BuzzJack
Entertainment Discussion

Welcome Guest ( Log In | Register | Help )

Latest Artist News
 
Reply to this topicStart new topic
> Madonna Is Billboard’s Woman of the Year, Dec. 9th ~
Track this topic - Email this topic - Print this topic - Download this topic - Subscribe to this forum
HausofSZA
post Oct 14 2016, 05:32 PM
Post #1
Henrietta R Hippo
*******
Group: Artist Mod
Posts: 26,878
Member No.: 13,007
Joined: 17-February 11
 




All Hail The Queen: Madonna Is Billboard’s Woman of the Year

QUOTE
Madonna will receive Billboard’s 2016 Woman of the Year award at the 11th annual Billboard Women In Music event in New York City.

The Queen of Pop will bless us fellow commoners on Dec. 9 when she accepts the honor, which will air Dec. 12 on Lifetime.

“Madonna is one of a miniscule number of super-artists whose influence and career transcend music,” said Janice Min, president and chief creative officer of The Hollywood Reporter-Billboard Media Group. “With her creative vision, relentless innovation, and dedication to philanthropic causes, she 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.”

Last year, Madonna extended her own record as the highest-grossing female touring artist of all time with the Rebel Heart Tour. Here’s some numbers jargon from Billboard:

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. That makes her the highest grossing solo touring artist in Billboard Boxscore history (the archives go back to 1990) with a staggering $1.31 billion in total concert grosses.

We should also make note of Madge’s philanthropic efforts with her Raising Malawi organization as well. She’s currently constructing Malawi’s first pediatric surgery and intensive care unit, The Mercy James Institute of Pediatric Surgery and Intensive Care facility, and it’s scheduled to open next year.



cheer.gif Forever has it ~
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
liamk97
post Oct 16 2016, 01:38 PM
Post #2
BuzzJack Legend
*******
Group: Chart Mod
Posts: 26,206
Member No.: 12,472
Joined: 8-December 10
 


Fantastic that she's still recognised as such an influential and powerful artist! I feel like this award hasn't just been given to her based on just her past glories either.
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
liamk97
post Dec 10 2016, 02:11 PM
Post #3
BuzzJack Legend
*******
Group: Chart Mod
Posts: 26,206
Member No.: 12,472
Joined: 8-December 10
 


Madonna appeared at Billboard's Woman of the Year last night:

.....



Love the outfit! Certainly a world away from the Met Gala getup. kink.gif











Apparently Labrinth performed a mashup of 'Ray of Light', 'Frozen' and 'Like a Prayer' - I'm not a particular fan of Labrinth, although I like some of his music, but just reading that makes me so keen to watch! Pity it doesn't seem to be online yet.
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
HausofSZA
post Dec 14 2016, 07:57 PM
Post #4
Henrietta R Hippo
*******
Group: Artist Mod
Posts: 26,878
Member No.: 13,007
Joined: 17-February 11
 


The full speech: http://www.justjared.com/2016/12/14/video-...r-award-speech/

I am forever in awe of her power and spirit.
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
liamk97
post Dec 14 2016, 09:59 PM
Post #5
BuzzJack Legend
*******
Group: Chart Mod
Posts: 26,206
Member No.: 12,472
Joined: 8-December 10
 


The video has been doing the rounds on Facebook all day. It's great to see she can still hold the attention of a room and later the public with her words. I got so used to her ramblings on social media which had grammar and spelling mistakes galore, which just distracts you from what she has to say, but that speech had the vibes of the 90s Madonna.

It's a fantastic speech, I've rewatched three or four times today.
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Joe.
post Dec 15 2016, 11:27 AM
Post #6
BuzzJack Legend
*******
Group: Chart Mod
Posts: 21,049
Member No.: 19,931
Joined: 11-October 13
 


Feminist icon. Amazing speech. Lotti will love.
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
liamk97
post Dec 15 2016, 03:43 PM
Post #7
BuzzJack Legend
*******
Group: Chart Mod
Posts: 26,206
Member No.: 12,472
Joined: 8-December 10
 


Labrinth's Madonna tribute:



Not sure what happened to 'Ray of Light' which I read had been performed, but it was a lovely tribute nonetheless. Really liked the arrangement for 'Frozen' - I know the original production is what makes the song so special, but a stripped back piano performance like that works wonders!

Billboard have also uploaded the Madonna speech to their YouTube, which can be seen in the link Bal posted:



The one I had seen on Facebook had been edited down to about four or five minutes so my response a couple of posts above was towards that. Having seen the full 10 minutes, I am completely in awe. Easily one of the best put together, emotional and heart-felt speeches Madonna has made. Very pleased it seems to be going semi-viral because people need to see this.
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
vibe
post Dec 15 2016, 07:47 PM
Post #8
BuzzJack Gold Member
*****
Group: Members
Posts: 2,204
Member No.: 11,763
Joined: 31-August 10
   No Gallery Pics
 


I really liked labyrinthd tribute totally a different take on LAP.
They will work together I reckon .
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
liamk97
post Dec 18 2016, 01:58 PM
Post #9
BuzzJack Legend
*******
Group: Chart Mod
Posts: 26,206
Member No.: 12,472
Joined: 8-December 10
 


I suspect that could be likely, but I feel it would be Labrinth playing on piano whilst Madonna song, much like what happened to the supposed Alicia Keys collaboration.

I think it would be great if Madonna could do a vocal collaboration with someone, as in someone whose voice compliments hers and they share a real connection, opposed to a rent-a-rapper-feature. I feel like the closest attempt at that was 'Love Story' with Prince but the song itself just didn't work.
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post


Reply to this topicStart new topic

1 User(s) are reading this topic (1 Guests and 0 Anonymous Users)
0 Members:


 

Lo-Fi Version Time is now: 28th April 2017 - 03:59 PM