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Madonna News - March 2008

“4 Minutes” on Charts

iTunes :
Sweden – #9
Denmark – #2
Norway – #27
Ireland – not in top 120 (just released)
UK – #64 (just released)

7Digital :
Europe – #1

Madonna denies marriage split rumours

Pop queen Madonna has dismissed reports that her marriage is on the rocks.

It has been suggested that the 49-year-old singer and her film director husband, Guy Ritchie, 39, are to split.

The pair, who have not been photographed together for weeks, were said to be leading separate lives. Madonna was reportedly planning to take the couple’s children to the US, while Ritchie would stay in London.

But Liz Rosenberg, Madonna’s US spokeswoman, said: “I am delighted to confirm that Mr and Mrs Guy Ritchie remain happily married.

“Though they were in different countries recently – Madonna in the US doing promotion for her upcoming album Hard Candy and Guy finishing up post-production on his new film RocknRolla as well as completing a Nike commercial and working on several scripts in England – the family are joyfully back together at home in London.

“All is well and wonderful in the Ritchie household.”

source : metro.co.uk

“4 Minutes” Single now on iTunes

“4 Minutes” single is now available on iTunes in Denmark, Norway and Sweden.

4 Minutes on iTunes

Release dates for other countries :
Ireland and UK : March 18
United States, Canada and Finland : March 25

Sonia Kruger’s Interview with Madonna

It seems like an eternity but finally we can release part one of the exclusive Madonna interview! You might remember that last month I flew over to Los Angeles where I interviewed Madonna – she was absolutely wonderful and I’m really proud of the interview – we had a great time. Although she was obviously fairly intimidating (without even wanting to be I’m sure) – she was actually heaps of fun and down-to-earth. We’ll have more of the interview in a few weeks time – so without further ado: enjoy part 1

“4 Minutes” – The Observer Review

Madonna, Four Minutes (Warner), single
4 stars

After failing to ignite interest in Duran Duran, Timberland and Timberlake apply their ample tricks to a more fail-safe ticket. One provides the horn-led double funk groove; the other his most boyband chorus since leaving *NSync. The result is a barnstorming urban makeover. Gwen? Nelly? Those P45s are waiting. Grandma’s come to reclaim her crown.
Paul Flynn

4 Minutes in ‘Get Smart’ – confirmed

When it came time to choose cover art for her upcoming album Hard Candy (due April 29), Madonna went for a literal interpretation. The newly revealed photo shows the Hall-of-Famer looking tough in over-the-knee boots and a wrestling belt, with a background of pink peppermint swirls.

Like sugar, Madonna is addictive, so we’ve got more three more pics to satisfy your sweet tooth after the jump, including the Justin Timberlake-adorned cover art for the album’s first single, “4 Minutes to Save the World.”

In related news, Warner Bros. confirmed that “4 Minutes” will be used in the upcoming film remake of “Get Smart.” What is it with Madonna and spy spoofs?

source : mtv

Madonna’s Single ‘4 Minutes’ to Debut in New Sunsilk Ad

Madonna, whose new album “HARD CANDY” is scheduled for an April 29 release, will debut her first single “4 Minutes” in a new Sunsilk commercial, announced today by Unilever. The pop artist and ever-changing chameleon and superstar originally appeared in the first Sunsilk “Life Can’t Wait” Campaign alongside Marilyn Monroe and Shakira, but will now be the sole focus of the brand’s new styling product spot that will debut on March 17.

The spot will trace Madonna’s ever-evolving look throughout the years as a means to inspire girls to play around with their current styles — with the help of the new Sunsilk styling aids — and will include the music of Madonna’s new single “4 Minutes.”

“We’re proud to unveil a powerful advertisement that features a truly inspirational icon along with our new styling products,” said David Rubin, director of U.S. Hair Care Operations, Unilever. “Madonna continues to be such an inspiration for young girls by continuously reinventing her looks, and we expect the new commercial will also encourage girls to evolve by changing their looks and making their hair and lives happen in a variety of exciting ways.”

The spot launches advertising for the new Sunsilk Shower to Style Collections, including Daring Volume, Captivating Curls, Waves of Envy and Straight to Perfection. Girls do not have to make do with just one look — they can have a fling with their hairstyles and change up their looks and their lives with the Shower to Style Collections. Specially formulated and designed for each hair care need, the Collections actually start styling hair in the shower. The fun gets into full swing with styling products to create a variety of different looks depending on a girl’s hair … and her mood.

source : prnewswire.com

Hard Candy Album Cover Revealed!

Madonna - Hard Candy Album Cover

Madonna has already claimed her new album, Hard Candy, will “kick your ass.” Turns out, she wasn’t kidding! Witness the cover of her upcoming album, due April 29, featuring the pop diva sporting, yep, a wrestling belt. Featuring production by Pharrell Williams, Timbaland and Nate “Danja” Hills and an appearance by Justin Timberlake, Madonna’s rep says the album’s “about the juxtaposition of tough and sweetness.”

source : people.com