Video Director Ben Rose shared a brief clip of Madonna that he filmed with Mert and Marcus for Apple Music Lab
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Madonna earns her record-extending 48th No. 1 on Billboard’s Dance Club Songs chart (dated Aug. 31), as “I Rise” ascends 2-1.
The chart, and all rankings dated Aug. 31, will refresh on Billboard.com on Tuesday, Aug. 27.
With 48 toppers on Dance Club Songs, which measures reports submitted by a national sample of club DJs and which launched as a national survey in the Billboard issue dated Aug. 28, 1976, Madonna outpaces runner-up Rihanna (33 No. 1s), while Beyoncé and Janet Jackson follow with 22 and 20, respectively.
“Rise” is the second leader from Madonna’s album Madame X, following “Medellín” with Maluma. The song led the June 29-dated Dance Club Songs chart, while Madame X launched as Madonna’s ninth No. 1 on the Billboard 200 the same week.
“Rise” marks Madonna’s eighth consecutive Dance Club Songs No. 1, her longest such streak. (Katy Perry holds the record with 18 straight No. 1s in 2009-17.) Twice before, Madonna managed seven straight No. 1s, first with “Causing a Commotion,” from the Who’s That Girl soundtrack (1987), through “Justify My Love,” from her first greatest hits opus, The Immaculate Collection (1991), and then with Ray of Light’s “Nothing Really Matters” (1999) through Music’s “Impressive Instant” (2001). Madonna’s current run began with “Give Me All Your Luvin’,” featuring Nicki Minaj and M.I.A., from her 2012 set MDNA.
“Rise” was first remixed by Miami-based DJ Tracy Young, who has remixed a plethora of other Madonna tracks, including No. 1s “Music,” “Hung Up” and “4 Minutes” (featuring Justin Timberlake and Timbaland). Young’s remix also propelled “Rise” onto the Dance/Mix Show Airplay chart (where it spent two weeks at No. 37 in July), marking Madonna’s first visit since “Living for Love” (No. 25, March 2015).
“Even after 20 plus years of creative collaboration, it is always an honor to work with Madonna,” Young tells Billboard. “When I heard the original version of ‘I Rise,’ I immediately had the vision to create tempo for the inspirational song and connect the message of empowerment to the LGBTQ+ community, especially in celebration with the 50th anniversary of Pride. I asked Madonna if she’d let me remix it and she said yes, which was exciting. It always feels amazing when something I produce is well-received, and that will never be a feeling that gets old.” read more →
Madonna sent her support to Miley Cyrus after the pop titan made the decision to pen a brave note to deny rumors of infidelity in her marriage to Liam Hemsworth.
“Thank GOD!! You are human! A woman who has lived. No need to apologize!!” Madge replied to Cyrus’ Instagram post, which also gained celebrity support from the likes of Juicy J and Bella Thorne. It’s been a whirlwind few weeks of press for the pop superstar after it was announced that she and Hemsworth called it quits and the follow-up divorce announcement. Still, Cyrus had to put a halt to the recent accusations that she and Hemsworth split because of infidelity.
“But the truth is, once Liam & I reconciled, I meant it, & I was committed. There are NO secrets to uncover here. I’ve learned from every experience in my life. I’m not perfect, I don’t want to be, it’s boring. I’ve grown up in front of you, but the bottom line is, I HAVE GROWN UP,” the 26-year-old wrote. “I can admit to a lot of things but I refuse to admit that my marriage ended because of cheating. Liam and I have been together for a decade. I’ve said it before & it remains true, I love Liam and always will.”
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6-Track Digital EP is now available now at Amazon.
1. I Rise (DJLW Remix) 4:36
2. I Rise (Kue Drops The Funk Remix) 5:56
3. I Rise (Offer Nissim Remix) 6:56
4. I Rise (Thomas Gold Remix) 3:17
5. I Rise (Daybreakers Remix) 5:24
6. I Rise (DJ Irene & The Alliance Remix) 3:49
All the remixes are now also on YouTube:
To celebrate its 25th Citi Sound Vault show – and as part of its efforts to advance gender equality in the music industry – Citi has partnered with Live Nation and Maverick on a special two-part event with Madonna.
“With Citi having taken a stand to bolster the representation of women as part of our brand campaigns and entertainment platform, we couldn’t think of a more fitting artist with whom to celebrate our 25th Citi Sound Vault show than Madonna,” said Jennifer Breithaupt, global consumer CMO at Citi.
Breithaupt added: “As one of the most powerful brands in the world, Madonna has long advocated for gender equality and we couldn’t be more thrilled to bring our card members this incredibly special experience.” read more →
Madonna will be performing two #CitiSoundVault shows on 9/18 at #BamHowardGilmanOperaHouse in NY and on 12/10 The Met Philly in PA. Exclusive Citibank US tickets will be available to purchase TOMORROW at 10am ET for Citi cardmembers! citientertainment.com
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