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Madonna News - November 2005

Madonna in song war 2

Madonna spent years in a battle with a Belgian composer who eventually won a claim she had nicked parts of a song of his for her 1998 hit Frozen.
Now she could be in more hassle, over rights to a sample used on Get Together, a track from No1 album Confessions On A Dance Floor.
The song contains a disco riff by composer Dominic King. He originally lifted – with permission – part of CHAKA KHAN’s Fate. The reworked sample was later used on Stardust’s house hit Music Sounds Better With You.
source : thesun.co.uk

Madonna holds on to chart double

Madonna has held onto the top spot in both the UK album and singles charts.
Hung Up beat off competition in the singles chart to remain at number one for the third week in a row.
And Confessions On A Dancefloor stayed at number one in the album chart for a second week, preventing Will Young from claiming his third number one album.
The 26-year-old’s new album, Keep On, had to make do with second place, nudging Take That’s greatest hits collection down one place to three.
Former band-mate Robbie Williams stayed put at number four, with his latest album release Intensive Care, while Westlife dropped two places to five.
Aside from Young, the only other new entry in the Top 10 was Amarantine by Enya.
In the singles chart, the top three was a repeat performance of last week, with Irish group Westlife at two with You Raise Me Up and Black Eyed Peas’ My Humps at three.
Girls Aloud’s latest single Biology fell from four to five, making way for Simon Webbe from Blue’s first solo single, No Worries, which climbed back up the charts.
The only new entries in the Top 10 were Dirty Harry, by Gorillaz, at six and Your Body by Tom Novy featuring Michael Marshall, at ten.
source : bbc

I’d love to direct, says Madonna

Madonna has revealed that the shooting of the latest documentary about her has made her want to follow film director husband Guy Ritchie behind the camera.
“I would love to direct,” she said. “I felt very inspired by making this movie and I learned a lot about film-making.
“I would like to do it on my own next time,” continued the singer, whose film I’m Going to Tell You a Secret will be shown on Channel 4 on 1 December.
Her latest album, Confessions on a Dance Floor, is top of the UK charts.
Madonna’s comments are part of an interview due to be screened on Channel 4.

‘Incredible ballerina’
In the programme, conducted by TV presenter Dermot O’Leary, the mother of two speaks proudly about her nine-year-old daughter Lourdes and five-year-old son, Rocco.
Viewers will see her describe Lourdes as “very musical”.
“She sings quite well and she’s an incredible ballerina,” she says.
Earlier this month Madonna attended the London premiere of the new Harry Potter film with Lourdes, also known as Lola.
There, she revealed, her daughter was left speechless after a chance encounter with one of its stars, Emma Watson.
“In the middle of the movie she had to go to the bathroom,” she told O’Leary.
“Hermione was in there washing her hands and Lola’s jaw hit the ground.”
But Madonna refused to discuss her recent riding accident, which left her with a broken collarbone and three cracked ribs.
“I don’t want to go there – I get flashbacks,” she said.
“I’m just starting to feel better.”

source : bbc.co.uk

Madonna is music to Warner

Madonna has become the first artist to have a simultaneous number one hit across Europe in every music format: single, album, download single and mobile phone ringtone.
The news, based on charts for Europe as a whole, points not only to the popularity of her single, Hung Up, and her album, Confessions on a Dance Floor, but also to the growing importance of new electronic media.
Warner Music, the US group behind Madonna, is placing more and more emphasis on so-called digital revenues from internet downloads and ringtones. Its most recent results show that digital revenues grew to $44m (£27m) in the three months to the end of June, accounting for 6 per cent of revenues, and up by 26 per cent on the previous quarter.
source : telegraph.co.uk

Madonna nominated for Virgin.net awards

Madonna is nominated for Best Solo Artist, Best Single (for “Hung Up”), and Best Album (for “Confessions On A Dance Floor”). Click here to cast your votes.

Channel 4 Competition

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New Klein Promo Picture

This new Steven Klein picture is used for promo posters for Limited Edition of Confessions On A Dance Floor (Release Date : December 13)

Madonna photographed by Steven Klein

Picture courtesy of Dago from MadonnaMad Forum.

UK Midweek chart update

Queen of Pop Madonna looks set for a second week on top of both the singles and album charts, according to early sales figures.
The star’s latest hit ‘Hung Up’ looks set for a third week at the top of the singles chart in a quiet week for new entries.
According to the midweek chart, the only new entry inside the top 10 is Gorillaz’ ‘Dirty Harry’ with new songs by Tom Novy, 50 Cent, Paul McCartney and Stereophonics set to chart further down the top 20.
In the album chart, Madonna’s ‘Confessions On a Dance Floor’ is heading for number one, but faces stiff competition from Will Young’s ‘Keep On’, which is at number two in the midweek chart.
Meanwhile, new entries are expected inside the top 10 from US alt-rockers System Of A Down and easy listening star Enya.

Midweek singles chart:
1. Madonna – Hung Up
2. Westlife – You Raise Me Up
3. Black Eyed Peas – My Humps
4. Girls Aloud – Biology
5. Simon Webbe – No Worries
6. Liberty X – A Night to Remember
7. Gorillaz – Dirty Harry
8. Craig David – Don’t Love You No More
9. Will Young – Switch It On
10. Arctic Monkeys – I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor

source : virgin.net