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Madonna Performs Her Largest Show to Date for a Crowd of 1.6 Million in Brazil

Madonna brought her ‘Celebration’ tour to an epic close with a monumental performance at Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, captivating a crowd of 1.6 million attendees.

The electrifying show featured a comprehensive 26-song setlist spanning Madonna’s illustrious career, punctuated by special guest appearances from Brazilian musicians. Anitta joined the pop icon for a rendition of ‘Vogue’, while Pabllo Vittar made a cameo during the tour debut of ‘Music’.

Addressing the mesmerized audience, Madonna expressed her awe at the breathtaking setting, remarking, “Rio, here we are, in the most beautiful place in the world, with the ocean, the mountains, Jesus,” a nod to the city’s iconic Christ the Redeemer statue. The ambiance was described as nothing short of magical.

According to Reuters, throngs of concert-goers braved hours, and in some cases days, of waiting to secure prime viewing spots, while others enjoyed the spectacle from boats or beachfront apartments.

The free concert marked Madonna’s triumphant return to Brazil, her first performance in the country since 2012. The venue itself, Copacabana Beach, has a storied history of hosting legendary shows, having witnessed monumental performances from icons like The Rolling Stones in 2006. Notably, Rod Stewart set the world record for the most-attended concert of all time at the same location in 1994, drawing an astonishing crowd of 4.2 million people.

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