Madonna and Gorillaz – who both caused separate sensations at last November’s MTV Europe Awards – will appear for an onstage duet at the Feb. 8 Grammys, the singer’s rep tells PEOPLE.
“They are Grammy-nominated,” Liz Rosenberg says of the virtual group comprised of four fictional animated band members: 2D, Murdoc, Noodle and Russel. “Madonna really likes them, and they like Madonna. They are going to do something together.”
Rosenberg would not reveal the number to be performed, but said: “It’s going to be stupendous. Another Madonna showstopper.”
Gorlillaz, conceived by Blur’s Damon Albarn and drawn by Jamie Hewlett (the creator of the cult comic Tank Girl), scored four Grammy nods, including record of their year for their song “Feel Good Inc.” They’re up against Mariah Carey’s “We Belong Together,” Green Day’s “Boulevard of Broken Dreams,” Gwen Stefani’s “Hollaback Girl” and Kanye West’s “Gold Digger.”
As for what prompted Madonna to share the stage with, well, cartoon characters, Rosenberg says: “She likes them. She’s promoting her album (Confessions on a Dance Floor). She’s won a lot of Grammys. It seems like a wonderful opportunity for her.”
souirce : people magazine
It was announced today on Entertainment Tonight that Madonna will open this year’s Grammy Awards (February 8th on CBS). She will perform together with British band Gorillaz.
“~Sorry’ will be released as a maxi-single on February 20 in the UK and on February 28 in the U.S. It will feature remixes by Man with Guitar, The Pet Shop Boys, Green Velvet and Paul Oakenfold! Here is the full tracks-listing:
1. Sorry – Single Edit
2. Sorry – Man With Guitar Mix
3. Sorry – PSB Maxi-Mix
4. Sorry – Paul Oakenfold Remix
5. Sorry – Green Velvet Remix
A commercial 12″? vinyl single will also be released on February 28, while the remixes will be sent to clubs on February 14. It seems that Madonna fans won’t feel sorry in February, right?!
source : madonna.com newsletter
The Queen of Pop, Madonna, gets the ultimate in star treatment as MTV pimps her ride! Led by inimitable DJ Tim Westwood, the MTV crew return for a one off special to honour the show’s number one celebrity fan with the ride of her life, exclusively on MTV, Sunday February 19th at 9.30pm.
Once she’s received the Pimp My Ride UK treatment, Madonna’s brand new ride will be paraded in the video for her latest single ‘Sorry’, which comes fresh from her sensational album ‘Confessions on the Dancefloor.’ She’s been dubbed a human chameleon thanks to her numerous image revamps over the years, but which of her enigmatic styles will be the inspiration for her latest getaway accessory?
Having applied the finishing touches to Madonna’s ride, Westwood and the whole crew will be back on MTV for a new series in April. Viewers have already contacted MTV in their tens of thousands hoping to be have their cars pimped.
Madonna is about to become the envy of the showbiz world thanks to Pimp Madonna’s Ride. You’ve heard the rumours, now watch it happen for real in a totally unforgettable Pimp My Ride UK special – “~Pimp Madonna’s Ride’ – a one off exclusive on Sunday 19th February at 9.30pm.
Tune into ‘Pimp Madonna’s Ride’, Sunday 19th February at 9.30pm
source : mtv
Skype is following the mobile phone market in launching a ringtone service for it users following a deal signed with Warner Music.
The deal will see master recordings from WMG’s roster of world-renowned recording artists as ringtones to the more than 74 million registered users of Skype.
According to the company, in the coming months consumers will be able to download master ringtones from WMG artists including Madonna, Green Day, Mike Jones, Paul Wall, D4L, and T.I.
Always at the forefront of musical trends, Madonna will be the sole artist to headline the “Featured Artist” section of the Skype online retail store upon its launch.
The store will feature ringtones of “Hung Up”?, “Push”? and “Sorry”? as well as past Madonna hits “Like A Virgin”?, “Vogue”? and more.
The Skype retail store is expected to eventually expand to include ringback tones and other music-based personalization content from WMG artists.
source : skype
Singles Chart :
12 (11) George Best – A Tribute – Brian Kennedy & Peter Corry
13 (14) Hung Up – Madonna
14 (12) My Humps – Black Eyed Peas
Albums Chart :
18 (-) The Very Best Of – Johnny Mathis
19 (13) Confessions On A Dance Floor – Madonna
20 (15) Piece By Piece – Katie Melua
Download Chart :
11 (05) That’s My Goal – Shayne Ward
12 (08) Hung Up – Madonna
13 (11) I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor – Arctic Monkeys
Second single “Sorry” from the platinum No. 1 mix-style “Confessions on a Dancefloor” should keep fans hung up on Madonna’s ability to create instant radio and club classics. She may sing, “I’ve heard it all before,” but “Sorry” is neither a reinvention of her past hits nor of anything else on top 40 radio. A vigorous vocal and vivacious, swirling layers of addictive, arresting beats ensure that this is the right-on follow-up to Madonna’s record-tying 36th top 10 Billboard Hot 100 single. Also give a listen to the smoothed-out remix with added vocals by Pet Shop Boys. Sounds like a smash no matter how you spin it; no need for apologies here.
source : drownedmadonna / billboard
Madonna has splashed out on a new home next door to her existing London mansion.
The pop tart has spent £900,000 on a house in Mayfair for her staff next door to her £7.5million Georgian Terrace.
Madonna has already bought a Mews property next to her mansion for her manager. She also owns homes in Miami, New York, Los Angeles and a country estate in Wiltshire.
According to the Sun a Neighbour of the singer said: “She loves her home in London but has always wanted more space. Properties here often aren’t as big as the enormous places you can get in Los Angeles.
“She had been after the mews house next door for a couple of years. She asked the banking consultant neighbour who owned it if he was prepared to sell and eventually he agreed. Although I’m told she drove a hard bargain, both sides are happy with the deal.
“Madonna likes the added security she will have owning the house next door. She has had big security problems in the past.
“She plans to move in more of her staff next door now and she said she could do with the extra office space.”
I wonder if she has any jobs going???
source : entertainmentwise