One of the greatest Rock and Roll shots of all-time.
The first ever appearance on an award show where Madonna presented. This was for Favorite Black Album and Prince and the Revolution won for Purple Rain. Here she is sex hole wearing her Jean Paul Gaultier zip up corset dress. In the following weeks, she would head to Japan for Like a Virgin promotion and Hawaii for that legendary photo shoot. This photo by Brad Elterman is backstage with the press and here's what he had to say about it.
“I was hired by Dick Clark’s press agent to cover the American Music Awards nearly every year for a decade. I had incredible access and I wanted to make a great photograph of this new singer called Madonna. There is little potential to be creative in this small area, but it made a wonderful photograph.”