Saturday, January 31, 2009

Madonna live in Brazil - Anna Avalanche Second Life Blog

This was an article about Madona in Brazil publish in the February Issue at déjà vu Magazine. Enjoy!!!

Madonna live in Brazil

By Anna Avalanche, Gisa Miles and Luiz Speedwell

Pictures credit for Marcelo Rossi

What to say about Madonna!!! She is hot, she is Pop, she is Madonna (from Italian: My lady, lady, milady, Virgin Mary) and she was live in Brazil last week as part of her music tour.

Madonna is the most famous pop star in the world and her songs are always successful. She has been regarded as "one of the greatest pop acts of all time" and dubbed the "Queen of Pop" by various sources.

For her fans doesn’t matter that Madonna is ranked by the Recording Industry Association of America as the best-selling female rock artist of the twentieth century and the second top-selling female artist in the United States with 63 million certified albums. Guinness World Records list her as the world's most successful female recording artist of all time and the top-earning female singer in the world with an estimated net worth of US$490 million, having sold over 200 million records worldwide. This could mean nothing for the fans and the audience but on March 10, 2008, she was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and this year she surpassed Elvis Presley as the artist with most top ten hits in the history of Billboard Hot 100.

But Madonna is not only a singer. Madonna is Madonna, almost a deity in the eyes of fans. She is a dedicated mother and her children have accompanied her trough the tour. Furthermore she is also a women's business which is always a step ahead of its time. Madonna is the queen of the dance floor. Her career has swept from the early 1980s to the late 1990s, ranging from pop charts to MTV to the silver screen. And still, Madonna continues to redefine herself. At once, she is a sultry siren, a marketing phenomenon, a movie diva, and a mother.

Even with the divorce with her former husband, Guy Ritchie just announced. There is a Santa Claus at least for Madonna’s fans. Her tour brought to Brazil Santa Claus earlier this year. The singer returned to Brazil for the most awaited show of the year. Far from the Brazilian stage since 1993, she came back for 5 concerts in Brazil, 2 in Rio de Janeiro, in the Maracanã Stadium, and 3 in Sao Paulo in the Morumbi Stadium.

Sticky & Sweet Tour is the eighth world tour of the artist. The tour is based on the latest album released in April 2008, Hard Candy, premiered in 1st place in the parades of more than 30 countries. The spectacle traveled to Europe, North and South America. It has broken new records of audience with more than 1.25 million tickets already sold. Do you think she is lucky as a singer and unlucky in love (the correct quote should be “Unlucky at cards, lucky in love”)? Maybe! But she is Madonna, “My lady” the inspiration of thousands of women and fans.

Here in Brazil about 70 thousand people in each concert crowed the stadiums to see the pop Diva, even under rain like happened in Rio and São Paulo. Cheerful and agitated, the spectacle was planned in each detail. Much of the audience jumps sings and shakes it frantically while, on stage, the queen of pop proof those 50 years is an age that insists on ignoring his body. Supported by a team of 12 dancers, Madonna dances non-stop, jump ropes, and could play guitar, backed by musicians who appear even when she sing out of tune - moments that happen, but for the audience, not overshadow the brightness of the spectacle.

Even with some troubles like heavy rain that causes her to slip and fall on the stage the super pop singer lavish energy and satisfaction. The incident didn’t bother her at all. At the end of the show Madonna yield to the hot Brazilian fan audience and promise – “Te amo” (in Portuguese I love you) and “I am very happy to be back and next time I won’t take so long”. She also surprised the audience with a passionate malicious worry about the wet crowd asking if they were wet because of the heavy rain, or maybe… she was meaning other thing! With Madonna who knows! Again on this show she ends with the Brazilian national official soccer team T shirt. She said that she would like the Brazilian shows to be the featured on her new DVD! She loved her shows in Brazil and the passion of Brazilian tropical friendly country.

On her least show in Brazil Madonna said that was unhappy because the end of the tour but at the same time she was happy to end it on Brazil. She shouts: “You are the best public that exists” before sing the music You Must Love Me.

This article has been sponsored by AA Trade Company, Cleary (128,128,0)

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