Congratulations to Stuart Price for receiving 2 Grammy Nominations! Stuart was nominated for the Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical for Mr. Brightside Jacques Lu Cont’s Thin White Duke Mix. His second nomination was for the Best Dance Recording for Guilt Is A Useless Emotion. Stuart Price is Madonna’s current producing partner and musical director her last two world tours. The Recording Academy is finally catching on to what Madonna.com has known for years, Stuart’s a genius!
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Madonna has revealed she is praying for Kylie Minogue, while the Melbourne-born pop singer battles breast cancer.
“I think about her all the time,” Madonna said. “She’s always in my prayers.”
Madonna’s mother, Madonna Louise Ciccone snr, died of breast cancer when the singer was a child. The reigning queen of music, now 47, said she had thought about writing personally to Minogue, but had not yet found out the best way to contact her in France.
“I keep meaning to write her letters, but I don’t know how to get in touch. Obviously there’s a way to,” Madonna said. “(But) I do wish her all the best.”
The singer said she believed in Minogue’s fighting spirit. “I think that she’s a tough cookie and I think she’s going to be all right,” she said.
Madonna’s candid comments about Minogue came during a visit last week to Japan, where she was promoting her new album, Confessions on a Dancefloor, which debuted at No. 1 in more than 25 countries, including Australia.
Madonna’s association with Minogue stretches back a number of years. Minogue has always named Madonna as a role model.
Madonna, who enjoys supporting younger artists, famously showed her interest in Minogue’s career by wearing a “Kylie” T-shirt on stage. The outfit started something of a trend for slogan T-shirts among some of the world’s biggest artists.
Both women are among the few musicians in the world to have No. 1 hits in three separate decades.
It is unlikely Minogue will be able to return to Melbourne for Christmas, as she had hoped, because of continuing treatment in France.
But she plans to release a Christmas single via digital download ” a cover version of the classic Somewhere over the Rainbow, recorded during a live performance in London.
source : theage.com.au
Madonna is being secretly lined up as the star performer at next year’s Brit Awards.
The Queen Of Pop has been in talks with organisers and is determined to put on a show-stopping performance. It will be the first time in ten years that she has appeared at Britain’s pop Oscars. Madonna is riding high following the huge success of comeback album Confessions On A Dance Floor. It has been No1 all over the world, as has first single Hung Up.
Madge is expected to perform new single, Sorry, at the Brits at London’s Earls Court on February 15. She will go head-to-head with Mariah Carey for the International Female gong ” and is also likely to be up for Best International Album. A source close to Madge said: “The Brits is being talked about but nothing has been signed. It’s been a great year for Madonna and she will be a strong contender for awards. “It’s ten years since she last performed there and she wants to make sure that she steals the show. “She proved at the MTV Europe Awards that she can wipe the floor with most of today’s performers.”?
source : thesun.co.uk
Madonna received two honors, as her 1994 release, Bedtime Stories, and her 2000 release, Music, both went triple-Platinum in US, bolstering the second highest top-grossing female artist’s sales to 62 million records sold to date.
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Madonna’s reign over Billboard’s pan-European sales charts extends into another week, as she maintains her No. 1 rankings with the Warner Bros. releases “Confessions On A Dance Floor” on European Top 100 Albums and “Hung Up” on Eurochart Hot 100 Singles.
The album loses top spot in the United Kingdom, Germany and Sweden, but is still the bestseller in France, Portugal, Norway and Greece.
The single, meanwhile, falls from the peak in the United Kingdom and Holland, but still rules in a string of territories, including Germany, Italy, Austria, Norway, Sweden, France, Spain.
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Pop music icon Madonna says she is still trying to live each day as though it was her last on Earth.
As some proof of that, the 47-year-old performer is currently far from home, on tour in Japan to promote her new album, “Confessions on a Dance Floor.”? Co-anchor Harry Smith goes behind the scenes with Madonna on the road in Tokyo for an exclusive two-part interview to be broadcast on The Early Show Monday, Dec. 12, and Tuesday, Dec. 13 (7 AM-9 AM. ET/PT).
This intimate look at the life of the “material mom”? features exclusive footage from her Tokyo performance, her first in that city in 12 years.
In the interview, Smith tells Madonna that she strikes him as the kind of person who lives every day as if it’s her last. She agrees, with reservations. “I’d like to think I live my life that way, and we should all live our lives that way,” she says. “But there are days that I don’t, and I regret that I don’t. But I think it’s a good motto to live by. I would love to get to the end of every one of my days and think, “~Did I do everything I meant to achieve? If this were the last day of my life on Earth would I be happy about it?’ I’d say 75 percent of the time, yes, but 25, no.”?
The pop icon’s new album has been number one in 29 countries. She thinks that means that she still is connecting to people. “So when I go to that city and I do a show, I’m going to give them my all, because they’re giving me their all by buying my record. And there’s some kind of circuitry there,” she says. “And I don’t ever do a show half-assed. That’s just not the way I am.”?
Madonna Louise Ciccone has traveled a long road from her roots in Bay City, Mich., and even from her early successes in the 1980s as the queen of “Truth or Dare”-style pop. She now lives primarily in London with her husband, director Guy Ritchie, and two children, daughter Lourdes and son Rocco.
Madonna tells Smith that Lourdes does not want to be a singer. She wants to be a dancer, and refuses to let her mother watch rehearsals of her upcoming performance in “The Nutcracker.”
“Her whole thing has been, ‘Please don’t come to the rehearsals. I want to surprise you.’ She’s very dedicated to what she does. She has a very clear idea of what she wants to do,”? says Madonna.
source : cbs
Pop superstar Madonna was left speechless on Japanese television, when presenter Dave Spector gave her an extra special present for her daughter Lourdes.
The nine-year-old is a huge fan of kids style sensation Hello Kitty, so Madonna was thrilled with the limited edition doll, one of only 300 made to celebrate the feline favourite.
Madonna told Spector on Fuji TV’s Tokudane show – which airs next week (14 November) – she was excited to be back in Japan after a 12 year break and promised to return when she takes her new album onfessions On A Dance Floor on tour next year.
source : contactmusic
#10 – Madonna Takes It Of
Madonna was well on her way to establishing herself as a sexual provocateur by the summer of 1985, but that image got an unexpected boost when both Playboy and Penthouse published nude photos of the Material Girl. The hoopla surrounding the pictures — taken in 1979 when Madonna did some figure modeling to subsidize her nascent dance career — did as much to transform her into an international celebrity as her music and media savvy. The implicit lesson wasn’t wasted on Madonna either; in 1992 she released Sex, her own book of explicit softcore photos, which, despite scores of negative publicity, helped her sell more than two million copies of her subpar album Erotica.