Singer, songwriter, actress, businesswoman and "Queen of Pop", Madonna has no boundaries. She is known for always pushing the envelope with her music and style. Her notority began with her hit single "Like A Virgin". This is profoundly the most important piece of music of this centruy. She is the best-selling female recording artist of all time.
We can see why Madonna is so eclectic, her influences come from Syliva Plath, Marilyn Monroe, Mozart, Chopin and David Bowie. Religion also plays a big role in her career, with her Italian-Catholic background she would carry a Rosary during her tour and she would pray with it in her music videos. In early 2004 she became dedicated to Kabbalah, it influenced her "Ray of Light" album. She is constantly reinventing herself, we have seen her hairstyle go from big and wild to smooth and sophisticated.
She has paved the way for the new up and comers, and is now a huge influence in pop culture. If these starlets follow Madonna's receipe for success there is no stopping them.