Top Touring Artist:
Top Dance Artist:
Swedish House Mafia
Top Dance Album:
David Guetta ‘Nothing But The Beat’
deadmau5 ‘Album Title Goes Here’
LMFAO ‘Sorry For Party Rocking’
“It took several international villages to put my show together,” pop icon tells the BBMA crowd.
Thanks to the worldwide success of her MDNA Tour, Madonna was honored as the Top Touring Artist at the 2013 Billboard Music Awards, held on Sunday night (May 19) at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
The legendary diva took the stage with a touch of sass, following an introduction by Will.i.am that was set to the tune of “Like a Virgin.” Referring to a preceding montage of MDNA footage, she proclaimed, “It took longer to negotiate whether I could show my ass in that trailer than it took to negotiate that tour!”
With that out of the way, Madge delved into a laundry list of thank you’s, including choreographers Rich and Tone Talauega, costume designer Arianne Phillips, musical director Kevin Antunes, set designer Mark Fisher, Live Nation’s Arthur Fogel, and of course, her fans. She also thanked her four children, two of which accompanied her on the blockbuster tour.
“They say that it takes a village to raise a child,” Madonna said, with her notecards humbly visible. “It took several international villages to put my show together.”
The 88-show MDNA tour grossed $305 million, according to Billboard Boxscore. It’s the pop icon’s latest chart landmark in a career full of them, including records for Hot 100 top 10 singles (38 of her overall 56 Hot 100 hits) and Dance Club Songs No. 1s (43).
“It’s a Celebration on June 22! MDNA #Epix HD”
“Come Join The Party! MDNA#epixHD”
Rita Ora should get used to wearing cone bras and leotards.
She’s signed a £500,000 deal to be the face of Madonna’s clothing brand, Material Girl.
The singer has already shot campaign photos for the label, which is run by Madge and her daughter Lourdes.
And the endorsement from the veteran star could help Rita crack the US, where she still needs a big break. A source said: “Lourdes has been a fan of Rita for a while and has been to many of her gigs. She persuaded her mum to see her.
They met at the Met Ball in New York last week and Madonna admired Rita’s attitude so signed the idea off.
Rita jumped at the chance because she’s such a fan of the Queen Of Pop.
She also hopes it will help her crack the States in the same way she has the UK.” Rita already has an influential mentor in JAY-Z. He signed her to his label Roc Nation when she was just a teenager.
Rita’s in good company posing in Madonna and Lourdes’s clobber.
“Inside the Flaming Heart Of MDNA! Give me All Your Love!”
“YOU-U WANNA? June22 on EPIX!”
“Praise The Lord! #MDNAEpixHD”
Madonna via Instagram
Madonna posted a short teaser of MDNA Tour video on her official Vine profile!
“Girls Gone Wild! More MDNA! #MDNAepixHD”
“Doing the color grade of MDNA! Almost there!”
Madonna via Instagram