Madonna and Good Charlotte have signed on for the NAB’s “Radio: You Hear It Here First”? campaign to promote terrestrial radio.
Launched in January of 2005, the initiative features testimonials from newly emerging and established recording artists, describing how AM and FM radio played a key role in advancing their careers.
“Madonna is a superstar with an unparalleled following,” said David J. Field, president/CEO of Entercom Communications and chairman of the NAB Radio Board. “It would be difficult to find a more effective spokesperson to communicate free, local radio’s strengths.”
The Hear It Here First spots air voluntarily on radio stations nationwide. Throughout 2005, every major radio company aired the ads, donating more than $40 million of airtime to the effort.
source : billboard
Madonna claimed the Christmas number one spot on the European singles chart with Hung Up, which continues to sit at the top for a sixth week.
The Pussycat Dolls’ Stickwitu remains at number two, while Jingle Bells/last Christmas by Crazy Frog is at number three.
In fourth place is The Black Eyed Peas’ My Humps, while Star Academy 5 are at number five with Santiano.
Meanwhile, Madonna’s Confessions On A Dance Floor drops down to number two in the European albums chart, after four weeks at number one – leaving the seasonal top spot to Robbie Williams’ Intensive Care.
At number three is Enya’s Amarantine, followed by Il Divo’s Ancora and Eminem’s Curtain Call in fourth and fifth place respectively.
source : teenmusic
Singles Chart :
01 (-) That’s My Goal – Shayne Ward
02 (01) JCB Song – Nizlopi
03 (-) Fairytale of New York – The Pogues
04 (02) When You Tell Me That You Love Me – Westlife ft. Diana Ross
05 (-) When I’m Gone – Eminem
06 (05) Jingle Bells/U Can’t Touch This – Crazy Frog
07 (03) Stickwitu – Pussycat Dolls
08 (04) Hung Up – Madonna
09 (-) See The Day – Girls Aloud
10 (-) Talk – Coldplay
Albums Chart :
01 (01) Curtain Call (The Hits) – Eminem
02 (04) Back To Bedlam – James Blunt
03 (02) Intensive Care – Robbie Williams
04 (03) Face To Face – Westlife
05 (06) Never Forget (The Ultimate Collection) – Take That
06 (05) Ancora – Il Divo
07 (09) Demon Days – Gorillaz
08 (08) Breakaway – Kelly Clarkson
09 (10) Piece By Piece – Katie Melua
10 (07) Confessions On A Dance Floor – Madonna
Download Chart :
01 (-) JCB – Nizlopi
02 (01) Hung Up – Madonna
03 (11) Fairytale Of New York – Pogues
04 (03) All I Want For Christmas Is You – Mariah Carey
05 (05) Ugly – Sugababes
06 (06) My Humps – Black Eyed Peas
07 (04) Stickwitu – Pussycat Dolls
08 (-) When I’m Gone – Eminem
09 (08) You Raise Me Up – Westlife
10 (20) Goodbye My Lover – James Blunt
#6 Madonna. For the 472nd time in her career, the dancehall diva bounded back into the spotlight with a new album and a new, Jane Fonda- and Farrah Fawcett-inspired look. She may be older now, and her lyrics may get nutty sometimes, but I still have feelings for Madge. How could I not? For more than 20 years, I’ve been dancing to her music in my bedroom while wearing high heels and socks.
source : usatoday
Hot 100 Singles :
20 (25) Be Without You – Mary J. Blige
21 (19) Hung Up – Madonna
22 (21) We’re Goin’ Down – Fall Out Boy Sugar
Billboard 200 Albums :
14 (18) Chris Brown – Chris Brown
15 (13) Madonna – Confessions On A Dance Floor
16 (25) American Idiot – Green Day
Hot Digital Singles :
09 (08) My Humps – The Black Eyed Peas
10 (06) Hung Up – Madonna
11 (12) Dance, Dance – Fall Out Boy
Madonna has hit back at newlywed sir Elton John after he criticised her for not attending his pre-wedding party on Monday.
British newspaper the Daily Mirror reported John labelled the Material Girl a “miserable cow” after she snubbed his star-studded bachelor party at London nightspot Too2Much, which was held ahead of the Rocket Man hitmaker’s civil partnership ceremony with David Furnish yesterday.
In response, Madonna’s spokeswoman Liz Rosenberg tells PageSix.com, “Madonna wishes Elton all the best, and hopes married life will make him a happier person.”
source : contactmusic
Plans by pop star Madonna and Guy Ritchie, her film director husband, to celebrate their wedding anniversary in the exclusive Highland castle where they exchanged their marriage vows five years ago, were scuppered yesterday because of aircraft problems.
The couple had been due to fly into Inverness airport on a private jet at lunchtime, before heading for the luxurious surroundings of Skibo Castle, near Dornoch, where they married in 2000 in a lavish ceremony which cost a reputed £2 million.
But their romantic Highland celebrations had to be abandoned after their private plane developed an apparent technical problem prior to its scheduled take-off from an airport near the couple’s home at Ashcombe House in Wiltshire.
The Oscar-winning actress Gwyneth Paltrow and her husband, the Coldplay singer Chris Martin, had also been expected to be joining the first lady of pop and her husband at Skibo for the strictly private celebrations. But a source at Skibo Castle claimed: “The whole trip has now been cancelled.”
Madonna and Ritchie were married at Skibo Castle on 22 December 2000 and had been planning to return to the £1,000-a-night retreat on their own, leaving behind their children, Lourdes, nine, and five-year-old Rocco with relatives.
source : scotsman
The hotly anticipated new album from Madonna, Confessions On A Dancefloor, has sold a remarkable two million copies across Europe within its first two weeks of release. This is yet another top-seller from the 47-year-old, who continues to thrill fans with her energetic performances and rejuvenated sounds. This album marks a return to her disco roots, and the first single release Hung Up – featuring a rarely granted Abba sample – has been a hit across Europe.
source : ifpi