…Guetta, who recently whipped up material for Madonna’s upcoming album, explains that what he loves about working with such varied artists “is that our music can reach people that are not even from hip hop or electro” scenes. “It’s just music that touches your soul.”…
Tell us about the first time you went into the studio with Kelly Rowland.
DG: It was magic. It was incredible. It was the first time I worked with an R&B singer. I feel like when it comes to to sound and energy, nobody can beat us, dance music producers. When it comes to singing and melodies, nobody can beat urban artists. They have soul. So it was the perfect combination. I’m now working on Kelly’s new album. I also have the new Madonna album coming up. So I’m very thankful to Kelly and Will and Akon—all those people who came to me when I was not big.
A star-studded collection of celebrity photos featuring iconic photographs of Michael Jackson, Madonna, Angelina Jolie and Britney Spears has gone on display in New York, proceeds of which will go to Haiti relief fund. The exhibition, titled ”Snapped! From the Red Carpet to the Dark Side of Celebrity”, is being held to mark the 21st anniversary of entertainment news and photo agency World Entertainment News Network, Contactmusic reported.
Snapped! showcases shots from the past two decades, including Lady GaGa with British monarch Queen Elizabeth II and Madonna in Malawi with her adopted son David Banda. The collection is also raising money for charity as all proceeds from the sales of prints will be donated to Concern Worldwide”s Haitian earthquake relief efforts.
“Like everyone, we were devastated by the horrors of the recent events in Haiti and have been looking for an appropriate way in which to contribute,” Lloyd Beiny, organiser of the display said. The exhibition runs until February 28 at Manhattan”s Chelsea Market.
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Madonna was spotted at London’s Heathrow Airport today, she was leaving for New York
“I’ve always said, if you’re going to go way out on a limb and have an insane image like Lady Gaga and do ridiculously, outrageous things, the people that succeed at that really have talent,” Cooper mused. “I mean, look at Madonna. She did all the outrageous stuff, but she could sing. She was a great performer! If she got up there and she couldn’t sing a lick, I’d go, ‘Ok, this is a sideshow.’ But, she can really sing.”
36. Madonna, “Hung Up”
“Hung Up” employs a ticking clock to represent fear of wasted time, but Madonna isn’t singing about aging or saving the world—she’s talking about love. It had been years since Madge sounded this vapid. With its pitched-upward vocals, infectious arpeggio sample from ABBA’s “Gimme Gimme Gimme (A Man After Midnight),” and the bridge’s unironic, archetypical key change, the track decidedly points to the past, and it proved that, 20 years into her career, Madonna was still the one and only Dancing Queen. SC
33. Madonna, “Don’t Tell Me”
Madonna’s Y2K-era dalliances with electronica could oftentimes verge on the theoretical, so it’s a tad ironic that the one hit from her Orbit-Mirwais daze that still packs fully loaded pistols is also the most engrossed in chemistry-set beat science. “Don’t Tell Me” is first and foremost a concoction: two parts corn pone, one part glitch, with reliable disco strings to serve as the catalyst. What seals the deal, though, is that lyrically Madonna’s on board too. Tell the peanut butter of acoustic guitars to stay away from the chocolate of digital bass drones, but don’t tell Madonna she can’t eat both and spit back manna. EH
25. Madonna, “Music”
From its generic title to Madonna’s anonymous vocal performance, “Music” is a blank slate of a song. To wit, the song has had almost as many makeovers as Madonna herself. Okay, so not quite that many, but each of the performer’s tours during the last decade has featured a new incarnation of the song: Kraftwerk-inspired electronica, ’70s disco, and most recently, ’80s hip-hop (the next logical embodiment would be ’90s house). If music truly is a universal language, then “Music”—in all of its meta reinventions and retro dialects—might be the best piece of evidence we have that music really does make the people come together. SC
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The moment that Madonna and Britney Spears puckered up to each other at the MTV Video Music Awards has been voted the top kiss.
The 2003 kiss, which made headlines around the world, tops a list of the most famous kissing moments of the Noughties, compiled by Selfridges.
Tobey Maguire’s upside-down smooch with Kirsten Dunst in Spider-Man came second, followed by Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal’s slow-burning snog in Brokeback Mountain.
Same sex kisses scored highly in the poll – Scarlett Johansson with Penelope Cruz in Vicky Cristina Barcelona, and Lindsay Lohan with Samantha Ronson outside the Mercer hotel in New York, marking their couple status, both made the list.
Jennifer Aniston and Winona Ryder’s liplock on Friends, and Sacha Baron Cohen giving Will Ferrell a big smacker at the 2007 MTV Movie Awards, recreating the infamous Madonna and Britney incident, also feature in the top ten.
Romantic screen snogs with rumoured real-life couples completed the list, including Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart in Twilight, Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt in Mr And Mrs Smith, and Freida Pinto and Dev Patel in Slumdog Millionaire.
The all-star “Hope for Haiti Now” album has debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart, making it the first digital-only album to hit the top spot.
Nielsen SoundScan says the compilation CD of performances from last week’s charity telethon sold 171,000 units over the weekend.
More than 80 million people tuned in for Friday’s telethon, which organizers have said raised US$57 million.