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Madonna is the Artist with Most Billboard Hot 100 Top 10 Hits


Madonna paces the rundown of artists with the most top 10 Hot 100 hits, with 38. She and the Beatles, who last reached the region with reunion single “Free as a Bird” in 1995, were tied with 34 until Madonna notched her 35th, “Die Another Day,” in 2002. She scored her 38th and most recent top 10 with “Give Me All Your Luvin’ ” (featuring Nicki Minaj and M.I.A.) in 2012.

38, Madonna
34, The Beatles
29, Michael Jackson
28, Stevie Wonder
27, Mariah Carey
27, Janet Jackson
27, Elton John
26, Rihanna
25, Elvis Presley
23, Whitney Houston
23, Paul McCartney
23, The Rolling Stones

The list of acts with the most Hot 100 top 10s was compiled from the chart’s Aug. 4, 1958 inception through the chart dated Oct. 10, 2015.


Rebel Heart Japanese Tour Edition CD+DVD announced

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Madonna Rebel Heart Japanese Tour Edition CD+DVD


1. Living For Love
2. Devil Pray
3. Ghosttown
4. Unapologetic Bitch
5. Illuminati
6. Bitch I’m Madonna feat. Nicki Minaj
7. Hold Tight
8. Joan of Arc
9. Iconic feat. Chance The Rapper & Mike Tyson
10. HeartBreakCity
11. Body Shop
12. Holy Water
13. Inside Out
14. Wash All Over Me
15. Best Night
16. Veni Vedi Vici feat. Nas
17. S.E.X.
18. Messiah
19. Rebel Heart
20. Living For Love (Dirty Pop Remix)

・Living For Love
・Bitch I’m Madonna feat. Nicki Minaj
・Bitch I’m Madonna (Sander Kleinenberg Remix) feat. Nicki Minaj

Release date is set for January 22nd 2016. Pre-order is available at Universal Japan

Never-Before-Seen Photos of Madonna featured in a new Exhibition



Some It-girls of the ’80s may regret that their youthful glory predated social media, but Interview magazine’s former associate publisher Paige Powell doesn’t have to. Powell arrived in New York in 1980 from the Pacific Northwest, looking like a granola version of Edie Sedgwick and armed with the work ethic of Mary Tyler Moore. She was soon swept up in Interview’s bid to be a more serious publication — “At first it was more for friends, like, Fran Lebowitz drove the delivery truck to drop off issues at different newsstands,” she remembers — and Andy Warhol’s select social whirlwind of downtown clubbing, midtown shopping and uptown lunches. “Andy always said, ‘Work is fun and fun is work,’” Powell says. “It was just the way I thought New York City was, all the time, for everyone — exuberant.”

Powell often carried the latest camera or camcorder from Japan with her and used them often to capture intimate snapshots of her coterie: including Warhol, Madonna, Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat, who was her boyfriend from 1982 through 1984. For nearly 40 years, she’s been sitting on (“literally; they were stashed in boxes under the bed,” she says) a treasure trove that’s remained largely unexamined. Powell returned to Portland in the ’90s to focus on animal rights advocacy work, and it’s there that her images will be showcased for the first time, in two interactive multimedia installations, “The Ride” and “Beulah Land,” opening this week at the Portland Art Museum. Still in possession of plenty of influential friends, Powell asked David LaChapelle to mix a musical soundtrack for the show and Kenny Scharf to create a signature “Cosmic Cavern” to accompany it. “Half of the photos in the new installation will be from the ’80s, and half will be photos moving forward to the present,” Powell says, noting that the installation is meant to be “interactive,” just like the one she created at the art bar also called Beulah Land in the ‘80s (see slide 7) — visitors can add notes to the walls. “So we’re having a cocktail party for the guards at PAM, to prepare them,” she notes, “because we don’t want them to be alarmed.”

New York Times

Madonna nominated for Songwriters Hall Of Fame Induction


Hall of Fame members will cast their votes by December 11th and the top seven picks will be announced early next year.

The 47th annual Induction and Awards Dinner will take place in New York city on June 9th, 2016.

The Class of 2015 featured Cyndi Lauper, Linda Perry, Toby Keith, late Grateful Dead frontman Jerry Garcia and his collaborator Robert Hunter, country songwriter/producer Bobby Braddock and late blues star Willie Dixon.

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Madonna’s Tour Book and Merchandise now available for order


Madonna Rebel Heart Tour Book
Madonna Rebel Heart Tour Merchandise
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Madonna’s Rebel Heart Tour Costume Sketches revealed


The costume designer Arianne Phillips was in London in late February when she heard through the grapevine about a designer who was just beginning to get people’s attention: Alessandro Michele.

The 42-year-old Roman had just shown two collections in quick succession after his appointment as Gucci creative director and suddenly found himself the toast of the fashion world.

Meanwhile, Phillips, an in-demand costume designer for the movies, a veteran of Tom Ford’s “A Single Man” and an Academy Award nominee for “Walk the Line,” had just started preparing for her biggest project of the year: the months-long, all-consuming head trip known as a Madonna world tour.

In a nice bit of kismet, or a psychic connection, Michele himself was somewhere in Florence working, unprompted, on a gift for Madonna when Phillips reached out to Gucci to contribute costumes to the tour.

Madonna Rebel Heart Tour costume by Prada

“The energy was just out there,” Phillips says. …continue reading »

“Shadows and Fog” coming to Blu-Ray


Woody Allen’s movie “Shadows and Fog”, starring Madonna, Kathy Bates, John Cusack, Mia Farrow, Jodie Foster and John Malkovich, will be released for the first time on Blu-Ray on November 10th!
This will be a limited edition only release (3000 copies) and more information should be available soon at Twilight Time

Madonna in Shadows and Fog

Interview Magazine unveils Selfie Issue with Madonna


Interview is taking inspiration from the “selfie” and fashion’s obsession with social media for its September issue. The magazine, which was founded by Andy Warhol, has melded its heritage of the portrait with technology, to create an Instagram-themed issue featuring eight alternative covers that are essentially self portraits of some of today’s most popular social media celebs. The magazine asked Madonna, Miley Cyrus, Victoria Beckham, Kim Kardashian, Jennifer Lopez, Selena Gomez, Zayn Malik and Mert Alas to take their own cover shots. In addition, Interview tapped 150 social media stars from fashion, entertainment and music to do the same thing for a portfolio inside the magazine.

“We just asked people to imagine their ultimate self portraits — whether it was highly produced or a simple selfie,” explained Interview editor in chief Keith Pollock. “We wanted to see how they see themselves and how they want to be seen. We allowed each subject to imagine their own shoots.”

Madonna on the cover of Interview

The magazine will go on sale this week, and images from the portfolio — including covers — will be posted on Instagram starting today. Using the hashtag #InterviewGang, Interview will roll out images over the course of the month on its Instagram account. Meanwhile, the subjects involved in the portfolio will post their own photos on their personal Instagram accounts today using the same tag.

The social media strategy around the issue is part of the overall project, which is both promotional and an exercise in showcasing the power of social media.

“The intention of the portfolio was not to boost our Instagram followers or generate Web traffic — it will be a result of what we’ve done but it wasn’t the origin,” said Pollock, who explained that he and editorial director Fabien Baron derived inspiration from Warhol, himself.

“We are conscious of our heritage. Andy did selfies 50 years ago. He’d be doing selfies if he were alive today.”

The team tapped Instagram chief executive officer Kevin Systrom to write a piece that includes an interview with journalist Chris Wallace, as well as thoughts on social media and Warhol’s legacy. (Pollock noted that there’s no sponsorship between Instagram and Interview but expect a partnership down the line.)

Baron told WWD that the idea of branding oneself through social media, coupled with the fashion industry’s fascination with Instagram, was at the heart of his decision to focus on this theme for the issue.

“You really understand what people are about,” Baron said, referring to the kinds of pictures that came back; some were highly produced, while others were “raw.”

“It’s interesting for Madonna because she didn’t give a sh-t,” he said, noting that she snapped a few quick selfies between rehearsal breaks while she was on tour.

This contrasted with Jennifer Lopez, which took a more glam selfie of her posed seductively looking in the mirror.

For Cyrus and Kardashian, two extremely active Instagrammers, Interview did Facetime photos, instead, in order to add a more surprising element.

Baron returned to the question of the issue, and addressed why Interview decided against dedicating the issue to longtime editor in chief Ingrid Sischy, who passed away in July.

“We didn’t have time to do a tribute to her. We really couldn’t organize it [quick enough]. Myself, I would have dedicated a full issue,” Baron said, noting that he did mention her legacy in his editor’s letter. He added that the idea of doing half an issue dedicated to Instagram and half to Sischy seemed in poor taste.

Although Interview’s history with Sischy had been tumultuous — in 2008 the editor in chief resigned with her partner Sandra Brant, who served as ceo, president and publisher. Brant sold her 50 percent interest in the company to her co-owner ex-husband Peter Brant. Baron described a “tense” meeting between Sischy, Brant and then editorial director Glenn O’Brien amid the masthead shakeup.

Looking back now, Baron said Sischy handled the transition with “class” and that he felt compassion for her, even though his direction for the magazine differed from hers.

“She really, truly made an impact as an editor in the world of fashion and to the industry. She connected some dots between the entertainment, fashion and art industries,” he said, adding that his relationship with Sischy had improved, becoming friendly in recent years. “I thought one day Ingrid and I would have sat down and ticked at the boxes, that we could…but now I can’t. There are things that are closed, and I regret that.”

Baron said before he penned the editor’s letter found in the September issue, he wrote a letter dedicated to Sischy.

“I may post it on Instagram,” Baron mused. “I’d like to do something more for her. I hope to in the future. We just couldn’t turn it around in time.”


Madonna hits 100 Million Views


Madonna’s video “B*tch I’m Madonna” now has over 100 million views and it’s oficially her first Vevo certified video!

Dangerous Game to be released on Blu-Ray


US distributors Olive Films have announed that they will bring Abel Ferrara’s film Dangerous Game, starring Madonna, Harvey Keitel and James Russo, to Blu-Ray.
Release date is set for October 27th!

Madonna in dangerous Game

New Madonna Interview in Entertainment Weekly

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You know Andy Cohen as the executive producer of the insanely addictive Real Housewives franchise and the host of the cable’s late-night talk show Watch What Happens Live—but what happens when Bravo’s bad-ass bon vivant takes over the pages of EW?

…Cohen, who has made no secret about wanting to interview Madonna on WWHL, sat down with the Queen of Pop as she gets set to launch her Rebel Heart tour in September. It’s the first time he has ever interviewed his favorite singer—and no question was off limits. The two discuss everything from her setlist to her thoughts on Taylor Swift and Beyonce to why she loves using Instagram. “It’s an important part of my work now,” she says of the social media platform. “I like to think of it as a kind of art gallery for my thoughts, my dreams, my wishes, my state of mind. Can’t ignore social media.”

Madonna in Entertainment Weekly


Madonna Scores 46th No. 1 on Dance Club Songs Chart


Madonna’s back at No. 1 on the Dance Club Songs chart, as her latest single, “B**** I’m Madonna” rises 2-1 on the chart dated Aug. 15.

It’s the diva’s 46th No. 1 on this chart, and extends her own record for the most No. 1s on a singular Billboard chart. (She broke the record in May, when she surpassed George Strait’s 44 leaders on the Hot Country Songs chart.)

The new Aug. 15-dated Dance Club Songs chart — which measures reports submitted by a national sample of club DJs — will post to Billboard’s websites on Aug. 4.

“B**** I’m Madonna,” featuring Nicki Minaj, is the third single from Madonna’s Rebel Heart album. The set debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 chart, marking her 21st top 10 effort.

For Minaj, “Madonna” is her fifth No. 1. She also hit the top with “Turn Me On” (David Guetta featuring Minaj), “Give Me All Your Luvin'” (Madonna featuring Minaj & M.I.A.), “Pound the Alarm” and “Beauty and a Beat” (Justin Bieber featuring Minaj).