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Madonna and family on the cover of People magazine

Madonna has given an exclusive interview to People magazine and features on the cover in the September 18 issue which will hit US newsstands on Friday.

'Madonna may be the highest-selling female artist of all time, but at home she’s just Mom - or 'Mambo,' as the four youngest of her six kids call her.

For this week’s issue, the pop icon, 59, offered a rare glimpse inside her private world, inviting PEOPLE to join her in Malawi on July 11, when she opened the Mercy James Centre for Pediatric Surgery and Intensive Care, the nation’s first children’s hospital. A month later, at her home in London, she opened up about her emotional adoption journey, why she’s dedicated to helping the children of Malawi - and her busy, rewarding life as mom to Lourdes, 20, Rocco, 17, David, 11, Mercy, 11, and 5-year-old twins Estere and Stella.'

To read the rest of the article visit: www.people.com

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Madonna on the cover of new magazine 'Women In Pop'

Women In Pop is a new quarterly music magazine launching in May 2017 dedicated to female pop musicians from all over the world. The aim is to reverse both the underrepresentation and misrepresentation of female musicians in the media.

Women In Pop will feature intelligent, interview led articles with both established and emerging female pop musicians. Our articles will focus on the art, the stories, the struggles, the triumphs and the talent behind each woman’s music. No gossip, no bullying and no judgement. Inspirational women with exceptional talent. Pop music is the most glorious art form the world has to offer – and women do it better!

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The first issue of Women In Pop features Madonna on the cover along with a ten page editorial feature.

The article will look at how Madonna is the biggest selling female artist of all time whose influence has extended beyond the music scene - changing and moulding the society we live in today since she first appeared in the early 80s. It explores why the world finds it so difficult to accept women as outspoken, sexually active and opinionated, when we don't confer the same negativity on men? The article will explore why Madonna's refusal to conform infuriates so many people and why we should instead be acknowledging Madonna for the social crusader and visionary that she is.

Women In Pop is on sale 1 May, and will be available in Australia, US, UK, Asia & New Zealand - for more information visit facebook.com/womeninpop

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Madonna for Vogue Italia

Madonna shared the news that she is starring on the cover of the February edition of Vogue Italia, photographed by Steven Klein:

'Stamped by SK for the Polaroid Issue #StevenKlein for Vogue Italia. God Bless you Franca Sozanni not only for what you did for the World of Fashion but for encouraging strong Independent Women to take risks! 😂💘🎉🌸💯♥️💯♥️💯🎉🎉🎉💘💘💘'

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'My last collaboration with the great Franca Sozanni ♥️Vogue Italia #StevenKlein 😂💯😂💯😂'

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'Good Morning World!! So lucky to have worked on the last issue of Italian Vogue with The amazing and inspiring Franca Sozzani'

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Harpers Bazaar: Madonna's Spring Awakening

Madonna will feature on the cover of the next issue of Harpers Bazaar (US) which hits newsstands on Tuesday 17 January.

Madonna has no patience for bad wine. I learned this while sitting in a well-appointed living room at her New York City home, with Nina Simone playing softly in the background. I must tell you, Madonna's house smells amazing - something delicious, maybe roasted chicken, was cooking in a kitchen elsewhere in the manse, and there was a gentle fragrance in the air, jasmine, perhaps. While I waited for Madonna, her day-to-day manager, her publicist, and I chatted while reclining on gorgeous cream-colored furniture set upon the largest rug I'd ever seen, on top of immaculate black wood floors. On the wall behind me was a black-and-white photograph of a woman perched on the edge of a mussed bed, scantily clad, sucking on a gun, it's Helmut Newton's 'Girl with Gun' photograph. Of course.

The full interview is online at www.harpersbazaar.com/madonna-interview/

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Photographs by Luigi & Iango; Hair: Andy LeCompte for Wella Professionals; Makeup: Aaron Henrikson; Manicure: Naomi Yasuda for Dior Vernis; Production: Beth Klein Productions; Set Design: Philipp Haemmerle. Special thanks to Diamond Horseshoe, New York.


Madonna on the cover of LOVE magazine

Madonna will appear on the cover of the next issue of LOVE magazine (out on 19/09/2016) photographed by Mert Alas.

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Some quotes from the magazine:

'I don't consider myself a pop act, I consider myself an artist. And it's an artist's responsibility to be revolutionary in our work. It's our responsibility, our duty and our privilege.'

'I was already famous before social media, so for me fame isn't the burden. Fame is the manifestation or the by-product of my work, and that was two decades before social media. Now to me the burden is people are more focused on fame than actually doing the work or being an artist. Now it's easy to become famous. What isn't easy is to develop and grow as an artist without being distracted or consumed with fame.'

'I like Instagram because it's like keeping a diary and every day I get to share different aspects of my personality, my life, and what inspires me, what infuriates me, or what causes I want to fight for. It allows me to be mysterious, ironic, provocative or proud. I get to use it as a platform to bring attention to people or issues that I think are important. It allows me to be the curator of my life.'


Madonna on the cover of Interview magazine

To celebrate the social media craze, the publication asked some of the world's biggest celebrities to take a picture of themselves for a variety of front pages.

Among them is the 57-year-old mega star, who shot a snap of herself with pigtails looking up at the camera. Editorial director Fabien Baron found it fascinating to see how people's contributions varied, with Madonna's one of the most relaxed.

'You really understand what people are about,' he explained to WWD, adding that while some were highly produced, others were 'raw.'

'It’s interesting for Madonna because she didn’t give a sh*t.' According to Fabien, the singer simply took a few quick selfies between rehearsals on tour.

Also starring on the eight covers for September are Miley Cyrus, Zayn Malik, Victoria Beckham, Kim Kardashian, Mert Alas, Jennifer Lopez and Selena Gomez.

'We just asked people to imagine their ultimate self portraits - whether it was highly produced or a simple selfie,' Interview editor-in-chief Keith Pollock revealed. 'We wanted to see how they see themselves and how they want to be seen. We allowed each subject to imagine their own shoots.'

There's also a portfolio inside the magazine that features selfies from 150 other personalities.

Despite Interview being founded by Andy Warhol back in 1969, Keith and Fabien believe the late artist would approve of the very modern theme. 'We are conscious of our heritage. Andy did selfies 50 years ago. He’d be doing selfies if he were alive today,' they said.

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Madonna back on the front of Cosmo

Twenty-five years after first appearing on the cover of Cosmopolitan magazine, Madonna has been featured once again on the cover of the US edition.

She revealed a few details about working with Kanye West in the May edition, which features four different covers of her.

The two superstars are both used to calling the shots in any situation, so when they teamed up for her new album Rebel Heart, it seemed inevitable that sparks would fly.

But while they couldn't agree on everything, she still appreciated the rapper's help, even if she didn't always take his advice.

The Queen of Pop told US Cosmopolitan of the collaboration: 'It's a little bit of a bullfight, but we take turns. He knows that he's walking into a room with a person with a strong point of view, and I do, too.'

'I listen to what he has to say, take it in, and he listens to what I say and takes it in. We didn't agree on everything, but he has good ideas.'

In the same interview, Madonna took issue with the suggestion that the music business had become easier for women over the years.

She warned: 'Don't be fooled, not much has changed - certainly not for women. We still live in a very sexist society that wants to limit people.'

'Since I started, I've had people giving me a hard time because they didn't think you could be sexual or have sexuality or sensuality in your work and be intelligent at the same time. For me, the fight has never ended.'

Madge also had something to say about her online haters, telling them: 'You can hide behind your computer or your phone and say whatever you want - you're not known.'

'Could you say it to my face? Would you say it to my face? I doubt it.'

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MOJO magazine hits London stores early!

The Madonna edition of MOJO magazine has hit London newsstands early. It has been spotted in WHSmiths and many local newsagents. It will reach the rest of the UK by Tuesday.

The magazine features another new picture inside and a 13-page article and interview with Madonna. A free CD on the cover includes 14 tracks from Madonna's New York scene.


Madonna: World Exclusive Interview In Latest MOJO!

MOJO magazine have revealed the newsstand cover of the March 2015 edition and preview the world exclusive interview with Madonna:

In the latest issue of MOJO magazine, available in the UK and online from Tuesday, January 27, Madonna speaks candidly about the musical choices and lyrical confessions that have driven her from Michigan misfit to global superstar via the musical melting pot of New York in the late-’70s/early-’80s.

'All my friends were DJs so I wanted my records to sound like what I wanted to dance to,' says Madonna of her musical baby steps. 'I would go to clubs and I would listen to what would make me dance. And then I would go back and I would work on my music. I mean, I was influenced by Debbie Harry, Talking Heads, The B-52’s. So to me the line was very blurred between what I was working on and what I was dancing to.'

Madonna also holds forth about drugs, religion, free music in the digital age – her position very different from that of recent MOJO cover stars U2 with whom she shares manager Guy Oseary - and her latest studio album, her 13th, entitled Rebel Heart. But again and again she returns to her passion for music and its atavistic power.

'Just the feeling of the tribal, the community,' she tells MOJO’s Tom Doyle. 'Y’know, people coming together in a room. That bass booming, people dancing, moving in unison. There’s something really primal about it and inexplicable. I think it’s in our nature to want to do that. To want to join together and move to a beat.'

It’s the first time Madonna has been on the cover of MOJO magazine, an occasion prompting two editions: a news-stand version and a Special Subscribers’ Issue with exclusive artwork overseen by Madonna herself.

From: www.mojo4music.com/18535/madonna-world-exclusive-interview-in-latest-mojo/


Madonna Reveals How Kanye West 'Pushes The Envelope'

Madonna has opened up for the first time about her expansive career in the music industry as she reveals all in the latest issue of MOJO magazine.

Her 13th album, 'Rebel Heart', features a number of collaborators including Kanye West, who Madge had only kind words to speak of.

'I like that he likes to push the envelope.' Madonna told MOJO. 'He hears music in a different and unique way.'

She went on to add: 'I think Diplo’s the same. I like people who think outside the box ‘cos they take a song I’ve written that’s quite straightforward and pop and deconstruct it. Rip it apart and turn it into something else.'

As for how she started making her own music and who she was inspired by, it's all down to her love of dancing.

'All my friends were DJs so I wanted my records to sound like what I wanted to dance to,' Madonna told MOJO.

'I would go to clubs and I would listen to what would make me dance. And then I would go back and I would work on my music,' she said.

'I mean, I was influenced by Debbie Harry, Talking Heads, The B-52’s. So to me the line was very blurred between what I was working on and what I was dancing to.'

MOJO is on sale in the UK and online from Tuesday 27 January.

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V Magazine: Cover #1 Revealed

In a worldwide exclusive, V Magazine and Steven Klein come together to capture Madonna and Katy Perry in their element, under the sartorial eye of Arianne Phillips. Did you know that these two, the most famous acts on the planet, are also fast friends? Here are a few of their choice quotes from the accompanying story, the entirety of which will appear on newsstands this Memorial Day.

ON THE PHYSICALITY OF THIS PHOTO SHOOT:
KATY PERRY: I was sore in my upper body and in my butt area from all that squatting.
MADONNA: It’s good to be sore in your butt. My neck is sore from that wonderful moment when I was sucking on your heel.

ON PROVOCATIVE SHOWMANSHIP:
M: I would always say, Dad, I’m an artist, I have to express myself. You don’t understand. I think he’s finally come to terms with it. It’s only taken 30 years. He’s like, Do you have to simulate masturbation on the bed? Do you have to? Yes, Dad, I do.
KP: I haven’t gone that far yet, but maybe under your great mentorship I might reach that point.

ON GETTING READY FOR A TOUR:
M: A couple of weeks before my production rehearsals I look and feel like a truck ran me over.
KP: [laughs] Oh, I look like that now.

ON OCD TENDENCIES:
KP: Im so OCD that I want those letters in alphabetical order. C-D-O would be my preference.

From www.vmagazine.com


V Magazine: Double Trouble with Madonna and Katy

Madonna and Katy Perry announced via their Instagram accounts that they have done a joint photoshoot with Steven Klein for the Summer 2014 issue of V Magazine. The magazine should hit US stores next week.

Madonna captioned her picture: 'V magazine got me like....Kneel down for what??????? @vmagazine This week #artforfreedom #unapologeticbitch'

Katy posted her picture saying: 'Mmmmm my baby's got a secret....'


Magazines: L'Uomo Vogue

Madonna's cover and Tom Munro photoshoot for the May/June 2014 issue of L'Uomo Vogue has been released on the magazines website at www.vogue.it

'Her next album will be connected with Art For Freedom. And we can expect to see her increasingly involved and committed. 'I have no choice. At this point, there’s no turning back. This is my role in the world, my work as an artist. I have a voice and I have to use it'

The full article and larger pictures can be seen at: www.vogue.it


Madonna's photoshoot for L'Uomo Vogue

Madonna is taking on menswear for a photoshoot for L'Uomo Vogue magazine. In this picture she posted on her Instagram account today she commented:

'Working Armani For L'Uomo Vogue! #artforfreedom'

Madonna also posted two other pictures earlier possibly from the same photoshoot.

'Long hair....Don't Care!!!!!! #artforfreedom #rebelheart #revolutionoflove'

'Smokin..............#ididntinhale. #icantwait'


Madonna poses for Terry Richardson

Madonna is the latest celebrity to take part in a racy photoshoot for photographer Terry Richardson.

Richardson shared pictures on Wednesday (October 16) on his blog of the 'Vogue' singer donning a black thong while posing in his studio for a Harper's Bazaar shoot.

Madonna can also be seen wearing a chainmail mesh mask and being adorned with a crucifix necklace in other images released by the famed photographer.

Her interview with Harper's Bazaar is featured in the November issue.

The pop diva's session with Richardson comes on the heels of him releasing similarly provocative images of Paris Hilton and Miley Cyrus.

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US Magazines: Harpers Bazaar

Madonna has done a brand new cover photoshoot for Harpers Bazaar magazine (November 2013 issue). The photoshoot is by Terry Richardson and the fashion editor is B. Akerlund.

The article inside the magazine is written by Madonna, about her life (almost a mini-biography) with the reasons why she doesn't conform and has to be daring.

Truth or Dare. That is a catchphrase that's often associated with me. I made a documentary film with this title, and it has stuck to me like flypaper ever since. It's a fun game to play if you're in the mood to take risks, and usually I am. However, you have to play with a clever group of people. Otherwise you'll find yourself French-kissing everyone in the room or giving blow jobs to Evian bottles!
People usually choose 'truth' when it's their turn because you can tell a lie about yourself and no one will be the wiser, but when you are dared to do something, you have to actually do it. And doing something daring is a rather scary proposition for most people. Yet for some strange reason, it has become my raison d'être.
If I can't be daring in my work or the way I live my life, then I don't really see the point of being on this planet.
That may sound rather extremist, but growing up in a suburb in the Midwest was all I needed to understand that the world was divided into two categories: people who followed the status quo and played it safe, and people who threw convention out the window and danced to the beat of a different drum. I hurled myself into the second category, and soon discovered that being a rebel and not conforming doesn't make you very popular. In fact, it does the opposite. You are viewed as a suspicious character. A troublemaker. Someone dangerous.

To read more from Madonna's article visit www.harpersbazaar.com

Pictures from Harpers Bazaar / Terry Richardson