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S I M P LY A B U DH A B I
Madonna wowed a
packed audiencewith a
characteristically
mesmerising
performance in the
DuArena on Yas Island
HerMadge-esty
T
here are stars, there are superstars,
there are megastars – and then there’s
Madonna.
Ever since she burst onto the scene in the
eighties, Madonna’s unrivalled charisma has
wowed audiences across the world. The singer’s
searing talent is undisputed, and it’s borne out
by the astonishing level of success she has
experienced – some might say tirelessly driven
– throughout her career. ‘Madge’ has sold more
than 300 million records worldwide, and holds
the Guinness World Record for being the top-
selling female recording artist of all time. She
has released twelve studio albums, many of
which are multi-platinum selling, and continues
to tour to packed arenas across the globe.
Few people can rival Madonna’s impact on
music over the past few decades – but she is
much, much more than simply a musician and
dancer. Madonna’s acting has been critically
acclaimed – she was praised for her role in
Desperately Seeking Susan in 1985 and won a
Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in
Motion PictureMusical or Comedy for Evita in
1996. A polymath, Madonna has also turned her
hand to fashion design and film direction. She
has penned books for children and thrived in
the world of business.