You’ve been doing this for thirty-four years, you’ve sold eighty million albums and you’ve achieved everything the music industry has to offer. Why are you still at? Why put yourself through all the stress?
That’s a good question! Why the stress? Because of the thrill, because of the creative desire. I love that. But honestly, I often ask myself that same question – and then I tell myself I can’t go on, I’ve got to stop. But then my team will roll their eyes and say, “You’re not stopping.”
What’s left to achieve? From November 2023 on you’ll be starting a six-month residency in Las Vegas. Do things like that keep you going?
Yes, Vegas is new. Still, I think it’s less about achievements but just wanting to create and share stuff with my fans. That’s the real challenge for me.
Many of your female colleagues – like Madonna, for example – have complained about the age trap, about their songs not being played anymore when you’re over forty or fifty. Is that something that you’ve experienced yourself? Or have you managed to defy this trend?