her then-latest movie, Evita (1996 movie).