Madonna crowned Billboard’s 2016 Woman of the Year. And in fact Madonna is an artist who has something to say.
Billboard Magazine about Madonna – Woman of the year : “With her creative vision, relentless innovation, and dedication to philanthropic causes, Madonna is an inspiration to hundreds of millions of people around the world, all while shattering every career record out there. She is an important feminist on top of that, a one-of-a-kind artist who’s used her influence to change the conversation around women, sexuality and equal rights.”
Madonna – artists who have something to say
Madonna stands up for women rights and feminism. But she made also very clear „I’m a different kind of feminist. I’m a bad feminist.“
Madonna – Woman of the year: „My real muse was David Bowie. He embodied male and female spirit and that suited me just fine. He made me think there were no rules. But I was wrong. There are no rules — if you’re a boy. There are rules if you’re a girl:
Don’t Act too smart
„You’re allowed to be pretty and cute and sexy. But don’t act too smart. Don’t have an opinion that’s out of line with the status quo. You are allowed to be objectified by men and dress like a slut, but don’t own your sluttiness. And do not, I repeat do not, share your own sexual fantasies with the world. Be what men want you to be, but more importantly, be what women feel comfortable with you being around other men. And finally, do not age. „
As women, we have to start appreciating our own worth and each other’s worth
„What I would like to say to all women here today is this: Women have been so oppressed for so long they believe what men have to say about them. They believe they have to back a man to get the job done. And there are some very good men worth backing, but not because they’re men — because they’re worthy. As women, we have to start appreciating our own worth and each other’s worth. Seek out strong women to befriend, to align yourself with, to learn from, to collaborate with, to be inspired by, to support, and enlightened by. In life there is no real safety except for self-belief. „
Your resistance made me stronger, made me push harder, made me the fighter that I am today
„To the doubters and naysayers and everyone who gave me hell and said I could not, that I would not or I must not — your resistance made me stronger, made me push harder, made me the fighter that I am today. It made me the woman that I am today. So thank you.“
Here is the video of Madonna’s full length speech:
About Madonna – The Woman of the Year
This video Shows the seven-time Grammy winner’s career in breathtaking figures:
Madonna is one of the biggest touring acts of all time
Her Rebel Heart Tour, which wrapped in March, solidified her status as one of the biggest touring acts of all time. Madonna sold more than 1 million tickets and walked away with $170 million.
Born and raised in Michigan, Madonna moved to New York City in 1978 to pursue a career in modern dance. After performing as a drummer, guitarist, and vocalist in the rock bands Breakfast Club and Emmy, Madonna signed with Sire Records in 1982 and released her eponymous debut album the next year. She followed it with a series of successful albums, including global bestsellers Like a Virgin (1984) and True Blue (1986) as well as Grammy Award winners Ray of Light (1998) and Confessions on a Dance Floor (2005). Many of her songs have reached the top of record charts worldwide, including „Like a Virgin„, „La Isla Bonita„, „Like a Prayer„, „Vogue„, „Take a Bow„, „Frozen„, „Music„, „Hung Up„, and „4 Minutes„.
Madonna’s popularity was further enhanced by her roles in films such as Desperately Seeking Susan (1985), Dick Tracy (1990), A League of Their Own (1992), and Evita (1996). While Evita earned her a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress, many of her other films received poor reviews. As a businesswoman, Madonna founded an entertainment company called Maverick (including the label Maverick Records) in 1992. Her other ventures include fashion design, children’s books, health clubs, and filmmaking. She contributes to various charities, having founded Ray of Light Foundation in 1998 and Raising Malawi in 2006.
Having sold more than 300 million records worldwide, Madonna is noted as the best-selling female recording artist of all time by Guinness World Records. The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) listed her as the second highest-certified female artist in the U.S., with 64.5 million album units. According to Billboard, Madonna is the most successful solo artist in its Hot 100 chart history. She is also the highest-grossing solo touring artist of all time, accumulating U.S. $1.4 billion from her concert tickets. Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in her first year of eligibility, Madonna topped VH1’s countdown of 100 Greatest Women in Music. Additionally, Rolling Stone listed her among the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time and the 100 Greatest Songwriters of All Time.
„Like a Virgin (1984)
„Material Girl“ (1985)
„La Isla Bonita“ (1986)
„Like a Prayer“ (1989)
„Don’t cry for me Argentina“ (1997)
„American Pie“ (2000)
„4 Minutes“ (2008)
More Madonna Hits: Papa Don’t Preach, Holiday, Into the Groove, Material Girl, Justify my Love, Die Another Day, Express yourself, Don’t Tell me, Music, …
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