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Mel C chooses her top ten female performers

Singer and former Spice Girl Mel C picks her most inspiring singers - and Madonna is included in her top ten:

I go way back with Madonna. I remember being embarrassed by the lyrics to Like A Virgin as a child, but I was secretly blown away. She’s the artist who made me want to be a pop star, and as a kid I learnt all the songs and routines. She’s a performer who really pushed the boundaries.
People compare Lady Gaga to Madonna, but while I have a lot of respect for Lady Gaga, Madonna did all the groundwork for artists like her. She’s completely in control of her career, has an amazing work ethic and pays real attention to every aspect of her image.
Her videos have always been spectacular; her shows are massive events. I’ve seen her several times – the first was The Girlie Show in 1993. That was a really breathtaking show. If I had to pick one of her albums it would be Ray Of Light.

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Victoria A/B and Mel B/G/B

As if Mel C's opinion is of any value! This artical was there SOLELY because she has a new album out to try to flog (a dead horse).

Anyhow, this sentence about Madonna is a bit poor, to say the least:

"People compare Lady Gaga to Madonna, but while I have a lot of respect for Lady Gaga, Madonna did all the groundwork for artists like her."

If people compare GaGa with M, it's pretty clear that M came first! You can compare a drag queen with Madonna, but it still doesn't detract from M's amazing achievements.

Go back to promoting your current (commercial flop) album - you know, the one that didn't even scrape into the Topp 100 - Ms. Chisholm!


Thank you!!! I feel like no one gives Madonna any credit for as Mel C puts it "Lay the groundwork for artists like her [Gaga}". I wish more people in entertainment would recognize this.


At last someone with experience speaks out about Madonna and her copycat nemesis GaGa! Mel hits the nail on the head however i am shocked that she placed Madonna so low in her top 10!! Madonna practically defined girl power and Mel only ever talked about Madonna as her number 1 inspiration, nobody else! Placing Adele and Beyonce of all people above Nadonna is sacrelidge! Beyonce cites Madonna as her inspiration too! In fact there isnt a female performer alive who wouldnt place Madonna in their top 2! Kylie, Rhianna, Britney, j-Lo, Beth Ditto and even Mariah calls Madonna a 'legend'. Whats wrong with people? Get real Mel, we know whos your number 1!!

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