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Pop stars don’t come much bigger than Madonna. With a career spanning four decades she has managed to revolutionise the world of pop music with boundary-pushing lyrics and provocative videos. If you want to see the “Queen of Pop” in concert then Ticketbis has got the tickets! Get your Madonna tickets with us! Madonna has built up a reputation for doing the unexpected and making you love it. Her ability to play with genres and styles has seen her adopt legions of fans from all over the world. From the early days of “Material Girl” and “Like a Virgin” to her latest single “Living for Love” Madonna has proven that she has the magic touch! See her live in concert by getting your Madonna tickets right here!
It all started for Madonna when she moved from her hometown in Michigan to New York. She arrived with just thirty-five dollars in her pocket and kept afloat by working as a waitress at Dunkin´ Donuts and as a backing dancer. She slowly started creeping into the music industry forming two bands along the way. One of her songs landed in the lap of DJ Mark Kamins who arranged a meeting with Sire Records founder Seymour Stein and it led to her singing a deal with the record company and releasing her first single “Everybody”.
Following this up with “Burning Up”, which reached number three in Billboard magazine’s Hot Dance Club Songs, it soon made sense for the singer to work on her debut, eponymously-titled, Madonna! Produced by Warner Bro.’s Reggie Lucas, throughout production, there was friction between Madonna and Lucas regarding techniques, and in the end Madonna invited John “Jellybean” Benitez to finish production of the album. While the album was dismissed by critics at the time, retrospection has seen many contemporary critics applaud Madonna, with it ranking number 5 on Entertainment Weekly’s list of “Top 100 Best Albums of Past 25 Years”!
Of course, it was her follow-up sophomore effort, Like a Virgin that really saw Madonna take the world by storm! Topping the charts in a number of countries, the title single, “Like a Virgin” remained in the Billboard Hot 100 for six weeks on the trot! Deciding to take a more hands on approach to her recording, Madonna actually wanted to be the record producer, despite Warner Bros. reluctance to give her the artistic freedom she wanted. As such, Nile Rodgers was given the position of primary producer, having previously worked with David Bowie. That being said Madonna worked closely with Rodgers, and with both of them unaccustomed to working early mornings, the two seemed to click. As Rodgers was once quoted on saying “The thing between us, man, it was sexual, it was passionate, it was creativity… it was pop.”
While it’s certainly considered trivial compared to what we now here on the airwaves/VEVO, there was actually quite the backlash regarding Madonna’s title track “Like a Virgin” (and accompanying video) back in the day, with a number conservative organisations complaining that the track promoted premarital sex and undermined standard family values. When asked about the backlash Madonna was quoted on saying “I was surprised by how many people reacted to ‘Like a Virgin’ because I did that song, to me, I was singing about how something made me feel a certain way – brand-new and fresh – and everyone interpreted it as ‘I don-t want to be a virgin anymore. **** my brains out!’ That’s not what I sang about.”
Fast forward to today and Madonna has released many studio albums all which have reached the top ten and eight of which have claimed the top spot. Then there are all the hit singles she has had along the way including “Like a Prayer”, “Music”, “Ray of Light”, “4 Minutes” and “Papa Don’t Preach”. As well as writing her own songs, she is also an award-winning actress, entrepreneur and philanthropist- Madonna is a true superstar! You can see her perform live by getting your Madonna tickets at Ticketbis!