Tuesday, November 19th 2013
As 2013 draws to a close we are sure to see an onslaught of “year-end” lists hit the net.
And, while such lists are always debate-spurring, it seems those based on factual data are the ones that really get tongues wagging. The latest to affirm this notion would be Forbes’ yearly ‘Highest Paid Musicians’ tally which sees ‘Queen of Pop’ Madonna reign yet again.
Trouncing the likes of Lady Gaga, Beyonce, Justin Bieber, and more, the Material Girl’s year was billed with the likes of a top-selling ‘MDNA’ tour, merchandise sales, and more. But, even her reign was granted on a technicality.
Find out what we mean below:
Tuesday, November 12th 2013
With ‘ARTPOP’ on course to welcome sales around the 375,000 units figure next week, Lady GaGa touched down at ‘The Howard Stern Show‘ for an interview she no doubt hopes will push interest in the well received release.
One of their talking points? ‘Like A Prayer’ icon Madonna, whom GaGa now considers a foe following a series of remarks made by the ‘Take A Bow’ belle regarding GaGa’s supposed imitation of her groundbreaking work.
Now meet us below for a fresh take on the catty matter!
Saturday, November 9th 2013
And…the claws are out yet again.
Indeed, it’s been two years since Queen of Pop Madonna took her first jab at pop princess Lady Gaga - labeling the young Grammy winner’s 2011 hit ‘Born This Way’ as “reductive” for its similarity to her 1989 hit ‘Express Yourself’.
What came after were months and months of Madonna doing just that – expressing herself via interviews and a highly publicized “Born This Way/Express Yourself” mashup performed live on her blockbuster ‘M.D.N.A.‘ world tour that courted much attention from her fans and Little Monsters alike.
Unlike Madge, Gaga has kept fairly mum on the topic since its beginnings, but now the ‘Poker Face’ performer is dealing a new hand to reheat a battle some thought had cooled. Her newest statements below:
Friday, October 4th 2013
As talk of an ‘MDNA‘ follow up heats up on many a fan forum, Madonna graces the pages of Harper’s Bazaar’s November issue next month, hitting the magazine for a spread that will no doubt shock some, but inspire many.
For in this spread, she details a story oft overlooked in the story of her rise to the top, explaining how she was raped at knife point months after moving to New York City.
Her story below…
Monday, September 23rd 2013
Jimmy Iovine‘s Interscope is gearing up to recall every single Blu-ray copy of Madonna‘s ‘MDNA World Tour’, it has emerged today.
All the details below…
Tuesday, September 3rd 2013
‘Take your medication Miley…a short vacation Miley…’
For one reason or an unfortunate other, those who either were too young to remember or yet to be born when Madonna and Britney Spears enjoyed their respective peaks, have been fed a gross mistruth by in recent years.
A mistruth, that claims that controversy and ‘rubbing critics the wrong way’ saw both ladies afforded the praise and acclaim they enjoyed then and still enjoy today.
Perhaps in trying to justify the messiness and lack of musicality that stops their favourite acts from reaching icon status, the misinformed willingly overlook the dedication both women showed to their craft on and off stage when deciding that ‘this talentless one’ and ‘that talentless one’ have what it takes to be the next ‘insert name of icon’.
Now watch the confused soul that is Miley Cyrus compare her VMA performance to that of Britney Spears‘ and Madonna‘s, in an interview with MTV below…
Tuesday, August 27th 2013
All hail the Queen!
Madonna may be 55-year-old, but she’s proving that not only is she one of the world’s top performers, she’s the most bankable.
Forbes have unveiled their list of The Top-Earning Celebrities 2013, with the original Material Girl coming out on top.
Find out why after the jump…
Wednesday, August 7th 2013
Last week Billboard unveiled a series of countdowns celebrating the 55th anniversary of the ‘Billboard Hot 100′ – the standard chart ranking system of today’s popular music.
Highlighting everything from the top 100 songs to every #1 song since the tally’s 1958 inception, the article courted little backlash given the fact they were based on legit statistics and not popular opinion…that is, until they unveiled the Hot 100′s top acts.
Now – days after the listing first hit the net – some fans are still up-in-arms about how pop icon Madonna landed as the top solo act in history, beating the likes of Elvis Presley, Michael Jackson, and Stevie Wonder. A feat all the more alarming when some recount the number of chart-toppers rivals Whitney Houston and Mariah Carey have had as well.
So, as always, we turn to you – That Grape Juice faithful – for your input. Is this worth the fuss?
Friday, July 5th 2013
Natalie Cole has showered praise on fellow icon Beyonce this week, billing her the ‘new Madonna’ in an interview with The Grio.
Want to know what she said?
Peep her accurate assessment of the ‘Standing on the Sun‘ star below… (more…)