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Nicki Minaj (left) and Madonna perform during the halftime show at the Super Bowl in February. In a song from Madonna's new album, MDNA, the two singers each play with traditionally feminine and masculine gender roles.

April 5, 2012 From pop radio to The Hunger Games, women in the public eye play with unconventional gender roles.

Madonna (center), flanked by Nicki Minaj and M.I.A., during a performance of her new single "Give Me All Your Luvin'" during the Bridgestone Super Bowl XLVI Halftime Show in Indianapolis.

February 6, 2012 For the last decade, Madonna has been writing her own legacy in collaborations with younger stars.

She's tough enough. Here Madonna is on stage during the Blonde Ambition tour in 1990.

October 5, 2011 The most competitive player in the history of American music is reportedly in talks with the NFL.

MC Lyte

September 2, 2010 MC Lyte has been an inspiration to many, many women. Who inspires you?

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May 15, 2008 Rock critic Ken Tucker reviews albums from Madonna and Swedish singer Robyn.

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April 29, 2008 Blender magazine's Lizzie Goodman tests out the week's biggest new albums.

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April 25, 2008 Music critic Tom Moon reviews Madonna's latest album, Hard Candy.

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December 6, 2005 Songs that echo propulsive '70s disco favorites, updated with Madonna's flair for the dramatic.

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La Shica performs a unique blend of flamenco, rap and R&B.

February 22, 2012 On this week's Alt.Latino, breathtaking new songs bring together an unusual mix of genres.

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Madonna

August 16, 2011 On her 53rd birthday, hear songs from Madonna's remarkably successful career.

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December 22, 2008 Author Tom Moon offers an alternative list of winter music for those sick of holiday songs.

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August 16, 2006 On her new tour, Madonna hangs from a cross. Many are offended? Our commentator defends her pose.

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Celebration [Deluxe Edition]

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  • Album: Celebration [Deluxe Edition]
  • Artist: Madonna
  • Label: Warner Bros.
  • Released: 2009
 

Hard Candy

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Robyn

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  • Released: 2008
 

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  • Artist: Portishead
  • Label: Mercury/Island
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Confessions on a Dance Floor

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