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March 2015

Madonna to perform at the iHeartRadio Music Awards

Jamie Foxx will host the 2015 iHeartRadio Music Awards, live from the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles Sunday, March 29th on NBC. The announcement came Monday morning, along with a star-studded list of performers and artists to appear on the show, and it's going to be a big one!

Rihanna, Iggy Azalea, Sam Smith, Madonna, Jason Aldean, Jamie Foxx, Meghan Trainor, Jason Derulo, Jennifer Hudson, Kelly Clarkson, Snoop Dogg, Nate Ruess, Alesso and Florida Georgia Line will all perform along with appearances from Taylor Swift and more to be announced. This year’s iHeartRadio Music Awards will also feature unexpected collaborations from some of the top names in music.

'This is the night we celebrate the biggest songs and artists we played for fans on our iHeartRadio stations across America and on the iHeartRadio app over the past year, along with a look at what's coming in 2015,' said John Sykes, President of Entertainment Enterprises for iHeartMedia, Inc. 'And who better to host than both a Grammy winning musician and Oscar winning performer Jamie Foxx? This is going to be an amazing star packed Sunday night of music on NBC.'

The 2015 iHeartRadio Music Awards air live Sunday, March 29th at 8pm ET/PT on NBC, and will be broadcast simultaneously on iHeartMedia stations nationwide and across the iHeartRadio digital music platform.

From http://news.iheart.com/


Madonna Writes Song For Kanye West

Madonna has written a song for Kanye West's next album.

The controversial hip-hop star helped produce several tracks on the Material Girl's new record Rebel Heart, and she returned the favour by penning a song for his next release.

She tells Complex magazine, 'He ended up only working on four songs, and then we wrote another song together, which is going to be on his record.'

Madonna also revealed she has future plans to team up with Drake, adding, 'We're gonna work together. Yeah, baby, it's in the pipeline.'

From contactmusic.com


New York Post: Why Madonna still matters

Like the rest of us, it’s highly unlikely that Madonna will look back at this winter with any warm memories.

First her 13th studio album, 'Rebel Heart,' leaked, forcing her to hastily release six teaser tracks just before the holidays.

Then a social media campaign received heavy criticism after she appropriated images of Nelson Mandela and Martin Luther King Jr. and altered them in the spirit of the album’s cover (which features a close-up of the singer’s face, bound in black cord).

Finally, there was the thud heard ’round the world when, performing at the BRIT Awards in London, she fell ass-backward down a flight of stairs. All this before the full album has even come out (the official release is Tuesday).

It’s a run of events that has reignited the idea that the 56-year-old Madge is struggling to keep up with the modern pop world and desperately clinging to younger stars for a hint of relevance.

But in truth, young singers are still clamoring to work with the Material Girl - because in pop music, she’s still a god.

To read the rest of the article visit: nypost.com/2015/03/07/why-madonna-still-matters


Australia's Nova's Red Room with Madonna Competition

NOVA’S RED ROOM GRANTS WINNERS EXCLUSIVE ACCESS TO MADONNA’S 2015 REBEL HEART TOUR

Nova’s Red Room will offer exclusive access to one stop on the United States leg of Madonna’s upcoming Rebel Heart Tour. This event with the seven-time Grammy® Award-winning icon will be exclusively for Nova listeners from around the country.

In order to gain entry into this once-in-a-lifetime experience, fans will need to listen to the Nova Network beginning Monday 9 March.

A select number of winners will be flown to American during the opening leg of Madonna’s highly-anticipated Rebel Heart Tour where they will attend a soundcheck for the superstar and later that night catch the full concert where she will perform tracks from her 13th studio album.

NOVA Entertainment’s Group Program Director Paul Jackson said, 'We’re thrilled to have this type of access to Madonna for this exclusive event. Nova’s Red Room with Madonna will allow our listeners to get up close and intimate with one of the most iconic artists of all time.'

Madonna will bring her Rebel Heart tour to Australia in early 2016 with dates to be announced shortly.

Nova’s Red Room is Australia’s hottest live music experience, showcasing some of the world’s biggest music acts up close and personal. Since launching in 2012, Nova’s Red Room has produced close to 70 events featuring international and local acts including Taylor Swift, Sam Smith, Bruno Mars, Usher, Mark Ronson and Ed Sheeran.


Events: 'Bitch I'm Madonna' Game Night in NYC

DJ JENE & Jason Romas host:

'BITCH I'M MADONNA' GAME NIGHT! at Rockbar, TUESDAY, March 10th

This is going to be a special evening celebrating the Release of Madonna's brand new album 'REBEL HEART'!

-6 pm Madonna Movie: Who's That Girl
-8 pm Madonna Trivia: Don't forget the lyrics
-A Vogue off
-Listen to the entire new album 'Rebel Heart' by Madonna and more!

Winning team will get a Madonna prize
Grand prize - wins the new album and a $25 bar tab

ROCKBAR
185 Christopher Street NY, NY

No cover!
RSVP here: www.facebook.com/events/877751955610440
Visit rockbarnyc.com or djjene.com for more info!

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Events: Rebel Heart Release party in West Hollywood

EVERYBODY in this party is gonna be shining like ILLUMINATI!

DIVA: Diverse and Inclusive Visionary Artists in collaboration with Nelson Melegrito & Rusty Updegraff invite you to join us for:

ICONIC: MADONNA REBEL HEART RELEASE PARTY!

MONDAY MARCH 9
REVOLVER VIDEO BAR
8851 Santa Monica Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA

DOORS OPEN AT 9 PM.
EARLY ARRIVAL STRONGLY SUGGESTED.

REBEL HEART Giveaways while supplies last!
Best of Madonna music videos all night long!

MUSIC BY: VJ RICK DOMINGUEZ (MADONNARAMA)

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Yes mom Madonna

Madonna won't say 'no' to her children.

The 'Living for Love' hitmaker - who has four children, Lourdes, 18, Rocco, 14, David, nine and Mercy, eight - would rather advise her kids than give them rules.

Speaking about her eldest daughter, she said: 'I'm not a fan of taking drugs, but I'm not gonna tell my daughter not to do things. I'm just telling her to be careful.'

'[I tell her] never take a drink that you haven't seen somebody pour in front of you. Don't mix alcohol. Your basics, like be safe, do everything in moderation. That's it. That's all I can do.'

The 56-year-old star also believes it is important not to be 'judgemental' of her children because she feels it is discouraging for them.

When asked if she talks about sex with her children, she told Access Hollywood: 'It's just a fact of life isn't it? Somehow, it's gonna happen sometime. It happened to you, so it's gonna happen to [Lourdes]

'All you can do is [stress] safe sex. Have discussions about it and encourage her to be open with you about it and not judgmental. Because then they won't feel like they can come to you and talk to you - ask you for your advice and stuff.''

From contactmusic.com


Events: Official Album Release Party in London

G-A-Y Living For Love - Official MADONNA Album Launch Party

Exclusive Rebel Heart Giveaways When The Rocket Pyros Goes Off, a Madonna Hit Will Played, the balloons will drop, inside the balloons are vouchers to win Madonna prizes.

£2 Entry Wrist Bands Available at G-A-Y Bar

Saturday 07 March 22:30–05:00.

30 Old Compton Street, W1D 4UR London, United Kingdom

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Events: Official Album Release Party in Miami Beach, Florida

GENESIS is LIVING FOR LOVE!!!

Come celebrate MADONNA's OFFICIAL ALBUM RELEASE For REBEL HEART the brand-new album from MADONNA!!

This is the STORY of GENESIS with a fresh time, new space and new beginning. Rise and Shine at 8am Saturday, March 7th for a spectacular light show and the sounds of KIDD MADONNY, CHRIS COX & TRACY YOUNG.

Win copies of Rebel Heart while supplies last!

Table Reservations: +1 305.479.4426

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Madonna Talks About ‘Rebel Heart,’ Her Fall and More

Madonna was perfectly turned out and running nearly an hour late for an interview at her Upper East Side home on Wednesday evening. She looked tense as she apologized. 'I’m late for everything now,' she said.

She added that she has been in a rush since December, when a hacker put unfinished songs online from her new album, “Rebel Heart”; a suspect has been indicted in Israel. Madonna’s immediate response was to release the finished, and much improved, versions of six songs for sale; they zoomed into the top 10 worldwide. She also worked frantically to finish the rest of the album, which arrives on Tuesday. It’s at once familiar - full of love, dancing, empowerment, blasphemy and raunch - and up-to-the-minute, made with a huge number of collaborators and tweaked by multiple hands under Madonna’s constant supervision.

'I intended to think about things, choose things more slowly - the whole process,' she said. 'Then I got forced into putting everything out, and now I’m trying to catch up with myself.'

She continued: 'What started out as an invigorating, life-enhancing, joyous experience evolved into something quite crazy. A strange artistic process, but a sign of the time. We’re all digital, we’re all vulnerable and everything’s instant - so instant. Instant success and instant failure. Instant discovery, instant destruction, instant construction. It’s as splendid and wonderful as it is devastating. Honestly, to me it’s the death of being an artist in many ways.'

To read the rest of the interview visit: www.nytimes.com

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#AskMadonna on Instagram!

It’s time to ‪#‎AskMadonna‬ on Instagram!

To celebrate the March 10th release of her album Rebel Heart, Madonna will host an exclusive Instagram Q&A!

Want to ask our Rebel Heart a question?
-Post a video to your Instagram asking Madonna a question before 6pm PST / 9pm EST on Monday, March 9th.
-Hashtag the video with #AskMadonna

Madonna will comment on your video answering your question starting around 6pm EST on Tuesday, March 10th.

Wait, there’s more! Madonna will film video answers to her favorite questions and post them to her Instagram & Facebook pages!

Be creative, be fun, be a true Rebel Heart and get ready for the unexpected....

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Madonna: Working out saved me from injuries after fall

Exercising regularly has been like a prayer answered for Madonna: The singer says thanks to staying active, she didn't suffer much after falling during her performance at the Brit Awards.

'If I wasn't in good shape - tuck and roll,' the singer, laughing, said during an interview with The Associated Press on Thursday night. 'I attribute a lot of the fact that I came out all right because I'm in good shape.'

The 56-year-old tumbled last week during a live performance after her dancers tugged at her flowing cape, dragging her down three steps. She got up after being yanked and continued her performance of 'Living for Love.'

Madonna said the cape had been tied too tightly at the neck and after the performance, she said she suffered whiplash.

On Thursday, she said she was doing OK.

Madonna said she's switched up her workout routines over the years to 'keep things interesting, shock my body.'

'I still do a lot of dance cardio. I started doing yoga again. I do interval training, metabolic interval training....jumping ropes; something called body art,' she said. 'It has to change. You get bored doing the same thing over and over again.'

She said her workout playlist includes hip-hop, house and dance music.

'Anywhere from 120-128 beats per minute is a like good tempo for me,' she said.

Madonna added that her iPod currently is playing EDM producer Kidnap Kid and Diplo, who produced some of her new album 'Rebel Heart,' out next week. She's also been listening to electronic duo Disclosure and rapper Drake - acts she may collaborate with in the future.

'I almost worked with Disclosure, but it didn't work out because they were on tour while I was making my record,' she said. 'I don't know, maybe I'll collaborate with Drake.'

From Associated Press Via Yahoo! News


Armani labels Madonna 'difficult' after Brits fall

Fashion designer Giorgio Armani has played down his part in Madonna's on-stage fall at this year's Brit Awards.

The pop star tumbled down a flight of steps during her performance last week when a dancer tried to pull away her Armani-designed matador cape.

She said the garment, which was supposed to fall off her shoulders, had been fastened too tightly.

Armani responded: 'The cape had a hook and she wanted a tie, and she wasn't able to open it with her hands. That's all there is to it. Madonna, as we all know, is very difficult.'

The 80-year-old was talking to the Associated Press following his show at Milan Fashion week.

Following the incident, the star's stylist, B Akerlund, posted a picture of herself lying on the floor covered in smashed cupcakes.

It is not known whether the Swedish-born stylist, who has worked with Madonna for nine years, tied the cape herself, though she came in for abuse from fans nonetheless.

'Please improve your work, she [Madonna] is a QUEEN don't deserve this,' said one.

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From BBC News


Madonna to Play 'Ellen' for a Full Week

When Madonna's not living for love, she's living for Ellen (appearances).

The singer will be Ellen's musical guest for a full week, Live Nation announced today. She'll be on the program Monday March 16 through Friday March 20. (Rebel Heart, her latest, drops March 10 in the United States.)

In addition to the music, the two will be sure to discuss her just-announced massive world tour, which will kick off August 29 in Miami.

The countdown to some kind of viral-y video with Ellen DeGeneres falling over in a cape begins now.

From Billboard.com


French far-right leader Le Pen accepts Madonna offer for a chat

French far-right leader Marine Le Pen on Tuesday accepted an offer to sit down with Madonna over a drink and chat about their points of view.

'I accept Madonna's invitation with pleasure,' Le Pen told AFP.

Madonna, who in the past has demonised Le Pen on stage by portraying her with a swastika on her head, made the unusual overture during a French television interview late Monday.

'I would like to sit down and have a drink with her. I want to understand where she's coming from,' she said on the network Canal+.

The American singer, who superimposed the swastika on video of Le Pen's face during a 2012 Paris concert, only last week called Le Pen's National Front party 'fascist'.

In the interview she conceded: 'Maybe I misunderstood Marine Le Pen. I'm not sure. I don't want to start a war. I want peace in the world.'

The unusual gesture appeared an attempt to calm a confrontation with Le Pen, who had threatened a lawsuit over the swastika stunt.

The French far-right leader, who has been striving to soften the image and broaden the appeal of the party she took over from her father Jean-Marie Le Pen, embraced the singer's invitation.

'I appreciate people who make overtures in good faith,' Le Pen said.

Madonna, 57, has rarely shied away from controversy, be it about overt sexuality or political commentary. As recently as last week, on French radio, Madonna claimed 'it feels like Nazi Germany' in Europe because 'anti-Semitism is at an all-time high' in France and elsewhere on the continent.

The diva also told the Europe 1 radio station she had received 'a lot of criticism and threats from Marie (sic) Le Pen' and the 'fascist' National Front.

During the Canal+ TV show, she also met and hugged one of the cartoonists who survived the January 7 massacre at the offices of Charlie Hebo, the French satirical newspaper. And the entertainer sang a couple of songs from her new album, 'Rebel Heart', that she is promoting ahead of a global tour.

Madonna's on-stage tumble at the Brit Awards, when a cape she was wearing failed to detach on cue and brought her crashing down steps, was raised early in the show.

The interviewer quoted a Chinese proverb that says 'the biggest difficulty is not how you fall, but to get up each time that you fall'.

That earned a surly response from Madonna. 'Is it going to be a whole night of these jokes?' she asked.

From AFP Via Yahoo! News


Madonna's 35 City 'Rebel Heart' Tour Announced

The list of Madonna concert dates for her highly anticipated 35-city 'Rebel Heart' Tour were officially announced today by Live Nation with the opening night scheduled for August 29th in Miami, Florida. Additional performances to follow include New York, LA, Chicago, Philadelphia, Boston, Vancouver, Montreal and several other cities including San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Following the North American leg of the Rebel Heart Tour, Madonna will begin the UK/European series of dates on November 4th in Koln, Germany with stops in major cities including Barcelona, London, Paris and Glasgow amongst others.

Tickets for The Rebel Heart Tour go on sale starting Monday, March 9th. Additional tour dates for Asia and Australia are expected to be announced soon. The Rebel Heart Tour is produced by Live Nation Global Touring.

'Madonna continues to be one of the most successful touring artists in history - her shows are legendary and we are thrilled to have her going back on tour,' Arthur Fogel, President - Global Touring and Chairman - Global Music.

The 'Rebel Heart' Tour follows the March 9th release of Madonna's Rebel Heart album on Interscope Records (Germany and Japan March 6; Europe/UK March 9; North America March 10). Rave reviews for Madonna's 13th studio album include: 'Madonna is about to release her best album in 17 years and one of the greatest of her career.' NY Times: 'They won't experience the celebrity of Madonna the fashion statement but the Madonna who has kept us listening for decades: Madonna the musician'.

Following Madonna's stunning performance on the Grammys, three songs from Rebel Heart topped the Global iTunes Chart. The multi-Grammy winner's current single 'Living For Love' is at No. 1 on the Billboard Dance Charts - her 44th time at the top spot. Madonna also recently performed on The Brits in London and is scheduled to appear and perform on The Ellen DeGeneres Show in the US for the entire week of March 16th. Other global TV performances include France's Le Grand Journal on March 2nd, Italy's ITV on Sunday March 8th, an interview on The Today Show on March 9th and 10th and a performance and interview on the Jonathan Ross ITV UK Special airing March 14th.

Along with extraordinary critical acclaim as an artist, songwriter and producer, Madonna's reputation as one of the most successful live performers of all time speaks for itself. The 2008/2009 Sticky & Sweet tour is the highest grossing tour of all time for a solo artist and the 2012 MDNA tour was the most successful tour of that year.

General Sales for Madonna's Rebel Heart Tour will go on sale starting Monday, March 9, 2015. From March 9th - March 30th every North American ticket purchased online will come with an exclusive digital download of the SUPER DELUXE version of 'Rebel Heart' which includes 6 bonus tracks (including 4 previously unreleased studio tracks).

Icon is Madonna's official fan club. Lifetime Legacy members of Icon will receive first access to tickets and VIP Packages starting March 3, 2015. Fans may purchase an 'Icon Live Pass' today, which gives them access not only to ticket & VIP Package pre-sales, but also a free membership to Icon, the official Madonna fan club, access to a tour devoted forum and an exclusive tour gift. Fans who are already registered simply need to upgrade their account with the Icon Live Pass on Madonna.com

Citi is the official card of Madonna's Rebel Heart tour. For concerts in the United States and Paris, France, Citi cardmembers will have access to a presale beginning Wednesday, March 4 (10am) through Friday, March 6 (4pm) for applicable concerts going on sale to the general public on Monday, March 9; and a presale beginning Wednesday, March 11 (10am) through Friday, March 13th (5pm) for applicable concerts in the United States going on sale to the general public on Monday, March 16. For concerts in the United Kingdom, Citi cardmembers will have access to a presale beginning Wednesday, March 11 (10am) through Friday, March 13 (4pm) for applicable concerts going on sale to the general public on Monday, March 16. For complete presale details visit: www.citiprivatepass.com

A list of the dates/venues can be viewed at: www.madonna.com/tour

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