In light of her 13th album release, pop icon Madonna may be visiting the O2 Arena on the 1st-2nd December 2015 on her ‘Rebel Heart Tour’. The tour may also visit Birmingham and Glasgow, tickets have been selling continuously and extra dates keep being added due to many sold out performances.
Although Madonna is 57 years old, she seems to continue to move with the times over and over again. She has sold more than 300 million hits worldwide and was added to the ‘Guinness Book of World Records’ for being the bestselling female artist of all time, plus was added as fourth bestselling entertainment act of all time. She’s won 20 MTV Video Music Awards since the start of her career, more than any other artist in the world whilst also achieving 45 awards from the British Phonographic Industry.
Madonna set up her ‘Raising Malawi’ organisation back in 2013, thus creating ten schools to educate 4000 children in Malawi, however this just one example of the many charities and organisations she has funded and supported. The pop star has turned her hand to acting, children’s book writing, modelling, fashion designing and many more projects since her claim to fame in 1980; which may have inspired people from all walks of life to follow by her example.
Bearing this in mind, many people may think of the icon as the ‘Queen of Pop’, for what may be considered transcending pop artistry along with her general imprint upon the world, generation after generation.
Pop music is a derivative form of ‘popular’ music that may be thought to have sprung from early rock ‘n’ roll in the 1950s, although many believe it started to become a specific genre of music in the 80s when Madonna entered into the limelight.
Many public speakers and the audience alike may have mentioned that pop music was defined by Madonna. She might be considered to have been everywhere, on magazine covers, on photo billboards, in advertisements, television interviews, movies, new music videos which often left her with multiple hits in the top 20 playlists throughout the generations. All of these things may have contributed to her ongoing success, by spreading news about the performer through different platforms, more and more people have been reached by her. Many new and upcoming popstars claim to be motivated by Madonna to start their own careers.
Alongside this train of thought, pop might be considered to have encouraged more musical genres in recent years, creating musical satisfaction for many different types of music lovers. The public may also note the multiple other factions to be created due to pop such as, new fashions, new kinds of music videos, even down to simple things like popular speech trends. Pop has often been a platform for expressing individuality and speaking out about different topics within society, inspiring public debate and new thoughts for decades.
Many new trends that the audience find in today’s pop music industry may be considered as new takes upon trends Madonna started in the 80s.
It might be a little surprise for the public to hear of Madonna’s latest conquest with her ‘Rebel Heart Tour’, fans have often respected the way Madonna re-invents herself through fashion and music. This new venture has already sold out at a lot of venues across the globe, tickets for the shows in Paris, Turin and Edmonton sold out within minutes of release, reinstating Madonna’s continuous popularity for more than one generation. This might have influenced new people to join her fandom and increase the reach of her charity efforts. The productive journalist attention she has gained suggests that Madonna may be as current and popular as she was when she started her career, crediting the pop queen’s individuality and creativity.
How has Madonna kept her music current through the different generations of her career?