pOp icon Madonna today celebrates her 50th birthday.
Eleven studio albums, two live albums, two greatest hits packages, a ballads compilation, two remix compilations, three soundtracks, 14 music VHS releases, 10 music DVD releases, 22 films, more than 75 singles, seven Grammys, four MTV video music awards and a Golden Globe. It’s hard to believe that one woman has been able to accomplish all this and more in a 26 year reign as the queen of pOp. This one woman has sold more than 200 million albums and in excess of 120 million singles throughout the world. Her Confessions Tour is the highest grossing concert tour in history. She is a singer, songwriter, dancer, record and film producer, director, fashion designer, author, actress, a wife and a mother.
She is undoubtedly the most important, progressive, creative, revered and evolving musical artist on the planet today. She pushes the boundaries, is constantly in the news, she breaks the mould, challenges our ideals and is consistently striving for more – no guesses why then she was inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame earlier this year.
Madonna Louise Veronica Ciccone Ritchie has been and continues to be as thought provoking, as in demand and as relevant today as she ever has been. She is without question the greatest single female performing artist of the past 25 years.