If there is anyone who witnessed in the front row some of the most extraordinary decades of popular music of the last century – such as the creative explosion and freedom of the 1980s or the whirlwind of change that the 1990s brought to their industry – that artist is Madonna At the age of 20, Madonna Louise Ciccone (Bay City, Michigan, 1958) moved to New York City to learn to dance with a choreographer. Legend has it that when he got to the Big Apple, he got into a cab and said to the driver, "Take me where everything is going." In the late 1970s, when he founded the band Breakfast Club, his rebellious and authentic style was noted. In 1982, when the demo tapes he recorded with then-boyfriend Stephen Bray came into the hands of publisher Sire Records, Madonna's metamorphosis began for a worldwide musical and cultural icon. The rest is the story we know.
But it should never be overlooked the tsunamic impact it generated off the stage by refusing to compromise with the conservatism and hypocrisy of American society in the 1980s and 1990s, which had repercussions abroad. The assumption as a woman not submissive in deeds and words and the blatant allusion to sex, especially the unconventional and visible in her works, along with the struggle against the inherent taboos, were striking, shocking and liberating and enthroned her as a woman. feminist of the new generation (let us highlight the book Sex, to this day the most radical act of a pop star, and the albums Erotica and Bedtime Stories and their music videos).
Madonna has sold over 300 million albums with the release of timeless singles such as Like a Virgin, La Isla Bonita or Frozen. One of the statement statements that you said in one of the Madame X tour concerts, and that the The New York Times mentions in a recent article, mirrors its libertine and disruptive essence: "I am not here to be popular. I am here to be free." The pop queen, as she became known, performs January 12, 14, 16, 19, 21, 22 and 23 at the Lisbon Coliseum to unveil her 14th studio album, Madame X (released June 2019).
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