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Madonna News - January 2006

Hung Up #1 on TRL

Hung Up was back to #1 on TRL today. Please keep on voting for Madonna at MTV.com or by phone 1-800-DIAL-MTV [1-800-342-5688].

Madonna tour leaked

The first details of Madonna’s 2006 world tour have been leaked on the internet, with full confirmed dates expected to be announced this week.
According to unsubstantiated claims appearing online, the pop superstar will play shows throughout June and July in America, including five dates at Shea Stadium in New York City.
The news comes amid industry reports that promotional king-pin Arthur Fogel has been signed for the live follow-up to last year’s “Re-Invention” tour.
Fogel, who put together the “Re-Invention” jaunt and the 2002 “Drowned World” tour, is said to be fronting the 2006 outing, which will promote last year’s “Confessions On A Dancefloor” album, reports Billboard.
The tour, which is set to commence in America, apparently spans the globe, concluding with shows in Australia in mid to late September.
Meanwhile, Madonna’s spokeswomen in the US and UK have dismissed claims that her marriage to film director Guy Ritchie is in trouble. Both have released statements following speculation in the UK press.
Speaking about the video shoot to Madonna’s new video, “Sorry”, her US spokeswoman commented: “Guy came to the set to visit – once with the children Rocco and Lourdes, and once without.
“Mr and Mrs Ritchie seemed perfectly comfortable and adoring of each other. My sense is that they’re quite a happy, content couple.”
Her UK spokeswoman added: “There have been a lot of silly stories which are all untrue.”
source : yahoo

Hung Up nominated for Danish Music Award

Madonna’s massive hit single Hung Up has been nominated for a Danish Music Award for Best international Hit. The ceremony will take place in Copenhagen’s Forum on March 11th.
source : drownedmadonna

Madonna accepts Jovi’s apology, still waiting for Elton’s

Madonna has accepted Jon Bon Jovi’s apology for criticising her parenting skills, but is still waiting for Sir Elton John to apologise for his regular attacks on her.
The Bon Jovi frontman slammed the Material Girl last year for bringing her children Lourdes and Rocco to public events.
After Madonna’s spokeswoman denied the superstar had ever brought the kids to a film premiere, Bon Jovi apologised, saying, “Let me apologise because I don’t know the woman.”
In response to Bon Jovi’s apology, Madonna’s rep Liz Rosenberg tells the New York Daily News, “Now that is a gentleman – unlike Elton John, whose favourite hobby is trashing Madonna.”
John hit the headlines in 2004 when he falsely accused Madonna of lip-syncing on her Drowned World tour and berated her for failing to attend his pre-‘wedding’ bash before his civil partnership ceremony to David Furnish last month.
source : contactmusic

Rumour : Madonna To Play Australia September 2006

Rumours of Madonna’s second ever Australian tour are gathering momentum following dates expected to be announced for the US this week.
According to sources, the Madonna tour will end in Australia with mid to late September being the preferred dates.
A US tour is not far off being announced but leaked dates suggest the following venues and cities:
June 2,3 Dodger’s Stadium, Los Angeles, CA
June 9,10 Soldier’s Field, Chicago, IL
June 16,17: Fenway Park, Boston
June 22,23,25,27,29: Shea Stadium, NYC
July 3,4,7: Ford Field, Detroit
US ticket prices are expected to peak at $600 with the volume of tickets coming in between $150-$250.
Her new single “~Sorry’ will be released next month.
source : undercover.com.au

Village Voice on Sorry Video

Meanwhile, a much thinner creature, Madonna, is doing the sure-to-be-awards-bound video for the fabulously catchy “Sorry,” which I hear will involve her bouncing out of a Pimp-A-Ride van with tons of dancers and proceeding to roller skate into your mind. She’s kabbalah on wheels!
source : village voice

Alison Goldfrapp defends Madonna

Alison Goldfrapp has lashed out at her fans for dubbing her idol Madonna, ‘Oldfrapp’.
The Number One hitmaker was thrilled when the 47-year-old superstar named the second Goldfrapp album Supernature as her favourite disc of 2005, but her delight quickly turned sour when fans pilloried the ageing singer.
She says, “It’s nasty and unfair. It’s great to see a woman of her age still performing and producing such fantastic work.”
Of the queen of pop’s comments, Goldfrapp says, “I take that as a real compliment.”
source : contactmusic

Madonna 4th best selling music artist ever !

from DrownedMadonna : The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) just released their updated figures. The top 20 is noted below. Note that Madonna is the highest selling female artist ever and also the only artist in the top 5 who didn’t have a release prior to 1980.

01. The Beatles 400,000,000 (1962-1970)
02. Michael Jackson 350,000,000 (1979-)
03. Elvis Presley 300,000,000 (1956-1977)
04. Madonna 275,000,000 (1984-)
05. Nana Mouskouri 250,000,000 (1959-)
06. Cliff Richard 250,000,000 (1959-1969,1977-1979,1986-1999)
07. The Rolling Stones 250,000,000 (1964-1981)
08. Mariah Carey 230,000,000 (1990-)
09. Elton John 220,000,000 (1972-1976,1989-1991,1997-)
10. Celine Dion 220,000,000 (1990-)

Madonna holds onto European Singles Top Spot

Madonna continues to hold all competition at bay in the European singles chart as her smash hit Hung Up notches up a tenth consecutive week at number one.
Closing in on the Material Girl is Mattafix, whose Big City Life climbs a place to number two.
The Black Eyed Peas’ My Humps drops a place to number three, while Juanes moves from last week’s number five to number four with La Camisa Negra.
Rounding out the top five is UK TV talent show winner Shayne Ward’s That’s My Goal.
In the European albums chart, James Blunt’s Back To Bedlam climbs back to the top spot, while Madonna’s Confessions On A Dance Floor falls to number two.
Robbie Williams’ Intensive Care remains at number three, and The Strokes sit at number four with First Impressions Of Earth.
Eminem’s hits compilation Curtain Call also sits at number five.
source : contactmusic

Rumour : Madonna too exhausted for the NRJ Music Awards

Madonna fuelled reports she is suffering from exhaustion when she failed to perform at the NRJ Music Awards in Cannes, France, on Saturday.
The Hung Up hitmaker, 47, withdrew from the prestigious awards ceremony on Friday – giving organisers an uncharacteristic one day’s notice.
A source tells French publication Le Parisien, “She is exhausted. She rehearsed a lot of her routine for the video and she is on a strict diet to maintain her young and sexy image.”
However, the singer’s publicist Liz Rosenberg, insists Madonna is busy “filming her new video”.
source : contactmusic

Gossip : Is Madonna’s marriage on the rocks?

Rumours are abuzz that all is not well in the kingdom of the ‘Queen of pop’ Madonna and director hubby Guy Ritchie, and that the two are on the verge of putting an end to their five year old marriage.
An insider revealed that the singer had started concentrating more on her career than her marriage.
“She has been spending very little time with him. She is obsessed with everything related to her career at this point. The album [“Confessions on a Dance Floor”] is a hit, and that is all she seems to care about these days. A split? Not sure. Less time together? Most definitely,” the New York Daily News quoted the source, as saying.
However, Madonna’s rep Liz Rosenberg, rubbished rumours of a split, and said that all was well between the couple.
“Mr. and Mrs. Ritchie seemed perfectly comfortable and adoring of each other. … My sense is that they’re quite a happy, content couple,” she said.
source : ani

Madonna on UK Charts – Update

Singles Chart :

13 (-) Funny Little Frog – Belle & Sebastian
14 (07) Hung Up – Madonna
15 (06) Sleep – Texas

Albums Chart :

12 (07) Eye To The Telescope – KT Tunstall
13 (13) Confessions On A Dance Floor – Madonna
14 (12) X&Y – Coldplay

Download Chart :

02 (01) JCB – Nizlopi
03 (03) Hung Up – Madonna
04 (14) Don’t Cha – Pussycat Dolls Ft Busta Rhymes