“There’s only one queen and that’s Madonna, bitch” — Nicki Minaj
Nicki’s impassioned proclamation at the close of MDNA’s stomping anthem “I Don’t Give A…” could not be more sharply on-point. After nearly 30 years of making music, no one has come close to matching the impact of Madonna. She is truly peerless, ever-evolving and experimenting with sounds that continually set the pace for global popular music. Madonna’s unwavering commitment to her craft has translated into sales of over 200 million albums worldwide, not to mention record-breaking tours that raise the bar for creativity. With MDNA, she breaks innovative new ground with songs that explode with ferocious rhythmic energy, while also offering the kind of irresistible pop melodies that are the hallmark of her classic compositions. Since pre-release sales orders began exclusively on iTunes worldwide February 2nd, the album has reached No.1 on the store’s charts in 50 countries and became the largest one-day pre-order of any album in iTunes history.
Clearly, there is, indeed, only one queen… and that is Madonna.