Top Ten Artists Who Copy MadonnaTheSudhanva Madonna wannabe is a term used to call female pop performers who try to imitate pop icon and music legend Madonna's musical style and image. This term has, in recent years, gained increased attention due to the fact that nearly all artists of today grew up listening to Madonna, and dreaming to become like her. But, as Justin Timberlake said in Madonna's Induction ceremony into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, "The world is full of Madonna wannabes - and I might have even dated a couple - but there will only be one Madonna."
The Top Ten
I do think Gaga references Madonna a lot in her work, however it doesn't really bother me. Gaga is a very talented musician. She will never be Madonna of course, but she doesn't need to be. Madonna has already achieved so much and broken down so many barriers, that it is hard to not copy her = she's already done EVERYTHING. I think with Madonna getting a little older and not having as much influence on the really young generation, it is good that we have someone like Gaga who can continue Madonna's message and help bring it to a new generation. Madonna opened the door for Gaga. Let's let her run with it.
All of the others on the list, for the most part, indicate they've been influenced by Madonna... So they get a pass. But this person? No, she's taken from many and then says "Whitney Houston. " Dream on. It's getting very pathetic. At least when Madonna took inspiration and looks she turned it around and added meaning to it and STATED in interviews and such, where the looks came from or the meaning behind it. But what really frosts me is the LIE Lady Gaga told when Madonna supposedly sent her an email congratulating her on Born This Way. That was the most pathetic of all.
This woman has NO originality or talent whatsoever. The only reason she became so famous is because she dresses queerly. Else, all she does is copy Madonna.
Gaga is a Madonna copy cat for sure, everything from her music to her tours. I can not stand how much of her work is a rip off, it's very painful to watch! Get a personality of your own Gaga!V 39 Comments
Britney Spears is the Pop Princess. Even Madonna herself adores her. Its just that Madonna was born way way to early than Britney!
Bitch Britney it's true
Kylies Impossible Princess album was produced by UK indie band The Manic Street Preachers. It was NOT a dance album, itvwas indie! Ray of Light was produced by dance producer William Orbit and was NOT an indie album. So please get your facts straight! Impossible Princess flopped because it was critically slated as being forced and dull! Kylie tried to dump her terrible reputation as a manufactured pop star by working with an average indie band, she tried to create a cool image. People did not believe it, it flopped. Also Stephane Sednaoui created the images for Impossible Princess, but he had already directed videos for Madonna 5 years earlier. Kylies Lets Get To It Tour from 1991 ripped off Madonna's Blond Ambition tour from 1990, Kylie's 2005 Showgirl tour took inspiration from Madonna's 1993 Girlyshow tour! Kylie worked with Dolce & Gabbana AND Gaultier decades after Madonna! Kylie worked with Stephen Bray, Stuart Price, Bloodshy and Pharrell AFTER Madonna! Madonna was a Majorette ...more
I only voted for Britney to prevent Kylie from taking the second position. Britney being the "princess" of pop kind of copies the "Queen"!
Kylie, on the other hand, is not copying Madonna - people just say that because they can't process the fact that an AustraliaN can be ORIGINAL. Kylie has a sweet nature, opposed to Madonna's bossiness, and she has a much better and stronger vocal range. Also, Kylie has decided to gradually age, her recent release "The Abbey Road Sessions" being classy and sophisticated - opposed to Madonna's "Horny Grandma Cheerleader" approach with "MDNA"!
Madonna's "Ray of Light" actually copied Kylie's "Impossible Princess", not the other way around! Kylie's was released a year before, but flopped due to lack of promotion.
Long before Christina Aguilera and even before Madonna, there was Marilyn Monroe... The greatest blonde of all time. Enough said.
Christina Aguilera's musical style is so much like Madonna's. Also, Christina dresses up like Madonna used to during her 'True Blue' days. But you got to say - Christina Aguilera deserves the success she's achieved as she has a very amazing voice. - TheSudhanva
Christina Aguilera is a big Marilyn Monroe wannabe not so much a Madonna wannabe she's very obsessed with doing everything Marilyn Monroe so maybe she should not be on this list.
Christina is the Madonna with a voice and the Marilyn Monroe of Pop music. THANK YOU
What is Avril Lavigne doing on this list!? Since when did Madonna do ROCK!? Avril Lavigne is the complete opposite of Madonna, Madonna isn't PUNK! I'm only voting for Gwen Stefani to get Avril out of this top ten.
Gwen never copied madonna. She has her own style. Madonna copied gwen's Bindi style. And she has a better voice than madonna. Madonna is just jealous.
Yep, she definitely copied Madonna for sure, not just looks, but singing voice and her videos, as well as her songs. - AnimeDrawer
Gwen wins my vote. "Don't Speak" tells it all. - mood333V 5 Comments
Pretty obvious that this girl tries too hard to push the limits. STOP TRYING SO HARD! You're just lame and annoying...nothing new
Cyrus is a product of the repressed generation Madonna did everything 30 years ago nudity drugs sexuality gender etc
I love Miley Cyrus music! It is the best
Wanna be Madonna, in a BAD way. Just a BAD COPY.V 4 Comments
Woah! Adele has never copied Madonna! Is this like a sarcastic ironic joke or something!
How did Adele ever copy Madonna? She has more of her own unique style, she is more classy. She does not twerk on stage or show off skin, in fact, she is kind of overweight, but very talented. There is no reason to hate her for that. She actually has talent, I am not a fan of her music, but I appreciate her. - AnimeDrawer
Was recently quoted in an interview with Rolling Stone saying "ray of light by Madonna is her best album, it inspired my album 25"
So you're saying that people can't have inspirations? Adele did not "copy" Madonna in the slightest. - DCfnaf
They are polar opposites. Adele is more like Etta James. - anewmanV 2 Comments
Korea's copy of Madonna.
When I look at Pink's music videos or listen to her songs I am aways reminded of the Madonna of the 'Erotica' period. - TheSudhanva
Sorry but the idiot trying to claim Impossible Princess as giving rise to Ray of Light is pure deluded! Ray of Light was an electronic, trance, and dance album part crafted by dance supremo William Orbit. Impossible Princess was an indie-lite album! Totally different genre! It Was crafted by the Manic Street Preachers lead vocalist and was NOT dance or trance! And to be honest in 1994 Madonna had already pioneered the trip hop trance/dance scene on her Bedtime Stories album, Bedtime Story was penned and part produced by trip hop legend Nellee Hooper, Madonna then worked with dance group Massive Attack in 1995 for her collaboration on the track I Want You. It was from that collaboration after Evita, that Madonna decided to explore the underground trance scene on Ray of Light. DO NOT lay claim for that album at Kylie's feet! That Impossible Princess album wasca commercial and critical disaster for Kylie and a vain attempt to manufacture some kind of credibility out of her manufactured ...more
Huge fan of Madonna. Her tours, lyrics, songs, music videos, personality - all owe thanks to Madonna. - TheSudhanva
Kylie owns anyone else on this list
For anyone who thinks Kylie hasnt copied Madonna, go and read her first producers biography (pete waterman), and her creative directors biog too (william baker)! Kylie is well known in the UK for being a Madonna wannabe. In fact shecwas the first! Shes used producers, designers, photographers ALL after Madonna had popularised them. Her shows follow the same format Madonna pioneered decades ago. She has been photographed at nearly all Madonna's tours in the UK and in general, she follows pretty much all Madonna's career steps. Shes only here thanks to MadonnaV 3 Comments
Jennifer Lopez has derived inspiration from Madonna, but has also managed to develop a distinct style of her own, like Britney Spears. - TheSudhanva
Of course she is basically influenced by her... Jlo has confessed that madonna was very expressive in her shows n that inspired her... But she has also maintained her own sense of style
Not a Madonna wanna be. I love J lo and her style. Always a fan of Madonna but also a fan of J lo. She is not a wanna be Madonna. She is unique and so is Madonna. Lady gaga, Brittany Spears definitely wanna be of Madonna.
I love Jlo
Rihanna has once claimed she is the black Madonna. Madonna wannabe influence can be found in her dance pop music and various hair style and images.
Like Madonna in the early 80s, Debbie achieved a phenomenon with music and fashion. She also states Madonna as one of her biggest influence in music
She is not a Madonna copier what - Brxtney
Most of these artists are SO much better than Madonna, she can barely sing, she just puts on a good show - very overrated. Like the Spice Girls are - very overrated.
By the way, how the hell is Adele like Madonna? Adele doesn't try to be all flashy like Madonna, she's who she is. She's not some old lady wearing hardly any clothing and a lot of makeup. Adele sings beautiful ballads, Madonna sings catchy pop songs that are far form masterpieces.
Whoever made that comment about Adele, is very offensive and mean.
Being British I can testify that all the spice girls cite Madonna as a huge inspiration.
The five of them took the world by storm... All thanks to Madonna's influence on them when they were little girls. - TheSudhanva
Seriously taylor doesn't know Madonna
Whether she knows Madonna or not is completely irrelevant to if she copies her. - anewman
Because ehse is a BITCH
Kesha is a complete copy of the 'wild' Madonna. I mean, the Madonna that was especially active during the 'Like A Virgin' era (not that that wild Madonna isn't active now! ). Kesha is wild and naughty and unpredictable, just like Madonna. And Kesha has openly declared her respect and adoration for Madonna too - and, above all, Madonna too likes Kesha! - TheSudhanva
She Said her father encouraged her to watch Madonna performances in the past, to be the best you have to learn from the best is what he told her!
She is a Madonna icon her style is wild and crazy like Madonna (in a good way)
She copies Madonna's empowerment and strength.
She also copies Madonna's business skills
From music style to dance movement, the dance-pop diva in Taiwan is apparently a cheap version of Madonna.
She's the Taiwan Version of Madonna.
The late Queen of Pop in China and copied the images of Madonna from the Boy Toy image, conical bra to Evita Peron
She is really the Madonna of the East. By the way, she is from Hong Kong.
Most forget her but she sings Material girl
and her debut album is another Like A Virgin
They have been influenced by Madonna and I do see a lot Madonna-esque things in their videos. I don't like them Madonna is the Queen of pop. But yeah Madonna was their inspiration they admire her kelly rowlan and beyonce themselves admitted it, that she's great.
She is called the Japanese Madonna
She rips off every image of Madonna
She is better than Madonna.. She has voice
This lady is a bit ridiculous, she has the nerve to claim Kim Kardashian is copying her style when in fact on her second album she copies Madonna from Truth or Dare, the picture looks exactly like Madonna I couldn't believe it, and to add to her delusions she claimed that the artwork on the back of Madonna's new album Rebel Heart was copied from a music video where she puts brains in a blender and blends them, this lady is ridiculous not to mention the styles she steals from other artists like Haifa Wehbe, Ebru Polat, Britney Spears, Beyonce, Iggy Azalea and even Lady GaGa, She is just as bad as gaga if not worse.
Madonna in Serbia
She owns fashion brand and music record
She steals looks from Blond Ambition Tour and cruxifies herself just after Madonna did
The Mexican singer names Madonna as her biggest influence
Thalia is the Latin Madonna!
La reina del pop latino!
I think Haifa is more of her own person than a Madonna wannabe, because parts of the Middle East are easily shocked Haifa can wear a simple dress and cause lots of controversy just like Madonna's first MTV performance, There is something about Haifa that is quite sexy, she can do anything and it looks good, and her music is just perfection, I know when her song Breathing You In comes out it's going to be huge because everything Haifa does is just perfection.
The queen of pop in Lebanese just released the middle east MDNA called MJK
Are you guys idiot? Madonna can't rap even her outfit, hers are like hip hop, classy, bravery - Princesssmooth
Lol! - mood333
Katy Perry has a unique style of her own & is NO Madonna wannabe. Yes, she pushes boundaries with her clothing style but the style is still all her own. However, if it wasn't for Madonna artist like her wouldn't be able to express themselves.
Madonna wannabe indeed. Katy often dresses up like Madonna used to do in the '80s - and that's the Madonna we like to picture: bleached hair, bracelets, crucifixes, skirts, rosaries, and an in-your-face attitude. - TheSudhanva
She is called the Madonna in Thailand with her ever-changing incarnations and catchy dance music.
The Madonna in Middle-East World. She is influential in music industry and a very successful female entrepreneur. She represents the girl power in the Muslim world. She has caused a huge number of controversies in the Middle East like calling on anti-Iranian remarks (similar to Madonna's political protest) or leaking nude photos on the Internet(Madonna 1985 Playboy incident)
Dubbed as Japan Madonna in the 80s
Covered Crazy for you and enjoyed a long career
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