It's probably stale news amongst you music connoisseurs but I can't seem to wrap my head around this groundbreaking deal. As you all know 49-year old Madonna (Icon, Mother, Novelist, Actress,.....) has been the most consistent woman in the Music industry for over 3 decades. She has dazzled, shocked, evolved blah blah blah but does she a $120m deal with Live Nation? She's great but can't the younger talents (Alicia, Beyonce, Kate Nash, KT Turnstall, even Amy,etc.) be given this opportunity?
The question is: Does Madonna really need to be stricking these deals? The 49-year-old pop singer sold about 20 million copies worldwide of her last three studio albums, according to sources. Her last album, "Confessions on a Dance Floor" (2005), sold 1.6 million units in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan, and sold 7 million units worldwide. What more do you need at a ripe age of 49. It just doesn't make any sense. I'm going to have to quote Chris Rock to best deal with this issue:
"You can't just whip out a 40 year old titty that's your man's titty. That is your man's titty 40 year old titty your man's titty. 20 year old titty community titty. That's for all to see."