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Madonna's Rebel Heart
Has Madonna's 'Rebel Heart' landed her in hot water?
"Rebel Heart," the superstar's 13th studio album, will be released on March 10, 2015. The pop icon has already shared the album artwork and at least six tracks, including the lead single "Living For Love." That came days after the leak of more than 10 unreleased demos for the album, with more ultimately being shared online.
To promote "Rebel Heart," the album's artwork showed Madonna's face entangled in black string, and sparked a number of memes that translated the artwork to other famous heads, including Marilyn Monroe. On January 2, Madonna altered the images of Martin Luther King Jr., Nelson Mandela and Bob Marley in order to describe the famous civil rights leaders as "rebel hearts" like herself.
Posted to Madonna's Instagram and Twitter accounts, the images were given captions like "This #rebelheart sang about ONE LOVE!" and "This #rebelheart had a dream!" Ultimately, many of her social media followers said the pictures were insensitive, while others defended Madonna's artistic license.
Then, on January 9, Madonna was accused by several media outlets of using the French terrorist attacks and hostage crisis as means to promote her new album. This after she posted a series of photos to her Instagram account to 'offer support' after 12 people were killed in a gun attack on French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo. Many took offense to her using the #rebelheart hashtag as a means of self promotion during the crisis.
Madonna opens her heart at the Grammys (updated 2/13/2014)
The "M" in Madonna clearly stands for "Marketing Machine" these days as much as it stands for her Mononymous musical moniker.
Just days after launching her brand new skin care brand in Japan, the singer turned up in high heels and fishnet stockings at the grand opening of her fitness club Hard Candy in Toronto, Ontario. And she wasn't alone. Part of her entourage included the official Hard Candy Fitness performance team, and a personal trainer (Nicole Winhoffer, of New York City, who developed her signature Addicted to Sweat routine that she does with Madonna).
The Material Girl has been in the news for her music, too. She played a much-talked-about role at the Grammys in late January when she took part in the live mass wedding of same-sex, mixed-race couple, wearing a grill on her teeth and carrying a cane while belting out her 1986 hit "Open Your Heart" alongside Macklemore and Ryan Lewis with Mary Lambert singing "Same Love."
Madonna also appeared on Miley Cyrus' MTV unplugged in late January where she sang a mashup of "Don't Tell Me/We Can't Stop." She also stopped in New York City the first week of February to introduce "fellow freedom fighters" Masha and Nadya from Pussy Riot at Amnesty Internatinoal's benefit concert at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.
Can Madonna fans expect some new tunes from the superstar any time soon? During a red carpet interview in Toronto she noted that "plans are in the works already. Don't ask me with who, it's a secret, top secret."
Madonna joins the billion dollar club (Updated April 3, 2013)
She's sold millions of albums. Her name has blown up social media time and again. And now, Madonna is once again in a class by herself, officially entering the billion dollar club.
Yes, it's true. Madonna was pop's top earner in 2012, thanks in large part to a record-breaking MDNA tour that reportedly raked in a cool $300 million, not to mention another $75 million in merchandise sales. Reports also said she made about $60 million dollars from sales of her new perfume, and several million from a deal with Smirnoff vodka.
These numbers put Madonna among an elite club of celebs who are, quite literally, worth a fortune. Among them are famed director Steven Spielberg and Oprah Winfrey.
On the musical front, Madonna has recently dropped some hints about her latest mystery project. The collaboration with photographer Steven Klein began with several Instagram posts that ultimately became a YouTube video with a twitching and moving eye and blurry red shape. The accompanying soundtrack was mostly thuds and various ring tones.
Madonna has stirred up buzz for the project by using the hashtag #SecretProject, but has thus far offered no further details on the upcoming venture.
The songstress recently made headlines when she wore a Boy Scout outfit to the GLAAD Media Awards in New York, where she presented US talk show host Anderson Cooper with an award.
Madonna Tickets** - Not Just a Material Girl
When this little lady was born on August 16, 1958, no one knew she would then monopolize the music industry with her many transfigurations and her iconic immortal status as a platinum-selling superstar. Here we have a young Michigan native back in 1977 moving to New York with an aspiration to become a ballet dancer. It was when she discovered that she had a voice and a flair for performance that earned her a spot with Sire Records to record her first album.
Madonna Tickets - She's Definitely En Vogue
Her very first single was 'Everybody,' and it became a hit in 1982. Spurring a second single called 'Physical Attraction wasn't hard to do. Other hits from the self-titled debut album released in 1983 were 'Holiday,' 'Borderline,' and 'Lucky Star.' When her second album came out, it was obvious that she was tapping into the sex symbol ideal that was so popularized by the historic Marilyn Monroe. The album was called Like a Virgin, and it featured the title track as well as one other important hit: 'Material Girl.' It wasn't until she released Like a Prayer in 1989 that she really exploded onto multiple genres. It featured the astronomical hits, 'Express Yourself,' 'Cherish,' 'Keep It Together,' and of course 'Vogue.' Even after stretching the FCC regulations big time with the heavy releases of Erotica and Bedtime Stories, featuring a much more sexually charged Madonna, she was still selling huge amounts of CDs. But she then returned to a more sentimental side with Ray of Light in the late '90s with the hit singles 'Frozen,' 'Ray of Light,' and 'Don't Tell Me.' She didn't stop there, releasing yet another album entitled Music with the massive title track hit making more and more waves with the music crowd.
Madonna Tickets - The Sound and Style of Madonna
Can you count just how many 'versions' there are of her? Probably too many. You had the poppy bubblegum sweet sexy girl, the vivacious upscale vixen, the dominatrix, the spiritual, the upper-class western groove. She was all over the place, and it worked. The whole world -- other worlds in the universe, too -- probably know who Madonna is.
|Album name||Release date|
|Give Me All Your Luvin’||2012|
|Girl Gone Wild||2012|
|Sticky & Sweet Tour||2010|
|Celebration: The Video Collection||2009|
|Give It 2 Me||2008|
|The Confessions Tour||2007|
|I'm Going to Tell You a Secret||2006|
|Let It Be / Hung Up (Unkle Funk Remixes)||2006|
|House: The Music of Club||2005|
|Confessions on a Dance Floor||2005|
|Confessions of an Icon||2005|
|Remixed & Revisited||2003|
|Love Profusion (disc 2)||2003|
|A New Groove: A New Jean||2003|
|Me Against the Music||2003|
|A Tribute to the Greatest Hits||2003|
|Ultra Rare Trax, Volume 3||2002|
|Die Another Day||2002|
|GHV2 Remixed: the Best of 1991 - 2001||2002|
|Thunderpuss GHV2 Megamix||2001|
|What It Feels Like for a Girl (disc 1)||2001|
|GHV2 Remixed: The Best of 1991-2001||2001|
|Early Years (feat. Otto Von Wernherr) (disc 1)||2001|
|Madonna's Platinum Hits||2000|
|Admiration (feat. Otto von Wernherr)||2000|
|The Immaculate Collection||2000|
|Don't Tell Me||2000|
|Nothing Really Matters||1999|
|Drowned World/Substitute for Love||1998|
|Give It to Me: The Early Years||1998|
|In the Beginning||1998|
|Ray of Light||1998|
|Ray of Light||1998|
|The Power of Good-Bye||1998|
|Another Suitcase in Another Hall||1997|
|Keep It Together||1997|
|Love Don't Live Here Anymore||1996|
|You Must Love Me||1996|
|One More Chance||1996|
|Don't Cry for Me Argentina||1996|
|Like a Virgin||1995|
|Live to Tell||1995|
|Like a Prayer||1995|
|Papa Don't Preach||1995|
|Who's That Girl||1995|
|Something to Remember||1995|
|Madonna - Interview Picture Disc||1994|
|Into the Groove||1994|
|Take a Bow||1994|
|On the Street||1993|
|Bye Bye Baby||1993|
|Remixed Prayers (Mini Album)||1993|
|Deeper and Deeper EP||1993|
|Deeper and Deeper||1992|
|This Used to Be My Playground||1992|
|The Holiday Collection||1991|
|Crazy for You||1991|
|Justify My Love||1990|
|Keep It Together||1990|
|Like a Prayer||1989|
|You Can Dance||1987|
|Causing a Commotion||1987|
|The Look of Love||1987|
|La Isla Bonita||1987|
|You Can Dance: Single Edits of Album Remixes||1987|
|True Blue (Super Club Mix)||1986|
|Open Your Heart||1986|
|Dress You Up||1985|
|Like a Virgin||1984|
Top 10 Madonna Songs
|Rank||Track Name||Play Count||Listener Count|
|1||Girl Gone Wild||1,165,874||79,083|
|2||Like A Prayer||243,962||73,948|
It's in Her MDNA - Madonna Tour Dates 2012
UPDATE It's official. Madonnas's MDNA tour was the highest grossing tour of 2012 worldwide. In stats released by Billboard, the tour, which ran for the majority of 2012 across the globe, raked in approximately $228 million, surpassing other big names acts like Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band, Roger Waters, Coldplay, Lady Gaga and…Read more
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Madonna Tour Dates 2015
date city state venue 02/25/2015 London The O2 02/08/2015 Los Angeles CA Staples Center
Madonna Tour Dates 2012
date city state venue 12/22/2012 Cordoba X Estadio Mario Alberto Kempes 12/19/2012 Santiago RM Estadio Nacional 12/15/2012 Buenos Aires ?? River Plate Stadium 12/09/2012 Porto Alegre RJ Estadio Olimpico Monumental 12/05/2012 Sao Paulo SP Morumbi Stadium 12/04/2012 Sao Paulo SP Morumbi Stadium 12/02/2012 Rio de Janeiro RJ Rock City 12/02/2012 Rio de Janeiro Rio De Janeiro Parque dos Atletas 12/01/2012 Rio de Janeiro RJ Rock City 11/26/2012 Mexico City Dif Foro Sol 11/25/2012 Mexico City Dif Foro Sol 11/24/2012 Mexico City Dif Foro Sol 11/20/2012 Miami FL American Airlines Arena 11/19/2012 Miami FL American Airlines Arena 11/17/2012 Atlanta GA Philips Arena 11/15/2012 Charlotte NC Time Warner Cable Arena 11/13/2012 New York NY Madison Square Garden 11/12/2012 New York NY Madison Square Garden 11/10/2012 Cleveland OH Quicken Loans Arena 11/08/2012 Detroit MI Joe Louis Arena 11/06/2012 Pittsburgh PA Consol Energy Center 11/04/2012 Saint Paul MN Xcel Energy Center 11/03/2012 Saint Paul MN Xcel Energy Center 11/01/2012 Saint Louis MO Scottrade Center 10/30/2012 Kansas City MO Sprint Center 10/27/2012 New Orleans LA Smoothie King Center 10/25/2012 Houston TX Toyota Center 10/24/2012 Houston TX Toyota Center 10/21/2012 Dallas TX American Airlines Center 10/20/2012 Dallas TX American Airlines Center 10/18/2012 Denver CO Pepsi Center 10/16/2012 Phoenix AZ US Airways Center 10/14/2012 Las Vegas NV MGM Grand Garden Arena 10/13/2012 Las Vegas NV MGM Grand Garden Arena 10/11/2012 Los Angeles CA Staples Center 10/10/2012 Los Angeles CA Staples Center 10/07/2012 San Jose CA SAP Center 10/06/2012 San Jose CA SAP Center 10/03/2012 Seattle WA Key Arena 10/02/2012 Seattle WA Key Arena 09/30/2012 Vancouver BC Rogers Arena 09/29/2012 Vancouver BC Rogers Arena 09/24/2012 Washington DC Verizon Center 09/23/2012 Washington DC Verizon Center 09/20/2012 Chicago IL United Center 09/19/2012 Chicago IL United Center 09/15/2012 Atlantic City NJ Boardwalk Hall 09/13/2012 Toronto ON Air Canada Centre 09/12/2012 Toronto ON Air Canada Centre 09/10/2012 Kanata ON Canadian Tire Centre 09/08/2012 Bronx NY Yankee Stadium 09/06/2012 Bronx NY Yankee Stadium 09/04/2012 Boston MA TD Garden 09/01/2012 Quebec QC Plains of Abraham 08/31/2012 Nashville TN Mercy Lounge 08/30/2012 Montreal QC Bell Centre 08/28/2012 Philadelphia PA Wells Fargo Center 08/21/2012 Nice ?? Parc des Sports Charles Ehrmann 08/18/2012 Zurich ZH Letzigrund 08/15/2012 Oslo 03 Telenor Arena 08/12/2012 Helsinki Finland Helsinki Olympic Stadium 08/09/2012 St. Petersburg ?? SKK Arena 07/29/2012 Vienna 9 Ernst Happel Stadion 07/26/2012 Paris Ile Olympia Hall 07/24/2012 Dublin D Aviva Stadium 07/21/2012 Edinburgh Edinburgh Murrayfield Stadium 07/19/2012 Birmingham Warwickshire NIA Academy 07/17/2012 London London Hyde Park 07/14/2012 Paris Ile Stade de France 07/08/2012 Amsterdam A Ziggo Dome 07/07/2012 Amsterdam A Ziggo Dome 07/04/2012 Goteborg O Ullevi Stadium 06/30/2012 Berlin BE O2 World 06/28/2012 Berlin BE O2 World 06/20/2012 Barcelona Cat Palau Sant Jordi 06/16/2012 Firenze Florence Stadio Artemio Franchi - Florence 06/14/2012 Milan Milan Stadio Giuseppe Meazza 06/12/2012 Rome RM Stadio Olimpico
Madonna Tour Dates 2011
date city state venue 03/01/2011 El Paso TX Abraham Chavez Theatre