Rolling Stone has declared Madonna “The Queen of Pop”….as if they even had to declare it.
The iconic magazine ran a poll where they asked readers to pick the Queen for the crown. Lady GaGa was in second place and Madonna was in first…with five times as many votes as GaGa.
Here’s what Rolling Stone had to say about the Number 1 pick:
To say that Madonna won this poll in a landslide would be like saying that she was a kind of popular pop singer in the 1980s. It wouldn’t even begin to explain the scope of the situation. She received five times as many votes as Lady Gaga, who landed in second place by a very comfortable margin. The only persistent criticism that Gaga has dealt with in recent years is that she’s too much like Madonna. It’s a hard shadow to escape. Madonna is a musical icon without peer. Her run of hits over the past 30 years is simply astounding, and when she hits the road, tickets sell like it’s a Led Zeppelin reunion tour. Sure, her last few albums didn’t match up to the classics. Nobody cares. She’s Madonna. Lady Gaga has accomplished more in recent years than any artist of her era, but she’s still got a long climb until she reaches Madonna level. It’s very likely that no other artist will ever reach it though. Her manager Guy Oseary recently tweeted that she’s started recording her 12th studio album, so clearly she has no intention of slowing down anytime soon.
As I’ve said countless times before, Madonna is and always will be the Queen of Pop. Squares have four sides, China is the most populous nation on the planet, adults have 206 bones in their bodies, Michael Jackson is the King of Pop, and Madonna is the Queen of Pop. End of story.
**Back in 2008, Madonna was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame (the first year she was eligible – 25 years after her career started in 1983). Below is the video introduction from the ceremony: