madonna is a fashion, beauty and music icon of the last 40 years.
The singer is known worldwide for being the ‘Queen of Pop’ and for breaking all the rules and stereotypes in the industry. The irreverent and provocative ‘material girl’, she announced this week a world tour called “The Celebration Tour” with a total of 35 concerts distributed between North America and Europe in which she will address the four decades of her career.
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The tour promises to immerse the public in an “artistic journey” through the singer’s career from her first album, “Madonna”, from 1983, to the most recent “Madame X”, from 2019, including a tribute to New York, the city where it all began, according to a statement.
“I’m excited to explore as many songs as possible in hopes of giving my fans the show they’ve been waiting for,” says the 64-year-old artist, accompanied by a celebrity-studded video.
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In the video, a nod to her movie “Truth or dare”, Madonna presides over a table with friends like actor Jack Black, singer Lil Wayne or comedian Amy Schumer, who challenges her to embark on a tour of his successes.
Next, a review of six important moments that have defined Madonna’s career.
1. Like a Virgin
In 1984, Madonna released her second album without knowing that it would become one of the most iconic of her career, selling more than 25 million copies of “Like a Virgin.” She performed at the first edition of the MTV Video Music Awards that year, where she appeared dressed as a bride on a wedding cake, she ripped off her veil and rolled on the floor showing her underwear.
2. The two ‘kings’ together
Madonna took Michael Jackson as her date to the 1991 Oscars. It was quite a stir, the ceremony was full of movie stars, but these two singers were the ones who stole the camera.
3. The controversial kiss of divas
The kiss with Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera in 2003. In another MTV gala, singing Hollywood, the ‘Queen of Pop’, then 45 years old, gently pounced on the lips of the then young twenty-something Spears and Aguilera. The then partner of Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake, showed that he did not sit very well with her girlfriend bringing out the lesbian side of her.
4. A scandalous crucifixion
Crucified on the “Confessions Tour” in 2006. Madonna sang “Live to tell” emulating Jesus Christ and expiating humanity’s guilt for the victims of AIDS in Africa. The Vatican branded the show blasphemy and NBC censored it.
5. Her ‘look’ inspired a generation
Her classic rebel girl style inspired an entire generation in the 1980s and 1990s. The video shoot for one of her most famous hits, “Papa Don’t Preach,” which addresses the controversial issue of abortion, was a example of this.
6. Record in the Superbowl
The musical performance at the intermission of the Superbowl final in 2012, the most watched in history, was a self-tribute to itself. Madonna, in a way, took up the idea of the 2013 MTV Awards, performing a medley with some of her biggest hits in the company of LMFAO, Nicki Minaj, MIA, Cee-Lo Green and Cirque Du Soleil.