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Thirty years ago on Nov. 6, 1982, Madonna made her Billboard chart debut, entering the Dance/Club Play Songs tally at No. 40 with 'Everybody.' Since then, our charts and pop music have never been the same.
'Everybody' was Madonna's first single for Sire/Warner Bros. and the first of an amazing 60 hits on the Dance/Club Play Songs chart (so far) for the diva.
Here is a look at a few of the entertainer's amazing Billboard chart feats through the years:
A record 156 No. 1s. Given her multi-format appeal, winning support at pop, dance and adult formats, Madonna leads all artists for the most No. 1s on all Billboard charts combined. When her latest single 'Turn Up the Radio' ruled the Sept. 8 Dance/Club Play Songs chart, Madonna logged her record-extending 156th leader on an active, current-based domestic Billboard survey.
A record 43 Dance/Club Play Songs No. 1s. Essentially, if Madonna releases a single and it charts on Dance/Club Play Songs, it's a safe bet to assume it'll go to No. 1. Since 2000, she's placed 26 hits on the survey. Of those, all but five have gone on to lead the list. Madonna is clearly the Queen of the Club. (Janet Jackson is next with 19 No. 1s.) Madonna is on the verge of tying George Strait's record for the most toppers on any single Billboard chart; the country legend has earned 44 No. 1s on Country Songs.
A record 38 top 10 Billboard Hot 100 singles. In the 54-year history of Billboard's signature songs chart, Madonna has earned a record 38 top 10 hits. With 34, the Beatles rank second. Madonna first reached the Hot 100's top 10 with 1984's No. 10 hit 'Borderline,' which began her streak of 17 consecutive top 10s through 1989's No. 2-peaking 'Cherish.'
She most recently reached the region with 2012's No. 10 hit 'Give Me All Your Luvin',' featuring Nicki Minaj and M.I.A.
56 Hot 100 hits. Madonna first dented the Hot 100 almost a year to the day after she made her Dance/Club Play Songs arrival. 'Holiday' was her first Hot 100 hit, partying its way onto the chart on Oct. 29, 1983 at No. 88. It eventually rose to No. 16, the first of 32 straight top 40 hits for Madonna. Among women, only Aretha Franklin (73) has made more Hot 100 visits than Madonna, while Taylor Swift ( as of last week) and Dionne Warwick have also tallied 56 entries.
12 Hot 100 No. 1s. Madonna's haul of chart-toppers is the fourth-best all-time. (The Supremes also boast 12 No. 1s). Only the Beatles (20), Mariah Carey (18) and Michael Jackson (13) have earned more. Madonna first hit No. 1 with 1984's 'Like a Virgin,' which spent six weeks atop the list (her second-longest reign; only 1995's 'Take a Bow' (seven frames) led longer.)
Madonna has also ruled with 'Crazy for You' (1985), 'Live to Tell,' 'Papa Don't Preach' (1986), 'Open Your Heart,' 'Who's That Girl' (1987), 'Like a Prayer' (1989), 'Vogue' (1990), 'Justify My Love' (1991), 'This Used to Be My Playground' (1992) and 'Music' (2000).
20 Billboard 200 top 10 albums. Madonna has rung up 20 top 10 albums on the Billboard 200 chart, the second-most among women after Barbra Streisand (32). Among all acts, Madonna and Bob Dylan are tied for the sixth-most top 10s, trailing only the Rolling Stones (36), Frank Sinatra (33), Streisand, the Beatles (30) and Elvis Presley (27). Among Madonna's 20 top 10 sets are eight No. 1s (also second only to Streisand, who's banked nine.) Madonna most recently topped the Billboard 200 with 'MDNA' upon its April 14 debut.
5 Adult Contemporary No. 1s. After arriving as a dance diva, Madonna soon crossed to adult audiences, widening her appeal and helping to ensure that her catalog of hit singles scores daily airplay today.
She's led AC with 'Live to Tell' (1986), 'La Isla Bonita' (1987), 'Cherish' (1989), 'I'll Remember' (1994) and 'Take a Bow' (1995).
A No. 1...even when she's not No. 1. Madonna's songs have found a place atop a Billboard ranking even when she's not singing them. The cast of Fox's 'Glee' crowned the May 8, 2010, Billboard 200 with the 'Glee: the Music, the Power of Madonna' EP. Four of the release's covers reached the Hot 100 - 'Like a Prayer' (No. 27), the 'Borderline'/'Open Your Heart' mash-up, 'Like a Virgin,' and '4 Minutes' - reinforcing that the Queen of Pop's music continues to reign among each new generation.
From Billboard.com - thanks to Micheal
1. Madonna (17.8m)
2. Rihanna (11.4m)
3. Kylie Minogue (10.2m)
4. Whitney Houston (8.5m)
5. Lady GaGa (7.329m)
6. Britney Spears (7.324m)
7. Beyoncé (6.9m)
8. Celine Dion (6.7m)
9. Mariah Carey (6.62m)
10. Olivia Newton John (6.61m)
To celebrate this special landmark in her career, Madonna fans all over the world have psyched themselves up to download the song on itunes this Saturday. Their mission? To get 'Everybody' to hit #1 on the chart in as many countries as possible. They are also requesting the song on their local music stations.
The worldwide movement was started by a Madonna fan in Montreal Canada, who runs an online community (Madonna Fan Campaigns). He also made a special commemorative mashup video of 'Everybody' that features; Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, Justin Timberlake, Rihanna, Pink, Nicki Minaj and Lady Gaga. The video illustrate the impact that Madonna has had on today's pop music industry.
The Facebook Event: http://www.facebook.com/events/115394445202414/
From Digital Spy
You have played on every live tour with Madonna since 2001. How did you get your start as a touring musician with her?
Monte: I started giving her guitar lessons and from there she asked me to go on tour and play guitar for her. I've played guitar for her since then. In the past I would play with Prong in between but now I've really been hitting it hard with my own stuff.
You performed at the 2012 Super Bowl with Madonna. Can you share a behind-the-scenes story from that day?
Monte: We rehearsed constantly up until the day of the show. There were so many people involved in the show; I didn't even meet them all. Playing the Super Bowl is about unity. It's the moment where everyone comes together and puts the rivalry of both teams aside. The atmosphere was very calm. I think just about anyone that I've ever known saw it.
Are you working on any new projects? Any tour dates coming up?
Monte: I'm going on tour with Madonna again. The dates are on her website. I'm deeply in love with her new album. It's one of my favorite things she's ever done. You can listen to all of the singles individually, but I like listening to entire albums. I think these are some of her deepest lyrics I've heard from her.
I'm blown away and can't wait to play some of this stuff live. For me, it kind of sums up everything we all have ever loved about her in one. As soon as I'm done with all of this, I'm making my third album. It's written. It just needs to be recorded. I've already started making the blueprint for it. When that comes out, I'm putting myself on whatever tour I can book - however I can.
To read the rest of the interview visit voices.yahoo.com/monte-pittman
On Friday March 9th 2012 Warner Music UK will release Madonna - The Complete Studio Albums (1983 – 2008), an amazing 11CD Limited-Edition collection featuring all of Madonna’s studio albums from the first 25 years of her legendary career.
Housed in a clamshell box, with albums in paper sleeves, this is a brilliantly compact set and a perfect way to own Madonna’s amazing catalogue.
NOTE: The set includes the re-mastered and expanded versions of Madonna, Like a Virgin and True Blue.
HMV.co.uk are currently listing this set retailing at £26.99.
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UK fans can download it from itunes.apple.com/gb/album/w.e.
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Limited Time iTunes Pre-Order of Exclusive MDNA Deluxe Edition Begins Feb. 3rd
AMERICAN IDOL To Air Exclusive Video Preview of Single on Thursday, Feb. 2nd
Madonna will be releasing her new single 'Give Me All Your Luvin'' featuring Nicki Minaj & M.I.A. on February 3rd, three days before her highly anticipated Bridgestone Super Bowl halftime performance, it was officially confirmed by Interscope Records. 'Give Me All Your Luvin'' is the first single from Madonna's upcoming album MDNA , her 12th studio album and follow up to 2008's Hard Candy which debuted at No. 1 in 37 countries. The song was written by Madonna, Martin Solveig, Nicki Minaj and M.I.A, composed by Martin Solveig and Michael Tordjman and produced by Madonna and Martin Solveig.
iTunes will offer an exclusive global pre-order of an 18 track Deluxe Edition of MDNA including one exclusive remix from Madonna's new album. The bonus remix will be available from Friday, February 3rd through Monday, February 6th only. During this time period the album will be available for $9.99 and fans will also receive the digital single 'Give Me All Your Luvin'' immediately. This single is also exclusive to iTunes during this limited time. At launch, the offer can be found at www.iTunes.com/Madonna
The video for "Give Me All Your Luvin',' directed by Megaforce, is football and cheerleader themed - inspired by her upcoming Super Bowl appearance. In an AMERICAN IDOL exclusive, Madonna will world preview the video for her new single 'Give Me All Your Luvin',' featuring Nicki Minaj and M.I.A., during IDOL Thursday, Feb. 2 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. The full video for 'Give Me All Your Luvin'' will premiere on Madonna's YouTube channel on February 3rd at 9am EST/6am PST www.youtube.com/Madonna
MDNA, recorded in New York and LA, reunites Madonna with former collaborator William Orbit ('Ray of Light') who co-wrote and co-produced several cuts on the new album. Other co producers include Martin Solveig, The Demolition Crew, Marco 'Benny' Benassi and Alessandro 'Alle' Benassi, Hardy 'Indiigo' Muanza, Michael Malih and Madonna.
The Golden Globe Award winning song 'Masterpiece' from the Madonna directed Weinstein Company film 'W.E.' which opens in February is also included on MDNA as well as on W.E. - Music From the Soundtrack which is scheduled to be released on January 31st at digital retailers on Interscope as well. The Compact Disc version of the soundtrack is scheduled to be released exclusively at Amazon.com on February 14th. The score was composed, orchestrated and produced by Abel Korzeniowski.
Madonna is scheduled to appear on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Show on January 30th.
From Interscope Records / PRNewswire
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From RadioTimes.com - thanks to Ben
From BBC Newsbeat
From PRNewswire Press Release
I'M SO HAPPY TO BE DOING MADONNA'S ALBUM COVER FOR THE 3RD TIME! PHOTO BY MERT&MARCUS AND STYLING BY ARIANNE PHILLIPS.
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Madonna is currently filming the video to her brand new single with M.I.A & Nicki Minaj, which is directed by Megaforce.
Later this week, she will create her new album's photoshoot with Mert & Marcus!
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Yesterday we gave our verdict on the leaked clips of Madonna's new single 'Give Me All Your Love'. Well now the whole thing has been unleashed.
In truth, some people have suggested that it's just a demo at this stage (M.I.A and Nicki Minaj are rumoured to feature on the final version). But to us it sounds just fine as it is.
It starts off non-typically enough with a Nicola Roberts styled 'L-U-V MADONNA' cheerleader shout out, before we're zippily lead by co-writer and producer William Orbit in a polished 60s shake down. It's clear he's revisiting his past collaborations with the singer, with shades of 'Beautiful Stranger'and 'Amazing' abounding. There's also an echo of 'Ray Of Light' in the jet powered guitar line on the verse. The whole thing seems to soar effortlessly, especially in the context of her last album, the difficult-to-love 'Hard Candy'.
There have been criticisms that the bouncy lyrics ('Give me all your love/ Let's forget about time and dance the night away' goes the chorus) are neither befitting of the grande dame of disco nor are indicative of the type of lyrics she should be penning at this stage in her career. And I even wrote a blog a few months ago saying that she 'needs to draw from the events that have affected her (divorce, adoption).'
Blah, blah, blah, frankly. Because what Madonna's doing in this song is so much more impossibly fun than we could have imagined that all of that talk seems unimportant.
By dodging cookie-cutter Gaga europop sound or the cold urban sound of 'Hard Candy', Madonna sounds like Madonna again, which is a reason to celebrate.
Clips of Madonna's new single have appeared online.
The snippets of the star's upcoming song 'Give Me All Your Love' are thought to be from the demo version of the track.
The full version will be premiered during the Super Bowl XLVI on February 5 at the Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.
The final version will include features from Nicki Minaj and MIA and has been produced by Martin Sloveig.
Previous reports have indicated that Madonna's performance of the track with include 'heavy choreography with major cheerleading action'.
The 53-year-old recently suggested that 'Give Me All Your Love' will have an official release in February or March of 2012 with her new album to follow in the spring.
Are these leaks building up the anticipation of the single release, or ruining the surprise - let madonnalicious know by hitting the 'Comments' button below.
'Madonna has phenomenal understanding of both the minutiae of music and the big picture. Zooming in, zooming out. 4ever amazing. AND VISION'
'Working with Madonna is a treat. Fantastic tracks and vibes. Going deep. She's ON IT !!! This is THE album!'
'No question in my mind. Jean Baptiste Kouame, greatest singer songwriter of our times. He is the future You’ll know why next year! And a fabulous human being too.
Madonna confirmed that she 'started a little bit of work in the studio' for the album and will continue recording in 'New York, until the end of the year'.
Madonna also didn't feel the need to correct the interviewer when he mentioned how she was re-teaming with producer William Orbit!
'Madonna & William Orbit are recording in New York and and they haven't asked me to write some top lines & lyrics. Folly!'
William Orbit worked with Madonna on the W.E. soundtrack - so they may have been in the studio fine tuning that music - but who knows maybe that project went so well they decided to work on tracks for the new album too!
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madonnalicious spoke to Darren recently and asked him:
'Knowing you are a huge Madonna fan I was wondering what in particular about Angel made you want to cover the song?'
It was one of the first records I ever bought and one of the first songs I wish I'd written. As a kid - without much money and with nothing but a pocket full of dreams - I would imagine that it was me up there singing. The 12inch version especially cast a spell on me.
It was a pivotal time in my life when I started to realise that this is what I wanted to do for a living.
As an adult with my own career, recording a cover version 'Angel' was like coming full circle. Like a Virgin is still one of my favourite Madonna albums and 'Angel' remains probably my favourite Madonna song of all time.
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It's official.. Madonna's 1st day in the recording studio for the new album... Very exciting.. Happy 4th of july...
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At the gathering of program director’s meeting in Chicago this weekend, the hot topic was Madonna. My June 9th column was the very first to reveal that The Weinstein Company picked up distribution rights to Madonna’s eagerly anticipated film W.E. I have a lot more information on that, but will keep quiet for now. After all, Madonna is primarily a recording artist, right?
The big talk at the meeting was Madonna’s upcoming album and the possibility of Jim Steinman (hello, Bonnie Tyler, Meat Loaf, and Celine Dion) as a collaborator. Apparently, Madonna wrote some songs with melody ideas and sent them to Mr. Steinman, who was very impressed. Madonna, despite what some say, does write her own lyrics and melodies, but relies on producers to come up with the music.
Some of the program directors thought the idea was interesting, while others thought that Jim Steinman would be cheapening himself. Even if Mr. Steinman doesn’t come through, one of the definite collaborators for Madonna’s next album is going to be Joe Henry, who co-wrote two of Madonna’s most loved songs: 'Don’t Tell Me' and 'Jump.'
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The 52-year-old performer is said to know the people she wants to work with on the project, which will serve as the follow-up to 2008's Hard Candy.
Taking to Twitter to answer fans' questions surrounding the recording, Oseary revealed: 'Madonna goes into the recording studio next month to begin work on new album....'
'There are no back catalogue plans currently....I met with Warner Music about that very subject....but nothing has come of it....'
'There is nothing to report in regards to tour....you guys know how this works....first comes the album and next comes the....'
Oseary also indicated that Madonna knows who she wants to work with, stating: 'She has a good idea on which producers she will be working with....
From Digital Spy
In the first two days since the launch of the blog Peter has exclusively revealed the titles of two previously unknown Madonna songs - Angels with Dirty Faces and I Want You - so for more information on these songs and more visit www.thebeatswithin.blogspot.com
The complete track listing:
Martha Wainwright 'Leave Behind'
Carla Bruni 'Le Loup, La Biche et Le Chevalier (Une Chanson Douce)'
Gwyneth Paltrow 'This Woman's Work'
Madonna 'Promise to Try'
Patti Scialfa 'Children's Song'
Toshi Reagon and Bernice Johnson Reagon 'There and Back Again, Pt. 2'
Angelique Kidjo 'Sweet Lullaby'
Ani DiFranco 'Present/Infant' (remix)
Dixie Chicks 'Lullaby'
Rosanne Cash 'Motherless Children' (acoustic version)
Sheryl Crow 'Lullaby for Wyatt'
Jennifer Lopez 'One Step at a Time'
Karen Elson 'The Last Laugh'
Sinead O'Connor 'Petit Poulet'
Martha Wainwright 'No Woman, No Cry'
From The Hollywood Reporter - thanks to Alessandro