This week, Madonna will celebrate her 55th birthday and Slacker is honoring the influential material girl by making her Artist of the Week.
Her early saccharine pop delivery mixed with sexual undertones continues to influence artists like Katy Perry and Ke$ha. The influence that her over-the-top stage show and choreography had can be seen today at any Britney Spears concert. Her ability to stir controversy and draw attention to social issues of the day is unparalleled, although performers like Lady Gaga have clearly taken notes.
Upon her induction to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame last year, the Museum’s curator noted: “Today’s more-flamboyant female pop stars enjoy the freedom to make music and perform the way they do, but they didn’t create that freedom. Madonna did…”
She is a cultural icon, the reigning Queen of Pop, and our Artist of the Week. Check out the station here.