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Rebel Heart Tour to Premiere on Showtime on December 9th!

Madonna’s anticipated concert film Madonna: Rebel Heart Tour has landed at Showtime for a December 9 premiere.

Co-directed by Danny B. Tull and Nathan Rissman, the documentary film shot around the world, features a collection of live and behind these scenes footage culminating in performances at the Sydney Olympic Park in March of this year.


Produced by Live Nation Global Touring, the Rebel Heart Tour kicked off on September 9, 2015 in Montreal and visited arenas in 55 cities on four continents over seven months. Madonna performed 82 shows, plus a special fan club show in Melbourne. The tour grossed $169.8 Million with 1,045,479 in attendance, making her the top grossing touring female artist in the history of Billboard Boxscore with over $1.31 billion in ticket sales sold over the course of her career.

The set list for the film spans all decades of the iconic superstar’s career, including songs from Rebel Heart (the No. 1 dance hits “Living for Love” and “Bitch I’m Madonna”) to classic fan favorites like “Material Girl” and “Holiday” and a “Dress You Up” medley that included “Get Into The Groove,” “Everybody” and “Lucky Star.” At each tour date during the song “Unapologetic Bitch,” Madonna would bring someone up from the crowd to dance with her during the song. Those guest dancers included Katy Perry, Amy Schumer, Ariana Grande, Jessica Chastain, Idris Elba, Diplo, Gwendoline Christie, Graham Norton and Anderson Cooper.

“When it comes to putting on a show, there is only one Madonna – an iconic performer that we’re thrilled to have on our air,” said David Nevins, President and CEO, Showtime Networks Inc. “With her unique creative vision and unmatched stage presence, our viewers will see an arena show packed with visual theatrics, stunning costumes and intricate choreography, featuring new hits and beloved classic songs.”

The Rebel Heart Tour was directed by Jamie King with musical direction by Kevin Antunes.

Madonna will be honored later this year as Billboard magazine’s 2016 Woman of the Year.

Madonna: Rebel Heart Tour will premiere December 9 at 9 PM on Showtime, on-air, on demand and over the internet.


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Madonna nominated for Songwriters Hall

The Songwriters Hall gave The Associated Press the list of nominees Thursday, a day ahead of its official announcement. The nominees that could be inducted next year are George Michael, Madonna, Jay-Z, Bryan Adams, Vince Gill, Babyface, Max Martin, Kool & the Gang and more.

Eligible members can vote for three non-performing songwriters and two performing songwriters until Dec. 16. Five songwriters, or songwriting groups, will be officially inducted at a gala in New York on June 15, 2017.

Other performing nominees include Cat Stevens, Sly Stone, Chicago, Gloria Estefan, Jeff Lynne and David Gates. Non-performing nominees are Kenny Nolan, Randy Goodrum, Tony Macaulay, William “Mickey” Stevenson, Allee Willis, Maury Yeston, Paul Overstreet and the songwriting duos Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, Dan Penn and Spooner Oldham, and Steve Barri and the late P.F. Sloan, who died last year.

Songhall / AP

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Join Madonna In Miami & Support Raising Malawi

Madonna is hosting a special event at Art Basel Miami on December 2nd to benefit Raising Malawi. The event will take place at the newly opened Faena Forum, thanks to the generous support of Len Blavatnik and Alan Faena.

We hope you can join us for an evening of music, art, mischief and live performance in support of the organization’s latest project: The Mercy James Pediatric Surgery Hospital in Malawi, which was built with the help of donations coming from around the world during the past year!

Profits from the event, which includes an art auction and Tears Of A Clown live performance, will be used to fill the hospital with equipment, surgeons, medical personnel and to create and endowment for the years to come.

For more information or to get your tickets, please e-mail

Stay tuned to for an upcoming contest to win a chance to be in the room at the Faena Forum and watch the magic unfold!

Also, please note that if you are not able to make it to Miami this December or cannot get tickets to the event, there are many other ways to help. Please visit to find out!

Madonna Tears of A Clown

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Madonna Is Billboard’s 2016 Woman of the Year

When the 11th annual Billboard Women In Music event hits New York City this winter, royalty will be present.

Following a year where she extended her record as the highest-grossing female touring artist of all time, Madonna will receive Billboard’s 2016 Woman of the Year award.

“Madonna is one of a miniscule number of super-artists whose influence and career transcend music,” said Janice Min, president and chief creative officer of The Hollywood Reporter-Billboard Media Group. “With her creative vision, relentless innovation, and dedication to philanthropic causes, she is an inspiration to hundreds of millions of people around the world, all while shattering every career record out there. She is an important feminist on top of that, a one-of-a-kind artist who’s used her influence to change the conversation around women, sexuality and equal rights.”

From her Prince tribute alongside Stevie Wonder at the 2016 Billboard Music Awards to her political Met Gala appearance to her indelible commentary on the 2016 election, Madonna has remained a constant force in pop culture and source of cultural conversation over the past year.

Her Rebel Heart Tour, which wrapped in March, solidified her status as one of the biggest touring acts of all time. Madonna sold more than 1 million tickets and walked away with $170 million. That makes her the highest grossing solo touring artist in Billboard Boxscore history (the archives go back to 1990) with a staggering $1.31 billion in total concert grosses.

In addition to being the first female pop star with true control of her career and image, Madonna is the best-selling female recording artist of all time. She’s earned 8 No. 1 albums (and 21 top 10 albums) on the Billboard 200 and 12 No. 1 singles on the Billboard Hot 100. With her 46th No. 1 on the Dance Club Songs chart in 2015, she extended her own record for the most No. 1s on a single Billboard chart. She also holds the record for the most top 10 hits on the Billboard Hot 100 chart with 38.

In addition to her ongoing chart dominance, her philanthropic efforts are effecting real change in the world. Madonna’s Raising Malawi organization is currently constructing Malawi’s first pediatric surgery and intensive care unit, which will double the number of life-saving surgeries performed on children each year, provide intensive care after critical surgeries, and train specialized Malawian medical staff. The Mercy James Institute of Pediatric Surgery and Intensive Care facility will open in 2017.

The seven-time Grammy winner will receive the honor at the 11th annual Women in Music event, held Dec. 9 in New York City and airing nationally on Lifetime on Dec.12. The star-studded event is held in conjunction with the publication of Billboard’s Women in Music list, which identifies the 50 most powerful female executives in the industry each year.



Qandeel Baloch: A Very Short Story – narrated by Madonna

Proud to narrate my friend #SharmeenObaidChinoy’s latest film about Qandeel Baloch, the Pakistani social media star who was murdered by her brother in an “honor killing.” The Pakistan government finally just passed the #antihonorkilling bill, closing the loophole that allows killers to walk free! So good to see positive change happen in the world. Too bad Qandeel and so many others had to die first. Today is the. DayoftheGirl @CHIMEFORCHANGE #GCFestival. Click the link in bio to watch the film.!!!! – Madonna via Instagram

from This powerful short film from Academy Award-winning director and CHIME FOR CHANGE Advisory Board member Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, narrated by Madonna, tells the story of Qandeel Baloch, the Pakistani model, actress, activist and social media celebrity who was murdered by her brother earlier this year in a so-called “honor killing”.

The film debuted at the 2016 Global Citizen Festival in a special segment introduced by Global Citizen Founder and CEO Hugh Evans, Gucci CEO Marco Bizzarri, CHIME FOR CHANGE co-founder Salma Hayek Pinault, and actor and advocate Jada Pinkett Smith, who highlighted CHIME FOR CHANGE and Global Citizen’s commitment to campaigning efforts in partnership with Equality Now to end honor killings in Pakistan.

Speaking in front of a crowd of more than 60,000 people, the filmmaker Ms. Obaid-Chinoy said: “All of us need to honor the women who have been killed, whose names we do not know, by calling on all governments to punish all killers of women. The world that we want to leave our girls and our daughters must be much safer than the world we have inherited.”

Watch the full film below:

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Madonna’s Rebel Heart Tour nominated for American Music Award

Nominees for the 2016 American Music Awards were announced on “Good Morning America” today by singers Joe Jonas and Rachel Platten.
Madonna’s Rebel Heart Tour is nominated in “Tour of the Year” category.
The AMAs will be broadcast live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday, Nov. 20, at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.

Tour of the Year nominees:
– Beyoncé
– Madonna
– Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band


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Madonna to perform at Art Basel Miami

Not Just Clowning Around… Come to Art Basel and support @raisingmalawi ART Fun Music And Real Talk
Madonna via Instagram

Madonna to perform in Miami

Thrilled to invite you all to a very special night with our fearless founder at #ArtBasel this December! Attend a one night only event at @Faena Forum in #Miami Beach, with a live performance by the #RebelHeart herself. See you there! #TearsOfAClown #RaisingMalawi #art #music #Madonna
Raising Malawi via Instagram

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Unreleased Madonna Photos featured in a new Book

Previously unseen polaroids taken on the sets of Madonna’s Take a Bow and I’ll Remember videos are now being revealed in a new book:

‘Diary of a Set Designer’ is a book of Polaroids that Happy Massee shot over a 25-year period, while traveling the world as a production designer.
This photographic journal is a journey through time—a collection of images taken with the now-defunct Polaroid camera, which at the time was as essential to the art of designing for film as was a measuring tape. The images of personalities, sets, locations, and encounters all tell a story related to Massee’s work and travels, and the people he met while on them.

One of the industry’s top production designers, Massee has enjoyed a career spanning the realms of theater, film, commercials and fashion. He has worked with established directors such as Wes Anderson, David Lynch, David Fincher, Michel Gondry and more, while in the world of fashion he has collaborated with the likes of Inez and Vinoodh, Peter Lindbergh and Craig McDean, and worked for brands such as Gucci, Valentino, Armani, Bulgari and Swarovski. His film credits include, among others, Broken English, directed by Zoe Cassavetes, and Two Lovers, directed by James Gray, and he has designed sets for music videos such as Jay Z’s “99 Problems” and Madonna’s “Take a Bow.”

In this volume, “the images of personalities, sets, locations and encounters,” Massee explains, “all tell a story related to my work and travels, and the people I met while on them. The images, raw and unretouched, are candid, and capture my art as well as my life as I like to travel through it.”

The images in this book, which was designed by Fabien Baron, are raw, unretouched, and candid, and capture his art as well as his life.

The book is now available at

Madonna on the cover of Diary of a Set Designer
Madonna on the set of Take A Bow video
Madonna on the set of Take A Bow video
Madonna on the set of Take A Bow video
Madonna on the set of Take A Bow video

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Madonna’s Instagram: Shimon Peres

In Memory of this remarkable Human Being, Shimon Peres. A symbol of Peace not only for Israel but for the middle East and the rest of the world! 🇮🇱🇮🇱God Bless You! And Guess what else I Love Palestinians. And I want Peace and NO wall and all this arguing on social media isn’t going to change anything. If you don’t have anything good to say then STFU. @rayoflight

Madonna with Shimon Peres

Madonna via Instagram

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