I'd never heard of Nehmes Bastet before now but she was apparently a pretty famous singer in her day. Alas, she left behind no CDs, no vinyl and no music videos. That's because she died 3,000 years ago.
Bastet was a singer in an Egytian temple duing the 22nd dynasty, which ran from 945-712BC. Her coffin--painted black--was found nicely preserved (for a mummy) in a tomb on Monday (January 16) in the Valley of the Kings.
This wasn't a private tomb--it was used many times over about 400 years for other mummys--but her presence in such a special place of burial must mean that she was a very popular singer.
Or it might have been because she was the daughter of the high priest of Amon, who was a pretty big deal in the dynasty.
When asked for comment, Madonna replied "I want one of those!"