Material Girl Collection Teaser Advert

The advertising campaign for Madonna and Lourdes Material Girl Collection for Macy's (which is due to hit stores on Tuesday 03 August) has started with the release of this teaser advert. Who do you think the celebrity 'material girl' is in the advert? Hit the 'Comments' button below this story to add your ideas.

This HQ version of the teaser advert has also been released - click to enlarge.

Madonna reveals Revolver release date

Madonna.com are happy to confirm that Madonna’s Revolver will be released as a digital maxi single on December 29 worldwide and will feature fantastic remixes by David Guetta, Paul Van Dyk and Tracy Young!

In related news, Revolver will also be released as a CD maxi single and 12” vinyl single in early 2010. Please check below for the different release dates and tracks-listings:

Digital Maxi Single
USA: December 29th
Revolver (Madonna vs. David Guetta One Love Remix)
Revolver (Madonna vs. David Guetta One Love Remix) (Feat. Lil Wayne)
Revolver (Madonna vs. David Guetta One Love Club Remix)
Revolver (Paul van Dyk Remix)
Revolver (Paul van Dyk Dub)
Revolver (Tracy Young’s Shoot To Kill Remix)
Celebration (Featuring Akon)
Celebration (Felguk Love Remix)

CD Maxi Single
USA: January 26th
Revolver (Madonna vs. David Guetta One Love Remix (Feat. Lil Wayne)
Revolver (Madonna vs. David Guetta One Love Remix)
Revolver (Madonna vs. David Guetta One Love Club Remix)
Revolver (Paul van Dyk Remix)
Revolver (Paul van Dyk Dub)
Revolver (Tracy Young’s Shoot To Kill Remix)
Celebration (Feat. Akon)
Celebration (Felguk Love Remix)

12" Vinyl Single
USA: February 9th
Revolver (Madonna vs. David Guetta One Love Club Remix)
Revolver (Paul van Dyk Remix)
Revolver (Tracy Young’s Shoot To Kill Remix)
Revolver (Paul van Dyk Dub)
Revolver (Madonna vs. David Guetta One Love Remix) (Feat. Lil Wayne)
Celebration (Feat. Akon)
Celebration (Felguk Love Remix)

From Madonna.com - thanks to Micheal

Celebration certified Gold in the US

As of Monday 23 November, RIAA has certified Madonna's Celebration album gold for a shipment of over 500,000 units (bringing the US total tallies for Madonna in the USA to 64 millions units). Celebration is also Madonna's 19th Gold Album.

Also Celebration: The Video Collection has been certified Platinum for shipments of over 100,000 units in the US.

Thanks to Keith

Celebration: Thailand Fan Version Video

It was exactly one month ago that Thailand had it’s biggest Madonna 'Celebration' in the Asian Region. An overwhelming two thousand fans swarmed Thailand’s biggest shopping district at 'Siam Parc Paragon' celebrating the Queen of Pop’s 26 years in the entertainment industry.
Today, as a gift to the Madonna Fans in Thailand, Warner Music Thailand released the official 'Thailand Fan Version' music video of Celebration. The entire video shoot was filmed outdoors in the middle of main event, which explains for it’s quality.
The video will also be serviced to MTV Thailand, Channel V Thailand, Local Shopping Malls, and the BTS Skytrain. Warner Music Thailand has all reassured to the fans that the video will definitely be delivered to the Queen of Pop herself.
Even though the quality of the video may not be up to par with the International Fan Version (filmed in a studio) the video is sure to excite fans in Thailand and many across the world.

Thanks to Kit at Warner Music Thailand

Madonna rules in Europe

Billboard’s new pan-European sales charts show Madonna starting a fourth week at No. 1 on European Top 100 Albums, while Robbie Williams makes a triumphant return, topping European Hot 100 Singles with 'Bodies'.
'Celebration' loses its remaining No. 1 European berths, in Ireland and the Czech Republic, but is back up 3-2 in Italy, 4-3 in Norway, 7-4 in Spain, 10-9 in Switzerland and is new in the Hungarian top 10 at No. 7.

From Billboard - thanks to Micheal

Madonna Celebrates 3rd Week Atop Euro Chart

Madonna's 'Celebration' (Warner Bros.) moves into a third week at No. 1 on Top 100 Albums, as 'Sexy Chick' (Gum/Positiva/Virgin/EMI) by David Guetta featuring Akon secures a sixth week at No. 1 on European Hot 100 Singles.
The Madonna compilation moves back 2-1, where it entered two weeks ago, in Ireland, and remains in runner-up spot in the United Kingdom and Finland. But it's down 1-8 in Germany.

From Billboard.com

Madonna's Second Week Atop Euro Chart

Billboard's pan-European sales chart leaders continue their runs, with Madonna's 'Celebration' (Warner Bros.) starting a second week at No. 1 on Top 100 Albums and 'Sexy Chick' (Gum/Positiva/Virgin/EMI) by David Guetta featuring Akon into a fifth week at No. 1 on European Hot 100 Singles.
'Celebration' falls 1-2 in Italy and on the U.K. chart, with weekly sales in the latter market of 52,000, but holds at No. 1 for a second week in Germany. Muse holds at No. 2 overall for a second week with the former chart-topper 'The Resistance' (Helium 3/Warner Music), which descends in most markets but is still No. 1 in Switzerland.

From Billboard.com

Celebration Promo CD and DVD Boxset

Here is a closer look at this highly collectable promo-only double CD and DVD Celebration boxset that has been produced in Europe for Warner Brothers inhouse and a few selected competition winners.

The boxset features the 2CD version of the album and the 2 DVDs and the LP-sized box features cutout standees of Madonna through the years.

Madonna's Celebration Tops Euro Chart

Madonna's 'Celebration' (Warner Bros.) overtakes Muse's 'The Resistance' (Helium 3/Warner Music) to debut at the top of Billboard's European Top 100 Albums survey. There's a fourth week as the European Hot 100 Singles No. 1 for 'Sexy Chick' (Gum/Positiva/Virgin/EMI) by David Guetta featuring Akon.
The 'Celebration' retrospective is new at No. 1 in the United Kingdom, Germany, Italy, Ireland and Denmark, No. 2 in Spain, Portugal and Finland, No. 3 in Switzerland, No. 4 in Austria and No. 5 in Norway. The compilation's 77,000 first-week U.K. sales give Madonna her 11th No. 1 album there (including 1996's 'Evita' soundtrack). That draws her level with Elvis Presley with the most U.K. chart-toppers of any solo artist, only behind the Beatles' best total for any artist of 15.

From Billboard.com

Madonna looks back on career with Celebration

Billboard journalist Larry Flick spoke with Madonna recently, surrounding the release of 'Celebration,' and is sharing the results of that one-on-one interview exclusively with PopEater. In the conversation, the Queen of Pop opens up about her favorite Madonna songs, her desire for more children, what's next on life's checklist and why even she needs reminding of all she's accomplished.

To read the full interview visit www.popeater.com

Thanks to Arthur

Celebration giveaways in Washington D.C.

madonnalicious reader Aric got a great surprise when he went to buy the Celebration CD and DVD yesterday:

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.

Rolling Stone Review of Celebration

Rob Sheffield of Rolling Stone gives Celebration 4/5 stars in this review:

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.

Madonna equals Elvis with 11 top-selling albums in Britain

Madonna secured her 11th number one album in Britain on Sunday when her greatest hits collection 'Celebration' shot to the top of the charts - equalling Elvis Presley's record.
The pop diva's collection of 36 hits spanning her lengthy career knocked Muse's 'The Resistance' from the number one position in its debut week, the Official UK Charts Company said.
The singer has now matched Elvis Presley's record of 11 number one albums for a solo artist in Britain, and is four behind The Beatles who hold the all-time record of 15 top-selling albums, according to the company, which compiles the weekly rundown.
Madonna also becomes the most successful female solo artist of all time in Britain with the most weeks at the top of the album charts - 29 - the most number one singles - 13 - and the most chart doubles for topping the singles and album charts simultaneously - four, the company said.

From AFP Via Yahoo! News

Celebration in New York City

madonnalicious reader Akash has sent in this report about how Celebration is doing in the New York City area:

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!

Celebration UK Album Midweeks

Great news from the UK Album Midweek figures released yesterday, Madonna's Celebration album is still well out infront at #1.

#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'.

Thanks to Chris

Celebration DVD Digi-Pack

Here is a closer look at the packaging for the Celebration DVD Digi-Pack. The two-disc package contains another fold-out poster similar to the one in the album but with details about the video on one side and a large version of the front-cover picture on the other side.

The sticker on the outer packaging states that all the videos have been digitally remastered from the original tapes.

Madonna launches four-week MSN campaign

Warner Brothers Music has launched a four-week campaign for Madonna’s greatest hits album with the first takeover of the MSN Artist of the Month slot.
The campaign for the Celebration album and DVD will feature up to 45 video clips hosted across the portal, as Madonna takes over the prime editorial slot on MSN Music.
The release also features across MSN Messenger and Video.
Surrounding activity, planned by media agency ZenithOptimedia, includes display activity across sites such as Heat, MySpace and Popjustice. The campaign will also be tied into existing Facebook and Twitter profiles.
Katherine Parrott, marketing manager at Warner Brothers Music, said new video was being distributed throughout the campaign to maintain high levels of interest from fans.
'By taking over the Artist of the Month slot it acts as a long-term offering to remind people it’s out,' she said. 'We wanted to try something a bit different and used the success we had online in the past with Lily Allen campaigns.'

To view the Artist of the Month page visit events.uk.msn.com/music/madonna-celebration

From newmediaage.co.uk

Madonna's Celebration - Resurrecting a Pop Single

Music journalist Bill Lamb has written an interesting piece on the chart fate of the Celebration single on his blog at Bill's Top 40 / Pop Blog:

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.

Celebration: One-CD Edition

The one-CD edition of Celebration features a slightly different cover and reverse artwork to the two-CD version. Unlike the two-CD version this version does not contain the artwork booklet but just a fold-out insert which contains the song details on one side and a larger version of the front cover on the other side.