Madonna ensured attendees at New York's Met Gala were given a truly religious experience on Monday night (May 7) with a surprise performance at fashion's biggest night of the year.
The pop superstar, who wowed on the red carpet in a Jean Paul Gaultier gown, black net veil and glittering, crucifix-adorned crown, led the post-dinner festivities with haunting renditions of 'Like a Prayer', Leonard Cohen's 'Hallelujah' and a brand new song.
Flanked by dancers dressed in religious habits, the performance inside the Great Hall at the Metropolitan Museum of Art was filmed by Vogue and - handily for fans - streamed live by Donatella Versace herself.
With a theme of 'Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination', the annual fundraising gala for the benefit of the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute saw A-listers including Rihanna, Katy Perry, and Amal Clooney celebrate haute couture fashion in some truly awe-inspiring outfits.
Madonna, who turns 60 this year, has been busy working on her forthcoming 14th studio album as well as raising her expanding brood of children, which includes 5-year-old twin sisters Ester and Stella, who she adopted from Malawi last year.
With it now more than three years since Madge's last record - 2015's criminally-underrated Rebel Heart - Monday night's performance was a welcome reminder that we need the Queen of Pop back in our lives stat.