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Madonna Into the Groove of an Icon

Pop icon Madonna has always provoked strong feelings in the media. While Ian Phillips book focuses largely on her discography, he also highlights the reactions in the media and the public to her work over the years, and takes a closer look at how her work has changed, and how the reactions have changed along with it. An icon, revered or loathed in almost equal measure, she has sold over 300 million singles and albums worldwide, placing her in the Guiness Book of Records as the Most Successful Female Artist of All Time. As time has passed and Madonna has continued to renew herself over and over, the media has often turned on her and ridiculed her based on her age and not her music. As she continues to break boundaries and cause controversy, Ian Phillips has taken a closer look at the influence her music has had over the years, and whether there is a good reason for the bad treatment she has received at the hands of the media as she got older, or whether we are looking at ageism, sexism and bullying,, or all three…….