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Madonna, Bruce Springsteen both have new albums out today

It's like the '80s never went away

LONDON - It's the battle of the '80s musical icons.

Madonna, aka The Queen of Pop, and an equally formidable musician Bruce Springsteen, nicknamed "The Boss," are both out with new albums.

It may seem like a hip, young new artist is popping up every day -- but these titans of the '80s are showing that they've still got it.

 

Madonna's 'Madame X'

 

Madonna's 14th studio album, "Madame X," is her latest full-length album since 2015's "Rebel Heart." It includes 15 songs and was inspired by her time spent in Lisbon, Portugal.

Some of the songs were already released, including "Crave," "Medellín," "I Rise" and "Dark Ballet."

The album features other artists such as American rapper Quavo, Rae Sremmurd member Swae Lee, Colombian rapper Maluma and Brazilian singer Anitta.

Madonna, 60, is following up the album with a 48-date tour beginning September 12. The shows will be held in theaters to accentuate Madonna's performance style.

The Grammy-winning artist has sold tens of millions of records internationally and is known for pushing the boundaries not only in music but also with provocative clothing and videos. She was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2008.

 

Springsteen's 'Western Stars'

 

Bruce Springsteen's new album is his first in five years. The 13 tracks feature poetic lyrics mixed with '60s and '70s California pop sounds.

"Western Stars" is the 69-year-old artist's19th studio album. He last released "High Hopes" in 2014.

To celebrate the album's release, Springsteen put out a music video for the title track, featuring performance footage and scenes shot in Joshua Tree, California.

The crooner has already won 20 Grammys and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1999.


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