She's had a rough start to the year, but Madonna is still making headlines and managing to have one of the highest grossing tours ever. Lots of people hate and, but you can't ignore her. When she came along in the early 80s, she changed everything. This was a woman who could sell millions of singles AND albums. Not just one of two of the latter, either. When her 1992 opus Erotica 'only' sold 2 million copies, it was seen as a flop. Yes, 2 million albums shifted was a disaster for Madonna. She's had some bad press in recent years (well, actually since she started) and her recent albums haven't been her best, though I still believe 2015's Rebel Heart (with some prudent editing) was her best album since Confessions Of A Dancefloor from 2004. Growing up 'with' Madonna was a bit of a privilege. I don't think anyone my age had seen anything like her before. If Michael Jackson was the male star of the 80s, Madonna was absolutely the female equivalent. But, what do you think? I could list her albums and achievements, but Wikipedia do a much better job than I could.