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大学英语四六级晨读经典365:夏日激情篇 151 The Pop Queen-Madonna 流行乐皇后——麦当娜(mp3)

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虽然现在麦当娜已经是流行乐界的元老级人物了(无论从年龄还是影响),但是她的魅力依然如初。
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151 The Pop Queen-Madonna

151 流行乐皇后——麦当娜

Without a doubt, one of the most internationally known and recognized stars of contemporary Madonna has achieved an unthinkable amount in history, the past 20 years of her career. She has dominated the .music charts, she has hit the silver screen, she has entered the publishing industry, and she is probably one of the must publicized celebrities of the 20th century.

毫无疑问,堪称当今历史上公认的国际巨星-麦当娜。在她过去20年的生涯中获得了惊人的成就。她已经主宰了音乐的发展,接着进军影坛,而且还进入了出版业。她成为了20世纪家喻户晓的名人之一。

The Material Girl was born August 16, 1958, in Bay City, Michigan. Her star quality was evident at an early age. She attended the University of Michigan on a dance scholarship. but she put aside her studies after two years of student life to head for New York City and pursue her dreams of becoming a star.

麦当娜于1958年8月16日出生于美国密歇根州的海湾之城—贝城。年少时,她就具有明星潜质。她底得了密歇根大学的舞蹈奖学金。但是,入校两年后,她放弃了学业,决定前往纽约去追逐自己的明星梦。

In 1982. with the help of DJ Mark Kamins, Madonna was signed for a record label with Warner Bothers and was well on her way to the top.   

1982年,在音乐师马克·卡明斯的帮助下,麦当娜与华纳兄弟娱乐公司签约。录制唱片。从此,她一炮走红。

In 1983. Madonna's debut album was released and spawned the America Top 20 chart hit single Holiday The album itself was not a tremendous success on the Top 40 radio stations. but it was a hit in the nightclubs. More singles such as Lucky, Star and Borderline were released and were accompanied by music Videos that. if anything. showed off Madonna's first "look", which has almost come to be representative of 80's pop culture.

1983年。麦当娜的首张专辑出版发行,而且单曲《假日》奇迹般地进入了全美最佳20首歌曲排行榜。这张专辑本身并设有太大成功,因为她没有进入广播电台音乐的前40首的排行榜,但是它却打进了夜总会。更多的单曲,比如《幸运明星》和《边境》相继出版,而且还附带音乐电视。不管怎么说,这是她在银幕上的首次露面。她的形象几乎成为了80年代流行文化的代表者。

Already breaking music records in 1985. Madonna embarked on another dimension of her career - as an actress. Her manager, Freddie DeMann. who was also popicon Michael Jackson's manager in his Thriller days. negotiated some film roles for Madonna. She appeared as a nightclub singer in the film vision Quest and as the lead in Desperately Seeking Susan.

1985年,她已经打破了音乐记录,跨人了她生涯的另一个阶段——演员。她的经济人弗瑞蒂·德曼。同时也是流行偶像麦克·杰克逊的经济人,为麦当娜商讨影片中的角色。在影片《寻求幻想》中,她扮演夜总会的歌女,而在《寻找苏揶》,当中,她又以一个领导者的形象出现在观众面前。

In 1996, she starred in the title role of the movie version of the musical Evita, which not only earned her a Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy, but also made audiences gain a new found respect for her remarkable portrayal of Eva Peron.

1996年,她在音乐剧《贝隆夫人》中担任主角,而这个角色不仅为她赢得了音乐剧或喜剧的最佳演员金项奖,而且她所扮演的著名的艾薇塔·贝隆的形象也赢得了观众们的尊重。
 

英语词汇注释

without a doubt 当然,毫无问题
show off 展示,炫耀,卖弄
representative n. 代表,众议员
dimension n. 尺寸,容积,方面
portrayal n. 描绘

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