One of the best aspects of being a performer is having the ability to recreate and reinvent your entire style and sound. Some of our most beloved entertainers have stepped out of the spotlight only to remerge with a new and different sound. Recently, fans of certain pop stars have gotten a chance to experience their favorite artist’s maturation through music.
One of the most iconic pop stars to reinvent herself is the one, the only, Madonna. Since the release of her new album, MDNA, Madonna has been touring the globe. The album debuted at number one and received worldwide success. To reintroduce herself to her millions of fans, Madonna performed at the Superbowl XLVI half-time show with Nicki Minaj and M.I.A, which helped to boost the success of her album. Madonna is no stranger to success, as she has changed her sound several times over and constantly draws fans to every appearance. Her appeal stems from so many different factors, but it’s really Madonna’s transparency that draws fans in the fans. She really connects with her fans through her music and her lyrical content may be a bit scandalous, but that same content has made her an icon.
In March 1992, No Doubt released a self-titled album that had moderate success. Soon after that, they achieved international notoriety as more and more listeners gave their unique sound a listen. The lead vocalist, Gwen Stefani, provided powerful vocals that resounded with their fan base and new listeners. In 2003, the band decided to take a hiatus while Stefani worked on her solo career. As expected her album did extremely well, but fans still craved that No Doubt sound. While rumors swirled around a possible reunion, the band held interviews and solidified the rumors. Just this month No Doubt released a new single, Settle Down, from their upcoming album. It seems their long hiatus did nothing to hinder their abilities and success.
For true musicians and talent, fame is a bi-product of fulfilling a dream. Artists like Madonna, Gwen Stefani, and No Doubt are able to take breaks from their careers without ever losing pace.