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Madonna News - April 2008

Hard Candy set to debut at #1 in US

Madonna will leave Warner Bros., the only label she’s ever known, with a bang.

Her final studio album for the Bunny, Hard Candy, is on track to sell between 275-300k, which will handily end Mariah Carey’s two-week reign with E=MC2, according to one-day sale reports from those retailers still standing around this great country of ours.

The Material Gal has one more album, a greatest hits collection, to go before splitting for a long-term deal with concert promoter Live Nation. The album’s her first since 2005’s Confessions on a Dance Floor, which sold more than 8 million worldwide. In the U.S., it debuted at #1, selling 351k copies in its first week, taking the top spot from Carrie Underwood’s Some Hearts. In its second week, Confessions on a Dance Floor sold 210k copies and slipped to #4 with a 39% sales decrease. To date, the album has sold over 1.7 million copies in the U.S.

source : hitsdailydouble

Madonna to make a Debut Appearance on BET’s 106 & Park

For the first time in BET history, legendary music phenom Madonna will visit the network’s hit countdown show, 106 & PARK, on Friday, May 2 at 6:00 PM. Hosted by fan favorites Terrence and Rocsi, 106 is prepared to give Madonna a welcome celebration like never before. To predict her next evolution, Terrence and Rocsi will get Madonna to foresee the future. Rocsi will also do yoga positions that Madonna will comment on, and Terrence will do some dance moves for her to judge. Madonna will also introduce her new video 4 Minutes, featuring Justin Timberlake and Timbaland.

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Dining with Her Madgesty

New Yorkers are typically not very impressed with celebrity sightings. But that was certainly not the case Thursday night at Morandi, Keith McNally’s latest establishment. While dining with a friend at the trendy Italian trattoria, the one and only Madonna graced us–and the entire restaurant–with her presence. Dressed in a slinky dark dress and sporting her signature wavy tresses, Madge was seated right next to us in the back alcove. Joined by a large entourage (sans Guy Ritchie) that included fifteen stylish friends and two bodyguards, the ultimate queen of reinvention appeared to be having a private celebration: She toasted, sipped wine, nibbled on tomatoes and mozzarella, and seemed generally unfazed by the chaotic fanfare surrounding her.

source : Editor’s Blog at W Magazine (Thanks to Catherine)

Madonna’s double whammy in UK

Madonna is set for a chart double this week, with 4 Minutes and Hard Candy on top of the single and album charts.

Hard Candy is 13,000 sales ahead of Portishead for No 1 album, while 4 Minutes is leading Sam Sparro by 2,700 sales. Sparro’s self-titled debut is the other Top 10 album new entry.

Kim Wilde : ‘Madonna stole my crown’

Former 1980s singer Kim Wilde has accused Madonna of stealing her musical crown as the Queen of Pop.
The Kids In America singer was at the height of her career when Madonna started to make musical waves – spelling the end of her reign as pop princess.
But despite the Material Girl’s negative effect on her career, Wilde still has a lot of respect for the star – even copying her healthy lifestyle to help her shape up.
She says, “I had the top of the charts two years before Madonna came on the scene and stole my thunder. I remember seeing her and thinking, ‘Here’s trouble!’
“I’d be lying if I said it didn’t get to me, but I never disliked her. And I look at her now and think she’s amazing.
“When I started doing yoga, I was inspired to look after my body. Now I love going for long walks, eating healthily and working out with a trainer.”

source : contactmusic