Watch: Madonna drops surprise video of Met Gala performance on her 60th birthday

Madonna has released previously unseen footage from her 2018 Met Gala performance in New York to mark her 60th birthday.

In the clip, the singer comes on stage to “Like A Prayer” in front of religious iconography, appearing on stage surrounded by dancers dressed as monks.

She goes on to perform “Beautiful Game” and “Hallelujah.”

The Queen of Pop turned 60 on Thursday and marked her birthday in several ways, including appearing on the front cover of Vogue Italia.

In the interview, Madonna confirmed she would be releasing a new album before the end of the year, which she said was influenced by her living in Lisbon.

“I’ve just met lots of really amazing musicians, and I’ve ended up working with a lot of these musicians on my new record, so Lisbon has influenced my music and my work,” she said.

“How could it not? I don’t see how I could have gone through that year without being informed by all this input of culture,” she added.

The as-yet-untitled 14th studio album will be her first since 2015’s Rebel Heart.

This week, a London-based street artist called Pegasus revealed a stunning mural dedicated to Madonna in honour of her birthday.

Madonna’s Rebel Heart tour (Getty)

The mural, which covers the wall of the gay bar The Glory in Shoreditch, features an image of the Queen of Pop from around the time of her eponymous debut album released in 1983.

Pegasus, whose exhibition Neon Nights will open in London on October 20, said he wanted to pay tribute to the singer, who has been his muse for years.

“Madonna has been my number one idol and main inspiration since the age of five. She has consistently remained a trend setter and image of success and inspiration to many while always staying relevant,” Pegasus told PinkNews.

“It is very important for myself to honour this woman who has defied all the people who swore she would never stand the test of time.

“At a time where most of the great icons of the 80s have now passed, we are fortunate to still have one of the most celebrated still with us,” he added.