Madonna has sold more than 300 million records worldwide and is recognized as the best-selling female recording artist of all time. Considered one of the "25 Most Powerful Women of the Past Century" by Time Magazine, she is known for continuously reinventing herself, and for retaining a standard of autonomy within the record industry. Madonna released her self-titled debut album in 1983. She followed it with a series of albums that attained immense popularity by pushing the boundaries in mainstream music and videos, which became a fixture on MTV. Throughout her career, many of her songs have hit number one, including "Like a Virgin", "Papa Don't Preach", "Into the Groove" "Like a Prayer" and "Vogue." She received critical acclaim and a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress for Evita in 1996. Her other ventures include: fashion design, writing children's books, and film directing and producing. In 1992, she founded entertainment company Maverick as a joint venture with Time Warner. In 2007, she signed a US $120 million record, touring and merchandising contract with Live Nation. Madonna is the best-selling female rock artist of the 20th century and the second top-selling female albums artist in the US., with 64.5 million certified albums. In 2008, Billboard ranked her at number two, behind only The Beatles, on the Billboard Hot 100 All-Time Top Artists, making her the most successful solo artist in history. She was also inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame the same year. In 2012, she was crowned the "Greatest Woman In Music" by VH1.