Official Merchandise: Celebration Tshirt
Wednesday, 30 September 2009
From Bloomberg News
Yesterday I kicked off work early to go to pick up the Celebration 2CD and DVD at Melody Records in Washington, D.C. and they told me when you buy both you get a free Madonna poster! It's 2 X 3 ft. poster size and numbered 1184/5000. I don't know if this is happening elsewhere but it made my Madonna day even happier.
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What? No 'Hanky Panky'? Is this some kind of a joke? Given how obsessive her fans are, it's a thankless task for Madonna to assemble a two-CD hit collection. But from the opening one-two of 'Hung Up' and 'Music,' two of her best ever, Celebration kicks off with pure bliss and never lets up.
It's a dizzying, nonchronological spin through the Madonna years, years it makes you feel lucky to be living through. Her hitmaking genius is unmatched and - with the new Eurocheese blast 'Celebration' and the Lil Wayne duet 'Revolver' - undiminished. It's almost enough to make you forget that they left off 'Angel,' which is just plain crazypants.
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From AFP Via Yahoo! News
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Just wanted to let you know that Celebration is getting a lot of promotion in the NYC area. I see posters everywhere in Manhattan and I've actually been hearing Celebration on the radio on 103.5 KTU and Pulse 87.7. And Fresh 102.7 is making tomorrow a Madonna Monday. This is the first time in a looong time they've been promoting a Madonna album this much!
This will mark Madonna's eighth appearance on the CBS program.
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MTV Latvia (Pick 5 videos)
Much More Music (Pick 10 videos)
Letónia (Pick 3 songs and click 'balsot')
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#1 Madonna 41.9k
#2 Muse 30.1k
#3 Dizzee Rascal 30k
#4 Mika 25.6k
#5 Pearl Jam 18.4k
If Madonna stays at #1 it will be her 11th UK #1 album and she will equal Elvis's total of 11 UK #1 albums. The PRS for Music society is already calling it a 'truly astonishing achievement'.
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The sticker on the outer packaging states that all the videos have been digitally remastered from the original tapes.
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#1 - Madonna - 21,9k
#2 - Muse - 17.7k
#3 - Dizzee Rascal - 16.8k
#4 - Mika - 14.8k
#5 - Pearl Jam - 13.3k
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To view the Artist of the Month page visit events.uk.msn.com/music/madonna-celebration
TVGuide.com: Will Madonna ever drop by or make an appearance on the show?
Mazar: Oh, definitely not! Never! First of all, she just ended a world tour and Madonna's never seen Dancing with the Stars.
The tabloids wrote that she called me. Madonna doesn't call anybody on tour. I e-mailed her to go, 'Oh my God! I've taken this job called Dancing with the Stars! My feet are killing me! Should I rehearse in flats?' She goes, 'Oh, I always rehearse in heels. I'm really good at ballroom dancing.' [Laughs] And that's the only advice she gave me!
In terms of coming to see me - no. She's busy. With the amount of attention and cameras coming here, she wouldn't want to be involved in all of this. But I'll make her vote and make her spread the word. She doesn't really watch TV, but she'll TiVo me.
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The British nerve centre for Madonna Inc is to be found in two adjoining townhouses in central London. The buildings are a home for the singer and her four children when they are in this country, plus offices and a personal gym. From the outside, the six-storey edifices are standard-issue London mansions - that is, way beyond the standards most of us are accustomed to. There is something impregnable about such streets: an air of discreet luxury pervades them. Litter seems not to blow or rattle down their immaculate expanses; no chewing gum or urgently expelled kebab encrusts their gleaming paving stones.
You might glance up at Madonna’s perfect residential pair and admire their symmetry, the cleanness of their architectural lines. But you would be more likely, unless you were a lurking paparazzo, not even to notice them; they are merely two houses in a long, wide street of the things. Anonymous, ordered, well maintained and with a touch of class. Madonna wouldn’t have it any other way.
'Where do you live?' she asks when we meet later. Dalston, I say. The name doesn’t register. Stoke Newington, I add as a pointer. 'That’s not even in London,' she scoffs. And it isn’t, to be fair. Or not in this London, at any rate.
To read the complete interview visit entertainment.timesonline.co.uk
The night is being sponsored by Warner Music UK, Conde Nast and Live Nation so expect lots of prizes to be won. Throughout the night there'll be lots of classic Madonna tracks, drink deals, sweets and other shenanigans will also be doing the rounds! Come dressed in your favourite Madonna look and get in for half price!
£3 with flyer b4 11 (printable from myspace and facebook), £4 after
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Just a few weeks ago it looked like Madonna's single 'Celebration' would be distinctly disappointing in its chart and sales performance. In the UK BBC Radio 1 had failed to playlist the song with comments indicating the powers that be thought she was not appealing enough to a younger demographic. In the US the story was not much better. 'Celebration' opened at #71 on the Billboard Hot 100 and then quietly disappeared. The song has been a #1 dance hit, the 40th for Madonna, but it seems the pop music world was unimpressed.
What a difference a few weeks makes. In the UK the BBC elected to move 'Celebration' from the BBC Radio 2 playlist to the BBC Radio 1 'B' list. With a bit more support, it could move up to the top playlist. With the official release this week it looks like Madonna may roll into a top 3 debut on this week's UK pop singles chart.
Back on the other side of the Atlantic in the US, it's still an open question whether the song can be turned into a pop hit, but a clever new video could help considerably. Jonas Akerlund, director of the official 'Celebration' video, has put together a 'fan version' featuring a wide range of Madonna fans edited in with the star herself. It is being heavily promoted on MySpace and quite possibly could regenerate interest in the single. Don't give up on 'Celebration' just yet.
When contacted by Access Hollywood, however, a rep for Madonna said the report was not true. Additionally rumors that the two ladies went to dinner together following the VMAs also did not happen, the rep said.
Thank you to Michael Rosenblatt for bringing me to Seymour Stein who made it possible for me to make music.
Thank you to my Warner Bros Records family for all your hard work and effort throughout the years.
Special thanks to all the fans for your love and support. I appreciate every single one of you.
Posters were plastered around Ireland advertising the release of the album in the country today as this picture shows - also taken by madonnalicious reader happycamper.
Some eagle-eyed fans have also spotted some mistakes in the credits on the CD - madonnalicious reader Richaod noted these:
- William Orbit is credited for production on La Isla Bonita (along with Madonna and Patrick Leonard, strangely) and Die Another Day (instead of Mirwais).
- On the songwriting credits for Dress You Up, 'Andrea LaRusso' has now become 'Andrew LaRusso'.
- And in the songwriting credits for Celebration, 'Ciaran Gribbin' is now 'Ciarian Gribbin'.
#1 Taio Cruz 50,000
#2 David Guetta 33,800
#3 Madonna 31,400
#4 Jay Z/Rihanna/Kanye West 27,400
#5 Shakira 26,900
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To view pictures of Madonna at the theatre visit www.celebrity-gossip.net
This is the video that features Lourdes in the Like A Virgin wedding dress and other tour dancers dressed up in the She's Not Me costumes. We even get a cameo from Paul Oakenfold and tour dancer Kento doing his Michael Jackson tribute.
To view the video visit this link at vids.myspace.com
To do so, just follow the below instructions:
- Dress up in your favorite Madonna looks.
- Film your own version of the ‘Celebration’ video
- Upload it to MySpace and send us the link at firstname.lastname@example.org by Sunday, September 27th.
We’ll feature some of the best ones on Madonna.com and MySpace.com!
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