lmao @ Madonna fans
When Gaga, Beyonce, Rihanna, Britney, Katy and others do it, it's stealing.
When she does it, it's "being inspired" hahahaha
Rihanna, Britney, Christina and Katy are very clearly inspired by Madonna and admit it. They have never ripped her off or directly copied her. Gaga however has clearly lifted several of Madonna's signature themes mainly from the 1989 to 1993 era and tried to pass them off as her own ''art''. Thats the difference between the others and Gaga. Not that I am trying to start a Gaga war but the difference is clear. That is why Gaga is always singled out. Being inspired is one thing. Copying is another.
As for Beyonce. She is NOTHING like Madonna. They are poles apart as artists. But on the subject of Beyonce she has had more claims of plagiarism and dodgy song writing credits than Madonna ever has. At least Madonna has a distinctive writing style so even as producers come and go you can tell she has a huge imput in the lyrics of her songs.
monroe wasnt even the first blonde bombshell
whilst what you say isnt strictly untrue, you do overstate madonnas impact. she wasnt the only woman in music to cut new ground.
Monroe was the first blonde bombshell to strike a cord with women as well as men. She was America's first real Sweetheart. That was why she became such a box office hit for Fox.
Madonna may not have been the only woman to cut new ground but she was the woman who reshaped pop music. I don't think thats overstating anything. You just have to look at the charts right now to see who the idol of Rihanna, Gaga, Katy, Britney is. Again thats a legacy.