If you didn’t get what you wanted on Madonna’s Confessions tour–namely, the old hits–you might want to give this CD/DVD set a spin. The Material Girl delivers the goods with “I’m Going to Tell You a Secret,” which documents the pop star’s Reinvention World Tour of 2004. The collection includes such fan favorites and chart toppers as “Vogue,” “Like a Prayer,” “Music” and “Into the Groove.” The disc also includes a version of John Lennon’s “Imagine.” Unlike some CD/DVD sets, which offer more for the ears than for the eyes, “I’m Going to Tell You a Secret” could be well worth watching. The Reinvention tour was one of the most elaborately staged productions of recent years.
source : live daily
Madonna may be a record-breaking concert draw, but her album sales of late leave something to be desired. So, the marketing department thought, Why not bring her popular Re-Invention World Tour to the retail outlets of the world? This 14-track CD, coupled with a documentary DVD, focuses on her more concert- and club-friendly material, which should be a plus–but unfortunately, its biggest flaw is its dependency on sub-par material such as “American Life” and “Die Another Day.” Even with a couple of decent oldies get thrown in, this is one Secret best kept.
source : EOnline
A partnership between Madonna and global fashion retailer H&M may, initially, cause some to scratch their heads. For many, Madonna has more in common with Versace than H&M’s inexpensive yet fashionable clothing.
But at the busy intersection of music and fashion, Swedish brand H&M has signed on to supply Madonna and her entire touring company (band, stage crew, dancers) with offstage wardrobes during the artist’s already-in-progress Confessions Tour. (Madonna’s onstage outfits for the trek are designed by Jean-Paul Gaultier.)
Madonna and some members of her entourage will appear in an H&M ad campaign that launches in August. At the same time, the retailer will begin selling a specially designed track suit that it created for the superstar artist. H&M stores also will sell her latest CD, “Confessions on a Dance Floor.”
In addition to appearing in high-end Versace campaigns, Madonna was featured in a Gap ad campaign three years ago.
H&M, which has more than 1,200 stores in 22 countries, markets its affordable fashions to all consumers, including couture-conscious fashionistas. Two years ago, the brand tapped Karl Lagerfeld to design a one-off collection for its fall line. It did the same last year with Stella McCartney. This year, Dutch design team Viktor & Rolf will do the fall 2006 honors.
source : reuters
Madonna has hit back at claims she is too old to represent fashion chain store H&M – her spokesperson insists the 47-year-old has more energy than an 18-year-old.
The superstar was recently confirmed as the face of the Swedish company’s Autumn 2006 range.
The decision has been criticised by advertising experts, who claim Madonna is too old to represent the company, whose shoppers are mainly young women.
Ad guru Jerry Della Femina says: “These kids trade in stars every two or three years, and many don’t know Madonna.”
But the singer’s spokeswoman Liz Rodenberg has hit back, telling PageSix.com: “I defy any 18-year-old to do a quarter of what Madonna does on stage. I hope Jerry Della Femina takes a nice pill.”
source : IE
Vogue is featured on Devil wears Prada Soundtrack
Release Date : July 11, 2006
Label : Warner Bros
1. Vogue – Madonna
2. Bittersweet Faith – BitterSweet
3. City of Blinding Lights – U2
4. Seven Days in Sunny June – Jamiroquai
5. Crazy – Alanis Morissette
6. Beautiful – Moby
7. How Come – Ray LaMontagne
8. Sleep – Azure Ray
9. Feelin Hypnotized [Black Liquid Remix] [Mix] – DJ Colette
10. Tres Tres Chic – Mocean Worker
11. Here I Am [Kaskade Radio Remix] – Keenan, Tamra, David Morales
12. Suite from the Devil Wears Prada – Theodore Shapiro
Available for preorder at Amazon
source : amazon
Madonna and Lindsay Lohan are planning to record a duet, it has been claimed.
The two stars have reportedly become friends because of their belief in the Kabbalah and are holding secret talks to unite for a song – and possibly a movie.
A source said: “They’re helping each other. Madonna is giving Lindsay advice on her music career and Lindsay wants to work on film with Madonna.”
Madonna and Lohan are also reportedly planning to visit Israel once the singer’s ‘Confessions’ world tour has finished.
Meanwhile, Madonna has been turned into a cartoon character.
Footage of the 47-year-old superstar recorded during her world tour have been made into a digitally animated model and will be used to promote her new single ‘Get Together’.
source : musicrooms
Hot 200 Albums :
124 (111) Madonna – Confessions On A Dancefloor
Billboard Comprehensive Albums :
130 (114) Madonna – Confessions On A Dancefloor
Hot 100 Singles Sales :
02 (03) Madonna – Get Together
14 (11) Madonna – Sorry
36 (19) Madonna – Hung Up
Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles
06 (18) Madonna – Get Together
84 (88) Madonna – Get Together
Hot Dance Music/Club Play :
01 (03) Madonna – Get Together
Dance Radio Airplay :
01 (08) Madonna – Get Together
Hot Dance Singles Sales :
01 (10) Madonna – Get Together
03 (02) Madonna – Sorry
07 (03) Madonna – Hung Up
European Top 100 Albums :
46 (35) Madonna – Confessions On A Dancefloor
European Hot 100 Singles :
— (46) Madonna – Sorry
Global Dance Tracks :
04 (04) Madonna – Sorry
20 (33) Madonna – Get Together
source : billboard