Madonna Ends The Celebration Tour With Record Breaking Show in Brazil

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On Saturday, the Grammy-winning musician made history by breaking the record for the largest audience for a solo concert by any artist during the final night of his The Celebration Tour on Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

1.6 million fans attended Madonna’s free show. The record was previously held by The Rolling Stones when they performed at the venue for a then-record-setting 1.5 million fans in 2006.

Madonna breaks a new record with her final Celebration Tour show in Rio de Janeiro. , MangoLab/Lucas Alvarenga

Madonna’s Celebration Tour shows included performances of some of her biggest hits, including “Just Like a Prayer,” “Nothing Really Matters,” and “Music.” The performance was Madonna’s first show in Brazil since 2012.

The songstress had a special hometown guest during the “Vogue” portion of the show, as Anita surprised the audience. For this segment, the “Bellação” singer joined Madonna as a judge for the ball, as she participated with the dancers and held a “10” sign.

After the show, Madonna shared a video from the stage on Instagram, where she celebrates Brazilian culture by waving the flag.

“Blame it on Rio 🇧🇷 Thank you Brazil!! 🔥🇧🇷🔥🇧🇷 🔥 @pabllovittar @itau @tvglobo

Anita joined Madonna on stage during the Celebration Tour in Brazil. , Daniel Ramalho/AFP via Getty Images

From this moment forward, Anita – who has just released her latest album funk generation , told ET She will miss the Met Gala, as she was performing for Madonna.

“Not this year,” she told ET when asked if she would attend the Met Gala. “I’ll be in Brazil with Madonna.”

Madonna begins her Celebration Tour at the O2 Arena in London in October 2023. The North American leg of the tour began in December 2023, and ran with a series of special guests including Andy Cohen, Kelly Ripa, Cardi B, Pamela Anderson, and Julia Garner.

The tour was delayed as the singer recovered from a near-fatal viral infection. mother of jesus She became emotional during the show one night as she reflected on health concerns.,

Madonna embarks on The Celebration Tour in 2023. , getty images

Madonna revealed to the spellbound audience, “It’s been a crazy year for me. I didn’t think I’d make it, neither did my doctors. That’s why I’m here with all my kids around me.” -Woke up while sitting nearby.”

There is also a celebration tour has been the subject of a lawsuit — filed by fans who claimed the singer started her show late. Madonna’s lawyers have applied to have it dismissed.

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