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Madonna News - January 2006

Madonna on NRJ Awards

from DrownedMadonna : NRJ has just announced that Madonna will perform at the NRJ Music Awards that will take place at Cannes on January 21st. It will be announced on radio Saturday. Madonna will arrive in Paris on the 20th and will go to Cannes on the 21st for the rehearsals at 1.00PM. She will probably open the show at 9.00 PM, performing her new hit, “Sorry”.

Madonna to open Brit Awards ?

Madonna is rumoured to be opening the show, which will also feature Coldplay live. And Take That, who set out on a sell-out reunion tour this spring, are in line to present a gong.
The organisers are also in secret talks to tempt reclusive singer Kate Bush back onstage in what would be her first live gig since she played Hammersmith Apollo in 1979. Kate – who released an acclaimed album, Aerial, last year – is said to be “very keen” on the idea.
With or without Kate, ITV1 is so sure that this year’s event will blow the roof off that it has added half an hour to the usual two hour slot when the whole shebang is broadcast on February 16.
Nominees for the prestigious gongs are being announced next Monday – and we hear that Peter Andre and Jordan will be pitching up, hoping to secure a joint record deal.
source : mirror.co.uk

Madonna on Billboard Charts – Update

Hot 100 Singles :

22 (20) I’m Sprung – T-Pain
23 (23) Hung Up – Madonna
24 (16) I Think They Like Me – Dem Franchize Boyz Featuring Jermaine Dupri, Da Brat & Bow Wow

Billboard 200 Albums :

20 (15) Feels Like Today – Rascal Flatts
21 (17) Madonna – Confessions On A Dance Floor
22 (19) Fireflies – Faith Hill

Hot Digital Singles :

16 (16) Wake Me Up When September Ends – Green Day
18 (13) Hung Up – Madonna
19 (20) Because Of You – Kelly Clarkson

More Info about Pet Shop Boys Remix

From PetShopBoys.co.uk : We can confirm that Pet Shop Boys have remixed Madonna’s next single, “Sorry”, which will be released in February. At the moment we do not know whether “Sorry (PSB Maxi-Mix)” will be commercially released or only made available on promo copies to club DJs.
Chris and Neil remixed the track in December and Neil added some vocals to it.
Further release details will be here when we have them.

Madonna has pimped her ride in new video

Madonna is used to being ferried around the world in complete luxury.
When she is in LA she relaxes in the comfort of a £300,000 Mercedes Maybach limo and her lavish private jet is on stand-by 24 hours a day. Even her mountain bike for tackling London’s traffic is top-of-the-range.
Yet the Queen of Pop will delight legions of Britain’s boy racers with an MTV Pimp My Ride-style video for next single Sorry.
Madge is ditching her fleet of fancy motors to transform a rusty old banger into the ultimate blingmobile.
With UK Pimp My Ride host and Radio 1 DJ Tim Westwood making a cameo appearance on the promo, a team of experts will take a Ford Cortina and turn it into a high-spec speedster, just like my graphics boffins have drawn above.
A source said: “Madonna really loves the MTV show. She wanted to do a video with a rags-to-riches story, taking a battered old British banger and turning it into something special.
“Her record company contacted the MTV producers behind Pimp My Ride and they came up with a storyboard and car for the video.”?
Madge – who had a big hit with Don’t Cry For Me Argentina – has used a “~cameo star in a car’ on a video before.
Ali G was her limo driver in the video for her No1 single Music in 2000.
The new song will be remixed by the Pet Shop Boys after a personal plea from her Madgesty. She bumped into Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe at a party last year and told them she thought “they were brilliant”?.
The Pet Shop Boys recently signed up Little Britain stars Matt Lucas and David Walliams to appear in the video of a single from their forthcoming brilliant album Fundamental.
Having the two comedy kings associated with a tune produced by legendary hitmaker Trevor Horn will be a little Brit special.
source : thesun.co.uk

Madonna And Robbie Top Euro Charts

Madonna single Hung Up reigns supreme in the European singles chart for a seventh successive week.
The track has held off festive challenges from Crazy Frog ringtone Jingle Bells/Last Christmas and French rocker Johnny Hallyday’s Mon Plus Beau Noel.
The British number one from TV talent show winner Shayne Ward, That’s My Goal, comes in fourth, followed by Juanes’ La Camisa Negra.
Robbie Williams’ new album Intensive Care has topped the album chart ahead of Madonna’s Confessions On A Dancefloor and James Blunt’s Back To Bedlam.
source : teenmusic

UK Charts Update

Singles Chart :
01 (01) That’s My Goal – Shayne Ward
02 (02) JCB Song – Nizlopi
03 (08) Hung Up – Madonna
04 (05) When I’m Gone – Eminem
05 (03) Fairytale of New York – The Pogues
06 (07) Stickwitu – Pussycat Dolls
07 (13) My Humps – Black Eyed Peas
08 (12) Ugly – Sugababes
09 (11) Goodbye My Lover – James Blunt
10 (09) See The Day – Girls Aloud

Albums Chart :
01 (01) Curtain Call (The Hits) – Eminem
02 (02) Back To Bedlam – James Blunt
03 (08) Breakaway – Kelly Clarkson
04 (33) Stars Of CCTV – Hard-Fi
05 (RE) Greatest Hits – Robbie Williams
06 (07) Demon Days – Gorillaz
07 (16) Employment – Kaiser Chiefs
08 (03) Intensive Care – Robbie Williams
09 (10) Confessions On A Dance Floor – Madonna
10 (12) PCD – Pussycat Dolls

Download Chart :
01 (-) That’s My Goal – Shayne Ward
02 (01) JCB – Nizlopi
03 (03) Fairytale Of New York – Pogues
04 (02) Hung Up – Madonna
05 (04) All I Want For Christmas Is You – Mariah Carey
06 (10) Goodbye My Lover – James Blunt
07 (05) Ugly – Sugababes
08 (23) Talk – Coldplay
09 (07) Stickwitu – Pussycat Dolls
10 (06) My Humps – Black Eyed Peas

Madonna – Celebrity Of The Year

From “Seven Days with Sam Mann” column : She received my prestigious Celeb Of The Year award in 2004 and she’s done it again. But we’d expect nothing less from the Queen of Pop. She’s still every bit the true superstar and without doubt the master of re-invention.
Selling over 250 million albums during the span of her extraordinary two-decade career and after celebrating her 47th birthday in August, she proved she’s a real action girl. She took a tumble off a horse breaking her collar bone, hand and cracking three ribs in the process, but has jumped straight back on again. Long may she reign.
source : mirror.co.uk