Ep. 24 Madonna
The Queen of Pop is just a girl from Michigan that loves to dance. Moving to New York City when she was 19 to pursue that dream started a journey that will never be out-done. In 1982, her debut single “Everybody” hit the stores and was an instant success. “Like a Virgin” took the world by storm 2 years later and reached number 1 in multiple countries. Madonna then made the jump to movies in 1985 starring in Vision Quest and Desperately Seeing Susan, a movie that introduced the song “Into the Groove” (her first UK #1 hit). By the end of the 1980’s Madonna had sold over 60 million records, starred in several movies, produced attendance breaking concerts and was named Artist of the Decade by MTV, Billboard, and Musician Magazine. The 1990’s saw Madonna star in even more movies, become a NY Times Bestselling author, and create her own entertainment company. The 2000’s didn’t slow her down either, as 2008’s “4-minutes” featuring Justin Timberlake was her 37th Top 10 hit giving her the most by any artist, ever. To this point in her career, Madonna has sold over 300 million records and has a net worth of $800 million. Our 22rd episode could very well be our greatest topic to date.