Within the field of entertainment, many personalities have recognized the importance of Madonna in showbiz. Many artists have been inspired by and has been compared to Madonna. Additionally, many she also has called "Madonna" by the media international, including the "Mexican Madonna" (Yuri or Gloria Trevi), "Latin Madonna" (Gloria Estefan, Thalía or Shakira), "Black Madonna" (Rihanna or Beyoncé), etc. In fact, often many of the artists who have been inspired heavily by Madonna are known by international press as "The heirs of Madonna". For example, in 2013 MTV Latin America makes a call vote What is the heir to the queen of pop?. Rolling Stone Argentina cited of Britney to Gaga, passing by Rihanna and Christina. Ann Powers from NPR Music commented that "Madonna, is doing turning the world's attention to her heirs." Rodrigo Fresán said: "We think of the Madonnas that to come as we think on science fiction that is becoming less fiction and allow ourselves to imagine Madonna's clones."
Many media conglomerates Britney Spears have referred to as the "heir" of Madonna, and others as Us Weekly Staff said her heir apparent is Lady Gaga. Among them, Madonna's influence was most notable in Spears, who has been called "her protégé". In her case, Gwen Stefani responded "Some people say that I copy her. But show me one girl my age who was not influenced by her." She has been referred to as "The new Madonna" by publications such as The Hollywood Reporter and People. Within this topic, Paul Rees, editor of Q said "Madonna is aware of the influence she has on the heirs to her crown, but does not rate them highly". Diego A. Manrique from El País as well Fouz-Hernández in Madonna's Drowned Worlds (2004) and other authors, called to artists like Spears, Aguilera and others as Madonna's musical daughters. In 2006, Yahoo editor Tina Mrazik commented: "No other artist has had more of an impact or influence in this medium over the past twenty years than Madonna."
Following, some comments to Madonna of the artists who have felt inspired by She:
Justin Timberlake: Justin Timberlake recognizes that "her mighty influence seems to have subconsciously seeped into the videos of some of today’s biggest stars too." Her ex-husband, Guy Ritchie admitted that: "Madonna completely changed his life" because "it catapulted him into the public eye".
Nicki Minaj: Nicki Minaj stated to Ryan Seacrest in 2012: "Meeting Madonna changed my life. Working with Madonna changed my life." Minaj credits Madonna as major influence on her career.
Paris Hilton: Hilton said that "She always reinvents herself and I really look up to her as an artist. I am so inspired by her and her music".
Paulina Rubio: Rubio cited Madonna as influence in several occasions. For example, by her seventh studio album Ananda she revealed when that things in change, think of Madonna, whom she admires for her ability to evolve over time. The international press has referred to She as "The Mexican Madonna".
Katy Perry: Perry has cited Madonna as an influence more than once. In Katy Perry: Part of Me was largely influenced by Madonna’s 1991 Truth or Dare film. On other occasion, she said she wants to be like Madonna.
Kylie Minogue: Minogue has been inspired by and compared to Madonna throughout her career. Minogue has said of Madonna, "Her huge influence on the world, in pop and fashion, meant that I wasn't immune to the trends she created. I admire Madonna greatly but in the beginning she made it difficult for artists like me, she had done everything there was to be done ...", and "Madonna's the Queen of Pop, I'm the princess. I'm quite happy with that."
Lady Gaga: "The last revolution was launched by Madonna 25 years ago" in addition to commenting that "there is really no one that is a more adoring and loving Madonna fan than me. I am the hugest fan personally and professionally." Worldwide, Lady Gaga has been identified as "The Next Madonna".
Britney Spears: In the 2002 book Madonnastyle by Carol Clerk, she is quoted saying: "I have been a huge fan of Madonna since I was a little girl. She's the person that I've really looked up to. I would really, really like to be a legend like Madonna." She cites Madonna as a strong influence on her career.
Christina Aguilera: Aguilera has named Madonna as one of her biggest influences "for being re-inventive and being brave as a strong female, to explore whatever, even if they do get bad press. It's just like they were fearless."
Rihanna: Rihanna has named Madonna as her idol and biggest influence, and said she wants to be the "The Black Madonna". She said: "I think that Madonna was a great inspiration for me, especially on my earlier work. If I had to examine her evolution through time, I think she reinvented her clothing style and music with success every single time. And at the same time remained a real force in entertainment in the whole world."
Jessica Simpson: When confessed that was accidentally influenced by Madonna's "Holiday" She admitted that Madonna "did influence me and still does today. I hope to have the longevity of her career."
Dita Von Teese: She give credits to Madonna "for inspiring her to be individual". "With helping her feel comfortable with her looks as a youngster".
Beyoncé: Beyoncé has credited to Madonna because she inspired her to take control of her own career. She is has been known for some media such as "The Black Madonna".
Avril Lavigne: Lavigne confessed want to be "the new Madonna". She added: "I want to be around the way Madonna has done it. She's had her life but still maintained her career throughout."
Brittany Murphy: Murphy confessed that Madonna had a quote, "I’m going to change the world". Was a huge inspiration to me so I decided I was going to be my own version of Madonna when I grew up.”
Miley Cyrus: She revealed that wants to be the "The Next Madonna" and said that Madonna always reinvents herself, and that's what I want to do.
Alizée: Alizée has cited to Madonna in many times as one of his biggest influences. In 2008, she declared: "The only my thing left is meet Madonna and singing with her." In 2010, said "Madonna is a singer who I greatly admire his talent and career. Instead, by Lady Gaga I feel not that admiration, sometimes I think that falls into the ridiculous, I think Madonna does cause and does so with elegance, an element that is missing in Gaga".