Miss America may seem almost too perfect with her flawless good looks, super celebrity status and wealth. But her naysayers have no doubt been silenced in 2020. Having produced two brilliant albums of self-penned songs in a year is impressive. Her tales of lost loves and found loves have a universal quality. You can relate to what she sings about, even if you’re not American royalty.
THE arrival of a new Madonna album still excites editors in charge of column inches even if commercial success is a fraction of the heady days of True Blue and Like A Virgin. The preamble to this latest offering is unlikely to have been what Team Madonna had planned; 20+ leaked demos from a hacked computer account in Tel Aviv, and a potentially catastrophic yank off a podium at The Brit Awards, but judging from the hastily assembled and predictable headlines the morning after, Madonna is still considered (digital) printing press gold.