Well, hold yout fire. I love Madonna; I always did. Once upon a time I heard "Holiday" (Celebrate) her break trough funky song. "Holiday," was all the rage on the radio in the early/mid 80's and for some stereotypical reasons I assumed the singer was black. To be fair about my ignorance; at the time most of us did, and as a viral video would catch fire today on Youtube; Maddona's, "Holiday" started playing all over the world and into the clubs and on the FM. Simultaneously a movie co-starring her "Seeking Desperately Susan," hit the theater. This was an instant blockbuster it had been filmed prior to Madonna's new found fame and at the time she got paid a mere $4000 the equivalent of $7000 today. A star was born and thus I grew up loving Madge.
give me all your love [2012 demo]
Madonna is a true star! I will never forget how stunning she was. Such a pro; focused and shining trough. Madonna, has mastered the art of entrance. So far in her career she has made a point to collaborate with anyone in the moment. Looking at her music and videos is like looking at the history of music since the mid 80's. I remember Timberlake; Pharell; performing with her with a strong of break dancers coming out of a train on stage. #Insider Madonna is currently dating a French Break dancer. She has been famous and center stage for over 25 years. Married twice;infamously with Sean penn, she has children from different parts of the world and a teen daughter designer!. She was booed often when her "Sex" book was published and was seen as a new low in pop culture; mainly by critics who did not even take the time to read it. The book is a collector item now. She survived the storm; actually it made her an even bigger star. She is vindicated by new comer like Lady Gaga and Rihanna who have both been influenced by her either they acknowledge it or not. Long are gone the day Britney Spears was prematurately crown the new Princess of pop. To answer that Madonna, gave Britney the "kiss of Death," live at the VMA. Seriously tough, Madonna has proved to be a master of survival for her relevance for both her image and music trough the last 2 decades. How she does it? She had to survive on the streets of NYC when she first arrived from Michigan Detroit. Later she flew to Paris and became a back up dancer for Patrick Hernandez. She found herself on TV, for the first time for his Disco hit "Born to be Alive." As a dancer she follows a strict discipline and stay in great shape by eating healthy and marrying and now dating younger guys. Madonna, is Street wise and in her movie "In Bed With Madonna," one gets a chance to see what it takes to be her touring the world. She kissed girls long before katy Perry; dated her dancers long before J-Lo. She is the epitome of Diva in show biz today with a majority of gay fans. Lady Gaga is the direct product of Madonna; for better or worse (depending who you ask). She would arrive at events and the paparazzi would wait religiously. Once she arrived they would scream "Madonna!! over here, over here!" and if she did not stop for pictures she would be called a whore. I always thought this was sexist because Prince would not stop for pictures either and no one called him a whore. #Fact Michael Jackson (R.I.P), Prince, and Madonna all became famous at the same time and age. Madonna had a song produced by Prince in her first album. This was probably facilitated by the fact that they were label mates. Still she hooked up with Michael Jackson for a very well documented entrance to the Oscars. Ironically MJ and Prince always competed; or at least the media made it look that way. Madonna, staying power has been her abilitiy to live in the present and to be able to interpret the new trends with her new look(s) and her music. A mogul, Madonna has a real estate empire a music catalog, fashion holdings trough her daughter Lourdes'clothing line Material Girls a line of Eyewear in collaboration with her friends Dolce & Gabbana, A $130 Millon deal with Live Nation. This is her first album with Live Nation who surprisingly paid more Lil Wayne, Jay Z and 50 Cent, to follow suit. Under Time Warner she even was given her own label Maverick in a multi million deal over $10 million; that was a record then. Madonna true love is acting even though she never was recognized as a major force in that industry. she notoriously fought for the lead role for Evita, to portray the Argentina, legend; she got it and nailed it. Today she is also a movie director. "She has penned a "beautiful ballad" for her movie "W.E."The picture, Madonna's second feature film as director, follows the life of Wallis Simpson, the American divorcee whose relationship with King Edward VIII sparked a constitutional crisis in Britain and led to his abdication.The film, which had its world premiere at the Venice film festival, hits U.S. theaters in December and British cinemas in January."[quote from Reuters article] 2012 will be Madonna year. She has made million people around the world happy with her music ;videos and films. She deserves it.
Welcome back Queen of Pop and for the memories bellow arguably the song from Patrick Hernandez, that made it all possible for you - DR